Posts tagged author interview

BLOG STOP: Conviction by Amanda Lance (Interview & Giveaway)


* The sequel to Amanda’s debut novel “Wanted” *


Falling in love with each other was unlikely.

Surviving their adventure was doubtful.
Living without each other: impossible.

For Addie Battes and Charlie Hays, a couple who defied all odds, life on land should be a breeze—except, for the fact that their newest challenge may include life, without each other…  

To everyone else it looks like she’s leaving for college, but for Addie Battes, it’s much more. She and her kidnapper Charlie Hays have found a way to be together and elude authorities. Yet fairytale romances aside; life isn’t easy with schoolwork, roommates, and meddling FBI agents. And balancing acts threaten to fall when violent competitors rise up to put Charlie and the guys out of business.

Addie soon realizes that keeping her relationship with Charlie a secret is the least of her problems, especially with Charlie’s unfounded suspicions and jealousies. When misunderstandings surface, Addie’s worst fears come to fruition.

Desperate and alone, she is faced with a choice: try to find her own happy ending, or fight to make Charlie a part of hers.



Do you see writing as a career?


Who or what is your inspiration?

Mostly music and whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

Do you have any pets?

A bluetick coonhound named Chance (he is a BIG, spoiled baby)

Early bird or night owl?

A little bit of both depending on the time of year.

Any tips for new writers?

Obsession is the only way to get anything done.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

A pink fuzzy slipper.

If you could live in any movie, which would it be?

Reservoir Dogs I love the soundtrack and anything Tarantino!

Guilty Pleasure?

Mac n’ Cheese…yummy

Are there scenes or people in your book that you took from your real life?

Conviction is inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello, but there is nothing in there that is non-fiction.

Which character in your book would you most like to hang out with?

Probably Reid. I think he’s wonderfully interesting. (I’d love to hand out with Charlie…but then nothing would get done.) hehe

Are you working on anything new? How is it going?

I’m in the middle of another new adult romance series. *swoon*

Pick your favorite:

Apple or Droid


Chocolate or Vanilla


Comedy or Drama

Don’t make me choose!

Call or Text


Online or in person shopping?




A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.

When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.”


Facebook “Like” Page:




GIVEAWAY: Win an ebook copy of ‘Conviction’ by Amanda Lance


New Adult Author Fall Promotion: Karen-Anne Stewart


Please welcome Karen-Anne Stewart to my blog as part of the New Adult Author Fall promotion. Read more about her latest book below.




Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs.  He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers.  Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.

In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina’s past taunts her, promising that she will be his.  Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey.  Michael solicits Raina’s help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader’s swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it’s her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow.

Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring.  When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers.  As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.



Karen-Anne Stewart has always enjoyed reading and how a book can sweep her far away, engrossing her deep into the story.  She has enjoyed writing from an early age and became interested in becoming an author after one of her college courses.  Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was published in January, 2013.  Healing Rain: The Second Novel in The Rain Trilogy was published in July, 2013.

When Karen-Anne is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her first love, her family.  She shares a home with her husband and daughter, their two dogs and their cat.  She enjoys reading, hiking, and visiting new places.  She plans to continue writing and sharing her stories with her readers for many years.


To enter the giveaway, go to each blog and enter the corresponding blog code into the rafflecopter.

This is Blog #4 and the code is: KARENLSWALLOW

Blog #1:

Blog #2:

Blog #3:

Blog #4:

Blog #5:

Blog #6:

Blog #7:

Blog #8:

Blog #9:

Blog #10:

Blog #11:

Blog #12:

Blog #13:

Blog #14:

Blog #15:

Blog #16:

Blog #17:

Blog #18: