Paranormal and SciFi Author Ami Blackwelder will have two new books out soon!
Find out more about her and her books at http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com
The Invasion of 2020, the first book in the Shifter Evolutions series is scheduled to be released Sept 1st 2011, (Books 1-5 are out now)
The Invasion of 2020 is the prequel to Shifters of 2040. The Shifter Evolutions begins with the middle book, The Shifters of 2040, and gives the reader the choice for the past or future. This release of the first book in the series, The Invasion of 2020, will allow readers to engage the series chronologically also.
Readers will enjoying finding out more about Uri Petrov and Dr. Samantha Croon as they discover what exactly brought the shifters to Earth and what sparked human fears. Who was the young Marn and young Raul and what molded them into who they became?
Ami Blackwelder is a forbidden romance writer in the paranormal and historical romance genre. Growing up in Florida, she went to UCf and in 1997 received her BA in English and teaching credentials. She travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand.
Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University;), her fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the country. Later, she achieved the Semi-Finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.
My Interview With Ami
RHA: Where are you from? I was born in , and raised in and . But I spent eight years of my YA life in .
RHA: Tell us your latest news? Latest release is Invasion of 2020 and will be The MERs, a futuristic Mermaid Dystopian
RHA: When and why did you begin writing? Since I had a pencil in my hands ….
RHA: When did you first consider yourself a writer? Since I had a pencil in my hands ;)
RHA: What inspired you to write your first book? Honestly, Stephanie Meyer, the eBook revolution, and self-publishing. I used to write only short stories and poetry and then I now had the power in my hands.
RHA: Do you have a specific writing style? I like details and poetic narrative. But mostly, I love great fleshed out characters, unpredictable plots, and genuine dialogue.
RHA: How did you come up with the title? Titles are usually first for me. The seed of the story forms in my mind and the title is born.
RHA: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Usually my message is about prejudice and oppression and the negative effects they have.
RHA: How much of the book is realistic? I incorporate realistic science in all my scifi and futuristic novels. I don't like to be too way out there that it doesn't seem real.
RHA: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Partly on peep I know and experiences and partly on my imagination.
RHA: What books have most influenced your life most? Pride and Prejudice, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings.
RHA: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Amanda Hocking;)
RHA: What book are you reading now? Divergent
RHA: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Imogen rose, Amanda Hocking, Jim Bernhiemer, Katie Salidas, Michael Sullivan, and me!
RHA: What are your current projects? The MERs, and Midnight (a Vampire Dystopian)
RHA: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. God.
RHA: Do you see writing as a career? Yes.
RHA: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? No.
RHA: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? In my blood;)
RHA: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Straddling Lane, Frenier’s knees dug into the soft porch sofa and his arms braced on each side of her neck. He dangled a fresh strawberry above her wet lips and teased. The resolute glint in her eyes stayed fixed on the moist fruit as it oscillated.
“Let me have it!” she demanded, her long tongue showing.
“Come and get it,” he whispered, his breath blowing over her porcelain like face. With only his beige trousers on, the beads of water from the shower earlier slid over his defined muscles and dropped one by one over Lane’s naked leg. In only lace panties and a pink bra, her blonde hair sprawled over the sofa, underneath and behind her. Like the indents in desert sand made by slithering snakes, her hair appeared soft and perfectly patterned.
“Give it to me, Frank!” She batted her lashes, her chin angling upward as her lips fought to secure the strawberry. Like getting a fish to charge at bait, Frenier had become an expert fisherman when it came to her, when it came to most women. Both players at love, they understood the game.
Nibbling on his fingers, the fruit dangled too far away for her mouth to savor, and yet too close for her to give up. Another bead of water dropped from Frenier’s chest and landed on her toned thigh. A twenty-year-old flirt, Lane grew comfortable with such romantic antics and rarely cared who she hurt. Focused on the highest rank in the military, she had ambition and decided early on she would do anything to get ahead.
Not thinking twice about how Frenier’s wife would feel if she ever found out, Lane enjoyed living on the edge; dangerous liaisons spiced up her otherwise dull military life.
When he lowered the fruit closer to her lips, Lane finally gripped it between her teeth like a shark and chomped each bit until only his fingers remained. Meeting them, she kissed once and then threw her head to the pillow underneath her.
“I am dreadfully bored,” she muttered, sometimes sounding like a car that wouldn’t start. But Frenier didn’t care how much maintenance went into Lane as long as she kept her form in pristine shape and was willing to share.
Flipping off the sofa, she pushed Frenier and he fell over on his naked back.
RHA: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? I love writing, but finding time to promote is challenging.
RHA: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? Jane Austen, just love her.
RHA: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? No, but I do have to research a lot.
RHA: Who designed the covers? Me
RHA: What was the hardest part of writing your book? Sometimes finding the time.
RHA: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? That people are complicated.
RHA: Do you have any advice for other writers? Do what you love, write what you love.
RHA: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? My Shifter Evolution saga is unique and holding onto 4 1/2 stars at GoodReads with 40 reviews! Paranormal and sicfi fans will like or love it. Begin with Shifters of 2040, then Hybrids of 2050 and then choose the past or future!:)
I had the great opportunity to read and review Ami's book The Shifters of 2040 and I rated it with five stars. I am going to have the privilege of reading and reviewing all five in the