Hello! Today I’m hosting Amanda Pillar fellow Momentum author. Her latest book Graced is out now!
Here’s the blurb.
City Guard Elle Brown has one goal in life: to protect her kid sister, Emmie. Falling in love – and with a werewolf at that – was never part of the deal.
Life, however, doesn’t always go to plan, and when Elle meets Clay, everything she thought about her world is thrown into turmoil. Everything, that is, but protecting Emmie, who is Graced with teal-colored eyes and an unknown power that could change their very existence. But being different is dangerous in their home city of Pinton, and it’s Elle’s very own differences that capture the attention of the Honorable Dante Kipling, a vampire with a bone-deep fascination for a special type of human.
Dante is convinced that humans with eye colors other than brown are unique, but he has no proof. The answers may exist in the enigmatic hazel eyes of Elle Brown, and he’s determined to uncover their secrets no matter the cost…or the lives lost.
Ooh! Sounds intriguing! Take it away Amanda!
What’s on top of your to-be-read pile?
I usually have two or three books on the go. I’ve got to finish reading Cranky Ladies of History, edited by Tehani Wessely and Tansy Rayner Roberts, and it is fantastic so far! I’ve also started reading More than a Duke by Christi Caldwell.
What do you feel when you contemplate your to-be-read pile?
Depending on its size, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Other times, there is impatience. I just want to be able to get through all those goodies!
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
This one is easy. I have a massive sweet tooth: chocolate. I’d eat a whole block at a time if my waistline and conscious would allow.
How often do you exercise?
I walk five days a week and do karate two times a week, when the job allows! Plus, I’m an archaeologist, so there’s a bit of exercise in that.
Where was your last holiday?
Last year, when my partner and I got married. We took a week off and just relaxed. We’re hoping to go overseas later this year.
What do you like to cook?
Sweet tooth again! I love to cook desserts: cookies and cream cheesecake, chocolate chip biscuits, cakes, muffins…you get the gist! Now I want cheesecake.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
Melbourne. I know that doesn’t sound too adventurous, but when I was travelling around Europe and Turkey, it made me realise how relaxed and easy-going Australian culture is. And Melbourne is a city with great food and lots to do.
What time of day do you write?
Any time I can! It ends up being in the evenings normally, as that’s when I get a chance to sit down with the computer.
What are the best and worst things about being a writer?
The best thing is being able to just write. I think it’s hard for writers to not write. The worst thing is the isolation at times. Writing is a lonely sport; and people who don’t write don’t always understand how characters can seem like real people when you talk about it.
What was the last non-urban fantasy book you read?
The last non-urban fantasy book would have been The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quin. I love her work; warm and slightly humours regency romance!
Describe your writing space?
My space is the chaise part of our couch! I have a laptop table, and I often write on the couch, surrounded by cats and cushions.
What was the last movie you watched?
I am currently watching Tank Girl. I never read the comics it was based on, but it is very 90s!
What’s your favourite television series?
This changes monthly. I’ve been watching Psych, but I was really enjoying Blacklist, Archer and Supernatural (I’m a little behind). So a pretty diverse range of TV watching.
What are three words to describe your relationship with the world wide web?
Flirtatious. I would love to spend more time online actually being productive, but real life gets in the way more often than not, so I end up doing what I can, when I can.
Windows or Mac?
Windows! Macs drive me nuts, with their strange right clicking and disappearing windows.
What’s the last paragraph you wrote from your work in progress?
‘I met my next love fifty years later. He was young, and charming, and had a head of thick, sunshiny hair…’
Thanks Amanda (love that beetle cushion!)
You can find Amanda at her website and on Twitter.
Buy her book!
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook devices)
Google Play (All devices except Kindle)
iBooks Store (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac)