Saturday, 19 December 2015

Do you believe?

Hi everyone! 

This is just a quick post to let you all know that I'm over at Lisabet Sarai's fabulous blog, Beyond Romance, talking about love at first sight. Have you experienced it? Do you even believe it's real? 

Head on over there to share your opinions and leave a comment to be entered into the competition to win all four ebook copies in my Huntress Chronicles series published by Totally Bound.




Thanks so much for stopping by. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and an even better holiday season.

See you on the other side! :)

Friday, 20 November 2015

Win an Amazon Gift Cert and and ebook copies from my backlist!




Hi everyone! It's been quite a while since I updated last so I thought I'd let you know what's been going on with me in recent months. A few weeks ago I took a much needed holiday (vacation to my American friends), to Ibiza. I spent ten glorious days in Cala Llonga and had a fabulous time. So now I'm all refreshed and happy and working hard on several different projects. 

Firstly, I want to talk about A Hellhound in Hollywood, book four in my Huntress Chronicles series, published by Totally Bound which came out on 17th of this month. This story revolves around the heroine Alana Day, a vampire hunter who has been sent to Los Angeles to search for one of the lost grimoires. During her search, she meets smooth talking cowboy and fellow hunter Tyler Braddock and they decide to team up to locate the grimoire. Naturally sparks fly between the pair, but Alana denies the attraction as she wants to focus on her career. Is Ty the man to show Alana that there's more to life than work?

To celebrate the release, I'm giving away three tiered prizes. First prize will be a $20 Amazon Gift Cert. 2nd prize will be all four ebook copies of the Huntress Chronicles series to date and third place will be an ebook copy of A Hellhound in Hollywood. To enter, all you need to do is follow either this blog or my author page over on Facebook and leave a comment on whichever site you followed.
You'll find my Facebook page here

For those of you who are seeing the book for the first time, here's the cover and blurb.



The Blurb:-
When vampire huntress Alana Day is sent to Los Angeles to retrieve one of the lost grimoires, she expects the job to be as easy as every other. But while out hunting on her first night in the city, she is nearly killed by a savage hellhound. Smooth-talking cowboy and fellow hunter Tyler Braddock saves Alana’s life, and they decide to team up to locate the grimoire. Sparks fly between the pair from the moment they meet, but Alana has spent her life focusing on her job and trying to be the best hunter she can be. She’s not about to let a man interfere with that plan.

However, the more Alana gets to know Ty, the more she begins to realize that there’s more to life than hunting. Love is equally important to her, and maybe it doesn’t have to be either or.

Just as she warms to the idea of a future with Ty, their search for the grimoire grows more perilous. Soon they are fighting vampires, warlocks, hellhounds and a demon that would see them dead before handing over the grimoire. What’s the point of planning a future together when they might not have one?

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book you can find it at 
Amazon.com here
Amazon.co.uk here
Allromanceebooks here
Barnes and Noble here
Totally Bound here

So that's it for A Hellhound in Hollywood, just follow here or my Facebook page and leave a comment to be entered into the competition to win a $20 gift cert and ebook copies of Huntress Chronicles. The winners will be drawn on Friday, 4th of December so you've got a couple of weeks to enter.

In other news, as I tend to write several books at the same time, I'm about halfway through writing book five in this series and about a third of the way through book one in a new MC series. As some of you might know, I also write M/M novels under the pen name Lavinia Lewis and if you follow my writing under that name, you'd probably already know that I'm also working on books two and three of my Vanderguard Vampires trilogy.

As you can see, I'm super busy with all my current works in progress, and of course if you're a fan of a particular series then I promise to write as fast as I'm able to get the book into your hands.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!








Thursday, 30 October 2014

What would your dream writing location be?

Hi everyone!

My next stop on the A Merman in Miami blog tour is Beyond Romance, owned by the very lovely Lisabet Sarai, and I'm talking about my dream writing location.



What would your dream location be? Do you have a favourite vista? Would you like the hustle and bustle of a café in Paris or the peace and quiet of a country house hotel? Click on the picture above to join in on the debate and let me know what inspires you.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Merman In Miami Is On Tour!

Hi everyone! 

I'm so excited to announce that A Merman in Miami, book three in my Huntress Chronicles series published by Totally Bound is now on tour! 



If you'd like to find out more about it and the other books in my Huntress Chronicles series, please join me at the four stops on the tour. I'll be answering questions, talking about what inspired me to write A Merman in Miami and discussing themes from the books such as unrequited love. 

Here are the dates and blogs where you can find me!



At Smart Girls Love SciFi I talk about the books I loved to read while growing up and at Literary Nymphs I talk about my love of genre romance. You can also read a small excerpt of A Merman in Miami

Here are the links for the Smart Girls love SciFi and Literary Nymphs. Please feel free to stop by and leave me a comment. I'll check in throughout the day and answer any questions you might have.

Smart Girls Love SciFi

Literary Nymphs

I'll add the links for the last two sites as the posts go live. Thanks for reading, I hope you can join me on my tour. 

Have a great day!






Friday, 24 October 2014

A Merman in Miami is out now!

Hi everyone! I'm pleased to announce that A Merman in Miami, book three in my Huntress Chronicles series has been released today.


I'm so excited about the release of this book as I love getting lost in my Huntress Chronicle world and have been itching to share this instalment with my readers. Each new addition in the series that I've written has given me countless hours of enjoyment. I love coming up with new locations, characters and story ideas and now that the world is established, it's a joy to revisit existing characters. If you've read the first two instalments of the series, you'll probably have guessed that the angel Malaki is a particular favourite character of mine, but I'm developing new crushes with each new book I write. It would be difficult to choose between my heroes as each have their own unique qualities. Common ground however, can be found in each leading man's desire to protect the heroine from harm, even though the women are more than capable of looking after themselves and don't need a man to save them.

The book is published by Totally Bound and if you're interested in purchasing a copy, you can buy it directly from their website here, from Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, and from All Romance ebooks here. It will be available at Barnes and Noble soon so please keep checking there for updates.

If you're unfamiliar with the book or series, I'll leave you with the blurb and a short excerpt. Hope you enjoy!

The Blurb:-
Mia Harding has been hunting vampires since she was sixteen years old—almost as long as she’s been in love with her overzealous hunting partner Drew Caine. Unfortunately, the only thing Drew seems passionate about is his job. Tired of longing for someone she can’t have, Mia makes the heart-breaking decision to find a new partner and cut all ties to Drew. But before she can make the request to the council, Mia and Drew are sent to Miami to retrieve one of the lost grimoires. Mia is determined to make it their last mission together—but first they have to survive it.

Drawn to the dark magic of the book, vampires and warlocks begin congregating in the city adding extra pressure to an already difficult mission. When the marine biologist thought to be in possession of the book turns up dead, the trail leads to the highly secretive merpeople. Entering their underwater realm will be problematic, but getting back out will be nearly impossible, especially when the merman king decides he wants Mia as his queen. Lonely and unhappy, Mia at first warms to the advances and the magnetic allure of the king, but maybe Drew isn’t as far out of her reach as she has always believed.

Excerpt:-
When Drew pulled the stake free from the vampire’s chest, the creature let out an ear-piercing wail then fell to the ground in a heap. The chilling sound he made sent shivers slithering down my spine. There was nothing human about the sound—nothing that allowed me to draw comparisons between a living, breathing human being and the damned, undead existence of the vampire I was looking at—nothing that made me feel anything resembling pity for his demise.

We checked either end of the alleyway to ensure the creature’s screech hadn’t alerted unwelcome attention. Afterward, Drew sought out my gaze and grinned. Excitement flashed in dark blue eyes that appeared black in the moonless night. The sight of his pleasure did funny things to my stomach. Maybe it should have bothered me the way he derived such joy from killing vampires, but the truth was—I enjoyed the job every bit as much as he did. Though I suppose it wasn’t merely a job—it was a calling. Drew and I had both been born into a long line of vampire hunters and the need to kill the undead creatures and send them back to their maker was as natural to us as breathing.

Vampires were evil, soulless beings that preyed on those weaker than them. They thought nothing of spilling blood and taking lives. It made me proud that there were a lot fewer of them on Earth because of people like Drew and me—hunters who had been trained to kill them—all for the protection of humans who weren’t even aware of their existence.

Drew’s gaze flitted back to the creature and he watched the vampire’s body degrade, aging before his eyes. In just a few minutes more, nothing would remain but a large pile of ash. While Drew’s attention was on the vampire, I studied Drew. He wore his usual hunting gear—jeans and black T-shirt with a black leather jacket that fit snuggly over his biceps and broad shoulders. The heat could be stifling in Texas in midsummer, but Drew was rarely without that jacket. He liked to keep stakes in the inside pocket and the gun he always carried he tucked into the waistband at the back of his jeans. Drew moved with the fluid grace of a gymnast and had the body to match. I tried not to drool, but I’m not sure I was successful.

He nodded to the vampire’s body. “I think that’s four to your three.”

“You think?”

Drew chuckled, reached into the front pocket of his jeans and produced a handkerchief. He used it to wipe the blood off the tip of his stake. He was meticulous in his actions, taking great care to ensure it was spotless before putting both the stake and the handkerchief into the inside pocket of his jacket.

“All right, I don’t think. I know. That’s four to your three. You’re slacking, Mia.”

“Technically, I staked that last vamp before you,” I reasoned. “So that one should belong to me, or at the very least he should count for both of us.”

“You missed his heart.” Drew shot me a mock, outraged expression. “That one’s mine. No cheating.”

I rolled my eyes. “Whatever, oh strong and powerful vampire hunter. If it means that much to you, I’ll let you have him.”

A slow, easy smile spread across Drew’s face. It was an open smile with plenty of gleaming white teeth and the expression made it all the way to his eyes. There was always so much joy behind his smiles, so much passion. I’d seen Drew’s smile hundreds, if not thousands of times before, yet each time it caused my heart to beat faster. Everything about him got my pulse racing, in fact. His dark, wavy hair always looked like he’d just climbed out of bed and left it that way. Some people might call it messy, but to me it was sexy and added to his rugged charm. Drew stood a few inches taller than my five-foot-eight frame and his body was lean and muscular, much like my own. We were both Texan natives and we loved the outdoor life so his skin, like mine, had a deep, permanent tan, only on him it was more of a glow—iridescent or maybe that was just his personality shining through. Drew was funny, sweet, kind and thoughtful, and a hundred other adjectives I’d used to describe him at one time or another.

The bright twinkle of laughter filled his face and the expression made him look like he was lit up from the inside—a shining beacon so bright, it drew me to him.

“You’ll let me have him?”

The look on his face was priceless. I couldn’t help but splutter out a laugh. “Listen, I’d love to stay here and shoot the breeze with you, but I’ve got places to go and vampires to kill. I was hoping to find a little more action before bedtime.”

“You sure know the way to a man’s heart,” he teased.


If only.

Well that's it for now, folks. Thanks so much for taking the time to read the post. I hope you enjoyed the excerpt. Drop back in the next couple of days when I'll be giving away an ebook copy of the book to one lucky winner.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A Merman in Miami Cover Reveal

Hi everyone! 

I'm so excited to be able to share my latest cover in the Huntress Chronicles series with you. This cover is for book three in the series, A Merman in Miami. Et voila!


Isn't it great? I'm so pleased with it. The cover fits beautifully in with the other two covers in the series. The heroine is exactly as I pictured her while writing the story and I love the merman tail in the background. Perfect. 

For those of you who perhaps haven't heard of the series, I'll share the series blurb and the blurb for this particular instalment and I'll leave you with a small excerpt of the book which will be published on 24th October by Totally Bound publishers. Hope you enjoy!

Series Blurb:-
The job of a supernatural huntress is pretty easy. Slay vampires and kill the odd rogue werewolf. Simple. But when a conniving angel enlists the slayers’ help in rounding up a score of ancient books before they fall into the hands of demons, the huntresses’ jobs get a great deal more complicated. Now they have to risk their lives battling demons, warlocks and other supernatural species who want to use the books for their own personal gain. All in a day’s work? Sure. But throw a little love into the mix and all hell is about to break loose—quite literally…

A Merman in Miami Blurb:-
Mia Harding has been hunting vampires since she was sixteen years old—almost as long as she’s been in love with her overzealous hunting partner, Drew Caine. Unfortunately the only thing Drew seems passionate about is his job. Tired of longing for someone she can’t have, Mia makes the heartbreaking decision to find a new partner and cut all ties to Drew. But before she can make the request to the council, Mia and Drew are sent to Miami to retrieve one of the lost grimoires. Mia is determined to make it their last mission together—but first they have to survive it. 

Drawn to the dark magic of the book, vampires and warlocks begin to congregate in the city adding extra pressure to an already difficult mission. When the marine biologist thought to be in possession of the book turns up dead, the trail leads to the highly secretive merpeople. Getting into their underwater realm will be problematic, but getting back out will be nearly impossible, especially when the Merman king decides he wants Mia as his queen. Lonely and unhappy, Mia, at first warms to the advances and the magnetic lure of the king, but maybe Drew isn’t as far out of her reach as she has always believed.

Excerpt:-
     When Drew pulled the stake free from the vampire’s chest, the creature let out an ear-piercing wail then fell to the ground in a heap. The sound he made was chilling and sent shivers slithering down my spine. There was nothing human about the sound ― nothing that allowed me to draw comparisons between a living, breathing human being and the damned, undead existence of the vampire I was looking at—nothing that made me feel anything resembling pity for his demise.
     We checked either end of the alleyway to ensure the sound hadn’t alerted unwelcome attention. Afterwards, Drew sought out my gaze and grinned when he found it. Excitement flashed in dark blue eyes which appeared black in the moonless night. The sight of his pleasure did funny things to my stomach. It probably should have bothered me the way he derived such joy from killing vampires, but the truth was—I enjoyed the job every bit as much as he did. Though I suppose it wasn’t merely a job, it was a calling. Drew and I had both been born into a long line of vampire hunters and the need to kill the undead creatures and send them back to their maker was as natural to us as breathing.
     Vampires were evil, soulless beings who preyed on those weaker than them. They thought nothing of spilling blood and taking lives and it made me feel proud that there were a lot less of them on earth because of people like Drew and me—hunters who had been trained to kill them—all for the protection of humans who weren’t even aware of their existence.
      Drew’s gaze flitted back to the creature and he watched his body degrade, aging before his eyes. In just a few minutes more, nothing would remain but a large pile of ash. While Drew’s attention was on the vampire, I watched Drew. He was wearing his usual hunting gear—jeans and black t-shirt with a black leather jacket that fitted snuggly over his biceps and broad shoulders. The heat could be stifling in Texas in mid-summer, but Drew was rarely without that jacket. He liked to keep his stakes in the inside pocket and the gun he always carried, he tucked into the waistband at the back of his jeans. Drew moved with the fluid grace of a gymnast and had the body to match. I tried not to drool, but I’m not sure I was successful.
He nodded to the vampire’s body. “I think that makes four to your three.”
     “You think?”
     Drew chuckled, reached into the front pocket of his jeans and produced a handkerchief. He used it to wipe the blood off the tip of his stake. He was meticulous in his actions, taking great care to ensure it was spotless before putting both the stake and handkerchief into the inside pocket of his jacket.
     “Alright, I don’t think. I know. That’s four to your three. You’re slacking, Mia.”
     “Technically, I staked that last vamp before you,” I reasoned. “So that one should belong to me, or at the very least he should count for both of us.”
     “You missed his heart!” Drew shot me a mock, outraged expression. “That one’s mine. No cheating.”
     I rolled my eyes. “Whatever, oh strong and powerful vampire hunter. If it means that much to you, I’ll let you have him.”
      A slow, easy smile spread across Drew’s face. It was an open smile with plenty of gleaming white teeth and the expression made it all the way to his eyes which were the deepest, most compelling shade of blue. There was always so much joy behind his smiles, so much passion. I’d seen Drew’s smile hundreds if not thousands of times before, but it never failed to make my heart beat faster. Everything about him made my pulse race, in fact. His dark, wavy hair made him look like he’d just got out of bed. Some people might call it messy, but to me it was sexy and added to his rugged charm. Drew was a few inches taller than my five foot eight frame and his body was lean and muscular, much like my own. We were both Texan natives and we loved the outdoor life so his skin, like mine had a deep, permanent tan only on him it was more of a glow—iridescent or maybe that was just his personality shining through. Drew was funny, sweet, kind, and thoughtful and a hundred other adjectives I’d used to describe him at one time or another.
     The bright gleam of laughter currently filled his face and the expression made him look like he was lit up from the inside—a shining beacon so bright, it drew me to him.
     “You’ll let me have him?”
     The look on his face was priceless. I couldn’t help but splutter out a laugh. “Listen, I’d love to stay here and shoot the breeze with you, but I’ve got places to go and vampires to kill. I was hoping to find a little more action before bedtime.”
     “You sure know the way to a man’s heart,” he teased.
     If only

Well that's it for now folks. I hope you enjoyed the excerpt. I'll be sure to post more closer to the book's release date.

Have a great day!



Sunday, 9 February 2014

Seeking ebook winners!

Hi everyone!

Thanks to those of you who took the time to read the post on A Fae in Fort Worth, the second book in my Huntress Chronicles series published by Totally Bound. I really appreciate you stopping by!




A Few days ago I ran a competition to give away a couple of copies of the book, however only three people commented on the post, so I've decided to give copies to all three lucky commenters! And they are -- Ellen Garyfallou, Felicity Nichols and Denise Z. Unfortunately all three commenters failed to leave their email addresses in the comments so can you please drop me a line at amy armstrong uk @ yahoo.co.uk (no spaces) and give me the email address you'd like me to use to send you the book and also let me know if you'd prefer a copy in PDF or Epub. Thank you!

For those of you who missed it here is the blurb, an excerpt and the buy links for the book.

Blurb:-

Being blonde, short and petite means that vampire huntress Ashley Monroe is never taken seriously. She always has to train twice as hard as her fellow slayers to prove she’s just as capable of getting the job done. About to begin a mission to find one of the lost grimoires, Ashley fears she might actually be out of her depth. The last thing she needs is a relationship to complicate her life further. Enter Mitch Rakowski. 

Tattooed badass and one-time vampire slayer Mitch Rakowski has never played by the rules. When old friend Raven calls in a debt, Mitch is forced to pick up his stake one last time. The minute he and Ashley meet, sparks fly. Mitch makes it clear he wants the feisty slayer, but Ashley fights him at every turn. The attraction simmering between them soon intensifies, but before they can form any kind of relationship, they have a run-in with the Fae in Fort Worth. The encounter forces them to visit the Fairy Realm—a mission which might just cost them their lives.


Excerpt:-

Malaki had black, spiky hair with neon pink tips. His ears were adorned with a collection of studs and loops. On his right earlobe was a silver cuff in the shape of a skull. He wore a black fitted T-shirt and skin-tight black leather pants. A chain hung from one of the belt loops and disappeared into a back pocket of the pants. He had leather cuffs on each wrist and a pair of kick-ass heavy boots on his feet. His face was handsome, chiselled with angular features and full, pink lips. And I kid you not, he was wearing eyeliner. He looked like a rock sex God. Unfortunately, I’d had the experience of meeting him once before. It hadn’t been pleasant.
     “Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any worse,” I mumbled.
     Mitch grinned and shouldered past Malaki, unlocking the door to his condo. “Take it you two have already met.”
     I followed on Mitch’s heels. “It was an experience I’d prefer to forget.”
     Malaki laughed huskily as he trailed in behind us. “Ouch. And I thought we’d gotten along splendidly.”
     “We did,” I threw over my shoulder. “That is until you left me alone to fight a handful of vampires and made it to the top of my ‘people I hate most in the world’ list.”
     “He did what?” Mitch spun around and stalked forward, glaring at Malaki. The air became so thick with menace you could have sliced through it with a knife.
     “Relax, Romeo,” Malaki shot back, holding out his hands in a placating gesture. “She’s alive, isn’t she?”
     When my mouth fell open, Malaki turned to me and said, “I did offer you a choice, the vamps or the demon.”
     Mitch growled and took another step forward. When I noticed the dangerous glint in Malaki’s eyes, I thought it best to defuse the situation before it got out of hand. Besides, I didn’t need Mitch to fight in my corner. I could take care of myself.
     “Whatever.” I shrugged. “It’s ancient history. Can we hurry this little reunion along? Mitch and I have a book to find.”
     My words seemed to do the trick. Mitch backed down, but he shot another glare at Malaki before turning to me.
     “What do you know about the location of the grimoire?”
     I told them what I knew, which wasn’t a lot. “My handler said the prince of the Seelie Court is in possession of the book. He didn’t know a lot about him other than he spends half of his time in the Fairy Realm and the other half in the Fae sanctuary in Fort Worth.”
     Mitch’s brow creased. “The prince of the Seelie Court? You mean Avery?”
     I nodded. “Yeah. You know him?”
     “Who doesn’t?” Malaki interjected.
     Mitch ran a hand through his hair and sighed. “Fuck.”
     I didn’t like where this was heading. “Is there something about Avery that I should know? I thought the Fae of the Seelie Court were the good guys.”
     Malaki snorted. “They’re Fae. The lines blur.”
     “What does that mean exactly?”
     “Avery isn’t your garden-variety Fae,” Mitch explained. “The only reason he spends so much time in the Fae sanctuary in Fort Worth is because his mother keeps tossing him out of the Seelie Court. He’s trouble with a capital T. I’ve had a run-in with him before.”
     “Great,” I moaned. “What are our chances of getting the book?”
     Mitch met my gaze and held it, his expression stoic. “Slim to none.”
     Malaki grinned. “My kind of odds.”
     I put my hands on my hips and turned to stare down the annoyingly smug angel. “Then why don’t you go and get the book?”
     “Can’t. I’ve got my own grimoire to locate. In Puerto Rico.”
     “What?” I spluttered. “How come you get to go to Puerto Rico and I get lumbered with Fort Worth?”

     Malaki’s lips twitched. “Uh, luck of the draw? Call out my name when you find the book and I’ll come by and collect it. Must dash. There’s a piña colada with my name on it waiting for me at the Caribe Hilton. Toodles.” He wiggled his fingers, grinning wickedly, then disappeared from the room—literally.

Well that's it folks! If you're interested in purchasing a copy of a Fae in Fort Worth you can find it on Totally Bound's website here, on Amazon.com here, ARe here, and Barnes and Noble here.

The story is also available in print. It has been combined with the first story in the series - A Demon in Dallas. Volume one of Huntress Chronicles can be found on Amazon.com here and at Totally Bound here.



Have a great day everyone and can the winners of the ebooks please get in touch ASAP.

Talk to you soon!

Amy x