Suicide Ain’t Sexy

So today is the release day of That One Moment and I’m feeling compelled to get real with you all for a second.

Suicide Ain’t Sexy

Anyone that’s read my previous London Love stories know Hayden Clarke’s tragic story. I’m not giving away any spoilers that you wouldn’t figure out within the first chapter. But to write a romance novel about a subject matter that makes people uncomfortable isn’t sexy!

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But you know what is sexy…?
Pushing boundaries.

And I love that in all of my books so far, I’ve managed to tell deeply tragic stories about miscarriage, infertility, abuse, jealousy, loss, depression, and even suicide and still managed to find that silver lining that we all crave and strive and dream for.

Love. 

Love is always sexy…even when it’s in sweat pants while you’re feeding each other Cheetos and binge watching Gilmore Girls. 12895261_10156730617125717_1693060893_n.jpgI love the mantra that love conquers all because I believe it. Love can see past all the b/s in life. That is why I love writing romance. No super powers or zombie attacks. It’s just the feels and it’s the connection and it’s the emotional journey we all take everyday to be comfortable in our own skin. 12980807_1096790193700057_1222786799_o.jpg

That One Moment is averaging 4.9 stars on Amazon. And that’s a freaking win for me today. I will fly high to my RT Book Conference tomorrow knowing that your love for the journey of a real story is transcending sexy. From the bottom of my tear-greedy soul….thank you.

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p.s. This book is still kinda sexy…I mean…because…Hayden. 🙂

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Amy Daws is a commercial producer and lives in South Dakota with her husband and daughter. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired her passion for writing. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.

 

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My little bubble of keeping Hayden all to myself is over. That One Moment is LIVE! ….for preorder at least. 😉

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Releasing early to iBooks on April 5 and releasing everywhere April 12.

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If you haven’t read Not The One yet, I highly suggest you do that. That One Moment does work as a standalone, it’s been tested and approved, but I think it’s a more enjoyable experience after Not The One.

A few people have asked me what other books of mine to read while they wait. I think London Bound is cool to read because that is Theo and Leslie’s love story and they play an important role in Hayden’s life, but it’s certainly not necessary. Only if you’re looking for something to pass the time. 😉

In the mean time, let’s having fun counting down the days until Hayden!!!

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Cover Reveal for That One Moment

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Bloggers and readers! The cover reveal for That One Moment has been set and I’d love for you to be a part of it on March 17th!
If interested, please fill out this form—>Sign Up Link


Need a bit more info on what’s happening and some intriguing teasers? Keep reading!!!! 

It all started with a Midwest girl named Finley who has an epic, emotional meltdown and decides to flee the country to live with her best friend Leslie overseas. Now, it has evolved into a dynamic cast of unique, lovable, and sexy characters. The London Lovers Series gave us a doorway into the world of love across the pond in a place I fondly call London Bloody England! But what one may have not known was that this series would give birth to a new spin off series for me. 

You recall the ever-so-steamy cover and even hotter story of Reyna Miracle called Not The One. Liv-Review TeaseWell, this story featured some of the London Lovers cast, but stood proudly on it’s own as a standalone. And towards the end, a certain sinfully sexy man had his heart broken on a park bench over-looking the River Thames.

Well, I am pleased to announce that Hayden Clarke will be getting his own story in a book called That One Moment and will be officially be Book 2 in a new series called Lost in London! Here’s a little sample of the highly anticipated story of the beloved Hayden.

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That One Moment is releasing in April! Final dates TBA on the big cover reveal happening March 17th. Bloggers, I would LOVE to have you involved in this big reveal. I think the cover does great justice to the gorgeousness of Not The One.

I’m so excited for the continuation of this new series! If interested please fill out the form.

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Hey Everybody! It’s been a tough week but I wanted to check in and see if you’ve all heard about our sale on Pointe Of Breaking?
If not, get on it now, there’s only a few more days left at this special price of 99 pennies and then it’ll go back up to $3.99.

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Meet ivy league socialite, Leo Richards, and struggling ballerina, Adeline Parker, in this NYC angsty, emotional page-turner.

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POINTE
Getting screwed over backstage by my married-ex tears my heart into a million tiny pieces.
Sitting in the audience at the ballet with my former fling wasn’t my idea of fun.

I live in my pointe shoes, not even my ex can taint my love for ballet.
I hate the ballet. This on again/off again crap was getting old.

And then my whole world changes when I notice the smoldering gaze…
Then I look to the stage, and I can’t take my eyes off…

OF…
Leo Richards.
Adeline Parker.

Concentrating on anything except his sexy…everything, is impossible.
Her presence commands my attention…I’ve never experienced this before.

He makes me second-guess everything I’ve ever dreamed about.
She makes me question everything I’ve ever known.

Fighting him is a strategic sport—no clothes allowed.
All I can think about are her sexy ballerina legs wrapped around me—tutu definitely on.

BREAKING
Our scandalous rendezvous is plastered all over NYC’s tabloids.
Because of my status in Manhattan, now I’ve dragged her into the limelight.

My ex will stop at nothing to tear us apart.
Seriously powerful people forbid me to be with her.

Rumors about his past keep building.
I can’t tell her this secret.

When it came to Leo, I only knew the big things.
When it came to Adeline, I knew nothing about the little things.

But uncovering those things about him [her] may push us past our breaking point.

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Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy’s first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.
For more of Amy’s work, visit: www.amydawsauthor.com

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5762464Sarah J. Pepper specializes in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?
Get a glimpse inside her head at www.sarahjpepper.com

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V-Day Love

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I want to make out with you…
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Fairy Tale Confessions is a collection I was a part of this past fall, along with thirteen other best-selling authors! It’s basically twisted fairy tales on crack! 🙂 If you want to check out my Cinderella re-telling along with tons of other fun fairy tales, now is the time to one click!

It’s currently on sale through Valentine’s Day!

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Get your copy HERE

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You’ll meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within your favorite tales.

A group of the participating authors are hosting the Twisted Fairy Tale Mixer at RT 2016 in Vegas! We hope to see you there!

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12308296_848927038538667_6072179718948796913_nMeet KR Wilburn. Her assigned story was The Little Mermaid, and the sexy twist she put on this classic tale did not disappoint!

Enjoy this sample:

“You know you can stay here no matter what right? That this, between us, whatever it is, that’s not why I invited you to live here.”

I nod, and press myself against him, eager for a return of the sensations his kiss had brought in the hospital. I wanted to explore and delight in this aspect of being a human, so different from the cold, perfunctory interactions of merfolk.

“Thank God.” He cups his fingers around my face and takes possession of my mouth again.

I melt into him, awash with new sensation as he presses me into the countertop. The hand on my face wanders into my hair and the slope of my neck. My own fingers flex and dig into the warmth of his chest and that simmering heat that is becoming my constant companion in his presence flares to life and consumes me.

I’m burning from the inside out. I’m lost in his touch and fairly vibrating with desire although I can’t pin down what my body is crying out for. He breaks away from my mouth and skims his across my cheek, his moist breath dancing on my sensitive skin as he explores my neck. I moan and follow his example, wanting to leave him full of the same feelings. My lips move over his jaw, sucking and nipping lightly. The saltiness of his skin makes my pulse race with familiarity. My fingers drift over his chest of their own accord, tracing the lines of his muscles, absorbing the heat seeping from him. It is as if he is my own personal sun.

Subscribe to KR Wilburn’s newsletter HERE (Scroll to the bottom of the page for entry form) to stay up-to-date with all her latest news and giveaways!

In the coming months I will be sharing all the info for my upcoming projects in 2016, as well as more opportunities for you to get some sweet little presents from other really great authors!

Enjoy!

~ Amy

Book Sale Ending Soon

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Have you checked out Not the One yet?
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My name is Reyna Miracle.
Even though a part of my name is Miracle, there’s nothing miraculous about me.
My body portrays the tales of my life.
Every feeling, every heartbreak, every emotion.
Marked. Inked. Stained.
A walking canvas of my messed up truth.

But there’s one confession I can’t put in a tattoo.
A confession that will kill me to tell, but my best friend died before I had the chance.

Now I’m left with him.
The only one who can hold me in the night and squeeze that spot on my neck that feels like my lifeline between sanity and chaos.

But we don’t work together.
We’re absolute poison for each other.
We’re a stifling, suffocating, sickness of darkness.

But I feel safe…because I’ve made an art of pushing people away.

Now he’s pushing back…
And making me believe…
Making me wonder…
Maybe, just maybe…
I could be the one.

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Happy Reading!

Q&A Session with Myself

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So today kicks off my blog tour of Not The One. A blog tour is when people post their reviews of my book baby and bash my heart into a million pieces.
Sometimes. Not always. 😉
So far, reviews for Not The One have been pretty awesome. My best ever, as a matter of fact. And even if they do trash my book baby, I can handle it. After co-writing a ballerina novel with the one and only, Sarah J. Pepper, I can withstand the worst types of torture.

Anyways, when I send out information to blog for tours, I have to include promo materials like teasers, excerpts, trailers, rap videos, etc. I even have to include a Q&A session so they can post that along with their review posts. So today, I thought I’d share a special, exclusive interview with you all…that I did with myself.

Q: Self, why don’t you wear makeup very much anymore? You see us in the mirror, right? 
A: OMG, Self…I know! We’re hideous aren’t we? The truth is…I practically eat, sleep, and dream book world now and makeup just seems like a time suck. Just last night, I woke up in the middle of the night and checked my book ranks and my husband rolled over and told me that I needed help. <shrugs shoulders>

Q: Okay Self, I forgive you…but, seriously…what inspired this sadistic, dark, tear-fest of a book? Did you kick puppies as a child? 
A: Aw, self! Such sweet words! You shouldn’t have! 🙂 I did not kick puppies as a child. Nor are there any puppies getting kicked in this story! Not The One isn’t sadistic, it’s just a journey to finding the light and finding your own ‘happy’. It’s not easy for everyone and Reyna had to have some crazy twists before she could catch her own HEA. Honestly, Rey was a very small character in my London Lovers Series that seemed way cooler and more bad-ass than me. The “Miracle” aspect of her middle name was something I thought I could connect to from my own life. My own daughter is a miracle baby and I thought about what it would be like if I constantly smothered her and put her on a pedestal just because of her existence.

Q: Self, do you always pull from your own life for your books? I mean, we are pretty awesome. 
A: That we are…and we’ve definitely found our own ‘happy’. 🙂 I really love to put a personal piece of myself in all of my stories if I can. Something I can connect to on a real and deep level. I think it helps the believability factor in my books.

Q: Self, do you ever wish you could go back to reading only? 
A: All the dang time, Self. Writing can be a painful, grueling process. And the work is endless. But man, finishing a book is still an all time high for me. And I’ve had so many awesome experiences because of this epic book world.

Q: Self, readers keep yelling at you for making them cry…why do you do that? Just stop it!  
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A: Never!!!! You know Self…first of all, your skin is looking pretty rough today. Maybe we should stop using body lotion on our face? …anyways, back to your question. Why do I make people cry? I don’t know! It just flows out of me that way. Getting down and dirty and deep and sad with my characters just takes me on an emotional journey I guess. I like making readers cry. I want it to happen! But honestly, you should see what a wreck I am when I’m writing those sad parts. I lost a ‘G’ with this book. Like literally…I lost the button G on my lap top. It still works though.

Q: Self, who the heck is Frank? And how did you create him? Frank
A: Frank is a fantastical, redheaded, gay Brit in several of my London Lovers novels, including Not The One. I mean, really, how much more amazingness can you pack into one character? Frank’s visual appearance was inspired by a guy I creeped on while I was eating lunch at a pizza place once. The dude was wearing a lot of denim, had crazy red hair…and boom…writing explosion! I just knew I had to make this guy into a character. I wish I could find him and tell him what a remarkable inspiration he was. Everybody needs a Frank and Beans in their life.

Q: Will he get a story?
A: Let me be “frank” when I tell you…it is a distinct possibility. 😉

Q: Self…what kind of torture are you putting us through next? 
A: Welp, the readers have spoken and everyone wants a Hayden story. I’m hoping for a Spring release date!

Self…you’re pretty.
Self…you’re not so bad yourself.

Amy Daws is a commercial producer and lives in South Dakota with her husband and daughter. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated romantic comedy series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It’s emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.