After I Fall
~By: Amity Hope
~Released: December 15th, 2014
~Length: 262 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Drama
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When EmLynn’s dad loses his battle with cancer, the last thing she wants is to move across the country to live with her Mom. Her mom left her dad years ago to start a new, improved family with her new, improved husband.
When Eric finds himself in the middle of a mess of someone else’s making, the last thing he wants is to be dumped into the foster care system. He’s spent most of his life on his own, so he doesn't see the point of having a pretend family now.
A chance meeting leaves them both thinking that maybe their new town of Roseville isn’t so bad. But as they grow closer, a mutual enemy, along with a tangle of secrets and a web of little white lies, may just be enough to make their new found love unravel completely.
A little bit about me...
I live in beautiful northern Minnesota with my two sons, two cats and our Rottweiler.
If I'm not writing, or spending time with my kids, I'm most likely reading.
My next planned releases are:
After I Fall in mid-December
Avenge (Malice #2) will be out late January.
Jace had the type of obnoxiously chiseled features that could land a guy on the cover of a magazine. His smile was too fake, too perfect. Teeth straightened by braces and whitened at the dentist’s office. His eyes could be his best feature. They were an icy shade of blue, offset by his deep tan this time of year. But they looked cold. When he smiled, it never reached his eyes. His honey blond hair appeared to be shellacked into place. He was also too tall, too thin and lanky
for my taste.
Sitting feet away from each other, it was hard not to compare the two.
Eric, on the other hand…
I quickly flicked a glance his way even though I already had his features almost memorized. His smile was adorable, a bit lopsided, compounded in cuteness when his dimple decided to make an
appearance. His hair was rumpled and unlike Jace’s, it begged to have someone run their fingers through it. He wasn’t model perfect but he had the wholesome, sweet, boy-next-door look to him that I suddenly realized I preferred. He was a few inches shorter than Jace but much better built.
His arms looked like they were made for wrapping around a girl.
Yeah. No doubt about it. I was definitely a boy-next door kind of girl.
1) Can you tell us about yourself?
I have two fabulous sons. My oldest is 17 and my youngest is 10. I live in a small but beautiful town in northern Minnesota. I have a degree in elementary education and I worked in that field for nearly a decade. I published Twisted, my debut novel, on a whim. It took off and did better than I ever dreamed. I feel fortunate that I’ve been writing ever since.
2) What made you decide to go into writing?
Like most authors I’ve had a love of reading that extends as far back as I can remember. I started writing my own stories in high school and continued to write periodically over the years. I feel like I’ve always known I wanted to be an author.
3) What’s your favorite food? Just because.
I have a hopeless addiction to nachos.
4) If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I read the book years and years ago and then reread it a few summers ago. It’s just one of those incredibly unique stories that stay in your mind.
5) For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I like the ease of e readers for traveling. However, I adore paperback/hard back books. I have book shelves full of them. I am constantly adding more. To be honest, my bookshelves are all overflowing onto the floor.
6) Have you ever experienced writer’s block? If so, how have you gotten past it?
I experience writer’s block far more often than I would like. I usually go back and reread what I’ve written so far. That usually shakes some ideas loose. If it doesn’t give me some ideas immediately, at least I’m still keeping my head in the story. If that still doesn’t help after a few days, I’m likely to move onto another story since I usually have 2-3 projects going at once. I’m okay with that as long as I’m doing something to keep moving along.
7) Do you have another project underway?
I do. I am currently working on a sequel to a recently released book (Malice and Avenge). I’m also working on another series that borrows heavily from Norse mythology.
8) Do you have any tips for budding writers?
My advice is pretty basic. It’s what I’ve heard over and over again from other authors. Write every day. And read every day too!
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