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Cover Design: Regina Wamba/ Mae I Design
Editor: Jason Kirk/ 47North
Kyon Ensin finally has what he’s always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn’t crave the crown of Ethar—she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.
As conspiracies rage in the war for Ethar, Kricket’s so-called allies want to use her as a spy. Even those held closest cannot be trusted—including Astrid, her sister, and Giffen, a member of a mysterious order with a hidden agenda. But Kricket’s resolve will not allow her to be used as anyone’s pawn, even as the Brotherhood sharpens its plans to cut out her heart.
As the destiny prophesied by her mother approaches, Kricket will backtrack through her fiery future to reshape it. For she knows one thing above all else: the only person she can truly count on is herself.
DARKEN THE STARS
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If you'd like a sneak peek, I've included a teaser below from Darken the Stars.
Hi! How are you? It's been a long time, right? Let me bring you up to date on what has been happening in my life.
Last week I met up with my friend and author Rachel Higginson and her husband Zach at the Mumford & Sons concert in the Detroit area! It was epic!
After the concert, Rachel and I drove from Detroit to Nashville to attend the utopYA 2015 conference. For the next four days, we were treated to keynote speeches from Denise Grover Swank, Lauren Miller, and Kim Holden (DO EPIC!)
These ladies are so inspiring. I loved every second of their talks.
Denise and I have been friends since we signed books together at New York Comic Con in Oct. of 2014. I love her. Check out her books. They're amazing!
I was able to see some friends I knew and make some new friends along the way.
Mayhem at the utopYA 2015 awards
SEA OF STARS won for:
- Best Book of the Year
- Best Author of the Year
- Best Book Hangover
- Best Couple - Trey and Kricket
I have the most wonderful readers in the world! Thank you for these honors. I'll always cherish them for what they are: gifts from you to me.
Ben Smith, your marketing of Sea of Stars got it read by a broad audience. You're amazing! Thank you for sending out an entire army of Zon-bots for me. I'm grateful.
Alex Carr, thank you for your support and for being a good sport on Twitter! When I accepted the award for Best Book Hangover, I might have told the audience that they had to tweet you and let you know. #SorryNotSorry ;)
Britt Rogers, thank you for helping at every turn along the way while I made the leap into the world of 47North.
Thank you, Tamar Rydzinski, for being the world's best agent! You worked so hard on the Kricket Series with me. I'm sending you some flowers, but not znous for obvious reasons.
The audio team at Brilliance Audio of Kate Rudd, Joe Sturgill, and Brad Hill are stellar. My line editing team was also impressive, especially Mark Steven Long. Thank you all!
To Regina Wamba,
Your cover designs are epic. Thank you for sharing your talent with me!
To Janet Wallace,
Your vortex still works. Every time I get near you I get sucked into a blackhole of awesome. It's a little scary.
To my Mom,
I love you. None of this was possible without you. Thank you.
To Tom, Max, and Jack,
I know we're out of food. I'll go to the grocery store tomorrow. How about Thai takeout tonight? You know where the menus are...
I can't wait to see what happens when Darken the Stars comes out in September! I'm crossing my fingers! Thank you all for being made of awesome!
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It will be only $5 at the door to those who do not bring a book. All admission fees and books go to Book ‘Em.
Event Date: Saturday, June 20, 2014
Event time: 10 AM – 3 PM
You can secure a spot at the morning session 10 AM-12 PM on the
utopYA Eventbrite page.
You can secure your spot at the afternoon session 1-3 PM on the
utopYA Eventbrite page.
Location: Grand Ballroom of Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, 2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228
Layout of the tables for the signing event:
Authors will be in alphabetical order by last name starting from Table #1.
(I think I'll be at table #4!)
Barnes & Noble will have their book store section open during the signing.
Boyce, S. M.
da Silva, Komali
Foster, C. L.
Grover Swank, Denise
Hargrove, A. M.
Howard, Laura J.
Hrezo, P. K.
John, Katie M.
Kunz, C. A./ T. A. Kunz
Kunz, C. A./ Amanda Jason
Miller, Michele G
Neal, K. C.
Pinard, C. J.
Redwine, C. J.
Reed, Diane J
Rix, Daniel J
Roberts, Lisa Brown
Sheldon, B. J.
Wesley, E. J
I hope to see you there!
Voting starts today and ends May 21, 2015.
They will announce the winners LIVE on Saturday, June 20th at the awards ceremony in Nashville, TN.
Here is the list of nine nominations for SEA of STARS!!
A link to the voting ballot is provided at the end of this post!
Please vote for your favorite nominee
in each category!
2). Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year
(My face when I read the nomination.)
7). Best Supernatural Book Cover – Regina Wamba of Mae I Design
(This was my reaction when I first saw the Sea of Stars cover Regina designed!
10). Best Edited Book of the Year – Jason Kirk of 47North
(When I turn in a manuscript, this is how I picture Jason's reaction while he reads all my weird ideas, typos, and run-on sentences. I love working with him! I hope he wins this! He deserves it for putting up with me!)
13). Best Supernatural Hero/Shero – Kricket from Sea of Stars
15). Best Couple – Kricket & Trey
18). Best Book Hangover
(Sea of Stars Cliffhanger: Hulk=Reader, Thor=Me)
25). Best Supernatural Series of the Year – Kricket Series
(Are you kidding me!!!!!!!)
27) Book of the Year
(This is me while reading this nomination.)
30) Author of the Year
(Loki=Me...for about a second until...back to writing Iniquity :) )
And thank you to all of my peers who nominated me for these awards!
Please vote for your favorites in every category on the
Fourth Annual UtopYA 2015 ballot
Voting ends the evening of May 21, 2015
Upcoming Book Signing listed below:
New York ComicCon 2015
Saturday, October 10th
Amy A. Bartol
Writer of urban fantasy/ romantic suspense, a lover of things made in Detroit. I'm part Irish (the good part - do ye need more tellin'?), a fan of the Red Wings--and also of red wings.
Evie's Playlist on Spotify
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My Favorite Book Blogs:
Airborne Toxic Event
An Otherworld Anthology
Boston Author Event
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Indebted Now Available
Under Different Stars
Utopya Con 2013
UtopYA Con 2014
Utopya Ticket Giveaway