Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Teaser Tuesday - The Darkest Light (Eternal Kiss, #1)


It has been ages since I posted a teaser. I'd like you all to meet Evyn Monroe. His book/world is one of the three projects I am juggling. If all goes as planned (fingers crossed), The Darkest Light (Eternal Kiss, #1) will release Summer 2023. 

Yes, I am working on Caressed by Dawn (Rulers of Darkness, #6) and Fade to Night (Under Realm Assassins, #4), but Evyn is demanding writing time.

~ Only hours ago, he ended three vampires, three males he’d once considered brothers in arms, and he felt…nothing. Well, he felt sticky, but he felt no remorse, no sense of victory. Shouldn’t he at least feel some sort of satisfaction knowing he’d done his duty? He’d eliminated a threat to his charge.

Should he be disgusted or horrified by his actions? Should he be ashamed or proud? He wondered how his human self would’ve received this reflection, but nothing came. He was death. He was a monster. A demon feared by other demons. He was Evyn the Heartless.~


 An immortal warrior renowned for his savagery and the woman he covets for his own…

Scarred, powerful, and merciless, Evyn lives only for violence and vengeance. Determined to destroy the one responsible for his imprisonment, there is nothing he won’t do to accomplish his mission…until he meets a vulnerable, turquoise-eyed beauty.

Adelise stokes the flames of his dark desires and awakens a hunger within him he has never known. But the tempting mortal possesses a dangerous secret—the key to Evyn’s victory.

Torn, he must choose between a century-old blood-vendetta and the woman who has become his obsession. Will he return to the brutality of his past and sacrifice Adelise to have his revenge or will he risk everything to claim the woman he craves body and soul?


Friday, November 4, 2022


 Hello Readers,

I hope this message finds you well. Life has certainly been exciting this past year. We've made the big move from California to Virginia. Having sold our home in Cali and purchased a new home in Virginia we are hoping to stay for a while and put down some roots. That being said, being a military family, we go whenever and where over is needed. Thankfully, the hubs has about 5 years until he reaches retirement.

Lady G, our daughter, is growing soooo fast. Singing her ABC's (along with doing karaoke to Whitney Houston) and counting already and she's not even 2! Just blows my mind every day. 

For those of you that have been following me for awhile know my writing partner Miss Kelly, our cocker spaniel. It was with an extremely heavy heart and sadness that we had to say goodbye this August. She'd been in the final stage of heart failure since October 2020. The vet at that time anticipated she'd live another 6 months and she lived almost 2 years! Miss Kelly was our first fur baby and was 13 years old when she passed. We're very happy she made the move with us, and Mr. Barrett is now getting his comeuppance with our new pack member, Kimber - a chocolate lab/pit mix.

Yes, there have been a lot of changes in the past year and the previous 2 years. With things beginning to settle, I am FINALLY finding time to write. And I don't just mean snippets and random sentences here and there. Believe it or not, I finished a whole chapter today! This brings me so much joy. I've had 3 projects in the works and can say I am making real progress. 

What's to come...

Caressed by Dawn (Rulers of Darkness #6) will be Gannon and Silvie's romance. This is a large project since it will wrap everything up, and possibly be the final book within the series. 

The Darkest Light (Eternal Kiss #1) is a new trilogy/series and new world. Well, new-ish. I wrote the first draft of this book back in high school. I'm working on revamping this book and have decided to write at least 3 installments.

Fade to Night (Under Realm Assassins #4) is coming along as well. I've got a few pages of this completed and need to find the time to focus! But isn't that the story of my life?

Thank you all for your understanding and your patience. Here’s publishing in 2023!

Miss Kelly


Tuesday, October 5, 2021


 Hello everyone,

I hope 2021 is treating you all better than 2020. There have been so many changes over the past 2 years, leaving very little time to write. Sadly, I've had to put many projects on hold while I finished my degree, we relocated (and are about to move again for the hub's work), and the most exciting  thing happened at the start of the year, we welcomed our first child. Baby G has been growing in leaps and bounds. At 8 months, she has 4 teeth and has already begun stumbeling around the house.

I've been writing and reading when possible, and I will share updates when I have them.

 I wish you all the best!




Sunday, January 10, 2021

Giveaway Winner


I'd like to thank everyone that participated in the Thanksmas Giveaway. Decked with Balls and Acme/the Diorama Entry are neck and neck.

The winner of the Amazon gift card: Anita


Thank you all again for voting and be sure to check back again during the 2021 holiday season to see what we do next!

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

- Amanda


Monday, December 14, 2020

ThanksMas Competition

 Hello everyone!

I wanted to get this message out before I forgot. For those you that don’t know, my family does a decoration competition every year. This year’s theme: ornaments.

Reply to this message with your vote for your favorite ornament and be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card. The winners in the family bragging rights. My Dad and Uncle are hoping for a 4th straight win this year, and the rest of us would love to see them dethroned! 

The winner will be randomly selected, and notified on 1/8. The Amazon gift card will be emailed, so please make sure you provide the correct email address when completing the Rafflecopter entry.

Happy Holidays!

#1  Crappy Road

#2 Decked with Balls

#3 Elvis of Selfish

#4 Battle Covid 2020

#5 The diorama entry

#6 Killer Swan Lake

Thanksmas 2019 - Gingerbread People
Thanksmas 2018 - Reindeer
Thanksmas 2017 - Ugly Sweaters 
Thanksmas 2016 - Christmas Trees
Thanksmas 2015 - Garland
Thanksmas 2014 -  Wreaths
Thanksmas 2013 -Snowmen

Monday, September 14, 2020


 Hello all,

 I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this crazy times. With so many things going on all at once, it's been difficult to balance it all: family life, work life, school life, military life, and my writing life. I had big plans for 2020 when it came to my books, but I am no where near my goal and, sadly, other book projects have had to take a backseat. If you have any questions, please comment or email me. If you are a part of my newsletter group, I will be sending out some updates regarding my scheduled book releases in October. 

All that being said, I do have some amazing personal news. Not only will I be graduating in the next few months with my next degree, but my husband and I are expecting our first child! We are beyond excited. 

Best wishes,


Friday, July 17, 2020

Reading Challenge - Summer Reading

For the 2020 year, my goal is to read 60 books. Thus far, I haven't made much progress, but this week I've knocked down 3 books. All have been 4 to 4.5 stars and for that reason, I'd like to share them with you.

Happy reading!

Winning Miss Wakefield (Wallflower Weddings #2)
Vivienne Lorret

She's got nothing left to lose…

With her fiancĂ© suddenly engaged to another and her reputation in tatters, Merribeth Wakefield needs a bold plan to reclaim her life. She must be brave. Confident. She must … kiss a rake? The suggestion is ludicrous! Yet when Merribeth finds herself alone with the dark and brooding Lord Knightswold, suddenly the plan doesn't seem so farfetched. So she does something she never thought she'd do—she kisses him.

But he has everything to gain…

The Marquess of Knightswold—Bane to most—has no use for the affections of women. Well, none lasting longer than a single night. A plot for revenge weighs heavy on his mind, leaving no room for romance. But then a shy, witty miss borrows a kiss from him in a darkened room, and everything he thought he knew about innocent debutantes vanishes along with her.

When a twist of fate brings Merribeth within Bane's grasp, he'll have to resist her charms—or risk losing everything—for the sake of his heart.

A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin #4)
Anna Campbell
A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin, #4)
A woman seeks revenge by posing as a housemaid and taking down the rogue that broke her sister's heart in this character-driven, sinful, historical romance.

 A woman seeks revenge by posing as a housemaid and taking down the rogue that broke her sister's heart in this character-driven, sinful, historical romance. Justice. That's all Nell Trim wants-for her sister and for the countless other young women the Marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down . . . as long as she can resist the scoundrel's temptations herself. From the moment Nell meets James Fairbrother, the air positively sizzles. Yet for all his size and power, there's something amazingly tender in his touch. Could he really be such a depraved rogue? The only way to find out is to beat the devil at his own game . . . one tempting kiss at a time. Anything can happen in the moonlight . . .

When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales #2)
Eloisa James

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love—in just two weeks.Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return.If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews