I am absolutely over the moon to be able to tell you that Finding Forever has won the Summer Indie Book Awards 2017 in the Thriller Category. I still don’t know how this happened. Okay, I do because it’s thank to everyone that voted, but it is something I never imagined happening when I picked up my pen last year and decided it was time to follow my dreams. Finding Forever was my first ever fiction piece and to have it pick up an award is just mind-blowing. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for my romantic suspense novella. You have no idea what this means to me.
This week has been amazing. My book Finding Forever has been nominated in the Summer Indie Book Awards for 2017 and voting began this week. To add to that, yesterday I received notification that my book Save Her Soul has also been nominated for an award in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards 2017. I’m so blown away by this and truly humbled that my books have been nominated for awards. To celebrate I’m reducing both my books to 99cents for the month of September. This is your chance to read them if you haven’t already done so.
The Finish the Phrase Hunt begins today and is set to make September an exciting month for readers and book lovers. What is the Hunt?
The Summer Indie Book Awards 2017 officially open for voting today and I am delighted to announce that Finding Forever has been nominated. My book is listed in the thriller category. Not entirely sure how that happened, but it is a nomination and that’s all that counts.
To celebrate the release of Finding Forever on all major retailers and the fact that it is being produced as an audiobook, I have some free iBooks promo codes to give away to readers. I have a total of 20 free book codes so you need to be quick. If you claim one of the codes, please remember to comment on this post so everyone knows when they are gone.
Free iBooks Promo Codes for Finding Forever
As In Times of Violence has been doing so well on the Amazon Bestseller charts. The author has reduced the great book from $2.99 to $0.99.
This is the last day for this reduced price so please download it now.
I am delighted to announce that two of my poems have been published in the new I Have A Name: A Prose Collection About Disorders anthology, published by Creative Talents Unleashed. This book is available in paperback only at the moment and was published on the 12th of August 2017.
I Have A Name includes Poetry by Amanda J Evans
My poems, Destination Hope and Madness were selected for inclusion in this anthology. This is the second anthology that I have been included in with this publisher. Last year, I had two poems, Living for Love and Imperfectly Perfect, published in their Imperfect Paths anthology. My poem Imperfectly Perfect was also featured on the Creative Talents Unleashed website and can be read online by clicking on this link: Imperfectly Perfect by Amanda J Evans.
Last week I celebrated my 40th birthday and with that came an interview with journalist Rose Barrett O’Donoghue. Rose is from the small village of Ballymore Eustace where I grew up and I was delighted when she called to interview me about my upcoming novel Save Her Soul and the success of Finding Forever. You can read the interview here: https://www.kildarenow.com/news/kildare-authors-second-novel-save-soul-launch-next-week/176076
My new novel, Save Her Soul, is now live for pre-orders at the special price of just $0.99. This is a paranormal/urban fantasy romance and it releases on the 1st of August.
My beta readers loved it and already has a couple of early reviews on both the US and UK Amazon sites, as well as on Goodreads.
This book revolves around two main characters, Kate and Drake. Kate’s sister has been murdered and her goal is life is to get revenge on the people who committed this heinous act. She vows to get her revenge, but she doesn’t realise the consequences it will have. Drake has been dead for 500 years and has been tasked with the mission of saving Kate’s soul. He has other plans though. I’ve included the full blurb below and can’t wait for everyone to read it. I had so much fun writing this novel and my characters really surprised me. I think what I enjoyed most was Kate’s stubbornness and her belief in what she was doing. She remained true to her character throughout and the ending really surprised me. I won’t spoil it for you, but let me just say, I wasn’t expecting her to do what she did.
My debut novella, Finding Forever, has been nominated for a 2017 Summer Indie Book Award. I still can’t believe it and I have no idea how this happened. I received a message on Facebook to say that my book was nominated. I am so grateful to everyone who felt my romantic suspense deserved this honour. Voting begins in a month or so and once I have more details I will be sure to let everyone know.
For now, I am just going to enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling, take a deep breath, and keep writing.