Amy M. Newman is a fellow author from Etopia Press with an impressive debut release, Drive Back the Darkness. When I found out that Amy writes YA, I wanted to know everything about her. I asked Amy to do a speed date interview with me. I threw questions at her, and she handled the pressure with aplomb. So, check out Amy (very pretty lady on the rock-->) and then ogle her book cover. It is gorgeous!
TV or Movies?
Movies. I love a good story.
Hot or Cold?
Cold. I’m half Swedish and I don’t handle the heat well.
Print or Ebook?
Print. I have a Kindle, but I’d rather hold a book in my hands.
Regular or Diet?
Diet, but only when I’m not pregnant.
Coke or Pepsi?
Coke. I think Pepsi tastes bad.
Horror or Romance?
Romance. I have enough bad dreams as it is.
City or Country?
Country. I like nature, fresh air, silence. City life makes me stressed out.
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Harry Potter. It’s a million times better.
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Planning ahead. I get stressed if I don’t know what my plan is.
Beach or Pool?
Beach. You can’t walk or build sandcastles at the pool.
Shoes or Sandals?
Considering that where I live, there can be snow on the ground for more than six months of the year, I’m going to have to say shoes!
Truth or Dare?
Dare. I’d rather do something crazy then reveal something private about myself.
Thanks, Amy. I'm thinking of things I can dare you to do. Everyone else should check out Drive Back the Darkness.
About the Book:
On her sixteenth birthday, Ellie Lyons discovers her entire life has been a lie. She’s kidnapped from her home and left in Alladon, a kingdom controlled by an evil man named Morfan, a kingdom that she was born to rule.
Ellie reluctantly faces the impossible tasks confronting her; like learning to control the magic that now roars through her and burns everything she touches, training to become a lethal warrior, or dealing with the fact that Devin, the guy she is irresistibly attracted to, is actually one of the assassins sent by Morfan to kill her.
Devin has a troubled past; he has spent the last five years tracking the person who murdered his family. He is dark, dangerous, and deadly serious, but Ellie can see the core of kindness shining deep within him, as well as the fear of getting hurt again that makes him push people away. Though Ellie knows her life might be at stake, she can’t seem to stay away from him, even as her feelings become strong enough that they begin to scare her.
Vance, the second assassin and Devin’s best friend, is the opposite of Devin; blonde, charming, seductive. But his heart holds a kernel of darkness, one that makes him dangerously unstable, especially after he realizes that he has feelings for Ellie, feelings he knows Ellie doesn’t share.
Ellie can’t let her emotions for the two men cloud her focus, her quest to remove Morfan from power. When Ellie discovers that the children of Alladon have been imprisoned in a secret factory, Ellie knows she can’t fight her destiny any longer. She must claim her rightful place as princess and fight Morfan, or surrender and be slaughtered. Will she be able to survive long enough to save her people from the Darkness?
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