I had the pleasure this week to rope Amanda V Shane into being a part of my Friday Fivesome. She is a hidden gem in the world of Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal writers. Her first book, The Snow Maiden, is magically enchanting and oh so steamy, from cover to cover.
As well, Amanda has started a new series, The Tide of Atlantis. The firs book in the series, Moontide, has already been released, while readers eagerly await the release of book 2, Crystal Tide.
Oh, and she has some of the most stunning books covers that I have seen.
So here it is, 5 random questions for Amanda Shane:
1. What song almost always ends up on your playlist?
“Funhouse” by Pink
2. You don’t know where you are going, but you can only pack 3 items to take on vacation with you. What would they be?
Lighter, pocket knife, mascara (I’m a survivalist )
3. What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a man’s soul; its task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out.” ~Ayn Rand
4. If you could co-write with any author, who would it be?
Karen Marie Moning – I’m a huge fan of her books.
5. What’s your favorite colour? Now make up a cocktail name using that colour.
Green – The Green Sea Demon
Bonus: What’s your pet peeve?
Eating sounds and milk mustaches. Those ads they did of the celebrities with the milk mustaches a few years ago were an absolute nightmare for me, lol.
Since then, she’s been hooked on stories with magic, mythical beings, daring heroes and, of course, desperate romance.
Today, all of the thumbnails on her e-reader sport book covers with chiseled jaws and “shiny” abs but the stories are no less magical, no matter what genre. She writes paranormal and fantasy romance from her home where she lives with her family and a Bassett hound who she routinely has to fight for the “soft” end of the couch to set up with her laptop. She likes chocolate, wine, coffee and kids, in no particular order ;).
If you’re distracted by shiny things too, visit Amanda on the web and join her mailing list for news, upcoming events and freebies! (shiny freebies)