Amanda R. Browning
Amanda R. Browning lives in southern Indiana with her husband and three children. She’s been an avid fan of all things paranormal her entire life. After being a dedicated reader since childhood, she started writing when she ran out of books and her brother challenged her with, “So write something.”
Amanda does intense research for everything she writes, hoping to lend a sense of reality to the worlds she crafts from imagination. When she isn’t glued to the computer writing, she can be found with her children exploring the woods near her house for the hidden fairy portal, or playing zombie tag.
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Stolen Soul is an Immortal Choice Series short story that details how Aiden, formerly Aodhan, was turned into a vampire against his will and the direct edict of Hades. Learn how the man we meet and learn to love in Birth of the Nyxian became the man he is today. Set in 1200s Ireland, learn about the torture Aodhan had to endure at the hands of Soraya before he was able to escape her grasp.
Smashwords book reviews by Amanda R. Browning
- Ties To The Blood Moon
on Dec. 09, 2011
I just finished Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop. In this action packed YA action romance, Gen moves to Alaska after her mother dies in a house fire. She lives with her aunt Bev, whose concerned love quickly becomes oppressing. When she starts her senior year at the local high school, Gen meets William, a gorgeous young man shrouded in mystery. Gen also meets Luna and her three ...brothers. Her new friends help her deal with the news that she may be a lost heir to a mystical royal family.
Ties to the Blood Moon is fast paced and has an interesting plot with lots of twists. The teenage characters have appropriate reactions to their changing world. The main character does seem to cry in nearly every chapter and that got a bit tedious, but she was adjusting to a rapidly altered life. Detailed character descriptions get you involved with the characters. It was easy to get drawn into this story. I loved Gen, the main character. She is strong willed and independent. Her relationships with William, Luna, and her brothers added another layer of intrigue to the tale. I really enjoyed the close friendship that Gen and Luna shared, it is nice to not have the entire book focus on the love interest.
I would rate this book at 4/5. A good editor would have made this a five star. I look forward to the next book in the series, as the cliffhanger ending left me wanting more.
- The Dark Gifts Birthright
on Dec. 16, 2011
I truly enjoyed this book! Willow makes her characters come alive and I couldn't help but care about them. Birthright was a new and unique take on vampires and it was very easy to get pulled into this story! The setting is vividly described and the characters are explored enough that their reactions and decisions make sense. I had... a hard time putting this book down. It is full of action, drama, and romance with a splash of horror and suspense!
I would highly reccomend this book to any lovers of paranormal fiction! The only thing I didn't like was a section where a lot of information was introduced at once and things got a little confusing. However, I was able to catch up quickly and continue with the story.
I very much look forward to reading more about these characters and the world Willow Cross has created! I happily give The Dark Gifts: Birthright 5/5 stars~