Amy Peters

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About Amy

Amy Peters is a pen name. I am a freelance copywriter, journalist and technical author and I come from the north west of England. I write dark crime fiction and have a passion for psychological thrillers. My first novel, IEasy Money, is available on Smashwords.

I am currently working on a new novel, which will be available later in the year.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Well, writing has always been part and parcel of my life. I always excelled at English in school and wrote short stories just for my own amusement. In retrospect, I never ever thought about publishing anything. And looking back I wish I had. But here I am, years later, and I feel driven to write and enjoy the fact that I am getting some work out there.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My first full-blown novel is called 'Internecine' and it was the sort of novel that I had always wanted to write. It's based around remoteness and loneliness, and how two normally law-abiding people get drawn into a situation that eventually wrecks their usually peaceful lives. It is about a brother and a sister who run a guest house on the Cornish coast who one day, find a decomposed corpse and a great deal of money. They take the money but find that the stolen money comes at a brutal price. One that destroys their lives.

I intend to write more of this kind of fiction.
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Where to find Amy Peters online

Twitter: amyauthoress

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Easy Money
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Amy Peters. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
There are times when ordinary people do evil things! Kate Eden and her younger brother, Phil, run a guest house in a remote, coastal area of Cornwall. With Christmas approaching, and the season almost over, they go potholing with an old family friend. After finding a badly decomposed corpse and a case full of money, they decide to keep the cash. But the true owners of the case have other plans.

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Sudden Death
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Price: Free! Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
For four university students, it was all about fun. They had a week's holiday away from their studies and they intended to get completely wasted on the Suffolk coast. But when they drove though the Cambridgeshire Fenlands, things turned nasty. That was when they drove into the worst nightmare imaginable. An horror that no young people should have to endure.
Easy Money
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Amy Peters. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
There are times when ordinary people do evil things! Kate Eden and her younger brother, Phil, run a guest house in a remote, coastal area of Cornwall. With Christmas approaching, and the season almost over, they go potholing with an old family friend. After finding a badly decomposed corpse and a case full of money, they decide to keep the cash. But the true owners of the case have other plans.

Amy Peters’s tag cloud

evil    horror    hunters    hunting    killer    killers    psychopath    robbery    robbery gone wrong    robbery kidnapping    skeleton    students    villagers    violence   

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Smashwords book reviews by Amy Peters

  • Black Water on Nov. 01, 2012

    Hi, Gene. That was an eerie, tightly-written piece of fiction. fast moving, right to the point, far from over verbose, it made a solid horror story. I liked the ending, too. Well done.
  • The Woman on the Pavement on Nov. 03, 2012

    Hi, Jamie, You reviewed one of my short stories and I thought it only fair to read some of your material. Jamie, I loved this. I loved the tight narrative style that used sensible wordplay to paint the scene immediately in my mind. It was the sort of story that slowly pulled me in, intrigued me, held my interest and then finally hit me with that twist that makes such fiction so worth reading. I won't add any spoilers for anyone as that would be so unfair, but I loved this story. A great read indeed.
  • Cons on Nov. 13, 2012

    You certainly write a different kind of horror story to me. But I liked the swift pace, the black humour, and that final surprise that makes reading this kind of fiction addictive. I wasn't so much affected by the depiction of such violence, but then I felt you were using that as an effective tool to shock and jolt the senses. I loved it, and now I'm going to enjoy the rest :) Well done.
  • Why on April 07, 2013

    A decent short of fiction with a 'pulp' style feel to it. I enjoyed its analysis of one of life's great losers and his thoughts and his own untimely demise just as there seemed to be light of hope at the end of the tunnel. It sort of reminded me of something from 'Jim Thompson' territory, and I feel that is why I enjoyed it so much.
  • Survivors on April 10, 2013

    I'm giving this five stars as I loved how you created a scene of one person's angst towards an unforgivable past. I was sat here, reading your story and wondering how many people will read this and identify with it's undeniable realism, having experienced so much similar animosities themselves? This was an excellent study of how inner pain can eventually be levelled through understanding. Brilliantly written, Jamie.
  • Grim Reaping on April 21, 2013

    I found this story quite gripping. There were slight shades of 'Final Destination' within the tale but the only comparison I could draw there was death and the way the victims were despatched. I am ex-Corporate (Thank God) and I truly identified with the first character and his disgust at the shallowness and non-loyalty and deceptions that so many HR and Corporate people employ to make or destroy people. I have seen it head-on, and truly empathised with that character. It was a well-grounded short horror story that held my attention brilliantly. Writing horror is certainly not an easy genre, but work like this was a pleasure to read. And the end of the story somehow made me feel justified in enjoying the delicious revenge that death had wrought upon the vacuous executives of a company. Good fiction, Stephen. Keep honing your craft.