Amy K. McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005. Currently they have no human children only the room full of colourful robots that transform into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funko’s who represent their favourite characters. Collecting movies, shotglasses, Pop Funkos, and dust bunnies are some of her favourite pastimes. She began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel called Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.
on Dec. 27, 2013 :
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, Lovers of Paranormal.I liked the premise of the book, the werewolf falling for the vampire. I liked the characters, most of the time, and enjoyed Parker's sarcastic comments. It was a bit odd that they were all so keen to 'fall in love' with each other so readily - maybe this is aimed more at the younger audience although I usually have no problems with YA books.I have mixed feelings about this book but that could partly be due to the fact that the author did too. I found the convoluted emotional outbursts annoying at times, Parker is one minute very mature and able to work through her feelings and ridiculously immature the next, much more than usual teen hormones and angst would provide an excuse for. The most difficult thing for me was sticking with it at the beginning when the bad punctuation was driving me mad and I needed to re-read sentences to mentally put them right. I have to say that if the story line was not so good I would have been tempted to skim my way through it. The writing style did not keep my attention. What kept my attention was the good story with lots of twists and turns. There were lots of details and some back stories of the characters which also helps them appear more 'real'. I am looking forward to the next in the series to follow their tale.
(review of free book)
on June 26, 2013 :
I was given this book by the author and asked to give an honest review.
I loved this book from the start. It is aimed at a younger audience but I was grabbed by the characters straight away. There are some grammer issues and I found the dialogue a little stilted at times but it in no way took away from the overall book. I really enjoyed the interaction between the four main characters and the way the story progressed. I did kinda have an inkling who some of the characters would turn out to be but there were lots of twists and turns and surprises along the way. I liked the way it ended and am looking forward to reading the next installment.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on June 24, 2013 :
I received this book for an honest review and I have to be honest I did enjoy it. Cascades of Moonlight is a fast reading story about Vampires and Werewolves. Not the fantasy vamps and weres Cascades was about real life problems teenagers go through growing up. Yet with it being written as supernaturals, teens can enjoy it more because it doesn't seem like a lovey dovey romance. We all have trust issues from time to time and teens can also learn from this. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more . Thank you much for giving me the pleasure.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on May 09, 2013 :
A wonderful read for all. However, I feel the young reader will be drawn to the book once introduced. Besides the life changing events of the supernatural, the normal teen trials make it totally relate-able.Friends, family, and freaky and the interchange as one merges to another. Looking forward to more.....
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Feb. 17, 2013 :
Parker is such a fun character. I so enjoyed reading her thoughts and the way she conversed with people. After the killing I didn’t suspect the killer but it soon became clear who it could be and everything that followed afterwards I kind of thought I would anticipate because it was clear the author had to build up to the climax of the story but boy was I wrong. Things kept happening that I wasn’t expecting. First what happened to Will in the woods caught me by surprise. I first thought he was an accomplice by the fishy way he was acting. And then the whole brainwashing. What was that? One problem I had was that there were very few dialogues but descriptions of what everyone said instead. And everything seemed to happen rather quickly. The whole proclaiming of love between Parker and Quinn and being best friends with Will when they only knew each other for a month. That was a little annoying but other than that it was a great read.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Jan. 23, 2013 :
The premise of the book is good: vampires and werewolves with teen angst!! That's one tough combo! Parker has struggled with the secret of her identity for what seems a long time. She hides from her friends and family. Her life turns more complicated when she meets Quinn, a mysterious character who knows all too well about her true self!! She tries to fight her feelings for him, but can't! Ah teen angst it could kill you!! The story was funny and had twists and turns. Overall a good read!
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)
on Jan. 01, 2013 :
Wow this book was kinda intense. So many things where happening, one thing after another that you had to read faster because you just wanted to know what was going to happen next. It was a good story with action and twist and turns, that the author had you guessing what would happen next. I couldn't put the book down till I had read it all.
Quinn and Parker were great couple thy where meant to be because no matter what situation they were thrown into they over came it be together. I can't wait to read the next one to see what happens next and what other twist and turns the author ha planned for her characters.
I gave this book five stars because the author kept me super entertained with her story and just kept me wanting to read more and more.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)