I'm Author Amy Shannon. I write crime drama and suspense novels I also wrote a Saga that is over 62 volumes long, broken up by different series.
I am also a book reviewer. I have Amy's Bookshelf Reviews as a blog where I review any type of genre.
Who are your favorite authors?
As an author, I love to read other author's works. I read for entertainment, and to give book reviews. I like books by James Patterson, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. I also have become fans of new Indie authors, and there are so many authors that I like, I can't just name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm a writer, and that's who I am. I tell stories. Maybe I am a storyteller, whether I am writing a novel, a poem or even a review, I tell a story about a story. I am also an educator, and use my writing to teach others.
After an accident takes her memory, Rayna tries to live her life as normal as possible, but it doesn't explain her desire for excitement, until she meets Ethan. Ethan is a stranger who seems to hold the key to her true identity. The line between cops and the mob teeters Ethan and Rayna on the edge.
Prequel of the Sars Springs Saga (volume 3). Before she was Alex, she was Alexis Garris and on trial for murder. Before Jim met Alex ... he was lost and searching for his Angel. Two lives, overlapping until they meet face to face.
Johanna "Hanna" is a silent character, who doesn't speak by choice. She lives in her own world, where she expects those around her to just leave. It's an exciting story and the author takes the reader on the trail of Hanna, and how she deals with being kidnapped and having to sacrifice her silence. Intriguing story. Will seek out other books by Shafer!
A welcome Romance
This is a very hot and steamy romance. Cord is someone to get used to, as he's rugged around the edges, but very sexy and sultry. He comes back to town and tries to pick up where he left off with Lilly, and things heat up from there. I liked this story and continuously rooted for Cord, who needs people on his side. Hestand has found a fan in this reader, and I enjoy each of her stories, as western romance is something because of her stories, that I have found I like. Nothing like a timeless romance.
The start of something wonderful
This was a remarkable first novel of ClareMarie, and I liked the concept of the story, where humans and paranormals shared the earth. She writes well and the story flows very well. I like reading someone's first novel, and to learn about their writing style. It's not just about what is told but what isn't written. ClareMarie and her characters are on a journey that will grow into something more and more in depth. I like how the characters interact, especially when the main character discovers something about herself. It's a good story, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
The 9th Brother by Raven Thornheart
Don't let the length of the book deter from reading this great story. It is filled with emotion, both joyous and heart breaking. There is a sense of holiday and family togetherness, and this story takes the reader on a emotional rollercoaster, as a missing brother suddenly returns. Thornheart writes this drama well, and the connections of the family and strains, seem so realistic. I look forward to reading more from this author.
More about the Maddox Family
The sequel to "The 9th Brother" and it's just as good as the first one. I have inside information that this is going to be part of a trilogy, which I look forward to reading. Thornheart writes for this family as if she is part of it, and this story focuses on Lessa and Philip. There is such a family dynamic among the Maddox family and each family member is an integral member. Emotions run high but is cut perfectly with humor and joy. Such a passionate story. Can't wait to read more about the Maddox family.
I enjoyed this book, especially the characters and their connection to each other. It's a great story, with a grand twist that keeps the reader's attention. It seemed to start out a little slow, but it was adventurous. The boys in the story have a fun connection, filled with bickering and dialogue you'd hear from many young boys and their friends. It's a gripping tale and all in all, good read.
A process that starts with a journey
Writing this book was a self journey for this author. He tells the story of his process, and then delves into different aspects of personal lives. He discusses relationships and how things can breakdown. He writes well, and writes about his own thoughts and opinions on different topics. It is interesting and something that is well worth the read. From love, to adulthood, to being African American, to racism, he discusses it. "We look in history and find that we don’t matter because the true contribution that we have made to this country is hidden and downplayed."
This book is inspiring and it makes one take a look at their life. The story is one that is written by the author about the author, and it's written in a way that's empowering. She uses her experience to share with others and how one pivotal moment shaped her life. It's one of those journeys that one may take when they have been faced with their own death. Life is meant to live, not to sleep through, and this story will tug at your heart and make you look at your own life.
If you're a writer (or want to be) and are interested in sci-fi or fantasy, this book can give some ideas or even writing prompts. It also resembles an encyclopedia of information and can help with character development, story development or even additions to a current story. It's not the book you just sit down and read (unless you're reading to write a review, as I am), but it's a good resource and tool for any writer, even if you're writing a different genre. Whether it's a long novel, or short story, this book can be helpful. It is filled with information, and some maybe things you never even heard of, or the answers to questions you never asked but always wanted to.
The premise of the book is good, but there are some flaws to what I think the author was trying to accomplish. However, it is well written, and gives a lot of details, such as the background of the Asian culture, and different aspects of Asian life. I learned a lot by reading it, but I think some of the book felt a little "too commercial" and seemed like it was an advertisement that was trying to recruit a specific culture. It's a good detailed read, though.
Snobbity Snowman is whimsical and fun, and this is a great read for younger children, and something to read to very young children. The pictures and the text tell the story of Snobbity, and open up to other characters, which are also fun and interesting. Snobbity loses the family who made him, and slowly realizes he is alone, and there is no one else to providing his rich, carrot nose. After losing everything, things change for Snobbity. It's a great story that has a wonderful moral for children, without being preachy.
A man's personal journey
It's more than just about a sexual addiction, but that's the journey that this man takes. He needs to deal with his own demons and discover who he is. At times this story is disturbing, but it is also provocative and explorative. It's one of those books you won't forget, you may want to read it over again. It is very well written and I applaud the author for writing this. This entered the world of BDSM (which can be judged harshly by those not in the lifestyle) and the author had some ideas that didn't necessarily coincide with my own personal views, but the story is his and he wrote it. Wonderful.
It's a collection of stories written by Miller. They all had a similar tone but were well written, and it was a nice collection for her to share. The stories lend to the reader's emotions going up and down. It was well worth the read.
The story read like a fairy tale, and was beautifully written. Fabiom grew up in the story, but his character did more than that. It was a personal growth that was shown throughout the story. Mellor writes a wondrous, lyrical tale as Fabiom is torn about what to do with his life and if he should remain true to himself. It's a grand prose of a story that leaps off the page, dripping with mystery and beauty.
Great book of activities
It's a great book for kids of all ages, especially to do with the entire family. The book has space themed brain teasers, puzzles and other fun games and it is a gem for kids to do something fun and learn also. A book worth the buy just to give the kids something other than video games to play and occupy their time.
It takes a minute, but only that to grab the reader and entice it. But it does. It's raw and gritty and takes the reader to a place that may not be so accessible. Living in a world that only sees violence, corruption and poverty, Leone wants to do the right thing. The reader sees the backstory and how it reflects and affects the present, which gives a enough of an understanding. The characters are created with depth but there is a lot of different perspectives. It works well for the story in some cases, and in other cases it gets lost. It's a great read, and even if you're not sure if the story is something you'd like, you can't put it down until the end, which is unpredictable and fitting for the story.
compelling and gripping
Barr certainly can tell a good story, and she created this magical fantasy that is a clean, and fulfilling story. The characters have depth, and the base of the story shows different sides to women, and their place in this time period. Ah, yes, the age where men stood tall with sexy women at their side, more for status and as a prize than anything else. The story is filled with sorcery and magic, and the line between good and evil. A grand adventurous story!
Solving societies problems
The author writes well and lends solutions for solving some of society's major and challenging problems.
Some of the problems are solvable, if implemented properly and some suggestions for solving has merit. The problems outline range from crime to customer service, to terrorist and weight management. Not all problems are life or death, and some have more of an opinion rather than something that can be initiated, but the book is well put together, and a very interesting read.