Amalia Zane


Amalia Zane grew up in Palo Alto, California, and hopes to share her love of Northern California and the unique culture of the Bay Area with her readers. When she's not writing super steamy romance novels, or daydreaming about finding her very own Ryder, she can be found geeking out about plants in her enormous vegetable & flower garden, taking long walks by the Bay, binge-watching shows on Netflix, and hanging out with her wonderful, equally dorky friends.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is freedom. You are bound by nothing when you write. You make all the rules! If you can imagine it, you can put it in your writing. There's no better feeling than having an idea and making a whole world out of it. My favorite part of writing, though, is building in all of the jokes in my books. I love thinking up the zany stuff my characters say and do. I sit on my couch with my laptop, typing away and cackling like a crazy person.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I hadn't been reading romance novels very long when I decided to try my hand at writing them. I was reading about the same cliched characters over and over, just in different settings. I also didn't recognize myself in most of the characters. I wanted to read stories about women like me and my friends - smart, sassy, educated women in our 30s, living our lives and happy to be single, but still open to finding love. I figured there had to be other readers out there who felt the same way, so I decided to write the type of book I would love to read.
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Where to find Amalia Zane online


The Penetration Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Hailey's friends forced her to swear off dating losers, especially the bad boys she loves so much. Tragic events in her past haunt her, affecting her everyday life more than she cares to admit. A sexy fling with a mysterious tattooed surfer, who has his own checkered history, turns her world upside-down. Can she escape from the clutches of her past and trust her heart?

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