June: Amali Rose
This month's author is Amali Rose! She's an Australian author, and former blogger, who released her debut novella in 2017. I can't wait to find out more about her and her books!
Can you tell me what inspired your latest novel? Where did the idea come from?
When I was writing my first book, Under The Cherry Blossoms, it was only supposed to be a standalone. But, as I was writing, the story for each of the heroine's friends came to me. Each character had her own story that I needed to tell and the more I wrote, the more forceful the stories became, until I gave in and decided to make it a four part standalone series.
What does your workday look like?
I work part time, so Tuesday to Thursday I work my day job and try to sneak in any writing time, I can. On the other days, I try treat writing as a normal job and aim to write from 9-5. This is taking some getting used to, though, and I have to admit it's a work in progress (FB is so damn distracting, lol!).
If you could co-write a novel with anyone, who would it be?
Oh, this is a really tough question! I have author friends such as Joz Maxel, Eva Jones, Harper Phoenix and Sienna Grant, who I would love to write with. I think we would have a lot of fun! Then there's my unicorn authors like Jana Aston, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Meghan Quinn, Adriana Locke, LJ Shen, Sierra Simone (I could go on and on and on and on!) who would be the ultimate dream co-authors!
(That list is amazing!)
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Don't let fear scare you off. It can be really frightening putting yourself out there, but trust in yourself and surround yourself with good people who want to see you succeed.
What’s a genre you haven’t written but would like to try?
At this stage I've only written contemporary romance. I would be interested in trying something a bit darker in the future, I feel like it would be a great challenge.
If you could be one of your characters, who would it be and why?
I'd probably be choose Cassidy. She's the complete opposite of me and I'd love to have her confidence and spirit!
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
For my first two books I did a very brief outline. My current WIP, I am pantsing it and just seeing where the story takes me.
Kiss, Marry, Kill the following: Prince Harry, Harry Styles, and Harry Potter
Kiss: Harry Styles Marry: Prince Harry Kill: Harry Potter
Tell me about your book and the two main characters.
My current WIP is Amongst The Wildflowers. It's a friends to lovers romance about Layla and Ethan. Layla is shy, quietly determined, loyal and has a heart of gold. Ethan is outgoing, athletic, protective and loving.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Just do it. Get out of your head, and f@!king do it!
What’s next? (book-wise)
Amongst The Wildflowers will release on September 6th and then I'll begin working on the final book in the Fleurs d'amour Series, Breathing Wisteria.
(I really love her titles!)
Where does your writing inspiration come from?
It can come from anywhere! Friends, music, memories, movies, literally anywhere!
What does your writing space look like? (Can we see?)
I don't have a designated writing space (hopefully one day!) I usually write on the couch, in bed or at a café (which is where I am right now!)
Thank you Amali! Y'all be sure to take a look at the first two books in her Fleurs d'amour Series!
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☆҉ Amazon Universal Links ☆҉
Paperback ~ http://mybook.to/UTCBPB
☆҉ Add to your GR TBR ☆҉ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35853500-under-the-cherry-blossoms
☆҉ Synopsis ☆҉
Skye Emery believes in true love.
A romantic idealist, she believes wholeheartedly that everyone will get their happy ending. Everyone except her.
After drowning in the devastation left behind by a cheating father, keeping men at arm's length and finding solace in a dirty book and a pint of ice cream is a safer option.
Enter Ben Mackinnon, the sexy reformed manwhore with a complicated past of his own, he overwhelms her with his perfect mix of sweet sincerity and dirty talking dominance.
When Skye and Ben stumble upon a childhood memory that connects them, Skye's walls begin to tumble down; but when Ben's past resurfaces she's torn between running to protect her heart, or fighting for the only relationship she has ever invested in.
༺❃༻ AVAILABLE IN KU ༺❃༻
❃ Amazon Universal Links ❃
Ebook ~ http://mybook.to/DandelionDreams
Paperback ~ http://mybook.to/DDPB
❃ Add to your GR TBR ❃ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36855168-dandelion-dreams
❃ Synopsis ❃
Cassidy Jensen has known true love.
With a wild heart and a fierce spirit she lives life passionately, determined to embrace all it has to offer.
After a crushing loss she fights to regain her sense of self, attempting to rediscover the happiness that she knows can exist. However, one bad experience after another has Cassidy questioning whether lightning can strike twice.
Enter Mason Alexander. He is everything she doesn't want. Guarded, aloof and a workaholic; the only emotion he ignites in her is frustration.
When Mason and Cassidy are thrown together and forced to work with each other, they must learn to navigate their new relationship. Along the way proving that sometimes what you want, isn't always what you need.
Amali Rose is an Australian author, and former blogger, who released her debut novella in 2017. A self confessed bookworm, her love affair with the written word began as a child, with The Magic Faraway Tree. Her tastes have grown and evolved over the years, and after stumbling into the indie community a few years ago, she discovered her passion for romance with a side of smut. When not reading or writing Amali enjoys baking, yoga, cheesy pop music & netflix marathons; and believes strongly that pink, puppies and chocolate make the world a better place!
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