Author: Amy McNulty

#IndieMas 2016 Day Four

Posted December 6, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie, Events and Features, Giveaway / 3 Comments

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Author S. Usher Evans created #IndieMas as a way to celebrate her favorite Indie authors.

On the fourth day of #IndieMas my author gave to me

Thrills and Romance,
Pulse Pounding Action,
 Two Adventures,
And Sci Fi and Fantasy

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#IndieMas 2016 Day FourFall Far from the Tree by Amy McNulty
Published by Patchwork Press on September 6th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 242
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Terror. Callousness. Denial. Rebellion. How the four teenage children of leaders in the duchy and the neighboring empire of Hanaobi choose to adapt to their nefarious parents’ whims is a matter of survival.
Rohesia, daughter of the duke, spends her days hunting "outsiders," fugitives who’ve snuck onto her father’s island duchy. That she lives when even children who resemble her are subject to death hardens her heart to tackle the task.
Fastello is the son of the "king" of the raiders who steal from the rich and share with the poor. When aristocrats die in the raids, Fastello questions what his peoples’ increasingly wicked methods of survival have cost them.
An orphan raised by a convent of mothers, Cateline can think of no higher aim in life than to serve her religion, even if it means turning a blind eye to the suffering of other orphans under the mothers’ care.
Kojiro, new heir to the Hanaobi empire, must avenge his people against the "barbarians" who live in the duchy, terrified the empress, his own mother, might rather see him die than succeed.
When the paths of these four young adults cross, they must rely on one another for survival—but the love of even a malevolent guardian is hard to leave behind.

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#IndieMas 2016 Day FourStrays by Emma Kendrick
Series: Red Kings MC #1
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 4th 2016
Pages: 361
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Best friends Jackie and Tyler set out on an adventure to find somewhere to call home, hoping to escape the violent city life and settle down in a quiet place where they can make something of themselves. What they find instead is the notorious Red Kings Motorcycle Club, outlaw bikers that rule the city's criminal underground.
Only able to avoid them for so long, the unsuspecting pair get thrown into turf wars and drug trafficking before they can even figure out what's happened. And as Tyler is dragged deeper into the club's illegal activity, Jackie remains stuck in limbo as she tries to resist the pull of one Dean Rockwell, the MC's most dangerous member.
Torn between the tight-knit family of bikers and the safety of a normal life, can Jackie navigate the treacherous new waters without losing herself and her best friend? Or will a series of unfortunate events lead her down a path that she can't come back from?
"Emma Kendrick definitely has what it takes, and has gotten herself another loyal fan, anxiously awaiting the release of her next story. If you love bad boy bikers, as much as I, pick up a copy of Strays....it won't disappoint!" - CommonBookSense.blogspot.com
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Awesome Indies: Nobody’s Goddess by Ann McNulty

Posted April 1, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie / 0 Comments

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Awesome Indies: Nobody’s Goddess by Ann McNultyNobody's Goddess by Amy McNulty
Series: Never Veil #1
Published by Month9Books on April 21st 2015
Pages: 274
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In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.
Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in NollÂ’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.
Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.

Tell us about your book.

My upcoming release, Nobody’s Lady, is the second book in my YA romantic fantasy trilogy The Never Veil Series. Out April 12, it deals with the repercussions of the huge changes that occurred at the end of the first book. This time, everyone around Noll is in emotional turmoil and she’s doing okay, instead of the other way around like it was in the first book.

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?

The story begins in a remote medieval-like village surrounded by mountains. For a thousand years, the men in this village have worn masks. Magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. A man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she cannot or will not love him, he remains masked forever.

Originally, Noll, my main character, hasn’t found her “man,” and no one worships her as his goddess. She’s also upset because her best friend, the man she fell in love with, found the goddess in her sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever loved her. She is in fact the goddess of the mysterious lord of the village, a Byronic man who refuses to let Noll have her right as a woman to spurn him and who has the power to fight the curse. Book one deals with Noll’s discomfort with this situation, and book two deals with the aftermath. Book three finally reveals what’s going on in the village to begin with.

Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book/s?

I do for the first book in my The Never Veil Series, Nobody’s Goddess, which came out in 2015. I made it myself: Watch it here!

How long did this book take you to write?

The sequel took me about 5 months to draft and two months to revise before I turned it in. (Of course, I had revisions from my editors after that as well.) It was one of my slower drafts, unlike the first draft of the first book, which I wrote in 9 days! (But that one evolved a lot in revisions.)

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Characters completely changed their personalities as a result of the end of the first book. I had to get to know them again as different people, while also coming up with a mystery and overall conflict to drive this middle installment.

What were you like in school?

I was a straight-A student, but I preferred spending my free time having fun so I was very driven to get my homework and studying done at school during my breaks and lunch period. I’d eat with one hand and write with the other alongside my likeminded friends. (Others thought we loved studying and spent all our free time studying, but nope, we had fun after the school day was over!)

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

“The thought had crossed my mind as well.” Mack leaned his forearm against the wall for which Clarion’s hands had been unconsciously searching. “So tell me. Are you a rather bold maid or…?”

“I’m no maid.” Clarion clenched her fingers together. “Well, I’m not a maid of this household. They asked my mother and me for additional help setting up for the night’s ball.”

Mack frowned. “I wondered. Forgive me.” He closed the small distance between them, and took her hand in his again, only this time she could look into the pale color of his eyes, the high cheekbones that marked his face. “These didn’t seem the hands of a housekeeper.”

Clarion laughed. She knew there were several calluses from the harp and dirt caked beneath her nails. She hadn’t had time to clean them yet, had thought it pointless before she was due to spend the day cleaning anyway. “These are now. But they once were the hands of a pig farmer and harpist.” She didn’t know why, but she didn’t want to pull her hand away.

The smooth, bold forehead that poked out beneath his tresses wrinkled as he arched his eyebrows. “A pig farmer harpist? You are full of surprises, aren’t you?”

Do you have a set writing schedule that you adhere to? / Tell us how you write

I try to write fiction at least an hour a day when I’m in the middle of a project (or revise for an hour a day if that’s my current focus), but that doesn’t always happen. I also write for work (mostly business writing) and I get tired of staring at a computer all day writing when I have a lot of work! So some days I don’t fiction write at all or I only write a few hundred words.

What is your favorite movie?

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. I wrote a guest post about why I love this movie and how it influenced my writing here.

Do you have any pets? (Pictures would be great)

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Yes, a cat named Luna. SheÂ’s named after Luna from Sailor Moon, although she doesnÂ’t resemble her.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Website: http://amymcnulty.com/
Blog: http://amymcnulty.com/blog/
Facebook: Amy McNulty, Author
Twitter: McNultyAmy
Pinterest: AuthorAmyMc
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Amy-McNulty/e/B00VIYEIXC/
Wattpad: AmyMcNulty
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7771316.Amy_McNulty
Instagram: McNulty.Amy

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