Wednesday, June 22, 2011

L.A. BANKS AUCTION IS LIVE !


You won't believe the fantastic items up for auction at ebay!!

And for a good cause--place your bid, don't delay!

It's all about Sharing the Love...with L.A.!

Bid to win 6 of my books from Spice!! But thats not all!!
The winner will be named as a character in my upcoming Celtic Spice novella!!  BID here...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Special Auction for Author L. A. Banks !!



Several authors, editors and agents have banned together in recent days to put together a spectacular auction for our beloved friend and peer, L. A. Banks. We have recieved sad news that L.A. has become gravely ill and to help defray rising medical costs this very special auction is taking place  for TEN DAYS ONLY on EBAY.
Here are the details and the official website for all support for Leslie Banks. Please help in any way you can.

The SHARE YOUR HEART auction for LA Banks begins today on Tuesday, June 21st at 9PM EST and runs for ten days ending on Friday, July 1st at 9PM EST due to eBay rules.

Please feel free to share news of the event:  http://www.labanksauction.org/ .

The official list of items is there and there is a link to the eBay site, which will go active at 9PM.


To tweet, please use the hash mark: #labanksauction (You start it yourself by typing the number sign # followed by whatever you want to say (no spaces) from your twitter page and then add your news...).

Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Please keep L.A. and her family in your prayers.

Thank you~
Amanda

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer reading!

Let's talk for a moment about what's in our TBR piles for the summer!

First though, let me tell you that I am giving you a chance to add to your summer reads by checking out my contest running at Fresh Fiction all through June! Starts June 1!

I just finished HUSH by Cherrry Adair and if you like steamy heat, fabulous characters and exotic locale you do not want to miss this book!!

On tap- I hear Robyn Carr has another in her Virgin River series coming out soon. One of the only series on my buy witout thinking list;)  The woman has created a fictional place where the characters are so real, their trials and tribulations, emotions and daily lives are so well done!

Some others on the TBR this summer:
Princesses Gone Wild (Decadent Publishing) Sahara Kelly & SL Carpenter
Pahntom Evil Heather Graham
Book of Shadows Alexandra Sokoloff

I'd like to find out how many of you have purchased some type of E-reader in the past year, and if so what kind do you have and what makes it the best in your eyes?

Let me know what you're reading this summer! Recommendations welcome! And what you're reading on!

Until next time~
Amanda

New Perspectives!

Though I understand that reviews are subjective (I started out as a reviewer before taking the step into writing full time) like all things I am always amazed how people view things differently. The variety of elements that resonate with a reader are soemtimes similar, yet sometimes offer even the writer a new perspective of their work. Such is the case with this most humbling and well-written review that I received on my medieval book,"Tortured." The reviewer has given me permission to post it here and you can also find this and her other reviews at Amazon, eHarlequin and Goodreads.

My humble thanks to Virginia Campbell, author of this review.     

Tortured" by Amanda McIntyre will stay with me for a long, long time. I couldn't have picked a better time than Memorial Day to read this book. "Tortured" is about loss of personal freedom, survival instinct, and the timeless hunger for omnipotence in those humans who live to dominate others. The story takes place in a time when Christianity, hedonism, and superstition were at war with each other, and mankind was the prize. However, it is also an unforgettable love story. Dryston is a wounded warrior whose gentle touch and loving passion bring back to life a young woman who willed so much of herself into submissive oblivion. It is the unconquerable spirit dwelling deep within Sierra which captivates her captive. All she loved was taken from her as a girl, as her mother was hung before her eyes and her young brother dragged away to be killed. Nothing was left for her to keep. Even her long hair was chopped off. She was forced to dress as a boy and become the apprentice to a master executioner. Together, Sierra and Dryston form a bold plan of escape, heading toward their predetermined fate. This is a vivid, well-told tale of the rawness and uncertain times of the Dark Ages. Would we have acted in the same manner as Sierra and Dryston and others around them? Amanda McIntyre places us right in the middle of the story line, making us see how human spirituality and physicality become twisted under ceaseless torment and cruelty. Although the setting of the story goes back in time more than fifteen hundred years, humans still act in much the same way. There will always be those who quest for dominance, but mercifully, there will always be love and lovers to offer hope for mankind.

Keep on reading and I'll keep on writing!

Amanda