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I finished a re-write and expansion of my dark romance, Shameless Submission, last month and it’s done really well since. It was originally a novella, but I’ve made it a full-length novel and I’m happy I did.
Right now, I’m busy writing my next book. It’s one I’ve had on the back burner for a while. In fact, it goes back to 2015 after I finished my Oceans Apart series about a British billionaire, a girl from L.A., and their struggles to be together. There were two strong secondary characters in that, Mike and Kari, the best friends of the main characters, and my gals have been asking me to write their own story ever since. It’s taken me two years to get there since I’ve been writing a lot of other books in between, but I’m finally going to finish it!
After that, I have an older man, younger woman romance planned which should be out in July and then… we’ll see what comes next! I like to write in different sub-genres such as sports romance, military romance, dark romance, etc. so I don’t plan release dates too far out. I kinda go with whatever I feel at the time!
Southern Heat will take you on a wild ride of lust, betrayal, white-hot passion and,
ultimately, true love.
Audition: Fun and exciting... Dark and deceptive... Hollywood lures many victims into its lair.
...including Annie, a small town girl with dreams of making it big. She’s naive, soft and about to score the audition of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career—if she can navigate the director's couch. Sex and starlets are what drive men like Vicktor Rossen. He’ll say and do anything to get what he wants. She saw it, experienced it and now she’s out for revenge—and her best friend, his gay personal assistant, knows exactly what to do.
Until a startling phone call shatters everything...
Betrayal: An actress on the verge of a promising career, small town girl, Annie, reluctantly returns home to Georgia where her grandpa has left her the family ranch. Now, she just wants to take care of business and get back to acting and the bright lights of Hollywood.
After a scare one night, her frantic call for help brings the boy next door from her childhood to her front porch. Military vet, now sinfully sexy town sheriff, Tommy Donovan.
Losing her grandpa makes her sad, but her best friend from school provides some welcome female distraction, in more ways than one. Now she's stuck at a crossroads between her desire for Tommy and her special friendship with BFF, Marti. When the girl's secret is exposed, the consequences will either make them stronger or tear them apart. She doesn't plan on staying for good, but making it right with both isn't going to be easy.
Road Trip: Marti's on the run... to anywhere but small town Georgia.
Fleeing from her past, broken-hearted and alone, she vows to rise above the drama she left behind and find a place where she'll finally have the life and love she so desperately craves.
But when handsome billionaire boss, Nick Vargas, walks into her life disguised as a long-haul trucker, everything changes. He’s bold, charming, and perilously sexy. One look at him and a glass of sweet tea later, Marti knew her heart was in trouble... big trouble.
Nick is scarred from the loss of an old flame, and he's sworn to never to put his feelings on the line again. But from the moment they touch, and he takes in her curves, the chemistry is undeniable. Will they go their separate ways at the next truck stop, or can Marti give him a second chance at love and help him forget his painful past?
Blissmas: Marti Odell thought she'd found the man to fulfill her every need...
He’s gorgeous, rich, and says all the right things. Until he says, “I do.” She patiently waits for Nick to give her the happily-ever-after she’s been dreaming about, until Ellie, Nick’s long time assistant, turns Marti’s dreams into a nightmare.
He promised to protect her, she promised to play her part... promises neither one of them can keep.
She knows that she can't live in a world where nothing makes sense. So she runs. Back to her hometown. Back to her best friend. Back to her familiar way of life. Although her heart is broken, her dignity is intact.
Join Marti and Nick, along with Annie and Tommy in this panty-melting conclusion to the Southern Heat series of books. You’ll laugh, cry, and fall in love when you experience the pain and ultimate pleasure of Blissmas.
The Game’s Not Over Until I Say It’s Over
I'm Craig Robinson, star quarterback for the Worthington Wildcats college football team. I love nothing more than getting down and dirty on the field—and off!
An injury in the last game of the season finds me limping home alone when a chance meeting with sassy babe, Avery Shoemaker, changes my life forever... in more ways than one.
But my dreams are shattered when my father drops the biggest bombshell of my life on me—and it explodes in my face. Hurt on the inside as well as on the outside, Avery is the only one who can take away my pain—but she's pushing me away. Dealing with my new reality leaves me wondering if I'll ever be happy again.
With or without her.
He's in London... She's in L.A.
How do you hold on to love when you're 5,000 miles apart?
Ginny Peterson thought she had it all—great job, great friends and an even greater boyfriend—until she caught him with the sultry vixen from the fifth floor!
Determined to hold her head up and move on, she buries herself in work until her BFF coaxes her out for a night on the town. In walks Tristan Armstrong—a British tattooed billionaire with an accent that curls her toes! He’s rich, powerful and can't keep his eyes off Ginny and her delicious curves—only problem is... he’s going back to his life in England in two short days!
Tristan and Ginny have to fight hell and high water just to get their hands on each other... literally. Living in different parts of the world, and battling the distance across the Atlantic Ocean, they're not going to let anything come between them.
Despite everything and everyone that tries.
Luke -- I've dedicated the last twelve years of my life to the SEALs, and I'm damn good at what I do. Defending my country, finding the enemy and kicking their sorry butts with my team.
After too many tours, seeing things no human should, and watching friends die, it's taken its toll on my body and mind. What would life be like outside the military? My own space? Love, romance—maybe even a family to call my own?
Juliet -- Working in the fast-paced world of finance, I choose career over love. I mean, who has time for that shit anyway? Never got much of it from my controlling father who's persuaded me I need a change of scenery.
A new job with one of his rich pals, far away from my friends and beloved Manhattan. I feel lonely and lost in my new environment until a little online retail therapy goes off-track to a military dating site and I stumble across the hottest-looking guy in uniform I've ever seen.
Sparks flicker to a roaring flame with each sizzling message between them—but everything changes when Luke is injured and his pride gets in the way of the love, passion, and happiness they both so desperately crave.
Can Juliet break through the armor surrounding the heart of this irresistible SEAL, or will she double-time it out of their relationship?
Secrets... Lies... Scandal!
After too many tours in Afghanistan, I’m back home to my millionaire life in Tennessee. Actually, it's my dad's millions—not mine. I'm Ryan Johnson, Marine vet. I always thought I’d be a career Marine—a top dog—but decided against it after I’d seen enough war. A lot changed during those years spent in the sandbox.
Returning home has meant meeting my new stepmother… and annoying as hell stepsister, Heather. But irritation has quickly turned to lust. And in place of my night terrors, I can't stop dreaming about her.
Things went sideways while our parents were away on vacation. Now, they’re back and ever since I tasted her sweet lips—I need her. I need to find a way to be with her. But what am I going to do about my dad—or her mom?
I'm tired of sneaking around like a damn teenager, but the secrets, lies, and scandal could tear the family apart.
Is this dirty, wicked, lust worth it?
It better be, but I’ll let Heather tell the story...
They Say Opposites Attract...
Book 1: Gabe Gregory is the most eligible bachelor in the small town of Destiny Beach. He's rich, debonair and his last girlfriend left a bad taste in his mouth so he’s sworn off women—even when wealthy diva and infamous local celeb, Pepper Anderson, lands an intern job at the marine park where he's the boss. She's sexy, alluring, with curves in all the right places. Mixing business with pleasure never works, but Pepper is hard to resist.
Book 2: And what girl wouldn't have the hots for Gabe? He's handsome, smart, confident, and comes from one of the wealthiest families around. But little did she realize, competition for his attention is just around the corner. Will he fall under Pepper's spell, or leave her in the friend-zone?
Book 3: The heat at Destiny Beach is rising! Gabe’s mom tries to interfere with his life, but he has his own agenda. She isn’t going to make it easy, and mom’s not the only one trying to mess with his head. Pepper’s got her own problems. Just when she's starting to feel good about her new-found direction in life, she's left shocked and devastated by her dad’s revelation... and her once comfortable world is now shattered.
On the warm and sunny Gulf Coast, Gabe’s boat has been a haven for some seriously hot liaisons, but there’s still no plain sailing in sight. Will Gabe hold firm and fight for his girl, or is the drama becoming too much for him and his previously, uncomplicated life? Can Pepper make sense of her dad’s bombshell and find her true self? ...or will she give up on her man and sink further into her sadness?
A bad boy with a need for speed... A good girl with a heart of gold.
Together, it's the ride of a lifetime!
I’ve never had an easy life — but then again, who said it was going to be easy?
I'm Jackson Fitzgerald, and I’m the best street racer this town has ever seen, thanks to a little blow, my racing skills, and my ‘68 Camaro. One of the classics and she’s my everything — my baby. Sleek, fast and doesn’t take any crap.
Neither do I.
Relationships and love aren't me, but when I meet one sweet nurse at the local clinic, my whole life changes. She’s rich, beautiful, smart... and so totally out of my league. I’ll have to up my game if I want her — and I want that sweet little lady like I’ve never wanted anyone else in my life.
The heat at Destiny Beach is rising!
Gabe’s relationship with his mom is tested when he refuses to fall in with her plans for his life. He’s got his own agenda… to be with his girl, but mom isn’t going to make it easy, and she’s not the only one trying to mess with his head.
Meanwhile, Pepper’s got her own problems. She’s grown from a carefree Destiny Beach celeb, to a young woman with a purpose in life. But just when she's starting to feel good about her new-found direction, she's been left shocked and devastated by her dad’s revelation, and her once comfortable world is now shattered.
On the warm and sunny Gulf Coast, Gabe’s boat has been a haven for some seriously hot liaisons, but there’s still no plain sailing in sight for these two. Will Gabe hold firm and fight for his girl, or is the drama becoming too much for him and his previously, uncomplicated life? Can Pepper make sense of her dad’s bombshell and find her true self? ...or will she give up on her man and sink further into her sadness?
More Hot Fun At Destiny Beach!
Pepper Anderson has finally taken all she can from her guyfriend-stealing mother. She's kept her titties out of front page news and has her eyes on Gabe. He's smart, sexy and very confident, then in walks Sophie, an old friend of his, and Pepper hates her immediately...diva style!
Gabriel Gregory isn't used to the fame of the paparazzi. In fact, he hates looking over his shoulder at every turn, but he's drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Will he follow his heart and go after Pepper? Or leave her in the friend-zone?
Find out in this smokin' hot small town billionaire romance!
They Say Opposites Attract...
Gabriel Gregory is the most eligible bachelor in the Gulf town of Destiny Beach, but after his last few girlfriends left a bad taste in his mouth…literally, he’s sworn off women forever—even when wealthy diva, Pepper Anderson, lands an intern job at the marine park where he’s the boss…and…the only one who can see right through her antics.
Tempers flare and Gabe has to decide to defend her—or let her go. It doesn’t help that she’s on the cover of every trashy magazine with her naked boobs on display!
Gabe knows the complications that come from mixing business with pleasure, but Pepper is hard to resist. He knows there’s some good inside, but will he be able to bring it out of her? Or will Pepper’s face (and boobs) be a regular on the front page news?
To be honest, generally no, there’s no message, or at least I’m not consciously putting a message in there as I write. Though the story in Irresistible SEAL should help readers feel just how much our military veterans put their lives on the line to keep us safe and what they face if they come back injured from the front line. It’s still a hot romance, but there’s a little bit of a message there that I’ve had a lot of emails about. Most of my other books, I just want the reader to have fun and escape reality for a couple or three hours.
How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I think there’s something of me and my life experiences in most, if not all, of my books. I mean, I’m not saying I got hooked up with my stepbrother or visited a BDSM club or anything, (well, who knows, lol!) but I guess the general dialogue that goes on inside my head before, or as I write, is real to me and what I’d probably say in the circumstances if I were the heroine.
Who designed the covers?
Either me or together with my PA. I can use Photoshop enough for what I need to do, but I’m no expert.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Normally, I’m ok writing once I have the story all figured out in my head. I’ve tried just writing on the fly, but it usually ends badly, lol! Once I plan an outline and know where the story is going, everything seems to flow better, and I don’t end up with timeline issues. I kinda learned that lesson a long time ago.
When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing back in April 2013. I have kids, lots of ‘em lol, so I was working a job that took me away from home, a long commute and I’d tried making money online with internet marketing, but my heart wasn’t in that. A friend from England (a guy actually) asked if I wanted to write together with him for Amazon and I was dubious to start, but we started writing and I really enjoyed it. Here I am now, a full time writer!
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading on of my bestie, KB Winters’, books called Dirty Liar since I haven’t written any bad boy mafia stories yet, but I might give that a try in a future book.
If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
That would have to be Christian Bale as Tristan and Alexandra Daddario as Ginny in Oceans Apart.
Do you have a blog/website? I do, but I have to be honest, I don’t update it as much as I should.
You can find it here: http://amandaheartley.com. I connect with most of my readers on Facebook where I have an author page and also a group of about 900 of my reader gals where we hang out and share man-candy, haha!
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