Review: Iniquity (#5, Premonition) by Amy A. Bartol

My Thoughts

Epic, explosive and exciting.
A worthy finale to a sweeping, one-of-a-kind series.

5stars

Synopsis

Dec-08I gasp as my body curls toward Brennus like a flower to the sun, for the pleasure of it. He holds me close to him. His nose grazes the length of my neck. He breathes me in. I feel the roar and rush of my heartbeat. I’m his toy; his energy streams into me. He winds the invisible key in my back and the euphoria ratchets and coils inside of me: tick…tick…tick…
Another wicked surge of energy flows from him into me. Pain. Pleasure. Bliss. My jaw unclenches as my lips part. I make a small, breathy sound as we dance. Brennus responds with something close to a growl. “Ye’re killing me, mo chroí,” he murmurs. His hand moves down my back infusing me with a golden glow of power. My wings punch violently from me, tearing a hole in my day dress. They spread wide, like a red stain beyond my pale skin. I’m dancing now for the thrill of it. I follow his lead.

As the song comes to an end, Brennus kisses my throat. He whispers in my ear, “When ye get back, come find me, mo chroí. I’ve healed ye…now wake up and banjax whoever banished ye here…”

My Review

How do you read the end of a series you’ve loved so much? So many expectations. So many feels. So many hopes and fears for the characters that have become perhaps, embarrassingly real? Starting Iniquity, the final book in the Premonition series, was as thrilling as it was bittersweet. I wasn’t ready to let go, but at the same time, I was ready to see it all come to what I knew would be an epic climax. I’m sure the question on everyone’s mind is this: Does the book deliver?

Yes, it does. In spades.

There is so much action, so many unforeseen twists, so many emotions that surged to the surface as Evie experiences more hardships, more losses and more heartache. Amy Bartol is able to capture that larger-than-life feeling she bottled beautifully in the other novels, but with an intensified urgency as the story naturally culminates in a bloody battle between Sheol and Heaven, between Evie and an enemy who is chillingly ruthless. Past and present collide, choice and fate duel, as Evie must make difficult choices that will affect her, and others, for the whole of eternity.

Much is explained, including Xavier’s, Reed’s and Brennus’ affinity with Evie. We better understand that invisible thread that has bound Reed and Evie in this lifetime, connected them when situations have been dire, given them strength when hope waned.

“Hold onto the string, love. Until the current shifts and we can be together again.”

The above quote is one of my favorite in the series, and we really understand the depth and the reason for that tether between them. Throughout the series, Evie and Reed have been separated time and again, but despite what happened, and despite the feelings Evie felt for anyone else, it’s this unique connection, this love, that has given them both hope for happiness.

“I’m clutching the invisible thread that binds me to her. I won’t let go, not for anything in this world.”

Brennus is also back in all his charming, arrogant glory, trying to banjax Evie’s future with Reed. His devotion to her is boundless and eternal, and he certainly proves that to Evie, and even to her friends. We also see just how much Evie has managed to humanize Brennus, softening his heart despite him remaining unyielding and fierce towards any adversary. And her heart, no doubt, also recognizes Brennus in a way that is singular and very much real.

“I’m the light to his darkness. There’s no escape; he’s a part of me.”

I don’t want to divulge even the highest level of the plot line, but clearly we will learn some truths that shed light about everything that happens—past, present and future. Is there a happily ever after? Yes. The very end opens some interesting, unexpected possibilities worthy of discussion, but despite that, the novel delivers in every way that counts, with moments of passion and love, action and surprise, and of course, unbreakable friendships. The story moved me to tears more than once, and revel in believing that eternity is lived out in wild, unrestrained happiness between characters that will forever remain marked on my heart.

“You are my life. It begins and ends with you.”

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Review + Excerpt: Under Different Stars (#1, Kricket) by Amy A. Bartol

My Thoughts

My newest all-consuming obsession and
one of my absolute favorite books of the year.

Utterly addicting, instantly absorbing and vividly depicted with intriguing and unforgettable characters. The story line is unique, suspenseful and brimming with the kind of scorching desire and idyllic romance that lingers with you long after the book ends.

5stars

Synopsis

Under Different StarsAll she wants is a home, but can she find one…UNDER DIFFERENT STARS

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket’s gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

My Review

Amy Bartol is dangerous. She writes nothing less than the kinds of books that make you want to keep your eyes open with toothpicks and ignore the world until you read the very last page. Forget the shower. Forget your children. Eating… optional. Sleeping… forget about it. All I can focus on is finishing her books. And this one… it was amazing! As addictive as the Premonition series. The angst, the romance, the desire as thick and enthralling as that of Evie and Reed. How the heck will I suffer through the months to get her next book? Her words literally get under my skin, her storytelling is so expressively captivating that I feel like a crazy, obsessive mad woman when I read her stories. You will LOVE Under Different Stars. LOVE. She manages to build this unique world full of crazy lingo and vivid details that had me hanging on to her every word. THEN, she throws two people together and builds this intensifying, oh-so-right desire between them that had me desperately needing them to be together more than I need my next breath. How does this woman do it?! I was enraptured by this story. I didn’t want it to end. It had action, humor, romance, desire and that intangible magic that Amy sprinkles throughout to enliven it, making us thoroughly addicted and begging for more.

“You cannot thrive under the wrong stars, Kricket… the stars here are in opposition to you… can’t you feel it?… Let us take you home.”

Kricket has had a tough childhood, particularly in the foster care system. Now, she’s trying to just hold on to the last few months before she turns 18 when she’ll be finally free to live her own life and stop running. At 5′ 10″ with platinum blonde hair and violet eyes, Kricket is striking and has to work extra hard to stay under the radar by working jobs that pay in cash. When suddenly an unfamiliar trio of incredibly tall, incredibly good-looking men with the same violet eyes as hers find her and claim to be there to take her back “home,” Kricket is simultaneously shocked and on alert. She runs. Unfortunately, shortly after, she finds herself face-to-face with another ominous trio claiming the very same thing. It quickly becomes evident that there’s no place to run, no place she can hide. The first trio have found her again and she’s brusquely taken. As she grapples heart and mind to assess her situation and prepare once again for the worst, she can’t help but feel like her life is in constant turmoil… another situation of which she needs to figure out how to gain control.

“I’m used to holding on to nothing as tight as I can.”

The three men — Trey, Wayra and Jax — are on a mission to find her and bring her home… to Ethar. They claim it’s Kricket’s rightful homeland and it’s time for her to return and pay her penance. Incredulous and baffled, she can’t begin to make sense of what they’re talking about and even how they talk. Their lingo is different and Earth is not native to where they are from. The more time she spends with them as they trek back to Ethar, the more she’s drawn to their humor and even their kindness. The person who seems to be the leader of the group, Trey, is especially protective, although intriguing and somewhat firm, she can tell he’s telling her the truth.

You see, Kricket has this innate ability to irrevocably know when someone is lying. A gift she can’t explain. Kricket is truly a wonderful, kick-ass, witty heroine. She’s incredibly intelligent, inquisitive, funny, tenacious and with a strong sense of survival. The boys from Ethar seem to be equally intrigued with her. I loved seeing the dynamic between them evolve from distrust to trust to caring… especially with Trey. Circumstances continue to push them together as a mutual trust, respect and caring for each other slowly begins to blossom.

“I open my eyes and gaze at Trey next to me. He has his arms crossed behind his head as he stares up at the brilliant stars in the clear, night sky. He seems almost ethereal, bathed as he is in the bluish glow of the light stick. The warmth I felt earlier comes back, slipping through me and filling me with another kind of glow that calms my fear. Feeling his radiating body heat, my breathing slows. He’s too perfect looking to be real. This has to be a dream after all.”

Amy Bartol is the queen of the slow burn… the intensifying angst… the building of emotion. The desire and longing that grows between them on this unexpected journey is unsettling as Kricket finds herself begin to feel more than she’s ever allowed herself to feel. As is also typical with this author, danger is always a breath away and each action scene pushes the characters even closer together. When they realize they are being pursued, the urgency is heightened and getting to Rafe becomes critical.

We learn that Ethar is comprised of five houses… Rafe, Alameeda, Comantre, Peney and Wurthem. We also learn that Kricket is a special type of anomaly that makes her valuable, especially to Kyon, one of the members of the other trio that sought her in Chicago. There are so many questions still to answer, however, and despite Trey’s candor, there’s so much left to uncover. One thing that is clear at this point is that her feelings for Trey have escalated so much more. His presence is comfort, his arms are protection and his touch ignites an irrepressible yearning.

“Responding intellectually to his touch, desire is rising fiercely within me and with it, a ripple of fear is running through me as well because I’ve never felt passion like this before. It’s burning me, consuming me, and leaving almost no room for thought.”

Trey is such an alluring character. He’s an enigma. He can be mercurial at times, embracing the emotions that continue to build between him and Kricket one moment and then pushing her away the next. Is she just a mission? Is she more? Does he really care?

When the time finally nears for her to be handed over at Rafe, a crushing feeling consumes as the uncertain becomes a certainty. And when she’s taken from her friends… from Trey, everything begins to crumble and she realizes she’s a pawn who is highly sought after with gifts that only certain people can expound on. As truths are also revealed about Trey, her heart begins to break in disillusionment.

“A familiar pain squeezes my heart. I know better than to let myself become attached to anyone, like I’ve allowed myself to become to Trey, but it happened too fast to avoid it.”

What ensues is a heart-stopping, heart-aching series of events that had me furiously flipping pages to see what would happen next. One thing is for sure though, by this point I am IN LOVE with Trey Allairis. The fierceness he exhibits, the protectiveness he shows, the gentleness of his actions and perhaps most significantly, his new proclivity for defying all the rules shows how much he loves Kricket. I was totally swooning over this man.

“I’d break every rule for you.”

AND… when Kricket challenges him once again, questioning his feelings for her, he says something like this…

“No, I believe I said it was impossible for you to love me. Almost as impossible as hiding the fact that I love you.”

Sigh.

I was sad to read the last page. I just didn’t want this book to end. I don’t have sufficient eloquent, descriptive words to convey how good this book is. SO MUCH HAPPENS. There are still so many secrets left to uncover as it ends on a precipice… on a promise of something more. Threats continue to loom and I am dying to have the next book in my hands. At this point, Amy Bartol has me groveling, begging, needing both Iniquity (from the Premonition Series) and Kricket’s second novel. I’m not sure what I’ll do with myself while I anxiously await her next utterly addictive story. There’s romance, suspense, action and drama and I can’t imagine anyone not loving this book. It’s a story about finding your truth, controlling your destiny and fiercely fighting for the kind of love that’s written in the stars.

“We have to make the stars align for us now — find a way for us not to get burned for being together.”

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Excerpt

Water swirls around me as I open my eyes. I shiver, realizing I’m in Trey’s arms. He’s standing chest deep in crystal blue water with Wayra pacing on the bank only steps away. Clutching Trey closer to me, my cheek remains on his shoulder. Watching a bead of water slip down his powerful neck, I hear Jax say, “She’s waking up.”

Trey, cupping his hand in the water, pours some of it over my hair. It drips down the sides of my face, cooling me. “Let’s get her out. I’ll get the visor and we can check her vitals.”

As Trey wades out of the pond with me in his arms, I try to lift my head from his shoulder. It makes me dizzy so I lay it back. It’s then I notice that I’m only in my bra and underwear. A blush creeps into my cheeks as I hug Trey tighter to me. Wayra meets us on the bank, draping a blanket over us. Trey sits down with me on his lap. He leans against a tree trunk holding me securely to his chest. Peeking at his face, he seems angry as he smoothes my hair back from my face.

Hurrying over with the visor that looks like grandma goggles, Trey sets them on my eyes. Everything is green as I gaze around at the water in front of us. Flashing green lights and readouts occupy the peripherals of the glasses, but the information is running faster than I can possibly read it.

“Ho!” Jax exclaims next to me.

Immediately, Trey’s arms tighten on me as he barks out, “What? How bad is it?”

“Naw, it’s not bad…it’s just…Kricket…” Jax breathes, like he’s in awe. “Look at this brain activity…it’s massive.”

“What do you mean?” Trey asks with relief in his tone.

Jax grins. “She’s lighting everything up. Look at her frontal lobe…it’s off the charts.”

“What does that mean? Is she healthy?” Trey growls.

Jax nods enthusiastically. “She’s healthy! We didn’t fry her with heat stroke, that’s for sure. Or, if we did, she’s got more brain activity than anyone I’ve ever seen to compensate for it,” he replies, sounding seriously geeked about it.

“Those things aren’t broken, are they?” Trey asks speculatively.

“No…here.” Jax pulls them off my face. “Wayra, come here.”

Wayra walks over and Jax puts the glasses on his eyes. “See! He’s normal, well, normal for him. See how it doesn’t light up in these areas?” he points out to Trey.

“Yes.”

“Now watch this,” he says, taking the glasses off of Wayra, he places them back on my face. “See? It’s like Christmas in Chicago with all those lights,” Jax says proudly.

“So that means she’s smart?”

Jax beams. “Yeah, she’s smart! She’s brilliant! There’s no telling what she can do.”

“If she’s so smart, why did she run until she almost popped? Why didn’t she just tell us she needed to rest?” Wayra asks derisively.

“Personality flaw,” Trey replies. “She’s going to show us that she’s not weak.”

“She’s sitting right here,” I murmur, pulling the glasses off my face and handing them to Jax.

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About Amy

amy bartolI live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re  real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.

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Paranormal Week Day 1: Spotlight on Amy A. Bartol and the Premonition Series

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I’m so excited to kick-off the 2013 Paranormal Week with one of my favorite people and one of my favorite all-time series: Premonition. When I read these books, I was completely floored. Obsessed. Enthralled. This is the kind of series that makes you ignore your family, read at stoplights and even dream about the story. And it wasn’t just me… all my friends and I were crazy over it! It’s all-consuming and a 6-star series for me. Absolutely action-packed, it delivers unexpected plot twists at what seems to be every turn. Just when you think the story needs to come down from such a high, Amy expertly takes us through yet another moment that would have my heart and pulse pumping at maximum velocity. AND… on top of the riveting action and the suspense, I feel the story has one of the most memorable romances… and for the record, I’m talking about Evie and Reed. Angels, vampires, love, mystery, action… these book have it all!!! One more book is left in the series — Iniquity — and will be out early 2014.

About The Series

This is the synopsis of book 1, Inescapable.

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I had been hoping that once I had arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.

I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he is near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would–if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that’s ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But, get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.

What is the secret he is keeping from me? I’m hoping that it is anything but what I expect: that he is not exactly normal…and neither am I. So maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I have been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

Why I Love These Books

I love them for the action and the high it gave me and for the unforgettable, passionate romance between Evie and Reed. When I think of their romance, I love to listen to I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. Once you read these books, you’ll realize why the lyrics are so perfect.

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Interview with Amy A. Bartol

Contemporary Romances have been quite popular for
a while now and have been very successful for many authors.
It’s also been said that perhaps the time for paranormal has passed. What are your thoughts on this and why do you enjoy
writing about the supernatural?

I agree that the popularity of the contemporary romance genre has eclipsed that of paranormal romance recently.  One reason for this may be because, over the past several years, the market has become saturated by so many paranormal romance titles.  But, I also believe that there will always be an audience for paranormal stories; there’s a great tradition for the genre.  I write it because I’m completely in love with it; I find that it’s such an amazing escape for me from reality.  I can slip into another world where the possibilities are only limited by my imagination.  I’ve always been one to want to follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole to see where the adventure will lead, but I’m also hoping to find some angst-ridden, hot, life-affirming love when I do.

Tell us about the action-packed, nail-biting,
heart-stopping Premonition Series!

At its core, the Premonition Series can be defined in one word: becoming.  In Inescapable, the first book of the series, Evie Claremont, the seventeen-year-old heroine, attends a prestigious college where she discovers that she’s not entirely human.  As she begins to evolve the supernatural powers of a half-breed human/angel, she has to conceal her transformation into a supreme being from the humans surrounding her.  Her troubles are compounded when she learns that her physiology is perceived as extremely dangerous to all the other supernatural species that she encounters along the way.

Danger is not the only thing that attracts Reed Wellington, a divine Power angel, to Evie. He’s also drawn to her by the magnetic pull that they both feel while in proximity to one another.  Not knowing whether Evie is of the Divine or the Fallen angels, Reed’s first instinct is to kill her, but Evie has awakened feelings in him he never thought to have. When Reed is with Evie, it’s as if his world has just begun, and he doesn’t want that to end—at any cost.

As Evie begins to fall in love with Reed, she’s torn by her feelings for Russell Marx, the charismatic fellow student who’s constantly running to her rescue.  Russell’s connection to Evie is instant for him; it’s as if he’s found the piece of himself that he always felt was missing.  When Evie learns that Russell is her human soul mate, she tries to hide that fact from him in order to protect him from what she is becoming.  But, becoming one of the most powerful beings in existence is as hard to hide as it is…inescapable.

You are currently writing Iniquity (takes deep, calming breath), which I think is the final book in the series . What can we expect? Anything you can tell us? Pleeeeeeassse. Anything… you know
like Reed is the victor… or whatever… 🙂

You can expect to learn the reasons for Evie’s existence on Earth.  Readers will finally understand why she is here—her purpose.  I also plan to explain why there is a magnetic attraction (the feeling of butterflies) between Reed and Evie and what it means.  And, the details of Xavier’s past with Evie will be bared for you as well.  You’ll have to wait and see at the end of Iniquity if there will be anyone left standing to be the “victor.”

Speaking of Reed. And Brennus. And Xavier. And Russell.
Tell us about your approach with love triangles… or is this a love pentagon? 
(A note of caution to the readers: This intense love situation has been quite divisive with my own group of friends… read at your own peril!!! #teamreed Also, check out my friend Gabi’s profile on each swoony guy: Reed WellingtonBrennusXavierZephyrRussell).

I don’t plot my books, I’m a panster, I write by the seat of my pants, so I’m often surprised at what happens in my books when I write them.  That said, my approach to love triangles or love pentagons as the case may be, develops organically as the story evolves.  For example, I didn’t have the idea for Russell in the story until I began writing chapter 3 of Inescapable.  Freddie was intended to be Evie’s best friend and Reed her love interest.  Period.  But, as I wrote, Russell showed up and began talking to Evie on the walk to Arden Lake.  At the time, I was thinking: Ummm…hello? Who is this?  I wrote a little more, and it came to me whom Russell could be: Evie’s human soul mate—someone who has been her lover in every lifetime—the other half of her soul in a sense.

I didn’t initially intend for Brennus to be a love interest for Evie.  When I conceived of Brennus, he was this uber villain in my mind who wanted Evie for his pet—a plaything.  As their relationship developed, she captivated him, making him crave her as his Gancanagh queen.  I think the game changed entirely in Indebted when he saved her from the Ifrit Valentine.  Then, when I began to develop the Gancanagh backstory, especially that of Brennus and Finn and how they became Gancanagh, it made readers sympathetic to them—to him.  Brennus began to evolve into this powerful, seductive character; one who has the very real potential to eclipse Reed in Evie’s heart.  What fascinates me about Brennus is his ability to be both unapologetically evil AND undeniably good.  I find that the most compelling aspect of him and the most seductive.  His potential to be redeemed by Evie and her potential to be damned by him is something that fuels them to fire.

When I was writing Incendiary, Xavier, as a character, made sense to me.  I had an idea to write a prequel to the Premonition Series, a couple of books of Evie’s life in high school prior to her arrival at Crestwood College.  I thought that she would’ve had a guardian angel at that time, someone who would’ve protected her as she grew up. Xavier took shape in my mind, and when he did, he began to write himself into Incendiary.

I think release timing can be especially important (and tricky) in paranormal reads as these types of books typically have pretty involved plot lines with clues and specifics a reader must recall when reading the next book in the series. What is your philosophy on release timing? Do you recommend people re-read the previous books before jumping into the next book in the series?

Timing is tricky; I think I accidentally stumbled upon a savvy way to publish when I released my first two novels in the Premonition series, Inescapable and Intuition.  I published them within about three months of each other. With the release of Intuition, all of a sudden I had fans blowing up my social media sites; it was surreal.  The third book in the series, Indebted, followed close behind Intuition at about a four month elapse between novels.  My readership surged, and I was among the bestselling authors in several genres on Amazon for most of 2012.

I continued that trend into 2013 with the release of Incendiary, which took me eight months to publish from the previous novel.  Incendiary went straight to the Top 100 Best Selling Kindle books.  (That’s overall for every title they sell.)  I had originally intended Incendiary to be the final novel, but when I was nearing the end of it, more of the story was still pouring out of my keyboard.  I wrote the first chapter of Iniquity and included it in the back of Incendiary.  (And that’s a sales tool I will swear by to any aspiring novelist.  I will always give readers a satisfying ending in my books.  I spend a lot of time on the wrap-up, so the reader has that I-love-this-book-more-than-chocolate-glow when the book is finished….but, should that reader continue on and read the first chapter of the next book that I’ve included in the same novel, all bets are off.  There will always be some calamity in that teaser chapter to try to hook you. You have been warned.)

As far as the release of Iniquity goes, I don’t have an answer for you because I haven’t released it yet.  I think the length of a year between the release of Incendiary and Iniquity will hurt my sales.  I had to weigh that with the fact that I really want it to be better than the previous novels.  I’m willing to sacrifice sales for better content; it’s an integrity issue for me. I’d rather be late and amazing then quick and so-so.

As far as my philosophy on re-reading the books before jumping into the fifth release, let me put it to you this way: I don’t spend a lot of time trying to catch you up on what happened in the first four books.  As a reader myself, I hate when I have to slog through old plot points.  I want to read new content and have thrilling new things happening to keep me engaged.  This is another reason why this series is independently published.  I don’t play by the rules.  You probably can’t pick up one of these books not having read the first one and know what’s going on in the story.  I’m okay with that.  These are my first books.  They’ve taught me a lot.  I don’t feel like I have to compromise with the Premonition Series. It has been my escape, my classroom, my teacher, my highest high and my lowest low.  I don’t think it’s possible for me to ever love any of my future characters the way I love these characters.

What’s in your future after Premonition?

I plan to release Iniquity in early 2014.  I want it to be the final book in the series, but since these characters have been my life for almost six years now, it will be beyond difficult for me to say goodbye to them.  So, I won’t know for sure if it is the final book until I write the ending. Like I said earlier, I’m a panster, which means I write by the seat of my pants and don’t plot out the story.  A part of me really wants to make this the last book in the series if for no other reason than I don’t like the pressure associated with writing another one. I know I will want to write more when I get to the end of Iniquity, but I think I’ll write an ending, and then if I want to continue to write more later, I’ll write it in secret.  If after all of that I think it’s good enough, I’ll publish it in stealth, and then announce its release after I publish it.

What are some of your favorite paranormal books?

Some of my favorite paranormal books are: The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer, The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, The Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz, The Significance Series by Shelly Crane, The Caged Series by Amber Lynn Natusch, The Fire Spirits Series by Samantha Young, The Touched Series by Nancy Straight, and The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis to name just a few.

Thank you Amy Bartol! I think I speak for all of your loyal fans when we say we can’t wait to see what’s coming and we’ll be ready to make a huge deal when Iniquity is out, no matter how long it takes!

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About Amy A. Bartol

amy bartolI live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.

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Amy A. Bartol Reading Orders

AMY BARTOL READING ORDERS

The Premonition Series

Paranormal romance series full of angst, action and romance.

Main Characters: Reed Wellington, Evie Claremont, (And the swoon-worthy men of the series: Brennus, Xavier, Zephyr, Russell).

The Kricket Series

Wonderful urban fantasy series full of intrigue, wit, drama and once again, the kind of romance impossible to forget.

 

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