Thursday, 15 August 2013

Featured Author: Amanda M Lyons

A longtime fan of horror and fantasy Ms. Lyons writes character driven novels that while influenced by her darker interests, can also be heavily laced with fantasy, romance, history and magic. Amanda M. Lyons has lived her whole life in rural Ohio where she lives with her fiance and two children. Eyes Like Blue Fire is her first novel.

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This is her debut novel Eyes like Blue Fire

Katja is a vampire who has lost sense of herself and her value in the world. Lost, broken and damaged she wanders the streets of Europe hoping to find some sense of purpose beyond the death and tragedy she has always known. Betrayed by her sire and left alone in the night she is startled to discover herself forming a connection to a young man who shares a close resemblance to her master and lover. Though everything in her begs her to stay with him she flees only to come running back to save him when a sadistic monster from her sire's past comes to destroy the only hope she has had in 300 years.

Katja and Raven will face many horrors among them Renfield style zombies, ghosts and the undead. This is also the first in the series Broken Edges.

 “Katja kneeled in the Parisian streets, shaking and weak from the pain in her head and heart. It had come a second ago—a vague vision from another decade, nearly forgotten by its sender and screaming with emotional turmoil. And only moments after she‟d fed. In the now decrepit walls of a place she once knew, she stared down at a child in despair. In the room where a man breathed his last and a young woman‟s sorrow grew, he lay weeping in a rage only the heart of all sorrow can know. Death and fear came off of him in waves as lightning shared the secret of the man inside the child—the man who would be her beginning and her end if she allowed it.”
Amanda M. Lyons, Eyes Like Blue Fire

Amanda's favourite review of her book:

Praise for the book:

Some reviewer quotes: "She has an eye for emotions and characters. What I like the most is how human and realistic her characters are, how you care about them, everything about them. Even the villain of the novel comes to life, with struggles and wants and needs all pouring from the page. " - from an Amazon review

"...the gothic imagery was particularly vivid and just the right amount of creepy. There are several scenes that will certainly stay with me for a very long time. The writing was descriptive and beautiful and illustrated the major characters well – particularly Katja, Raven and Marie. I also enjoyed the character of Trudeau, he was both disturbing, pathetic and poignant." - Rachael Rippon Caravan Girl Blog

"Ms. Lyons paints a very vivid scene, it’s almost like you are there seeing it firsthand! You feel every emotion that Katja is feeling." - from a Goodreads review

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 “Raven had been shunned and abandoned throughout his life. Friends often came and went without a word or worse, they toyed with his emotions and shared his secrets with those he chose to distrust. His loneliness was inevitable and his secrets were damaging enough. Through all of his largely brief but emotionally involved friendships and infatuations, the depression and the darkness of his past, there had been one place to which he could go for solitude—either in thought or in person—and he never shared the knowledge of its existence or its secrets with anyone. That place dwelled within him even all of these years since the summer when he was nine and all that could ever have gone wrong, did.”
Amanda M. Lyons, Eyes Like Blue Fire

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