Interview with Amy Richie: Author of Willow

YAPC would like to welcome Amy Richie to the blog today. She will be interviewing with us and sharing some information about her book Willow. If this looks like something you would enjoy, please go get a copy or two!

YAPC: How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb?
Amy: Willow is about a young girl who just wants a normal life but she’s a werewolf and that just isn’t possible for her! A pack of males is forced on her and she has to learn along the way how to be a true leader.

YAPC: Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

Amy: I would love to live in South Korea. I love the culture there and the history. Maybe after I was there for a while, I’d want to come back but right now, I’d want to live there!

YAPC: What are your guilty pleasures?

Amy: I love to get my nails done. It’s so relaxing and they make my hands pretty! All my life, I’ve bitten my nails so they’ve always been ugly and unpaintable so now I like to go get them done every few weeks!!

Book Description:

Willow“Being a werewolf is harder than it looks. Everyone thinks it’s just morph at the full moon, kill, morph back. That’s not true. It’s a lot harder than that. Especially if you are seventeen years old.”

Willow has the worst luck. First she has to deal with her narcissistic foster mother, Bella; then of course there’s her horrid little sister Ivy; not to mention the pack of werewolves that belong to Bella. Now, they have to move and start a new school – again.

Just when Willow thinks things can’t get any worse, Blake shows up from a council she never knew existed to name her leader of a pack she never knew existed. How was she supposed to teach a bunch of teenagers how to be wolves when she herself hated everything about her life?

Buy Willow:

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About the Author: Amy Richie has lived in a small town her entire life. Amy RichieShe lives with her three kids and their bird, Perry. She began writing in high school but never took it seriously until a few years ago. She enjoys writing because it takes her out of her everyday life and gives life to the people in her head. “When I was little I wanted to be a mermaid, then when I was in high school I wanted to be a vampire; now as an adult I’m a writer, which is better because now I get to be both.”

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Book Promo Feature–The Chosen by Kristin Clark

YAPC would like to welcome Kristin Clark to the blog today. She is here to share some information about her book The Chosen. It is the start of an exciting new trilogy. The second book is due out soon, so stay tuned! If this looks like something you would like to sink your teeth into, please go pick up a copy!

Book Description:

The ChosenChloe Caledone is a typical High School Senior counting the days until graduation when she can finally escape her boring small town life and experience the world. She has purposefully managed to go through life unnoticed, and has only seen the world through other’s eyes. On her eighteenth birthday, Chloe, awakes to a complete surprise, unaware that she has been Chosen and is the Descendant of the most powerful bloodline in history. Chloe will now embark on her true life’s destiny turning her world upside down with secrets, lies, danger, and an unanticipated love triangle, while she and five other Descendants of the original Chosen, fight to destroy a dark and powerful immortal.

Buy The Chosen:

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Excerpt:

Drake got up from the table and walked over to me, putting my face between his hands as he always did. I looked sternly into his eyes.

“Chloe, I love you more than life itself. I will do everything in my power to get your life back to normal, but you have to trust me. I can’t tell you just yet. It is better this way, I promise. I will leave you alone so you can try to gather back some of your normal life again. There is no place for me in your world. I want you to be happy and safe. I promise I will make it better for you from a distance. This will all be over soon, and then you can get on with your normal, teenage life.” He was adamant; I could see that. I didn’t want to let him go, but I couldn’t handle anymore than I already had.

“Why can’t you just tell me what you know? How can you say you love me but want to leave? I want you – all of you. Please don’t do this. We belong together. I know it, and you know it.” I was crying on the outside and screaming on the inside. Why wouldn’t he fight for me?

“You deserve so much more than I can give you right now. Please don’t make this any harder than it already is.” Drake wouldn’t look at me in the eyes anymore.

I knew him well enough to know that meant he didn’t want this. It was hurting him and killing me. I did have feelings for Ethan, but they didn’t compare to the burning flame that was inside of me for Drake.

“Look at me, please. We can make this work; I know we can. When this is all over, we can be together and be a normal couple.” I grabbed his face and pulled it toward me. “Promise me you’ll come back for me. I don’t care what it is you have to go and do, just promise me, Drake. Say you’ll come back.” I couldn’t talk behind the tears anymore. I closed my eyes and prayed through all the tears. He kissed me on my forehead and lifted me up to face him.

“Chloe, if it is at all possible, I will come back for you. You know that. If I don’t, it is because I am not able to.” The look in his eyes when he said that sent chills through me and turned my stomach upside down. I knew what he meant now. He had been trying to tell me all along. If he couldn’t, it’d be because he was not able to. If he was not able to, that means he was not alive. I burst into tears in his arms. “I want you to live a long and happy life without me. I would prefer it to be with me, but you can go on without me. I always told you I would never let you get hurt. I will die for you, if there is no other way. If it means you are safe and protected, than that is what I will do.” His bravery was unbelievable. “Chloe I will destroy Aden. I won’t stop till it is finished.”

“I won’t let you die for me.” I watched his expression change from pure menace to upset and slowly back to the kind, caring Drake I had known.
“It has to be this way. Please just stay here where you are safe. Don’t go out there and do anything that could get you killed. I promise it will be over soon.” He kissed me.

“I love you,” I whispered.

“I love you more than you could ever know.”
With that kiss, we said good-bye. I memorized his face and burned it into my memory. I felt that would be the last I saw of him. The feeling in my heart told me so, but it wasn’t him that wasn’t coming back; it was I.

About the Author: Kristin Clark, a country girl originally from Texas, Kristin Clarkresides in Maryland with her three girls and a spoiled rotten dog. She has her degree in Legal Studies and is currently working on her Health Services Management Degree at University of Maryland. By day she is a Paralegal, protecting the rights of the injured and by night she joins her characters in an imaginary world with supernatural powers fighting evil. She is an avid reader with a passion for writing. The Chosen, her first novel in The Chosen Trilogy was published by Anchor Group and is an Amazon Best Seller.

In addition to The Chosen Trilogy, she has several novels in the works, some for the tweens/teens and some for the adult reader. She enjoys writing Fantasy Fiction as most of the time she uses her writing to escape reality and dive into her characters world.

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