The Dark Amulet Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: July 12, 2016
Word Count: 76,000
Amalya Rivers longs to die and end her lonely existence—but it doesn’t work out that way…
A former runaway turned criminal, Amalya is murdered and thrust into a treacherous world full of red-skinned, horned beasts under the control of the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, instead of enjoying peace and serenity like she hoped. But saving a young child from a certain brutal death in the last moments of her life has earned her a chance at salvation.
Elliott the Redeemer wants no part in saving another soul…
After one too many failures at redeeming lost souls, the nail-biting, self-pitying Elliot has had enough of his work and would prefer to live out his eternity on Earth drowning in bourbon. It doesn’t matter that Amalya has grown black feathered wings signifying the good that still dwells within her. He can’t risk failure again.
Amalya must save someone from her past in order to escape Abaddon’s rule…
She has to prevent the now grown child she saved from committing murder or risk returning to Netherworld with Abaddon for good. She can’t do it alone, though. Amalya needs the help of the angel sent to guide her, but their emerging love might not be enough to convince Elliot she’s worth the risk.
Amalya loves her black wings. She knows she’s meant to be an angel—and she will stop at nothing to prove it…
A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance novelist. She began writing as a way to dim down the voices inside her head. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else's head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones make the hard work of writing all worth it. She is a movie buff, especially book adaptations, loves watching her son play baseball and communing with other writers. She lives with her family who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.
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I start with a character and picture a scene to put them in that will make them squirm the most. It always starts with one scene and I build from there.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
David Gandy as Abaddon; Sarah Hyland as Amalya; Jessie Pavelka as Elliott; Matt Bomer as Joelle
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
I rarely get blocked but if I do it’s because I’ve burned myself out. So I don’t write for a few days then my brain starts working again.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
I wrote a very short story about a dark angel and wanted to expand it into a novel. The funny thing is the heroine was much more complex and in that short story I had her pegged all wrong. She set me straight though.
5.What’s the hardest part of being an author?
This hardest part is putting your work out there and being vulnerable to criticism for something you loved to write.