I’M FAMOUS…well sort of…

Hi everyone. Like it says above, I’m famous! Well, not really. But I feel kind of important today. Why? I am in the newspaper.

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                        TA-DA!!

No, it’s not the New York Times but still, this paper circulates around all of NW Arkansas which for me, is big.

I hope it might be the beginning for more exposure for my first full length novel, Angel in the Shadows , and also for my short story, Second Chances, A Christmas Story, which is one of 8 Chritmas themed stories in the Soul Mate publication, Sizzle in the Snow.

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I am currently working on the second book in the Angel series, tentatively titled, Stone Cold Angel.

Also, when Angel in the Shadows becomes available in print version, (around May or June of this year), I plan to begin do book signings. I am in the process of contacting a few places around NW Arkansas that would allow me to set up a book signing table.

But in the meantime, if you’re interested in a good book, please check out Angel in the Shadows or Sizzle in the Snow. Both are currently available on Amazon. And if you do purchase one of these incredible titles, please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Reviews help us authors more than you can possibly know.

Angel in the Shadows buy link:

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Shadows-Amy-Deason-ebook/dp/B013KWTIUW/ref=sr_1_2

Sizzle in the Snow buy link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0186SCT74/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_o86exb7GW05YD

I would love to hear from you. I can be reached at one of the links below:

JustABookWorm1977@yahoo.com
DeasonDozier13011@yahoo.com
Facebook.com/amydeason
Facebook.com/amygdeason

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!!

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This Week’s Read…Tracey Wood!

Hello everyone. This week I am hosting the amazing author Tracey Wood and her novel Midnight Angel.  Everything I have read about this book is both intriguing and exciting and is totally worth checking out. So please continue to read about Tracey and Midnight Angel below. Enjoy!

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BLURB:

Following a terrifying and vicious attack, in a deserted park in London. By a predatory unknown monster. Kat Shaw, a thirty something, divorced, estate agent, starts to develop unusual skills which have murderous consequences. She is witness to multiple, brutal murders through the eyes a killer, which she realises is not human. She is thrown into a battle between Good vs Evil and falls in love with two men who are not what they seem. While her attacker stalks her and continues to murder the innocent. She has to find the inner strength to take on and fight the demons from hell. To protect her family, friends and save her own life and soul. 

EXCERPT: 

I slowly drifted off to sleep.
I started to walk through the woods, following a stream. The sun was shining and I could hear the birds singing. The heat of the day warmed my body, relaxing me, making me happy and content. The smell of the damp earth lay heavy in the air. It was drying out after the heavy rain of winter. Small animals scurried around in the undergrowth, foraging for food.
I walked on a little further and broke through the woods into a small clearing. The stream was wider, deeper here and moving quiet fast. Then there he was, sitting on the rock. Staring at the water’s edge. I approached him, but he never moved.
Stopping a few feet from him. He slowly turned toward me. He knew I was there. He was gorgeous. He looked to be in his late thirties, with golden brown hair, sitting just past his shoulders. There was a hint of red in it that glistened in the sunlight. He had an air of power surround him and his face was the face of an angel. His piercing blue eyes rose, to meet mine.
I woke up.

QUESTION AND ANSWER TIME!! 😄  😎  :mrgreen:

1. What do you like the best about being a writer?
The thing I like most is that I can let my imagination run wild. I start off with an idea of a scene and let it play out in my head.

2. Where do you draw the most inspiration for your stories from? The inspiration for my stories comes from a number of places but I think it all started when I was a little girl, at school. We use to tell each other ghost stories, in the playground at lunch time. I had a teacher who use to encourage the haunted house stories I use to write. He would tell the class ghost stories and encourage us to participate in group talks. I think that is where it all started and I would say, he was my inspiration.

3. Many authors talk about their characters as if they are real people. Do you do this and if so, do you ever get looked at strangely?
Yes I do and they are real to me. Seriously though I seem to get more of a sympathetic look. I think people think I’m a little crazy.

4. Have you ever had to stop right in the middle of something and jot down an idea/scene/conversation for a book? What were you doing?
I actually carry a little book around with me, everywhere! I have short term memory problems so my little pink book is invaluable for everything from picking things up on my way home from work, appointments, passwords and idea’s.

5. What do you like to do in your downtime? 
Downtime, I’m not sure I know what that is, Lol. Actually I don’t get much time for downtime with working full time, I have a disabled son to look after and writing in between. If I haven’t got a computer in front of me I do like to read. I have a lot of favorite authors who I try to keep up to date with their new releases. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Keri Arthur to name a few.

6. You can have any super power. What is it and why?
Teleportation. Defiantly. No sitting in the car, stuck in traffic. I am up for work, at 5.30 during the week. I could have an extra hour in bed, wouldn’t that be nice.

BIO:

Tracey A Wood has lived in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire in the United Kingdom, for all of her life. She has been married for thirty years and has two children. One of her boy’s lives at home due to being disable the other has flown the coup. She has three cats that are her babies and she talks to them like they are. Funny thing is they don’t answer back.
She loves snowboarding, skiing, jumping out of aeroplanes and bungee jumping. Well that is when other people are doing them. She prefers to have her nose in a book or writing one. She also loves to people watch which her husband is always telling her to stop doing. She has a job that she enjoys and works full time. Although if she won the lottery that might change! She has also got a very good imagination.
In 2014, she decided to take the bull by the horns and send her manuscript to Soul Mate Publishing. She feels so privileged to have her book published, as this is the first one that she has written. It has made her dream of being a published author a reality. Life really is too short to wait, you’ve got to go for it. She is still working full time and is also working on another book in her limited spare time.  Her favourite saying is ‘Everything happens for a reason’ which she also believes is true.
Her books are fast paced and centred on a female lead who finds an inner strength after being thrown into situations that are beyond her control.

WANT TO CONTACT TRACEY? 

Website:
http://traceywood.wix.com/tracey-a-wood 

Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyAWood.Author 

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/traceya_wood

Google +: 
https://plus.google.com/+TraceyAWoodAuthor 

Blog:
http://tracey-awood.blogspot.com

WordPress: 
http://traceyawoodblog.wordpress.com

Goodreads: 
http://www.goodreads.com/tracey_a_wood

Vigelantes Anyone? Part One. Movies…

Hi everybody. Now that my first book, Angel in the Shadows, has been released (Aug 19th on Amazon) everyone is asking me where I get my ideas for coming up with such characters. Well, one source for my inspirations is movies. 

I LOVE movies. All types of movies. Comedy, drama, sci-fi, romance, horror, action, etc. As long as it’s good, I will watch it. But we’re not talking about all movies today are we?

 Today I am talking about those action packed movies that center around those top secret people that work just outside of the law, that take out the bad guys that fail to register on the government’s radar. Those specialized individuals that come and go as they please without ever getting caught or identified. That’s right, I’m talking about…Vigelantes

**Now before I continue, let me just stop here and say, I am not condoning vigelantism by many means. This is just about those movies that get my creative juices flowing. That being said, I will continue.**

There has always been something so intriguing to me about these movies. Maybe it’s the danger and subsequent adrendaline rush. Maybe it’s the fight for justice when there seems to be none. Maybe it’s the hero/heroine that is cold enough to shoot someone in the head like it’s nothing yet in the end reveals that they have a good heart-they may fall in love-and do in fact, have a soul. (yeah, I’m a hopeless romantic-even with these type of movies. I’m a sap, I know it. 😍) Whatever it is, these movies inspire me like no other. So I’ve decided to share with you, in order, my top 3 favorite vigelante-esque movies of all time. Enjoy!

#1. HITMAN (2007) Starring Timothy Olyphant and Ogla Kurylenko *MY FAVORITE* 

  

  
 

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as ‘The Organization’ is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe. **Timothy Olyphant is easily one of the hottest me I have ever seen. add Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp to that, and you will have my top 3 hottest men list. Aside from my sexxy hubby Shaun of course). And in this movie, Timothy is a total badass that is highly skilled in the role of a killer but is at a loss when he begins to care for the woman that gets in his way…(Pssst, this is how I always picture my heros in The Perfect Order to be).**



#2. WANTED (2008) Starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy     
  

  

  

A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father’s superhuman killing abilities. **Although the main focus of movie is on the male character and his personal journey to vigelantism, I pay more attention to Angelina’s part. Simply because:(Spoiler Alert) in book 3 of The Perfect Order series-Angel Rising-(if I can get that far), the vigelante is a woman. Come on, I can’t let the guys have all the fun now can I? 😜**

#3. THE EQUALIZER Starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Morentz 

    
  A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by-he has to help her. **This guy has had a hard life. He’s lost everything that matters but soon he finds something that wakes him up and makes realize that some things are still worth fighting for. I love this just because I want my characters to always fight for what is right no matter what.**

AND THE RUNNER-UPS ARE:

  • MR. AND MRS. SMITH Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 

  A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

  • THE MECHANIC Starring Jason Statham and Donald Sutherland 

    
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

  • THE BOURNE IDENTITY (and subsequent movies) Starring Matt Damon and Franka Potente 

 

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne, an elite government agent determined to outwit and outmaneuver anyone who stands in the way of his finding out the secrets of his mysterious past.

So there you have it. The top movies that are the inspiration for my Perfect Order series. If you haven’t watched any of these, you definitely should. Thanks for stopping by. And check back later for more posts about what inspires me to write vigelante stories.

 My buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Shadows-Amy-Deason-ebook/dp/B013KWTIUW/ref=sr_1_2


  
            


IT’S RELEASE DAY!!!

Hi everybody! Today is a big day for me.  My debut book, Angel in the Shadows, is released today on Amazon. I would love it if you would go by and check it out. And for only $2.99, it’s worth a try. Thank you and enjoy!! 

   
 ANGEL IN THE SHADOWS

​ Never Turn Your Back…

​​​​ Never Reveal Your Name…

​​​​ Never Surrender Your Heart…

 Madison Sinclair is a smart-mouthed photographer that enjoys the simple things in life. Recently landing a job at one of Manhattan’s top imaging companies, she works hard to prove herself but often falls short of the mark. Taking pictures of the New York scenery, relaxing at home with a glass of wine, and caring for her stray cat is the highlight of her day. But when her best friend convinces her into covering a charity event thrown by a handsome billionaire, Madison’s life suddenly becomes anything but simple as she finds herself in a constant race for survival. There is nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust.

 Seth Reynolds has been in the game a long time. He knows how to get in, get a job done, and get out with no complications and no witnesses. Trained to be cold and heartless, he is committed to follow through with this mission no matter what. Racing against an impossible time table, everything is in place to take out the madman intent on destroying New York City. But when the naïve Madison Sinclair stumbles into his world, all of his carefully laid plans go to hell.

 Determined to do what is right at all costs, Seth must choose between the rules he’s lived by his entire life or saving Madison from a fate worse than death. If he follows orders, he will be an unsung hero, saving millions of innocent people. But if he risks his own life for Madison’s, the entire city will be in jeopardy. The choice should be easy. Risk one to save many. That’s the unbreakable code of The Perfect Order. But now, without even trying, Madison has gotten under his skin and inside his heart. With the fate of the city resting in his hands, how he can do the right thing when he no longer knows what that is? 

 
CONTACT LINKS:

DeasonDozier13011@yahoo.com

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BUY LINK:

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Shadows-Amy-Deason-ebook/dp/B013KWTIUW/ref=sr_1_2