Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mobster Series

 
 
1. Your Mobster series has a lot of violence in it, were you cringing when you wrote certain parts?
The series has a ton of violence. I wasn’t cringing when I wrote it, but I was exhausted after. A great deal of the violence takes place because of unwritten rules and guidelines of the Mafia underworld. You never rat anyone out, whether they’re a friend or enemy.
It is a bizarre code of ethics and it has its own language (jargon).
2. I saw on Goodreads that you want to have 4 books out by September, do you have titles for these books yet?
Out of the four books I have planned to have out by September, only one of them is Mobsters. Right now, I only have one more book planned in that series. Mobster’s Angel is Vito and Erin’s story. It is told from their perspective just like Antonio and Megan story. While writing Mobster’s Girl, Vito’s character takes the shape of sidekick/henchman but grows into something vital and enthralling. I have grown to love him just as much as Antonio. There is something about him that sends shivers up your spine and curls your toes to the point where your feet don’t fit in your shoes anymore. I have received countless FB messages and emails about the couple. The age difference really sparks conversation as readers wrestle with whether or not they find it taboo.
Another book that is scheduled for release is Frosted Over. It is a survival romance. The story is about six people will meet for the first time on a ski weekend and get caught in an avalanche/blizzard. Sparks fly between different characters. They have to learn on the spot survival skills as they face different situations. Libby and Kyle are telling the story. This book is due out in April.
Silencing Joy is a book I started a few years ago. I just never finished it. I plan on finishing it up this year. It is a dark look into the life of young girl who witnesses a brutal beating and that event begins a series of them. Joy is caught in the middle. The genre is romance/action-adventure. It is told from Joy’s perspective.
I am a paranormal/science fiction reader at heart. I watch all types of sci-fi/paranormal/dystopian movies and shows. I am a Walking Dead Fanatic and a Trekkie. I can probably repeat Star Wars verbatim. Another book I have started is called Sybrina. It takes place in the 1800s aboard a clipper ship. The main character, Sybrina, is traveling from America to England. The genre of this particular book is historical paranormal romance.
3. What kinds of things can you do to help out families of the Fallen?
Families of the fallen are military families who have lost a loved one in the war. If someone was interested they could donate to the many of the organizations that support these families, such as the American Gold Star mothers, and the Good Grief camp that supports the children of Fallen Service members. They can volunteer to help maintain monuments and gravesites of the Fallen as well.
4. The Mobster books switch from Megan’s POV to Antonio’s POV, did you have a hard time making both characters got the same amount of time?
I didn’t really pay attention to how much time each character received. I focused on the story and each character’s perspective. However it worked out was how worked out, I didn’t really have a plan.
5. The Mobsters series is an unconventional love story, what inspired you to write something dark and gritty?
My inspiration came from different places. It came from stories I heard growing up. It also came from people I have met over the years. Time and time again, I have learned of situations in which a person rationalized bad behavior or illegal behavior. In Antonio’s case, he is a victim of his own environment but flourishes in it. He epitomizes the criminal hero.
One of my favorite scenes is Antonio punching Dino in church. It shows the paradox of acceptable and unacceptable behavior/actions. It doesn’t matter where you beat the crap out of someone, just as long as it’s not in church. Antonio lives by a mafia code. He has been raised in it for his entire life.

Gripping my chest is the only way to hold myself together or what’s left of me will fall out. The past week has enlightened me on one thing-I don’t care. Megan, Mobster’s Girl I didn’t even hesitate. I took two strides and blasted him in the face with my fist. He was ready for it this time-unlike in church. He tried to hit me back but I ducked and smashed him again. Antonio, Mobster’s Girl You can’t help what family you’re born into or what lies they keep from you. You can’t help it if they mold and shape you just the way they wanted. Are monsters born or made? Antonio and Megan have a timeless issue. They were told to stay away from each other. They try, they really do. But they are drawn to each other. Mature Young Adult YA underage drinking, violence, strong language.
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Review

****The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
Megan is a red haired white Irish girl living in an area dominated by Italians. Antonio is the mob bosses son, he actively participates in his fathers business, he has liked Megan since her family moved to the area. Everyone has been warned to stay away from Megan, but Antonio and Megan want to be together, their parents can't stop them, at least that's what they think. I am so in love with this book, Megan is shy, cute and has a surprising amount of backbone. Antonio is the hot dangerous guy, but he has this marshmallow center when it comes to Megan. The two of them together is so sweet, they have this sweet relationship that their parents seem intent on destroying. This book was a good fast paced, action packed quick read, there is a cliffhanger, which normally would have me cursing at my kindle, but the book was so good I couldn't be mad. I enjoyed the book and am getting ready to dive into the next one.



A breathtakingly beautiful man is standing right next to me-holding me, reassuring me, protecting me. Antonio is my savior. Having him with me makes the ickiness that’s stuck in my stomach tolerable. Megan, Awakening the Mobster Loving Megan and caring for Erin like the sister I never had is dangerous. These feelings cause you to think. But I was raised, Don’t think, just do! Antonio, Awakening the Mobster What draws and binds people together-circumstance, experience, blood? Can you change what you’re made of or is it predestined? If you fight it, will it just come back to you ten-fold? Antonio and Megan are running. Running away. Megan’s father told them to. Antonio and Megan fly to South Bend, Indiana. They are hiding out at Notre Dame until it’s safe to come home. But will it ever be safe with the line of work Antonio and Megan’s father do? There is no escaping the mob. It’s part of your existence. This is the second book in Mobster Series.
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Review

****The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
The second book in the Mobsters series takes up right where the first one left off, Megan, Antonio, Vito and Erin are hiding out trying to stay safe. Antonio and Vito are trying to find out who in the organization betrayed them and is trying to kill them. New secrets and enemies emerge as Megan and Tonio get closer, Erin is still having problems dealing with what happened  in the first book. This book is not as fast paced as the first one, it's more focused on dealing with the fall out of the problems from the first one. I don't want to say to much and spoil the book, so I will just say this was a good book. It was entertaining, emotional and a nice quick read. It's not a light read, it still has violence and there is some mystery. There is a cliffhanger so if you read it make sure you have the third book ready.


My soul was drawn to him. It isn’t about the danger or his dark beauty, it’s the connection I feel – the feeling of home I have with him even though I am miles away from it. Megan, Mobster’s Vendetta The mob underworld never changes. It hides itself deep in the cities. The rules, people, and danger are identical no matter where you go. Sometimes I wish things were different, but they're not. Antonio, Mobster’s Vendetta Antonio and Megan have had to overcome severe challenges in the short time they have been together. Things just happen that way sometimes. Circumstance has kept them apart, but their biggest challenge is yet to come. Power, greed, and malice can crush a person from the inside out. Antonio and Megan are in Chicago. Antonio needs to take care of business. Business that includes taking down his Uncle - for good. *MATURE YA sexual content, strong language and violence.
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Review

****The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
  The third book in the Mobsters series starts right where the second one left off, Megan and Erin are now ensconced safely in a casino of a mob boss. Antonio is still trying to clean up the mess and find the traitors, Megan is trying to help her sister get over the trauma. The two of them are having to spend a lot of time apart, they miss each other and the stress of mob life is weighing on both of them. I started reading this book as soon as I finished the second one, this series is really addicting I just couldn't put it down. I loved how the characters seemed to mature through out this book. The ending had me clapping my hands in joy, again I don't want to give to much away. This was another fast paced quick read, the violence is disturbing and provides a great contrast to the sweet love story between Megan and Antonio. This book was a good addition to a great series, Amy has written another book that has to be added to my favorites list. I can't wait to get my hands on Vito and Erins story and will probably beg the author shamelessly for an ARC. 


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14 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read these for ages, sound great.

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  3. I enjoyed the interview.

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  4. I have these on my TBR list and want to read them but hubby has me on buying book lockdown....:( Hopefully I win.... Thank you for the chance!!!!


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    1. hahah, I know all about buying book lockdown!!! Good luck with that :)

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the covers. The books seem really interesting :)

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  6. I would expect this series to have a lot of violence, but given it's MOBSTERS I'm okay with that.

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  7. Wonderful interview. Thanks for the invite.

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