Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When I Write - Dark Angel by Amanda Jones

Writing Dark Angel

I’m not sure why, but as soon as the sun goes down it’s witching hour for writing about the paranormal…For some reason full 8am sunlight doesn’t seem to put me in the right head space for tales of demonic realms, tortured souls, and finding one’s elusive soul mate.  There are lots of little things I’ve discovered throughout the writing process that help get the creative juices flowing.  The right time of day, the right music, the right background noise TV show to have playing on repeat.  

Here’s a little look behind the scenes at what helps get me writing!

Dark Angel Soundtrack

This is a small selection of some of the music that gets my fingers clicking on the keyboard!

Can You Feel My Heart – Bring Me The Horizon

Between Angels and Insects – Papa Roach

Machinehead/Comedown/Mouth/Glycerine – Bush

Madness/Uprising – Muse

Twisted Transistor – Korn

Click Click Boom – Saliva

Temptation/Psychopomp – The Tea Party

Megalomaniac/Juke-Joint Jezebel – KMFDM

Almost Honest - Megadeth

TV Shows I Play When Writing

1) Star Trek Enterprise/Voyager/Deep Space Nine – any one of the many Star Trek movies…you get the picture!  My inner nerd is showing here…!!!!

2) Bones – I heart David Boreanaz…and I own every season on DVD…

3) Downton Abbey – I’ll admit to having watched this series from start to finish at least 4 or 5 times while writing. 

4) Any BBC Documentary on the “Great Houses of Britain” that I can find on Netflix…I’m an architecture/history junkie.

Dark Angel
The Fallen Chronicles
Book 1
Amanda Jones

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Publisher: New Concepts Publishing

Date of Publication: March 29, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-60394-970-5

Number of pages: 141
Word Count: 81,321

Cover Artist: Jenny Dixon

Tagline: With this fallen angel it never felt so good to be bad!

Book Description:

Katia may be a celebrated musician, but she'd always felt a little like an outsider looking in. Who knew that being abducted by a handsome stranger would set her on a crash course with her destiny...

Luc has spent an eternity keeping everyone and everything at a distance as an unstoppable darkness consumes his soul. Will his beautiful captive be his salvation, or will they both be consumed by the ultimate evil...

New Concepts Publishing          Amazon


“Are you okay?” Katia said, standing in the doorway of the bathroom.
            Turning his head towards the sound of her voice, Luc was struck dumb yet again, but for an entirely new reason.  Katia was leaning with one shoulder against the doorframe, the steam from the bathroom hung in the air behind her like mist.  She was wearing the oversized white t-shirt from earlier, but now it hung loose covering the tops of her thighs, but leaving the rest of her thin, toned legs bare.  Her wet hair hung in one long braid over the front of one shoulder.  Luc’s mouth watered as he imagined tracing that phoenix tattoo with his tongue.  With her doe-like mismatched eyes, fine features, and small, thin body, she looked like an otherworldly princess that had wandered out of her fairy tale and found herself in this awful motel.  Luc’s breath caught in his throat. 
            “Yup, everything’s good,” he said in a strangled voice.

            Giving him a dubious look, Katia headed towards the bed, pulled back the covers and sat down leaning back against the headboard.  Luc turned back to the mirror, watching her in it as she flipped her braid over her shoulder and leaned her head back with a sigh.  Locking eyes with his own reflection, Luc started to mentally panic.  There was a small problem — well, not a small problem, and it was getting bigger.  

About the Author:

Amanda Jones lives in Toronto with her exceptionally spoiled pets.  Aside from sharing her crazy imagination with others through her books Amanda enjoys travelling and frequent Netflix binges.  Amanda has worked in several fields including sports, music, film, corporate human resources, and is a graduate of York University and Sheridan College.

Twitter: @AmandaLJ1981

Amazon Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0196WYYRW

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As a voracious reader, I find it astounding that I can still come across something original. Yes, I’m familiar with the characters names and previously read interpretations of the good and evil they have done. Dark Angel gives us a new take on how good become evil and evil doesn’t have to be forever.  Dark Angel is the first book in this series and I’m definitely a fan  ~ Stacey is Sassy

It’s been a while since I’ve read a fallen angels novel, and I now remember why I loved them so much!  This is my first book from this author and I’ve added her to my favorite author’s list.  Love can change everything. Even the darkest soul can shine again when they find a reason…I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. ~ The Secret World of Book Lovers Carla Maggiolo

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