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Who is ready for Vince?

OMG! I’ve been sitting on this cover for what feels like FOREVER! I’m so excited to share it with you. Isn’t he gorgeous??? Amy Queau did an amazing job at creating this cover and I couldn’t be happier. She is pure genius when it comes to design and most of all, I absolutely love working with her. 

Believe it or not, I came up with Vince’s story in 2017. (Which was long before Drew was even thought of.) I distinctly remember the day I came up with Vince’s story. I was on a road trip with my good friend CL Collier. We were driving between North Carolina and South Carolina. We were there for a writer’s conference but we took a day to explore the land. Our goal was to find a winner of a Cupcake Wars shop.

While on the highway in the middle of nowhere, Vince’s story came to life. It all started with, “Hey CL, what if I had a character who did this….” Then Bam! Vince’s story was brought to life.

I can remember the excitement like it was yesterday – and most importantly the rush of energy that flowed afterwards. Before I knew it, I had both Vince his sister’s books clear in my mind – I just needed the time to write it. The more I got to know more about Vince and his love interest Sydney, I knew I needed to introduce her early. I wanted reader’s to get to know her a bit before knowing her full story. What better way to do that than with roommates? Then the story of Drew and Abby came to life – and of course, you know what happened with them.

Don’t worry – you do not have to read Drew before reading Vince. They are both completely independent stories. Though it is an added bonus to see the characters grow and evolve over time. Here’s the blurb to Vince:

It’s funny how one night can change everything.

Since my parents died, I refuse to be another statistic. I’ve had to make sacrifices – especially when it comes to my social life. I’m convinced it’s worth it and I’ll have plenty of time to focus on me… later.

Then Sydney walks into my life and knocks my world off kilter.She’s strong, sexy, independent and possibly more than I can handle. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but my reality and the secret I’m harboring, might have her running in the other direction.

Will my perfectly laid out plans go up in flames if I take a chance on her?

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Before I go, here is the full wrap of Vince: Book Two of the Perfectly Independent Series. Amy is utter perfection at getting this cover just how I imagined Vince to be.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

XOXO

~ Amanda

Have you heard what readers are saying about Drew?

Have you heard… Readers are enjoying Drew: Book One of the Perfectly Independent Series. I am seriously blown away by your response. Thank you so much for all your support. I truly appreciate each and every like, comment or share. This release would not be what it is without readers like you!

Now that people have had a chance to read the book, I want to remind you of the Signed Paperback Giveaway. In order to be entered you need to go to your favorite retailer, Goodreads or Bookbub and like your favorite review of Drew. (It can be your own – Don’t be shy or modest. I love that you even considered reviewing the book). Then screen shot it or share the link on social media. You can find the links for Drew here: 
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Use the hashtag #DrewPaperbackGiveaway in post.  I will pick a winner to send a signed copy of Drew through the mail. 
I’ve got one more bit of news for you. For those who loved Drew’s story and met Sydney, I’ve got amazing news! She’s getting her own story. What do you think of this blurb?

It’s funny how one night can change everything.

Since my parents died, I refuse to be another statistic. I’ve had to make sacrifices – especially when it comes to my social life. I’m convinced it’s worth it and I’ll have plenty of time to focus on me… later.

Then Sydney walks into my life and knocks my world off kilter.She’s strong, sexy, independent and possibly more than I can handle. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but my reality and the secret I’m harboring, might have her running in the other direction.

Will my perfectly laid out plans go up in flames if I take a chance on her? 
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Until next time, Happy Reading!
Xo,
Amanda
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Drew Releases Everywhere Tuesday!!!

Hey Everyone,
Are you ready for a preview of chapter two in Drew: Book One of the Perfectly Independent Series? Keep reading to get your peek.  Don’t forget DREW IS LIVE EVERYWHERE September, 29, 2020.
 Second, if you read on Apple or are looking for the Paperback on Amazon – Both are live right now! So you don’t miss release day –  preorder Drew now from your favorite vendor now by clicking here!
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Now for what you’ve been waiting for… Chapter 2 of Drew. 
Copyright © 2020 by Amanda Shelley
All rights reserved
 
Chapter 2
ABBY
 
When I return to lab the following Tuesday, I’m quickly reminded of how I left. To avoid any conversation with my extremely popular lab partner, I stormed out of the classroom, wondering how I’ll get through this semester.
He might not be that bad, but the string of people who kept stopping by… No, thank you.
Unfortunately, I remember the professor’s words all too well. I can’t afford a drop in my grade, especially this early in the semester.
It’s only one semester, Abby. You can do this.
Of all the places he could sit, why did he choose my table? When he mumbled something about specifically choosing me, what the hell did he mean by that?
Shit, is he planning on using me like Toby did my sophomore year?
Christ. I can’t go through that again. There’s no way in hell, I’d survive. I’m already taking twenty credits and working as many hours as I can at the library. I can’t afford to pull someone along to maintain the grade I deserve. Don’t even get me started on how it felt to be used emotionally either.
Been there, done that. Don’t need the t-shirt.
When I walk in, I’m relieved to find my table empty. I sit and unpack my things to settle in for class. I’m reviewing this week’s reading assignment to make sure it’s fresh in my mind when the hair on the back of my neck pricks. As if my body knows he’s here before I consciously do, I’m alerted to the scrape of a stool next to me.
I smile a greeting in his direction.
Maybe today will be different?
He nods once, then digs into his backpack, and for the most part, ignores me.
The smell of his cologne permeates the air, and my stomach does a small involuntary flip. I take a moment to take him in, realizing I might not have given him a fair chance the last time we met.
Okay, I’ll admit it, the man’s hotter than anyone I’ve ever laid eyes on in a science lab. His dark hair makes his blue eyes pop and smolder. His large frame fills out the black shirt he’s wearing, as if it’s been tailor made for his well-defined chest underneath. His square jaw with just the right amount of scruff and perfect lips are set in a straight line. When my gaze finally returns to his eyes, I find him staring expectantly. Holy hell! Get it together, Abby. He’s just a guy. But why did he choose to sit by me?
To regain control over my body’s reaction to the mysterious man sitting next to me, I quickly return my attention to my book. Though let’s be honest, I’ve hardly read more than a page since he made his presence known.
My ability to focus is thwarted by his sexy masculine scent and the unpacking of his materials for class. From the corner of my eye, I can’t help but watch his every move. As he pulls out a notebook, his muscular arms flex, and his elbow slightly brushes my arm, sending shivers down my spine.
Just like last time, people continue to stop and chat with him before class begins. My mind drifts to our last encounter, and I grimace.
I’m quickly reminded of how he thought he was too important to be bothered to mention his name… and how my instant crush ended. The man may be hot as hell, but he’s one of the cockiest people I’ve ever met, and that’s a major turnoff. Hell, I don’t have time to date, even if he wasn’t so arrogant, so it’s a moot point.
As our professor gets lab started, I’m relieved to find the guy next to me may be a jock, but at least he isn’t a dumb jock. He’s able to hold his own when it comes to our chemistry lab. We work solidly together until the professor announces we can take a short break and leave when we’re through.
“Do you mind if we work through the break? I have someplace I have to be after class,” Mr. No Name asks.
I’d ask his name but after working with him for the past hour, it’s just beyond weird to ask now. Maybe he’ll get called something other than Dude, or Man and I can figure it out, when the time comes.
Knowing I have work later, I eagerly agree but keep our extraneous conversation to a minimum. “Sounds great.”
We work diligently until a steady stream of people flock over to converse again about the latest game. Mr. Socialite is all smiles as he greets them. I try not to let it bother me, but after the fourth interruption, I finally lose it and feel the need to remind him of the commitment he’s made.
In an attempt to regain control of my emotions and not sound like a complete bitch, I take a deep breath, but it comes out as a huff instead. This immediately gets the attention of Mr. Blue Eyes, who’s now staring in my direction. I almost lose my nerve when I see the smile form on his perfectly shaped lips. Who the hell is this guy?
“Okay, partner,” I spit out. “Are we doing this, or what?” I look pointedly at the lab in front of us. “You said we needed to get done early because you had places to be. You’re too busy being Mr. Socialite to get anything done.”
Instead of his smile fading, it grows into a smirk. “I knew you’d keep me on track.” I glance around, and everyone has dispersed. “I just might keep you around.”
“Keep me around?” There’s no way I heard him correctly. “What do you mean by that?”
“I made the right choice by sitting here. You won’t let distractions stop us, and you can pull your weight on the labs.” He shrugs his shoulders, as if that should explain everything.
How should I respond to that?
Thankfully, my irritated vibe must project throughout the room because we’re no longer bothered by any unwelcome guests. A sense of satisfaction spreads over me as we finally delve back into our project.
When our work is finished, we make use of the remaining time going over required assignments. Blue Eyes (yes, that’s what I’m calling him since I still don’t know his name) and I decide we’ll need to meet outside of class to get a few things done.
When I suggest meeting at the library or local coffee shop, he hesitates and looks around.
“What?” I ask, not understanding his reaction.
“Well…” His chagrin look surprises me. He glances around the room once again. What is it that makes him think everyone is watching? “Can you think of anywhere less… public?”
How big of him to not want to be seen with the likes of me. What a cocky-ass! “If you’d rather do this on your own, go ahead. We’ll just split up the work.” After spending time working with him today, I’m confident he’d do the quality of work I expect from myself.
“Um…” His expression is unreadable for a split second before he continues, “I want to complete it together.”
“So, you want to collaborate but not be seen with me in public? Exactly how am I supposed to take that?” My defenses are up. If this douche canoe wants my help but doesn’t want to be seen with me, he’s got another thing coming.
“Ohmigod, no,” he quickly replies. He suddenly looks apologetic, which catches me off guard. “This has nothing to do with being seen with you. It’s just… me…”
“Oh, so the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ speech.” I shake my head in disgust. I thought we’d gotten along fine for our lab, but this takes the cake. “Wow. That’s rich.” I pack up my things. I’m not putting up with his crap. I have better things to do this afternoon.
I stand to leave, but he captures my wrist as I do. There’s a spark of electricity pulsing between us, holding me in place.
“Abby, let me explain,” he pleads. His blue eyes pierce through me as if he’s searching for the words, as I remain frozen in place.
“Go for it, Blue Eyes,” I say without any thought.
“It’s Drew.” His lashes lower as he looks somewhat humble—sort of. The jury’s still out until I hear what he has to say. I shake my head at his statement, wondering what the hell he’s talking about.
“My name. It’s Drew. There’s no problem being seen with you. Before you jumped to conclusions, I’m trying to explain how public places tend to get hectic. You’ve only seen a glimpse of what it’s like.” He looks around the room as if that’s an explanation. “I think it would be best to meet somewhere out of the public eye, for your sake… So we won’t have as many distractions.”
“Oh.” What can I say to that?
“Come to my place. We can avoid groupies,” he suggests with a shrug.
“You want me… to come to your place?” I stare at him, surprised. Then another thought hits me. “You have… groupies?”
Drew looks as if he’s unsure of himself. As I look into his eyes, trying to read his expression, I suddenly realize how tall he is. My neck hurts to look up at him. How tall is he? I’m five-eight, and I’m a dwarf to him in comparison.
He shakes his head, breaking my internal inquiry about the giant before me. “Christ, this is more difficult than it has to be.” He looks around before whispering, “I promise nothing will happen to you at my house. I’m on a tight schedule with practice, and I don’t have time to traipse all over campus trying to find a private place to work.”
“Well, this is unexpected,” I mumble. A thousand questions come to mind, but not knowing where to start, I just stare.
He takes my silence as needing further explanation. He spends the next few minutes quickly explaining how his popularity has risen since their championship game last season. He tells me it’s hard for him to blend in as a typical guy on campus. I have no doubts of that because come on… look at him. He may be arrogant as hell, but he’s ultimately a beautiful giant. Though I’d never admit that part to him aloud.
Drew’s voice is low and deep when I finally concede to his request. “You mentioned having to work tonight. What about tomorrow night? We need to get the first assignment done before I leave Friday morning with the team. It’s due on Monday, and I won’t be back until Sunday afternoon.”
Shit! Of course, he chooses tomorrow night. It’s my only night off this week, and I already have plans. Though… my plans won’t happen until later. Maybe I can squeeze in a study session to finish this assignment. Knowing it’s our only option, I sigh in defeat. “Okay. Tomorrow will work. Can we make it early because I have plans later?”
Drew’s blue eyes widen for a fraction of a second, but it’s quickly replaced with relief. “Sure. Give me your phone number, and I’ll text my address. Practice ends at six, would seven work for you?”
I’ll have to figure out dinner on my own. Not sure my friends will understand, but they’ll get over it—hopefully. We weren’t planning to leave until eight, so it should be fine. I nod in agreement and give him my number. Within seconds, a notification arrives on my phone. Knowing it’s likely him, I keep it in my pocket.
“Thanks.” Drew sighs with relief as he gathers his things. “I gotta get to practice. But I’ll see you then.”
I let out a heavy sigh, knowing my friends might kill me for changing our dinner plans. “Sounds good. I’ll have to leave as soon as we finish. My friends will be expecting me.”
“Hey, Abby?” Drew asks hesitantly. “Would you mind keeping my number between us? I’d rather not share it with everyone.”
“There go my plans for writing it on the bathroom stall,” I mumble sarcastically. Drew just stares. His dark eyebrows pinched. Apparently, my humor’s lost on him. I quickly put him at ease. “Just kidding,” I assure him, and his perfect lips quirk into a smile. With that, he leaves our table, leaving me to stare after him.
* * *
When I get to my apartment after work that evening, I throw my backpack onto the couch and plop down beside it. My roommate Chloe looks up from the kitchen table where she’s studying and asks, “That bad?”
“Yes,” I say in a groan. “I have the worst lab partner this term.”
“Tell me more,” she prompts. Chloe’s a psychology major and has been one of my best friends since summer camp in seventh grade. She likes to use what she’s learning in class on me, so I stick my tongue out at her to let her know I can see she’s up to her usual antics. She bursts out with laughter. Great. Just what I need. “Seriously, Abs, tell me what’s going on. There must be more to this than a crappy lab partner. This is so unlike you.”
“Uggh,” I groan in frustration. It would’ve been so simple if only he’d chosen a different seat.
When I don’t say anything, Chloe merely lifts a perfectly sculpted eyebrow and waits.
“Well…” I start, not knowing where to begin. Taking a deep breath, I let it all out, knowing I might as well start from the beginning. “It all started on the first day of class. This guy…” I say with disdain, causing Chloe to smirk, but I ignore her. “Plopped down next to me and didn’t say anything but ‘hey.’ Then as if he’s Mr. Popularity himself, he has a constant string of people stopping by to talk about his latest game. It was soooo frustrating. They wouldn’t go away. As soon as one person left, it was like it signaled another to drop by. Just when I think it couldn’t get any worse, the professor walks in and makes an announcement that was like a bomb detonating. The person next to us has just become a permanent partner for the term, unless we want a ten percent reduction in grade… You know I can’t have that. I need straight As or med school’s no longer an option.” I inhale sharply and take a breath. But I can’t help but cringe when I think of what I must tell her next.
“But that’s not even the worst part. We must finish up a project before Friday, and the only night the almighty Drew is available, is tomorrow night. Can you believe that?”
“Um…” Chloe puts her index finger on her chin and pretends to think something over. “What part of this is supposed to be bad enough to put you into such a pissy mood?”
My eyes nearly pop out of my head as it snaps in her direction. “That’s how you’re going to handle clients one day?” I ask in disbelief. Chloe’s known for her zero BS policy, but this is a bit over the top, even for her.
“You’re going to miss me next year, and you know it. It’s all your fault, you’re a Brainiac and will graduate earlier than the rest of us.”
Yeah, I came into CRU with enough credits to graduate a year early, but she’s known that since—forever—so I simply roll my eyes and wait for a real response.
“Well, since you know me too well, you’ll never be my client, but… I think there’s more than what you’ve just told me at play here. What’s really going on?” Her brown eyes widen as she waits expectantly.
I shake my head and stare at my feet, now propped up on the coffee table. “I… Uh… have to cancel our dinner plans tomorrow night. I must study with him, at seven. It shouldn’t take long to finish our project, but I won’t be able to meet you until afterward.”
“Girl, you’re not bailing on us tomorrow night.” Chloe steps up from the table, and her oversized scoop-neck top slips off one shoulder. She comes to stand in front of me at the couch as she eyes me suspiciously. “We all coordinated our schedules to celebrate you. This is a once in a lifetime thing. You can’t ditch us. Syd will be pissed.”
I shake my head, knowing she’s right but trying to make her see she’s not hearing me correctly. “I’ll be there. There’s no doubt about that. I’ll just have to meet you after dinner. That’s all. I looked over the assignment, and it really shouldn’t take Drew and me too long to complete.”
As if she doesn’t believe me, Chloe cocks her head to the side and eyes me suspiciously. “Are you sure you’re not trying to ditch us? I know you didn’t want to go out. But this is a big deal. You have to go with us.”
Internally I groan, though I keep that thought to myself. “Chloe, I won’t miss this. I promise.”
“If you do, Sydney will kick your ass.” Chloe tries to keep a serious face but completely fails, causing both of us to break into laughter.
Sydney’s our other roommate. She’s been one of my closest friends since freshman year. She lived across the hall from us in the dorms. She’s taking tomorrow night off, which is rare for her. I know she needs the money. I also know they want to celebrate together. This only comes along once in a lifetime.
“I know it’s important. I’ll be there,” I promise.
 
 
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Happy Reading,
~ Amanda

Teaser Blast for DREW!

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Are you ready for a preview of chapter one in Drew: Book One of the Perfectly Independent Series? Keep reading to get your peek. 

Before we get to that though, I want to make sure you are aware of a few things.

First, DREW IS LIVE EVERYWHERE September, 29, 2020.
 

Second, if you read on Apple or are looking for the Paperback on Amazon – Both are live right now!

So you don’t miss release day –  preorder Drew now from your favorite vendor now!

Oh, one last thing before I forget – Friday, September 25 @ 8PM EST, I will be live in the Literary Lounge. Please click on the link to join the broadast or call the number listed to have your questions answered. I’ve never done a radio interview, so I’m excited to see how it works out!

Now for what you’ve been waiting for… Chapter 1 of Drew. 

Copyright © 2020 by Amanda Shelley

All rights reserved

Chapter 1

Drew

Dammit, I’m late.

I hate being late.

Glancing at my watch, I know class hasn’t started yet, and I still have some time, but it’s been ingrained into me since I can remember—always show up early. Being on time is late—and today of all days, I need to be early.

I inwardly growl and readjust my backpack to pick up my pace.

From the moment I’ve walked into this building, I’ve been bombarded with fans. Sure, this is a D-1 school. I’m the captain of the basketball team and the lead scorer, so it’s to be expected. But enough is enough. Of course, I’m noticed. It’s not like I can help it. Being nearly six foot five is something I’m using to my advantage. I need to keep this scholarship and graduate with honors to get into med school. I know playing ball will only get me so far, and my dreams are bigger than that.

I like basketball, and I happen to be great at it. But ever since my sister died of Hodgkin’s when she was twelve, I’ve had my heart set on becoming a doctor. I want to treat kids like her, with hopes of different outcomes. With her illness, my parents were up to their ears in debt. I’ve had to use my height and athleticism to get me where I am today—And I’m not taking any chances.

I’ve heard to choose my seat wisely on the first day of class. I need to get there to scout out the room. Not wanting another person to stop and discuss my last game, I keep my eyes trained on the floor, until I make it to the door.

Once inside, I’m relieved there are plenty of vacant seats still available. As I stop to look it over, I immediately notice a guy’s face light with recognition, and I quickly dart my eyes away.

Nope. Not a chance.

Unfortunately, I’ve learned the hard way some fans can’t get past my stats when I’m off the court. I need a partner who’s focused. So, without a second’s hesitation, I continue to survey the room for the person least likely to be a distraction.

Then I spot her.

From behind, she’s non-descript. Her brown hair is tied into a ponytail, and she wears a plain white t-shirt, jeans, and Chuck Taylors. She isn’t socializing with anyone, and with her large-framed glasses, she fits the bill for being the stereotype of studious.

As I approach, I find her focus unyielding. With her eyes locked onto the textbook in front of her, I can’t help but smile. I need someone like her. When I pull out my stool and sit beside her, she doesn’t even glance my way. It isn’t until I greet her with, “Hey,” she looks in my direction for the first time.

I smile and nod in greeting.

No recognition.

But her eyes lock with mine, and we stare at one another for a long moment.

Great. Maybe she does recognize me.

Should I look for somewhere else to sit? I glance around and find the tables around us are filling up.

But she grabs my attention when she finally mumbles, “Hey, I’m Abby.”

I nod and grin in her direction. She clearly already knows my name.

A flicker of annoyance crosses her features before her expression turns blank, and she quickly returns her focus on her book. The corner of my lips pull up without my consent, but the moment I recognize it, I quickly school my features. She’s just what I need her to be.

While we sit here, a guy I don’t recognize stops by our table and high-fives me as he gushes, “Great game, man. You had me on the edge of my seat.”

Not wanting to be rude, I shrug and accept the compliment. “Thanks. We were on fire last night. That’s for sure.” Then I make an exaggerated effort to pull out my notebook from my backpack.

I exhale heavily as he takes the hint and says, “You sure were. I’ll see ya around.” He looks in the direction of a vacant seat a few tables down, then returns a smile back at me. “Good luck next week.”

“Thanks, man.”

Abby continues reading her book in silence. But when a string of people stop and congratulate me on our latest win, I notice when she balls her hands into fists a few times. I try to keep my conversations short, but as soon as a person leaves, I’m greeted by another. It’s not like I can help it. I’m not about to be rude to fans, and it’s not like class has started yet.

When another person approaches, I hear a loud huff from my side. But I do my best to ignore it. She’s obviously annoyed and just as focused as I need her to be. I grin in amusement. My gut has never steered me wrong.

As this new guy greets me, the professor walks into the room, and relief washes through me. At least with class in session, people will leave me alone, and I can focus on why I’m here.

The professor stands in the center of the room for just a moment before clearing his throat. Everyone scatters to their seats as the aging man in the tweed jacket gathers some papers to put onto a podium. Once everyone’s settled, the professor stands in front of the room and announces, “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Look to the person next to you. This is your permanent lab partner. There’s no switching unless you want a ten percent reduction of your grade.”

Gasps are heard around the room, and a light chuckle escapes from me as I glance to the girl next to me. Her jaw practically lands on the table, and it’s all I can do to contain my amusement.

I manage to mumble, “It’s a good thing I chose you for a partner then, isn’t it?” as the professor launches into discussing the syllabus as well as his expectations for the semester.

Somehow, Abby manages to regain her composure, and the two of us spend the remainder of class taking copious notes. Abby’s diligent, and that’s just what I need with the season getting started and my full course load to stay on track for graduation.

Typically, athletes take fewer credits during the season, but if I’m to graduate on time and get into the school of my dreams, I can’t afford to slow my pace. As it is, I’m already busting my butt and have had to take summer classes to get the extra classes necessary for admissions.

When class ends, Abby quickly gathers her things and abruptly stands. She won’t even look in my direction as she makes her way out of the room. I can’t help but stare after her and wonder what our next class will bring.

So…. what did you think? 

Stay tuned next week for Chapter 2.  

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Until Next time,

Happy Reading

~ Amanda

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My heart races, palms sweat and knees go weak. 

I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab. He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook.

Then his ego shows up.

Nope – No thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college?

When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind – and not in a good way. 

I can’t afford the type of distractions Drew brings.

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September is Release Month… but Drew will be here sooner on Apple!!!

EEEKKKK! I just got the word that Apple is offering me an exclusive release promotion! This is really big news for me. For those of you who read on Apple Books, you will be able get Drew in your hot little hands on Tuesday, September 15. I can’t wait for the next two weeks so Drew can get in your hands.

For those who read on other retailers, the wait is a short one – only two weeks. If you preorder now, it will be delivered to your device on release day. 

Please know this is a business decision and I’m trying out new things to get my books visible to readers. Either way, I think you’re going to love Drew. Keep reading to find out more about Drew!

Drew: Book One of the Perfectly Independent Series

My heart races, palms sweat and knees go weak. 

I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab. He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook.

Then his ego shows up.

Nope – No thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college?

When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind – and not in a good way. 

I can’t afford the type of distractions Drew brings.

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Until Next Time – Happy Reading!

~ Amanda

Who is ready for Drew?

Did you know I have a new release coming out soon? Drew: Book One of the Perfectly Independent Series releases September 29, 2020. Here is the blurb:
 My heart races, palms sweat and knees go weak.
 I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab. He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook.
 Then his ego shows up.
 Nope – No thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college?
 When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind – and not in a good way.
 I can’t afford the type of distractions Drew brings.

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I’m hanging out on Kandi Steiner’s IG story today. (Tuesday 8/4/20) I’d love for you join me. I’ll be posting throughout the day and doing a live video around 11 AM (PST). I’d love for you to Join me for a Q & A session. We’ll play some games and I’ll have some giveaways. You won’t want to miss out!

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https://www.instagram.com/kandisteiner/

A few lucky participants will win Drew before it even goes out to bloggers! You won’t want to miss this. Trust me. You can click on the link below to make sure you’re following her.

I can’t wait to hang out toady!

XOXO
Amanda

PS – You can follow me at https://www.instagram.com/authoramandashelley/

Who’s Ready to Meet Drew?

The wait is finally over! Today is the day we reveal the cover for Drew! It is the first book in the Perfectly Independent Series. Yes – you read that right. Drew is part of a SERIES!!! I think you are going to love! I’ve had these characters in my mind and I can’t wait to share their stores with you. They will be a series of stand-alone stories but all are interconnected through friendship and family. You may also see some side characters from other books I’ve written make their way into this series – just going to throw that out there. 

I have been dying to share this beautiful cover with you. It’s been worse than waiting to open presents at Christmas. But I’ve been good and held back. But man it has been so hard to do this. You will flip when you see the next covers. Amy Queau from Q Design Covers and Brand Premades did an amazing job and I can’t wait to share the rest. 

Here’s more about Drew: Book one of the Perfectly Independent Series 

My heart races, palms sweat, and knees go weak. 
I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab.
He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook. 
Then his ego and entourage show up. 
Nope – No, thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college? 
When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind—and not in a good way. 
I can’t afford the type of distractions Drew brings. 

Drew Releases September 29, 2020 at all retailers

CLICK HERE TO PREORDER NOW

I’d love to know what you think of Drew. Feel free to drop my my reader’s group and tell me your thoughts.

Until Next time – Happy Reading,
Amanda

Collide is finally here!

Photo Credit by Ebook Enthusiast
Thank you for sharing this with me – Amanda
I’m so excited to announce that Collide: A Sweet Romance is now available. I want to thank every blogger, reader and fan who has shared about it yesterday. I was a humbling experience to go onto social media (because yes I made myself take breaks from it) and be notified of your interactions!  

Here’s what reader’s are saying about Collide: 
Refreshing! Delightful! “I’ll wait forever, if that’s what it takes.” Sigh…this is a heartwarming story that could easily be a made-for-TV movie! When Alex collides with Gavin, neither of them realized this was the beginning of forever. They collided body, mind, and soul! This is authentic romance! Amanda Shelley writes believable storylines with down-to-earth characters and relatable lives. This is what die-hard Romantics crave…connection down deep to the marrow of their bones. As with any life, Gavin and Alex had obstacles to overcome but they learned that romance is the beginning of true love and true love means you are in it together to the end no matter what. There is beauty and hope in this story of a woman and a man colliding for all of eternity. ~ K. Lynn BookHavenBookBlog 

Gavin’s and Alexis’ story is a sweet young adult romance. It’s about two college students who meet in an unexpected way and their relationship begins there. Their paths continue to “collide” until an accident happens and they’re thrown together for an uncertain amount of time. I love how they’re relationship builds. The flow of the story just works. The secondary characters are an integral part of the story especially the relationship they both share with their families. I’m so glad I gave this book a chance ( as young adult romances aren’t normally my go to book). You will not be disappointed with this book. My hats off to you Amanda Shelley for writing a beautifully sweet romance. I highly recommend this book. ~ Book Bub Reviewer

Until next time. Happy Reading,
~ Amanda

P. S. If you respond to this post by telling me what device you will read Collide on, I will gift a few copies of Collide: A Sweet Romance to a few lucky readers.

Who’s ready for Collide

In just five short days, the wait will be over, Collide will be in your hands, and I will be rocking in a corner waiting for your responses… (Not really on that last part, but a small part of me will – as I feel that way with every release. It’s always a cross between being really excited an really nervous… I can’t really describe it other than the fact that I’m a big ball of emotions – with each release.)


You can preorder your copy of Collide: A Sweet Romance here.

Collide: A Sweet Romance
Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.
Literally.
Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.
When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.
He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.
If only I could be so lucky.
I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.
I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

Here’s what early readers are saying about Collide:

“Normally I find my self on the fence about college romances. This definitely wasn’t the case with this book. It had me captivated by the end of page one. I loved Alex and her stubbornness. Then she ran down Gavin spilling coffee all over him. She was most certainly a goner, and so was Gavin. Just the description of him makes him swoon worthy. The story line was perfect.”
~ Book Obsessed 


“Slow burn, first love, sweet romance!” ~ Wendy @ Ilikebooksbest

The BOGO 50% off sale at Barnes and Nobel ENDS June 30
Until June 30, my e-books are buy one, get one 50% off. When you check out use this code: BNPASHELLEY50 for the discount.

Resilience: https://bit.ly/3dqT8WY

Resolution: https://bit.ly/2yRfstT
Making the Call: https://bit.ly/2XlUN

On a personal note… I want to thank you for supporting me on this journey. If you haven’t already done so, please pop into my reader’s group and say hi. Amanda’s Army of Readers is a group where I share everything about Amanda Shelley first. It’s also a place where I get to interact and get to know my fellow book lovers. I’m just as avid of reader as many of you and I love to talk all things books.


For those who have joined, next week there will be some contests for some e-book give aways as well as for a signed paperback of Collide: A Sweet Romance. I’d hate for anyone to miss out on the fun. If you haven’t joined…. click on the link above or the logo for my reader’s group and join now… what are you waiting for???

Stay tuned next week because there will be an opportunity for you to get a signed paperback through this newsletter as well.

Happy Reading,
~ Amanda

Are you ready to meet Alex and Gavin?

Don’t waste another second, let me introduce you to them.

Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.

Literally.

Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.

When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.

He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.

If only I could be so lucky.

I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.

I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.


If you want more from this book,  I’ll give you a peek at the first two chapters of Collide: A Sweet Romance at the end of this post You can click here to preorder a copy for yourself, now. It is available everywhere June 30.

But I have just a few things I want to remind you of before you scroll past to get your hands on Alex and Gavin. I want to remind you there are two events occurring with my books right now the are a savings to you. 

The first is on B&N. All my e-books are buy one, get one 50% off for a limited time. All you have to do is use the code: BNPASHELLEY50 when you check out.

Do you shop at Barnes & Noble?

Resilience: https://bit.ly/3dqT8WY
Resolution: https://bit.ly/2yRfstT
Making the Call: https://bit.ly/2XlUN

The second opportunity I have for you involves my Just a Lick Anthology. 

For a limited time, Resilience: Book One of my Resilience Duet is a part of an anthology with twenty-five authors. It is called Just A Lick. This book allows you to get a taste of twenty-five stories. Then if you like a story, download the complete book for free and keep reading. Sound fabulous? You can! Just A Lick is Free and allows you to taste then fill your e-reader. It’s available for a limited time.

https://BookHip.com/MMFGVH

Participating Authors: A.K. MacBride, Amanda Shelley, Brooke O’Brien, Brooke Summers, Callie Vegas, Danielle Norman, Denise Wells, Erika Kelly, Harlow Layne, Hope Irving, Jasmin Miller, Jessica Ames, Julie Morgan, Krissy V, K.L. Humphreys, Lauren Runow, Leela Lou Dahlin, Lexi Noir, MJ Fields, Rachel Leigh, Ryleigh Sloan, S.L. Sterling, S.M. West, Sonnie Wolf , Wendy Vella.


Now for what you’ve been waiting for.. the FIRST TWO CHAPTERS of Collide: A Sweet Romance. 
Copyright © *2020, Amanda Shelley, Inc. All rights reserved.

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You don’t have to choose your favorite book boyfriend, when can have them all!

For a limited time, Resilience: Book One of my Resilience Duet is a part of an anthology with twenty-five authors. It is called Just A Lick. This book allows you to get a taste of twenty-five stories. Then if you like a story, download the complete book for free and keep reading. Sound fabulous? You can! Just A Lick is Free and allows you to taste then fill your e-reader. It’s available for a limited time.

https://BookHip.com/MMFGVH

Participating Authors: A.K. MacBride, Amanda Shelley, Brooke O’Brien, Brooke Summers, Callie Vegas, Danielle Norman, Denise Wells, Erika Kelly, Harlow Layne, Hope Irving, Jasmin Miller, Jessica Ames, Julie Morgan, Krissy V, K.L. Humphreys, Lauren Runow, Leela Lou Dahlin, Lexi Noir, MJ Fields, Rachel Leigh, Ryleigh Sloan, S.L. Sterling, S.M. West, Sonnie Wolf , Wendy Vella.

Personal Note and Events:
I’m a firm believer in being a life-long learner. I truly believe the moment I stop learning, will be the day I’m laid to rest. I was supposed to travel to Texas this week to partake in Inkers. Con; a conference for authors. Thankfully, the organizers of the event had enough time to pull together a digital conference, so I’ve spent hours watching seminars, participating in Zoom meetings and filling my head with all sorts of new information. Yes, I wish it could’ve been in person, but at least I’m still learning. One nice thing about videos, is I’m able to pause and put to use this new learning immediately.

We are just now entering phase 2 where I live, but school (distance learning) will be out in two weeks. As much as I love my kids being life-long learners, I have to admit, I’m looking forward to summer break. Can any of your parents relate? Do you have plans for summer vacation?

Even though we won’t be going anywhere, we have some projects we’d like to complete when the weather turns nice. My girls are begging me to repaint their rooms and do a few projects I’ve had on our “when I get around to it” list.

Please remember there are two events going on right now with my books, The first is listed above, the second is my BOGO on B&N. All my e-books are buy one, get one 50% off for a limited time. All you have to do is use the code: BNPASHELLEY50 when you check out.

One last thing before I go, I’m dying to  know what’s your favorite book in the Just a Lick Anthology. I haven’t had time to read it yet, but I’ll start with the books you recommend first. Reply to authoramandashelley@gmail.com to let me know your top choices. I’m looking forward to some summer reading. If you haven’t read the anthology yet, tell me tell me a book you think everyone should read. I’m an avid reader too, and love finding new to me authors.

Take Care,
~ Amanda

PS – Stay tuned for next week, when I take you inside Collide, my next release.

Have you Read Just a Lick? Yes- you read that right… Just a Lick is an anthology you won’t want to miss.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just A Lick ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Imagine a book that allows you to get a taste of twenty-five authors then if you like it download the book for free and keep reading. Sound fabulous? You can! Just A Lick is Free and allows you to taste then fill your ereader. It’s available for a limited time.

https://BookHip.com/MMFGVH

Participating Authors: A.K. MacBride, Amanda Shelley, Brooke O’Brien, Brooke Summers, Callie Vegas, Danielle Norman, Denise Wells, Erika Kelly, Harlow Layne, Hope Irving, Jasmin Miller, Jessica Ames, Julie Morgan, Krissy V, K.L. Humphreys, Lauren Runow, Leela Lou Dahlin, Lexi Noir, MJ Fields, Rachel Leigh, Ryleigh Sloan, S.L. Sterling, S.M. West, Sonnie Wolf , Wendy Vella

Resilience is featured in this anthology. It is the second story featured in Just a Lick. If you like the taste, you can get your own copy of Resilience at the end of the taste. It is only available through July, so be sure to download the entire book before it’s too late.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Do you shop at Barnes & Noble?

For a limited time, you can get all of my ebooks at B&N for Buy one get one 50% off. All you have to do is use this code at checkout : BNPASHELLEY50

Resilience: https://bit.ly/3dqT8WY
Resolution: https://bit.ly/2yRfstT
Making the Call: https://bit.ly/2XlUN

A Personal Note and Events

If you’ve read this far, thank you for all your support. I have just two more things to share with you. I typically don’t put this much in my letters, but I’m dying to share it all! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Or better yet – the parent who’s dying to have the gifts they’ve picked out opened. (Now that I’m a mom of four I’m way more excited to watch others open their gifts – and this newsletter is my version of gifts for you.)

In writing news, I got Drew back from my editor and off to the proof reader this week. Be on the look out for blogger/ARC signups. I will be post about them soon as the cover reveal is next month. Join my reader’s group Amanda’s Army of Readers to be the first to know all the juicy details.

Don’t forget, Collide Releases June 30th. It’s a sweet romance, filled with chemistry, but not explicitly steamy. It’s a bit different from my other books, but this story begged to be written – and the characters backstory were true to the genre. For those of you who don’t know, Pullman, WA is always a place I will consider home and I had to write a book that was set there.

Collide: A Sweet Romance

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Collide: A Sweet Romance Releases June 30, 2020

Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.
Literally.
Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.
When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.
He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.
If only I could be so lucky.
I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.
I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

Blogger Signup: bit.ly/3e0kEv8
Preorders Available Now: https://amandashelley.com/collide-a-sweet-romance/

Now that I’ve shared some of my exciting news (trust me, I still have more, but I will contain my thoughts until next time… but man is it hard) Tell me – if I were to go live in my reader’s group, what types of questions would you want answered? 

Feel free to drop me an email @ authoramandashelley@gmail.com or reply to this. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,
~ Amanda

What are your plans for June 30?

For me it will be a day of huge celebration! I can’t believe the day is almost here. Collide will finally be released into the wild. Want to know a fun little fact? This is actually the first book I ever started writing and what made me want to become an actual published author. 
Yep! That’s right. This book right here is what paved the way for this path I’ve chosen.

This is the book I couldn’t stop thinking about as I drove around for hours with my three young children on hot summer afternoons. I had just had my third child and I live in a state where AC is not a necessity 95% of the year. It’s usually only uncomfortable for a few short hours before I get  some evening wind at my house, but for some reason that summer was particularly hot. It was so hot, I would literally pack up my vehicle at nap time and happily drive my F250 crew cab (at the time) down to the beach just to get their nap in and get away from the house.

It was often just us girls. My oldest was nearly six, my middle had just turned 5 and I had a newborn who all needed naps at that point. I seriously didn’t care where we went as long as they got they naps in. Being in the car always put them to sleep and by that point, I was desperate. I was on a huge Twilight phase at that point. I listened to the audio book in the car because it was one of my few books I enjoyed that my kids could listen to as well. Maybe it spurred me back into being an avid reader, but it also made me think of stories on my own.

Well eventually, I found I couldn’t stop thinking about this girl going off to college on her own for the first time. If I were listening to the radio, I would literally zone out and this plot just kept coming back to me. It was like it wouldn’t turn off. In an attempt to try and focus on something other than this plot running on a loop in my brain, I finally opened up a Word document and started to write it all down… I’d always been an avid reader but never considered myself a writer. But I couldn’t believe when I got the first fifty pages written. Holy smokes when I got to the first hundred. Eventually, I had over 350 pages and it still wasn’t finished.  Well, obviously, I had written too much. I found myself some great beta readers, editors and paired it down to what it is today. 

Collide is set in Pullman, WA. A place near and dear to my heart. I don’t know what it is about that place, but it will always have a huge place in my heart. I am a die hard Coug fan and it brought me great joy to write about a place I love so much. Just look at this setting… wouldn’t you fall in love too? 

This is how I come up with the story for Collide: A Sweet Romance. It will be available Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at all retailers.  Click HERE to Preorder NOW!

Here’s a taste of Collide: A Sweet Romance

Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.

Literally.

Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.

When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.

He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.

If only I could be so lucky.

I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.

I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

Click on vendor of your choice to preorder now!

Release week and Cover Reveal

Available Everywhere

Thank you for an amazing release week. I am over the moon by the response from Making the Call this week. I’m both honored and incredibly humbled that of all the books you could’ve chosen from, you chose to read mine. This is by far my best release week yet, and I’m thrilled you are enjoying Dani and Luke!

Here’s what some reviewers are saying:

I absolutely LOVED this story! From start to finish I was hooked and I didn’t want to put it down because I was dying to know how things were going to work out between Luke and Dani. The two had such amazing chemistry and I couldn’t get enough of either one of them.
~ Sassy Southern Blogger

Luke and Dani are such an adorable, down to earth couple that had great chemistry right from their first meeting. I instantly fell in love with Luke and how humble and swoon-worthy he is and Dani is just hilarious when she gets flustered and starts on one of her rambling rants. The novel truly gives you a glimpse into behind the scenes of a coach and writer and will give you all the feels as you are reading.
~ Canadian Girl Book Blog

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can find it everywhere here:
https://amandashelley.com/making-the-call/

Who’s ready for the Cover Reveal for Collide: A Sweet Romance?

Tomorrow is the day, but since you’re a loyal follower, I want you to be among the first to see this beautiful cover by Krys Janae at Take Cover Designs.

Here is the blurb in plain text:

Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.

Literally.

Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.

When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.

He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.

If only I could be so lucky.

I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.

I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

Preorder Everywhere Here: https://amandashelley.com/collide-a-sweet-romance/

Who’s your favorite coach?

Available Everywhere TODAY!
https://amandashelley.com/making-the-call/

Wait until you meet Luke Leighton, the youngest coach in the league for the Rainier Renegades!

Fun Fact

I got the inspiration for Making the Call while watching my favorite team, the Seahawks play the LA Rams. Um… how did I not know what Sean McVay looked like? 

Obviously, it’s because they’re not my team. But I found myself the rest of the season watching the Rams (well let’s be honest – him) if the Seahawks weren’t on. 

Have you seen that Youtube video about the “get back” coach and him? Yeah… that concept might have made it into my book as well. 

Tell me who’s your favorite coach to watch – or favorite team if you’re into football like me? 

It can be NFL or College or which coach you think makes for great eye candy… because let’s be real, there are some fine coaches out of that field these days. I’m dying to know who’s caught your eye.

Let me take a moment to tell you about Making the Call and you can see what I came up with.

Dani
As a bestselling romance author, most assume my life’s glamorous, filled with combustible chemistry, and most of all, romance. Ha! I can only wish. With a deadline looming, I’ve escaped to my family’s cabin on Anderson Island to free myself from distractions. My plan’s great, until a man, who could pass as a cover model on one of my books, comes to my rescue. Is there chemistry? Sure. Is he everything I’d look for in a guy? Absolutely. But will my career be at risk if I give into my desire?

Luke
For a player, women line up outside the locker room. For coaches, we’re lucky to get in the game. As the youngest NFL coach in the league, I live, eat, breathe, and even sleep football. To gear up for this season, I return to my home on Anderson Island for a much-needed break. When Dani literally crashes into my life, my mind’s suddenly on the sexy brunette with a sailor’s mouth, rather than my team’s next play. She has me dusting off another playbook entirely, making me wonder, did I make the right call? 

Available Everywhere TODAY!
https://amandashelley.com/making-the-call/

Who’s ready to forget the world by diving into a great book?

With everything that’s going on in the world, I hope you are staying safe and healthy.

My family and I are doing well and adjusting to our new normal. It’s hard to believe only three weeks ago I was working full time at my day job and carting my four kids between basketball practices, while writing into the night. Now, I am working from home, doing distance learning and still writing into the night.

One bit of news is I wrote “The End” on Drew this week. It is the first book in my Perfectly Independent Series that will be released next fall. It is off to the editor and I can’t wait to share him with you. You will see him in the Fall of 2020.

Guess What? Making The Call Releases next week! Who wants a sneak peek of when Dani and Luke Meet?

“This can’t be happening to me,” I moan aloud. This isn’t real. What else could it be? Not only do I crash and burn of epic proportions, but I must do it in front of Ian Somerhalder’s doppelganger? Of course, ‘just Luke’ is likely taller than Ian and much better built, if that’s even possible. He freaking picked me up as if I were a toddler and carried me all the way up his driveway. He’s lucky I was too injured to think about his sculpted hot body or the way his scent was masculine and uniquely him. Damn, even covered in sweat, the man’s smell could be bottled and sold on the black market for billions.

Making The Call is available everywhere April 14, 2020.

One last thing I want to share. Collide: A Sweet Romance releases June 30, 2020.

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Cover Reveal: April 22, 2020

Blurb:

Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.

Literally.

Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.

When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.

He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.

If only I could be so lucky.

I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.

I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should. 

Cover Reveal: April 22, 2020

If you’ve read so far, I’m curious, what books are you reading now?
I hope you have a fantastic rest of your week. Stay safe and healthy.
Take Care,
~Amanda

Count Down to the release of Making the Call

🔥🔥TEASER BLAST 🔥🔥

Making the Call is coming April 14th!

#PreOrderHere: https://amandashelley.com/making-the-call/

Dani

As a bestselling romance author, most assume my life’s glamorous, filled with combustible chemistry, and most of all, romance. Ha! I can only wish. With a deadline looming, I’ve escaped to my family’s cabin on Anderson Island to free myself from distractions. My plan’s great, until a man, who could pass as a cover model on one of my books, comes to my rescue. Is there chemistry? Sure. Is he everything I’d look for in a guy? Absolutely. But will my career be at risk if I give into my desire?

Luke

For a player, women line up outside the locker room. For coaches, we’re lucky to get in the game. As the youngest NFL coach in the league, I live, eat, breathe, and even sleep football. To gear up for this season, I return to my home on Anderson Island for a much-needed break. When Dani literally crashes into my life, my mind’s suddenly on the sexy brunette with a sailors mouth, rather than my team’s next play. She has me dusting off another playbook entirely, making me wonder, did I make the right call?

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Have you heard what’s coming?

I’m excited to announce my releases for 2020. I can’t wait to share these books with you.

Making the Call releases April 14, 2020. It is a sports romance where the coach gets his turn at finding love. Here is the blurb for more information:

Dani
As a bestselling romance author, most assume my life’s glamorous, filled with combustible chemistry, and most of all, romance. Ha! I can only wish. With a deadline looming, I’ve escaped to my family’s cabin on Anderson Island to free myself from distractions. My plan’s great, until a man, who could pass as a cover model on one of my books, comes to my rescue. Is there chemistry? Sure. Is he everything I’d look for in a guy? Absolutely. But will my career be at risk if I give into my desire?

Luke
For a player, women line up outside the locker room. For coaches, we’re lucky to get in the game. As the youngest NFL coach in the league, I live, eat, breathe, and even sleep football. To gear up for this season, I return to my home on Anderson Island for a much-needed break. When Dani literally crashes into my life, my mind’s suddenly on the sexy brunette with a sailors mouth, rather than my team’s next play. She has me dusting off another playbook entirely, making me wonder, did I make the right call? 

You can preorder from all retailers here.

Next in line is Collide: A Sweet Romance. It releases June 30, 2020. It is a bit different from my other books in that it is Sweet. My girls have been begging me to write books they could read as well. That is how Collide came about. The Cover Reveal for Collide is April 22, 2020. Be on the look out for blogger sign-ups. Here is the blurb for Collide: A Sweet Romance

Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.
Literally.
Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.
When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.
He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.
If only I could be so lucky.
I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.
I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

Preorders will be available at all retailers. You clan click here for more information.

Cover Reveal – April 22, 2020

Drew: Book One of the Perfectly Independent Series will release in the Fall of 2020.
The blurb is subject to change, but here’s a sneak peek.

My heart races, palms sweat and knees go weak. 

I’ve never seen anyone like Drew in a science lab. He’s made me a firm believer in chemistry existing outside a textbook.

Then his ego and entourage show up.

Nope – No thank you. Moving on. I mean… who has an entourage in college?

When our professor announces we’ll be stuck as lab partners, I nearly lose my mind – and not in a good way. 

I can’t afford the type of distractions Drew brings.

Stay tuned for more information about the Perfectly Independent Series.

What do you think of my schedule for 2020? Feel free to respond to this post or drop by my reader’s group to share your thoughts!

Have a great week,
Amanda

Are you ready for your first peek at Making the Call?

The wait is finally over! I’m proud to announce the cover reveal for Making the Call. Amy Queau did a fantastic job in making my dreams a reality and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait for you to meet Luke and Dani on April 14, 2020.

Here’s the blurb:

Dani
As a bestselling romance author, most assume my life’s glamorous, filled with combustible chemistry, and most of all, romance. Ha! I can only wish. With a deadline looming, I’ve escaped to my family’s cabin on Anderson Island to free myself from distractions. My plan’s great, until a man, who could pass as a cover model on one of my books, comes to my rescue. Is there chemistry? Sure. Is he everything I’d look for in a guy? Absolutely. But will my career be at risk if I give into my desire?

Luke
For a player, women line up outside the locker room. For coaches, we’re lucky to get in the game. As the youngest NFL coach in the league, I live, eat, breathe, and even sleep football. To gear up for this season, I return to my home on Anderson Island for a much-needed break. When Dani literally crashes into my life, my mind’s suddenly on the sexy brunette with a sailors mouth, rather than my team’s next play. She has me dusting off another playbook entirely, making me wonder, did I make the right call? 

Preorders are now available:
https://amandashelley.com/making-the-call/

The wait is over! Resolution is now live!!!

Who is ready for the Conclusion of the Resilience Duet?

Resolution Releases TODAY!!! 

For those of you who haven’t read book one in the Resilience Duet, here’s what you’ve been missing.

Samantha never saw Enzo coming.

As the dust settles from her divorce, her life is full. She doesn’t have time for distractions. She’s too busy running her own company and checking off numerous items from her kids’ demanding schedule to have a life of her own.
Then he walks into her kitchen with his breathtaking green eyes and a mischievous grin. He’s there to surprise his father – her contractor, but his presence makes everything off kilter.

Enzo’s perfectly content with his adventurous life as an elite rescue pilot, until a harmless prank turns on him. Instead of surprising his father, he finds his world thrown off course by the beautiful woman with a sexy smile, wicked sass and the mouthwatering ability to keep him on his toes.

With his limited time on leave, is she worth the risk to his heart?

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Resilience: https://bit.ly/37Cj5ju
Resolution: http://bit.ly/2R6bYK6

This has been a long time coming and I feel like a dream has some true! Thanks so much fore being a part of my journey! I’ve been dying to share Sam and Enzo with you for what feels like forever. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

~ Amanada

Just one more week until Resolution releases!


Happy Tuesday,
For those of you who haven’t read book one in the Resilience Duet, Here’s what you’ve been missing.

Samantha never saw Enzo coming.

As the dust settles from her divorce, her life is full. She doesn’t have time for distractions. She’s too busy running her own company and checking off numerous items from her kids’ demanding schedule to have a life of her own.
Then he walks into her kitchen with his breathtaking green eyes and a mischievous grin. He’s there to surprise his father – her contractor, but his presence makes everything off kilter.

Enzo’s perfectly content with his adventurous life as an elite rescue pilot, until a harmless prank turns on him. Instead of surprising his father, he finds his world thrown off course by the beautiful woman with a sexy smile, wicked sass and the mouthwatering ability to keep him on his toes.

With his limited time on leave, is she worth the risk to his heart?

Available Everywhere: https://bit.ly/37Cj5ju

Resolution, Book 2 releasing February 11:
Pre-Order Resolution: http://bit.ly/2R6bYK6

Hope you’re having a fantastic week,
Amanda

P.S. – The paperback is already live on Amazon for those who are waiting!

Ever just need a break?

This weekend I got some well needed beach therapy. I feel recharged and ready to continue conquering the world. I went to the beach with friends. I’ve seen every weather imaginable. It was so stormy when I got here, but we did manage to see some sun!

While I have you here, can you believe there is only 9 more days until Resolution releases. For those if you waiting for the paperback version, be on the look out. It should go live any day, so you might have the book in your hands by release day!
You can order it here: https://bit.ly/2S8wAAQ

With today being Super Bowl Sunday, I have another big announcement!
The cover reveal for Making the Call is in just 17 more days!!!! I’m dying to show you this cover. Amy Queau did an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with it. I also think you will love Luke and Dani.

Here’s the Blurb:

Dani
As a bestselling romance author, most assume my life’s glamorous, filled with combustible chemistry, and most of all, romance. Ha! I can only wish. With a deadline looming, I’ve escaped to my family’s cabin on Anderson Island to free myself from distractions. My plan’s great, until a man, who could pass as a cover model on one of my books, comes to my rescue. Is there chemistry? Sure. Is he everything I’d look for in a guy? Absolutely. But will my career be at risk if I give into my desire?

Luke
For a player, women line up outside the locker room. For coaches, we’re lucky to get in the game. As the youngest NFL coach in the league, I live, eat, breathe, and even sleep football. To gear up for this season, I return to my home on Anderson Island for a much-needed break. When Dani literally crashes into my life, my mind’s suddenly on the sexy brunette with a sailors mouth, rather than my team’s next play. She has me dusting off another playbook entirely, making me wonder, did I make the right call? 

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Hope you all have a fantastic week. I’m going to spend a few more hours here at the beach, then head back to reality.
~ Amanda

So Humbled….

I can’t thank you enough. Your support has been tremendously humbling this week. I could not have asked for a better response to the release of Resilience. I’ve gotten so many messages telling me how much they have liked Sam and Enzo. It warms my heart to know people have devoured this book in one day or less. The best part is when I get a message telling me how they can’t wait for book two of this duet: Resolution.

For those of you dying to know the conclusion to this duet, there is a giveaway for Resolution in my reader’s group. You may even win a signed copy of Resilience.

Don’t worry, the wait won’t be long. Resolution releases February, 11, 2020.

Until next time,
Happy Reading.
~ Amanda

P.S. There’s still a few spaces on my review team if you’re interested. Just fill out this form.