Woo hoo! I’m so excited to be taking part in the celebration of the release of Amy Brock McNew’s urban fantasy Reconciliation!
I can’t tell you how exciting it was to be able to chat with Liz! Eeek! However, let me introduce to her upcoming story that releases tomorrow so you have an idea of what to expect for the big day.
Some ghosts from the past refuse to stay dead.
Finally. Finally everything is coming together for Liz Brantley. She’s marrying Ryland Vaughn, the man of her dreams. She’s embraced her calling and battles the minions of hell bent on her destruction. And she’s left her dark past far behind her. Or so she thought.
A secret she holds close, stuffed down deep, surfaces at the wrong time for everyone in Liz’s life, leaving a trail of devastation. Left reeling, Liz wonders if she made a mistake, putting her trust in God, her guardian Arie, and Ryland. And the demon Kade capitalizes on her shaken faith. With a vengeance.
Torn between her tortured past and the future she craves, Liz is desperate to defeat every demon that stands in her way. Before all hell breaks loose and swallows her whole.
Hi, Liz! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come chat with me. I’m so excited!
“Thanks for havin’ me. You’ll have to bear with me. I’m a little stressed right now, so…I’ll do my best.”
Your second book is coming out this week. How do you feel about people seeing every little detail of your life?
It’s freaking crazy! I have no idea why people would want to read about my jacked-up life, but whatever. All I can do is hope it helps somebody. Especially other young women. I want them to know they’re not alone, you know? They can get through whatever comes at ’em. Just takes some guts and a lot of faith.
A shadow passes over her face. I get the impression going deeper is off limits. I decide to lighten things up.
I hear you got engaged. 😀 Are you getting excited for the big day? (Her eyes light up and a huge grin commandeers her face.)
Oh yeah! Ry and I have been waiting for this forever. It’s really happening! He’s just—I’m just really lucky. Blessed. (She seems lost in thought, then shakes herself.) It’s gonna be simple, I don’t do frills. I just want him. I don’t really care about the rest, but Mom’s really into it, so we’re letting her do her thing. She needs it. (Another shadow, and I can guess why.)
I heard about your Dad. I’m so sorry.
Thanks. I don’t talk about it. (She pulls her ankle up under her other leg and picks at the fraying edge on the hole in her jeans.)
So, off-the-wall question. I’m curious about what kind of food you’ll have at the reception. We all know how Ryland loves to eat. (Laughter from both.)
Seriously, I gotta to learn to cook! This BBQ joint we love is catering. (Shakes her head and looks exasperated.) Ry wanted to add pigs in a blanket. Really? Who serves that at a wedding? The only way he’d let it go was if I promised to make them for our first meal home after the honeymoon. (At this, her eyes glitter and a faint blush colors her cheeks.) Guess I better figure out how.
I know you’re busy, so I’ll let you go. Any final thoughts?
(Liz blows out a breath.) I hope people enjoy the book. It’s intense. But, life is intense. Especially mine. There’s good and bad, funny and sad, and you just have to roll with it. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. Just hold on to the ones you love and keep your faith, no matter what. And never, ever stop fighting. Yeah, that’s about it. Nothing profound. (She laughs, but there’s that shadow again.)
Thank you again for chatting with me, Liz.
“You’re welcome.” (Her phone goes off.) “Gotta run, sorry. Ilona had a vision, and we have incoming.”
“Yeah. What else?” (Liz checks her dagger and the firearm I just notice at the small of her back, under her sweatshirt.) “See ya. Thanks again!”
“Hope she stays safe out there,” I whisper as I watch her leave.
Amy Brock McNew doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. Exploring the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird, Amy pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off-limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities. Visit AmyBrockMcNew.com to learn more about this intriguing author.
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