Thursday, 14 November 2013

General ramblings,new snippet and link!

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all.

(Random thinking alert!) I don't know about you guys, but I am getting pretty excited about the festive period ahead. I do know & rejoice the true meaning of Christmas, but I have to admit, here in the UK advertising designers and agents have out done themselves. If you get a chance please check out the M&S, John Smith & Sainsburys adverts on youtube....they are bloomin good.

Anyway (you can see where Isabel gets her way of thinking from!!) I'd like to post a few new links on here..

Tomorrow, Friday 15th November http://magsmusings.com/ will be posting a snippet from An Acute Attraction. I have to warn you, that it will come with an 18+ warning.

An Acute Attraction is doing really well in some lists on Goodreads, but if you have a moment it could still really do with your vote. A new category it's been entered into is 'New Adult 2013' You can vote for it here
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/32262.NEW_ADULT_2013

Anyway, have a wonderful weekend.

A x

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Kings College, Cambridge


As many, if not all of you will be aware, An Acute Attraction is set in Cambridge, England.

It was from my visit there during the summer that I came up with the idea of the book. I am a HUGE fan of the place and can never get enough of it. 


Isabel adores the place just as much and during one scene she visits Kings College and The Chapel. Cambridge is a part of her past, present & will be in her future. It's a place that holds memories & will create new ones. The history and romanticism of the city, holds as much as Florence, Paris, London or New York, which is why I felt it was the perfect location. There will be more mentions of Cambridge and the romance of the place, with Marc & Isabel in Part 2.
 
If ever you get the opportunity to visit, I promise you, you will fall in love with it as well. If there is a very special time to visit, then it would have to be Christmas Eve. Here is a clip of the Christmas Eve service they have there every year, along with a photograph I took when there.





My next blog post will be on the character of Isabel. It will interesting to hear/read your thoughts on her. I purposely wanted to create a charater in a fictional story that was different from the norm, but still represented 100,000's of women out there. Please be free to post your views & opinions on this post and for the next.


A x


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AmWu2zLzrU


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Hey there! Links & information

Hi all,

Thank you so much to all that have read my snippet, I hope you enjoyed just a little of my book. There is so much more for you to read.

With the release of An Acute Attraction, Mr Marc Sanders is already in his first 'Book Boyfriend' relationship, but he is very happy to share a part of himself. As a reader has already quoted on Amazon.UK "... and as for Marc every women should have one." 

You can download and see more reviews on the following sites:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Acute-Attraction-Amanda-Walters-ebook/dp/B00G2HUWPS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383689794&sr=8-1&keywords=an+acute+attraction 

http://www.amazon.com/An-Acute-Attraction-Amanda-Walters-ebook/dp/B00G2HUWPS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383690004&sr=8-1&keywords=an+acute+attraction 

It is also available for download on other Amazon sites Worldwide

Readers can also download ebook from Lulu.com:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/amanda-walters/an-acute-attraction/ebook/product-21268751.html;jsessionid=67DB32F4B13833C8D129BE37B9D27304 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7359445.Amanda_Jane_Walters 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJWaltersAuthor 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJ-Walters/200461036789987 

Thank you again for being a part of this blog & if you have left reviews, a double thank you.

Amanda xxx 

A snippet from "An Acute Attraction".

An hour after I arrive back at the hotel, I am sitting in the bar area and have just finished reading the local newspaper when I see him. Oh.My.God! I’m sure I could hear a celestial choir of angels signalling his arrival. Willing my heart to slow from its rapid beating, I take several deep breaths. Calm yourself Chambers, he’s just a man. Ok, a goddam sumptuous and heavenly looking man, but still just a man.

Distraction! Thinking of a distraction I decide to go over to the bar and order another Pinot. With a half full glass in hand I call one of the bartenders over. Realising I now look like an alcoholic; I turn to return to my seat.

“Shit!” I look upwards to where those angels could have alerted me.

Not two seats away from where my jacket is draped over a chair, Mr Fantastic is sitting back with his right foot leisurely resting on his left thigh, as he casually reads a broadsheet newspaper.

This is stupid! Deciding to get a grip of myself, I valiantly walk back to my seat, placing both of the large wine glasses on to the dark oak table. I have brought my kindle with me, if I’m honest I take it everywhere and so reaching into my bag I pull it out to find the latest, newly released book I have been reading for the past week. I’m not afraid to admit that I enjoy reading contemporary, erotic romance novels, just like the one’s you’ve read no doubt. Saying that, I’m thankful that the advantage of having a Kindle is that there is no cover to the book to advertise the fact. Starting from where I left off, I continue reading occasionally sipping at my wine.

Don’t ask me what makes me look up from my book; I must have a sixth sense or something, but when I do, Mr Fantastic is looking directly at me, with an amused look on his beautifully sculptured face.

As I am looking behind to see if there is someone else standing there, he speaks to me, yes to me!

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to stare at you. It’s just that you were making some rather interesting faces. Then when you giggled to yourself and bit your lip… Well I just found it amusing; in a winsome kind of way of course.”

I listen to his seductive American accent, but my sense of hearing has shut down not long after he said “interesting faces”, so his hot, sensual mouth is still moving without any of the sound coming out.

Once I see he has stopped I reply “Oh!”

You have got to be kidding me Chambers. Oh! Is that all I can say? Bloody “Oh!”

If I could, I would face plant myself on to the table right this instant, however knowing that it isn’t an option here I continue.

“I’m sorry about that. I didn’t mean to disturb you from your reading.”

“Oh you didn’t don’t worry. I found it, how can I say, cute in a way.”

Did my stomach just do a spectacular, triple axel or am I imagining it? As the row of six perfect scores goes up, I deduce that it wasn’t my imagination.

Turning his attention back to his paper, it takes me a good 5 minutes to compose myself. I need to talk to my best friend Jackie like now. This is a moment where I know I really need her and her sound, logical thinking advice. 











Sunday, 3 November 2013

Goodreads Vote

An Acute Attraction is on a voting list on Goodreads, for Novellas, Novelettes and short stories.

If you have a moment, please click on the link below and give the book a vote.

Thank you

A x

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/17434.Indie_Novellas_Novelettes_and_Short_Stories