Thursday, 13 March 2014

Endangered Hearts Interview with Amanda Lance

Emilia Ward is being watched.
And it isn’t just by her mother’s creep of a boyfriend or one of her many employers. Instead, she is certain it something else—someone else. However, in a life with college classes and alcoholic mother to look after, Emilia doesn’t have time to explore her suspicions. She would much rather think about her new job at Iram Manor, and more importantly—its mysterious and alluring owner.
After a lifetime of isolation and trapped in a disfigured body Kasper Zafar thought he knew pain. Confining himself to his work as an architect and the love of his music, he never expects the beautiful Emilia Ward to enter his life. Young and naive, his new housekeeper does not flinch at the sight of him, and is even so bold as to call him her friend.
Determined to teach her in all worldly things, the opposites grow closer and the role of student and teacher and interchange. Yet Emilia’s life outside the manor is not a happy one, and when Kasper’s attempt to watch over her fails, both will discover than love may be the most painful thing of all.
Interview with Amanda Lance
How old were you when you started writing?
I was in kindergarten so I must have been 5 or 6.
Who are your favourite writers?
I’m in love with Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Ann Radcliffe, Chuck Palahniuk, Charles Bukowski, and Marquis de Sade.
What books did you read as a child?
I was obsessed over the Amelia Bedelia books, the Corduroy series, and anything by Shel Silverstein. 
Your favourite book and why?
Right at this moment? Jane Eyre. I read that one at least once a year.
What items are on your desk/where you write?
My dog shaped wine cork cage, my calendar, and lots and lots of post-its.
Do you have a routine for your writing?
Nope. I wing it on a day to day basis.
Can you share a sneak peak at what you're working on at the moment?

“Will you kiss me?”
“Will you kiss me?”
“Albeit from me to be a man to push his luck—” he looked out the window and resigned himself to the worst. “But why would you want that, when you made it quite clear the other evening that you did not?”
“Because, I want—need to know if that kiss last week was something other than a spur of the moment thing.”
“It was not, I assure you.”
“I need to know if you really still want me—love me the way you say you do—”
She cut him off before he could interrupt her. “I’ve put a lot of thought into this, and I know now that you can swear and promise all you want but a kiss has a way of revealing things and I need to know how you feel about me. Really feel about me.”
He scoffed. “You think a mere kiss can adequately demonstrate my affection for you?”
“It did once before.” She gazed at him and smiled. “No pressure or anything.”
Do you like it quiet when you're writing or do you need background noise?(music or TV)
I don’t need a lot of background noise, but I prefer to work with it. TV and music both work for me—I’m not picky.

Non book questions
Favourite food?
It is a complete tie between tacos and pizza.
What kind of music do you listen to?
Mostly indie rock and the occasional metal band.
Favourite film?
American Psycho (of course, the book was better though)
Favourite Chocolate?
Milk chocolate with fruit! 

Thank you Amanda for a wonderful interview.
Jo x

About the Author:

A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.
When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.
Twitter: @alance07
Genre: New Adult

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  1. Great interview! Thanks so much for being on the tour, Jo!!! <3