Today we are happy to have Sandy James here to talk about the evolution of her writing and the mythology of her Alliance of the Amazons series. THE BRAZEN AMAZON, the third book in the Alliance of the Amazons series, is available on May 6, 2013 from Carina Press. All the books are standalone reads, but we’re giving away two complete series sets so you can enjoy them all! These are ebooks so everyone worldwide can enter the giveaway.
Sandy James’ Writing Evolution and Her Series Mythology
When I started writing romance, I didn’t consider venturing into Urban Fantasy romance. I was content with contemporary settings, writing some wonderful stories that were close to home for me.
In Murphy’s Law, I wrote about harness horseracing. Since my husband and I own a small stable of racehorses, this was my way to share my love of the sport with readers. I wrote All the Right Reasons to honor my former students who serve in the military. That story also gave me a chance to explore my family’s Hungarian roots. My favorite book to write was Turning Thirty-Twelve. So much fun to exercise my middle-aged angst by writing about a woman just like me!
Then I read my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book and realized how much fun it had to be to create my own world, to set my own rules, and to populate it with my characters. So I sat down with my son, Kevin—one of the most creative people I know—and “designed” the world of the Amazons.
The underlying premise is simple—every deity worshipped by every world culture actually exists. By spreading the power among so many different beings, none would ever be too powerful. Of course there is a pecking order. For example, the goddess Rhiannon has a long history and has been involved in many famous stories. She’s one of the most powerful of what I called the Ancients.
After writing The Reluctant Amazon—the first book in the Alliance of the Amazon series—I was hooked. The series, which is published by Carina Press, continues with the release of book 3, The Brazen Amazon. Each book can stand alone, so feel free to dive into the series at any time! I do believe you might enjoy the series more if you read the books in order.
I’m thrilled to say that The Reluctant Amazon is a USA Today Recommended Read, so it’s a great place to start!
The Alliance of the Amazons is a closed series. When The Volatile Amazon (book 4) releases in September, the women’s stories will be complete, right down the final showdown with the scariest villain they’ve ever faced. There are a lot of wonderful twists and turns in the books, and I hope readers want to come along for the ride!
Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband of thirty years. She is a high school social studies teacher.
Sandy and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoy spending time at the two Indiana racetracks. Her romances often include the world of racing, Murphy’s Law being the best book to introduce harness racing to new fans of the sport.
Giveaway provided by Carina Press
2 sets of the Alliance of the Amazon series (ebooks) by Sandy James
Available on May 6, 2012 from Carina Press
Book three of Alliance of the Amazons
Zach Hanson is a tech wizard, capable of creating and improving gadgets…including remote nuclear warhead launchers. But he’s always known that he’s destined for something more, something greater, something…supernatural.
Powerful Air Amazon Gina Himmel is one of four sisters called to protect the world from those who would do it harm. Demigods in league with an Ancient have been taking over the bodies of leaders in the military and technological sectors, and Gina is sent to San Francisco to watch over Zach.
Under Gina’s protection, Zach is introduced to a world of ancient deities, rogue gods and the bold, brazen Amazons who keep humanity safe. Amidst the whirlwind of battle, Zach and Gina discover a love that could give them the power to save the world—or destroy it.
Meet Earth and Fire in The Reluctant Amazon and The Impetuous Amazon.
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