Monday, July 25, 2016

Author Interview & Giveaway - Her Black Wings (The Dark Amulet Series, Book 1) by AJ Norris

Her Black Wings
The Dark Amulet Series, Book 1
A.J. Norris
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: July 12, 2016
Word Count: 76,000

Book Description:
Amalya Rivers longs to die and end her lonely existence—but it doesn’t work out that way…
A former runaway turned criminal, Amalya is murdered and thrust into a treacherous world full of red-skinned, horned beasts under the control of the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, instead of enjoying peace and serenity like she hoped. But saving a young child from a certain brutal death in the last moments of her life has earned her a chance at salvation.
Elliott the Redeemer wants no part in saving another soul…
After one too many failures at redeeming lost souls, the nail-biting, self-pitying Elliot has had enough of his work and would prefer to live out his eternity on Earth drowning in bourbon. It doesn’t matter that Amalya has grown black feathered wings signifying the good that still dwells within her. He can’t risk failure again.
Amalya must save someone from her past in order to escape Abaddon’s rule…
She has to prevent the now grown child she saved from committing murder or risk returning to Netherworld with Abaddon for good. She can’t do it alone, though. Amalya needs the help of the angel sent to guide her, but their emerging love might not be enough to convince Elliot she’s worth the risk.
Amalya loves her black wings. She knows she’s meant to be an angel—and she will stop at nothing to prove it…

Talking with author A.J. Norris! 

What is your writing environment? My preferred writing spot is in my bed with my laptop.

What is your writing process? I’m a pantser all the way. Although, I will do a synopsis so that I stay focused and have a clear idea of how the story ends. Now, how I get there is determined by my characters.

What authors have caught your interest lately and why? I read my favorite authors when they have a new book. I do a lot of writing and also have a full-time job and a family so I don’t have a lot of free time to devote to reading a lot.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel? I wrote a very short story about a dark angel. She wanted to tell me more of her story so I listened and wrote what she showed me. I’m glad I listened. ;)

What is your favorite scene in your new release? My favorite scene is when the heroine meets the hero. He’s naked and chained from the ceiling. It’s funny and is also the scene where the heroine has to make a pivotal choice.

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available? I’m working on book three now, but book two in this series called Her Black Heart is out August 23.

What do you like to do when you are not writing? I love going to the movies.

What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know? I didn’t start writing until about five years ago.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?
1.       See more of the world
2.       Have lunch with my favorite authors and talk writing
3.       Make it on the NYT best seller list

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? The moment I chose to start writing. It was a where-have-you-been-all-my-life moment.

Do you have a genre that you can see yourself writing in the future? I also write romantic suspense in addition to paranormal romance. I plan to stick with those two. I can’t see myself writing anything else.

About the Author:
A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance novelist.  She began writing as a way to dim down the voices inside her head. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else's head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones make the hard work of writing all worth it. She is a movie buff, especially book adaptations, loves watching her son play baseball and communing with other writers.  She lives with her family who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.

Tour giveaway: 
(2) $25.00 Amazon gift cards
(2) copies of Her Black Wings  by A.J. Norris
(1) Tote with swag and autographed book
(1) 7” Kindle Fire


  1. I love the cover and I'm very intrigued by the blurb, this sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Thank you for having me on your blog today!

  3. Congratulations on your book's release! Good luck on the tour and thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

  4. Congratulations on the new release! The book sounds great! I am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for sharing!