Amy Boyles author of Rendered answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
After living in Chicago, Louisville and New York, Amy finally settled in North Alabama with her husband. Along with writing, she has a passion for cooking ridiculously fattening food and complaining about weight gain. She loves to connect with readers.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
I’m from the South and though neither of my parents are from the area, they relocated us here when I was five. However, it wasn’t until I was well into my twenties that I started eating the down-home food. My favorite meal, without exception, would have to be Turkey or Chicken and Cornbread dressing. Dear Lord. If you’ve never had cornbread dressing, you haven’t lived. Seriously. I’ve made it enough times that I don’t use a recipe anymore, but if you’ve never made it and you love to eat—find a recipe and try it. Hopefully, you’ll thank me for the recommendation.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Dining out? What’s that? I have a toddler and am expecting another child, so I don’t get to do that anymore! That question just depresses me. Just kidding. If I remember correctly, my go-to meal used to be Chicken Tikka Masala at just about any Indian restaurant. I love it. From what I understand, it’s not an authentic Indian meal, but seriously it’s so freakin’ good it makes me happy just to think about it. Eating some of that with warm naan bread and I’m in heaven. At least for the twenty or so minutes it’ll take me to eat it.
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
This is such an easy question! Hands down, my book boyfriend is Daemon Sadie from Anne Bishop’s The Black Jewels Trilogy. If you’d asked me this maybe three years ago I would’ve said Richard Rahl from the Sword of Truth series because there’s something honest in his altruism.
But once I read Daughter of the Blood and experienced the raw pain and deep suffering of Sadie, I was absolutely won over. His character undergoes such an incredible arc over the span of that book —from practically broken and brooding to being someone full of wondrous joy. It’s an awesome journey to have been a part of. And he’s so sexy! It's not even overt—he simply is. Oh! And he's dangerous, too! I wouldn't want to cross paths with him. If you've never read the book. Go. Buy. It. Now. Sadie is worth every cent.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Ok, so I had this Wonder Woman doll that I loved. Adored. I also had Wonder Woman underoos (aging myself, I know) that I wore as a bathing suit. Why? Because I loved them. No, I didn't care that they were underwear. They signified Wonder Woman, and that was all that mattered.
Anyhoo, I had this Wonder Woman doll. Loved her…and then I lost her. I don't know where. I probably left her in a store or a bathroom or something. But I remember that I dreamed about getting another doll because I adored her so much. I dreamt that I received this gift at Christmas. Funny thing is, I don't remember if I ever got another doll, all I remember is I lost her and then dreamed I got her back. Ha! That's sort of the story of a romance novel, isn't it? Two people come together, then something keeps them from each other and then they wind up together in the end. Amen to that.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I'll read anything. Mostly. I read romance—contemporary, historical, whatever catches my eye, but I mainly just want a great story. Something that takes me for a ride. I think that's why I read a lot of fantasy. I want to live in a world and become part of it, learn how the magic works and be surprised by the twists and turns that great fantasy writers throw into their novels.
What I don't read a lot of is crime/mystery/suspense. Not because I don't like it, but because I'm not as familiar with the genre. By all means, if any readers have suggestions for great books in those categories, throw them my way. I'd love to have more books to fill my Kindle.
About the Book
Title Rendered (A Dark Revolution Novella - Book Two)
Genre Romance, dystopian
Author Amy Boyles
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Ten years ago, Drian Becker underwent the Rendering, a humiliating body exam imposed upon the masses by her father, a commander in the Patriot Army. Being a high ranking official's daughter, Drian thought she was safe from the practice—not so. Her father's betrayal left her emotionally scarred and dishonored.
It's now 2098. Drian hasn't thought about the Rendering since she became leader of a rebel faction—mostly because she's an expert at hiding her feelings behind a thick outer wall of badass attitude.
All that changes when Colvin Hinton walks into her camp. With his easy swagger and even easier demeanor, Colvin makes being a rebel look good enough to taste. But when Drian finds herself tangled in his charms she lets down her guard, giving an old enemy the chance to take her out once and for all.
If loving a man is this dangerous, would Drian have been better off remaining in the clutches of her father and living with the scars of being Rendered?
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Other books by Amy Boyles
Unlikely Rebel (A Dark Revolution Novella - Book One), available in the Mistaken Identities Anthology. Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Mistaken-Identities-Highlander-Remembering-Unlikely-ebook/dp/B00SUDGSPU
Upcoming books by Amy
Baited (A Dark Revolution Novella - Book Three), available in April 2015
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Boyles/e/B00SX7116Y