Ami Blackwelder is a forbidden romance writer in the paranormal and historical romance genre. Growing up in Florida, she went to UCf and in 1997 received her BA in English and teaching credentials. She travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand.
Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University;), her fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the country. Later, she achieved the Semi-Finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.
The Invasion of 2020, the first book in the Shifter Evolutions series is scheduled to be released Sept 1st 2011, (Books 1-5 are out now)
The Invasion of 2020 is the prequel to Shifters of 2040. The Shifter Evolutions begins with the middle book, The Shifters of 2040, and gives the reader the choice for the past or future. This release of the first book in the series, The Invasion of 2020, will allow readers to engage the series chronologically also.
Readers will enjoying finding out more about Uri Petrov and Dr. Samantha Croon as they discover what exactly brought the shifters to Earth and what sparked human fears. Who was the young Marn and young Raul and what molded them into who they became?
Very interesting concept isn't it? To start with the third book and then you decide to go forward or go back. This series is set in Alaska. YAY!
The Shifters of 2040
The SCM of 2030
The Hybrids of 2050
The revolution of 2060
Other Series by Ami:
The Day the Flowers Died, (Volume 1) is set in 1930 in Munich Germany. It is a historical romance novel.
More books by Ami:
Rain: Graphic Novella
Christianity and Sensibility
The Five Other Senses
The Water Jug
Like A Budding Flower (Poetry)
The Ancient Genesis
Glass Tears (Historical)
She Speaks to Angels (Paranormal)
Midnight (Vampire Dystopian)
Children's Books by Ami
Sammy and the Magic Genie
The Moorhen Runt
Coming Fall of 2011
The Mers, a new Mermaid Series set in New Jersey.
Also coming in 2012, ( Titles subject to change)
Don't Speak (Psychic Dystopian)
Find out more about her and her books at http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB ofShould Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
I will be taking my teasers from The Shifters of 2040 by Ami Blackwelder
She wanted to inflict as little harm as she could in this inhumane research. But
then, the shifters didn’t remind her much of anything human, or
of anything living.
Melissa turned her head away and refused to watch the deliberate
pain inflicted, to merely learn how much electricity the
SCM needed to wound, stun and kill shifters. Once the shifter
returned to a still state, the shadow regained what Melissa called
consciousness, and the blackness retreated as yellow lights returned.
The room filled with silence and then the shifter who had
vanished spilled out of the wire and reassembled over the hard
floor. The shadow shape metamorphosed into a large white bear,
thrusting wide paws at the assistant.
I will be reviewing a few of Ami's books soon. Watch for them.
Please leave me a comment with where to find your teaser. If you don't have a blog then please feel free to leave a sentence or two from a book you are reading !