Sharon Lipman
Paranormal Romance Author

By: SharonLipman | July 12, 2016

A J Norris' new paranormal romance, Her Black Wings is set for release today and let us tell you, it looks great! To celebrate, A J dropped by for an interview to talk about writing, inspiration and what's next. There's also a fantastic giveaway to take part in. There are 2 $25 Amazon giftcards, 2 copies of Her Black Wings, 1 tote bag and autographed book, and 1 Kindle Fire up for grabs! To be in with a chance of winning, just enter the giveaway at the end of the post. Don't forget, commenting on this post will earn you extra entries! 

Let's hear what A J had to say:


Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I live in southeast Michigan with my husband and son. I work two jobs; a full-time, 9 to 5, one that I have to go to and; one as a romance author. Which one do you think I love? ;) I have written two books for my paranormal series (I’m working on the third) and two romantic suspense books. Oh, and countless other manuscripts that I started and never finished.


What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

Her Black Wings, book one of the Dark Amulet Series was inspired by a very short story I wrote about a dark angel. The character was more complex than I originally thought and she made sure I portrayed her accurately for this book.

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…

What authors or books have influenced you? 

I’d have to say romance books in general. They are my most favorite and the reason why I write romance.


What are you working on now? 

I’m working on book three in this series called Her Black Soul.


Do you have any advice for new authors? 

Write everyday if you can. Join a critic group and learn as much as you can about your craft. The more you write the better you get.


What is the best advice you have ever heard? 

Don’t edit your manuscript until the first draft is complete. You can always fix anything later but you can’t fix a blank page.


What's next for you as a writer? 

More writing, more books


Anything else you'd like to add? 

I also write romantic suspense and have one on the way but I don’t have a release date for that yet. Hopefully soon.

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.


Keep in touch with AJ

Giveaway Time!

As we said at the top of the post, we have an amazing giveaway for you. There are 2 $25 Amazon giftcards, 2 copies of Her Black Wings, 1 tote bag and autographed book, and 1 Kindle Fire up for grabs! Just enter the Rafflecopter to be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes. Don't forget, commenting on this post will earn you extra entries! Good luck!

Comments:

Phil Skiff

Posted on : July 12, 2016

Hey, congratulations on your new release! I had a chance to see the passion that AJ puts into her writing and I know the book and the series are really going to excite readers in this genre.


Victor Catano

Posted on : July 12, 2016

Congratulations on your new release!


AJ Norris

Posted on : July 12, 2016

Thank you Sharon for hosting today! Release Day for Her Black Wings


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