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Friday, October 24, 2014

Instinctual by Amanda Mackey ♥ Fun Facts, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Romantic Suspense)

Instinctual book cover
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?
How much do you trust your gut instincts?

Kate Fitzpatrick’s intuitive gift warns her that her ex-lover Jake Alexander has arrived in her idyllic hometown of Vernazza, Italy, but she tries to shrug it off as being overworked and tired.

When Jake appears in front of her in a lonely, dark alley looking sexier than ever, Kate’s worst fears are confirmed.

She fights the magnetic pull between them, feeling guilty that her new boyfriend is out of town on business.

But after a serious fall that leaves Kate between life and death, she soon discovers that Jake’s arrival, and their intense connection, may be the only thing that can save her…
A tidbit that most people don't know about Instinctual is how it came into being.
I was actually driving home from dropping my kids to school and the idea came out of the blue! I have a friend who is a writer too so decided to have a little fun and see where we could take my idea. I emailed my friend and asked if he wanted to do some writing with me. I would start off and write what came to mind, I would send it to him and he would continue to write some and then send it back to me for me to write some more. This went on for a couple of days until my friend pulled out but by this stage the story had fully formed in my head.
I ended up re-writing my friends inserts to suit the story I had in my head and from then on everything just flowed.
That's not to say there weren't some days along the way where my mind went totally blank! I had quite a few of those days! Sometimes scenes got deleted and changed too, depending on what my mood was on that day!
My poor family had to put up with me saying regularly and with great excitement, "Can I just read you this page. It's so good!" Haha. That particular page may have ended up being one of the ones deleted in the end!!
I had so much fun researching the locations in the book. Most of them are actual real locations in Italy! So if you read the book, Google some of the locations and it will help the story to come alive!
Her wall was crumbling fast as choked sobs escaped. Her teeth clenched as she willed her body to be strong and behave.

An apology just didn’t cut it. What a nerve thinking he could just waltz back into Vernazza and expect her to be anything other than angry with him? What did he hope her reaction to be?

“You’ve been stalking me!” She turned her head slightly to project her voice.

“No! I haven’t! I had to find you. There is so much I need to tell you, only I didn’t expect…”

“What? What didn’t you expect? Spit it out Jake and hurry up!”

“Something has happened to you! I tried to tell you earlier. You’re in danger!”

“Danger? The only danger I’m in is from you. I don’t want you here. Why can’t you understand that?” Did he not understand English? She’d practically spelt it out for him in every way possible.

And he thinks I’m the stubborn one! Okay, you’re doing good Kate. Stay strong.

“I’m here to help you. You need to hear me out. I promise, if you listen to what I have to say and you still want me to go, I will. I’ll go and I’ll never bother you again.”

Silence. Jesus! Why was she even considering this? It was absurd.

“How do I know you’re not lying to try to get me to forgive you?”

“I wouldn’t lie about something like this. About you. This is a life or death situation. I’ve never been more serious about anything. Except for my feelings for you. They will never change. You have to hear me out and then I’ll leave. You have my word.”

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Instinctual Book 2
After waking up in hospital not remembering much about her accident, Kate is surprised to find Jake by her side.

Kate Fitzpatrick doesn't know if her intuition is a gift or a curse, especially when it involves her ex-lover, Jake Alexander.

Even though she hasn't spoken to him in five years, when he left her broken hearted, his return both terrifies and excites her.

And it doesn’t take long before she discovers that Jakes arrival brings with it a whole world of danger, betrayal, lies and an attraction so powerful, it still leaves Kate breathless…
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Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She’s published 2 non-fiction books and has her fiction novels titled, Instinctual and Instinctual 2 out now.
Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.
Trivia About Amanda Mackey:

I spend my free time avidly reading, next to spending time with family of course! I have an addiction to all things books!

My favourite part of writing is when I get an idea in my head for a book and actually start. It’s an amazing feeling to begin creating something from an idea in your head. Instinctual came to me while driving my kids to school!!

My interest in writing came about from a young age when I dabbled in writing poetry. It was a feeling inside me that beckoned to come out. I was in my early 20’s when the desire to write a full novel hit.

Advice for other writers is to continually hone your craft by learning all you can about the art of writing. I’m continually trying to improve mine! Also if you believe in yourself and your work it’s only a matter of time before others will too.



Some more needless trivia about me:

1 My favourite colour is not one but two colours. Blue and Green are equally my favourites.

2. My favourite holiday was a 6 week trip to the US when I was just 18. I travelled alone from Australia and ventured on a 3 week camping tour and then I stayed with a pen-pal whom I met for the first time for the other three weeks.

3. My most embarrassing moment was when I worked at Seaworld and a friend of mine who is a voice-over expert pretended to call me up at work, claiming she was a well-recognized television personality and I believed her!!

4. My dream vacation would be visiting the setting of Instinctual which is in Vernazza, Italy.

5. Something unique about me is that I have an extra bone near my shoulder clavicle.

6. One food I will never touch is fish eggs or roe.

7. Favourite book is a hard one because I have read so many but I would have to say the Hush Hush series – Becca Fitzpatrick.

8. Writing snack of choice is cashew nuts and coffee.

9. Top hobby I do when not writing is read, read, read.

10. My favourite animal would have to be the tiger. Would love to work with them.
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8 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharong and make me know about Amanda Mackey.
    Looking forward to read her books :)

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway, loved the fun facts about the book and author plus the excerpt was great!

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  3. This book sounds interesting. Will be checking it out and adding to TBR. I love when I find a new-to-me author! :) Thanks Romance Novel Giveaways and Fire & Ice Book Tours.

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  4. sounds like an interesting read - I like finding new authors

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  5. Coooool. Would love to read her books. xoxo

    Thanks for the chance.

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  6. This is a new author to me, but it sounds like a book I'd like to try... Thx for the giveaway!😊

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