Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Fury by Fisher Amelie

Hi everyone!! Welcome to our stop on the FURY blog tour...
We adore ALL that is Fisher Amelie and we are so excited to bring this amazing book to you...BUT...we have an awesome surprise...AN INTERVIEW with the lady herself!!

So, check out everything as you scroll through.  
Get to know Fisher a little better, learn more about the Seven Deadly Sins series and enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post...

Good Luck and Happy Reading!!


Revenge is an euphoric thing. Trust me on this. Nothing compares to the release you get when you ruin someone’s life. When they’ve stolen important things. Things that didn’t belong to them. Things I revel in making them pay for. 

What? Have I offended you? I’m not here to appeal to your delicate senses. I have no intention of placating your wishes or living within your personal belief system nor do I care if you hate me. And you will hate me. Because I’m a brutal, savage, cold-blooded murderer and I’m here for my revenge. 

I’m Ethan Moonsong...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most sacrificing man to the most feared and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

TSK TSK: Hi Fisher!! Thanks for answering our questions... So, first, tell us.. What is a typical day like for you?? 
Fisher: It's going to be a bit robotic here but if I embellished too much, it'd read like a novel. LOL!  I wake at six a.m. and write or edit for one hour. At seven, I bathe all three of my kids, dress them, and feed them. I make my son's school lunch, start a load of laundry, and at eight, I  drive him to school. I usually get home around half past. I let my two littlest ones play while I do an hours worth of copywriting work, which is my main source of income. At ten, I lay the babies down for a nap, and fold laundry, usually stuffing in another load to wash as well. I clean up the kitchen and living area because it's usually a blooming mess by then before sitting down and finishing up my copywriting work by noon, which is just about the time that they wake. I feed them lunch, try to stuff something down myself, lol, then clean up. I play with them both for about an hour, while answering dings from FB, Twitter, and Instagram, until I have to leave to pick up my eldest from school at two. While I wait in line for him, I read. Oh Lord do I love to read!!! When we get home, we do homework and I keep the babies busy with super fun stuff like water or sand games. When homework is done, they get baths again because, you know, water and sand games. I fold more laundry, clean up again, play with the babies or watch a film with them, then begin preparations for dinner. When Matt gets home, we sit down to eat, put the kiddos in their p.j.'s, and pack them off to bed. Yaay! I clean up some more while Matt works on The Cover Lure stuff then sit down myself to write my current novel. I do all this while answering emails, putting out fires with my copywriting clients, and trying to "appear" active on social media. LOL! I usually end around eleven or so because I'm exhausted but sometimes I'll go later, especially if it's the weekend! It's the freakin' weekend, baby! Saturdays I do a HUGE breakfast with bacon, french toast, and eggs. It's a thing. A tradition, if you will. I concentrate a lot of time writing for fun on the weekends as well because, if I were honest, writing is my favorite thing to do in this entire world. Well, besides loving my family, but right after loving my family, writing is my favorite.

TSK TSK:  What inspired you to write??
Fisher: You know, I can't really say. I think it's because I've written from a very young age in one capacity or another. I'd always been in love with it. I remember growing up, hearing people say often, "Ask Fisher, she can write pretty well." It never even occurred to me that I could write for a living, though. I'd always wrote because it felt a little like coming up for air after a long period under water. I felt that same gasping, desperate sensation when I could portray my thoughts and dreams on paper. So, to answer your lovely question, I was inspired to write because it felt like the most natural thing in the world to me. Writing is a sort of sixth sense for me. It allows me to convey and interpret feeling in ways I don't think I could ever really accomplish with our very human five. Writing is anything but human for me. It's transcending. It's metaphysical.

TSK TSK:  Who would you say is your favorite authors? Who has influenced your writing? 
Fisher:  My favorite author, hands down, is Tolkien. At least right now he is. Honestly, it changes with the wind. Tolkien's world building is incredible and leaves me so envious. Isn't that ironic from The Seven Deadly Sins series' author? As far as influence. I'm not really sure. I'd like to say Lucy Maud Montgomery, George Orwell, and Jane Austen. Isn't that a strange combination? But it is what it is, I suppose. Montgomery's character building is unprecedented. Orwell's story building and ability to touch on politics without overwhelming the reader is phenomenal. Jane Austen's ability to plunge the reader into the world of her characters is, quite frankly, seemingly impossible. She does it with such finesse, it fools the reader into thinking it's easy. Yes, these three influence me the most right now.

TSK TSK:  What do you do in your spare time? What type of hobbies do you have?
Fisher: I read. I write. I read and I write. I cannot get enough of the written word. Heaven is a library full of books. As much as it pains me to say it, I've given up most of my hobbies for reading and writing. I was proficient, keyword proficient LOL, with a violin at one time but that fell by the wayside for a deeper passion for novels. I consume words at an incredible rate. It is food to me.

TSK TSK:  What is your favorite type of music? Favorite band? Favorite song right now?? 
Fisher: Oh my gosh. Great question! I love, love, love all types of music. My playlists run the spectrum from classical to rap. My favorite band would have to be Silverchair. I have yet to find a bad song from them even with their ever changing style. My favorite song right now, though, is Step by Vampire Weekend. Stop what you are doing right now and listen to Step. No worries, I'll wait. ;)
TSK TSK:  Your books cover some really sensitive subjects, what sparked you to write about them?
Fisher: I know this is strange to say knowing the topics I write about, but I hate anything that takes me from my comfort zone. I have to force myself to do it. It is an utterly human characteristic but there it is. I have come to terms with the fact that though I may not like to hear, read, watch information that I find uncomfortable to hear, read, watch, I almost always never regret them. Ever. I have found that I do not ever choose my topics. My topics  choose me. And the truth is, my stories are mostly about a profound love between two human beings, lovers, fated soul mates, who just happen to be thrust within dark worlds desperate for light. My lovers are always as blinding as the sun itself when my stories are done, though, and the dark worlds that surround them disappear altogether. They are hope personified. There isn't a greater reading high than two individuals who somehow survive trudging impossibilities. It makes their triumph all the more sweet, I think.

TSK TSK:  Who would you say is your favorite character you've written so far?? 
Fisher:  Ethan is my favorite so far. He suffers so, so much, but he also accepts the good quickly, and without argument. I admire him for that. I struggle with that myself. I'm so afraid that wonderful things will be ripped out from underneath me that I have a hard time enjoying them. It's a weird insecurity built into my DNA, I think. I struggle with it but I'm always victorious. I wouldn't have it any other way. ;)

TSK TSK:  What do you hope your readers capture from Fury?
Fisher:  Please abandon all pre-conceived ideas of what you think will happen. Please keep in mind that Ethan is FURY. He is anger personified. He is wrath. Anger is such an odd sin because we all feel it. If you are human, you have experienced it, but do not assume anything about Ethan's anger. As Ethan says, "We are none of us as we seem." I hope readers take away with them an understanding that love triumphs all. That love will save us all.

TSK TSK: What is the best advice that was given to you and what words of wisdom do you impart to your readers? 
Fisher: The best advice I have ever gotten. This is a good question. It's making me think. I'd have to say, Ian Maclaren's "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." The advice is simple yet profound. None of us know what anyone else is secretly fighting. My advice to readers, I will steal from Kent Keith: "People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."

TSK TSK:  What is your favorite dessert?
Fisher: Now this!! This I like. :D Chocolate Chip Amaretto Italian gelato from Paciugo. It is the nectar of the gods.

TSK TSK:  Are you a early bird or a night owl?
Fisher:  I am a night owl, actually, forced into the early morning by her baby birds.

TSK TSK:  Ok.. Last one..   If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you choose??
Fisher:  I want to visit very specific places, actually. I want to see the Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela. I want to see Finnish lapland. I want to see a columnar basalt, any columnar basalt, the Hessdalen Lights, Hạ Long Bay, Rio, the Great Barrier Reef. If it a natural or even unnatural place on this earth, I want to see it.

Thank you so much for having me, my loves!!!

TSK TSK: We ALWAYS love having you here Fisher!! Ok guys, make sure you continue on and discover all the awesomeness below...

Author Photo2Fisher Amelie resides in the South with her kick ace husband slash soul mate. She earned her first ‘mama’ patch in 2009. She also lives with her Weim, Jonah, and her Beta, Whale. All these living creatures keep the belly of her life full, sometimes to the point of gluttony, but she doesn’t mind all that much because life isn’t worth living if it isn’t entertaining, right? Fisher is the author of The Seven Deadly Series, The Sleepless Series, and The Leaving Series, and was a semi-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award.    

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