Friday, January 8, 2016

Contemporary Week Part 3

I’m so excited for today’s post!! Talking about someone you really like is always awesome, isn't it?? I’ve known Amy Leigh Simpson for a while now and I’m thrilled to be able to share her with you.

Oh, and by the way, her book—WHEN FALL FADES—is readable, I guess… *BAHAHAHA*

Uhhh, yeah. It was all kinds of fabulous.

Book Rating: Best of the Best

I had the honor of reading this book early and I went a little nuts. I’m pretty sure I drove Amy crazy with all my messages like, “I LOVE THIS!” or “You are my new author-hero” and “I’m taking notes because this prose is amazing!” No, seriously I messaged her like every chapter. To me she was all, “You’re so nice! I’m glad you like it so much.” Inwardly she was probably like, “Wow, this girl’s crazy.” ;)

This story is considered Romantic Suspense--I LOVE suspense. (For me, the most entertaining historicals are those that have some excitement and mystery in them, don’t you think??) Amy does it right! The pace was spot on and I literally couldn’t stop thinking about it, even when the book was finished.

Her main characters, Sadie and Archer are unforgettable and so well-rooted—and can I just say, ladies, this hero is so dreamy, you’ll need to read with the fan on. Really. The romantic tension sizzles like a Kennewick sidewalk in summer. That’s intense, people. You will be hard-pressed to put this thing down.

WHEN FALL FADES is the kind of book that leaves you numb after, hovering in that pseudo-world between books where you aren’t sure where to go or what to do next because you don’t want to leave the beautiful place you’ve been. Yep, you know what I’m talkin’ about.

And just because I’m so awesome (yes, praise me) I got down on my knees—for you, dear reader—and pleaded with Amy to do a giveaway (ebook) and she’d accepted! I think mostly to get me to stop bothering her. ;)

Leave a comment below with your name and email addy and I’ll choose the winner next Monday. Pretty easy, right? And yes I know, I used to host giveaways all the time, so it’s kind of a big deal that this is happening. I’m more excited than you!!

Amy, congratulations and here’s to wishing you many years of success.


Amy Leigh Simpson writes romantic mysteries with honesty and humor, sweetness and spice, and gritty reality covered by grace. When she's not stealing moments at naptime to squeeze out a few more adventures in storyland, she's chasing around two tow-headed miscreants (Ahem)--boys, playing dress up with one sweet princess baby, and being the very blessed wife to the coolest, most swoon-worthy man alive. Amy is a Midwestern-girl, a singer, blogger, runner, coffee-addict, and foodie. Her Sports Medicine degree is wasted patching up daily boo boo's, but whatever is left usually finds its way onto the page with fluttering hearts, blood and guts, and scars that lead to happily ever after.

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  1. This book sounds interesting and I've been hearing great things about it. I have a few go-to authors of contemporary romantic suspense when I'm in the mood to read one. I'm more of a detective, crime-solving, police procedural, mystery rather than suspense reader. I do enjoy one every once in awhile and look forward to reading this one!


    1. Sylvia, this is something of a whodunnit! Not your typical setup for romantic suspense but plenty of mystery and tension mixed in! I hope you enjoy it! And please consider leaving s review on Amazon. I'd love to hear what you think :)

  2. And seriously girl, there are hardly words to describe how much this means to me! And me and words are tight! I'm never at s loss for them! Thank you, sweet friend! I was the same way when I read would books!!! Magic!

  3. Oops, darn phone! Typos galore! Need my editor! :)

  4. I've never heard of Amy Leigh Simpson before, but I definitely need to read this book!!!
    Pretty sure you know my name and email address but just in case you have amnesia or something....

    Candy Caviness

  5. I'm always game for trying new authors. Especially if Amber recommends them.

    1. Well, it's not exactly historical and it's published in the general market but it was a real joy to write and I truly hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I still do!

  6. I love suspense. How I would love to get my hands on this book. spottsATcomcastDOTnet

  7. Oh I just love mystery in my romances! Yay for another fantastic author in my list! I always trust your judgement, Amber, since you have never steered me wrong. (why does "steered" sound so wrong there?! Another reason I can't be an author. Everything sounds wonky to me, LOL)
    A giveaway?! Thank you, Amy!!!!