Monday, October 28, 2013

Giveaway + 10 Fun Facts about Fisher Amelie, GREED (The Seven Deadly, #2)

10 Fun Facts about Fisher Amelie

1. I’ve never read The Hunger Games. I know, I’m crazy but I’m waiting until I’m done with my own 
dystopian to read hers. I want to go into the MS with a fresh mind.

2. I’ve played the violin, poorly mind you, for sixteen years.

3. I am the oldest of six kids. Best times of my life, my childhood.

4. I used to live in Great Britain. Love the English. My editor says it comes across in my writing. I thought, “Great, a Texas twangin’ anglophile. Just what this writing world needs!” 

5. I am a fabulous cook. And by fabulous, I mean I use a lot of butter.

6. I managed a bank for seven years. Go figure, since I’m crap at math. Ba ha ha! P.s. Check your balances, people, I may have added up a few things incorrectly. 

7. I was a massive nerd in high school. Latin club, Einstein club, swim team, orch dork, honors classes…the whole shebaggle. P.s. It’s cool to be a nerd now but it wasn’t when I was in high school.

8. If I hadn’t become a writer, I believe I would have been a musician. Music is my life, man. Well, scratch that. God and my fam are my life but music ranks high.

9. My favorite films are Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Groundhog Day and My Cousin Vinny. I like funny.

10. And last but certainly not least…I followed my dream. I threw caution to the wind, ignored the naysayers, muted that “You can’t do it’s” and I followed it and now I’m living it. In all my book dedications, I write “Take this life…And seize it.” I write this because I mean it. I write this because YOU can be ANYTHING you want to be. You just have to do it.

Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours...because that’s what I do. I want.

My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.

I’m Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

6 Greedy Stars
(Spoiler Free)

If I could give Greed a million stars, I would.  If you asked me what a top favorite book of mine is, I would say Greed.  If someone asked me if I had any issues with this book, I would say none.  Do I love the Hero? Yes.  Do I love the Cover? Yes. Do I love the story? Yes. Do I love the author? Yes.

You get the point.

I loved Greed and you will too.  Cocky I know, but it’s the truth.

You will have to read Vain prior to reading Greed, even though Greed is about another character, Spencer, but because a lot of his character is developed in book one, you don’t want to miss out on it.  With that said, I loved Vain, so in going to Greed, I had high expectations.

Little did I know, Fisher would meet my expectations and come around and meet it again.  I enjoyed reading Greed so much I had to read it slowly because I didn’t want the story to end.

The theme is “Greed” and the main character is Spencer.  Not only is Spencer’s family is rich, so is he. He makes his money by working as his father’s lackey, doing side jobs.  Spencer doesn’t always agree with the choices he makes, but Spencer does what needs to be done because in the end, it’s about the money.  Then there’s Cricket, the girl who is opposite of every type of girl Spencer is use to and knows.  She’s kind, humble and makes five thousand a year, helping her family.  The same amount Spencer spends on his outfit. Cricket may be the one to change Spencer for the better or may be the one that breaks him for the worse.

I don’t want to give anything away in the summary.  You just need to know Spencer is an arse and Cricket isn’t.

If I had to pick a book boyfriend, who I would absolutely give my heart to, it would be Spencer.  He has all the qualities I look for in a book boyfriend.  He’s flawed, troubled, passionate, determine, sweet, aggressive and perfect for me.  I loved Cricket too and no, she wasn’t perfect, but I found her issues endearing and reasonable.  She also isn’t your typical heroine, which was completely refreshing to me.

What worked so well for me is the story.  That’s the simple truth.  Fisher created me a fairy tale romance and I was completely consumed.  I was drowning in the beautiful playful banter between Spencer and Cricket.  I was laughing to delight with side characters and extra story line.  I was shocked, appalled and hooked at the dramatic moments. I loved it all.

I’m always cautious when writing a raving review because people’s expectations are high.  Just know what type of books I like and if you loved Vain, you will love Greed. 

Fisher created a story that consumed me, a unique Heroine I was fascinated by and flawed Hero that I loved.  Anyone that can do that deserves a spot as a top favorite author. Which, she does.

Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.

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  1. Gluttony....I am very curious about how this book will be.

  2. SQUEEE!! I can't wait to get my hands on my copy :)

  3. Lust is the one that intrigues me. Thanks for the giveaway

  4. Greed
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  5. Lust. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!

  6. I would say Wrath is my favorite deadly sin!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  7. Lust is the one that intrigues me. Thanks for the giveaway

  8. Lust! Can't wait to read this one. Great giveaway!

  9. Probably sloth. That would be interesting to see.

  10. Laura Elizabeth houseOctober 29, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Great review and I'm looking forward to reading it!

  11. gluttony....that one just eeek...i don't get it.