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Amanda Stevens

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Amanda Stevens was born and raised in the foothills of the Ozarks, an area known for its folklore and superstition. She learned from an early age to fear black cats, ladders, and broken mirrors. A risk taker, she now resides with all three. She is also the mother of twins, a wannabe taphophile, and a collector of all things Alfred Hitchcock. When she’s not writing from her home in Houston, she likes taking road trips to Austin. And to Marfa. And to old cemeteries.

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“There was something so primal and hungry about the way he stared down at her..the way their bodies unconsciously strained toward one another as if nothing - not even time, not distance, not even death- could ever keep them apart.”
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“It's hotter than a two-peckered alley cat up in here. Humidity must be close to a hundred.”
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“There are a lot of things in this world to be afraid of, but a dead body isn't one of them.”
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The Restorer (Graveyard Queen, #1) by Amanda Stevens
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens

My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to the rules passed down from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.It started with the discovery of a young woman's brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to restore. The clues to the killer--and to his other victims--lie in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.
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message 17: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Amanda. It may interest you that one of my books: Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 16: by Ioana

Ioana Thank you so much for accepting my FR!:) I love your Graveyard Queen series. I heard a rumour that you might write more? :D

Charlotte Love love love the Graveyard Queen series! Absolute addiction with no regret!

message 14: by Amanda

Amanda Stevens Savannah wrote: "Amanda, thank you for the friendship."

My pleasure! Thank you!

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Amanda Stevens Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Amanda!
I'm excited to read your book! :)"

Yay! I'm so glad!

Savannah Amanda, thank you for the friendship.

message 11: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Amanda!
I'm excited to read your book! :)

message 10: by Amanda

Amanda Stevens Now I'm inspired to get back to work! :)

message 9: by Say

Say your welcome....glad i made your day! you made mine as well!=)

Amanda Stevens Say--Thank you! I'm so happy! You made my day!

message 7: by Say

Say OMG!!! i just finished the restorer and i just want to say, what a ride!!! i love your book......TOTALLY!!! congrats in advance!!!

Amanda Stevens Thanks for the friending!

message 5: by Marty

Marty Venida Hi Amanda! Thanks for accepting my request!

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Beth Hi Amanda,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!

Amanda Stevens Simon wrote: "Hey Amanda..."

Thanks for befriending me, Simon!

Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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Simon Hey Amanda...

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