Amy A. Bartol

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Author of the Secondborn Series:
Secondborn (Book 1)
Traitor Born (Book 2)
Rebel Born (Book 3)

Author of the Premonition Series:
Inescapable (Book 1)
Intuition (Book 2)
Indebted (Book 3)
Incendiary (Book 4)
Iniquity (Book 5)

Author of the Kricket Series:
Under Different Stars (Book 1)
Sea of Stars (Book 2)
Darken the Stars (Book 3)

The Divided - A Science Fiction Romance short story, which is included in the Take Me To Your Reader: An Otherworld Anthology.

Amy A. Bartol is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Secondborn Series, The Premonition Series, The Kricket Series, and a short story entitled “The Divided.” She has won numerous awards for her writing and been nominated for several more. She's a graduate of Hillsdale C

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Amy A. Bartol Iniquity's cover reveal is October 8, 2015, and then it releases December 8, 2015.
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Inescapable (The Premonitio...

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Indebted (The Premonition, #3)

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Traitor Born Nominated for 7 Utopia Awards!

The Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards
Nominations & Public VotingPictureIt's that time of year again.
Award season.
And like the Iron Throne, nominations are coveted.
(Shhh, I know...Drogon. Don't spoil it!)


To get just one award nom makes me feel like this.


Until I see my fellow nominees in a category,
and then I'm like this because they're so amazing...


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“He isn't wearing a shirt.... He shouldn't just walk around like that; it's obscene to have to look at someone so perfect. He should do the world a favor and eat a donut or two.”
Amy A. Bartol, Inescapable

“I slump against the cushion. “How am I going to protect him, if I’ve completely alienated him? He thinks I’m creepy…” I say sadly.
“You are not creepy,” Reed says soothingly, taking my hand.
“You’re not a good judge of creepy, Reed, since you’re creepier than I am,” I say warily, looking over at Zephyr when I hear him laughing at my comment. “I wouldn’t laugh too hard, pal, because you’re the creepiest one of us all.”
Amy A. Bartol, Inescapable

“...I have never seen him smile like that—it’s intoxicating, especially because I never thought he would smile like that at me.”
Amy A. Bartol, Inescapable


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message 56: by Shelley

Shelley I just wanted to tell you I love all of your books. You write the most amazing characters. I am currently reading "Darken the Stars", I love Kricket, Kyon, and Trey so much. I know this is the last book in the series which makes me so sad. I know all good things must come to an end but I would love some more of these characters. Since you are finishing up both of your series are you planning on any new ones. I need something to look forward to. Thanks so much, and thank you for making reading so much fun.

message 55: by Emily

Emily Andrewsen Amy, I'm sure you hear this all the time, but you may add my congratulations to your overflowing file. I love your books! I was the first of my sisters to read your Premonition series and quickly got my sister hooked into it (maybe even more than me?!?) When I saw your UDS, I bought it and read it in a day (& I don't have time to do that!!)! I Loved it! You have a writing gift that includes all my favorite things about books - characters and dialogue! Your female heroines are easy to love, and Everyone is charmed by them, which I really like. She (whether it's Evie or Kricket) develops relationships that are special beyond just the love interest. Then you bring in the love interest, and hearts stop! :) I love that you can grip your readers and bait them into the "sensual" scenes without ever getting too graphic. I think your books are stronger than those that go into gross detail in that area. Just plain fun books! I don't know how you do it, but I will be watching, and anxiously awaiting, any further publications from you!! (You do realize you're killing us with waiting, right?! :) But I'm glad you are. I'd rather wait and have it be done well instead of rushed, and have a great story ruined. There's nothing worse than a bad ending of a great series!)

message 54: by Nikki

Nikki Lowe Thank you for accepting. Your premonition books are some of the best books I've read :D

message 53: by Phil

Phil Volatile I just saw that you released Kricket! I'm so stoked and proud of you!

message 52: by Swetha

Swetha thanks for adding me.
incendiary is amazing.

message 51: by Jaclyn

Jaclyn Thanks for adding me. I also wanted to say that it is refreshing to have an author who will admit to a later release date and not put one out until you are sure it will be ready. I absolutely LOVE your premonition series. Thank you for giving me something to read that's that amazing and also a good author to her fans about it as well! Can't wait to get my hands on the next!

message 50: by Phil

Phil Volatile Thought I'd pop in to see how things are going. I'm sooo proud of you and I'm still in your corner, cheering you on and still spreading the gospel of Amy Bartol in my stomping grounds.


message 49: by Lorna

Lorna Thanks for adding me!

message 48: by Amy

Amy Hi Amy! I read your blog post about the new work you have completed and am looking forward to reading it. I can confidently day I'd read anything you published.

I discovered your Premonition series by accident (while trawling amazon one day) and I haven't looked back since. I'm a total magpie when it comes to books and I fell in love with the cover of Inescapable before I even read the blurb, which when I read it just cemented the fact I had to buy the book. I read it the day it arrived and then immediately bought the other books in the series, (only then having to wait impatiently for them to arrive!) The two weeks it took for them to post from the States to Australia were filled with anticipation and annoyance as I waited for my Reed, Evie and Russell fix. :)

In the last year I've reread the series twice and recommended it to several friends, all of whom have become as obsessed with the books as I am. You truly have a gift with words and I am eagerly waiting for Iniquity.

All the best,

message 47: by Amy

Amy Bartol Joanne wrote: "I just want to tell you how AMAZING your Premonition books are! I am nearing the end of #4 and am already frustrated that #5 has no release date yet. I love your writing style and look forward t..."
Thank you for reading my stories, Joanne!! You make me want to write a thousand books! You're a total rockstar!

Daniela  (Lost in a Book Blog) Hii! I have to!!!! I started Inescapable and I haven't been able to put it down! I love it. So thank you for that :)

message 45: by Amy

Amy Bartol Jennifer wrote: "Hi Amy my GR friend Kimi recommended your series to me.. I adored it! I xx"

Aww, thank you, Jennifer <3

Jenniferღ Hi Amy my GR friend Kimi recommended your series to me.. I adored it! I xx

message 43: by Amy

Amy Bartol Libby wrote: "So I just had to share this pic I found cause it's exactly how I picture Reed...


LOVE!!! <3

message 42: by Amy

Amy Bartol Danielle wrote: "Ahhh!!!! 1st u got me hooked on Shelly's books now Ambers. Just finished Caged & LOVED it!!!! Saw your post on Facebook & had to check it out. Thanks so much I love when u mention other authors or ..."

I just started Haunted, too! Eeeeppp! I'm only 9% in though! My day CRUSHED me, but I'm going to read now!

Danielle Aldrich Ahhh!!!! 1st u got me hooked on Shelly's books now Ambers. Just finished Caged & LOVED it!!!! Saw your post on Facebook & had to check it out. Thanks so much I love when u mention other authors or books because I really like them. Getting ready to start Haunted :) can't wait!!!! Anxiously awaiting for your next book too!!!!!!!!

message 40: by Libby (last edited Jan 23, 2013 07:32PM)

Libby So I just had to share this pic I found cause it's exactly how I picture Reed...

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message 39: by Roberta

Roberta Team Reed..............I just love, love this series... IT has everything you could want in a story. The twist of the love story is so beautiful with Reed. He has loved Evie from the day he met her.

"In all my years that I have lived, the time that I have spent with you has been the most exquisite". -Reed

My heart breaks for them over and over. When she was begging her father for help to save Reed I was crying like a baby. My heart was breaking in two with her. It felt so real at the time. That's when you know your invested in the charters of a book.

When Reed is holding her at the end and praying for god not to take her from him if so take him too. "I'm lost here without you" "may this soul in thins hands be with me....always".

Reed-"I whisper, I'm lost with out you, I'm only found in your eyes" "the most fortunate day of my life," was when I stumbled across you, Evie. I need you to stay with me...please....I will love you every day until my last. I promise you that I will.

My heart sings when he calls her love. I could go on and on about Reed.

I am not a fan of the evil one brennus, has everyone forgotten what he has put her through in all the other books.. Hello he is the evil dead. How could you root for him. Just think he is that guy that is an obsessed stalker he goes everywhere you go. If he can't have you then he wants you dead so that no one can have you. The only difference with him is he will kill her soul which is worse. I want him dead, no ifs and buts about it. (ok maybe I'm a little hash about him, Not.. I do love to hate him).

Now to Xavier I felt for him and I believed what he told Evie and my heart broke for him a little but Amy didn't get to far into there past for me to get to torn up about it.

Russell.... what's there not to love about him. He is so sweet, pure at heart and evie's soul mate. I loved him from the start. The perfect charter in a book like this. I love the twist that he has an aspire now which makes it easier for me not to feel bad for him not being with his soul mate in this life time.

What I like to see happen next is Brennus dead dead and reed or Russell can kill him I don't care or both of them.. The whole foursome love triangle is too much and evie has started to remember Xavier and ran away from him so we or she didn't get the answers. She has known him and loved him from her beginning so that is going to be the most terrifying thing for her to go through when she really remembers him. There is also her father and why she was created to be a half bread. Why she excepted her mission. The changing of Russell that changed everything when she saved his life in the convince store that wasn't suppose to happen. How everything has changed because her father was called back to heaven. What was suppose to happen if he hadn't left her. Oh, and did she choose tau to be her birth father on earth? Would she still have met Reed, would they still been together if tau and Xavier went to Crestwood with her. It was reeds money that paid for her to go to that school so tau or someone knew reed and zee before. Would Evie and Reed have the butterflies if Xavier was still around during that time??? Ugh!!!!.....also is it me or does it seem like Russell is way stronger than Evie????......OMG!!!!!! so many what ifs and questions that I have.

I could go on forever. Best books ever!!!

Thanks Amy for writing such an amazing journey for us to read. I heart you.

Mehjabin :)) !! all the best fr it !1

message 37: by Amy

Amy Bartol Mehjabin wrote: "hey amy .. when is iniquity releasing ????? am holding my breath fr it...... :))"

Hi, Mehjabin!
I'm working on Iniquity now and plan to publish it by summer 2013. If I get it finished sooner, I'll publish it sooner. Thank you for reading my stories! You're completely awesome :D

Mehjabin hey amy .. when is iniquity releasing ????? am holding my breath fr it...... :))

message 35: by K

K I am not even completely finished the first book yet but in a word... Reed... That's all I have to say. He is fantastic!

message 34: by Levente

Levente Lakatos Me too!!! :) I love your covers! :)

Brittany Thanks for accepting my friend request :) I read books 1-4 this past week-- couldn't put them down-- and LOVED every bit of them! This just might be my favorite series now. I'm definitely team Reed (although I can't wait to see what happens with Xavier!), but Russell is wonderful (love Anya!). I mean, even Brennus had his moments... I cannot wait for book 5 and I wouldn't mind one bit if you just kept going on forever with them ;) lol. You're awesome!

Mehjabin Amy .. u r one incredible writer..loved the book...... cant wait the fifth... i hope this series never ends.... a huge fan of ur work..n incendiary is the most awesome of it all...

message 31: by Jessica

Jessica i just read the fourth book and OMG!! all i have to say is team reed. i finished it a few hours ago and i'm still freaking out i have some many answers and question! I'm so in love with your books.

Michelle Oh my GOD Amy !!!!! I just finish incendiary i read all night/morning i could not put it down..and let me just say WOW .. My heart is still pounding... i loved it..every single word of it SERIOUSLY!! Premonition is By far my favorite serie and this book did not let me down !!
I love every single caracter you create the good ,the bad and the new ones .. Mmmm .... Im torn between reed , xavier and brennus
I hope there will be more xavier in the next book and i also wish evie to bond with tau but whathever happen i know it will be good cuz you can work magic!! YOU ROCK AMY !! RUDE CAR :)) x

Please Forgive my bad english. im totally french from Quebec city actually ;)

message 29: by Erin

Erin I cannot wait for the 4th book to come out. Love The Premonition Series!

message 28: by Shelley

Shelley When will Incendiary be available on ebooks? Saw it available on Amazon in book but need it for my Kindle, can hardly wait any longer, I am too excited.

Jules I saw the blurb for Incendiary! Lovely! I can't wait!! :D

message 26: by Juany

Juany Counting the days till I sink my teeth into Incendiary! And I promise not to harass you about the release of Iniquity after that! I figure I owe you a break!

message 25: by Elaina

Elaina Thanks for the add, Amy. I absolutely love the premonition series and can't wait for book 4. :)

Jules Just read Indebted~! I loved it!! :D

Catherine Your welcome:) I am the one who should say thankyou. I love your books:)

Stephanie Parent Thanks for adding me and taking a look at my blog!

Danielle Thank you for adding me. I love the Premonition series and I can't wait for the fourth book to come out. They are just so engrossing and so well written! Evie and Reed rock my socks. :D

message 20: by Becky

Becky Jakubiec Love your books. I loaded all three of them on my kindle before vaction so I would have something to read for the week. I enjoyed them so much I had the three of them read in less then 3 day. Hope the next one is out soon.

message 19: by Sara

Sara Thanks for accepting my friend request! I love your books! A lot of people on GR are reading them right now and I feel like bragging that I read them all first.(but of course that wouldn't be nice lol)

message 18: by Amy

Amy Bartol Anne wrote: "Amy wrote: "Hi, Anne! Thanks for adding me as a friend! You have the same birthday as my character Evie in Inescapable. Did you know that? :D"

yes, Amy! :) ahahaha. after reading Inescapable, told..."

Love that :) Reed would too!

message 17: by Anne

Anne Amy wrote: "Hi, Anne! Thanks for adding me as a friend! You have the same birthday as my character Evie in Inescapable. Did you know that? :D"

yes, Amy! :) ahahaha. after reading Inescapable, told my other friends who also read Inescapable that i have the same birthday as Evie. :) i wish we had something else in common too. like, REED. :DD

K KEETON DESIGNS  Kelsey Keeton Amy. Thank you!! It is a great time! I am lucky to have Raine Thomas, Tiffany king, Amelie Fisher, and the Kunz duo donate books to raffle off for it too!! Combining my 2 passions to help out those kiddos, reading and music!

I have heard good things about your books, they are on my list to read!!

message 15: by Helen

Helen Amy wrote: "Hi, Helen! Thanks for adding me as a friend! I can't wait to see what you love on your bookshelves so I can pick my next book to read. I hope to see you often on Goodreads :)"

Hi, Amy! Thank you for accepting me as a friend! and for following me on Twitter! Feel free to go through my shelves, I'd also love for you to recommend some! You are awesome!
*still want to be blues clues and enter Evie's and Reed's world - you liked that short 'review' of mine here.* HAHA!

message 14: by Diana

Diana Nixon Hi Amy! A few days ago I started reading your book named Inescapable. Despite the fact that I’m very busy with my own books and I don’t have much time to read, I’m definitely falling in love with your series! I can’t wait to get its end just to know the whole story. It’s amazing! You are very talented and I sincerely wish you good luck with you writing:) You deserve every five stars review:)

message 13: by Annie

Annie Brewer "Amy wrote: "Hi, Annie! Thank you for friending me. I was just checking out your blog on blogspot. It's amazing. I love your passion for a good story. :D I hope we run across each other often on Goodreads!"

OMG thank you Amy!!!! I still have a few reviews to add but I've been busy writing my own novel. But we are also friends on FB too!!! Thanks so much for accepting my FR. I have a huge passion for a good story and I hope it reflects in my writing as well! I'm close to being finished and my cover is almost done as well. But thanks for taking the time to read my blog! :):)

message 12: by Malice

Malice Thanks for accepting my friend request. Just started reading your books! Love them!

Wine Country Thanks for adding me as a friend Amy. Your books are one hell of an emotional roller coaster and I would not have wanted anything less. Your writing is so powerful and your characters so realistic that I can actually visual everything happening in your books. I have the third book on my Kindle and I'm preparing myself for the rough and emotional journey I'm sure Evie and I will be on together. I'm glad you liked my review of Intuition, it was such an amazing read for me and I agree, I think we would make great friends. I look forward to further conversations. Next monday I will be starting Indebted and I can't wait to share my thoughts with you. I know I will love it! Thank you again for your amazing works of art, I have never been so emotionally invested in a series of books like I am with yours.

message 10: by Phil

Phil Volatile I just came by to say quack. So... QUACK!

message 9: by Amy

Amy Bartol I am so lucky to be your friend, Stacy! You are so kind! Thank you for being completely awesome and also for reading my books! You make what I do fun and worthwhile. I am grateful.

message 8: by Stacy

Stacy Thanks for accepting my friend request! You are so amazing! The way you develop all the characters, personalities, spices, and have them in one amazing story; I even love the bad guys. I can’t wait until book 4. Actually I never want this series to end.

message 7: by David

David Fleming Amy wrote: "David wrote: "Hello Amy,

It's a pleasure to discover you on Goodreads as well as Twitter."

Hi, David! I know, right? It's becoming such a crazy sandbox around here, I keep meeting the same peop..."


Thank you for adding, Growing up Wired. I hope you enjoy it.

Social networking really is a trip. Someone just asked me if Twitter was value-added. I think, like anything in life, one has to work at it and stick with it.

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