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Amanda Leigh

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Amanda Leigh is the multi-genre author of numerous titles, including the Mature YA Paranormal Romance, the Beauty of the Dark series. She’s made up stories all her life, and written them down since she was eight. In college she got her degree in English and Communications, and worked as the Assistant Managing Editor on the literary magazine. Amanda advocates for mental health, cystinosis/rare disease awareness, and literacy. Strength: Lives Touched by Cystinosis is an anthology to raise awareness and money for cystinosis. She has a cat she adores and loves cooking, music, art, Psychology, Marvel, Harry Potter, and Elvis Presley. Not necessarily in that order. Find her online at www.authoramandaleigh.com and feel free to get in touch with he ...more

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Amanda Leigh I think that “never give up” has been said a lot but it’s true. Write. That may seem obvious, but it's super important. You need to write. And read, t…moreI think that “never give up” has been said a lot but it’s true. Write. That may seem obvious, but it's super important. You need to write. And read, too. I would also say to learn about the basics and the craft of writing. I minored in Creative Writing but there are many books you can read on the subject. Also, I do think you should record your ideas. Even if you think it won’t amount to something, record it somehow, maybe it will turn into something later. (less)
Amanda Leigh Honestly, a big part of it for me has to do with music. I find the right music before I even start the novel, usually, and then it helps to get me in …moreHonestly, a big part of it for me has to do with music. I find the right music before I even start the novel, usually, and then it helps to get me in the mood for the scene that I'm going to write. But if that still is not enough - sometimes it isn't - maybe I'll try some free writing about the scene or in a character's Point of View. Or discuss what I'm stuck on with my Critique Partner. Or sometimes, I end up just staring at the screen for a while. (less)
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Scarred (Beauty of the Dark...

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My Heart is Yours

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Angel (Beauty of the Dark, #3)

4.68 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Burned (Beauty of the Dark,...

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My Top Ten Books of 2022

 

 

Here it is!! Albeit a little late. My Top 10 Books of 2022. These are books that I read in 2022, not books that were published in 2022. Although I believe a couple of them were. If you click on the book cover you will be taken to its GoodReads page. Happy New Year!!


 
1. Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things by Amanda Lovelace
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Quotes by Amanda Leigh  (?)
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“Why can’t I
quiet the thoughts
running through my head?
Put down the pen
and climb
snugly
into bed?”
Amanda Leigh, Thousands of Mornings: Original Poetry and Photography
tags: poetry

“Time passes too fast.
Like a hummingbird flying by,
it’s just a blur to my eyes.”
Amanda Leigh, Thousands of Mornings: Original Poetry and Photography
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“Are you going to sit or are you afraid I’ll suck your blood?”

“No, I am not afraid.”

“Then come sit next to me.”

~ Trent and Kiara: Scarred”
Amanda Leigh, Scarred

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Fiction Fanatics: October POINTS Challenge 2018 25 42 Nov 01, 2018 04:33AM  
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“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“It’s funny—when people call you “shy,” they usually smile. Like it’s cute, some funny little habit you’ll grow out of when you’re older, like the gaps in your grin when your baby teeth fall out. If they knew how it felt—really being shy, not just unsure at first—they wouldn’t smile. Not if they knew how the feeling knots up your stomach or makes your palms sweat or robs you of the ability to say anything that makes sense. It’s not cute at all.”
Claudia Gray, Evernight

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death”
Melissa de la Cruz, Blue Bloods

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Amanda Leigh Michelle wrote: "Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad you're loving the Transcend Time Series!! <3
xoxo,
Michelle"


So, I'm only responding four years later lol, but thanks for the comment!! Yes, I loved the Transcend Time Saga!! So much so that I would reread it!! <3 <3 Can't WAIT for Elementals!!!!!!!!


Michelle Madow Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad you're loving the Transcend Time Series!! <3
xoxo,
Michelle


Amanda Leigh Andrea wrote: "LOVE...LOVE, can I say it louder...L-O-V-E the pic! Ian is an absolute FAVORITE of mine!"

Hahaha! I know! Ian is the BEST isn't he???!!!??? <3


Amanda Leigh Kim wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Amanda, and the #ISF support! See you in the book club forums!xxx"

Thank you! I have to make it over to those book club forums! #ISF is a wonderful foundation, it desereves a lot of support! :) I'll have to check out your books too. They look intriguing. :)


Andrea Robbins LOVE...LOVE, can I say it louder...L-O-V-E the pic! Ian is an absolute FAVORITE of mine!


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Kim Falconer Thanks for the friendship, Amanda, and the #ISF support! See you in the book club forums!xxx


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