A.L. Goulden

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Amy Lee Wheeler is a production designer, author, wife, and dog-lover splitting her time between Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest. For 18 years she's designed visual worlds in film and television, garnering an Emmy nomination and a rewarding career. Now she's turned her unique perspective towards writing novels under the pen names A.L. Goulden and Amy Lee. Her books of love and danger tell stories of powerful women thrown into challenging circumstances they never dreamed they could maneuver through. She loves a great twisty thriller and never takes for granted the time invested in a good read.

Amy has a BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco, is a member of RWA, the Authors Guild and the Art Director'
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A.L. Goulden Ugh. Sometimes I read and just get away from the story for a couple hours, or I open up a different story I'm writing. There are also times when blogg…moreUgh. Sometimes I read and just get away from the story for a couple hours, or I open up a different story I'm writing. There are also times when blogging or doing small writing exercises gets my brain going. I've done a little actor's trick and written letters from my characters POV to another character. These are never to be seen or used in my books, but they help me figure out what the character would do. I also tend to research the places or type of people I'm writing about when I'm clogged and immerse myself in their reality.(less)
A.L. Goulden I get to make up what I want, to a certain extent. There are few jobs where you can make it up as you go.
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Picture This book was so different than anything I've read. It was beyond violent. Beyond graphic. And yet impossible to put down. I think the key was Dixie Wheeler, the main character who was only a baby when her family was brutally murdered in front of her. She's odd and you are in her thoughts. You want to understand her. With an extended family who skirt away from talking about the crime, Dixie morp Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Monica Waters is a television editor living in Los Angeles reluctantly passing through her thirties in a damaged marriage to the love of her life Alex. They've worked hard since Alex's affair years ago to get to a place of predictable happiness in all areas except the bedroom. She's learned to accept the mediocre sex life in exchange for a comfortable and stabilizing companionship to her best friend. When an artist from New York named Quinn Matthews moves in next door, all of the fire Monica has learned to suppress flares an obsession into a scalding and dangerously secret relationship. Quinn invigorates her lust for art, flesh and a life she hasn't been living and forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life. Will she clinch to her commitment and history with Alex or be swept away by the life and lust she used to dream of with Quinn?
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I really have to digest this one because that ending was unexpected! I'm almost afraid to spoil the book by saying too much. I loved that there was depth to the women in this novel and that the expectations placed on them or the expectations that the ...more
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From the beginning, I connected to poor Allison and her life that has fallen apart in one day. We've all had the mini version of this day when every relationship and work seem to tilt off-balance at the same time. We can imagine the dread of losing a ...more
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Oh, dear. I got duped. There were so many raving (although generic) reviews, yet I didn't learn to slay anything except my sanity. ⁣

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After reading a lot of reviews I’m completely aware that I’m a minority here.
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The book started fairl" Read more of this review »
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"Started reading and even a few laughs in the beginning. From the first 10 pages I wasn't feeling it. Couldn't get through it!"
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You hear about a book which revolves around a group of moms against a vampire. You get excited. You anticipate that book for months. You get the audiobook. You start listening. And you hear this in the author's note.

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A.L. Goulden Merry Christmas to all my BEAUTIFUL booklovin' friends!! xoxxo

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Sophia Thank you for the friend quest, A.L.! See you around GR!


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A.L. Goulden I think the cover reveal for December Rain will be in a few weeks. Haven't decided where to do it yet. Where's your favorite site for the latest on new book covers? Where do you go the most to keep up to date on the latest greatest in romance?


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A.L. Goulden Nancy♥The♥Bookaholic wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite. :)"

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A.L. Goulden MELISSA wrote: "Thanks for the friend vite! :))"

Thanks for the add! Hopefully we can share book recommendations!


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A.L. Goulden MELISSA wrote: "Thanks for the friend vite! :))"

Thank you for the add! I've seen some of your book selections and liked them.


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