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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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August Fog (Romance)
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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'm so into this series! It's a genuine homage to the original Holmes character and books instead of a cheap milking of a classic. The stories are told as if John H. Watson, M.D. was a real historical person who wrote about the adventures of his frie ...more
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I'm still crying. But in a good way. In that way that a story touches you over and over and you are changed. I don't think it would have hit me so hard had I not been going through a major love life crisis of my own (so be warned you current sufferer ...more
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Jonathan Evison has done it again. This is an absolutely epic novel that I really hope becomes a movie. I want to live in it... which means... yes, I want to design it. But that's not why I loved it. After reading Legends of the North Cascade last ye ...more
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Fantastic! I Loved this thriller! Gripping. Unputdownable. Although I guessed the "whodunnit" I appreciated the layered number of mysteries and the characters who burrowed in and made me care. I did not guess every twist, which was a bonus, but the b ...more
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I haven't read this author or the first book in this series but enjoyed it enough. This is a well-written, character-driven, difficult-to-solve mystery, which is what I was up for, but I got a little bored in the middle. I hate to admit that but noth ...more
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I love Icelandic noir thrillers. The chilly setting brings an element of danger and the sharpness of the writing from multiple authors of this genre always cut to the quick for dark, edgy mysteries. This one is no exception.

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Not just another detective story, this one had some unique storytelling points told from the victim's POV (through her notes) that made the story move along well. This is a new series for Joanna Schaffhausen, an author I already like. She's introduce ...more
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I loved this book! I mean, I've loved many Sandra Brown books but this one was so different from her usual romantic suspense that I often forgot it was her. That's not good or bad... I just applaud her for stepping into the roaring 20s and doing some ...more
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“Your mind is likewise blocked. But the right road awaits you still. Cast out your doubts, your fears and your desires, let go of grief and of hope as well, for where these rule the mind is their subject.”
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