Birth of the Amoveo
by Sara Humphreys
I’ve been asked, on several occasions, just where the heck did the idea for the Amoveo come from and it’s a fair question. The best answer I have is…my over-active imagination. I’ve always been a dreamer, more specifically; a daydreamer and it got me in trouble more than once when I was in school. I was far more interested in dreaming up fantastical characters and places than I was in learning about algebra or amoebas.
My mother is just so thrilled that I’ve finally found a way to put all of that daydreaming to use.
I loved the idea of shape shifters but I wanted my shifters to be different from the others I’d read about which is why I decided to have them consist of ten different animal clans. I’m a sucker for fated mates and destiny so they definitely had to have that component but I decided to raise the stakes and make it a life or death thing. If they don’t find their mates by the age of thirty they begin to lose their abilities and die. They also can only have children with their lifemate and this little caveat makes their race even more fragile. If you kill one Amoveo then the mate will ultimately die and you wipe out the possibility for offspring.
The truth is that there was no one “ah-ha” moment that brought about the Amoveo but it a series of moments that ended up bringing them to life. Essentially, I created a series that I would like to read. Before I was a writer, I was (and still am) an avid reader. I fell in love with books by Christine Feehan and Lori Handeland and one day I decided to take my ideas and put them on paper. I thought that maybe, just maybe, someone else would like to read what I created. If you love shifters, hot alpha males and true love, I do hope you’ll come along and dive into the world of the Amoveo.
The Amoveo Legend
The Amoveo Legend 3
Sourcebooks, November 6, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook,320 pages
An ancient race of shapeshifters has lived secretly among humans for thousands of years...they are...the Amoveo
HER WORST NIGHTMARE IS COMING TRUE...
Layla Nickelsen has spent years hiding from her Amoveo mate and guarding a devastating secret. But Layla's worst fear is realized when the man who haunts her dreams shows up in person ...
HE HAS FINALLY FOUND HER...
William Fleury is as stoic as they come, until he finds Layla and his feelings overwhelm him. She won't let him get close, but then an unknown enemy erupts in violence and threatens everything Layla holds dear...
An Amoveo Legend Novella
Sourcebooks, October 2, 2012
eBook, 40 pages
Enjoy a taste of The Amoveo Legend in Sara Humphreys’ riveting paranormal romance short story expanding on the world of the Amoveo—beautiful, secretive shapeshifters whose very existence is threatened by an age-old enemy and warring factions within the clans.
In this free promotional tale, Boris Zankoff is a shapeshifter from the Tiger Clan who wants no part of the burgeoning civil war among the Amoveo, But when his human mate lands on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, apathy is no longer an option.
The Amoveo Legend 2
Sourcebooks, April 3, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages
SHE SHOULD BE SEEN, BUT NEVER TOUCHED...
Kerry Smithson's modeling career ensures that she will be admired from afar, which is essential since mere human touch sparks blinding pain and terrifying visions.
EVERY GOOD MODEL NEEDS A HEAVENLY BODYGUARD...
Dante Coltari is hired to protect Kerry from those who know who she is—or more importantly what she is—and want her dead because of it. Nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. But, strangely, his lightest touch brings her exquisite pleasure rather than pain, and Dante and Kerry have an otherwordly connection that might just pull them through.
The Amoveo Legacy 1
Sourcebooks, October 4, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 320 pages
What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you’d ever imagined…
Samantha Logan’s childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans…but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she’s one of them…
Undone (The Amoveo Legend 4) will be published in May 2013.
www.sarahumphreys.com or follow her on Twitter, @AuthorSara.
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