Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Guest Blog by Sara Humphreys - Birth of the Amoveo - and Giveaway - November 6, 2012

Please welcome Sara Humphreys to The Qwillery. Untamed, the 3rd novel in The Amoveo Legend, is published today. Happy Publication Day to Sara!

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.

Dream on…

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

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 ...

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


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.


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.

About Sara

Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, NY, with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys. For more information about her books and to join her street team, please visit www.sarahumphreys.com or follow her on Twitter, @AuthorSara.

You may also find Sara on Facebook.


What:  One commenter will win a copy of Untamed (The Amoveo Legend 3) from Sourcebooks. US and Canada ONLY

How:   Answer the following question: 

You are a shapeshifter. What do you become when you shift?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry) and Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry).  This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook or Twitter mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian  mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. I would like to be a bird so I could fly... but I think I am not so keen on eating grubs and worms...

    +1 comment
    +1 follower (GFC)

    1. Hi Jo--I love the bird shifters too but I agree about the bugs...ewww. LOL

  2. Definitely a wolf for me! Maybe an artic one - love the white fur!

    +1 comment
    +1 follower
    +1 tweeted: https://twitter.com/RebeLovesBooks/status/265795195600248832


    1. Hi Rebe--I'm a big fan wolf shifters which is why the heroine in UNLEASHED is part of the Wolf Clan. I love how devoted they are to family.

  3. I would love to be a jaguar. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

    1. Hi Krystal--Jaguars are so sexy. My friend Terry Spear has a hot new jaguar shifter series. Meow.

  4. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! Congrats to Sara on the newest release!

    Ummm. I'd want to be something big and powerful :) So probably a cougar or tiger!

    gfc: erin

    1. Hi Eri--Thank you for the well wishes. The big cats are faves of mine as well. See? I had to give the Amoveo 10 animal clans...there are too many cool animals to choose from.

  5. Definately a wolf. I love wolves, they are beautiful. I would definately be an omega. I would be the person that calmed everyone down and made sure that everyone is happy, the go-between person.
    This book and series sound great. This is a new author for me. I love to read and always looking for new reads.
    +1 comment
    +1 follower GFC-Chrisbails
    +1 shared on twitter-The Qwillery: Guest Blog by Sara Humphreys - Birth of the Amoveo... http://qwillery.blogspot.com/2012/11/guest-blog-by-sara-humphreys-birth-of.html?spref=tw

  6. Hi Chrisbails--Yup. Love the wolves. Hope you'll check out the series!

  7. I would be a Bear shifter. I think being able to shift into something really big and mean with big teeth could have its advantages when needed.

    Hi Sara, I love this series as you already know. Am really looking forward to reading this book.

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    +1 GFC follower- Mary Kirkland
    +1 Twitter share- https://twitter.com/scarymary66/status/265907829725089792


  8. I would become a big cat.
    GFC debby
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  9. I would be a Bengal Tiger.
    Your books look so good.

    comment +1
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Jovial_1/status/265930895603671040 +1
    GFC Victoria Sloboda +1


  10. I become a snow leopard! ...such beautiful animals.

  11. A dragon!! Love them.

    gfc follower martha lawson
    email subscriber mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  12. I want to be something really small so I can listen in on peoples conversations, cause I'm nosey like that. Thx for the giveaway, love the covers.

    +1 comment
    +1 tweeted https://twitter.com/LonaStringer/status/265960567603347457
    +1 GFC Lona Stringer

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  13. I would like to be something exotic like one of those wild African dogs or a dinosaur. If you you're going to be unique might as well go all the way! Comment +1
    Follower jepeb AT verizon DOT net +1
    Twitter https://twitter.com/JenB97879697/status/265991962228846592 + 1
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  14. I would like to be a panther or some time of cat. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

  15. Id be a wolf my favorite animal and shifter being.
    gfc follower
    wanda f
    blog post

    email follower

  16. I love this series and have been looking forward to reading Williams story. Its finally here! Congrats on this all new release!
    if I were shifter I think I would be a wolf. A pitch black wolf that dissappears into the shadows. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
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    +1 GFC: LadyVampire2u
    +1 Tweet: https://twitter.com/LadyVampire2u/status/266022616236691458

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  17. I think if I were a shifter, I would want to be a black panther. They are beautiful, graceful, yet still dangerous.
    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    +1 Comment
    +1 GFC follower: June M.
    +1 Tweet: https://twitter.com/juneannm/status/266321173099450369

    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  18. I would definitely shift into a feline of some sort-jaguar or panther.
    I follow on FB: Sandy Lion and posted there: http://www.facebook.com/sgstoops/posts/275427032560460
    I follow on twitter @sdylion and tweeted:https://twitter.com/SdyLion/status/266331192280895488
    I follow on GFC: sdylion
    and posted on google plus (Sandy Lion)

  19. I would definitely change into a black panther. A sleek and sexy animal would turn into a sleek sexy human.

    GFC follower

  20. I would love to shift into a large feline, maybe a jaguar, puma, or panther.

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    +1 blog follow- Joanne B


  21. I like the idea of being able to fly, so perhaps an hawk would be fun to shift to.

    +1 comment
    +1 follow by GFC as Diane Sallans & by email
    +1 tweeted - https://twitter.com/DianeSallans/status/268523689295876096

    sallans d at yahoo dot com