In The Spotlight Today: Amaya Black!
Updated: Sep 11
How old are you and where are you from?
Howdy! I’m 32 years old and originally from a small town in Virginia. However, it was to small and I made my move after college to the Carolinas.
Tell us more about your book!
BROKEN is probably my best book to date; its also my longest book to date. It has mafia ties and romance, so I don’t have any idea how it could have been any better. Nova a 20 something year old thief breaks into the wrong a house and steals from the head of the Bratva (Russian Mafia), who become intrigued by her. In his quest to get her he begins to stalk her and surprisingly…she kind of likes it.
You’re sharing an elevator with a big name publisher. Pitch your book using 20 words or less!
“You want characters that will knock your socks off and some heavy drama…publish Broken.”
What does your ideal writing space look like?
A big comfy chair with a blanket, and me in my favorite sweatshirt, with the a/c going and its freezing cold.
If your book was turned into a movie, who would play your main characters?
I have quite a few books, so I’ll say if Fifty Shades of Greek were to be a movie, my character Darien would be played by Michele Morrone. Where as my lead female character Lana would have to be played by, Jurnee Smollett.
You’re stranded on an island, and only one character from any book can save you. Who are you picking?
If I were stranded on an island and only one character could save me…I’m calling Superman. If Supes can’t save you then you gotta stay put.
Besides being a writer, what else do you enjoy?
When I’m not writing, I’m also mom-ing. Sometimes I’m doing both at the same time. Being a boy mom is full of adventure and question and danger. My son is by far my best piece of work.
Do you have any upcoming book promotions?
I have the follow up to Broken coming in October. It’s a spin off of what happened to Astrid and Valentin and how they will deal with having to co-parent. If people thought Liam was on another level then they won’t know what to do with Val.
Where can readers buy your book? Post a link!
Post your social media usernames!
I can be found on Facebook at Amaya Black and I can be reached on Instagram as well: @AmayaBlackBooks
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