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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Head on over to to receive your free e-copy of her paranormal romance - Once an Angel.

Friday, 29 July 2016


FINDING YOU (Finding You Series Book 1) by Amanda Mackey, Author is available on Amazon!

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Life is hard. 

Marriage can be harder. 

Especially for Dakota Livingston whose husband turned into a monster… 

After surviving a beating that puts her in hospital she is determined to get her life together and move forward. 

While on a month’s holiday to celebrate a new chapter in her life, the last thing Dakota expects is to fall in love with handsome movie actor, Kyle Rutherford… 

After a whirlwind romance, Dakota’s trip is cut short after discovering her ex-husband has injured her beloved father. Not wanting to leave her blissful new relationship with Kyle, she has no choice but to return home without him while he finishes filming a movie. 

A broken heart is the least of Dakota’s troubles, as fate steps in to change her life forever… 

Testing not only her will but her sanity


LOSING YOU (Finding You Series Book 2) by Amanda Mackey, Author is available on Amazon!

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Dakota Livingston’s whole world has been turned upside down… 

After realizing she’s the sole survivor of a plane crash—the plane that was to take her to her injured father—her will to live is put to the test as she floats out at sea for days with no water or food. 

Ready to give up, she’s rescued by some fisherman from a nearby island. Waking up, not knowing where she is and with no communication with the outside world, Dakota befriends a 12 year old native boy who has secrets hauntingly similar to her own. 

As their friendship grows it becomes clear just how similar their lives are. 

In a race against time, with recovery underway, Dakota is desperate to save Daniel from his own demons and return to the love of her life who has given her up for dead. 

Can one woman’s sheer grit and determination overcome all odds?


SAVING YOU (Finding You Series Book 3) by Amanda Mackey, Author is available on Amazon!
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After finally being reunited with Kyle, Dakota and Daniel have a blissful life they’ve only ever dreamed of… 

With secrets locked away and painful memories fading, Dakota soon learns that no matter how far or fast you run, the past always has a way of catching up to you. 

Taken at gunpoint by her deranged ex-husband and driven to a secluded location, she soon learns just what he has in store for her and how crazy he really is. 

Lives will be lost. 

Sanity will be tested. 

Revenge will be sought

★★ Meet the Author ★★

I am married and a mother of two beautiful children, living in sunny Queensland, Australia. I’ve been reading books ever since I can remember and love all things related to books. Writing has become an extension of that and I hope to pursue a full time writing career. I currently write part-time and work as a remedial massage therapist. I love spending time with family and hope to one day travel to Italy and England.

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Today's author blog challenge is My Publishing Journey #LifeBooksWriting

Where do I begin? My journey has been a slow, steady crawl for the last 18 years! 
In my early twenties, I had the sudden, overwhelming urge to write the story in my head that wouldn't leave me alone. It was such a strong sense of  'do it' that I began with pen and paper so that I at least could outline the story and get it out of my head. 
What I didn't expect was for the story to grow and morph into a full sized novel! 
Without a computer, I drove an hour away to purchase a Word Processor so I could type out my story and keep it stored on a floppy disc. 
The process awoke something inside of me that had been lying dormant since early childhood. I'd always been a book addict and I think the desire to write became an extension of that. 
With a finished story written, I was able to print it out on a family member's computer so that I could begin the tedious task of mailing it out to traditional publishers. 

Of course it was rejected! I was green and naive and thought my story was the best! I was in for a shock as publisher after publisher rejected it. I'm talking years of rejections! 

Over time and with a waning drive to keep sending it out, I put it away and got on with life.
I had 2 beautiful children which took up a lot of my time. 
My book was always in the back of my head though. Unseen but not forgotten. 
One day, I decided to open it up again and really go to work, editing and polishing the story. 
With the arrival of digital publishers, I sent it in to a vanity publisher and it got excepted. I was over the moon but a little shocked at how much it was going to cost me to publish. Yes, I had to bare the brunt of the full cost. It was thousands!
Deciding that I HAD to get my book out there no matter what, I paid off the huge cost to get my book on Amazon. 
Finally, I was published, after so many years of trying and being rejected. 
'Though this publisher I sold a small amount of copies but it wasn't great. 
Still, just having my book available was a huge achievement. 
Out  of the blue, Jessica Gunhammer from Limitless Publishing began following me on Twitter. I read her profile and found the link to the LP website. 
The rest is kind of History, as they say because deciding to end my contract with the vanity publisher and submit to Limitless has been the best decision I've ever made.

I've met some wonderful authors and really feel like part of a family. I haven't looked back and have just finished my 10th book!
I'd like to think fate played a big part in getting me to present day.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Series: Search & Seek #1
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Tagline: Some lies are meant to be uncovered...
Jagger Reed has a secret that could destroy lives…

And one life that could be destroyed is his disabled brother’s. Jagger is in jail for a crime he didn't commit, and believes it’s a small price to pay to protect his family.

Rosalind McAllister is the newest creative writing teacher at Arizona State Prison…

Rose is determined to prove herself to her criminal students and not let them break her—like they did the last teacher. But when she meets Jagger Reed, she immediately knows the line between student and teacher could be easily blurred. Tall, intimidating, and way too handsome to be incarcerated, she vows to keep him at a distance.
A creative writing assignment turns into the discovery of Jagger’s innocence…

When Rose reads Jagger’s creative writing piece, she’s both astounded and impressed. His written words call to her, providing a window into his private world. But as the assignment continues, she discovers facts about Jagger’s conviction that change everything.

Determined to piece together clues that leap out from the pages, she finds much more than an articulate prisoner.

How can she save a man who doesn't want to be saved? And can she stop her heart from getting involved while…
Defending Jagger?


I am married and a mother of two beautiful children, living in sunny Queensland, Australia. I’ve been reading books ever since I can remember and love all things related to books. Writing has become an extension of that and I hope to pursue a full time writing career. I currently write part-time and work as a remedial massage therapist. I love spending time with family and hope to one day travel to Italy and England.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

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Lauren Scott has always been tormented by her peers for being a good girl…

She is viewed as the golden child by her parents—following their rules and allowing them to make all of her life decisions. But after a lifetime of walking the straight and narrow, Lauren feels as though her life is passing her by.

When she catches her father having an affair, she throws the rulebook out the window…

Lauren realizes that even if she does everything perfectly, life can—and will—surprise you. When life throws her a major curveball, she sets out to live for herself, making the rules up as she goes and smashing through everyone else’s expectations, but she doesn't know how to live without a guideline. So, Lauren is forced to ask her biggest tormentor for help—Kayden Daniels.

Kayden is nothing but trouble—which is why Lauren needs him so badly…

Kayden turns Lauren’s whole world upside down with a mischievous smirk and a proposition. But if Lauren wants his help to remake herself, she has to pay the price—her virginity. With no one else willing to help her, she agrees to make the trade. But when her change becomes too much to handle, will she give up or will she keep moving forward with a new reputation and a more adventurous life?

Cliques, stereotypes, popularity contests, and drama.

Some say it’s just another day in high school.

For Lauren, it’s the Rebellion Project…


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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The story is set in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, the most southern state in Australia. A most beautiful place. I went there a few years back and imagined how it would be to live in this city, how to adapt as a "non-local", and bit by bit I wrote the story of two sisters moving there.
Obviously, I added a little romance into the story as well – so I added Mark and Zach.
This is the second edition of NEW BEGINNINGS.
The story is now a bit sexier and has also received another edit.

Literary Chanteuse's review: "This author has a way of endearing her characters and it is easy to fall in love with them. An intriguing story with emotion, love and hope."
Sharon's review: "This was a very enjoyable read and it left me wanting just a little bit more. I highly recommend it."

"Other people have to fight battles in their life as well."

~~  New Beginnings ~~
(2nd Edition)
by Iris Blobel

♥♦♥  SYNOPSIS ♥♦♥

The chance to start life all over with the help of a stranger.

Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother's death a few years ago, and it hasn't been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is, though, they don't know and have never heard of Clara Bellinger, the testator. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it's all a mistake.

Mark O'Connor, attorney in Hobart and the bearer of the good news for Sophie and Mia, curses himself for the lack of information about the testator. However, researching the questions gives him an opportunity to see Sophie again, and the more time he spends with the two, the more he realises that his life is missing something. And it's not his casual lover Linda.

But then there's Zach, Sophie's sexy neighbour from across the road… and a very good friend of Clara's.

Will unravelling the mystery unravel Sophie and Mark's promise of a future?


Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.

Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.

Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.

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Friday, 15 July 2016

My new gritty contemporary romance, Defending Jagger is now up for Pre-Order!


Hot new writing teacher and prison inmate fall for each other!  

#LifeBooksWriting - Author blog challenge 

Hello everyone! Welcome to another week and another blog challenge. This week is Things I collect.
Apart from books, I also collect stamps and coins. 
I've been collecting stamps since I was a child. My mother is a collector too and got me started by giving me my first bundle. I have 4 albums of stamps from all over the world. 

Many I have been given and others I have had to purchase. I still collect some from letters I receive with stamps, although not so much now in this digital age.

I also collect coins, which began after my trip from Australia to the US when I was 18. From there I have collected more and more. The oldest coin I have is from the 1920's. The image below is just some of my collection. 

Finally my books. Well what can I say?The photo is also just a small collectiion of my books! I have so many I don't know what to do with. Not to mention my kindle and kobo! 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Have you ever finished a book that was so good you had to take a walk? Or maybe you called a friend and told them all about the book because you needed to talk about it? Well prepare your life if you decide to read the book Pain by Amanda Mackey because you’re gonna need to take a moment. I was unable to adult after reading it.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Are you an author looking to increase your internet presence? Need a website?
Chris from Envision Design Solutions is offering a massive 50% off custom designed websites. Just mention Amanda Mackey Author for your discount! Prices are amazing!
 Here is an example of the one created for me!

My Dream Writing Space #LifeBooksWriting

Today's challenge #LifeBooksWriting is My Dream Writing Space.
At present my dream writing space would be a room with a desk! I currently writing on the spare bed on my laptop while lying semi-horizontal, propped up on pillows! Yep, quite a few of my novels have been constructed this way.'s not the ideal writing conditions so, my dream writing space would be......
A room with a view appeals to me. The space doesn't have to be huge, just efficient. Shelves on both walls for all my books and dictionaries. A comfortable chair and adequate desk space. A room that is totally dedicated to my writing. A sanctuary!