(Blog Tour) Guest Post + Giveaway: Echoes by Amy Evans

10529581_1512603322285617_964630964_nTitle: Echoes
Author: Amy Evans
Date of Publication: July 3rd 2014
Purchase Links: Amazon | B&N

Echoes are the sounds the universe makes when you ignore it the first time. 

Instead of signs, they are sirens. Echoes are louder and more dangerous than Clicks. 

All the twins on Pinhold Island are healthy again, but the summer is still upside down. Cami’s been paying better attention to what hides beneath the surface on her seemingly idyllic home, trying to make sense of the new threats to her friends and family. Massive storms have come to Pinhold, flooding the Island in a way not seen in generations. They leave behind destruction and the Red Tide, which lends the Island an eerie glow, makes the air itch and people’s eyes burn. Through it all, Cami and Blake are working hard to repair their relationship, Mica is attempting to trust the grown ups on island, Shay is worried she’ll never swim again and everyone is tying to re-focus on the Surf Carnival and training for The Guard. 

But the threats to Pinhold from the sky don’t compare to the danger that still hides beneath the waves. Can Cami and The Guard find the cause in time to reset the pin, or will they suffer damages that can never be reversed? f7f90-addtogoodreads


Amy’s Guest Post


The Hardest Part About Writing Paranormal

When it comes to CLICKS and ECHOES and The Dolphin Prophecy, the hardest part of writing  isn’t the story, it’s the description, and communicating how the series fits into the tenants of the genre. I can stay true to my vision for the series. When I first began pitching Clicks, people assumed it was about shifter dolphins, which either made them clap with glee, or it really turned them off. Of the second group, those I could talk into reading it came back to me to say the loved the scenes with the dolphins most of all.  But people reading it for shifter dolphins were left feeling like it didn’t follow the rules they liked or expected. I felt tempted on so many occasions to change the books to match those expectations because it would have been really easy to do. But that would have meant going against what the story and the characters needed. I’m so glad that I stuck with my instincts  Instead, I stopped mentioning the dolphins from descriptions all together, and that made it really easy to explain. I’ve had so many readers tell me they feel like Clicks could be real, and I agree. Much of the mythology is rooted in science, and it’s not impossible to think that my explanations could work. But ECHOES does take the characters and the mythology further. So I’m curious to see what readers think. Does is still feel possible to you?

6993207Amy Evans is a storyteller, wife, and mother with a life-long obsession with the ocean. She has been writing books since kindergarden  and published her first novel, Clicks, in 2013. Since then, her young adult and new adult stories prove that while facts may change minds, fiction changes hearts. She cherishes storytelling as a sacred art and believes that all the best stories are told with kisses, and that sharing wishes will make them come true.

Amy is a pioneer in the genre of EcoLit—a blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and the paranormal driven with an undercurrent of environmental awareness.

When she’s not chatting with the characters who live in her head, she can be found interviewing New Adult authors and  hosting #NAlitChat on Twitter and Google hangouts, and in the fall she will be joining #YAPodcast as well. Come and talk to her online: www.amyevansbooks.com

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