Friday, December 13, 2013

CONVICTION by Amanda Lance Blog Tour 12/13/13 @ALANCE07

                                                  Title: Conviction

                                                 Series: Wanted (book 2)

                                                Author: Amanda Lance

                                                Publication Date: October 4, 2013

                                               Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC


Falling in love with each other was unlikely.

Surviving their adventure was doubtful.

Living without each other: impossible.

For Addie Battes and Charlie Hays, a couple who defied all odds, life on land

should be a breeze—except, for the fact that their newest challenge may

include life, without each other…

To everyone else it looks like she’s leaving for college, but for Addie Battes, it’s

much more. She and her kidnapper Charlie Hays have found a way to be together

and elude authorities. Yet fairytale romances aside; life isn’t easy with schoolwork,

roommates, and meddling FBI agents. And balancing acts threaten to fall when

violent competitors rise up to put Charlie and the guys out of business.

Addie soon realizes that keeping her relationship with Charlie a secret is the least of

her problems, especially with Charlie’s unfounded suspicions and jealousies. When

misunderstandings surface, Addie’s worst fears come to fruition.

Desperate and alone, she is faced with a choice: try to find her own happy

ending, or fight to make Charlie a part of hers.




A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her

Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English

Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her

favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and


When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking

with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on

her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction."






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In this Moment The Storm: Lost at Sea--

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Kodaline All I Want--

Flourence and the Machine—Seven Devils

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I half expected the silence to stay. I certainly wanted it to stay. But it didn’t, Polo erupted in

laughter point and jaunting out at Reid “You were sooo wrong Reid!” Reid lunged immediately and

started throwing punches. While Ben and Yuri tried to break them up Charlie turned to me on the couch.

Our hands hadn’t disconnected since dinner and I was glad for it.

“That’s why you were going to kill me” I smiled “You thought I sold information to the Russians

or something.”

“They thought you did. You and that cop. Either that or he was and you were in for the ride.”

“This one’s big mouth is gonna get all of killed eventually.”

“I second that motion” Elise waited until Charlie picked up the fallen coffee table before setting

cups and a pitcher on it. She mouthed the word decaf to me before sitting next to Polo, though I

couldn’t help but notice she picked the side of the room where Ben was keeping Yuri at bay in his corner

while Reid paced in his.

“Don’t you idiots get it? She. Is. lying. It’s all a scam people. She never went back to the house,

she never called Harmen, and what? Your gonna let her bring us all down because shes got Charlie so

twisted up he thinks he can’t live without her?”

“Shut up Reid” Yuri barked. “You did nothing but run your mouth off for months, planting ideas

in everyone’s head trying to get people to believe crap we knew wasn’t true.”

“Your like a snake” Elise crossed her arms and glared “Always whispering things into someone’s


“I’m trying to look out for my friends.”

“I think he’s jealous” Polo’s sang

Yuri stopped him before he could lunge again, saving both the coffee and Polo’s face.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. Cause before Charlie and Reid were always mad together, but then Addie

came and now he’s not so mad and Reid is all by himself.”

“You might have something there Elise mused.

“I’m amazed you’re still around to say it to. I figured Charlie woulda killed ya by now.

“If I was in his shoes I would certainly would have.”

“W-what? Are you serious?”

“You’re not welcome in this house Reid. Or any house of mine for that matter.”

“Your screwing with me right? I know you guys are mad, but I lurid the cops away. I—“

“I can’t trust you around my family Reid. Around any of them. Not anymore.”

“Bunch of morons. Look at the Goddamn evidence. If she didn’t do anything, then why did she

write that letter? Why did she try—

“Enough!” Everyone looked at me as though they had forgotten about me altogether. But I

seized up. I had entirely forgotten about my would-be suicide letter to Elise and how Reid had inadvertly

saved me from myself, as much as he might not have wanted to.

“Just—let’s change the subject okay?” I smiled awkwardly and I knew it wouldn’t do the trick.

Lame Addie, so very lame.

“Try what?”

“Nothing. Nothing okay? Reid is just making stuff up—“

We exchanged glances and the deviousness was there as it had always been I shook my head

quietly, dreading the way he smiled and his eyebrows went up, the way he started to laugh.

“Oh hell!” He reached into his back pocket and looked at Ben still laughing. “Last week, when

you wanted me to get another car and the rest of your old lady’s stuff…”

“Out with it Reid” Charlie demanded. I struggled to breathe altogether.

“Well since everybody gave me shit about going through the traitor’s e-mails, I thought I might

keep quiet about it. But since—“

I wanted to run away when Elise yanked the paper from his hand, when she and Ben began

glancing over it, their eyes skimming my words on the crinkled paper that I had wrapped in tears but

Charlie squeezed my hand harder, silently forbidding me to leave the room.

Elise looked up with wet eyes, “Addie?”

I dug my nails into Charlie’s hand. Though I knew they didn’t really hurt him, it was enough for

him to let me go anyway. “I-I…”

And I ran out the front door.

Blog Tour Questionnaire

1. Do you see writing as a career?


2. Who or what is your inspiration?

Mostly music and whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

3. Do you have any pets?

A bluetick coonhound named Chance (he is a BIG, spoiled baby)

4. Early bird or night owl?

A little bit of both depending on the time of year.

5. Any tips for new writers?

Obsession is the only way to get anything done.

6. If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

A pink fuzzy slipper.

7. If you could live in any movie, which would it be?

Reservoir Dogs I love the soundtrack and anything Tarantino!

8. Guilty Pleasure?

Mac n’ Cheese…yummy

9. Are there scenes or people in your book that you took from your real life?

Conviction is inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello, but there is nothing in there that is non-fiction.

10. Which character in your book would you most like to hang out with?

Probably Reid. I think he’s wonderfully interesting. (I’d love to hand out with Charlie…but then

nothing would get done.) hehe

11. Are you working on anything new? How is it going?

I’m in the middle of another new adult romance series. *swoon*

Apple or Droid


Chocolate or Vanilla


Comedy or Drama

Don’t make me choose!

Call or Text


Online or in person shopping?


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