29 October 2013

Greed by Fisher Amelie - Release Day Launch, Giveaway

Fisher Amelie's GREED is being released TODAY and we are so excited to join in the release day launch for it. GREED is a mature young adult/new adult contemporary novel and is the second book in The Seven Deadly Series. Check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the blog tour giveaway! You could win a signed copy of VAIN, Book 1 in the series, or a Kindle Fire! 

Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours...because that’s what I do. I want.

My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.

I’m Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

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Spencer Blackwell is the perfect epitome of a real bad boy – and it wasn’t the ordinary one we often meet in novels. He was meaner, nastier and really a terrible person – but all of these, all of what he did wasn’t because of him. His father, who had the ultimate control in their lives, made him do it. What kind of father pushed his son into the depths of hell?
I have met him in VAIN, and I even liked him by then. I knew that somehow, by the end of this novel, every single bad thing he did will be redeemed. But the question is HOW?? How can Fisher Amelie give this guy a clean slate when he never did anything good to others??
Bridget was the answer. His sister had a problem that his father asked him to take care of – but this guy, the guy whom I thought can never say no to his father, grew some balls and took care of his sister. He did what he wanted to do prematurely, run away from the clutches of his father and live quietly.
Then Cricket came along – the first time he saw her, he felt different. There was chemistry, fireworks, and tension. But then, Cricket had a boyfriend – and they had been in a relationship since they were children. Girls may run after him – and want him – but then Cricket was loyal to a fault to her boyfriend. So no matter how strong the pull of attraction between them, she didn’t act on it. Spencer tried, he tried and tried until one day, he chose to give up.
We are no longer talking about the BAD-GUY Spencer here – because working in a ranch, dealing with ranch hands and some really great people, as well as with his younger sister made him soft. I can’t believe it when Spencer was changing right before my eyes. It wasn’t an instant change, it was gradual which makes it more beautiful and real. The one that Cricket gave up – he was the GOOD GUY Spencer. Someone you’d not be afraid to be with – someone who’d safe-keep your heart, someone who’d take care of you. (BETTER BELIEVE IT!!)
I love the characters – no matter how bad Spencer was, he redeemed it at the end, and so much more! Bridget was pretty amazing too, so is Cricket. Yes, I might have hated her at first, when she wouldn’t accept what Spencer was offering to her (his heart), but as the story goes on, you’ll understand as well.
Greed is intense, gut-wrenching, emotional, and heartbreaking. It started out strongly, and didn’t even falter – the pages went into crescendo, building anticipation, racing your heartbeats, and when you finally reach the end page, you can still feel your heart racing, and your emotions churning.
Fisher Amelie made an amazing, amazing books in this series. It gets better and better everytime. I started my year with VAIN, and now, I’m reading Greed. I’m looking forward for the next book in the series. Greed might be one of the seven deadly sins in the Bible, but reading this – it’s too beautiful to be sinful.

Greed is a strange, strange sin. 
All you want to do is acquire. Acquire money, acquire material, acquire time, acquire energy, acquire attention. The running mantra is “I want, I want, I want” but that quickly turns to “I need, I need, I need.”
Suddenly there just isn’t enough time for friends, for family, for anyone. Your goal is to acquire and to make sure what you acquire stays acquired. Your life depends on it. You don’t see truth because the truth is shadowed by enormous homes, incredibly fast cars, in lavish spending. Your life no longer belongs to you, but you are blind to it all because those around you are seeking the same. 
So you shuffle along at an impossible rate, and you pass the real world around you. 
But what you’ll come to realize, altogether too late, is that it’s never enough. It’s simply never enough. 
Chapter One 
“It’s confirmed. Peter Knight of Evergreen won’t approve the acquisition. You know what to do,” my snake of a father told me, not two steps into his front door. 
“I just got off a seven-hour flight. You can’t let me settle in? Possibly say hello?”He stood, watching me, a slight tick in his square jaw. He tucked his hands into his Italian silk pants. His six-foot frame followed the steps up to the foyer and stopped a few inches away from my own. We were face to face. Although I fell an inch shorter, he no longer intimidated me. I knew if I had to, I could kick his ass. 
“Hello, Spencer,” he said, a serpent’s smile spread wide across his mouth before falling flat. “Get to work. I don’t pay you to sit around. I don’t care if it is your Christmas break.”
We stayed where we were, each waiting on the other to back down. The tension was palpable. In the end, his face relaxed and he began to chuckle, stepping aside and making way for me. I picked up my bags and headed for my room, giving myself plenty of space to pass him without touching him.
When I got to the bottom of the stairs, I changed my mind and threw my bags on the second to last step, intending to pick them up later. I stretched my muscles, loving the feel of my back popping, and started for the kitchen. 
“Where the hell do you think you’re going?” he asked, still standing in the foyer, watching my every move. 
“If I don’t say hi to Mom and Bridge, they’ll think something’s up,” I told him and continued on. 
He didn’t respond, but I felt his stare burning into the back of my head.
Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.

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