About the Book:
Endangered Hearts by Amanda Lance
Genre: New Adult
Where to find Endangered Hearts
Emilia Ward is being watched.
And it isn’t just by her mother’s creep of a boyfriend or one of her many employers. Instead, she is certain it something else—someone else. However, in a life with college classes and alcoholic mother to look after, Emilia doesn’t have time to explore her suspicions. She would much rather think about her new job at Iram Manor, and more importantly—its mysterious and alluring owner.
After a lifetime of isolation and trapped in a disfigured body Kasper Zafar thought he knew pain. Confining himself to his work as an architect and the love of his music, he never expects the beautiful Emilia Ward to enter his life. Young and naive, his new housekeeper does not flinch at the sight of him, and is even so bold as to call him her friend.
Determined to teach her in all worldly things, the opposites grow closer and the role of student and teacher and interchange. Yet Emilia’s life outside the manor is not a happy one, and when Kasper’s attempt to watch over her fails, both will discover than love may be the most painful thing of all.
About the Author:
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 Radcliffe.
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.
We wanted to know what Amanda’s favorite book genre was, what book in that genre and who her favorite character’s were, here is her response.Gothic novels, especially within the romantic genre, have always been a favorite of mine. I read The Phantom of the Opera when I was in junior high, and I’ve been addicted to writings with similar themes ever since. After that, I practically devoured Louise May Alcott’s A Long Fatal Love Chase, Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest, and Marquis de Sade’s Justine. Even now, I read Poe in my spare time and Shelley’s Frankenstein at least once a year.
I’ve always thought that what made gothic fiction so popular was its way of addressing the dark, unfilled, (and often) sexual desires that most people shy away from or deny themselves altogether. Accentuated by the gothic architecture and the supernatural elements, there is a great feel of creepiness and suspense that always keeps it interesting. Between the mystery of the plot and the romantic aspects, I don’t know how any reader couldn’t appreciate quality gothic fiction!
Some of my favorite characters from gothic fiction include Jane Eyre, Frankenstein’s creature, Erik (The Phantom of the Opera) and Dorian Grey.
Amanda has an interesting playlist for Endangered Hearts
Here is one song from her list you can find the others here
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