Hey all, as promised I’ve reached the halfway mark on UNTAMABLE which means it’s time to reveal the cover!!! I’m really excited to show this to you because I’ve wanted to write a book like this for such a long time, probably since i first started writing novels, and i’ve been so envious of the people who spent time with their Alpha counterparts. More information about Untamable will be up on my blog in the next few days. Thanks for reading! and please do comment telling me what you think. Introducing, ‘The wolves of Usk’



Well. I haven’t written a blog in such a long time, and I really should stop starting blogs saying this. Though I thought I’d give you all an update on what was going on, and I’d like to take this opportunity to say there will be a lot more activity going on around here in the coming month or two.

I have broadened my horizon as they say, and dipped my toes into something a little out of my comfort zone. I have taken to writing a paranormal novella, the topic I have not released just yet! But it’s very exciting, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the process. I can’t wait to share more information about UNTAMEABLE with you.

The cover to Untameable will be released when I reach the halfway point, and I’m already very nearly there. Just another 2500 words to go so whip out those pom poms, and cheer me along to the finish line. In the theme of things, I will be making a blog post a day for 21 days towards the release of untameable. All of which will be surrounding the topic the book is about. I’ll also be giving the opportunity for people to win a few copies of the finished E-book so keep your eyes peeled!

I am always in need of bloggers, and supporting fans to help me get my name out there. So if you are prepared to help me please follow me on facebook, or send me a message below with your email address, and I will do whatever I can to send you promotional stuff with regards to my stories.

Other than that I hope that everyone is doing well! And I hope that you are as excited about this release as I am. I’m click, click, clicking away everyday to bring this novella to you that much sooner, but in the meantime stay safe! And wrap up warm because it looks like winter is definitely knocking at our doors.

~ Amber

A beautiful Four Star review of Forbidden x

AND! I AM CRYING gah e.e thankyou so much Gina. You have no idea how beautiful this review is.
Reviewed by Ginna Lamkie for Readers’ Favorite

Forbidden by Amber Maynard is a historical love story about the romance between a Viking, Ivar, and his Anglo Saxon hostage Harriet. When Harriet’s father’s estate is sacked by the Vikings and she is taken captive, she expects… the worst. She is surprised to be treated with a tenderness and respect that she doesn’t even find at home with her family. She knows her father is a bad man who treats others very brutally and is ashamed of his actions. Despite her best efforts, she falls in love with her captor. Harriet learns that the Vikings are looking for Ivar’s brother whom her father has taken captive. She decides to help them in the hope that she can remain with them after the battle.

Forbidden is a wonderful love story. I fell in love with Ivar from the first description of him. Somehow at the end of the story I knew who the bearded captive was before he revealed himself. I’m not sure if it was by design, or if it was because that is how I wanted the story to play out. I was happy things ended up the way they did in the end, although I did feel it was a bit abrupt. I would have liked to hear more about how Leland helped Ivar and Harriet rebuild their relationship.

There was just the right amount of action and adventure without drawing out the story until it became stale. Maynard has written this story in such a way that I could picture every detail. She is beautifully descriptive.

This is the very last snippet from To Subdue the Viking until it’s release!!! Enjoy.

She woke at the first calls of the birds shouting down at them for being in their homeland. An unusual blue hue stretched for as far as the eye could see, and she noticed with a struggling blink of her eyes that it was just before sunrise. A strange warmth emanated from beneath her, and she looked down to find Teare’s large body wrapped around her protectively. She was laying along him, her hips pressed up close between his legs as her body rested against his stomach, and her head against his chest.
His arms, corded and powerful circled her upper body. He was holding the folds of the blanket in on her to make sure that she didn’t get cold, and she knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she should pull away. Untangle herself from the warmth and security he provided. Yet she had never felt so safe and reluctant to do just that. She could smell him, warm and manly. Feel the warmth seeping from his body into her own. She could sense how his largeness made her fragile bones look more dainty, and yet there was no other place in the world she wanted to be right now.

The fear of writing what you know because of the people it involvs.

Alot of authors, and alot of writing articles, will tell you to write what you know. It’s the truest most rawest form of writing from the heart. You re-live your experiences, through your characters eyes in order to add richness, and reality to a story.
For years now i have thought about writing a story that somewhat relates to what i went through when i was young. Being that im in a better place now mentally and physically, that should be easy right? Wrong.
I am still hindered from writing any form of domestic Abuse. I can’t bring myself to write a character that has suffered through the things that i have, as a child being brought up in a volatile situation. Not because the story would be hard for me to write (because it would be emotionally draining) But because, the persons involved won’t accept responsibility for their actions.
They are quick to throw slander in my face over something trivial, and even though i know what i saw and endured, fear of repocussions from the same individual that made my life a living hell, stops me.
It took years for me to pluck up the courage to explain to the people i love, and love me, just what i went through, or rather, they had an idea but the details were always unknown. The very worst part of it all is the person in question has somehow managed to convince herself of her lies, making them a reality but for her alone. Everyone else is to blame, but not herself.
Anyhow, back to my point. At which point in your life do you stop letting these people dictate what you do, and what you don’t? I’ve come a long way, I left her. I studied hard, and moulded myself into the person i am now, and through the help of my father and brother, i followed my dream of being a romance author. Here i am now… Published.
I want to be an inspiration to those that have suffered through domestic violence. I want them to know that no matter who is against you, or how big your fears are, you can overcome them, just like i did to reach this point in my life. I was always told i would never amount to anything, i was shadowed in the life of other more successful people at the time, and constantly put down because of how i felt or who i was. It’s an abusers way of keeping you under their thumb.
I don’t want you to give up on your dreams like i did because of them. Anything is possible, and I’m going to write that book.
What will you do?