FEATURED GUEST: Author Andy Lewter

by | Nov 22, 2016 | guest post

12967515_1684061061832663_5189089321656162740_oToday I am hosting another Clean Reads author, Andy Lewter! She has just released the third book in her Valens Series. Welcome, Andy! First, tell us a little about your novel.

It is an urban fantasy novel that is captivating, suspenseful, and unpredictable! Need I mention a love triangle?

I love a good love triangle! I know this is a “give me” question for writers, but when did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in the 4th grade. Every day, we had 45 minutes to write whatever we wanted, so long as we wrote the whole time. It was empowering and my love for literature blossomed since.

What a neat way to get kids started in the craft of writing. Glad you found your passion. But, as we know, it’s not all fun…what part of the writing process do you dread?

Plotting. I plot, then replot. Then question the plot some more. Which is why my books are so fast-paced and suspenseful. I yearn to be on the edge of my seat as I’m reading, so I strive to achieve that in my books.

Speaking of being on the edge of your seat as you’re reading…what are you currently reading?

The Premonition Series by Amy A Bartol

One thing that helps get me in my writing groove is the right music. What kind of music, if any, do you listen to when you write?

It depends on where I’m at in the book. If my character needs to be angry, I pull up a soundtrack of thunderstorms. If romance is involved, I listen to Pandora. It ranges according to my mood as well.

Do you have a favorite time of day to write? What about a favorite place?

Hands down, at night in my bed!

I’m always curious about other authors and the time they put into their art. How long does it take you to write a book?

About a year. I have little kids that need attention during the day. Plus, it’d be hard to be in the heat of a moment and have to file it away for a time I’m more readily available. I’d rather tap into writing mode when there’ll be no distractions.

I totally understand. I have littles too. It’s tough finding that undisturbed time. One last question, Andy, then I’ll let you get back to those kiddos 🙂 Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.

It is the final installment of my trilogy – definitely the most anticipated one of them all! There’s closure of all sorts, and the action and suspense is on full force.

Thanks again for being on my blog today, Andy, and for sharing about your release!




War was imminent, and Abigail Everett knew it.

Struggling to gather allies while afflicted with significant losses, she’s forced to step forward as the rightful leader of Valens. Between training with recently enhanced abilities, deliberating the next move toward freedom, and determining where her future lies, time grows desperately short as the enemy closes in.

Will she gain the upper hand before it’s too late?

Enjoy an Excerpt

I peered into the eyes I felt like I’d known my whole life. Our bond was undeniable, and I knew I loved him, but a pair of emerald green eyes pierced through my thoughts. I pursed my lips and swallowed hard. “But Miles.”

Nicholas’ features dropped into an emotionless expression. I could see his mind calculating his next words, and I placed my hands on my hips while I waited. “Sometimes love isn’t meant to be forever.”

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More About the Author

Andy is an urban fantasy/fictional writer that loves a healthy dose of character development. She’s a true Potter-head with a deep love of nature, cooking, and comfy clothes. Rain storms and movies are the key to her heart, and you can find her chasing around her kids during daylight hours. Mom by day, Author by night, Superhero 24/7.

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