Author Interview: ‘Playing Deep’ by Amanda Love

Play Series Book 1

About the Book:

After five years, Tyler has returned to his hometown – and to Jenna, the woman he left behind. He’s pretty sure she still hates him for the way he left – no note, no goodbye – just there one day and gone the next. But there are reasons he had to leave, why he had no choice but to let her go. The scars of his past run deep, and he knows that a man like him can never truly be worthy of the love of a woman as sweet and pure as Jenna.

When Tyler left, Jenna was devastated, and for five years she’s tried to forget him, to move on with her life and forget the feel of his mouth on hers, his hands on her body. But now he’s been pulled back to his hometown by tragic circumstances, bringing with him all the feelings she’s tried so hard to bury.

Will the past continue to keep them apart, or can they both find the courage to move on with their lives? Together.


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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I am a fun-loving, coffee-drinking, chocolate-loving UK-based author of Romance, YA & NA novels. I’ve loved all things literary since I was a young girl and was reading and writing before I went to school. I wrote poems and short stories from a young age but didn’t have the courage or confidence to share my work until a few years ago, when I wrote my first book, Playing Deep, Book 1 of The Play Series.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Favourite place – yep. My recliner chair in my lounge with my Chromebook! Favourite time – nope. Just whenever the creative juices are flowing. My family say I become glassy-eyed and non-responsive once I’m immersed in my writing – oops!

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Life. Experience. I always try to really put myself ‘inside’ the minds of my characters, to ‘feel’ what they are feeling so that what flows onto the page is a real and authentic as possible.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

Both! I have a rough outline, but invariably, things do change. If a scene/chapter isn’t flowing as I’m writing it, then that’s usually a good sign that I’m not moving in the right direction, and usually my cue to change things up a bit.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I currently have 6 Romance/Steamy love stories. The first 5 books are part of The Play Series, steamy romances with each book focusing on a different couple, but there is an ongoing thread running through all the books. My 6th book, Molly’s Choice is a contemporary romance, the first of The Choices series and I am currently writing my 7th & 8th Books, which are YA, titled Flawless and Flawed, both of which will be released later this year.

I’ve always loved the romance genre, and love to create strong, female characters and their rugged, sexy male counterparts.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

Ooh! Chris Hemsworth (the delectable Thor) and…um…sorry, lost my train of thought there for a minute – what was the question? Oh, yes! With ME as the heroine. What? Somebody famous? Sheesh, ok then, Margot Robbie, Ashley Benson, Liam Hemsworth (are you seeing the theme here?) Hugh Jackman (got to get him in there somewhere!), Elizabeth Olsen and Rebel Wilson (for the laughs – love her).

7: Do you read much and if so, who are your favourite authors?

Oddly, not as much as I’d like as I’m usually busy writing. But favourite authors include Sidney Sheldon, Stephen King, M Leighton, Abbie Glines and Karin Slaughter

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Just one? Na ah! No can do. I love different books for different moods, so…basically I’m a book whore – I’ll read whatever tickles my pickle at the time.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Write for yourself. Don’t write to become ‘famous’. Write what you want to write, not what you think you ‘ought’ to write. Immerse yourself in your characters and give them a real voice.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  


Facebook –

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About the Author:

I am a fun-loving, young-at-heart, chocolate-loving, coffee-drinking, forty-something, mother-of-two with a cat called Monty, who has a moustache. Yep. A Kitler cat !

I’ve been writing since I was a young girl, poems, ditties, short stories, songs, and now romance books with a hefty dollop of steamy sex and young adult books with a twist.

If you like what I do, please get in touch and leave a review – I would love to hear from you.


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