Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Book Spotlight: Before Ever After by Author Untamed

Untamed is a multi-genre fiction author who accredits her early education in magnet school programs for her creative mind and passion for the literary field. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College, and is an honored member of Sigma Alpha Pi. 
In 2012, Untamed released her debut novel entitled, Never Again…No More through One Karma Publishing to rave reviews. Since that time, Untamed has become a self-published author and penned ten novels to date. Her second novel entitled, Never Again…No More II: Getting Back to Me broke into the Amazon Top 100 for Literature- Fiction becoming an official Amazon Bestseller in July 2013. Her work has been featured in several magazines, Precious Stones and Soul Say On Universal Languages Issue 3, to name a few. She was also a contributor to Loving Black Men An Anthology for which proceeds are donated to the NAACP. She is also a dedicated volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. As a volunteer and committee member for Augusta M.A.D.D., Untamed is committed to honoring the memory of her family members who passed away in a drunk driving crash by creating a legacy of giving to support other victims and survivors. In March 2015, she released a poetry book that is near and dear to her heart entitled, This Side of Heaven-A Poetic Journey of Strength and Survival which rose to the charts of Amazon as the #1 Hot New Release and an Amazon Bestseller. It is a collection of poems dedicated to her daughter, mother and cousin for which all proceeds are donated to M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). In 2016, Untamed launched Untamed Publishing, a publishing service company aimed to assist self-published and independent authors around the globe. Writing is truly a passion for Untamed and it is her hope that she can help others unlock their unlimited writing potential! Don't you want to get caught UP living your dreams? Now is the time.

I am Untamed and just like my name, my reading list and writing is untamable! I read anything I can get my hands on, but I will say that I’m impartial to Women’s fiction and Urban Literature. My written novels cover a wide array of genres: Poetry, Urban Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Action, Romance and Erotica. I’d also like to dive into Suspense and Christian Fiction. I think every genre has a unique story to tell that we all can draw from.

Excerpt from my newest release, Before Ever After:

Hmm Mmm. I already knew where this was going. “So I assume this double date is a ploy to get me to go out with Jamison.”
Peering up from her Cobb salad, she smirked. “The fact that you remember his name months later lets me know, you’re interested.”
“Ha!” I wagged my finger. “No, it lets you know that I am good at remembering names. Girl, please. That was months ago as you said. I’m sure that man hasn’t even thought twice about me, and I’m positive he has someone by now.”
“So that’s why he asks me about you every time he sees me.” She put her hand up. “And before you try to come back with a smart comeback, he more than asks about you. He wants to know if you’re still single. He’s not asking that for no reason.”
Crossing my arms, I giggled. “Good. Let him know that I still am. Problem solved.”
“I swear to God you are such a…butthole!” She shook her head. “Bout to make me curse in God’s name! Ugh! Nik. You get on my nerves. If you want to be an old maid, be my guest. 

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