Welcome

Hi!  Thanks so much for checking out my Amy Miles Books page.  Want to know a little about me?

My husband and goofball son are my life.

Interesting fact:  My husband and I met as pen pals while he was living in England.  NO, we didn’t “hook” up in a chat room.  YES, his accent is awesome!

I’ve been a carbaholic since birth and am now hopelessly addicted to frozen Cokes.  I mix coleslaw into my KFC mashed potatoes, soak cornbread in my milk and never drink from a straw.  I’m not really a big chocolate fan (I know, GASP!) and I want to run a marathon by the time I’m 35.  Ok, maybe 40.  45???

My vice in life, apart from cupcakes, is Vera Bradley!  Why does she have to make such amazing accessories?!?!

I’m a world traveler at heart who loves setting insane goals and working to meet them.  I adore attending book signings to meet new friends and am trying to overcome my introvert nature.  I spend far too much time on Facebook chatting with fans and have a heart for raising funds to help Action for Autism, a truly amazing St. Louis based organization that helps kids reach their true and unique potential.  

When I’m not writing I can be found on the golf course, enjoying the lake life or coming up with some new “urban homesteading” idea to try.  My amazing husband is the founder of RED COAT PR so we are always busy!

I am the author of:

FORBIDDEN, Book I of the Arotas Series

RECKONING, Book II of the Arotas Series

REDEMPTION, Book III of the Arotas Series 

EVERMORE, Book IIII of the Arotas Series

DESOLATE, Book I of the Immortal Rose prequel Trilogy

DEFIANCE RISING, Book I of the Rising Trilogy

RELINQUISH, Book II of the Rising Trilogy

VENGEANCE, Book III of the Rising Trilogy

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IN YOU EMBRACE

STAR CROSSED, a charity box set

 All of my books are available in ebook format or can be purchased as a signed copy directly from me.  I greatly appreciate all of your feedback and am deeply thankful for everyone who takes the time to post a book review.  

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154 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi Amy, I just finished your novel, Forbidden. It just got better and better as I read it. I kept thinking while I was reading it, what a great movie this would make. Can’t wait for Reckoning to be available on Amazon. Keep up the great work. I can see you going far.

    • Hi Cyndy,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Forbidden. I’ve had several people tell me that it would make a good movie. I won’t get my hopes up :)
      Only 5 days left till Reckoning hits the virtual shelves. I’m just as excited as you are, trust me!
      Comments and new reviews on Amazon always brighten my day. Thank you so much :)

      • I’m working on book 2, Savage and book 3, Refuge at the same time so it’s taking me just a bit longer. November is my goal to finish writing them :)

  2. Hi from Adelaide in South Australia Amy . I have just read Forbidden which I found accidentally in Amazon and thoroughly enjoyed it.. Imagine my surprise when I found out Reckoning is just about on the virtual shelf ! Soon it will DEFINITELY be in my Kindle..

    I look forward to reading more of your work…

    • Hi Robin,
      Thank you so much for finding me :)
      I am sooooo excited to release Reckoning. Only one more day to go!

      PS: I swear I read your message wrong and thought your name was Adelaide (beautiful by the way) and then tried to type in Robin and my brain translated it to Ruby haha. LATE NIGHT!

      • Hahaha… I know the feeling well..

        Oh by the way I am a male so Ruby is a bit off centre for me..

        Not for my wife though. Her name is Robyn so there are two of us in the one family…

    • I too found these books by accident on Amazon. I love that Amazon suggest books for me because I am mostly through Forbidden and I have really enjoyed it. I purchased Reckoning a few minutes ago so I can continue when I hopefully finish the first tonight. Thank you!

  3. Congratulations, Amy.. Your books are SENSATIONAL!
    After devouring the Arotas trilogy nearly as fast as your Immortals can run, I have just finished – and loved – Defiance Rising.
    I haven’t written a review in the i-store yet.. they all get 10 stars from me (aside from the typos – I have a list if you want to private email me?).
    Then your brilliant books will be even better!! Thanks for sharing your gift with the world.
    And I can SO see movies, too.. That’s not getting your hopes up (as you said in an earlier reply), that’s the next logical step!
    All the best, Amy,
    Lyssa
    Tasmania
    (Your Australian fan-base continues to grow :)

    • Hi Lyssa,
      Typos…Urgh. No matter how much money I spend on editing people always seem to find more haha. Yes, I would greatly appreciate your list. I can’t stand knowing there are errors in my books. I really appreciate you taking the time to write then down :)

      Have you had a chance to read Captivate yet? It’s my first NA romance.its sweet, totally tame but certainly a different feel from my fantasy books.

      Thanks for contacting me. I adore meeting new people :)

  4. Hi, i just read the Arotas Trilogy and it was amazing. The story line is just great!! I’m hoping for book #4? :) I would seriously love if a #4 came out. Please? Well keep up with the outstanding books!

  5. Hi Amy, I am just finishing reading the third book from the Arotas trilogy. I absolutely loved the books and I too think they would make an amazing movie. I just wanted to know what you were planning for Rose…. Will there be another book after this?? Keep up the good work and I’m sure I will be ready plenty more of your books. Naz xx

    • Hi.
      There are plans for more books. EVERMORE will be a companion novel that will detail Roseline and Gabriel’s reunion after Redemption ends. It is due to release as a Valentines day gift to everyone.
      I have also decided to turn the prequel novel into a prequel trilogy so everyone can get a good feel of what Roselines life was like before FORBIDDEN.
      DESOLATE will be out before the new year. Then will come SAVAGE and REFUGE.
      These books will be geared more toward a mature (new adult) audience because of the content and will be released in the first half of 2014.

  6. I came across Forbidden as a free book on itunes and though why not . i was half way through a different book and i don’t usually “cheat” on the books i’m currently reading but i was on a train and hey it was on my ipad. I couldn’t put it down! as soon as i finished it i went and purchased the next one which i am currently glued to! I guess my other book will just need to wait until i get through the series there’s no turning back now!

  7. Hi amy,
    Just finished Forbidden, I could not put it down. i blame that book for my lack of sleep hahaha. just about to start Reckoning! Thank you so much for such an amazing imagination

    • You know I always think that I should feel guilty when people tell me they lose sleep over one of my books but I’m so not :) thank you for letting me know

  8. Hi Amy,
    I’m a HUGE fan of your books! You are an amazing writer and probably my favorite author. I have read the Arotas Trilogy and loved it! I also read Defiance Rising and I absolutely loved it! When is book two coming out from the Rising Trilogy? Also, do you have any book recommendations similar to those books?
    Thanks,
    Arianna:)

    • The second book in the Rising Trilogy will be out early 2014. As soon as the book I’m working on right now heads to my editor I will leap back into this second book.

      I recommend Quinn loftis, Ella James, Amy bartol, Shelly crane, Shannon Morton, amber Lynn Natusch and more

  9. I am in love with every single one of the Aortas Trilogy books!!!! I felt that I was a part of the story and I didn’t even notice the few errors within the text because the book is just that great!! You are one of my favorite writers of all time and I can’t wait until February to read the forth book!! But for the mean time I am going to love reading Desolate!!! Just keep writing and don’t stop!!! Everyone will love your books soon! I even told a friend about the book Forbidden, mad now she is looking into reading it!! I plan to do the same with a few more friends too!!!
    DON’T EVER STOP WRITING!!!DO IT FOR YOUR FANS!!!!
    XOXO

    • Alexis,
      You are the sole reason why I write. I love to entertain :)
      I’m in this writing gig for the long haul. I learn and grow with each book. I’ve got far too many ideas trapped in my head to ever stop writing!

  10. Thank you so much, I just love your comment to me! And I have that problem all the time too! with so many ideas trapped in my head too. I love it even though it is hard to focus sometimes. But it gives me something to do and that is perfect for my life style. I do a lot of drawing and writing with all of my ideas but I know some of yours are your amazing books!!!!
    Seriously you should also make a movie!!!it will be a hit!!!!
    Xoxo -Alexis

  11. HEY! I’m Munna
    Can I begin to say my goodness I love your books I’ve read Forbidden … Reckoning and On the last Redemption I’m almost done with the series and I love these books! The best books I’ve read so freaking far! The love and the pain that you discribe so well as young girl I would hide in my closet and read all the time :) I haven’t read these types of books for while 😍 thank you for sharing these great books!

  12. I am not a big fan of reading I have to love the book to keep reading. I just want to say I loved reading the three book trilogy. I got wrapped up in the books I even cried a few times and laughed out loud. I cannot wait to read the rest of them.

  13. Hey Amy just read all three of the arotas trilogy have to say amazing you have inspired me to finish writing my own book I only wish I could write as well as you I love the characters and their strengths I feel as I know them like real people lol.

  14. Hi Amy,

    I read forbidden on my iPad and absolutely loved it. I then purchased a Kobo and downloaded a sample of Reckoning and the Formatting was really off, each paragraph would have a page to its self. I was just wondering if you were aware of this issue and there was anything you could do to fix it.

  15. I bought relinquish and finished it in less then two days…can I say wow!! It seems that your books are really hard for me to out down. They are absolutely fantastic. I know its early to ask but when do you antisipate the last book of the series to come out….I can’t wait!!! I have a secret crush on Bastien…lol

    • Haha I do too :)
      I actually wrote Bastien and Eamon based on my husbands personality, just split in half.
      I have to publish EVERMORE to finish my Arotas novels and the release DESOLATE, the first book in the prequel trilogy so it will probably be April or may

  16. Hey Amy, I read your Arotas trilogy books and absolutely loved them. They brought out so many emotions and I loved how there were things that I was shocked to find out throughout the books! I think the song Monster by Skillet explains how Roseline feels throughout all three books. I cannot wait until Evermore comes out.

    • Hi Samantha,
      I’ve often thought that I should create a play list for these books. It would be a myriad of genres and emotions.
      I love how music can capture the essence of a book.

  17. Hi Amy! I just finished reading Forbidden, and it totally got me fired up. I can’t wait to read the next
    two, I loved it so much that I’m determined to buy the whole set of Arotas Trilogy. I’m already
    searching for it online so I can buy them preferably in hard cover, but if I can’t find some then in
    paper back! I really love your writings, I hope you will always continue to keep writing!

    • I actually stock the paperbacks myself if you would like a set.
      And trust me, I have no plans of slowing down on my writing. If go insane if I couldn’t let all of these voices out haha

  18. Hi amy, just read the fist to books band just going to start the 3rd book , I must say I’m enjoying them tremendously; I will decor keep a look out fir more, keep up the good work from your no 1 fan Jen xxx

    • Hi Jen,
      Thrilled to hear that you are enjoying my books. You made my night :)
      I’m excited about the release the 4th novel, Evermore on valentines day

  19. hey Amy. I’m writing a story/book and I can’t think of any cool “labels” for my characters. I have kind of an angel theme going on (camp name is Camp Halo). it’s like, there’s this once in a generation person is born who can control all elements kind of thing and I don’t know what to call the “species”. kind of like Gabriel only mine is more often instead of a prophecy. i know it doesn’t really tie in with the whole angel thing but I was wondering if you had any advice on how to come up with a good label. I hope I put this in a way that makes sense because when I look back at it, it doesn’t really seem to make sense but I really need the help and I didn’t know where else to go. Please help!

      • Hey Amy!

        Love the Arota’s trilogy! how do i get my hands on ebook versions of all of them for free? Read forbidden and i’m in love with it!! do you know if they will release all 4 books on the internet for free anytime soon? Or if there are any hardcover or paperback copies i can get? I love Gabriel’s character in the books so keep up the good work! Are the rest of your books in the same genre as the Arota’s series

        • Forbidden is the only book in the series that is free. If you have iBooks you can purchase all three for $0.99 right now. The 4th book is available for preorder for $0.99 so through apple you can get all for books for less than $2 for a limited time.
          I have Defiance Rising and Relinquish that are dystopian fantasy romance and captivate is an NA contemporary romance.

  20. Hey Amy!

    Love the Arota’s trilogy! how do i get my hands on ebook versions of all of them for free? Read forbidden and i’m in love with it!! do you know if they will release all 4 books on the internet for free anytime soon? Or if there are any hardcover or paperback copies i can get? I love Gabriel’s character in the books so keep up the good work! Are the rest of your books in the same genre as the Arota’s series

  21. Hi Amy
    I love the arotas series and I can’t wait till the 4th one comes out. I’ve already Pre-Ordered it and I know you get this a lot but these books would make fantastic movies and I have my fingers crossed that someone will make a good movie out of this book and still keep the movie like the book
    P.S keep up the good work

    • Hi Jenna,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I have had a lot of people tell me that this series would make a great movie, but as you said, there is always that fear that Hollywood would change it. Of course…they might be able to improve it ;)

  22. Hi Amy
    Just finished evermore and wow it was good but I didn’t think you were going to make another series I thought you were just going to do a prequel series and that was it. :)

  23. Hi Ms. Miles,
    first you are an incredible writer. I was curious is the trilogy box set for $0.99 full novels? i was not sure if they were complete novels because i noticed the epilogue for Forbidden that i purchased separately is slightly different t

  24. Hi Amy, I want you to know how much I love the Arotas trilogy. I bought all the books and could not put them down. I just finished Evermore today and it was great but it left me feeling like there should be more books to the series. At the end of the book Nicolae was turned and the town was being overrun by demons and what happens to Sadie and Will. It just leaves so many questions unanswered. I know this is suppose to be the last of this series but I am unsure as to why the series does not continue? Oh how I would love to read more about Rose, Gabriel and the others and their stories. Is there any possibility of you continuing this series? Thank you so much for listing to me.

    Dovie

    • Hi. The Arotas series is officially done. The spin off series, Shadow Lands will cameo some of the Arotas characters from time to time so you will still catch glimpses of their lives but the books will not be based on them.

      I adore these characters and look forward to spotlighting their future journeys but it is time to introduce new characters as well.

        • The Shadow Lands series will not be out until 2015. I have 11 other books coming out this year (life willing!) and I want to write ahead in that series so people don’t have to wait long between books.

          The prequel series will begin releasing with DESOLATE (preorder now with iBooks or on all platforms in 2 weeks) and will detail the first 300 years of Roselines life, her time with Vladimir and her love relationship with Fane. Hopefully that will help make the time pass quickly :)

  25. I loved all your books. I started with forbidden and couldn’t stop reading. I went through the aortas trilogy and then into the rising set all in a week. Can’t wait till the next one. U have now become one of my favorite authors. Keep up the great work. We (the fans) love your work. Btw…. Now I’m struggling to decide if I love Gabriel to Bastien more. Lol

  26. Hi Amy,
    I find your writing style amazing. I have purchased everyone of your books and am amazed at the depth and intrigue you put in your characters, in the scene, and the plot. I love how you can write down all of the various thoughts, feelings, and turmoil that goes through a persons head in each of your characters. I feel this ability is what sets you apart from the other authors.

    I am looking forward to all of the new releases. (P.S. I have noticed that with each new release the errors are becoming less and less.)

    • Hi tammie,
      I put my heart and soul into each of my books. I love my characters, even the ones I want to club over the head haha

      I just like to entertain. I love to write, to think outside the box and wonder “if I throw this wrench into the story how will they react?” I don’t plot out my books. They happen as the characters lead. I have killed off my favorite characters simply because that is what was right for the story. Trust me…I cried hard!!!

      As far as editing issues…I am not an editor. I learned real quick that I should never attempt to be one. All of my books have gone through at least two editors. Sadly paying for editing does not mean my books will be perfect. Editing costs are VERY expensive so it’s just as frustrating to me when I find errors later on but no one is perfect :) I have used a couple different editors on recent books so I’m pleased to hear that there is improvement. I know that I’m learning more with each release so hopefully I’m making it a bit easier on them too ;)

  27. Hi Amy, I just finished reading desolate and I was wondering what book came after that and or if there was a book after that, great book!!

    • Desolate is the first of a new trilogy. My arotas series, Forbidden, Reckoning, Redemption and Evermore are all tied to this book. They take place 300 years later. I wrote those first and then had readers begging to know how Roseline’s life began so I agreed to write this prequel trilogy.
      After Desolate will come Savage and then Refuge. I will be publishing those late spring and into summer :)

  28. Hi Amy,
    I have read all of your books and I can not wait for the next book in each of the series to come out! Poor Fane!! I look forward to reading more about he and Rose’s life together in her immortal series. I can’t wait to read more about Rose and Gabriel in the shadowlands, I truly hope they end up happy together! The rising series is phenomenal! My heart breaks for Bastien! I can not wait to see how everyone ends up in this series! I loved the ending of captivate too, we will get to see anymore so Ash and Slade or is it a different couple in the next book? As a stay at home mum of 3 children, reading is my treasured “me time” activity and your books are absolutely amazing! I feel like I truly understand each character personally and find myself being a one woman cheer squad for each of them! Thank you so much for writing such fantastic stories and giving this stay at home mum an amazing experience with each book I read!

    • Hi Alicia,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always nice to hear when a book that I have poured my heart and soul into has touched someone else. I write to entertain. I write because I have to write others all of these voices in my head would drive me crazy haha.
      I’m so glad that you enjoyed the books. There are plenty more to come :)

  29. Hi Amy! I have am so in love with the Arotas trilogy, Evermore, and Desolate! You are now one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait until Savage and Refuge come out!! Do you have any specific dates as to when that will be? I’m dying to know what happens next for Rose as she lives her life with Vladimir. Thank you for creating such beautiful pieces of art.

    • Hi Kendall,
      I have a couple books that will be coming out first but I should be working out the releases for Savage and Refuge soon. I’m hoping late spring/summer for savage. I’ll be posting all info right here. If you would like to make sure you get all of my updates i would love for you to sign up to my newsletter. The link is on my contact page :)

  30. Hi Amy! I’m such a HUGE fan of your books!!! I absolutely love them!!! I’ve purchased them all on iBooks, but I would also like either hardback or paperback for my library. Where can I order from?

  31. Amy,
    Desolate was the first book of yours I happened upon, and I loved it. When I.image vampires that is exactly how I imagine them. I am eagerly awaiting Savage! :)

    • Hi Brittany, desolate savage and refuge are all part of a prequel trilogy for my Arotas series. Forbidden, Reckoning, Redemption and Evermore detail these same characters in modern day times. Most people who read those books begged to know what happened prior to those books so I published Desolate :)

  32. I just finished Evermore. I love the Arotas series. I can not wait for the shallowland series to come out! I read the Arotas sears in four days! I got sucked it! I am going to move on the the immortal rose series to pass the time for the shadowlands.

  33. Hi Amy! I absolutely loved the Arotas series. ..I read all four books and have since moved on to the immortal rose trilogy. I am so engrossed in these books and am anxiously awaiting for the release of Savage. I am reading the defiance rising series to pass the time. Again, your books are amazing! Thank you!

    • Hi Cathy, I’m thrilled to hear that you’ve enjoyed my books. Always makes my day :)
      I’m working hard to release a couple new books in the next two months and then I’ll begin releasing Savage and Refuge to complete the Immortal Rose Trilogy

  34. Hi my name is Michelle; I just finished reading your rising series… absolutely loved them… have to say I felt completely drained emotionally after reading them … in a good way..like I was going through it with them.. to me a sign of very good writing… they were like a great movie where you find yourself laugh crying and screaming at the screen.. like they can actually hear you.. LOL..of course bastien is my favorite and loved hyde even though his presence was short.. just their interactions with the other characters was great… I really enjoyed these books and look forward to delving into your other book series… Thanks

    • Hi Michelle,
      Thank you so much :)
      I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed my Rising Trilogy. It’s always wonderful to hear feedback from readers. My entire goal is to entertain and I love to hear when I’ve managed to accomplish that!!

      I hope you enjoy my other books. Illyria and Roseline have been a delight to spend time with

      • Hi… just wanted to say loved the arotas series… and completely loved immortal rose book 1 cant wait for the continuation of immortal rose… I’m thinking I’m loving roses story with fane even more than with Gabriel:)

  35. Hi Amy,
    I just finished reading Forbidden and loved it! It was a fantastic novel and had me hooked from the fist chapter right until the end! But I would really like to buy the books in Melbourne and can’t find them anywhere, as I hate reading on my IPhone; can you help me?
    Loved this book so much
    Rebekah xx

    • Hi Rebekah,
      Have you possibly checked on amazon for the paperback versions? It might be a bit cheaper to order them that way to save on shipping but if you would like a signed copy id be happy to check into shipping costs for you :)

      Did you know I’ll be coming to Melbourne October 2015???

  36. Hi Amy
    I started reading Forbidden about two weeks ago and finished the fourth book yesterday. I’ve never sent a review before but have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the way the characters and story developed and like everyone else couldn’t put them down… if only I didn’t have to work! I’ve just downloaded Defiance Rising but can’t wait for the Shadowlands series. I see you’re coming to Australia next year – will we see you in Brisbane??
    Ann – Brisbane

    • Hi ann,
      My husbands best friend lives in Brisbane so we will be hanging out there for about a week :)
      The signing is in Melbourne

  37. Hi amy I have read all you arotas trilogy books and the first prequel (immortal rose) and I have absolutely enjoyed them, you have become my favourite author I can’t wait for savage & refuge to be released!!!!

  38. I just love the arotas trilogy,I’m very sad to see the story end the way it did…what happens to everyone (especially everyone’s favorite hunter), the war, the love. I read all 4books in two weeks, couldn’t put them down. I’M waiting for the first book of the prequel to download. Best books I’ve read in a long time.

  39. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.

    I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

  40. Hi I have read 3 of ur books I am on the fourth of forbidden or artoras. It is a amazing book while I was on vacation my husband couldn’t get me to stop reading it. Hope you write more books. I also thought it was cool that I have the same name lol.

  41. Hi Amy, I have read the arotas trilogy and I have just read the first in the immortal rise prequel. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed them all. I literally couldn’t put them down. I really can’t wait for savage to come out. Really hope it won’t be long 😃😃

  42. Hey Amy,I don’t think your books are available in my country :( but still one of your biggest fan because of Arotas Trilogy.Love them :)

  43. Hi Amy I really love your books and I just wanted to ask what the dates are for savage? I love your books but I really loved rose! I hope you write more about her in the future. I also heard you were going to write about her in 2015 but more about the angels?

    • Hi Jodi,
      I am working on Savage but I have one more book to come out before then. It’s my first horror novel so it’s taking up a lot of my time. Savage will be released before the end of the year, life willing :)

      I will be writing a spin off angel series in 2015 that will feature Roseline, Gabriel, Nicolae, Sadie and others but they will not be the main focus.

  44. Hi Amy,
    I just wanted to say, will you be adding more books to defiance rising series? I really love the book and I’m really desperate for another book on it. Its ok if your busy with other books since you’ve got more ideas running amok in your head :) but it would be great if you could write more books on that series.
    Sincerely from,
    One of your big, massive fans ^.^

  45. Hello, I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVED theArotas books. But hands down desolate is my favorite. I’m secretly in love with fane lol. The book my be dark but the beauty fane believing in rose keept me wanting to read more. I can’t wait for the next books to come out. Keep up the amazing work :-D

  46. Oh, and by the way Amy, Do you know Chanda Hahn? Your “Defiance Rising” series and her “The Iron Butterfly” series are like the same style of writing! Its really similar XD You two should write a book together in the future! ^.^

  47. Hi Amy, let me start by saying that I absolutely love every single book you have written! I think they are all amazing! I’m a Writter as well and I really respect and appreciate your style of writing and I have to say the aspect I like the most is that your characters are not Characters they are People and that is why we love them so much and really find ourselves lost in every emotion they experience!….
    I have no idea where you come up with these worlds like in the Arotas Trilogy and Defiance Rising they were truly amazing and I can’t wait for Savage and the Shadowlands Series to come out, but I have to say I was really captivated by In Your Embrace, it was truly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing these stories with us, please keep them coming!

  48. Hey again XD just wanted to ask, do you know roughly when you will start writing the Shadow Islands series (Some series mentioned in Evermore)? I’m very excited for it to come out :)

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