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Monday, June 26, 2017

What if the fate of the world lies with the monster—not the hero? Monsters Among Us ( #3) by Amanda Strong

"The story then takes us on a rollercoaster full of suspense, romance, mystery and the discovery of an interesting new species; part human, part dragonfly! This is not your average supernatural/fantasy book; where if you have read some you have read most of them. This book puts an interesting spin on our favorite fantasy creatures. " - Crazy BookWarm99, Goodreads


Release Date: June 26th, 2017

What if the fate of the world lies with the monster—not the hero?

The world is shifting, and Sammy has complete control. But as hidden truths surface, she starts to doubt everyone who is close to her. The Ancients and Kory have been harboring dark secrets, and it could mean war between the Dragon Fae and the Irukas. With the Defenders as her devoted soldiers, Sam must make some difficult decisions. Should she save the world… or save herself?

Blake won’t give up on Sam. He knows he can’t trust Tonbo anymore, or the web of lies he’s been thrown into. If he hopes to save Sam, he must find the real reason Kory created the bug army. Turns out there could be something far worse than bloodthirsty bugs buriedon the islands, and Blake will have to fight his own inner demons if he wants to save those he loves—including Sam.

In a world filled with mistrust and lies, Blake and Sam must unearth the truth and face their own fears and weaknesses. If they don’t, their lives—and the fate of all humanity—will hang in the balance.

What would happen if the heroines from The Awakener and Hidden Monster met

Hello everyone! First, I wanted to say thank you for featuring my new release, Monsters Among Us, today. It is the third and final book in the series, Monsters Among Us. (I know, I named the last book after the series name. Just to keep everyone on their toes.)

I thought it might be fun to do a different kind of character interview. I got to thinking, what would happen if the heroines from both of my series met? Eden, from my Watchers of Men series and Samantha, from Monsters Among Us.

Mm, I think the conversation might go a little something like this:

Eden (Watchers of Men): Samantha, why do you let fear run your life? You need to believe in yourself more.

Samantha (Monsters Among Us): That’s easier for you to say, you weren’t abducted and tied up in a cabin. Not everything is roses, Eden. Believing in yourself won’t untie ropes.

Eden: True. I may not have been kidnapped, but I’ve had my fair share of freaky things too. 

Samantha: Scarier than a monster taking you promising you’ll fall in love with him one day? 

Eden: I may not have a psycho-path trying to get me to fall for him, but try having a demon crawl out from underneath your bed. I’ve been almost torn to shreds by my ‘monsters’ and if I didn’t have an angel watching out for me, I would definitely not be standing here today. Just know you’re never alone, Samantha. Remembering that helps me not be afraid and (Shrugs) leaving lights on when I sleep.

Samantha: I wish I could chase away my demons with a lamp. You’re right about one thing, Eden, I’m never alone. Just wish it were angel’s eyes following my every move.

Eden: Trust me, I know the feeling more than you know. Try having fallen angels stalking you. (Shivers).

Samantha: Fallen angels? Okay, maybe I’ll stop complaining. 

Eden (smiles): The trick is, you’ve got to believe you are capable of so much more. Everyone has gifts, abilities that can help them face their fears.

Samantha: Man, I wish I had your outlook on life. So full of hope. One thing I’ve learned is you can trust no one.

Eden: Then you’ll always live in fear.

Samantha (cocks head to side): Fear is the one thing I trust. 

About the author:
Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia, and now New Mexico home. She has loved to spin tales since childhood. It was not uncommon to find her hiding in some random corner, scribbling away in her spiral-bound notebook, with her bright pink glasses. You could say some things have not changed. 

Amanda signed with Clean Teen Publishing in the fall of 2013. She is the author of two paranormal, YA series: The Watchers of Men and Monsters Among Us.

The first novel in The Watchers of Men series, The Awakener, debuted in October of 2013. It has been an Amazon number one best seller in three Young Adult categories. Book two, The Holy and The Fallen, released May 12th of 2015. She is currently working on book three, The Watcher’s Mark, releasing spring of 2016.

Hidden Monster released November 4th of 2014, and it finished as a Finalist in the 2014 USA Best Book Award: Young Adult Category. It is book one of a brand-new young adult, sci-fi thriller series called Monsters Among Us.

When Amanda isn't writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions, you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream. See more at:

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