Reaper as an audiobook???

June 25, 2013 at 7:40 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have to ask…

…would it be a wise move to create audiobook versions of my Reaper Series and  Shades of Grey Series?


Very tempting.

Especially since my boyfriend is an audio whiz…..

Any feedback would be appreciated!

*Reaper VIII and Shades of Grey IV in progress, approx. 75% done!*

Sincere regards & happy reading,

Amanda M. Holt



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Point A to Point B may not be a straight line…

June 16, 2010 at 4:25 am (General News..., Grumble, Introduction to the Imagination of Amanda M. Holt, Possible directions..., Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

……………………………………………………opportunities are presenting themselvs from a number of locations, but here’s the dilemma:

A. Love my new apartment, but there are limited employment opportunities in this area for GNs/BNs/RNs.
B. The Community Health Nurse Development Program in the NWT has cancelled/postponed applications, due to lack of funding.
C. Feeling a certain degree of restlessness. Wondering if I should push my envelope a little more, exercise my options, take some (small and reasonable) risks.
D. Coming to the conclusion that I would have to be INSANE to think that I could handle the role of charge nurse in an ER environment immediately after graduation.
E. There might (MIGHT) be a possibility (read: possibility) of working as a public health nurse or community health nurse in STI prevention, which is EXACTLY where I want to be in my career path (the only question is, how much experience should one accumulate prior to chasing down one’s dreams with all the fervor of a rabid rabbit???).

Okay, that is multiple dilemmas, and there are more…

…Haven’t done any writing in the last few days, and that is n my conscience. Haven’t done any lengthy studying either, but that is because I don’t want to re-injure my neck so soon after making a full recovery. Studying with my laptop is an option….there’s always WebMD…and Canadian Nursing websites…

Had an EXCELLENT telephone chat with both my biological mother and surrogate mother/mother by proxy….these helped me put things in perspective….

Still, it feels as though the sands beneath my feet are shifting, and I must reposition myself to keep equilibrium, a good sound foot hold on the vast dune whose name is Challenge.

Okay….enough self-absorption for one evening.

Time to shower. It was plus 27 today at one point, and the new place was sweltering!

Sincere regards,

Amanda M. Holt

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To submit or not to submit, that is the question…

January 22, 2010 at 12:42 am (Possible directions..., Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

To submit or not to submit, that is the question…
…no, I’m not talking about BDSM kink culture people, I am talking about the short interracial futuristic fantasy erotica piece that I have written about a tribal huntress in a jungle setting in a post-apocalyptic Earth era.

The novella follows the thoughts and actions of Ana – warrior, hunter, sister, daughter, friend, lover – as she encounters a golden haired stranger, the likes of which she has never seen before. Unknown to Ana, this stranger is a fertility scientist who sees her as a prime specimen for his work – a specimen he intends to collect.

My dilemma is this: should I submit it to New Concepts Publishing ( as a short story as it exists in its current length of 11,000 words, or should I continue writing this piece and not submit it until it is a more impressive 70,000 or 80,000 words? NCP has a Harmony line of eBooks specifically addressing interracial/multiracial romance and erotica.

I am trying to get the hang of writing shorter pieces (and writing them well) and would like to leave this novella as is to stand on its own merits with its current “What if-?” ending, making the reader wonder what will become of Ana as they learn of the predicament she is now in.

HOWEVER, the story would pack quite a punch if I were to develop it into a much longer work.

Perhaps a series is in order? A series of novellas that could be published as a collection down the line, if it was deemed of value to a/my/some publisher?

These are the sorts of decisions that have to be made along the way, as one decides how and when to end a story. Furthermore, how and when to continue it.

I am leaning toward shipping it off to NCP without any more deliberation…

…but if anyone out there in Internet-land has any opinion as to what an amateur authoress should do with what she considers to be a gem of a multiracial/interracial lust story, then comment away!

Until next time,

Sincere regards,

Amanda M. Holt
(Sometimes Authoress and Sometimes Decisive…Sometimes)

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