ABOUT GREED (Book 2 in the Seven Deadly Series):
REVIEW by Dani
Fisher Amelie has delivered one of the best series follow-ups I have read. In her Deadly Sins series we see all of the sins take form in the various lead characters. We saw Sophie in Vain and this is where we met Spencer. Spencer is the lead in Greed. He is consumed with money and power at the beginning of the book. Even though he is being bribed by his father Spencer has loved what the power has become. He has a strong desire to be powerful and wealthy.
The funny thing about greed is sometimes it eats at you too much. It takes a certain act to make you rethink where your life is going. This is what happens to Spencer in a series of events that will change him. The most important being the safety of his sister. Greed works to his advantage, Spencer become greedy in the best possible way. He comes up with a plan to help and protect his sister. They leave the world they know and head to Montana for safety. Spencer’s college roommate has family there and has agreed to help protect Spencer and Bridget.
Once in Montana Spencer meets Cricket. Cricket is beautiful with her blue eyes and dark short hair. She is definitely not his normal conquest.With a spunky personality and polar opposite, Spencer is immediately taken by her and she is also very taken but not with Spencer. We get to see Spencer in a different light. Instead of getting what he always wants, he has to settle for being friends with Cricket. He works hard to keep his attraction to him, but the feeling is mutual. Both of them have a magical chemistry that draws them to the other. They work hard to fight it but sometimes chemistry has a stronger power.
First, I’d like to thank you so much for having me today!
inspiration and I mean that in a very literal sense as well as the obvious.
Whether you believe in Him or not, His words are full of common sense. His
lessons are particularly thorough and His book is such an
incredibly read. Adventure, evil, good, love, hate…it has it all. He’s such an
you wanted to be a writer?
very young age. I had thousands of hours worth of writing by the time I reached
my senior year of high school and, by then, I’d graduated to chapter books…but
I never considered myself a writer, per se. I never considered it as an
occupation. Whether I thought I couldn’t make a career of it or because I
didn’t think anyone would be interested in my dribble, I don’t think I thought
about it all that much. Writing was something I just…did. And even when I
became a copywriter, I still didn’t consider myself a ‘writer’. It wasn’t until
a few years ago, did I finally, and gradually, decide to label myself as such
and even then I felt a little bit like an imposter. I constantly thought,
surely no one would be interested in my stories but that happened to not be the
case. I was surprised by the overwhelming response and it was positive! Readers
had convinced me. So, to answer your question, I didn’t know that I wanted to
be a writer, I just knew that I was one and so, when I typed
the last word of my freshman effort, pressed the pub button, I decided that I’d
let the world in on it as well…and by the fifth book, they decided to confirm
book or author?
is 1984 by Orwell. Powerful. This book is powerful. I believe my favorite author is Jane Austen. It’s obvious, I
know, but she has such a beautiful way with words. She was built for romance.
What a pity she never got to practice, really.
about deeply twisted and flawed people, were your characters taken from real
indirectly. I don’t know anyone personally as revolting as a lot of my
characters but I combine a lot of characteristics of many to form one loud,
obnoxious one. LOL! Also, I like to take the opposite approach. I literally
take the most amazing people in my life and flip them on the page.
listen to when you’re writing?
to everything. I have eclectic taste.
writing Vain, did you know it would be part of a whole series?
VAIN, it possessed a completely different title. I believe it was something
like, “Sophie the Vain,” or something similar. We toggled between several
variations of this but decided on the simpler title, VAIN. When I wrote the
book, I had absolutely no intentions of turning it into a series of
and trying to get involved with the orphans in Uganda, that I needed to write
the book, whether it would be popular or not. And when I wrote it, I held
nothing back. I didn’t care if it offended. I didn’t care if it would be well
received. I didn’t care if I made a dime. I needed to write the novel solely
for the purpose of getting a more human element attached to the problems there,
even if Kony had left and was attacking the Congo more than he was in Uganda.
He was/is still prevalent in Africa, that’s all I cared about and I wanted
everyone to see what he did to the people there but not in an overpowering way.
had no idea where the series intended to go. The original cover was not liked.
LOL! So, I was designing the paperback cover with the new image and my
husband/cover designer and I were brainstorming on my next project and it hit
us like a ton of bricks. Since I hate writing characters for more than one
novel, I always tend to write my series in standalones, featuring secondary
characters from previous novels. I’d gotten such an overwhelming response in
terms of Spencer, I wondered if I could take his story in a different direction.
One that wouldn’t copy Sophie’s and Ian’s but compliment it.
part to write in the Vain?
I think the scene where Karina is shot was the absolute hardest for me. I had
to stop several times just to collect myself. I’d grown so attached to Karina,
I just couldn’t imagine Charles without her.
part to write in Greed?
GREED, and many may not pick up on this, but I had written it within days of
someone I loved very dearly passing. It’s the scene where Cricket and Spencer
are in the schoolhouse laying on the capes. I had poured how I was feeling into
their brief conversation and it was cathartic to do so, for me. That was the
toughest. Not because it was the saddest, though it was rough for me, but
because it hit so poignantly with me personally.
having me, Danielle!! – Fisher
GREED Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17795023-greed?ac=1