Joining us today on Kat Logic, is Amber Miller.
Amber is an author and freelance web site designer who lives with her husband in beautiful Colorado Springs. She has sold six books to the Heartsong Presents line of Barbour Publishing. Other writing credits include nine contributions to the book, 101 Ways to Romance Your Marriage. A born-again Christian since the age of seven, she seeks to share her faith in Christ with others through her writing.
It’s an honor to have Amber visiting us today so let’s dive in and get to know more about her and her latest release Deceptive Promises.
Katrina: It’s great to have you here Amber. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about Deceptive Promises.
Amber: Is deception fair in wartime? Margret Scott finds she must deal with this question as she becomes attracted to the enigmatic Samuel Lowe. As the tensions grow between the colonists and the British soldiers and loyalists, Margret struggles to determine where Samuel’s loyalties lie, despite his reassurances that they lie with the colonists. Samuel’s duties have him working for both sides of this war, and he is often torn between what is right and what is wrong. He promises Margret she can trust him, and Margret promises him she does. But can promises born in deception be trusted? Can relationships built in uncertainty survive?
Margret Scott and Samuel Lowe are the main characters with appearances by characters from the 2 previous books in the series. The biggest trial is surviving in the midst of the Revolutionary War and battling Samuel’s position as a spy. Margret is never truly certain of the side he supports, despite his reassurances, and her family is against her having anything to do with him. So, they must balance their friendship with the fears of being discovered by the wrong army or her family
Katrina: It sounds very intriguing. Are any of the characters modeled after you?
Amber: There is a little bit of me in every one of my characters, but beyond that, they take on their own personalities and characteristics. Determination and inner strength are found often, and I have fun when they put a foot in their mouths or do embarrassing things, as I’m known for doing the same thing.
Katrina: During your writing process, are there ever any characters that emerge uninvited?
Amber: Oh, all the time! For instance, there is a scene in this current book where Margret and Samuel are meeting at night and Margret’s brother appears out of nowhere. It wasn’t planned at all. He just appeared. It was fun trying to get the trio out of the circumstances in which they found themselves.
Katrina: How will the readers benefit from reading Deceptive Promises?
Amber: If you are a fan of historical fiction and want to read about a time in the United States’ history that often gets overlooked or represented incorrectly, you’ll want to pick up this book. It will bring to light facts that are often skipped in history books and perhaps bring together other pieces that might seem sketchy or incongruent from what you were taught in school. Plus, you get to live history through characters instead of boring facts and dates.
Katrina: I can imagine you had to do a lot of research for this book. I can’t wait to dive in and read it all for myself. We’ll open the comment section for our readers to get to know you better.
Amber will be revisiting Wednesday and Friday of this week. Don’t miss out as we get to know her on a more personal level and find out what she’s up to next.