Work

https://twitter.com/SuzeLavender https://twitter.com/Annieksnowroses https://www.facebook.com/SuzeLavender/?ref=bookmarks https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/with-love-for-books-14626323 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29148122-suzanne https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/46780725-anniek https://plus.google.com/u/0/108289270387325642684 https://www.facebook.com/lavender.smith.750 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pdp/profile/ADAJ62S65XLVH/ref=cm_cr_dp_pdp https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AEWOFGDZJMGNMC36BUAXVIQPDVRQ?ie=UTF8&ref_=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_pf
Review Request Sign up for Newsletters Tips and ideas Write for us

Follow by Email

Friday, September 7, 2018

What Makes My Heart Beat Faster by Amy McNulty - Guest Post & Giveaway



About Amy McNulty


Amy McNulty is an editor and author of books that run the gamut from YA speculative fiction to contemporary romance. A lifelong fiction fanatic, she fangirls over books, anime, manga, comics, movies, games, and TV shows from her home state of Wisconsin. When not reviewing anime professionally or editing her clients’ novels, she’s busy fulfilling her dream by crafting fantastical worlds of her own. 

Links


Books by Amy McNulty

Amazon USA Amazon UK Goodreads Bookdepository
What makes my heart beat faster 
Guest post by Amy McNulty

Nervousness about a new experience. Dread about a buried fear. Being face-to-face with a new crush. All of these are things that make my heart beat faster, but one thing that gets my heart going that I’ll focus on here is a riveting piece of fiction.

I’m a writer, but I’m also a fangirl, a devotee of TV shows, movies, anime, manga, comics, and books. Though not all the pop culture I enjoy manages to enrapture me to the point of making my heart flutter, the few that do resonate with me on a deep level. The pacing, the character development, and the plot come together just right—sometimes aided by stellar visuals and carefully-crafted music, depending on the medium—to make me feel invested in fictional people’s lives. This is often particularly true during a work of fiction’s climax, with all of the buildup paying off in a few often-frenetic moments. I knew from a young age that I was a passionate fan about many things. I used to get chills during the lightsaber battles in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. There are still works of fiction that elevate my heartrate like this, though I can never be sure before I begin which things I’ll just like and which will dig deep and latch on to me. I have a fast reading session of The Hunger Games trilogy to thank for jumpstarting my creativity and pushing me to finally complete my first finished manuscript.

Sometimes when I’m in the midst of a particularly productive writing session, I can get that heart racing feeling from my own scenes, my own characters. Despite (supposedly) having control over their fates, I can feel bad for what they go through. Despite (usually) knowing what’s going to happen next, I can get caught up in the singular moment and just feel the tension as it makes its way onto the page. Most writing sessions aren’t that intense, but they all lead up to some that are, making the writing experience another thing that can get my heart beating fast.

There are many things that can make my heart beat fast, but I think the root of all of them is something different, something that takes me out of my day-to-day experience. As comforting as it is to have a routine, it’s exciting to do new things as well. Fiction is an affordable and simple way to trick myself into having new experiences.

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a $10 Amazon gift card from Amy McNulty.


The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.

33 comments:

  1. Great guest post. I love a riveting piece of fiction too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the giveaway, good luck with your books.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think I messed up my tweet with photo so here is the link. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/1038366776864718848
    Also, Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I do love this kind of book, and these book tours are amazing, would love to read your work xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the fact that Amy feels her own emotions more stongly when writing. That surely bodes well for her readers!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great guest post!Being face-to-face with a new crush definitely gets my heart racing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This sounds so good, I'm hooked. I'm getting that racing feeling just reading this!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Same feeling when I watched The Last Jedi.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I enjoyed the post. The covers are great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. writing and editing - interesting
    jan

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you for sharing & I love all of your covers.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Amy, I enjoyed learning more about you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hello Amy! Looking forward to reading your books. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love that you get caught up in the scene while writing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think you are very passionate about your writing

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the heart-racing feeling. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I do love exciting fiction regardless of it's genre too. Anything that captivates me, in that I laugh,cry or gets my heart beat up as I read I find riveting and thoroughly enjoy every word in such books.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like vampires, so "Fangs and Fins" sounds intriguing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great post, thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Interesting guest post! I would love to read your books! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you, Amy, for a great prize!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including What Makes My Heart Beat Faster, and wishing the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  26. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete