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Welcome to my Den, said the spider to the fly. I write books using the names of Ayn Hunt and Ayn Amorelli. My 4th book, Contract Bride, is on the all-time best-seller list at Fictionwise.com. In addition to writing ghost stories and romances, I also right YA books, and am currently rewriting one. It's about an abused teen who is bullied. I plan to start sending it out in a few months. I'm


Background Information

  Background and Major Influences:

"Reach for the furthest star you can imagine, and you will get at least half-way there."  I was told that when I was 14 and have used it to guide me.

I've always wanted to be a writer ever since I can remember, even before I knew how to read. I viewed every experience I had as fodder for the books I knew I was going to write someday and memorized the emotions I had when that experience occurred. Because schools didn't offer creative writing, I took journalism classes, figuring that writing was writing. Putting my training to work, that's how I started out, by doing my college internship at the Galveston Daily News, then branching out, doing freelance work for every newspaper and magazine I could find. 

When I got married, I continued freelancing, and while our daughter was growing, managed to get 30 or so articles published in various publications.  

But it wasn't until I got sick after our daughter was grown that I had the time I wanted to write novels. After I completed my first novel, I was so afraid it wouldn't get published, that I stalled sending it out until my daughter came home one week-end and while I was asleep, read it and told me outright to get it published.  UNWILLING KILLERS received rave reviews, and gave me the confidence to continue writing and sending out each and every one. 

I have four published novels so far, writing ghost stories as Ayn Hunt and sexy romances as Ayn Amorelli. My last romance, CONTRACT BRIDE, published by BlackVelvetSeductions.com was a best seller at Fictionwise.com for 6 consecutive weeks.

I have since completed my 5th novel, A Most Unusual Governess, and have submitted it to a publisher, and am working on my 6th book.

 Upcoming Schedule/Promo:

In addition to writing Gothic ghost stories (Unwilling Killers (from PublishAmerica.com), Obsessed, The Haunting (from Wings-ePress.com) under my pen name of Ayn Hunt) and steamy romances (Contract Bride [from BlackVelvetSeductions.com]) under Ayn Amorelli,

I also:

am a monthly guest at Chapter One, an interactive on-line Writers' Group.  Currently, I am scheduled to give an interactive, hour long talk about Guns and Roses Sept. 19 at 8 pm cst.  Bring all your questions about those deadly tomes and be sure and plug your current pet project too.

I believe a writer should write about what interests them. I've never followed trends in my life.  Trends change, so if a writer's heart isn't in it, why bother?

That's why I write about ghosts. I've always been fascinated by them, and have studied them, reading everything I could about them. This led me to the realization they are like people - only dead. They all have their own personalities, likes, dislikes, etc. Knowing that, in addition to other facts about them, writing about them is easy, and I feature them in all my stories.

I'm in love with love too, and in addition to writing Gothics under Ayn Hunt, I write steamy Romances under Ayn Amorelli.

PUBLISHED BOOKS: Can be ordered from either the Publisher or Amazon.com. For autographed copies, please order them here, using the link or send an email to me AynHunt@aol.com.

CONTRACT BRIDE, ISBN 0-9774682-6-7, www.BlackVelvetSeductions.com, paperback and ebook, written under Ayn Amorelli. (A best-seller at Fictionwise)

Contract Bride is a steamy romance about a confirmed bachelor who'll inherit a cool $20 million if he gets married and has a child within the year. Since it's April now, that doesn't give him much time.

THE HAUNTING, ISBN 1-59088-748-4, www.Wings-ePress.com; paperback and ebook, written under Ayn Hunt.

The Haunting is about an 82-year-old ghost enthusiast, and psychic, Emily, and her best friend's niece, Jessica, a young widow in her early 30's who loves Emily like a second mom. Knowing in advance they might have to contend with some ghosts as they search a deserted haunted mansion, they never counted on having to outwit a psychotic killer who's taken up residence there. 

UNWILLING KILLERS, ISBN 1-59129-184-4, www.PublishAmerica.com, written under Ayn Hunt  is about a young woman who investigates an old murder, only to find herself the target of a killer.

OBSESSED, London Circle Publishing, written under Ayn Hunt (out of print)

 Am currently under contract for my fifth book, a romance, entitled Lover's Revenge for BlackVelvetSeductions.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Place
Houston, TX 
Accomplishments

UNWILLING KILLERS, my first mystery, ISBN 1591291844, came out from PublishAmerica in June 2002 and features a haunted house as the setting. To get my book off to a successful start, I launched my nonfiction newsletter about ghosts at the same time.

I've been interviewed by the print media twice. Once was in the Houston Chronicle and the most recent was in the 1960 Sun. Quoting from the interview in the 1960 Sun, entitled "Ayn Hunt Turns Ghostly Interest in Writing Success," it says "Hunt, who is the author of a nonfiction newsletter about ghosts, has done extensive research on them and says there are certain facts that one should adhere to when writing about ghosts to makewriting about ghosts more realistic. ... You must keep in mind that many ghosts don't know they are dead and live in the past, so they believe you're invading their space, not the other way around."

My third book, THE HAUNTING, out from Wings-ePress.com in both printed form and ebook, has received a wonderful reviews, the latest of which is at www.enchantedinromance/thehaunting_jodi.htm:

REVIEW: Denise Fleischer of GottaWriteNetwork.com reviewed THE HAUNTING and says, in part, "THE HAUNTING has the feel of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. You find yourself creeping in the dark, dusty damp rooms of a dondemned home which was once known for its elaborate parties."

CONTRACT BRIDE(my 4th book [under Ayn Amorelli])Publisher: Black Velvet Seductions, is a Romance that zoomed to the best-seller list of Fictionwise.com, even outselling Dan Brown's Angels & Demons for a while.

All my books can be ordered through Amazon.com or through the publishers, and for authograph copies, please contact me here for details.

Additional Information

_________ FACTS ABOUT GHOSTS: Most stay on this earth plane for various reasons: 1) they don't realize they're dead, 2) they feel compelled to stay here due to some important reason which they can't remember and are now literally lost, 3) they have loved ones here that they check on periodically, and 4) they still have goals they're trying to accomplish and simply weren't ready to die. SOME BASIC RULES ABOUT DEALING WITH GHOSTS: Keep in mind that you are invading their space and as such, you must respect their right to be there. They also have tempers if you don't show respect, and can retailiate. Since they have the ability to keep invisible, they have the upper hand in arguments. I'LL BE ADDING MORE interesting facts to this site about ghosts in the future. Please drop by, and send me an email telling me how you feel about it. I'd love to hear from you! My email is AynHunt@aol.com

Favorite Links

BlackVelvetSeductions
BVS is the publisher of my new, hot romance, Contract Bride, (under my pen name of Ayn Amorelli) which is on the all-time best seller list of fictionwise.com. It's both a paperback and ebook.

Welcome to the World of Ayn Amorelli
Site featuring all types of writing genres. I'm the Paranormal editor there, and have interviews of those active in the Paranormal field.

Wings-ePress.com
Wings is the publisher of THE HAUNTING,which came out as both a trade a tradepaperback and ebook in July 2004. It's about 2 women who get stranded in a haunted house along with a psychotic killer and 4 territorial ghosts.






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