Thursday, April 5, 2012

Author Guest Post! Ami Blackwelder travels to Thailand!

I would like to welcome the wonderful author, Ami Blackwelder for a guest post and spotlight on her new book She Speaks to Angels! Read after her fabulous guest post to learn more about her new paranormal romance :)

Travels to Thailand
Ami Blackwelder

HI! MY name is Ami Blackwelder, and while many of you know me as the romantic suspense author of paranormal, scifi, dystopian, historical, and soon to be steampunk, and urban...I am also a world travel!

How did I get into this? I decided to teach and travel, two birds with one stone. Earn money in a country I wanted to visit. I began my travels in the orient in Korea, but this post is about after Korea I went to Thailand. I ended up staying for 6 1/2 years! I considered it my second home now and will return in a year or so! I hope!

Swadee Ca! That is ‘hello’ in Thai. Women say ca and men say cup. You say that after every sentence, it is polite. Unless you don’t want to be polite!
Cap Cun Ca means ‘thank you very much!’

Bangkok is a city of noise, pollution, buses, motorbikes, taxis -all brushing past you on the road as you wander the sidewalks. Many markets on the streets filled with foods, house items, and sometimes illegal items like paperwork for visas, fake degrees and such.The people for the most part are very friendly and a joy to be around, but watch your wallet!

There is also a very cool sky train which is a main form of transit, because it is cheap and will take you from one side of the city to the other quickly.

If you’ve been to NY in America, Bangkok is a bit like that in feeling. Rushing, work-oriented people. You might try fried banana or even fried bugs on the streets! But I spent most of my time in Jomtien/Pattaya area.

In Jomtien the main form of transport is the baht bus and motorcycle. Tourists and Thais alike fill up the baht buses which follow a predetermined path around the city. For just a little change you can go around the city in no time.

This area is known for the gatoys which are men that dress like women. The city is famous for it. There is even a show people pay to see called the Alcazar where all the women are actually men. Some of them are very women like!

This is also a beach area were life is slowed down. Scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, and other water sports are prevalent. You can take a boat to small islands were you can take elephant rides, watch dancers who blow fire, and eat seafood all day long! They even offer massages on the beach. Can someone say heaven?

I even took a motorcycle ride along the hills and coast of the islands. How picturesque and exhilarating! You know you are alive then!

My friend and I came up with a top 10 reasons you know your in Thailand:

1) When you see elephants crossing the roads
2) When baht busses are your main form of transportation
3) When you eat fried bananas all day
4) When you find yourself saying Swadee Ca and Cap Cun Ca in everyday conversation.
5) When you find yourself lost in the city of monkeys
6) When everyone is smiling even when they are mad
7) When people are offended by your feet
8) When everyone pays allegiance to one king
9) When an extra-extra large won’t fit your American small frame
10) When you could swear the girl on the street is actually a guy

Hope you enjoyed

Ami Blackwelder
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Ami Blackwelder has a new release! She Speaks to Angels is a new YA Angel about it below! 

Title: She Speaks to Angels
Author: Ami Blackwelder
Genre(s): YA, Paranormal, Thriller
Goodreads-Mark as "To-Read"
What if everything you believed was a lie? 

A Suicide

Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?

Dangerous Liaisons

When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn't be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique of three who, as new transfers to the school, are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn't he?

Kian- a dangerous love interest she did not ask for.
Powers- belonging to an underworld she never knew existed.
A Clique- that could be friends or foes?

A Soul Purpose

The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind: Earth.
Demons want to do what they want.
Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons
For Allison Maney, everything is not exactly what it seems…

A Suspenseful Romance

Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique of three,
Ali won't know who to trust…or who to love.


"Writing is my Drug. A fixed Addiction." said...

Thanks for having me on, it looks great!

John said...

You know when you are in Thailand when there are signs for Thai people instructing how to use a western toilet. But the Thai toilets have no instructions how to clean your bum with a plastic bowl

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