The Pieces That Built Him by Amber Lacie and Interview with My Books-My World



Pieces That Built Him


The Pieces Collection

Author: Amber

Contemporary Romance, Bad Boys, Dark Romance, Thriller


Cover Designer: Bookend Designs

Release Date: April 26th, 2019




The world was at my fingertips and I lost it, leaving my heart shattered as everything slipped through my fingers. But I had to let it all go. In truth, I am my own worst enemy. 

Revenge was the only thing I cared about until her. It consumed me. It also pushed the only good thing I had away. 

Now I’m fighting for the life of the woman I love, all because of a past I wouldn’t walk away from. Like I said, I’m my own worst enemy. The pieces I’m made of are bent, broken, and sharp. I cut everyone I love. But I won’t lose her.

Her life is on the line, and I’m going to save her like she saved me..







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I grew up in
Chicagoland and now live in quaint little town in Northwest Indiana. I have two
beautiful children and husband who worships the ground I walk on (or at least
he should). I’ve always loved reading. Now I’m expanding that love into writing
and look forward to producing many books.

I’m a huge geek and proud of it. Books are my life. I love reading, especially
fiction. It doesn’t matter the genre or age group. I will read anything from
comics to novels. I read at least one book a day. If it wasn’t for my kindle,
my living room would be overflowing with books.

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Tell us a little about yourself. How did you first get into writing?

First and foremost, I’m a reader. I fell in love with books and decided to venture out to make my own.


If you didn’t write, ideally what would you do for work?

I’m not sure. I have worked as a preschool teacher, a manager at a ceramic studio, secretary at a dance studio, and I have volunteered to help with a foundation very close to our family. Those were all years ago, minus the foundation. I still help them when I can. I tend to focus my time on my family.


What was an early experience where you learned that words had power?

I can’t recall a particular moment. I can tell you of a lesson I taught my children. Take a ceramic or glass plate outside. Hold it over something that will break it if you were to drop it. I used our driveway. I had the kids call the plates names they had been calling each other. Both kids started laughing but began to call the plates funny names. Then I had them drop the plates. When they looked down at the broken pieces, I told them to apologize to the plates. They did but looked at me curiously. Then I explained that words can hurt. Sometimes they cause the most damage. Saying your sorry doesn’t always correct your actions. Sometimes you can’t take things back and you end up breaking someone’s heart.


Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want, write to market so to speak? What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

I do not write to market. I would lose my mind trying to keep up. I write what’s true to myself. If I don’t have a connection with a story I will start over.


What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

Never before. I always do research during. I’m a medical and allergy mom. Sometimes I do better research than the FBI. There’s nothing I haven’t been able to figure out yet.


Tell me about your new release or WIP.

Ben! I loved him in book #1. A lot of my readers doubted him. I didn’t. He had my faith the entire time. Sometimes good people do bad things. It doesn’t make them bad. It’s only their actions that are wrong. People make mistakes. It’s how you learn from them that shows your growth as a person. I think Ben does just that. He’s also a bad boy with tats so he has that going for him too. The Pieces that Built Him shows that.


What was your hardest scene to write?

With this book, The Pieces that Built Him, the hardest part was keeping all my connections and sub plots squared away neatly until I needed to tie them all together.


Do your characters talk to you?

Yes. Are they not supposed to? I would think it would be difficult if they didn’t.


Do you plot out your stories or do your character’s voices drive your storyline?

I plot, but I rarely follow it.


What would the main character in your book have to say about you?

I’m stubborn. I don’t listen. My use of the word fuck knows no bounds, and that he adores me. As he should because he wouldn’t exist without me.


Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

Yes! I love easter egging. I like to hide people, places, or small scenes from my other books in whatever book I’m writing. I like to tie my book universe together.


What one thing would you give up if you could become a better writer?

Hmmmm. I don’t think I would give up anything. I love my life and my family. I would be afraid of a ripple effect.


Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Absolutely. I love all reviews. Bad or good. It doesn’t matter. I appreciate the time they took to leave it.


Do you Google yourself?

No, I’m not a masochist.


For me?

It’s Facebook. Signings, sponsored ads on amazon, and Instagram. I have yet to master the twitter.


What do your fans mean to you?



What are common traps for aspiring writers?

Believing you must hit it big just out of the gates. Just have faith in yourselves.


Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Gordon Ramsay. He blessed my daughter and I with a trip to LA and a personal tour of his studio. It was amazing. My daughter still talks about it.


What other authors are you friends with, and how do they inspire you to become a better writer?

The list is way too long. I can always find support when I need it.


Read any good books lately?

Malum by Amo Jones


Where can readers find you?

Hiding in my office. I’m on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bookbub, Goodreads, Amazon etc…

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