Oct 15, 2013

Coupon Alert!

Hey everybody!

In the Halloween spirit, get 20% off Emerald Butterfly on www.lulu.com when you buy now through October 18th!

Make sure you use the code: PUMPKINS

-Amanda Nuri

Sep 13, 2013

Emerald Butterfly Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Emerald Butterfly Giveaway!

  • Mary C. won the autographed hard copy of Emerald Butterfly and a Butterfly Swag Bag!
  • Emily R. won a free Ebook and a Butterfly Swag Bag!

Thanks again to everyone who entered! Keep checking back for more Emerald Butterfly news and upcoming contests.

-Amanda Nuri

Aug 5, 2013

Emerald Butterfly Giveaway

Thanks to all those who liked the Emerald Butterfly Facebook Page. So since we exceeded 100 likes, I've opened up a national giveaway! There are two winners and here's what they could win:

  • A free Emerald Butterfly Ebook (And a Butterfly Swag Bag!)
  • A signed copy of Emerald Butterfly - hardcopy or paperback; it's your choice! (And a Butterfly Swag bag!)
Curious of what's in the Butterfly Swag Bag? I'll be posting pictures on Twitter and Facebook for the running of the giveaway. Check back frequently for more updates.

Happy entering!
-Amanda Rahaman

Jul 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Emerald Butterfly wishes you a Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the fireworks, the food, and the family!

Jul 3, 2013

Making It Easy On Your Wallet

Lulu and Barnes & Noble have just now added some extra discounts of your next purchases! So why not use them to get Emerald Butterfly at a cheaper, more affordable price?

There's more:

When the Emerald Butterfly page reaches 100 like, I'm going to be putting up a giveaway for a month! It will include free ebooks, autographed book copies, and more. So get liking! 

-Amanda Nuri

May 20, 2013

Need a Great Summer Read?

Summer is almost here and you'll have tons of free time on your hands. So why not read your cares away? Purchase a copy of Emerald Butterfly! I promise you won't regret it. You can find digital and hard copies at Lulu.com, ITunes, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Smashwords!

Enjoy your summer!
-Amanda Nuri

Apr 26, 2013

Emerald Butterfly Now Available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!

Great news,

Emerald Butterfly hardcover is now available to purchase on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!

Make sure you get a copy today and don't forget that the Ebook is available on Smashwords, Lulu, and the Itunes Bookstore!

Happy Reading! :)

Apr 9, 2013

Emerald Butterfly Is On Smashwords & Wattpad!

If you're a Wattpad or Smashwords user, I have news for you! Make sure you check out Emerald Butterfly on both websites. Buy Emerald Butterfly via Smashwords:


Or view the preview on Wattpad:


Have fun readers!

-Amanda Nuri

Mar 28, 2013

Get 20% off & Emerald Butterfly's Sequel!

If you haven't already purchased Emerald Butterfly, hurry soon to get it 20% off before March 31st with the code VERNUM! That means that:

Hardcover Price: $21.92
Discount Price: $15.66

Paperback Price: $10.02
Discount Price: $7.16

Ebook Price: $7.95
Discount Price: $6.36

In other news, many of the book reviews and general writing blog posts are being moved to my official blog: www.AmandaNuriR.blogspot.com

This blog will continue to deliver exclusive Emerald Butterfly news and extras! Speaking of extra things, the sequel to Emerald Butterfly has officially been titled:


And it is well underway! Manuscript draft #1 is complete...now for much editing! Stay tuned for upcoming exclusive content.

-Amanda Nuri R

Mar 18, 2013

Emerald Butterfly Ebook Available!

Hello Avid Readers!

If you're not much of a hardcover or paperback reader, or just like the convenience of your Nook, Kindle, or Tablet, you're in luck! Emerald Butterfly is now available for purchase on Ebook:


Purchase it now at a cheaper price than the hardcover and paperback versions!

Enjoy reading!

-Amanda Nuri R

Mar 10, 2013

Dark Red or Light Blue?

Hi all,

There's now a way for you to get interactive! Are you more of a Light Blue or a Dark Red? Visit the Official Dark Red Recruitment page to sign up or join forces with the Dark. Or visit the Official Light Blue Recruitment page if you want to support the Light. Both sites have exclusive info on their history, the Apostles, and why you should join them.

Visit them now!

-Amanda Nuri R

Feb 23, 2013

Across the Universe

Hello everyone!

I recently finished reading Across the Universe by Beth Revis. A great read for anyone who has some time on their hands. Here's the low-down:

Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.
Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.
Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

It's a quick-read and although I was a bit critical of it while I was in the midst of reading it, I found that afterward I couldn't get it out of my head! I immediately went to my local library  and checked out the second book (A Million Suns).

The story switches point of views between Elder (the main male character) and Amy (the heroine). It can be a little annoying, as I found myself wishing she had stayed on one side because she's great at ending the chapters at some suspenseful times. There were points in the book (bits of dialogue, character quirks) that I found ridiculous. Like a character would say something that no one would ever say in that situation unless they wanted to get socked in the face--and unfortunately, that doesn't happen. Overall, Revis creates a great mystery and dystopian world aboard a very claustrophobic ship that reminds you that we should be very grateful for living on the planet we do. I also love that she implants little tiny pieces of faith in small moments between pages.

I would definitely suggest it if you're looking for another great read on your book list.

-Amanda Nuri

Feb 20, 2013

Emerald Butterfly is Available for Purchase!

Hello everyone,

The paperback copy of Emerald Butterfly is available now for a little over $10 exclusively on Lulu:


There have been some technical difficulties with the hardcover, so please hang tight if you've been waiting for one of those. The Ebook will be available soon!

Thanks for all the support,
Amanda Nuri

Feb 12, 2013

New Trailer!

Hello Blog-world!

I have worked through my busy schedule to bring you guys a new book trailer! Enjoy it!

-Amanda Nuri

Jan 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody,

We're five days in to 2013 and already I can see that this year is going to be huge! My 17th birthday passed this Wednesday and I'm prepared to give everything to my book this year.

After much complications (and emails), it seems clear the path that Emerald Butterfly will be taking this year. I cannot release news just yet, but I promise you will receive it as soon as I am able to tell.

That being said, what are some of your New Year's Resolutions? I'm still pondering over my list but there's still time! A poll will be put up soon, so be sure to take the survey.

-Amanda Nuri

Nov 7, 2012

Upcoming Giveaway + Pinterest

It's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! As I'm writing vigorously on my computer, there are so many others out there with no motivation. Thus, I have two words for you: PINTEREST and GIVEAWAY.

Genius, really. Pinterest is like your good old-fashioned Tumblr or Instagram. You can upload or "pin" photos onto boards to proclaim your favorite foods, clothes, books, and more! You can find tons of clever sayings or adorable photos to "repin" or re-post on your own board. Or if you wish, you may just simply browse and "like" photos.

I have my own account as well as some fellow authors that I follow. Below are their links and mine, where not only can you get some inspiration, but you can connect visuals to my book Emerald Butterfly and many other great books out there:

My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/amandanuri/
Sarah J Maas (author of Throne of Glass): http://pinterest.com/sarahjmaas/
Sarah Dessen: http://pinterest.com/dessensarah/
James Patterson: http://pinterest.com/jamespatterson1/

The giveaway details will be out soon, most likely by the end of the month on how to enter the Pinterest Giveaway.

Also more news on Emerald Butterfly. The novel is awaiting acceptance from two literary agents and a publisher from previous meetings at the Writer's Digest Conference. If any of you are debating if the conference is worth investing your time and money in, I would say, "YES" and highly suggest attending. It's the opportunity of a lifetime and a great way to learn many things about the industry from the experts themselves.

Stay creative & keep writing!

-Amanda Nuri

Nov 3, 2012

Divergent Movie Underway!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


This series has become very popular among teens and young adults. Though it will never live up to the modern, yet seemingly classic novel the Hunger Games, Summit Entertainment believes it's worth it!

I have not yet gotten around to reading it, but is on my To-Read list. I'm so excited for the production of another new movie and as the casting gets underway be prepared for another debut novel going full-blown on the big screens!

-Amanda Nuri

Oct 8, 2012

Events Updated!

The events page has been updated! There will soon be a giveaway, but I will not yet give out the details on what I'm giving away! ;)

If you're attending the Writers' Digest Conference in Hollywood, CA shoot me a message, email, comment, whatever! I enjoy meeting other authors and getting extra resources and advice.

See you there.
-Amanda Nuri

Aug 29, 2012


Nevermore by James Patterson is the final installment of the Maximum Ride series.

I began reading the Maximum Ride series when I was 14 and have grown up these past two years with Max like a best friend. I longed to be a part of her cause, fight by her side, and risk my life in her endless adventures. 98% avian, 2% kid Maximum Ride is the tough, kick-butt heroine in this series which consists of a total of eight books.

Here is the quick synopsis for Nevermore:

One last chance...
For Max, Fang, Angel, Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy.
Before it all ends.

Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.

Though, I wasn't a fan of Max's choice of winged boy (you can read my full response on Goodreads), it was a great ending to the series. Enjoy!

-Amanda Nuri

Aug 3, 2012

To Recap...

If you guys didn't catch the winners of the June Book giveaway, Rachel O. won the grand prize and Michelle L. won the Starbucks gift card! Congratulations ladies! Stay tuned for more info on more giveaways and events.

Thanks for all who entered!

-Amanda Nuri

Jul 31, 2012

Winners of the Giveaway To Be Announced August 1st

The Summer Book Giveaway is officially closed! The winners will be notified and announced tomorrow around 5pm (PST). Thank you so much to all who participated! Good luck to all entries!

-Amanda Nuri

P.S. There will be more giveaways to come, so stay tuned! ;)

Jul 27, 2012

New Author Interview!

Check out my author interview on Shut Up & Read's blog over my book Emerald Butterfly! Tons of exclusive info on my nobel and much more. Go check it out now:


-Amanda Nuri

Jul 23, 2012

One Week to Win!

Hey everybody,

There is only one week left to sign up for the Summer Book Giveaway! Don't forget that even if you don't win the books, you could win the Starbucks gift card! This is a giveaway you can't miss out on. So enjoy your summer while it lasts.

-Amanda Nuri

Jul 15, 2012

Are You In?

Hope you all are signing up for the contest because I'm ready to ship these beautiful books! :) Keep entering, and let your friends know about the contest so we can share the love. More news to come soon!

Jun 30, 2012

Introducing the New Summer Book Giveaway!

The summer book giveaway is now up! Now you can enter daily and win the June prize pack plus some new giveaways, including a copy of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and a Starbucks gift card to grab a coffee as you enjoy all your new books. There is now a position for a runner-up to win a $5 Starbucks gift card as well! Enter now at the bottom of the blog and invite your friends!

-Amanda Nuri

Jun 29, 2012

June Book Giveaway Possible Extended Date

Hello everyone,

There is decision underway to extend the end date for the June Book Giveaway. I'm thinking of combining it with the July Book Giveaway! It will be twice the goodies and twice the time to enter! More entries will be allowed and there will be a better chance of winning!

But the giveaway won't last forever! So invite all your friends to enter and win!

-Amanda Nuri

P.S. Watch out for the sneak peak on what's in the July Book Giveaway coming soon!

Jun 27, 2012

Connect with Readers

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The best way to connect with your readers or your favorite authors is undoubtedly Goodreads. Goodreads offers a safe and friendly community for readers of all ages, genres, and levels. Review books, follow authors, or create a list of all your favorite reads. Join now!


If you already have a Goodreads profile friend me or become a fan of my author profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6426379.Amanda_Nuri

Jun 21, 2012

Emerald Butterfly will soon be available on Ebook!

Don't fret! Emerald Butterfly is currently underway to be made into an Ebook!

For all those Nook fans out there, I'm making an easier, more accessible version of my book so you can read it.

Keep on reading!
-Amanda Nuri

Jun 19, 2012

Free Ebook Available!

Montana: The Wanderer

Hi everyone,

For your enjoyment my Ebook, Montana: The Wanderer, is now available for FREE!!! Exclusively on Lulu.com, download it now to share with friends and your fellow readers:


A little description of the short story:

A 15-year-old girl. A wanderer. In search of the genuine, true meaning of life. She finds that the only way to find it is to go search for it yourself!

Keep on reading!
-Amanda Nuri

Jun 15, 2012

Want to promote your writing blog?

Emerald Butterfly is very open to having other fellow authors and writers share their blogs on here! So whether you have a website, blog, or just something to share shoot me an email and I'd be glad to put your blog/website link up!

-Amanda Nuri