Amber Daulton

Author of the Series: Arresting Onyx

Arresting Mason

Release date: April 30, 2018 – Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Editor: El Felder – Cover Artist: Kris Norris

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Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.

Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.

When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?


Hello Ms. Amber and welcome to the Spotlight! Let’s start with an easy one, how many hours a day do you write?

Lately, I’ve been waking up super early, which has been great for my muse. I start at about 5am and go until 4ish with a few short breaks in between.


WOW! I usually go to bed then. LOL, well, maybe more like 2-ish! What did you edit out of this book?

Really, really dirty sex scenes. My editor requested I clean it up, so we could pub it in the mainstream romantic-suspense line.


Oh God, now that’s awesome! I’m not touching it though! How about, how do you select the names of your characters?

The hardest thing for me is deciding on names. Now, that might not sound like a big deal, but the names have to fit with the characters I see in my mind perfectly. I feel stumped and lose my creativity if I assign a name to someone that just doesn’t feel right. I usually choose the names based on their personality, physical characteristics, family dynamics/heritage, the time period of the novel, or just what I find sexy! I sometimes spend hours, if not days, just scouring through baby name books and websites for the best names.


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

Who doesn’t love wonderful, glowing 5 and 4 star reviews? I get so excited when I find one. But I also appreciate negative reviews, as long as the criticism is constructive. The writing industry is constantly changing, so it’s good to stay on top of what works and what doesn’t for the readers. Everyone has opinions, and it’s okay.


I agree! Finally, how long, on average does it take you to write a book? 

It depends on the length I plan to write, the research I need to do, and the amount of edits each book will need. On average, I can usually churn out a novella (say 15 to 35k WC) in maybe a month or so. For a full-length novel (80k plus), it usually takes three or four months to finish the first draft.


Great answers all Amber! It was a pleasure to meet you and introduce you to my readers. Thanks for stopping by #AuthorSpotlight, and let’s go for a little Speed Dating!



Speed Dating…

(answer in one or two words)

City or country?



What color best describes your personality?



What are you most passionate about?



What do you consider your best attribute?

My stubbornness


What’s your favorite beverage?

Mountain Dew


What does your desk look like right now? Clean or messy?



Are you a night owl or an early bird?

Lately, early bird


What book are you reading at the moment?



What would you take with you to a desert island?

(three items)

Unlimited water/food, books, husband


If you could invite anyone, dead or alive, to dinner, who would it be?

Jane Austen


What would be your ideal holiday destination?

The beach


What time in history would you have liked to be born in?

In the future (go Star Trek!)


DIY or call an expert?



What is your favorite fruit?



What is your favorite thing to learn about in your free time?

Historical cultures and mythology


What is your favorite time of day?

Late night


Are you a pantser or a plotter?



Music or silence



Give Us An Excerpt!

“Which one is your car?” She glanced around the crowded parking lot. A few streetlights pushed back the darkness and shadows. The restaurant served customers until midnight on the weekends, but no one loitered in the lot, at least from what Mia could see.

“Don’t have one at the moment.” Mason hooked his thumbs in the belt loops of his jeans. “I took the bus. It stopped a few blocks from here.”

“Would you like a ride?” She pulled the car keys from her purse. “I feel a little ridiculous we met here tonight. I just wasn’t sure if you were some kind of freak.”

His eyebrow lifted, and he closed the distance between them as a tiger would zero in on its mate. A sexy, masculine smile curled his lips. “Have you made up your mind yet?”

“I’ll let you know in the morning.” Desire trickled down her spine. Mia nodded toward the passenger side of the car for him to hop in.

He confiscated her keys instead to unlock and open the driver’s side door for her like a gentleman. Then he leaned closer and nuzzled her temple with his nose.

Not sure if he planned to seduce her in the parking lot or if he merely wanted to tease her, Mia pressed her hand to his chest and tried to think straight. “You’re the first guy I’ve gone on a date with since my divorce. I haven’t slept with anyone since Evan.”

He tunneled his fingers through her wavy, chestnut-brown hair. “I haven’t dated anyone in a long time either. We’ll take it slow or fast, whatever you want, but I promise you one thing. After I’m done with you, you won’t even remember that bastard’s name.”

Oh, God. She almost melted right then and there. “Fast. I want you, Mason.”

“Take me to your place and you can have me.”


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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

Amber lives in North Carolina with her husband and four demanding cats. Feel free to visit her at

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