The Nightmare Birds by Amie Irene Winters

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The Nightmare Birds Excerpt:

“Daisy,” he said deeply, instantly calling me to attention. “I don’t make guarantees often because I’m a man of my word, but I can guarantee you one thing from this moment forward. Do you wish to know what it is?”

I nodded, hanging on his every word.

“What you’re about to experience will be the most electrifying and the most terrifying thing to ever happen to you.”

Looking down, I took a deep, surrendering breath, trying to come to terms with the fate I had so willingly accepted.

Just as he started to move away from me, he turned, his hair whipping around him from an unexplained wind. “Are you scared, Daisy?” he asked.

I looked up, clenching the dress to my chest. “Yes,” I whispered honestly.

“Good.” Mr. Black smirked. “It’s better that way.”

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The Nightmare Birds Synopsis:

  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Only those who possess wild eyes, an impulsive heart, and a wandering spirit hunt for the Theater of Secrets—and once they witness the darkest of magic, they don’t return.

It promises to change your life forever—but is the mysterious Theater of Secrets legend or something more? Tasked to answer that very question, Daisy Darling sets out to uncover the truth and is thrown headlong into a life where inexplicably strange and dark things happen nightly. A life of deception and uncertainty. A life in the spotlight as the theater’s ringleader.

As Daisy assumes her new role, she not only discovers a surprising connection between herself and the previous ringleader, but also the haunting truth behind the theater’s limitless power. Determined to expose the theater and foil its wicked plan, Daisy must first embrace her heritage before she can defeat the dark forces at play.


About Amie Irene Winters:

As an environmental conservationist, AMIE IRENE WINTERS has had a lot of unique experiences—from participating in archaeological digs and camping solo in the Rocky Mountains, to designing natural history museum exhibits—but writing fiction has always been her passion. She’s the author of Strange Luck and The Nightmare Birds, and is currently working on the next book in the Strange Luck series. Visit to learn more about Amie and her books.

Praise for Strange Luck:
“An amazing work of art.” ~Online Book Club

“A funky mixture of mystery and fantasy, leaving the reader to wonder if they had actually read the book or if it was all a dream.” ~Spines & Covers

“This has everything you would want in a fantasy book and more. Strange Luck is both whimsical and thrilling.” ~J.E. Plemons, author of Last Light Falling

“Welcome to a world of magical dreams, curious claims and the spellbinding writing of Amie Irene Winters.” ~Tome Tender Book Blog
Praise for The Nightmare Birds:

“Winters’ continuation of the Strange Luck series is even more intense and shocking than her debut novel – a perfect progression of the series.” ~Christie Stratos, author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

Purchase Links:


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