Author: Amber Polo

A love of books drew Amber Polo into a career as a librarian. A greater love turned her into a writer. Best known for her The Shapeshifters' Library series, an urban fantasy filled with books, librarians and dogs, and a library everyone will love.

In addition to her Arizona romance novels, she's proud of Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writer's High offers hundreds of tips to help writers and readers relax and her relaxation CDs to teach relaxation to calm your body and mind and/or help you fall asleep.

Sample her writing and see why Midwest Book Review called her work "quirky" and "profound" (is that profoundly quirky or quirkily profound?)After living in seven states, she happily calls a small town in Arizona home.

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Reprinted - The Shapeshifters' Library, #4

Reprinted
  • Number: B00OV585VQ
  • Release: 2014-10-23
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
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For centuries a magical race of shapeshifting dogs have protected the world’s libraries from evil book-burning werewolves. But when Chihuahua-shifter Pacifico Lopez, techno-genius inventor of Zoogle, the world’s most powerful search engine, discovers a werewolf plot that threatens to destroy the world of books, dog-shifters face their biggest challenge yet.

Werewolf Landy Romero, an editor at wolf-owned World Wide Publishing, and secret book lover, is horrified to learn that Pacifico thinks her own company is sabotaging books. Their quest to track down ebook pirates takes them to a werewolf Caribbean island resort where they discover an e-book thieving sailing vessel called The Cloud, a diabolical book distribution plant, enslaved dog-shifters who hold the secret to the true dog-shifter/ werewolf history, and an unlikely romance.

In this most exciting Shapeshifters’ Library adventure yet, Pacifico and Landy are thrust into the heart of a tropical storm as they battle lies and uncover injustice and betrayal. And the truth, when exposed, will change everything they believe about themselves and their world, forever.

Age Level: 10 - 18


Christmas on Wherever Island

Christmas on Wherever Island
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00MEWQZ1K
  • Release: 2014-08-03
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A magic Santa brings Caribbean Christmas Joy!

Marti Bell is facing the prospect of a very unmerry Christmas. Reluctantly, leaving her married lover she travels toward ice, snow, and judgmental family until a magic Santa sends her to a surprise destination in the warm waters of the Caribbean.

Wherever Island would be a winter paradise except the only place to stay is the beachside cottage of romantic globetrotting photographer Cliff Holmes. Cliff wants to unwind and treat Marti to a little romantic Caribbean Christmas fun but she's determined to stay in the warm ocean and out of hot water.


Hearts in the Vortex

Hearts in the Vortex
  • Stars
  • Number: B00JMINXM8
  • Release: 2014-04-10
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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An Arizona paranormal romance...

Contemporary paranormal romantic comedy...

The Most Unromantic Woman in the World Falls in Love - with Two Men - in One Body

No-nonsense attorney Rebecca Dumaurier battles for famous romance writers. But in the Sedona vortex romance spins out of control with a shy trance channeler and a pirate from another time.


Released - The Shapeshifters' Library, #1

Released
  • Number: B008J360I6
  • Release: 2014-01-14
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
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Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of Shipsfeather, Ohio, where an ancient race of dog-shifters has been charged with curating the knowledge of the world, and with protecting civilization's libraries from the machinations of evil, book burning werewolves. For years a curse has imprisoned the dog-shifters in the basement of the Shipsfeather library--where they have made the best of things with a gym, a spa, a Starbarks, and, of course, their wildly successful internet company, Zoogle--but now, thanks to librarian Liberty Cutter and her zany staff, they may actually have a chance to break free again. If only they can convince her to believe in magic...

THE SHAPESHIFTERS' LIBRARY: RELEASED is the first in a charming new series that will have dog lovers and book lovers alike howling out loud with delight. With a generous sprinkling of "Dewey-speak" and "dog-speak", clever literary references and some of the most unforgettable canine characters since "Lady and the Tramp", Amber Polo takes you into a world you will never want to leave. The Shapeshifters' Library series is destined to be a classic.


Recovered - The Shapeshifters' Library, #3

Recovered
  • Number: B00F03C5GE
  • Release: 2013-12-23
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
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Bliss D. Light was just an ordinary children's librarian until one day she discovered she could grow a tail. Now her life is filled with more magic than any of the fairy tales she tells the children who gather at her feet at the Shipsfeather library. Like many of the other residents of Shipsfeather, Ohio, Bliss is a dog-shifter, and her newly discovered ability to change from human form into that of a sleek white greyhound has left her yearning to know more about her true heritage. The answer to all her questions, she is certain, lies with the dog-shifters' long lost Library of the Ancients and, undeterred by the fact that thousands before her have searched, she sets out to find it.

Accompanied by her best friend Harry, a disgraced werewolf/dog-shifter mongrel, and hotly pursued by the evil werewolf team of Sybilla and Blaze, Bliss's quest takes her across the sacred sites and ancient mounds of the American Southwest. Though kidnapped by dogcatchers, sold into racetrack slavery and forced to fight wolf dogs to survive, Harry and Bliss never lose sight of their goal--or each other. Because the only thing more important than finding the ancient lost treasure might just be preserving what they already have found: an unlikely love that could be the first step toward bringing two ancient enemy races together.


Heads in the Clouds

Heads in the Clouds
  • Number: B00GDBON8U
  • Release: 2013-11-18
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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An Arizona aviation romance...

Can a meat-eating Texas advertising woman find love with a vegetarian Buddhist and get her pilot's license despite interference from her wacky Arizona airpark neighbors and a high flying Alaskan Malamute?

Love is in the air...

Can a meat-eating Texas advertising woman find love with a vegetarian Buddhist and get her pilot's license despite interference from her wacky Arizona airpark neighbors and a high flying Alaskan Malamute?

Lia Bedford thinks she's going to get her pilot's license, sell her father's Arizona airpark house, go back to helping beef producers sell meat, and probably find a guy just like the cheating husband who bankrupted her.

Seth Hartman thinks he's come to Arizona to build a spiritual center, escape the community and wife that betrayed him, and create a new beginning much like the contemplative, vegetarian life he left.

While Lia tries to hide and Seth tries to fit in, their attraction pulls them together. Lia and Seth begin to change with help from their wacky senior citizen neighbors and a high-flying Alaskan Malamute. All they have to do is conquer the fear of flying and their fear of love.


Retrieved - The Shapeshifters' Library, #2

Retrieved
  • Number: B00AH0EXYC
  • Release: 2012-12-01
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
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Dog-shifters are once again pitted against the book-burning werewolves of Shipsfeather in this charming second installment of the Shapeshifters' Library series.

Godiva Anglesey, Chocolate Labrador, and the ruggedly handsome English Mastiff Cynerik are forced to team up against power-hungry werewolves when Cynerik discovers an ancient Ohio mound that may hold answers to their shifter history in the New World. Knowing that the secrets of the mound could give the dog-shifters an advantage in the ongoing contest for power, Pack Alpha Sybilla challenges the timid Godiva to a battle for the territory. Godiva, who has no interest in battling anyone, must turn from running her small town library and train for a challenge she knows she has no chance of winning. She has enough on her hands with a malicious book-worm infestation, a censorship campaign, and a lawsuit. Just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse, Godiva's mother announces that family tradition dictates that Godiva must be married by Summer Solstice... to a Druid. Godiva doesn't even know any Druids.

All Godiva ever wanted was to live a simple life, retrieving books for library patrons and keeping people happy. She's no hero, and she doesn't have what it takes to face down werewolves or save the world. Cynerik, however, believes differently.

Together they must find a way to defeat the werewolves, save the Shipsfeather library, protect the most important archeological discovery in dog-shifter history, restore the dogs to global power... and, just maybe, find love along the way.


From Latte to Love

From Latte to Love
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  • Number:
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Amber Polo
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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High school poetry teacher, Elaine, writes paranormal fantasy romances. Brian is a brilliant computer game designer and hopeful science fiction writer. As these shy strangers steal glances over laptops and Starbucks' lattes, will fantasy turn to romance? Can Elaine's gentle but powerful white witch heroine, Tranquility, subdue Brian's alpha male hero, Duke Starmaster? Can Elaine and Brian leave their imaginary worlds long enough to fall in love?


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