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Perception and Deception by Andrea Hintz is on virtual book tour. The new adult spy action adventure romance stops at Readeropol...

Perception and Deception by Andrea Hintz is on virtual book tour.

The new adult spy action adventure romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

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Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

Well, I've loved writing from the very beginning. Going back to my school days, my mother always encouraged great writing and putting my all into my papers. She would give me new and fun books all the time. I specifically remember really starting my love of reading when my mom would order The Boxcar Children books from the school catalogues. The excitement I felt when my teacher would place the cellophane wrapped books on my desk when the orders were delivered was nothing short of the butterflies kids get on Christmas morning. Then, my mom decided to go back to school for her master's degree in education, which led to her staying up late frequently for her studies after we were in bed. My brothers and I would creep downstairs and wanted to stay awake with her. She told us we could stay up just a little longer as long as we were reading with her. She bought us books with topics we loved like Star Wars, Barbie, and NASCAR. She made reading a reward. 

As I got older, and the onset of the stressful middle school years began, I found that books were my escape on those anxious Sunday evenings, calming my nerves before I'd have to return to school Monday morning. Fictional stories were where I went when I sat on the playground with no one to play with. 

Soon, this of course stemmed into my love of writing. My teachers would notice my love of creative writing. I remember being in the third grade and being nervous about our State test. It was time for the writing portion, and I remember feeling pure happiness when I saw the topic: "You're sitting in class and a bird suddenly flies in through the window. What happens next?" Creative writing. I was so thrilled to get to write my own story that I went to town on that paper and aced the test. My teacher took the paper all over the school and showed it to the other teachers. 

I was probably about twelve years old when I laid in bed one night and thought, "You know…I really could write my own book. And I'm going to start." And soon after, my first book began. 

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I have a good heart and a good soul. I'm a major rule follower. Because of this, it's actually really difficult for me to write bad guys in my stories. I have to work really hard to make a believable villain. They usually do turn out perfectly believable, but with lots of editing and cringing as I'm writing their dialogue. But it has to be done. You can't have a hero without a villain, right? 

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

I've had so many interesting things happen in my life! Where do I even begin??? Well, I'll go in chronological order. When I was ten years old, I won a kid pageant and got to spend a year singing the National Anthem at various city events. The most memorable was singing for a fourth of July celebration at the Phoenix International Raceway, at night, with fireworks and jets overhead, matching the words of the song as I sang (I still wonder how the jets flew over at exactly the right verse)…in front of 40,000 people. The was a night I will never forget. 

Next, I was experiencing bullying in school to the point where my parents decided to homeschool me starting partway through the seventh grade. At that point, my mom had been a teacher for a long time, and I finished all of my high school curriculum in only a year and a half. So I completely graduated from high school at thirteen and graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree and eleven Associate degrees by seventeen years old. I wore makeup and adult clothes all through college, so most of my teachers and classmates never found out how old I really was! I only told one or two professors after the fact. They said they knew there was something different about me, but they couldn't quite place it. It was kind of like being an undercover spy when you think about it hahaha. Maybe that's why writing about spies is so intriguing to me! I'm briefly working with a similar topic in, "Perception and Deception III." 

And another really interesting thing that happened to me was how I met my husband, Roiner. I started my social media pages to promote my books and ended up meeting Roiner on Twitter when I was just turning eighteen years old. We started talking, and after getting to know him, I found out he actually lived in Colombia. He was such a sweet guy (and still is). He asked me to be his girlfriend, I said yes, and we dated completely long distance for about a year before we got married. I think we only spent about maybe a month or two together in person before we got married! My family and I all traveled down to Colombia to meet him and his family partway through our dating. It was the first time I'd ever traveled internationally and one of the most incredible experiences of my life (aside from getting married of course). 

What are some of your pet peeves?

Not a lot of things bother me, luckily. My only thing is that I just want to be treated right. Based off of my history, I don't like bullies. But I've learned to stand up for myself along the way. God has made me much stronger. 

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born and raised in Arizona.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

I'm a strong Christian. I'd want to spend my last day being there spiritually for people who needed it, trying to save every soul I could. And I'd also want to spend as much time with my family as possible. 

Who is your hero and why?

Jesus Christ is my hero! Every storm I've ever been through has always ended with a rainbow, and I've been through some pretty rough storms. A couple of examples…I never thought that being bullied in school would lead to me finishing school so early. When I get on my knees and pray…really pray…incredible things happen. I prayed that I would meet my future husband in a really interesting way…and that he would have black hair…which all came true hahaha. 

What kind of world ruler would you be?

If I was named the world ruler…wow…I think the first thing I would do is go to the Bible, and using my love of writing, I would write out all the characteristics of the leadership of Jesus. Kind, compassionate, forgiving, strong, brave…then I would surround myself with people and mentors who had those same characteristics as well so that I would always be encouraged to make the right decisions. 

What are you passionate about these days?

I'm always being passionate about my spirituality and relationship with God. I set aside time every day to nurture that. I'm also always passionate about my marriage, my family, my work, and my writing. My newest passion that I've been working on for quite awhile is screenwriting. I plan on optioning the stories from my books for movies or television. We will see what happens! 

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I don't write just books. I write music as well. I love to sing and play the guitar. For me, my writing and music actually feed off of each other. When I focus on one, I have more creativity for the other. Of course, I can always binge watch Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hulu. What can I say? I love stories! People want to feel bad about loving television. But in all honesty, isn't it just another beautiful form of storytelling? 

How to find time to write as a parent?

I have fur babies, so you can usually find me writing with a goldendoodle's head or paw resting in my lap. 

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Spiritual, faithful, loyal, respectful, and creative. 

Do you have a favorite movie?

I love, "Knight and Day." I love spy stories! I also love treasure hunting styled movies such as, "National Treasure," "Indiana Jones," and, "Fool's Gold." 

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

All of them! When I'm writing them, I imagine them as movies. I'm sure most writers do hahaha! 

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

So many…I've gone down the self-publishing route and had to turn down publishing offers that just didn't fit in with my plans for my writing career. Don't be scared to turn something down that will limit you. Only accept the offers that will make you grow. I've also learned how to network with other writing professionals and learned how to market my work (and learning is still ongoing). Being an author isn't just writing. You also have to learn to become extremely business savvy in the process.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

Baby Yoda. Or a Goldendoodle. My Goldendoodle is literally the dog version of me. Our personalities are identical. And we're both blonds. It's hilarious. 

Perception and Deception 
Book 1 
by Andrea Hintz 
Genre: New Adult Spy Action Adventure Romance 

Felix Jaynes is a special agent for the Real Life Immersion Program (also known as RLIP). A few months earlier, she had a traumatic experience that caused her to go from a confident agent who was a phenomenal expert in her field, to suddenly doubting her career. She has recently been sent to an extremely rural town called Toselville; playing the part of a young nature photographer. Everyone has their cliques in Toselville. As a twenty-one-year-old, she finds herself having to network with the younger people in town. Her mission: find the middle aged son of two weapons designers who created blueprints for the United States government. As time goes on, she befriends Ashton Mathis, the owner of the only grocery shop in town, and his best friend/employee. Ashton instantly becomes enamored with Felix's beauty and kindness she shows towards them and he begins to pursue her while she is in the midst of working on an incredibly dangerous mission.

RLIP agents have partners who talk to them through their small earpieces that cannot be seen. These agents are not allowed to see their partners or even know their names. Felix has had many partners who are generally cold and over-professional. But Felix has been assigned to Wolf, an older gentleman who becomes a sort of wise father figure to her. After going with Ashton and his friends to the town bowling alley, Felix finds that she is starting to get into a clique of her own. Ashton is there to hopefully win Felix's heart, and Felix is there strictly on business, hoping to get information for her case...or so she keeps telling herself. Against Wolf's initial words of wisdom, Felix finds herself thinking about Ashton and accepts his invitation to go out on a date. But Felix accidentally blows her cover, and soon, Ashton is attacked. Felix was able to save him once, but now her enemies will stop at nothing to get to them. Felix is reassigned to a new mission...witness protection for Ashton and herself. Their budding romantic relationship comes to a sharp halt as they now have to focus on working together to survive. They can run, but they know their enemies are never far behind. Their only option to save themselves is to solve this case. And it is not going to be easy. 

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Perception and Deception II 
Book 2 

Twenty-two year old Faith Evans (formerly known as Felix Jaynes) is a former special agent for the Real Life Immersion Program, an organization that the FBI calls upon in the midst of unsolvable cases. Faith has been enjoying her normal life outside of the agency by spending time with her boyfriend, Ashton Mathis. They have become inseparable since meeting during Faith’s final mission with the agency several months prior. Although they seem to be safe from the events that unfolded during that final mission, both of them are having feelings of uneasiness and find themselves looking over their shoulders at all times. After spontaneously eloping at the courthouse, things begin to take a strange turn when Faith suddenly disappears without a trace… 

Perception and Deception III 
Book 3 

Twenty-two year old Faith Evans is a former special agent for the Real Life Immersion Program, an organization that the FBI calls upon in the midst of unsolvable cases. After being betrayed by RLIP, she decides to cut ties with them permanently and move on to a normal life. So when she’s asked to return to the agency to help with a difficult case, her immediate answer is no. However, she soon discovers that the case involves the kidnapping of her former partner's teenaged grandson, Paul Spencer. There’s no way she can stay away and sit quietly. 

Paul was being groomed to become a future tech agent, but having computer hacking skills of his caliber at such a young age may have exposed him to a dangerous cybercrime ring that wants to use him for something life shattering. The agency suspects that Paul’s computer club classmates may have been the associated link. Faith is the only agent young enough to pass as a high school student and must befriend Paul’s classmates to find out what’s going on. But when politicians suddenly get involved, this case may be far more twisted and dangerous than she initially realized. On top of everything else, RLIP seems to be attempting to recruit Faith's new husband, Ashton Mathis, into the agency. 

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Email me at if interested in a free PDF copy in exchange for your honest review! This is the third book in a spy series, however, the first two books do not need to be read to get into the story. Each book has a stand-alone case to solve, so you won't get lost starting here.

Andrea Hintz has loved writing her whole life. She began college at the age of thirteen and graduated at seventeen with a Bachelor's in Public Management and Administration. Having endless stacks of books, she has a particular interest in fiction genres that contain lots of adventure and take her to other places of the world. She has written many books including the books in The Tesoro Series, the Perception and Deception series, additional short stories, guest articles for writing blogs and literary magazines, as well as a short guide for beginning authors. Andrea also plays the guitar, sings, and has written notebooks and notebooks full of songs and book ideas. Her favorite books were very special to her growing up, and she believes that if at least one reader feels that way about her work, she will have successfully done her job as an author. 

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