Friday, August 2, 2013

#Guest Angelina Rose and her new release Eyes of Love



About the Author: Angelina Rose has wanted to write ever since she could hold a pencil. The first daughter of immigrant parents, Angelina had her head buried in books, lost in a world of heroes, heroines and exotic places.

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Angelina's author career.

"I awoke in the ICU... I had been unconscious for several days," Angelina says.

In 2010, Angelina had a long stint in hospital following her involvement in a motor vehicle accident: the longest time off work (as a Registered Nurse), she'd ever had in her life!

It was then she took up pen and paper and started to write again, just as she had done when she was a child. She wrote four short fiction stories for young adults, entered them in several competitions, and managed to win three first prizes!

After happily dipping her toes into writing those short fiction stories for young adults, Angelina has now authored four books in a new "Mill Creek Crossing Romance" series... contemporary romance intended for adults.

The "Starting Over Series" is another contemporary romance series she wrote about a subject she knows well... nurses and their love life. At a recent reunion of her graduating class, she could not help but notice how the same girls would group together and laugh, chat, and even shed some tears over their lives since graduating. Many of the girls had divorced... so Angelina thought "what if a group of the nurses came up with a plan to meet in two years and have a new love story to share?" Then the first story in the series was born.

There is always a story running around in her head. A man with thick dark hair, gray-blue eyes, with an engaging smile and a quick wit... or a girl crying over a broken relationship. She finds herself talking to these characters during her day: when she's doing dishes, or bathing babies at the hospital. These characters crop up on days at the beach or on walks through the neighborhood. This is how the stories start to grow.

Angelina's mother was an author, so Angelina grew up with a love of words and stories. If she wasn't writing a short story about something that took her fancy, her head was buried in books... reading, reading, reading, as her brother constantly told her...

When she's not spending time with her goodlooking man, or quality time with her laptop, she's working at the hospital, hanging out with her family and friends, or walking her two dogs around the neighborhood. Angelina spends as much time as she can traveling, then coming home and including some of those adventures in her stories.

Angelina really loves to hear from her readers and she invites you to connect with her on Facebook as she interacts daily with her readers there!



One commenter will receive a $50 Amazon or BN.com gift card: a Rafflecopter giveaway.



BLURB:  
After a tragic loss five years ago, Sally Overby becomes an Attorney in Atlanta. She convinces herself that all she'll ever need again is her young son, David, and her life as an attorney. Until one day, Colin Dean barges back into her life and promptly blows her safe world apart, driving her crazy as only a guy she'd had a "school girl crush" on can.

Sally is wary to love deeply. Only, with every loving look Colin gives her plus every sweet kiss, as the attraction between them sparks, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the one she should be with. And although Colin didn’t realize his life was going to change so quickly, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether. The one for Sally’s heart.

Will Colin be able to convince her that's it safe to love him... and that forever isn't really out of reach?

The Eyes of Love is a novella… so you can enjoy it in just one day!



Background of the book

“The Eyes of Love” is set mainly in Mill Creek Crossing set in the hills of Georgia.

Sally who was an Attorney in Atlanta wondered if she should accept an invitation to her 15 Year High School Reunion. She was reluctant to return to her hometown for any reason. She had spent her youth waiting to get out of high school so she could go to college. Her mother still lived there, and every few months her mother visited her in Atlanta, so Sally managed to avoid visiting Mill Creek Crossing. But there was something drawing her to this Reunion.

Widowhood had become lonely: five years earlier her husband Richard had been killed leaving her to bring up her young son, David, alone. Although being an Attorney satisfied her, she didn’t think she would spend so many of her days knee deep in paperwork… she much preferred the idea of making long, elaborate speeches in a courtroom. This is where she thought she would spend most of her time as an Attorney.

Fellow attorney, Taryn, had long been telling Sally it was time to start dating again and Sally knew this was true. She was awfully tired of being alone. As a teenager she had been as lonely as she could have ever imagined, but this loneliness was worse now she knew what true love was.

At High School she was known as a nerdy kid… she was interested in school and not makeup and dating. Sally had become the target of bullies, being called a nerd and having her locker glued shut and worse… it wasn’t a fun time.
After moving off to college, Sally became popular. Gone were the pimples and frizzy hair that had plagued her in High School. She learned how to manage her naturally curly hair, wear makeup and choose the right fashions for her small frame.
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Whatever happened to Colin Dean she wondered: she’d had a major crush on him, even though she knew he was well out of her league. Colin and Stephanie had started dating during their sophomore year. Now Stephanie was the leader of the group of girls who had bullied her but Colin was never mean to Sally.

She wondered what had become of both of them. Did they break up? Get married?

Sally dug around on Facebook until she found her answer. Colin had married Stephanie and after 10 years had divorced her. Hey, he was attending the reunion. But so was Stephanie. Sally had a decision to make: go to that reunion and see if she could make sparks fly with Colin or stay away like the scared nerd from high school trying to avoid the wrath of Stephanie Dixon.

She looked back at the event page for the Reunion, her finger poised over the mouse. Without overthinking it, she clicked the confirm button. She was going to that reunion after all, and she was going to do her best to get Colin to remember her smile… the smile he had commented on in her yearbook…
 

Excerpt:

"Hi there. I'm Gracie..." the waitress said as she put down a napkin and some silverware.

"Gracie. It's me. Sally Overby," she said grinning.

Gracie stopped in her tracks and squinted her eyes. "Sally? I can't believe it! You're stunning, honey!" she said reaching down and hugging her. "What are you doing in town?"

"Reunion. And to see Momma, of course."

"I can't get over how beautiful you are!"

"Thanks."

"You were always a sweetheart of a person, but now your outside matches your inside."

"That's a nice way to look at it."

"So, what have you been up to?"

"Let's see... Became an attorney, got married, had a son, became a widow..."

"Oh, Sally, I'm so sorry! I remember that now. Your Momma told me a few years back. You're still single?"

"Yep. But I have a date to the reunion tomorrow night, so I guess I'm officially back on the dating circuit now," Sally said giggling.

"Date? Who with?"

"Colin Dean."

Gracie started fanning herself. "Oh, girl, you scored on that one, huh?"

"I did. He's a wonderful guy."
  
Where to Buy: Amazon

2 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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kimmyl said...

Loved the post and excerpt!!!! The book sounds great and another one to add to my TBR pile!!!!!Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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