Monday, March 28, 2016

Updates and an Awesome Announcement!!!


Sheesh! It's been a long time since I've done an update! I've been trying to meet deadlines though, so that's good news! I'm currently working on Chasing Brynn (coming summer 2016), and after that, the next Kate Saxee Mystery book is on my list (also coming this summer!). I just released that series in a box set that costs less than buying all of the book separately, so if you don't have it yet, grab it here! The final Emblem of Eternity book is on my list this year as well, but it's still a difficult book for me to write since I was working on it when Ashley died. I don't want to make any promises about that one, but I'm trying, and I hope it will be out by the end of 2016.

Now, on to my BIG news!!!

I've been bouncing around the house for the past couple of weeks, waiting until this was official and I could finally announce it!!!

Ready... 



This is me! Signing a print and ebook foreign rights deal with Leda Corint Books to publish Eternal Starling and Eternal Echoes in Romania! I have such an incredible group of readers and bloggers in Romania who have been SO supportive! Leda publishes some of my favorite authors, and I'm thrilled they want the series! I know my books are in great hands with them! I can't wait to see what the books look like, and see my words in another language! I also hope this will make it easier for my Romanian readers to access the books!

I want to send a MASSIVE thank you to all of the Romanian bloggers who read and talked about Eternal Starling and Eternal Echoes, and helped to get Leda's attention! This was such a reader-led campaign, and I'm extremely lucky to have you! And a SUPER special thank you to Cristina from Walking on Letters! She fell in love with Eternal Starling years ago, and has absolutely been my biggest supporter of the series! She started the campaign to get The Emblem of Eternity Series published in Romania, and I truly can't thank her enough! I'm so lucky that I get to be part of such a supportive blogger and reader community! Thank you so much, and I can't wait until I have pics of the Romanian copies to show you!

xoxo,
Ang

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Comic Con FanX 2016 Panels

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be on two Comic Con Fan X panels this week! 
If you're there, I'd love to see you! 

Pantsing or Plotting
Thursday, March 24 1:00 PM

Writing Heroes, Antiheroes, and Villains
Saturday, March 26 10:00 AM



Friday, May 29, 2015

An Update...Finally!

As most of you know, Dr. Ashley Argyle, my best friend and editor, passed away a little over 6 months ago. To say things have been difficult would be an understatement. Most days, I considered it an accomplishment just to get out of bed. And there were many days when, despite the fact that I knew I needed to move forward and keep writing, I wondered if I'd ever actually be able to again. Every word I tried to write was a reminder that Ashley was gone, and the pain was unbearable. I took time off. I read books. I listened to music. I talked to my husband, family, friends, therapists, and I started interacting with you, my wonderful friends, on social media again. I had to get to a place where instead of words being a reminder that Ashley is gone, they're a way for me to honor her. I finally feel like I'm ready to do that for her...and for me.

So, a couple of things. First of all, I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to you for sticking with me, and being so supportive and understanding. You're one of the reasons I'm able to keep going. You want to hear my stories! You're excited to see what happens next! And that means more to me than I can even tell you.

Second, you're probably going to want to scream at me. Because even though I'm moving forward, what I'm writing is not what you want me to be writing.

I went back and forth on this a lot. A LOT. Like, it completely consumed my thoughts for months, and my husband knows the arguments for and against it better than I do because when it came to my work, it was all I could think about. Sooo...I'm writing, but the book I'm writing is the beginning of a new series.

I know, I know. I already have 3 series out, and you've been waiting on books in those series (Emblem of Eternity especially) FOREVER. And I apologize profusely for that. But I have reasons for working on something new. First of all, the last Emblem of Eternity book was the one I was actively writing when Ashley died. She and I were discussing it almost daily. My emotions surrounding that book are still so raw and painful that I just can't work on it yet. I promise. I tried. Over, and over, and over. Then I tried working on the next Kate Saxee book, and the next Tempting book, Chasing Brynn, but again, I have a lot of emotions tied to Ashley with those books because she was instrumental to their development.

After talking to many friends, I decided I need to write something brand new. Something I never even talked to Ashley about. I need to prove to myself that I can go through the whole process of writing a book from conceptualization to publishing, without her. Once I do that, I feel confident I'll be able to bring you Brynn in all her glory, more of Kate's mom's hilarious CataSophies, and wrap up the Emblem of Eternity series the right way. And continue my new series, which I hope you'll all love as much as I do!

Speaking of the new series, I can't say too much yet, but I CAN tell you it's super sexy, funny, and similar in tone to my Tempting series!!! (Picture me in your head doing a sexy times finger dance.) :) It's the first book in a contemporary NA series (I've outlined 5 of the books so far), and it's going to be spectacular! 

All of that being said, I hope you understand my reasons, and I really hope you'll stick by me again as I go through this process. I'm very excited for this new series, and I can't wait for you to meet these characters!

All my love,
Ang
xoxo

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FLASH SALE!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

You know you want to fall in love this Valentine's Day . . . with a great read! That's why we're having a FLASH SALE through February 15 of 99¢ and FREE clean romances!


Featured books

Eternal Echoes by Angela Corbett (Emblem of Eternity Trilogy) Regularly $2.99 Sale Price: 99¢! YA Paranormal Romance Almost four months have passed since Evie Starling learned she was a Tracker and helped defeat a Daevos Clan that was taking others like her—but that wasn’t the end of the abductions. As an unknown evil emerges, Evie vows to help solve the mystery of the missing Trackers, regardless of the risk.
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Sweet 'n' Sour Kisses by Cindy Hogan (A Brooklyn Novel) Regularly $2.99 Sale price: 99¢! YA contemporary Brooklyn Hamlin likes the rules. They're safe and smart. And for Brooklyn, the rules are simple—no dating until she turns sixteen and no kissing. But her sixteenth birthday is just a few days away, and that means all the rules are about to change. Brooklyn's still determined to avoid the drama of kissing, but she wouldn't mind holding someone's hand, especially if that someone is Luke Graham. Charming and handsome, with just a hint of danger, Luke has been the subject of her daydreams since the school year began. So when he asks to take her on her very first date, Brooklyn can’t believe her luck. But things aren’t exactly what they seem, and some boys really are too good to be true. Sweet sixteen and never been kissed, Brooklyn is about to find herself in the middle of all the drama and heartache she was hoping to avoid.
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Spy by Night by Jordan McCollum (Prequel to the Spy Another Day series) Regularly $2.99 Sale price: 99¢! Romantic suspense CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever after.” Besides, with her demanding job, she hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone. But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker. After his last breakup, dating definitely isn’t in Danny's plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. If Talia fails to keep her two lives separate, it could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. But if they can both break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together.
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The Trouble with Flying by Rachel Morgan (The Trouble Series) Regularly $0.99 Sale price: FREE! YA/Sweet NA Romance When nineteen-year-old introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go. Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?
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Asha's Kisses by RaShelle Workman (Ever After Series) Regularly $1.99 Sale price: 99¢! YA fairy tale romance Seventeen-year-old Asha has always preferred to stay out of the spotlight, but during a rehearsal for her high school's rendition of Romeo and Juliet she realizes that starring in the right kind of role might be better than she thought. First in a new series from the world of the best-selling series BLOOD AND SNOW; coming February 14; pre-order now
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Pick up your Valentines today!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I know I'm who I am today because I knew you

I've been writing all of my life and always had dreams of being an author, but I never thought I'd be able to do it for a living. Then, in 2008, I came up with the idea for Eternal Starling. I knew Eternal Starling needed work. A lot of work. So I turned to the one person in my life who I knew wouldn't pull any punches, and would give me the honest truth. My best friend, Dr. Ashley Argyle.

I met Ashe when we were assigned dorm rooms across from each other freshman year at Westminster College. We hit it off immediately, and became fast friends, keeping in close contact throughout the years as her schooling took her from Salt Lake City to Alaska, and then on to Denver and London. During the time I wrote Eternal Starling, Ashley was in the process of getting her Ph.D in English Literature. I couldn't think of a better person to teach me how to be a better writer. I asked Ashley to edit Eternal Starling for me. She agreed, and I sent her the manuscript, biting my nails, while totally aware she was going to rip it apart. But I knew she'd rip it apart, and tell me how to fix it.

Ashe always refused to give me her opinion on a book until she was completely done with an edit. When she finished Eternal Starling she came back and said, "Would you like the truth, or something more pleasant?" I told her to give me the truth, because I wanted to improve. Plus, I knew she'd be able to tell me how to fix the problems she found. Like any job, writing takes work. You start off as a novice, and you work your way up. Ashley and I spent almost 9 hours going through her first content edit of Eternal Starling. That's right. Her FIRST. There were five content edits, plus additional copy edits and proofreads before it was picked up by a publisher. Ashe told me the good, the bad, and she told me how to make it better. She did that with every single one of my books. There's a reason she makes a long appearance in the acknowledgments of all the books I've written. She was such a huge part of my writing process.

I compare finding a good editor to finding a spouse. The relationship requires an exceptional amount of trust between both writer and editor. Finding an editor you're compatible with is almost impossible. But when it's right, it's right, and you fit together like a puzzle. A few years after that first Eternal Starling edit, Ashe told me she'd been worried editing Eternal Starling might hurt our friendship. It wasn't something I even considered. Because Ashe and I just worked. We got each other, not just as best friends, but as editor/writer, women, and human beings. I had two people in my life who truly knew me: my husband, and Ashley. She was one of my 2 constants. The person I knew I'd always be able to turn to.

Until November 18th.
When I lost her.
She was 34.

I've spent the last six weeks alternating between denial and devastation. Her death was extremely sudden, which makes it even harder for me to deal with. Grief is a strange thing, and I've since realized it's something you can't really understand until you experience the loss of someone you cared for more than almost anyone else in the world. Losing someone almost as close to you as a significant other is life changing. It hurts Every. Single. Day. Some moments hit harder than others, and in those moments, I feel like I'm being ripped apart.

It's hard enough to lose someone who meant so much to me, but she wasn't just my best friend. She was someone I heavily relied on to help me do my job. I usually work through my emotions by writing, but I haven't been able to do that this time. Ashe was such a huge part of my personal and professional life. There's not an aspect of who I am that she didn't touch. I think I've turned my laptop on less than ten times in the last six weeks. Every time I try to open a Word doc and write, I start to sob. The thought of trying to move on right now is just too hard. Writing is a strange job because an author's emotions (especially strong ones) can have such a big impact on their books. If I went back to work right now, it would be the most depressing thing you've ever read...a problem since my books, and my writing voice, both have a lot of humor. So, for now, I'm taking time to try and heal, and figure out how to move forward.

But...I promise you that I will move forward. Because Ashe would be furious if I didn't. She believed in me more than I believed in myself. My writing, and hopes for my career, were dreams Ashe and I shared together. I feel like the only way to honor her memory is to keep going, and succeed. She taught me (and every student and client she ever worked with) how to be a better writer. Her memory lives on in my previous work, and the books to come. I'm forever indebted to her love and belief in me. So, while I'm not sure how to move on, I know I will.

I hope you'll stick with me as I try to get used to this new normal. As soon as I have any other information for you about releases etc., I'll post it to my social media accounts. One note, as of January 1st, Facebook is changing their posting policies and you probably won't see many of my posts. If you get most of your information from my Facebook author page, it's likely you won't see as much anymore. The best way to follow me and my work is to sign up for my newsletter...plus, people who sign up for my newsletter get special perks like sneak peeks. :)

But here's a link to all of my social media sites in case there are any you don't know about. I post different things on the various sites. And for everyone who's asked, I finally got Instagram. :)


And one last thing. 8 years ago Dan and I got to visit Ashley in London where she was teaching at City University. While we were there, we got to see Wicked with the original Broadway cast. When the play was over, Ashe and I both commented that the song "For Good" was exactly how we felt about each other. It couldn't be more true today.

So...
For Ashley. 
A few of the lyrics from, "For Good". 

So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend.
 
I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you.
 
 
I love you, and miss you with all of my heart.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Devil Wears Tank Tops Release Day!!!

It’s the most exciting time of the year in Branson Falls, Utah—the annual county fair and parade. Branson Tribune editor, Kate Saxee, is busy covering stories involving animal auctions, the popular “poop drop” lottery, and a clown crash. Oh, and the Branson sugar factory just exploded. 

The sugar factory explosion seems strange, and when an unidentified body is found inside, Kate is even more suspicious. In the middle of that investigation, Kate starts noticing other odd things going on around town, like a hot air balloon robbery, and a man’s attempt to wrestle a deer. After Kate has an eventful night that she can’t remember—she realizes something fishy is happening in Branson, and there’s more to it than a little memory loss.

Her investigation leads her down a rabbit hole of mysteries—secrets the mysterious P.I., Hawke, and politician, Drake, are more than willing to help her uncover. Along the way, a poorly negotiated wager forces Kate to spend time with Drake, and suddenly, her feelings about the men in her life are starting to conflict. 

As if those things aren’t enough, the Ladies have started a Hate Kate Facebook Group, and Kate’s mom is on a baking vendetta that’s bound to cause an epic Catasophie. Kate’s not sure what waits for her at the end of the rabbit hole, but chances are good it’s more bodies, and if Kate’s not careful, her body might be one of them.

I was taking more notes when a deep, sexy voice whispered in my ear. “Hey, Kitty Kate.” Every part of me was instantly aware of his presence. Even the hair on my arms paid attention. I was surprised I hadn’t smelled his Swagger body wash before I heard him. I turned around and my breath hitched. I took him in from head to toe. His sandy brown hair was short and messy, like he’d styled it with just his hands, and his light green eyes were even more piercing in the sun. His faded jeans fit his ass perfectly, and hung looser around his thighs. His tight, teal t-shirt clung to his hard abs and biceps with a tattoo that peeked out from under his sleeves. I was determined to find out what it was a tattoo of—and if he had any more. But, it hadn’t happened—yet.
“Hey,” I said back, my voice breathy. “What are you doing here?”
“I was a witness,” Hawke answered. “I just gave my statement.”
I looked around. I hadn’t seen his super sexy blue 1967 GT Shelby Mustang with white racing stripes. My eyes were trained to notice it. I would have found it immediately.
“I don’t have it today,” Hawke said, reading my mind—no doubt one of his many talents.
Hawke had two giant red brick buildings on his property that matched his giant red brick house. One was a gym. The other was a garage. Though I’d wanted to go in the garage, so far I’d only been invited to Pain—my nickname for his gym. I’d been looking forward to checking out Hawke’s car collection, and wondered what he could possibly be driving today. I looked around. I didn’t see a Lamborghini, and I was a little disappointed. “What are you driving, then?”
He nodded in the direction of a glossy black Harley with some sort of tribal design in matte black that stood out against the gloss. A black matte helmet hung from one of the handlebars. Everything about it said smooth, sexy, and dangerous. I sucked in a breath. I’d already been in lust; Hawke on a bike catapulted my emotions straight to I’ll-do-anything-you-want-just-say-the-word territory. A vision of Jax Teller merged with Hawke in my head. My face got hot at the thought.
Hawke’s lips slid into a slow smile. “Want a ride?”
Did I ever. And not just on the bike.
 
When I was nine, Mary Ann Boggs had written, “Rosses are red, violets are blue, I turned out perfict what happened to you” in my yearbook. I’d returned the favor by writing, “At least I can spell, you stupid butthole.”
That had resulted in a phone call from Mary Ann’s mom berating my dirty mouth and questioning my mom’s parenting abilities. Despite my attempts to show my mom the yearbook signature to prove I had just cause for my profanity, and Mary Ann actually was a stupid butthole, my mom didn’t see things my way. She’d turned into a red-faced, female fury in a pink checkered skirt and pantyhose. I maintained that the pantyhose were probably the biggest part of the reason she was so angry, and had she not been wearing them, my sentence might have been less harsh. But, thanks to the demon who invented hosiery, she’d washed my mouth out with soap—I still hadn’t forgiven her—and told me never to use that word again. I had, and much worse, but I tried to be careful about swearing in her presence. It was the one time I’d seen her truly out of her mind with rage in my whole life.
Until now.
 

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"A fantastic contemporary mystery romance! The Devil Drinks Coffee is superbly written with a great cast of characters, comedy, a mystery with a twist, and a budding love triangle to round it out!" 
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Angela Corbett graduated from Westminster College and previously worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband, and loves classic cars, traveling, and chasing her five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin—who is just as mischievous as his hobbit namesake. She’s the author of Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult fiction—with lots of kissing. She writes under two names, Angela Corbett, and Destiny Ford. 
 

 


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Last Day!!! Otherworlds Box Set for Feeding America

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