Monday, May 22, 2017

Fractured Beauty!


Synopsis 

Beauty and the Beast may be a tale as old as time, but in this collection by the Fairy Tale Five you’ll meet five newly imagined Belles and the Beasts they love.

Angela Brimhall’s beast is a terrifying sea monster cursed by a scorned gypsy. He must risk all to save the strong-willed princess before losing his last chance at love and redemption, becoming forever damned to the briny deep.

Lehua Parker’s Nani is trapped by Indian and Hawaiian traditions and a fiancé locked in stasis in a medi-mod. Cultures and expectations collide in this sci-fi futuristic world where nano-bot tattoos and dreams reveal the secret of Nani’s heart.

Angela Corbett’s Ledger is determined to find out more about the mysterious woman who saved him from certain death and uncover the secrets of Withering Woods, but some beasts are better left caged.

Adrienne Monson’s Arabella rushes to an enchanted castle to pay her father’s debt, but is met with a burly beast with a mysterious past. It’s a howling paranormal regency romp that will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime.

Angela Hartley’s Porta Bella discovers there’s more to Oregon life than taking care of her father when she finds herself rescued by Bigfoot. It’s up to Porta Bella to unravel the faery’s curse and discover who’s the real monster.






ABOUT THE AUTHORS

LEHUA PARKER is the award-winning author of the MG/YA Pacific literature magic realism series, The Niuhi Shark Saga: One Boy, No Water; One Shark, No Swim; and One Truth, No Lie.

Originally from Hawaii and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Lehua is an author, educator, and public speaker. Trained in literary criticism and an advocate of indigenous cultural narratives, Lehua is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums.

Now living in exile in the high desert mountains of Utah, during snowy winters she dreams about the beach.

Lehua is a pen name for Michelle C. Parker, a mediated message design and research professional. As Michelle she works as an editor, book consultant, and literary critic. In addition to her Lehua writings, she also publishes speculative fiction, short stories, personal essays, plays, and poetry.


Adrienne Monson has always had a voracious appetite for books. When she became a stay at home mom, she finally listened to her muse and began writing.

She enjoys Zumba, kickboxing and weightlifting. She also loves delicious foods, which is why she has to work out so often.

Dissension and Defiance is available where books are sold. Deliverance, the final installment of the Blood Inheritance trilogy is slated for release April 2016.

Eyes of Persuasion is a mashup of paranormal and historical romance, found exclusively on Amazon.


Angela Corbett graduated from Westminster College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter for her local newspaper when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to being an author, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and listening to U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.


Angela Hartley spent much of her childhood being shuffled from house to house with only a book for companionship. The magic she found in the written word saved her in many ways, transporting her into worlds far happier than the one she resided in. Literature became her passion and the idea of someday writing carried her through years of uncertainty.

Long ago, Angela left the disease of poverty behind. Through all of life’s ups and downs, her desire to make her own magic never waned. With a strong support system, she set out to create worlds, and publish books. Along with perusing her lifetime goal, she’s built and managed several writing organizations, been a life coach, and project manager. She has also entertained and educated at schools, symposiums, and conventions. In her down time, she studies religion theory, psychic abilities, and psychology to gain a better understanding of the human condition.

Angela Brimhall grew up trying to decide whether she liked romance or horror novels best. She graduated college with a BS degree in health, but decided she'd much rather experience the drama of life through her characters. She received an MFA in English and creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, Romance Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. She lives in the heart of a city between two mountains with her husband, son and four dogs where spired castles dot every hill and fairy tales really do come true.

Photo Credit for the following Authors below:

Adrienne Monson: Brett Monson
Angela Corbett: Heather Zahn Gardner
Lehua Parker: Kevin Parker
Angela Brimhall: Photo Content from Angela Brimhall
Angela Hartley: Photo Content from Angela Hartley




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Monday, December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays!!! This update is going to be short because I have SO many deadlines! But I have so many deadlines because I'm working a TON right now!

Books are coming! Lots of books!!!

I know you want to know what they are, and when they'll be born, so here's what I'm working on, and tentative dates for when they'll be out!

But first, Chasing Brynn came out last month! Isn't the cover romantic?!? I'm in love with how pretty it is, and my gorgeous cover models! Brynn is one of my favorite characters, and her story is actually the one that gave me the idea for the Tempting Series, but Syd and Jax demanded their story be told first. The Tempting books are all standalones, but they do have characters who cross over, so you get to see Sydney, Jax, Courtney, and Collin here too. Also, Brynn's love interest is one of my favorite heroes I've ever written. The summary is below! If you don't have it yet, you can get it here:



Witty and blunt blogger, Brynn Harper, has a knack for incredible sex. As a graduate student studying to be a sex therapist, Brynn’s heard her fair share of intimate horror stories. Starting an anonymous blog offering naughty advice changes her life. When a competitor tries to "out-blog" her with equally risqué posts from a male perspective, Brynn vows to shut him down.

But as she gets to know the mystery man on the other side of the keyboard, her interest piques. Smart and funny, the man might be able to charm her pants off—if she ever meets him in person. Brynn’s not interested in relationships though, which is exactly what she keeps telling sexy, confident, and persistent law student, Cade Brett, her walking fantasy with a fondness for handcuffs. She can’t get him out of her mind, but he won’t give her what she wants—unless she agrees to date him first.

Torn between the alpha mystery man, and the infuriatingly enticing Cade, commitment-phobic Brynn is in over her head. But one of them could be the love of her life if Brynn can relinquish control and give in to her heart.

Tempting Series
Tempting Sydney, Book 1
Chasing Brynn, Book 2
Convincing Courtney, Book 3 (Coming 2017)

 

And now my schedule! Most of these are for the first half of 2017...I'll be adding to it as the year goes on!


Convincing Courtney (Book 3 of the Tempting Series)
Coming Winter/Spring 2017

The Devil Has Tattoos (A Kate Saxee Mystery, Book 3)
Spring/Summer 2017

Emblem of Eternity, Book 3 
2017
I know! It's the one a lot of you have been waiting so patiently for, and I appreciate that more than I can say. As most of you know, it's the book I was working on when my best friend and editor, Ashley, suddenly passed away. For a long time, I didn't know if I'd be able to continue writing at all. Writing is an emotional process for me. Ashley's death, and an ocean of grief, were tied in my mind to that book. After trying to work on Emblem of Eternity 3 unsuccessfully several times, I realized I needed to either quit my writing career, or work on other books. I chose to work on other books with the hope that eventually, I'd get to a point where I could finish the Emblem of Eternity series the way I wanted to, and the way that would have made Ashley proud. I'm finally in that place, and ready to start working on it again so I can release it in 2017. I'll post more details about the firm release date when I have them, but I'm excited to finish Evie, Alex, and Emil's story. I hope you'll love it, and I appreciate you being so patient and understanding!
  
A few secret projects!
2017...stay tuned!



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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 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 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 in 2017.

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.
Buy it now!

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.