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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

An Interview With Angelina Ross


 
 
Readers, please help me welcome Angelina Ross to the blog.  Angelina, thanks so much for coming.
 


1. Please tell us about your latest release.


Sometimes, returning to your hometown isn’t about confronting your past; it’s about discovering your future… this sums up “The Eyes of Love”

 

Sally had been bullied at High School and in spite of this, she stayed on course. She wanted to become an Attorney. When she left High School she went to college and followed her dream: she became an Attorney. She learned how to clear up her skin, wear makeup, control her frizzy hair and dress to suit her body shape. She turned into the “beautiful swan.” She met and married Richard, who was also an Attorney. After a couple of years of happiness and knowing true love, her husband was killed in a boating accident leaving her with a young son to bring up alone.

 

After five years she realized just how lonely she had become. Then came the invitation to the 15 Year High School Reunion… she thought “Do I want to go back and see those horrible girls?” She also thought about the school hunk who she had had a crush on. Will he be there? Sally checked out on Facebook just what had happened to Colin …

 

Guess what? Sally went to the Reunion thinking she would do it for the young girl in her who had been bullied. But it wasn’t about confronting her past, it was about discovering her future!


2. Sounds intriguing! What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?


I am planning to release soon the first book in my new Romantic Suspense Series. There’s a lot happening in and around the lives of the main characters, Derek and Gabrielle. Derek is a Detective Lieutenant and Gabrielle a newly graduated Pharmacist who inherits her father’s Pharmaceutical Company. So, there are interesting twists and romantic turns in this series, combined with betrayal and counterfeit drugs.



3. What song would you choose for Karaoke?

I’d pretend I was Agnetha from Abba and sing “Waterloo”

 
4. Good choice. Which Star Trek or Star Wars character are you most like?

Deanna Troi who served as the ship’s counselor on USS Enterprise-D. Later in the series Deanna takes an examination and is promoted to Commander, but continues on as the chip’s counselor. She marries William Riker, hence her name change to Deanna Troi-Riker.

I can see a lot of myself in her and I’m also a counselor.

 

5. Who would you most like to be stranded with on a desert island with?  Least?  Why?

Wayne Dyer … he is a self-help author and motivational speaker. I could learn a lot from him about being an author and his motivational words would help keep me positive .

Harrison Ford … hopefully he learned survival skills from starring in Indiana Jones

Jude Blereau who is a natural food chef. He would know which plants are edible and how to cook them so they taste great! And so I don’t need to cook.

 

I would least like to be with anyone who couldn’t stop talking about themselves and how unhappy they are about the situation.
 
I hear you. Readers, it's time for a blurb and excerpt.
 
 

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!

 

A hush fell over the room for a moment as Stephanie appeared with Jazz trailing behind her. She was wearing a skin tight black dress with stiletto heels which was typical Stephanie fashion. She wanted nothing more than to be the center of attention like she always had been.

 

Without missing a beat, Stephanie walked straight over to Colin. Sally was shocked.

 

"Hello, Colin..." she purred as she ignored Sally completely. "You look sexy tonight, as always." She smiled seductively as Colin looked away. "Who's your friend?"

 

"None of your business, Steph. Leave me alone."

 

"Oohhh.... Did I touch a nerve, sweetie?" she asked as she reached out to touch his chest.

 

"Don't touch me, Stephanie. I'm warning you. Why don't you go back to Jazz?"

 

"Oh. Jazz. Boring..." she sang. "We're not together anymore, just so you know..." she whispered in a husky voice. Colin held onto Sally's hand for dear life. She had to do something.

 

"Stephanie, don't you remember me?" she asked grinning from ear to ear as she slid into Colin's side. He put his arm around her and stared down in shock at what she was about to say.

 

"I don't know you," Stephanie said looking her up and down.

 

"Wow. Age is really doing a number on your brain," Sally said.

 

"Who are you?" Stephanie snapped. Jazz stood a few feet back obviously trying to hear the conversation.

 

"I'm your worst nightmare," Sally growled as she came almost nose to nose with Stephanie, her attorney public speaking skills getting ready to display themselves. She pulled the name tag from her purse without breaking eye contact and held it up. "You see, I'm the nerd that you and your cronies bullied through high school."
 
 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

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!

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 


 
Angelina is giving away a $50 gift certificate from either Amazon or B&N.  To enter the contest, go to http://bit.ly/15AMVSM  You can find her schedule at http://bit.ly/185Qhee

3 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Christine said...

This sounds really good. I would like the amazon card if i win, thanks for the giveaway

Rita said...

Sounds like a good book.

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