Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday's Author Spotlight: Angela Aaron



Today I’m excited to have author Angela Aaron on the Sunday’s Author Spotlight. Angela Aaron is the author of several Romance and Fantasy Romance novels.

About 'Pleasure Island':


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23210773-pleasure-island-2nd-edition
When Cassie Douglas unknowingly arrives at a sultry tropical island resort where the sole business is to provide the perfect pleasure fantasy, Cassie finds it difficult to overcome her inhibitions and join in the fun. When she meets the sexy resort owner, Cassie must decide what is real when it comes to matters of the heart.

Ryan MacKenna isn't about to let the feisty red-head disrupt his life or his business. He lives firmly by his set of self-imposed rules which keep business and pleasure very separate. But from the first moment he meets Ms. Douglas, he is in danger of breaking every rule.

This book is available at Amazon.  

 

 

About 'The Fire of Beltane':


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25314304-the-fire-of-beltane
Where the past is real, when the impossible becomes possible and dreams come true…literally.

When Aedan is denied his soul mate that fateful Beltane night, he is given the gift of immortality, permitting him to wait for her prophesied return. Reunited after eleven-hundred years, he is disheartened to learn his true love holds no memory of him.

Wishing for a distraction from the winter doldrums, Aislinn never expects to be caught up in a whirlwind of magic and danger with a man she has spent her whole life dreaming about. What he asks of her tests the very reality she holds dear.

Now, as Beltane approaches, and with time running out, Aedan and Aislinn must reach Ireland to pledge their love to one another. But in order to live out their destinies, they must overcome an ancient foe determined to see an end to their fated love.

Eleven hundred years he waited for her. He could lose her in a single moment.

This book is available at Amazon.  

About 'A Mediterranean Affair:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20643090-a-mediterranean-affair
When Andrea's boyfriend presents her with a romantic cruise through the Mediterranean on Cupid Cruise Lines, it seems just the inspirational backdrop needed for him to finally pop the question. However, when her boyfriend is a no-show and sends yet another consolation gift to make up for his absence Andrea knows any hope for romance is extinguished.

Lorenzo has better things to do than play delivery boy to a spoiled cruise ship passenger.

Returning to his native Italy, after swearing off love, he spends his time in solitude working at the vineyard. Nevertheless, when his grandfather asks him to make the special delivery, he can't refuse. From the moment he walks in on the scantily clad American woman he knows his life is about to take an unexpected turn.

Now Andrea and Lorenzo must each let go of their past to make room for each other. Can they accept the lure of Cupid's arrow despite the miles that separate them?

This book is available at Amazon

About 'The Guardian' (The Shadowstone Legend #1):


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24943459-the-guardian-shadowstone-legendThe past and present meet, a lover's secret is revealed, and doors to forbidden places open as the Shadowstone's power awakens. A fantasy romance full of magic, mystery and sizzle!
Cailen is thrust in to the mystical role of Guardian by an ancient pledge. Sworn to protect the bearer of the enigmatic Shadowstone, he must unravel the magic and power of the sacred Fae object before the Fae can reclaim the stone and the one who bears it.

Rebecca never believed in the Fae or Faerie legends, let alone considered she was descended from one. On the hunt for her missing mother, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest with an invisible foe and has no choice but to rely on the assistance of the cocky Scottish laird to stay alive.

As the talisman's secrets are revealed and passion ignites, Cailen and Rebecca must confront the looming heartache that threatens their future. *Adult Content *

This book is available at Amazon.

The Interview:


Tell us a little more about who Angela Aaron is?

I'm a simple pleasures kind of gal. Give me a good cup of coffee and some quiet time in the morning and I'm set for the rest of the day. In the evening, a glass of wine and a fine man...simplicity at its finest.

I love to be outdoors and quite often in the summer you'll find me camping. Some of my best stories have been crafted in the forest. I have a very special place I go to each summer that is really inspiring. I've outlined many stories there.

When did you decide you wanted to become an author and write your own book?

I'm a hopeless romantic, I have been since a very young child. I've always been fascinated with the idea of people falling in love and that very special feeling that happens. I guess that's why I write romance and lately fantasy romance. I love the idea of an alpha hero from the past having to deal with modern times. It gives him a sense of vulnerability while still remaining strong. I love when people ask me when I started to write because I have been writing most of my life and don't know when I started. When I was 9 years old I used to write stories with happy-ever-afters for my favorite television characters. As I went through adolescence I continued to write. I never stopped writing. I wrote my first full-length novel in college and I dabbled with some fanfic after college. But never considered publishing until just a few years ago. I generally write the type of stories I like to read, because I figure if I like to read them there are others that will like them, also.

Where do you get your inspiration from? Do you use your own experiences?

My ideas come to me usually as dreams or daydreams. As a matter of fact a beginning scene in The Fire of Beltane is exactly a daydream I had one cold February morning as I procrastinated going into work. I sat in my car thinking how wonderful it would be if some big hero came and swept me away on an adventure, taking me away from my mundane job. I stopped right there and wrote down what I was thinking before going into work and when I got home that night, The Fire Of Beltane was born. It's easy for me to imagine a normal woman falling into abnormal situations because I'm, well, a normal woman. Ha.

Music is instrumental in my writing process. I think music is my second inspiration. Often I will hear a piece of music that will inspire a scene or fit with a thought I have in my head. With the Guardian there were two very specific playlist that I listen to over and over while I was writing. I actually put the YouTube videos for this music on my website so others could listen to it as well.

What do you love most about being an author?

It's a very powerful thing to be able to craft a story. You can make it whatever you want, you control its destiny. Write because you love to write, because you love to immerse yourself in different worlds and meet different characters. Don't write because you want to be rich and famous. That happens to only a few.

The hardest part I find about writing is actually finding the time to sit down and write. I lead a very busy life as a mom, having a full time job and quite often having exchange students hanging around our house. This is where the good cup of coffee and a quiet morning comes in.

Watch out when I get started, though. Once I get going I don't stop. I've been known to binge write for 3 days in a row stopping only for food and a quick shower. Everything else I let go during that time. My family knows better than to interrupt me when I'm like this. I am not a disciplined writer that can sit down for a certain amount of hours every day and write. With me it's feast or famine. When I'm writing, I'm obsessed, when I'm done I go through withdrawal. When it's over I'm relieved- at least till the editing starts. Ha.

What are your future plans in writing?

My current project is the Shadowstone trilogy. Book one, 'The Guardian' is out now and is doing very well. The audio version is superb. My narrator,  Holle Jackson did an excellent job with all of the accents. She makes you believe you are actually on the Isle of Skye and you are with characters from the past. It adds a whole new dimension to storytelling. I got shivers listening to my own book.

Presently I am with Fenora and Brynn, crafting their story, 'The Ghost' - Shadowstone Legend Book Two. Their tale will take us further into the world of Fae and tempt Fenora's growing power.
The third book of the series, 'The Fae' -Shadowstone Legend Book Three, is waiting in the wings.

You can find out more about 'The Guardian' and 'The Fire of Beltane' on my website. You can even listen to an excerpt of the audio for both and watch a few fun videos I made for them. 

About the Author:


Angela Aaron is a writer of Romance with a fantasy twist. Her stories have stormy courtships, intriguing secrets, magic, mystery, lots of downright HOT moments between her characters and of course, happy-ever-after-endings. Angela loves to write big, strong alpha heroes in a story that can suck you in and make you believe every word of it is true. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and credits her vivid imagination for the visual appeal of her stories.

For more information about Angela Aaron please visit her website. You can also visit Angela on Facebook or send her an email on msangieaaron@gmail.com.


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3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for allowing me space on your blog. Your kindness is much appreciated!

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