Monday, May 13, 2013

Straight Chatting from the Library: Angela Adams

Angela Adams is visiting with us today as part of her Name Before the Masses tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. Angela's going to give a $25 BN gift card to one of the commenters on this tour. Check out the other stops on the tour here:


Hi, Judith.  Thank you so much for having me today.

1.      What is the favorite book you remember as a child?

My favorite children’s story is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. I love that story. Almost all children have a stuff toy that makes them feel secure. Although the item they’re holding is just a soft and cuddly object, the security and contentment that they feel is real.  Just as the rabbit is real at the end of The Velveteen Rabbit.

I’d be interested in hearing what your readers consider their favorite childhood book.

2.     Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

A couple who didn’t know they loved each other, do.

3.     When do you do most of your reading?

If I’m not writing myself, then I’m reading.  I even read while watching television.  The book is open, and when I commercial comes on, I go to the book.  The television show comes on, and I return to the television screen.   I learned this from my grandmother.

4.     Favorite genre?


5.     How do you keep your books organized?

By author

6.     Re-reader or not?

Re-reader.  If I am enamored with a book, it’s generally because I love the characters.  The books I keep are like friends.  And, we re-visit our friends, don’t we? 

7.     What would make you not finish a book?

If I don’t like the characters, if their motivation doesn’t make sense…particularly in a romance…if I can’t understand what the heroine sees in the hero or vice versa.

8.    Keep books or give them away?

Most of my books, I keep.  Those are the ones I re-read.  There are some, I refer to them as “pass the time” reading, that I’ll pass on to colleagues, or donate.


Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, and The Long and Short Reviews. In December 2011, Whimsical Publications published an anthology, Winter Wonders. Ms. Adams’ short story “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was among the collection.

Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America and its online chapter, From the Heart Romance Writers.



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Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they learn to work together to discover the truth - before someone dies?


  1. Good morning, and thank you so much for hosting “Magic Moment.” My day job keeps me from a computer, but I look forward to reading and replying to your comments later in the day. In the meantime, please feel free to leave your thoughts on “Magic Moment.” Best wishes for a great Monday!

  2. I'm definitely a re-reader! I really love getting the chance to know the characters and don't want to leave them once the book is finished!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Thanks for stopping by -- you made me think of a question I should have asked. Have you ever closed a book and been sad to see the story end?

  3. I do the same thing while watching television. As soon as the commercial comes on I read. I was doing that last night while watching a hockey game. lol


    1. You read while watching a hockey game, and I read while watching baseball. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.