Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Straight Chatting from the Library: Angela Brown

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Angela will be awarding a $75 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Read the Interview

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.
A true nature discovered invokes a path of life unraveling.

One book at a time or multiples?
I’ll take multiples. There’s something exciting about reading a sci-fi thriller during breaks at work then snuggling up in the bed with an emotional-roller-coaster fairy tale retelling.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
Bookmarks for sure, mostly because I’m too impatient to hunt through the book for the page I dog eared lol!

When do you do most of your reading?
Throughout the day, whenever I have a spare moment not taken up by working, writing or spending time with my daughter (and some of those times we relax together with books in hand).

Favorite place to read?
Has to be my bed. I love getting under the blankets, all nice and warm. The soft light of the side table lamp is perfect for reading from a kindle, paperback or a hardcover.

Do you loan your books?
You know, I lend my paperbacks but I don’t loan my hardcover books. I still haven’t loaned an e-book though I know it’s supposed to be possible.

Favorite book to recommend?
It depends on the conversation and the genre. Unless it’s wicked gory horror or non-fiction (I’m such a book nerdigan for fiction), I could probably come up with a title worth recommending.

What would make you not finish a book?
Oh my stars. I did a long term pause between book 2 and 3 of G.R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series because I was too distraught behind the loss of my book husband in book 1. I did go back and finish all the available books. *waiting patiently for book 6*

However, there was one book I DNF’d. I don’t mean read the first couple of pages then tossed the book aside because I couldn’t get with the writing style or the character voice, I mean dug my heels in and consumed nearly 200 pages of an 800 page book. It hurt to DNF it. But I had to. I’d given the book sufficient time to produce forward motion in the story. But it seemed the author wanted to spend time with waaaaaaaay too much introspection and rehashing from the first book. That is definitely one way to make me DNF a book.

Keep books or give them away?
I tend to share the love, unless it’s hard cover. Most likely, if it is a book I enjoy, and I’ve given it away, I’ll go buy it again for a hearty re-read :-)

Read the Blurb

Tsunamis reduced the USA into a shell of itself, called The Fold. Surviving humans and vampires joined forces to form The Colony, where registered citizens do as they're told.

They donate blood quarterly and dream of being chosen as Attendees for the Jubilee celebrations, that is, everyone except Macie Breen. With high school graduation near, she’s anxious to ditch the rules in hopes of starting a new life with Thane, an unregistered and also her best friend.

Her hopes fizzle when Macie is selected as an Attendee, forever registered. Any future with Thane…impossible. Being chosen comes with another unexpected price.

Truths about The Colony blaze into ashes and lies when she discovers the vampires haven't kept their part of the bargain. Worst still, Macie’s life unravels as her stint in the city of Bliss forces her to face daunting truths about who, and what, she really is.

Read an Excerpt

The corner of Thane’s lips curved in his infamous smirk. “I’m here to protect you from you, silly.”

The elevator dinged our arrival to our floor. Thankfully, floors for the Attendees were guarded by other Surreption agents, to prevent citizens from accessing them by surprise––and to keep out the expected rebel against Bliss.

I fell silent, thinking about Thane’s answer. Any other day, it would have been a joke. We’d ha, ha, ha, laugh it off as Thane being the smartass he was. I’d punch him in the shoulder. He’d feign pain and we’d move on. But now, what if he was right? Not just keeping me from taking my anger out on some pink-haired guy making fun of me. But from whomever—or whatever—I really am. What if it was the world that needed protection from me?

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home. She's a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi and chocolate/chocolate covered delicious-ness. Steampunk, fantasy and paranormal to contemporary - mostly young adult - fill her growing library of books. Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life stays busy. Her favorite quote keeps her moving: "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi.


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  1. The beautiful cover is what I like most!

  2. Rebuying for rereads--that's dedication!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  3. I really enjoyed your comments. This sounds like a fascinating story.

  4. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. I enjoyed the interview and excerpt - Beacon sounds like an interesting book and a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the spotlight and the giveaway

  6. Great excerpt, sounds like a really great read. Entering under the name of Virginia

  7. Sounds interesting. And I know what you mean about needing a break between books in Song of Ice and Fire. Reading them can be traumatic, lol.

  8. Sounds interesting. And I know what you mean about needing a break between books in Song of Ice and Fire. Reading them can be traumatic, lol.

  9. Thanks so much for hosting me and to everyone for the encouraging comments.

  10. The book sounds very intriguing....I love reading novels by Authors I have not yet read. This is definitely a must-read for me! Looking forward to it.