Angela is the author of LOVE'S BATTLE of the TRUE BLUE trilogy.
Since I devour time travels and believe in the possibility of reincarnation, Angela's books grabbed me.
Here's a bit about Angela, how to contact her, and below you can read about LOVE'S BATTLE, a time travel romance about reincarnation, and see Angela's answers to some tough questions!
"A married mother of two, I split my time between bringing characters to life by computer, and yarn to life with needle and hook. You can find me at www.authorangelahayes.blogspot.com and follow me on Pinterest and Twitter."
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Love Howard has more than a knack for matchmaking. Born from a forbidden passion and a twelve-hundred-year-old promise, she and her sisters can literally see true love. And while Love has no problem bringing other couples together, her own romantic life could use a little help.
Danton DeAngelo has always been well grounded in reality. So it throws him for no small loop when the woman he’s fallen for believes that she’s been reincarnated eleven times and can actually see true love.
Now Danton is faced with the biggest decision of his life. Accept Love for who she really is, or walk away from her forever.
The hand Love pressed to her brow was visibly shaking. “There’s something I need to tell you. I just need you to keep an open mind.”
“What is it? Are you sick?” Danton asked.
“No, I’m not sick.” Her voice trembled on a forced laugh. “It’s something else. Something I‘ve been trying to prepare you for. This would be so much easier if you believed in magic. If you could believe that what I’m about to tell you is the honest truth.”
Turning, Love opened the iron chest, the hinges groaning with the effort as specks of rust littered the floor. From its depths she pulled out a clear plastic bag that she held tight to her chest, eyes closed, before handing it to a confused Danton.
“This is my tartan, my plaid. Before it faded and was dinner for the moths, it was once patterned in checks of green, gray, and brown. The purple and white stripes that ran through the hem identified the wearer as part of the royal family.” Love tapped the plastic, her finger pointing out where each color should be. “It was a gift from my father. The first and only time my sisters and I met him, he was on his deathbed, we were eighteen. A week later our mother died in the same moment he drew his last breath.” Needing the extra air Love drew a breath of her own. “That day was the thirteenth of February, eight-hundred and fifty-eight AD. My father was Cinaed mac Alpin, crowned king of the Picts and Gaels. He was Scotland’s first king.”
“Eight- hundred and fifty-eight?” That couldn’t be right, she was only twenty-five. “Don’t you mean Nineteen-eighty-seven?”
“No. I was born for the first time in Scotland during the middle of the ninth century.”
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An Interview with Angela
Some writers edit excessively as they write; others wait until a novel is finished to do the bulk of editing. How about you?
I am not good at editing. I don’t have the patience and I always second guess what I’ve written when I’m looking it over.
I do tend to edit as I go. I write until I get to a stopping point, where I’m not sure what the characters are going to do next. Then I go back to see if I can add anything, or take the story in a new direction, or hoping to grab another idea as I go. I do this until the story is finished- probably not the best way to do things, but it seems to be working. And I keep word count like crazy as I edit- to make sure I meet/surpass my goal.
What do you read? Do you read different genres when you’re writing versus not writing?
I’m a person of habit, I write what I read and read what I write. But I fluctuate between fantasy, mystery, contemporary, but usually always romance.
What books are on your nightstand or by your chair?
I’ve got several! I got a Barnes and Noble gift card for Christmas and went crazy. I bought the Silmarillion, The Hobbitt, and Lord of the Rings- all by JRR Tolkien, and Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Once the kids are doing with The Fault in Our Stars and The Giver, I’ll be adding them to the pile!!!
If you could have one skill that you don’t currently have, what would it be?
I would love to be musically inclined. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket and I can’t play an instrument to save my life. But if I could, when would I read, write, or crochet?!!!
What music “soothes your soul”? Do you listen to music as you write?
I love music and what I listen to all depends on how I’m feeling. Right now I’m obsessed with Ed Sheeran. I listen to his songs over and over. There are two that are very influential on Faith’s Forever, that’s Book Two in the True Blue Trilogy, right now. And I have to play it over and over while I’m writing because I have a tendency to tune it out and it helps keep the thoughts flowing.
What’s your favorite comfort food? Least favorite food?
I love food like I love music and books, so I have many favorites. But today it’s cold out and to me, cold calls for soup. I found an awesome recipe on Pinterest- Philly Cheesesteak Soup- that I could literally eat until I made myself sick. It’s awesome and there is definitely something comforting about a hot bowl of soup. Um, least favorite would have to be… beets! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a beet!
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