Monday, 5 August 2013

The Eyes of Love by Angelina Rose: #Booktour and #Giveaway

Today I have Angela Rose on my blog talking about something that can be very difficult for a writer to do. Feel free to leave a comment for a chance to receive a $50 Amazon or gift card.

Balancing life and writing;
Being a writer certainly has its perks. One of those perks is being able to work from home or wherever I may be… as long as I have my iPad or Laptop to hand.
I have an 8-year old foster son who has ADHD: so he is imaginative and often wants to know what I am doing and offers many suggestions to my story lines. He keeps me on my toes…

Writing is not my sole career. I am a Registered Nurse working with children. I also work as a Health Counselor in Private Practice. Even when not on what I call one of my writing days, I get character and plot ideas… I have an App on my iPhone so there are times I am caught talking away to my phone. I just laugh… it’s lots of fun.

My writing space is not just one space… it could be in the home office (which isn’t really mine – I take my husband’s home office over when he is at his main office). One of my favorite spaces to write is out near the pool. I live near a reserve so then various wildlife visits to see what I’m up to … here is one of my constant visitors for the past few years. He’s just known as Mr Kookie, he arrived following wild fires and brought some of his family and friends with him. He actually takes ground beef from my hands …
Actually Mr Kookie can be a it of a distraction … he cackles away when his mince doesn’t come quickly enough and gives threatening looks at some of the Eastern Creek Lizards (they look a little like Frill Neck Lizards) that hang around in my back yard.

Most of the time you will find me on my laptop but there are times I use my iPad where I like to dictate different parts of my stories, then I can get my writing done faster. I really need to be away from people when I “talk” my writing or people will think I’m either crazy or well on my way to that state.

I try to write a minimum of 1000 words a day… when I need to write more I just have to put up my “do not disturb sign” and write away…


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."


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!

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  1. Angelina, what a horrific event to wake up in the icu! Just reading that made me cringe. However, an excellent author had emerged! I like the cover and your book sounds wonderful. Good Luck and much success. Hi, Nana.

    1. I hope you enjoy "The Eyes of Love"... I think we all know someone like Stephanie. I must say I was happy to leave the ICU ...

  2. Now this sounds like an outstanding excerpt. What a great story line.

    1. Hi Mom Jane... Thanks for your comment. I hope you read "The Eyes of Love" and enjoy Sally's journey.

  3. Did I miss a picture, what type of animal is Mr Kookie?

    1. Sorry Shannon. She had a beautiful bird for me to post, but technologically deficient me, couldn't figure out how to post it.

    2. Hi Nana,

      Thanks for hosting my book and author information. Great site!

    3. Thanks for creating such a great book Angelina. Good luck with everything.

    4. You sound like such a beautiful lady... thank you.

  4. I would love to read this book just to see the look on Stephanie's face.


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