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Earlier today the UPS man delivered a several packages to my door. A couple of them were books, books & more books. Love those kind of packages! 🙂 I ended up with a couple duplicates, not sure if it was by mistake on the publisher’s part or if they wanted me to share the goodies. As I didn’t see a note to say why the duplicates were included, I’ve decided to share them with our readers here. Both are December books. One is a paranormal. One is a contemporary.

When Thea Wyndham and Mitchell Baker learn they’ve been named joint guardians for their late friends’ three children, they’re little more than acquaintances. Barely polite acquaintances, at that. Something about Mitch’s forthright intensity has always left ad exec Thea feeling off-balance, while Mitch makes no secret of his disdain when Thea offers him financial assistance if he’ll take sole guardianship.
Thea is far from heartless. She’s just plain terrified of her new parenting responsibilities. Both she and Mitch are romantically involved with other people. Yet the more time they spend together, the less certain she is of her loyalties. There are complications and missteps, tears and laughter–lots of it. And somehow, through it all, the dawning realization that the last place she thought she belongs…

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The Sylvermyst have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he sold himself to the evil Morgana. Finally free, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her–or to resist her. . .
Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly lethal–and always alone. Until Ariyal. From their first encounter, she knows that what’s between them is more dangerous than simple lust. And as they unite to thwart a terrifying prophecy that will mean the end of his clan and of the world they know, she will risk everything to fulfill her destiny by his side. . .

What do you have to do to win one? Just comment on this post. Let me know which one you’d like to win. Easy peasy, right? With the holidays right around the corner, I have no desire to add to your stress and have you jump through hoops for a book giveaway. Winners will be announced on Sunday, when the rest of the week’s winners are announced. Open to all because again, I’m all about the easy and wanting to share the goodies shared with me. 🙂

Also, before I forget. A huge (HUGE!!) Thank You(!!!!) to Kensington Books! Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to offer this giveaway.

So, what are you waiting for? Comment away! 🙂

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Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.

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Yay! I’m excited to be here today, talking about my newest release, Immortal Rider!

For those of you who don’t know, it’s the second book in the Lords of Deliverance series about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. But don’t worry…if you haven’t read the first book, Eternal Rider, you shouldn’t be lost at all. The book starts off with a bang and will catch you up fast.

This series is a spinoff of the Demonica series, so you’ll see lots of familiar faces. In fact, the hero, Arik, is the brother of Runa, who you met before.

And guess what? Start singing “Jingle Bells,” because Immortal Rider is a Christmas story!

Okay, it’s kind of a Christmas story. And even “kind of” is pushing it. You know, like how Lethal Weapon is a Christmas story. There’s mention of Christmas. And candy canes. And there’s lots of snow. And hellhounds (just pretend they’re the paranormal equivalent of reindeer.)

So as you get ready for your Thanksgiving dinner and your Black Friday shopping, give yourself a little early Christmas present in the form of a book. A holiday book, like Immortal Rider. Because sometimes, being around so much family really puts you in the mood for an apocalypse.

A sexy apocalypse. With drunk hellhounds, man-eating horses, bloody battles, and hot, naked men.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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A big thank-you to Larissa for joining us today!

Larissa is giving one lucky reader a signed copy of Immortal Rider! In addition, we will also be giving away three kindle copies. To be entered, just leave a comment below. Winners will be drawn on Sunday. Good luck! 😀

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Was browsing at Shiloh Walker’s website and found a cool new contest for readers. Check Shiloh’s page for more info.

Sizzling Reads...Awesome Giveaways

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Kyle’s cover! It’s here, it’s here! Well, not the actual book but the cover is. 🙂 I’m a huge (HUGE) fan of Julie James and I have been nagging for this book since I finished A LOT LIKE LOVE, which featured Jordan, Kyle’s sister. I was ecstatic when I reached the end of Jordan’s book and saw the little box that said “Kyle’s story will be out in 2012.” I truly think I did a Happy Happy Joy Joy dance. It might have also not been pretty but who cares, right? So here we are. The COVER. One step closer to the release date which is April 3, 2012. Seems so far away but it’ll be here before I know it and then I get to dive into the yumminess that is Kyle Rhodes. Yippee!!

HE’S PLAYING GAMES.

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face-to-face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful assistant U.S. attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.

BUT SHE’S MAKING THE RULES.

Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten. . .

So tell me. Have you read A LOT LIKE LOVE? Are you as anxious as I am? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Go! RUN, don’t walk and get your hands on a copy so you’ll be ready when April rolls around, K? You won’t be sorry, honest! 🙂

And, as an extra incentive that you must NOT miss Kyle’s story, here’s an excerpt I found at Julie’s website. Go read it! You know you want to! 🙂

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They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can’t-or won’t-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman’s safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara’s life.

 

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Eternal Rider and it was an all-nighter for me. I’ve been a Larissa fan since the first Demonica book but this is definitely my favorite so far (but no one tell Wraith, okay? 😉 )

To share the Lords of Deliverance love, I have three copies of Eternal Rider to give away. To be entered, just tell me why you want to read it. Winners will be drawn Sunday. Good luck!

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The FBI wants her cooperation.

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fundraiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau.

Agent McCall just wants her.
As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more. . .

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Hi everyone!

First, I want to start by saying thank you to Fatin for having me here today to talk about my new release, A Lot Like Love. Actually, Fatin inspired the subject of this blog: the hero in A Lot Like Love, Special Agent Nick McCall.

Nick is probably the most “guy’s guy” hero I’ve written. He’s from Brooklyn and has lots of ideas about what men should and shouldn’t do. For example, men from Brooklyn don’t wear boysenberry colored ties, they don’t do bubble baths, and they definitely don’t watch Dancing with the Stars instead of football on Monday nights.

Yet Nick’s rules get a little muddled once he meets Jordan, the heroine of the book, who is smart, sophisticated, owns a wine store, and just so happens to be a billionaire heiress. And while Nick never caves on the boysenberry-colored tie issue, he soon discovers that even bubble baths aren’t so bad with the proper incentive. . .

After reading A Lot Like Love, Fatin told me that she loved how tough Nick was on the outside, but that he was really a big marshmallow underneath. My first thought was that Nick would hate it if people knew that about him. And then I realized that this was one of the things I like most about Nick, too—underneath that rough-around-the-edges, sarcastic, alpha male exterior is a guy who calls his mother every week. Unlike what is often the stereotype of the tough guy hero, Nick isn’t a loner—he comes from a big half-Italian/half-Scottish family in New York and he feels guilty when his job gets in the way of his family commitments.

Admittedly, I had another tough guy/secret softy hero in mind when writing Nick’s character. Any guesses? I’ll give you a big hint:

 

How about you?  Who’s your favorite tough guy hero with a heart of gold, either from books, film, or television?  I’m giving away a copy of A Lot Like Love to one randomly selected person who leaves a comment below.

And for those of you who would like a sneak peak into A Lot Like Love, here’s a short excerpt:

Huxley shook his head dejectedly. “Three years working for the FBI and I’ve never had to take one sick day. Today of all days, this happens.” He leaned back against the pillows and looked Nick over. “You’re going to need a suit.”

“I have several suits,” Nick said, appearing offended.

Huxley did not seem impressed. “A real suit.” He held up his hand, cutting off Nick’s objection. “No offense, but Men’s Wearhouse or whatever isn’t going to cut it tonight. You want to blend, remember? Every person at the party will be checking out the guy walking in with Jordan Rhodes. You need to look like someone they would expect to see her with.”

“Hey. I would date a guy who wore a suit from Men’s Wearhouse,” Jordan said indignantly.

Nick sized her up. “Huxley’s right. I better get a new suit.”

Jordan folded her arms across her chest, on the defensive. “You two are way off base with these assumptions about me.”

Nick turned to face her, taking the bait. “Okay, I’ll eat my words right now if you can honestly say that you’ve dated anyone in the last three years who wore a suit from Men’s Wearhouse.”

Jordan stared him in the eyes, wanting to prove him wrong like nothing else.

But.

She sniffed reluctantly. “Just to be clear, it’s not a criteria I have. True, I tend to meet mostly men who have white-collar jobs. And if they want to spend their money on expensive suits, well, that’s their business.”

Nick shrugged. “You don’t have to explain yourself to me, princess.”

Jordan’s eyes widened in surprise. She stepped over to him, pulling herself up to her full five foot five inches. “Listen, I don’t know who you are, or where you came from, but nobody’s calling anybody a princess around here.”

“Brooklyn.”

“Excuse me?”

“I’m from Brooklyn.” The edges of Nick’s lips curled up in a grin. “Your majesty.”

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For more information about my books, or to read an additional excerpt of A Lot Like Love, people can visit my website at www.juliejames.com

Happy reading!

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A big thank you to Julie for joining us today!

For a chance to win a copy of A Lot Like Love, leave a comment below answering Julie’s question. Good luck! 😀

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A man who shoots first and asks questions later…

Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother—and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it…

…and the ultimate moving target.

But Garrett hadn’t counted on falling for Sarah. He’d considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears on him. Garrett doesn’t know exactly who, or what, Sarah’s running from, but whatever it is, she’s running for her life…

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The FBI wants her cooperation.

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fundraiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau.

Agent McCall just wants her.
As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more. . .

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Contest rules:

We will be giving away 3 print copies of HIDDEN AWAY by Maya Banks and 3 print copies of A LOT LIKE LOVE by Julie James. To be entered, all you need to do is tell us which book you want to win.  Winners will be drawn on Sunday, March 6. Good luck!

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Many scholars believe one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, The Tempest, was inspired by a shipwreck and true tale of survival that captured the imagination of 17th-century London. But what if the greatest playwright of all time didn’t simply read about the wreck of the Sea Venture off the Bermuda coast? What if Will was on board, fleeing powerful enemies, daring one last great adventure near the troubled end of his career?

Elizabeth Persons’ blinding headaches are an ominous sign, one she knows well as a warning of danger. The young servant girl is one of 150 passengers who survive a terrifying hurricane then struggle ashore in the Bermudas, rumored home to evil spirits. Despairing of rescue, Elizabeth and the others make their home on the uninhabited island for nine long months while they build a new ship to complete their voyage to Jamestown, Virginia. While there, love blossoms between Elizabeth and the young ship’s cook, and she befriends a mysterious old man.

Kathryn Johnson’s dramatic and compelling story, The Gentleman Poet is a page-turning read that will hold her audience to the very end. This mesmerizing novel is also a celebration of good food, glorious words, and the power of love, while bringing readers an intriguing glimpse of arguably the most famous writer of all time.

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A long time ago, another writer told me that whenever she started work on a new novel the strangest things started happening. “It’s almost as if the universe conspires to bring me details that I can use in my book. Information seems to leap into my lap.”

At first I didn’t believe her. But many books later, I’ve witnessed this phenomenon with nothing short of amazement. While working on scenes for a story set in Jamaica, I discovered that one of my students had grown up on the island. She was able to help me with the tricky dialect for some of my characters. Then there was the time when a friend learned I was writing a novel set in Vietnam. She introduced me to her neighbor, who had worked in Saigon during the 70’s.

Human interest stories on the radio, TV melodramas, the real-life experiences of family and friends–all seem to rise to the occasion to assist in the writing. It’s really quite mystical.

That’s how it has been with my most recent novel, The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. It all started when my husband and I were honeymooning in Bermuda. We heard legends about a shipwreck off the island’s coast that supposedly inspired Shakespeare.  I turned to him and said, “This sounds like the beginning of a book to me!” Within hours our hosts at our B&B were sharing tales of the islands, suggesting where we might view relics retrieved from the wreck. After returning home to Washington, D.C., I received a call from one of my mentoring clients. She told me, without realizing I was researching Bermuda, that her family was from Hamilton, Bermuda. It seemed that everywhere I turned, new material appeared for enriching my plot and characters.

Keep in mind I started writing The Gentleman Poet over 4 years ago. So there was time for lots of data to float my way. But at last the novel was done, and Avon published it this September. Imagine my surprise when the flow of Shakespeare- and Bermuda-related stuff just kept coming. As recently as this week I learned of a wonderful film that will be released in the U.S. , on December 10. Helen Mirren stars in a newly envisioned film version of Shakespeare’s last great masterpiece The Tempest, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Now there will be two fantasies for readers and theatergoers to enjoy! Don’t you just love the way fate provides us with these little surprises? Want a sneak preview of the brilliant Julie Taymor’s The Tempest, starring Dame Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Russell Brand and many more amazing actors?

Enjoy!

Kathryn Johnson is the founder of Write by You, a writer’s mentoring service (www.writebyyou.com), and the author of historical and other romantic and adventurous fiction.

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Many thanks to Kathryn for joining us today at Novel Thoughts! To find out more about Kathryn, please visit her website here. And for a chance to win a copy of THE GENTLEMAN POET, leave a comment below. Good luck 🙂


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Your first allegiance is to your heart…

As a knight, Sir Rand Montague’s allegiance is to King Edward I. But when the king orders Rand to escort Rosalyn Harcourt to court in order to wed her off to Sir Golan—a crass knight Rand abhors—he’s torn between duty and desire. For Rand has never forgotten the woman he spent one unforgettable night of passion with…
After suffering abuse at the hands of her deceased husband, Rose wishes to never wed again. But when Rand rescues her after Sir Golan attempts to compromise her, she agrees to marry Rand in name only. However, sharing such close quarters with Rand brings back memories of their torrid rendezvous—and tempts Rose to give in to an all-consuming desire…

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NT: Hi Angela! Thank you for being our guest today. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

AJ: Yes, and thanks so very much for having me at Novel Thoughts, Fatin.  First and foremost, I’m an avid romance reader. In particular, I read mostly historicals, with a dash of contemporaries thrown in on occasion.  I was born in Missouri, raised in Kansas, and live with the most amazing, supportive husband a woman could ever hope for. I write sensual tales of brave heroes and independent heroines who discover the enduring power of love.

NT: When did you know you wanted to be a writer? How long did it take for you to make your first sale?

AJ: I’m not your typical writer.  In fact, during high school I was just an average student who once received a “D” in Composition.  Then when I was 22 years old, I was in a car accident which left me paralyzed (quadriplegic) for the rest of my life.  Without the use of my hands, I decided I should go to college and work on developing my mind.  So I did.  After graduating with a B.A. in history, my husband suggested I combine my two passions—history and romance—into a writing career. While it made sense, I was skeptical at first because I did not think I was a creative person. But Joe’s suggestion began to ferment, and story ideas began to flow, so I gave it a try.  Soon I discovered I really love the writing process, and I realized I was creative after all. Today I cherish those perfect moments when a phrase or sentence strikes me as inspired. It’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to see those ideas make it into a published book.

I spent the better part of eight years researching, writing, rewriting, editing, and learning all I could about writing before submitting VOW OF SEDUCTION to an editor.  During that period I entered writing contests as a way to get valuable feedback on my work as I sought to make it better.  As a result of placing in several contests, editors began to read partials of my work, and I received several submission requests from various New York editors.  One of those editors was Hilary Sares, who was at Kensington at that time.  She was the final editor judge in the GOTCHA Contest I had placed in.  After reading my full manuscript, Hilary offered me a two-book contract from Kensington, which I accepted.

NT: You have a new release this month, can you tell us about VOW OF DECEPTION?

AJ: VOW OF DECEPTION is a stand-alone sequel to my first book, VOW OF SEDUCTION.  Sir Rand Montague is a loyal, dedicated knight who is afraid to love.  Lady Rosalyn of Ayleston is a widowed mother with a secret to hide. Ordered by the king to escort Rose to court to marry another knight, Rand is appalled—for he’d spent one unforgettable night of passion with Rose.  Yet he dutiful obeys. But when Rose is attacked by her betrothed, Rand concocts a prior betrothal and marries her instead. Just as these two wounded souls discover that happiness is within their grasp, a diabolical enemy threatens to reveal the hidden truths that could destroy them both.

NT: What inspired the idea for this story?

AJ: The hero in VOW OF SEDUCTION had a best friend, and comrade in arms, who joined him to fight in the Holy land.  This friend was Sir Rand Montague.  In the first seven chapters of VOW OF SEDUCTION (which I ultimately deleted), Rand was in a couple of scenes with the hero.  In these scenes, Rand began to take on such a charming personality that I could not help falling in love with him.  As I was in the planning stages for VOW OF DECEPTION, he became much more complex and tortured by his past. I soon knew I wanted to write his story. Also, my hero in VOW OF SEDUCTION had a sister named Rose, with a young son to protect, and a secret to hide.  Rand was constantly teasing her, and the subtle byplay hinted at an attraction between them. These two characters urged me to explore them more in a story of their own.

NT: Do you have a writing routine? What is your average writing day like?

AJ: My schedule is sort of wonky because I never get up at the same time each day. When I first get up, whether it’s day or night, I do the business-side of writing. This usually includes answering e-mails, doing social media, book marketing, and checking Google alerts. Plus, once a month I create website content for my author website. This type of stuff usually consumes 1-2 hours each day. Then I immerse myself in the creative writing process. I will write anywhere from 5 to 15 hours a day. The longer days happen when I’m on a roll, or if a publisher’s deadline is staring me in the face.

When I start a book, the first two months or so are spent doing extensive research and initial book planning. This includes creating the main characters; defining their personality traits, attitudes, back stories, and basic goal, motivation, and conflict (GMC). I also know the inciting incident that brings the hero and heroine into conflict and why.  When I begin writing the story, one scene typically builds upon the other without a lot of prior planning. This way my creativity is not stifled, and the characters are allowed to tell the story. I am simply a conduit for my characters.

NT: What aspects of your life have you found creeping into your stories?

AJ: My husband’s influence makes its way into all of my stories. He loves and accepts me unconditionally, and this inspires me to write about the true power of everlasting love.

NT: Is there anyone you use as a sounding board when you’re stuck on a scene?

AJ: I have two really good writing friends who critique my work; Shayne Sawyer and Morgan Chilson.  They are excellent sounding boards for me. They’re good at pointing out holes in my plot and inconsistencies in my characters. I also turn to my husband sometimes, as well.  Though he does not read romance, he’s very insightful and good at pointing out scenes from movies that might help me work through my own scene.

NT: What was the most interesting thing you had to research and what was the hardest thing to research?

AJ: The hardest and most interesting thing for me to research was one of the settings for Vow of Deception: the borough of Chester, England and Chester Castle. This castle has been altered and rebuilt through the ages, so little of the medieval version remains, nor is known of its architecture. In the 13th century, Chester was a major port town. The Dee River hugged up against the southern and western walls of Chester. It began silting up in the fifteenth century, and gradually the flow of the river and nearby estuary altered drastically. Instead of the river bending at the southwest corner of the city walls and heading northward, it continued for a mile in a southwesterly direction before turning back northward. Until this alteration, sea going ships would discharge their cargo at the Watergate — an ancient gated entrance at the western approach of Chester’s town wall. It would then be sent via packhorses up Watergate Street.
A sixteenth century map reveals the course of the river prior to when the full process of silting occurred. Here’s a link to the map:   http://www.chesterwalls.info/gallery/oldmaps/index.html

NT: What was the most memorable reader reaction you’ve received about your books?

AJ: I don’t have a single favorite reader reaction, per se. I am just thrilled and humbled when a reader tells me how much they loved my novel.  That it took them to a completely different world as they read it, and they couldn’t put it down.

NT: When not busy writing, what do you like to do in your spare time? (If there is such a thing *G*)

AJ: Besides reading romance, I love listening to music, dining with friends, and watching movies and TV shows for inspiration.  And I’m addicted to HGTV. If I could use my hands, I’d be a do-it-yourselfer, to the lament of my husband. I’m always saying to him things like, “Oh look, honey, we could make a headboard for our bed.  All we’d need to do is cut out some foam, glue it to a piece of plywood, wrap batting and fabric over the plywood, and then staple it. See, easy breezy!” And by “we” I mean “him”.  LOL. Poor, dear man.

NT: What are the latest additions to your TBR? What are you most eager to read?

AJ: I’m currently reading Elizabeth Hoyt’s Wicked Intentions. But I’m most eager to read the crop of new debuts either recently out, or forthcoming, such as: Tiffany Clare’s Surrender of a Lady, Ashley March’s Seducing the Duchess and Vicky Dreiling’s How to Marry a Duke.

NT: Any advice to aspiring authors? What craft books helped you that you would recommend to aspiring writers?

AJ: The single most important piece of advice I can give aspiring writers is to Read, Read, Read.  If you’ve been a long time reader, your brain has already been imprinted with the basics of story structure.  Subconsciously, you know what you love and what you dislike about the author’s writing style.  Perhaps you like how the characters were developed, the use of deep POV, or the quick pacing and smooth flow of the writing.  Whatever it is that you like about the construction of the story, begin to consciously study how the author accomplished it.

Next, I’d recommend you join a local writers’ group, or an online writers’ organization, if you don’t have a local one.  Writers’ groups are a great source of support, networking, and education for aspiring writers. I have met many lifelong friends and fellow writers in my local writers’ group who have helped me achieve my dream of becoming a published author. I could not have accomplished it without them.

NT: What can your fans look forward to from you in the near future? What are you working on now?

AJ: The 3rd book in my Vow series, about a repentant knight who must marry his dead brother’s beautiful betrothed, is currently out on proposal.  After that, I have a Regency trilogy planned about three female friends who each must marry when caught in scandalous situations.

NT: How can readers contact you?

To read excerpts and reviews, and view the book trailer for Vow of Deception you can visit my website at: http://angelajohnsonauthor.com/

Angela Johnson Author Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angela-Johnson-Author/107353814770?ref=tsm

Upcoming blog dates are:
November 14, The Romance Dish
November 18, Happy Endings Blog
November 19, The Love Struck Novice
November 22-26, Write Life of Andrea and Corrina
November 23, Yankee Romance Reviews
December 1, History Undressed
For links to upcoming blogs please visit: http://angelajohnsonauthor.com/news.html

NT: Thank you so much for blogging with us here at Novel Thoughts!

AJ: Thank you very much, Fatin. I appreciate the opportunity to meet and connect with your readers. It’s one of my favorite parts of being an author.

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Many thanks to Angela for joining us today! Two lucky commenters will be selected to receive their choice of an autographed copy of either…VOW OF SEDUCTION…or…VOW OF DECEPTION.”

“To win a chance at a $50 gift card, please go to the contest page of Angela’s website and simply register. Good luck!

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Prizes include:

 

From Cynthia Eden:


2 copies of Eternal Flame
2 copies of Belong to the Night
2 copies of The Naughty List.

 

From Jennifer Haymore

 

2 copies of Highland Surrender
1 copy of 10 Days in Paradise
1 copy of A Hint of Wicked
1 copy of A Touch of Scandal
2 copies of A Season of Seduction

 

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2 copies of SINS OF THE FLESH
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2 STRONGER THAN SIN T-shirts
2 STRONGER THAN SIN Tote bags
2 THE CALLING baseball cap

From Donna Grant

 

2 copies DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER
2 copies FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER
1 copy MUTUAL DESIRE
1 Dark Sword or Warrior tshirt
1 Dark Sword or Warrior bag

 

From Lisa Renee Jones


2 Copies of Awakening the Beast – the Nocturne anthology
2 Copies of Santa Baby by Lisa Renee Jones
2 Copies of the Sexy Beast 9 anthology
2 Copies of the Spice anthology Naughty Bits 2

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