I was able to interview Angelina Rose. :-) She shared this with me:
1. What do you think you’re really bad at?
Tolerating people who seem to have a need to talk about themselves most of the time and who continually take and don’t give back to others or to the world.
2. Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
In some ways yes… and in some ways no. I spend a lot more time writing and marketing than I did 2 years ago. I now do not nurse full-time. They are the main differences.
My family and friends remain the same … the biggest change is now my life revolves around writing and everything connected with it.
3. Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
Yes I have, and I found it a lot of fun. No-one knew about Willie and I don’t know whether Willie was male or female but Willie was great to have around. I think Willie faded right away when I was a teen
It was once thought imaginary friends filled a void… now it’s thought most extroverts have them. I am an extrovert but not in every area of my life.
4. Do you have any phobias?
Heights do it for me! I found this out when skiing … I could not look down whenever I stood at the top of a mountain getting ready to ski to the bottom. I would back away from the edge. So then, when I needed to ski from a great height, I would kick off with a very grim determined look on my face, but not looking up until I really got going. Again I was aware of this when visiting The Grand Canyon… I just couldn’t look down, my heart felt like it had almost stopped.
5. Ever broken any bones?
No … I think I’ve been lucky as I have had some great falls. Falls down stairs, falls down rocks … I’ve sprained my ankle, messed up my knee and needed surgery, but no breaks!
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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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!
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"Hi there. I'm Gracie..." the waitress said as she put down a napkin and some silverware.
"Gracie. It's me. Sally Overby," she said grinning.
Gracie stopped in her tracks and squinted her eyes. "Sally? I can't believe it! You're stunning, honey!" she said reaching down and hugging her. "What are you doing in town?"
"Reunion. And to see Momma, of course."
"I can't get over how beautiful you are!"
"You were always a sweetheart of a person, but now your outside matches your inside."
"That's a nice way to look at it."
"So, what have you been up to?"
"Let's see... Became an attorney, got married, had a son, became a widow..."
"Oh, Sally, I'm so sorry! I remember that now. Your Momma told me a few years back. You're still single?"
"Yep. But I have a date to the reunion tomorrow night, so I guess I'm officially back on the dating circuit now," Sally said giggling.
"Date? Who with?"
Gracie started fanning herself. "Oh, girl, you scored on that one, huh?"
"I did. He's a wonderful guy."
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I liked this super quick read. It was fairly good and the characters were likable (except for Stephanie).
My only complaint was that it was a tad repetitive. Saying that she was picked on once or twice would have been enough for me to feel bad for Sally. Saying it more than that seemed like overkill.
I really liked Colin and the two of them made a great couple. ;-)
If you like really quick, romantic stories where the ugly duckling becomes a swan and gets her HEA, then you should read this one.
I received an ecopy of The Eyes of Love in exchange for my honest opinion.
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