Brook Cottage Books Blog Tour

Monday, 4 August 2014

Welcome romance author, Angeline M. Bishop...




What do you wish men understood about women?
Men wonder why women enjoy reading romance novels. Well, if you ask me, it’s not the erotic passages or the steamy covers; it’s the new or rekindled romance developing between the couples. Yes, you read that correctly! 

I can make this statement because I’ve networked with a wide range of romance authors.  They extol the importance of couple connection, interaction, and conversation in their fiction and work diligently to build realistic romantic stories. And when romance readers talk about their favorite scenes in a novel, they recall scenes packed with wonderful dialogue, emotional revelations, passion or tenderness.

Let’s face it, women crave attention from their mates and the beginning of a relationship reveals splendid nuances of budding love and passion. So if a man feels the pangs of jealousy whenever his girlfriend, wife, or partner has her head buried into a romance novel, he should step up the way he romances her.

Do you only work on one book at a time?
I usually do but right now I’m working on a couple at the same time.

Who is your favorite fictional couple? Bill and Claire Huxtable of The Cosby Show. They have the best television marriage possible with a large family.

Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life? “Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.” ~ Randall G Leighton

Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day? I make sure I write or edit one of my WIP (works In Progress) every day.  I don’t keep a ridgid word count number but I like begin able to stop after major sections.

What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why? I love twitter the best because it gives me an opportunity

What are you working on now? I’m working on WILD WEST, Book Three in the Sheridan Series and the second book in the JACMUIR New Adult Series. And I’m also hosting the AMB Ovation Awards the finalist will be announced in August.

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In SOUTH BEACH, Laila Sheridan, a successful fashionista who attracts male interest with an effortless strut of her stiletto heels, has ended a rocky relationship with Malcolm Khalid, a captivating lothario with a passion for shirking adult responsibilities. She believes partying in glamorous South Beach with her former college roommates is the prescription for getting her swagger back.

When her vacation becomes a media circus that draws Malcolm back into her life and her handsome Psyche marketing colleague, Gray Ryley, arrives on the scene to tame her antics, Laila is determined make the men play by her rules. Gray finds himself torn between anguish and ecstasy when another Lalia-sitting assignment is placed in his hands; he's asked to hinder Malcolm's advances and subdue the paparazzi, while wrestling with his smouldering desire to get Laila in his bed.

Will this assignment cause him to disclose feelings that may sever their friendship and jeopardize his career?

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Excerpt


 Chapter One

For the first time in months, I’m going to forget everything and everyone in New Jersey, Laila Sheridan thought, as she strolled from her cab towards the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel lobby. She willed her mind to cease its preoccupation with constant scenes of her failed relationship with Malcolm Khalid, a gifted writer with an inflated sense of what the world owes him. Earlier this afternoon, she resolved to leave her past heartaches before taking her first-class seat, but glimpses of the past drifted into her mind with each air mile. Now as she inhaled the warm, citrusy Florida air, thoughts of chilly New Jersey and its inhabitants loosened their hold and moved from her memory, like a faded Prada purse at the back of her bedroom closet.
Entering the luminous hotel, she let herself enjoy the gentle embrace of an ocean breeze, as it whipped the hem of her lilac Valentino cocktail dress. The fabric’s movement exaggerated the normal sway of her hips making each step more feminine and peppy.
A little after 8PM, Laila approached the front desk, showed her reservation confirmation and in the most alluring voice inquired,” Which way to my femencation?”
Her voice was tempting like a great glass of iced coffee on a balmy day morning. Smooth, satisfying you to the center. Rich, with the faintest Jersey accent reserved for the likes of Keyshia Knight Pullam and Anne Hathaway. She knew her voice would instantly cause a male reaction when she turned up her throaty timbre with potent Sheridan flare. This vacation was about relishing in her womanhood, and toying with a few males would be a safe amusement, emphasis on safe because she had no intention of dealing with any strong male egos.
The Latino clerk smiled at her before locating her information in the hotel computer. “It seems your party is scheduled to enjoy the ocean view terrace of our Scarpetta restaurant for dinner right now. We can take your coat and belongings to the La Baie Presidential suite so you can join them.” Once she flashed her ID, he moved a form forward for her signature and placed her room key on the counter.
Laila took in the slight gleam in his eye and grinned to herself, her mind too busy with thoughts of her friends to think too heavily about the adoration. Enjoying an Italian meal after a long flight was all that she needed, well as long as an inviting glass of Pinot Grigio accompanied it. She took her electronic key and placed them into her Chloè bag. “That will be fine, just point me in the right direction.”
She loved being the woman that put the ‘fem’ in Femencationer. It was a word she came up with to define any group of female friends, whose ties go back as far as childhood or college that seek a high-end, luxury getaway experience. A vacation with all the feminine delights women dream of enjoying. This year’s femencation united three alumnus of University of Florida and marked the start of the year to forget old sorrows and usher in new adventures.
About the Author
Angeline Bishop writes contemporary romance fiction and has a growing fan base.  Angeline’s novels are thought-provoking, refreshingly entertaining, fast paced, and with a strong romantic elements. She was born in Washington, D. C., but lived most of her life in New Jersey and considers the 'Garden State' her home. Her childhood passion for writing led to a degree in English Literature and a membership in Romance Writers of America.

Aside from writing her own novels and blogging, Angeline is the Vice President of the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America and enjoys helping authors strengthen their craft.  She co-hosts the AMB Talk Radio podcasts each Fall with her pop-culture loving, college-aged daughter. And she’s the founder of the AMB Ovation Awards (The Angie) which provides honor and recognition of authors’ outstanding achievements in the multicultural romance literary profession.

South Beach, the second novel in the Sheridan Series, will soon be following by Wild West and Big East. Angeline also looks forward to launching the Jacmuir Series, a multicultural New Adult series inspired by her college-reader fan base.

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The overall tour giveaway is paperback/ebook copies of Book 1 and 2 of the Sheridan Series (North Star and South Beach) plus a $100 Amazon’s gift card. 

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