Hi, Angela! Great to have you here today - I loved writing for The Wild Rose Press and have made many long lasting friends through the hundreds of authors I met there. Really looking forward to learning more about you and your writing :)
Let's kick off the interview…
1) Did you set any goals for 2014?
I set tons of goals every year and fail miserably. I wanted to have book two in the True Blue Trilogy to an editor already and book three in the final stages, but I doubt any of that will happen without divine intervention.
2) How long does it take you to write a 50,000-60,000 word manuscript?
When I wasn’t working a full time job it only took me six months
3) Tease us with a blurb/short except
BLURB FOR LOVE’S BATTLE- ANGELA HAYES
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.
EXCERPT FOR LOVE’S BATTLE- ANGELA HAYES
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 sister’s 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.”
Buy link: http://bit.ly/LovesBattle - Amazon
4) Tell us about a new author you’ve recently discovered
Oh gosh, since signing with TWRP I’ve discovered tons of new authors. Just to name a few and no slight to those I don’t name, but I’ve enjoyed reading books by Debra St. John, AY Stratton, Michelle Witvliet, JC McKenzie, and of course Rachel Brimble.
5) Name two romances you’ve read more than once
Just two? The Bride by Julie Garwood and The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick.
6) Tell us about your first car
It was a blue Dodge Neon- I think there were five of us in high school running around town in the same car.
7) Tell us something you’ve lied about?
Putting me in the hot seat aren’t you Rachel? While honesty is the absolute best policy and the best way to prevent a lie bump from popping up on your tongue, I would have to say that I’ve lied on multiple occasions when the kids are bugging me about something they want to do and I tell them, “I’ll think about it”. The majority of the time I completely forget. And if I’m lucky, they do too!!!!
8) Kissing in public? Yes or no?
No! I don’t even kiss at home in front of the kids. I’m a prude that way. Which is strange seeing as how I write romance!
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 at www.pinterest.com/imahayes
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