Sunday, September 29, 2013

Goddess Fish Promotions presents "Magic Moment First Annversary Celebration!"

To celebrate Crimson Romance's first anniversary of the release of my novel, Magic Moment, I'm excited to be doing an anniversary virtual book tour c/o Goddess Fish Promotions.  Join me over the next eight Mondays.




Our anniversary stops are listed below and will be noted each Monday on my Facebook page. Join us, visit blogs, make some new friends, and comment for a chance to win a $25 gift card to your choice of Starbucks or Barnes & Noble.


September 30th           Unabridged Andrea

http://unabridgedandralyn.blogspot.com/  


October 7th                 Read Your Writes Book Review

http://readyourwrites.blogspot.com/


October 14th               Andi's Book Reviews

http://andisbookreviews.blogspot.com/


October 21st               Reading in Twilight

http://readingintwilight.blogspot.com/


October 28th              Nana Prah Blogspot

http://nanaprah.blogspot.com/


(2) October 28th        Sharing Links and Wisdom

http://sharinglinksandwisdom.blogspot.com/ 


November 4th            Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess

http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/


November 11th           Book Bliss

http://www.book-bliss.com/

November 18th          The Reading Addict

http://thereadingaddict-elf.blogspot.com/


    




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Have a fabulous week, Everyone!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thanks for the Reviews...even if I can't tell a "button" from a "bow!"


Everyone who knows me also knows how "technologically inept" I am. I'm grateful to all who assist me and are kind enough to reply whenever I send an email asking for "technical assistance."

Thanks to Vonnie Davis, I'm now able to put photos on my posts. Last week I had email exchanges with fellow FTHRW members Morgan K. Wyatt, Misty Dietz, and Marlie Bridges on the "ins and outs" of Google+. Many thanks, FTHRW Friends (and "welcome" to everyone who is following me c/o Google+!)

This week I swapped emails with Carole at The Romance Reviews because I still can't figure out how the get The Romance Reviews' banner up on this blog. When I opened my inbox, one of her emails offered a link and said perhaps this "button" would help. My reaction was "huh?" 

Having Magic Moment reviewed by The Romance Reviews was an honor. They had been courteous enough to send me a banner so that I could shout it to the world, and I can't figure out how to "squeak" let alone "shout."

Putting aside my computer ineptness, I chose to think about something more pleasant for a minute -- how grateful I am to everyone who has taken the time to read Magic Moment and post a review, whether it be on a blog, a newsletter, Amazon, or Goodreads. With the current climate in the publishing industry, there are many, many books out there and many, many authors requesting book reviews. To even get someone to read your book is a privilege -- let alone to get a favorable appraisal as Magic Moment has received.

"Thank you" to everyone who read, reviewed, and posted their opinion.

I've listed those sites that I was made aware of a review of Magic Moment having been written, along with a quote from the review.  I've also listed the website address. Please feel free to check out these sites and their happenings. 

  • Rory @ Book Savvy Babe
         "...I was rooting for the two of them the entire novel and I was pleased with where they ended up." 
 
           http://www.booksavvybabe.com/

  • Mariann @ Belle's Book Bag,
          "Light, easy read with a few nail biting moments and some steamy scenes thrown in."
          
           http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/

  • Tracey @ Roundtable Reviews,
           "It's a pleasant story that's not too long, not too short, and offers plenty of sizzle..."

           http://roundtablereviewsadult.blogspot.com/

  • TRS @ All Romance eCafe,
          "...this is one of Angela Adam’s first books. I’m looking forward to reading more of her work."
 
           www.arecafe.com/books






  • Tiffy @ The Romance Reviews,
          "If you enjoy romantic suspense, then MAGIC MOMENT should be at the top of your list!"
 
            http://www.theromancereviews.com/

  • Cara Lynn @ Love Romance Passion,
          "It's considered a sensual novel, but it is not crude, and the sex is within a loving relationship..."

              http://www.loveromancepassion.com
 
  • Cara Lynn for the Book Daisy Team @ Book Daisy
         "The characters are well drawn and believable."

           http://bookdaisy.com/what-is-bookdaisy/



Again, thank you all for your courtesy, time, and kind words. 

Have a great week, Everyone!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Autumn Conference Update

Conferences are not only a great way to meet with agents and editors, but a chance to catch up with other authors who spend most of their time at a computer. Other benefits include the tips picked up at workshop sessions. There's still time to check out these upcoming conferences:



Annual HCRW All-Day Writer's Workshop with
    Bob Mayer (sponsored by Heart of Carolina RWA)

October 12, 2013, Embassy Suites, Cary, NC; For more information, visit, http://www.heartofcarolina.org



Emerald City Writers Conference (sponsored by Greater
    Seattle Chapter RWA)

October 18-20, 2013, Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA; For more information, visit, http://www.gsrwa.org




The Best Little Conference in North Florida (sponsored by
    Ancient City Romance Authors)

October 25-26, 2013, Hampton Inn, St. Augustine Beach, FL; For more information, visit, http://www.acrarwa.com


If you have a conference to add, feel free to leave a comment here with the "FMI" address. Or, post to my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/authorangela

In Philly, we're enjoying beautiful day, an Autumn preview. Have a great week, Everyone!



                                                             (photos c/o office.mircosoft.com)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Autumn Contest Update

Writing contests are an awesome resource for writers. I will forever be grateful to someone I've never met -- a judge who offered suggestions on Magic Moment.  I took his/her advice, rewrote several chapters, and next thing I knew Crimson Romance was offering me a contract.

Contest feedback is often beneficial, and winning -- or even being a finalist -- enhances your author resume.  Generally, agents and editors are final judges, and you never know when your writing might "click" with one of them.





If you have any contest stories, please feel free to share.  In the meantime, here are some important upcoming contest deadlines:

The Suzannah (sponsored by NOLA STARS)

Open to unpublished writers; deadline October 1, 2013; first 7,200 words includes a synopsis; visit, http://www.nolastars.com




Finish The Damn Book (in memory of Judi McCoy,
         sponsored by Chesapeake Romance Writers)

Open to unpublished and published writers; open to non-RWA members; deadline October 31, 2013; up to 40 pages maximum which includes first chapter and last chapter and five page synopsis; visit, http://www.crwrwa.org



28th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker (sponsored by Hudson
        Valley RWA) 

Open to unpublished writers; deadline November 1, 2013; first three pages of unpublished manuscript; visit, http://www.hudsonvalleyrwa.com


Good luck to all! Oh, and a big "SHOUT- OUT" to Mona Lisa's Room author, Vonnie Davis. I'm grateful to Vonnie for passing the Microsoft address on to me, and I was able to find the lovely pictures for this blog! Thanks, Vonnie!



For more information on Mona Lisa's Room, winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit for Best Romantic Suspense, visit, http://bit.ly/MonaLisasRoomeBook


 


                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                    (photos c/o office.microsoft.com)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

"Musings..." about Magic Moment

Last week I was excited, and so delighted, to have Magic Moment featured on author Linda Bradd-Carroll's blog, "Musings about The Writer's Life."








Many thanks to all who visited. And, thank you, Linda, for the gracious invitation. Anyone who missed the interview, here's the link to take a look, http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com/2013/08/28/guest-interview--angela-adams.asp


Have a great Labor Day Holiday, and a good rest of the week!