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Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Angela Hayes



Book Fun Friday Welcomes Angela Hayes

Bio & Author Links:

 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  and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/imahayes


Today’s Book Title:  Love's Battle, of the True Blue Trilogy.  SubGenre(s): Time Travel, Paranormal, Fantasy 
Imprint: Faery, Rating: Sensual (PG-PG13) 

Log Line:  “If love isn’t worth fighting for, what is?”

Book Blurb:
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.

Book Excerpt:
                                  
            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.”


Question for You Dear Reader: (Leave your answer in the comments below)
Love and her sisters have been reincarnated ten previous times. If you could live in any time period, which one would it be and why?

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14 comments:

  1. I used to fantasize about traveling in the past, particularly to pre Civil War, Victorian and at one point fancied myself to have transcedentally traveled them to the point of feeling the swishing skirts, the bumping of the wheels of my stage coach on cobblestones beneath it. Today I dream of travels to the future, riding aboard Star Trek ....

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  2. I used to think about living in the past, as well--many different eras :) But then I realized the reality of it would not be what I'd like to handle! Best of luck with your book, Angela.

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    1. Thank you Barbara for your well wishes. While I think I could do without some of our finer amenity here in the 21st century, I am so thankful for our modern medicine that I don't know if I could survive a trip back in time.

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  3. Me, too, Barbara. I love the dark age/medieval period. But if I could travel back there, I would sorely miss antibiotics, indoor plumbing and toilet paper!

    Great excerpt, Angela. Sounds like a fun story.

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    1. Looks like great minds think alike Mary, I have a huge respect for modern medicine. But oh, the parties we could get dressed up and go to, would be so much fun!

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  4. The Regency but only if I wasn't poor. :)

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    1. Money would definitely be the key to making it through Regency, Angelina. Very wise.

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  5. Yes, the past was so romantic and so simple, it's seductive, but then you have to think about things like modern medicine and indoor plumbing, etc. But bureaucracy and paperwork, I think I could do without those. LOL

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    1. You nailed it on the head Hebby, the thought of that time period is super seductive.

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  6. I'm not going anywhere where they don't have toothbrushes. It's a thing with me.

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  7. Great post. I enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck with marketing and your sales.

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  8. So many times I'd like to visit (but not stay!). I'd love to have a conversation with Kate Chopin (post-civil war south), and perhaps early settlement times in the west (1850's). But I would also not mind just going back to the late 1940's and seeing how America changed at the end of World War II.

    Good luck with your release!

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