Sunday, December 1, 2013

Guest Post with Angela Corbett


Photo Credit: Heather Zahn Gardner

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read- along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband, Dan, and loves classic cars, traveling, and chasing their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin—who is just as mischievous as his hobbit namesake.

She’s the author of Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult fiction—with lots of kissing. She writes under two names: Angela Corbett, and Destiny Ford.

        


Print Length: 349 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Midnight Sands Publishing (November 15, 2013)
Publication Date: November 15, 2013
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00GQOZFVI




10 FAVORITE THINGS WITH ANGELA CORBETT.
  • Favorite author (dead or alive) I have so many! But I LOVE Karen Marie Moning.
  • Favorite Chocolates Anything European. I love Cadbury!
  • Favorite books that inspired you to write The Fairy Rebel, by Lynne Reid Banks; and The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Favorite songs to listen to while writing I listen to movie soundtracks. Lately, I’ve been listening to the soundtrack from Man of Steel…which means I get less writing done because I end up staring at photos of Henry Cavill. J
  • Favorite destination to live? I love the mountains in Utah, but I’d also love to live in New Orleans…during the winter, when the humidity doesn’t make it feel like it’s 120 degrees.
  • Musicians/bands/groups U2, Pearl Jam, NIN, AWOLNATION, Adele, P!nk, Florence + the Machine, The Beatles, Neil Diamond.
  • Favorite movies of all time Out of Africa, Love Actually, The Princess Bride.
  • Favorite TV program/series? Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Arrested Development
  • Favorite movie moments The kiss between Aragorn and Arwen in Return of the King. Romance novels are written for kisses like that!
  • Favorite Super Villain Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. I was completely captivated by how evil he was. Also, the villain in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series is pretty incredible (I won’t say who it is because I don’t want to spoil it if you haven’t read the series).
  • Favorite gadgets My cell phone. It’s distracting. My dog takes it from me when I’m not paying enough attention to him.
  • Favorite dream destinations Africa, Australia, New Zealand.
TEN THINGS READERS DON;T KNOW ABOUT YOU
  • I was traumatized by a red-eyed monster on Dr. Who as a child and still can’t watch the show. Even hearing the music makes me cringe.
  • I’m a total germaphobe. I always have Clorox wipes and antibacterial gel with me.
  • Each time I find something I really like at a restaurant, they take it off the menu within a few months.
  • I’m terrified of spiders but I can't kill them, so instead I just trap them under a cup and wait for my husband to get rid of them.
  • The first concert I ever went to was Neil Diamond. I was 11 and went with my parents.
  • I became a vegetarian when I was 5 years old after my babysitter explained that my hamburger used to be one of the cows in the field down the street.
  • The Utah Jazz NBA team used to practice in the gym at my college. We would watch them practice and sometimes when they finished, they would let students shoot around with them.
  • My favorite children’s book was Go Dog Go. I LOVED those fast little dogs in cute cars and hats.
  • New Orleans is my favorite city in the U.S.
  • My dream house location changes depending on what movie/book I'm obsessed with at the time. For a while it was located on a coffee farm in Kenya (Out of Africa). After that, an estate in Australia (McLeod's Daughters, The Thorn Birds). At the moment, I'd kind of like to live in the Batcave…or wherever Superman hangs his cape. 

She thought she stopped the evil.

She thought she was safe.

Everything she thought was wrong.

Almost four months have passed since Evie Starling learned she was a Tracker and helped defeat a Daevos Clan that was taking others like her—but that wasn’t the end of the abductions. As an unknown evil emerges, Evie vows to help solve the mystery of the missing Trackers, regardless of the risk.

With new powers she doesn’t understand and can’t control, she turns to Alex and Emil, her two soul mates, for help. But her feelings for them both are tearing her apart. She knows she has to decide between them; however, her memories are only making that choice more difficult.

As the world around her is thrown into chaos, Evie is confronted with what could be a destiny-altering truth. Will she accept her history, her memories, and her role in this life, or choose to ignore the echoes of her past?


This kind of book comes in rare form. Angela Corbett’s Eternal Echoes and the series in general is one of those stories that hit a special spot in a reader’s heart. The design of this remarkable story was set to provide deep connections with the reader and its characters. There were so many things we learned about Evie in the first book. However, it quickly becomes evident that there is so much more depth to her. She remains to carry many questions about her past and the kind of person she really is. The discovery of the special powers she has adds more urges to seek answers to the questions that have been perturbing her. Let’s not forget the unyielding decision she has to make about Emil and Alex. It all comes down to choosing which one she will spend eternity with or in other words, whom she will lose forever. No matter what the end result is, it is definite that her life will be forever changed.

The one thing I loved about Eternal Starling is how Angela is able to grab your attention from the very start. I’m not talking about a “tap on the shoulder and check this out” kind of thing, but the grip she delivered is strong and vigorous. It was hypnotizing! I can truly say the same thing with the sequel. I am much invested and drawn to the characters, if not more this time around. Her storytelling is always progressing and gives readers a whole new take into Evie’s world.

I have always found stories that focus on a decision that will ultimately change the course of time to be highly interesting. It keeps the brain busy and the pot stirring. There are many ways that this story can end and it’s this anticipation that makes it addicting. I have read many books with a similar fashion but the delivery is just not there. Through Angela’s writing etiquette, readers will appreciate how such a knotty storyline is so easy to follow. She has perfected the art balancing the elements of love, humor, and action in the form of written words. Eternal Echoes certainly has all the attributes to satisfy a reader’s hunger for enjoyment and entertainment. There are many books that can make you laugh, tear up, and get your adrenaline going, but the execution in Eternal Echoes is just a perfect storm for that. 
You can purchase Eternal Echoes at the following Retailers:
   

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you ANGELA CORBETT for making this giveaway possible.
3 Winners will receive an E-Copy of Eternal Echoes and Swag by Angela Corbett.
5 Winners will receive an ART Bookmark of Alex Nigh
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WEEK ONE
DECEMBER 1st SUNDAY JeanBookNerd REVIEW & GUEST POST
DECEMBER 2nd MONDAY 
A Midsummer Night’s Read GUEST POST
DECEMBER 2nd MONDAY Curling Up with a Good Book INTERVIEW
DECEMBER 3rd TUESDAY 
Beneath the Cover THIS OR THAT
DECEMBER 4th WEDNESDAY 
Reader Girls REVIEW
DECEMBER 5th THURSDAY Escaping…One Book @ a Time REVIEW

WEEK TWO
DECEMBER 6th FRIDAY A Dream Within a Dream EXCERPT
DECEMBER 7th SATURDAY Library of a Book Witch GUEST POST
DECEMBER 8th SUNDAY Chapter by Chapter EXCERPT
DECEMBER 9th 
MONDAY ParaYourNormal INTERVIEW
DECEMBER 9th MONDAY Insane About Book REVIEW
DECEMBER 10th TUESDAY 
Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW
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2 comments:

  1. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never read anything by Tolkien. I should remedy that I know! =)

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  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for hosting Ms. Angela! She's the best!

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