Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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.
        


File Size: 1312 KB
Print Length: 223 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Midnight Sands Publishing (May 26, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00KLEGWDE


ON LINE TEASERS

“Take them off, or I’ll tear them off.” #TemptingSydney

I scanned the shop like I’d been tactically trained to find washboard abs by the FBI. #TemptingSydney

He gave me a wolf-smile as he caught me. “Slippery, eh?”

Yeah. And that’s not all that was wet. #TemptingSydney

“Like doesn’t cover it. My ovaries tremble in his presence.”


WHAT FICTION MOST INFLUENCED YOUR CHILDHOOD, AND WHAT EFFECT DID THOSE STORIES HAVE ON TEMPTING SYDNEY?

When I was young, my parents gave me a set of read-along books. My favorite was a book with hairy little guys who were trying to help destroy a ring. I loved following along with The Hobbit and hearing about Orcs, Elves, and Frodo and Sam. I fell in love with reading at that moment, and realized all of the things that I could experience through the mind of an author.

I loved reading so much that I spent far more time in the library than anywhere else. Story time was my favorite part of the school day, and I couldn’t get enough of books. I wanted more hobbits, more fairies, more places to escape to. I was seven when my elementary school librarian gave me a copy of The Fairy Rebel, by Lynne Reid Banks. I devoured it, and read it over and over again. I was obsessed with the rebellious little pink haired fairy and the thought that maybe, just maybe, fairies could be real.

Reading led me to think about what I wanted to be when I grew up. After consulting with my parents, I realized I was too tall to be a hobbit, and dragonslayers and fairies were tricky jobs to get, so I decided to create worlds of my own. I started writing when I was eight. At first, I wrote poetry, and then I started writing short stories. By the time I was a teenager, I had a file full of book ideas I escaped to every night with a pen and a notebook.

Whether the books are paranormal, contemporary, historical, or fantasy, I just love a good story. I love great characters, a plot that keeps me guessing, humor, and kissing…lots of kissing! They’re elements I look for in books I read, and elements I try to incorporate into all of the books I write. Tempting Sydney is my first NA novel and I love listening to my characters tell me what’s going to happen next. Brynn’s book is the next book in the Tempting Series, and I can’t wait to tell you her story! Just like when I was a teenager, writing is still an escape for me, only now I do it with a laptop instead of notebook and pen. J

TEN FAVORITE GUY CHARACTERS FROM YOUR BOOK INCLUDING RANDOM FACTS ABOUT THEM
  • Jax (Jackson West), Tempting Sydney-Sexy mechanic who wants to tear down Sydney’s walls.
  • Cade, Tempting Sydney-Sydney’s law school classmate and friend.
  • Alex Night, Eternal Starling-Evie’s protector and possible soul mate. He’s stubborn and thinks he knows what’s best for Evie…and everyone else.
  • Emil Stone, Eternal Starling-Evie’s other protector and possible soul mate. He’s laid-back, and says Evie should make her own choices.
  • Tate, Eternal Starling-Playful and funny, he’s not afraid to tell Evie exactly what he thinks.
  • Ryker Hawkins (Hawke), The Devil Drinks Coffee-Mysterious private investigator who drives a sexy, dark blue 1967 GT Shelby Mustang, and starts a rumor after eating Kate’s Oreo milkshake.
  • Dylan Drake, The Devil Drinks Coffee-Politician and Kate’s teenage crush. He drives a bright yellow hummer that Kate hates, and he is very protective of Kate.
  • Spence Jacobs, The Devil Drinks Coffee-The publisher of The Branson Tribune, Kate’s boss, and Daniel Sunjata look-alike.
  • Damon Saxee, The Devil Drinks Coffee-Kate’s very patient dad who uses a police scanner to keep track of his wife.
  • Officer Bob, The Devil Drinks Coffee-Local police officer, and Kate’s former high school classmate

“Someone needs to make you come completely undone, Sydney Parker.” His tongue moved slowly over his lips. “That someone is going to be me.”

Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time for relationships, she lives vicariously through her best friend Brynn, who has recently decided to use sex as a research tool. Sydney, however, hasn’t been laid in years. Men are a distraction, one Sydney has diligently avoided…until Jackson West crashes into her life, and under her hood.

The last thing Sydney needs is a hot mechanic working on her ‘69 Camaro. Especially a hot mechanic with eyes like the ocean and lick-me abs, who claims to be better in bed than a werewolf.

Jax thinks that’s exactly what Sydney needs.

But Sydney has goals, and a relationship with the enigmatic Jax would challenge her.

Distract her.

Tempt her.

Sydney is about to find out that temptation is very hard to resist.

*Due to mature content, this New Adult novel is recommended for readers over 18.

You can purchase Tempting Sydney at the following Retailers:
       

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you ANGELA CORBETT for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card and a Tempting Sydney Tote Bag.
WEEK ONE
SEPTEMBER 15th MONDAY A Dream Within a Dream GUEST POST 
SEPTEMBER 16th TUESDAY JeanBookNerd EXCERPT & TENS LIST
SEPTEMBER 17th WEDNESDAY GenGen’s Book Blog REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 18th THURSDAY Ramblings From This Chick REVIEW & GUEST POST 
SEPTEMBER 19th FRIDAY Girl Meets Books DREAM CAST

WEEK TWO
SEPTEMBER 20th SATURDAY Such a Novel Idea SPOTLIGHT
SEPTEMBER 21st SUNDAY Blissful Book Reviews TENS LIST
SEPTEMBER 22nd MONDAY Book Briefs REVIEW & 10 RANDOM THINGS
SEPTEMBER 23rd TUESDAY TMBA Corbett Writes REVIEW & FAVORITE BOOKS
SEPTEMBER 24th WEDNESDAY Once Upon a Twilight REVIEW
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