Friday, October 31, 2014

Angie Schroeder's "Love Overcomes" and Giveaway!!!

Angie is one of the sweetest people I know, and I am sooo excited for her and her new book, Love Overcomes. I'm reading it right now and I love it! Scroll through the post. We've got the blurb, an interview, a book trailer and a rafflecopter giveaway!

Coming November 4, 2015. Eeeep!

Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again.

Jeremy is not used to women who don't want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends - he is an in-demand actor, after all.  He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn't even know his name.  Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.

Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love?

Awesome, right? I agree. Find it here: 

I pestered Angie with some questions, and she was sweet enough to answer them. Check it out :) 

1-What inspired this story?

A series of conversations with my older sister. We would go for walks and talk about what it would be like if her children’s book got published and turned into a movie or cartoon. We had made an agreement that if she were ever to do readings or anything I would do it for her and she would be there to sign books.

2-Are any of the characters in this story based on real people at all? I draw inspiration from everyone around me, and then stuff it all into one person. Do you do that, too?
Arabella’s son is my littlest. That is his personality. Many of the people in this story have been inspired by people I know. Bits and pieces of personalities have gone into them all. My mom was reading it while I was writing it and would call me to ask “Is so-and-so really….”

3-How do you balance work, writing, and family life?
I write my books after the kids go to sleep, so I can be up for until way past the early hours of the morning. I get my regular writing jobs (freelance) done while I home school two of my kids. Then the evenings are usually all about my kids, the weekends are theirs as well.

4-What's your favorite part of the writing process?
I love just sitting down and writing, when it flows and I can knock out several chapters that is when it is the best. Editing, is hard but I actually enjoyed that too.

5-Which is the hardest for you to write-the beginning, the middle, or the end?
It depends on the story. This one was easy, it just flowed. My second book was hard in the middle. I am working on two more at the moment and the beginning of one is being difficult, I know how I want it to go but it does not seem to want to do that way.

6-What is your least favorite part of the writing process?
Waiting, I do not care to wait. That lull in between edits is hard. The entire time I am wondering if I fixed what needed to be fixed. Did the rewrite I had to do sound alright, was it flush with the rest of the story? Just waiting in general.

7-What do your kids think about you being a published author?
My daughter says it is “really cool”. My middle child was most excited about the trailer than he was about anything else. My youngest calls my cover “The pretty one!” but when I told him that others could read my book he was upset at first because he is so used to me writing just for him, his brother, and sister.

8-What do you hope people will get out of your story?
First I hope that they enjoy it. If there is anything to be taken away from it then it would be that everyone has something in their past. Many people allow that thing to hold them back but you cannot change the past. All you can do is make a better future for yourself.

9-Who is your favorite character?
I love them all. I really do, Arabella and Clara sort of go together. I like how they are best friends and will do anything for each other.

10-Do you write in the genre you read?
I read all over the place. It turns out I am writing all over the place as well. So I guess I do. I have a YA fantasy that is contracted. I am working on a middle grade fantasy. I have two children’s books waiting for illustrations. Then of course Love Overcomes is a contemporary romance. I think it is good to not be bogged down to one kind of book to read, I guess that translated over into my writing.

About the Author!! 

Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing.

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