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Monday, May 20, 2013

[Book Tour] Magic Moment by Angela Adams


Magic Moment
by Angela Adams

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BLURB:

When the FBI brings Laura Roberts - a quiet, reserved bookkeeper - in for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she works, an uneasy Laura resigns her job - only to be attacked by thugs.

Chase Donovan intends to spend a few peaceful days on his boat getting his head together - and finds a woman being assaulted by two men who say his father told them to do it.

Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they learn to work together to discover the truth - before someone dies?



In a local diner, two FBI agents insist Laura come with them to FBI headquarters.  As she tries to convince the agents they have the wrong person, Chase approaches.

 Chase Donovan had joined the fracas. Dressed in jeans and a black leather jacket, he was tall and athletic, in his mid-thirties, with a wavy mixture of light, nearly blond, and medium brown hair. 

He was also her boss’s son. 

A bewildered expression covered Chase’s handsome, chiseled features. He stood so close that as Laura jerked from Phillips’ hold, her elbow nearly whacked Chase in the stomach. 

Saunders identified himself to Chase. “We need Miss Roberts at headquarters to answer a few questions.”

 “I’d like to see some I.D.,” Chase said firmly. 

Saunders arched a dark, hairy eyebrow. “And you are?”

 “Chase Donovan.” He rested a hand lightly on her shoulder. Laura stiffened at his touch, unaccustomed to Chase putting a hand on her, even if in a protective manner.  

 “Laura works for my father,” Chase said. “If I don’t see some identification, she’s not going anywhere with you.” To prove his point, his hand moved downward and his fingers wrapped gently around her forearm.

Chase also worked for his father, although what his role was within the business was generally debatable among the clientele. This was so embarrassing. In the three years Laura had worked as Dick Donovan’s bookkeeper, her conversations with his son had been work related or cordial exchanges about the weather. If there was any chance of the floor opening up and swallowing her, she considered now the perfect time.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, and The Long and Short Reviews. In December 2011, Whimsical Publications published an anthology, Winter Wonders. Ms. Adams’ short story “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was among the collection.
Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America and its online chapter, From the Heart Romance Writers.
Websites

Buy Links
Crimson romance:  www.crimsonromance.com







Hi, Melinda.  Thank you so much for inviting me to talk about Magic Moment.

What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?
I’ve always been a reader.  My mother took me to the library when I was six-years-old for my first library card.  Romances have a happy every after ending that I enjoy.  It’s only natural that I would write what I enjoy reading. My television viewing is basically police dramas and soap operas.  The most successful romances are the ones littered with suspense.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
All of my stories stem from my characters.  I create the characters, then develop a story around them. With Magic Moment, first I wrote the back story for Chase, then Laura, and wrote the story around them.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?
Somewhere down the future, I’d like to write a children’s book. My favorite children’s story is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. I love that story. Almost all children have a stuff toy that makes them feel secure.  Although the item they’re holding is just a soft and cuddly object, the security and contentment that they feel is real. Just as the rabbit is real at the end of The Velveteen Rabbit.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
With Magic Moment, I had the idea for a hero who is going through life believing he has to be the type of person others want him to be, rather than the person he wants to be.  Chase Donovan is a man who grew up torn between a self-centered, unprincipled father and a compassionate, selfless mother.

When a colleague of mine said one day that she wished her family could live on only her husband’s income and that she didn’t have to work, I thought up Laura Roberts.  My colleague had mentioned some important milestones she missed in her kids’ lives. For example, her oldest daughter took her first steps in day care.  She said she would be happy being a lunch mom at her daughters’ school and going to PTA meetings.      

Those comments influenced Laura, a woman who never aspired for a high-power career, but a simple life as a wife and mother.

Bringing the FBI into their lives, and sending the couple on the run, I threw in for twists and turns.  My television viewing is basically police dramas and soap operas.  The most successful romances are the ones littered with suspense.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?
When Laura realizes that Chase isn’t the self-centered playboy he gives the impression of being.

Flirting Quickies: 

White wine or red?

red

Coffee or tea?

coffee

Vanilla or chocolate?

chocolate

Sweet or salty?

sweet

Beach or mountains?
beach
Winter or summer?
summer (except for Christmas)
Cat or dog?
dog
Clubbing or candlelight dinner?
candlelight dinner
Morning or night person?
morning
Christmas or Halloween?
Christmas




Angela will award a $25 BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Leave your email in the comment section along with your comment.



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17 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Melinda!
    Thank you for hosting "Magic Moment" today. While I'll be away from the computer during the day, I look forward to reading and replying to everyone's comments this evening. Have a great Monday.

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  2. This really sounds like an exciting mystery/romance. I will enjoy reading it.

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    1. Growing up, and even today, I was always a big fan of soap operas. As I mapped out the book, I thought of it as if I were doing an episode a day. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you're not disappointed in reading the book.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your interview with us! Magic moment really does sound quite magical :P

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your kind words. I got the idea for the book from the radio. I listen to the radio while I'm writing. Someone said, "magic moment," and it just stuck in my head.

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  4. Good Morning Angela and Melissa,
    (Melissa, I love your little avatar--too cute.)
    I enjoyed finding out how Angela developed her characters. I also found out we share a great deal of favorites from chocolate, mornings, dogs and the beach.

    Great luck on your tour.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your good wishes. I'm just realizing how all those favorites can be strung together. Have a cup of hot chocolate on a brisk morning while walking a dog on the beach (a great start for a novel!).

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  5. Great interview and excerpt. The book cover is lovely.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Yes, the book cover is great. Crimson did a wonderful job. I'll pass your comment on to them. Thanks again for your thoughts.

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  6. Great interview. Congratulations and hope you have a wonderful book tour, Angela. This book is in my TBR on my Kindle right now.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Suzi, and for all of your good wishes!

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  7. Wonderful interview, ladies. Angela, congratulations! I agree that Crimson Romance did a great job on your cover - love the couple, so gorgeous. I look forward to reading your novel. May you have many sales!

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes. There is a small bookstore in my neighborhood. When the sales associate saw the "Magic Moment" book cover, she said to me, "that couple is going to sell some books!" Crimson has a great art department. I'm in awe of many of their book covers. I appreciate you checking out the blog post, thank you.

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  8. Our flirting quickies match. LOL Great post. Best wishes.
    -R.T. Wolfe

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  9. Especially, the chocolate, I'm sure! I love hot chocolate. I even drink it in the summer. Thank you so much for checking out the blog post, and for all of your good wishes.

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    1. Oh, and, I forgot, RT. Enjoy your walk on the beach with your dog (smile).

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