Monday, 7 December 2015

Angela Stevens - Author Of Contemporary Adult Romance & YA Fantasies

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Biography

Angela Stevens is the author of the contemporary adult romance novels Lemon Drops and Love and Ice Cold Mint Juleps. She also writes YA fantasies and Children's books under the pen name of A.D. Stevens
Angela is British born but moved to the United States a decade ago. Always a keen traveler, she has enjoyed spending time living outside of her native country. She is an ex-teacher and the mother of two children. When empty nest syndrome threatened, Angela turned to writing novels to fill her growing free time. As her hobby grew she found storytelling began to fill her waking hours.
Her debut novel, Lemon Drops and Love grew out of her voracious appetite for reading. After one particularly momentous year, where she consumed over one hundred paper backs, Angela Stevens decided to attempt her own. The story is set in her local town and the setting for her love story was partly inspired by her passion for ice hockey. "I discovered ice hockey when I first moved to America. We went first to see an Anaheim Ducks game when I was visiting L.A. We all loved it so much when we came home we went to watch our local team. Now I'm a rabid Washington Capitals fan, and can often be found 'rocking the red' at the Verizon center supporting the Washington Capitals."

In Angela's stories, you will always find a hero to fall in love with and a heroine who will be worthy of his love. Her characters are three dimensional and down to earth. She writes with a strong voice and in a gritty style weaving tension and suspense throughout her narrative. Her characters come to life and whisk you away, whether into a romantic or fantasy setting. Which ever you chose, be prepared to laugh out loud, cry and fall in love.

Angela began her writing career on wattpad.com and she highly recommends it for anyone beginning writing or for someone wanting to get their stories out there. Part writing site and part social media the website has been the driving force in getting her work published. "The community over there [wattpad] is amazingly supportive. It allows writers to experiment and show their works to a huge range of readers. It also encourages a lot of writers to mentor each other. I was lucky enough to come across some exceptional writers who took the time to critique my work and pass on advice. On the social side, I have met the most wonderful people and have formed some long term friendships with authors across the world."

Making connections in any industry is important but connecting with your peers in the writing field is doubly important. "Without making connections with other authors I would never have been able to release my book. The whole process is totally daunting and there are so many elements to it. Over the last few years, I have made connections which cross over into firm friendships and together we form a little community that provides each other with experience, expertise, technical knowledge, therapy, and a whole host of support." 



Lemon Drops and Love (Cocktail Series, #1)

Lemon Drops and Love (Cocktail Series #1)

For years, Jude loved Maya from afar. When she falls into his arms at his sister’s wedding, Jude decides he’s waited long enough. But it’s complicated. Maya’s no longer the carefree, self-assured woman he once knew. Frightened, vulnerable, her confidence crushed, Maya is unable to see a way out of an abusive relationship. But Jude Holland is not going to stand back and watch this happen. After rescuing her from Carl’s clutches, he plans to stay and pick up the pieces but he didn't bank on Carl's unwillingness to let go.  


Ice Cold Mint Juleps (Cocktail Series #2)

Ice Cold Mint Juleps (Cocktail Series #2)

When a genuine misunderstanding is followed by a downright ridiculous jumping to conclusion, you know a relationship is heading south. But Ash didn't expect it to lead to one-hell-of-a momentous hockey fight.

Sent off the ice in disgrace, London Sinclair would be damned if she was going to let Ash Cooper get away with being such a jerk, but when their confrontation spills into the locker room, Ash has quite the revelation.

Ice Cold Mint Juleps is part of the Cocktail Series. These books are connected by characters and setting. Each is a standalone story and it is not necessary to have read all the books in the series. All the Cocktail Series books are gritty,steamy and contain strong language throughout. They are meant for an adult audience.



Champagne Moments (Companion Novella)

Announcing the latest addition to the Cocktail Series. Champagne Moments is a companion Novella to the series and serves as a Prequel to Lemon Drops And Love. Set back in the college days of Jude, Maya, Roxy, Johnny and Rick this is a fun introduction to the characters when they were younger. Find out some interesting backstory and see how Roxy and Johnny got together.

When Can I Get A Copy?

Champagne Moments was released on July 13th to celebrate Angela's birthday and is available for purchase on Amazon.
But Angela is making an exclusive offer to all her subscribers to say "thank you for all your wonderful support over the last year".
You can get a FREE copy of the Champagne Moments Novella when you subscribe to Angela's website and - what's more - subscribers will receive their FREE copies before the Novella is released!
Yep, thats right- You get a Free and an exclusive pre-release kindle copy just for subscribing to the website.
So tell your friends, share the Facebook ad with everyone you know, because they too can get a FREE copy of Champagne Moments.
All ready a subscriber? Well don't worry, you are already on the list and will be automatically emailed on the secret pre-release date with your very own FREE Copy, you don't have to do anything, just fish the newsletter out of your junk mail lol.

*Just click on the link above to take you to the website*



The Wolf You Feed (The Vargr Clan Trilogy, #1)


Tore Vargr finds his world turned upside down when he is forced to choose between the love of his life and the life he loves. He chooses Annike, disrespects his brother, Erik, and sets off a chain of events that shape his life in a way he could never have imagined.

Outlawed from his clan, Tore embraces his new responsibilities of father and protector as he carves out a new life in a human world. But a jealous brother has a long memory and Erik is nothing if not patient when it comes to exacting revenge. When Tore’s past catches up with his present, he has to learn to pull from an inner strength.

There is a battle of two wolves inside us all.
One is evil: it is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, jealousy, resentment, lies.
The other is good: it is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, truth.
The wolf that wins?
The one you feed.

Cherokee proverb


Spanning two generations The Wolf You Feed is the first book in a heartbreaking trilogy set in the shape shifting worlds of werewolves and skin walkers.

Hold On (The Vargr Clan Trilogy, #2)


Part two in the emotional Vargr Clan Trilogy. After the tragic events of 1997, Tore Vargr is consumed by hatred and despair. As he battles once more with the two wolves within him, he is in danger of losing everything he holds dear.

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it’s a handful of earth

Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it’s a long way from here.

Hold on to your life,
Even if it’s easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday, I’ll be gone away from you.

Pueblo Prayer


An Unbreakable Will (The Vargr Clan Trilogy #3)

An Unbreakable Will (The Vargr Clan Trilogy #3)

Join Tore and his children in this dramatic conclusion to the emotionally charged Vargr Clan Trilogy.
“When you know who you are, when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will. No cold can touch your heart, no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.”
Chief Seattle, 1780

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