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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Book Spotlight: Angles by Erin Lockwood



Angles
Part I
Erin Lockwood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date of Publication: November 10, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-48358-239-9
ISBN: 978-1-48358-240-5

Number of pages: 290
Word Count: 71,500

Book Description:

Cara and Sam are destined for each other, we know it the first time we meet them, and everyone else seems to know it as well. But life constantly interrupts and prevents them from taking the next step.

It doesn’t help at all that Cara is in a codependent platonic relationship with Theo. Cara is forever the damsel in distress and Theo is the enabler who thrives on being needed all the time. When Sam enters the scene, it disrupts the equation between the two. Theo and Sam have a chequered history behind them and share a love-hate relationship; hate being the dormant emotion.

But destiny is a funny thing, and by the time fate is done with these characters their lives will never be the same again.



Excerpt from Chapter 2

By the time I get back to dancing with Dean, I feel something, someone, watching me. The feeling I felt before my speech is stronger now. There’s something consuming my surroundings—an invisible, sweltering blanket over me. As soon as I have the chance, I look around and try to find the source of this feeling—the burning eyes I can’t see, yet, but I sense are focused on me.

I casually scan the room between dips and twirls.

My breath catches. There they are—the eyes I’ve been searching for. A man, a gorgeous man, in a perfectly tailored suit is staring at me. It’s no mistake. Now that I see him, I know his eyes are the source of this feeling I’ve been having.

There are worse people to have stare at you. He might be a little older, but he’s very attractive. He wears his dark brown hair slicked and styled up and back. It looks soft enough to run my fingers through and short enough to create a little edge to it. His blackish gray suit blends in with his olive, tan skin. Every part of him is dark and smoky, except his eyes. His turquoise-blue eyes are so bright; they’re like headlights shining at me. A lighthouse warning me not to come too close or my boat will crash. ”

About the Author:

Erin Lockwood grew up in Castro Valley, California and attended the University of Oregon, where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in journalism. From there she moved to Denver and spent the next seven years searching for the love of her life and building the family of her dreams.

It wasn’t long until, with children starting preschool and more time on her hands, Erin refocused on her career, beginning with a successful entry into the world of residential real estate as a Realtor. Free time was spent reading book after book (and binge-watching the subsequent films) in the New Adult genre. Feeling hopelessly in love with her husband, she wrote him a short story leading up to their fifth wedding anniversary. That’s when she discovered her tireless passion to share her experience of falling in love through fictional characters. That story evolved into the first novel in the Angles trilogy.

Erin still lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Phil, and their three children.


Twitter: @anglestrilogy



Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31818553-angles

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Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
I do both. I start with an outline and then it changes as I write because it will end up flowing differently than I originally imagined. I'm actually working on a new book now, Justified Temptation, that I'm not using an outline for. I'm just seeing where it goes.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story? 
Yes! When I do start with an outline the ending is never the same. The characters completely take over and develop as I write and it can sometimes become a different story than I originally planned.

What is your favourite food?
Interesting question :) I am a lover of all food! Very much like Caralee in Angles. I love a good food experience.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Before kids I would have told you both. However, I have three kids now and I've held onto being a morning person much better than a night owl :)

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
Everywhere but mostly Europe. I've been to Europe a handful of times when I was a kid, traveling for ice skating (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g7NUNd-l-Y). My husband has never been and it's been hard to travel so far with or without kids. I can't wait until we're in a position to take a really long trip overseas, with or without kids.

Do distant places feature in your books?
Not yet. There will be a lot more travel in Angles - Part II and Angles - Part III, but nothing too far.

Do you listen to music while writing?
All the time. I never notice much background noise while I'm "in the zone," but my husband listens to music while he works. We share an office so when he's home there is always music on. When I'm alone I don't think to turn it on but it never bothers me.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
Angles is my breakout novel! I am so proud of the work I've done on the first part of this trilogy. I've been moving along and finished the first draft of Angles - Part II. I can't wait until it's all out and on paper where it belongs. Even with a journalism degree, I wasn't inspired to be an author until about two years ago. My husband and I share a very passionate love and relationship, I just knew I had to somehow share the depth of that love through a story.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?
Everything, since I knew nothing. I have had to do research on every move I've made in the publishing, marketing, social media world. In a way, writing was the easy part but I love the challenge of finding my path to readers. I know people will love my book. The hard part is convincing them to try it.

Is there anything you would do differently?
Maybe, but I've learned from my mistakes and there is so much value in that. I'm learning so much as I go and it's giving me so much momentum with each book I plan to publish.

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
My husband. He is my everything... and he's ****ing gorgeous. There is no more in love woman than I. Also, my friends who have been so supportive during the writing process. When you're working on your first novel there is so much opportunity for doubt to seep in. My neighbor, sister (in-law) and best friend ALWAYS lifted me up and encouraged me when I needed that extra boost of confidence.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Believe in yourself. Especially if you're doing something a little different, there are people like you who want to hear what you have to say.

What are three words that describe you?
Loyal, happy, in love (that can me one word, right?)

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
If I had to choose one favorite it would be Beautiful Disaster and Jamie McGuire. I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie this past September and she couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. I am so grateful for woman like her who lift people up, even when they have their own success.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book
A compelling love story about Caralee, her best friend Teddy, and her new love interest, Sam. The intensity of Sam entering into Cara's life challenges her friendship with Teddy - which was forged long ago when they encountered a deranged gunman. Teddy will stop at nothing to protect Cara - even if it means keeping his long time business associate and once best friend far away from her. This story is about friendship and relationship triangles, love and protection, love and understanding, and love vs. true love.

List of previous books if any
This is my first... of many! I'm hoping to publish three books in 2017. 


Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.
www.erinlockwood.com

www.facebook.com/anglestrilogy

A short bio and a link to author photo if you have one.
http://www.erinlockwood.com/about/



2 comments:

  1. Thank you for spotlighting Angles! I hope your followers love Angles as much as I loved writing it. It's an easy, chick-lit, fall in love read. Enjoy!! <3

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