|Books by Angela Aaron:
The Fire of Beltane
Mediterranean Affair (additional author Byrl Tyne)
The Guardian: Shadowstone Legend
I’m a simple pleasures kind of gal. Give me a good cup of coffee and some quiet time in the morning and I’m set for the rest of the day. In the evening, a glass of wine and a fine man…simplicity at its finest.I love to be outdoors and quite often in the summer you’ll find me camping. Some of my best stories have been crafted in the forest. I have a very special place I go to each summer that is really inspiring. I’ve outlined many stories there. I’m a hopeless romantic, I have been since a very young child. I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of people falling in love and that very special feeling that happens. I guess that’s why I write romance and lately fantasy romance.I love the idea of an alpha hero from the past having to deal with modern times. It gives him a sense of vulnerability while still remaining strong.I love when people ask me when I started to write because I have been writing most of my life and don’t know when I started. When I was 9 years old I used to write stories with happy-ever-afters for my favorite television characters. As I went through adolescence I continued to write. I never stopped writing. I wrote my first full-length novel in college and I dabbled with some fanfic after college. But never considered publishing until just a few years ago. I generally write the type of stories I like to read, because I figure if I like to read them there are others that will like them, also.My ideas come to me usually as dreams or daydreams. As a matter of fact a beginning scene in The Fire of Beltane is exactly a daydream I had one cold February morning as I procrastinated going into work. I sat in my car thinking how wonderful it would be if some big hero came and swept me away on an adventure, taking me away from my mundane job. I stopped right there and wrote down what I was thinking before going into work and when I got home that night, The Fire Of Beltane was born. It’s easy for me to imagine a normal woman falling into abnormal situations because I’m, well, a normal woman. Ha.The hardest part I find about writing is actually finding the time to sit down and write. I lead a very busy life as a mom, having a full time job and quite often having exchange students hanging around our house. This is where the good cup of coffee and a quiet morning comes in.Watch out when I get started, though. Once I get going I don’t stop. I’ve been known to binge write for 3 days in a row stopping only for food and a quick shower. Everything else I let go during that time. My family knows better than to interrupt me when I’m like this. I am not a disciplined writer that can sit down for a certain amount of hours every day and write. With me it’s feast or famine. When I’m writing, I’m obsessed, when I’m done I go through withdrawal. When it’s over I’m relieved- at least till the editing starts. Ha.It’s a very powerful thing to be able to craft a story. You can make it whatever you want, you control its destiny. Write because you love to write, because you love to immerse yourself in different worlds and meet different characters.
Don’t write because you want to be rich and famous. That happens to only a few.
Music is instrumental in my writing process. I think music is my second inspiration. Often I will hear a piece of music that will inspire a scene or fit with a thought I have in my head. With the Guardian there were two very specific playlist that I listened to over and over while I was writing. I actually put the YouTube videos for this music on my website so others could listen to it as well. www.AngelaAaronAuthor.yolasite.com)
My current project is the Shadowstone trilogy. Book one, The Guardian is out now and is doing very well. The audio version is superb. My narrator, Hollie Jackson did an excellent job with all of the accents. She makes you believe you are actually on the Isle of Skye and you are with characters from the past. It adds a whole new dimension to storytelling. I got shivers listening to my own book.
Presently, I am with Fenora and Brynn, crafting their story, The Ghost -Shadowstone Legend Book Two. Their tale will take us further into the world of Fae and tempt Fenora’s growing power.
The third book of the series, The Fae -Shadowstone Legend Book Three, is waiting in the wings. You can find out more about The Guardian and The Fire of Beltane on my website. www.AngelaAaronAuthor.yolasite.com.
You can even listen to an excerpt of the audio for both and watch a few fun videos I made for them. I also have links for my other two books, Pleasure Island and A Mediterranean Affair there as well.
I love to connect with readers and can be reached on FB under Angela Aaron and Angela Aaron Author as well as firstname.lastname@example.org