Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Special Guest Interview with Angela Christina Archer

Hello all! Today I have the special privilege of hosting author Angela Christina Archer. I read part of her novel in a writing group a year or so ago. I've been waiting since then to read the rest! Her book, The Woman on the Painted Horse, is to be released today. Please check it out!

Author Bio Angela Christina Archer is a Historical Fiction/Romance writer. Living on a ranch in Oklahoma, she spends her days enjoying the outdoors with her husband and children, riding and showing horses, gardening, chasing around her many farm animals, and of course, putting her passion to pen and paper.
Born in Nevada, Angela and her husband made the bold choice to move halfway across the United States, away from all they knew. They have no regrets and have never looked back. Life on a farm can be hectic with children, horses, a dog, a cat, chickens, goats, and the summer frogs that love to take up residence in her backyard, but she wouldn't have it any other way.
Book Blurb A young woman defying the laws of her country, a young man hungry with greed and power, a brave soul who falls in love with one he shouldn’t; all three caught in a country divided by war and a forbidden love torn apart by blackmail and disparity.
Alexandra Monroe is a slave smuggler, smuggling slaves north where they can live as free people. Her crime is sedition and her punishment, if caught, is death. The daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Montgomery, Alexandra lives a life not by her own accord, but a life she willingly accepts for her secret quest to save the lives of slaves. Her ultimate sacrifice is to marry the town's most eligible bachelor, Thomas Ludlow—who has deadly secrets of his own.
One afternoon, Alexandra comes face to face with handsome William Graysden. Although, forbidden for his Creek Indian heritage, he captivates her. They fascinate one another, and ultimately find in each other a bond they don't wish to ignore. After a series of events; however, William must face the choice to continue the dangerous pursuit of Alexandra's affections or forget about her.
       Here are the links to find Angela online:
        Book buy links (I won't have the Amazon one until the release, but the Soul Mate Publishing is

1.      When did you start writing? September 18, 2009. It's weird that I know the exact date, but it's the date I woke up, said I was going to finally do it, and opened my computer.
2.      What are your favorite/least favorite things about writing? I've done a lot of interviews with authors that say their least is editing, but I have to say that's actually my favorite. Least favorite is of course hitting the dreaded brick wall.
3.      How do you respond to a negative review? I haven't received any *yet*. And, I would like to say my plan is to just not read them, but I know that the temptation might get the better of me. I plan to have lots of chocolate around me when it happens.  
4.      Do you have any future projects in the works? My second novel, In the Land of Gold, is in contract with Soul Mate Publishing. It is set in 1897, during the Klondike gold rush. Currently, I'm looking at end of 2014/beginning of 2015 release. While the manuscript was hard to write, I had a blast writing it and I'm excited to have it released for everyone else to enjoy.
5.      What are you working on right now? My third manuscript has taken a different turn then the first two. I always thought I would stay in the sweet heat historical romances, but when I started outlining my third, When the Black Roses Grow, it just sort of took a turn on its own and has turned into a historical paranormal romance.
6.      What are some of your favorite books? Why?
7.      Do you have any writing advice for newbie authors? Join writing clubs and critique groups, attend meetings, seminars, and conferences. They will help you learn. And, write every day.
8.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
9.  If you could travel to any time, past or present, where would you go? Who would you meet? Interestingly enough, my husband and I were talking about this the other night. I think it would be an amazing to have experienced George Washington getting sworn in as the first President. Huh, now I have a book idea brewing....
10.  What’s the strangest food you’ve eaten? I don't eat weird food. I grew up picky, and I'm now a picky adult. I have really weird food habits, too. I love bacon—it's perhaps my most favorite food. But with that said, I can't have it on anything. Love bacon, love hamburgers, but will NOT eat a bacon burger. To me, bacon is too good to be shared with other flavors. I won't eat onions on anything, and even strain my Ragu spaghetti sauce to get the little chopped onions out. But I like and will eat onion rings and Outback's Bloomin' Onion. I eat jalapeno peppers on anything and everything I can get them on. I am a condiment queen and will smoother my food with mayo, ketchup, or dressing - whatever the condiment the certain food requires I will pile it on, and I even put mayo on not only my sandwiches and hamburgers, but my hot dog buns too. I eat peanut butter on pancakes and waffles instead of butter.  I prefer vegetables over fruit. And, I believe that cream cheese is a gift from the heavens. Brownies are my biggest weakness and I will pile cream cheese frosting on them without a second thought.
11.  Think fast…
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite fairy tale: Too many to have just one.
Cats or dogs: Horses!
Sweet or salty: Sweet
Dark, milk, or white chocolate: White

Before you go, do you have any special acknowledgments you’d like to give? First and foremost, to my host, Tamara Grantham! Thank you so much for the interview. I had so much fun. And, congratulations on Shine #6—Raze. I've been thoroughly enjoying it and I can't wait to read more from you! 

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