Friday, September 6, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for The Eyes of Love by Angelina Rose


Join author Angelina Rose on her tour for The Eyes of Love from July 29-September 20.  Please leave a comment or question for Angelina to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway for a $50 Amazon/B&N Gift Card by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow Angelina’s tour here, the more stops you visit the better your odds of winning.

The Eyes of Love
By Angelina Rose
A Mill Creek Crossing Romance, Book 4

Publisher: Bookbaby
Release Date: April 26, 2013

Genre: Sweet Romance
Length: 93 Pages

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Book Description: 

After a tragic loss five years ago, Sally Overby becomes an Attorney in Atlanta. She convinces herself that all she'll ever need again is her young son, David, and her life as an attorney. Until one day, Colin Dean barges back into her life and promptly blows her safe world apart, driving her crazy as only a guy she'd had a "school girl crush" on can.

Sally is wary to love deeply. Only, with every loving look Colin gives her plus every sweet kiss, as the attraction between them sparks, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the one she should be with. And although Colin didn’t realize his life was going to change so quickly, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether. The one for Sally’s heart.

Will Colin be able to convince her that's it safe to love him... and that forever isn't really out of reach?

The Eyes of Love is a novella… so you can enjoy it in just one day!

Buy Links:  Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo 



Excerpt

A hush fell over the room for a moment as Stephanie appeared with Jazz trailing behind her. She was wearing a skin tight black dress with stiletto heels which was typical Stephanie fashion. She wanted nothing more than to be the center of attention like she always had been.

Without missing a beat, Stephanie walked straight over to Colin. Sally was shocked.

"Hello, Colin..." she purred as she ignored Sally completely. "You look sexy tonight, as always." She smiled seductively as Colin looked away. "Who's your friend?"

"None of your business, Steph. Leave me alone."

"Oohhh.... Did I touch a nerve, sweetie?" she asked as she reached out to touch his chest.

"Don't touch me, Stephanie. I'm warning you. Why don't you go back to Jazz?"

"Oh. Jazz. Boring..." she sang. "We're not together anymore, just so you know..." she whispered in a husky voice. Colin held onto Sally's hand for dear life. She had to do something.

"Stephanie, don't you remember me?" she asked grinning from ear to ear as she slid into Colin's side. He put his arm around her and stared down in shock at what she was about to say.

"I don't know you," Stephanie said looking her up and down.

"Wow. Age is really doing a number on your brain," Sally said.

"Who are you?" Stephanie snapped. Jazz stood a few feet back obviously trying to hear the conversation.

"I'm your worst nightmare," Sally growled as she came almost nose to nose with Stephanie, her attorney public speaking skills getting ready to display themselves. She pulled the name tag from her purse without breaking eye contact and held it up. "You see, I'm the nerd that you and your cronies bullied through high school."


AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Angelina Rose has wanted to write ever since she could hold a pencil. The first daughter of immigrant parents, Angelina had her head buried in books, lost in a world of heroes, heroines and exotic places.

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Angelina's author career.

"I awoke in the ICU... I had been unconscious for several days," Angelina says.

In 2010, Angelina had a long stint in hospital following her involvement in a motor vehicle accident: the longest time off work (as a Registered Nurse), she'd ever had in her life!

It was then she took up pen and paper and started to write again, just as she had done when she was a child. She wrote four short fiction stories for young adults, entered them in several competitions, and managed to win three first prizes!

After happily dipping her toes into writing those short fiction stories for young adults, Angelina has now authored four books in a new "Mill Creek Crossing Romance" series... contemporary romance intended for adults.

The "Starting Over Series" is another contemporary romance series she wrote about a subject she knows well... nurses and their love life. At a recent reunion of her graduating class, she could not help but notice how the same girls would group together and laugh, chat, and even shed some tears over their lives since graduating. Many of the girls had divorced... so Angelina thought "what if a group of the nurses came up with a plan to meet in two years and have a new love story to share?" Then the first story in the series was born.

There is always a story running around in her head. A man with thick dark hair, gray-blue eyes, with an engaging smile and a quick wit... or a girl crying over a broken relationship. She finds herself talking to these characters during her day: when she's doing dishes, or bathing babies at the hospital. These characters crop up on days at the beach or on walks through the neighborhood. This is how the stories start to grow.

Angelina's mother was an author, so Angelina grew up with a love of words and stories. If she wasn't writing a short story about something that took her fancy, her head was buried in books... reading, reading, reading, as her brother constantly told her...

When she's not spending time with her goodlooking man, or quality time with her laptop, she's working at the hospital, hanging out with her family and friends, or walking her two dogs around the neighborhood. Angelina spends as much time as she can traveling, then coming home and including some of those adventures in her stories.

Angelina really loves to hear from her readers and she invites you to connect with her on Facebook as she interacts daily with her readers there!






Goodreads:   http://www.goodreads.com/angelinaroseromance

My Review

Take one unpopular nerdy girl picked on in school who grows up to be a beauty, add the most popular boy in town who dated the prom queen, shake several times and you get the quickly paced second chance romance The Eyes of Love by Angelina Rose.  Good dialogue, plenty of emotional angst, and a sweet love story kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next.  Setting the story in a small town in the mountains, added to its charm.

Ms. Rose does a good job developing Sally and Colin’s characters throughout this short story; a shy, nerdy kid in school, Sally has gone from being the ugly duckling and turned into a beautiful swan.  While she’s experienced love, her husband’s sudden death left her a single mom, whose focus for the last five years has been caring for her son and her growing successful career.  Feeling lonely, Sally is both afraid to risk her heart and afraid of remaining alone.  Deciding to attend her high school reunion opens Sally’s heart up to more than she ever thought possible.

Hurt and betrayed by his former wife and best friend, Colin Dean is determined to stay in Mill Creek and continue running his successful real-estate business.  Deciding to attend his high school reunion, even though he knows his ex-wife and ex-best friend will both be there, is just one way of proving that he’s moved on.  He never counted on falling for the nerdy girl he felt sorry for, or on discovering how shallow he had been while in school.  Determined to prove to Sally he’s a changed man and worth loving, Colin sets out to win Sally’s heart.

Will Colin get to prove he’s a changed man and convince Sally to take a risk on falling in love?  Will Colin’s ex-wife and ex-best friend get what they deserve?  You’ll have to read The Eyes of Love to find out, it’s a cute, short romance and I enjoyed it.  

My Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I did not receive any additional compensation for my opinion of the reading material provided.






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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    If I win I want the Amazon GC :)

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway... And Amazon please... :O)

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  3. I love the premise of the story.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I'd love an Amazon GC :)

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  5. Amazon PLZ
    I love the colors of the cover really stands out!


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  6. Sounds like a great story! The excerpt really grabbed me and great review, too!

    Stormgoddess925@yahoo.com

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  7. A good Review. A amazon. Thanks.Deb P

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  8. I enjoyed the review. If I win, I would like to have an Amazon gift certificate, please. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  9. I would like to win the Amazon gift card :)
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  10. Look interesting. Thanks for review :)
    I would like the amazon GC, please.
    Thank you.

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  11. I really enjoyed this book & recommend it to anyone that enjoys romance, or even stories where someone is triumphant over their dark past. I prefer Amazon. Thanks!!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I would prefer Amazon!

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