Monday, November 29, 2010


Click here for my post on Virtual Paris!

Click here for The Paris Secret Facebook page where you can find different info than on the blog!

Angela ; )

Friday, November 19, 2010

Excerpt of The Paris Secret!

Click here for an excerpt of The Paris Secret!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cover Love!

Here is the cover for The Paris Secret! Turn out the lights and it glows! I've also created a blog and a Facebook page specifically for the book! I hope you'll join me. But I'll still be blogging here from time to time.

Angela  ; )

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kendra Clayton Series Trailer!

Lately I've been playing around with iMovie trying to put together a book trailer for The Paris Secret. While I was searching for the perfect video clips and images to use, it suddenly occurred to me that I'd never done a trailer for any of my Kendra Clayton mysteries. The reason being that when I was under contract for my series book trailers were still pretty new and even now their effectiveness in getting readers to buy a book is questionable. But I still think they are a lot of fun and just one small piece of the bigger promotional picture. Recently I discovered Animoto. Animoto is a service that allows you to upload images, video clips, and music and mixes them into cool custom slideshow videos. You can create unlimited 30 second videos or pay just $3 bucks for a full length video. They also have other payment plans. Here is the one I created for my Kendra Clayton series!

Create your own video slideshow at


Angie ; )

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hollywood, Are You Listening?

Psst! Ever wonder which actor and actress I think would be perfect to play Maya Sinclair and Simon Girard in a movie version of The Paris Secret? Just look how magnifique Halle and Olivier look romping through Paris together! Just sayin...

Photo courtesy of Bossip

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

One Step Closer

Can you believe it's September already? I can't. This year is flying by. Next week starts the beginning of fall quarter at the college I work for. After a nice quiet summer, I am sooo not ready for the rush of students and...ugh...helicopter parents! But then again I never am.

On Monday I turned in my second round of revisions for The Paris Secret. I think there will probably be another round or two of revisions before we get to the copy edits. Anyone who thinks ebooks aren't well edited needs to think again, at least when it come to Carina Press. I've never worked so hard or learned so much! After four published novels, I'm still learning and growing as an author. And I'm sure there will be even more lessons to come.

I am happy to report that I also got an email from Carina's art department on Monday. They are ready to start working on the cover! They sent me an Art Fact Sheet asking for detailed feedback on everything from the mood and setting of the book to physical descriptions of my main characters. And boy did I give them detailed feedback! This is the first time I've ever filled out an Art Fact Sheet. They even asked me to send along cover images and pictures that captured the mood of the book. I already had a lot of potential cover images picked out from when I had contemplated self-publishing The Paris Secret. But I also searched for covers on Amazon and Barnes and Noble that illustrated the type of cover I envisioned for The Paris Secret. I've been very impressed with Carina's covers so far. I can't wait to see what they come up with for my book!

And just in case you're wondering what images I sent them, the links are below! Enjoy! And have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Angela ; )

Paris photo courtesy of Photo Everywhere

Monday, August 2, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Okay, I know technically summer isn't over yet. But since I've been MIA as far as blogging goes, I thought I'd report on what I've been doing since my last post.

1. Turned in my first round of revisions for The Paris Secret, which leads to the second thing I've been doing.

2. Waiting for my editor to send me my next round of revisions for The Paris Secret.

3. Wrote 40, 000 words ( so far) of an urban fantasy novel featuring a kick ass MALE protagonist, and having a little too much fun doing it!

4. Teaching myself how to use iMovie and working on a book trailer for The Paris Secret, which I will debut here just as soon I get cover art so I can finish it! Being completely stunned at how much great, free, stock footage and images you can find online (Just pay attention to those usage licenses!) and learning to love the term Public Domain!

5. Putting together bonus content for The Paris Secret to turn into a free app for iphone and droid!

6. Brainstorming promo ideas for promoting The Paris Secret. Any and all suggestions are welcome ; ).

7. Waiting to see if I placed in a contest that could lead to a new publisher for my Kendra series. Fingers crossed!!!!!

8. Reading some great books. I'll do a post on them shortly.

9. Spending too much time on twitter.

10. Laughing every time I see this adorable commercial!

So, how about all of you? What have you been up to this summer? Come on! Don't be shy!