Thanks, Angela, and welcome!
Who am I? I'm young adult author Angela Carling. Here's my bio for those of you seeing my name for the first time:
Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs, California, but lives in Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines. After years of denial she finally admitted that she is a hopeless romantic, which led her to write her first Young Adult book, Unbreakable Love. Since then she's published three more books: Shackled, Becoming Bryn, and The Secret Keeper. Shackled won the silver IPGA award in 2012 and has been optioned as a screenplay. She always eats the frosting off her cake and leaves the rest, and can be caught signing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics. When she's not writing YA novels, she's mentoring teen writers, making pizza with her family or dreaming of taking a nap, not necessarily in that order.
Now on to the fun part...here is what I am giving away. In this post I've given you a little information on each of my four published Young Adult books. All you have to do is look them over and choose your favorite. You even get to pick whether you want a paper or digital copy. Below is the blurb you'd read on the back of each book and the book's cover so that you can check them out as if you were browsing in a book store.
Anyone else love to spend hours combing through the book shelves?
When you're all done, take a minute to enter to win your copy in my easy-peasy Rafflecopter giveaway, and I'll contact you on December 26 so it'll be like extending Christmas an extra day. Meanwhile if you want to learn more about my work or read reviews, you can drop by my website or Amazon.
Now, about the books. The first is called Becoming Bryn, and it is a stand-alone tale with a ton of heart and a really hot kiss scene. :)
For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn's gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister's life is beyond tempting, but there's a downside. She'd have to give up her relationship with Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends find out, would they ever forgive her?
After shy, quiet Lucy and her family move from their small hometown in Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, she is surprised when Ryan, the most popular boy at school asks her out. Soon, she is swept up in a whirlwind romance, and her naive and trusting nature allows her to fall head over heels in love with her too-good-to-be suitor. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself enraptured by the excitement of her new relationship, leaving her blinded to the warning signs of danger ahead. Can her fairy-tale romance last, or will she find that her prince charming is more like a wolf in sheep's clothing?
When seventeen year old Winter Merrill made a bargain with the mysterious Secret Keeper, she knew there were rules. The most important once, the next time you have a secret, you will not be able to tell it...even if you try.
What she didn't know is that her next secret, if not told, would destroy her life and the life of Liam, the only boy she ever loved. Can Winter find a way out of the dark bargain that binds her tongue or will her deal with the Secret Keeper bring devastating consequences unimaginable even to her?
Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. Despite her mistrust of the boys at school, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Nate.
Nate is captivated by her too, but lives in a rule-bound world as a guardian angel. His sacred task is to protect Jennie during a dangerous time in her life. However, he's strictly forbidden to touch Jennie and falling in love is completely off limits. The more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions--and Jennie's--get in the way of completing the task for which he was specifically chosen?
Well, you've seen them all. Now all you have to do is enter to win, and when I email you, let me know which one you want. Thanks for stopping by and hope your holidays are filled with good things and excellent books. Good luck!
You can also find out more about Angela and her books on Twitter, Goodreads, and Youtube.
Don't forget, there's only one day left (after today) to enter the giveaways. If you haven't already, you can have a look at the other authors here. Most of us have our giveaways running through the 25th.
Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and happy Christmas Eve!