Monday, February 18, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Desert Flower by Angel Scott

Upper YA - Women's Fiction
Date Published: 1/21/2013

Bodies have a canny way of finding Samantha Jean Haggert—the first, the dead body of her mama; the second, a naked man in the middle of the Arizona desert. For Sam, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime is more than unfair. Two is downright cruel.

Seven years after running from West Virginia, Sam's now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the pieces of her life together with the help of her family—Jacob, Boone, and Laura. But the naked man in the desert spirals her world out of control, resurrecting past hurts and revealing old secrets. It also pits against one another the two men who vie for her heart: Carson, her friend, her first kiss, and the one man who knows everything about her past and loves her despite it; and Turner, the stranger who knows nothing, but who excites and frustrates her all at once.

When bad choices made as a child lead to more bad choices as a young adult, Sam finds herself at a crossroads, forced to face her demons head-on if she plans to have any future at all—with Carson, with Turner, or with anyone. But fixing the wrongs of the past takes time, and learning to forgive one's self is damn near impossible.

Visit old friends in this harrowing sequel to Desert Rice, in which award-winning author Angela Scott brings back the characters so many readers have loved. 

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I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author. For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it.
I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.
As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.
You can subscribe and follow me on my website, where I blog obsessively about my writing process and post updates on my current works. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook, but be forewarned, I tweet and post more than a normal person.
Twitter: @whimsywriting

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

It used to be more of a hobby, something I enjoyed doing. But now, it's more than that. It's evolved. Yes, it is a career for me. It's something I want to continue doing for as long as I am able.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Endings. I struggle to write endings. Every book I've written it has always been the endings that makes me want to yank out my hair and cause me to lose sleep over.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

Yes. My good friend Diana Tracy. I met her at a writing seminar some years back and we formed a critique group with several other ladies. Over time, the other ladies moved on but Diana and I have stayed close friends. She is my ideal reader. If she reads it and thinks it's good, then I have succeeded. She is a tough cookie to please, which I'm grateful for. She tells me like it is.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Currently, I am working on writing the third book in The Zombie West Series. But I've had several readers ask for a third book to the DESERT RICE saga. I've never planned on a third book, but several ideas for one keep popping into my head, so who knows.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I do love to read, but as an addiction…I don't think so. My writing is totally an addiction. Reading is like a vacation from that addiction, an escape. Currently, I am reading Snow Child. The writing is beautiful and the story and idea are intriguing. The characters are amazing! I really am enjoying this novel.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:

For Samantha Jean Haggert, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime is more than unfair. Two is downright cruel. Upper YA Contempt/Romance

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPD

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes with fries on top.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Danielle Steel

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality

#7 – Call or Text? Call

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook

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