Friday, June 22, 2012

Blog Tour (Interview+ Giveaway): Shackled by Angela Carling

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Help me welcome Angela Carling, author of Unbreakable Love and Shackled... Other than her wonderful answers for the interview she also offered an e-book copy of her book Shackled..

I have also reviewed her other book, Unbreakable Love..and I enjoyed it...check out my review here.

Read on and possibly win her book..:)

Blurb about the book:


Shackled
The Blurb

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 na├»ve 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.
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Interview!!!

One/Two word/s that describe your book?
Heartpounding(like how I stuck them together to get another word) and thought provoking. Okay, I’m really bad at the two word thing.


One sentence: Why we should read your book?
Because I never want you to go through Lucy’s experience and this book is a great cautionary tale to let you experience it without experiencing it. !


What’s the reason behind the title "Shackled"?
I chose the title Shackled because this book is all about the sickness of controlling behavior. In the book, you’ll be so surprised at how Lucy becomes shackled, but in this case, the name really fits. Embarrassingly enough, after the name was already printed I discovered all kinds of naughty books with a similar title. Won’t those smut seekers be disappointed when the start reading my Shackled.


If you would become one of the characters of your book, who would it be?
Brecken, she is a supporting character, but she is so comfortable in her own skin and so spunky.

If this would turn into a movie, who would be the main cast?
I don’t care as long as Mason is someone gorgeous, and kind of unkempt.
Ian Somerhalder
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Music or Book?
Seriously, that is like asking air or oxygen If I had to give up one it would be music because I could still sing but I can’t create other people’s writing and I thrive when I read.

Love or Life
Life is meaningless without love. So I’d rather die having love in my life, than live in a loveless void. How sappy is that!

 
Reality or Fantasy?
That is a tough one. Fantasy can be so much nicer than reality, but I think I would take reality because that is where all the real living is done. I’m okay with things not being perfect. My own mother died when I was three years old. Sometimes life is tragic, but at the same time, it is in these tragedies that we find our inner strength and we appreciate the good we have in our lives. Plus, reality is where my friends and family are, so I’ll just visit fantasy land from time to time.



If I can’t sleep, I would go find one of my kitties and pet her until I felt better.

The craziest thing I did was to break a big water fountain in front of a country club while playing in it with my boyfriend.
My greatest dream is to have my kids grow up and be happy, that and to sleep in every day.

The place I’d like to go someday is Finland. We had a foreign exchange student from there.

One thing people don’t know about me is I was raised by my dad and he taught me to love cars, especially old ones. When you read my books, there is always a cool car.

I wish I had written more about Jenny, my main character in Unbreakable Love. It was my first book and now I realize there was so much more to tell about her.

Where could readers go to know more about you and your books?

My amazing husband put together my website so I have to show that off—
On the website, buttons take you everywhere from Amazon to facebook to samples of my writing. Happy clicking.

I have a blog to keep readers updated and of course for general ramblings

You can also contact me through email at angelacarling@gmail.com
That should do it.


Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Finally, I just want to say thank you for your support. Getting known as a writer is no small task and I appreciate so many people, some of whom I’ll never get to meet…oh yeah and HAPPY READING!

Angela Carling:
About Angela:


Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs, California but now resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines. After years of denial, she final admitted, that she is in fact, a hopeless romantic, which allowed her to let down her hair and write her first book, Unbreakable Love. She always eats the frosting of her cake and cookies but leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When she is not writing YA novels, she is secretly using her family as Guiney pigs to test what she learned in College.
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12 comments:

  1. * Add Shackled to my TBR list on Goodreads : DONE!
    * Become a fan of the author : DONE!
    * GFC follower : Aline Tobing
    * What I like most with the interview is this line (one of Angela's reply)

    "Fantasy can be so much nicer than reality, but I think I would take reality because that is where all the real living is done. I’m okay with things not being perfect. My own mother died when I was three years old. Sometimes life is tragic, but at the same time, it is in these tragedies that we find our inner strength and we appreciate the good we have in our lives. "

    I couldn't agree more!! :)

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  2. I firstly would like to thank you for an apsolutely fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading & reviewing and for a most insightful review. The storyline sounds utterly origional and unique within its genre, and it was facinating to find out more about the inspiration behind it. Thank you x

    Follower: GFC - lfountain1
    Goodreads: Miss. Lucinda Fountain
    'fan' of author & added book to my to-read shelf

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. Hi, this is the author, Angela Carling. Thanks for your interest in my book. Can't wait for you to discover the surprse herione at the end. good luck:)

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  3. I want to thank you for the giveaway. The book sounds very interesting and I loved the interview...

    Added to my TBR: Kelly Reci
    Became her fan: Kelly Reci
    Follow you on GFC/ ronnkelly3

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

    ronnkelly3(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You guys are so polite, I love it. thanks for your interest in my book and the best of luck in winning it.

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  4. I love a good suspenseful story and this one seems to have a message. I did all of the requirements and follow by email. Julierupert@gmail.com

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    1. I'm with you, a little suspense is great! Thanks for your interest and good luck:)

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  5. My favorite part is her reason for me/you to read Shackled. My goodreads name is Snfrog7/Amanda Collins my email is Snfrog7@Aol.com

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  6. thanks for the look at the book and your added tomy good reads
    desiree reilly
    both list

    love the way you did the book thanks a lot desi the blonde at msn dot com

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  7. Added it to my Goodreads books - Natalie Wadel
    Became a fan of Angela Carling
    I thought the reason for the title Shackled was very interesting and the book sounds really good. Read the raving reviews too!
    Following on Network blogs, GFC.
    Thank you!
    Natalie
    nataliew2@gmail.com - add me too to Goodreads if you'd like, http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1167461-natalie

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  8. Done, done, and done! Favorite part of the interview:
    The craziest thing I did was to break a big water fountain in front of a country club while playing in it with my boyfriend.
    How in the world?

    Goodreads user name: Suzanne Lilly
    Here I am! http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5258804.Suzanne_Lilly

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  9. Thanks so much to all of you who enetred and congrats to the winner..:D

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