Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get Tempted By Angela Johnson!!

Oohh-Da-Lolly!! Another week is ancient history and we're heading into two days of R&R!

If you're looking for a good read to wile away weekend with . . . look no further!

Please make welcome ANGELA JOHNSON!!!

Angela's latest book, VOW OF DECEPTION, the second novel in her VOW series, was released earlier this month. Both Vow of Deception and its predecessor VOW OF SEDUCTION are set in the medieval era of King Edward I. So, if handsome knights are a staple on your TBB list, you've come to the "write" place!!

I'm all for taste testing. Let's get settled and dive right into the good stuff!

1)If you were a book, what would your blurb be?

A hopeless romantic, Angela Johnson once thought she would never find anyone who would love and accept her for who she is. But then she met the man of her dreams who luckily appreciates her wacky sense of humor, and all the rest. And he’s just as quirky as she is. At her husband’s encouragement, Angela now combines her two favorite passions—history and romance novels—into a writing career. She blissfully spends her days spinning sensual historical tales about brave heroes, and the independent women who love them.

2)Using three words describe your voice.

Steamy, fast-paced, and emotionally intense. Okay, so that’s not exactly three words, but I never said I was good at math.

(Oh, boy! Me, too! Thank goodness for calculators.)

3)Tell us a little bit about your writer's journey. What was it like to receive "The Call"?

It took me several years to finish my first novel, VOW OF SEDUCTION, because I was still learning to write, and simultaneously trying to figure out the world of publishing. But once the book was done, the journey to publication came rather quickly. When I was ready to submit my first novel for publication, I pitched it to a New York editor, who requested a partial submission. I also entered several RWA sponsored writing contests using material from this same book. I won or placed in most of the contests, and as a result, I received three requests for a full submission of the manuscript from New York editors. Just three months after I got a rejection letter from the first editor, Hilary Sares, who was at Kensington at the time, offered me a two book contract, which I accepted.

I was actually in bed asleep when I received "The Call”. I had stayed up late, writing the night before, and was sleeping in; not an unusual occurrence. My husband came into the bedroom and said… "Hilary Sares at Kensington left a message on our answering machine. She said she really liked your story and wanted to know if you’d sold in book format before." At first I thought he was joking. He has a wicked sense of humor like that. Needless to say, I got very excited, returned her call, and left a message for her. I actually left two messages, because during the first message, I was so flustered I left the wrong phone number for her to call back at. Then I sheepishly called once again and gave her the correct number. It's amazing how wonky your brain can become when you get REALLY excited.

4) With your second book, VOW OF DECEPTION, set to release 11/2 has your outlook on the publishing industry changed?

When I sold my first book two years ago, I was absolutely clueless about what was expected of me next. But two books later, I'm less naïve, and have come to understand that for publishers, it's just a numbers game. I've also learned that the novel writing process does not end once you sign a publishing contract. That's when the real work begins; manuscript edits, copy edits, page proofs, and book promotion. For naturally shy people, like me, marketing and promotion can be challenging. Mostly though, being a published author is rewarding and fun.

5)What advice would you give the struggling novice writer?

If you get the chance, join a local or regional writers’ group. The best career decision I ever made was to join my local writers’ group....KS Writers’ Inc. It’s important to surround yourself with people who support, motivate, and encourage you through good times and bad; through triumphs and tribulations. Writer's groups also offer education and networking opportunities too. And, they serve as a natural resource for finding good critique partners. I doubt I would be published today, without the help of my amazingly talented and wonderfully supportive critique partners. And finally, don't forget to believe in yourself. It all starts there.

6)What's up next for you? Any news you'd like to share?

The 3rd book in my Vow series, about a repentant knight who must marry his dead brother’s beautiful betrothed, is currently out on proposal.

I’m on the last stretch of my blog tour for VOW OF DECEPTION. Upcoming dates and blog sites are:

November 22-26, Write Life of Andrea and Corrina
November 23, Yankee Romance Reviews
The Romance Dish
November 30, Heart of Romance
December 1, History Undressed

For links to upcoming blogs please visit:

Book Trailer for VOW OF DECEPTION

I’d love to hear from readers.

Please contact me at my website, or learn more about me and read book excerpts @

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Or visit me at my Facebook fan page @!/pages/Angela-Johnson-Author/107353814770

Buy Links:
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Your first allegiance is to your heart…

As a knight, Sir Rand Montague’s allegiance is to King Edward I. But when the king orders Rand to escort Rosalyn Harcourt to court in order to wed her off to Sir Golan—a crass knight Rand abhors—he’s torn between duty and desire. For Rand has never forgotten the woman he spent one unforgettable night of passion with…

After suffering abuse at the hands of her deceased husband, Rose wishes to never wed again. But when Rand rescues her after Sir Golan attempts to compromise her, she agrees to marry Rand in name only. However, sharing such close quarters with Rand brings back memories of their torrid rendezvous—and tempts Rose to give in to an all-consuming desire…

Wowza! Close quarters with a hunky knight?! Now, that sounds like a great way to stay warm during the winter months.*wink wink*

I'd like to thank Angela for letting me interview her. I always love hearing the "Got The Call" stories. Kinda of gives this dream we're all chasing a tangible flavor--and I'm all about food right now. lol

Here's wishing Angela the best of luck with her proposal!!

THANK YOU, TLN'ers!! Hope your weekend is awesome! We're in the home stretch, now. Just a few more days and we're all eating like kings!! Well, maybe not me, so ya'll have to indulge in a slice of pie (or two) for me!! All I can say is bring on the stuffing. I'll walk around the block a couple of times for a heaping helping of turkey stuffing. *Hmmmm* I do so love this time of year. :)


Angela Johnson said...

Sarah, thanks so much for hosting me at Lovestruck Novice. The post looks wonderful. Love this time of year also. I have two Thanksgiving dinners every year, one with my husband's family and one with mine. Umm yum, I'm getting very hungry for some turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and whip cream, oh boy.

Sorry you can't indulge. Hope your baby comes soon.

Kaily Hart said...

Great interview, Ladies and I adore the cover!

Angela Johnson said...

Thanks for reading the interview, Kaily. It's been kinda lonely over. LOL.

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