Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Halloween Gift

While we have all been celebrating Samhain, my publisher, Aphrodite's Apples Press, has been busy working on updating their website. The result is up and running today and it's fantastic!

To say "thank you" for your business and as a special Halloween gift, all A.A. titles are being offered at 10% off - including Mile High to Heaven! There is also a place where customers can post a review of each book.

If you have not yet snagged your copy of Mile High to Heaven, now's your chance to get it at a cool discount! Here's the link:

http://www.aphroditesapples.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=11

I would appreciate it if you could post your comments on the story at the above link. Your feedback is important to me.

How much more could we ask for on a magical Halloween night than to curl up on the couch with a sizzling read, bathed in the light of scented candles and a glass of good wine on the side table?

Happy Halloween!


~ Angela Guillaume ~
"Breathtaking Sensual Romance"
Website: http://www.angelaguillaume.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/angelaguillaume
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breathtakingromance/
Blog: http://angelaguillaume.blogspot.com
"Mile High to Heaven"--Xtra hot!!!--Contemporary short available now @ Aphrodite's Apples.
To read more about it, visit: http://www.aphroditesapples.com/mile_high.html

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

CHAT NOW!!!! JOIN LITERARY NYMPHS CHAT

Join me and author Anastasia Amor tonight at 8:00pm EST at Literary Nymphs Chat for a chat loop - we'll be talking about Mile High to Heaven, posting excerpts and my inspiration for this saucy piece of short fiction. Mile High to Heaven unfolds the nuances of every woman's fantasy and I'd like to tell you about it.

You'll get inside Cole and Olivia's mind -- my hero and heroine -- and follow their breathtaking journey to physical and emotional fulfilment.

Anastasia Amor will be discussing her new release "A Corpse for Cozumel"


Hope to see you there tonight!



~ Angela Guillaume ~
"Breathtaking Sensual Romance"
Website: http://www.angelaguillaume.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/angelaguillaume
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breathtakingromance/
Blog: http://angelaguillaume.blogspot.com
"Mile High to Heaven"--Xtra hot!!!--Contemporary short available now @ Aphrodite's Apples.
To read more about it, visit: http://www.aphroditesapples.com/mile_high.html

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Back in the swing of things...


I know I've disappeared for a while but I had good reason. I needed a break. So I went cruising to Grand Cayman and Mexico. It was a blast! In these countries I saw iguanas, turtles, Mayan ruins, lots of rum and rum cake, beautiful green waters, live crabs crossing the highway, chickens roaming free in the city, and I also learned a couple of Mayan words. See the picture to the left? That's my DH with a proud specimen of the Cozumel police. There's a very interesting and quite hilarious background story to it--but perhaps it's better not to publish it in such a public forum. I may get in trouble! For now it will remain my and DH's private joke. I'm sure we'll be laughing about it in the years to come.

Memories. Nothing like them to make life rich in meaning. Which is why I love to travel so much, see different cultures and people--to create memories I will never forget. Something to share with family and friends. And it's also all great inspiration for my books, of course! The descriptions of all the people I meet, the places I see, will find a cozy spot right in the back of my mind, to be retrieved for future reference and use where appropriate.

Anyway - I'm presently battling with some pesky cold germs. Caught cold from DH who caught it from our freezing cabin room on the ship. I'm getting better so start expecting my regular blogs soon :-).

Also - please don't forget to take part in the Halloween contest - click here to read the details. Time is running out!

This Wednesday I will also be chatting at Literary Nymphs, so hope you'll join me and Anastasia Amor there for some laughs.


~ Angela Guillaume ~
"Breathtaking Sensual Romance"
Website: http://www.angelaguillaume.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/angelaguillaume
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breathtakingromance/
Blog: http://angelaguillaume.blogspot.com
"Mile High to Heaven"--Xtra hot!!!--Contemporary short available now @ Aphrodite's Apples.
To read more about it, visit: http://www.aphroditesapples.com/mile_high.html

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sanctified and Enthralled


After "Mile High to Heaven" was released by Aphrodite’s Apples, I determined that I would read books by all their authors. Aphrodite’s Apples were the first to believe in me, so why should I not believe in them? Whichever way life takes me, I will always be grateful for their faith, and there will be a special place in my heart reserved for this wonderful publisher.

So far I’ve only read Kayleigh Jamison’s “Lead her to Heaven” (which I enjoyed) but this blog is not about that particular book.

One of the other fabulous AA authors is Katrina Strauss. Kitty, as we call her, is dedicated, helpful, and always the consummate professional. I will miss her as AA’s marketing guru. However, I look forward to reading lots more of her work and getting to know her as an author and person. Because I have found that Kitty is a talented writer, very talented indeed.

I bought a copy of “Sanctified” at first because it was a short read and I did not have enough time to dedicate to a long book that week. The book was released by Red Rose Publishing, not by AA, but I wanted to support Kitty so it did not matter. I had been reading great reviews about it and I was very much intrigued to see for myself.

“Sanctified” is the story of two people who reach out to each other in the most surprising, and at times the most surreal, of ways. I was thoroughly immersed in the detailed descriptions of the stifling, low-rent apartment and the background story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I also love how the hero finds his salvation, his “sweet mother Mary”, in the heroine, and how she, in turn, finds hers in the irresistible urge to become his beacon of hope. He finds renewed joy in living and she learns that past hurts can be let go and happiness is indeed attainable. The two characters are more than likeable and Diego is downright hot! You will root for this pair. You want them to be happy. In the pages of this book, we also find several other little stories interweaving with the main one (Moira's breakup with her boyfriend, Diego's traumatic war experiences, the bittersweet tale of Our Lady of Guadalupe) -- but perhaps the most engrossing and meaningful are the myriad ones tattooed on Diego’s very skin.

Moira has been burned by love and Diego carries the scars of war, literally and figuratively. Thanks to an unbearably hot day and a malfunctioning A/C, these two wounded hearts are given the opportunity to connect and their lives thereafter are changed forever. When he was a child, Diego’s Abuela would always tell him that “the Lord worked in mysterious ways”. In “Sanctified”, we learn just how much.

“Sanctified” is quite possibly the best piece of short romantic fiction I have ever read in my lifetime. And I’ve read many, many stories—long, short and all lengths in between. Above all else, this is a story of rebirth and hope through intimacy and love. Yes, Katrina Strauss manages to pack all this fire in 28 emotionally charged pages. Her writing is at intervals raw and sophisticated and the result is unadulterated chemistry, explosive sensuality and beautiful imagery. This is what I call pure genius and honest-to-God talent. Way to go, Kitty!

You MUST download a copy of this book -- I believe it's worth much more than the price of $1.99 because it gave me so much pleasure to read. I promise you'll be just as enthralled as I was. Despite its name, this is not a religious book, but I guarantee it will take you straight to heaven with its sizzling sensuality :-D.

To purchase "Sanctified", please go here.


~ Angela Guillaume ~
"Breathtaking Sensual Romance"
Website: http://www.angelaguillaume.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/angelaguillaume
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breathtakingromance/
Blog: http://angelaguillaume.blogspot.com
"Mile High to Heaven"--Xtra hot!!!--Contemporary short available now @ Aphrodite's Apples.
To read more about it, visit: http://www.aphroditesapples.com/mile_high.html