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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Unbreakable Love is FREE!

As I've mentioned before, this past year, the woman that owned Acacia Publishing suddenly passed away. I've been trying find a way to show my appreciation to her for believing in my work. I think I finally came up with something she would like. She was kind of mess when it came to the business aspects of publishing, but she absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED getting the finished protect into the hands of those passionate readers like yourselves! So..I decided to make my first book Unbreakable Love free for the weekend(starting Friday morning) as a way to do something she would've liked and hopefully you will too. Unbreakable Love is a sweet love story about a guardian angel who can't touch the one he must protect. I'll leave the links below and all I can say is HAPPY READING! Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Unbreakable-Love-Angela-Carling-ebook/dp/B00YE05GBU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/546210 Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/unbreakable-love-6 Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unbreakable-love-angela-carling/1107166777?ean=9781935089476

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Teaching Teenagers to Drive

I know we’ve come a long way and few women die during childbirth. At the same time, the risk of death has gone up significantly with the invention of the car…mostly because we are the ones in the passenger’s seat grabbing onto the handholds with white knuckles as we teach our teenagers to drive. Why do bring this up, you might ask. My second son, just took his driving test and I must say to our great pleasure and a little astonishment passed and is now a licensed driver on the roads of Arizona. To be fair, I never came really close to death while teaching my sons to drive. There was that one time when I told my middle son to change lanes…so he did…on a four lane road with cars all around. Never mind the fact that he did not use a blinker or even glance over his shoulder. Luckily, the driving angels that are sent to protect those wild and woolly inexperienced and overconfident drivers of the younger sort were in that road space and not a large formidable truck that would’ve crushed us like a bug. Unlike his brother my firstborn when he was learning couldn’t be bothered with stop signs. I mean, if no one is coming in the other direction, does a stop sign really exist? It’s an age old question answered only by the police behind you with flashing lights. Us mothers should get a medal at the DMV when our children pass their driver’s test. There could be a small podium set up somewhere between window twelve and thirteen. I’d even sing the victory music quietly to myself so that everyone could still hear their number called. I can see it now, “Ms. Carling, we present you this medal in honor of your patience, and courage in the face of imminent danger.” Think of what it would do for the morale of that soul sucking place we call the DMV. Am I proud of my boys? I am, especially my second son who although brilliant, has a processing disorder that makes quick decisions very challenging to him. However, I am thrilled that my daughter still has four more years before she can learn to drive. Until then, I wish all you parents luck. May your teenagers not hit anything, moving or stationary and may you still love each other when it’s all over.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

An awesome cover reveal for Drowning Sandy

Originally, Drowning Sandy was published as book 3 in Summer Hearts, May 20th, 2015 but now, for the first time ever, it is being released on it's own!!! 
Coming to you July 6th, Author Sarah Daley's debut novella, available in paperback and e-book!

Interested in grabbing a copy of Summer Hearts? 

Here is the Amazon link: https://amzn.com/B00XFTTN4M




First, let me introduce you to this brand new author.

Sarah Daley lives in Arizona with her best friend and husband, Chris, their adorable monster child, and neurotic dog.

At the age of six, she became a reading machine. Devouring everything she could possibly get her hands on. In high school she almost failed English three times because of her detest for writing book reports. Today, Sarah writes whatever stories haunt her dreams, and struggles to focus on one idea at a time. When she isn’t enjoying time with her family, or writing, you will find her nose stuck in a book, or out walking and enjoying the sunshine.  



Now, for what Drowning Sandy is all about:

The water is calling...
and Sandy can no longer resist the urge to unleash her mermaid form. But a simple swim in Lake Ontario ends when she discovers the truth of her own banishment. When long time crush, Alardo, seems to shift in a direction she never dreamed possible, Sandy must make a choice — mermaid or human? Once she chooses, she can never go back.

Are you ready for this?

Credit for both the photograph and the cover design goes to the fabulous Isabelle Roza! You can see more of her work on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Artist.Isabelle.Roza and on her website www.isabelleroza.com

Okay, enough stalling, here it is!!!!

 
Ta-da!!!
What do you think?!?!

For more fun, come check out the Facebook Cover Reveal event page: 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Why We Love Young Love

My family moved recently and I'm still unpacking boxes. Yesterday, I came across an untouched box. I opened it to find a couple of binders of my childhood and teenage writing, old yearbooks and dozens of cards and letters many of which were love letters written or received in my teens.  As  I read them, my heart swelled remembering what it felt like to feel love unfettered by responsibility. My high school and college sweethearts wrote things like "I'll love you forever or I can't live without you." I'm sure I said the same in return:)
This got me to thinking why do we (as readers) love to read stories of young love? I have a theory. I think it strips away our years of experience and sometimes cynicism developed by heartbreak and disappointment. In some cases, it lightens the burden of reality and the restrictions we feel every day in life, in our relationships. Most of all, it takes us back to a time when we were willing to bear our souls just to love and feel loved in return. There is a name they give us, those who long for such feelings. We are target audience for romantic comedies and tragedies like Titanic where even in death love lives on. We are not practical. We are dreamers that make the world a more pleasant place.  They call us hopeless romantics and I am one of them.



It was in this vein that I penned my first book Unbreakable Love. It is a love story that transcends planets and places and even though my writing has grown tremendously, I  still stand by heartwarming nature of the story and celebrate as it does, the power of young love.
If you want to see what other people say about Unbreakable Love check it out here http://www.amazon.com/Angela-Carling/e/B006P15NOG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 Today, I want to share with you Unbreakable Love in hopes that you can for a small minute escape the stresses of life and disappear into Jenny and Nate's world.  Enter below to win,

  

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