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New Year's Blog Hop

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I always find the beginning of a new year kinda funny. As a mom, I tend to focus more on September as being the start of a new year. That's when our new schedule grabs hold and the rest of my year is mapped out. But you can't help but look over the previous calendar year when New Years comes along. Not with everyone talking about it. I don't do resolutions. Mostly because I don't keep them. Goals are better for me, but even with goals I tend to have this anti-goal thing going inside me. I start to feel constrained and start doing whatever I can to not achieve the goal. Yet, I was very goal oriented in my youth. I competed heavily in horses in my teens and I loved TRAINING toward a show (the goal being to do well at the show). Wasn't thrilled with the actual showing, but I thrived under the training structure. It's more about the journey for me. So in looking at your resolutions and goals check out the journey portion of achieving them and make sure it's so…

Christmas Wishes Blog Hop Winner

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Sorry, I totally forgot to get my post up for the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop winner. The winner for my hop is Evie who won an ecopy of Whitelighter and a $5 Amazon egiftcard.


Christmas Wishes Blog Hop

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There's nothing like Christmas time. Christmas usually means snow and cold weather in my area. Cold weather is great for curling up with a good book.

I'm going to be giving away a $5 Amazon egiftcard and an ecopy of my paranormal novella Whitelighter for this hop. This giveaway is international and the winner will receive a Smashwords coupon code to claim their free ebook. Enter in the first Rafflecopter below and check the linky list for more blogs participating in the hop.

The grand prize for the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop is a Nook Glow and a Kindle Paperwhite. So, be sure to also enter for that prize. You can do so by going to the Book & Trailer Showcase website or enter in the second Rafflecopter form below. 

Lily Conner is a witch with an unusual side effect to her powers – she glows like a neon white light to all supernatural creatures. A vampire who kills her will absorb her light gaining the ability to use magic. Two years ago her family was killed when a pack…

Black Friday Sale! Whitelighter Reduced to $.99

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For Black Friday through Cyber Monday Only! I'm offering my paranormal romance novella, Whitelighter, for $.99. The sale price will be active at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

Lily Conner is a witch with an unusual side effect to her powers – she glows like a neon white light to all supernatural creatures. A vampire who kills her will absorb her light gaining the ability to use magic. Two years ago her family was killed when a pack of vampires followed her home. She barely escaped with her toddler sister in tow. Now she lives on the run with her four-year-old sister and a vampire bodyguard.

Reyes Vega lost his whitelighter sister to vampires several years ago. When he meets Lily and her sister he knows he can’t let another whitelighter fall victim to the vampires and sets out to protect her from the same fate as his sister.

The Beast's Redemption One Year Anniversary

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Wow, it's hard to believe it's been one year since The Wild Rose Press released my first novella The Beast's Redemption (actually, about a year and one month :-)).

Alexander Leandre's voice was so strong when I set out to write a fairy tell adaptation that even though I had originally planned on retelling a less famous fairy tale I ended up doing Beauty and the Beast. The Beast was very insistent that his story be told.

To celebrate the one year anniversary I'm going to give away a pdf copy of The Beast's Redemption to one lucky winner. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter (this giveaway is international).


Cursed shape shifter, Alexander LĂ©andre, is resigned to his fate, but that doesn’t stop him from hunting down the descendants of the sorceress who bewitched him in hopes of obtaining a cure.

Belle Beaumont is used to men never looking past her curvy figure and pretty face. She dutifully agrees to befriend Alexander in order to protect her father’s …

Mafia Secret by Angie Derek Now Available

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Mafia Secret is my new romantic suspense novel just out by Tell-Tale Publishing

Back Cover Blurb:

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa. 


Book Trailer: 


Mafia Secret is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Kobo, iTunes, Diesel, and Smashwords.

The Alpha Male Blog Hop Winner

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Grand Prize winners have been announced for the Alpha Male Blog Hop at Carrie Ann's Blog. On to my own winner, congratulations to Ashley A. for winning the $5 Amazon egiftcard and an ecopy of Mafia Secret. Thank you to everyone for entering!



The Alpha Male Blog Hop

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Welcome to my giveaway for The Alpha Male Blog Hop.You can enter to win an ecopy of my upcoming romantic suspense novel Mafia Secret and a $5 egiftcard from Amazon. But that's not all, the grand prizes for the entire hop include 1) a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, 2) a $130 Amazon or B&N gift certificate, and 3) a big Swag pack with many items. The first two grand prizes are international. The swag pack is only for US residents. To be entered into the grand prize you must comment on this blog below with your email address (or any other blog participating in the hop). The winners will be selected from the comments from all of the blogs participating.

On to the topic of the day - Alpha Heroes.

Linda Howard writes some of my favorite alpha heroes, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention Anne Stuart. When I think of extreme alphas, Anne's book always pop into my mind. Her heroes often cross the line enough to be considered villains. If you like your alpha's bad, you ha…

The Alpha Male Blog Hop Coming on Friday - Win a Kindle or Nook

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What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that's not all....
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet 2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card 3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

Book Trailer for Mafia Secret

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I have something fun to share with all of you today. The book trailer for my upcoming romantic suspense novel Mafia Secret.


Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa. 

Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Six Sentence Sunday - Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** “Did you see her?”

He shook his head. “Too far away. I was just getting out of my car when it happened. I thought it looked like a guy behind the wheel.”

She paused as she stuffed her lipstick into her purse and considered.

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Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Dangerous Alpha Heroes Giveaway Hop Winner

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I have a winner! Congratulations to Jessie! I'm sending her an email right now to let her know!

Thanks to everyone else who entered.

Six Sentence Sunday - Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** “No one important.” She leaned over and started to scoop up her purse and its scattered contents. Had it been Emily behind the wheel? Her heart pounded so loudly in her ears she could barely think.

“Doesn’t seem like someone unimportant if she tried to run you over.”

She squinted against the bright Florida sun behind Carlos and stood up straight.

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Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Dangerous Alpha Heroes Giveaway Hop

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Picking a single favorite Alpha Hero. I don't think that's possible. :-) Linda Howard heroes are right up near the top though. Love Jack from Open Season, Marc from Kill and Tell, John from All the Queen's Men, and Richard from Now You See Her.

And of course I can't forget my own alpha heroes. Alexander from The Beast's Redemption is pretty alpha though I tend to pay more attention to his softer side which the heroine brings out from him. Marc from my upcoming romantic suspense, Mafia Secret, is very alpha and very good at using charm to get his way.

I'm giving away a $10 egiftcard to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble to one winner. Use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter. You can find more blogs participating in the hop in the Linky List below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Six Sentence Sunday - Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here. Scroll down to see the previous week's #sixsunday. This snippet continues from where that one left off.

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** She wasn’t even in charge, just the choreographer and an assistant to the director for the Orlando Mermaids. “But I’m fine, thanks.” His name popped into her mind, Carlos Donato, “Carlos.”

His eyes were still narrowed in concern as he helped her stand up. “Who’s she?”

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Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Six Sentence Sunday - Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** All minor. The palms of her hands were skinned a little, and the stinging on her back told her she’d scraped it. Her mind raced. The car had aimed for her.

“She’s crazy,” Lessa mumbled under her breath. She couldn’t believe someone would actually try to kill her because that person didn’t make a pro cheerleading team.

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Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday - The Beast's Redemption

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Welcome to my #sffsat snippet! To read other #sffsat snippets head over over here.

The Beast's Redemption is a paranormal romance novella about a shape shifter and witch who must learn to trust in each other to break a hundred year old curse.


*** Alexander second-guessed his impulsive proposition to her in the elevator. The pictures hadn’t done her beauty justice or prepared him for the fact she could have been Serena’s identical twin. As soon as she’d walked into the room, the old rage had gripped him with a longing to strangle the little witch.

His brain had overridden his instincts reminding him the woman wasn’t Serena. But that didn’t mean he could relax his guard. Belle looked too much like Serena for coincidence. She was either a direct descendant or the sorceress reincarnated. Serena was vain enough to demand the same body when she came back.

Jory, the driver from the car service, opened his door, and Alexander shook off the unpleasant memories of years past. The talisman …

Six Sentence Sunday: Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** Feet suddenly appeared in front of her and she froze.

“You okay?” The male voice was familiar, but instincts took over and she backpedaled until his face came into view.

He was one of the football players for the Orlando Manatees and had been waiting for his sister, Lily Donato, to finish cheerleading practice. A breath shuddered out of Lessa’s gaping mouth as he crouched down next to her.

She nodded slowly and rolled to a sitting position to assess her body for any injuries.

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Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday - The Beast's Redemption

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Welcome to my #sffsat snippet! To read other #sffsat snippets head over over here. I took a break for a little bit from participating under my other pen name, Angelia Almos, as I ran out of stuff to post, but now that I know I can post paranormal romance I'm back under my Angie Derek pen name.

The Beast's Redemption is a paranormal romance novella about a shape shifter and witch who must learn to trust in each other to break a hundred year old curse.

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The stranger’s jaw flexed and his gaze drilled into her. The golden eyes darkened into rage, and panic rose within Belle Beaumont. She stood her ground. She was in no danger in the conference room of her family’s company. She pulled her gaze from the stranger to her father. Mercer was expectant and hadn’t caught the anger vibrating off the man.

She was pretty sure this wasn’t the distraction her father had intended when he’d sent his urgent text message not two minutes ago. She scrambled for what she’d said just a moment ago at…

Six Sentence Sunday - Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** The driver accelerated and swerved to match her movement. Spinning, she dove for the safety of the small SUV she had walked past a few seconds earlier. Her hands hit the asphalt and she rolled behind the passenger side, her shoulder banging against the front door. The SUV she leaned against jumped as the oncoming vehicle scraped along its front bumper.

Crunching metal rang in her ears and the car raced past. She lunged to her knees to crawl toward the sidewalk.

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Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Six Sentence Sunday - Mafia Secret

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here

Mafia Secret is a romantic suspense novel about a cheerleading coach who is thrust into the dangerous world of organized crime when she learns she’s the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. 
*** Tires squealed on the hot pavement. Lessa Noelle looked up from her purse where she’d been digging for her keys. The car hadn’t been there a second ago, but now it was barreling down on her. She froze for a micro-second.
It was going to hit her.
She stepped back.  ***
Coming soon from Tell-Tale Publishing.

Whitelighter FREE For A Short Time

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Whitelighter by Angie Derek is free for a short time.

Lily Conner is a witch with an unusual side effect to her powers – she glows like a neon white light to all supernatural creatures. A vampire who kills her will absorb her light gaining the ability to use magic. Two years ago her family was killed when a pack of vampires followed her home. She barely escaped with her toddler sister in tow. Now she lives on the run with her four-year-old sister and a vampire bodyguard.

Reyes Vega lost his whitelighter sister to vampires several years ago. When he meets Lily and her sister he knows he can’t let another whitelighter fall victim to the vampires and sets out to protect her from the same fate as his sister.

You can get if free from the following e-retailers - Amazon, Sony, Diesel, and Smashwords.

Six Sentence Sunday - Whitelighter

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here.
Whitelighter is a steamy paranormal romance novella about a witch whose special powers make her a target to any vampire who catches sight of her. This scene features Reyes and Lily with Reyes talking about his ability to see auras.
*** "My sister got the real powers. I got something pretty useless.”

“You see people for who they really are. I wouldn’t call that useless.”

He shrugged, his eyes straying away for a moment before catching her gaze again. “It might be helpful, but it isn’t useful when the **** hits the fan.”
*** Available as an ebook from Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, iTunes. Available in print from CreateSpace and Amazon.

Six Sentence Sunday - Whitelighter

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here.
Whitelighter is a steamy paranormal romance novella about a witch whose special powers make her a target to any vampire who catches sight of her. 
*** "What are you, Reyes?” Her intuition told her she could trust him, but she wouldn’t be led around any longer without answers. She had to know what made him different.

His dark brown eyes stayed on hers, his lips still curved into an amused smile. “I read auras.”

The swirls comment outside the store suddenly made sense.
*** Available as an ebook from Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, iTunes.Available in print from CreateSpace and Amazon.

Six Sentence Sunday - Whitelighter

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here.
Whitelighter is a steamy paranormal romance novella about a witch whose special powers make her a target to any vampire who catches sight of her. 
*** “You going to tell me how you can see my light when you aren’t a vampire?”

“A little late to be asking me such a suspicious question.” He raised an eyebrow and smiled. “I told you my mother is a whitelighter.”

“But you can actually see the light. Normal people don’t see the light."
*** Available as an ebook from Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, iTunes.Available in print from CreateSpace and Amazon.

Six Sentence Sunday - Whitelighter

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Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday snippet. You can read other #sixsundays here.
Whitelighter is a steamy paranormal romance novella about a witch whose special powers make her a target to any vampire who catches sight of her. 
*** A breath shuddered out of her protector’s body. She jerked awake, her eyes snapped open and focused on Lily. “Where is he?”

“Dead,” she whispered another type of exhaustion besides fatigue filling her. She reached out to Sophie, drawing her closer.

Brenda grimaced in pain as she rose up on her elbows to verify the threat was indeed taken out
*** Available in multiple ebook formats from Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Sony, Kobo, Diesel. Available in print from CreateSpace and Amazon.

The Wild Rose Press' Birthday Celebration

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My publisher of The Beast's Redemption is celebrating their birthday today. They're giving away a Kindle Fire and several TWRP gift certificates in celebration. To have a chance at winning you need to interact with them at the various social media. Facebook, Twitter, The Wild Rose Press Blog (and the other blogs linked off of it).


Six Sentence Sunday - The Beast's Redemption

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The Beast's Redemption by Angie Derek. A steamy paranormal romance novella. 

A shape shifter and a witch have to trust in each other to break a hundred year old curse.

Six Sentence Sunday Snippet:


“You can’t pretend it didn’t happen.” He stepped closer, crowding her personal space, again. “I didn’t say I was,” she hissed. “But seeing how you’re going to obliterate my world in about forty-eight hours, I think I have the right to make arrangements and prepare my sisters for the fallout.” His lips tightened into a frown, and he grabbed her wrist again. She almost sighed at the now-familiar gesture.
For more Six Sentence Sunday's from other authors head on over to http://www.sixsunday.com

Available in multiple ebook formats from The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble, BookStrand.com, DigiBooks Cafe, Fictionwise eBooks