CAT Magazine

CAT Magazine

The Eyes of Love by Angelina Rose - Author Fun Facts & Favorite Recipe (Book Tour & Giveaway)

1. Favorite Author & give one quote from your favorite book by them

Susan Elizabeth Phillips … The Great Escape ...
Panda to Lucy … "Gas, Grass, or Ass. Nobody rides for free"…

Apparently this quote was popular in the 70's and meant "If you want a ride, you should be ready to: have sex with the driver, pay for gas or supply some weed."

It's a saying that pulled me up and has stayed with me since I read it in "The Great Escape" … I take it to mean there's a price to pay for everything in life! But Im awfully glad we get to choose what we pay for and how we pay … you?

2. Fantasy or Mystery

3. Horror or Comedy

4. Soda or Tea
Tea … and please make it herbal

5. Indoors or Outdoors
Depends on the weather … if its hot, definitely inside in the air-con. I love the outdoors, but I will stay in the air-con as much as I can if the temp gets up in the 80's and higher.

6. One thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I was a big baby… 9-1/2 lb and was chubby until I was 15. I'm now 5.7 and 128 lbw.

I learned to play guitar about 5 years ago because I love Spanish guitar and Spanish dance, especially Flamenco.

7. Describe your office
I would say it's a comfortable office. It's not really mine, I "took it over" so it's a little masculine.
It's reasonably tidy except when I pull out a lot of reference material which I like to use when writing. Sometimes they're maps, sometimes it's the history of a particular area I'm not familiar with. But I think of my office as being wherever I take my laptop … when the mood for writing is light, I write beside the swimming pool, so then the outdoors becomes my office.

8. Night owl or early bird.
Early bird

9. First dinner you had with your Significant Other.
When we first met, my husband had just left the Army, so he was keen to eat out at as many restaurants as he, or we, could afford. Our first dinner was at an Italian Restaurant … I remember I had fillets of bream with seafood and tomato sauce. My husband has spaghetti and Italian meatballs… his favourite!

10. Using the letters of Angel as an acronym, describe your book.
A. Adorable main characters are Sally, a widow, and Colin, a divorcee. Colin met up with Sally
when she came back to Mill Creek Crossing for the 15 Year High School Reunion. He was staggered to find beautiful Sally who was
N. no longer the "nerd" she claimed she was at High School. Colin was really impressed (putting it mildly) after starting a relationship with Sally to find he could cause fireworks. After kissing Sally….
G. "Gosh! Nice to know I can cause fireworks!" This is an
E. encouraging and inspiring romantic novella showing the "ugly duckling" can become the "beautiful
swan" and conquer everything in her path. L
L. Love at first sight … maybe!

Author Favorite Recipe

Many of my son's friends are Vietnamese so they have taught me a lot about their food.

Goi ga (chicken and cabbage salad) is one of my favourites at the moment.

2 chicken breast fillets (single)
2 cups bean sprouts
1 peeled carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
1/3 finely shredded savoy cabbage
1/2 cup fresh coriander
1/2 cup Vietnamese mint leaves
1/3 cup coarsely chopped unsalted roasted peanuts

2 tbs fish sauce
1 fresh deseeded, finely chopped chilli
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 finely chopped garlic clove
4 thinly sliced green shallots

Make the dressing by combining the lime juice, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and chilli in a screw-top jar. Shake and combine well.

Place the chicken in a frying pan and cover with cold water. Add salt and pepper. Place over a high heat and simmer. Then reduce the heat to a low and simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is just cooked through. Remove from heat and leave in pan for 15 minutes to cool. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and place in a heatproof bowl. Then cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours or so.

Shred the chicken and place in a large bowl. Add half the peanuts, carrot, bean sprouts, mint, coriander and cabbage.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Place in a serving bowl and put the remaining peanuts on top.

Simple … tasty … healthy and slimming…!!

It looks delicious Angelina! Thanks so much for sharing!!

About Angelina Rose:

Angelina Rose has wanted to write ever since she could hold a pencil. The first daughter of immigrant parents, Angelina had her head buried in books, lost in a world of heroes, heroines and exotic places.

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Angelina's author career.

"I awoke in the ICU... I had been unconscious for several days," Angelina says.

In 2010, Angelina had a long stint in hospital following her involvement in a motor vehicle accident: the longest time off work (as a Registered Nurse), she'd ever had in her life!

It was then she took up pen and paper and started to write again, just as she had done when she was a child. She wrote four short fiction stories for young adults, entered them in several competitions, and managed to win three first prizes!

After happily dipping her toes into writing those short fiction stories for young adults, Angelina has now authored four books in a new "Mill Creek Crossing Romance" series... contemporary romance intended for adults.

The "Starting Over Series" is another contemporary romance series she wrote about a subject she knows well... nurses and their love life. At a recent reunion of her graduating class, she could not help but notice how the same girls would group together and laugh, chat, and even shed some tears over their lives since graduating. Many of the girls had divorced... so Angelina thought "what if a group of the nurses came up with a plan to meet in two years and have a new love story to share?" Then the first story in the series was born.

There is always a story running around in her head. A man with thick dark hair, gray-blue eyes, with an engaging smile and a quick wit... or a girl crying over a broken relationship. She finds herself talking to these characters during her day: when she's doing dishes, or bathing babies at the hospital. These characters crop up on days at the beach or on walks through the neighborhood. This is how the stories start to grow.
Angelina's mother was an author, so Angelina grew up with a love of words and stories. If she wasn't writing a short story about something that took her fancy, her head was buried in books... reading, reading, reading, as her brother constantly told her...

When she's not spending time with her goodlooking man, or quality time with her laptop, she's working at the hospital, hanging out with her family and friends, or walking her two dogs around the neighborhood. Angelina spends as much time as she can traveling, then coming home and including some of those adventures in her stories.

Angelina really loves to hear from her readers and she invites you to connect with her on Facebook as she interacts daily with her readers there!

Genre: Romance
Publisher: BookBaby
Release Date: April 26, 2013

Book Description:

After a tragic loss five years ago, Sally Overby becomes an Attorney in Atlanta. She convinces herself that all she'll ever need again is her young son, David, and her life as an attorney. Until one day, Colin Dean barges back into her life and promptly blows her safe world apart, driving her crazy as only a guy she'd had a "school girl crush" on can.

Although shocked and thrilled by Colin’s attention, Sally is wary to love deeply. Only, with every loving look Colin gives her plus every sweet kiss, as the attraction between them sparks, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the one she should be with. And although Colin didn’t realize his life was going to change so quickly, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether… the one for Sally’s heart.

Will Colin be able to convince her that's it safe to love him... and that forever isn't really out of reach?

Romantic, amusing, and deeply moving, Book 4 in the Mill Creek Crossing Romance Series, is a tale that will stay with you.

The Eyes of Love is a novella… you will be able to enjoy it in just one day!

"Well, if it isn't the handsome Colin Dean," she said fanning herself and smiling. Gracie was older than he was, but he remembered her younger sister, Eva, quite well. They'd all hung out together at parties when they were younger, and Gracie had been a fixture at Stella's for years even though she recently came into some inheritance money.
"Hey, sweetie," he said kissing her on the cheek. Women loved Colin because he made them feel good, and he was always kind. Stephanie hadn't been able to take that away from him.
"I'll never wash this cheek again," she said touching her face and smiling. "How are you, honey?" she asked with a frown.
"Hanging in there."
"I hate to see you so sad, Colin," she said sliding into the booth across from him.
"I'll be fine, Gracie."
"I know you will, but if you ever need to talk..."
"Thank you, but I don't. Not yet anyway. The divorce was finalized last week."
"I'm so sorry about Stephanie, but she was never good enough for you."
"Gracie..." he said shaking his finger at her.
"It's true. Ask anybody. That woman is trouble with a capital T. Always has been," Gracie said, refusing to mince her words. She'd despised Stephanie since she first met her.
"Glad you're always on my side, sweetie," he said rubbing her hand and laughing. "I sure wouldn't want you on my bad side!"
"Good thinking. Oh, crud, I've got a customer," she said as she slid out of the booth and headed back up to the counter.
"Dean!" he heard a voice call from behind him. It was one of his baseball buddies, Cal Erwin. "How are ya, man?"
"Good. Where've you been lately?" Colin asked as Cal dropped down into the seat.
"Well, I went out to California to visit my brother for a few months. Played in a band out there and gathered up lots of ladies along the way," he said grinning.
"Glad you had a good time."
"Where's Steph?" Cal asked.
"I have no idea. We're not married anymore," Colin said as he looked at his menu.
Cal's mouth dropped open. "What?"
"We divorced, Cal. She screwed Jazz and I walked in on them." Cal's mouth dropped open yet again.
"You know, we're not sixteen anymore. You should stop saying dude," Colin said with a chuckle.
"I'm sorry, man. I had no idea."
"No biggie," he lied.
"I can't believe Jazz..."
"Look, can we not talk about it? It's kind of old news, and I'm really done discussing it," Colin said pointedly.
"Sorry. So, are you skipping the reunion then?"
"Of course not. Why would I?

2 Responses to "The Eyes of Love by Angelina Rose - Author Fun Facts & Favorite Recipe (Book Tour & Giveaway)"

bkwalker said...

The recipe sounds great Angelina :) Thanks for sharing

Teddy Rose said...

Great excerpt! I'm vegan so the recipe doesn't sound good to me, although it could be made vegan with a chicken substitute and non-fish sauce.