A SUMMER WITH YOU – PARTAYY

65153845_10161916553560173_2159301813155659776_nYesterday I celebrated the release of A SUMMER WITH YOU with some of my favorite people! We had a lot of fun, lots of sangria and laughed way too hard.

Thank you to everyone who came out. I posted a lot of pictures on my Facebook Page, so head over there and give it a LIKE 🙂

Release Days are always fun, the parties remind me of all the amazing women in my corner. Most of my adulthood was spent surrounded by men, corporate greed and people who were waiting to stab you in the back. Thankfully I got out of those toxic environments and finally learned what it means to be a part of a sisterhood.

I’m thankful, grateful & blessed to have so many strong, fierce, women in my life to cheer me on and visa versa. I don’t know what I’d do without my squad…and also without my mom, who taught me, it was okay to be a strong woman. Sorry, you missed it last night momma, but I thought about you the entire time <3.

Here are a few pictures from last night. Thank you, Desiree (Mi Amore), for being my official photographer of the evening–and in most aspects of my life. I may grumble about getting 77 pictures sent to me at midnight but I love it and you for being amazing.

Thank you, Caitlin, for running around town with me yesterday as I gathered things last minute like the procrastinator I am.

Wrapping this post up with a quote from A SUMMER WITH YOU!

“There may be redeeming qualities you see in me, but never forget that this—us—is purely selfish,” Chase’s voice was deep and low, sending chills down my spine as he reached back and slowly undid the zipper of the dress.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of  A SUMMER WITH YOU today!! Only 2.99 on Kindle! 

Happy Hump Day!! Don’t forget to tag me in book selfies on INSTAGRAM and use the hashtag #ASUMMERWITHYOU!! Find me on insta @angelawrites87

Ciao!!!!

Angela

HAPPY DAY!!!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Not only is today the RELEASE of A SUMMER WITH YOU, but it is also my son’s 4th birthday. So it’s only fair my 4th book is released on his 4th birthday. My life is a fournado of books, momming and working my ass off.

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Happy Birthday to my sour patch kid. I love you more than life.

The first 3 and a half years were so hard. I feel like parents never want to admit how hard parenting can be. But this dude was so crazy, so spontaneous, I never knew what he was thinking but he loved trouble, adventure, and climbing.  I remember crying to the pediatrician asking when it would get easier. She did little to ease my fears as he only became more fearless. My oldest son was the exact opposite, cautious to a fault and I loved it. Not this boy.

I’m not sure when it happened, but it was like a switch flicked and life with this one got easier. The last six months have been so fun and way less stressful–as in I don’t think he’s going to take off running the second I let go of his hand. He chilled out but still is a thrill seeker but in a mom-approved way.

My wild one. Thank you for giving my heart a break. I love you to the moon and back.

1556472032Happy Book Birthday to A SUMMER WITH YOU, the book I never planned on writing but couldn’t imagine my life without!!

 

Pop over and pick up a copy today. Support local writers. Support good books. And remember, it’s cheaper than a latte and you know how much I love lattes!!

BUY YOUR COPY HERE!!! Fall in love with your favorite summer book boyfriend!!!!!!!

Ciao,

Angela

 

The Perfect Summer Romance

SWEET, SWEET SUNDAY ❤

Fall in love with Pippa & Chase’s story. A SUMMER WITH YOU comes out TUESDAY but there’s still time to PRE-ORDER your copy now!!!! TEASER BELOW!!!

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I’d never been kissed the way Chase Matthews kissed me –like he was branding me with his mouth. As if I’d never, ever be able to kiss another man again without thinking of him. It was hot and fiery, and without thinking, I draped my arms around his neck and closed the small space bringing our bodies flush against one another.

Our lips parted for a moment, and his eyes held mine. “I have a confession.” His voice came out winded and ragged as if it took everything in him to stop kissing me. “I’ve wanted to do that since the day you told me off.”

“Which time?” My breath hitched in my throat as I stared into his crystal blue eyes. They were genuine and warm and utterly full of danger.

“The first time…then every single time since.”

Talk Dirty to Me ;)

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“I’m not having sex with you.” I blurted out before I could stop it.

He shrugged. “Maybe not tonight, but one day.”

“No!” My eyes widened, only making him laugh again. “No days—I mean there will never be a day you and I have sex. That’s not a thing.”

“I want to believe you, I do, but then there’s the fact that the first thing you thought about when it came to us hanging out was sex.” Chase tipped his head down, causing his lips to be in the same breathing space as mine. My heart leaped into my chest, despite the irritation scattering across my skin like tiny little fire ants.

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No Damsels Here!

“Do I seem like that girl to you? The one waiting around for some prince to sweep me off my feet?”

He chuckled, amusement glistening in his blue eyes. “Not one bit.”

“Good.”

Who else is READY for Tuesday and the release of A SUMMER WITH YOU??? There’s sooo many reasons to swoon over Chase Matthews. Do you remember meeting him in TO GET TO YOU? It was brief but made such an impact on me, I was desperate to see more of him.

One of my favorite parts of A SUMMER WITH YOU is the banter between Chase & Pippa. This is a small snippet from the opening scene where they are at a wedding and Pippa catches the bouquet and Chase the garter. Enjoy.

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“Nice catch,” Chase’s sly smirk was hard to contain, so was my scowl, because scowling was all I could do to mask the fear (and a hint of arousal) rattling me. He leaned down his mouth right against my ear. The warmth made the tips of my nipples harden. Damnit. My body was a bitch hell-bent on betraying me. “Though you didn’t have to catch the bouquet to get me to touch you. All you had to do was ask.”

“Don’t flatter yourself,” I muttered low. “I’d rather swallow knives.”

He tipped his head back and chuckled, showing off that dimple I loved to hate. Even I wasn’t convinced of my disinterest in him.

You Can’t SIP with US

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We are ONE WEEK until A SUMMER WITH YOU is released to the world. And while I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pippa & Chase (because yum!) I LOVE the friendship between Pippa & her bffs Ellie & Olivia. I hadn’t planned on releasing this scene, but I’m going to because it’s so fun. Actually, the scene leading up to this moment is my FAVORITE, but it is NC-17 and NOT blog material a.k.a talking sex positions with your girlfriends.

Without further ado…the perks of having best friends who have no filters and tell it like it is!!!

“He’s romantic. Last weekend, he took her to Bern’s—the fancy steak house with hundred-dollar steaks and a room dedicated to desserts!” Ellie squealed. “I love the dessert room.”

“We were with his parents and his sisters,” I told them, trying not to roll my eyes. Chase was sweet, and yes, he took me out for the best steak of my life, but that didn’t mean anything. “He’s not romancing me.”

“Did you wear sexy underwear?” Ellie’s brows wagged.

“What does underwear—”

“Answer the question, mami. The black lace thong was your poison, wasn’t it?” Olivia interjected as they ganged up on me. A smile took over my lips as I replayed the way Chase took my thong off that night with his teeth. It was so sexy. “See that smile? She’s guilty!”

“Whatever!” I threw my hands in the air, not hiding the smile taking over my face. “Let’s move on, please. The purpose of today was to go over wedding details, NOT talk about my love life.”

“Did you refer to Chase Matthews as your love life?” Ellie asked with a knowing grin.

“Tell me again how you aren’t falling for him?” Olivia giggled. “I mean his sisters kidnapped you and forced you to spend an entire afternoon with them.”

“Was it like Training Day where they are about to kill Ethan Hawk in the tub but then realized he saved their cousin from being raped?” Ellie asked, her big eyes super serious.

“Oh my god, Elle,” Olivia burst out laughing. “How did you even get there from that?”

“How about it’s nothing like Training Day.” I shook my head, baffled at how she put two and two together.

“Absolutely like Training Day!! The sisters want Pippa to be like them because that’s what they think Chase needs but really, Chase doesn’t, hence why he’s hardcore in love with Pippa.” Ellie tried desperately to justify herself. “King Kong doesn’t have anything on my conspiracy theories!”

I blinked and glanced to Olivia, whose big brown eyes got super wide and shifty, silently telling me how crazy she thought Ellie was.

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TEASER TIME – A Summer With You

I know all writers LOVE their characters, but I must confess, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE Chase Matthews and how bold he is. A SUMMER WITH YOU is a New Adult Romantic comedy. If you love instant chemistry & constant banter, these two will fulfill all your desires.

Here is a little teaser from A SUMMER WITH YOU. Enjoy. And Don’t forget to pre-order A SUMMER WITH YOU before it comes out NEXT TUESDAY (6/25)

1556472032“Nice tux.” The gray tux did wonders against his tan complexion, and the pop of hot pink in the bowtie was a nice change in the mass of gray and white. He reminded me of Prince Charming ready to seduce Cinderella.

“Nice dress.” His eyes dipped to my blush, off the shoulder dress. The bottom came up a little too short for my liking, but it was only fifteen dollars at a resale boutique. I refused to pay full price on anything. “Well, the ass is looking good. If I were a betting man, and I am, I’d give it ten minutes into dancing before one of your cheeks pop out. And I’m not talking about the one on your face, although, those are cute too. Real cute.”

My jaw dropped, and I instinctively knocked his arm. Though I didn’t know why I bothered, he was as firm as steel and didn’t move one bit.

“You’re unbelievable!” Heat burned into my cheeks. Chase had a knack for crossing boundaries and giving zero fucks about it.

“In bed.” He winked; the corner of his lips formed a mischievous, playful grin.

Feeling a wave of confidence, I narrowed my eyes. “That’s not what I hear.”

The tip of his shiny, black dress shoes touched mine as he stepped forward. The teeny tiny hairs on my body rose as our bodies were practically flush against one another.  There was a small shadow along his jaw from skipping a day or two of shaving. The thin material of his dress shirt stretched over his broad chest. A chest full of muscles from a lifetime of training and swimming. There were few bodies as sexy as a swimmer’s body. Toned and trim, not overdone like bodybuilders.

Chase Matthews oozed sex, but he also drove me batshit crazy in a way that somehow made me a hell of a lot more confident than I was when it came to most guys.

Since he was brutally honest to a fault, I felt the need to return the favor.

“Is that right?” Challenge flickered across his crystal blue eyes as they narrowed in on me, glimmering with amusement. One side of his mouth tipped into a half smile, showing off those intoxicating dimples. Most girls would fall into his arms with a dramatic sigh or rip off their clothes and beg for him right then and there. Not me. Never me.

Chase and I were never going to cross the more than friends’ line. Like ever.

Reaching forward, he swept the bangs from my face, pushing them aside to get a better look into my gray eyes. A breath hitched in my throat as chills pebbled across my neck and down my back, shooting warmth into places warmth had no business being—at least where Chase was concerned. Damn, I had zero control over my body’s attraction to him or how I hadn’t had sex in over a year. My lady parts were desperate and begging for attention.

“Let me know when you want to put that rumor to rest because trust me, doll-face, I’m not like those boys you’ve wasted your time on. Ultimate pleasure is my top priority.” His lips were so close to mine, his whiskey-scented breath tickled my watering mouth.

We were so close it would take little to no effort to lick his lips.

Shit. I should not have been thinking about licking Chase.

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DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!

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The KINDLE version of TO GET TO YOU is ON SALE NOW for ONLY .99 cents!! Pick up your copy of TO GET TO YOU to read before A SUMMER WITH YOU is released this month!!!

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Never have I ever had sex within hours of meeting a guy. Until I met Kieran DiDomizio. A brooding musician with a voice that consumed me in desire.

The plan was to never meet again. One and done, thousands of miles from home on a National Broadway tour. Little did Ayla Infantino know, their paths would cross again and they’d be stuck together.

There was no avoiding Kieran and his deep green eyes and alpha male presence. No hiding the way their bodies craved one another. But Kieran was Ayla’ best friend’s brother and they were living AND working together. Despite the warnings and the known consequences, Ayla couldn’t stay away from him. But Kieran had a colorful past and a dangerous family, putting Ayla’s family and heart at risk.

TO GET TO YOU is a New Adult novel about love, crazy Italian families and music. Due to the graphic nature of this novel, it is recommended for 18+. This is a STANDALONE novel and the first book in the Wrecking Ball series. A SUMMER WITH YOU is the next novel in the series.

TEASER ALERT!

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So the last teaser we met CHASE. This teaser we meet ELLIE!!! I love Ellie. She might be my favorite character I’ve ever written. She is insane, quirky and one-of-a-kind.

Meet ELLIE:

“Are you okay?” Ellie waved her hand in front of my face. I blinked, letting out a breath I’d been holding for far too long. Glancing in her direction, I’d almost forgotten how cute and quirky she looked. Her swing style dress had jellyfish on it. And those big, brown eyes of her stared at me like I was a problem she wanted to fix. “You look green and not in a good way.”

My leg jiggled in place as I gazed out the window, focusing on a small blue jay perched on a branch nearby. “Is there a good way to look green?” I forced the words out. Coming today was a bad idea. I could leave now, and no one would care, well, except my older sister, Magnolia, who had placed bets on how long I’d make it tonight. She said there was no way in hell I’d walk into the cathedral.

“The Wicked Witch is always a good reason to be green…Kermit the Frog. The Hulk. Yoda. Shrek. Fiona…” Ellie rambled on.

“Now you’re naming fictional characters,” I half laughed.

“True.” She shrugged. “But cool, green characters. Not vomit inducing ones, like you.” She sighed and yanked her purse off the floor of the car and into her lap. The plastic, colorful bag was in the shape of a fish with a big ass mouth at the top where she stuck her hand inside.  “Penis lollipop?”

Ellie yanked out what was indeed a penis-shaped lollipop.

“Oh-my-gosh, why do you have penis shaped lollipops?” I burst out laughing, the tension in my shoulders eased a bit as her giant, brown eyes widened in horror. The patch of freckles on her cheeks flushed pink.

“In case someone needs sugar. Low sugar is a legit problem these days, Pippa.” She sounded so serious, like she was curing world hunger with penis pops. “Also, I went to a bachelorette party three weekends ago, so I snatched like ten, because when in Rome!”

I chuckled, a small tear in my eye as Ellie flaunted the stack of penis pops. The blue fish-shaped purse matched the pin-up style dress with jellyfish designs all over it. Her wardrobe was beyond eccentric. Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus was her inspiration in life. Too bad Ellie looked as innocent as a Disney Princess.

“Sooo…are we going to go inside or sit in the car pondering life and all of its wonders? Hopefully inside because it’s hella hot in here and you turned off the A/C like ten minutes ago, so we’re basically suffocating to death from the inside out. Oh, do you think they’ll have a chocolate fountain? I could throw down some chocolate covered marshmallows. I wanted one at our wedding, but Archer said no, I’d get it all over my dress and cry. I mean, he’s not wrong. I totally would. Do you think they make wedding gown bibs? Maybe if I had a wedding gown bib, he’d say yes…” She rambled on. She spoke as if breathing hindered her ability to get every single word out. She turned to me and perked up. “Ready to go?”

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NEW BOOK WHO DIS?

I am officially the worst at keeping up with this blog. Mostly because life is CRAZY and I have to divide my time with work, mom-ing and writing. So this loses by default.

Well, I have exciting news!! I have a new book coming out!!!! No, it isn’t the third book in the Forgotten Fairytales series (#SORRY). It’s a contemporary NA novel, A SUMMER WITH YOU, which takes place in the same world as TO GET TO YOU.  Despite being the second in the series, both books can be read in any order, though you might want to read TO GET TO YOU first to avoid any spoilers.

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In TO GET TO YOU, you briefly meet Ayla’s sister, Pippa, and Kieran’s friend Chase. This is THEIR STORY. And it’s a damn good one. Not to toot my own horn, but it’s a fun read with quirky characters, so much hottness and epic love!

One of the readers said A SUMMER WITH YOU is the best book I have written. Which I’m not opposed to believing. It’s SO different than any other characters I’ve explored. Chase is not your typical book boyfriend. He’s witty, honest and bold AF. I think it’s safe to say no one in this book has a filter. In fact, I had to filter myself a bit because too many F-Bombs (#SorryNana)

So, without further ado, I am going to introduce you to PIPPA & CHASE. Enjoy this teaser!!!!!!!

“I have to know something,” Chase asked. I turned, crossing my arms over my chest as he faced me, an entire room separating us and yet it felt as if he were right beside me. The essence of him swirled in the air, unwilling to let me go. “And you have to tell the truth.”

“Because you never lie?” My brow rose.

“Never. I believe in brutal honesty if you couldn’t tell.” His eyes held mine, silently pleading me to tell the truth. To play his little game, despite the warning sirens in the back of my mind.

“Okay, what’s the question?” My stomach knotted.

“If Ayla hadn’t walked in, would you have kissed me back?” He strutted toward me, like a lion aiming for his prey.

My eyes narrowed, not letting him win so easily. “That’s assuming you were going to kiss me.”

Chase smiled like a wicked boy who got whatever he wanted. “There’s no question. If she hadn’t walked in, we’d be having sex right now or I’d go down on you. Either way, we’d be in ecstasy.” My heart pounded in my chest, never once had a guy been so forward as Chase Matthews. Crimson heated my cheeks. “Well, depending on the answer to my question.”

Why was it so hot to listen to him tell me what he wanted to do to me? My entire body woke up, desire awakening something I thought was nonexistent.

If we kissed, I would’ve kissed you back,” I shrugged, maintaining a cool, collected exterior while my insides were screaming at me to close the gap and jump his bones. “But we aren’t.”

“Yet.” He teased and damn if I didn’t feel it all the way to the tips of my curled toes.

I swallowed hard, the knot tightening in my throat as his eyes zeroed in on mine. There was something predatorial about his gaze, almost as if I were being hunted and lured into a trap. It was terrifying yet thrilling. Though Chase could never know, so I did what I did best, play the fool.

My eyes narrowed, ready to use my sister’s reputation to protect me. At this point, it was the only card I had left to scare him off.

“Hasn’t anyone told you Infantino’s are crazy? We’re not the kind of girls guys like you get mixed up with.”

His arms crossed over his chest, a smile ticked at the corner of his cheeks. Shit, I used the wrong choice of words. I had tempted, baited, and hooked Chase without realizing it.

“I think you are exactly the kind of girl I want to get mixed up with.”

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A SUMMER WITH YOU will be out JUNE 25, 2019 ❤

CIAO!!!!