Oct 18, 2012

Guest Post: Angela Carling - Shackled

Angela Carling - Shackled

• Pub Date: June 1, 2012
• Publisher: Acacia Publishing, Inc.
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 212 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

After shy, quiet Lucy and her family move from their small hometown in Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, she is surprised when Ryan, the most popular boy at school, asks her out. Soon, she is swept up in a whirlwind romance and her naive and trusting nature allows her to fall head over heels in love with her too-good-to-be-true suitor. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself enraptured by the excitement of her new relationship, leaving her blinded to the warning signs of danger ahead. Can her fairy tale romance last, or will she find that her prince charming is more like a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Books Over Boys
by Angela Carling

First, I want to thank Mickey for letting me post on her fabulous blog today. It has been great getting to know her a little better. My name is Angela Carling and I am the author of a sweet romance called Unbreakable Love, and zingy little book called Shackled. I recently came across a blogger that named her blog Books Over Boys. I thought that was hilarious because, the subtle truth behind the name is that sometimes books are better than boys… and even better than books, are those delicious boy characters in the books. Let me be clear, I married me a gem, but every once in awhile, I and all of you need a little hottie book boyfriend in our lives. Here are three reasons why:

1. The thing is, the real men in our lives are great, but sometimes do and say the dumbest things. Our book boyfriends, however, can always say and do the right things. Does this mean we are control freaks or unrealistic perfectionists? Maybe, but our book boyfriends never seem to mind

2. I don’t know how they do it, but when the regular boys around us have just regular old blue eyes, our book boyfriends have steely blue grey eyes that see into our souls instead of past us to whatever is on TV. It’s okay real boys, we totally get the distraction, but sometimes we need to feel so special that not even the TV can take away your gaze. We get that undivided attention from our book boyfriends.

3. Sometime, life can be mundane. It is our book boyfriends that are always ready and willing to take us on some crazy adventure. While our real sweethearts offer dinner a movie, our book boyfriends take us to fight vampires or become spies and save the world…and of course, they do it without one hair out of place.

Mmmm, decisions, decisions. Adventure or reality? Some days it’s a genuinely tough choice. Luckily, our real boys don’t have to feel too threatened. When it comes to keeping us warm on cold night, they’ve got it all over our book boyfriends… but if you choose your book boyfriend over the real thing, don’t feel bad. We all need our perfect cardboard cutout boyfriend sometimes :o) Now, the question I leave you with, is who is your favorite Book Boyfriend?

Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs, California but now resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines. After years of denial, she final admitted, that she is in fact, a hopeless romantic, which allowed her to let down her hair and write her first book, Unbreakable Love. Her second book, Shackled was released summer 2012. She always eats the frosting of her cake and cookies but leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. When she is not writing YA novels, she is secretly using her family as Guiney pigs to test what she learned in College.

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