Feb 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Angela Carling - Shackled

Angela Carling - Shackled

• Pub Date: June 1, 2012
• Publisher: Acacia Publishing
• 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?

Top Ten Reasons

Hi there! My name is Angela Carling and I am the author of two Young Adult books, Unbreakable Love and Shackled (which is being featured on this blog tour). I’m so excited to share Lucy’s crazy awesome story in Shackled and also guest post for Mickey today.

I was once asked why I chose to write YA novels, after all they are all about teenagers and I am indisputably all grown up. That answer was easy, I <3 teenagers, in fact, I have two of my own. In this post, I’m going to give you ten reasons why I love spending time with teens!

Reason #1. So I can keep up with all the latest fashions (although I must tell you that they are wearing the exact same colors and styles I wore in high school in the late 1980’s)

Reason #2 To learn about new technology trends. I was doing an author visit at a school last week and a class of eighth graders rudely informed me that Facebook is now lame and instagram is the hot thing. Already knew that, but only because my teenagers told me

Reason # 3 Teen drama gives me an endless pool of story ideas. Whoever wrote truth is stranger than fiction probably hung out with teenagers.

Reason # 4 For brutally honest feedback. I ask a teenager for an opinion, I get three or four. Sometimes those opinions help me become a better writer. Sometimes I just ignore them.

Reason #5 Teens are in at a great place in life. They’re old enough to carry on a decent conversation, but not old enough to be jaded by life’s disappointments.

Reason #6 Their futures are unwritten. That means, by writing YA I get to have a small, positive influence on their lives.

Reason #7 Me and teenagers both like to crank up our music….really loud! I may drive an SUV, but I can still make some noise!

Reason #8 Teenagers know how to cut loose. As parents, all the fun gets suck out of us by raising our own kids. Hanging out with teens, reminds me it’s good to play and have fun.

Reason #9 To learn a new language using words like: YOLO AND CRAY

Reason #10 The last reason and my favorite one of all…because teens are our future. In a few short years, today’s teens will be parents and leaders and like it or not, they will change our world. Are they a little crazy, yeah, but I’ve also found them to be creative and strong and just plain amazing.

Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to get to know you better. Please feel free to friend me on goodreads or stop by my facebook page! Talk to you later!

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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  1. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Definitely the high-school aspect of it, and all the drama:)

    Thank you:)

  2. YA for me is entertaining, fun and still yet wonderfully intriguing!


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