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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Witches and Vampires and Ghosts…or Maybe Not…A Guest Post by Author Angela Addams

PNR author Angela Addams is visiting again today. She was first here in spring of 2011, when I reviewed her book, "Ghost Bride" and also interviewed her. While her first few books were paranormal romance, her new one, "Going the Distance", is a contemporary romance, with just a hint of fantasy.

Every day is Halloween for author Angela Addams. Enthralled by the paranormal at an early age, Angela spends most of her time thinking up new story ideas that involve supernatural creatures in everyday situations.

She lives in Ontario, Canada in an old, and she believes haunted, house with her loving husband and children. 

Book Blurb (from publisher):

Ronan’s been in love with Steph Randell since they were teenagers. Pierced by Cupid’s arrow as a teen, the country boy fell hard for her.

As an award-winning actress, Steph has a mind of her own and is blinded by her ambition. Yet, for all her money and fame, the only time she truly finds peace is in Ronan’s arms. But she thinks that all she needs is a friend with benefits.

Cupid messed up and needs to fix things—an incredible boon if he can succeed. All he has to do is show Steph what she is missing and prove to Ronan that Steph is worth fighting for. What will Steph risk for love? And what is Ronan willing to give up to get his girl?

Format: ebook
Length:134 KB
Release Date: DECEMBER 26, 2011 
Author Website:

Angie, thanks for stopping by today and sharing with us the challenges you faced writing this story.

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So, here’s the thing, I’ve kind of made a brand for myself that is centered around all things paranormal. That was always just a natural fit for me. So color me surprised when I started writing my latest novella, Going the Distance, and discovered that there wasn’t a werewolf, vampire or witch in sight! I mean, come on! There’s got to be a way to fit in some kind of paranormal creature, right? RIGHT?
Ahem, well, no, no there wasn’t. This particular story wasn’t feral enough for a werewolf tale . There was no room for a vampire lover. There wasn’t even a place for a measly little apparition to float around. No paranormal. Period. Well, not exactly NO paranormal. This particular story was written to fit into a series called Cupid’s Conquests in which Cupid, aka Eros, has been banished to Earth until he can fix the sad romantic state of the world. He must intervene in the lives of romantically deprived individuals and hook them up. In the case of Going the Distance, he’s got to fix a mistake he made years before.
So I found myself in an interesting situation, a little scared, I will admit, but not so put off that the story wasn’t flowing. I have to say I’m quite pleased with the result. This novella is HOT, right from the get go. It was interesting delving into a realistic world with common problems and having my heroine and her hero overcome obstacles that any one of us could face. 

It was my first experience with a story taking over and even though I tried for a little while to force it into my paranormal mold, I knew it wouldn’t fit. I had to accept the reality that my brand was going to take a little detour into uncharted territory. And to be perfectly honest it was a great little jaunt…one I will most likely repeat at some point.
So now I can say that I’ve written a somewhat, mostly, contemporary erotic romance which is my favorite so far (I can say that because it’s my only so far ;-)
I truly hope it becomes your favorite too.

To celebrate my new release, I’m giving away an e-copy of Going the Distance! All you have to do is leave a comment (make sure to put an email address) and I will randomly draw a winner a week from today!


  1. Interesting post, this was really useful. thanks!

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog again, Bea!

  3. Congrats Angela, great to see a new book and to hear how its a little different to your other work.

    Damn I wish I had an E-Reader.

  4. OK, no werewolves, vampires, or hormonal teens, but you do have Cupid/Eros... so fantastical if not paranormal. It's close. :)

    You could do Thor falls in love with the ghost of a werewolf who was bitten by a vampire for your next one... What do you think? ;)

  5. Lol, you always have to complicate things don't you TJ?

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

  6. I kind of like TJ's idea, LOL.

    Gareth, both the Kindle and the Nook have free apps for your pc and laptop.

    Angie, I'm delighted to have you here again. Thanks for coming back.

  7. Yay! The book sounds darling! The only thing I love more than and old rekindled love story, is one where cupid is involved! Thanks for the chance:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  8. Based on what I've read of Ang's work so far, I'm very excited about this own. It sounds like a great read! Congrats on the new novel!

  9. I really love the cover of this book.

  10. I love the cover. It draws you in. Donna

  11. Love the cover and the story was a wonderful read with a very interesting concept. :) Congrats!

  12. Sounds like a fantastic read (even without the vamps & weres)! Definitely adding it to my TBB list!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  13. Thanks for all the comments!

    I really love this story!

  14. I've randomly drawn a winner for an e-copy of Going the Distance and that winner is...BookAttict! Woo! Congratulations! I'll be sending an email shortly!

  15. *does a happy dance* Thanks so much Angela! Can't wait to read it!!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com


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