Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Updates: Interviews, Guest Blogging & Reviews

Sorry I've been MIA since the release of The Paris Secret! Just wanted to update you on some of the fun places I've been interviewed/guest blogged as well as some of the fabulous reviews the book has been getting. The QR Code Scavenger Hunt is still going on until Monday January 31st. So you still have plenty of time to crack the codes to win a Nook!

Over at the Carina Press site, I did a virtual tour of Paris.
I blogged about my favorite fictional librarians at Fresh Fiction.
I was interviewed at Fierce Romance.
I blogged about why I love mysteries at the Not Your Usual Suspects Blog.
I was featured in The Big Thrill, the International Thriller Writer's Webzine.

As for reviews, I was thrilled that The Paris Secret was chosen as a "Top Pick" by The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews!

So what's next?

I'll be stopping by the Killer Chicks Blog on Friday the 28th.
Next month, I'll be participating in 30 days of Danger & Secrets at fellow Carina author Katie Reus's blog as well as guest blogging at Book Lovers Inc.

And The Paris Secret audio book should be released by Audible any day now!

Angela ; )

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Paris Secret Scavenger Hunt-Win a NOOK!

To celebrate the release of The Paris Secret, I'm launching a QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Details and entry form are below. Good Luck! And if you don't know what a QR code is, I'll let Lindsay from CSI: New York explain

ATTENTION: You do not need a smartphone to participate.  Click here for a list of online QR code readers. If your smartphone does not have a QR code reader, there are a number of free barcode reader apps that can be downloaded from the iTunes or Android app stores.

The QR codes needed to answer the questions above can be found somewhere on the following websites/blogs. Some codes will be obvious, while others you'll need to hunt for.  Some codes will lead to other codes, or nowhere at all, while other sites may have more than one code. Scan them and you will be taken to information about The Paris Secret. You must answer at least one question to be entered. But you can earn up to five entries.

Paris Secret Blog (You're already here. Just look!)

All entries must be received by 11pm January 31, 2011
Winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries and awarded a Nook.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Watch This Space for Your Chance to Win a Nook!

Next Monday, January 17th, is the official launch day for The Paris Secret. Since the book has a few similarities to The Da Vinci Code, I will be launching an online scavenger hunt. If you're wondering what that strange orange thingy is above. It's a QR code and I think they're pretty cool!  You can read up on them here and see them in action here and here. QR codes can be scanned like a barcode with any smart phone and will take you to linked info embedded within the code. Go ahead and scan it! I will be hiding these codes on various sites and blogs. And some of my fellow Carina Press authors will also be hiding codes on their sites as well. The codes will lead you to info about The Paris Secret so that you can answer questions and be entered to win a Nook. Check back next Monday for more details!

Angela ; )

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Six Sentences from The Paris Secret, which will be released January 17th from Carina Press!

He took off running, pulling me behind him. I tried my best to keep up but the pain in my side slowed me down. A bullet whizzed past my head and another hit the fencepost near me. Tattoo Man was firing a gun as he staggered behind us.
“He’s got a gun!” I screamed at my rescuer. 
“No shit! Shut up and keep running!”

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