Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Spotlight ~ Love's Battle by Angela Hayes @imahayes


Love Howard has more than a knack for matchmaking. Born from a forbidden passion and a twelve-hundred-year-old promise, she and her sisters can literally see true love. And while Love has no problem bringing other couples together, her own romantic life could use a little help.

Danton DeAngelo has always been well grounded in reality. So it throws him for no small loop when the woman he’s fallen for believes that she’s been reincarnated eleven times and can actually see true love.

Now Danton is faced with the biggest decision of his life. Accept Love for who she really is, or walk away from her forever.


            The hand Love pressed to her brow was visibly shaking. “There’s something I need to tell you. I just need you to keep an open mind.”
            “What is it? Are you sick?” Danton asked.
            “No, I’m not sick.” Her voice trembled on a forced laugh. “It’s something else. Something I‘ve been trying to prepare you for. This would be so much easier if you believed in magic. If you could believe that what I’m about to tell you is the honest truth.”
            Turning, Love opened the iron chest, the hinges groaning with the effort as specks of rust littered the floor. From its depths she pulled out a clear plastic bag that she held tight to her chest, eyes closed, before handing it to a confused Danton.
            “This is my tartan, my plaid. Before it faded and was dinner for the moths, it was once patterned in checks of green, gray, and brown. The purple and white stripes that ran through the hem identified the wearer as part of the royal family.” Love tapped the plastic, her finger pointing out where each color should be. “It was a gift from my father. The first and only time my sister’s and I met him, he was on his deathbed, we were eighteen. A week later our mother died in the same moment he drew his last breath.” Needing the extra air Love drew a breath of her own. “That day was the thirteenth of February, eight-hundred and fifty-eight AD. My father was Cinaed mac Alpin, crowned king of the Picts and Gaels. He was Scotland’s first king.”
            “Eight- hundred and fifty-eight?” That couldn’t be right, she was only twenty-five. “Don’t you mean Nineteen-eighty-seven?”
            “No. I was born for the first time in Scotland during the middle of the ninth century.”

Publisher’s Info.

Title: Love's Battle 
Series Name: True Blue Trilogy 
SubGenre(s): Time Travel, Paranormal, Fantasy 
Imprint: Faery 
Length: Rose 
Rating: Sensual (PG-PG13) 
Page Count: 310 
Word Count: 69678 

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BookTrailer:   or embedded you tube link   :


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  1. Hi Tricia, thanks for having me on today. You've got a great site and I loved The Witch's Thief. Can't wait to read your other two.

    1. Thanks so much, Angela! You're very kind! And thank you for participating in the spotlight on my blog! You're always welcome here! :)

  2. This is Larry again as CottonSr. Loved the blogpost and also the trailer. Angela, I'm looking to get a grad student here at A&M to take me as a project to do a trailer. But can you advise me how you did yours. i read all your acknowledgments and all, but if we could also speak English about this. I would want this for my book out now you just blogged about my adventures in the Philippines where I was there for the People's Power revolution that overthrew Ferdinand Marcos from power. etc. it includes a love story too, of course.

    1. Hi Larry, for me, doing the trailer was fairly easy. You can find plenty of tutorials on Google and I encourage you to do some research on the subject. I'm sure their articles can explain it better than I can, but here's what I did.

      First I drew up a storyboard- outlining the type of pictures I wanted and the order I wanted them to go. Next, I found the photos I needed (this was the most time consuming part. The ones I used came from, then I found the music. When I had all my parts together I used my Windows Movie Maker to put them in order, adjusted the amount of seconds I wanted each one to show for, and finally set the music to align with the time frame of the slideshow. In all, I probably spent a couple of hours fiddling and adjusting until it was perfect. The last step was to publish it to youtube and voila- Book Trailer. I hope this helps and isn't to convoluted.

      I really enjoyed putting it together. The whole time I was working on it, I pretended I was a movie producer :)

  3. Fantastic excerpt! Sounds like a great read. I have it, now if I could just find some 'me' time to read it! Beautiful cover. Love the premise. Best of luck!

    1. Thanks for stooping by Alicia. Tamra Westberry did an amazing job on the cover. It was like she reached into my mind and brought it into reality. So glad to be in your TBR pile. Let me know what you think when you're done.

  4. This book is so much fun to read! Can't wait to read Faith and Hope's story!

    1. Hi Pat, thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed Love's story. Right now I'm hard at work on Faith's and Hope's. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.