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Angela N. Blount

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in Minnesota, The United States
January 31

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Award-winning author Angela N. Blount is a Minnesota native, transplanted to the deep South--where she currently resides with her understanding husband, their two children, and a set of identity-confused cats. A Registered Nurse by trade, she is also an underwriter for LitPick, staff book reviewer for Young Adult Books Central, memoirist (though, not much a fan of referring to herself in first-person *cough*), sporadic poet, and webcomic artist.

Angela is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America, and was named a finalist in the 2012 Sheila, Laurie, and Orange Rose contests. She also took first place in the 2012 OKRWA Finally A Bride contest. In 2014 her debut memoir, Once Upon a Road Trip, was an
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Angela N. Blount Right now I'm on chapter 27 of the first book in a YA sci-fi series, and plotting out a spinoff novel for my YA Contemporary series.
Angela N. Blount Hello, Madi! :) So sorry for the delay.

I've always loved stories. I was actually very slow to pick up reading when I was in the first grade, until a…more
Hello, Madi! :) So sorry for the delay.

I've always loved stories. I was actually very slow to pick up reading when I was in the first grade, until a teacher figured out that I could learn much better if she had me write my own little stapled-together books. If you're looking for an origin point, I'd have to point you there. But the desire to write when I was older... that actually came from a love of reading. Starting in the 5th grade, I read voraciously--mostly as a way to escape from a very difficult and awkward time at school. By 6th grade I'd written my first book all in pencil in a spiral bound notebook. (It was terrible, but it was a start!) From there on, I never really stopped writing.(less)
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In early celebration of the release of C.J. Redwine’s latest fairytale retelling, I am delighted to be giving away a SIGNED ARC of The Wish Granter.


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The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun...

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“I didn't just love him…I needed him. Not in some desperate "you complete me" sort of way. No, Vincent didn’t make me whole. He improved me. Something about him—something I didn't understand—had a way of amplifying the good in my nature while muting the bad. He was a catalyst for my soul. I didn't need him in order to exist...I needed him in order to be a better me.”
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message 34: by Alma Q

Alma Q Thank you for sending the friendvite, Angela! You would have had to wait one for a good day or so, but I'm glad you didn't ;)


message 33: by Angela

Angela Blount Sarah wrote: "Hi, Angela! :) Nice to see you again. I'm a few days behind on my feed, but I saw you finished reading BC. I'll have to read your review. *grin*"

I was perhaps a touch more...diplomatic in phrasing, I think. ;P But I did end up agreeing with you completely.


Sarah Mac Hi, Angela! :) Nice to see you again. I'm a few days behind on my feed, but I saw you finished reading BC. I'll have to read your review. *grin*


Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ Hey Angela! Thank you for the friendinvite, so nice to meet you!

heheheh... no shame We all loved Twilight! ;)


message 30: by Ellie

Ellie Red Hi Angela :D Thank you for accepting! Looking forward to reading your book :D


message 28: by Angela

Angela Blount My pleasure! :) Thank you for accepting the request.


Gertiebee * the little book bee * Hi Angela! Thanks for friending me :)


message 26: by Angela

Angela Blount Thanks for accepting! :)


Kat (Kindred Dreamheart) Thanks s much for friending me!


Quantum Thief - GreyWalker Queen Thanks for the friend request Angela


message 23: by Angela

Angela Blount We're getting close to the cover reveal! Those who 'like' my author page will get the first look before it's publicly posted--along with other sneak previews on the project. :)

https://www.facebook.com/AngelaNBloun...


message 22: by Angela

Angela Blount HUGE congrats to my dear friend M.v. Freeman on hitting #1 on the Amazon Bestseller list!!! Get it while it's still .99 cents!

http://www.amazon.com/Incandescent-Cr...

I reviewed the ARC of that book. Yes I did. ^_^


message 21: by Angela

Angela Blount "I finally have the blurb up for Once Upon A Road Trip! *happy dance* Opinions on it are very much welcome.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...

I hope to report the cover reveal very soon--it's coming together SO nicely. ^_^


message 20: by Angela

Angela Blount I finally have the blurb up for Once Upon A Road Trip! *happy dance* Opinions on it are very much welcome.

I hope to report the cover reveal very soon--it's coming together SO nicely. ^_^


message 19: by Angela

Angela Blount Four days left on the giveaway for NYT bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken! There will be TEN ebook winners--the odds are in your favor! :)
http://perilous1.blogspot.com/


message 18: by Angela

Angela Blount Hey Judith!

Thanks for the acceptance. ^_^


Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads) Angela,

Thanks for the invite!! :)


message 16: by Angela

Angela Blount Aidee wrote: "Hi Angela! It's so nice connecting to you all over the web. I was so happy to get your friend request. :)"

Hello hello! :D I tried to find you over facebook, but this was as close as I got. >.< I did want to give you the link to one of my older blog posts about decoding some of the writer lingo that initially confused me for months. It might spare you a little time and confusion:
http://perilous1.blogspot.com/2011/08...


message 15: by Aidee

Aidee Ladnier Hi Angela! It's so nice connecting to you all over the web. I was so happy to get your friend request. :)


message 14: by Angela

Angela Blount Scarlet wrote: "Thanks for the lovely friend request! c:"

Well, thank YOU for accepting. ^_^ I'm delighted to make your acquaintance.


message 13: by Shep

Shep Thanks for the lovely friend request! c:


message 12: by Angela

Angela Blount Sarah wrote: "Hi Angela, thank you for the friend request! (="

My pleasure, Sarah! :) I look forward to reading more of your reviews. ^_^


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Angela, thank you for the friend request! (=


message 10: by Angela

Angela Blount Jonathan wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, always willing to friend someone with similar interests!"

Thanks for accepting! :D I was delighted with how much we have in common. I look forward to perusing your literary opinions. ^_^


Jonathan Terrington Thanks for the friend request, always willing to friend someone with similar interests!


Angela Blount Thanks for the acceptance, KaSonndra! :)

I look forward to hearing your thoughts. ^_^


KaSonndra Leigh Thanks for the invite! Looking forward to sharing great reads with you Angela! :D

All the best,
KaSonndra


Angela Blount Chryssa wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Angela~!
Looking forward to sharing opinions on books! :o)"


Thanks for accepting the invite, Chryssa! :)

I always like to consider the opinions of people who share such similar tastes in books. ^_^ Thank you in advance for taking part in helping me decide what I should read next. ;) I hope my reviews might be of some use to you as well.


Chryssa Thanks for the friend invite Angela~!
Looking forward to sharing opinions on books! :o)


Angela Blount Good point. :)

I'm actually not surprised on the difference of opinion in the HG series. I thought the second one was VERY similar to the first, and I know many people who found that disappointing and non-progressive. And with the last book being more centered on the war than on the characters, I think the high-action/stratagem of it appealed more to males, generally speaking. (My theory, anyway.)

But yes, anyways...enjoy your weekend! ^_^


message 3: by B.P.

B.P. Elkins Well there are like 4 billion books so even having a handful in common is pretty hard to do. Even funnier we were opposite of thinking which hunger games sequal was not so good. Any hoozal-have a good memorial weekend!


Angela Blount Thank YOU for the invite, B.P. ^_^ I'm pleased to meet you. And I hope my ratings/reviews might be helpful to you in prioritizing your to-read list. We seem to have fairly similar tastes in the books we've both read--not an easy thing to come by, in my experience.


message 1: by B.P.

B.P. Elkins Thanks for accepting the invite you have a super diverse book list looking forward to checking out your reviews :)


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