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Angela Hoke

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Angela has worked for many years in accounting, writing in her spare time. She began writing at the age of eight, when she produced a neighborhood newspaper, until an expose written based on sketchy facts shut her down for good! Her debut novel, A WHISPER OF SMOKE is a rich and deeply sensitive coming-of-age love story, and winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award, the 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for Women's Fiction, the 2014 GRW Maggie Award for Excellence and the 2014 Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Award, as well as a finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards. Her short story, The Ceremony (inspired by a scene in her first book) was a finalist in the New Millennium writing contest. Her second novel, A PAINTED LILY, w ...more

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A Whisper of Smoke

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The 'Psych Meds' book gets a new Title, which inspired the expansion of a different and deeper theme. (Also and related, I have a new book coming out in 2021 -- MISSING PICTURES! More to come on that...)

Picture You may recall that I was working on a book with the working title “Sex Toys and Psych Meds,” which tells the story of all-too-relatable Claire Colson, a successful businesswoman who, after a painful divorce from a long-term marriage, tries to heal from depression by re-entering the dating world, but only on the days she doesn't have her daughter and can manage to put on deodorant. But it’s t Read more of this blog post »
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A Painted Lily by Angela Hoke
"Sweet mercy, this book kind of broke my heart. Honest, well-written and intensely moving, it was hard to not fall right into the plot.

Becca and Tony have been best friends for years. While Becca is a true Southern girl, Tony’s family escaped Cuba jus" Read more of this review »
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"What a tear jerker!
This was a beautiful book which really explored the friendship between Becca and Tony, as Tony goes on a trip to Cuba to discover the truth about his birth.
I'd like to thank Voracious Readers for introducing me to this author, by s" Read more of this review »
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This story was compelling and the characters were relatable. I felt their fear, their helplessness, and also their hope. Well done!
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“Perhaps, when you leave your childhood behind too early and jump into adulthood, certain parts of you never fully grow up. They just become stunted child parts disguised in a grown-up body.”
Angela Hoke, A Whisper of Smoke

“And I had learned that lesson with a drowning dose of humility - humility born of knowing that I had failed Hank in every way that I believed Mama had failed me, failed all of us; humility that had painfully driven home the realization that every human being is capable of terrible transgressions, and exquisite goodness, and that neither has to define a person.”
Angela Hoke, A Whisper of Smoke

“There was nothing to disturb the senses, as if we'd entered a void - some rip in space and time where the senses became useless. You could get lost here, and no one would find you unless you wanted to be found. It was seductive, this nothingness.”
Angela Hoke, A Whisper of Smoke

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“There was nothing to disturb the senses, as if we'd entered a void - some rip in space and time where the senses became useless. You could get lost here, and no one would find you unless you wanted to be found. It was seductive, this nothingness.”
Angela Hoke, A Whisper of Smoke

“Perhaps, when you leave your childhood behind too early and jump into adulthood, certain parts of you never fully grow up. They just become stunted child parts disguised in a grown-up body.”
Angela Hoke, A Whisper of Smoke

“And I had learned that lesson with a drowning dose of humility - humility born of knowing that I had failed Hank in every way that I believed Mama had failed me, failed all of us; humility that had painfully driven home the realization that every human being is capable of terrible transgressions, and exquisite goodness, and that neither has to define a person.”
Angela Hoke, A Whisper of Smoke

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