Monday, June 3, 2013

Untethered Realms Spotlight: Angela Brown

All this month I'm spotlighting my fellow authors from our Untethered Realms group. First up is Angela Brown, author of the recently released Frailties of the Bond and Neverlove.

I read Neverlove a few months ago and it was a fabulous read. You can find my review of the book here. I haven't read Frailties yet, but I know anything Angela writes will be great. So without further ado, here is all the scoop on Angela and her work.

FRAILTIES OF THE BOND is the first in a series of novellas and short stories introducing heroes and heroines of the secret organization, NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherwordlies.

Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO.
But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind. 

In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life

After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path.

Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.

Buy links: Amazon USAmazon UKKobo, B&N

NEVERLOVE is a special project spawned from a blog-challenge-turned-blog-opera, the Abby and Basil affair. It is the first in the Shadow Jumpers series.

For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

About the author:

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

Find Angela here:

Amazon author page


  1. Thanks so much for having me here today. *blush*

  2. Great books with awesome covers. I love that picture of you Angela-- it's so happy! Yay-- best to you with your books. :)

  3. Angela's awesome! I enjoyed reading Neverlove and need to read the other one soon.

  4. This is on my "to read" list. I'm slowly chopping through a 1500 page book. After that, things should flow much faster.

  5. Great post, Julie. Always nice to celebrate other writers and you've done an excellent job. Good luck with your books, Angela. They look really interesting and fun to read.

  6. @Angela, you're welcome!

    @Julie, I thought the same about that pic.

    @Cherie, I totally agree.

    @Michael, I think you'll like it, I thought it was a great read.

    @MJ, it is fun, no doubt. :)

  7. I love Angela's bookcovers. Neverlove is on my Kindle ... along with about five dozen other books. I'll get there :)

  8. Hi, Julie,

    Haven't read Frailties of the Bond yet, but I did enjoy Neverlove. Good of you to do this feature.

  9. Julie and Angela, these books sound fascinating! Like the book covers, too!

    Mary Montague Sikes

  10. @Carol, that sounds like my Kindle LOL.

    @JL, I still need to check out Frailties too, I'm sure it's great.

    @Mary, glad you liked the post!

  11. Neverlove is fantastic. I hope I can get to Frailties soon. Go, Angela!

  12. Not sure I've met Angela before... Hello Angela :-)

  13. I have Frailties on my Kindle. Looking forward to reading it. :)
    (I need to get on that. *blush* Stuff keeps getting buried in my ever-growing TBR pile.)

  14. I've heard really excellent comments about Neverlove. I look forward to reading it. :D

  15. I remember hearing about these books in the past. They both seem like great reads!

  16. I have to make a note of these books. And figure out how to get the Kindle to work up here in the canyon. I have been lazy about it. Thanks for this, Angela looks like a fun person.

  17. Frailties of the Bond sounds like a wonderful read. And I so love the cover. :-)

  18. Angela is a wonderful writer, glad she got featured.

  19. Angela's reads are always a treat. I'm looking forward to the sequels :)

  20. @Mary, agreed!

    @Annalisa, she's great.

    @Melissa, I know the feeling!

    @Al, I think you will enjoy it. :)

    @Heather, I think so too.

    @Inger, good luck with the Kindle!

    @Misha, I totally agree.

    @Sheena, agree 100%, she's great.

    @Gwen, I am too!

  21. The book covers on these highlighted books are amazing! Who creates these??

  22. @Susan, I'm not sure, but I agree they are awesome covers. :)

  23. Angela is amazing! I really enjoyed Neverlove, too! Susan: I thought Heather McCorkle designed the cover for Neverlove, but I could be wrong.


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