Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FAVORITE MEMORIES


Congratulations to "Sandra G.", the winner of Angi's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

TODAY is the premier of my book trailer for DANGEROUS MEMORIES. And I personally love it. (I should, right?) DM is a book that was conceived and written over a  year ago. It’s fun to get to know the characters again while chatting about the story. It’s like seeing friends after a long time.

On the other hand, I’m also under deadline for a 2014 release. I’ve been listening to my inspiration music for the current work-in-progress DOUBLE TAKE, but working with my husband on the trailer. And sometimes it gets confusing. Images jumble together. LOL The current story is very different than the images I’ve chosen to represent DANGEROUS MEMORIES. DT would be images of horses, a little girl, twin heroes. It’s a fast-paced read (I hope) but in a different way than DM. Both books are about friends who fall in love--my favorite type of romance. In DM the hero and heroine are being trailed by a killer. In DT, they’re on the trail of a kidnapper. Yet both stories take place in Dallas, Texas…my hometown.

In DANGEROUS MEMORIES,  the heroine is trying to remember her mother’s murder that happened when she was five years old. Memories surface at the oddest, most inconvenient times. Just like in real life they’re triggered by smells, places, sounds… I was surprised several times, and how many times I thought about images from my childhood. The older I get, the more the images in my mind are just pictures that are in an album. Or I think they are. Then some odd thing image like an imaginary house in my grandmother’s back yard, with walls made by sweeping the dirt into 2” high rows pops into my mind. An afternoon playing with my cousins under a huge oak tree. Or a china-berry war on Christmas eve before we drove to see the lights. No pictures available…just a favorite memory.

A little more about DANGEROUS MEMORIES
… of a scar, a hurt that mommy needed to fix…
… a flash of the inside of a stark white  toy box…
…shards of colored light…
….nightmares of a man who has no face…
And the reality of the man who can save her seems to regret their one unbelievable kiss.


“From the echoing shots in a cemetery straight through the hair-raising conclusion, this story of missing memories and murders will rattle readers from the opening pages, as they guess and guess again who the real culprit is.”  4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times Magazine

 ~Angi
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi is a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.

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LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT for a book from Angi’s TBR pile, Winner’s Choice. I’d love to know what you think about the new book trailer, but the real QUESTION FOR TODAY:  Please share your favorite memory and if you have anything (like a shelf or picture) to help you remember.

Angi’s JRS giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Jan. 4th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. The FAVORITE MEMORIES giveaway is a separate registration through Rafflecopter.

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34 comments:

  1. From "Debra S"

    I wanted to let you know that i love it when new authors that i havent read get on here with give aways thank you. (cher123@cableone.net)

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    1. HI DEBRA !!
      You're welcome. Good luck in the give-away.
      ~Angi

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  2. Nice trailer. One memory is going to Disneyland with family. Pictures help to remember.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. THANKS BN ! Hubby worked hard on this one. Fortunately, he does all my trailers and I haven't had to learn how. I have several pictures from Disneyland. A bunch of us went at my son's Bootcamp Graduation. ~Angi

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  3. Love the trailer!!! I can't wait to read the book! My favorite memories involve meeting my husband and the births of our children. :-)

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  4. I do not tend to watch book trailers too much, but I will say that your's turned out great. I liked it! :)
    A fav memory... When my nephew was an infant I took an adorable pic of him with his blankie bear in my mother's recliner... the pic was so cute & have it sitting in view in my room... I then took another one again like that but when he turned 3... what a difference but still cute!

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    1. THANKS COLLEEN !!

      Your pictures must be precious! We just found a picture of my 22 year old sitting on her potty chair -- asleep !! She's wearing a long t-shirt, so it's very decent. Brings back the memories. We kept it out to display for the new boyfriend's next visit. LOL
      ~Angi

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    2. Okay --the way that came out sounds a little off. My daughter is currently 22 and the picture is when she's about 1 1/2 years old. LOL
      ~Angi

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    3. LOL, I understood!

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  5. I don't normally watch trailers, either, but liked this one. I don;t have just one favorite memory - I have quite a few. I have an old secretary where I keep all my mementos and I can see them daily.
    kacbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. THANK YOU KAREN !

      Awe...to have an accessible place for mementos. I envy you !
      ~Angi

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  6. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the newest release! I'm bad about keeping mementos but there are a few that I've got hidden in an old shoe box. I'm not very sentimental but you've got to keep a few :)

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    1. Hey Erin. Thank you and now you have me curious. What does a "not very sentimental" person keep? Sounds like a story to me.
      >>grin<<
      ~Angi

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  7. Wow...this would be an amazing gift! Love the trailers and can't wait to get my hands on the books!!!

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    1. Hi Sandie!! I hope you enjoy the book (whether as a gift or through a bookseller! >>grin<<
      ~Angi

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  8. I have a wonderful memory of helping my Father in the garden.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. HI Mary!! What an awesome memory. One of my favorites of my dad is him wanting me to cook the steaks (instead of my mom)...but everyone always jokes about that. Another though, he was so impressed with my "Scouting" skills, he made me some campfire tools. I still have them.
      ~Angi

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  9. It is nice to meet you here, Angi! Your book sounds scary, but good! I like those types - the ones that have me on edge and a little scared but know that there is a HEA waiting for me at the end. There is a HEA, right? :-)

    I have a lot of great memories from childhood and most of them are sparked by a picture or maybe a toy that they don't sell. For example, when we used to go to my grandmother's house she had this old metal Ferris wheel that we loved playing with. It was a special toy that my brother and sister loved because they didn't make them any longer and we didn't have one. It brings back great memories from our childhood visits to grandma's house! Thanks!

    amy at remus dot net

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    1. Nice to meet you too, Amy! I'm not certain DANGEROUS MEMORIES is as scary as I hope it's haunting. And there's definitely a HEA...I love adventure, but if there's not a romance? Well, where's the fun in that?

      The Ferris Wheel sounds amazing. Grandmother houses are supposed to be special that way, yes?
      ~Angi

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  10. Wow... looking forward to reading your book whether through winning or a bookseller. :-)

    Have a ton of favorite memories as I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful childhood. But, our side yard would flood every time it rained. Us kids ... my two brothers and I... would play bumper derby with our big wheels and trikes in about a foot of water and mud. It wouldn't take long before all the neighborhood kids were there and even some parents joined in the fun. Now at age 49 I still can't resist a good mud puddle.

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    1. Thank you Julie ! I hope you'll let me know what you think about it.

      What an awesome memory! I love mud puddles in a doorless, topless, Jeep Wrangler. A bigger BIG WHEEL, right?
      ~Angi

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    2. Yep ...definitely like your version of the Big Wheel !

      And as always I forgot to add my email. jo1963jo at gmail dot com

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  11. One of my favorite memories is from when I was a kid, standing in the front yard and when I held my left hand out it got soaking wet from very hard rain, but when I held my right hand out it was as dry as could be. I stood that way for at least two minutes before the cloud moved enough to soak me completely. To a 7 year old kid, it was awesome.
    Enjoyed the trailer. The wording was great and very intriguing. Makes me want to read it.
    Good luck.

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    1. email: grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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    2. WHAT AN AWESOME memory and experience. (SO GLAD you liked the trailer.)

      I remember the thick, cool St. Augustine grass under the sycamore tree in our yard as a kid. My dad loved that yard. When we moved...it was to land with no trees and a lawn of Johnson Grass. LOL It didn't compare.
      ~Angi

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  12. We have an email entry...

    It's impossible for me to have a favorite memory, but my youngest who is now 36 was about 2 and he sat on a rocking horse and gave the camera such a cheesy huge smile. -- Joyce

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    1. Very cool, Joyce. I hope you still have the picture and get to share it with his kids.

      ~Angi

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  13. Hello, Angi,

    I love the trailer. Very well done! Can't wait to read Dangerous Memories. Congrats on the 4 1/2 star rating from RT. You go girl!

    Cindy

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    1. THANKS CINDY !! I loved the review. I could hug the reviewer at RT for giving me such a great quote ! Hope to hear how you like Dangerous Memories.

      ~Angi

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  14. My favorite memory is a picture of my cat. He was the peace keeper in my house. He was a cat who should have been in cat shows. He is also a reminder to me of when my sister and I got along.

    Thanks for the contest and Happy New Year.
    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. HI KAI !!
      ...a time when I got along with my siblings... Hmmm... I'm thinking... Just kidding, LOL

      The only time my mom every had cats, she had two: Sia & Meeze Very beautiful, brothers who turned out to be great mousers around that house in the field with no trees. LOL
      ~Angi

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  15. THANKS to everyone who stopped by to keep me company. And congratulations, Sandra G.!!

    Now back to DOUBLE TAKE !
    ~Angi

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