Saturday, January 14, 2012

Author Weekend

Hello, how are you all?

Author Weekend is back and this week we'll be getting to know a little more about two authors: Erica Orloff and Josphine Angeline.

There will also be a giveaway posted tomorrow.

For now let's get to know Erica Orloff:

Author's Profile:

"Erica Orloff is a native New Yorker, novelist, blogger, mother of four, chronic insomniac, alt-rock loving, voracious reader (and prolific writer) who has written over twenty novels across a number of genres and pen names. She currently lives in Virginia where she rarely sleeps, roots for the Yankees and the NY Giants, knits in her almost-never free time, herds worms with her six-year-old Pirate Boy, and tries to hold onto what little sanity she has left."

Erica Orloff Books:

Title and Author: The Roofer
Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: May 1st, 2004
Paperback/Hardcover: 304
Genre: Fiction 

Ava O'Neil grew up within the embrace of New York City's most infamous Irish gang, The Westies. Her father was the Roofer, named for his penchant for throwing enemies from the rooftops of Hell's Kitchen tenements. Raised by her father and two members of his crew, Ava and her brother witnessed events of violence and torment, as well as moments of loyalty and dignity.
When journalist Jack Casey comes looking for Ava, determined to profile her father -- and to uncover the trail of a cold-case murder -- Ava is equally determined to keep her family's darkest secrets hidden. But when the magazine article is published, she is shocked by the impact of seeing the life she accepted as normal committed to public scrutiny. Then Hollywood's most famous director of mob movies decides to base a film on the Roofer's life. Suddenly gangsters and thugs are interacting with Hollywood's A-list.
Caught up in this world, Ava finds herself in an intense love affair with the lead actor from the movie. Yet their relationship, taking them from New York City to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, is threatened by another murder from the past, far more twisted than anything on film. Ava knows that the secrets will either destroy her or free her and, either way, they will cost her almost everything. 

Title and Author: Mafia Chick
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Publication Date: September 1st, 2004
Paperback/Hardcover: 288
Genre: Contemporary Romance

As the only granddaughter among seventeen grandsons of one of New York's refuted Mafia dons, Teddi Gallo has been surrounded by overprotective men all her life. . .not to mention those FBI agents tailing her family. But now, determined to live her own life, she has decamped to Manhattan with dreams of making it n the brutal restaurant business.
Soon, however, she is finding her dinner plate is more full as she juggles an old-money, news-anchor boyfriend, a devastatingly handsome FBI agent trailing her 24/7, a nervous accountant concerned her business is failing and her cousin Tony acting as her bodyguard. Toss in bringing her new beau home fro Sunday dinner and trying to explain the hundred pairs of stolen Jimmy Choos in her Uncle Vito's living room. . .and Teddi Gallo's already chaotic life is made all the more messy. Maybe a few well-hatched plans, a bit of matchmaking and a dose of Mafia Chic will get her out of this jam.

Title and Author: Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven?
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Publication Date: October 1st, 2005
Paperback/Hardcover: 320
Genre: Contemporary Romance

I'm Lily, a New York newspaper columnist, mother of two, divorcee of one and partner in crime to Michael, English professor, novelist and best friend extraordinaire. We've been friends forever -- well, since I nearly burned down our apartment building while trying to cook. Michael and I have weathered disco, bad fashion, bad perms, bad boyfriends -- for both of us -- my failed marriage, parenthood and writer's block. Laughter has helped -- and so have the martinis.
But now we face our biggest challenge: the C word. And if I have my way, Michael will be giving up his freewheeling bachelor ways and settling down once and for all. Because I have some very specific wishes for who should take over parental duty when I'm gone. Of course, I refuse to take this lying down -- even when the doctors tell me to lie down and shut up. Because although I'm sick, I'm determined to wear my high heels and lipstick. I'm gonna look good or die trying, dammit.

Title and Author: Freudian Slip
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2009
Paperback/Hardcover: 366
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Everyone loves shock jock Julian Shaw…except the guy who shot him.
The raunchy radio DJ expects the dark tunnel, white lights—even his late grandmother greeting him at the pearly gates. Instead, he gets a coma, a spirit guide named Gus and a pushy demon with a deal. His assignment: Katie Darby.
Katie Darby's best friend just stole her guy! Now she's losing her mind.
All she really wants to do is stay in mope mode, but it feels as if someone is watching her, whispering strange thoughts into her head, making her say and do things she would never normally consider. And it's actually making her life better!
Now Julian wants another chance to prove he's a good guy. But he just might have to sell his soul to the devil to get it….

Title and Author: Illuminated
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: December 8th, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 256
Genre: Young Adult

An epic romance full of mysteries that transcend time—fans of Romeo and Juliet and The Time Traveler’s Wife will rejoice!

Some loves are not made to last . . . Like Romeo and Juliet, Heloise and Abelard were doomed from the start, and their romance was destined to pass into history. Yet when sixteen-year-old Callie Martin discovers a diary hidden within an antique book, their story—and hers—takes on another life. For the diary leads Callie to the brilliant and handsome August, who is just as mysterious as the secret the diary hides. Their attraction is undeniable. As the two hunt down the truth behind the diary—and that of Heloise and Abelard’s ancient romance—their romance becomes all-consuming. But Callie knows it can’t last . . . love never does. Will their love that burns as bright as a shooting star flame out, or will these star-crossed lovers be able to defy history?

You can see all Erica Orloff's books at Goodreads.  

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