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On the set of Shameless

shamelessWhen I first started watching the Showtime original series Shameless it was not because I’m a best-selling author who loves creating dysfunctional characters. I became a fan of the popular series (which just finished its seventh season) because it’s filmed at my birth home.

No, I’m not joking.

I lived on the set of the Showtime original series Shameless.

Every week I get to turn on Showtime and watch the saga continue while being flooded with memories of my life as a child living at the “Gallagher” home. Trust me. It was weird at first, seeing my grandparents’ home on television, knowing I had also lived there as an infant with my mother.

They’d bought the Homan house (as we refer to it), with 2119 on the glass above the door, in 1953, and then kept the property for almost thirty years, while raising their own six children. When my grandmother bought another place in the mid-70s, away from the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, her oldest daughter moved back into the Homan house to raise … go figure… six children of her own until the house was eventually sold.

I’ll never forget the summers spent running up and down Homan Avenue with the rest of my cousins, jumping double-dutch, and hanging out at the park at the end of the dead end street, where I had also met a boy, and fell in love for the first time. Those are fond memories that flood to the surface each and every time I tune in to the addictive series.

Shameless is a favorite of mine. I love the writing, and even though my grandmother is probably turning in her grave at all the shenanigans going on in a place the Anderson Family once called home, I continually tune in laughing at William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and the engaging series about probably the most dysfunctional family on television. I thought my family was crazy, but I guarantee once you watch the series, you’ll decide your family wasn’t as cray-cray as you had suspected.

homanThe Gallagher home, my birth home, and those memories growing up, will be the backdrop for my upcoming time travel, Timeless Desire, coming this spring. The story is about a young jazz singer who finds an old locket that sends her traveling back to the 1970s, to fill her grandmother’s patent leather shoes.


When Characters Start Talking Back

Okay, so I’ve been flooded with emails. I even had a fan dropping hints by sending me a satin blindfold in the mail. All were asking the same question, when is Seduced into Submission #3 coming out. And guess what???

serveI’ve been avoiding you.

Yeah, yeah, I know. Guilty as charged. But see what had happened was…

I had this idea of this story of a desperate housewife who ended up having an affair with a rich and powerful man and I had no idea Curious would be so popular with my romance readers.  A married woman having an affair… really??? But readers loved it so I decided to write Serve and when I began working on that last scene I kept thinking, Angie, if you end the book that way you know readers are going to be asking for the next installment. And sure enough it began then I was biting my nails and asking myself, what have I done? And where do I go from here?

Obey is coming, but I want to make sure to give the book the justice it deserves, so it’s taking longer than I’d anticipated. But I am pleased to announce the characters are finally starting to talk back and the next twist is underway. Thanks for being so patient and for loving the series so much.

For all the rest of you… have you read the Seduced in Submission series? Well what are you waiting for? Both books are available at all e-books retailers.

Seduced in Submission #1- Curious

Seduced in Submission #2– Served

Seduced in Submission #3 – Obey – coming in early 2016


Hours of Pleasure 1

I get numerous messages asking when is the next book? Can you tell us how the characters are doing? Are they going to have any children? And for years I wondered why do readers care so much? In fact, why won’t they just let me write a new book with new characters and a brand new story. But then I started watching series on television such as The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black ,and Sons of Anarchy, and I gasped, “Oh my God! Now I know.”  I now understand why audiences love series so much.

It’s because the characters become a part of your life. Every week you’re looking forward to the next episode, just like every year readers are looking for the next book just so they can read what their favorite characters are doing with their lives. We fall in love with their personalities, the towns that they live in, and the people they associate with. Their life becomes our lives.

Pleasure_small800So now that I’m watching series, I finally understand why my readers are sorry for the book to end. I can understand the sorrow. No one wants to see your book end or a series to end. I remember finishing Sons of Anarchy. I was crying because it was time to say goodbye and I wasn’t ready. Hell, I probably would have never grown tired. Because it’s like you’re saying goodbye to piece of your own life and it’s just not something easy to do. As a reader I hate for a book to end so I start reading slower as I get closer to the last chapter, trying to make it last as long as possible. As a writer, having a reader sad to say goodbye means I have done my job.

I was getting ready to write a new novella when readers asked for Mackenzie’s story. Mackenzie? Who is Mackenzie? But I remembered introduced her in Time for Pleasure and she appeared again in Claiming What’s Mine. The barmaid at Spanky’s Bar & Grill. A hangout spot that started in the Beaumont series and has continued in all of my Sheraton Beach Briefs. I decided to give her more of a voice and a story and created the second book of The Pleasure Series. I hope it quenches your thirst for more, more, and more.