Thursday, 8 March 2012

Consoling Angel by Denise Alicea - Blog Tour

Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming the death of someone close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive.

An admiration for the actor James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared. She always wanted to meet James Dean. 

Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.



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Consoling Angel Excerpt:

My life couldn’t be more complete. As we reached the apartments, I slowly got off the bike, surprised at myself that I had done this. Ordinarily, I’d never get on a motorcycle. James leaned over and caressed my cheek. Before I could open my mouth to tell him what was to happen to him, he gave me a quick peck on the lips. I couldn’t let James walk away, not now.

Something in me grasped his wrist; my breath caught in my throat. I no longer cared about the rain. I must have looked like a drowned rat to him. “I have to tell you something,” I blurted as I waited for his reaction.
James smiled, then chuckled as he caressed my face. The rain was preventing me from seeing clearly. “Sweetheart, it’s raining and you’re soaked. I hope this is important.” Pulling him toward me, I faced him. I could change history. I could have him live out his life as he was meant to. If I couldn’t save my father, I could save him.

“In the future, when you become famous, please be careful. Remember this: there will be a day that you are off to a race. You will not see a car until it’s too late. James, please promise me. It could mean your life.” I must have sounded like a complete and total idiot to him. Geez! I think I watched Back To The Future too many times. I sounded like Marty talking to the professor about his impending death.

Chuckling, he shook his head, expelling the rain off his head and onto me. Laughter erupted between us as I covered my face. He then cupped my face, kissed my forehead. “Are you sure you’re not an angel? I cannot promise anything, but baby, I can promise I’ll see you tomorrow. I’ll pick you up here and you can ditch your responsibilities. Ride with me.”

Sighing, now I knew how all those girls felt when they looked at him. What an offer that would be. Ditch school to ride with the man who was loved by so many. I was determined he’d listen to me. Gripping his hands from my face, I gazed into his eyes. “I’m serious!”

Before I could utter another word, his lips descended on mine. My body went toward him and melted. I couldn’t help but respond as I brought him closer. I was lost in his warm lips as they caressed mine. Lingering near my lips, he breathed, “I know you are.” Then, winking as he kissed me again, smiling that beautiful smile of his, “How else can my angel guard me if she isn’t with me?”


My review

Consoling Angel is a super short story, I think I had it read in about ten minutes. It was a beautifully written piece, that was truly charming and left me with a smile on my face.

Mira lost her father to cancer not too long ago, they both loved an actor called James Dean and they would always watch his films together. When her dad passed away Mira couldn't stop thinking about James Dean. Feeling tired and down in the dumps she falls asleep in her bedroom. When she wakes up everything is magically changed and she is transported into the past. By chance (or maybe not) she meets, a young, not yet famous James Dean.

Wonderful things happen to Mira after her transportation back to her own time and it leaves off with Consoling Angel having a great ending.

This was a very interesting short story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I only wished it was a little longer. I also loved the title and how it makes an appearance in the book.

4/5 Stars

Carly

*A review copy was provided for the book tour.*


Author Bio




Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Connecticut, she found that she was more interested in what went on in the past, than in the future. Denise always enjoys reading a variety of book genres such as ancient history, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and romance. She has a great respect for the arts, her first love being drawing and painting. Writing is a medium that would inspire her to share the ongoing stories in her head.



Author website: www.denisealicea.com
Twitter: @denisealicea
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorDeniseAlicea




Interview 

Tell us a little bit about Consoling Angel?

Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.


What made you want to sit down and start writing it?


I'm a big fan of history. I'm also a fan of James Dean so what girl wouldn't want to go back in time to meet someone you like.


Are you working on any writing at the minute?

I'm currently working on a story about a fairy who finds herself in Manhattan. It's going to a paranormal romance.

What genre do you most enjoy reading?

I love romances, non-fiction, history, young adult books.

Tell us about your top 5 all-time favourite reads?


Wow, I have favorite reads, but I couldn't possibly decide my favorites.


What do you do with your books when you are finish reading them? Horde them like me? Lend them out?

There are some I love to horde, others I love to lend out. :) 













3 comments:

  1. Great interview! I hadn't heard of this before but for a really short story it sounds pretty good. :) I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

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  2. Oh this sounds fun. I love James Dean, I imagine this is lots of fun and the guy on the cover looks a bit like Brad Pitt!

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  3. Thanks ladies for coming to the blog and commenting. I do get that reaction

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