CALLING ALL ANGELS: Release day blog post featuring Barbara Ankrum + A GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be back on the Tule Blog and thrilled to be releasing another new book today! CALLING ALL ANGELS is the third book in The Guardian Angel Chronicles. I want to call it a trilogy because this one might be the wrap up book, but you never know. Those pesky story ideas just keep coming.

The thing most people want to know when you’re a writer is: Where do you get your ideas?

Sometimes, when I’m writing stories, they do actually feel like they come from somewhere else (besides my weird brain!) and this one kind of felt like that. This series was inspired by a difficult time for all of us, a time of isolation and separation, a time that really felt like no other we’ve experienced before. I remember watching tv during the height of the pandemic and seeing the surreal images of abandoned city streets and highways. Wild animals roaming through neighborhoods. As if the human world had just…stopped. And people? They were isolated in their homes, apart from one another, feeling lost and frustrated. Of course, this triggered a lot of writerly ‘what if’s’ for me. What if this isolation went on and on? What if this was what it might feel like to be on the ‘other side’? What if angels get lonely and long for the connection they left behind?

In this third book, CALLING ALL ANGELS, there are some familiar characters if you’ve seen in the other two, but it’s a stand-alone book if you haven’t. In this one realtor Emma James has been in a bad car wreck and she’s alarmed to find herself stuck somewhere between life and death in a coma. In the in-between. She moves unseen about the real world, and meets a sexy Scottish angel named Connor, who claims he’s her Guardian there to guide her through this nightmare. CONNOR, a centuries old angel, is wrestling with his own demons, despite his position as a guardian, and drawn to Emma because of –well…it’s complicated. There’s a mystery about her car wreck and she enlists a reluctant Connor’s help in solving it before something worse can happen to her precious niece. And it seems there is a long, long history between Emma and her Guardian but it’s only one he remembers. Do you see her dilemma?

I loved this story so much and loved watching these two long lost soul mates discover each other again. This is a romance with a little mystery thrown in.  And despite the subject matter, it’s really a lot of fun. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Please let me know if you do and if you feel like leaving me a review somewhere I’ll be very grateful to hear your thoughts!

This series, starting with Every Time a Bell Rings, is under option for film with MGM, a thrill I never expected. Keep your fingers crossed that one of them makes it to the screen sometime soon.

GIVEAWAY: I have a giveaway for one lucky reader here. A $10 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of CALLING ALL ANGELS!  To enter, just tell me: Do you believe in angels? Heavenly or otherwise….

I’ll choose a winner randomly on Wednesday 7/20 at 5pm. Please check back to see if you’ve won!

5 Comments

  1. The WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS: COLLEEN C.! Congrats Colleen! Please DM me your best email address and I will send you your prize.

    Thanks everyone for playing!

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