Angela Dorsey’s Blog

What Will I Be…

June 20th, 2014

don't changeWhat do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut? Veterinarian? Detective? Scientist? Dancer? So many cool possibilities! What are your dreams?

When I was a kid, guess what I wanted to be. If you guessed writer, you’re right! But I also wanted to train horses, and be a vet. And be an explorer. And a scientist, and an artist, and to be constantly surrounded by furry friends of all sizes and species.  

So hard to make a decision! And so I did everything. I hung out with animals every chance I got. I wrote stories and painted and sculpted and carved and drew. I rode my horse through the woods, searching for new trails and new creeks and new anythings! I did whatever gave me joy at the time. And you know what happened when I got older, and had to make that decision for real? It wasn’t hard to decide! I’d followed my passions so much as a kid that I knew where I belonged.

So my advice to everyone, young or old or in between, follow your passions. Do what thrills you! Explore everything that you think is cool and awesome, regardless of what anyone else thinks!

Oh, and one more thing. Read books!!! LOL!!!


Free Ebooks – March 4 – 8 Only!

March 4th, 2014

Free Ebooks! Available until March 8th at midnight! Use the code RW100 at checkout at Smashwords (click on the pics below to be taken to the right link for that book)! 

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When Lisa’s family was forced to sell their house and horses, life became hard enough – but then her dad finds out Lisa is going everyday to visit the horse that was once hers, her beloved Jupiter, and forbids her to go again.

But nothing is going to stop Lisa, not even the new owner’s nephew who threatens her.

And now the final blow, the nephew is abusing Jupiter! Lisa feels helpless and outnumbered. Only one thing is for certain: she will not abandon the horse she loves. She just has to find a way to solve all the problems.

And then the very bad situation becomes infinitely worse.

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Sophie has lost count of all the foster homes she’s lived in. Finally, at Joel and Kalene’s ranch, she feels at home.

When she unwittingly puts their most valuable mare, Aria, in danger, she is terrified she’ll be sent away and conceals her mistake – and Aria – letting her foster parents believe the mare was stolen.

Then Sophie is hit by a car. She knows she must go to Aria as soon as she can, though she’s not sure how she’s going to carry hay with a broken arm.

But feeling hungry is not Aria’s biggest problem, for a terrible evil has found her and knows she is alone.

 

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When Lost River’s tribe is attacked by a strange creature that seems half man and half beast, she is terrified believing it to be the mythical Sun God.

A deadly fire starts and soon Lost River is separated from her tribe. Confused and alone, she sees movement in the smoke. Maybe it’s someone from her tribe.

Desperate, she follows – and finds herself alone with the beast half of the Sun God!

But the beast seems afraid too. Maybe it’s not a god at all, but an animal, an animal as frightened as she is. An animal who is also running for its life.

 

 

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Evy can telepathically understand horses, but she’s not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. Her secret “gift” certainly seems to get her in a lot of trouble.

When some starving mustangs wander close to the wilderness cabin that she shares with her hermit mother, she knows she must help them.

Her act of kindness quickly snowballs into a series of events that forever changes her life and the life of a very special mustang filly.

 

 

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Evy is out with her horses, Rusty and Twilight, when she comes across a dead moose. Things only get worse when she discovers a very young, now orphaned calf standing over his mother’s body.

She is determined to save the calf, but before she can, Twilight, her mustang filly, disappears. Evy sets out to rescue her, only to stumble upon even worse danger: illegal hunters who will do anything to keep their poaching a secret.

Will Evy be one of their victims?

 

 

WW3 - Wild Hearts

 

At last, Evy’s over-protective, hermit mother is letting her go somewhere – to the rodeo in town! She plans on having tons of fun doing something normal for a change.

But as usual, adventures find her, this time in the form of an abused, drugged, and terrified mare who hates humans so much she refuses to trust even Evy.

As Evy tries to help her, Twilight, her intrepid filly, is miles away and in danger.

How can Evy save them both?

 

If you try any of these books, let me know what you think of them! Enjoy!


Book Release!

January 7th, 2014

My new book is now available at PennyGirl!

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As you can see, this isn’t in English. This is the Finnish copy, but it is also being released right now in Norwegian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, and Czech!

I’m excited to see how fun and bright the cover is. This is one I hadn’t seen before it was published – but I felt confident they’d do an awesome job with it. PennyGirl always makes such fun covers!

So, if you like time travel, mysteries,?sassy ponies, and beautiful horses, I think you might like Twinkle and the Star (as it’s called in English)!

To all my readers over in Europe, ENJOY!


FREE BOOKS!!!

October 4th, 2013

love to readI’d love to get together an AWESOME READER TEAM to help me get the word out about my books!

If you are into writing book reviews and putting them on the internet, send an email to me through Contacts, and let me know the following:

1)      Which of my books you’d like to review. My books are listed under Books.

2)      Where you will publish your internet review.

3)      If you are a young person, confirmation that your parents or guardians know about the free book and promised online review.

Interested? Don’t leave a message below. Instead, write to me through Contacts!


First Talismans of Thunder Horse

September 17th, 2013

Terra TwoI’ve been writing the first book in a new series, Talismans of Thunder, the last few weeks, and the first horse character in that series is truly inspiring, so I went online today to try to find pictures of real horses that look similar to her.

Meet Terra, the red-gold horse, whose shares a name with our beautiful world.

 

 

And a close up:

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What a kind face she has!

One of the best things about creating stories, is getting to know beautiful people and animals, both real and imaginary. And yes, by ‘real’ I mean you guys. My readers are some of my favourite people of all time. So many of you are so generous and brave and kind hearted, just like the humans and horses in my books!


Ariell’s Angelica Moments

September 4th, 2013

I just received two Angelica Moments from Ariell. Her Arabian gelding sounds amazing! What’s his name, Ariell?

Little Marshmello sounds adorable too. I’m looking forward to getting the picture you’re planning to send! I’ll post it on the blog and under Angelica Moments when I get it.

“My Arabian gelding and I share a special bond. We can lay down in the field together to nap (no halters or any way of forcing him to stay with me) and we even play what is essentially “tag” together. If anyone other than me rides him, he refuses to move unless I have him in a halter or lunge line. He’s a colorful character with intelligence to boot, and my best friend by far!”

“Going through some old photo albums and found a picture that brought a lot of memories. My first Angelica moment. When I was about 5 years old my grandmother would babysit me on her horse farm. She had (at least) 8 other grandchildren at the time and she and my aunt taught us all how to ride. One of the older (28-32 year old) ponies, Marshmello, a light palomino gelding, would wait for me , let me crawl onto his back and when I asked him, he stood and gave me a 10-20 minute slow walking ride around the farm. I could control him by just touching his neck and leaning a bit to either side. After he was tired of moseying about, he laid down and either napped or grazed while I sat on him a few more minutes before going to play somewhere else. One of my favorite memories and by far my favorite Angelica moment.”

Thanks for sending your Angelica Moments!


A Super Nice Letter

June 14th, 2013

I just got the following letter from Cheyenne from Texas:

Hi Angela! My name is Cheyenne and I got my hands onto one of your books a couple years ago, when I was in the PONY book club! The minute I started reading I was fascinated! I literally couldn’t put it down (it was addictive)! I stayed up until two in the morning to finish, and that’s how its been with all of your books! One of my favorite if your series “whinnies on the wind”! I currently have the first three in the series but intend to get the rest soon.

I just wanted to say that having the privilege to read your books has changed my life! I used to not read, at all (someone would have to force me to pick up a book) but after finding your books I love to read, and someone has to pull me away!

I wanted to say Thank You for your wonderful writing! You’re inspiring! Much like me, I believe kids around the world have been moved by your creative characters, that pop off the page, and drag you into the book! So well written, it feels as if you’re there (at least I know for me, it does) riding along into amazing adventures! Keep up the good work!

-Texas Friend,
Cheyenne Frazier

Thank you so much Cheyenne! You totally made my day – wait, no, my week – when you sent me this letter! It means so much to me to know my books helped you discover the wonderful world of stories!


Talismans of Thunder

June 13th, 2013

Coming next year! A new, exciting series!

TALISMANS OF THUNDER

Evil elves. Giant horse herds. Magic trees. A lost city. Enormous, ancient libraries. Catacombs. The dreaded Skitters.

And twin girls, Sola and Luna, who have no idea how important they are. Two special horses, Mari and Terra ? without them, humankind is doomed.

Please join us on this wonderful adventure, coming in 2014!


Whinnies on the Wind EBooks

May 21st, 2013

Just Released as Ebooks!!!

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On the same day that Evy learns another of her mom?s secrets, she also discovers that they are almost out of money! And her mom has stopped painting, so there will be no more money coming in. How will they live?

Wanting to help, Evy enters a dangerous local race, hoping to win the prize money.

However, the Downhill Mountain Race isn?t the most important race Evy and Rusty will run ? or the most perilous. At risk, not prize money, but innocent mustangs who have been forced from their wild homes. Can Evy save them?

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Kestrel and Evy get a chance to investigate Evy?s mysterious history, but soon find themselves on the run from a terrifying adversary.

Then at long, long last, Evy gets all the answers to her questions. Her entire world is shaken.

But are the answers truthful? There?s only one way to know for sure: Evy and her mom must confront the people who have been hunting them her entire life.

But as Evy soon finds out, confronting someone is a lot easier than escaping their clutches afterward!

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On a snowy ride, Evy, Kestrel, and the horses discover they have a tag along: a starving mustang colt. They have to save him. But before they can, they discover some humans in need. A car has gone over an embankment.

It seems everyone needs saving today!

Then Evy recognizes the occupants of the car: two people she hoped she?d never see again. How did they find her? And what do they want with her?

Unfortunately, she?s about to find out… the hard way!

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These books are available on Kindle, and as soon as the separate ebook companies get them into their systems, they’ll be available on other websites too. And within a?couple weeks – print books!? Yay!


Whinnies 7 Released!

May 15th, 2013

The first release for Summer of Desperate Races has crossed the finish line – and it’s Smashwords! Check out the book by clicking on the link.


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