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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a writer, Angelin Sydney interweaves romantic stories with thrilling plots that twist and turn in many ways.
Since moving to Australia twenty-five years ago, she has had numerous incarnations. She was a banker, an insurance seller, housing loan broker, and home-stay mother to literally hundreds of international students. Over the years, she has also become a small business owner, casual kitchen hand and currently, a live-in nanny. So, one can say, she has been around.
Her most consistent role, however, is being a mother to her four wonderful children, one of whom has gone ahead leaving her devastated and heartbroken. It was his untimely departure that motivated her to write stories to help others heal, laugh, hope and dare to dream.
She is a believer in the kindness of people, so by extension, this has been the usual theme of her stories. She believes in redemption, love, and purpose. Every story she writes reflect these values.
For her, writing is as essential as breathing. The only reason she’d stop doing it is if she were incapacitated or dead. Working for a living gets in the way of her writing which she finds very sad. In the ideal world, all she’d be doing is entertaining her readers. This is her utmost wish.
As a novelist, her style is to keep conversations realistic. So funnily enough, although she doesn't swear, her characters do; perhaps this is her unconscious release.
The questions most readers ask her of her writing style: What makes you distinct from other writers?
There are two things: One, she likes to infuse her stories with what she calls the "everyday moment" because it adds flavour to the narrative. It gives it authenticity. For instance, if someone was depress she'd have the character watch a lot of infomercials on television. From her observation, this is a reality of life, when we are struggling, we do mindless activities like sleep or watch the paint dry.
Two, she likes the interplay of light and dark. "That's life, isn't it?" She said, adding that, "even in our period of mourning, there is laughter. And when we are happy, sadness still creeps into our lives. As a result of this, my stories tend to be a roller-coaster ride. A lot of ups and downs."
ABOUT HER STORIES
They are stunningly original, funny, swoon-worthy and thrilling to the core.
She’s the self-styled queen of romantic comedy and the romance/action/thriller genre.
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on Nov. 06, 2017 :
The book starts off with Banjo doing aiming to complete a simple bucket list task; climbing the San Bernardo Mountain. He invites a few other experienced climbers in the area and that’s when he meets Andy. Andy is the strong female character in this book, and, you guessed it, becomes Banjo’s lover. With both characters being strong it gives much more passion in their relationship and makes the plot a whole lot more interesting. The book is less predictable with both characters having strong leads. Usually, books have one character a little soft and one tough and most of the books turn out the same. This is not just a book about strong characters though, it engages you with the sexy scenes and the dramatic events, and it’s not just relationship drama either. It isn’t just one love story. It is the love given to each other and the love for family, and kind of the love of life. This book is different than most, there is love, lust, sex, action, adventure, drama. This book is almost all the good genres put into one amazing read.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on Oct. 27, 2017 :
Wow, what a book. The characters were engaging and the story pulls you in right from the start. This author never cease to amaze me with their wonderful stories and I cannot wait to see what else they have to offer.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Aug. 01, 2015 :
I've been reading Angelin Sydney's books for a while now, because I love her stylish mix of romance and military action. This book is slightly balanced in favour of the romance this time, which means deeper characters, deeper lust and deeper adoration between the two protagonists. I was impressed with Andy, the very strong female lead, who blows away the definition of traditional heroine and even gives her lovable tough-guy boyfriend a run for his money. There's a lot going for the plot, which doesn't let up, and somehow the story gets richer the further along it gets. There's plenty of story for a few quid too at around 120,000 words, so even though I couldn't stop reading it still gave me plenty to read at my bedtimes.
Recommended for fans of romance in particular, but a good read for boys and girls alike.
(reviewed the day of purchase)