Angela Kay Austin

When you’re given away by the people who are supposed to love you forever, it makes it hard to believe love and family really exist.

JoAn Fentress thought the military would take care of her in the way her family never did, but that didn’t happen. Homeless on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee, she walked through the only open door she could find, and it changed her life.

Jeremy Hooks needed only to smile, and the world gave him whatever he asked of it. Eventually, people stop partying, right... at least when they’re threatened. He has one more chance to prove himself... before he loses everything.

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Derailed by Angela Kay Austin is now available as an AUDIOBOOK on Audible, iTunes, and on Amazon! Also in All Ebook Formats and Print Editions.

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Reviews for Derailed

A Great Short Read March 6, 2013
by TJ7109md

“I really enjoyed this book. Its not filled with erotic 'page filler' non-sense but what I feel is a well written story with Christian values that are presented such that they do not 'preach' to the reader. This book had me crying and laughing. I think the subject matter of the real life situations that female war veterans face upon their return home hit me square in the face. It was touching story and I would love to see a series that allows the other female characters to have their own HEF. My only wish is if more details were added at the beginning of the story on how the main female character ended up in her situation (it comes toward the end). Overall a great short read and kudos to this author.”

Narrated and Produced by Diana Birdsall, 12 Time Telly Award Winning Voice Talent, an experienced voice in ‘the Biz’ for over 25 years. Diana also narrated and produced Angela’s Sweet Victory, also available Audible, iTunes, and on Amazon! Also in All Ebook Formats.


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About Angela Kay Austin

Bestselling author Angela Kay Austin has expressed herself through words for as long as she can remember. Poems became songs performed with her cousin at every family gathering. But, eventually, short stories filled her favorite pink diary. An infatuation with music and theater led to years playing various instruments and small extra roles in TV shows before giving way to a degree and career in radio and TV production. After completing another degree in marketing, Angela found herself combining her love for all things creative and worked for many many years in promotions and advertising. But once again, she found herself writing, which led to her first published work which stayed on her publisher’s bestseller list for ten weeks. Her second release hit the bestseller list at All Romance eBooks. She’s spoken on author panels, and served on boards for various author groups. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading her favorite authors, or researching her next story idea. Angela shares her downtime with her mixed-bred rescue terrier -- Midnight, in the beautiful southern state of Tennessee.

Contact Angela:
Twitter: @AngelaKayAustin


Also by Angela Kay Austin:

Love's Chance
My Son
Scarlet's Tears
Sweet Victory
Christmas' Journey
Give Me Everything
Love All Over Me


An Interview with Angela Kay Austin
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Angela, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Derailed. First, where did the idea for this amazing story come from?

AKA: The idea came from so many different places, but the major influence, came from within my family, several members of my family are military. I wanted to write a story a story about the military, but not from the "fighting war" perspective. I wanted to write what happens after. What happens, if the military doesn't quite provide that "safety net" that many men and women need.

HH: What can you tell us about JoAn and why will readers relate to her?

AKA: JoAnn is a woman that grew up without a family. Not in the traditional sense. She was put into foster care at a young age, and turned to the military for a sense of safety and security. And I think a world of people can relate to that part of her life.

HH: What do you like best about Jeremy and why will readers love him?

AKA: Jeremy. What I like most about him is that he didn't want to be the person he became. He wanted something different for his life, but circumstances pushed and, after fighting for many years, he gave up, and gave into the trimmings, or should I say "trappings" of his life. Everybody sees him as a spoiled, privileged womanizer. If he is, it's because they made him that way. It's never what he wanted to be.

HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story?

AKA: Researching the idea, and learning about women veterans. The numbers of women vets who were homeless, and dealing with issues such as alcoholism, drug addiction, and rape was depressing. I was disappointed to know that so many women vets weren't receiving the treatment they needed because their problems weren't being treated differently than male veterans.

HH: Did you draw on an personal experiences for this story?

AKA: I'm not a veteran, so I didn't draw on my own experiences, but I did talk with my family members, and friends to develop the idea. And I researched a ton. I wanted to make JoAnn feel as real and believable as possible.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

AKA: I'm working on quite a few pieces. I'm hoping to have something new to announce soon. But, the pieces I'm working on are taking me down an even more challenging road. I'm trying to blend a few different genres. It's been a lot of fun.

HH: Where do you draw inspiration from?

AKA: My inspiration comes from so many different places. News, both TV and print. Life. Everything, everywhere. I try to keep my mind open to accepting ideas, no matter where they come from.

HH: What's your writing schedule like?

AKA: My writing schedule is much better now, than it's been in the past. It's hard to stick to a set schedule, but it does help me write cleaner (grammatically) stories. Also, my continuity is better. A lot of the basic things would normally get cleaned up during my edits, but I've found that the more frequently I write, I see fewer and fewer of those type of errors. And that gives me more time to focus on the storytelling.

HH: Where can readers find you online?

AKA: Readers can find me through my website, They can also find me on facebook --, and on Twitter -- @AngelaKayAustin.

HH: What's your favorite place to hang out online?

AKA: Twitter is my favorite place online. I can tweet about everything: food, movies, writing, life. It's fun. And you have such instant feedback that it's like talking to friends on the phone. Love it!

Thank you for inviting me to chat!

HH: Thank you!


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