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Author Q&A ft @RitaKrugerWrite | Angela's Epistles Book Tour and $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #SciFi #LGBT #Romance

Angela's Epistles by Rita Kruger is on virtual book tour. The science fiction LGBT romance stops at Readeropolis with an...




Angela's Epistles by Rita Kruger is on virtual book tour.

The science fiction LGBT romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).



What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Getting kick-ass covers. I have learned the benefits of having good covers the hard way. I recommend that you invest in the best covers you can afford. But don’t do them yourself, unless you are a graphic designer or have training in what works.

What did you do with your first royalties?
I spent it on covers!

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
The dragon from the east! They are known as wise speakers of truth, protectors of sacred things, and revered as noble creatures. These are attributes I aspire towards in my life.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Four are currently in the pipe line to publishing and still need editing and/or covers. Two are halfway completed. 

What does literary success look like to you?
The ability to provide for myself with my writing. And having people read and enjoy my books.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
Yes. Writing helps me deal with issues that I might rather try and ignore. It also forces me to confront my prejudices and opinions. During research I am able to look at aspects of things I write about from different perspectives. This allows me to challenge the things I have been taught, and the things I always assumed where true. Writing opens me to a broader mind-set, and a wider soul experience.

How long have you been writing?
I have been writing seriously for about four years. As a teenager I wrote a lot of poetry about broken hearts and lost love. It dripped with clichés and overused phrases. 
But I have always been a storyteller. 

How many hours a day do you write?
Currently I have about two hours to devote to writing new work. If I don’t have anything on my schedule to edit, I usually manage another hour a day.

What did you edit out of these books?
There were several very erotic scenes that I edited out. When I write myself into a corner I revert to the erotic. Don’t ask me why. I try to fight it where I find it.

How do you select the names of your characters?
I usually start writing a story with MC1 and MC2. MC refers to Main Character. MV would be Main Villain. I allow the characters to tell me their names as I go along. I was writing one day and when I got to MC2 I heard “Bren” in my head and typed it in automatically. But Angela whispered her name to me in a dream one night when the first book was almost completed. 

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
Read palms?


The Gap Year
Angela's Epistles Book 1
by Rita Kruger
Genre: SciFi LGBT Romance 


Angela Wright might have everything her father's money can buy, but that meant nothing to her on the night of her twenty-eight birthday. She is angry and a little bit drunk as she flees the scene of a fight with her mother.

All her life she has done the right thing. But she is tired of living under her mother’s shadow. How can she ever compete with Margaret Wright, the first Human judge on the Intergalactic High Court?
Within the space of a few days, Angela drops out in the last semester at Intergalactic Bureau of Investigation Academy, signs a bounty hunting contract to find the top ten criminals in the galaxy, and kisses Brenda, her best friend since childhood.
She might be late, but at last she is blooming.



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Sins of the Fathers
Angela's Epistles Book 2


Angela Wright is new to bounty hunting, and on her way to find Nuremburg, a cop-killer. She is also new to Uranus. And to loving a woman. She thinks she’s doing rather well, for a late bloomer. 

She learns that Uranus’ has a nickname. “Black widow.” Interesting Creatures. An underground where the resistance live in squalor. And a box with journals and pictures from her father, Winston James Wright.

Only, he died when she was six years old.

Meanwhile on Earth, a stalker rears his head. His has his eyes and mind Angela’s girlfriend, Bren.
Maybe blooming isn’t really what she thought it would be. Or maybe it is just that everyone else had a head start.


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Dancing in the Dark
Angela's Epistles Book 3


This is book three of Angela’s Epistles Series.

Finally Angela tastes success in as a bounty hunting. The Top Ten list of worst criminals was changing because of what she did. Having conquered her new career, she now turned her mind to new endeavours.

Bren, her girlfriend, was still plagued by a stalker, and the police was not helping much.
Angela starts to read her father’s journals, at last. He speaks about a betrayal. They are also filled with concern for the atrocities that was happening on Uranus. Therefore she sets forth to rescue her brother from the Black Widow (Uranus). She has a brilliant scheme, a map, and just in case, a Plan B.
But can she leave Uranus untouched? Will its darkness touch her? Will she, and the team of people who are gathering, be able to get to the stalker before he gets to Bren?



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Dark Eclipse
Angela's Epistles Book 4


This is book four in Angela’s story.

The attack on Bren unleashes all kinds of trouble in Angela’s life. With Bren and Angelo both in hospital, she is almost living there. Heading for a nervous breakdown, she is able to get them both in one room, with a guard outside. And an extra bed for herself.

In the middle of this she needs to find answers. What really happened on the night Bren was attacked? Where did she go? And why did she make those calls to Bren?

No, WHO made those calls to Bren?

Prof Linden and the top students go through Bren’s case file and find some irregularities. Evidence is missing. The police investigation is going nowhere. All fingers point to the stalker being a policeman. Soon the Intergalactic Bureau of Investigation takes over. Can they find the truth?

And Margaret wants the journals her father wrote for her. She is willing to take Angela to court.
Adulthood has a fierce bite. Can Angela hold on amidst all the twists and turns life is throwing at her?


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Masquerade
Angela's Epistles Book 5


This is book five in the ANGELA’S EPISTLES series.

Life after the attack on Bren is hard on our relationship. Her walls are up so high I cannot reach her. But I know it’s not only the attack. I lied to her. Everything between us is tainted.

Angelo has found love! I’m happy to have my brother here. Only, he isn’t my brother, is he?

The board members of Search International is having a party. Only, it turns into the worst idea ever. I should have expected that for them. Anyway. The new target on the International Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten list is Identity Thief. Which means I have to go to the bank right after the party to ensure my money is protected properly.

And then the hunt starts.

Can I find a way to reach Bren in her tower of pain? How deep does the investigation into the mining atrocities in her father’s journals go? And what other secrets will he share with her? Will Margaret change her mind about wanting the journals? And can Angela find the Identity Thief before he finds her?



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Close Cuts
Angela's Epistles Book 6


This is book six in the series Angela's Epistles.

Follow the escapades of Angela, Bren and the people they love. This time Angela has to face enemies from within and without. But can she do this without the support of her lover, Bren, who had always been the rock on which she could stand?

Margaret, her mother, is still fighting her around every corner. Added to this is a trusted friend that turns into an enemy.

The Identity Thief seems like a walk in the park in the middle of Angela's storms. But will she ever find this elusive criminal?

What new secrets will her father's journal reveal? Can she heal the damage to her relationship with Bren before it is too late? Can she survive in a world filled with people that want to kill her?



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Rita Kruger lives in Vereeniging, South Africa. She is wife, granddaughter, daughter, mother, and grandmother. Most of childhood happened within the pages of books. Stories conspired to carry her away from the world she knew. The places and people books introduced her to were much more exciting than her boring existence.

Currently married to her personal MacGyver, she surrounds herself with what enriches her body, mind and soul. Family. Friends. Nature. Great food. Good wine. Mountains of books. She writes novels challenging major themes of her life in the genres of fantasy and gothic horror, which she loves.





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