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“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better” – Plutarch

Can you relate to that quote above? What kind of friend do you like, or better still, what kind of friend are you? Do you want friends who will tell you what you like to hear, or do you want friends who tell you the truth?

The Bible says, “Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. ” (Ephesians 4: 15).

In In the Wilderness, book 2 of the Egypt trilogy, June shows maturity when she refuses to be part of Wendy’s wild schemes and “speaks the truth in love” to her friend who is engaging in some risky behavior. Take a look at the excerpt below:

Wendy slowed her pace. “I’m going away this weekend.”

June glanced at her. “Oh, with your parents?”

Wendy sipped her Coke then smiled. “No, I’m coming to your house.”

June came to an abrupt halt, spilling Apple J on her white shirt. “Look what you made me do.”

“I’m sorry.” Wendy held out a handkerchief.

June dabbed at her shirt. “You mustn’t play games like that, Wendy.”

Wendy laughed. “It’s not a game.”

June handed the kerchief back to her. “Well, I didn’t invite you.”  

Wendy stopped and unslung her bag from her shoulder. She opened it and took something from the front pocket. June stared with mild curiosity at the photograph of a good-looking Spanish man probably in his late twenties. “Who is that?”

“Daryl.”

June gave her a questioning glance.

 “I’m going away with him.”

June almost dropped her bag. She forced herself to keep her voice low. “What do you mean? Going where?”

Wendy seemed amused. “You remember the last time you invited me to stay with you when my parents went to Tobago? Well, I was with Daryl.”

June opened her mouth, but no sound came. Wendy’s mother had been very worried, looking all over San Fernando for her, and now she was going to do it again. Only this time she was going to tell her mother she was at June’s house?

June grabbed her arm. “No! You’re crazy. Don’t tell your mother you’ll be at my house when …” She clapped her hand over her mouth, suddenly realizing the implications of what Wendy was saying. She was having an affair with this man, and she was using June to cover for her. Of all the lowdown things to do.

 “Do you know what you’re doing? You could get pregnant!”

Wendy was unfazed. “He uses condoms.”

June put her hand to her forehead. “You’re crazy, Wendy. You want to ruin your life? Exams are right around the corner. You should be concentrating on that instead of —”

Wendy slipped her soft drink into the side opening of her bag. “I’m not crazy.” Then she looked at June. “Everyone knows about the time you ran away to live with that man, so don’t preach to me.”

June felt the blood drain from her face. That episode with Marcus had occurred over two years ago, and June had put it behind her. An ounce of indiscretion that had caused her a pound of shame and heartache, when, unable to bear her sister’s controlling attitude, she had run away from home to meet Marcus. But she’d never lived with him, never had sex with him. Could she tell that to her friend, now staring at her with accusing eyes?

Wendy tossed her head. “I’ll tell Mummy I’m with Sharon or Althea. I have other friends.”

June stared at the girl’s stony face. “Wendy, please don’t do this. You’re messing up your life.”

Wendy quickened her steps and turned into a side street. June watched her for a moment, then on legs that felt like a ton, continued on her way home.

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The Clan of the Wolf, Book 2
Historical Romance, Native American Romance
Date Published: June 2018
Publisher: PK&J Publishing

Amazon: http://a.co/d/75gcUSO

He saved her life, then stole her heart….
To escape an arranged marriage, Mia Carlson, daughter of a U.S. senator, instead elopes with the man she loves. As they are escaping from her Virginia home, heading west, their wagon train is brutally attacked, leaving Mia alone and in grave danger. Rescue comes from a most unlikely source, a passing Lakota scouting party, led by the darkly handsome Indian, Brave Wolf.
Although Brave Wolf has consented to guide Mia to the nearest trading post, he holds himself apart from her, for his commitments lie elsewhere. But long days on the trail lead to a deep connection with the red-haired beauty. Yet, he can’t stop wondering why death and danger stalk this beautiful woman, forcing him to rescue her time and again. Who is doing this, and why?
One thing is clear, however: Amid the flurry of dodging assassin bullets, Brave Wolf and Mia come into possession of a powerful love. But is it all for naught? Will Brave Wolf’s obligations and Mia’s secret enemy from the past finally succeed in the sinister plot to destroy their love forever?

Warning: Sensuous romance and cameo appearances of Tahiska and Kristina from the book, Lakota Surrender, might cause a happily-ever-after to warm your heart.

I believe 2018 is off to a great start. There are so many exciting developments on the literary scene, and new books continue to flood the market. I’m in the process of reviewing Finding Leda, a New Adult memoir, and will post the review when I’m done.

I will soon be making Coming Out of Egypt available on Smashwords once more so it can be found on Barnes & Noble and other retailers. I think it’s time to expose it to a wider audience. Also, I plan to publish In the Promised Land, the third and final book in the Egypt series early this year. This book is as captivating as the first two and I’m sure you will want to tell your friends all about it.

And this brings me to my news of the moment. In the Wilderness, book 2 of the Egypt series, is on a countdown deal starting today until Sunday. If you click right now you can get it for .99c, so hurry before the price changes. In the Wilderness has received some great reviews. Here are a few:

This book is so superbly written! I think the cover does a great job of setting the mood. This story will make you think, make you feel, and just touch you in a way you did not expect.
Wonderful characters, multi-dimensional and believable. A plot that’s pacing is right on and captivating, there are just not enough good things to say about this book. GREAT NOVEL! – Texas Book Nook

Wow, I truly enjoyed Angela Joseph’s writing style in this novel. Sometimes it can take me a bit to get into a story, but I felt like the way this story flowed was effortless. I truly enjoyed Marva as a character from the beginning and understood her motives throughout the story.
The story itself progressed nicely. I didn’t feel like it was rushed or dragged. I liked the focus of the novel. – The Indie Express Review

Good, honest reviews are to authors what honey is to bees, and as an author, I welcome them. So, after you’ve read In the Wilderness, will you post a good, honest review on Amazon?

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