Angelin Sydney

Biography

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 to 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. So, 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.One more thing: The only thing active about her is her imagination. It’s as fertile as the rice fields of the Philippines where she was born.

Books By This Author

“I have been reading quite a lot of serious and hardened books as of lately, but I thought I’d try something new with an open-mind, and personally found the lightheartedness and easy-going vibe that 'Courting Pippa' offers readers to be extremely refreshing. I must admit that I’m actually quite surprised by how much I found myself enjoying the book; I think a big factor of this comes from the fact that I think that the protagonist, Pippa Mitchell, is a very likeable and relatable character. I kept seeing parallels in her behaviors and my own personal mindset, which further led me to become immersed and engrossed into the story. I personally consider 'Courting Pippa' to be the type of read that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of readers and age groups. Author Angelin Sydney has a very vivid, immersive style of writing with an almost conversational-like undertone that I can’t help but be impressed by. I look forward to seeing more releases in the future (especially if they involve characters similar to Pippa and Josh). Highly recommended.”

“This was perfect. Enough to keep me forever interested. Just enough of extra characters, too.”

“I thought to myself as I was reading ‘Loving Faith and Hope’ that this is the last of Angelin Sydney's books. I think I'll have a withdrawal. Her books are addictive, and it engrosses me in its simplicity. From love stories to a murder mystery, I have flipped through the pages of all her books, and with this last piece of heartfelt creation, I really felt attached to the writer. As I began, I wanted this book to stand out from the crowd yet be realistically entertaining. The book revolves around Luke Walker and his sister Hope. Like an overprotective brother, Luke makes sure that she is always out of trouble. But that somehow prevents her from making her own choices in life. Luke is a fireman who was previously a cop in Los Angeles. He lives with his partner Faith, and two adorable cats. Like a guardian he always keeps an eye on her, so, when Hope starts dating Victor Carabella, Luke digs behind her back, and finds out unusual details about him. When Luke confronts this to Hope, she is awestruck. The story begins casually but soon starts taking a surprising turn. Victor Carabella turns out to be a secret agent, and another character ‘scarface’ Robert is introduced. Robert had been a part of the investigation agency for a long time, and his last mission was to get hold of a money laundering scam. They suspected that owners of Bistro’s were helping this money laundering. Amidst a lot of twists and turn, Hope comes forth to volunteer for this mission and Luke also becomes a part of it. What I enjoy in Angelin’s novels is the surprise element. The story started out with family bonding of two siblings, but, it turns out to be something unexpected.”

“Cameron of the Skies is relatively lengthy compared to what I usually find myself reading these days, but that being said, I must note that the author does a great job of keeping up the momentum throughout the story – there were only a few minimal scenes where the pace of the book slowed down, and in my opinion that stands as quite an impressive feat to have accomplished. As well as this, the writing style stays true to the first book in the series and is overall executed in an excellent manner based on the foundation that Return to Cameron Country first proposed. I also admire that the female protagonist stands out as a complex, strong character in her own right. There’s a bit of that knight in shining armor feel in the way that Captain Cameron protects her, which I personally enjoyed, but Andrea is also interesting enough in her own regard to the point that it helps compliment and build up the strengths of the other protagonist (and vice-versa, as their chemistry between each other is simply top-notch). In an attempt to put it simply, their relationship is genuinely intriguing, three-dimensional, and clearly well-thought-out by author Angelin Sydney. The one thing that I personally think could be improved upon in this book would be a bit more elaboration behind the reasoning of the major antagonist, Henry Moran, and how he turned into such a drastically gruesome type of killer. I found it hard to imagine a character as admirable as Andrea to have been with him at all, even if it was in the past. Either way, I enjoyed the read and still think it was ultimately executed very well.”

“...CAMERON OF THE SKIES is an OUTSTANDING novel. This book presented so many nail biting scenes that I lost track of all the feelings that I was experiencing. There were many times I was left breathless in high anticipation of having to know what was to come next. This is the type of novel that takes suspense to a new level of intrigue. It is one that is not for the faint of heart for you never know which direction the story will lead. Angelin Sydney has once again impressed me with her writing style. As an author she has an unlimited amount of talent that enables her to weave a complex situation into an unforgettable scene. I feel that her strong writer’s voice is one that is about to set the romance genre by storm. I highly recommend The Cameron series and can’t wait to see what is next in this addictive series.”

“When Angels Dare: A Magical Tale of Finding Love was a very quick read and I finished it within in one sitting! Love stories are always fun and exciting. This titled proved to be no different! Doctor Daniel Lewis Philips finds that his life is in the fast lane and even when he finds himself wanting to slow down, he can't bring himself to do so for fear of not getting to anything at all. He works for the emergency ward at St Lukes Hospital in Sydney, Australia and is a very busy man. Galileo, Dan's trusted guardian angle, becomes aware of the fact that Dan is lonely and would like to meet someone he can share his life with, so he heads off to his friend's, Angel Thaddeus in hopes of finding a solution. Galileo quickly finds that Thaddeus's charge, Guin, is perfect for Dan and the two angels begin planning ways for the two to meet. Eventually they run into each other and it all escalates from there. I liked the short story for what it was. I do wish that it would have been a longer read and a bit more detailed. I felt like it could have been an entire novel, but was cut really short. Maybe Angelin Sydney would write a longer version someday ;) Overall, I give When Angels Dare four stars!”

“Out of all the books I’ve read by author Angelin Sydney so far, I’d have to say that 'Lifesaver in a Bikini' is one of the best, in my opinion, mostly due to the character ‘Queen’. She is the definition of a top quality heroine as a result of her courage, complexity, and sharp intelligence that she shows throughout even some of the most troubling and dire scenes in the book. 'Lifesaver in a Bikini' is a precursor to the author’s Cameron series and it certainly fits in very well with the other books (I read the others before this), but I also think that it can be respected in its own right as a very strong standalone type of read; there’s a wholesome story that can be found within these pages here that is rich in creativity and detail to the point that I think readers who are new to the author’s work, including those who haven’t read any, will be able to appreciate and definitely be impressed by. I think 'Lifesaver in a Bikini' would do well as a great first introduction for new readers, and I would recommend starting here before exploring any of Angelin Sydney's other works. I also think that the militaristic influence (SWAT & SAS) in the book was done very well, I’d be willing to bet that the author took some time to research these ideas, as opposed to just winging it in an attempt to build up the thriller vibe of the book, which ultimately results in what I consider to be an accurate portrayal of the aforementioned and will be sure to satisfy the cravings of readers who look for a strong sense of realism in their favored books. It's not that I needed any, as I've been a fan for awhile now, but this book has given me another reaffirmation of the type of high quality writing that the author possesses. From start to finish, the read is excellent.”

“RETURN TO CAMERON COUNTRY is an exceptional book! I was so impressed at the cast of characters that was contained in this one novel. This is how a true romance should be written. I found the setting to be fit perfectly to the overall plot of the story. Angelin Sydney has proven to me that she has a true talent as a romance author. I applaud her for having the skill to break out of the cookie cutter mold other authors seemed to be trapped in. This book is refreshing and revives the romance gene. I highly recommend this book and look forward to seeing more of her brilliant offerings in the future.”

“I originally started Mosaic with high hopes and expectations, but I had no idea that the book would turn out to be one of the best I have read all year, easily within my top several. The way I interpreted the theme of the book is that the many characters all come from a wide variety of troubled pasts that leave parts of their being, in different unique ways, broken – but still not unfixable. It is only by coming together and helping each other heal and stay safe that they all as a result can then move forward and begin to finally become fixed themselves – each of the characters eventually becoming a defining piece of their final collective act, achieving redemption and love away from past troubles, and ultimately becoming a part of their collective mosaic. The underlying message of the story is one of hope and triumph – an obviously powerful one as well as a theme that has truly been done justice by the excellent writing style that is used to express and portray it. It is easy to incorporate these sort of themes into most books, but executing it in the manner that author Angelin Sydney is a whole other level, a much more difficult task, and so I can’t help but commend the author for doing it so well.”

“Lifesaver in a Bikini definitely fits on your top 10 summer beach read lists, and not just because it has the word Bikini is in the title. Bikini is a great getaway book for the mind, as Sydney takes you on a roller coaster ride. Bikini is a fun read with a heap of danger, mystery, intrigue and romance on top. You will find Sydney’s writing refreshing as she writes like she is your jovial best friend telling you a gossipy story. Even when you reach the dark jaw-dropping climax of the book it seems Syndey still has a jovial essence in her writing voice. It’s kind of creepy, but in you like it. It works wonderfully. Especially when the lead villain is a demented sociopath. If you are looking to getaway with a 'getaway book' Lifesaver in a Bikini: Sexy Sassy Fearless is a great book to escape the world from. After reading one of her books you always come out smiling.”

“I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of 'Lifesaver', and loved every page. We're quickly introduced to a couple of very strong characters in Queen, a forensic scientist, and G, a badass SWAT officer. They've found happiness together but it soon gets blown away when Queen receives a lot of unintentional attention from the media - and the public, and some psychos...! I was really impressed by how the writer managed to create a believable scenario that holds together some really powerful romantic, thrilling and action-packed scenes. A lot of books have some of those, but I think this is the first that has all of them. There are some very heart-felt scenes in this that moved me to tears - not to mention a couple of hardcore heroes who are so realistic it's scary. I'm not sure how the author knows enough about the military mindset to make such utterly convincing characters - but maybe I don't want to know! I suspect she's secretly in the SAS. I don't think I've ever written this in a review, but there's enough here to satisfy both male and female readers completely. I'll be looking out for more from this author.”

“I have been reading quite a lot of serious and hardened books as of lately, but I thought I’d try something new with an open-mind, and personally found the lightheartedness and easy-going vibe that Courting Pippa offers readers to be extremely refreshing. I must admit that I’m actually quite surprised by how much I found myself enjoying the book; I think a big factor of this comes from the fact that I think that the protagonist, Pippa Mitchell, is a very likeable and relatable character. I kept seeing parallels in her behaviors and my own personal mindset, which further led me to become immersed and engrossed into the story. I personally consider Courting Pippa to be the type of read that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of readers and age groups. Author Angelin Sydney has a very vivid, immersive style of writing with an almost conversational-like undertone that I can’t help but be impressed by. I look forward to seeing more releases in the future (especially if they involve characters similar to Pippa and Josh). Highly recommended.”

“One of my daughters was originally following this story from an online forum on a weekly installation basis. We loved it so much we bought the book as we couldn't wait to find what happened in the end. Very entertaining book, excellent for pre-teen, young adult and adult (my daughters) readers. We loved the fact that it was cute and giddy. Love it. Will be following this author from now on.”

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