Tina Gayle is with us today to talk about her Rocking Summer Romance, CFO’s Affair.
Tina, please tell us a little about your book.
Sylvia is a woman who has allowed life to beat her down. After her husband died, she reclaims herself by losing weight and trying new things. She’s brassy and harsh at time, but she deeply cares about her friends and family. I believe readers can related to all the heartache in her life and empathize with how she has to come to terms with the past and make a future for herself.
How long did it take to write the book? Six months
What inspired you to write the book?
I’ve gone through the pain of sending my last child off to college and understand what it takes to let go.
Talk about the writing process. Did you have a writing routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve?
I work eight to ten hours a day. My writing schedule is to write three to four hours at the beginning of the day. Then I log onto the internet and write up blogs, tweets, handle marketing demands and check email. In the afternoon, I return to my writing and edit my manuscript.
The main research I did for the book involved blood types.
What do you hope your readers come away with after reading your book?
The joy of letting go of the past and moving on to the future.
Where can we go to buy your book?
Any other links or info you’d like to share?
Home – www.tinagayle.net
Blog – www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle
Goodread – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/tina.gayle
Google + – https://plus.google.com
Linkin – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759
Excerpt from book:
The door clicked open.
Wrapping his hand around the handle to keep from reaching for her, Vince Wilshire shoved the door wide.
“Are you ready for this?”
Her face mere inches from his, he noticed a brief flash of panic in her eyes before Sylvia Donovan lifted her chin and stepped through the entrance. “Nothing I haven’t seen before. Or probably won’t see again.”
He understood she meant the task of doing a job, but for some reason his brain registered the sexual implications of the comment. “Oh, man, you’re brutal. Some things you know get better with age.”
Matching his steps to hers, he wrapped an arm around her shoulder and leaned in close. He whispered beside her ear, “It’s all a matter of knowing how to use what you’ve got.”
She shrugged and shifted away from him, eyeing him with a raised brow. “Yes and some people are amateurs, Mr. Wilshire. You, I take it, are an old pro who knows how to wield your sword with the best of them.”
Laughter bubbled up into his throat. He marveled at her sassy tone and didn’t relinquish his grip. “I must admit I’m very good at a few chosen tasks.”
Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the world of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy of being a mother into her books.
Currently working on a series about four executive wives, she is excited about combining elements of women’s fiction with the passion of romance. The first three books, Marketing Exec’s Widow, IT Exec’s Baby and now CFO’s Affair have all been released. The last one will be out next year.
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and play golf. She can’t wait for Mike to retire so they can do more of both.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website.
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Thanks for hosting my book.
My pleasure, Tina.
Great fiction. Thanks for sharing via Linda’s blog. It’s a question I’m sure you’ve heard before: how easy is it for you to draw characters who are totally different to yourself? Where do you get your inspiration from? If I were your neighbour, or a member of your family, would I need to be worried? LOL