Gina Conkle will be awarding an Amazon Kindle Fire 7” to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
How do you come up with the titles of your books? Half my books have been titled by my editors. I missed out on the natural title gene, but I’m getting better! I looked to music for inspiration with Waiting for a Girl Like You. The novellas inside got some help from my husband. He really liked Proper Care and Feeding of a Broken Heart (the first novella).
What does your writing space look like?
I go from neat-freak organized to random chaos. I use big chart paper to map a series but have limited wall space. I have two Viking romance series going here in one picture. I also track word count on multiple projects (my messy system by the light switch…I color in an excel spreadsheet cell for every 1000 words on a WIP).
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? I like to experiment with cooking when I don’t have to do the dishes. I also enjoy movies, light gardening, light exercise, and hanging out with family and friends.
What is your favourite color? Teal green
What is your favourite pleasure food? Mexican food is my downfall.
What is your favourite season? The stretch of holidays from Thanksgiving to New Years
What is your favourite television show? I love History Channel’s Vikings.
What is your favourite movie? Gladiator
Who is your favourite actor? I don’t have one. I admire Brandi Chastain, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Tom Hardy, Tom Hanks…
What is your favourite song? Don’t have one. My music quirk is I love ‘70s songs.
What is your favourite comfort clothing attire? I like my jammy days.
What books might we find on your bedside table? Right now for fiction I’m reading Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss and for non-fiction I’m reading Deep Work by Cal Newton.
Describe yourself in three words. Reserved. Creative. Determined.
(Two stories in one Book)
Proper Care and Feeding of a Broken Heart
Proper Care and Feeding of a Broken Heart
Bookstore clerk Abbie is off-the-charts nervous her first night moonlighting in a sex-for-hire job. If she only kept her mouth shut…but nothing goes as expected, including the intense blue-eyed surfer who walks through her door. Mark wants to work out a few kinks —and leave the lifestyle for good. Past mistakes still haunt him, but sweet Abbie turns Mark’s plans upside down, and two broken hearts discover honesty is the hottest aphrodisiac.
Anything But Safe
Former trophy wife Jennifer wants to thrive again, but when her new life hits a speedbump, her unlikely hero is rough working man AJ. The woman he rescued is out of his league, but the two together are magic. Jennifer smooths his hard edges, and when she’s with AJ, her true, quirky colors show. A surprise threatens to derail the two who quickly learn…love is anything but safe.
Waiting for a Girl Like You
“I don’t know what Mrs. Smith told you but when she said ‘fresh face’ that was code for I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve never done this before. Any of it. Not sex for hire. And certainly not BDSM. Much as I want to bolt, I need the money. So can we get this over with?”
Another dry chuckle. “You know how to get a man going.”
I glared at him through my bangs and hugged myself tighter. Music pulsed from the room next door, but I couldn’t say what the song was. Did they need a sound track to get going? The frazzled side of me surrendered to how little I knew about sex. Despite standing bravely, I was small and adrift on an unknown sea.
Surfer Man stepped within touching distance, his blue eyes on the verge of grey, lit with a strange mixture of hard shell and tender patience. A faint line traced the left side of his mouth like contempt came easy.
“First rule,” he said evenly. “You only talk when spoken to.”
“Then what am I supposed to call you?”
The question startled us both. I was throwing out the no names rule and for good reason. Something dawned on me. With the closed door, it was just the two of us. This square room was my island. Control could go either way. Surfer Man’s mouth opened, but an adrenaline rush took over and my hip cocked sideways. In the world of fight or flight, my body tensed with its version of fight.
“Oh, let me guess. You’re going to say Call me master or some crap like that. I work at a bookstore. I’ve read those please spank me Mr. Billionaire books.”
I liked a few of them. Reading the books was one thing. Living them was another.
One side of his mouth curved up. “Maybe you should tell me how you really feel.”
I exhaled slowly, blowing bangs off my forehead. No sense in telling him what I really thought. Talk about a mood killer. No man wanted to hear me say this place is for losers who can’t find a girl. Yet, this guy was no loser.
“Real billionaires don’t look like you do in those jeans of yours.”
He chuckled, his blue eyes flaring wider. “I’m no billionaire.”
Oh, but you are one hot man. Thankfully my filter worked and I kept that to myself.
AUTHOR Bio and Links
Gina Conkle writes Viking and Georgian Romance with a new dip into hot Contemporary Romance. She grew up in southern California and despite all that sunshine, Gina loves books over beaches and stone castles over sand castles. Now she lives in Michigan with her favorite alpha male, Brian, and their two sons where she’s known to occasionally garden and cook.
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