New Book Update! 9 Jul 2017

The third book in the Majesta Landing series is finished and is currently in revision. The schedule is to put it in the editor’s hands at the end of the month. After that, I turn it over to my cover artist to work her magic. Of course, there is the tiny problem of the missing title. It’s really eluding me this time.

You’ve already met two of the three Raines brothers; Kody in Pictures for Maddie; and Tec in His Norse Star. However, you haven’t met brother Kav Raines. He was mentioned in the first two books, but now he has a story all his own. It’s full of secrets and missing information with the bad guys searching the world for the one that got away. Stay tuned. I’ll keep you updated about a release date as soon as I have one.

Happy Reading!

The January Curse

Maybe you’ve been there, too. A particular month of each year when you (or your entire family) seem to get sick. For us, it’s January. Since January of 2005, our entire family has been plagued with heinous colds and ugly stomach bugs. One year it was strep throat. Often, there was only one of us well enough to take care of the others until that one finally succumbed.

We stocked up like good survivalists. Cold meds? Check. Boxes of tissues? Check. Homemade chicken soup? Check. Bleach wipes? Check. We became obsessed with wiping down surfaces, along with the plea, “Don’t. Touch. Anything.” If one of the sick dared to show his face in the common areas of our home, the first question was, “Did you wash your hands?”

We did this every year. EVERY year, like clockwork, often spilling over into February with a mutant round two. Eleven years in a row. We could count on it. We planned nothing for January because we knew we’d be sick. It became a family joke. We could have laughed about it, but it wasn’t funny. We were sick of being sick. And yet, we continued getting sick.

Until this year—2017. As usual, we waited for it. We stocked up. We planned for nothing but endless days of lying in bed watching reruns of The X-Files, too sick to drag ourselves anywhere but to the bathroom. It didn’t happen. Five days in, we looked at each other, too fearful to mention that we were five days in without anyone getting—no! don’t say it. “It” will hear you. Shh! Don’t say the words!

Day after day, week after week, we waited for “it” to strike, but it never did. Several times we thought it had. At one point, three of us had sinus headaches with loose noses and post nasal drip. Were we sick? Nope. No fever. No chills. No body aches. No weird cravings for biscuits and sausage gravy or extra creamy mac and cheese only to end up drinking chicken broth and sucking on saltine crackers. Life went on as usual without interruption.

Is the January curse broken? Who knows? But for 2017, it is. Maybe “it” decided to move to a new month. Maybe it’s lurking in February, ready to take us down when we least expect it. Of course, now that I’ve mentioned “it”, “it” will be eager to pounce. Good thing I have my prepper list. Cold meds? Check. Tissues? Check . . .

Happy reading!

*BOOK UPDATE –  I haven’t been around much in recent months, but 2016 was a very difficult year. However, that’s a post for another day. For now, just know that I’m still writing. The story for Kav Raines and Aubree Scott (third book in the Majesta Landing series) is moving forward.*

Cover Reveal ~ His Norse Star!

It’s finally here! The cover of His Norse Star, Book 2 of the Majesta Landing Series. This contemporary romance novel will be released to ebook retailers on December 15th.

The Story ~ The Raines brothers have a problem. Looted Native American artifacts buried on their land are recovered including one glass bead. A mystery begins. Are the artifacts real? Or are they a hoax? Enter Dr. Mairenn Vestergaard, archaeologist. She’s invited to investigate the mounds, and reluctant helicopter pilot Tec Raines becomes her trusted right arm. He wants to sell the land. She’s an obstacle – a beautiful one. The summer heats up, and so does their attraction. They must work together to solve the riddle before priceless artifacts are lost forever. Did the Norse who came to Newfoundland in 1000 AD explore deeper into the New World’s interior?

Those who have read Pictures for Maddie will enjoy getting reacquainted with familiar characters while they join Tec and his Norse star on their journey of love and discovery.

I’m on Instagram!

As I begin final preparations for the release of Book 2 of the Majesta Landing Series, I decided to add Instagram to my social media @gaylemullenpace. There are icons in the right margin at the top. It’s fun, and it’s a great way to highlight the things I enjoy when I’m writing and when I’m not. You never know what I’ll post next–a book quote, a photo of delicious food made right in my own kitchen (writers have to eat, too!), story inspiration, writer’s humor, or an occasional photo of a hobby creation (I love to knit and crochet). To get you started, here’s a quote I posted on Instagram from Pictures for Maddie, my book starring Kody Raines and Larke Scott.

Pictures for Maddie Quote
Pictures for Maddie Quote