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.
The above quote is from Hawk’s Autumn Rose, Book 3 of the Heart of the Rose Series. If you haven’t met Miranda and the Earl of Hawk, now is the time to get acquainted. All three books in the Victorian era series are available at your favorite online retailer.
Wherever you are, enjoy the month. Falling leaves. Chill winds. A warm fire. Mulled cider. Gooey s’mores. A walk in the woods. Wooly sweaters. A cozy chair. Warm blankets. A cup of tea and a good book. Immerse yourself in a Victorian romance – the Heart of the Rose Series from your favorite online retailer.
Writers tend to be solitary, introverted people, quietly weaving stories, and breathing life into imaginary characters who become real. For many, the thought of co-authoring a book is a nightmare not visited, and for good reason, as this professor discovered when he paired his students for an exercise in ‘tandem writing.’
After reading this, I’ll never think about co-authoring the same way again. Hop over to The Federalist Papers to read Jason W. Stevens’ post about this sometimes disastrous form of writing in all of its humorous glory!
Read Jason W. Stevens’ complete post here!
It’s been a long time in coming, but it’s almost here. Book 2 of the Majesta Landing Series has been through beta reading and is now in the hands of my editor. For those of you who enjoyed Book 1, Pictures for Maddie, you’ll remember that the hero, Kody Raines, has a brother named Tec. He’s a cocky helicopter pilot who owns his own company and played an important supporting role in Kody’s story with heroine Larke Scott.
Finally, Tec has his own story. complete with a heroine who turns his life upside down. She catches his eye, and he soon discovers that she’s different from any other woman he’s ever met. Not only is she beautiful and smart, she’s an archaeologist hired to assess a possible historic site. Sparks fly.
It’s one roller coaster ride of an adventure. And, it’s by far the sexiest story I’ve written so far. My beta reader (who’s no prude), said I made her blush! And the best part is the Happily Ever After ending. So, stay tuned. The cover reveal is coming up and I can’t wait to share it with you! Some good things are in the works for the official launch, including a small bonus at the end of the story–something I’ve never done before. I’m excited!
Until then, happy reading!
Me? And Hannibal Lecter? We have something in common? No way! I wouldn’t have thought that writers and serial killers could have anything in common, but James L’Etoile, author of Little River, over at murder, mystery & mayhem, suggests otherwise. His take on the connection between writers and serial killers is a great read. Sure made me stop and think. My family and friends need not worry, however. I only “off” characters in my books, NOT in real life.
Writers and Serial Killers have more in common than you think.
I binge watched (yes, I should have been writing – consider me scolded) the first season of Hannibal this week, something that I’d put off for a while. The Thomas Harris novels, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal were gripping and the movie persona of Dr. Hannibal Lecter was so perfect, that anyone other than Anthony Hopkins just wasn’t going to work.
Or, so I thought.
Mads Mikkelsen plays a younger Dr. Lecter in a timeline before Red Dragon. Hannibal is cruel, sadistic and gets off on watching the people around him crumble and self destruct. In addition to his cannibalistic predilections, Hannibal plays the other characters like a puppet master. FBI investigator Will Graham goes slowly insane and victim Abigail Hobbs is psychically driven off a cliff under the good doctor’s care.
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