I’m happy to turn the Round Pen over to friend and wonderful writer, Kathleen Gallagher today! She was here a few weeks ago and has asked to return with exciting news and an offer. I’ll grab my mocha and sit over here, while you tell us what’s been going on with you, Kathie.
Hi Calisa! I’m happy to be a guest today!
It’s been an exciting few months. I’ve been fortunate to have three contracts, and my head is spinning. I’m thrilled to have my stories accepted. It takes commitment and a schedule to keep up with everything. Some days I’m doing edits, and other days I focus on promo tours. It actually feels like I’m back in school. I find the best way to handle it is one-step at a time.
Luckily, I’m on vacation for the next two weeks, and I’m going to try to kick back and have some fun.
While I was vacationing last summer one of the editors at Decadent Tease invited me to write a novella for an upcoming project. I jumped at the chance to be included in the launch of this exciting new line.
Decadent Tease http://decadenttease.com/
Allure Captivate Entice
Paranormal Historical Contemporary
My story is part of the Allure line, available here: http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Sand-and-Seances-ebook/dp/B00DJUZDKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372126793&sr=1-1&keywords=kathleen+ann+gallagher
Do you believe in second chances? How many people have regrets over a lost love?
Bobbi Collins, my heroine from Sun, Sand & Séances, thinks she’s going to a psychic fair to find closure, but she never expected a door to open to reveal her future.
Here’s a teaser. It’s official release day is tomorrow, June 26.
Bobbi Collins is a caring and devoted kindergarten teacher who had her world turned upside down when her fiancé died after a lover’s quarrel. Five years later, she still struggles with acceptance. Her role as an educator fills up her week, but on weekends, she longs for something more. When she stumbles across a newspaper ad for a psychic fair in the historic town of Cape May, New Jersey, it seems like the answer. Bobbi is determined to revive her once vibrant life.
Kevin Carlton a successful realtor is tired of the dating game. He doesn’t remember buying a raffle ticket, but when his co-worker announces he holds the winning number, he decides to take a chance and attend the all expense paid weekend in Cape May, at the Lady of the Sea’s Psychic Fair. He hopes to find a spiritualist who has the ability to contact his late father and prove he has become a man to be proud of.
Sparks fly when Bobbi and Kevin run into one another at the fair. When strange happenings occur, Bobbi rushes into her ex-boyfriend’s arms. She never imagined having a weekend of magic, memories, and a chance to rekindle the flame with her lost love.
Can sun, sand, and séances cast a spell on their hearts and allow the reunited couple to find what they both desire, or will the spirits sabotage it all?
He sat beside her on the bed and slid close. “Don’t be scared. There’s always something to repair in these old hotels. Try not to let all of the ghost stories get to you. It’s all in fun.”
“The stories I’ve heard sound real.”
“I think the air conditioner made the noise.” He laughed.
Bobbi grabbed the blanket from the edge of the bed and placed it around her shoulders. “Don’t you feel the cold air?”
“Did you turn it on when you came into the room?”
“No, I thought you did.”
“Now, that’s weird. I didn’t touch it.” Kevin tucked her against him. With their bodies close, neither of them said another word.
The warmth of his touch calmed her nerves, and Bobbi turned to gaze into his eyes. She gasped when he gave her an intense stare and placed his hand on the side of her face. Her desire surfaced and the wall she’d built to protect her heart since her fiancé’s death began to loosen. His cologne teased her to remember how sweet he had always been. As Kevin pulled her close and nuzzled her neck, she wrapped her arms around his broad back. When he placed his lips on hers and searched her mouth with his tongue, she whimpered and surrendered to his embrace. His kiss a reminder of the fun-filled days and long passionate nights. Why had she given him up? The image of her fiancé flashed in her mind like a bucket of cold water, and she shoved against Kevin’s chest, loosening his hold.
“Wait, wait…. We can’t do this! I came here to contact Greg. It doesn’t feel right.” Bobbi broke loose and straightened her blouse.
Emotion she couldn’t identify touched her deep within and twisted her heart. “I’m sorry I upset you, Bobbi. I’ve always remembered what we shared.” His voice cracked, and he slammed his hand down on the bed. “I know we were both young, but I made a terrible mistake to lose touch with you. You’re a beautiful woman….”
You can find me here. Website http://www.kathleenanngallagher.net/
I write contemporary, paranormal, and erotic romance.
Although writing is my passion, nursing is my vocation. I work in an emergency room, and it’s been challenging, and rewarding, to be such an integral part of so many other’s daily struggles. I have a wonderful husband who always offers his support, and never complains about my crazy schedule. One of our favorite romantic getaways is Cape May, New Jersey, an old historic beach town where we take a step into the past, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Although my children are all grown with busy lives of their own, Chaz, our Shepherd mix, still dutifully stands guard at the house. We are also blessed with three adorable grandsons.
Other interests of mine include cooking, reading, and the theater. However, spending time with my family is most important to me. Even though my life is filled with work, family, etc., my mind continues to ponder the next story or concept for a new novel.
I’m offering one of you an eBook copy of Sun, Sand & Séances, and a hand-made jeweled bookmark. Please make a comment to be entered. Don’t forget your email address.
What a great cover and a superb offer, Kathleen! Thank you for visiting, bearing gifts. 🙂 Best wishes with all your books!
Congratulations, Sandy! I’ll get your email to Kathie. 🙂
Congratulations to Sandy Rowland! You’re the winner of my giveaway! I’m trying to find an email address to contact you. Thanks again for stopping by.
Hi Joanne! I’m loving the great weather in Cape May.. I hope you enjoy my story! Thank you so much!
I’ve been tied up most of today with editor-y stuff. Sorry for ditching out, but thank you all for showing Kathleen a great time! 🙂 I wonder who the winner will be this time?
I had a great time as always, Calisa! I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. Hugs all around!
Hi, Kathleen. Hope you’re having a fun vacation. I’m sitting in my air conditioned family room reading Sun, Sand, and Seances!
Hi Cate! I couldn’t resist writing a story set in my favorite romantic getaway,
Thanks so much for stopping by!
You’re on a roll, Kathleen! I love second chance stories. And stories set in New Jersey! Wishing you great sales!
Hi Calisa! I’m excited to be back at your place today! Thanks for the invitation!
I’m planning on a ghost tour this evening. Hoping to run into some friendly spirits!
Ooh, that sounds like extreme fun! You’ll have to let me know how it goes. 🙂
Welcome once again, Kathleen! I can’t wait to read this one too, whichever century that may be n. LOL
Congrats on all those contracts. You’re amazing! Love, love, love the sound of this book, especially the setting! Kathleen, I won your giveaway the last time you were on Calisa’s blog, but couldn’t find an email to thank you, so although I probably shouldn’t do it here, THANK YOU! And wishes for much success with Sun, Sand and Seances. I’m off to add it to my Goodreads TBR list now!
No, Mae. You are completely welcome to thank Kathleen here! Thanks for stopping by and I’m excited you won. I don’t know if I was alerted who won last time. 🙂
Hi Mae! It’s great to see hear from you again. I appreciate your support. It’s so funny, I’m in Cape May on vacation right now! Meant to be!
Thanks so much!
Lucky you! Cape May at this time of year sounds awesome. Enjoy that wonderful vacation, which certainly sounds well deserved!
When do you have time to write? I’m impressed by your efforts as a surgical nurse and still have time to put together entertaining work. I love the line, “It doesn’t feel right.” It’s so true in life and love.
Best success to you, Kathleen. Great interview!
She’s incredible, isn’t she, Sandy? Thanks for your time.
Hi Sandy! I recently switched to part-time in the emergency room, so I have more time to write. I find instinct to be right on target most of the time.
I’m glad you stopped by today! Thanks so much!
Pingback: Kathleen Gallagher’s back with Calisa Rhose! | Sadiecate's Blog