Welcome to Gina Conkle w/ #ContemporaryRomance ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’ @ginaconkle @GoddessFish

Today we have author Gina Conkle visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?

* 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.

Today Gina Conkle will be talking about {how she/he handles balancing life and writing — how she/he became a writer and what inspired her/him in regard to the story she’s/he’s promoting — What sparked the idea for the story/series? — What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?}.
* I hope you’ll let me take this in three stages. When I was little girl, I read the book Corduroy by Don Freeman. I checked it out of the library multiple times when I was in first grade. Something about the little girl’s tender heart for the bear with a missing button grabbed me. I loved the miniature bed she made for Corduroy and how she loved him.
* When I was in fifth grade, I devoured Gone with the Wind. That book was pivotal because that’s when I knew I wanted to write books.
* As a teenager, my first adult romance was Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I’ve read the story so many times! It remains a top favorite. I have it in print and ebook format (Kindle and Nook).
* You can tell…I’m partial to history. I read a lot of non-fiction, contemporary romance of all subgenres, and historical romance.
* Thanks for hosting me on your blog!

A look into…

~ Blurb ~

(Two stories in one Book)
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.

~ Excerpt ~

Anything But Safe
* Hot sun beat down on the rest of the world. It was August. Standing under the pepper tree, AJ was a tall, cool drink of water. Stained coveralls didn’t put her off nor did his tattoo and the rough cadence of his speech. Under the gruff exterior was a real man with a good heart. He visually devoured her every time they’d crossed paths around town, and last night was no exception. But, could she be content with a sex only fling?
* “Well, that’s a relief.” Faint sarcasm edged his last word.
* “What is?”
* His steady gaze never wavered. “I thought you might be going in a different direction.”
* She cocked her head. “Did you think I was about to give you the ‘let’s be friends’ talk?”
* “I thought you were about to give me the ‘let’s hook up for sex only’ talk.”
* “Oh AJ,” she said around hiccups of laughter. Her cheeks burned. She shook her head, a little dazed. “I…I don’t know what to say to that.”
* “It’s not the first time a woman like you propositioned me.”
* Eyes rounding, she laughed at the absurdity. “I’m not propositioning you.”
* “Good because my answer would be no.”
* She’d come for lunch and conversation of the talking variety. A kiss or two was more than welcome, but they needed to slow down, let things simmer. AJ’s forbidding frown told her some of Hidden Valley’s well-shod women had dallied with him, and he was having no more of it. The town was an eclectic mix of gated communities, small farm-to-table co-ops and wineries. A lot of working class people had lived here long before it was hip.
* Hurt bloomed in her chest at the idea of any woman taking advantage of AJ’s goodness. Or his body. His past was likely more colorful than hers, but his flat out refusal to hook up intrigued her. He’d messed around in the past. What made him change his mind?

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Thank you for joining us here today, Gina Conkle! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Gina Conkle will be awarding a Amazon Kindle Fire 7” to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour! So be sure to leave a comment AND use this RAFFLECOPTER LINK to enter the drawing. Also, visit the other tour stops for a greater chance of winning!

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