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Sunday, February 23, 2014

#Author Amy L. Gale Shares Her Favorite Reads Throughout the Years @Amyg618 #Romance #TBR

From the day I was born, books have been an important part of my life. My mother loves to remind me that the first item in my nursery was a bookshelf filled with Little Golden Books. As an infant, she rocked me to bed while reading The Poky Little Puppy. Maybe these books helped develop my love for animals.
As I grew older, I would leaf through the pages of my Little Golden Book until I was old enough to read them. Once that day arrived, I don’t think I’ve ever stopped. My favorite book when I was in kindergarten was Tawny Scrawny Lion. I didn’t leave the house without it in my book bag. I have to admit, every once in a while I still pull it out and sink into my rocking chair for a trip down memory lane.
Of course our tastes change all the time throughout childhood, and when I was in grade school I couldn’t get enough of Amelia Bedelia and her silly antics. When I hit the third grade I was introduced to another author whose books prepared me for the turbulent whirlwind also known as adolescence. Yep, I’m talking about Judy Blume. I started the Judy Blume experience with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and quickly moved onto Are You There God it’s Me Margaret? So many of the questions and emotions I was going through at the time were depicted in these books and they’ve helped me through some trying times.
Once high school hit I was all about hauntings and tales of the supernatural. I think I’ve read almost all of Stephen King’s books, and some of them were pretty graphic. Maybe the flashlight hidden under my pillow wasn’t only there to read after bedtime. Hey, bringing a book to life is the fun part. Everyone likes a good scare every once in a while.
In my college days, I didn’t get to read for pleasure as much as I would’ve liked. My reading consisted mostly of text books and medical journals, but when I had some down time there was nothing better than losing myself in a romance novel. I flipped through the pages, praying that love could conquer all and there would be a happy ending. I’ve never stopped that habit.
Now, I mainly read and write romance novels. My favorite genres are new adult and contemporary, but I like to throw in a few erotic romance novels and paranormal romances every once in a while to spice things up. I loved my college days and find myself creating characters who are about to enter college, in college, or just graduated college. Most of us will or have experienced some type of intense love connection during these years and there’s nothing more amazing than finding your soul mate. I try to capture that passion and excitement in my writing and always find a way to entwine another passion of mine, music, into the mix.

Blissful Tragedy Cover
Sometimes love is more than tragedy or bliss.
Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. 
Van is intrigued by Lexie’s ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van’s invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she’s catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van’s commitment to her. So what happens at summer’s end when time runs out?
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Genre - Contemporary Romance
Rating – R
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