Saturday, June 30, 2012

Revive



Needing to revive her life and jump start her heart, Jennifer Larson is facing the biggest challenge of her life, moving into an unplanned future. While the rest of the Executives Wives' Club continue to mourn their husbands, Jen is tempted into the future by a sexy chiropractor, Hagan Chaney.

But does he really love her or is he only after her money?

Find it at amazon http://www.amazon.com

The second book of the Executives Wives' Club series is coming out Monday 7/2/2012.

So you better get reading.

Check out the first chapter of Revive at
http://www.tinagayle.net

Have a great weekend, Tina

Friday, June 29, 2012

RT - Love Fund

Find a jar and put your extra change it for your love fund.

A kiss -- a dime

A hug - quarter.

Making love - a dollar.

Then use the money to do something special with each other.


Tina

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pictures of the Salton Sea


Hi everyone,

Updated my picture page on my website so if you'd like to take a look feel free.

http://www.tinagayle.net/picture.html

Also, click to my main page and see my new covers for Revive and Birth.

I'm also on Penny's site today. http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/


Have a great day,

Tina

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hacked

Hi everyone,

Have tried to let everyone know that my email was hacked.

The only thing that I think could have happen was yahoo ask me to relog in -- that must have been the hackers.

So if you have recieved an email tell you I'm in UK disregard the message. I'm sitting in my office trying to clean up this mess.  Had plans to do so many other things today.

Hope things are better in your world,

Tina

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New book from Lizzie Starr



Blurb

Macaws as lovebirds?
An avian expert, Birdie Simons is called to help control a cantankerous hyacinth macaw during a young girl’s birthday party. Inexorably drawn to each other, she and single father Garr Logan share an afternoon of joy and bittersweet memories, for Garr’s wife died the same day as Birdie’s newborn child.
Something about Rachelle makes Birdie wonder if the golden-haired girl is her daughter, switched at birth. Then her child’s father returns, dogging her search for understanding and throwing her deeper into fear and confusion.
Ready to move on after his wife’s death, Garr wants the intriguing woman, but Birdie keeps the search, threats and hidden relationships to herself, driving a wedge between them.
Will discovering the truth from nine years ago bring them closer, or forever tear them apart?
 
Available now from Amazon
 

Give it a look,
 
Tina

Monday, June 25, 2012

MMI - Asking the Right Question


The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
-
Allard Lowenstein, twentieth-century American diplomat

Tina

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quick Read


I have read a number of book to help writers. Most are wordy and take forever to get to what I want to know.

In "I Wrote My First Story - Now What?" I tried to make it a quick read that you can refer back to with ease.

Check it out on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com

Have a great weekend,

Tina

Friday, June 22, 2012

Remember the Small Things

When someone remember little things that we expect them to forget, it builds a special connection.

Everyone is so busy with so many things, that it takes a real effort to keep up with the little details of someone's life. I'm not talking about birthdays and those type of things. I'm talking about remembering to thank people for the special effort of cooking dinner every night, washing the car, taking out the garbage. It's easy to take someone for granted, but what would you do it they weren't there?

So thanks everyone for reading my blog, leaving me comments, and just following along for the fun.

I'm glad you're here with me.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tina

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Question for the Week

Why is it that the moment you finished the dishes, another unclean one always shows up?

Luck?

Destiny?

A cosmic rule that all dishes can't be clean at the same time?

I vote for the last one,

Tina

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Interview with Kaamil Garyson


Bio

Kaamil Garyson is a self-publishing paranormal and dark drama author from Atlanta, GA. While he initially set out to write a memoir of his combat experiences in the US Army, Kaamil decided that his PTSD made it too difficult to relive some of the most harrowing moments of his short military career. Still wanting to tell his story, Kaamil began writing military-themed paranormal fiction that is loosely based on his time in the Service. Kaamil is a relatively new author, having wrote his first short story in November of 2011, titled Dogs of War. However, he has been on a tear ever since.



A self-proclaimed workaholic, Kaamil normally puts in 16- to 18-hour days writing, studying, and networking. He is a student of the game who offers a plethora of free short stories, poems, and screenplays on his blog (http://sinistreproseonline.biz). He is currently hard at work on his debut paranormal novel, Nemesis. This is a story of the feminist movement, demonic influence, and a selfless Soldier’s love and perseverance.



Book Cover and Synopsis



WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A WORLD OF FEMALE DOMINANCE?

Lilith, a she-demon hell-bent on a new world of feminine rulership, seeks to devour not only US Army Soldier Dustin Chase and his infant son, but also all sexually weak human males. The selfless Dustin can protect himself and his son from Lilith, but she is not working alone.

Coming out soon in early fall.

Interview

You haven’t been writing very long. What made you decide to become a writer?

I did two tours in Iraq and once I got home, I decided that I wanted to write a memoir of my experiences. That proved to be too difficult because I didn’t want to relive that horror. So, I decided to try writing fiction that is influenced by my experiences. I figured if I could use make believe characters that go through some of the things I’ve been through, it might be a little easier for me.

I wrote my first short story in the fall of 2011, titled Dogs of War. It was a horrible mass of words and paragraphs because naturally, I had no idea what I was doing. And no, you don’t get to read that one!


Since you’ve only been writing a short period of time, have you developed a routine?

Somewhat. I’ve tried different ways of writing, such as pantzing and planning. I do okay with both methods, but I’m definitely a planner. I prefer to create a comprehensive blueprint of my stories. Once I start on the first draft, however, things always change. I spend so much time developing my characters that we actually become pretty good friends. Therefore, they have no problem arguing with me!

As for word count, I try not to stick to a set number. One day I might write 500 words and on another day I might write 5000. Either way, I make sure I write everyday by hook or crook.

You’ve called yourself a workaholic. How did you earn that title?

I believe there are plenty of hours in the day. Many people complain that there are not enough hours but I just don’t see it that way. I spend on average 16 to 18 hours everyday on my craft, whether that’s marketing, planning, writing, reading, reviewing, networking… I am determined to make a success out of my writing career.

I am heavily influenced by the greats of our time, regardless of their professions. Hip Hop artists like Diddy (who works 20 hours per day and sleeps for four hours) and Dr. Dre are known for their insane work ethics. Dr. Dre actually spends up to 72 hours at a time in the studio.

People don’t understand the dedication required to reach success. They only see the notoriety and money. They don’t realize that people who are rich and famous work harder and longer than anyone else.

My family often complains out of worry. They think I push myself too hard. Maybe they’re right. While you sleep, I’m working. While you’re eating, I’m working. And if I fail, I’ll know I did all I could to make it happen. I can live with that.

I don’t play games. I have no friends, except a bird named Edgar (named after Poe). I don’t go anywhere. I sit in my study all day everyday accomplishing something that I didn’t accomplish the day before and learning something that I didn’t know the day before.

So what is your daily routine like?

My days typically run from 9am to about 3am. Some days, I don’t start until 11. I normally start with social networking. I’ll interact with people on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Goodreads for a couple of hours.

After that, I complete some homework assignments for school where I’m studying Creative Writing. I’m also an intern for an Internet radio show called Behind the Curtain. I’ll spend an hour or two doing copy and editing for BTC, then I’ll spend another couple of hours doing work for my own radio show, Authors of the Free World.

All of that is followed by more research for my debut novel and getting some writing done. I usually end the night reading someone’s book manuscript for review.

Speaking of your debut novel, what is it about?

It’s called Nemesis. It’s about Lilith, a she-demon hell-bent on a new world of feminine rulership who seeks to devour not only US Army Soldier Dustin Chase and his infant son, but also all sexually weak human males.

I’ve garnered quite a bit of interest for that story, mainly from female readers (go figure). I got the idea from a book I bought called The Hebrew Goddess. It tells of the history of female deities that are supposed to be the rulers of mankind. Naturally, this book challenges everything about Christian beliefs!

Do you agree with that belief (female deities)?

Yes and no. I believe that men are providers and protectors. We are leaders and that is what we are put here for. Many women are fully capable of taking on those roles, but I don’t think they should. To me, women are precious diamonds that should be taken care of.

Along those same lines, however, women have “certain powers” over us men! Also, women, as precious as they are, can put a serious hurting on men in ways no physical violence ever could.

Regarding our “certain powers,” is that what Lilith is exploiting in Nemesis?

Absolutely! Some men… actually most men… okay, damn near all men are sexually weak. It is for this reason that Lilith wants women to take over modern society. She has a serious character contradiction because, although she’s an evil demon, she wants sexual purity in the world. The way she plans on gaining that is by killing all men who are promiscuous. Any guy who has cheated on his significant other or who’s sexually assaulted a woman is a prime target. Even men who “enjoy” themselves in private are on her radar. That would leave women outnumbering us 20 to 1!


Is your story of Lilith based on research or is she just your interpretation?

A little of both. The myth of Lilith changes depending on the culture and religious beliefs. Some people believe she was Adam’s first wife, before Eve. She rebelled because she didn’t want to lie in submission to him. Others believe she was God’s consort. There are many variations. In Nemesis, Lilith was in fact Adam’s first wife and her disbelief in lying in submission to a man influences her to attempt to give women supreme rulership over men.

So Lilith is the main character of the story?

Depends on your beliefs, I guess. If you believe in the feminist movement, Lilith is your protagonist because although she is an evil she-demon, she is justified in her actions (at least, in her own mind). I think many women who’ve been done wrong by men and still hold a grudge might cheer for Lilith.

For others, they sympathize with Dustin Chase. He’s a young US Soldier and very noble. He’s also a single parent. And if you don’t know, it is rare for a male Soldier to be a single parent. The mother of his baby is a dead beat and instead of putting the baby up for adoption (his mother begged him to put the baby up), Dustin enlisted in the Army to give his child a good life. That makes Dustin unique and people will like him. There’s also the irony of Dustin being a US Soldier who is fighting a different type of battle: spiritual warfare!

Where and when can we get this book?

It should be available late summer/early fall. I’ll have it on all the main outlets: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Smashwords. It will be in both hard copy and ebook format.

What else do you have planned?

I’m working on a new website called Authors of the Free World. It carries the same name as my radio show. But this is going to be a complete brand. I have a team together of 14 people who cover everything from book blogging to editing to trailers. It will be a one-stop shop for all things writing.

Any parting thoughts?

Yes. I am still looking for a few more people to fill out my AFW roster. So, if there is anyone out there who’d like to earn a professional credential and take part in our profit sharing program, give me a holler. Whatever your talents, we can use you: reviewers, editors, cover designers, consultants, etc.

You can contact me via the links below:

Blog: http://sinistreproseonline.biz

LinkedIn: bit.ly/KaamilOnLinkedIn

Twitter: bit.ly/KaamilOnTwitter

Goodreads: bit.ly/KaamilOnGoodreads



























Saturday, June 16, 2012

Need Something to Read


The second book is coming out soon so make sure you've read the first one.

Not sure?

Visit my website and read the first chapter.
http://www.tinagayle.net/UnwillingWidowChpt.html

New Baby, Mr. Fix-it, and The Widow will be release near the end of the month.

Have a great weekend,

Tina

Friday, June 15, 2012

RT - Laugh

Spend some time having fun, laughing, forget about all the responsibilities and be a kid again.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend,

Tina

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Inspiration for us all.




You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.


Author Unknown



Tina

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sharing Pictures

Drop by and see picture of my dad at
http://www.tinagayle.net/picture.html

or click the picture link above.

So many wonderful memories,

Tina

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inspiration for a Beautiful Day

Keep your face to the sunshine...
and you cannot see the shadows. 

Helen Keller.


Have a wonderful day,

Tina

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kamehameha Day

Today is celebrated in Hawaii. In honor of monarch who unified Hawaii.

Have fun everyone,

Tina

Friday, June 8, 2012

What would do without Vacuum Cleaners?

Did you know that today in 1869 the first vacuum cleaner, a "sweeping machine," was patented.

Housewives, maids, cleaning businesses rejoice.

Have a great weekend,

Tina

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pea Ridge - See Vacation Pictures

We visited the Pea Ridge site in Arkansas while on our vacation a few weeks ago. A very pretty place, it is hard to imagine the pain and suffering that occurred there on a cold day over hundred years ago.

http://www.tinagayle.net/picture.html Click the link to view my pictures of the site.

Have an awesome day,

Tina


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Franklin at it Again

1752 ---Genesis of the lighting rod: Franklin launched his kite.

And see where it has gotten us.

What kite do you plan to launch today?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Exercise that Butt

Okay, so my exercises didn't include a group activity. Today, I did those supposedly  easy ones.

The why does just standing or sitting hurt?

Guess I need to get my rear into shape.

Here's to a better body - now if I can just get it to move.

Tina

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crowning a Queen

1953 - Elizabeth II crowned at Westminster Abbey.

When will the next one be?

Have a guess?

Me neither.

Tina

Friday, June 1, 2012

Spice it Up

Bored?

Need a little spice in your life?

Then make it happen.

Yes, you. All you need is to try something new, be spontaneous, look for opportunities to add some excitement.

Need suggestions?

Go to a movie that you thought you would never enjoy.
Talk to a stranger, ask how their day is going and listen to their answer.
Try on a top, dress, skirt that you never thought you'd never look good and discover the truth. (You are hot)
Shake it up with a spice recipe.

Okay, your right these are little things, but small steps can lead to bigger ones like going on a wine tour, visiting a fashion consultant, learning how to rumba.

Only you can spice up your life so get to work,

Tina