Monday, April 28, 2014

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"If you're looking for a typical women's fiction/romance, don't look here... this story has a twist of the paranormal that will have you willingly stretching your belief in order to enjoy the plot. Emelle Gamble has created a story that will tear your heart out."  Long and Short Reviews 

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     SECRET SISTER. Nick and Cathy. And Roxanne... To their friends, Nick and Cathy Chance have the perfect marriage. High school sweethearts who’ve been together for ten years, they’ve weathered challenges and are as committed as they were when they first fell in love. Cathy trusts Nick, Nick’s world revolves around his wife, and the future looks golden.

     To everyone who knows them, Cathy Chance and Roxanne Ruiz have a perfect friendship. They connected in grade school and since then have been each other’s confident and trusted advisor. Cathy loves the gorgeous Roxanne like a sister, Roxanne has fun-loving Cathy’s back in every situation, though lately there’s been tension between these two best friends . . .

     And then, on a sunny summer morning, the unthinkable occurs, throwing into doubt the truth of what each of these people really know about themselves and one another.

2014 Finalist in InD'tale Magazine's RONE AWARD for best Contemporary Romance
"SECRET SISTER is one of those books that leaves you re-thinking everything you once believed... Along with being a very unique and captivating plot, SECRET SISTER offers a shocking turn of the paranormal kind....I cannot recommend SECRET SISTER strongly enough for those of you that enjoy a book that not only touches your heart but has you tingling in anticipation for whatever comes next." Fresh Fiction- Fresh Review

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Who is Your Mr. Perfect?

Emelle Gamble’s DATING CARY GRANT and the Search for ‘Mr. Perfect’

So who is your “Mr. Perfect?”. Your Prince on a white horse. Your tall, dark and handsome, that Mr. Happy Ever After you imagined since childhood.

Your Ryan Gosling? 
(Have I revealed too much…HA!)

Writers, particularly those of us who include romance in our novels, all have our templates, for both literary and real men. Mine is husband of thirty years ‘Phil-the-fist’. He’s loyal. Kind. Honest. Intelligent. Protective and encouraging, in equal measures, to both myself and our children.

And sexy as a warm breeze on bare skin. (Don’t hate me…okay, you can a little.)

But when I think back all that way to before I met and fell in love with Phil, I can’t quite remember the priority order I would have had for a characteristic list for a “Mr. Perfect”. And when I write books and those heroes like Nick Chance, or Cruz Morales, or Mike Connor of DATING CARY GRANT walk into my life, they don’t seem much at all alike.

Nick, SECRET SISTER’s hero, has some personal problems, is kind of goofy and emotional. Cruz, MOLLY HARPER’s guy, is taciturn and tough, and not easy to convince of ANYTHING. (Damn him!) Mike Connor is easy going and charming, civic minded and cute, but stubborn as a mule.

The only things these three men from these three novels share are that they’re all loyal. Kind. Honest. Intelligent. Protective and encouraging. And sexy as a warm breeze on bare skin. 


And there you go. I just explained to myself who Mr. Perfect is. (Phil-the-fist, Long Island, with our kids...hero.)

He’s the guy with the set of characteristics that are must-haves, with a lot of variations in the packaging. And the variations have to do with looks, ethnic background, athletic prowess, money, and profession. They don’t have anything to do with what you need a man to be made of so that you’ll want to be with him for the rest of your life. That’s the biggest lesson Tracy Connor learns in DATING CARY GRANT.

Leave a comment below and tell me, when did you learn this

Originally posted April 1, 2014 stop at Aly’s Miscellany