1) What kind of music do you like?
“We never did too much talking anyway, don’t think twice, it’s alright.” “And I’ve been hauling ass alone, I’ve been sleeping all alone, cause I miss you.” And “you are so beautiful, to me.” Yes, I am a chick who loves Dylan, Jagger and all those boys of the 60s and 70s and their soul thumping rock and roll.
2) Describe your dream home…
It’s by water. It’s quiet. High ceilings. A fireplace. A patio with a telescope. It has 3 guest rooms and an office with a lock. I like company, and my privacy. Furnished with love, good wishes and books!
3) Favorite literary hero & heroine?
Yikes, always hard. I love Penelope from The Shell Seekers. I adore Jaime from Outlander. The girls from Pride and Prejudice are wonderful. And Nick and Cathy Chance from SECRET SISTER are my idea of what lovers are…loyal no matter what.
4) What are you reading now?
Soul Mate Publishing author Lauren Linwood’s new Medieval, A Bit of Heaven on Earth. It is delish because she is such a smooth and capable writer. And I am rereading some stuff I found in my closet when I rearranged my office, including Jeanne Ray, Nora Ephron and Sue Grafton’s T is for Trespass.
5) What did you do on your last birthday?
Took the day job off and lunched and dinnered with hubby Phil-the-fist. Slept in. Drank wine. Read. Talked to both of my children on the phone. Perfect.
6) What comes first, plot or characters?
Always plot. Opening scene, title, how it ends. Then it gets populated.
7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
No, no one does. HA! That could earn me some enemies. However, I believe what we authors suffer from when we cannot produce is a belief that our work sucks more than we usually think it does. So we do not write. When the only cure for that is writing more so you get to the stuff that does not suck.
8) Do you ever want to be someone else? Who?
No. A younger me (by only about 10 years) maybe, but I just want to be me.
9) Tell us about your latest book?
I got a lot of nice feedback from my novel MOLLY HARPER, about a movie star and her birth mother and adoptive mother and the true love of her life. It was big and angsty and complicated. Had some movie star stuff, and lots of ‘what makes a person feel like they belong in a family’ stuff. It ended complete for me, but many readers wanted a little bit more. So DECEMBER WEDDING is that little bit more in novella form. It is Molly and Cruz’s last chapter…and the first chapter of their new life. I love that I got to revisit them.
10) What’s next for you?
KISS ME TWICE is almost done. It is a return to my romantic suspense roots…but with my newfound commitment to women’s fiction elements in that the characters are always forced to grapple with big, emotional real-life issues. It is about Jill Farrell, who has to put her mom in a nursing home the same week her fifteenth college reunion takes place and the only guy she ever really loved shows back up in her life. Oh, and there’s a murderer on the loose. Typical Emelle Gamble genre mashup.
Thanks so much for hosting me, Rachel Brimble. I love your blog posts. I hope all your UK and USA readers will come chat…tell me…do you like women’s fiction? Or are you hard core romance readers? Why?
by Emelle Gamble
Molly Harper is a movie star who fans think ‘has it all’. Cruz Morales is Molly’s true love, and he hates the media intrusions into their life. Molly and Cruz are going to have a baby. And throw a secret wedding for her brother Harry. What could go wrong? Read DECEMBER WEDDING, the sequel to DUETS and MOLLY HARPER, and find out if there really is a happy ever after for Molly and Cruz.
Molly Harper lay beside Cruz Morales in the darkened bedroom, finally drowsy as the familiar night sounds floated in on the Santa Barbara breezes. She was on her second set of counting backwards from 100 to fall asleep, forty-two, forty-one…
“Will you marry me, Molly?” Cruz asked, his voice husky and close.
“No.” She’d said no to him a hundred times the last year. He told her last Christmas Eve he was going to ask her the last thing every night for a year before he’d give up. Saying no had been easy. Though meaning it was getting a little more difficult.
“You know why not. I love you too much to subject you to a wedding.”
Cruz sighed. “Lame reason, chica. No one I know would think that’s a good reason.”
“They would if they remembered I’m an actress whose life attracts the press like a tub of honey attracts bees. And bees sting. You know what a zoo our wedding would turn out to be.”
“Not if we got married at the courthouse in Taos, or at your home there. People can get hitched the same day they get the license in New Mexico. I checked. We could keep it a secret.”
“A secret? You know that’s impossible. Someone at the courthouse would tell their friend, who would call the newspaper or People Magazine or tweet it to thirty thousand of their closest friends.”
“Are you sure we’re still interesting to other people? I think the gossip about us has cooled down. People seem more interested in royal babies and the Jolie-Pitt clan now.”
“That’s true. There were only two camera crews outside the restaurant where we ate last Friday.” Molly’s brain reran a few snippets of the last two years, all recorded and available on the internet. Cruz struggling to recover from the motorcycle accident that nearly killed him. Her movie star husband leaving her for another woman. Her ex and the other woman having a baby.
All events which were played out on the front page of newspapers and websites around the world.
“Please? I’ll put a ring on it tomorrow if you say yes.”
Molly took a rattling breath. Tonight’s discussion was quite a bit more protracted than the three hundred plus nights before. “No, thank you. I don’t need you to do anything more to prove you love me.”
In the midnight shadows, his generous mouth softened against the hard curves of his face. “I do love you. I’ve always loved you. Every single moment since I met you. Even when we were apart.”
“Did you, Cruz? Did you really even love me then?”
He touched her nose with his finger and cleared his throat, which he always did when he recited a favorite poem.
“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)”
Molly’s eyes burned. “I melt when you recite love poetry, Professor Cruz. I hope you don’t do in class; all those cute girls will be trying to jump your bones.”
“I only recite for you, chica. I read e.e. cummings when I was recovering in the hospital. He brought you back to me.”
“Oh please,” she whispered. “Let’s not talk about those terrible times.”
“Why? They don’t matter now, they hardly mattered then. Once we got back together, I mean, the past was gone.”
“The past is never gone. It’s on Facebook and Entertainment Tonight.”
“No one looks at those things.”
That made her laugh, as he had hoped it would.
“Right. No one.” Molly embraced him, the sheets silky smooth, while Cruz was warm and hard, and then rolled onto her other side.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Emelle Gamble Bio : Emelle Gamble became a writer at an early age. As ‘M.L. Gamble,’ she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin Intrigue. She is now self-publishing and also working with Soul Mate Publishing who have released two romantic women’s fiction novels, Secret Sister, in July of 2013, and Dating Cary Grant, an April 2014 release.
Always intrigued by the words ‘what if’, Gamble’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an extraordinary situation. Emelle celebrates the adventurous spirit of readers, and hopes each will enjoy the exciting and surprising journeys her characters take.
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