Romancing the Book Review of Misguided

December 15, 2011

Here’s what Robin at Romancing the Book had to say about Misguided…

Ms. Gallagher brought a topic that tends to get covered up out into the open. This makes us realize how important it is to always keep that line of communication open with our teen children and with counselor’s that are only trying to help. Single parents or not it isn’t easy. Kudos to Ms. Gallagher for a refreshing story that touches on allot of important topics.

To read the entire review, go to http://bit.ly/tzvuzu

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011

Take time to enjoy life and count your blessings. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Women Empowered Event

November 7, 2011

Women Empowered is the name of an event planned for Sunday, November 13 at Rock Creek Corporate Center at 14444 East Lackawanna Avenue in Olyphant from 1 to 5 PM. The purpose of the event is to promote women, offer resources of empowerment and to raise money to help women. The event will raise money for the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton and the Humor Therapy Fund of the Scranton Area Foundation.

The event will feature fun, informative and empowering workshops by a variety of talented, beautiful, fascinating women (and a man who’s not bad either) as well as women-owned vendors selling their wares, paraffin hand dips, live music and much more, including mini marketing workshops by yours truly. 

If you’re in the area, please come out and support the cause!

 

Scranton Book Release Party

October 10, 2011

My book release party in Scranton was a great success.  Good food, good  company, and a great time.

Thank you to everyone who attended.

 

The Romance Studio – 5 Heart Review of Misguided

September 19, 2011

I just found out that Teresa T. at The Romance Studio gave Misguided a 5 heart review!  🙂

Cassie and her best friend Aly take a week long vacation in the Bahamas where they meet Luke and Jay. Aly almost immediately hooks up with Jay and the two leave Cassie and Luke to get to know each other. Cassie has never had any kind of a fling and is a bit uncomfortable at first. Luke isn’t the kind of man who has them either but they have incredible chemistry together. Unfortunately, or fortunately, what happens in the Bahamas does not stay in the Bahamas.

Back in the real world, Cassie is a Sex-Ed guidance counselor in a small town high school. Cassie feels very strongly about her job because she got pregnant at sixteen. That and having her son Kevin obviously changed her life forever. She never thought she would see Luke again but does when he finds condoms in his fifteen year old daughter’s purse and he comes to the school to yell at ‘Ms. Finnerty’. Both of them are shocked to see each other, as they didn’t even tell each other their full names. Poor Luke still treats his daughter Megan as if she’s a child (she’s a teenager now) and they are much more distant with each other than they used to be.

Ms. Gallagher does an incredible job telling this story. Luke’s still so attracted to Cassie and after much dithering they decide to date. I love all the supporting characters, especially their kids. Aly and Jay are in and out of the story and they are pretty awesome too. This is such a fun, sexy, and in parts very dramatic story! There is an incredible amount of love in this story, Cassie and Kevin, Luke and Megan not to mention Luke and Cassie. I had never read Ms. Gallagher’s work before, and I am so happy I read this one. I did laugh, cry, hold my breath and eventually ended the story with a huge smile on my face. This is a delightful story and so worth the read!

 You can check out the review directly at http://www.theromancestudio.com/reviews.php

Great review for Misguided

July 23, 2011

I’m so excited!  Sunflower at Long and Short Reviews gave Misguided 4 books!  She also had some great things to say…

The characters are fresh and exciting, full of life, and very believable. In this contemporary story, real life situations are played out with Lucas, Cassie, Megan, Kevin, and other secondary characters that each have their respective roles in the novel. Add in some hotter-than-fireworks attraction and the need to make the relationship work, and you have Misguided. It’s quirky, fun, but yet so down to earth. Readers can very easily relate to the happenings of this story, which is what makes a book stand out.

If you like your romances contemporary, with plenty of sizzling attraction, don’t let yourself get “misguided” about reading this book – it’s a great novel that shouldn’t be missed.

To check out the whole review, visit Long and Short reviews at: http://bit.ly/pTKApL

Today is the day!!!

June 17, 2011

My fifth book, Misguided, is being released today.  It is available for purchase in both electronic and print format at The Wild Rose Press – http://bit.ly/l2gaHV  and Amazon – http://amzn.to/laTYMa

To celebrate, I’m giving away a paperback copy to one lucky person.  🙂  

How can you win a copy of my latest release?  It’s simple, just leave a comment between today and Monday, June 19th and your name will be put into the drawing.  The winner will be contacted Tuesday, June 20th.

In the meantime, check out Misguided…

After a vacation fling, a high school sex ed guidance counselor and a single father are forced to face each other in real life.Having been the honor roll student, good girl in high school who got pregnant at sixteen, Cassie Finnerty knows what can happen if teens aren’t educated about safe sex. Her job is to counsel the students, answer their questions, and hand out condoms when requested.Jake Lucas is a divorced, single father raising his almost sixteen-year-old daughter. When the contents of his daughter’s purse spill and condoms tumble out, he freaks out. After interrogating his daughter, he finds out she got the condoms at school, so he goes to confront the person who gave them to her and gets the surprise of his life.

Misguided

January 31, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that my next book, Misguided, will be released on June 17, 2011. 

After a vacation fling, a high school sex ed guidance counselor and a single father are forced to face each other in real life.Having been the honor roll student, good girl in high school who got pregnant at sixteen, Cassie Finnerty knows what can happen if teens aren’t educated about safe sex. Her job is to counsel the students, answer their questions, and hand out condoms when requested.Jake Lucas is a divorced, single father raising his almost sixteen-year-old daughter. When the contents of his daughter’s purse spill and condoms tumble out, he freaks out. After interrogating his daughter, he finds out she got the condoms at school, so he goes to confront the person who gave them to her and gets the surprise of his life.

Where do you get your ideas?

December 4, 2010

As an author, the most frequent question I’m asked is where I get my story ideas from.  My usual response is that coming up with ideas is easy…finding time to write is the hard part.

But seriously, most of the time I’ll hear something that happened in the news and ask “what if?”.  What if this happened instead of that?   Other times, ideas will just pop into my head, like in the case of my second book, Romance by the Book, where the herione falls in love with the hero in her favoite romance novel and one day a man just like him walks into her office…and wouldn’t we all love for that to happen.  🙂

But the inspiration for my lastest release, Prescription for Love, was  little closer to home.  Back when I was in high school, my brother, who was 19-years-old worked as a delivery boy for a pharmacy and started dating the pharmacist, who was 27-years-old.  They got married four years later and had three children. 

For twenty years, I thought my brother and sister-in-law’s story would make a great book.  It took me a while, but I finally wrote a novella based on their story.  Prescription for Love was released last month by Phaze Books. 

Keep in mind that the only thing remotely related to my brother and sister-in-law are the following facts: 

  • The heroine is a pharmacist and hero is the delivery boy at her pharmacy 
  • The heronie is older than the hero
  • The age difference is at first an issue for the heroine
  • They live in Scranton, PA

Other than that, the details of Prescription for Love are a figment of my imagination.  Since I write spicy romance, it would be a little strange if that wasn’t the case.  🙂

So tell me…where do you get your ideas from?

If you’d like to check out Prescription for Love, click on the cover. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 25, 2010

 

Go to fullsize imageJust taking a minute from stuffing the turkey to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Remember to give thanks for all the good things in your life today and every day.   🙂