Monday, November 15, 2010

Gail Pallotta's "Love Turns the Tide"

We're happy to have Gail Pallotta with us today talking about her book, Love Turns the Tide. To learn more about Gail and her book, read on!

Publisher: Awe-struck E-Books.

Cover blurb: Cammie OShea faces a traumatic split-up with her fiancé and has to leave family and friends to take a new job in Destin, Florida. Heartbroken and alone, she dreads meeting her new boss, editor of The Sun Dial, a new newspaper. But her real source of angst turns out to be Vic Deleona, the influential real estate tycoon she must write about to generate interest in the paper. She refuses to open herself to another painful relationship, and he attempts to court her. When she and a friend have break-ins at their condos, Vic comes to their rescue. He even launches his own investigation into the crimes. Cammie grows fond of him. But, she gets an offer to return home to her old job. Will Vic solve the crimes and win Cammie’s heart, or will she leave Destin?

1)How did this story come to you?
For some people finding the right person to love isn’t easy. After I grew old enough to notice boys and had friends noticing them, I learned of hurtful dating relationships and break-ups from my girlfriends and guy friends. There are some men and women who meet, date, walk down the aisle and live happily ever after. But others get their hearts broken again and again before they find the right person. Cammie is one of those people. But God had a plan for her life just as he does for each of us, and I wanted to show that. My idea was to create an entertaining book of faith and hope that took the reader to a romantic place.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
 I didn’t have an agent, so I searched on the internet to see if there were any publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts. I found Awe-Struck Publishers. They were having a contest for short, inspirational romance. I entered and won the prize, which was publication.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I love to spend the day bargain shopping with my daughter.
2. I once attended a cattle auction. At the time I put out a magazine for a cattle association.
3. My favorite exercise is swimming.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
 I’m writing a teen novel and another Christian romance set in the Florida Panhandle.

5) Parting comments?
I’d like to mention two bookstores that are now selling E-certificates for Love Turns the Tide. The certificates have codes that can be downloaded to a computer or an e-reader. The stores are Eagles’ Wings in Destin, Florida, and Sweet Sprit in East and West Cobb County, Georgia. I’d also like to thank you for having me on your blog.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My Web site is http://www.gailpallotta.com. My blog is http://www.gailpallotta.blogspot.com/  and my book can be ordered from my publisher at http://www.awe-struck.net/. It’s in the inspirational category.

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cover on Gail's book. I know of Gail, but haven't read her writings as of yet. This story seems like an interesting romance with suspense. Good read. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I do.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  2. Hi Gail,
    I'd love to read Love Turns the Tide. I enjoy reading inspirational romances and this one sounds wonderful. Hope you have great sales for it!

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  3. Hi Gail. Enjoyed the post. I wish you lots of sales too! E-certificates...great ideal!!!

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  4. Hi Barb,

    Thanks so much for stopping by to read about Love Turns the Tide.

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  5. Hi Diane,

    Thank you for the good wishes and for stopping by.

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  6. I would love to read "Love turns the tide. Please enter me in this contest. Thanks!

    Blessings,
    Sherry D.

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  7. Congrats on the release! Thanks for the contest. The sounds like a good read and you seem to have done well this the emotions and strugle of modern women. Good luck on you upcomming books!

    vickykerr@sbcglobal.net

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  8. Hee hee, that had to be fun about the cattle auction! I like swimming too, but it shortens my breath, so I can't endure it for long.

    I'm so proud of you and this book, Gail. You go, lady!

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  9. Hi Anne, Sherry and Victoria
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments.

    Victoria, I hoped to capture the emotions some face and to encourage them to keep looking for the right person.

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  10. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    edwina(dot)cowgill(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Hi Miss Mae and Edwina,

    Thank you for stopping by.

    Miss Mae,

    The cattle auction was loads of fun for me. Everyone was all dressed up, and we had a big outdoor picnic on the farm aferward.

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  12. I was just telling my Mother about this book. She just seperated from my step father after 20 yrs. She's decided there is no chance of ever finding anyone again. I tried to explain to her she was just hurt bad but with time and the right person it would be different. So thank you for the chance to win your ebook. I feel this book could hep her open her mind up a little.
    God Bless
    Heidi
    heidijohnjeffATverizonDOTnet

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  13. Hi Heidi,

    I'm sorry your mother has been hurt. I hope she will find someone who will be exactly right for her. I've seen it happen just recently with a friend who said she never wanted to date again. You're right, it just took time and having that special person come along.

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  14. this sounds like a great novel...thanks for the opportunity to read it :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  15. Love Turns the Tides sounds perfect for the hopeful and the romantic at heart. Please include me.
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. Hi Merry,

    Love Turns the Tide is definitely for the hopeful and romantic. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  17. I'd love to read Love Turns the Tide! I love good romance stories!

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  18. The cover looks so romantic. Please sign me up for the contest
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  19. Would love to read your book, Gail! Thank you for offering it to us via this contest!!
    grammylulu@aol.com

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  20. Thanks to all of you for stopping by. I'm so glad you took the time to read about Love Turns the Tide. I'm going to put the email addresses on pieces of paper. I have a cute young lady visiting me, so I'm going to ask her to draw one. Have a Happy Day.

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  21. Please sign me up for the contest,
    crystalrichards74@yahoo.com

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