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Winners of My Executive Wives’ Club Books

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to post my winners for the end of the Summer Bash.

Colleen won Marketing Exec’s Widow

Christine won IT Exec’s Baby

Angie won CFO’s Affair

 

Thanks ladies for joining the fun,

Tina Gayle

www.tinagayle.net

Thanks for a Great Party

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I just want to take a minute and thank everyone who read my excerpts and commented.

This was fun and I hope you enjoyed my books.

All the best to you and yours,

Tina Gayle

www.tinagayle.net

 

End of the Party – Remember CFO’s Affair

Four women…
One fatal car wreck…
Everyone’s lives changed…

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Sylvia Donovan is emotionally wounded from the unexpected death of her husband and still haunted by their last conversation: his request for a divorce and his confession of love for another woman. Her husband gone, her only daughter off to college, Sylvia faces the challenges of learning to live alone and move on with her life.

Vince Wilshire, enchanted with Sylvia, is more than willing to do what it takes to capture the heart of the hurting and untrusting Sylvia.

Can he help her forget the past and make her believe in love again?

Amazon Reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars From the Executive Wives Series July 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoy reading Tina Gayle’s books and I’m especially hooked on the Executive Wives Club series. Her latest CFO’s Affair really hits home because it deals with the loss of a husband and all that entails–touching every aspect of your life. It’s a book that deals with heartache, a daughter leaving for college, keeping a sense of humor and letting a new man tenderly lead the way to a new future. I highly recommend the book.

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Read First Chapter of “CFO’s Affair”

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Last book in the series is CEO’s Widow coming out in 2015

 

 

Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my Executive Wives’ Club ebooks.

Also stop by Tina Gayle’s blog and learn more about her and her books at http://tinagayle.blogspot.com/

Have a great day,

Tina

At the End, It’s Time to Remember – IT’s Exec’s Baby

If you are looking for a contemporary romance series with strong women fiction then Tina Gayle’s Executive Wives’ Club series is for you.

Here’s the blurbs and some review to tempt you.

 

Four women…
One fatal car wreck…
Everyone’s lives changed…

 

 

Blurb for IT Exec’s Baby

Brie Sullivan has a new baby girl and there are a million things to do, but Brie doesn’t have the energy to keep up. Why? She’s still grieving for her husband and suffering from baby blues, but she won’t let that stop her. She’s come up with the answer–find a new husband to be the father of her kids.
Jason Clark has been doing everything he can to help Brie. He loves her but can he accept her proposal of marriage knowing she’s not thinking clearly about the future?

Amazon Reviewer -

4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming story built out of a horror situation December 2, 2012
Format:Paperback
Firstly, let me start by thanking author Tina Gayle for restoring my faith in Indie books. It was lovely to read a book that was well crafted and not littered with spelling and grammar mistakes. There were still a couple but at no point did they draw me out of the story or hinder my enjoyment of Birth.Right, now on with the review. Birth tells the story of Brie Sullivan, an executive wife that lost her husband in an accident that claimed four men in total.From the start, I was gripped by the concept, as it is every wife and mother’s worst nightmare. Imagine the horror of finding out the husband you adore and the father to your two children has been killed. Then add to it the bittersweet torment of finding out you are pregnant with his child. You must now face an uncertain future, raising three children alone when all you ever wanted was to be part of a family.

While this is a nightmare scenario for any parent, I actually saw this play out when a very good friend of mine died overseas. She left a husband and three very young children behind, and being in a foreign country, we were heavily involved in the whole tragic affair. It was heartbreaking and I saw firsthand how hard it is to carry on when your spouse dies unexpectedly. This book brought to the forefront a lot of the emotions of that time, which really helped me to connect to the characters and to feel the pain they were feeling.

The story starts after the birth of Brie’s daughter, Isabella. I imagine that parts of her pregnancy story unfolded in Book 1 of The Executive Wives – how Jason, who also lost his father in the crash that took Brie’s husband, has been helping out around the house, and was her support person when Isabella was born.

But now Brie is struggling to adjust to this new life that has been thrust upon her. She is stressed out by her older children, totally sleep deprived and lacking the energy or motivation to care for herself or her house. She knows people are judging her but what can she do?

Propose to Jason, that’s what. It might seem like her proposal comes out of left field and stinks of desperation but I had to keep asking myself, in the same situation, would I want to do it alone or would I be looking for someone to share the load? Brie isn’t looking for a husband, as such. She is looking for a father for her children and who better than Jason who has already shown how much he cares for them?

However, as much as Jason cares for her – maybe even loves her – he recognises the proposal as a plea for help. Jason is pretty sure Brie is suffering from post natal depression and her desperation for a husband stems from her inability to cope.

He turns down her proposal but when it becomes obvious Brie will do it with or without him (even offering to pay a man to marry her) he realises he will have to marry her or risk losing her forever to another man.

Birth is almost a love story in reverse. The marriage comes first, then the sex, and finally the love – at least from Brie’s point of view. It is tender and poignant at times, and full of strong descriptive passages.

Birth reads like a Mills and Boon novel, at least in terms of its love scenes, but it has more depth than a M&B book and far more heart.

While I enjoyed the book right from the start, it took me about five chapters to really fall in love with the characters. From there, I was not able to put the book down until I finished it.

I also liked how it explored the struggle Brie’s daughter Allison had with accepting a new man in her mother’s life.

Was quite surprised by the scene where Hagan realigns baby Isabella’s back and stops her from being such a fussy, crying baby. Made me wonder how many babies have been in pain and is that why they cry so much.

My only complaint overall was that I wanted to know more about the other Executive Wives as well, but I know their stories unfold in the other books within the Executive Wives series. I’ll just have to be patient and wait for them to come out.

Overall, a really well written, beautifully paced Indie book with a heart of gold.

 

Read First Chapter of “IT’s Exec’s Baby”

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Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my Executive Wives’ Club ebooks.

Also stop by Tina Gayle’s blog and learn more about her and her books at http://tinagayle.blogspot.com/

Have a great day,

Tina

End of Summer Bash – Time to Remember (Marketing Exec’s Widow)

If you are looking for a contemporary romance series with strong women fiction then Tina Gayle’s Executive Wives’ Club series is for you.

Here’s the blurbs and some review to tempt you.

 

Four women…
One fatal car wreck…
Everyone’s lives changed…

 

New Cover for Marketing Exec's Widow

New Cover for Marketing Exec’s Widow

Blurb for Marketing Exec’s Widow

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 Executive 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?

Amazon reviewer -

5.0 out of 5 stars An intense and heart-stopping journey February 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The UNWILLING WIDOW by Tina Gayle has a fascinating story line. Jennifer Larson belongs to a loosely knit “club” of executive wives. To say the least, these women are competitive with each other. When their husbands are killed in a car crash, Jennifer is left a very rich and young widow. Women in the club become a bit softer as they attend funerals of each of their husbands. She meets attractive Dr Hagan Chaney, a chiropractor, and senses he needs money. She has plenty of it and wonders if he’s interested in her because of it. I was hooked from the first pages to the last. Author Tina Gayle takes you an an intense, unbelievable journey. THE UNWILLING WIDOW is a great read, and I look forward to a sequel in the EXECUTIVE WIVES CLUB series. That’s because, I’m curious about how their lives are playing out.

Read First Chapter of “Marketing Exec’s Widow” and Reviews

Purchase ebook at

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Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my Executive Wives’ Club ebooks.

Also stop by Tina Gayle’s blog and learn more about her and her books at http://tinagayle.blogspot.com/

Have a great day,

Tina

A Lady with a Plan – Excerpt from Pregnancy Play by Tina Gayle

Pregnant shopkeeper Jillian Wilson prepares for single parenthood until high-risk security specialist Derrick Harris, the baby’s father, is caught in an explosion that changes everything.


Confused, Derrick returns to the States with amnesia. Jillian believes she has it all a husband, a baby, a perfect life, to bad that her dreams hang on Derrick’s faulty memory and a lie.

Excerpt

“What’s the matter with you?” she asked, setting down their coffees on the counter. “You look flustered. What’s going on?”

Jillian twisted her hands in front of her, trying to hold herself together. “Jason called me this morning. Derek has been hurt.”

The explanation made her think of the pain he must be suffering. “A car exploded, and he was hit by flying debris. He has a concussion. He’s in a hospital in Germany.”

“Wait a second, how did Jason know to call you?” Karen Ann eyed her suspiciously.

“That’s the strange part. Derek is claiming we’re married.” Jillian studied her friend. Could she pull off another lie?

“Married? That’s not what you told me the other night. You said that he left before you got married.”

She couldn’t do it. “I know, but with the blow to the head, his memory is foggy. He can’t remember anything about his last assignment.”

Karen Ann grabbed Jillian’s arm. “What have you done?”

“I told Jason we were married,” she confided tearfully.

“Why?”

She wiped at her tears. “What other choice did I have? He remembers marrying me. He wanted to marry me, he would have married me. I’m the one that got cold feet. I can’t let him down.” She begged for understanding. “You can’t tell anyone the truth.”

Karen Ann picked up her coffee. Jillian waited, uncertain as to how her friend would handle this news. “You know you’re asking for trouble.” She sipped her coffee then set it back down. “But you’re my best friend, so, yes, I’ll keep your secret.”

She sighed with relief and hugged her friend. “You’re the best.”

“I know.” Karen Ann grinned. “So when is your husband due back?”

Jillian drew in a deep breath. “Saturday. I called Michael this morning and told him about Derek. He’s coming down Friday so he can drive me to Dallas the next day. We’ll close the store early on Saturday.”

“Does Michael know about the baby?” Karen Ann leaned against the counter.

“No, I wanted to save some news for when Derek gets home.” Jillian shook her head. “Jason already wants his brother to stay in Dallas to keep us apart. But I know he’ll never go for it.”

Karen Ann’s eyes widened. “Then you want him to come live here with you?”

“Yes. Where else would he live? After all, we’re married,” Jillian reminded her friend, and tried to drill it into her own head.

Read First Chapter of “Pregnancy Plan” and Reviews

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Tina Gayle

Pregnancy Plan by Tina Gayle 1st Excerpt

Pregnant shopkeeper Jillian Wilson prepares for single parenthood until high-risk security specialist Derrick Harris, the baby’s father, is caught in an explosion that changes everything.


Confused, Derrick returns to the States with amnesia. Jillian believes she has it all a husband, a baby, a perfect life, to bad that her dreams hang on Derrick’s faulty memory and a lie.

Excerpt

 

“Look, Derek…” She shut the door. “I don’t need you checking up on me. I’m fine. If Jason received my message, he knows too.”

His glare examined her with hard intensity. “He didn’t get it. I did.”

Even though his jaw was set in a rigid line, he appeared calm. Yet she sensed intense emotions churning just beneath the surface of his cool exterior.

She shook her head, unable to determine the cause. “But he’s been worried. Why didn’t you give him the message?”

“Jason is already involved with someone.” Suspicion darkened Derek’s eyes. His whole manner reflected restrained anger, a kettle ready to boil over. His gaze burned.

“I know. He and Kelly have been dating for awhile now.”

“If you know, then why the hell are you sleeping with him? You barely let me kiss you good night when we were dating.” He stepped forward, glaring into her face. The lid of his temper lifted, the steam scalded her skin.

“What?” Caught off guard by his accusation and his closeness, Jillian gapped in disbelief. Was he nuts? Did he really think she was having sex with his brother?

Her eyes widened. Now it made sense. My message.

Derek must think—Oh my!

In his normal overprotective fashion, he rushed in to squelch the opposition.

How absurd—her with Jason. She couldn’t stop the giggles that bubbled up in her chest. She edged past him with an unladylike snort of laughter.

He grabbed her arm and spun her around. “I’m glad you think this is funny, but I don’t. I know you’ve always had a thing for Jason, but he’s taken.” The angry set of his mouth reflected how seriously he viewed the matter, and his stern glare nailed her with disgust. “I won’t let you ruin his happiness.”

Read First Chapter of “Pregnancy Plan” and Reviews

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Tina Gayle

Second Excerpt for Baby Decision by Tina Gayle

Susan York faces the biggest decision of her life.
“A baby or college?”

Unmarried and confused, Susan is not looking for a
guy. She only wants to get through her classes without getting sick.

Colt Lefevour needs help with his English Lit homework until he discovers Susan is
pregnant. Hurt from his ex-girlfriend aborting his baby, he wants to be the
father of Susan’s baby, but can he convince her to let him help.

The door to the bathroom squeaked opened, and she turned.

“Gosh, Susan, are you all right?” Tracy, a cute blonde from Susan’s class, rushed forward.

“Yes, I’m fine.” Susan pulled paper towels from the dispenser and patted the moisture from her face.

“Well, you should have seen Colt’s face when you went barreling out of class. I thought he was going to take off after you. He just stood there, staring at the door.” Tracy dropped her jaw and opened her eyes wide in a parody of shock.

Tracy laughed at her silly face in the mirror. “Mrs. Murphy had to tell him to continue. Then when class was over, he helped me gather up your stuff.” She dropped Susan’s book bag on the counter with a thud. “The man must really have the hots for you.”

The admiration in Tracy’s eyes didn’t help Susan feel any better. She didn’t welcome his concern. Now, because of it, she’d have to apologize for running out on his speech.

Even worse, she’d have to endure the scent of his cologne again.

 

Read First Chapter of “Baby Decision” and Reviews

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Tina Gayle

Tough Decisions – Excerpt from Baby Decision by Tina Gayle

Susan York faces the biggest decision of her life.
“A baby or college?”

Unmarried and confused, Susan is not looking for a
guy. She only wants to get through her classes without getting sick.

Colt Lefevour needs help with his English Lit homework until he discovers Susan is
pregnant. Hurt from his ex-girlfriend aborting his baby, he wants to be the
father of Susan’s baby, but can he convince her to let him help.

“It just doesn’t make sense to me, Kelly. He’s a smart guy. Why would he need me to help him with the class?” Susan watched the blade of the knife go through the onion. She was glad her job in Kelly and Jason’s household didn’t include cooking. Kelly had insisted she liked the chore. Susan, as the maid, only had to clean up.

“Jason is a smart guy, too. But he can’t spell worth a damn,” Kelly said around the matchstick in her mouth. Susan really didn’t believe the technique kept the tears away.

“Yes, but Jason loves you.” Susan wondered if anyone could not find Kelly loveable. Besides being a beautiful blonde with blue eyes and a killer figure, she was smart. Too bad she…

“Maybe, but when we were teamed up together in the master’s program, he was a royal pain.” Kelly threw the match in the trash. “I think the man went out of his way to find big words to use in our report so he could ask me how to spell them.” She scooped onion pieces off the cutting board and put them into a skillet. “And believe me, he was just like Colt. Jason wanted me to go out with him, and he thought if he pestered me enough, I’d give in.”

“So what should I do?” Susan shifted on the wooden barstool to get more comfortable. The baby rolled over and stretched. The soft pressure against the wall of her abdomen drew her hand to her stomach. “The man is hot. I’ll never be able to resist him.”

“What’s wrong?” Concern rang in Kelly’s voice.

“Nothing, why?” Susan said, confused by the quick shift in topics.

“You had a funny look on your face.” Kelly picked up the green bell pepper and started chopping.

“Oh, the baby is moving.”

“Really?” Kelly’s eyes lit up.

Susan knew how much Kelly wanted to have a baby. It was part of the reason she was living with Kelly and Jason. “Do you want to feel the power of an all-star kicker?”

“Yes.” Kelly put down her knife and walked around the counter.

Her hand must have alerted the baby, because a kick hit Kelly’s palm.

“It must be amazing to feel a little person growing inside you,” Kelly said in awe.

“Usually.” Susan shrugged. “Sometimes, though, it’s more discomfort than amazement. Like at night when the baby wakes me, or during the day when he lays on my bladder. Sometimes I feel like an alien is invading my body, with demands I can’t meet.”

“You know you don’t have to face this alone. Jason and I will help you in any way we can, even if you don’t want to let us adopt your baby.” Kelly placed her hand on Susan’s shoulder. “You know we think of you as part of the family.”

“Yes, but…” Susan didn’t want to go over this again, but she still didn’t know what she should do. “If I keep the baby, how will I be able to go to school and get a degree? And if I let you and Jason adopt it, my parents will never forgive me.”

Susan ran her hand along the edge of the cold granite countertop. “You know my dad. He still refuses to talk to me.”

“He’ll come around.” Kelly walked back into the kitchen. The scent of onions filled the room when she stirred them in the pan. “You have to give him a little time, and try to see it from his point of view. Not only does he feel like he’s losing you, but he thinks he’s losing his grandchild too.”

“But why can’t he see this as a decision I have to make for myself? I want to get an education so I can make a good living, but I can’t if I’m trying to take care of a baby.”

Read First Chapter of “Baby Decision” and Reviews

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Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of my ebooks,

Tina Gayle

A Few More of Tina Gayle’s Titles

Blurb  -

Susan York faces the biggest decision of her life. “A baby or college?”

Unmarried and confused, Susan is not looking for a
guy. She only wants to get through her classes without getting sick.

Colt
Lefevour needs help with his English Lit homework until he discovers Susan is
pregnant. Hurt from his ex-girlfriend aborting his baby, he wants to be the
father of Susan’s baby, but can he convince her to let him help.

Read First Chapter of “Baby Decision” and Reviews

Purchase ebook at.

www.smashwords.com

www.kobobooks.com

itunes.apple.com

At Amazon

www.barnesandnoble.com

Pregnant shopkeeper Jillian Wilson prepares for single parenthood until high-risk security specialist Derrick Harris, the baby’s father, is caught in an explosion that changes everything.


Confused, Derrick returns to the States with amnesia. Jillian believes she has it all a husband, a baby, a perfect life, to bad that her dreams hang on Derrick’s faulty memory and a lie.

Read First Chapter of “Pregnancy Plan” and Reviews

Purchase ebook at

www.smashwords.com

www.kobobooks.com

itunes.apple.com

At Amazon

www.barnesandnoble.com

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of my ebooks,

Tina Gayle

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