Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pinky's Favorite Authors is pleased to present our very first contributor to the page ... Gladys Quintal !!

(Novella #1 in the Someone To Love Me trilogy)


All of her life, Bree had been treated badly by men.  According to her mother, it was just the way it was with the women in her family and there was no point in trying to fight it. There was no sense in dreaming about Prince Charming right out of the story books, he just didn't exist. She had to accept her fate and move on. It was as simple as that.

Bree craved love. She longed for a man to promise her his heart and soul and protect her from the monsters that she had grown accustomed to. She prayed that her mother was wrong and that one day he would find her.


“The problem is,” he said and then paused. “The problem is, I cannot just switch off my feelings.”

He raised his head to gaze into my eyes and my stomach muscles tightened. The image of him making love to me at the hospital flashed before me and as I looked into his eyes, I knew he saw it, too. His eyes were dark and brooding and filled with lust. I had to look away before I threw myself at him. My hormones were all over the place and now all I could think about was the feeling of his skin against mine….

“I still love you, Bree,” he said softly. “That isn’t going to change overnight. I think about you all the time. I remember what it felt like when we were together and it takes all of my willpower not to just grab you and have you, right here and right now.”

My heart beat very fast and a flush travelled up my neck and into my cheeks. I knew that if he decided to have his way with me, there was no way I could stop him. Not that I would even want to. My body was overtaken with desire, but I was frozen to the chair and unable to move. I was helpless and at his mercy. I broke our gaze and tried to pick up my cup to sip my tea. My hands were trembling and I knew that he noticed.

“You’re shaking,” he said and he reached across the table and ran his finger down my forearm. “Are you scared of me?”

He frowned and seemed genuinely concerned. I shook my head and smiled. I wasn’t scared of Trey; I knew he would never intentionally hurt me. I was scared about the way he made me feel, though, and I knew I was fighting a losing battle to keep my distance from him. If he were to take me in his arms and kiss me, I would be his.

Buy Links:
Novella 1 (Undeserving) is free on most sites.

Meet the Talented Author:

Tell us your latest news?

I have just released a novella trilogy (Someone To Love Me) and will be releasing a standalone novel (Entwined) in October.

Can you tell us a little bit about The Someone To Love Me novella trilogy?

There are 3 novellas: Undeserving, Unforgiving and Understanding and they centre around a woman named Bree that has been brainwashed all of her life by her mother. According to her mother, all of the women in her family are doomed to only ever find abusive men – never a HEA. Bree hopes with all of her heart that her mother is wrong and that she can break the cycle. But she goes through a lot of heartache trying to find her prince charming.

How long did it take you to complete?

I actually wrote the complete trilogy in a couple of months.

Are any of your characters based on real-life friends or acquaintances?

Not this time – it is a first for me as all of my other books have characters based on real people.

Tell us about your cover. Did you design it yourself? 

The covers were designed by the talented Erin Damerin-Hill. I gave her an overview of the story and she directed me to a few photo sites. I chose a couple of models (Angelina Cavanaugh and Ronen Cain) that I thought fit my characters and Erin took it from there  J

Where did you get the inspiration for your cover? 

Bree is a nurse and Trey is training to be a doctor, so the hospital in the background corresponds with that. I wanted the characters to be loving but at the same time torn. Trey is her brother-in-law and so their love is forbidden. I think Erin did a wonderful job at bringing the characters to life. 

Ok, now some fun questions….

Coffee or Tea?

Well, I drink tea all day but if I go out I always have a caramel latte J (Pinky - OOOH I love caramel latte's!)

White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?

Dark – then I can convince myself that it is healthy! Full of antioxidants right? (Pinky - well that's what I keep telling myself Gladys!)

What is your favourite colour?


Winter or Summer?

I live in Australia so the summer is pretty brutal and it rains heaps in the winter. So I actually love Spring and Autumn!

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

I wish I could wriggle my nose like Samantha from Bewitched and all of my housework was done. (Pinky - don't we all !)

If you could be somebody else for a day who would you choose and why?

I think it would be cool to swap with my hubby for the day so that we could both see what it was like for the other. You can never really understand what it is like for someone else unless you are in their shoes.

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