Release of Blissful Tragedy
The day has finally arrived!
Author Amy L. Gale’s debut novel Blissful Tragedy is now available
Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. Van is intrigued by Lexie’s ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van’s invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she’s catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van’s commitment to her. So what happens at summer’s end when time runs out?
Praise For Blissful Tragedy[su_quote]Blissful Tragedy is a must read! Once I picked it up I didn’t put it down until I turned the final page! [/su_quote] – Kelly (Amazon) [su_quote]Fun, flirty, and witty! A must read! I cannot wait to see what other pieces come from Author Amy Gale![/su_quote] – Rachel (Amazon)
About Amy L. Gale
Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.
Get to know Amy better
GG: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Amy: I realized I wanted to be a writer when my mother began working at our local book factory. When the company had book sales, she’d buy many books in a variety of genres. I remember reading some stories and being disappointed with the ending or the choices the characters were making. I wanted to write a story that left me satisfied, so I began to write.
GG: What drew you to write Lexie and Van’s story?
Amy: I’ve always loved rock music. The scream of an electric guitar and the strong vibrations of a powerful voice create a life altering experience for me. I wanted to incorporate my passion for music and love of romance into my novel. Lexie and Van are in their early twenties, which is a great time in life. Old enough to enjoy life’s pleasures but young enough to keep the carefree attitude.
GG: Who encouraged you or what made you decide to publish?
Amy: When the new adult genre became popular, my friends and I decided we should start a book club. We read a few college romances and then discussed the novel over dinner. Soon, we ran out novels. Since I have so many stories in my head, I decided to write one down so we’d have another topic for book club. They both loved the story and encouraged me to try and submit it for publication. I sent it to my friend of over twenty years, who I knew would give me her honest opinion. She loved it as well, and edited the whole manuscript for me. A mentor I have suggested I join the RWA, join a local chapter, and submit to contest for feedback. After taking her advice and editing and re-editing for around a year, I was ready to submit my manuscript. Roughly four weeks later, I was offered a contract from 5 Prince Publishing.
GG: Of all your characters, who’s your favorite, and why?
Amy: Lexie Waters is my favorite character because she’s a different version of myself. I incorporated aspects of my personality as well as character traits I wish I had. She’s a strong, independent woman who knows what she wants and goes after it, but she’s brought to her knees by love.