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Gina Conkle

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Gina Conkle writes evocative Viking romance for Carina Press and lush Georgian romance for Sourcebooks. Her Viking books have been described as “sensual…atmospheric page turners” and her Georgian novels as “sparkling…” and “full of romantic tension and clever repartee.” Inspiration came from growing up in southern California where she discovered a love for books over beaches. Now she lives in Michigan with her favorite alpha male, Brian, and their two sons.

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To Find a Viking Treasure, 2018 Winner of New England Reader's Choice Award, short story romance
Meet a Rogue at Midnight, 2018 Finalist in Golden Quill's Published Author Contest (novella category)
Meet the Earl at Midnight, 2015 Finalist in Golden Quill's Published A
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Thanks for asking. At this time I don't have a release dates. There's some Viking books in the works, but the Midnight Meetings series has…more
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Thanks for asking. At this time I don't have a release dates. There's some Viking books in the works, but the Midnight Meetings series has taken most of my time. I do miss my Vikings!(less)
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The first book in the series releases May, 2018. I don't have a cover or buy links from the publisher yet (look for the first cover and buy links…more
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The first book in the series releases May, 2018. I don't have a cover or buy links from the publisher yet (look for the first cover and buy links January, 2018). Are you part of my Viking newsletter? Go here and get a free short story (Viking romance): http://ginaconkle.com/newsletter/
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“The warm wool blanket dropped to the floor, and Lydia set her hand in the earl’s firm grip. She stuck her foot outside, but awareness wasn’t with her. That cavernous black doorway claimed her attention, and therein was her problem. Trouble came in mere seconds, as it usually did for her. The step was slick. She slipped. The sole of her leather shoe slid off the step’s edge. “Oww!” she yelped as her foot banged the graveled drive hard. Legs buckling, down she went, like a graceless sack of flour. What’s worse, she slammed into the earl, her shoulder punching his midsection. “Ooomph!” Lord Sanford grunted but moved quickly to save her from falling all the way to the ground. Her face mashed against leather and linen. Strong hands held her arms. At least she didn’t knock the earl down. Grabbing for purchase, her fingers touched warm wool…buttons…skin. Her face pressed into fabric, she murmured, “I’m so very sorry.” Lydia tried to right herself, but relief turned to horror: she was a mortified eye level with the pewter buttons of Lord Sanford’s breeches. Stalwart English mist snapped sense into her. That and seeing his placket bunched low in her fist. Her fingers grazed smooth flesh. Another, more interesting sliver of Lord Sanford’s skin was exposed: pale, intimate skin just below his navel. Lydia yanked back her hand, and a pewter button went flying. “Oh no!” she cried as humiliating heat flared across her face and neck. “Miss Montgomery? Are you injured?” Lord Sanford asked above the wind, slowly lifting her up. He sounded unperturbed at having a woman’s hand on the front of his breeches. hands on the front of his breeches.”
Gina Conkle, Meet the Earl at Midnight

“Her feet moved into the vast space, but all she could
see was Cyrus. He strode through the room the way a
captain commands his ship. Was it possible his maroon
bruise made him more dashing?
He was a fine sight in a black broadcloth coat. Her
salacious gaze dropped to a brass button lower on his
waistcoat. The metal glimmered, winking at her with
flirtatious intent very near the tuft of hair she remembered
so well at his navel.
The corner of Cyrus’s mouth crooked. If she
looked ready to devour him, he read the message on
her face, no words required.
“Claire.”
He said her name like a treasured sound. Then, her
landlord bent low over her hand, kissing her knuckles
and keeping her fingers in a tender hold.
Her flesh sung a merry tune recalling how she’d
gripped those broad shoulders of his in a fit of passion.
Was that only two nights ago? Her cheeks turned hot
at the memory.
Cyrus rose to his full height, holding her hand. He
planted a kiss on her forehead.
“Mmmm…” he hummed approvingly. “You smell
of almonds.” His lips lingered on her hairline, giving
her another soft kiss. “And vanilla, I think. Something
you cooked?”
He breathed in her scent, standing close yet not
intimidating in the least. His own smell was clean
and starched with a hint of coffee. She reached high,
touching his face like a woman with every right to
partake of the feast he offered.
“It’s face powder.” One finger stroked the smooth
square of his jaw, her voice curving with amusement.
“Today I join the ranks of ladies who meet for luncheon,
and I can’t be sure if I’ve been lured here or
goaded by one very challenging man put on earth to
harass my senses.”
She caressed his jaw, the grain of his skin smooth
to the touch. He must’ve shaved in the last hour. His
mouth quirked sideways, pressing the maroon bruise
higher up his cheek.
“Something tells me you’re the perfect woman to
soothe such a man or put him in his place.” His pewter
stare flicked over her exposed skin, settling on her
cleavage. “As to your senses, I shall treat them with
the utmost care.”
Gina Conkle, The Lady Meets Her Match

“They sat in a sphere of quiet, save the sound of their
breathing and the carriage’s creaks and sways. Outside,
the coachman yelled his encouragement to the steeds
moving them forward. The whole carriage cocooned
them in a peculiar world with the heaven’s wool-thick
mists pressing against the windows.
Her hand didn’t stop rubbing his neck, but she
shifted her leg, bending her knee to rest her leg on
his thigh. Her patten slipped off, dropping to the floor
with a thud.
Cyrus’s head moved off the squab. “Are you
undressing for my benefit?”
His smile’s wicked curve played on her. From her
stays to her drawers, everything was too tight, too
much against her skin. Cyrus reached for her hand
working his neck muscles. He brought it to his lips and
kissed her knuckles thrice with slow adoration.
“We don’t have to stop,” she said, her voice breathy
and quick. “I’m sure you have more aches and pains.”
Mid-kiss, he smiled against the back of her hand, his
warm breath brushing her skin.
“There are so many ways a man could go with
that.” Humor lightened his voice. “But I’m sure you
mean to provide tender care to my neck only.”
She grinned at her unintended innuendo. This was
the experience she craved—to flirt and tease, to kiss
and touch. Cyrus put his lips to her wrist, marking her
with hot kisses. A spangle of pleasure shot up her arm.
“You would break down the meanest soul with
your soft heart.” He set her hand on the blanket’s
scratchy folds, his thumb caressing her wrist.
“High praise, indeed, sir.”
Tinseled sparks danced across her skin, not letting
her recover from those gentle touches, his lips to her
arm. He stroked a lone finger on her hand that rested
between them.
“And you don’t care one bit that I’m the son of a
Midland swine farmer, do you?”
Cyrus asked the unexpected question, but his voice
conveyed confidence in her answer. Was her chivalrous
brawler showing a hidden spot? She peered at
him, wanting a better view of his shadowed features.
How was she to decipher this latest turn?
The carriage bumped and rocked, and the outside
candle lantern swung another shaft of light inside. His
quicksilver stare pinned her.
“Miss Mayhew, have you ever wondered how a
freehold farmer got to be in such a fine place?”
Gina Conkle, The Lady Meets Her Match

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Gina Conkle Jen, Sinatra fan wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I'm glad you enjoyed my favorite quotes.

You definitely need to course correct and read Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon ASAP!"


Hi Jen,

I decided this one needs to be the real book and not the "e" kind. I've heard that it's very historical (at least that's what some of my regular B&N salespeople tell me). Two of them said they didn't think it should be shelved in romance, yet those quotes you shared have "romance" and sensual tension written all over them. Can't wait for the book to get here. :-)


message 3: by Jen (at last!) (last edited Apr 18, 2013 05:38PM)

Jen (at last!) Thanks for the friend request! I'm glad you enjoyed my favorite quotes.

You definitely need to course correct and read Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon ASAP!


message 2: by Gina

Gina Conkle Hi Kim Ann,

Oh, don't even worry about dating yourself! My sons like to remind me of what decade I was born quite often. So, glad to find someone who loves Wolf and the Dove along with Dream of Me. Those are definitely top 2 on the keeper shelf.

Do you have any top books?
Gina


Kim Ann Hi Gina. Thanks for the friend invite. I agree with loving Dream of Me and the Wolf and the Dove. I read the Wolf and the Dove in high school (I know I am dating myself here) but still LOVE that book !!


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