Online Launch Party for GRACE UNEXPECTED

July 16 to July 20

It's time to celebrate the launch of GRACE UNEXPECTED, my newest novel--contemporary women's fiction from Booktrope Editions.

We've got prizes galore for you just for stopping by and commenting on this page or signing my guestbook.

You might win a print or e-copy of GRACE UNEXPECTED.

You can also win one of 30 fantastic books/e-books. Click here to see all the prize e-books you can win this week. Simply click on any book cover thumbnail for more detailed information about any prize book and its author and a few more of their links.

Here are all the talented and award-winning authors participating in my launch with links to their websites:

Holly Bush | Margo Candela | Jessica Chambers | Catherine Dougherty | J. S. Dunn  | Toni Dwiggins | Lindsay Edmunds | Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Richard Fellinger |Angela Fristoe | Jesse James Freeman | Tess Hardwick | Diana Hockley | Heather Huffman | Alex Kimmell | Bharti Kirchner | Claudia Lefeve | Steven Luna | Marni Mann | Breeana Puttroff | Elise Stephens | H.S. St.Ours | Chris Stralyn | Amber Sweetapple | Red Tash | Linda Ulleseit | Courtney Vail

Our grand prize--this polka-dotted tote filled with bestsellers from Booktrope Editions!

On Friday, we'll give away the GRAND PRIZE--a polka-dotted tote chock full of bestselling Booktrope books--and we'll ship it anywhere in the world (except maybe Antarctica).

All you have to do is comment below or sign the guestbook, and you are registered to win all of the launch prizes.

Or just say "hey" or "good luck." That would be fantastic, too.

If you'd like to know more about GRACE UNEXPECTED, visit one of these links:


Reader Comments (46)

Wow! What an awesome giveaway for your book launch. Very generous. Thank you for giving us the opportunity.

And best of luck with Grace Unexpected!


July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Lebow

Thanks for stopping, Diane. I hope you win a book!

Well you know that I wouldn't miss this book launch for the world! After all, I've been waiting HOW many years?!?

Go Gale! Go Gale! Go Gale!

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

How awesome! This is so much fun... who doesn't love books?!?!

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMisty Dawn

What a great opportunity! Thank you very much for doing it and good luck with Grace :)

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIvanhoe

What a great way to celebrate your good news--by giving a lil bit of good news to somebody else. That's the mark of a generous spirit. Thank you for letting all of us share in your good fortune.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita


July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslei Cawley

You had me at polka dot tote! Add in the books and I'm totally there! Awesome way to get some of your fellow authors names out there! :-)

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

So glad you all stopped by. You're all registered to win, so best of luck!

Tote full of books?? Who wouldn't want that? Sounds like a great book, I'll have to find it even if I don't win (but I'd love to win!!)

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry Allen

Thank you so much for this opportunity to discover new reading material:-) Your newest book sounds so delightful!!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPEA

Yay! So exciting. I know my friend Linda O sings your praises. I haven't yet had a chance to read Don Juan, but its on my summer to read list! Hope you have great success today with your launch!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa C

So great to have everyone here. I just can't say enough nice things about Linda O. She is a peach or whatever kind of fruit they have in Connecticut--cranberry!

I'm doing the happy dance that you all dropped by.

The more I learn about DON JUAN IN HANKEY, PA, the more I want to read it. Great web site, by the way.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay Edmunds

Hey Gale, looks like a terrific launch! Well done.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterToni Dwiggins

WhooHoo! I can hardly keep up with you, Galefriend! Twistin' and Shoutin' on your behalf. All the best with Grace!!!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Wenger

Hi Gale! What a lovely launch. I wish you all the best. I can't wait to read Grace Unexpected - it looks like a wonderful book! ~Heather

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Huffman

Wow, great giveaway! Love, love, love reading!!! Would love to read Grace Unexpected. It sounds like a great book =)


July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Cranmer

Thank you for your kind words though I have to point out that cranberries are a Massachusetts thing - which is perfectly okay as I spend so much time in Massachusetts anyway! Here in Connecticut we do have your standard orchard fruits though such as apples and pears and even peaches so I could, in fact, be a peach!

That said, it's easy to be a peach when the books I'm praising are so good!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Congratulations on the release of GRACE UNEXPECTED. Thanks for including my novel in the giveaways and creating such a fun launch for your second novel. (For anyone seeing this, I devoured Gale's first novel, DON JUAN IN HANKEY, PA, in about three sittings. It's hilarious. Can't wait to read the new one.) Best Wishes, Susan

Oh, you guys are so sweet! I want you all to win something. I'll see what I can whip up.

This is my first Online Launch Party and I don't know what to wear :) Anyway congratulations, Gale!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Bennett

You look so different in your facebook photo! Thanks for inviting me here. Believe it or not, you're the only contemporary women's fiction author I appear to know, and i know bunches. Look forward to reading your book.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHermine Strand

Congratulations on a terrific launch, Gayle! I am looking forward to reading Grace Unexpected as I know it's going to be a good one :)

Sending you a big hug,


July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Hockley

Congratulations to the July 16 winners: Hermine Strand wins Toni Dwiggins' Badwater, Anne Alagna wins J.S. Dunn's Bending the Boyne, Ivanhoe wins Jesse James Freeman's Billy Purgatory, Misty Dawn wins Margo Candela's The Brenda Diaries, Rita wins Lindsay Edmunds' Cel & Anna, and Diane Lebow wins Diana Hockley's The Celibate Mouse. Heather Cranmer wins the July 16 copy of Grace Unexpected.

More prizes every day this week, so keep commenting!

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