Gayle Mullen Pace


I have been writing my whole life, even if it was spinning stories in my head while cooking dinner or rocking babies at two o’clock in the morning. The stories have always been there. Maybe it was because we did more on our vacations than find a place to relax. We went to historic places, not just on vacations, but on day trips, as well, when the weather was nice enough for a picnic. Old cemeteries, grist mills, river ferries and Civil War battlefields—we visited as many places as we could.

My parents filled the house with books and I think every room had shelves. When we grew up and left home, my dad converted one of the bedrooms into a library. It seemed natural to take the stories in my head and begin writing them down. I wrote short stories all through school and continued after my marriage.

Life is passionate—good, bad, humorous—and the books I love most are brimming with all the passions that make people human. Realistic characters who strive to overcome their deepest fears and who live and love with every fiber of their being are the heart and soul of a good story. I wish you all of the best of life’s passion and many hours of happy reading!

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
There are really too many to name. I grew up reading books by Victoria Holt, Susan Howatch, and Phyllis Whitney. Later, the first two novels by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss made a serious impact on me. When publishers began offering novels by writers like Elizabeth Lowell, Janet Dailey, Nora Roberts and Linda Howard, I was hooked on romance novels and decided that I wanted to write the kind of books I love to read.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to get the stories out of my head and into readable form. While I read contemporary romance novels, I have a passion for historical novels. I've been a history geek for as long as I can remember and research is, for me, fun. I love novels full of life and love that allow the reader to feel the character's joys and suffering as they grow together through the course of the story. It helps that I'm a sucker for happy endings. And if someone reads one of my books and enjoys it, that's the greatest joy of all.
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Where to find Gayle Mullen Pace online


Majesta Landing
Three brothers. Three stories. And the women they love. Embark on a journey with Kody Raines and Larke Scott, in PICTURES FOR MADDIE, as they are reunited and get a second chance at love. Hold your breath as Tec Raines and Mairenn Vestergaard, in HIS NORSE STAR, discover first love, a story simmering with passion romance. Curl up in your favorite chair and join Kavik Raines and Aubree Scott, in MIDNIGHT BY DAY, an Alaskan adventure, as they find love in a wild, untamed land.


Midnight by Day - Book 3
Series: Majesta Landing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,180. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
You’ve already met two of the three Raines brothers; Kody in Pictures for Maddie, and Tec in His Norse Star. Now, meet brother Kavik Raines—mentioned, but missing in the first two books. Now he has a story all his own, full of mystery and secrets, with international criminals searching the world for the one that got away.
His Norse Star (Majesta Landing Series, Book 2)
Series: Majesta Landing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,910. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A Danish-American archaeologist clashes with a cocky helicopter pilot whose land might yield proof that the Norse who came to Newfoundland in 1000 AD may have explored land farther south.
Pictures for Maddie (Majesta Landing Series ~ Book 1)
Series: Majesta Landing. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Pictures for Maddie is a contemporary romance set in the Tennessee Valley of north Alabama. Kodiak Raines, the mayor of Majesta Landing must deal with, not only a looming flood, but the return of the woman who broke their engagement. He finds Larke Scott standing on his doorstep with a stunning revelation that will change their lives forever.
Hawk's Autumn Rose
Series: Heart of a Rose, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,300. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The exciting conclusion to the Heart of a Rose trilogy! A sinister danger is unleashed, threatening Lord Hawk and Miranda Kingswood’s world. Can he protect the woman he loves and convince her that he is worthy of her trust and devotion?
Forsaken (De Montbrai Saga, Book I )
Series: De Montbrai Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 166,080. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Forsaken (De Montbrai Saga, Book 1), a novel set in the medieval England of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror. An outcast Norman knight seeks revenge for the murder of his family by stealing a marriage dowry and kidnapping the daughter of the man responsible for the crime.
A Rose in Summer
Series: Heart of a Rose, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,020. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Heart of A Rose Series: Book 2. Miranda Kingswood has been reunited with the man who abandoned her, and she strives to discover why he has no memory of her. The Earl of Hawk, determined to secure his inheritance, declares that their marriage will last the required one year and after that he will seek a costly divorce.
A Rose Beneath The Snow
Series: Heart of a Rose, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,610. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Heart of A Rose Series: Book I A Rose Beneath the Snow is the story of one woman’s rise from the seedier side of Victorian London to the grand ballrooms of the aristocracy as she chases her mysterious beginnings and comes face to face with her past.