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Gemma Juliana: My Muse Is Back!
Saturday, October 17th, 2015

This blog post could be about how an author tried to live a normal life when her muse abandoned her for an entire year. Instead, I’ll focus on the positive. She and I renegotiated our contract and she is back on the job! She demanded that more play time, more chocolate, more aromatherapy bubble baths, and an occasional glass of champagne are added to her contract. She also insisted ‘we’ travel more for inspiration, even just a day trip at times. She’s tired of humdrum routines and old patterns.

Who am I to say no? So, we’re back in the writer’s chair and enjoying it more than ever.

To kick it all off, we’re in three anthologies—two are releasing right now, with the third in November. And then there’s a fourth that is in the early stages of planning for Spring 2016.

I’d never been in a multi-author boxed set before but am loving it. There’s something special about joining up with author friends and shooting for the stars in a group effort.

gjEntice Me Anthology Book TourNow, if you’ll indulge me—and my muse—we’ll do just a little shameless self-promotion. Yesterday was my first Facebook party ever and it was way more fun than I expected. We’re asking for Thunderclap support and would be ever so thankful for yours—the more the merrier. And I support all Thunderclap campaigns if asked. If you are so inclined, here’s where to go:


And, if you are a Pinterest nut like me (my muse really, really loves Pinterest, per chance to dream), you may enjoy browsing the Entice Me Pinterest board:

And here’s my Riviera Rendezvous Pinterest board:

Thanks so much from us all!

ENTICE ME: Luscious Love Stories

by 9 of the 20 member authors of Romance Books ‘4’ Us

 My novelette, Riviera Rendezvous, takes us on a fast ride in a shiny sports car with the mysterious and magnetic Xandros Xenakis from Genoa, Italy—where Amalie Pallas abandons ship after a scary encounter—to a fairytale wedding in the sleepy town of Èze on the French Riviera. She’s a damsel in temporary distress; he’s a knight in a shiny Aston Martin coupe with the perfect solution—a win-win offer she can’t afford to refuse. Can a weekend turn into a lifetime?


The second boxed set is of a totally different nature. It’s a compilation of recipes and tips from busy authors. It’s available now for pre-order on several platforms and will be available in both ebook and hard copy. Can’t beat it for .99 and a portion goes to charity. What a fine gift this holiday season.

We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips


Last but not least, please take a peek at Autumn Masquerade, my autumn story that works for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the harvest season in general.

tdAutumn Masquerade

Anna Spencer learned long ago that she must separate her corporate career and her psychic gifts. Her boss is the one person she fears will find out. Richard Bentley, a wealthy widower, has come to mean more to Anna than she wants to admit. When Anna agrees reluctantly to fill in as a psychic at a masquerade ball, her secret world collides with her daily reality. Communicating with the dead is her greatest gift, and lands her in a huge predicament when Richard’s deceased wife shows up for a chat.

Thanks for listening to my shameless self-promotion! I wish each and every one of you a delightful season of gratitude and reflection, and lots of reading and writing!

GEMMA JULIANA is a multi-published author who writes love stories of all kinds, from contemporary to paranormal. She has a penchant for romantic international settings, whether real and fictional. Gemma lives in a cozy cottage in Texas with her very own hero, teen son, and a dog who rules them all. Chocolate and coffee nourish her muse and fuel her creativity. She enjoys traveling for research and spending time with family and friends. Gemma loves hearing from readers and making new friends.


9 comments to “Gemma Juliana: My Muse Is Back!”

  1. Gemma Juliana
    · October 17th, 2015 at 10:32 am · Link

    Delilah, thanks so much for having me here today!

  2. Rose Anderson
    · October 17th, 2015 at 11:16 am · Link

    Oh what an insatiable muse that demands you make sacrifices of more play time, more chocolate, more aromatherapy bubble baths, and glasses of champagne. Maybe I should try that…

    Loved your story in Entice Me, Gemma. Best luck with your happy muse. 🙂

  3. Paris Brandon
    · October 17th, 2015 at 11:46 am · Link

    I think our muses have been conspiring, lol! Best of luck with all of your stories and it’s an honor to be in the Entice Me anthology with you!

  4. Gemma Juliana
    · October 17th, 2015 at 11:54 am · Link

    We’ve got to do whatever it takes to keep the muse happy, right Rose? 😉

    Your story in the anthology, Heart of Stone, is utterly magical.

    Thanks for stopping by today!

  5. Gemma Juliana
    · October 17th, 2015 at 12:05 pm · Link

    I wouldn’t be surprised if our muses are conspiring, Paris. They can be devious about having their way! 😉

    Your Entice Me novelette, I’ll Be Seeing You, is a real treasure. Such a rare and unusual story. I hope you write a series around it.

  6. Helena Fairfax
    · October 17th, 2015 at 3:28 pm · Link

    What an uplifting post, Gemma. I’m so glad your Muse has returned. I love the idea of her persuading you to take day trips and excursions 🙂 I’m looking forward very much to reading your story in Entice Me

  7. Melissa Keir
    · October 17th, 2015 at 3:39 pm · Link

    You have been busy! But isn’t it fun!! All the best!!

  8. Gemma Juliana
    · October 17th, 2015 at 11:34 pm · Link

    So nice to see you here, Helena. Yes, it was not hardship to negotiate a better contract with my muse. 🙂

    Enjoy all the stories in Entice Me. It’s a fine anthology and I particularly love the variety of genres and themes.

  9. Gemma Juliana
    · October 17th, 2015 at 11:35 pm · Link

    Indeed it is fun, Melissa! Thanks so much for your support, and your visit here today. 🙂

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