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Ronna Gage

I am an author of erotic romance. All my life I've been a story teller; boring my friends with my latest installments of an ongoing story. Then one day, I thought why not put this to paper and share the thoughts spinning in my head. What would it be like to be____? And there you have it. 
 
I am happily married to my fantasy lover, Ron. We have one child, a son, who is the image of his father, with a temper to match his mother.

 
A Note From Ronna Gage

Hello,
Welcome to my author's page. I hope you  like it here. I am new at this so, if you have any suggestons, please leave me a message marked Suggetions. If you have a review of my books, please share them with me.
 

I hope you enjoy reading my stuff as much as I loved writing them.

XXXOOOO
RONNA

_______________________________NEWS FROM RONNA GAGE_________________________________________
06/28/10 
HEY I-POD AND I-TOUCH FANS OF RONNA GAGE
You can now down load my books onto your electronic here.
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Modernized for your world. 
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06/28/10 BLOG ENTRY
WRITING FOR YOUR READER'S ENTERTAINMENT

I got this idea from a conversation at my support group, Ronna Gage Group on Yahoo. Two of the members were having a conversation on the writing style of a particular author and the question of why should we show instead of tell a story? So I thought I would comment and use this topic as a blog. Thanks Karyn and James for this idea.

When you decide to write your story you sit and invest time, money, and imagination into it. You write about the facts of history for that historical, you suggest a character’s feelings of what they see and hear. As an author you created a good story. Unfortunately, if you don’t spend the time to bring your character’s world into focus for the reader, they will be lost, bored, and eventually stop reading. Your reader wants intrigue, drama, romance, and of course passion. Basically, an escape from their own world and set backs. They want a hero to fall for and a heroine to be like—or the other way around. And when you 'show' actions, emotions, etc. you give the reader a sense of being in that world.

You want your reader to fall in love with your characters; want to live in the world you’ve created, keep telling themselves “Okay, I’ll stop reading after this chapter, Maybe after this one because I have to get cook dinner.” Suddenly, it’s two chapters later and the kids are interrupting the story because they are hungry.

Sound familiar? Sure does to me. Time goes by so fast when I’m reading or creating a good book.

It is the responsibility of the author to give every possible detail of the universe you created to transform them into your book and witness the stories characters traverse the plots to the ending.

So, how can you make this possible you ask? Simple, write in the here and now. Sit down and let your imagination run wild. Focus on the descriptive and the sensory clues to the reader.

Here is an example of descriptive clues from Mystic Journey by Ronna Gage

Drake looked at the building and saw it was dark.
What do you think the reader is asking him or herself? For one, I’m thinking, where is he at right now? What kind of building is he looking at?

In the book it reads like this;

Drake scanned the dark perimeter of the building—no activity. In this light, it was difficult to see it as little more than a rusted out, metal structure. The last evidence of a former sheet metal company—long gone since it moved to a more lucrative spot in the business district.

Even with the usage of ‘was’ in my manuscript, I am able to give the reader clues to the ‘sights’ as viewed by Drake.
Another way this could have been written;

Drake scanned the dark perimeter of the building—no activity. In this light, the building didn’t look more than a rusted out, metal structure. The last evidence of a former sheet metal company—long gone since it moved to a more lucrative spot in the business district.

As you get stronger in your skill, you learn to rephrase and restructure sentences to tantalize the reader and engage them into your characters.

Sensory descriptive example
Zander looked at Angelique. She was beautiful.

Is the reader engaged with Zander and his emotions toward Angelique? I wouldn’t be as a reader. I would wonder what made her look beautiful to him. Now, let’s add the ‘show’ skill.

Excerpt from Blood Bait a work in progress

Zander looked and his breath caught in his throat. Never had he seen a more beautiful baby as his little girl. His eyes scanned her face and took in every detail. Rosy cheeks, Soft tufts of hair curling into a long half roll on top her head, and perfectly rounded lips. She yawned; Zander chuckled at the sweetness in this little babe’s face and almost sobbed with the swelling love growing in his heart.

Have I engaged you, the reader with this paragraph? Are you falling for Zander’s gentleness toward his daughter? Can you almost witness the bond of father and daughter?
Are you misty eyed, breath taken, and wishing for more? I hope you said yes.

Writing in the here and now you show details, not tell the story. This skill is not a difficult task, but it is time consuming, and in my opinion, very critical to your success as a published author. Remember, for every one aspiring author that is successful, ten is rejected for various reasons, but the one most common—poor writing style.

Each paragraph, page, and chapter ask yourself.

What does it look like? This usually describes the setting. What the character sees in the surroundings, the other characters---this is where you can detail your character's looks.

What does it feel like emotionally and physically? Soft touches, stinging slap of her hand...
His heart swelled with love and he almost sobbed.

What does it sound like? Dialog, thunderstorms, birds singing, music in background. etc. All things needed to transform the reader to your 'imagery movie'

What does it taste like? This is great to describe a kiss, oral sex, the distinction between tastes of food. The sour pickle, the sweet watermelon.


I have a few links on my yahoo group for you to view if you are interested. A book I can recommend that I have used is This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley.

Lots of success, best wishes, and most of all, have fun!
Ronna Gage!



************************Promoting***********************
Mysitic Journey

Do you like paranormal romance?
Time-travel?
Present day, Texas?
Cops….witches….noble women….gallant knights?
So do I and I have a book with those elements in one.
Take a Mystic Journey into time to avenge a wrong and set the world to rights.

MYSTIC JOURNEY
RONNA GAGE
ISBN# 978-1-60592-060-3
October 26, 2009
Noble Romance
http://www.nobleromance.com
E-Book
$5.99
96 Pages
Paranormal/Time Travel/Historical


Blurb:
In the essence of time, few things are constant. However, two virtues remain steadfast, vengeance and love. One born of the other takes centuries to unravel and peace is nothing more than a tinge of silver lining the gray fog.

Lady Serena Willard never expected to fall in love with the wrong man. Nonetheless, she did and for such a tragic mistake, she faces the gallows alone, for the crime of witchcraft, under King Henry VIII rule.

Sir Derek Boydington faces a bleak future without the love of his life. Executed for crimes she did not commit, Derek learns the horrific details of her last months…alone. Distraught by his loss, and his regret of holding his feelings inside, he succumbs to his sorrow and seduces his ladylove’s best friend. Knowing his honor is at stake, he marries her, and then dedicates his life to spy for King and country. No life is worth living without Serena by his side.

Detective Drake Boyd finally gets his man. Months of surveillance pay off at an abandoned warehouse. Armed with his weapon and a warrant, Drake at long last has the final word. Shot by the sneaky perpetrator, Drake falls to his injuries before his peace is spoken. He wakes up inside a misty world. Echoes of his past blend with the sounds of his present in broken pieces of memories. The mystical call of a lady on a rock beckons him to her. He finds himself in another time to play a part in something he can’t understand. He must right a wrong…but whose right and whose wrong?

Doctor Sabine Williams is plagued by recurring nightmares; images of a gallows, an injured knight in blue, and an angry mob torment her. Her dreams leave her helpless and alone, until reality blurs with her dreams and a face she knows in her sleep appears in life. The man who haunts her dreams is none other than her gunshot police officer, who came into her life a mere two days ago. Dreams become more than images when he makes love to her in a time of valiant knights and virtuous ladies.

WARNING***EROTIC EXCERPT*****WARNING: EROTIC EXCERPT

The second he dove under the water she scanned the river’s surface for him. He should come up soon. After a few seconds when she couldn’t find him, she called his name. At first, the echoes of her voice were indistinct. Her fingers grazed the water, while her eyes searched for him to come up. She willed her dream to become clear so she could call him, to find him, and to make sure he was all right. 

“Drake!” She shouted. 

Suddenly, he shot out of the water in front of her. 

She screamed in surprise. He took her in his arms and crushed her breasts to his toned chest. Soft and hard met, heaven and hell mixed, and the feeling was delightfully sensual. She could hear faint breathing in her ear as each breath tickled her neck.
“That’s what you get for spying on a man while he bathes milady.” 

Although in her dream she smiled, Sabine wondered why he called her milady? The heat of his flesh on hers distracted her too much to ask. She didn’t care about anything but the feel of his skin, his body, and his warmth on hers. The hair of his chest intimately brushed her nipples and her body became alert, and wanted more. For the first time she could recall, her dreams allowed her hero and her to touch, to speak to be with one another. She would enjoy the feel of him for the time her dream continued. He brushed gentle lips to her forehead. Her heart raced. Excitement ran rapid through her body. She savored every touch. Even standing waist deep in water, she felt the warmth her body generated with his. Drake’s hungry gaze made her nervous. His hand smoothed over her naked body and she trembled. 

“Are you cold?” 

“No,” she answered shaking her head. Her lips trembled. 

He smiled. His thumb eased up to her chin and softly stroked it over her shivering lips. She gripped his biceps. Her body quivered at his touch. His skin was hot; passion burned his flesh and reflected in his eyes, much like hers. 

He eased his lips to hers, “Sabine!” he whispered her name softly. 

She almost didn’t hear it, but the taste of his hunger couldn’t be denied. How does he know my name? She answered his desperate whisper with a kiss that curled her own toes. 

His large hands rested on her breasts. She inhaled in surprise and sighed as desire took over. Stretching her arms around his neck, she leaned into him while his other hand explored her body, sending shivers of intense craving through her again. 

He softly stroked her back stoking her desire. The touch of his hand awakened a need inside. He cupped her, and she pulled back. 

“Do you want me to stop?” 

She didn’t answer. 

He eased her against a boulder that she hadn’t noticed by the small land island. The cold hard surface warmed within seconds. He trapped her within his arms as his body loomed over her. His biceps shook with exerted effort to bear his weight. She softly stroked the trembling muscles. His arms were rock hard and her pussy creamed. 

Closing her eyes, she roamed her hands over him, cataloguing every inch of his body. His broad shoulders and chest. Her arms wrapped around him, and she smoothed a hand over his back, down to shapely firm buttocks. Her hand roamed to the downy hair around his hardness, her mouth watered. She grazed over it with her palms. The length and thickness exhilarated her. She opened her eyes. He inched his way down to her stomach, until his body’s intimate touch covered her.
He brushed a soft kiss to her lips, then pulled back, only to place another brush of his lips to hers. He teased her. She seized his lips to stop the teasing, but he turned the tables on her. He deepened the kiss until she became pliant against him. She wrapped her arms and legs around his waist and held on. He now had complete control. 

He broke the kiss and looked intently into her eyes. His intent gaze penetrated her soul and filled her with longing and severe liking…or maybe even love? He positioned her legs apart and settled himself between them. He eased her arms to her sides and roamed his eyes over her body. His lips trailed sensual nips and kisses down her neck, to her breasts. He took her right nipple into his mouth and suckled softly. She hiccupped on a hiss of want. He bit her neck with a soft nip; it was enough to make her wetter. The muscles of her uterus contracted. She bucked her body to meet his. His hands roamed her body while his lips followed. He stroked his tongue over the sensitive area just above her pubic line, sending a powerful shooting pain into her womb. 

“Sabine, if we don’t stop, I won’t be able to on my own,” his voice sounded hoarse. He took her lips and kissed her. His kiss relayed a sense of urgency. 

Easing him back, she looked into his hooded eyes. Desire had taken over.
Confusion muddled her brain. Didn’t he realize what was going on between them? She pulled him closer. “It’s our destiny,” she whispered. She took his lips again. 

She felt his body prickle with goose bumps under her hands and felt the tremble inside. Drake jerked her from the rock and into his arms. She clung to him as his aggressive need drove his body to act on instinct. He sealed his lips to hers, lifted her higher until she straddled his hips where he settled her. His cock was engorged and hard. She felt it at the mouth of her pussy. He was about to enter her. She smiled knowing what was about to happen and welcomed it. Her lips came down to meet his. 

She felt Drake stumble and loose his footing. The current overcame them, swept them both under and pulled her out of Drake’s arms. Blindly, she searched the now murky water with outstretched arms. She couldn’t find him—he was nowhere. Tears stung her eyes. Fear paralyzed her. He had to save her from her paralysis! The dream changed nothing; it gave her the sense of touch and snatched it away, leaving her vulnerable.
“Drake!” Her mind screamed. 

Sabine jerked up from the water taking in huge gulps of air to fill her lungs. She searched, until realization dawned her. She was home, in her bed, and her dream was just that…a dream. 

Lonely and angry she fluffed the pillows and lay back hoping to recount some small memory of it.
Calming herself down, she ran her tongue across her lips and jerked up. She licked her lips again. She could still taste him there. That taste of sweet clean water and ale. 

Confused, she lay back down. It was a dream…wasn’t it?



************12/18/09********UPCOMING RELEASE********ROMANCE DIVINE*******
LOVE LESSONS- 
SHORT NOVELLA

What is a girl to do when the lessons her Society bred mother instilled r into her are underminded by her free thinking, open minded lover? Will it ruin all the plans in one grad scheme of things her mother planned or will she be taught another lesson ....the lessons in love. 


****************************10/30/09********************NEW RELEASE****************ROMANCE DIVINE****************
Greg Causey
Publisher, Romance Divine LLC
Title: Friends and Lovers
Publish Date: 30 October 2009 by Romance Divine LLC
ISBN: 978-1-934446-70-6
Author: Ronna Gage
Format: E-book
Length: 22,822 words
Genre: Romance
Category: Erotic, Multiple Partner, Lesbian/Hetero,
Price: E-Book: $4.99

Blurb:
Kena Bass found the man of her dreams in Dan Madison, and she made sure those dreams came true. When good friend Elana suffers a personal crisis, Kena and Dan come to her rescue, helping her sort out her feelings. Passions and lust are cast away on a houseboat filled with Friends and Lovers.

Excerpt 2:
An hour later, Kena joined Dan on the helm. She carried a glass of iced tea. “Sure is hot up here.”
Dan took the drink and drank, taking in just under half.
Kena looked out over the horizon. Water stretched as far as the eye could see. “Do you think our love will last forever?”
Dan smiled and kissed her lips. “Always and forever!”
“Do you think we have an open relationship?”
His confused glare sent a silent warning, but he knew she wouldn’t consider it. “What do you mean by that?”
Kena stumbled. “I don’t mean we see other people or anything like that. It’s just I know you’re on the road a lot, and we have talked about you and me taking care of ourselves when we are apart.”
“Yes. And?”
“When you’re alone you look at porn to help you, and I’ve used porn when I masturbate.”
“Yeah…”
“Do you think of being with another woman as…?”
Dan appeared to try and find the right answer. “I guess when you’re looking at porn you’re fantasizing about that person. I would never physically cheat on you with another person. Where is this going?”
Kena put her arm around Dan. “When I masturbate, sometimes I think of another woman. I guess it’s just a thing that I’ve been curious about.”
“Really?” Clearly shocked by her statement, Dan stared at her.
“Does that upset you?”
“No, fantasies are just that, not real. If that gives you satisfaction when I’m not there, I have no issues. But really, where is this going?”
“I want to help Elana.”
“I’m confused. How…? What does that have to do with this conversation?”
Kena thought for a moment. “What if we, as in you and I, have sex with her?”
It seemed a light feather could’ve knocked Dan over. He stared at his wife, dumbfounded by the suggestion. “Is this a test?”
“No!”
“I can see it now. Dear Playboy, my fantasy started when my wife used sex as therapy for her sexually confused friend and asked me to have a threesome.”
“Oh, stop making jokes.” 

“Kena, how will me and you having sex with her help her situation?” 

“Elana told me when we were on the beach earlier, that when she was watching us, she couldn’t believe the passion. She’s never felt that passion with a man. I thought maybe if she has it both ways, it would give her a better perception.” 

Dan shook his head. “What makes you think that she and I will have that kind of passion? Or, that me having sex with her would help her make a decision on her sexuality? Also, is Elana in on this?”

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*****************************************************************REVIEWS FOR AFTERNOON DELIGHT*********************
MR Review of Afternoon Delight See the reviews tab for mor informatin.
     'A saucy read that is short but oh so sweet!"

*******************************MYSTIC JOURNEY **********************************************
PROMO
   Blurb:
In the essence of time, few things are constant. However, two virtues remain steadfast, vengeance and love. One born of the other takes centuries to unravel and peace is nothing more than a tinge of silver lining the gray fog.

Lady Serena Willard never expected to fall in love with the wrong man. Nonetheless, she did and for such a tragic mistake, she faces the gallows alone, for the crime of witchcraft, under King Henry VIII rule.

Sir Gavin Boydington faces a bleak future without the love of his life. Executed for crimes she did not commit, Gavin learns the horrific details of her last months…alone. Distraught by his loss, and his regret of holding his feelings inside, he succumbs to his sorrow and seduces his ladylove’s best friend. Knowing his honor is at stake, he marries her, and then dedicates his life to spy for King and country. No life is worth living without Serena by his side.

Detective Drake Boyd finally gets his man. Months of surveillance pay off at an abandoned warehouse. Armed with his weapon and a warrant, Drake at long last has the final word. Shot by the sneaky perpetrator, Drake falls to his injuries before his peace is spoken. He wakes up inside a misty world. Echoes of his past blend with the sounds of his present in broken pieces of memories. The mystical call of a lady on a rock beckons him to her. He finds himself in another time to play a part in something he can’t understand. He must right a wrong…but whose right and whose wrong?

Doctor Sabine Williams is plagued by recurring nightmares; images of a gallows, an injured knight in blue, and an angry mob torment her. Her dreams leave her helpless and alone, until reality blurs with her dreams and a face she knows in her sleep appears in life. The man who haunts her dreams is none other than her gunshot police officer, who came into her life a mere two days ago. Dreams become more than images when he makes love to her in a time of valiant knights and virtuous ladies. 


RELEASE DATE October 26, 2009
Noble Romance Publlishing
www.nobleromance.com


UPDATE*********UPDATE********
AFTERNOON DELIGHT GOT 5 CUP REVIEW FROM COFFEE TIMES ROMANCE
AFTERNOON DELIGHT
RONNA GAGE
ISBN: N/A
March 2007
Freya’s Bower
www.freyasbower.com
E-Book$1.49
15 Pages
EroticRating: 5 Cups


Sean Castleberry is trying to reach his wife on the phone, but she is not answering.

Maudi Castleberry craves certain spices in her sex life but is not getting them.

Getting out of work early, Sean decides he is going to surprise his wife by coming home early. He is in for a shock when he hears her moaning. Being caught masturbating has Maudi questioning whether her husband approves or not. Will her sensual self-touch turn him on or send him fleeing out the door?

Afternoon Delight is a great read that brings the taboo subject of masturbation into the mix. Ms. Gage shows us that even married couples can experience the feelings of being doubtful of a relationship, especially when it comes to sex.

With hot masturbation scenes, searing sex scenes, and a couple discovering new elements to their marriage, this story has a great moral and realism, breathing life into it.

My favorite ingredient of this tale is that even after their years of marriage, Sean and Maudi begin to discover some very new and intriguing characteristics about each other.

Caution: This tale contains an anal play scene, a scene using imaginary BDSM, forceful talk and is a red-hot romance!

DanielleReviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

*************05/17/09*********5 cups review for TELL ME A LIE*************REVIEW FROM COFFFEE TIMES ******************
Tell Me A Lie
Ronna Gage
ISBN N/A
March 24, 2009
E-Book
15 pages
Erotic Level Sizzling
Review rating 5 cups

Tell Me a Lie has a unique twist and hot erotic romance. I loved how both characters were afraid of getting hurt and were only looking for a one night stand. What they both ended up finding was their future. Ford is such a forceful character, and the author successfully portrayed him in a weak moment to demonstrate how even strong men feel emotional pain. Tell Me A Lie is a nice Sunday afternoon read, especially for someone looking for reassurance that romance still exists even in unexpected places.

Delane
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More 

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