Gayl Taylor

Thanks for hosting me Michele. Since Breathless Press is featuring Naughty Nursery Rhymes this month I thought I would talk about how mine came to be.

You would think writing a story based on a nursery rhyme is simple. I mean, you have the ‘plot’ laid out in front of you right? That’s not always the case. The one thing I knew was that my story would be contemporary and that I wanted to use as much of the nursery rhyme as I could. Here’s how I broke it down: Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine lady upon a white horse. From this line, Hunter’s story grew. After leaving town a broken man, Hunter returns to win back his true love, Kate Banbury.

Her ancestral roots grow deep in this town as you can see by her surname. And of course, she drives a white mustang. ;) With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, she shall have music wherever she goes. Both Hunter and Kate are musicians. When Hunter sees Kate after all these years, her glittering jewelry flashing as she emerges from her car. She still wears the delicate anklet with tiny bells Hunter gave her as a reminder of the beautiful music they make together. From that point, the story grew. It is about love, redemption, and forgiveness.

Maybe one day, I will revisit Hunter and Kate to reveal where they are now.

Blurb: Musician Hunter Blake returns to Banbury Cross to win back his true love, Kate. Will they find a way to make beautiful music again? Not even a cock horse could bring musician Hunter Blake back to Banbury Cross, yet here he stood, ten years after leaving, to make amends for his past behavior and win back his true love, Katherine Banbury. Their relationship was in perfect harmony until Hunter’s excessive drinking tore them apart. Now sober, he’s focused on doing whatever it takes to prove he’s worthy of her love. Kate spent the last ten years determined to forget Hunter. With a developer intent on turning her ancestral home into tract housing, Kate had her hands full. When Hunter returns, vivid memories of their passionate history stoke the flames of desire between them. Will Kate fight the attraction or will she open her heart to love once more?

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Gayl Taylor writes sensual, erotic romance. Currently published with Breathless Press. Biography A California native, Gayl Taylor spent much of her youth daydreaming and making up stories. Life in her imaginary world was full of adventure, intrigue, and romance. Temporarily distracted by real life, marriage, three kids, and the necessary paycheck; she found her way back to writing as a hobby and eventually pursued her dream of being a published author. Although she still has her day job, at night Gayl writes sensual, erotic romance often finding inspiration in her experiences and surroundings. There are pieces of her in all the characters whose stories she tells. Gayl lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her three sons and rock star cat. She is a firm believer in love and the power of romance. When I am not knee-deep in writing, I can be found at the following places


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2 Responses to Gayl Taylor

  1. gayl taylor says:

    Thanks for having me Michele. I meant to stop by earlier but my EDJ has been insanely busy today.

  2. DD Symms says:

    I would think writing a romance on a nursery rhyme would be quite challenging indeed. What a great concept.