#HOT #NEWRELEASE: Tight Spiral by @Gill1Michael #Sports #Romance #Suspense #Superbowl #football

The minute she had sat down at the table that day in Wembley, he'd felt a connection that seemed to develop instantaneously between the two of them. He had wanted her ever since...
Inspired by Lee Childs and Nicolas Sparks, Tight Spiral is a fast-paced tale of romance and suspense. Written by former American Football Coach, Michael J Gill, this is the story of two people who fall in love despite the obstacles and wrongful assumptions in their path.
The novel follows Harry Smith, the first British quarterback in American college football who had everything going him: a star future, and a pretty Texan girl on his arm. But when "Prince Harry" collides with fate in a near-fatal accident, everything unravels.
Amy Carrington is a sports reporter in Leeds, England, who'd much rather report on life and fashion. But her boss has a brand new job for her covering the rise of American football in Britain that might just skyrocket her career and change her life.
When Harry emerges from his coma with no interest in football, can Amy bring him back to life and help him win the biggest game of his career?


Author Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about where you are from?
I grew up in small village in West Yorkshire. My childhood was brilliant living in a village with all my family close by. Clayton is only three miles from Bradford, a large industrial city and yet the village was so idyllic. Life was just one big adventure for me until one August day at 17 years old, I was involved in a road accident that left me in a coma for 2 weeks. I made one odd decision totally out of character to be on a motor bike many miles from home, which changed my life forever. I spent 2 years in the hospital recovering and underwent many surgeries to repair my leg which was badly damaged from the accident.
Fate, destiny, those impulsive decisions we make and wonder why on reflection are part of me as a story teller.
Do you have any news you’d like to share with us?
I finished my first short story recently. I quite enjoyed it and could easily write seven thousand words often. The inspiration came from a Maroon five song that I couldn’t get out of my mind. I watched the video with Adam Levine for the song and thought at the time – no way does this portray the story. Also, it was all in a Male point of view, while the story like Tight Spiral needs a strong female point of view if you have two strong characters. The song was “It was always you” and I am quite proud of my interpretation. Its set mainly on a train in England, with the finale in a hospital bed. If you look at the video it will have the girl dying. My story has the male character clinging for his life. I think to take a song and write your own interpretation is a great idea for people wishing to write novels. You already have a plot and just change it to your way of thinking and what is in your heart when you hear the song.  
When and why did you begin writing?
I wrote my first non-fiction book in 2006 which was just part of what I do for a living. This was a book about whisky. After that, I continued with my business and never thought about writing again for six years. I came across an on-line creative writing course out of the UK. I never looked back after that. I have loved writing fiction ever since.  I was very lucky when I enrolled that the next tutor available was Margaret James prolific published 17 times romance writer. I probably got my romance inspiration from her although the erotic scenes come from me! Margaret is strictly a traditional romance writer.
At what point did you first consider yourself a writer?
The first printed copies of Tight Spiral arriving at my door. Looking on Amazon and Goodreads to find five star reviews from readers you don’t know.
Do you write about things similar to your own life experiences?
I did for Tight Spiral. How many Brits can claim they coached American Football? I did and had a blast. Harry Smith my main character was the first British born Quarterback to win a college bowl in America. We can all dream, right?
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Once I began writing fiction in 2013, the modern-day author would have to be James Patterson and particularly his “Private” series. I think in today’s busy world many readers like to read fast paced stories that don’t take too long to finish. Patterson gets to the point without overly using fluff and really is a good story teller.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Tony Parsons. A British crime writer that to be honest I normally don’t read. My fellow countrymen tend to be overly descriptive in their writing. I often need James Patterson just to give myself a break from too much description. This author changed his style with a new series in which the character is a police detective named Wolfe. I loved it from the first page and please all readers you should always read the epilogue in a book. The story flows really well. The first is Murder Man written in 2014.
What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?
It should be the sequel to Tight Spiral. I had put this on the back burner until the NFL announced there would be four games in London in 2017. I predicted we would have our own NFL team in Tight Spiral, which was published in 2014. It could happen and so I may get started. I will have to find a way to make this happen fictionally while continuing to include a romantic element like the first tory. 
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
OMG, lots! Writing a full novel is not easy. I have a great formula to get started on a story. I must have a fantastic ending. Once I have that a great opening is next. I don’t have much trouble with those, but finding the rest and then making the plot flow is. tough. Imagine watching movies and somebody or yourself will say “there’s a hole.” You have to constantly check the plot for any flaws. Also, building great characters in your stories. I often print off my story and go some quiet to read it out loud. Make sure your characters are authentic.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I always write about places I now intimately. I am lucky to visit England so often and will spend weeks in a location for my stories. I think you can find so much information now on the Internet to help with writing your story. However, I could never write about a location if I had not been.
Do you have any advice to offer other writers?

Write because you enjoy it. If you make some money let that be a bonus. It’s not so easy to be noticed on Amazon or any other platform these days. If you sign up for their exclusive author, select program you will be in the unlimited program that seems to be working. 

Author Bio

After years of writing articles and non-fiction, Michael turned to contemporary fiction writing in 2012.

His first book "Tight Spiral" is a romantic sports drama set in the USA & UK. This is a story of two people who fall in love despite the obstacles and wrongful assumptions in their path.
Michael decided to publish a new edition with over fifty additional pages, which will be available on October 28, 2016 and available now on pre-order. The original story is rated 4.27 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Michael also writes a murder/mystery series - Raymond Armstrong Novels, featuring The Whisky Affair & The Shackleton Affair.

The Whisky Affair is receiving excellent reviews including - Gill's s knowledge of the whisky industry comes through in this riveting novel set in Scotland. The story has realistic characters, a strong sense of place, and a murder to sweeten the plot.
I found The Whisky Affair intoxicating.

Alice Walsh - Award winning author

The Shackleton Affair was shortlisted for the Book Viral best book of 2015 award.

All of Michael's novels have a romantic element that is best described by a Goodreads reviewer - Your love scenes are hot. I like their moves. Its sexy without graphics and its fun.

Born in Yorkshire, England, Michael was involved in an almost fatal accident when he was 17 years old. After days in a coma, over a year in the hospital, that day changed his life for-ever. Fate, destiny, life's journey is always forefront in his mind.

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