Spotlight and Interview: The Gangster’s Woman (Love is a Dangerous Thing 2) by Ginger Ring

The Gangster's Woman

Now that prohibition was over, FBI agent Michael Flynn hoped to enjoy the quiet life and a chance to finally concentrate on finding his best friend’s sister. He’d been in love with her since he first laid eyes on her picture. Unfortunately, the more he searched the more he realized she wasn’t just missing. Eryn was hiding from one of the most notorious gangsters around. One who wouldn’t rest until he knew she was dead.
Eryn O’Malley had been moving around for years, doing whatever legal, or illegal job she could find to survive. No time for romance or a normal life. A one night stand with a handsome man at the county fair seemed like just the ticket to escape for a moment from her troubled life. However, finding out he was a G-man wasn’t part of the plan. Now he was on her trail. Whether to arrest or rescue her, she wasn’t sure, and she couldn’t wait around to find out. If he caught her, would he forgive her checkered past or would he always think of her as the gangster’s woman?


“Don’t tell me you are eating all alone?” a soft, sultry voice asked.
He turned to see who had uttered the words but the sun was behind her, shading her face. Was she the same young lady he’d seen from the distance?
“I won’t be alone if you dine with me.” Michael slid down the side of the bench and motioned for her to take a seat.
Her plate of chicken joined his on the table. Michael looked up from their food and smiled into the prettiest green eyes he’d ever seen. They were the color of jade. The large beating organ in his chest skipped a few beats, and he had to remind himself to keep breathing. Her eyes held him captive, until she dropped her gaze to her plate. His fingers itched to caress the smooth light skin of her face. She had the cutest nose. Whoa. Michael shook his head. The heat must be getting to him. He was mooning over some dame’s nose and he didn’t even know who she was, her hat still shading her face more than he would like. It was the girl he had noticed earlier, that was for sure.
“Name’s Michael.” He held out his hand. “What’s yours?”
Her face caught the light and he stilled. If it weren’t for years of being calm and collected while playing poker he would’ve gasped. She looked just like Eryn, well, a mature version of her, but that couldn’t be. The picture was black and white, six or more years old, and she was probably dead. The woman beside him was full of color and life. Her ivory colored cheeks where kissed by a few freckles, her pump lips were peach colored, and her hair was a vibrate, dark mahogany. John said her hair was red, but who could tell the real color under her hat?
Michael had never been a praying man but if he was, he would ask for only this one. Please let it be his Eryn that he had searched for.
She still hadn’t answered but seemed to be studying him just as diligently as he was examining her.
He lifted the beer to his lips and swallowed half the bottle in one gulp. “I apologize for staring, but you remind me of someone else.”
“That’s all right.” That voice of hers sent a lightning bolt of heat up his spine. She folded the napkin in her lap and returned those green eyes to his. “Michael’s a fine name.”
He chuckled. “I’m glad you like it, but are you ever going to tell me yours? I don’t like to eat with strangers.”
“You think I’m a stranger?” his dinner companion asked before lifting a chicken leg to her lips.
“You’re a stranger that I would like to get better acquainted with.” Michael twisted to see her better. “What’s your name, beautiful?”
Her nose lifted. Make that, her cute nose lifted. “What do you want it to be?” A grin crossed her mouth.

Author Interview

~What are you currently working on?

I write gangster stories so I am very excited to be apart of a mafia anthology that will be out the beginning of December. It’s titled Men of Mayhem.

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Just keep writing and learning your craft.

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

Very scattered.

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

A little of both. I try to plot but sometimes things work themselves out as they go.

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

Not really. I usually write on the weekends with a cat or two in my lap.

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

I don’t really have writer’s block but I do get distracted very easily. lol

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

I try to work on just one but sometimes I end up putting one aside to work on one that has a deadline. Also when doing a series, I need to plot ahead on the following ones.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

It changes. I read romance but will read cowboys for awhile, then mafia, then contemporary, etc

~What is the most wacky/crazy weird thing you received from a fan?

I’m still pretty new to the business so nothing wacky yet. lol

~What are your favorite hobbies?

Reading and traveling.

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

Warning, will stop at all book stores.

~Favorite quote?

If loving books is a crime….I’m looking at life without parole.

About the Author

Ginger Ring is an eclectic, hat-loving Midwestern girl with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, playing with her cats, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.


Posted on September 9, 2015, in Author Interview, Romance, Spotlight and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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