Friday, March 29, 2013

New Release: Double Dare

First impressions are lasting impressions...

Pastry baker Emmaline Sharp is one business connection away from turning her bakery into something more than the dessert shop on the corner. She believes she’s found Mr. Right in cafĂ© owner Tobias Merchant. His Caff-aholic brand of freshly brewed coffee makes him the perfect partner. When she accepts a dare that thrusts her naked self into Tobias’ waiting arms, she jeopardizes her entire future. Emma will have to convince him to give her another chance, and somehow she'll just have to ignore the unexpected passion he ignites within her.

Tobias needs the connection with Emma’s bakery, Sweet Tooth, in order to liberate himself from the financial and emotional obligations of his past. Unfortunately, Emma's reckless behavior leaves him doubting she can be level-headed and business savvy. Every one of his instincts tells him to walk away, but she’s a temptation he can't seem to deny. He's inexplicably drawn to the lightness in her, especially when he knows just how dark the world can be. Against his better judgment, Tobias ignores his instincts and proceeds to form a partnership with Emma.

When their relationship shifts from business to personal, will Emma and Tobias be able to conquer their demons and find their sweet reward before the deal turns sour?

All Romance eBooks

Barnes and Noble link to come.

Plus, behind the book kind of posts. I have tons for this story. Tons. You can start here at the Pinterest board.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Just A Normal Writerly Day On Facebook

Lately things have been crazy. Haven't had time to do a real post so this place looks like promo-central blew up and scattered its remains all over my blog. So, this is a slighted edited transcript of the craziness that goes down on my Facebook page.

I've edited the hell out of this so that it actually fits in one blog post. Maybe, one day, I'll show you the rest. So, this is where we are semi-focused on the task, but we're writers. All things devolve at some point.

The FB Status That Started It All:

Sidenote: I need blog material. Calling all writers to tell me Shit Your Characters Say. Jennifer McKenzie/Jennifer Leeland, and T. Sue VerSteeg report for duty. And by duty I mean trouble making.

T. Sue VerSteeg: To me or what I actually allow them to say in my books?

Melissa Blue: Oh, of course what they say to you. What ends up in the books are not trouble-making.

Melissa Blue: Unless, they're Jennifer Leeland characters. They have no filter.

T. Sue VerSteeg: Jennifer Leeland has no filter. It's one of the many reasons I lubs her so very much!

Jennifer McKenzie: LOL! What the hell is a filter?

Jennifer McKenzie: Okay okay. Shit my characters say. 1. But I want to have sex noooooooooooow!!!"

Melissa Blue: Believe it or not, she (Jennifer Mckenzie) does (have a filter.) Trust me, we have phone conversations.

Jennifer McKenzie: 2. No, it totally happened like that. All the other characters and the theory of relativity is full of shit.

Melissa Blue: 3. I know. I know. We just had a sex scene, but we haven't tried this yet.

Melissa Blue: 4. I don't have a deep, dark past. I'm peachy fucking keen.

Jennifer McKenzie: 5. Swearsies! This will work! You just have to rewrite the whole fucking book!!!

Jennifer McKenzie: 6. I'm a short story. Honest!

Melissa Blue: No. No. Jen. Number 5 happens when you find out the truth.

Melissa Blue: 7. Wrong heroine/hero.

Jennifer McKenzie: 8. What's wrong with her? She's boring! Don't you have anyone who's a little more.....damaged?

Melissa Blue: 9. We're going to have sex right now even though it's totally inconvenient and it might break my character. I'm sure you can make it work.

T. Sue VerSteeg: 10. I'll behave if you just write my story right now. Liars. All of them.

Jennifer McKenzie: 11. Of course we can have sex when we're in mortal danger! What do you mean?

Melissa Blue: 12. I'm just a secondary character. I won't want my own story. Swears.

Jennifer McKenzie: 13. I have a name but I'm not telling you.

Jennifer McKenzie: 14. I'm not a dirty story. Not at all.

Melissa Blue: 15. I'll never love again.

Melissa Blue: 16. This is the fourteenth scene with us around the kitchen just talking. That's not boring at all.

* To Be Continued...Maybe. One day. This is what writers talk about when readers aren't watching.  

To find out more about T. Sue Versteeg you can click here. To find out more about Jennifer Leeland/The Real and First Jennifer Mckenzie you can click here.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Weekend Sale! 4 Authors! Don't Miss it!

    First, wow. I may be overly excited about this sale, but, hey, you're here to find out more. This is a IR/MC March Madness Sale! Did it again. Anyway...
Looking for a deal? Then check out this weekend's March Madness event. You can pick up these titles on discount from new to you or your favorite IR/MC authors until Sunday night:

$2.99 to $0.99
Everything He Dreamed by Melissa Blue

$2.99 to $1.49
Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever by LV Lewis

$1.99 to $0.99
The Problem with Paddy (Shrew & Company No. 1) by Holley Trent

$3.99 to $1.99
Wolf's Promise (Caedmon Wolves) Ambrielle Kirk

If you want to find out more about these authors and their books you can check out their website. And by no means are these the only authors in the IR/MC romance genre. :) I'm always looking for more to add to my TBR list. Tell me some of your favs?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

IR/MC March Madness Sale

Join my IR/MC March Madness Sale. I'm looking for authors who have IR/MC self-published titles to join this group promo on Amazon and B&N. It costs you nothing. All you have to do is discount your title on Amazon and B&N and list the promo in your blurb/editorial review section during the event. Of course, to get the word out you should tweet, blog and Facebook the event. For more information you can contact me at melissab dot author at gmail dot com or PM me.

Deadline to join: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013.

Event: March 8th, 2013- March 10th, 2013