Tracie: Mel since you are a member of LoveCats and my friend - I'd just like to say how excited I am to interview you today.
Mel: Awww thanks sweety!! *kiss* I'm excited to be interviewed by such a rising star!
*clink glasses – Mel with Midori Splice, Tracie with Margarita*
Tracie: Your debut HER DARK LORD is out with Silhouette Nocturne Bites in a few days *squees* - what was it about Harlequin M&B that made you target them?
Mel: OMG a hard one right off the bat! *laughing* - I love alpha heroes, I love paranormal and combined with the fact M&B has a sterling reputation there was no negatives in going with them.
Tracie: Mel, you have a young daughter - does writing short help you spend more time with her?
Mel: most definitely. I have a rather short memory span *grins* and quite a few manuscripts on the go at once, the shorter format helps me to focus on the ms at what is mostly snatches of time during the day.
Tracie: You also have older daughters - what do they think of their mum writing some really hot and heavy stuff?
Mel: *laughs* Miss almost twelve is proud as punch and quite happy to spread the news around school - but then she is a huge paranormal reader too. Miss almost 20 is pretty blasé about the whole thing, but secretly proud I think - though she probably hopes the hot stuff isn't from my personal experience.
Tracie: Your writing style is very visual - do you find yourself looking at things differently now - taking it in for your writing?
Mel: honestly not really. I think my visual way of writing is just from my seeing it like a movie in my head... I try and create different visuals by incorporating other senses. I can spend ten minutes mulling over a few words *groan*
Tracie: Tell us what you love about Ronan - your yummy hero in HER DARK LORD.
Mel: Ronan – he’s the ultimate dark hero, the man totally in love with the heroine who'd do anything to get her and keep her.
Tracie: Kia is a strong and confident woman comfortable with her sexuality - do you like strong heroines in books you read?
Mel: very much! And I adore heroines who are not afraid of their sexuality. They still have morals but they're not hiding behind feminine wiles.
Tracie: Kia is definitely in that category. Okay Mel, one final question. What are you working on now and do you have anything else coming out soon?
Mel: I'm just finishing off ICE COLD LOVER -- the sequel to my Ellora’s Cave novella STONE COLD LOVER -- and tearing my hair out a little with this one. It will be submitted in the next few hours actually. And I have KALLIE REVEALED coming out soon with Ellora's Cave - a contemporary story about a stripper living her fantasy.
Tracie: Thanks for talking to me, Mel. I wish you well with your release of Her Dark Lord – which is out March first with Silhouette Nocturne Bites
Mel: Thanks so much Tracie, it was a pleasure!
Here is a Blurb for HER DARK LORD - Available now for Pre-Order
When dhampir Kia Montana takes a man home, she isn’t looking for names or a relationship--she only wants someone who can satisfy her lust for both sex and blood. But Kia’s new mission is to find Sean Maximillus, Lord Vampire and the lone being capable of curing Kia’s mother. Kia thought she found the key to success with Ronan, a mysterious man who promises to take her to Maximillus…and who shares a carnal passion with Kia even bloodlust couldn't match.
But Ronan also seems to know too much about Kia…things she never told him. And as she is drawn deeper into Ronan’s world, he reveals secrets that will change Kia’s life forever….
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