Friday, April 13, 2012

Casting Call with Melissa Schroeder + Giveaway

We met Melissa Schroeder at RomCon last year and rocking some Hawaiian print during her luau. Her stories are sexy, steamy and downright 'I need to take a cold shower' worthy reads full of yummy military men. The first time we had Mel on the blog was during the December Joyathon and it was loads of fun! 


Meet Melissa:
Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital Melissa has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. After becoming hooked, she read close to 300 novels in one year, deciding that romance was her true calling instead of the literary short stories and suspenses she had been writing. After many attempts, she realized that romantic comedy, or at least romance with a comedic edge, was where she was destined to be. Influences in her writing come from Nora Roberts, Jenny Cruise, Susan Andersen, Amanda Quick, Jayne Anne Krentz, Julia Quinn, Christina Dodd, and Lori Foster. Since her first release in 2004, Melissa has had close to 20 short stories, novellas and novels released with seven different publishers in a variety of genres and time periods. Those releases included, The Hired Hand, a 2005 Eppie Finalist for Contemporary Romance and Tempting Prudence, a 2005 CAPA finalist for short erotic romance. Her contemporary, A Little Harmless Sex became an international best seller in June of 2005.

Since she was a military brat, she vowed never to marry military. Alas, fate always has her waywith mortals. Her husband is an Air Force major, and together they have their own military brats, two girls, and they live wherever the military sticks them. Which she is sure, will always involve heat and bugs only seen on the Animal Discovery Channel.In her spare time, she reads, complains about bugs, travels, cooks, reads some more, watches her DVD collections of Arrested Development and Seinfeld, and tries to convince her family that she truly is a delicate genius. She has yet to achieve her last goal.

She has always believed that romance and humor go hand in hand. Love can conquer all and as Mark Twain said, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Combining the two, she hopes she gives her readers a thrilling love story, filled with chuckles along the way, and a happily ever after finish.

Connect with Melissa: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Blog

I have made no secret of the fact that Evan in A Little Harmless Obsession is my favorite hero, or at least one of my favorites. The book is still in my top favs that I have written. For the heroine, it was hard to find someone to star in the movie, though. There are not a lot of Hawaiian actresses to play
May Aiona. Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent she is much different than actresses you find in Hollywood, especially in looks. But, picking someone, I would go for Kelly Hu. She is one of the few actresses that have the Polynesian look that I would need for the spunky restaurant manager who has had a crush on bad boy Dom, Evan Chambers. For Eva, I would have to go with Brad Pitt ala Thelma and Louise. He was a charmer in that movie, with kind of a dark side, being a con artist and that is Evan.

Genre: Erotic
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing Ltd. (September 21,2010)

What begins as a quest for submission becomes an unrelenting need for love.

May Aiona’s crush on sexy Evan Chambers is a bad habit that should be easy to break. It’s not like he’s ever noticed her. Looking for a safe place to release the reins of control and explore her curiosity about BDSM, May takes a friend up on an invitation to visit an exclusive bondage club—all she has to agree to is a public submission.

Evan can’t help but notice the exotically beautiful May. But despite his success, the dirty secrets of his past whisper that he’ll never be good enough for her. When Evan sees her standing in his club ready to submit to his best friend, he gives in to the thing he wants most—May as his sub. After their session, he knows one night will never be enough. But loving May isn’t easy for a man always ready to take charge. She might like to submit in the bedroom, but she doesn’t like anyone telling her what to do outside of it.
When May insists she’s not in any danger from the person seemingly obsessed with her, she ends up in the sights of a deranged stalker—with Evan possibly too far away to help.

Warning: This book contains sexy Hawaiian settings, crazy relatives, and a submission scene that leaves the heroine breathless and the hero frustrated. There are toys, bondage, and love scenes so hot, you’ll need ice water and a towel. Remember, it’s a Harmless story, so you know there’s nothing harmless about it.
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Okay peeps, Melissa is giving away copies of A Little Harmless Submission and Callum: The Cursed Clan. It's open internationally so yay!!!
  • Leave a comment for Melissa about her casting choices. If you haven't read any of her books, would you?
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Don't forget to enter for the grand prizes here.

***Find out who Melissa cast for A Little Harmless Fascination over at Dani's blog (Ramblings From This Chick)***

A huge thank you to Mel for hanging out at the blog and donating the giveaway books.

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