Friday, July 18, 2014

A Tribute to Mel ~ @MelSchroeder #ALittleHarmlessSex #amreading

Hello everyone!

Today we’re celebrating a wonderful friend of mine’s publishing anniversary. In the early days, we were critique partners and I’ll never forget that experience. I was lucky enough to read A Little Harmless Sex before anyone else and even then I knew it was awesome.

But enough about me, this is about Mel…for those of you who don’t know anything about her…here’s the scoop.

From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter , counting down the days until her hubby retires, and cursing the military for always sticking them in a location that is filled with bugs big enough to eat her children. 

Mel, you are one special lady and I feel blessed meeting you! Thanks for being my friend.

Is it love, or just a little harmless sex?

Max has always been Anna‘s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister.

Until Max’s cold fiance dumps him, Anna unloads another of her many conquests and she invites him over for margaritas and Mexican food. Too much tequila, too much flirting, and too many years of fighting the attraction — Max loses control and has mind-blowing sex with Anna on her couch. And in her shower. And in her bed. When the sun rises the next morning, both of them must face that their night together is just the first of many.

For Max, he knows he wants Anna forever, but convincing a commitment-phobe like Anna is no easy task. For Anna, she can’t believe she has finally slipped beneath Max’s steely self-control. He is every woman’s dark, wet fantasy come true.

But what happens when Max pushes Anna for more than just A Little Harmless Sex?

And don’t forget to keep hopping here: 

For my part in the hop, I’m giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate and a copy of any ebook from my back list. Thanks for stopping by everyone…and don’t forget to drop by one of my favorite author’s site as soon as you can!


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  1. Jessica Hale(Parsons)July 18, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    wow 10 years congrats to Melissa :)


  2. Thanks, Jessica, for stopping by!

    Mel has a big giveaway going as do the author's in the blog hop. Don't forget to enter the individual contests for your chance to win!

    Hope to see you again real soon.

  3. That's a lot of years

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  4. It is, it is.

    Thanks for stopping by bn100! Hope to see you again sometime.

  5. Congrats on 10 years, Melissa! The books are definitely amazing!

    latochiadanai at gmail dot com

  6. Congrats and Happy 10th Anniversary Melissa!

    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
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  7. Sounds like Melissa is an amazing woman as sounding like on most websites who seem to know and like her!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  8. Congratulations Melissa on your 10 year anniversary! Looking forward to many more years! Thank you for being part of her Blog Hop!
    Kathy (

  9. Latochia ~ Yes her books are absolutely amazing. I have them all! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Sue A. ~ Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Books4Me ~ Yes, Mel's a great person and author. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Thanks, Kathy...Mel deserves this...she's awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Congrats Melissa on 10 years of writing!
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  14. Happy Anniversary!
    fun hop
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  15. Congrats! Happy Anniversary.

  16. Happy congratulations to you both, Lynn and Melissa, on many years of writing! Wishing you both much joy and success as you continue on!

    fedora at gmail dot com

  17. Happy Anniversary and thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  18. Happy 10th Anniversary Melissa and Congratulations!!

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