Authors Tell All- Melynda Price

Melynda PriceMelynda Price is the author of several contemporary and paranormal romance titles, including Win by Submission and Passing His Guard in the mixed martial arts–themed Against the Cage series. Price writes for ardent readers who want to fall in love over and over again. She makes the unbelievable believable while taking her characters to the limit with tales full of passion, heart, and unexpected twists. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. She lives with her husband and two children in northern Minnesota, where there are plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee and write.

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Thank you for inviting me to your author tell-all. Today, I’m celebrating the release of Passing His Guard, the second book in my Against the Cage series. It’s been a journey to get here and the road is far from over.

I began writing six years ago when a friend asked me to edit a book she’d been working on. I had a strong background in English and thought, why not give it a shot? But instead of editing it, I ended up rewriting it, and I learned two very important things about myself: a.) I have absolutely no editorial skill. And b.) I love to tell stories. That’s how I discovered my love for writing and it’s been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows ever since.

The first book I wrote, Until Darkness Comes, was a paranormal romance that evolved into a 4-book series. It was published in 2012 by 5Prince Publishing.

I loved the paranormal world and begin writing another series with the hope/intention to sign with a literary agent and sell the story to a mass market publisher. Though Bonded in Exile was submitted to several agencies, the common response I received was, “Great writing and great story but paranormal isn’t selling.”

I asked the agent what was selling, and she said small-town contemporary romance. That’s when I realized it didn’t matter how good of a writer I was, or how great my story happened to be, I had to write what was selling. So I decided to jump genres and enter the contemporary world. It wasn’t easy. A + B now had to = C, and writing within the confines of realism was a new and challenging task.

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Question: How would I make real life interesting enough that people would want to read it?

Answer: One injured, rancorous MMA fighter and a sexy physical therapist with a damaged past and a psychotic ex-boyfriend that may just kill them both.

I wrote Win By Submission, a steamy MMA romantic suspense, and submitted the MS to a few literary agents. A couple of weeks later, I was contacted by an agent who loved the story. I signed with Spencerhill Associates and my agent, Nalini Akolekar, then sold Win By Submission and Passing His Guard to Montlake Romance.

The third book in this series, Grappling For Position, will be out in April 2016, and I have another romantic suspense releasing next fall.

So what started out as a goodwill gesture to help out a friend has turned into a life changing event for me. It hasn’t been easy, but the road to success rarely is.

I thank you for taking the time to read my tell-all and I hope you’ll check out my newest release, Passing His Guard.

Have a wonderful day!

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A guardian angel…
A forbidden love… Eternal consequences…

Olivia Norton was born with a gift—a gift heaven has sworn to protect, and hell is bound to destroy. Her perfect world is turned upside-down when two handsome strangers, Max and Liam, step into her life. Olivia soon discovers that her ‘Mr. Perfect’ is actually a perfect nightmare. ~~~Until Darkness Comes

Free will comes at a cost…

Three years after losing the love of her life, Olivia Norton refuses to continue living in the shadows of what will never be. But how can she marry another when her guardian angel still holds her heart? ~~~Shades of Darkness

She’s captured the hearts of Heaven and Hell…

Betrayed by her true love, Olivia cannot let go of the angel her mind no longer remembers, but her heart refuses to forget. In an attempt to reclaim her broken life, she is determined to unearth her past, but some secrets are better left buried. ~~~Courting Darkness

All have sacrificed, but one will sacrifice all…

Just when Olivia thought she’d finally have everything she always wanted, she was never closer to losing it all. Haden rocked Olivia’s foundation when he professed his love for her, and then turned himself in to the High Court. Although it was for the best, watching him walk out of her life was one of the hardest things she’d ever done.

Liam has always been the angel that holds her heart. But nothing will test the bonds of that love more than when a sick twist of fate brings all their lives crashing back together again.

Bitter enemies in love with the same woman, Liam and Haden must put their differences aside to battle an evil whose reach is far greater than either of them ever imagined. It will take all their strength to protect Olivia from an enemy that’s come to claim her and usher in a power-play to overthrow the High Court.

Love, sacrifice, and betrayal… It all comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in Braving the Darkness.

http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Melynda-Price-ebook/dp/B00WZQN69E/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1431016980&sr=8-13&keywords=The+Redemption+Series

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War. Devotion. Deceit. Death. How long can a heart hold on before it breaks? Most women would carry on with their lives after being thrust into widowhood, but not Charlotte Adamsland. Upon learning that her husband, Captain Sanderson Redding, was killed in a botched escape from a Confederate prison in Illinois, she clings to his promise to return to her no matter what, and quickly heads north through a war-ravaged country with only her faith in God and her beloved horse to bring her Sanderson home – one way or another.

After the war is over and Sanderson is home, life is good… until the Army comes knocking with a bloody ultimatum where Sanderson’s freedom hangs in tandem with a man’s life while Charlotte is left home, shattered with worry and left to handle a rash of rabies that threatens the entire countryside– Sanderson included.

Can a love already tested to the limit survive on the trail to California as the peace Sanderson is trying to bridge between the Army and the Snake River Indians begins to fall apart and more importantly, when when all of their dreams come true, will Sanderson and Charlotte still have what started it all –their everlasting love?

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Dacque LaRose, a retired high school teacher, is your proverbial Good Samaritan. After the unfortunate passing of his wife, a visit from his wife’s spirit and soul, in Soul Awakening, Book I of The Dacque Chronicles, propels Dacque’s entire future in a new direction. Like most of us, he had never given much thought to survival of souls after the death of our bodies, but the visit from the spirit of his beloved caused him to commence a thorough investigation into survival of souls and their reincarnation in the future. Dacque’s education did not stop there. With his  new-found understanding of souls and his natural Good Samaritan instincts, the Heavenly Powers enlisted his services to assist them in guiding lost souls and misguided individuals in their intended direction.

In Soul Rescue, Book II of The Dacque Chronicles, Dacque is directed by his Heavenly Guides to locate the earthbound spirit of a child and assist it to finally pass over to join its awaiting family members. Dacque eventually discovers that this assignment was not just an assignment, and the earthbound spirit was a close
associate of his in a previous lifetime.

In Soul Mind, Book III of The Dacque Chronicles, Dacque is enlisted by the spirit of a recently murdered acquaintance to assist in bringing the murderer to justice. This is no simple task as the victim met his demise from a vicious blow to the back of his head and did not see his murderer. The real fun comes in trying to convince the local police to allow the spirit and soul of the murder victim to assist in their investigation of the murder.

Soul Connections, Book IV of The Dacque Chronicles, is a continuation of Book III where individuals associated with the murder victim are educated in the relationship of Karma and the reincarnation of groups of souls together in more than one lifetime. Have you ever wondered how total strangers can be thrown together and eventually become devoted friends or family members? It is all tied into Karma and the reincarnation of groups of souls together in a number of lifetimes until their Karmic connections are fulfilled. Curious? Let Dacque LaRose be your guide.

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Robyn Fisher is a frustrated, busy, working mum and wife who feels that life is passing her by – that is until she meets charismatic psychologist, Jay Trethedick, at a weekend seminar.

Despite the instant attraction, Robyn resists Jay’s advances only to surrender to temptation a week later and they begin an intense and passionate love affair. But when the lovers start taking increasingly dangerous risks, Robyn’s husband discovers the truth and walks out, destroying Robyn’s world.

But the grass isn’t always greener. After an attempt to start a new life with Jay, Robyn realises she has to take the biggest risk of all; choosing who to love and who to let go. As sexual desire battles with real life and family, can she make the right choice? Just how far is she willing to go?~How to Have an Affair

Have you ever got yourself in so deep you feel like running away and starting a new life?  That’s exactly what wife and artist, Denizon Cartwright felt like doing. After deciding that she couldn’t put up with her unfaithful husband any longer, she leaves him for smooth-talking artist and professor, Damien   Johnson – but she soon learns she’s swapped one liar for another and beats a hasty retreat … only to become entangled with Jay, the ex-lover of her best friend, Robyn.  Could her life get any more complicated? Yes! A surprise encounter leaves Denizon with an ever-growing list of men falling in love with her.

Her escape route is at hand in the shape of Escuela de Montana d’Armentera, an artistic retreat high up in the Spanish mountains. But her problems only follow, as she discovers.  Will she find true happiness in the Spanish sun or lose everyone she ever held dear?~How to Have an Amicable Divorce

Have you got a secret hidden so deep that thinking about it threatens to overwhelm you? Bethany Forrester and Denizon Cartwright are mother and daughter but they haven’t seen each other for thirty five years. Not since Beth gave Denizon up for adoption when she was two days old.

“How to Have a Happy Marriage” tells the story of how they find each other and their lives and loves along the way – from the stormy relationship between Beth and her husband to Denizon’s quest for true happiness and real love.

We follow the ups and downs of the pair as they struggle to fit each other into their already complicated lives. Will it be a happy ending for either of them? Find out in the final chapter of the “How to …” series of books.~How to Have a Happy Marriage

http://www.amazon.com/How-find-Happiness-Lindsay-Harper-ebook/dp/B00X8SD2J2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1431017731&sr=8-5&keywords=How+to+find+Happiness

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Some men keep secrets…Adam Monroe kept three.

All You Can Read Club

Hi guys! I hope you are having a great week so far. I have a few new links i’d like to share with you from the reading club All You Can Read Club. There are authors, interviews, free books, sample chapters of member authors, cool stuff at the gift shop and prizes you can read!
So don’t be shy come check us out
HOME PAGE
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/
AUTHOR PAGES
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/erikamszabo.htm
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http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/stevennedelton.htm
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ARTIST, PUBLISHER
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/esztercsakiartist.htm
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/5princepublishing.htm
INTERVIEWS
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/interviewswithauthors.htm
VIDEOS
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/apps/videos/
BLOGS
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GIFT SHOP
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/apps/cafepress_shop/
YOU CAN BE A WINNER
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/youcanbeawinner.htm
READ FREE
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/apps/documents/
BOOKSTORE
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/booksandgifts.htm
READER’S FAVORITE
http://www.allyoucanreadclub.com/readersfavorites.htm

Star Bright giveaways…

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Hi guys!

i just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Bernadette Marie (@writesromance) for the interview and the support (this is the link to the interview http://www.authorbernadettemarie.blogspot.com/2012/04/interview-with-christina-ow.html). And I’d also like to show my appreciation to Connie Kline (@Editor_Connie) for being the best editor and for believing in Star Bright.

I have 3 books left on offer on Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5817911.Christina_OW), so if you are a member message me and get an e-book copy of the Romance suspense Star Bright for FREE!!

On the 3rd of May I will be interviewed on Mirriam Smyths’s bolg and there ill be a few more freebees!

And if you just want a free copy, comment on the post Star Bright Chapter One!

Make sure to also read Melynda Price’s interview, she has some freebess for you! (http://www.authorbernadettemarie.blogspot.com/2012/04/interview-with-melynda-price.html)