Meet the Author:
Melanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life. A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back.
Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.
She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.
At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.
About the Book:
Bea Paxton is a free spirit. She loves her fledgling interior design business, having fun, and she loves men. But only temporarily. Rule #1 is no relationships, no love, no commitment. She likes being in charge. It’s the only way to protect herself from getting hurt again.
Zane Price is the perfect candidate for a steamy time—beautiful, built, and British. Plus, he’ll soon be moving back to England. Really perfect.
Well...except for the fact that he’s her biggest client. And he doesn’t play by her rules. Hell, no. He wants more. Much more. Which is definitely not on the agenda.
Unfortunately, his kisses are nothing short of toe-curlingly awesome. And he is distracting her—a lot—from doing her job.
She needs to stay away from him. Her livelihood depends on it.
But Zane always gets what he wants. And he wants Bea. But for right now? Or forever...?
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Melanie’s 4 P’s Philosophy
How to meet those deadlines and remain sane
Prioritize. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when we see that circled date on our calendars looming on the horizon. So, find a prioritization system that works best for you. Get all of the most critical, essential stuff out of the way first. Or break those items up by completing smaller tasks in between. Whatever you do, plan it out in advance so you’re not scrambling around every day trying to determine the most efficient use of your time.
Personal quiet time. Meditation. Fortress of Solitude. However you want to refer to it, take periodic breaks between your to-do list and find a peaceful, quiet place to collect your thoughts, refresh your mind, and replenish your energy reserves. Think about anything but your book and writing. Imagine white sand beaches and giant fish bowls of frozen margaritas. Turn on some tunes and just escape into your own subconscious for a few minutes. For me, this is why I still have a full head of hair. And why my laptop hasn’t been hurled out a window. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Patience and Positivity. These can be rolled into one, as they often tend to go hand-in-hand. Let’s face it, you’re not going to get anywhere or get anything done by being negative and flying off the handle every time something goes awry. You’re frustrated with your editor, your creative juices aren’t really flowing, or there’s just not enough time in the day. The key is to never let any of it get you down. Tell yourself it’s going to be okay. Tell yourself that you are an amazing writer and you are not going to get your ass kicked by one frustrating chapter or a date on the calendar. Remember, you are the ruler of your own mind. So, own that bitch. ;)
Pinot Grigio. If you’re not much of a wino, maybe you won’t appreciate this one as much. But I look forward to my glass(es) of wine at the end of a long day. My mind is such a jumbled mess by dinnertime, it feels like my head might explode most days. But with my wine, I can actually feel it relaxing my muscles and calming down my system. We all need a reprieve like that at the end of the day. So, if you’re not a wine drinker, find something that you enjoy and make it a habit. Drinking herbal tea instead or exercising or working on some DIY projects… The goal here is to relax and be happy with what you’ve accomplished for the day.