A Cameron Farms Romance
Release Date Nov. 09, 2017
Blurb:They told themselves theirs was a casual affair… until a positive pregnancy test proved them wrong. Ashley Needham’s life is finally on track. She has a great job at Cameron Farms, good friends, and is months away from college graduation. Matt Weiss was convinced he didn’t know how to love until the day a she strutted into his office spitting fire. He fell hard, but to protect his heart and hers, he made no promises. All that was before the positive test changed their relationship forever. Can casual lovers truly become a couple and forge a bond strong enough to last?
Post Date 11/07/2017
“Hey.” Hale’s gentle fingers brushed away her hair from her cheek. “You did good, Ash. I’m so proud of you,” she whispered.
“You’re my best friend,” Ashley blurted, and her voice caught.
“I love you, too.” Hale rested her palm against Ashley’s cheek.
“I mean, you’re more than a friend. Not like a mom, but you are...to me,” she finished weakly, knowing her words didn’t make sense.
Hale’s eyes were filled with strong emotion; their blue color darkened. “Ash, I know what you mean, and I thank you.” She leaned over and pressed her lips against her cheek. She straightened and called out, “Finn, we need to take off. They need to rest.”
They said their goodbyes.
Matt sat down next to her bed. “How are you feeling?” This was the fiftieth time he’d asked since the surgery.
“The drugs help.” She smiled dreamily.
“We have a son.” He sounded amazed. “I’ve got a wife and a son.”
She turned serious. “How are we going to do all of this? I mean, a baby is a lot of work.”
“Sweetheart, I’m convinced you can do anything,” he said and placed a kiss in the middle of her palm. “I’m going to do whatever you tell me.”
“I love him, and I don’t even know him.” Her eyes widened. “Does that make any sense?”
“You know him, babe. He’s a part of me and a part of you. You know us. He’s what our love created.”
Q&A for Melanie Jayne
1.) Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I have so many ideas that it is hard to figure out what to write next and to keep focused on that book. I get a new idea and fall in love with it so I have to be very strict with myself.
2.) What are your current projects?
I am currently writing my first foray into Paranormal Romance. This is darker and more in depth than anything I’ve ever attempted. I’m almost finished with the first third.
Then, I’m putting it on pause for 10-14 days while I rewrite A Change of Plan (book 5 in the Change Series) so that that it can go to my editor.
I will continue writing the werewolves until it’s done, work on the edits when they come back on Change of Plan and do the holiday thing.
At some point, I will finalize my publishing plan for 2018, order swag and finalize my travel plans for the year.
3.) Why did you choose to write contemporary stories?
When I started I wanted to write erotic romance like so many of my cool friends. I hadn’t read contemporary for years. I thought it was formulaic and boring. A good friend told me to read Kristen Ashely and Jill Shalvis series and I did. Soon after, I had several ideas and was ready to write.
4.) When and why did you begin writing?
My grandparents were writers so I grew up around the process. I was rewarded for making up stories so it has always been a part of my life. I didn’t have the confidence to pursue writing or maybe I didn’t think that I had anything to say when I was younger? With the Indie Publishing revolution and my fast approaching fiftieth birthday, I decided to try writing a book and I enjoyed it.
5.) How can readers discover more about you and your work?
@1MelanieJayne on twitter
ReadMelanieJayne on Instagram
About the Author:
I live on a grain farm southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana with my very patient husband of twenty-five years and our two English Mastiffs, Buster Brown and Ginger. I graduated from Indiana University when it was the #1 party school in the country and I took great pride in helping the school achieve that ranking. I haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up. I change careers every decade. I have worked in retail, a federal courtroom, travelled across the state closing loans, and behind the scenes in a casino. I've always had an active imagination so when a good friend suggested that I try writing a book, I thought why not, it should be fun. It has, but I have had to work very hard to learn how to do it. I am so lucky for the outpouring of advice and education from so many in the industry, plus the hand-holding and cheerleading from My Gurls. I also have an incredible Ad-man-istrative Assistant, who tries to keep me under control. He rolls his eyes so much that I worry about a permanent condition. When I ‘m not working or writing type stuff, I sleep, watch courtroom TV shows, and sports. I was a competitive pro-am ballroom dancer for ten years and I read as many books as I can. I love to attend Author-Reader Conventions and look forward to meeting you.