Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Release Day & Interview!
Her Unexpected Hero (Unexpected Heroes #1)
by Melody Anne

Would you recognize true love if it sat down next to you? In this unforgettable new spinoff of the Billionaire books from New York Times bestselling indie author Melody Anne, two strangers must look past their painful memories to make way for everlasting love.

Alyssa's modeling career came to an abrupt end when her manager boyfriend emptied her bank account and ruined her professional reputation. Now she's heading to a new town in Montana to rebuild her life—if she can even get there (stupid delayed planes!). But things are looking up when she's upgraded to first class and a mysterious stranger sits down next to her…

Jackson Whitman doesn't believe in love, or commitment, or forever—not since he lost his wife and daughter. But the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the gate has him rethinking that position. Can he convince her to be his for the night? Or will she convince him to be hers for a lifetime?

Click here to see to see our reviews of Her Unexpected Hero.

Interview with Melody Anne!

Mrs Northman: Where did you get the inspiration for Her Unexpected Hero?

Melody Anne: I live in a fantasy world, and I remember from the days of not having much money at all, I worked in the airport and some of the sexiest men would come in wearing these sexy suits. I wrote that opening scene in my head years ago, so when it came time to write it out, it just flowed. Mmm, a man in a suit is hot.

MN: Have you ever met anyone interesting at the airport? :)

MA: Again, when I worked at the airport, I would drool when our military guys would come through. To me there is nothing sexier than a man in uniform. We did have Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs come through, and a few celebrities, but I’m much more into military guys and athletes or country music singers. If Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan came through, I might jump on them. I did meet Dierks Bentley, and found that I was unable to speak. The man is hot!! J P.S. I do love my husband very much J

MN: Do you have a dream cast for Alyssa and Jackson?

MA: For Jackson, Luke Bryan all the way! And for Alyssa, Jessica Biel. I have so many favorites but a hot country guy will take my hear every time.

MN: Whose POV did you have more fun writing and why?

MA: That’s a tough one. I love writing from the men’s POV the most I think because I love to try to get into men’s heads. I drive the men in my life absolutely insane because I’m always questioning them and pushing them to tell me their feelings and what’s in their hearts. I am surprised they haven’t all blocked me by now. I love Joseph Anderson too, who appears in these books because he’s loud and boisterous and reminds me of my grandpa who I miss every single day.

MN:  Do you have any crazy habits or rituals while you write?

MA: I so don’t want to talk about my habits. Then people will know I’m crazy. I have a beautiful office that is decorated with pictures and my favorite quotes and is in the back of the house where it’s quiet, and though I work at night when everyone is sleeping, I still get lonely being back there, and so I sit at the kitchen table, or on the couch or on my deck, but never in my office. I always have to take like 2am chocolate breaks too. Chocolate and milk. I say to keep myself awake, but really it’s just cause I can sneak into it without my husband busting me for skipping meals and then eating chocolate in place of healthy things.

MN: Do you read while you're writing?

MA: Not usually. I read in between – or I should say, I devour in between books. What happens when I start reading while I’m writing, is that I get into the book and my own writing stops. I do listen to music often when I write. Not if I’m having to concentrate too hard, but when it’s flowing I play music in the background. Right now, “The Only Way I know” is playing in the background. Just had “Amazed” playing before this. I have a great playlist.

MN: Tell us something fun about yourself.

MA: I love nerf battles. I am so freaking competitive. We have offices where everyone busts their butts for me sometimes 7 days a week, and one day over a year ago, I went to a friends house, and when I walked in the door, nerf darts were flying because his kids were shooting him and everything. I decided I wanted a nerf war so we cleaned out Toys R Us of nerf guns and for my birthday we had a bunch of grown up and kids, and we had an epic nerf battle. Then we upped the ante and water guns became involved, and then silly string. Each new Nerf battle gets a little bit messier. So the battles in my books came from real life. After one war, I had bruises all over my body because it turns into tackle nerf wars J

MN: Do you have any go-to authors or favorite books you can recommend?

MA: Read Jennifer Probst!! She is my hero. She’s witty and funny, and you have to keep on reading. One will never be enough. I also love Ruth Cardello for that same reason. Such a great sense of humor. Lynn Raye Harris is incredible with very sexy alpha men, and Sandra Marton is my hero and legend. J.S. Scott is steamy and erotic and has a way with words unlike any other. There are so many more authors, and I hate leaving any out, but those are so of my favorites.

MN: Sometimes when meeting authors, we have fangirl moments. Have you ever had a fangirl moment of your own?

MA: I have had many, many, many fangirl moments. First time I met Nora Roberts I was nearly shaking. I listened to her talk and I wanted a pic with her and was in there with my best friend, Nikki, and after she was done people were walking up to her, and I turned to Nik, and said, never mind, let’s go. Of course, Nik walks right up to her and says, “this is Melody, who is a huge fan. Can I take a pic with you?” I was mortified and of course, Nora said yes, and I got my pic. But I was terrified. Then I was just as shaky to meet Jennifer Probst, and she was so hilarious I felt like an idiot for being afraid. I wouldn’t be afraid anymore, because I have since come to realize that every author, including me, is crazy, and we live inside our own heads, and love meeting and talking to our fans more than anything else. Okay, I still might shake a little if I met Stephen King.

MN:  If you had to choose, Ian Somerholder or Charlie Hunnam? :)

MA: Ian!! without a doubt. I am past thirty years old, shh, don’t tell anyone, and I don’t ever like younger men, but that man’s eyes…. Oh, that man’s eyes. I have described them over and over and over in my books. Of course, my daughter is in love with him, as well, and she’s 20, so I told her to please marry him just so I could look in my son-in-law’s eyes daily J

MN: Would you say you're a cat or a dog person?

MA: I used to very much be a kitty person. I love them. But my husband is very much a dog person and now we own 4 dogs; 3 chihuahua’s and a Siberian huskie, so I have turned into a dog person. I adore my puppies. They keep me warm when I sleep, and when I stay up too late writing, they come and complain.

MN: What are three things you couldn't live without if stranded on a desert island?

MA: Hmmm. Let’s see, PG-13 appropriate… My husband because he gives the words best foot rubs and he would do all the cooking for me (well, I would take Luke Bryan in his place) J A box of books, romance and horror, and vodka. If I’m stuck on an island, I’m going to have a vacation!!

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