Author Amanda Greene’s Real Life Romance

Happy St. Patrick’s day!

 

Would you like to hear how Author Amanda Greene met her husband? It is a real life romance, folks! So sweet! Read the full interview at Coffee Time Romance here: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Interviews/2016/amandagreene.html#.VurTIJr2YdU

 

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Do my friends and family know that I’m a romance author?

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Many writers keep their pastime/career a secret. Do those close to me know that I write? You can find out the answer to that question and more in my interview at Kam’s Place. Follow the link here: http://www.superkambrook.com/2015/10/author-showcaseinterview-and-review-of.html

There is also a new review of my recent release by Kameron Brook. Read her review after the interview. I think she liked the book! 🙂

Happy Release Day to Author Matt Melillo! Let’s Give Him a Shout Out!

castons_revenge_front-143x225Please give a warm welcome to Debut Author Matthew Melillo! Matt, I’m so excited to have you here to talk about your release Caston’s Revenge. This book is out today! Happy Release Day!

I am truly honored to be here and have this opportunity.

This is your first book published, true? How exciting! What does this accomplishment mean to you?

Yes, this is my first book. It is a dream come true to finally be here after many years of trying to find an avenue to pursue my dreams of being a writer. And now, I not only have one book coming out, but two more as well. It is surreal.

Tell us about your journey to publication.

It took me, on and off, four years to complete my first book. I was constantly going back and forth, reading it, and changing it. It was painful for years, receiving letters stating that this was not the type of book they were wanting to publish. My family stood behind me and kept encouraging me to continue writing. While shopping that book around, I did continue writing and completed two other books.

What would you say has surprised you most about the publishing business?

How difficult it is to get published. Once you find a place, it’s a whirlwind of what to do next. It has also been an incredible learning experience working with the editors who taught me so much more about writing and to help me grow.

What is your book about? What inspired this story?

Caston’s Revenge is a unique story about revenge. The main character, Max Caston, returns home from war after being wounded. When he returns, he finds out his wife is legally pursuing a high-profile crime boss. Just before going to trial, there is a home invasion where Max and his family are left for dead. With the help of two close friends from the Army, Max begins to rebuild his life until he sees one of the home invaders at a televised press conference for the man his wife was trying to put behind bars. This sets Max on a path for justice. And the deeper he goes to find out who is behind it, the worse it turns out to be.

What inspired the story was several things. Of course, I took small aspects of my life and incorporated them into the story. But the biggest inspiration was I wanted to write something that, if I was reading, I could picture like watching a movie in a dark movie theater. I wanted it to be something I would want to see. And I hope that comes across to all the readers.

Matt, I couldn’t find much about you online. I would love to know a little more about you. What is a typical day like in your life?

I am married to my beautiful wife, Genny, for 13 years now. We have two boys, Dom and Cody, and my wife is currently pregnant with our third child, poetically, we decided to name Max. My typical day is usually spent at work where I am a finance manager for a large car dealership where I spend anywhere from 8 to 14 hours at work 5 to 7 days a week. When I get home, I try to spend a little time with the boys and my wife and try to squeeze in some writing. But, long-term, I would love to just focus on my writing.

Congratulations on your wife’s pregnancy! What would it surprise your readers to know about you?

Readers may be surprised to know, especially after reading the answer to the last question, that I was a history teacher for several years when I graduated college.

That sure surprises me. Are you working on anything new that you would like to tell us about?

I am currently working on two more books that are in rewrite and editing stages. The first is The Unknown, which is a horror/thriller. The second, which is closest to my heart, is a historical drama The Last Order of the Templars. I am hoping to have them released by the end of this year. Once they are done, I am going to focus my attention on the sequel to Caston’s Revenge, which I plan as a trilogy. I will also work on the second book in the series for The Last Order of the Templars. But, as many readers know, minds are always busy, and, in between, I have a couple of other stories I would love to put to paper as well.

Do you have any links you would like to share so readers can find you online?

On Facebook, this is the link to my page: https://www.facebook.com/matthewmmelillo

And my website, which should be up soon: http://www.mattmelillo.com/

Caston’s Revenge is now available on Amazon.com. Here is a direct link:

http://www.amazon.com/Castons-Revenge-Matthew-Melillo-ebook/dp/B00ZBCYMYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433951122&sr=8-1&keywords=Caston%27s+Revenge

Here is a blurb:

Max Caston is a soldier wounded in Iraq. After he returns home, he learns his wife, an assistant district attorney, is attempting to bring down a major crime boss. Unfortunately, a home invasion leaves Max for dead, and his family lost.

When the police fail to bring the true criminals to justice, Max, with the help of two of his closest friends, decides to take matters into his own hands. But as he draws closer to his target, he discovers his target is only the beginning.

Do you have a message you would like to share with readers?

I hope when you read Caston’s Revenge you get the same feeling I got when writing it. It is a whirlwind action book that, even though you may think you know what will happen, still surprises you. When reading, I hope you get that feeling as if all you are missing is some popcorn and a coke while you enjoy the movie you imagine.

I would love to encourage anyone that reads my books to please feel free to shoot me an email, post a message or a question on my Facebook about anything, and I promise I will respond to each one. And I encourage anyone that has a goal, no matter how many times you hear no, don’t listen and keep pursuing your dreams. My dream is only beginning, and I am hoping I can continue to produce books that the readers out there will enjoy.

Published in: on June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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When two Type A personalities collide…a romance with sparks.

INTjenniferwilckContemporary Romance Author Jennifer Wilck enjoys writing about diversity. In her release, Miriam’s Surrender, the characters are Jewish. They are also both Type A personalities. Neither character wants to bend. Learn more about the story in her interview with me at Coffee Time Romance and More! http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Interviews/2015/JenniferWilcks.html#.VVIBY5Mk7KA

Friends, do you enjoy having different religions in the books you read? I do. I love learning new things and experiencing the world through character’s eyes. It is one of my favorite things about reading!

E-books are everywhere. Authors, do you miss holding your book in your hands?

8580014What was the proudest moment of Cynthia Witherspoon’s writing career? The answer is seeing her book in print, of course! The same could hold true for many authors. It is indeed a wonderful feeling! Read her full interview at Coffee Time Romance here: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Interviews/2015/CynthiaWitherspoon.html#.VQGa8-Ek7KA

Because of the popularity of e-books, a lot of books don’t make it to print. And, from a business perspective, that’s the way it should be. That’s the way the industry is going. Authors have a great opportunity to make a great income that way. But, sadly, that also means they won’t get to hold that print book in their hands and experience that feeling of magic that happens in that moment.

Authors, do you miss holding your book in your hands? Or, are you happy enough seeing your book  on the screen?

The lines between genres are blurring, and this author loves crossing those lines.

INTevagordon2015Author Eva Gordon writes steampunk, historical novels, full of romance and paranormal creatures. She loves mixing all the genres in her writing. Want to find out more about this author? Read her interview with me at Coffee Time Romance and More! I think you’ll enjoy it! http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Interviews/2015/EvaGordon.html#.VOybCS4k7KA

Or, read her book, Hand of Miriam. Do you like the multiple elements to this story? What is your opinion of cross genres?

Published in: on February 24, 2015 at 10:48 am  Comments (2)  
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CTR Interview: Find out why Vicki Batman will make you laugh.

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New job. New romance. And murder: Temporarily Employed

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Vicki Batman, author of Temporarily Employed, a romantic comedy and mystery. This book is her first full-length novel and it was a very fun read. Vicki and I also talked about what kinds of jobs she had before beginning her writing career. Read the interview to learn more about this sweet lady!

 

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Interviews/2014/VickiBatman.html#.VNIzmS4k7KA

 

 

Published in: on February 4, 2015 at 10:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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Which of my characters is my favorite?

I’m a featured author at Whispered Writings, a blog written by Rachel Kovacs. She’s written such a remarkable feature about me that I have to share with everyone! She’s truly a talented writer.

One of the questions I answer for Rachel is: which of my characters is my favorite? Interested to know? Here’s the feature: http://whisperedwritings.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/author-spotlight-destiny-booze/

I sure hope everyone will take a moment to stop by! 🙂

Learn more about Author Destiny Booze

Want to learn more about me? Want to know what three things I would have on my bucket list if I knew the world was about to end? Find out in my interview with Raine Delight! http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/getting-to-know-destiny-booze/

Also, don’t forget that May’s Character Interview Blog Bash Hop is going on right now. To participate, email promorobyn@gmail.com for details! You could win a signed copy of Altered Beginnings!

Do I believe in the paranormal?

Hey guys, I’ve been interviewed by Elizabeth Provenzano, Tulsa Books Examiner. One of the things she wants to know is, do I believe in the paranormal? Want to know that answer? Click here: http://www.examiner.com/books-in-tulsa/interview-with-destiny-booze-author-of-the-curse-of-a-mind

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