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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Melissa Keir

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Melissa Keir

Good morning everyone! Welcome back! As always, I am thrilled to see everyone hopping in, day after day, to check out the posts. Today I have another new to me author that I would like to tell you all about. This book is a sequel to a previous release so if you have had the chance to read the first one, please tell me what you thought. I'd love to read your thoughts! And before you go today, be sure to enter the great GIVEAWAY Ms. Keir has to share with you all. I know I could do a lot with that GC and I am sure you all could as well. It is like shopping for FREE! So do NOT forget to enter! OK. Back to business. I hope you all enjoy getting to know about Ms. Keir and her latest release right along with me. Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and EPIC. Melissa is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars. She also believes in helping other authors and features authors and their books on her blog.

Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a book reviewer, an editor for a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature “happy endings” and is often found plotting her next story.

You can find out more about Ms. Keir in the following places:

This is what readers are saying about Melissa’s books:

Amazon 5 star review for Second Time’s the Charm- “Such a sweet and heart warming story. As I read it, and the details unfolded, I was engrossed to see if that I thought was going to happen, would really happen.” – Lacey Wolfe, Romance Author.

Barnes and Nobel 5 star review for Protecting His Wolfe- “Great read. I couldn't put it down. I really liked the characters, especially Betsie and the Pigg brothers. A love story with suspense and surprise.” – Anonymous

**Sequel to Second Time's A Charm**

Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Release Date: May 17, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Length: 40 pages


For Lissa, the second time at love was a charm but in marriage, three’s a crowd.

Single mother Lissa Vincent found her soul mate in her best friend’s ex-husband. Alex Hunter couldn’t believe his fortune when his ex-wife told him her best friend was available. After divorce, finding love again could be a challenge but it appeared Alex and Lissa had gotten lucky. Yet as they start their lives as newlyweds, Alex and Lissa don’t realize just how difficult it might be to blend a family.

When Alex’s ex new marriage begins to unravel, she sets her sights again on Alex. Does Alex still have feelings for the mother of his child? Will Lissa keep her best friend or lose her husband?

Fairytales promise a happily-ever-after. But what really happens after the after.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Sipping a glass of ice water while I waited, I looked forward to seeing Chloe. We’d been co-workers and friends for years.

When Chloe walks in, I watch as all the men’s heads turn to stare as she approached our table. Her beauty always drew gazes and left me feeling like a weed planted next to a stunning flower.

After Chloe and I make a bit of small talk and order, I ask the question I’ve been dying to ask since I ended our phone call. “What is going on, Chloe? What can I do to help?”

Mike’s quit his job at the college and decided to open his own catering business and the stress of having no money coming in is taking its toll on us. All we do is fight. I can’t stand that I have no say in how our money is spent. Would you believe he bought a delivery truck for his business but hasn’t even gotten the brakes fixed on my car?”

I’m sorry, Chloe. What does Mike say when you talk to him about this?”

He really doesn’t understand. He has stars in his eyes about what the future holds and can’t see what’s happening right in front of his face. My salary is the only thing paying the bills. With the way Mike’s spending money, it’s going out as fast as it’s coming in. You know, Lissa. You’re so lucky to have Alex. He’s a wonderful provider. What I wouldn’t give to have him back in my life.”

Ouch. Chloe’s words hurt. I knew Alex was a wonderful husband, but he was mine now. Was she really indicating she wanted him back?

Alex is a fabulous husband, father, and friend. I’m lucky to be his wife.” Needing to establish my territory, I made sure to point out Alex was mine.

Yes, he is. I’d give anything to have him back. Just to make it clear, if you ever hurt him or let him go, I’m going to be right there to pick up the pieces. After all, we have a child together. We’ll always be in each other’s lives.”

Well, Alex is very happy and I’ll do anything to keep him that way.”

The rest of lunch passed in a blur. I couldn’t keep my mind off her ultimatum. Maybe Chloe was just reacting to all the problems in her own marriage by lashing out at me. I was willing to give her the benefit of doubt. However, all I wanted to do was to escape the original lunch from hell and get home to Alex to reassure myself of his love. For me.


Prize is a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Danger, Will Robinson! That is what keeps going through my head. I think she is going to have a bit of an issue with the "ex", yes? I gather from the excerpt that this book is written in first person point-of-view. What do you all think of reading in that POV? DO you prefer it, or is it not something you enjoy? And how about the blurb and excerpt. Sounds like there is a bit of suspense in this one. Does it sound like something you will be reading in the future? Why or why not? Your comments are always welcome. I enjoy reading your thoughts so please feel free to leave feedback below.

I want to thank Ms. Keir for being here with us today. I hope that you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about her and her book. If you were caught by what you experienced here today, please consider showing your support to this author by purchasing a copy of the book for yourself. And do not forget the enter the GIVEAWAY before you hop out. You have nothing to lose except your chance to WIN! Why not give it a go? Thanks so much for spending some time with us today. Have a fantastic day and best of luck to all who enter the GIVEAWAY! I will see you all soon, but until then ...


  1. Thank you for having me on your site! There is a lot of drama in this story. :) <3 Who doesn't have issues with ex's?

    1. Thankfully, me. But I have plenty of friends who do and it is seldom a desirable situation. Thanks so much for being here today! I enjoyed my time spent getting to know you!

    2. Thank you! And you are lucky without the ex drama. :)


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