Author Interview and Giveaway with Melissa McClone (ends 5/3/17)

Good Morning,

We are hear today chatting with Melissa McClone about her Chocolate Shop Series, check out our interview and the prize that she is giving away today on The Simple Things in Life.


1. What made you want to be an author?

I love books. Reading has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I thought about writing a romance novel in high school although being a screenplay writer was more my dream. I don’t know that I ever thought about wanting to be an author per se. When I finally started writing (after reading a story I didn’t like), I just wanted to see if I could finish a book and sell it. I fell in love with writing, and that was it.


2. What inspires you to write your stories?


I get a kernel of an idea and I want to see what happens, but to be honest, writing is my career and our family budget counts on what I make, so that inspires me to write a lot!


3. Do you have a favorite author?


I buy Nelson DeMille’s novels in hardcover so I’d say he’s my favorite!

4. Besides hobbies do you enjoy?


 I love crafting of any kind. Just wish I had more time for projects!

5. What's the last book you read?

 I just finished Marin Thomas’ Sweet Home Cowboy which is the upcoming June release in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series. The authors get sneak preview reads which is awesome!

6. What would you like your readers to know about you?

I’m a reader, too! I love escaping into the pages of a book, and I try to read every day (except for deadline times.) I’m very much a homebody with a crazy busy family who make me get out and about way more than I would on my own. If readers are on my Facebook page, then they know me pretty well since I post about the thinks I love—family, animals, books, crafts, cooking, home, Disney, Star Wars… I’d also like readers to know how much I appreciate them!

7. What's your favorite line from any of your books?

 Ack! I don’t remember any lines from my books. It’s the characters that stick with me, not the words. Sorry!

8. What's your favorite coffee or tea?


Tea, unsweetened and iced!

9. What do you prefer cookies or cakes?

 Oh, that’s a hard one. Both are so good, but I’ll say cookies just because they are easier to eat. No fork required.

10. Out of all of your books which one did you enjoy writing the most?

 I have moments where I hated and loved each one as I was writing it, but the one I’m enjoying most is whatever I’m currently working on. And what I’m writing now…I LOVE it!!!


I hope you all enjoyed our interview with Melissa McClone as much as I did. I enjoy getting to know the authors that as much as I enjoy reading their books.


 Media/Author Info

Author:  Melissa McClone

Bio:  USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over forty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, two goldfish and a few cats who think they rule the house. They do!

Social Media Linkss:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melissamcclonebooks






Newest Release:  The Valentine Quest

Release Date:  February 2, 2017

Price: $3.99

Series:  Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 5

Series Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoveattheChocolateShop

Buy Links


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-valentine-quest/id1173006715?mt=11

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-valentine-quest-melissa-mcclone/1125130255?ean=2940156877027


Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Melissa_McClone_The_Valentine_Quest?id=XhV6DQAAQBAJ


Blurb:

Keep your competition close…and your heart even closer.

When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.

Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who’s leaving the military.

Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides. Even with a bum knee from his bull-riding days, the race’s grand prize is as good as his—until he realizes he needs a partner if he wants to win.

Here is a picture of the prize that Melissa has put together for our readers today:

Hugs, Keisha

Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting Melissa McClone and featuring A THANKFUL HEART. :)

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    1. (Not Entering -did not feel fair to do so- but, I love DARK chocolate.)

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog, Keisha! I really appreciate it!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me 😊

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  3. Thank you for hosting Melissa McClone. My favorite chocolate is milk chocolate with almonds

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  4. Hershy's Chocolate Bars are my favorite.

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  5. Thanks for hosting the lovely Melissa. My chocolate is dark.

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  6. I'm an avid reader of Melissa's works and find her prize packs just the icing on the cake. Good luck everyone.

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  7. I would love to read this!

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  8. Milk chocolate is my favorite!!

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  9. I love chocolate with hazelnuts

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  10. White Chocolate, is my favorite. rc12d@yahoo.com

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  11. Dark chocolate is my favoerite

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  12. Love ALL of Melissa McClone's books. Have really enjoyed getting to know her through her Facebook page. Thanks for the interview where I learned even a little more about this great author.

    As for which chocolate I like best, that's a very hard decision since I love all of them. Even though some argue it's not chocolate to which I strongly disagree, I'd have to pick white chocolate followed very closely by milk chocolate. :)

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  13. I enjoyed the interview and learning more about Melissa. I can't pick a favorite chocolate. So I will just say what ever kind I have in the house is my favorite at the time.

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  14. Great interview! I love all chocolate, but I would have to say chocolate truffles are my favorite.

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  16. Loved this interview. I'm a big fan of Melissa's writing and books. They always suck me in. My favorite chocolate is dark. I also LOVE quality caramels.

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  17. Thank you for a great interview. My absolute favorite has got to be dark chocolate with chili. What an incredible experience.

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  18. Catherine MaguireApril 19, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Thank you for hosting Melissa McClone. My favorite chocolate is milk chocolate.

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  19. I like white chocolate the best---with dark chocolate a close second.

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  20. I love a good creamy milk chocolate ... Cadbury is my go to

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  21. Dark, but I'll eat a quality milk chocolate.

    Love the Q&A. This was a fabulous story featured in the excerpt!

    denise

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  22. Love dark chocolate but can't pass up M&Ms!

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  23. I love a good Hershey's Bar with Almonds

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  24. Thank you for the giveaway. My favourite kind of chocolate is Coffee&Cream chocolate.

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite kind of chocolate is Ghiradelli. I like the sea salt and caramel kind.

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  26. I love coffee crisp

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  27. Fun interview! Love Melissa's books. I am all about chocolate, I do like a good dark chocolate on occasion and Reese's are my favorite.

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  28. White chocolate is the best.

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  29. Love dark chocolate. Great interview!!

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  30. My favorite is dark chocolate. It wasn't until this past year that I found out how much I loved dark chocolate. It was always milk chocolate. Now it is a nice piece of dark chocolate.

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  31. Thank you for interviewing Melissa. I love milk chocolate with almonds.

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  32. My favorite is dark chocolate with almonds.

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  33. Love, Love, Love dark chocolate!

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  34. Dark chocolate with or so without almonds.

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  35. I love all chocolate but my fav is when it's with caramel or peanut butter

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  36. I'm in a Hershey's Hugs phase - milk and white chocolate! I keep a dish full in the fridge for a quick treat.

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  37. Hershey's milk chocolate with almonds

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  38. I like milk chocolate or reeses

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  39. Semi-sweet chocolate chips are probably my favorite but I also like dark. Thanks for posting here Melissa. I love your books!!

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  40. Milk chocolate! Yummy.

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  41. Milk chocolate for me I'm so thankful for sugar free Chocolate Truffles candy.

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  42. White chocolate is my favourite!

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  43. favorite kind of chocolate: imported British chocolate

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  44. It's true you share a lot of interesting things on your Facebook.

    I love milk chocolate

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  45. Love any kind of chocolate as long as there is no coconut in it.

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  46. I love dark chocolate, particularly Godiva.

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  47. I love Godiva dark truffles! Melissa's books are wonderful, too 🙂

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  48. I love milk chocolate. But add in caramel and I love it even more!

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  49. I am a milk chocolate fan all the way!!

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  50. milk chocolate... with a cherry inside :)

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  51. Dark chocolate with raspberry filling

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  52. Dark chocolate with raspberry filling

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  53. I love white chocolate, although technically I don't know if it's considered chocolate. Otherwise I like milk chocolate.

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  54. I love peanut butter covered in white chocolate it is delicious
    Cathy Truman

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  55. Hershey's milk chocolate!

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  56. My favorite kind of chocolate is Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles.

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  57. Dark chocolate
    Beth Reimer

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  58. I love milk chocolate the most but dark chocolate and orange is amazing too :)

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