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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Special Spotlight - Meet Melynda Price

Good Morning Friends.
I have tons of things going on this week and one very special spotlight for you. Meet Melyna Price who I know you will want to put on your TBR pile as soon as possible. Her book sounds fantastic and I can't wait to read my own copy.
She is holding a giveaway so you can get your own copy of this awesome debut book.
She will  have a paperback version of Until Darkness Comes to give away, Plus she will be giving  away an eBook.!  Melynda is here to tell you how you can win...

Go to my website and sign up to follow my blog. Email me at with your name and how to contact you, if chosen.

I’ll be announcing a winner on the 20th. I’ll contact the person directly and will also post it on my blog. I can send you the first name of the winner if you want to post something as well on your blog.

An avid lover of paranormal romance, Melynda was inspired to write her own series after reading the Book of Enoch. She’s always had a fascination with stories about angels, and the role they’ve played in the history of our multi-dimensional world.
She attended Bethel University in Minnesota and graduated in 2003, holding AA, ASN and BSN degrees.
She lives in Northern Minnesota where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua, and a hot cup of coffee, to write. She’s blessed with two amazing children, and a wonderful husband of seventeen years.
Until Darkness Comes:
“Writing Until Darkness Comes has been a fantastic adventure, culminating a world of mystery, suspense, love and deception. Have you ever wondered what it might be like if we could see beyond our dimension? Step into Olivia Norton’s world, where nothing is quite as it seems, and evil lurks where she least expects it.”
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Amazon Bio
Melynda Price is an avid lover of all things paranormal. She’s always had a fascination with stories about angels, and the role they’ve played in the history of our multi-dimensional world.

Her debut novel, Until Darkness Comes—Book 1 Redemption Series, released March 21st, and is quickly gaining popularity among paranormal lovers. Melynda has a gift for making the unbelievable believable, culminating a tale of deception, temptation and romance. Have you ever wondered what it might be like if we could see beyond our dimension? She invites you to join Olivia Norton's world, where nothing is quite as it seems, and evil lurks where you least expect it.
A guardian angel… A forbidden love… Eternal consequences…
Olivia Norton was born with a gift—a gift heaven has sworn to protect, and hell is bound to destroy. Her perfect world is turned upside-down when two handsome strangers, Max and Liam, step into her life. Olivia soon discovers that her 'Mr. Perfect' is actually a perfect nightmare.

The rules of engagement have changed and Liam, Olivia's guardian angel, is forced to cross dimensional borders or risk losing the woman he’s sworn to protect. Suddenly, thrust into a world unlike anything he’s never known, Liam isn’t prepared to come face to face with the young woman whose life he holds in his hands.

But nothing is as it seems, and secrets abound that will ultimately force him to choose between two impossibilities. Max will stop at nothing to finish what he's started, and Olivia is soon plunged into a battle between good and evil. Her very life hangs in the balance as two forces fight to win her heart.

Do you do anything to get you into the zone to write?

I drink coffee! Lots of coffee!!

 Which authors inspire your writing?

I’d say JR Ward and Lara Adrian. They have a writing style that appeals to me. I love series—the longer the better. They write dynamic sexual tension, fantastic dialogue, great plotting, and their characters have strong, individual personalities. Those are the most important qualities I look for as a reader, and strive for as an author.

What is your favorite book, character and why?

 Hmm…this is hard because I have a few favorites. From Lara Adrian, I’d say Midnight Awakening, Tegan’s hard-ass personality and tortured past was a great foundation for a wonderful love story. From JR Ward, I’d say Lover Awakened. Ward did a fantastic job of developing Zadist’s character. It’s hard to pull off your hero, having been victimized as he was, and still have your readers see him as a strong alpha male. That story was fantastically done.

Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet?

I prefer the middle road—spicy. Until Darkness Comes is sweet, with a little heat. Each book builds in heat as Olivia and Liam’s relationship changes. I want the Redemption series to appeal to YA and adult, so I tried to be mindful of how explicit this book got.

Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to?

That’s a hard one to answer. Honestly, I’d probably have to say Joyce Meyer. Most mornings I start my day watching Enjoying Everyday Life. She incorporates biblical principles into everyday living and that inspires me.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully on the New York Times Bestsellers list. When you’re a new author, it’s hard to get you name out there. It takes time, persistence and a lot of patience.

Finish this sentence: I know I’ve made it when_______________?

My favorite authors read and endorse my work.

What advice would you give aspiring writers?

Be open to critiquing, it’ll make you a better writer. Don’t give up. It only takes one “yes” for your dreams to come true.

What do you see yourself writing in the future?

I plan to finish my four-part Redemption series. I’m editing the second book right now, called Shades of Darkness. I’ve also started my Atillian Warrior series which will probably be at least eight books. The first book in that series, Bonded in Exile, I’m currently editing as well.

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

I think I would like to be able to fly. I’d enjoy gaining another perspective on the world.

What time of the day are you at your best to write?

Early in the morning, before the distractions of the day pull me in too many directions to focus.

And now for something completely different…

What do you look at first with an attractive man or woman, face, body or smile?

Definitely the smile. You can tell a lot about someone by their smile. I find a great set of teeth very sexy.

Explain your perfect day.

Getting my kids off to school, and no one forgets their lunch, or their backpack, or their homework. The sun is shining, and I settle in for the day with my Chihuahua on my lap, a coffee in my hand, and I have a full day of uninterrupted writing.

What is the most decadent dessert you can’t say no to?

Dark chocolate cake with chocolate chips, and fudge frosting.

Do you have a favorite holiday? What is it and what makes it special to you?
Easter is my favorite holiday. It’s special to me because this is a time of rejoicing,  when our family comes together to celebrate the promise of eternal life.

What key words describe you best?

Creative, Introvert, Dependable, Loving

Before I go, I want to say thank you, Shannan, for hosting me on your blog, and thank you to everyone who stopped by today. Be sure to follow me on my blog and email me your contact information for a chance to win a free copy of Until Darkness Comes J


  1. Great interview.


  2. Thanks for stopping by and following me. Good luck with the giveaway :)

  3. May I give you some advice, Melynda? Change your blog font and/or background colors. Right now it's blue font on black background, which means I -- and probably many others -- cannot read it. I clicked away immediately because of the headache it gave me. If you change it so it's readable, let me know. I'd be happy to follow you!

  4. Very nice interview, I really enjoyed reading it. It's always fun to find new authors to read.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  5. Hi, Melynda.

    I enjoyed the interview; it was a great read. I look
    forward in reading Until Darkness Comes and the other books in the Redemption Series.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. Great interview. Until Darkness Comes sounds really good and I like the cover art too. :)