It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

THE HOLLY JOLLY CHICK LIT HOP is BACK, BABY!! 

The authors over at the Chick Lit Chat HQ Facebook group are giving away some MASSIVE prizes just in time for the holidays! Head over to the group before Dec 9th for your chance to win one of 5 huge prizes valued at over $500!

I’ll have 2 lucky winners – One from my Newsletter (so YOU are already entered) and One from my Facebook Author page!

Win a signed Full-Color Book Lover’s Editions of The Honeymooner and a gorgeous 3D custom art created by my very dear friend, the talented Deana Matarasso of California!

JOIN THE HOP HERE!
SNAG ANOTHER ENTRY FOR MY PRIZE HERE!

And in Other News…

The damn elves haven’t shown up so I’ll have to clean, cook, shop, wrap, and plan again this year. Seriously, elves? WTF?

In preparation for the holidays, I got a new hairdo and had my eyebrows done – SCARY  and slightly painful, to be honest. At one point, I had tears in my eyes and for some reason, I started salivating…weird, right?

But I made the best of it and sent a wickedly funny pic to my husband with no text attached while I was at the appointment. You know, to make him panic a little, like the good wife I am. 😉

Here are the during and after pics…

So that’s it for this lady for today. We’re expecting a deliciously big snowstorm this weekend, and in my opinion, it’s about time. It’ll finally look a lot like Christmas.

More to come later this month. Make sure you take care of yourselves during this busy season, my friends. Have some laughs, have some wine, see some friends, and get some sleep!

Okay, I’ll stop bossing you now.

Warmest wishes,

Melanie

HOLLY JOLLY CHICK LIT HOP SCHEDULE:

Monday, Dec. 3rd

Rich Amooi https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi

Tracie Banister https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Beth Carter https://www.facebook.com/authorbethcarter/

Susan Hatler https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanhatler

Holly Kerr https://www.facebook.com/HollyKerrAuthor/

Jennie Marts https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks/

Robyn Neeley https://www.facebook.com/RobynNeeleyAuthor/

Melanie Summers https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage

Avril Tremayne https://www.facebook.com/avril.tremayne/

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4th

Glynis Astie https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/

Christina Boyd, plus Yuletide anthology authors

https://www.facebook.com/TheDarcyMonologues/

Whitney Dineen https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-Author-11687019412/

Jenny Gardiner https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

Amy Gettinger https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Gettinger-Author-1412625005719904/

Virginia Gray https://www.facebook.com/Virginia.Gray.Author

Cassandra O’Leary https://www.facebook.com/cassandraolearyauthor

Jean Oram https://www.facebook.com/JeanOramAuthor/

Janice Williams https://www.facebook.com/booksbyjanicewilliams

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5th

Maggie Aldrich https://www.facebook.com/maggiealdrichwrites

Shanna Hatfield https://www.facebook.com/AuthorShannaHatfield/

Erin Huss https://www.facebook.com/authorerinhuss/

Julie Evelyn Joyce https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJEJ

Maida Malby

https://www.facebook.com/carpediemchroniclesbymaidamalby/

Kirsty McManus https://www.facebook.com/kirstymcmanusauthor/

Diane Michaels https://www.facebook.com/dianemichaelsauthor/

Becky Monson https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson/

Joslyn Westbrook https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial

 

Thursday, Dec. 6th

Traci Andrighetti https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor/

Alex Bailey https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexBailey/

Kristina Beck https://www.facebook.com/krissybeck73/

Angie Ellington https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks

Hilary Grossman https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/

Daisy James https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009889775019

Kate Kisset https://www.facebook.com/authorKateKisset/

Tracy Krimmer https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

Joy Norstrom https://www.facebook.com/joynorstromwrites/

 

Friday, Dec. 7th

Melissa Baldwin https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin

Aimee Brown https://www.facebook.com/authoraimeebrown

Annabelle Costa https://www.facebook.com/annabellecostaauthor/

Lindsay Detwiler https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler

Patricia Fischer https://www.facebook.com/patriciawfwriter

Laura Heffernan https://www.facebook.com/lauraheffernanbooks

Beth Labonte https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks

Monique McDonell https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor/

Meredith Schorr https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor/

 

Saturday, Dec. 8th

Laurie Baxter https://www.facebook.com/LaurieBaxterAuthor/

Laura Kenyon https://www.facebook.com/laurakenyonwrites

Cat Lavoie https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks

Nikki LeClair https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Just Call Me “M” https://www.facebook.com/BooksbyJustCallMeM

Natalina Reis https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/

D.L. Stewart https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDLStewart

Holly Tierney-Bedord https://www.facebook.com/HollyRecommends/

Maggie Wells https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaggieWells/

 

Sunday, Dec. 9th 

Roseanne Beck https://www.facebook.com/RoseanneBeckWrites/

Laura Chapman https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks/

Karen M. Cox https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Rachel Cullen https://www.facebook.com/RachelCullenAuthor/

Hannah Ellis https://www.facebook.com/novelisthannahellis/

Ciara Knight https://www.facebook.com/ciaratknight

June Moonbridge https://www.facebook.com/JMoonbridge/

Kate O’Keeffe https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Stacey Wiedower https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author

 

 

Find Out Which of My Characters Got Me in Hot Water…

Greetings from the Great White North!

Hello my friends,

I hope you are staying warm wherever you are (or cool if you’re in Australia and you’re heading into summer). I was recently interviewed by HeardNotHerd.com in their Artists To Watch Segment. (How cool is that?!)

PJ Jones, the woman who runs the site had some very fun questions for me and a few that really made me think. Find out about Melanie at age seven, which character is most like me, and which one of my characters got me in hot water…

Read it here!

I’d also like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an author who may be new to you & who I think you’ll love…Whitney Dineen!

Her book, Relatively Normal is 99 Cents – THIS WEEK ONLY…

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 Catriona Masterton’s fiancé, Ethan, is Normal. 

He plans trips six months in advance and arrives at the airport a minimum of three hours early. He purchases life insurance, luggage insurance, and always opts for the extended warranty. He’s responsible, reliable, and would make any woman a wonderful life partner. 

In other words, he’s the exact opposite of the Masterton clan. 

Cat’s mother has a kitchen gadget fetish, a father whose best friends are taxidermied field mice, and a super stoner man-child brother who lives–where else?–in the basement. Then there’s Nan, her proud Scottish grandmother with a proclivity for profanity and mischief. 

What on earth will Catriona’s Normal fiancé think when he comes home with her to meet her parents? What will he think when he discovers his soon-to-be in-laws invited Cat’s ex to join them for Thanksgiving dinner? 

Find out in a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery, familial pandemonium, and love. A must-read for fans of a true romantic comedy!

This is a fantastic book by an extremely talented writer you may not know yet. Read her before she’s a household name so you can say, “I’ve been reading Whitney since LONG before the movie came out…”

GET RELATIVELY NORMAL HERE!

Okay, gang, that’s it for me today. I’ll be back in 3 weeks with some HUGE prizes for the Holly Jolly Hop!

I wish you all the best in life and thank you for being part of mine,

Melanie

Announcing The Royal Delivery Audiobook Edition!

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Hi All!

The last installment of The Crown Jewels Series is now available on Audiobook, narrated by the super talented Shiromi Arserio (A.K.A. the Girl in the Blue Box) as Tessa, and the hilarious Tom Bromhead as Arthur.

Huge thanks go out to the team at Tantor Media for making this happen! It’s been an absolutely incredible pleasure to have Tom and Shiromi bring these characters to life on audio. 🙂

Check them out on Audible here…

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Pumpkins & Pages Hop

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Hello My Friends! 
This week, I’m excited to announce that I’m part of the Pumpkins and Pages Hop brought to you by my fellow Chick Lit authors!
There are some HUGE prizes and lots of chances to win so make sure you check it out on the Pumpkins & Pages Hop Page! 
I’m giving away:
 
One Signed Full Colour Book Lover’s Edition Copy of The Honeymooner and a set of 5 velvet pumpkins (valued at $85)! 
 
Velvet Pumpkins
These are handmade with silk velvet in your choice of over 25 stunning colors with real dried gourd stems! 

TO ENTER:

1) Join my Facebook Group, The Second Best Book Club Ever here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/564677227302574
 
OR 
 
 Sign up for my Newsletter here: https://mjsummersbooks.wordpress.com/secret-scenes/
 
2) Go to my Facebook Author Page and comment with the word “Done!” on the Pinned Post. 
 
(If you’re already in one, please just zip to my FB page and comment to Enter.) 
 
*Please note, the Velvet Pumpkins can only be shipped to the US and Canada. The prize winner is located elsewhere, I will send an Amazon GC for $100. 
Happy Hopping! 
Melanie

Pumpkins & Pages Hop Schedule:

 Monday, October 1st

Tracie Banister

https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Rachel Cullen
https://www.facebook.com/RachelCullenAuthor

Lindsay Detwiler
https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler

Laura Kenyon
https://www.facebook.com/laurakenyonwrites

Beth Labonte
https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks

Melissa McClone
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaMcCloneBooks/

Kate O’Keeffe
https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Meredith Schorr
https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor

Stacey Wiedower
https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author

 Tuesday, October 2nd

Melissa Baldwin

https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin

Laurie Baxter

https://www.facebook.com/LaurieBaxterAuthor/

Aimee Brown

https://www.facebook.com/authoraimeebrown

Karen M. Cox
https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Laura Heffernan
https://www.facebook.com/lauraheffernanbooks

Tracy Krimmer
https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

Monique McDonell
https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor/

Natalina Reis

https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/


Wednesday, October 3rd

Traci Andrighetti
https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor

Poppy Blake
https://www.facebook.com/poppy.blake.395

Annabelle Costa

https://www.facebook.com/Annabelle-Costa-894496980704700/

Angie Ellington

https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks

Amy Gettinger
https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Gettinger-Author-1412625005719904/

Cat Lavoie

https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks

Nikki LeClair

https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Gail Olmsted
https://www.facebook.com/gailolmstedauthor

Denise Stout
https://www.facebook.com/DeniseStoutAuthor/

 Thursday, October 4th  

Christina Boyd
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarcyMonologues/

Whitney Dineen
https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-11687019412/

Holly Kerr
https://www.facebook.com/HollyKerrAuthor

Heidi Renee Mason

https://www.facebook.com/HeidiReneeMason/

Becky Monson
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson

Mel A. Rowe
https://www.facebook.com/MelARowes/

Melanie Summers

https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage

Mae Wood
https://www.facebook.com/authormaewood/

 Friday, October 5th

Rich Amooi
https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi

Glynis Astie

https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/

Rachael Eliker
https://www.facebook.com/rachaeleliker/

Sarah-Jane Fraser
https://www.facebook.com/sjfraserauthor

Jenny Gardiner
https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

Elizabeth Grey

https://www.facebook.com/elizabethgreyauthor

Erin Huss

https://www.facebook.com/authorerinhuss

Jennie Marts
https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks

Melanie Moreland
https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/

 Saturday, October 6th  

Amanda Aksel
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaAksel

Renee Conoulty
https://www.facebook.com/ReneeConoultyAuthor

Hilary Grossman

https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/

BJ Knapp
https://www.facebook.com/bjknappauthor/

Robyn Neeley
https://www.facebook.com/RobynNeeleyAuthor/

Carol Maloney Scott
https://www.facebook.com/carolmaloneyscottauthor/

Joslyn Westbrook
https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial

Janice Williams

https://www.facebook.com/booksbyjanicewilliams

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