News Updates & Giveaways

Time to Celebrate All Things Royal & Romantic!

CLC Chick Lit May Promo FINAL

Hello my friends!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ridiculously excited about the big Royal Wedding coming on May 19th! A regular American girl and a real prince fall in love and tie the knot? How dreamy is that?!

To celebrate the big day, now through May 13th, the authors at ChickLit Chat HQ want to give you a Grand Prize befitting a queen! Join the hop for your chance to win a gift basket filled with all things royal including a delectable Wedding Breakfast Tea, Godiva chocolate biscuits, a lovely tiara, the most adorable mug ever, cupcake bath bombs and SO much more. The prize is worth over $150 so don’t miss your chance to win!

(The royal-themed Grand Prize is only open in the US, however, the individual author giveaways and the six $25 Amazon gift card giveaways are open internationally.)

Be sure to check out all the stops on the Facebook hop because each author has chosen something ab fab to giveaway!  JOIN THE HOP FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

I’m giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Follow me on Twitter for your chance to win my gift card: https://twitter.com/MJSummersBooks

(Winner will be chosen on May 14th)

Good luck, my friends and happy reading!

Melanie

Here’s the Hop Schedule:

Monday, May 7th

Rich Amooi

Tracie Banister

Susan Hatler

Erin Huss

Jennie Marts

Susannah Nix

Melanie Summers

Barbara Valentin

Joslyn Westbrook

Tuesday, May 8th

Jackie Bouchard

Laura Chapman

Renee Conoulty

Jayne Denker

Whitney Dineen

Karin Gillespie

Diane Michaels

Robyn Neeley

Wednesday, May 9th

Glynis Astie

Kathryn Biel

Christina Boyd

Rachael Eliker

Jenny Gardiner

A.G. Henley

Holly Kerr

Heidi Renee Mason

Thursday, May 10th

Beth Carter

Karen M. Cox

Virginia Gray

Laura Kenyon

Cat Lavoie

Nikki LeClair

Cassandra O’Leary

Meredith Schorr

Friday, May 11th

Melissa Baldwin

Lindsay Detwiler

Angie Ellington

Laura Heffernan

Beth Labonte

Monique McDonell

Kate O’Keeffe

Michelle Jo Quinn

Saturday, May 12th

Hilary Grossman

Tracy Krimmer

June Moonbridge

Jennifer Peel

Bria Quinlan

Natalina Reis

Sarah Louise Smith

Stacey Wiedower

Enthusiastic Consent & Empowerment in Romance

Hello, my friends!

This Sunday, March 11th, I’ll be speaking at the Edmonton International Women’s Film Festival on a topic that many of us have been giving a lot of thought to lately – consent and empowerment in the bedroom.

The Film we’ll be watching is called Hysteria (2012) starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, and Rupert Everett.  It’s the true story of how Mortimer Granville invented the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

And it’s our keen interest in science that keeps women everywhere testing out his product, isn’t it? Wink Wink.

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So, if you are in Edmonton Sunday around 3 pm, come on over to the Film Festival, say hello, and enjoy what looks to be a wonderfully fun afternoon. Popcorn’s on me.

To learn more about the International Women’s Film Festival, click here: http://eiwff.ca/march-11th-enthusiastic-consent/

Here’s a tiny excerpt of my speech:

It’s an exciting time for women with the #MeToo and #Timesup movements starting last fall. We’re on the cusp of what I hope will be a lasting change in our society as far as how women and men relate as equals. It’s starting to become possible envision a world in which girls can grow up without facing sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime. Dare to dream, right?

As a romance author, I’ve spent a lot of time considering the types of heroes I wanted to write. Do I go with a total ‘alpha-hole’ (cocky jerk with a heart of gold he keeps very well hidden)? Maybe the strong, silent type with rock-solid morals (and abs, of course) is best suited to my next book? The ‘take-charge, knows-what-he-wants,’ witty prince?

Whatever kind of hero I chose, he better damn well respect the woman he’s trying to woo – in and out of the bedroom. Because respect is sexy. And so is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it…

Well, that’s the start. I’d show you more but I haven’t written it yet. LOL. Speaking of which, I better get on that.

I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!

Mel

 

The Royal Delivery is Here!

Hello All!

I’m pleased to announce that yesterday, at exactly 12:00 am, a healthy baby book was born, and so far, things are going really well.

In fact, this happened…March 7th

Very few things are as exciting for a writer as seeing the ‘orange tag’ on your new book. 🙂

Anyway, to celebrate, I’m giving away a Book Lover’s Prize Pack!

The prize includes: 

  • one fun book-loving throw pillow
  • A book of teas from around the world
  • possibly the coolest bookmark ever.

Click on the image below before March 21st for your chance to win. It’s SUPER easy – once you’re on my Facebook Author Page, you just need to comment, like, and/or share the matching post to be entered. 
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So, that’s it for me today. I’m off to get started on my next book. Cause, you know, I’m crazy like that.

HUGE thank yous to everyone who has read, reviewed, and told your friends about Tessa & Arthur! Without you, instead of being called an author, I’d be ‘that crazy lady who sits around all day in her pajamas talking to imaginary people.’

Happy reading!

Melanie

Crazy Super Fun Announcement Time!

G+ FEB 2018

The Royal Treatment is NOW a Wickedly Funny Audio-book!

I’ve teamed up with the folks at Tantor Media to bring you The Crown Jewels Series on Audio, with the incredibly talented Shiromi Arserio (A.K.A. the Girl in the Blue Box) as Tessa, and the hilarious Tom Bromhead as Arthur. (You may know Tom as the Geico Gecko or from one of the over forty movies and video games to which he’s lent his voice.)

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Buy Via Tantor Media

Listen Free on Audible

Or WIN a Copy during the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop! Zip over to my FB Page before Feb 15th to win!

Facebook.com/MJSummers

Good luck and Happy Reading, my friends!

Melanie

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