Carly Phillips Author Spotlight, Secret Kiss is Live, and More!

Hey, everybody! We’re so excited to bring you this newsletter – we’ve got a new release, brand new merch, and (the most exciting thing!) an author spotlight feature with the amazing Carly Phillips!

Secret Kiss is LIVE!

Adam Dorsey was used to living a life of deceit and falsehood both professionally and personally. The former CIA operative—with an extremely high IQ—was ready for a quieter, more authentic life. Enter Jane, a gorgeous and adorable hazel eyed beauty that complicated his plan. No matter what she made him feel, he knew that he had to stay away from her for fear of damaging more than just her innocence…

Jane Marshall always believed in the power of positive thinking and all that could create. She felt accomplished in her career, and was blessed with great friends and family. And yet, she questioned whether or not there existed a man that would be able to unleash and explore her inexperienced heart…until she laid eyes on Adam.

Will Adam be able to let go of his past and accept Jane for the genuine soul she truly is? Will Jane be able to navigate through never before had feelings? Are there some things that are even beyond the control of two highly intelligent people. Discover the truth in …Secret Kiss


Melanie Shawn is so excited to welcome the amazing Carly Phillips as the subject of this month’s author spotlight! 😄 Chances are you are more than familiar with her work, but here’s the 411 anyway!

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

You can connect with her at her website,, or on Facebook and Twitter.

What is your writing process? Do you write from beginning to end or do you skip around? I’m a linear writer. I can’t do it any other way. I can’t THINK any other way. I can’t even skip one scene and come back to it. I have to start at the beginning and keep going. I can go back as I realize new things and weave them in, then I keep going forward.

What was the last book you read/loved? I read so much…I just finished Nalini Singh’s latest Psy/Changeling novel, Shards of Hope. That’s a complicated, must read from beginning to enjoy series. I’m on a Tessa Bailey kick, so I’ve been reading a lot of her lately too.

What are you working on now? What is your next project? I’m currently finishing up DARE TO ROCK, book 7 in the Dare to Love series. Each book stands alone, so you can start anywhere. The Dare siblings are fascinating to me because they are each impacted differently by the discovery that their father had a second family. Dare to Rock is Avery’s story and she’s had the most direct impact of them all, I think. And then men in this series are very hot and alpha so they’ve been a challenge to write. Next I’m on to the last legitimate sibling, Tyler Dare, Dare to Take.

Do you write in sweats, PJs, naked, or regular ol’ real people life clothes? Depends on the day and time. During the week I like to wake up, shower, dress and put on makeup so I feel like a person. Except the two days a week I go to a trainer, those are workout clothes days. Weekends can be PJ’s or sweats.

What is your favorite part of the writing/publishing process? Two parts. Any part that has a fast writing scene because the characters are talking to me; and (I’m odd this way) the end. I love finishing a book and feeling satisfied that I managed to wing my way through it again!

What adorns the top of your Christmas tree? Angel? Star? Men’s underwear? None of the above. I celebrate Hanukkah and have a Menorah! 😄


Deep dish OR thin crust? Thin curst.
Flip flops OR heels? Flip flops.
Night owl OR early riser? I like going to bed by 10 and sleeping late. So which is that? 😄
Book OR ereader? eReader (I’m old now, I can’t see print in a book!)
Call OR text? TEXT!
Ocean OR mountains? Ocean
Pepsi OR Coke? Coke
Sleep in OR workout? Sleep in
Boxers OR briefs? Boxer briefs (LOL!)
Clooney OR Pitt? Clooney

Dare To Rock Will Be Released on August 4!

Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger. She has good friends, a close, large family and if her love life is lacking, she likes it that way. But when she receives an invitation to one of her ex’s concerts along with an invitation to meet him back stage, she decides to take the risk… and comes face to face with the reality of his rock star lifestyle – the press, the crowds, and the half naked groupies.

At eighteen, Grey Kingston left everything he knew and loved behind to seek fame and fortune as a rock star, and he found it as the lead guitarist and singer for the band, Tangled Royal. Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and he can afford everything he couldn’t growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he’s ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life… and the woman he left behind, if he can convince her to give him another chance.

Except moving on isn’t as easy as Grey would like. When Avery is threatened by a stalker, it becomes evident Grey’s fans not only don’t want him to retire, they don’t want Avery in his life either. And Avery isn’t sure she wants the pressures that are part of Grey’s life… but she doesn’t want to lose him again, either. Can their recently renewed love survive the fallout?


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