Samantha Chase Author Spotlight, Lucky Kiss is Live, and More!

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Lucky Kiss is LIVE today!
Lucas “Lucky” Dorsey was at the top of his game in the world of MMA, and his nickname…well, let’s just say the ladies couldn’t get enough of the tattooed bad boy. But then…he met her…

As the first female firefighter in the Hope Falls Fire Department, Deanna Bishop was focused on making a fresh start in her new town. She was ready to put out fires with the rest of the boys, but the beauty with emerald eyes was never ready for the fire he’d started in her heart…

She brought him back to life, and he wanted more. He filled her with passion, and she wanted to run. Will Deanna be able to open her heart and let someone fight for her? Will Lucky be able to prove that a Lucky Kiss could lead to more than just that…

The subject of this month’s author spotlight is awesome author Samantha Chase! 😄 She’s fabulous, and we are so thrilled to feature her!

About Samatha:

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

With twenty-three titles currently to her name, she has no plans to slow down.  The success of the Montgomery Brothers series has her working on six new titles in that collection as well as two new exciting series set to start popping up on bookshelves in 2015.  You won’t find her books with the erotica or paranormal titles, all of her works are pure contemporary romances.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing way too many games of Scrabble on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

You can connect with her at her website, chasing-romance.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

***AUTHOR QUESTIONS***

What is your writing process? Do you write from beginning to end or do you skip around?
I don’t really plan anything out – except in my mind – but I write from beginning to end.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?
I’m working on something a little bit different – it’s women’s fiction with not a lot of emphasis on the romance.  Four friends in one story – so each character is equally the lead heroine.  It’s a lot about their relationship with one another.  Not sure how it will go, but I’m having a lot of fun with it.

Do you write in sweats, PJs, naked, or regular ol’ real people life clothes?
If I could, I would be in my pajamas all day and write.  But…you know…life.  I’m most comfortable in my pj’s but part of the day it’s my real people clothes.  Being an adult sucks sometimes!

What is your least favorite part of the writing/publishing process?
Editing.  Oh my goodness do I HATE that part!!

Are there certain scenes that are harder/easier for you to write? Love? Emotional?
I can write emotional scenes all day long (and cry along with them) but sex scenes end up getting written like three words at a time!  It’s painful!

***FUN QUESTIONS***

What adorns the top of your Christmas tree? Angel? Star? Men’s underwear?
I have a classic Mickey & Minnie Mouse tree topper with a twinkly star

What is your dream vacation?
I have multiple dreams on that one.  I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, but I don’t think I could handle the travel time to get there.  And I would LOVE to go to England.  The reality is that my dream vacation takes me to Disney World and I love that too!

Have you ever needed stitches or suffered any broken bones? If so, what happened?
I had open heart surgery when I was four so I had PLENTY of stiches from that – it’s like a zipper down the middle of my chest.  I both love and hate it.

What was your first alcoholic drink? What age were you when you consumed it?
I was a late-bloomer.  My first drink was a screwdriver when I was 18.

***RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS***

Deep dish OR thin crust?  Thin crust
Flip flops OR heels?  Flip flops!  If I could, I’d wear them year-round!!
Night owl OR early riser?  Night owl
Book OR ereader?  I hate to say it…but ereader
Call OR text?  Text
Ocean OR mountains?  Ocean – but not in the summertime!
Pepsi OR Coke?  COKE!!!
Sleep in OR workout?  Sleep in
Boxers OR briefs?  Boxers
Clooney OR Pitt?  Clooney 🙂

I’ll Be There is available for Pre-Order!

This Montgomery Has a Head for Business
Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn’t answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She’s used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn’t hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic…and gorgeous.

And a Heart for Adventure
Zach’s perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help…but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella’s love.


Pre-order on Kindle now!

For a limited time only, you can get Someday Girl, the first book of our New Adult trilogy (The Someday Series) for FREE!

Someday…

For Cat Nichols, someday was finally here. Going away to college meant a fresh, new start for the girl who lived locked away in a prison of insecurities. She was ready to experience new things and meet new people. But she wasn’t ready for him…

Jace Butler had encountered things no one person should have to endure. Trying to come to terms with his past, while living in the present, was a constant struggle for the man whose demons lie dormant beneath the skin of his rippling body and sexy smile. But when Cat walked into his world, his chance for a better life, came with her…

After finding each other, Cat and Jace realize that both their past and present issues were trying to ruin their chance for a better future. Issues that will have to be dealt with – once and for all – together… or apart.

DOWNLOAD LINKS: Kindle | Kobo | Apple iBooks | Barnes & Noble

And if you’d like to get the entire trilogy for only 99¢, it will be going on sale from November 1 – 8! All of the profit from those 8 days of sales will be going to our Autoimmune Walk team.

More info, you ask? Here you go! 😀

Do you know someone who has an autoimmune disease? Shawna and I do – Shawna’s husband has Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetes, and her son Joey has MS, as well. Also, our good friend Barbara has Relapsing Polychondritis. Barbara’s daughter, Haley Ramm (who plays Brenna on Chasing Life) is serving as the LA Autoimmune Walk Ambassador on November 8, and Melanie Shawn is proud to be a part of it!

http://autoimmunewalk.melanieshawn.com

Now, when I say that Barbara is the coolest, funniest chick ever and Haley is such an incredible sweetheart, I am not exaggerating…these ladies are the best!

(Quick piece of trivia–Haley is the only babysitter Shawna’s daughter Mariah has ever had, and now that Mariah’s 16, that record is pretty much gonna stand!)

(Trivia #2 – Barbara, the wardrobe maven from Home Sweet Home is named after Barbara, and Haley from Tempting Love is named after Haley!)

So, you can see why we are one thousand percent committed to this cause. The “Melanie Shawn” team has set a goal to raise $1,000 by November 8, to benefit autoimmune disease research. We need your help to make that happen, though! Here’s the link to our team. I hope you will consider donating (it’s easy and doesn’t even require a sign-up!).

http://autoimmunewalk.melanieshawn.com

Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts!

~Melanie and Shawna (Melanie Shawn)

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