GENRE: Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense
About Melissa K. Morgan
Melissa is a self-proclaimed book nerd that lives in the Pacific Northwest with her incredible husband and two spirited children. She’s the author of the Silver Series and has been self-publishing for eight years. When she’s not writing romance novels, she likes to date her husband, binge read books, attempt to bake, and watch documentaries. Her guilty pleasures are peanut butter cups, wine, over-the-top reality television, and a good anti-hero. If you’re looking for stories filled with unique characters, steamy romance, and plots with a twist, check her out!
To get to know the author better, we asked Melissa, some questions, and here are her answers:
Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is SPY and it is a Mafia romantic suspense. I was inspired to create the story after finishing my novel, Something to Hold Onto. The main character in SPY makes an appearance in that story and my editor suggested I give him his own book. The ideas began flowing and SPY was born. It’s probably my favourite novel I’ve written so far.
Q2: What are five words that describe your writing process?
Dedication, inspiration, outlining, chaos, and music!
Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’ve always loved reading and wanted to become a writer, but after reading Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless, I began to really take the reigns on my dreams and pursue a self-publishing career. One of my favorite authors is also LaVyrle Spencer and one of these days, I’m going to write a historical romance and hopefully do as well as she does.
Q4: What is the first book to make you cry?
That’s tough because a lot of books make me cry! The first book that I wrote that makes me cry is Always Beautiful. The story is so touching and sad. I had a lot of tissues handy while writing.
Q5: Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?
At the moment I wouldn’t say I can make a living off my writing yet, but I definitely have that as a goal for the future!
Q6: What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep writing. No matter what, at the end of the day, I write because I love it and need it in my life. Regardless of what comes after publishing, I will write, write, write!
Q7: What is your favourite genre to read?
I love paranormal/Sci-Fi romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. If I am in the right mood, I enjoy reading historical romance as well.
Q8: Do you have any writing quirks?
I always make a playlist before I sit down to write a story. Music helps me get into the zone. I’ve also found making a mood board/outline helps inspire me too.
Q9: What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on a couple of different book ideas. I haven’t been able to sit and lock one in yet, but my creativity is flowing so I’m happy.
Q10: What are you currently reading?
I’m reading Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Something To Believe In. Silver Series 1: Simon
She’s nothing he expected. He’s nothing she wanted.
Mackaela Stone is damaged. Haunted by her past, she’s worked hard to wall herself off from ever repeating the mistakes that left her feeling too filthy for love. But meeting Simon Silver might be enough to crack those fortifications—if he can overcome his own turbulent history.
Trusting one another is hard enough, but finding faith, hope and love may be more than they can manage. Is their connection enough to give them something to believe in? Or is the damage done too great to overcome?
Something To Hold Onto Silver Series 2: Mickey
She was supposed to be the key to everything he ever wanted. He was the shadow of a past she swore she’d leave behind.
Claire Evan’s is risking it all. She knew her new job—working for the golden boy of Seattle, Mickey Silver—might be too good to be true. But the perks of playing his game were more than she could resist, even if the price included being dragged deeper into his cruel, dark world. Now his game of revenge may take them both down a path of mutual destruction.
Can working together finally open their eyes to what matters most? Or will the cost of cold ambition leave them both broken and alone?
Let Me Down
Maria Fredericks is starting over. After nearly a decade of living in the shadows of a deep depression and losing herself, she is finally moving on.
Nothing matters anymore as long as her and her six year old daughter are happy and safe.
As a result of the many years being broken down, Maria is struggling to figure out who she is after everything she was made to believe.
Knox Allen is no stranger to pain. Though he was able to obtain a second chance at life, not a day goes by that he doesn’t remember what it was like to feel like nothing.
Knox and Maria find solace in each other, but the temporary respite is not as serene as they thought it would be. Maria can’t trust him or herself for that matter. Knox fears their unexpected bond will end up hurting him in the end.
Can two broken people survive the modern world and all the drama that goes along with it? Or will their fears get the best of them and leave them crashing and burning at the end of it all?
Sometimes fate doesn’t just throw you a curve ball, it hits you in the face. Breaking your nose, blackening your eyes, and making you second guess everything you’ve spent your entire life working toward. Do you ignore that ball and continue in the direction of security and stability? Or do you throw caution to the wind, follow your heart, and potentially become so damaged that you’ll never recover?
Experiencing an intensity she’s never known, a passion she’s never felt, and a way to escape the mundane has Lucky changing her once solid foundation. But seasons change and so do people. When she discovers Zeppelin is hiding something from her, those walls she let fall so easily begin to build back up. Zeppelin finally reveals his devastating secret and Lucky is left with two choices. Walk away and forget him entirely or take his hand and follow him into the darkness and sorrow.
Excerpt : SPY
“𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥,” 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥, 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴. “𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥.”
𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦. “𝘐’𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥, 𝘈𝘪𝘥𝘢. 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰. 𝘔𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘯.”
𝘔𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘨𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮.
“𝘐’𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘴. 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴’ 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮. 𝘐𝘵 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘶𝘺’𝘴 𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥.”
“𝘐 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩. 𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺. 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦.”
𝘏𝘦’𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘦’𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘞𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥. 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥. “𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩. 𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵, 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶?”
𝘏𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘵𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘳. “𝘕𝘰, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐’𝘮 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘭 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶.” 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦, 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘦a𝘳. “𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯.”
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