Blog Move

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This blog will stay up for now, but I wont be posting here anymore. To simplify things, I’ve moved everything to my website: www.melainarayne.com and if you still want to follow my ramblings, just head over there and sign up. 🙂 Thanks, yall.

Much love,
Mel ♥

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The Protector Review

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I just want to start out by saying Jodi Ellen Malpas is the queen of alpha males with tortured souls. She really knows how to pull at your heartstrings, and Jake Sharp is no different from her other men. He is deeply wounded by a past that just won’t let him go. Though it drove me insane wondering what happened to him, I thoroughly enjoyed his journey toward healing.

Camille Logan has a troubled past of her own, but she is back on her feet and trying to make a name for herself. Unfortunately her father’s ruthless business dealings have her in need of protection, and Jake is the only person who can do the job.

This book had me gasping, laughing, and crying through the entire thing. As with JEM’s other books, The Protector is full of suspense, drama, intense sexual chemistry, and fierce love. I’ll be hungover for weeks.

I am as in love with Jake Sharp as I am with Jesse Ward and Miller Hart. Part of me is disappointed that we don’t get to spend as much time with Jake as we did the other two, but a bigger part of me is glad we get the whole story in one book. I don’t think my heart could take waiting two more years to get the rest of his story. Now I just have to patiently wait until The Queen releases her next book.

♥ Mel


Watch the trailer here


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THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas (September 6, 2016; Forever Trade Paperback and Forever eBook; stand alone novel)

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY AND ONE NIGHT TRILOGY!

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she’s made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating–both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both.

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Get your copy of The Protector!

US Links!
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1X0pskX
B&N: http://bit.ly/1WqRB4l
iBooks: http://apple.co/1VcNEBR
Google: http://bit.ly/235yfph
Kobo: http://bit.ly/22kI3Pe
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1QXVTQq

UK Links!
Waterstones: http://bit.ly/22ScpZQ
Amazon PB: http://amzn.to/1RA5l9w
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1VVE46C
Foyles: http://bit.ly/1MWnAUA
Apple: http://bit.ly/1Vb3EE6
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1X08Rhd


About the Author:

 

www.kerryannduffy.com
Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.

 

 


Social Media Links:

www.JodiEllenMalpas.co.uk

www.twitter.com/jodiellenmalpas

www.Facebook.com/JodiEllenMalpas


Add The Protector to your shelf on Goodreads:

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my current writing list

It’s been a bit since I had a Words & Music post and I thought I’d give it a shot today. Like I told someone the other day, my writing playlist is ever-changing, and there have definitely been huge changes since the last time I did this. I have some music that has been stuck in my head lately, and a couple of them get stuck on repeat for days.

Those on repeat:

  • Bad Girl by Avril Lavigne ft. Marilyn Manson
  • Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott
  • Better Love by Hozier
  • Stone Cold by Demi Lovato

Those that have influenced my current WIP:

  • Close by Nick Jonas
  • Gorilla by Bruno Mars
  • Jungle by X Ambassadors
  • Pillow Talk by Zayn Malik
  • Gravity by John Mayer
  • Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers ft Daya
  • Hurricane by 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Move Like A Sinner by What Now

Other assorted randomness:

  • Love Stoned/I Think She Knows Interlude by Justin Timberlake
  • Cheap Thrills by Sia
  • Lost Boy by Ruth B
  • This Night by Black Lab
  • Unsteady by X Ambassadors
  • All I want by Kodaline
  • I Hate You, I Love You by Gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien

And of course, the classic…

  • Purple Rain by Prince

 

Now, it’s time for me to turn on my playlist and get busy writing…as soon as I get me something to eat. 😉 Tamales anyone?

Until next time…

♥ Melaina

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D’mitri Montez has suffered unbearable loneliness while forced to watch his twin brother find his own mate and start a family. Now that D’mitri’s mate has finally come, he thinks he has it made, until he has to face his worst fear…

…the possibility of losing the one he has waited so long for.

 

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COVER REVEAL: The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

First of all, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to Ms. Jodi Ellen Malpas for allowing me to be a part of her big day. I’m super excited to be able to share this gorgeous cover with yall.

Let me just say how much I love this author. If you haven’t read her This Man trilogy or her One Night trilogy, and you love hardheaded delicious alpha males, I very highly recommend her books. I’m still hungover from these men, and I can’t wait to see what Jake Sharp is like. I know he will be added to my ever-growing list of book boyfriends. 😉

❤ Mel


Before I show you the cover, let me tell you a little about THE PROTECTOR

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THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas (September 6, 2016; Forever Trade Paperback and Forever eBook; stand alone novel)

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY AND ONE NIGHT TRILOGY!

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she’s made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating–both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both.

Buy the Book in the US!
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1X0pskX
B&N: http://bit.ly/1WqRB4l
iBooks: http://apple.co/1VcNEBR
Google: http://bit.ly/235yfph
Kobo: http://bit.ly/22kI3Pe
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1QXVTQq

Buy the Book in the UK!
Waterstones: http://bit.ly/22ScpZQ
Amazon PB: http://amzn.to/1RA5l9w
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1VVE46C
Foyles: http://bit.ly/1MWnAUA
Apple: http://bit.ly/1Vb3EE6
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1X08Rhd

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About the Author:
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.

Social Media Links:
http://www.JodiEllenMalpas.co.uk
Twitter @jodiellenmalpas
Facebook.com/JodiEllenMalpas
Add to your shelf on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1QZ7yO9

 

Getting Reorganized…

My need for reorganization became abundantly clear when I started working on my current project. I went in search of notes I’d written a while back for this particular story and it took me thirty-ish minutes to find what I was looking for. Mainly because my notes are now as scattered as my mind.

When I first started writing, I was very organized. I had a binder for each series. In those binders I kept all my notes on each story, series details, names lists, character profiles, family trees, lists of terms and definitions, list of special abilities, and whatever else went along with that particular series. But at some point a couple years ago, I went rogue and started collecting these notepads, journals, and notebooks. Now I have book notes scattered all over the place, and there isn’t an empty notebook or journal anywhere in my house. I have a serious problem. lol

My goal is to get back to how things were before, and maybe my scattered mind will regain some order and I’ll get back into my writing groove. So that’s my weekend (and probably beyond) project. Complete reorganization.

Wish me luck.
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What happens in Vegas…

Romance Novel Convention 2014


It’s official, but I think I’m still a little in shock. I’m finally popping my convention cherry this summer. Yep. I’m going to the 2016 Romance Novel Convention (RNC) this June! Super excited to finally be going to Vegas, but still really nervous. Glad I will have my bestie with me to keep me from completely freaking out. lol

Looking forward to meeting some new people, attending the events, and exploring Vegas. 🙂 Plus as a bonus, I get to see some friends that I haven’t seen in about 8 years. This summer is going to be crazy. I hope to see some of my natives and some of my author friends in Vegas!
Until next time…
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Oh, and check out some of the cover models that are scheduled to be at RNC 2016. 🙂