So, we have made it to Day Five! Woot!
Those of you who know me, know that I spend a lot of time online. I am very proud of the fact that I won Authors After Dark Most Accessible Author Bookie Award this year. I love hanging out with readers online and in person. But, there might be a few things you don’t know about me.
-I am a military brat to a father who spent 23 years in the service but I also had two uncles and two grandfathers who served in the military. I was married to my husband before he went into the service.
-I hold a BA in English and history and had thought I would write literary novels.
-Through the years I have worked many interesting jobs from Pampered Chef Consultant to child care provider to substitute teacher. One that most people don’t know about is my time working at an Aladdin’s Castle.
-I made my first bowl of spaghetti and meatballs at the age of seven.
-I have lived in 8 states and 2 different countries.
-Charlie McMurtry, Larry’s (Lonesome Dove, etc), and I went to college together. He was getting his MA while I was working on my BA. He taught me how to waltz.
-I met my husband at a wedding.
by Melissa Schroeder
Semper Fi Marines, Book 1
Bran Johnson always knew he wanted to be a Marine. What makes it even better is longtime gal pal TK is now stationed at the same base. Unfortunately, Bran is having a hard time dealing with his feelings when he realizes that TK is considered a hot commodity on base. Worse, he finds himself taking a backseat to her admirers.
Tess Keller has loved Bran since they were in high school. The former football captain always treated her like a friend so she tried to move on. Unfortunately, he’s in her business constantly now. One passionate argument leads to more than either of them expected. Tess knows it isn’t going to last because Bran is never going to settle down. So, to save face, she suggests they stay friends, only with the side benefit of being sometime lovers.
Bran agrees to the friends with benefits idea just to keep himself close to Tess. She might think he’s not around for the long haul, but this is one Johnson brother who knows exactly what he wants…and just how to get it. And what he wants is Tess in his bed and in his life forever. Nothing will stop him, not even Tess herself.
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Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, and the books. She cut her preteen teeth on and read and reviewed in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.
Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling . In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with and the popular military spinoff, . Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, twelve nominations for AAD Bookies, winning both Most Accessible Author and Author of the Year, and regularly tops the best seller lists on and . She recently had her first USA Today bestselling book, The Santinis Collection.
Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to , happy her husband is finally retired and they are living where the bugs die in the winter.
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