Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Unforgettable Kind by Melanie Munton @melanie_munton @XpressoTours


The Unforgettable Kind
Melanie Munton
Publication date: June 25th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

A best friends to enemies to lovers romance.

SAM

As the first female lead sportscaster with FNN (Football News Network), I’ve had to be tough and unflappable for years. No matter how far we women have come, football is still a man’s world. Which is why I’ve strutted my stilettos and lipstick on every field and around every TV studio I’ve ever worked, making sure everyone knows just how much of a woman I am. I let no man get under my skin.

Especially not Kade Jennings.

We have a history, Kade and I. It goes all the way back to high school and spans our college years. We used to be best friends, but we haven’t spoken in years. Not since he left without a word, and I made it clear that I never wanted to speak to him again. Now all of a sudden he’s FNN’s newest analyst?

He thinks I’ll break. With every wink he flashes me off-camera and every grope he sneaks under the table, he assumes I’ll shed my badass shell and fall into his arms like old times.

Well screw him, his charismatic smile, and his giant di—er—ego.

I am where I am today because I’ve never let any man stand in my way.

If Kade even tries, I’ll bring him to his knees.

KADE

Fate can be a real bitch.

One minute you think you’re going to get the girl, and the next minute she’s slipping away.

It’s a complicated thing, to be in love with your best friend. That friend zone is a tricky place to be, not that I ever entered into it willingly. At least, not with Sam. Fate just seemed to place me there, despite the fight I put up.

Well, fate can go screw herself.

Sam Lawrence was always meant to be mine.

And it’s finally time that I prove it to her.



Interview with Melanie Munton

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

Orangutan. I don’t know. They’ve just always struck me as sarcastic but also chill and laid back. I respect that.

How many hours a day do you put into your writing?

Before I had my daughter last year, it was around 6-7 hours. Since having my daughter and being home with her every day, I’ll have a mini-party if I get four hours in.

Do you read your book reviews? If yes, do they affect what you write in the future?

Absolutely. The good, the bad, the ugly…it all helps improve my writing and storytelling. Readers are smart and they will offer opinions and perspectives that I might never have considered otherwise. As a writer, you’re always going to receive negative feedback at some point, but you have to maintain confidence in your writing and believe in your work (wine also helps ;) ). It’s constructive criticism, and there’s always room for improvement. I appreciate everyone who takes the time and effort to leave those reviews. I always welcome and look forward to honest feedback!

Do you leave hidden messages in your books that only a few people will find?

Not usually. There might be an inside joke here and there that only certain people will understand, but I typically try to be as straightforward as possible in my writing.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Unforgettable Kind?

Ah, Sam and Kade. Our heroine, Sam, is fierce when it comes to her loyalties and beliefs, determined when it comes to accomplishing her goals and achieving her dreams, and stubborn when it comes to Kade. She works in a male-dominated field, so she makes it a point to play up her femininity at every turn. But she can throw on her ball cap and jersey, watch football, and eat chicken wings just as enthusiastically as any man. Our hero, Kade, is devoted (even though Sam may not always see it), bull-headed, and is always quick with a cheeky comment. He loves his rock music…and his Sam. He’s been gone for her literally since the moment he laid eyes on her. He’s had to learn patience over the course of their friendship, but he’s adamant about doing anything and everything to make her realize that she was always meant to be his.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

*rubs hands together* Oooo…I am so excited for my upcoming series, the Brooklyn Brothers! It’s going to be a spin-off series of The Unforgettable Kind that follows the five Brooklyn Brothers of the “sixth family” of the Italian-American mafia. These brothers are dark and intense, protective and possessive, and alllll kinds of gorgeous. Their stories are going to be sexy, suspenseful, and fast-paced. These five brothers are honor-bound to protect others from the evils of the original five families. And when their enemies go after their women? All bets are OFF. You do not want to miss these thrilling stories. You’ll get to meet our first brother and read a sneak peek of his story in The Unforgettable Kind! Brooklyn Brothers #1 will release late 2019!

“The Brooklyn Brothers are kings of their city.
Now it’s time for them to find their queens.”

Do you allow yourself a certain number of hours to write or do you write as long as the words come?

Since my daughter was born, I’ve sort of re-trained my brain to take advantage of any quiet time she allows throughout the day and speed write during those moments. Of course, that doesn’t always go real smoothly and I have to do a lot of clean-up later, but it’s getting better every day. I’ve had to learn to control my frustrations when I’m too distracted by her or the words just aren’t coming. That’s when I’ll focus on other tasks, such as creating teasers and promos, until everything comes together in my mind. I make it a point to stay away from the computer in the evenings during family time. But when those lightning bolts of inspiration hit, that computer won’t leave my lap until I’ve purged every single word swimming around in my brain.

Do you have a certain number of words or pages you write per day?

I used to! LOL! Again, having a baby and trying to write at the same time has been an entirely new learning experience for me. I used to shoot for 6,000-7,000 words a day when I was knee-deep in a book (the most I’ve been able to write was 12,000). Or I’ll set a goal of getting X number of scenes written. But now I’ll be happy with 4,000-5,000 words. I celebrated hard when I got out 10,000 in a day with an eight-month-old crawling around!

What inspires you to write?

I write romance, so I’m a big fan of the happily ever after. More than anything else, I’m inspired by the fact that we can all have our own happy ending. We might have to learn a lot of lessons about ourselves and about life along the way. We might have to endure pain or sadness or loneliness. We might have to fight through trials and tribulations of the mind and of the body. But if we keep our wills, our hearts, and our spirits strong, we can find our happiness. I want my readers to remember that when they read my work because that’s exactly what I aim to convey with every story I write.


Would you rather

Read fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction, because I’d rather escape from reality when I read.

Read series or stand-alone?
Depends on the author and my attention span at the time, but usually standalone.

Read Science fiction or horror?
Tough one. Always depends on my mood, but probably horror.

Read Stephen King or Dean Koontz
Stephen King!! One of my all-time favorites.

Read the book or watch the movie?
Read the book. Less risk of being disappointed.

Read an ebook or paperback?
Ebook these days. When you start having kids, it’s all about the convenience.

Be trapped alone for one month in a library with no computer or a room with a computer and Wi-Fi only?
Library with no computer. Does that come with a beast and talking furniture too?? I could totally be Belle for a month.

Do a cross-country book store tour or blog tour online?
Cross-country book store tour. More adventures!!




Author Bio:

Traveler. Reader. Beach-goer. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pasta-obsessed. North Carolina resident. Sarcastic. Bit of a nerd.
Author of the Cruz Brothers, Possession and Politics, and Timid Souls series, Melanie loves all things romance, comedies and suspense in particular because it’s boring to only stick to one sub-genre! From light-hearted comedies to sexy thrillers, she likes to mix it up, but loves her some strong alpha males and sassy heroines.
Go visit Melanie’s website and sign up for her newsletter to stay updated on release dates, teasers, and other details for all of her projects!





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2 comments:

Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

Teenyluvkins said...

Thank you so much for the blurb and the interview I really enjoyed reading it especially the sweet struggles of writing with an infant daughter, made me chuckle but also could also relate ^^

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