It gives me great pleasure to welcome Melanie Milburne to MBB today. She is one of the top authors at Harlequin Mills & Boon and her work has given pleasure to millions of readers. Her latest project is the Caffarelli series, the first of which is NEVER SAY NO TO A CAFFARELLI. Melanie lives in Australia, but needless to say, her books are read worldwide.
You are a well-established romance author. Have you written anything other than contemporary?
I have written a romantic comedy screenplay and some poetry and some short stories, but my main home is category romance, as I love bringing feel good stories to readers. After all, it’s where I began my love affair with the genre! I really love the challenge of writing layered and deeply emotional stories so readers are not just entertained but have a chance to think as well.
How do you get the inspiration for your stories?
I find life very inspiring. Every day I hear or read of something that makes me think of another story idea. In can be a snippet in the newspaper or a gossip magazine, or an issue I’ve been thinking about. Sometimes the line of a song or even a photograph can set me off on a creative whirl!
Who is your favourite heroine ever? In your own books I mean…
Wow, that’s a hard question to answer! I love a spirited and feisty heroine so I guess Angelique in Never Gamble With A Caffarelli would be a stand out. I often felt as if she was in my office waiting for me to get back to writing her story. It was totally weird!
Sum up your book in a Tweet:
Hardnosed property developer locks horns with sweet but feisty tearoom owner in quiet English village.
What’s next for you?
Never Underestimate A Caffarelli and Never Gamble With a Caffarelli are out in October and November. I am currently working on a Presents title with an uptight English hero and a scandal magnet heroine. Sparks are flying!
NEVER SAY NO TO A CAFFARELLI
I play by the rules, but they’re my rules.” Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English vilalge where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat. Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He’s a playboy billionaire and determined to buy Poppy’s historic dower house. Poppy will not give up the only thing that remains of her childhood and family. She’ll fight Rafe – and her attraction to him -all the way. And be the first woman to say “no” to a Caffarelli.
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