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Feature on Melanie Milburne, Flirting With The Socialite Doc and Giveaway!


This week's Author Feature is on Melanie Milburne. She's got a copy of her FLIRTING WITH A SOCIALITE DOC as giveaway for one commenter!


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Who is Melanie Milburne?




I am a romance author currently writing my 59th title for Harlequin Mills and Boon.


Who is your favourite author? 

My all time favourite is Mary Stewart. I read her books every year to remind myself of how it (storytelling) should be done.


Do you listen to music when you write? 

 I used to always write with music playing but now I only do so if there are people in my house as conversations or background noise distracts me.
What type of music? 

Classical including opera, choral or Gregorian chants. I particularly love Mozart’s Requiem if I’m writing a darker, deeply emotional novel. 


What do you do to relax? 

Relax? Oh yes, I remember that word. J My friends and family would answer that for me and say I NEVER relax. I am always on the go. If my body isn’t busy doing something then my mind is and at a million times an hour. Crazy, I know but that’s how I’m wired. I walk my dogs and I swim but even then I am thinking about my current work in progress or the list of things I have to do that day. I suspect I’m not much different from most women juggling the needs of family and work. 





Tell us about your book.

English aristocrat Lady Isabella Courtney has taken a six-month GP locum to the outback to clear her head after ending her engagement. Zach Fletcher, the local cop is also recovering from a broken engagement. He has come home to Jerringa Ridge to take care of his father who has had a farm vehicle accident. The last thing on Zach’s agenda is a fling with a fly-in, but when Izzy mistakes him for a male stripper on their very first meeting his attention is well and truly hooked! 

The new doc in town…

Accepting a GP sting in a remote Australian town seems like the perfect opportunity for Lady Isabella Courtney to mend her broken heart. But keeping a low profile is easier said than done when she mistakes the—incredibly hot—local cop for a stripper!
Zach Fletcher is back in Jerringa Ridge to take care of his injured father. And new doc Izzy is a delicious distraction he doesn't need. But something about her gets under her skin, and soon Zach finds himself flirting with trouble…!

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27 comments:

  1. wow! 59th?? There should be a huge celebration FULL of relaxation at least at every 10... man!

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    1. Hi Tammy,
      I am very behind in the celebrations. I sometimes buy myself something between books but even that has gone by the wayside. You've inspired me to rectify it!

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  2. That is an amazing amount of books! And I completely understand the always on the go mentality--I don't sit still very often :)

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    1. Hi Meradeth,
      I'm trying to teach myself to chill out a bit more. But once the momentum builds up it's hard to slow down. Thanks for posting!

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  3. 59th? I'm in awe right now. Just wow!

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      Don't be too awed. I have friends who've written double and triple that!
      Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Mary Stewart is a gem. And any book which can be read, and reread is a winner.
    Love Gregorian chants too.
    Relaxing? I would like to do it much better than I manage. In my next life I hope to be a cat.

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    1. Hi Elephant's Child,
      Yes, a cat in the next life would be lovely, especially if it was one of mine. He he.
      Glad you're a Mary Stewart fan.

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  5. Hi Melanie, this is just to message to say I love all your work and hope you're recovering well xx

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    1. Hi TashNz,
      I'm doing really well. Thanks so much for checking up on me! Thanks for your lovely comment. I will get better even faster now! xx

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  6. Sounds like a fun book. It's been so long since I listened to Gregorian chants. Must seek some out...

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    1. Hi Liz,
      They are extremely relaxing!
      Thanks for posting.

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  7. Hi Melanie

    I so love your stories and this one sounds really good can't wait to read it :) Oh and I so wish I could retire so I could relax and catch up on the great books I have in my TBR pile

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. I know the feeling, Helen. I have a tower of books to get through!

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  8. Wow, 59 is amazing. Congrats on the new book - sounds great! I love Gregorian chants, too. I usually listen to them as I'm drifting off to sleep as they're great for relaxing. Trouble is, they inspire odd dreams! ;)

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    1. Hi Xandra,
      I think they stir up the subconscious which is why you dream. I love that feeling. Who knows what you might find?!!!

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  9. I always loved reading Sandra Brown's old Harlequins when I was trying to remind myself what romance was all about. Over time, though, I developed a love for so many current (at the time) Harlequin authors that there were always too many new books to read!

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  10. Your choice of "mood" music is certainly appropriate for what you write! I personally have to have it absolutely quiet, or I can't hear the voices in my head. ;)

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      I have days when I have to be silent so I can hear the characters too. Especially the shyer ones!
      Thanks for posting.

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  11. Whewee! 59 Titles? That's epic. I know what you mean about always being on the go. My poor husband is probably going insane with the pace I keep, but it's the life, eh?

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    1. Hi Crystal,
      I think it's called being a woman, although I know a lot of men who are under the pump too. Maybe it's our modern life. Too much expected of all of us. Not enough time!

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  12. Congratulations on your milestone. It's hard to believe the changes in publishing since book one. Who would have forseen the advent of ebooks?

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  13. I miss classical music. I'd like to listen to it more. I've also been meaning to read Mary Stewart.

    It's great seeing Melanie around.

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  14. Wow! 59 titles-that is quite the accomplishment! I usually have several things going on at once, as well, which makes it hard to relax. But that's the way with life, right? We tend to stay busy and embrace every opportunity that comes our way.

    Congrats on your latest novel--sounds like it has a great premise!

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  15. I have been hearing so much about this book! I am amazed that Melanie is on her 59th book. Wow! Wishing her the best of lick with her latest release. :)

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  16. Congratulations, Melanie on your latest releases. I love your work.

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  17. Congratulations to Meradeth Houstan and Liz A! You won a copy of Melanie's Flirting with the Socialite Doc. Please shoot me email at nas_dean@ymail.com

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