My Guest today is a Fellow Australian from the apple isle – Tasmania.
I hope you enjoy finding out about J A Melville and her fabulous books.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
From my teenage years, all I wanted to do was become a writer one day. Even now as an adult woman with a partner and three children who are not so little anymore, I’ve always lived with my head in the clouds, a dreamer, often amusing myself with my own imagination.
It might have taken me awhile to finally live my dream, but I did it. I hope to one day be good enough to stand beside the many talented writers out there who have kept me entertained with their wonderful stories over the years.
I live in a sleepy country town in Tasmania, Australia with my partner and three children plus our 4 cats and my little dog who thinks he’s a big dog.
I’ve had to overcome many emotional obstacles along the way to get to this point and attempting to self publish a book does tend to make a person feel like they’ve thrown themselves in at the deep end of the pool. Here’s hoping some of you actually like what I write and save me from drowning in the deep end as I probably forgot to mention, I can’t swim.
Sexually frustrated Grace was tired of dead end relationships, or men that were dead in the sack. Where were all the hot and sexy studs, instead of the duds? That was the question she asked her best friend, and housemate Mel, frequently.
Then they saw the ad in the paper, Dial A Stud for all your sexual fantasies. It sounded perfect, or it would be, if either of them had been prepared to call.
One night while at the club with her friend, Grace meets a gorgeous man, but since she’d made a pact with Mel, not to bring any man home with her, she reluctantly walks away from him. In an effort to purge him from her mind, she impulsively calls Dial A Stud one evening, while home alone.
Enter Alex and Dante, the two masked, hot and sexy studs, determined to give her everything she could dream of sexually. They gave her a night to remember, a night unlike anything she’d ever experienced before, and they gave her the fantasy. There was something about Dante though, the sexy Italian that stirred her emotions. What was it about him? Why did he seem vaguely familiar?
When she learns of his deception to get closer to her, she’s angry at first, until she has a change of heart, and goes to see him, wanting answers.
Finding him sick and feverish, she stays to nurse him back to health. As they spend time together, their relationship begins to blossom. Grace learns so much about this incredibly sexy man, and realises there is far more to him, than she could have ever realised. It is during her stay with him, that he reveals something that will change everything, between them forever.
Just when it looks like there might be hope for their future, Grace’s old insecurities surface, and she knows she can’t keep her secrets from him indefinitely. Dante’s lifestyle is more than she ever dreamed it could be, and it only adds to her fears.
Will Grace overcome her feeling of not being good enough for him? What will he do when he learns her secrets? Can they overcome all that threatens their relationship and have a future together?
“I want you so badly it’s like a constant physical ache in my body. You’re all I can think about. I don’t do relationships. It will be a week of sex, nothing more………….”
These were the words Natasha Barrington heard when her sexy boss and CEO of Rothman Enterprises, Eric Rothman suddenly announced that he wanted her.
Natasha had feelings for her boss. What woman wouldn’t? He was tall, gorgeous, sexy as sin but emotionally and physically unobtainable to her, or so she’d thought. He’d always had an endless supply of stunningly beautiful models parading through his office and his life. None of them ever lasted long though as Eric was incapable of committing to any woman.
Now here he was telling her he wanted her. Her head told her one thing and her heart another. Natasha had always travelled the safe and sensible road in life. This was her chance to throw caution to the wind. Would she do it? Could she hand over her virginity to a man who would only want her for a week? Should she agree to Eric’s proposition?
Note from the Author:
This is the same story as in Natasha’s Awakening but it is from Eric’s point of view. You can get inside the man’s head and see what makes him tick.
Both Natasha’s Awakening and Taming Eric are standalone novels. They can be read in any order. It is not necessary to read both if you prefer not to as it’s the same story just from each other’s perspective.
Eric Rothman CEO of Rothman Enterprises has worked alongside his PA Natasha Barrington for almost a year maintaining a strong working relationship with her while enjoying a steady stream of beautiful model girlfriends that pass through his life.
He doesn’t mix business with pleasure. It’s one of his personal rules until he starts to have feelings for Natasha.
He’s not interested in a relationship just sex so he propositions her. One week in a hotel for sex and nothing more. When she agrees to his terms he feels victorious. He is going to get what he wants and that is a lot of hot sex with his PA. Simple, or is it?
There was something about Natasha that drew him to her. She was like no other woman he’d ever been with and too late he discovers she’s a virgin.
She is making him feel things he’s never felt before. Will he be able to walk away from Natasha at the end of the week and go back to their working relationship or will their time together change everything?
This book is a sequel to Taming Eric but set 15 years later. It is a standalone novel and it is not necessary to read Taming Eric first.
Erica Rothman looked to have it all. Beauty, a successful modelling career, overseas travel, money and a handsome boyfriend or did she? Looks can be deceiving.
After fleeing the UK and her violent, abusive boyfriend she gave up modelling and came home to Australia to lick her wounds after Liam had attempted to kill them both in a car accident during a fit of jealous rage.
She wanted to keep what had happened to her a secret from her family until her brother Nathan accidently learns the truth.
When he takes her to see the project he and his business partner and friend have bought to make money on, it seemed innocent enough until she meets his friend.
Zane Harrison is gorgeous, sexy and everything a woman could ever want in a man. He was probably used to having women fall at his feet. That’s exactly what Erica did when she met him; she literally fainted at the man’s feet.
The attraction is there and he could be the perfect man for her but is it too risky to get involved with him? Can she escape the horrors of her past? Will she ever be able to overcome just what it is about him that affects her so much?
When Dominick Cavallo first saw Allegra Anderson, he knew instantly that she was the one for him. Unfortunately Allegra Anderson, best-selling author of erotica and self-confessed clutz, didn’t know he even existed. That is about to change.
The night Allegra’s house mate Cassie insists she come out clubbing with her is the night that fate intervenes.
From the moment Allegra sees Dominick at the club when he rescues her from the unwanted attention of another man, she’s spellbound by his stunning good looks. His black hair, startlingly blue eyes and the way he speaks to her has her totally captivated by him. He is the sexiest thing she’s ever seen and the attraction is instant and intense.
Dominick disappears not long after Allegra meets him and she’s devastated that she may never see him again. A week later, he reappears, when she least expects it and she learns something about him that could change the way she feels about him forever. He is not human, he is vampire.
Dominick is different to the other vampires. He has no desire to live their lifestyle but they are a part of his life whether he wants them or not. Allegra doesn’t want to be part of that lifestyle either. When she meets Domick’s sire, the brooding but sexy Fabian, she feels both unwanted attraction and fear for him. Fabian makes it clear he wants Allegra for himself and he will do anything to get her, even if it means destroying Dominick and Allegra’s relationship.
Will he end up driving them apart? Will Allegra be able to come to terms with what Dominick is? When something unexpected happens, that will change who she is forever, can their love survive? With Allegra’s discovery of her newly acquired ‘abilities,’ suddenly everything changes. Will it all be too much? Will Fabian succeed and ruin everything? Can Dominick and Allegra survive all that is determined to tear them apart or will love truly conquer all?
Sirene Devereaux came to town, looking for a man; but not just any man, she was looking for a vampire.
This wasn’t about finding love. She was in town to do a job. It was business, not pleasure. She had to hunt down one particular vampire and make his very existence a living hell. To hide her true identity, she got a job waitressing and eventually some gigs singing, since that was her real passion. Of course there was more to her than met the eye. Sirene was a witch.
It didn’t take her long to find a place to stay, make friends and find her vampire. In fact, he found her.
Fabian Sorensen wants Sirene the moment he lays eyes on her, but unfortunately his natural charm doesn’t seem to work on her. He’s used to getting any woman he wants, yet she seems immune.
When he finally gets the chance to spend a night with her, he discovers she’s no ordinary woman, she’s a witch and he hates witches. It has never ended well for him when he encounters them.
Sirene is no different. She hurts him, humiliates him and attacks the one thing precious to him, his manhood and for that, he wants revenge. He learns she’s been sent to torture him and she’s a serious threat to his normally controlled world. He has survived over 600 years and suddenly everything is threatened by one tiny raven haired witch.
She thwarts his attempts to make her pay for what she did to him. Any time he’s around her, she completely unmans him. He hates that he is attracted to her. He uses women for blood and sex, he doesn’t do relationships, so why is this one messing with his head so much?
Sirene too, is drawn to him which goes against everything she is in town to do. She’s supposed to loathe him, not like him. The attraction between them is powerful but will it ultimately destroy them?
When a series of challenges arises and their very lives are threatened, can they survive? With so much against them, is it possible for a witch and a vampire to truly find love?
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: As a survivor of child abuse myself, please be aware that this book touches on the subject of abuse and Arissa’s escape from her abuser. It is not my wish to offend anyone so I felt it necessary to point out that although the story is not about her being abused, it does cover some of what she has dealt with and the effects it’s had on her. This book is recommended for readers 18+ years.
For most of her life, the only thing Arissa Petros has known is abuse. She is just 19 years old when, with the help of a friend, she runs away from her abuser. Wanting as much distance between the man who has hurt her and herself, she travels to another state working as a housekeeper for an elderly lady with a broken leg. Arissa’s never been away from home or another state so everything is frightening to her. She is torn between fear of the unknown and relief at being away from the man who abused her for so long.
Mrs Appleby is kind and caring and it doesn’t take Arissa long to settle in to her new life. For the first time ever, she feels happy and safe, that is, until she meets one of the neighbours from over the road.
Lucian Andreas is the classic tall, dark and handsome man. He wants her and pursues her despite the fact she is terrified and wants nothing to do with him. As far as Arissa is concerned, men represent pain and aren’t to be trusted. She has no desire to have anything to do with them ever!
Lucian won’t give up on her though and slowly but surely he breaks down her defenses. He is the first man she has ever wanted to spend time with. He makes her feel things she’s never felt before and she finds herself longing for the touch of his lips, the strong safe haven of his arms.
When Lucian finds out about Arissa’s past, it only makes him want her more, determined to prove to her that not all men are bad and that sex doesn’t have to represent pain and humiliation. But first he has to come clean; reveal his true identity to her. He has to tell her he’s a vampire. Despite his initial fears, his revelation doesn’t frighten her off and in fact brings them closer together. Lucian opens up a whole new world to her filled with passion and excitement. That is, until tragedy strikes and suddenly everything changes when Arissa’s past catches up with her and her life is in danger.
Will Lucian be able to save her in time? Can they survive? Will their relationship handle the stresses placed on it? Everything seems lost, that all hope is gone until that chance discovery one night. That one thing that changes everything……
Flame is a pole dancer. She’s beautiful and a redhead with the temper to match. She doesn’t do relationships since they often end badly for her, especially her last one, which had been a disaster. She also has a secret. She can move things with her mind.
Damien is tall, dark, handsome and a notorious womaniser. He is also a vampire. He loves all women, but only for a good time, not a long time. A different woman every night is his philosophy, and he uses his stunning good looks and other talents to get what he wants, blood and sex.
When Damien sees Flame one night at the strip club, he instantly wants her and is frustrated when she fails to fall for his charms. In fact she calls him a loser and leaves him aching for her. Unforseen events soon find them in a position where their secrets are revealed to one another and they decide to give in to the attraction they can no longer fight to ignore. One night of hot and sweaty sex should be enough to satisfy their desires and then they can go their separate ways.
The sex between them is passionate, intense and explosive and it quickly becomes obvious, one night will never be enough. Will two commitment phobics ever be able to have a relationship or will they walk away?
Damien is the first to give in to the feelings he can no longer ignore and persuades Flame to come home with him. She finally opens up to him and it looks like they are both ready to try being a couple until tragedy strikes.
Can Flame and Damien survive what happened or will their tentative commitment to one another be torn apart?
If you could have the man of your dreams would you go after him?
That was the question Faith asked herself when a tall dark haired, sexy as sin vampire started coming to her in her dreams. Most would dismiss it as nothing more than that, just dreams; but not her. Faith was no ordinary young woman, she was a visionary.
She could see peoples’ futures in her dreams and by touching them. When she started seeing the beautiful vampire as she slept, she knew she had to go after him. Discovering he lived in the same house as the sister she never knew she had, just made it easier.
For Adrian the sudden appearance of the stunningly beautiful but innocent Faith meant trouble for him. For two years he’d been living a lie, and keeping a secret about what he got up to each night. His family had no idea, and that was how it had to be until Faith’s arrival threatened it all.
With her sheer determination to prove that they were destined for one another, suddenly Adrian’s life was thrown into chaos. For Faith who had ‘seen’ his future and knew his secrets it was simple, come clean and accept that he was hers.
Of course in her mind it was that simple, but not to Adrian. He still fought her at every turn, appearing to want her and then pushing her away again. Finally when things got too much, he ran, abandoning her and leaving her broken hearted.
Then something happened, something that threatened their lives and had the potential to change everything. Was this going to be Faith’s chance for happily ever after or would everything be lost?
Would her visions become her nightmares, or was she finally going to get Adrian, who had literally been the man of her dreams?
It’s been almost a century since everything changed.
Nearly a century since Francesca lost everyone and everything that night.
Only one person knows, one man saw it all; her sire, her saviour. He pulled her back from death and the brink of insanity.
Only one man truly knows her and Fabian promised he would never reveal the horrors of her past to anyone else.
She’s gone decades hiding her true self behind a mask of indifference; her clothes, her makeup like a costume so no one will see the real her.
It’s worked all these years until him…….
Lucas is the young man turned vampire by accident two years ago. He is the vampire with a heart and soul. He’s also an empath. He can feel what others are feeling……..
Something about him triggers flashbacks to Francesca’s past and her sleep is plagued by horrific nightmares.
Her screams wake Lucas and he comes to her, soothing and comforting her. The trouble is Francesca doesn’t want his comfort, she doesn’t want anyone. Anyone she’s ever cared about has been lost to her.
She uses Lucas to help her forget. Sex has always been her coping mechanism. Use them for sex and move on, but something about Lucas keeps drawing her back to him.
The sex is explosive, passionate and intense. The sex helps her forget her past, until afterwards when her resentment towards him makes her turn on him; punishing him physically and with cruel words. He makes her feel and she doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t want to remember. She doesn’t want to feel anything for this man who has been the catalyst for those painful memories to resurface.
It’s unhealthy and dangerous, until one night something happens that changes everything. Francesca’s past collides with her present and her already fragile state of mind is tested further.
Will it destroy them now everything has changed?