Monday, April 29, 2013

Author, author... Interview with Melissa Kendall

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Please welcome today the fabulous
 
Melissa Kendall
 
Great to have you Melissa, can you tell us a little about yourself?
 
I am a 37 year-old stay at home mum and part-time Software Support Consultant.  I live in Perth Western Australia, the most isolated capital city in the world.
 
 
What did you want to be when you were growing up or did you always want to be a writer?
Oh I think like all kids I had a million different careers I wanted to try, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist I had a phase where I wanted to be a mechanic those are the ones I distinctly remember.
 
 
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a lot during my teens and early twenties but lost the love for it over time. In 2008 when my son was born my interest was rekindled and it’s been a big part of my life ever since.
 
 
What is a typical writing day like for you? 
I actually don’t write much during the day. You can usually find me at my laptop after my son goes to bed so between about 8.30 pm and midnight is when  I get all my writing done.
 
Do you have any specific routine you follow or specific items you need with you when you write? I don’t have a routine but I usually write best with total quiet and no distractions
 
 
What is your favorite part of writing?  Is there anything you don’t like about being a writer?
My favourite part about writing is the feedback when people read my words and like them. The bit I hate is when my use decides to take a holiday right when I have a deadline to meet.
 
 
What is your favorite length of book to write?  (Short story, novella, full length novel) Why?
I seem to write short stories /novella’s the most for some reason that just seems to be the length of story my brain comes up with. I do have my first full length novel that I am working on and hope to have out late 2013 maybe early 2014.
 
 
How does your family feel about your writing and you being an author?
They are mostly supportive
 
Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 
Favorite 5
1) Favorite Holiday Okay so I think we use the word Holiday a little differently here in Aus so I’m gonna say my trip to Egypt in 2000 it was a purely magical place.
2) Favorite Drink Coke Zero
3) Favorite Author Laura Kaye
4) Favorite Book Oh there is no way I can choose there are just too many.
5) Favorite Animal I love elephants
 
And for a bonus:  What is a typical mood for you?  And is your mood different when you’re writing?
If my husband were to answer this question, he would tell you that my moods change at the drop of a hat so I guess I don’t have a typical mood.
 
Where can our readers find you?? 
Twitter: @mkendallauthor
 
Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
 
Curve My Appetite
a 1NS story
 
Sally Austens’ sexual experience is limited and unsatisfactory at best. Now, as she turns thirty, it looks like the relationship train has missed her stop. When a friend tells her about 1Night Stand and suggests it might just change her life, she’s skeptical but shoots for the stars when asking for her perfect date. Go big or go home, right?
 Dean Martorino lives in the public eye. Surrounded on a daily basis by society’s idea of stunning beauty, he longs for a woman with curves he can get lost in. At the suggestion of his long-time friend and manager, Dean shares his secret with Madame Eve hoping she can find him a match to fill his arms and satisfy his desires.
 
Can Sally accept the beauty Dean sees in her long enough to curve his appetite or will they both go home hungry?
 
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Excerpt:
For the umpteenth time, Dean checked his phone. Still no text. He sighed in frustration. Thirty minutes after they’d agreed to meet, and no sign of his date.
His misgivings about the 1Night Stand concept weren’t eased by the fact she hadn’t arrived yet. He longed for something different, but one-night stands were not his usual idea of fun. He preferred long-term relationships. Jerry, his best friend had assured him Madame Eve’s services were more love matches than sex.
He’d laughed, at first, finding the whole idea ridiculous. He doubted even the mystical Madame Eve could find his perfect woman. Jerry had laughed, too, but then he got serious and asked, “What do you have to lose?”
Dean’s regular fitness regime kept him in shape and looking good for thirty-five. The women he met were stick-thin, self-obsessed, and semi-plastic, typical of the industry he worked in. Most of them were pretty, and though he’d dated a few, they weren’t what he fantasized about. No, in his dreams, the ladies all had natural and much curvier figures.
Big, curvy women had always fascinated him. Because he lived his life in the public eye, he’d been reluctant to go after what he wanted. At his age, though, with his career on the downhill slide, he realized he didn’t care anymore. He’d had his time in the spotlight. He wanted to settle down and have a family. Hence, he’d decided to find someone who loved him, not his public persona. He’d spent too long denying his true identity.
A knock made his heart skip a beat. She’s here. After a quick check in the mirror, he steeled himself and opened the door.
His mouth went dry and all coherent thought fled. Even if he had the words to express how she blew him away, he didn’t think he could find his voice. He ogled the gorgeous, buxom brunette standing in the doorway. His admiration cut short, as her face paled.
“You’re—” She stopped talking mid-sentence, her eyes rolled back into her skull.
Reacting on instinct, he reached out and wrapped his hands around her waist, trying to catch her before she hit the ground. However, instead of stopping her from falling, he was pulled to the carpet, too, both of them crashing in a heap.
Women fainted around him all the time. It no longer freaked him out. It was, however, the first time he’d fallen to the floor with one. Her pulse thumped strongly under his fingers. Relief washed over him; she was okay. The ridiculousness of it all hit him and a deep belly laugh escaped his lips.
Even with the less than successful start to his date, the feel of her in his arms had parts of him standing to attention. His curiosity dictated he find out more. Madame Eve had made an excellent choice. She might have found the perfect woman after all.
 
Melissa, thanks so much for sharing with us today and please stop by again any time !
 
Readers, don't miss out on another great 1 Night Stand story from Decadent Publishing.
 
Until next time, happy reading !
 
Krista


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