Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Guest Author Day with Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Give a warm welcome to Entangled Publishing author Melissa Bourbon Ramirez.

CONTEST INFORMATION- please leave a comment with your email address to be entered to win the eBook of Deceiving the Witch Next Door. Contest runs to August 17th with winner to be announced on August 18th on this blog post.

Can you please share with us alittle about yourself?

Thank you for having me heretoday! I’m a writer, mother, marketingdirector, wife, chauffeur… I writemysteries and romances.

What is your most interestingwriting quirk?

I don’t know if I have one! I love my mochas in the morning and can’t geta good start without that. I am aplotter and pantser. And I love Southernfiction!

Can you please tell us about yourlatest book(s)?

Of course! Deceiving the Witch Next Dooris a short contemporary romance with a light paranormal twist. It’s about Storie Bell and Reid Malone andthe love story that began for them twelve years prior to when the actual storytakes place. And it’s Southern!

How did you come with the idea forthis story?

There’s a town called Glen Rose,and there’s a real Storie and a real Storiebook cafĂ© that inspired the wholething. I thought the setting would makefor a great tale, and it did!

Who is the one author that youwould love to meet someday and why?

Sarah Addison Allen. I enjoy her writing and her magical realism.

What is the best piece of adviceyou would give to someone that wants to get into writing?

Never give up!!

Can you share with us something offyour bucket list?

I just learned to water ski(almost) at 46. Check that one off. Live in New England isanother thing I want to do! Right nowI’m in Texas.

What is in your To Read Pile thatyou are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?

Good question! So many things. Right now I’m digging into Ain’t Misbehaving,by newcomer Molly Cannon.

Can you share with us your currentwork(s) in progress?

I’m working on the next book in myMagical Dressmaking cozy mystery series. Book 3 comes out in October. After that is my next romantic suspense. Busy, busy!

If we asked your muse to describeyou in five words, what would they say about you?

Reflective, shy, smart, kind,compassionate.

Anything else you want to add?Links?

Thank you for having me!

About Sacrifice of Passion

Texas rancher, VicVargas, finds himself facing more than his stubbornly silent son when thechupacabra, a supposedly mythical bloodsucking beast, startskilling his livestock—and stalking Delaney West, the town’s newly returnedveterinary assistant, the sensual woman who ran from the altar and broke hisheart twelve years earlier.

Reluctantly, he seeksher help to get to the bottom of the disturbing animal mutilations, only tohave her break through to his sullen son...and rekindle the love he’d thoughtwas lost forever. But her refusal to share a terrible secret sends her runningstraight into the lair of the chupacabra, plunging her back into her worstnightmare, and forcing them both to confront the wrongs of the past—in order tostay alive for the future they desperately want.

Get your copy of Sacrifice ofPassion at

Also available from Melissa BourbonRamirez: Deceiving the Witch Next Door

Storie Bell has a littlesecret—she’s a witch. But magic hasn’t exactly kept her life from being acomplete mess—her love life is non-existent and the town thinks she’s a totalnutter. Plus there’s her neighbor Reid Malone who runs hot one minute and coldthe next.

Reid Malone can’t wait to escape
Bloomington, Texas. Unfortunately, he’s stuck where he is unless he helps hisfather hide a very illegal secret. The only key to Reid’s freedom lies with theeccentric Storie…and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information he needsfrom her.

But Reid’s holding something back. Somethingbig. And if he’s not careful, he’ll find out exactly what happens when you tryto deceive a witch…

Bare Naked Lola

Going undercoveris second nature for Private Investigator Lola Cruz, but she’s out of herleague when the case of a murdered Royals Courtside Dancer leads her to a localnudist resort. Parading around the sidelines of Sacramento’s professional basketball scene in abarely-there cheerleading outfit is one thing—but parading around in nothingbut smile? If she has any chance of hiding this from her traditional family andon-again/off-again boyfriend Jack, she’s going to have a lot more than her ducttape bra and killer dance moves to keep under wraps….

Get your copy of Bare Naked Lola at: Amazon Entangled Publishing

AboutMelissa Bourbon Ramirez

Melissa Bourbon,who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teachingmiddle and high school kids in Northern California towrite full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes aboutspending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationshipwith yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’slucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.
She is themarketing director at Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola CruzMystery series with St. Martin’sMinotaur and Entangled Publishing, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series withNAL, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox and two romantic suspensetitles.

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