Meet Melanie Milburne and the Cafferelli Clan - Giveaway

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.

MELANIE ON THE WEB:

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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.

Get this book here:  Amazon Amazon UK

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The winner is bn100

Comments

  1. Thanks for leaving information about your new release. It sounds really interesting & will be on my TBR pile! Have really liked your other HQ releases, so look forward to checking this one out!
    michelle at oxrider dot com

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  2. How many books are planned for the series?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  3. These stories sound fantastic! I love reading these stories by Aussie Authors!!!

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  4. Hi Everyone!

    I received an email from Melanie Milburne that she is unable to answer comments.

    She is reading your comments and will answer as soon as she is able to.

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  5. Hi Maria, Hi Melanie
    I was just stopping by to say I loved Never Say No to a Caffarelli and have just finished Never Underestimate a Caffarelli. WOW! So original. Outsdanding.
    Loved your questions Maria, especially the tweet q :)

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  6. Hi Melanie,

    I love the setting of Never say No To A Caffarelli - a tearoom in an English village - sounds gorgeous.

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  7. I loved reading this interview. Thanks Maria for your questions and Melanie-your answers!

    Congratulations on your 50th book!

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  8. Congrats to Melanie...her books sell amazingly..according to Amazon rankings

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  9. Hi Melanie and Maria! Wonderful interview:). Rafe, a "mouthwatering speciman of Mediterranean manhood", sounds delightful;).

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  10. Hi Snarkymomreads,
    Thanks for your comment! Sorry it's taken so long to get here. Technical difficulties are the bane of my life.
    Hope you enjoy the trilogy.

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  11. Hi bn100,
    There are three books in this series. I hope you enjoy them!

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  12. Hi Mark Missy,
    We Aussie authors love writing them!
    Thanks for posting.

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  13. Hi TashNz,
    I'm so glad you enjoyed the first two books. I hope you enjoy book three. I had a lot of fun with Angelique and Remy!

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  14. Thanks Nas, for letting everyone know.

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  15. Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for posting. I have your book on my TBR list. I can't wait!

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  16. Hi Cherie,
    Thanks for posting. I love tearooms so it was fun to write one into my novel. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  17. Hi unikorna,
    Thanks for your comment. I don't even look at my rankings. I'm always too busy writing the next book!

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  18. Hi Maria,
    Rafe is a favourite hero of mine. He's very mouthwatering! Thanks for posting.

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