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This book was so good that I couldn’t put it down. It’s sweet and there’s really no sex but it’s still so hot. Viktor is a cocky British rockstar working on getting his fame back on track. He’s been through rehab and dealing with his demons. He’s been clean and sober for two years but he’s arrogant as hell. When he meets Angela she puts him in his place and for the first time in his life he’s had to work for the cookie. Angela pushes him away but like the energizer bunny he keeps on coming for her. I thought for sure he was going to give up when her cat pissed on his designer boots, but no! I never laughed so hard. This story is so romantic and Viktor is grumpy and cantankerous and I just loved him. I gave this book five stars and I highly recommend…

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VBT – THE DESCENDANT

A new interview I did for The Descendant.

C.A. Milson

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The Descendant
by Melissa Riddell

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GENRE: Sci-Fy Romance

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She wants her world back; he wants her heart.

Tilly Morgan and her four-legged companion, Kodiak, are just trying to survive the alien arrival. Two years ago, the visitors unleashed devastation—a world-wide EMP followed by a deadly virus that wiped out more than half of humanity.

Traversing the lonely landscape, she runs into an alien on patrol with one order: eradicate all human life. A mysterious, dark-haired stranger named Jareth comes to her aid, and she reluctantly allows him to join her quest to find her sister. He even persuades her to let the damaged alien tag along against her better judgment.

As her group travels the desolate world and inches closer to her goal, she’s forced to examine her unwanted feelings for Jareth and come to terms with her heart, even if the truth threatens to…

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Pre-order Link is Now Live!

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Just eight more days, and on November 27, 2019 my debut novel will be released. I’m excited and terrified at the same time. Here’s the pre-order link and blurb below:

https://amzn.to/2PDeCqx

She wants her world back; he wants her heart.

Tilly Morgan and her four-legged companion, Kodiak, are just trying to survive the alien arrival. Two years ago, the visitors unleashed devastation—a world-wide EMP followed by a deadly virus that wiped out more than half of humanity.

Traversing the lonely landscape, she runs into an alien on patrol with one order: eradicate all human life. A mysterious, dark-haired stranger named Jareth comes to her aid, and she reluctantly allows him to join her quest to find her sister. He even persuades her to let the damaged alien tag along against her better judgment.

As her group travels the desolate world and inches closer to her goal, she’s forced to examine her unwanted feelings for Jareth and come to terms with her heart, even if the truth threatens to destroy her and everything she’s come to believe.

Publishing Contract Accepted!

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My manuscript was picked up by a publishing company and I’ve signed the contract! All the waiting and worrying finally paid off. I’m not sure of the publishing date yet, as my editor still needs to get back to me with edits, but hopefully this year.

I’ve had several people ask how I was able to get a traditional publisher’s attention, and I really don’t have a trick. My journey in writing started years ago when I was a teen, but fell by the wayside over the years as I took care of my family.

In 2017, I began dabbling with writing once again. I wrote and illustrated a children’s series, self-published it on Amazon, and was content for a while. Earlier this year, though, the writing bug bit again.

On a whim, after taking a required English class for a degree plan, I decided to write for myself, and if others wanted to read my stories, that would be even better. The first couple of short stories were so-so. My daughter edited one and pushed me, pointing out the plot holes and shortcomings of the story. She’s a great editor, by the way, and doesn’t let too much bias get in the way, understanding what it takes to make a good story.

Anyhow, after writing my first novella, I decided to write a full novel for young adults. My passion is science fiction, and I’ve always loved to watch a relationship develop, so I melded both genres into one. After finishing the manuscript, I submitted it to two publishing houses and opted to sign with the current publishing house. Once I receive the okay, I’ll be posting links and information about the book.

Long story short, I didn’t use any tricks to get a publishing contract–I just got lucky. Considering I just recently started writing again, and the second manuscript I’d ever written was accepted by the second publisher, it was an incredible stroke of luck.

The only trick I can think of is this: don’t give up and keep submitting. Oh, and make sure you edit your baby over and over again. Trust me, if you think it’s ready, it’s not. I STILL find errors throughout each page.

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The Intimidating World of Publishing

Self-publishing several previous children’s books, I had no idea how intimidating the “real” publishing world is. From the query, the literary agents, the publishing companies, and then onward to the dreaded “wait-and-see if they’re interested in my manuscript” months, it feels…brutal. I’m still in that last phase of hurry up and wait, but I’m curious how many others out there feel the same angst every time they submit a manuscript? What do you do to pass the time, besides research and writing?