It's Harley Easton!
For the next week, I'm going to feature one of the lovely author ladies who worked on MELT each day - building up to the Black Friday release of our collection. :)
Today we have Harley Easton, author of ROCKY MOUNTAIN MELTDOWN.
Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. She's worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, been a guest lecturer at a well known national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she's become an author specializing in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction.
ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN MELTDOWN
Writer Tessa Hazel can't stand the cold, so when her agent banishes her to a Colorado ski lodge in January, she's far from happy. To make things worse a surly hotel worker and her favorite frienemy are working to keep her out of the arms of a sexy ski instructor. Will a little extra snow fix everything or cause Tessa a major meltdown?
What was the inspiration for your story?
Sometimes stories really begin with a specific idea, this one grew out of a character. Tessa showed up very irritated. She pretty much told me she was having a hard time in her life, she hated the cold, and she didn't need the complication of extra people. This, of course, made me wonder what extra people were complicating her life. In not too long, the full cast was talking and Tessa was just sick about the whole issue. That being said, it took awhile for this story to round itself out, but once it did I had a blast with Tessa's little verbal jabs Bryce's terse but well-meaning statements.
Whats your favorite thing about winter?
Much like Tessa, I hate the cold, but I enjoy the music of winter. Between the holiday carols in December and the love songs of February, I feel like everybody tries to warm each other up with a good tune.
Whats your favorite Christmas/winter book?
I try to read a holiday book every year. Dickens "Christmas Carol" is a favorite, but several years ago I picked up a copy of a book called "The Christmas Store" by Ray Sipherd. It's a series of twelve stories about magical things that happen to the shoppers and employees in a department store just before Christmas. It's a heartwarming read and I highly suggest it.
MELT is a collection of five sexy stories to get snowed in with.
All proceeds from the collection will go to charities that support mental health research & aide.