It's Marie Piper!
Wrapping up this series – because it’s release day for MELT – I’m featuring the final author in the collection: ME!
I’m Marie, and I wrote OFF-SEASON. :)
Winter in a rafting town means blessed solitude as far as Eva is concerned, until sexy rafting guide Charlie shows up on New Year's Eve. If the two of them can survive an ice storm, a bear, and each other, they just might realize they're perfect together.
What was the inspiration for your story?
This past summer, I went on a camping trip to the Smoky Mountains with my husband and son. We stayed at a small campground along the Pigeon River, just off exit 77 in Hartford, Tennesse, and I fell in love. It’s a rafting town – buses and buses of tourists arrived to go down the river with various rafting companies, and there was a moonshine distillery and an adorable little café and my mind started working…I actually envisioned OFF-SEASON/Charlie/Eva/Lyla/The Raft Dudes to be a whole book, but I think this story gives just enough of them.
Whats your favorite thing about winter?
I have always said I’m not a winter person. I grew up on the Great Lakes, and live in Chicago, and winter is rough. But I have a five year old, and kids love winter—watching my son be amazed and excited over snow has really changed my mind. Also I like blankets and big sweaters.
Whats your favorite Christmas/winter book?
Every year in December, I re-read Christopher Moore’s THE STUPIDEST ANGEL. And every year I laugh.
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.