Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

Huge congratulations to Bianca, who is the winner of the Amazon.com $20 gift card from last week’s Up for Seconds: A Second Chance Steamy Romance new release blitz!

Hold tight, because I’ve got one more book coming out this spring! Coming Around: A Friends-to-Lovers Steamy Romance will be out in the world on May 25th!

So if you haven’t started the series, what are you waiting for! Download at your favorite retailer NOW!

 

Release Day Giveaway!

Today is release day for UP FOR SECONDS!

I’m so excited to bring you Jack’s and Tori’s love story! They were characters in book one, Down for Her, and I always knew I wanted to write their story from the moment they both popped into my head as secondary characters.

Their original romance went wrong and ended badly, but they’ve never been able to shake one another. They are truly destined lovers and have to find a way back to one another. I so love both of them, and I know you will, too!

He won’t get in my head again…

Tori:

Jack Massey broke my heart. He was jealous and possessive. We were all wrong together—too engrossed, too greedy for one another…like we were each other’s fix.

We made no sense. He’s a stuffy, number-cruncher from a wealthy family, and I’m a hot mess from a trailer park. We’d never work long-term.

He says he wants me back. He needs to let the past stay behind us. I’ve worked too hard this year to get over him. I’ve thrown myself into my work with the kids at the resort. I’ve nurtured friendships with my amazing co-workers. I even tried another relationship. Though Jack’s never left my head or my heart.

Jack:

I screwed up. I’ve paid the price this past year. I quit drinking and became obsessed with my job and working out. I’ve not so much as looked at another woman. Tori’s all I’ve been able to focus on, even after a year

I want her back. It’s not going to be easy. We come from different worlds, and she makes sure I know it at every turn.

I’ve never failed at anything in my life except for my relationship with her, and I don’t intend to lose at that again.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

 

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Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She has served as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of the Love Along Hwy 30A series, the Destiny Dunes series, the Before Forever series (YA), and Courting Carlyn (YA).

 

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Karley M., who is the winner of the Amazon.com $25 gift card from last week’s Down for Her: A Riches-to-Rags Steamy Romance giveaway!
Stay tuned for another sweepstakes coming up the week of April 27th to celebrate Book Two in the Destiny Dunes series, Up for Seconds: A Second Chance Steamy Romance.

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It’s Release Day!!!

 I can’t believe it’s finally here! DOWN FOR HER is out in the world for you to read!

The characters in this book beat down my doorstep for years, literally! I was busy writing other books and series, but Brett and Kylie would NOT get out of my head. Like seriously, I would think about them daily…for years!

I’m so glad I never turned them away and that the timing finally became right for me to tell their story! And so many stories have developed from theirs. I already have two more books in the series set to release on April 27th and May 25th, and more to come after that!

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Thanks again for playing along this week. Now go read Down for Her!

From champagne to salt water…

Walking into her new employee housing unit at Destiny Dunes resort, the last thing Kylie McBride expects to see is a dripping wet naked guy. Turns out the unit was double-booked. All Kylie wants is to take her glorious new job as pool girl and prove to herself that she doesn’t need to go crawling back to her two-timing ex or her controlling dad. But with only twenty bucks to her name, no credit cards, and no place to live, she’s as good as fish bait. With the hunky, now-clothed Brett offering his bed for the weekend, she might have a reprieve. She just needs to keep the resort’s biggest player out of her heart.

Occupational Therapist Brett Hargrove may spend his days working with kids, but his nights and weekends are dedicated to charming the ladies…and to helping his mom care for his sick grandmother. The last thing he’s looking for is a relationship, until a housing mix-up has the captivating Kylie standing in his living room with her suitcases. His life is not set up for a girlfriend—that’s bitten him in the ass before. He’s got to stay strong and make sure Kylie understands his heart is off limits. Otherwise, this thing between them is certain to detonate.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS HERE.

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5-4-3-2-1 Countdown to DOWN FOR HER! (1 day till release!)

We’re SO close! Just one more day till DOWN FOR HER will have its book birthday! *sniff sniff*

Hold tight for one more day, because tomorrow, to celebrate in style, I’ll be sharing a Rafflecopter link to a $25 Amazon Gift Card sweepstakes!

Your final trinket…another teaser graphic!

Thank you for playing along with the five day countdown! It’s been a blast! And don’t forget to check out the book! Happy reading!

From champagne to salt water…

Kylie:
Walking into my employee housing unit at Destiny Dunes resort for the first time, the last thing I expect to see is a hot guy…and definitely not a dripping wet naked one.
Turns out the unit was double-booked. With only twenty bucks to my name and no credit cards, I’m screwed.
But with Brett, Florida’s biggest playboy, offering me his bed for the weekend, I may not have to go crawling back to my two-timing ex or my controlling dad. My real challenge will be not letting this hunk who helps kids for a living steal my heart.

Brett:
Of all the housing units she could have walked into…
I don’t have the time or capacity to deal with this damsel in distress. Between helping my mom take care of my grandma and keeping an eye on my brother, all I’ve got time for are quick, emotionless hookups.
So why am I letting this woman pull me in?
I’ve been down that road before and it bit me in the ass. I’ve got to stay strong…make sure she understands my heart is off limits, otherwise, this thing between us is certain to detonate.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS HERE.

PREORDER AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAILER HERE.

5-4-3-2-1 Countdown to DOWN FOR HER! (2 days till release!)

Just two more days until DOWN FOR HER will be released into the wild! 

Today’s feature — three truths and a lie about Kylie and Brett.

Kylie:
I’m an excellent snow skier.
I like taking care of people.
I’ve never held a real job.
I won’t fall for a player.

Brett:
I love old cars.
I’ve got a snake tattoo on my inner thigh.
I’m a mama’s boy.
I won’t let things get serious with Kylie.

Which one is the lie? You’ve got to read the book to find out!

About the book…

From champagne to salt water…

Walking into her new employee housing unit at Destiny Dunes resort, the last thing Kylie McBride expects to see is a dripping wet naked guy. Turns out the unit was double-booked. All Kylie wants is to take her glorious new job as pool girl and prove to herself that she doesn’t need to go crawling back to her two-timing ex or her controlling dad. But with only twenty bucks to her name, no credit cards, and no place to live, she’s as good as fish bait. With the hunky, now-clothed Brett offering his bed for the weekend, she might have a reprieve. She just needs to keep the resort’s biggest player out of her heart.

Occupational Therapist Brett Hargrove may spend his days working with kids, but his nights and weekends are dedicated to charming the ladies…and to helping his mom care for his sick grandmother. The last thing he’s looking for is a relationship, until a housing mix-up has the captivating Kylie standing in his living room with her suitcases. His life is not set up for a girlfriend—that’s bitten him in the ass before. He’s got to stay strong and make sure Kylie understands his heart is off limits. Otherwise, this thing between them is certain to detonate.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS HERE.

PREORDER AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAILER HERE.

5-4-3-2-1 Countdown to DOWN FOR HER! (3 days till release!)

Welcome to day three of the five-day countdown to the release of DOWN FOR HER on Tuesday, March 23rd!

Today’s feature is a peak at all three covers in the series!

You’ll start with Kylie and Brett in Down for Her, a Riches-to-Rags romance. In this first book, you’ll meet Jack and Tori, who’ve been together before and can’t shake one another. In book two, Up for Seconds, you’ll see Jack try to win Tori back. You’ll meet Bailey in both books, who is a self-proclaimed hot mess. You’ll watch her get her happily ever after in Coming Around, which is a friends-to-lovers/fake relationship story with a bit of a love triangle.

All three books are so near and dear to my heart! I can’t wait to launch them out into the world! And the best part…they’re all coming soon and up for preorder now!

Down for Her – 3/23/21

Up for Seconds – 4/27/21

Coming Around – 5/25/21

About Down for Her…

From champagne to salt water…

Kylie McBride leaves her two-timing ex-fiancé along with a life of luxury for independence and a little self-respect…well, if you can call a job as pool girl respectful. The resort offers employee residence, which she desperately needs. But a housing screw-up has her thrown together with the hunky but helpful Brett. She just needs to keep the Florida panhandle’s biggest player out of her heart.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS HERE.

PREORDER AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAILER HERE.

5-4-3-2-1 Countdown to DOWN FOR HER! (4 days till release!)

Welcome to the second day of the five-day countdown to the release of DOWN FOR HER on Tuesday, March 23rd!

Today’s feature…the first chapter! Here’s your first taste of life at Destiny Dunes Resort, where the employees work hard and play way harder.

 

Chapter One

As I open the car door to step into my new life, a wall of heat thrusts itself onto me. I could hold out a cup in this dense Florida humidity for a few minutes and have a full glass of liquid. But the weather is the least complicated obstacle I have to overcome.

As I shoulder the bag that has ridden shotgun beside me since I left Oklahoma yesterday, a guy among some twentysomethings on the porch of the identical housing unit beside the one I’ve been assigned gives a catcall. “Hey, blondie, screw them, come see us. We’ve got beer.”

I wonder what he means by them? I only have one roommate. Val is her name, according to the girl who checked me in at the Destiny Dunes housing office.

As I slip in the key card and step into my new home, the distinct smell of burnt rice assaults my nostrils and turns my grin into a grimace. At least three days’ worth of dirty plates with caked-on goo litter the glass coffee table, and long tube socks drape across the faux-leather recliner. Dang, Val. I’m not the biggest clean freak on the planet, but even I have standards.

Those socks are humongous. A pair of super-sized sneakers topples over one another beside the recliner. Either she’s got really big feet or her boyfriend is here. I hope he’s not an asshole. That’s my cynicism talking. But I have a right to be cynical about men right now.

Val must be home, because I hear the shower running. I start to walk into the kitchen, but something scurrying sends me stumbling backward. Even though I have a total of twenty-four dollars and sixty-four cents to my name, I’ll most definitely be investing a portion of that into some sort of humane mousetrap.

I hear the shower turn off. “Dammit, Val,” comes a guy’s Southern drawl. “If you take my towel one more time, I’m gonna whip your ass.”

I stiffen. If this is Val’s boyfriend, I need to have a talk with her, because he’s an ass.

“I don’t suppose you’ve done any laundry either?” says the guy. Steps sound down the hallway, and then I hear what sounds like the opening of a dryer door. “Empty, of course.” The dryer door closes, and then footsteps come my way. “You were here all damn day and you couldn’t have—” The guy freezes in place as he catches sight of me.

Water drips down a six-pack of abs before my eyes. Words and phrases swirl around my brain, but my tongue doesn’t seem to be working. I try desperately not to look farther south, but it’s like being told not to scratch an itch.

He smooths his wet hair back, the muscles in his forearms and biceps colliding. “Can I help you?”

I look down, because boy, could he.

Bad Kylie. We will be having none of that. I am here to take my glorious job as pool girl and figure out my life. The last thing I need right now is another man. “You could start by putting on some clothes, please.”

He gives me a lopsided grin that takes him from everyday hunk to full-on swoony heartbreaker. “No one’s forcing you to look.” He heads toward the kitchen, giving me a blessed view of two very scrumptious ass cheeks. “If you’re looking for Val, he’s in his bedroom.”

His bedroom? Housing roomed me with a guy? I’m as progressive as the next person, but this seems a bit assuming. I hear the sound of kitchen drawers opening and closing. “Dammit. Are you serious?”

Stepping toward the kitchen, I peek in to find him rubbing a kitchen washcloth over his head and then across his shoulder and down his arm. I jog myself awake from my trance. “And who are you?”

“I’m Brett.”

I look away, feeling busted for staring. “You’re a friend of Val’s?”

“Not at the moment. Ask me later, when I’m dry and this air-conditioning isn’t blowing on my wet ass.”

I rub my temple. “Okay, listen, I don’t mean to be a bitch or anything, but we’re going to have to lay down some ground rules.”

He stops drying his chest and gives me the side-eye. “Ground rules?”

“I’m not sure why Housing has placed me with a man. I’m a forward thinker, so I will learn to get used to that if I must. But what I don’t have to get used to is naked men walking around my home—at least ones who don’t live here.”

He narrows his gaze at me. “Who are you?”

I put my hands on my hips. “I am Val’s new roommate.” I lift my eyebrows in expectation of an apology.

He rests his naked ass against the counter, covering his junk with the washrag. “Who told you that you were Val’s new roommate?”

“Lauren in Housing,” I say, as if everyone should know who Lauren in Housing is.

“All right. I don’t know what the hell’s going on, but let me get some clothes on and we’ll go down to Housing and get this straightened out.”

He moves past me and heads down the hallway. I follow him, trying to keep my gaze from his ass, but damn. “I’m sorry, what needs to be straightened out?”

He raps on a bedroom door. “Val,” he says, and then opens it to find it empty. “Son of a bitch. He must have gone on down to the beach, which is why he took my damn towel.” He goes into a bedroom and opens a dresser drawer, pulling out a pair of boxer briefs like he lives here or something. “They’ve assigned you to a housing unit that already has two people assigned to it.”

I shift my weight from one leg to another, my mind searching everywhere for a nugget of knowledge that would help this make sense. “What?”

He opens his arms wide, the muscles in his biceps bulging. “This is my room. I’m Val’s roommate.”

I glance down the hallway at the number of doors, knowing the answer to my next question before I ask it. “Are there three bedrooms?”

“Nope,” he says, pulling a pair of shorts up his legs.

I take a deep breath. “I’ll just go back down to Housing and let them know they gave me the wrong key card or the wrong unit number or whatever.”

“Did they give you unit number 1624?”

I nod.

“Did you use that key card to get into this unit?”

I nod again.

“Then it looks like somebody down there messed up.”

“But Lauren told me that my roommate’s name was Val.”

He pulls a T-shirt over his head. “Therein lies the problem. When did you interview for your job here?”

“Last week.” I cross my arms over my chest, lifting my chin. “Why?”

He sits on the bed, putting on his shoes. “Didn’t you need to give a two-week notice at your current job?”

I shuffle my feet, looking down at them. “No, I didn’t.”

“What job did you take here?”

Frustration mounts in my chest. “Shouldn’t we be getting down to Housing?”

He grabs a phone off the dresser and peers at it. “Shit.”

“What?”

“It’s after five. I hope they’re not closed.”

“Maybe someone’s still there,” I say, but in my heart, I know it’s not true. Lauren was the only one in sight when I was there a few minutes ago, and she said she was going to be out of there as soon as she was done with me.

He picks up his keys. “Let’s hope so. If not, you might need to find somewhere else to stay tonight.”

“I don’t have anywhere else to stay tonight,” I say, the volume in my tone rising.

“What about a friend or something?”

I rub my temple, my chest tightening. “You’re the only person I know here.”

He lowers his chin, his hazel eyes bearing into mine. “You don’t know me.”

“Exactly.”

“Come on. Let’s just go and see if anyone’s there.”

I follow him down the hallway, my heart on pins and needles, because unless I can find a hotel room for about ten dollars, I’m completely sunk.

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5-4-3-2-1 Countdown to DOWN FOR HER! (5 days till release!)

Welcome to the five-day countdown to the release of DOWN FOR HER on Tuesday, March 23rd!

Today’s feature is a little teaser graphic for you…

I’m so excited to bring you this book, I could just scream! But since you wouldn’t hear that, I’ll just send you a few trinkets to get you as excited as I am!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Down for Her carrot for you! Stay tuned!

About the book…

From champagne to salt water…

Kylie McBride leaves her two-timing ex-fiancé along with a life of luxury for independence and a little self-respect…well, if you can call a job as pool girl respectful. The resort offers employee residence, which she desperately needs. But a housing screw-up has her thrown together with the hunky but helpful Brett. She just needs to keep the Florida panhandle’s biggest player out of her heart.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS HERE.

PREORDER AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAILER HERE.

Big Book News!

It’s finally time to share my big book news!

My new contemporary romance novel DOWN FOR HER will be on sale March 23rd!

From champagne to salt water…

Kylie:
Walking into my employee housing unit at Destiny Dunes resort for the first time, the last thing I expect to see is a hot guy…and definitely not a dripping wet naked one.

Turns out the unit was double-booked. With only twenty bucks to my name and no credit cards, I’m screwed.

But with Brett, Florida’s biggest playboy, offering me his bed for the weekend, I may not have to go crawling back to my two-timing ex or my controlling dad. My real challenge will be not letting this hunk who helps kids for a living steal my heart.

Brett:
Of all the housing units she could have walked into…

I don’t have the time or capacity to deal with this damsel in distress. Between helping my mom take care of my grandma and keeping an eye on my brother, all I’ve got time for are quick, emotionless hookups.

So why am I letting this woman pull me in?

I’ve been down that road before and it bit me in the ass. I’ve got to stay strong…make sure she understands my heart is off limits, otherwise, this thing between us is certain to detonate.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort’s employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you’ll never want to leave!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS HERE.

PREORDER AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAILER HERE.

Stay tuned for MORE big book news coming in the weeks ahead! It’s going to be a steamy spring!