Updates … events… news… and more!

5.10.2015 | 22:10

A little update on The Broken Road Series, upcoming events, Broken Rules… etc.

First up – my life.

We decided to pack up and move to a different town… and good God almighty, I’m NEVER doing this again. Aside from the house-hunting (45 houses!) and inspections and decisions…. and packing.. NEVER. AGAIN.

Hence the reason Broken Rules isn’t done. I know I know… It was supposed to be out by now. And trust me – I wish it was. But it sucks to NOT feel the words and I don’t want to force anything. Kate and Jared are having a rough go right now – and Right now they’re making me mad because they decided to NOT to communicate with me. Who the hell knows what’s up with them. But … I WILL have it ready by February 2016.

And how do I know this???

I have the cover for Broken Rules – right here.

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BUT!!!!

You’re going to have to wait to see it. I will be posting some teasers up tomorrow. so be sure to check my twitter (@melissahuie) and FB pages to get a glimpse!

So when am I going to see you guys?

My next event is the Rebels and Readers in Huntington, WV on November 7&8 and then I’ll be in Las Vegas at the Rockin Readers event on January 16th! Don’t forget to keep checking the events tab, as it’ll be updated frequently as more events are added (and life happens!)

Thanks again for your love and support. I can’t wait to see y’all soon!

xoxo
Melissa Huie

The Brand New Broken Promises!!!!

7.8.2015 | 08:00

Title: Broken Promises
Series: The Broken Road #2
Author: Melissa Huie
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: August 27, 2015
Blurb

The Sequel to the sexy, suspenseful novel The Broken Road.

“Not a day had gone by that I didn’t dream about Shane, that one day he would come home to us. I imagined that our days would be filled with long talks and moments of reconnection, and our nights would be full of hot, sweaty sex. But things weren’t going the way I had imagined. Baby steps, Megan. He just needs to adjust. I couldn’t change the past and we would have to take things in stride. We couldn’t be the same couple we once were, not overnight.”

When Shane Turner shows up at Megan Connors’s carport one rainy night, Megan thinks she’s dreaming. The man who has held her heart since high school, and the father of her unborn child, is supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion at a safe house. But somehow Shane has survived, and Megan believes that with him home safely and their baby on the way, they will finally get their happy ending.

But it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems. Shane is home, but he’s brought some demons back with him, demons that Megan can’t fight alone. Shane is a haunted man, plagued by paranoia and distrust. He believes that danger threatens their lives at every turn, and it is tearing their life together apart.

In this compelling sequel to The Broken Road, Shane must deal with the present and the future, with the cartel—and himself. Megan must protect her family and, when the time comes, must make the ultimate decision.

Will Shane and Megan have their happily ever after, or will it just be another broken promise?

Excerpt

“Good morning,” he said, his voice still thick with sleep. He wrapped his muscular arms around my belly from behind me, the evidence of his arousal pressed against the small of my back. My breath caught and my heart quickened as he nuzzled the sensitive spot under my ear. Just this one simple act had my core pulsing with liquid heat. His hands roamed north, barely grazing my belly, and tenderly kneaded my swollen breasts. Moaning, I tilted my head up toward his and caught his searing lips with mine.

Abandoning the pan in front of me, I turned and threw my arms around his neck. Passion fueled my body as our lips frantically mashed together. Our tongues clashed, dueling over the right to invade the other’s mouth. Shane’s hands cupped my behind, then gripped hard as he led me over to the table. He swept aside the napkins and papers that covered it and lifted me onto the smooth surface.

Red colored my vision as my primal need took over. Shane pulled off my bathrobe at the same moment I yanked down his sweatpants. My mouth watered at the size of his erection and I eagerly stroked his throbbing, rigid shaft. His head rolled back and he groaned at my touch. There was a time for cuddling and foreplay, but this wasn’t it. His hazel eyes smoldered, and he desperately ripped the thin material of my cotton underwear right out from under me. Craving his touch, his body, his heat against mine, I leaned back on my elbows and gave him the opening he wanted.

Available Now
AMAZON US / UK

Author Bio


Melissa grew up in Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay, where her favorite memories took place near the water. Now she lives near Washington, D.C. with her family, dog, and a lot of fish. In between the chaos of laundry, chasing after her three children and trying not to burn dinner, Melissa continues to find her escape by feeding her addiction of reading and writing about love, suspense, and sarcasm.



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The Broken Road – on Sale for 99CENTS!!!

16.7.2015 | 21:55

With the re-launch of Broken Promises, Book 2 in The Broken Road series only a month away – The Broken Road is now on sale for 99 CENTS – Starting July 17th to July 25th! Make sure you get your copy now!!

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Road/dp/1620159406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437098157&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Broken+Road+by+melissa+huie

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-broken-road-melissa-huie/1112895458?ean=2940151442619

ITunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-broken-road/id991483836?ls=1&mt=11

And make sure you follow me on FB – www.facebook.com/melissadhuie to get all the latest info and updates!!

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Awesome news!!

10.4.2015 | 06:36

I always prided myself as an Indie Author. I know I’ve grown over the years, and my writing has reflected that. I’ve submitted to publishers before and my series, while they liked it, just wasn’t for them. I was okay with that. Being an Indie author may have draw backs, but I maintained all control and I was pretty pleased with how things were going.

Until I submitted the manuscripts to The Broken Road and Broken Promises to a little hybrid publishing company called Booktrope – and they loved it. So not only are they repackaging The Broken Road and Broken Promises – they’re also looking forward to the next four books in the series!

So I put together this amazeballs team of kick ass folks and I have to tell you – I’m SO freaking excited.

The Broken Road should be out within the next 2 weeks with the brand new format and cover. Want a sneak peek?

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It’s sexy as hell right??? The model is William Scott – and you can find him on FB

So a new Book 1 and Book 2, Broken Promises, will be out soon. And Broken Rules should follow over the summer. I can’t wait for you to see what the covers look like.

OH! And I’m getting ready to attend Yo Philly! Author Event on May 16th. Come and see me, along with over 60 other kick ass authors!

May 16th 2015 Holiday Inn @The Stadium
900 Packer Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
http://yophillyauthorevent.eventbee.com/

My 2016 author signings are filling up – I love traveling and so happy I can meet with my fantastic readers!

More Soon!
xoxo – Melissa

Bright Lights, Big Cities Author Event – March 21!!!

15.3.2015 | 20:42

I can’t wait to head to one of my favorite cities in the world, New York City, for my first big author event, Bright Lights and Big Cities!!

It’s going to be held at the Affina hotel on March 21, from 12-4pm. Come and hang out with me, and the other fabulous authors!! Ticket and Event information can be found here!! http://www.blbcevents.com/

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Updates and ramblings.

22.1.2015 | 23:11

It’s January 2015. Seriously??? Where the heck did the time go!??!?!

So the latest and greatest from me.

Broken Rules is taking longer than I thought (shocker I know). I’m having a hard time with Kate – she’s so freaking complicated and complex. And Jared – oh dear… He’s very hard to please. BUT I should have a good draft ready by the end of March (fingers crossed) so I hope to have it out by late spring.

THAT being said –

I got to chatting with Shauna Kruse from Kruse Images and Photography: Models and Boudoir . She’s extremely talented and has GREAT sexy friends. I picked out a new image for the cover of Broken Rules – and I can’t wait to show you guys. I should have a cover reveal in about 3-4 weeks. So be on the look out for that.

Events –
I’m coming to the Bright Lights, Big City Author Event in NYC on March 21. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Come out and see me! I’d love to meet you.

I’m also going to be at the Virginia is for Romance Author Event, October 2 and 3rd, 2015. Come join me and a whole host of kick ass authors in Richmond VA. Ticket and Event info can be found here – n

And finally – My year is going to close down with Rebels and Readers, 2015. I can’t freaking wait to join the awesomeness that is Huntington, West VA. November 7 and 8th. It’s going to be a blast. I’m totally fan-girling .. all my favorite authors will be there.

There’s word of another Author event in June 2015, for Washington, DC. I’ll keep an eye out for that and let you know. I’d love to see everyone and since that’s right in my back yard… I really want to go!!!

Hope you’re enjoying the wintery weather… I promise I’ll have something for you next time!

Thanks for everything. The love and support mean so much to me.

Melissa <3

Where the hell have I been??

29.7.2014 | 23:26

Sigh. Not blogging – that’s for darn sure.

So the latest and greatest…

I had an absolute blast at the Romance Novel Convention in Vegas. It was my first time there (and truly – my first big book event) and holy cow – did I learn a ton. I met some amaze-balls authors, volunteers and some sexy as sin Casanovas. The food was fantastic, the drinks were awesome – let’s just say I want to go back! me and the casanovas

I’m loading up my calendar for next year so keep checking the events page up at the top to see when I’ll be coming to a town near you!!

And next year – Broken Rules will be available. I’m shooting for February 2015 – but I’m slow as molasses.
What? You didn’t know about Broken Rules? Ohhh… You better sit tight. Because this book is guaranteed to make ya sweat! (One of the panel discussions at the Romance Novel Convention was The Art of Writing Sexual Tension…) This time, Kate will be able to tell her story – what makes her tick. What makes her sweat. And … what makes her ice-cold heart melt. =)

OH! And I launched a teespring campaign! Check out the link!!!

So don’t forget to look me up on FB and Twitter – I’m on there most of the time (#shouldbewriting).

Thanks again for everything – I can’t wait to see you guys soon!

xoxo – Melissa

Another 5 Star review!!!

2.6.2014 | 22:44

Jen – the awesome chick from Romance Obsessed Book Blog – just reviewed The Broken Road and gave it 5 Stars!!!! How freaking awesome. Thank you!!!!!

From The Romance Obsessed Book Blog

The Broken Road by Melissa Huie Review!

Title: The Broken Road
Author: Melissa Huie

Rating: 5 Stars!!

Summary:
Megan Connors’s life is not going in the direction she thought it would. With her love life in the dumps,she doesn’t think it could get any worse until her long-time crush, Shane asks to move in. After all, he has no clue that she’s been in love with him for the past ten years.

But fate has a way of turning things around. As their relationship goes from “just friends” to lovers, life takes a turn for the unexpected. Shane isn’t the person that Megan once fell in love with all those years ago. Shane has a past; murder and drugs is a portion of what he’s been hiding and is only revealed once the FBI knocks on Megan’s door.

Secrets, tragedy, and deceit force Shane—and Megan—to make choices that will change their lives forever. Once Megan learns the truth, will she still want to be with Shane? Or will someone else be at the end of her broken road?

Review:
This is one of those books that I had the hardest time putting down. I didn’t want to stop reading until I was completely finished the book and even then, I didn’t want it to end. Megan has a best friend who has no idea that she has been in love with him for years. Through the story they get thrust back into each other’s lives, only to be torn apart again when someone gets arrested.

I loved the storyline and the incredibly written characters. This plot line is one that many people may have a small amount of relatablilty to. This story had everything from falling for your friend, pregnancy and arrests.

This book is absolutely incredible. This was my first book I read by Melissa Huie and it definitely won’t be my last.

Buy Links:

Amazon

Have you already read The Broken Road?? Catch what happens next in Broken Promises – Book 2!!!

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Promises-The-Road-Series-ebook/dp/B00IFFNMVG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Cherish your mom…

11.5.2014 | 02:34

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!!

And to the grandmothers… and aunts raising their nieces and nephews.. Single dads who are both the mom and the dad… To the biological moms and foster moms and adoptive moms… To the neighbor who cares more about the well being of a stranger’s child than the child’s own parents… To those who love and care for children like they were their own… Happy Mother’s day. Without your love and support and guidance – we would truly not be here today.

I was … and hell – still am -… fortunate enough to have so many amazing motherly influences in my life. I had a wealth of friends’ moms, aunt’s, neighbors, who always looked out for me. I have an amazing relationship with my mother-in-law, whom I love dearly (shocking I know!). And I have a kick-ass group of moms that I’ve been friends with for eleven years, and we’ve been through hell and back together. And still going strong. (Love you ladies!!)

I lost my mom ten years ago this August.

My mother was an amazing woman. She didn’t cure cancer; she didn’t go to the moon. She had her faults. But she was my mother; the mom who made me a full Thanksgiving dinner for my birthday because of pregnancy cravings. The same mom who taught me how to drive, to stand-up for myself in the face of bullies, to say no to friends who didn’t have my best interest in mind. The same mom who was there for me whenever I had a problem, allowed me to curse her out then cry on her shoulder, asking for forgiveness

My own mom was my rock. I learned so much from her. How to be a kind, loving person. How to be a wonderful and caring mother. She only met two of her now eight grandchildren, and they were small babies when she passed. Thankfully – we’re able to keep her memory alive with pictures and stories – but it’s not the same. My heart hurts when something happens in my life and I can’t reach out to talk to her, or hold her or cry on her shoulder. I know she’s watching from above and is guiding me the best way she knows how – but God, I miss my mom.

I miss her so much that I had to put her in my series. The character of Norah Connors – is the exact personality and traits of my mom, Nancy. My mom used to call me ‘Baby-doll’, made apple turnovers (omg – yeah – SOOOO good), and had that quick-witted charm that makes the character of Norah, so damn awesome.

And because her character was so prominent in Broken Promises – I’m putting Broken Promises on sale for 99 cents – for today only. I want everyone to meet my mom, because she was so freaking awesome.

Happy Mother’s Day.
xoxo – Melissa –

Link – Broken Promises

Link – The Broken Road

Purchase a copy of The Broken Road or Broken Promises – Red Cross gets a donation

29.4.2014 | 22:29

My heart breaks at the sight of the tornado devastation in the midwest. Thousands of people are without homes. Families are torn apart. I can’t do much to help them being all the way here in DC- but I can donate funds. And so can you.

The Red Cross is one of the most legit non-profits out there. The money goes towards shelter, healthcare, food and supplies to feed those who are affected by this disaster. They need everything they can get.

For every copy of The Broken Road and Broken Promises sold from today until May 3rd, I will donate $1 to the American Red Cross or up to $200, whatever is higher.

The links are here.

The Broken Road

Broken Promises

If you just want to donate – and not purchase a book – just text RED CROSS to 90999. *Regular text messaging rates apply*

Thank you. <3 Melissa