Monday, September 2, 2013

Melody Anne - Seduced is featured on the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

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Author: Melody Anne


At the end of Submit, Arianna Harlow had enough pride in herself to walk away from Rafe Palazzo, who had started their relationship using blackmail. Though she’d fallen in love with him, she was strong enough to say goodbye. We saw the softer side of Rafe, especially toward the end, but it was too late…

Or was it?

Seduced begins almost two years after Ari starts her new life. She is teaching at a community college, and when she asks the class whether they have any questions for her, Rafe is there and has only one: Will you go on a date with me?

What is Ari’s answer? You’ll find out in the third installment of Melody Anne’s New York Times best-selling series, Surrender.

Along with Ari’s story, we will see what happens when Shane and Lia become trapped together on an island when a tropical storm hits, and how the sparks will fly again.

And we can’t forget about Rachel Palazzo, who isn’t looking for love, but finds it in a shocking way.

This story continues the lives of Ari, Lia and Rachel. These three women are resilient, determined, and worth loving. The question is, whether the men in their lives strong enough to keep them.


“My, my, how the tables have turned.”

“I swear, by all that’s holy, that if you don’t wipe that smart-assed smirk off your face, I will pound you to a bloody pulp!” Rafe thundered as he looked at his best friend, Shane.

“Wow. Aren’t you cranky? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?” Shane wasn’t the least bit intimidated by Rafe’s outburst. Of course, part of that could be because his best friend was securely behind bars.

“Yeah, you’ve had your fun, Shane. Now pay the damned bail and get me the hell out of here!”

“I don’t know if I can afford it, since this is the second time in two months…”

“Shut up, Shane! This isn’t the time to be a jackass. They won’t let me pay the bail myself, and I want to go home!”

“Maybe if you stopped picking fights at clubs, you wouldn’t get locked up,” Shane said as he came closer to the bars.

Rafe’s hand snaked through the opening and grabbed hold of Shane’s shirt in an iron-tight grip. “Get — me — out — now!”

“OK. OK. There’s no need for violence,” Shane said, unable to control the laughter spilling from him. “We wouldn’t want you to be thrown back in jail before you even get out.”

Once Rafe released him, it didn’t take long for Shane to post bail, and then he was leaving county detention with a very irate Rafe. “That wasn’t amusing the first go-around, Shane, and certainly not this time,” Rafe growled as he climbed into Shane’s sleek silver Porsche.

“I seem to remember that you found it quite amusing when the shoe was on the other foot and I needed to be bailed out.”

“That was different,” Rafe muttered, rubbing his eyes. He hadn’t slept in forty-eight hours, and he smelled like stale tequila and sweat. He didn’t want to analyze the other odors drifting from his clothes.

“We need to get out of this town. One month in Italy wasn’t long enough for Ari to forgive you, and you’ve been back for two months doing nothing but causing trouble. I think the best thing you can do is give the woman space. I’m scheduled to leave next week for South America because your unbelievably stubborn sister still won’t speak to me. Let’s take the hint and get away for a while.”

Rafe stewed silently as he considered his best friend’s words. The Gli Amanti Cove project was on hold because of environmental disputes, so they were stalled there. Rafe felt like crap, and for the first time in his life he had no motivation whatsoever to find the next big acquisition. Maybe he should just leave for a while. It would give him time to pull himself together. He didn’t even know who he was anymore.

He hadn’t seen Ari in three months and it was taking its toll on him. Every time he tried to speak to her, she would hang up the phone. He’d had gifts delivered to her new place, but she just returned his packages. The one time he’d cornered her, she’d coolly told him he wasn’t ready yet.

Yes, he’d screwed up, but didn’t people make mistakes? What was so wrong with liking sex? Was he that bad a man because he knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to be with women who weren’t intimidated to explore their sexuality? He didn’t see it that way, but Ari apparently thought his actions were unforgivable. He’d even tried to enter into other satisfying sexual liaisons — not romantic, of course — but those had fizzled before they had even started.

He couldn’t seem to forget one bright-eyed blond woman who’d stolen his breath away.

“I’ll go with you.”

Shane turned in surprise; his car swerved slightly into the next lane and almost clipped a station wagon. If Rafe had been in a better mood, he would have chortled at the look of terror on the father who was driving the old Volvo. The poor man had probably peed himself.

“Seriously?” It was obvious that Shane had never expected Rafe to walk away from the business world so easily.

“Yes. I need to get away before I do something incredibly foolish.”

“Like you already haven’t,” Shane said with a laugh.

Rafe glared at him before replying. “I’m serious. I’m ready to do this.”

“What about work?”

“I thought you were the one trying to talk me into this in the first place,”

Rafe said with a frustrated sigh.

“I am. Really. I just want to make sure you aren’t going to get there and then turn around and leave in two weeks. These people are really counting on us.”

Rafe knew that Shane was right. The homes and businesses they built in Third World countries changed lives. Rafe was surprised by how much he wanted to be a part of it. He’d grown anxious, bored, and frustrated with his life.

“I’ll make some calls. My manager can run things from here. I’m ready to leave.”

Assessing Rafe for several moments, Shane finally spoke. “Good. Pack up, because we’ll be gone at least six months.”

“What if you get called away?” Rafe asked.

“We’ll cross that bridge,” Shane said. He was used to being yanked away, and he always came back as soon as the task was finished.

This was a brilliant idea. Some hard physical labor was sure to take Rafe’s mind off of Ari. He just needed to get away from this mess for a while. His infatuation with one woman was out of character; hell, it was completely insane. But it was all in his head and he’d be over Ari before he knew it!

Author Genre: Romance, Young Adult

Website: Melody Anne
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Author Description: Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon - Rise of the Dark Angel. She's been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody's Website at: She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at:, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.

She looks forward to hearing from you and hopes you enjoy her stories.

Author's Book List
Unexpected Treasure - The Lost Andersons - Billionaire Bachelors Continued - Book One
The Andersons are back in this exciting new line of the bestselling series everyone is talking about. In this new series, you will meet Richard Storm and his five children, Crew, Ashton, Tanner, Lance and Brielle. Find out the circumstances that ripped Richard away from his brothers, Joseph and George Anderson, and then see how the family finally comes together because the bonds of family are too strong to keep the Andersons apart forever.

Richard Storm is saddened that his children are throwing away their lives, so he gives them an ultimatum. They have two years to take a failing business and make it a success or they lose their trust funds, and are on their own. His stubborn children think he’s gone insane, but they don’t know the powerful secret that can knock them to their knees and tear their family apart forever. Will they come together as they should, or will their family lose each other in the tragic circumstances?

Crew Storm opens an exclusive resort in the Catalina Islands off the coast of California, and pride fills him as he accomplishes the impossible. Everything is going on track until a blonde steps into his life and begs him to teach her how to be the perfect seductress.

Haley Sutherland is done with her fears, done being a wallflower and done being unseen. She comes up with a brilliant idea to find the perfect person to teach her how to seduce the man she truly wants. Who she chooses to be her teacher is Crew Storm, and though he refuses at first, soon his intrigue of her overrides his better judgment and they embark on a wild adventure.

This story will take you on a journey through the heart as Crew teaches Haley more than she ever thought she needed to learn, and finds himself gaining something he didn’t even know he was missing.

Reunite with the Andersons as they discover new relatives and meet this new branch of the Anderson line. Will love truly conquer all, or will pride make them lose everything they never knew they had.

If you want to see where it all began, pick up your copy of; “The Billionaire Wins the Game” for free, available now.

Order the Book From: Amazon
Submit - Book Two in the Surrender Series (Volume 2)
Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself? This is the exciting sequel to the NYT and USA Today best-selling book Surrender. In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo’s indecent proposal and stay at his side as his bought mistress, under his complete control in his world and in his bedroom. Rafe holds the keys to her mother’s happiness, and Ari must choose love for her mother or respect for herself and for the morals her mother instilled in her. You’ll find out that decision in this book and discover the unexpected repercussions of what Ari does choose. In Surrender, we were also introduced to the dynamic story of Shane Grayson and Lia Palazzo. See where their story leads as the Surrender Series continues. Watch as two strong, confident women make choices that will affect their lives forever. Who will submit? Will it be the women or the men?

Book Trailer: Submit
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Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it’s too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for. Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He’s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party’s come out mutually benefited. Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she’s ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that’s too good to be true. It turns out she’s right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she’s sent on her way, only to find out her mother’s near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom’s only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother’s the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?

Book Trailer: Surrender
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Midnight Storm - Rise of the Dark Angel - Book Three (Volume 3)
Phoenix and Sadie are suddenly living in an America that is no longer a nation. Rebel troops and corrupt government have goals of building a New World. They must exterminate the old America and those who lived in it before they can rebuild. Cities are nothing but ghost towns as Americans have either been taken prisoner, gruesomely killed or are in hiding. Surviving Americans are banning together and fighting to take back their country – but rebel troops are not the only enemy. Vyco has commanded his demons to no longer lurk in the darkness but to fight against Phoenix and take her captive, killing anyone who interferes. With the assistance of her Dark Angel, Jayden, and his sister, Chastity, Phoenix and her tight-knit group of friends combat the Darkness. Who will save the world from complete annihilation? Brian – Sadie – Jayden – Phoenix – John – Chastity Or will their brave attempt fail?

Book Trailer: Midnight Storm
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The Tycoon's Secret - Baby for the Billionaire (Volume 4)
Damien Whitfield lost his father when he was an infant, and then lost his mother when he was a young teenager. The only thing his mother left him was a thirst for vengeance. On her deathbed she made him promise to seek revenge for those she held responsible for her death. Damien grows up fast and conquers the business world, going from a homeless boy to a billionaire bachelor. He has no time for love in his quest for righting wrongs of the past. What he doesn’t know is that love isn’t something he can hide from. Sierra grew up with a monster of a father after losing her mother at the tender age of six. Her dad punishes her for sins he assumes his deceased wife made against him. Finally, her father does a business deal with Damien Whitfield, selling Sierra to the highest bidder. Damien and Sierra may both be running from old demon’s and forging ahead to what they think are their perfect futures, but fate has a way of changing everything. Take the journey with Damien and Sierra as they fight a passion that won’t be denied.

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The Billionaire's Final Stand - Billionaire Bachelors (Volume 8)
When the head of the Anderson family, Joseph, gets into a life-changing automobile accident, his family struggles to find a way to survive if he doesn’t come out of the coma the accident has placed him in. This is the final book in the Billionaire Bachelors Series by bestselling author, Melody Anne. Take the journey as the final Anderson, Austin, is sent into a whirlwind of emotions as he chases the woman, Kinsey, he’s falling in love with. To make things even harder on him, he’s dealing with the stress of possibly losing his uncle. Listen to the heartfelt reminiscing of Katherine as she tells the story of her romance with Joseph as she sits by his bedside, never losing faith that he’ll come back to her. Laugh along with the large family as they turn the tables and start plotting against George as he tries to hide his growing feelings for Esther. This final chapter in the Anderson family will leave you laughing, crying, and on a roller coaster of emotion as you once again step back into the world of the Anderson’s. Family always comes first to the Multi-Billionaire’s of Seattle.

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Runaway Heiress - Billionaire Bachelors (Volume 6)
Joseph and George Anderson are once again back to match-making in the sixth book in The Billionaire Bachelors Series. Bree has had enough of over-protective brothers and a meddling father, so she decides to run to a small town, where she can prove she can make it on her own. The only thing wrong with that situation is there’s a stalker after her, determined to make her his – or else end her life. George hires Chad, Mark’s best friend and ex-Navy Seal to guard Bree. She is furious about her father sending her a babysitter. Sparks and bullets fly between Bree and Chad. Open the pages to find humor, love, mystery and so much more. Enjoy the newest book in the bestselling romance series “Billionaire Bachelors”

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