Friday, July 10, 2015

HOWDY! Melissa Keir !

Say HOWDY! to author Melissa Keir & her book, Crashing Into Love

Melissa Keir. For my wedding in Vegas, my books and computer came with me but there wasn't enough room for my wedding shoes. It’s all about priorities! As an avid reader, I was probably born with a book in hand. Luckily my mom was also an avid reader, so it was easy to "borrow" her books when my books were finished.

I was reading from an early age about dashing men on horseback riding to the rescue of strong willed and capable women who didn't really need rescuing. I came to expect that women in fairy tales should have fought their own battles. When I was older, I found Margaret Atwood and realized that women could re-tell history in their own way and I experimented with changing those basic fairy tales.

Fortunately for me, my husband allows me the opportunity to be myself (spend my salary on books) and still takes care of the really important things for me like killing spiders and opening jars. As an elementary teacher, teaching children about the many worlds inside of books is a gift that I’m lucky enough to do for a living. Teaching the next generation to love reading is a lot of fun! Reading the right book can make a new world come alive!

Currently living in the suburbs of Ann Arbor, Michigan with my darling husband, way-too-grown-up children and spoiled dogs, I enjoy getting away through a book to escape the harsh winters or summer road construction.

Can Rob and Keira's second honeymoon lead to romance
or will it crash and burn?

On the verge of a divorce, Rob and Keira Matthews book a second honeymoon at the urging of their counselor. Unable to conceive, they've pushed each other away in an effort to protect their hearts. Will a romantic holiday be the ticket to love or a plane crash in disaster?
Find the boxed set Crashing Into Love at: Amazon   Amazon UK   Createspace

And now for the fun part, questions for Melissa!

Vicki:  I’m a huge handbag girl. What is your favorite accessory? Melissa: My favorite accessory is lipstick. I love to buy lipstick in a variety of shades. After all, one can’t have too many lipsticks! It makes me feel so sexy!

Vicki: What’s the first book you remember reading? Melissa: The first romance that I remember reading was Johanna Lindsey’s Captive Bride. I fell in love with the hero and set out to find my own prince. Vicki: You picked a winner! 

Vicki: What’s your favorite cartoon character? Melissa: Sailor Moon or Jem. Both were important parts of my life. My kids fell in love with Sailor Moon and we had to get all the dolls, cards, swag! I liked the idea of girls who were superheroes. Jem was one of my favorite shows when I was a teenager. I had the dolls and then introduced them to my daughter. She ended up becoming as big of a fan as I was.

Vicki: Who’s your favorite villain? Melissa: My favorite villain is Loki from Thor and The Avengers. He’s dangerous but certainly has some reasons for being the bad guy.

Vicki: If you couldn’t be a writer anymore, what profession would you take up? Melissa: I’ve always wanted to be a race car driver. No not the Nascar type but the funny car like Cha Cha Muldowney.

Vicki: What is your favorite tradition from your childhood that you would love to pass on or did pass on to your children? Melissa: My family always made dilly beans together. I remember my grandmother, aunt and mother together in grandma’s kitchen canning and pickling them. My dad still makes them each year and now I’ve passed that onto my own children. My daughter and I have done this for the last few years. Of course, the beans don’t last very long (and they taste wonderful in a Bloody Mary).Vicki: I don't know dilly beans.

Vicki: Which era would you least like to have lived in, fashion-wise and why? Most? Melissa: While I love the early America time period, I’ve always laughed that I’d be a horrible Native American. I love their history and share many beliefs with them. In fact, I used to share native studies with elementary students. Yet, I hate the idea of killing animals for food. I’d probably be the first vegetarian Native American. Not to mention the whole part about the hot skins and no air conditioning. I’d probably have to be naked.

FIND Melissa at: Website   Facebook   Twitter
What's UP NEXT, Melissa? I’m working on the sequel to Protecting His Wolfe. I also will write a third Cowboy story.

PREVIOUS RELEASES: Cowboy Up and Cowboy Up 2 book bundles.

MELISSA IS DRAWING FROM THOSE LEAVING their email in the COMMENTS: I’ll give away a copy of Cowboy Up 2 book bundle.

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Thank you, Melissa, for sharing with me today!


  1. Welcome to GLIAS Melissa !
    Excited to have you here.

  2. Thank you for having me on your page! :)

  3. I loved the interview, especially the part about Native Americans. I am part Comanche. Than you for the chance to win amazing books by a fantastic writer.



    1. Thank you Deana. The local powwows were always fun and the kids came from the time they were able to be in my carrier. My daughter still goes and has worked with the children on the reservation.

  4. nice interview

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