The Amazing Melinda Curtis

The Mountain Monroes

She came to sell a town…
But she found a home

Never in her wildest dreams could single mom Ella Monroe imagine co-inheriting the small town of Second Chance, Idaho—or falling for its curmudgeonly doctor, Noah Bishop. Despite his rough edges and protests for isolation, Noah has her believing in love at first sight again. But when she’s pressured to sell her stake, Ella is torn between family loyalty and following her heart.

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author, MELINDA CURTIS is the award winning author of contemporary romance that spans the sexy scale - from sweet romance to sweet romantic comedy (written under the Melinda Curtis brand) to fun, sexier romances (written under the Mel Curtis brand).

Prior to writing romance, Melinda was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer, focusing on sweet romance for Harlequin and indie-pubbed sweet romantic comedy. She recently came to grips with the fact that she’s an empty nester and a grandma, concepts easier to grasp than jet-setting on a potty. 


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"...Wonderfully entertaining..." Jayne Ann Krentz (commenting on Fool for Love)

"Mel Curtis knows romance, sports and humor and she makes all three sing in Playing for Love." Eileen Rendahl

ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
MELINDA: My own? Or someone else’s? LOL. I try to read a book a week. I LOVE historical romance (could not write it if I tried).

ANGI: What’s your favorite thing about your book’s hero?
MELINDA: I love writing wounded heroes who have avoided dealing with a painful past until a heroine comes along who isn’t going to let him brush her aside. Dr. Noah Bishop was a well-known, orthopedic surgeon in New York, operating on professional athletes. Now that he can’t be a surgeon – essentially, his identity is stripped from him – Noah doesn’t know who he is. That makes a hero really interesting to me. Plus, doctors are notorious for having chips on their shoulders. That mix of strength, smarts and ego versus a vulnerability of “who am I if not a surgeon” is something I love in any hero.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
MELINDA: Pride and Prejudice, Kiera Knightly version. Practically perfect in every way.

ANGI: What’s your perfect day?
MELINDA: Rise at 3 am, work until I go to the gym by 5:30, get hubster off to work by 7 am, work uninterrupted until 4 or 5 pm when I have to figure out what to make for dinner. Watch a favorite sports team play or binge a DIY show where they restore old farmhouses. Asleep by 9. It’s boring, but I like it.

ANGI: Salad or soup?
MELINDA: Salad. I often have a green salad for breakfast.

ANGI: Would you put yourself in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
MELINDA: Fairy tale. I’d be someone’s fairy godmother.

ANGI: Champagne or Soda?
MELINDA: I’m a wine or coffee person. I suppose that means no carbonation!

ANGI: The most favorite trip you’ve ever taken is…
MELINDA: A cruise through the Mediterranean – Italy, Greece, Turkey. We saved and planned a year in advance. My husband used to teach history, so it was like having my own personal tour guide (he was awesome the time we went to Washington, D.C., too). Favorite destination: Pompeii. Probably helped that Kit Harington was just in the movie by the same name the year before we went – lol.


MELINDA’S GOTTA ANSWER:  Dorky, but yes, it’s my garden/rain boots. I wear them every day. We have two little dogs with equally small bladders. The crazy thing about little dogs? They have super-strong pack drive, which means they don’t always like to venture outside alone (i.e., they want a companion to potty outside). Me? I like to preserve my pedicure, so I wear boots outside even when it’s 100 degrees in summer. 
The Mountain Monroes

Never trust a Monroe—
Especially if she steals your heart!

To mayor and single dad Mitch Kincaid, Second Chance, Idaho, is something of a time capsule, and he wants to keep it that way. His problem? Gorgeous pregnant redhead Laurel Monroe, who, along with her family, now owns the town. But sometimes all it takes is an unexpected opportunity—and a snowstorm—to turn Mitch’s bad first impressions into a second chance at love!
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  1. I have around 200 print books and probably 10 times that in ebooks...

  2. Great to have you back on GLIAS, Mel !!

  3. I have about 100 books and another 50 ebooks to read.
    By the way I enjoyed the Q&A, love those boots.


  4. I would have to say the high 100s! I have a loaded Kindle, but I prefer paperbacks!!

  5. I only have a print book pile as do no other tech fingers are crippled. I would say I have 25 print books that i have bought and left to read. peggy clayton

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  7. I have close to 100 actual books at home, and over 2100 on my kindle, so lots of reading to do lol. Thank you for the chance