Hello, everyone. I want to thank Kelly for having me back on the Smutty Kitty! I am so glad to be here. If you don’t know me, my name is Melissa Schroeder and I write romance in varying heat levels and in a ton of different genres. I am best known for my Harmless books, an erotic romance series set mostly in Hawaii. Some of the books have bondage in them, but all of them are on the erotic level of heat.
My newest book is A Little Harmless Ride. If you have been reading the Harmless series, you have met our hero Elias St. John. Many of my readers have been dying for his book, and it is no wonder why. He’s an Aussie by birth, but migrated to The Big Island a few years prior to his first appearance in a Harmless book, A Little Harmless Submission. I will say that he surprised me more than any of the Doms and I liked that a lot.
See, this series has been out for nine years. NINE YEARS. I am on book nine right now, and plan on having book ten out this winter. The one thing I always worry about is making it a cookie cutter kind of plot. With Eli, I thought I had this cynical Dom who would be kind of jerky in the beginning of the story. I was wrong—so very wrong.
From the beginning, Eli’s thoughts about Crysta, the heroine he now owns the ranch with, border on sweet. He falls for her and I enjoyed watching him fall for her. It was kind of interesting to see him get flustered by Crysta who is an experienced sub. I am happy to say that after nine years my Harmless characters can still surprise me. I also hope readers, especially my Addicts, will enjoy their story too.
Melissa Schroeder is the author of over fifty short stories, novellas and novels in so many different genres it boggles the mind—not to mention scrambling her brains. She is an Air Force wife, the mother of military brats, and a lover of the absurd. You can find out more about her online:
Check out her newest release, A Little Harmless Ride, coming to digital on July 9th.
When this Dom falls hard, he will do anything to protect the woman he loves.
Elias St John has lived a life most people wouldn’t believe. An Aussie by birth, he has found his way to the Big Island working as the right hand man to Joe Kaheaku. When his boss dies and leaves the ranch to Eli and Joe’s niece Crysta Miller, Eli finds himself more than a little attracted to her.
After finding her fiancé in bed with another woman and helping her father through his illness, Crysta is ready for a new start. The offer of the ranch far away from home is perfect. The only problem she has is with Eli who constantly tells her what to do. When an argument turns into a passionate kiss, both of them get more than they were expecting.
Eli finds himself completely enthralled with Crysta as his submissive. As seemingly simple accidents turn deadly, Eli realizes that someone is bent on destroying the ranch by any means possible—even murder.
» WARNING: this book contains the following: A cynical Dom, a woman ready for adventure, Hawaiian cowboys-yeah they have them, horse rides, stunning sunsets and a new island for Addicts to cherish. Remember, it’s Harmless so bring on the ice water and towels.
CONTEST: Because Mel is so full of awesomesauce she is going to give one winner a $10 Gift Card and two more winners will each receive a signed Santinis poster and a signed A Little Harmless Ride poster. Per Mel this contest is open to our international friends as well!! Told you she was awesome! 😉 So tell me which one of Mel’s books is your favorite? If for some crazy reason you haven’t read one of her books yet tell me which one you’d like to read first. Leave your answer in the comments below to enter and winners will be picked next week.