A Little Harmless Ride Tour and Contest


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:





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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. 

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45 thoughts on “A Little Harmless Ride Tour and Contest

  1. I have to admit that I haven’t read her books yet, but will definitely be adding them to my TBR list!

  2. Angela

    I ve given this some thought and out of the harmless series ride is my favourite one i just love eli

  3. carol L

    I’m sorry to say I haven’t read them yet but I’d love to start with book 1 in the Harm;less series. This is now on my TRL. Thanks for the a2wesome giveaway opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Sheila

    I haven’t read any of Melissa Schroeder but this sounds like a good one to begin. Of course, I can’t start a series at the end so I’d have to get the first 8 to catch up.

  5. Really, I have to pick one favorite? It’s usually the last one I’ve read which is A Little Harmless Surprise. I love catching up with characters from earlier books.

  6. Becki Wyer

    I haven’t had a chance to read “Ride” yet, but my favorite is “A Little Harmless Lie”. I love Micah 🙂
    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  7. Oh, damn, it is too hard to pick! I guess what started it all for me was A Little Harmless Sex. Temptation is always yummy in a book! kbinmich@yahoo.com

  8. I can’t pick just one!!! I love them all. Every time I read one, I say this is my fave, but then I read the next 😀 I don’t think I read one that I didn’t love. They all have something that keeps me reading Melissa’s books. Just keep them coming 😀

  9. Love this series

    • Donna _A

      Can’t pick just one favorite torn between Obsession & Fantasy.

  10. Timitra

    Callum and Vicente tie for my fave Mel Schroeder books so far!

  11. Michele Costello

    Since I love all the Harmless books, I’d have to say my favorite is whichever one I just finished reading. So in this case ALH Ride. 😉

  12. Angela Peters

    I just started reading ALH Ride, so I can’t say anything about it yet. My favourite so far would be ALH Fantasy. Gotta love Rory and Zeke.

  13. Amanda

    I have yet to read A Little Harmless Pleasure or Ride. Once I have those, I will go back and reread the series. Then I will be able to tell you if I have a favorite (and know what happened in order).

  14. That’s a tough question, but my favorite was A Little Harmless Lie, Dee and Micah’s story. I loved the suspense in it, and Dee was a feisty heroine. Micah … mmm. Micah’s physical presence as well as his awesome seduction skills and tenacity was a huge turn on 🙂

  15. Christie

    I have to say every time I read a new one of Mel’s books it becomes my new favorite! I am truly an addict.

  16. You are going to make me pick one! I think that A Little Harmless Addiction is one of my favorites!

  17. Lori meehan

    My favorite right now is her historical romance series. I recommend it to everyone.

  18. Thank you so much, everyone! I always find which book people pick as their favorite!

  19. Lisa G

    My favorite of her books are the Santinis (can’t choose just one).


  20. I still love her historicals–The Accidental Countess, Lessons in Seduction.. 🙂

  21. My favorite is “A Little Harmless Lie”!

    ~Veronica Vasquez~

    ChaoticKarma23 at gmail dot com

  22. Cathy Galloway

    My favorite was The Accidental Countess.

  23. I have read Marco and look forward to reading further books by Melissa. Thank you for the giveaway.

  24. Geez, this really is a hard question to answer they are all SOOOO GREAT! I just looked back trying to pick my favorite and I just kept going “oh yeah that one” and “aahh I loved that book.” I guess if I had to pick it would be I little Harmless Lie…Micah and Dee were amazing!

  25. Melinda

    OMG……I love them all….when Melissa writes you feel like you’re part of the story….it was that way with ALH Ride! I truly felt like I was a part of the story it seems so real! Thanks for all your stories….they bring a bright spot to my dull life!!!!

  26. Angela Love

    OMG!!!! I haven’t read a Harmless book that I haven’t LOVED she is awesome!!!! I would Love to win just about anything Mel wants to hand out!!!

  27. I loved A Little Harmless Sex. I can’t wait to read Eli’s story. Thanks for sharing!
    Rhonda D

  28. I haven’t read any! But A Little Harmless Ride looks VERY hot!
    Mmm cowboys..

  29. SheriV

    I adored ALH Ride but my favorite is ALH Fascination. 🙂

  30. The one that hooked me on Mel’s books, was “A Little Harmless Sex.” I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Max and Anna. Then, those Santini boys are hot, hot, hot

  31. I love them all but if I have to pick one it is a little harmless addiction.

  32. Ashley

    My favorite is A Little Harmless Obsession. I really enjoy all of Melissa’s books. 🙂

  33. Lisa O'Neil

    I love all her books! When I read the Harmless series, my favorite is always the one I’m reading at the time, they’re just that good!

  34. Bridget Werbin

    A Little Harmless Sex was the first book I read and still a favorite!

  35. Leonardo is favorite because he was the first book in the Santinis and in my opinion the best man of the four brothers.

  36. Kathy Lewis

    Melissa, I am reading Harmless ride right now, well not while I’m typing. It is good. I can’t wait until Crysta and Eli get together. Can’t wait for a scene at the Rough n Ready.

  37. I haven’t read any of Mel’s books….yet. However I have a couple on my to read this summer. Which I am doing lots of catching up on. I want to start the Harmless series by the end of the summer.

  38. My favorite is what I’m reading now A Little Harmless Ride. Because Eli is such a surprise.If you have read any of the other Harmless books( I have read them all) then you have meet Eli before. He is a DOM.

  39. And the winners are…
    Poster Set: Jenn Donald
    Poster Set: Michelle W (MsRomanticReads)
    Gift Card: slinkydennis (Rhonda D)

    Yay!! Thanks everyone for commenting!! Winners contact Mel at Melissa @ melissaschroeder.net (no spaces) to collect your prizes!! 🙂

  40. Congrats Winners!!

  41. Congrats to the winners!

  42. Becki Wyer

    congrats to the winners

  43. Janet Rodman

    While I love the Harmless series, my new favorite series/book is Desire By Blood.

  44. Thank you everyone for coming by and commenting and YAY for the winners. Of course, a big THANK YOU to Kelly for hosting me!!!

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