Returning to Hawaii Once Again
Hi, everyone. I want to thank Mandi and the rest of the Smexy Books crew for having me on Smexy books again. I am so excited to be here to talk about my ninth Harmless book, A Little Harmless Ride.
First, let me tell you a little bit about me. I am a military wife (a soon to be a retired military wife, woo hoo) and I am a former brat. I write in genres from historical to futuristic and everything in between. I am best known for my Harmless series. They are all stand alone books, although former characters do pop up from time to time.
The first book, A Little Harmless Sex, was first published in 2004 as a novella. I expanded it and Samhain Publishing reissued it as a category length book. After that, A Little Harmless Pleasure came to being and how it moved to Hawaii. I was in the middle of writing it when Katrina hit. It was supposed to end in New Orleans. Because the book was releasing in just a few months, I moved the ending of the book to Hawaii. And, since then, the books have taken place there for the most part.
In A Little Harmless Ride, the characters are back again and featuring another island, The Big Island. I am lucky to have lived on Oahu for three years, and now, thanks in a large part to the Harmless books, I return about once a year to the islands for research and buying trips.
Hawaiian culture is unique and colorful, filled with a rich history that includes a monarchy and the only official palace in the United States. The one compliment I hold in the highest regard is when I have Kamaʻāina tell me that I write Hawaii like a local. Each island has their own flavor and feel. Because of that, I hope I have given The Big Island the same treatment for locals and readers.
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:
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.
Want a chance at a 25.00 gift card? Let Mel know if you like to start a series at the beginning or will dive into the middle of the series based on the blurb. Open to all through July 20.