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As many of you may know, our beloved sister hostess SHARON DONOVAN, tragically passed away on 11th April 2012. We who knew her, loved her, and were inspired by her courage and determination to face head on whatever life threw at her. When she could no longer see to paint she turned to writing and showed her amazing talent in the Inspirational Romance and Romantic Suspense genres, and her story 'Charade Of Hearts' was awarded the coveted Predators and Editors Award in January 2011.

This Blog was a source of great delight to her, she was one of the founder hostesses and she contributed to the fun and silliness in her own original way, and was kind enough to let her unique creation, the hunky butler 'Oliver' join us for our Friday romp and prepare 'virtual breakfast' for the guests on the following morning. It's beyond hard to have to go on without her, but we know that she would have been the first to insist that 'the show must go on.' She is, and will always be with us in spirit.
Sharon, dear friend, we will never forget you.
The Author Roast and Toast is part of the legacy you left us. Let's raise a Toast to you as well as all our guests.
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Friday, May 30, 2014

A Hot Roast With Our Very Own Melissa Stark

~A Hot Roast With Our Very Own Melissa Stark~


Mary rubs her hands together and squeals. "Oh, this is going to be so hot!"

Melissa arches her brows. "Pun intended, Mary?"

"Of Course! We're celebrating your hot new release with a hot hero in a firehouse filled with hot firemen. What's not hot about that?"













"Not that I don't absolutely adore the idea of celebrating Melissa's new release in a firehouse, but isn't A Cat's Tale an erotic, paranormal romance about an alpha werewolf and a shape-shifting feline heroine?"

AJ taps on her phone's keypad and eagerly brings up the details of Melissa's latest erotic romance. "Ah, but our hero Jared is a fireman--a really hot, sexy fireman!"

Lilly takes a step closer to the fire station chosen for today's roast. Her eyes grow round and her tongue lolls. "Oh. My. God. Would you look at all those shirtless hunks. They look like cover models for a firemen's calendar."
Mac nudges Lilly out of the way. "Then I call dibs on Mr. July!"

AJ looks up from her phone, her eyes nearly bulging from their sockets."Um, how do you know which one is Mr. July?"

Mac shrugs. "Who cares!" She points to a shirtless hunk. "But that guy is the hottest fireman I've ever seen so he must be Mr. July."

Mary whistles. "They're all hot."


"Then what are we waiting for ladies?" Lyn strolls forward. "Our guests are waiting and I'm ready to party! Just look at all that food."

Lilly fans herself. "I need a drink!"
"So do I," Mac Agrees. "And would you look at that beer selection! Awesome." 

Melissa raises a glass to the hostesses and guests. "Welcome to my roast. And please welcome my very special guests,  Jared and Josephine."

Lyn smiles. "Ladies, it's getting hot in here!"





A Cat's Tale
Melissa Snark

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: March 7, 2014

ISBN: 978-0-9842095-3-8
ASIN: B00IVPYACA

Number of pages: 78
Word Count: Approx. 24,000 words

Cover Artist: Farah Evers

Purchase at Amazon or B&N or ARe


Book Description:

"With a starting phrase 'somewhere between Virginia and California'; you know you are in for a treat with A Cat's Tale. Jared is so much fun, a true Alpha male who knows when to keep his Alpha tendencies down and hidden." 
~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews

Alpha werewolf, Jared Kohl, wakes up in a vampire’s dungeon, swearing revenge upon the wily Siamese werecat who lured him there with her sultry lips and the sweetest tail. To escape his undead captor, all he has to do is seduce the skittish puss and show her that trust is often a hot and hard lesson to learn.

Enslaved feline shifter, Josephine Young, has learned the hard way not to believe in anything or anyone—not men, not love, and certainly not the blood-sucking mistress who tossed her into the cage with the hungry beast she’d betrayed. But Josephine does what she must to survive, including tempting the dominant werewolf to give her more than promises.

Imprisoned for their blood, Jared and Josephine fight for survival and discover a passion that neither can walk away from. Can these two predators survive long enough to prove that cats and dogs can be more than enemies?

Excerpt:


“Ooph.” Jared’s breath expelled from his lungs with the sudden addition of Josephine atop his chest. The cot creaked under the strain of their combined weight.
The curious blue-eyed cat shoved her head between the werewolf and his book. He had been ignoring her for hours to read. It was unacceptable. “Whatcha doing?”
“Plotting to take over the world. What the hell does it look like I’m doing?” He closed his book.
“Don’t be surly.” She stuck the pad of her palm against his chin and brushed his lips with her knuckles. “No one likes a grumpy werewolf.”
“Funny, I don’t recall ever worrying about my popularity.”
“You should.” Josephine watched as he set the book aside. “Does Shakespeare say anything about cats?”
Beneath her, Jared contemplated in silence, his chest rising and falling with comfortable regularity. “In Othello, he says, ‘Drown thyself? Drown cats and blind puppies.’”
“Ouch! Hey, no claws!” Jared jumped as Josephine’s claws dug into his bare chest; he grabbed her and lifted her. His laughter echoed through the small cell.
“Something more flattering.”
“Henry IV: ‘I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.’” He lowered her to rest upon his chest again.
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23 comments:

  1. Welcome to your very own Roast and Toast Melissa!

    Wow it's hot in here - and I don't mean the air temperature. Just look at those gorgeous firefighters! Grab some food from the barbie and let's wander over and ask them what they think of Melissa's latest book 'A Cat's Tale' , Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest to win Melissa's fabulous prize pendant too!

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  2. Let's get this party started, cause it is almost as HOT as Melissa's latest release. Don't believe me? Then enter the rafflecopter and you could win your own copy of "A Cat's Tale" to see for yourself. In the meantime, I'm going to see if that hot fireman will fix me a mimosa to start my day!

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  3. Morning, Lyn and Lilly,
    I just crawled out of bed. Where's the fireman with the joe?

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    1. Found the hot fireman with the coffee. Now I'm ready to party. :)

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  4. Holy heat! Big hugs and congrats on your new release, Melissa. I'll be in and out while I mingle with the readers at Arizona Dreamin' conference so if I disappear for a bit, you know where I am...with Mr. July. ;-)

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    1. Hi Mac! Woot, that sounds like fun. I went the gym for a spell and I'm back, but I have to get Miss Bear ready for school.

      How's everyone doing? Any big plans for summer?

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  5. Hi Mac! Hi Lilly!

    Summer plans? Just hope it's a decent summer here in the UK. Going home to my beloved Wales for a few days at the end of June. Nothing as exciting as last years' holiday in Pittsburgh and Oho with Mary though, unfortunately. I have to live on the memories of that one!

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    1. Lyn,
      I wish we had something planned but we'll be lucky if we get away for a weekend in Monterrey. We have housing renos scheduled through the whole summer.

      Wales sounds lovely if only because it's exotic. I couldn't get excited about Pittsburgh. :D

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  6. This one is on my list! There is nothing like a hot firefighter. I'll take whatever months you guys don't pick. I like a bit of variety. Is Morena allowed to read this book? I got the dollar bills when do we get to stick them in their waistbands???

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  7. Morena is 17 this May. I figure what she reads is her business, especially considering the stuff that *I* read at that age. *G*

    I'm back now from dropping Miss bear at school. Seems pretty quiet today.

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    1. Everyone is still at work!
      Morena is 17, at 13 I was babysitting and sneaking reads of playboy and Fannie Hill, remember that one??

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    2. Melissa is stealing all the hot guys. Look at her, sashaying around those firemen, shameless...and greedy! So she writes really great sex scenes, she has no problem. But, all the guys?? Share a few will you??

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  8. I didn't read my first "hot" romance until 11th grade. A friend loaned me her copy of The Flame and the Flower and I was hooked!

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    1. Oh, The Flame and the Flower! Sigh. I think that was my first foray over to the dark side too, Lilly. :-)

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    2. Lilly,
      I remember reading a lot of Karen Robards and Linda Howard. There were probably others but those are the names I recall.

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  9. Lilly Gayle turned me onto reading paranormal romance! It's her fault. Melissa, A CAT'S TALE sounds very interesting. LIlly I also enjoyed THe Flame and The Flower.
    COngrats Melissa.
    Rebecca

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  10. LOL Rebecca, you gotta blame someone, and it might as well be Lilly! :)

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  11. Lilly is of course to blame, Rebecca, wonder who she has to blame?

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  12. I heard she blames you, Mary! *grin*

    You're right about Melissa stealing all the *hot* guys they can't stay away from her. I tried yelling 'fire' but one of them aimed a Colt 45 at me so I scarpered!

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    1. Hey! Lyn's telling tales! Tall ones... *G*

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  13. Lilly is to blame for everything. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :-)

    LOL Lynn, are you sure that wasn't a fire hose? Or something else? *snicker*

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  14. Naughty, naughty naughty Mac! :)

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  15. LoL Melissa, at five ft nothing, I have to have something that's 'tall'! :)

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