Writing is a solitary job. That is why I rely on a close group of trusted friends to read my manuscript early and give me honest feedback. Authors often brush off reviews as “not every book is for every reader”. If I can be honest with you, the words pour out of my soul. I live and breathe these characters for days on end often for months. I want readers to love my storytelling. That’s why this early reading and feedback is so important and critical to my process.
Thursday morning a breathed a sigh of relief as I got my first-round edits from Lisa, my trusted and always honest editor with Silently Correcting Your Grammar. As she told the members of my Facebook reader group – “Ronan > Jaxson!”
I hope you are excited as I am to meet more of the adult children of the VESTED INTEREST and THE CONTRACT SERIES. Team Moreland Books is working on a cover reveal and teasers to get you equally excited about getting to know Aiden and Cami Callaghan’s kids. I thought I’d share a sneak peek of the novel. I adore this hero and so glad to bring him his HEA.
*Subject to change in final manuscript*
After churros, we took a short drive and ended up at the waterfront. We strolled around, got ice cream, and walked along the water’s edge. It was getting later, the sun disappearing fast and not many people around. It wasn’t even close to being as nice as Port Albany, but for Toronto, it was okay. She sighed as she looked over the water.
“You like that?” I asked. “Water, I mean?”
“Yes. I love to swim.”
I thought of the Hub. The pool. The lake. The exercise room I could help out Evan in. It was on the tip of my tongue to tell her. But then the whole family thing, the triplet angle, all of it would come up. I decided to stay silent until I was sure there was something ahead of us besides tonight.
When I was ready to share.
“There’s a pool in my condo building,” I offered.
“Maybe,” she replied. “I might take you up on that.”
I nodded, looking out over the water. The desire to kiss her was predominant. She stood close to me, her head barely grazing my shoulder. I could feel her warmth. Smell the scent of her light perfume. Flowery, pretty. Unique—like her. She finished her ice cream, wiping her lips, the action bringing my gaze to her mouth. Her lips were full. Pink. Would they be as soft as they looked? Would she taste of the cherry ice cream, the cinnamon of the churros? Both?
I wanted to know more than I had wanted anything in a long time. She turned her head, her eyes meeting mine. Slowly, everything around us faded. All I could see was her. Wild hair, dark eyes that beckoned. A full mouth I wanted to claim. Her lush curves that invited my hands to sculpt over them, pull her to me.
She blinked, her long lashes fluttering. “What are you thinking?” she whispered.
The atmosphere was heavy. Serious. Too serious.
I gazed into her dark eyes. “I was wondering if I should switch my home and auto insurance to Geico,” I deadpanned.
For a moment, there was no reaction. Then she laughed. The loud peals I found so enticing. And suddenly, she was in my arms and our mouths fused together, her amusement shared only between us. I kissed her deeply, her lips parting for me right away. I tasted the ice cream. The cinnamon. Her. She delved her hands into my hair, pulling me closer. We both groaned. I bent, lifting her into my arms so I could kiss her longer. Harder. She was perfect in my embrace. Soft. Warm. Melting into me as if she belonged there. Nothing existed outside this moment. I slanted my head, kissing her deeper, taking everything she gave me and wanting more. Every nerve in my body lit up as if on fire. My heart pounded a fast rhythm in my chest, her name echoing with every beat. She whimpered as I dragged my lips across her cheek to her ear.
“Beth,” I moaned. “You are so sweet.”
“More,” she replied. “Kiss me more.”
I was happy to comply, capturing her mouth with mine.
I knew right then there was no going back. I was all in. No matter her limited time, no matter her responsibilities, I wanted to be a part of them. Part of her life.
Coming to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on June 24, 2021
“The Callaghan Triplets.”
“Three of a kind.”
All his life, Ronan Callaghan has been part of a group. Always looking out for his brothers. Never seen as an individual or judged on his own merits.
When his brothers veer onto their own path, he finds himself alone. Restless.
Then he meets her.
A waitress who sees him just for himself. None of the trappings of his wealth or family.
A woman who only wants to know him—Ronan.
She captures his heart, but how will she feel when she discovers the truth he’s holding back?
Can he show her the man he really is?
That he would be rather be hers than anything else?
It is time for the next generation of BAM, a brand new series of interconnected standalones based on the Vested Interest world! Start with My Saving Grace
Did you miss Addi and Brayden’s Wedding? Read A Merry Vested Wedding.
Want to start with the original BAM? Binge read the Vested Interest series.
Have you read the start of the VanRyan Family? Check out The Contract series.
All available with Kindle Unlimited
Woo hoo! Loved Ronan’s story. Beth was the perfect fit for him!
I can not wait to read this!
Woohoo can’t wait sounds so good
Can’t wait to read about Ronan and Beth
Congratulations xx sounds amazing!!
Beth and Ronan were perfect for one another
Absolutely fabulous read!
I can’t wait to read this.
See you in Philly in November
Sounds so good!
Cannot wait for the world to love Ronan and Beth as much as I do!
I cannot WAIT for everyone to meet these two! Ronan makes me swoon!
OMGGG!!! That coverrrr is everything ❤️
Loved this book so big. Everyone needs Ronan in there life
Definitely plan to read this!
Sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading this.
I love this book. They are the perfect couple.
This book sounds so good! I can’t wait to read this! I love Melanie’s writing!
Just found this- can’t wait to read it!
Love this book so much!
I cant wait to read this book it sounds amazing.
Need to read this!
Love the cover, added to kindle.
Another great addition ~ so excited to read!
I’m super excited !!
I am looking forward to reading Ronan’s story
Sounds fantastic! Beautiful cover!
I am astounded – Melanie Moreland just keeps bringing me back for more and more. Ronan and Beth are two of my newest favorites. They are so easy to love.
Can’t wait to read
Congratulations on your new release
Can’t wait to read!
Sounds so good!
This sounds good!!
Wow. Sounds Fantastic.
Oohkkk…. So Ronan definitely has taken up a lot of traits of both Aiden and Cami.. Loved this small excerpt.. Can’t wait to read more✨
I adored this story!! Can’t wait for everyone to read it!
This book sounds right up my alley. I would love to read it!
This book sounds amazing and right up my alley
Love This!! <3 I *Swoon* for Ronan!!
I loved the book! My favorite are still Grace and Jaxson, but Ronan and Beth are so cute.
I’m so looking forward to reading your books! Loved the teaser for Ronan’s story!
I cant wait to read this and meet you at Indies Invade!!
OMGosh … I cannot wait to read this!! So excited!!!
I can’t wait to read it
I’m so excited to read this, and fall head over heels in love with Ronan!
This book sounds so amazing, and I loved the cover! it’s so pretty!
One,of my fav reads, loved it and can’t wait for the next
I can’t wait to read this book.
I’ve yet to see you go wrong, Melonnie!
I cannot wait to read this! Sounds so good
This books should be fun. You can’t go wrong with a Melanie book.
I’ve been ready for this since I finished Saving Grace!! Yay!!
I’m excited to read this!
I love this family!!! Excited to read!
Love it. Sounds amazing
Omg sounds so good. Can’t wait to read this book ❤️
This sounds so good!
I’m so excited to read about Ronan! I’ve enjoyed all the sneak peeks about the couple’s “meet cute”.
This book sounds so good! I can’t wait to dig in!!
Planing to read this soon!!
This book looks really good. I can’t wait to read it!
Sounds really good.
Loved Ronan! He was so awesome you couldn’t help but swoon. Beth was a lucky lady.
Oh that kiss…..can’t wait to read more!!!
The snippit sounds awesome. I can’t wait to read more.
Can`t wait to read it <3
The sweetest beginnings of wonderful ❤️
Love it and love that it’ll be in KU!
This sounds really good.
I’m so excited to read it!
You got me interested!
Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read!
Melanie is a guarantee. Her books never let you down!
This book is amazing! I loved Ronan so much!
Love this blurb! Can’t wait to read this! ❤️
This blurb is awesome. Looking forward to reading it!
It’s gorgeous and sounds intriguing❤❤❤
Excited to read this…
Sounds great! Looking forward to reading it.
Excited to start this on the weekend.
Can’t wait to read about Ronan amd Beth
Wow – I cannot wait to read this!
This book is amazing
I can’t wait to read this book!!!
I want to read this so bad. Congrats and Happy Book Birthday!
Sounds like a great read!
Sounds amazing. I can’t wait to read
The book sounds amazing and I love the way you write you make sparks are flying for the both of them
I love the story.