Let me get this out of the way now.
I don’t do winter. Snow is the devil. Hell is secretly covered with ice and tall mounds of snow, I’m sure of it.
I grew up in one of those places with an even more “sissy winter” than those in Tennessee that are mocked in Marie Piper’s story. (Ironically, I live a little north of Tennessee now. There’s nothing sissy about 14 inches of snow in a day, though I admit, that doesn’t happen often.)
All that said… as long as I don’t have to deal with it (because, I’m lazy and I don’t want to shovel the sidewalk on my corner lot), I’m always down for a snowed-in story. There’s something about hatred and sexual tension melting long before the snow does that leads to an amazing story.
Melt is no exception. There are five amazing novellas. If one doesn’t do it for you because it’s a little heavy on the damsel in distress needing to be saved by a lumberjack of a man who knows his way around some ice, go to the next one. But you shouldn’t have to. Each one is pretty awesome in its own right.
The heat in all of these stories sizzles enough to keep anyone warm, be they in the mountains of Colorado, a tiny pub in Ireland, the Smoky Mountains, Washington, or trapped in a town of her own creation.
This collection straddles geography, as well as the line between fantasy and reality or the line between sweet and downright, dead sexy.
If you don’t pick it up on a cold, snowy evening—your loss.
The total win for me, came in “Off-Season” by Marie Piper, with the creative use of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
But that’s not to say the rest isn’t worth it. The guys are downright swoon-worthy in all of the pieces, especially the nickname Liam gives to Carina in “Body Heat” by C.M. Peters.
Harley Easton sets the scene with “Rocky Mountain Meltdown” with a struggling writer (ha! I know how that goes) and a little vengeance. Who doesn’t love it when jerks get theirs?
Most of all, who doesn’t like good, hot sex that leaves you lusting after fictional characters?
Cause baby, it’s cold outside and this one’s got it all.
Pick up a copy of Melt today!
Featuring these great novellas!
Rocky Mountain Meltdown — Harley Easton
Body Heat — C.M. Peters
Off-Season –Marie Piper
Finding Home — Sienna Saint-Cyr
Damsel — Stephanie Bissette-Roark