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Melissa Keir
Sexy Between the Covers

Melissa Keir has always wanted to be an author when she wasn't hoping for a career as a race car driver.  Her love of books was instilled by her mother and grandparents who were avid readers. She'd often sneak books away from them so that she could fantasize about those strong alpha males and plucky heroines.  In middle school and high school, Melissa wrote sappy love poems and shared them with her friends.  She still has those poems today! In college, her writing changed to sarcastic musings on life as well as poems with a modern twist on fairy tales and won awards for her writing. You can find many of these musings along with her latest releases on her website and blog.

As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing.  She's a member of the Romance Writers of America and EPIC.  Melissa is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars.  She also believes in helping other authors and features authors and their books on her blog.

Melissa doesn't believe in down time.  She's always keeping busy.  Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a book reviewer, an editor for a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature "happy endings" and is often found plotting her next story.

Here's what people say about Melissa Keir...
"A captivating love story by the author who, herself, taught me the meaning of love." ~Author Xunairia

"Very well written, with unforgettable characters who bring a smile to your face, this beautiful story is sweet, moving and heart felt. With this wonderful book, Melissa Keir has proven herself a master in the genre of romance." ~BTSE Magazine

"For such a short story, there was very good character development. This is not the typical romance, and I found it very entertaining. I will be reading more by this talented author." ~Amazon reviewer

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Contemporary Romance
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                                Hell Yeah: The House that Built Me

Country’s newest rising star, Mandy Watkins, disappears from the limelight for a while with the help of her good friend. She’s got a lot on her plate and needs some time to figure out who she is.

Travis Perkins loves gardening after teaching at the local high school. He’s determined to leave the world in a better state either through his connections with his students or his garden.

When Mandy lands on Travis’s doorstep, he believes she will be just another of his projects, but what neither of them expect is how much their hearts may change.

Can two people with only the love of an old home find a deep, lasting love? Or will their relationship end like the notes of a country tune?