Monday, October 27, 2014

Breaking the Rules with Mel Curtis #romance #novella

Today we have romance author Mel Curtis discussing the idea behind her latest in the Hollywood Rules series, Breaking the Rules. She's got some special stuff for you at the end, so read and enjoy!



Breaking the Rules by Mel Curtis

When I began writing the Hollywood Rules series, I wanted to color my world with characters that could branch into other stories. From Book 1 (Amber Rules): Lyle Lincoln (the gossip columnist), Cal Lazarus (the many-times divorced movie producer), and Jack Gordon (the owner of my NBA team, the Flash). At first, I had Jack’s estranged wife, Vivian, in mind for a walk-on role. But from the beginning, this strong woman made it clear – she wasn’t a Hollywood cliché. She wanted her own book! Somehow, I don’t think Viv would’ve had this type of story in mind, but it’s fun to put such a strong character in such a helpless situation – with the man she loves, but is giving up on! Too bad she doesn’t realize he’s not quite ready to let her go.


Blurb for Breaking the Rules
To say Jack and Vivian Gordon’s marriage has been rocky would be an understatement. The Gordons have been on a roller coaster of love and lust, but can’t seem to get on the same page at the same time. This power couple needs a time-out to find their happily ever after. And life coach to Hollywood’s rich and powerful, Cora Rule, has just the solution – have the couple sign their divorce papers in a safe room…and lock them inside.

Excerpt from Breaking the Rules
Vivian Gordon had a problem.

A six-foot-two-inch hunk of a problem.

Sex with Jack hadn’t solved the problem. Marrying him hadn’t solved the problem. Leaving him hadn’t solved the problem.

The problem was that Viv loved her husband, but Jack didn’t love her.

It wasn’t as if Jack was incapable of love, as some of Hollywood moguls seemed to be. No, Jack had passion aplenty, but it was for the NBA team he owned, the L.A. Flash, not for a woman. Not for Viv.

Viv watched Jack swim his daily laps with strong, commanding strokes. Heaven forbid Jack didn’t get his laps in. If he didn’t, he was the biggest shit.

Her Gianvito Rossi black suede lace up heels clicked slowly across the white marble tile as she approached the patio doors in the house they’d once shared. Her cadence was one of a doomed prisoner being shown the open door of the gas chamber.

This is the end.

And she’d chosen the execution date.

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Bio/Info for Mel Curtis

Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon best selling author. She writes independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter.” Melinda also writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”.

Twitter: @MelCurtisAuthor

Special Offers
Readers of this blog can download a FREE copy of Amber Rules from Melinda’s web site October 27-November 2, 2014. Amber Rules is Book 1 in the series. There are three books currently out in the series, plus 2 novellas.

Link: Username: Amber_Rules Password: blogtour2014

Readers of this blog will be sent a FREE sweet new adult novella set within the Hollywood Rules world by signing up for Melinda’s book release email newsletter.


Thanks for stopping by!


Melinda Curtis said...

Thanks for having me today, Mia! Readers can look for Breaking the Rules with a new cover - debuting today! Hope everyone takes advantage of my FREEBIES!

dstoutholcomb said...

there's a problem with the mailing list link--someone else's email is already embedded.


Melinda Curtis said...

Thanks, Denise. I'll get that fixed asap.

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