Monday, July 13, 2015

Interview with Romance Author Melissa Keir

Sit back and relax because joining us today is author Melissa Keir.

Thank you for having me on your blog today. I’m excited to share a little about myself with your readers!

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 
I have always written. At first, it was poetry and stories that involved my friends but I finally took the leap a few years ago when I was a book reviewer. I’d been encouraged by an author friend to give it a try!

How long does it take you to write a book?   
That depends on how motivated I am. I write novellas and can do one in a month or two. Of course, if life gets in the way or my muse decides to go play, I take longer.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 
My stories are very realistic. People will remark in the reviews that the story was very true to life. I guess I am a firm believer in romance but I enjoy telling stories that really could happen.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? 
My ideas come from a variety of situations including my own life. I always have a grain of truth in each story. I encourage readers to figure it out and email me!

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?  
When I’m not reading, I’m a voracious reader. I also have a day job that takes up a good chunk of my time. And if that isn’t keeping me busy enough, I do movie reviews for the local radio station.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? One of the most surprising piece is about finances. Before becoming an author, I thought that authors were all rich and made a ton of money off their books. This might have been true in the 80’s but not anymore. It doesn’t matter who you publish with, Amazon is the one getting the biggest piece of the pie.

Can you tell me and your readers something about your main characters?
In all my books, my main characters are people who you might live next door to. They are down to earth mothers, wives and friends. In Crash and Burn in the Crashing Into Love book bundle, Keira is named after a student I had and is the same name as one of my close friend’s daughters.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? 
I love hearing from readers. In fact, Crash and Burn is dedicated to one of my biggest fans. The first time I met her at a conference, she cried because she was finally meeting me. She’s become a good friend and I’m so blessed to have those chances to interact with readers.

What are your favorite book genres in writing and reading? Why?  
Since I read so much, I love a variety of genres. I read horror, erotic romance, contemporary romance, paranormal and science fiction/fantasy. There’s very few genres that I don’t read! I love to write contemporary romances. I love sharing stories about people who could be you or me. After all, each of us deserves our own happily ever after!

Thank you again for visiting with me. I hope you will check out my website ( and my books. Remember, I’d love to hear your thoughts on what might be real in my books.

Where to find Melissa

Now a little about Melissa's newest novella Crash and Burn which is part of the Crashing Into Love Book Bundle.

Crash and Burn 
Can Rob and Keira's second honeymoon lead to romance, or will it crash and burn?

On the verge of a divorce, Rob and Keira Matthews book a second honeymoon at the urging of their counselor. Unable to conceive, they've pushed each other away in an effort to protect their hearts. Will a romantic holiday be the ticket to love or a plane crash in disaster?


Once again alone with her thoughts, she turned toward her husband. They’d been married for seven years, and his looks still caused her stomach to flutter. I love running my fingers over his buzz cut. And his rough beard left sexy marks on my neck when we made love…not that it’s happened in a while. A part of the reason we’re on this trip is because of our lack of sex, tenderness. Of course, he’d have to be home in order to touch me.

Keira crossed her legs tighter as she glanced around the cabin. Her gaze fell to the cowboy two seats in front of her and across the aisle. That rancher is hot. His jeans really showed off his best assets when he walked back to the bathroom a while ago. His blue-striped shirt hugged his shoulders and guns. Those arms would hold a girl down or up and down all the while he loved on her. I bet if he and I were married, there’d be no need for counseling. She imagined running her fingers over his shoulders and down his arms. She uncrossed her legs and ran her hands down her jeans, shifting them.

Opening the water, Keira poured herself some. She picked up the glass and held it to her face, trying to cool her flushed skin, then drank. Emptying it, she set the glass back on the tray then poured a little water into the cup. She unzipped the top of her dog’s carrier and waved the water in front of Gris’s face. “Here, baby, you can have a little. Not too much. There’s no fire hydrants on the plane.”

As she watched her fur-baby drinking, her stomach clenched. What if this is the only baby I ever have? She ran her fingers over the teacup poodle’s fuzzed head.

A Little About The Book Bundle Crashing Into Love

Seven planes lift off…seven planes crash…seven stories of struggle, passion and love in the barren Canadian Wilderness, the coast of England, or the steamy heat of a tropical island. Romance hangs in the balance between survival and death.

Brace for Impact by Daryl Devoré.
What could be simpler than a routine plane trip from Toronto, Canada to Caracas, Venezuela for rookie flight attendant, Lori, and sexy R.C.M.P. officer, Guy Lapierre? But Fate had other intentions.

Crashing into You by Lisa Kumar
When Ashlee Trent meets handsome businessman Kaiden West on a plane to Australia, he eases her fears even as he sets her heart ablaze. But after their plane crashes into the ocean and they wash ashore, will the secrets surrounding him send their budding relationship into a nosedive?

Crashing Through Time by Jenna Jaxon
The most dangerous thing about time travel is knowledge of the past: does she save him and change history, or let the tragic events play out and lose the love of her life?
More than hearts can be broken when you crash through time. 

Love Comes Crashing In by Brenda Dyer
Best friends find love in each other's arms, but can that love survive reality?

Falling Hard by D'Ann Lindun
He craves solitude to forget what a woman did to him. She needs one last chance before her career ends. Can a plane crash in the Canadian Rockies show them what really matters?

A Splash of Romance by Deb Julienne
Who knew a plane crash would lead to romance? Hannah Parks is a trauma nurse on her way to a symposium at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. She just started her bucket list and a plane crash definitely isn't on it.  Oliver Lawson's divorce is final and he's looking to start over. A tropical island, a gorgeous woman. Romance is one thing, getting there as a result of a crash landing...who knew?  


  1. Thank you for having me over today. I am happy to answer any questions that people want to know. :) Just ask!

  2. Great interview, Melissa. I bet your fan was beyond thrilled to find out you had dedicated Crash and Burn to her. That is an awesome story. Congrats on the book bundle!

    1. Thank you. She's a sweet lady and has become a good friend.