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Author spotlight: Melissa Craig

1 February 2013

Melissa CraigMelissa Craig is a debut author of erotic, contemporary romances novellas (‘Plentiful Package’ and ‘My Package of Paradise’) and her first erotic full-length novel Ample Attraction was just released in December 2012. Melissa has reached the bestsellers list on Amazon for her novellas in UK, USA, France and Germany with ‘Plentiful Package’ one spot under EL James in France. Melissa is from North Queensland where the reef meets the sea, inspiring the stories she writes.

Welcome Melissa to our spotlight …

Have you attended one of ARRA’s events before?

Last year I had the pleasure attending the ARRC awards dinner for the first time as my beautiful friend Lucinda Brant was nominated for her book Salt Bride. She was unable to attend, so I appeared in her place ready to accept her award if she had won. However I came out with the ‘Queen of Bling’ award shared with Tracy O’Hara, another erotica writer. So woo hoo! I had a wonderful time, met some great people and that is why I decided to return this year and actually attend the conference.

What are you most looking forward to at ARRC2013?

Okay I am not going to lie. I am going to be like a little school girl, as I can’t wait to meet Rachel Vincent. She is one of my all time favourite paranormal romance writers. Yes, even authors go gaga over other writers. Ha-ha … I am looking forward to my first book signing and having other authors around me won’t make me so nervous. I love how the authors get to meet readers, and attending the ARRC is a great way it can be done.  It’s very inspirational for both parties.

Tell us about your latest book…

Ample Attraction is my latest erotica. It is my first full-length novel, coming in at nearly 60,000 words. It is the second book in the ‘Simply Breathtaking series’ and the follow-on from ‘Plentiful Package.’ Ample Attraction starts the next morning PP left off. It is set on an island in the Great Barrier Reef and it’s about Jenna, the boss of the Water Sports and Activities on the island. She is surrounded by stupendous men (Andy & Ryan) with washboard abs that make her melt with desire. Andy is a kite surfer (yum) and Ryan is the lifeguard and Jenna’s second in charge. She is yearning for some good loving, but an old flame rocks into town intensifying her maddening ache for her sex button to be touched. Have you ever found yourself thinking of more than one lover at a time? Jenna is seething, lusting and wanting just that.

What do you have coming up next?

I am finishing up the next round of edits on my next erotica novella called ‘The Unblemished Librarian’, then off to the editor it will go. I am hoping for it to be out before Valentine’s Day, fingers crossed. I will also be working on a novella of erotic anthologies, called Professors Pleasures, involving Candy and her husband Rick. I have Majestic the third book in the Simply Breathtaking series and hopefully the second novella in the Run Series by the end of the year. I haven’t decided on the name as of yet, but I am sure it will come to me as I write the story. A busy 2013.

Keep an eye out for Melissa’s books:

If you are an ARRA member or registered for ARRC2013, check out the member’s loop or ARRC Lounge loop for details of our Author Spotlight competition.

12 Comments
  1. aimskye permalink
    6 February 2013 11:35 am

    Looking forward to meeting you at ARRC

    Aimee

    • Anonymous permalink
      6 February 2013 11:37 am

      Thanks Babe. Same. Count down time…

  2. 2 February 2013 10:07 pm

    Awesome, Melissa.

  3. 1 February 2013 10:53 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you at ARRC Melissa

  4. 1 February 2013 11:30 am

    Can’t wait to attend the Awards night and see you Melissa. Congrats on your success!

  5. 1 February 2013 10:25 am

    Reblogged this on Melissa Craig – Erotica Author and commented:
    I am so lucky to be the ARRA Author Spotlight for this week…At the time of the interview the finalists had not been announced and I was so excited about attending the conference, but now that AMPLE ATTRACTION’ has made the 2012 finalist AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE READERS AWARDS with the category of Favourite Erotic Romance it will be marvellous. I can’t wait and thank you for taking the time to vote for AMPLE ATTRACTION in the Favourite Erotic Romance.
    Enjoy it any way you can!

  6. 1 February 2013 10:15 am

    So proud of you, Mel! You’re making the big time 🙂

  7. 1 February 2013 10:09 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me ladies. I can’t wait to meet everyone.

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