Books-n-Kisses is super excited to have Melinda Leigh on the blog again to talk about your newest Romance Suspense novel She Can Hide.
ML: Hi everyone! I’m the author of bestselling romantic thrillers, including SHE CAN RUN, my debut International Thriller Award nominated book, and my latest release, SHE CAN HIDE. I’m also a mom, a wife, a martial artist, and a dog person. I have a fondness for rescue animals, British comedy, and ice cream.
BnK: Melinda, have you always wanted to be an author?
ML: Like all the best things in my life, I became a writer by accident. When my kids were small, I was reading 3-4 books a week because it was the only activity that didn’t wake them up from their afternoon naps. One day my husband suggested I try writing a book instead of reading one. I liked the idea. At first writing was just a hobby. It wasn’t for several more years that I’d try to write as a serious career, but I was hooked.
BnK: Can you tell us a little about She Can Hide?
ML: SHE CAN HIDE is the 4th book in the She Can Series (Don’t worry. They’re all stand-alone reads. The connections between the books are slim.) The story is all about trust. Can a woman who’s already been betrayed learn to trust again, even if her life depends on it?
BnK: What is next in the She Can…. series? I heard a rumor of a novella?
ML: I have a short story, HE CAN FALL, releasing March 26. It’s a quick, fast read about a romantic weekend gone horribly wrong. I’m considering another book in the series. I don’t feel like I’m through with the characters in Westbury, Pennsylvania just yet.
BnK: I know you write another Romance Suspense series The Midnight Series. What is it about the Romance Suspense genre that you love so much?
ML: Romantic suspense combines my two favorite genres, thrillers and romance. RS is the best of both worlds, a fast-paced exciting thriller with a happily-ever-after (a must for me!).
BnK: Do you ever see yourself writing any other genres?
ML: Sure, why not? Who knows what the future holds? I love to tell stories. I’m very happy writing RS right now, but I might want to try something else someday.
BnK: I think I suggest not too long ago that you and Kendra Elliot should team up to write a book. How is that project going? 😉
ML: Shhhh. It’s all a big secret. J
BnK: What is up next for you?
ML: Midnight Betrayal is scheduled to release in September, and I’m currently working on a new project, which might turn out to be the start of a new series. I haven’t decided yet. New projects are so much fun. The possibilities are endless.
BnK: Melinda, it is always a pleasure to have you on the blog!! Is there anything else you would like the masses to know before we end?
ML: I’d love to hear from your readers. Do you love romantic suspense? What is it about the genre that thrills you? For any of you who have read the She Can books, is there a particular character you’d love to see her his/her own story?
Once again, it’s been a huge thrill to be here at Books-n-Kisses. Thank you so much for hosting me today.
BnK: You are so very welcome! We always love having you on the blog
She Can Hide
From the moment Officer Ethan Hale pulls Abby Foster from icy waters, he senses there’s more to her than meets the eye. Abby has no memory of the accident that submerged her car in the frozen river. Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and abandoned in a well for a week. The botched police investigation nearly killed her. Abby had moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania for a fresh start, but when it becomes clear that this car crash wasn’t an accident, she knows the violence from her past has caught up with her. But Abby’s former assailant was convicted and imprisoned, so who else wants her dead? Ethan uncovers a fresh string of murders tied to Abby’s past. Someone is trying to kill her, and this time the stalker seems determined to finish the task. As the killer grows bolder, Abby begins to trust Ethan enough to share the truth, her heart, and her life. But to stop the murders, Ethan must make a decision that could jeopardize it all.