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21 July 2014

A Look At Melissa Love & 'Love On Death Row' ~ @authoressmeliss #womensfic

Today we have author Melissa Love visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Melissa Love began her love of writing since picking up her first urban fictional book. She wanted to turn her love of reading into writing. In 2001 and 2002 she went the self-publishing route and published 3 books. She knew that self-publishing wasn’t the rout she wanted to take anymore, so she continued on to write more manuscripts until she was able to get signed with a major publishing company. Writing has become a way for her to be creative in telling compelling stories and memorable characters of lies and deceits. She is also a member of the Motown Writer Network and she currently resides in Detroit, Michigan with her two daughters.

What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
* I will be discussing my new novel entitled Love On Death Row and it is a standalone book.

How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
* I got this idea from working in a female institution as a correctional officer in Virginia, and also while watching an episode of Lifetime Movie Network.

Describe the hero in five words.
* I wouldn’t call my male character a hero by any means necessary. I will put in word that he is abusive, controlling, business minded, dominating, and arrogant.

Describe the heroine in five words.
* I would describe De’Nesha as some that is hurtful, vengeful, a loving mother, loving wife, and faithful.

If ménage/multiple partners, then pick a third hero or heroine to describe in five words.
* Betrena, I would say she is honest, loyal, looks out for your best interest, a good listener, and cares about what is best for you even though it might hurt to hear it.

Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
* I would have to say Betrena because she told you have felt and didn’t hold anything back especially when it came to Terence.

What's your favorite line in the story?
* Good one my favorite line in the story is when De’Nesha and her two best friends when out to lunch. They want her to go to the proper authorities to report the abuse she was having at home, but she blurted out that she was the proper authorities.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* How Far Would You Go To Save Your Marriage? From the outside De’Nesha Cole had the picture perfect life with two beautiful children and a loving husband. But on the outside, Terence was far from perfect. He was violent, controlling and abusive. When her best friends find out what’s been going on behind closed doors, they encourage her to go to the authorities, but she refused. She was determined to make her marriage work no matter at what cost and death was no exception.
~ Excerpt ~
* “These are for you! He said as he slowly brought his hands around to show me the dozen of red and yellow roses he had gotten for me. He kissed me on the back of my neck. “Well, do you like it?”
* I couldn’t believe he was acting so casual after just punching me forty minutes ago. He must be suffering from personality dissociation.
* “Of course,” I replied with a fake smile on my bruised face. “Thank you, baby.”
* “Can you forgive me for the way I have been acting? I know that’s my child you’re carrying. Is it a boy or a girl?” He asked as he rubs my stomach and kissed me tenderly.
* “I don’t know yet, it’s too early to tell, but when I go back next week I can ask the doctor and you can go with me if you want to?”
* “Hell, yeah, this is my first child, so I got to be there. I called my parents, and they are so thrilled too.”
* The only reason I hugged Terence and forgave him is because of our baby, and I know it sounds stupid, but this is our first child and I refuse to be just another single black woman raising a child alone.

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Thank you for joining us here today, Melissa Love! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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1 comment:

Lisa love said...

thanks for hosting my book tour.