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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Now Available!!!

After much tweaking and cursing, Love Served Hot is now available from Amazon, B&N, and All Romance eBooks!!! Smashwords and Kobo are soon to follow!
I hope you enjoy it! Reviews on the retail sites and Goodreads are greatly appreciated!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Excerpt!

Here's an excerpt for the soon-to-be-released Love Served Hot!

He returned to the dining room to set a dish at Ms. Montgomery’s place, reciting the information she’d likely want to know. “Entrée number one. Dilled Salmon with Spinach and Brown Rice Pilaf. High in Omega-3 fatty acids, complex carbs, and iron. Moderate sodium content. Most vegetables and fresh mushrooms can be substituted for the spinach. And it’ll be served with a variety of sides.”
The aroma rising from the table made his stomach rumble. Taking the seat across from her, he waited for her to taste the offering.
She lifted the fork to her lips. Several moments passed with no indication of her like or dislike of the fish. The only movement of her face was an occasional blink and rhythmic chewing.
A bite of rice followed, her reaction as stiff and bland as the first one. He might’ve expected unresponsive behavior from a food critic, but not from a potential employer.
Unable to restrain his need to know if the food warranted the lack of emotion, he flaked off a piece of salmon and settled it on his tongue. The texture was perfect—not tough or chewy. A mix of mild fish flavor, salt, black pepper, and freshly chopped dill spread over his taste buds. It tasted exactly the way it had the thousands of times he’d prepared it.
Could the rice be the problem?
He slid the fork under the grains, certain he had the right proportion of spinach to rice. Leaning over the plate, he lifted the bite to his mouth. The rice was firm but not crunchy, the spinach and seasonings adding enough hint of flavor to complement the earthy tone of the dish.
Taking a peek at his dining partner, he finished chewing. He’d no more than swallowed when she shuddered and closed her eyes. They opened again, staring straight at him with a slightly glassy look as she pulled in a shaky breath.
Please don’t tell me she’s allergic to—
“Oh my.” She fanned her fingers at her face as she squirmed in her seat.

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Facebook Page!

I finally got around to creating my author Facebook page! If you're so inclined, give it a like. :)

I've also been busy formatting Love Served Hot. This techno-challenged nerd taught herself how to create hyperlinks today! Release Day is getting closer!!!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cover Reveal!!! And Updates

The break I've been taking from blogging is paying off! I'm almost ready to release Love Served Hot, the first book in the Love on the Menu series! I'll post as soon as it's available!!!

Being a tiny bit of a perfectionist, I want to be sure my story is the best I can make it before I take the leap into self-publishing. So, I've been immersed in edits and working with my fabulous cover artist and Sextet sister, Bethany Michaels at Dragonfly Press Design, to create a book my readers will love. Here's a peek at the cover and the blurb!
As acting director of her uncle’s retirement village, Lilith Montgomery must hire a chef for the new restaurant. She’s interviewed several candidates, but instantly decides on the sexy Irishman whose culinary creations give her foodgasms. Her rotten luck with relationships makes her determined to resist her attraction to him, even if it means sneaking into the kitchen at night for a taste of his delectable entrées.
Flynn Hastings is finally getting his life back on track after a year of anger and guilt over his sister’s death. He’s returned home to be near his family and has found the perfect job—with one small problem. His boss makes him want to cook in more than the kitchen. Putting aside his hard and fast rule about mixing business with pleasure, he sets his sights on Lilith, hoping their budding friendship turns out to be more than a flash in the pan.

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!