Monthly Archives: February 2012

Blue Bloods Guess The Quote!

Who said it?

“Torture them if you have to. Do not spare them any mercy.”

Monday Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Mel is doing another giveaway of a signed book!

Giveaway rules

Just enter your name below in the comments section for a chance to win a signed copy of a Mel book of your choice!

Please enter your name only once, and a winner will be drawn at random.

You may enter your name until next Monday, Feb. 27th.

I will contact the winner once the giveaway is over, and it’s open internationally!

Good luck!

-Kady (Mel’s assistant)


On February 16, 2012, Karla had this to say: Do we ever get to find out what happened to Ben?

Answer: YES! Many, many questions will be answered including what happened to Ben, in GATES OF PARADISE which I am writing now.

On February 16, 2012, Jackie Valiente had this to say: Do you travel to those cities the books take place in? Or is it a lot of research?

Answer: Yes, I travel to the cities when I can, and I also hire a local research assistant who helps me with getting the details correct.

On February 16, 2012, Annabelle had this to say: When writing do you lay out a clear point to reach, that is set in stone, (e.g. Schuyler + Jack bonding or Cordelia dying) or do you not know what will happen until you finish writing?

Answer: For Blue Bloods, I always knew what was going to happen and then I write to build the scene. But it’s an organic process, I try out lots of different scenarios in my head and once I pick one, that’s the one that gets written. But I usually know all the big plot points.

Also, I noticed you guys were apologizing for the anticipation about Gates of Paradise. No need to apologize at all! How psyched am I that you are all waiting to read it?? It’s totally fine to be impatient, I get it. 🙂


Charles and Allegra’s Playlist

1. Penguin – Christina Perri
2. And I Love Her – The Beatles
3. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
4. Heartbreak Warfare – John Mayer
5. Happy In The Meantime – Lit
6. Littlest Things – Lily Allen
7. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
8. You Were Meant For Me – Jewel
9. Get Back In My Life – Maroon 5
10. Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt

Ask Mel!

Hey everyone!

Today is ASK MEL!

Every Thursday you can submit a question in the comments section below and Mel will choose one to answer!

Make sure to check her FAQ page before asking your question – make them good! And remember, she won’t give out any spoilers!

Have fun and hopefully your question gets chosen!

– Kady (Mel’s assistant)