Friday, May 22, 2015

Great News

Lots of good news! Hockey Is My Boyfriend, Part Three is finally done. It’s in copy-editing right now and unless there are drastic changes or formatting issues, I am planning to release the book on June 1. There will be no presales so I can get the book to you the soonest—after all, it’s only four months later then I said it would be.

I have been working and reworking this book for the last seven months, no lie. Part Three went through a lot of different iterations, but I believe it’s a lot stronger now and has some interesting structural quirks. I’m really excited to hear your reactions.

I am currently writing the bridge story, so I will send it out in my newsletter next week. And if you’re not like me—completely immersed in the life of Kelly Tanaka—it may be time to reread Parts One and Two. If you’re not on the email list yet, you can sign up right over there -----> 

And I have new covers too. I’ve been working with a fantastic cover designer and I’m redoing all my covers. I now have a marketing mentor, author Zoe York. Her first directive was to get my books looking more like other hockey romances. So I have done that, and I will do a full relaunch of my books on June 1st as well. Party! Confetti! Just in time for the Stanley Cup Finals too.

I want to thank everyone who took a chance on me when my covers were different. I like to think that you are all people who put writing first, which is what I do when I choose books. I think my book sales have been great and I’ve been been in touch so many lovely readers. However, Zoe thinks I can reach a wider audience. And that’s what all authors want, right?

I will reveal all the new covers soon, but here’s a sneak peek!

Yup, full wrap covers. That means real, live books too.


  1. the cover! I know you have resisted looking like other hockey romance books, but the cover does not change your fantastic content. And, if, like you said, the cover draws more readers - well, all the better.

    But what I REALLY love is that HIMB - Part 3 is finished. Sooo looking forward to where you have taken this one.

    Bravo, Mel.

  2. Soupy! It's so great to hear from you, I thought of you often during the end of the season and the short playoff run. I'm sure you were thinking, "Mel, you've already got the damn thing written, why is it taking so long?" The original story was too unwieldy, so I cut it back a lot and rewrote most of it—three times. So, here we are.

    Glad to hear you like the cover and are excited about reading the new book~

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