Feature on Melanie Milburne, A Date With Her Valentine Doc #Giveaway

This week's Feature on Author is on Melanie Milburne and her latest release romance A DATE WITH HER VALENTINE DOC. And there is a Giveaway! 


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1.How did you pick the title for your books? 

I start with a working title but I don’t always get to keep it. The editorial department chooses the titles but occasionally I’ve been able to use my own or brainstorm with my editor over them.



2. How did you choose the setting for your books? 

Setting can be a bit like a character in a novel. It influences the story in lots of ways. I chose London for this novel, as it’s one of my favourite cities. I also wanted the winter setting for the St Valentine’s Day theme.


3. How did you come up with the names for your heroes and heroines?

 I find the naming of characters really fun. I trawl through baby name websites and I make a note of any names I like the sound of when I’m out and about or watching a movie or reading a magazine, etc. I will file it away for a future novel. Names are so important (to me at least) as they reflect the nature of the character. A softer sounding name doesn’t always work for an alpha hero for instance. 

4.What makes your heroes irresistible?

 I like my heroes to be realistic, not clich├ęd. I like them to be flawed but still be good men with strong convictions and values.

5. Share some random facts about yourself...

 I love training my three poodles to do tricks. They are like a little circus act now.
I am an ambassador for The Australian Childhood Foundation (along with Chris Hemsworth and Eric Bana). I have a passionate commitment to help children in need.


6. Your advice to new writers. 

Writing is like any other exercise. It takes time to build the right muscles. The more you practise the stronger you become. But along with the practice you need good coaching. Read books on the craft of writing and attend writing classes and workshops.


Tell us about your book... 

Dr Bertie Clark has been jilted at the altar but is too embarrassed to
tell her workmates when she comes back from her “honeymoon”. But her brand new boss- gorgeously handsome and single- Dr Matt Bishop is deeply suspicious of her holistic approach to her patients and threatens to put a stop to her research project. But then Bertie finds out Matt has his own secret. Can this hippy with her heart in the right place break through this skeptical scientist’s firewall?


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A Date with Her Valentine Doc by Melanie Milburne

A Date with Her Valentine Doc

by Melanie Milburne

Giveaway ends March 02, 2015.
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5 comments:

  1. Your 3 poodles sound adorable. I am sure they are super talented.

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  2. Congratulations on the release!

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  3. Looks like a great story. I would love to read this book.

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  4. Wow! Awesome! Congratulations on the release!

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