Pets in Your Stories? by Melanie Milburne

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Hi everyone,
I am ridiculously attached to my dogs. I mean crazily attached. I worry about them being alone too long if I have to go out. I fret about them when I'm away. In fact, I go up to other people's dogs and pat them because I can't bear to be dog-less! I went nuts in New York last year when I went to RWA. A man ( very cute hero type of man) was walking his toy poodles in Central Park. I rushed over to him like a madwoman and asked for a hug. Not from him - his cutesy little dogs! They gave me my lick fix and I was on my way. 

My girls love doing tricks. They have about twenty tricks now and love performing. It's really increased our bond as they watch me like a hawk for the signal and then the treat when they get it right. I'm working on an obstacle course for them in the back garden. It takes a lot of patience to train a dog but that's what you need as a writer, too. Characters don't always jump through the hoops the way you would like them to. :)
My love of dogs shows up in my 50th book. There are three of them in there- Pickles, Chutney and Relish. 

Happy reading and dog loving! 
Melanie Milburne

Those Scandalous Caffarellis

(The first book in the Caffarelli Brothers Trilogy series)

"I play by the rules, but they're my rules." Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English
village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat.... Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He's a playboy billionaire and determined to buy Poppy's historic dower house. Poppy will not give up the only thing that remains of her childhood and family. She'll fight Rafe-and her attraction to him-all the way. And be the first woman to say "no" to a Caffarelli!

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  1. Cute blog Melanie. Congrats on your 50th book! What an achievement. I do have animals in my books but I wouldn't call them pets as I write fantasy: horses, wolves, hawks and bears so far. Where would we be without our animals?

  2. Sounds wonderfully romantic!

    And I know what you mean about the dogs. I'm so in love with my labradoodle. I really miss him when I leave. He's my best buddy and more huggable than a teddy bear. :)

  3. Love those doggies! Sounds like a great story, too~

  4. Those dogs are cuties. 50 books? I didn't know that was possible. I'm impressed and wondering if I'd be more productive with a cute little poodle or two around.


  5. I also love dogs, and miss mine when I'm away from home.

  6. What a cute pair of pups. It's always wonderful to read about people who love their dogs (or other pets).

  7. cuteness! loved the interview, thanks romance reader!

  8. Looks like an amazing read.

    Cute dogs. I love seeing pets in stories.

  9. Love reading antics of pets in stories and your pets are so adorable.

    Congratulations on the 50th book.


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