Melynda Price

Deadlock by Cherrie Lynn Scavenger Hunt!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Deadlock by Cherrie Lynn on June 25th, Entangled Publishing has arranged a Scavenger Hunt! Follow the links at the end of each stop and collect clues along the way! Click here to start at the beginning of the Scavenger Hunt. At the end, enter your clues to be entered to win the grand prize: a Nespresso Espresso maker and coffee goodies to keep your all-night hacking (or reading) sessions going strong. You might find a few bonus giveaways in hidden links throughout the Scavenger Hunt, too, including print copies of Deadlock!

I’m excited to introduce Deadlock’s heroine – Lindsey Morris.

Lindsey is a loner and likes it that way. She’s a moonlighting hacker who’s pulled into a dangerous situation when her identical twin goes missing. For years, Lindsey has lived with the fallout of her impulsive sister’s shenanigans, but this time is different, and lives are on the line. Finding Lena in time will require Lindsey to come out of her shell and seek the help of a former crush… a man she doubts will be very happy to see her.

Scavenger hunt clue: What’s Lindsey’s identical twin’s name?

Next stop, Claudia Shelton

Deadlock releases June 25th! You can pick it up in paperback from AmazonBarnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. Add it on Goodreads!

New Release: Melynda Price

A homicide detective returns to his Amish roots to catch a killer…

I’d like to share an exclusive excerpt with you from my new release, Vow of Silence. It’s one of my favorite scenes because it really shows the angst and complexity of Hannah and Josiah’s relationship. Hannah’s uncommon strength and straight-forward honesty breaks the traditional mold of a demure Amish woman, yet she maintains an integrity and innocence that made her an exceptionally fun character to write. 
“Josiah, what are ya doin’?”
“What does it look like I’m doing?” he grouched, his already foul mood turning darker with the direction of his thoughts. “I’m fixing these steps before you break your goddamn neck.”
“Ya shouldn’t curse so…” she admonished. “And don’t ya have a murder investigation ya should be concerned about rather than my broken steps?”
The frost in her voice was almost as chilly as the bite in the fall air. Joe paused mid-swing and canted his head to look at her. Big. Mistake. He caught another glimpse of her feet poking out from beneath her robe, and the slender curve of her ankles… From this view, he could almost see the gentle flare of her bare calves. In the secular world, he wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But he was in Lancaster, and this was Hannah.
It was more flesh than was proper for her to show, and the bolt of lust arrowing thorough him warred with the resentment rising like a tumultuous tide. Where was her modesty? Lost on the husband who had been given everything Joe had wanted?
“You should go inside, Hannah. You’re going to catch a chill with those bare feet.” He returned to his task, taking his frustration out on the nails.
            Those delicate toes hovered in his peripheral vision. He could sense her watching him, silence stretching between them. He was determined to ignore her—until she spoke, and those three little words gutted him.
“Ya left me…”
            He froze, barely hearing the accusation over the pounding of his heart, every muscle in his body going ripcord tight. She had no idea. And he resented her implication that any of this was his fault. He’d sacrificed everything for her—given up who he was so she could have the life she’d always wanted close to her family. Joe was careful not to look at her, but it was impossible to keep the anger from his voice when he replied, “Has the thought not crossed your mind, not even once in the last eight years, that I did it for you?”
            “For me?! If ye’re expectin’ me to thank ya for breakin’ my heart, Josiah Troyer, then you’ll be waitin’ till hell freezes over!”
            Joe tossed the hammer aside and shot to his feet. His temper was too short, and his emotions were running too high for him to soften his words. “Would ya rather I stayed and made an adulteress out of ya?” With his anger, the lilt of his Pennsylvania Dutch accent returned, and it tasted foul on his tongue, further fueling his anger. As he advanced on her, Hannah’s vibrant blue eyes widened with surprise. She stumbled back, countering his advance until she couldn’t retreat anymore, and he planted his hands against the chipped siding, caging her in. “I would’ve gotten us both shunned because, make no mistake, if I’d stayed, ya would’ve been mine, husband or no’.”
She gasped sharply at his confession, staring at him with scandalized shock. Hell, he should kiss the woman senseless and really scandalize her. But he’d only be torturing himself, because Hannah Beiler-Adams was not his to have.
            “Ya mustn’t say such things, Josiah.”
“Why not? Can’t handle the truth? I suppose it’s easier to go on hating me.” He spun around, needing to put some distance between himself and the only woman that had ever owned his heart.
Her soft voice whispered behind him. “I was angry…still am…but I never hated ya, Josiah. I hated myself.”
She sounded so sad, so…defeated. He turned back to face her, and his heart clenched, the crushing ache making it difficult to breathe. “Why would you say that?”
“I wasn’t a good wife,” she confessed. Her eyes filled with tears, turning them into luminous pools of regret that reached into his chest and ripped his heart out.
            “I seriously doubt that—”
            “It’s true. I never loved Jacob the way he deserved. He was a good man, Josiah.”
Of course, he was. Joe never would’ve found the strength to leave if he hadn’t been.
“He deserved the love of a good woman, not the leftovers of a broken-hearted mess who couldn’t let go of the past. He knew I was in love with ya, and he married me anyway.”
Vow of Silence

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Have a wonderful day~Melynda

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“Surfs up! Hop on my board and I’ll give you the ride of your life…”
~Balen Kroft, International Surfing Champion

“If you kiss enough frogs, eventually you’re going to get a fungus.”
~Autumn Harris

When Autumn’s best friend surprises her with a girls’ getaway in Cyprus for her 30th birthday, she makes up her mind that now is her time to shine. This is exactly the fresh start she needs to put the past and a messy divorce behind her. She might have bought into the ideology of Mr. Right once, but that myth was long busted—been there, done that—and she has the broken heart to prove it.
When a family emergency causes her bestie to bail on her minutes before their flight takes off, Autumn finds herself alone and bound for the “Island of Love.” Her friend had an itinerary chock-full of girlfriend goodies planned—massages, salsa lessons, parasailing… Okay, maybe not parasailing, but this was going to be a week of fun, and now it’s a week for one. Armed with her Best Friends Guide Book for Having Fun—and no best friend—Autumn plans to check into her beachside villa with her new BFF, Captain Morgan.

Being ranked one of the top surfers in the world does have its perks, but discovering your sex-tape was released on social media? Definitely not one of them. On the heels of a scandal that has sponsors threatening to cancel his contracts, Balen Kroft has strict instructions from his publicist to lie low for the next week while this whole fiasco blows over. Seven days of incognito before hitting the surf again at the Titans of Mavericks Invitational might not be such a bad thing—rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun… Until he comes face-to-face with his own personal riptide. If he’s not careful, Autumn Harris may just pull him under.

The fiery ginger has no idea who Balen is and he’s determined to keep it that way. After the last eight months and a series of self-destructive behaviors, he’s content to let her believe he’s a homeless, beach-bumming surfer, living a carefree life one day at a time.

Autumn’s sexy vagabond is just charming enough to convince her to let him crash in the spare room of her villa. In exchange, he offers to be her new bestie for the week, taking her on all the excursions her friend had planned. It’s a tempting offer… Her own personal tour guide and the possibility of some hot, no-strings, surfer-guy sex? What woman in her right mind would turn that down? She’s a big girl who knows the score. What can possibly go wrong?

Sexy & Snarky… One and Done will have you sinking into the bed-covers and sighing.” ~New York Times Bestselling Author Christie Craig

“Hands down, this is my favorite book of the year – don’t miss it!” ~Author Kyra Lennon

“I absolutely loved this book, it had me hooked from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down. I’ve never read anything by Melynda Price but I’m now a big fan and will definitely be checking out her other books. This had a great storyline with lots of steamy love scenes and I loved the friendship between Sumner and Autumn. I can’t wait for more in this series, I loved the lead in to summer’s story and I can’t wait for it to be released.”~ Kristie Padilla (Reviewer)

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