Virtual Tour (Entangled Publishing): Author Interview with Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Monday Sexxy People!

I'm so happy to welcome Melissa Bourbon Ramirez to Salacious Reads today. She is going to talk about her new Book Sacrifice of Passion...

Hi Melissa,

Welcome to Salacious Reads, please tell us a little about yourself?

Thank you for having me here today! I’m a writer, of course, a mother, a wife, and the marketing director for Entangled Publishing. Life is very busy! I have five kids, ages 9-19, one of which is a girl (the 12 year old). My oldest is heading into his second year of college.

Can you give us some background on the story Sacrifice of Passion?

I love this story! Sacrifice of Passion is the first book in the Deadly Legends Trilogy. It takes place in the small town of San Julio, Texas, a place that is supposedly cursed. Killings and the legend of chupacabra are at the center of the story.

My husband is Latino. The legend of la Llorona was my first foray into Mexican legends. I find them all fascinating! Chupacabra is urban legend, and the little creatures are creepy—perfect for a romantic suspense novel! The book has been getting rave reviews, which is so exciting. There’s nothing better than knowing that your story resonates with readers.

Deadly Legends is a wonderful name for a series…how did you come across this idea?

Thank you! Each of the books will center ona legend, and being romantic suspense, they’ll all have the suspense/death elements. We combined the two elements and voila!

How many more stories can we expect to see in this series and what mythical creature will be in the next book?

The second book, Curse of Passion, will be out early in 2013. It takes the legend of la Llorona (think Medea) to new heights. I love the story. It features Ray Vargas, Vic’s brother, in the starring role 

The third book in the series will be out in late 2013 or early 2014.

What would like for readers to take with them after they've finished reading Sacrifice of Passion?

The story is about second chances, hope, and moving forward. And passion, of course! I’d like readers to feel the emotional range of all those elements.

Thank you for stopping through Melissa.

Thank you!

About Sacrifice of Passion

Texas rancher, Vic Vargas, finds himself facing more than his stubbornly silent son when the chupacabra, a supposedly mythical blood‐sucking beast, starts killing his livestock—and stalking Delaney West, the town’s newly returned veterinary assistant, the sensual woman who ran from the altar and broke his heart twelve years earlier.

Reluctantly, he seeks her help to get to the bottom of the disturbing animal mutilations, only to have her break through to his sullen son...and rekindle the love he’d thought was lost forever. But her refusal to share a terrible secret sends her running straight into the lair of the chupacabra, plunging her back into her worst nightmare, and forcing them both to confront the wrongs of the past—in order to stay alive for the future they desperately want.

Get your copy of Sacrifice of Passion at Barnes & Noble / Amazon

Also available from Melissa Bourbon Ramirez:Deceiving the Witch Next Door

Storie Bell has a little secret—she’s a witch. But magic hasn’t exactly kept her life from being a complete mess—her love life is non-existent and the town thinks she’s a total nutter. Plus there’s her neighbor Reid Malone who runs hot one minute and cold the next.

Reid Malone can’t wait to escape Bloomington, Texas. Unfortunately, he’s stuck where he is unless he helps his father hide a very illegal secret. The only key to Reid’s freedom lies with the eccentric Storie…and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information he needs from her.

But Reid’s holding something back. Something big. And if he’s not careful, he’ll find out exactly what happens when you try to deceive a witch…

Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble / Amazon

Bare Naked Lola

Going undercover is second nature for Private Investigator Lola Cruz, but she’s out of her league when the case of a murdered Royals Courtside Dancer leads her to a local nudist resort. Parading around the sidelines of Sacramento’s professional basketball scene in a barely-there cheerleading outfit is one thing—but parading around in nothing but smile? If she has any chance of hiding this from her traditional family and on-again/off-again boyfriend Jack, she’s going to have a lot more than her duct tape bra and killer dance moves to keep under wraps….

Get your copy of Bare Naked Lola at:
Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-A-Million / Book Depository / Powell's Books

About Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.
She is the marketing director at Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox and two romantic suspense titles.

Visit Melissa at her website | Twitter Page | Facebook Home | Goodreads | and Books on the House, a website bringing books and readers together!

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