Featured Author: Melody Dawn
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August 25th 2015
Melody Dawn is a contemporary romance author residing in Texas. She started reading romance novels when she was a teenager and became addicted to Happily Ever Afterâs. She got her own HEA when she met her soulmate 20 years ago and they have been together ever since. They have two furbabies who think they are Kings of the Castle and require a ton of attention. When she is not reading or writing, she loves to refurbish old furniture into new pieces, scrapbook, and most of all spend time with her main guy.
To Live Again by Melody Dawn
Getting back from Chipotleâs with Jayson, I go into my room and lie down on the bed. Iâm not sure what to think of him. Of course, heâs gorgeous and seems interested in me, but for how long and why? I think itâs probably best that we just stay study partners. This way when his attention moves elsewhere, Iâm not the even more broken girl in the corner. With my mind made up, I drift off to sleep.
Iâm dreaming a really awesome dream about Jayson without a shirt until Iâm rudely awakened by my dear best friend jumping on my bed. âHey chick, wake up! So, what happened with you and that beautiful hunk of man after you left?â I roll my eyes and say, âUh, nothing! He took me back to campus; we both had more classes. Why? Where did you go with his twin?â
She blushes and I lean towards her. âWhy do you smell like him?â She has this look in her eye and I have a feeling I know what happened. But, all she says is he gave her a hug. Yeah, I bet he didâ¦like an after sex hug that says âLetâs do this again.â I saw the two of them eye-fucking each other while we were all having lunch. I almost say something about him being a player, but I just keep my mouth shut. Madison and I do not have the same ideas towards casual sex so it wouldnât do me any good to say anything. If that is what she wants with Connor Reece, then who am I to say anything; I just hope he doesnât hurt her. Wow, first Jayson and now Connor; I evidently do not have a huge respect for the male gender.
Lying down next to me, she insists I tell her everything about how Jayson and I met. When I get to the part about him being in my desk, she starts laughing like a crazy person. âOh my god, did you really go up and tell him to move,â she gasps out. I give her a punch in the shoulder and say, âYes! You know how I like to sit in the same seat in every class.â Laughing even harder, she says, âIf he still wanted to take you to lunch after learning about your insane tendencies, you need to grab him and hold on!â
âOh what the hell ever,â I say heatedly! But, not really meaning it. We love to tease each other and she thinks my somewhat OCD brain is hilarious. I tell her that I think he is interested, but Iâm not going to let it go anywhere. Her mouth drops open and with big eyes, she says, âWhy? That guy is really into you. Even Connor says so.â I feel a little glimmer of hope in my stomach, but I bury it and say, âBecause I just know how it will be and I donât need to be heartbroken on top of everything else.â
Madison is quiet for a few moments and she finally says, âYou are going to wish that you didnât let this opportunity pass you by. You donât have to marry him, but what is wrong with being with someone who obviously likes you for however long it lasts?â I canât explain it to her, I just know that he will break me. And Iâm already broken beyond repair. Besides, a guy like him, needs someone who is living and not just existing.
Seeing that she isnât going to get anything else out of me, Madison sits up and hugs me; then says she has to go and study. I tease her and say she is going to be daydreaming about Connor instead of studying, and she just blushes with no answer. As she walks out the door without saying her usual sexual insinuations, I wonder if maybe she really likes this guy. I lie there a little while longer thinking about Jayson. I may not let things go anywhere with him, but here in my room, he is mine. I can think about him and what we could have been. It might sound sad, but in my mind, it gives me hope that maybe one day, I will have what I am imagining. Of course, it wonât be with him, but maybe someone else who isnât quite so dangerous to my heart and soul.
Jayson Reece/Connor Reece-identical twins
Chloe Schaeffer-girlfriend to Jayson
Madison McKinley âgirlfriend to Connor
Alyssa-former friends with benefits w/Jayson
Dr. Phillip Reece-Jayson & Connorâs dad
Ava Reece-Jayson & Connorâs mom
Chloe Schaeffer (Lucy Hale)
Connor Reece (Rich Manley) Madison McKinley (Julianne Hough)
Dr. Phillip Reece
Alyssa Johnson (Ashley Tisdale)
Can you tell us your latest news?
The latest news is that this is going to turn into a series. I always only intended to write one book, but Jayson, the H in my story, has a twin brother; and he is getting his own book. His character developed in a much bigger way than I expected.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I never intended to actually become a writer. I had a story in my head for several years that I thought might make a good book, but I never really believed it would happen. As far as considering myself a writer, Iâm still not sure that I do.
Now I love music just as much as reading, I normally listen to music while I am reading. Do you think that you characters have theme songs? What would they be?
Definitely! For Chloe, the main female character, it would be Invincible by Kelly Clarkson, Jayson, the main male character, it would be All of Me by John Legend, Connor (Jaysonâs twin)-Forever Night Stand by Rayen Belchere, and Madison (Chloeâs best friend) would be Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson
âAre the experiences fact based or from your imagination?â
Possibly some things in the story may be trueâ¦obviously, Chloeâs tragedy isnât real, but some other things yes, just not saying which J
Which comes first? The character's story, or, the idea for the novel?
I think each writing project varies. For To Live Again, it was the story that came first, but for the second book, it was definitely the character. There is possibly a third book and the character and the story both kind of hit me at the same time.
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