Interview with paranormal teen romance author Melissa Frost

My special guest today is Melissa Frost. We’re chatting about her new werewolf teen romance novel, Coming
Home.
Bio:
Melissa Frost grew up
loving young adult novels and continues to immerse herself in the current
authors on the market. In the fifth grade, she won a writing competition to
work with children’s author Colleen O’Shaughnessy Mckenna, and it inspired her
to write stories of her own. She never looked back.
Welcome, Melissa. Please tell us about your current
release.
As a foster care child,
Andi never stays long in one place. She doesn’t have a chance to connect with
anyone—until sexy, blue-eyed Devon walks into her life.
Devon claims to have known
her birth parents. He’s even got a photograph to prove it. He shows up offering
her everything she could ever want—a friend, a connection to her family, and
answers.
The only problem is
Devon’s friendship comes with a few complications attached. There’s the fact
that he’s a werewolf, and then there’s the territorial clan out to start a war
with Devon’s pack. What started as a simple journey to learn about herself
turns into a dangerous road trip that could get her killed.
If she can survive, Andi
just might get the answers that have been plaguing her, and she might just fall
in love with her new furry pal along the way.
What inspired you to write this book?
My husband and I were
going through the adoption process, so I think that influenced this book. I
learned a lot about the system and how it works. I guess it inspired me.
Excerpt from Coming
Home:
“I’m still not convinced.”
She informed him of this in a tone that stated quite clearly she thought him to
be a liar. “You’ll have to try harder than that.”
At her skepticism, Devon
gave a grin that could only be described as devilish. Climbing to his feet, he
yanked the zipper down on his coat and shrugged out of it. He tossed the coat
into the snow before lifting his shirt over his head.
As if they had a mind of
their own, her eyes drank in the sight of his bare chest. He was amazingly
sculpted, his arm muscles bunching with every movement. His abs, which appeared
rock solid, mirrored the action. He even had an interesting scar along his left
shoulder that only seemed to add to his sex appeal. She cleared her throat
uncomfortably, willing her body to settle down. She didn’t usually get so
affected by boys.
When his hands went to his
belt buckle and began unfastening it, she gave a squeak of objection. “What are
you doing? Stop taking your clothes off!”
He grinned over at her.
“You wanted to see a werewolf, didn’t you? I’m just obliging.”
“But … but …”
He stripped out of his
jeans with ease. “Werewolves aren’t freaked out by nudity, Andi. If you
remembered even the slightest bit about your history, you would know that.”
As his briefs came down,
her eyes lifted hurriedly to the sky. She gazed at the clouds as if they were
the most intriguing thing in the entire world. Which was a complete farce.
Standing before her was the first naked boy she’d ever been in the presence of.
She desperately wanted to sneak a peek, yet she was too freaked out by the idea
to even lower her gaze a fraction of an inch.
“Sheesh, you’re such a
human,” Devon said in complaint. “You’re such a prude that you’re about to miss
all the fun.”
Andi scowled, but her gaze
was still lifted skyward so she had no idea if he saw her or not. As she stood
awkwardly gazing at the clouds, she realized how absolutely absurd this
situation was. She was standing in the entrance to a public park. With a naked
boy. In the snow.
“This is so—” Her protests
broke off as an odd popping sound filled the air. She couldn’t quite place it,
but it felt so familiar. It was a noise she’d heard before, but she couldn’t
remember where.
Her eyes lowered to
Devon’s bare shoulders to find them shifting and cracking. His flesh moved in
such an unnatural way, she nearly cried out in alarm. Her own hand pressing to
her lips was the only thing that stopped the sound from escaping.
She watched with morbid
fascination as Devon’s body repositioned and changed itself into something new.
Before her very eyes, his entire being altered, and he transformed into the
shape of a wolf. It took no more than a minute or two, but the time seemed to
stretch on forever.
She witnessed soft puffs
of cream fur appear that seemed to burst right out of his skin. His fingers
elongated, the nails growing out into sharp claws. The urge to run lasted a
mere second before she was stepping forward in fascination.
Her fingers outstretched
toward the furry muzzle that had once been Devon’s nose. She wasn’t frightened
by him in the least. How could she be? He was the wolf! The one she’d seen
outside the school staring into her classroom window.
She knew instantly he’d
been there for her, watching over her as he awaited their reunion. She bet he
had seen it playing out quite differently. Closing her eyes, she allowed her
fingers to brush over the soft fur between his ears.
The sensation of it shook
her to the core. Her body remembered it, recalled it like it was yesterday.
Werewolf fur. She wasn’t sure if it was his fur in particular that felt so much
like home, or if it was werewolf fur in general. Either way, it startled her
just how much she longed to be near him in that moment.
Her eyes snapped open, and
she stumbled back, unsteady on her feet. This was far too much to absorb in one
afternoon. Her mind was racing, and she didn’t even know where to begin. As a
result, she simply plopped down into the snow, stunned.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I am finishing up the last
touches on the fourth installment of my Dating Tutor series. This one will
feature Sasha.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Ever since I was a little
girl, I wanted to be an author. I wrote my first short story in second grade!
It’s always been in my blood.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day
like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to
write?
For the last twelve years,
I worked for the US government. I wrote when I could find time. Last January, I
found out I was pregnant. I was given the opportunity to stay home and take
care of my two beautiful children. I gave up government work to be Mom instead.
This means I can write full-time, but anyone with kids knows just how little
time I actually have for that. I probably have less time than when I was
working!
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Juice in wine glasses!
When I’m ready for some serious writing, I’ve always got a wine glass at my
side. Of course, it’s filled with juice or iced tea, but it is my feel good
cup!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer!
Anything additional you want to share with the
readers?
Not many people know this,
but my writing name is a “shout out” to my son. His middle name is Frost, so I chose
that for my writing name.
Links:

Buy links:   Bookstrand   All Romance eBooks    Evernight Teen    
Amazon

Thanks for being here today, Melissa!


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