Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Melissa Schroeder

Hi, everyone! I want to thank the Righteous Perverts for letting me stop by today.  If you don’t know me, my name is Melissa Schroeder and I write from historical to futuristic and in heat levels from sensual to erotic. I am best known for my erotic Harmless series set mainly in Hawaii.

Today, I want to talk about control. Nope, nothing to do with BDSM. It has to do with my life at the moment.

I am a class A control freak—especially when it comes to my career. It was one of the reasons I branched out on my own.  I was sick of listening to the reasons why something couldn’t be done…or waiting to be noticed. I still write for a couple of publishers and I am not saying that I wouldn’t do it again, BUT, I think having a huge chunk of my writing in self-publishing helps curb my freak outs over control. But…then I had a headache.

It started simple enough. I suffer from migraines and moving ourselves to a new rental house with a man who hates to plan had me in so much pain. On about the fourth day, I gave in and went to the doc—who freaked when I had stroke level blood pressure. Appointments followed and I was put on all kinds of meds, but there was a side effect I didn’t expect—anemia.

This was an odd one for me. I like beef. I mean…LOOOOOOVE it. Steak, ground, roast…I love it all. And so anemia has never been an issue for me until now.  When I started feeling tired after two trips out of state, a death in the family and the holidays, I thought nothing of it. But, my body had other ideas and waited. Waited for that perfect moment to crash on me and it happened on our annual trip to Hawaii. Six hours in an ER and I was told I have anemia and to see my doc when I got back to the mainland.

A month into it and they are still playing doctor with my tests. I am set to have iron shots—which has a whole lot of other side effects with it.  And, each week I spend more time in my bed. It isn’t easy for the control freak in me. But, I have learned that at some point I have to let go. I have done that to an extent being a military wife. For 20 years I did not choose where we lived.  Personally, I have had to deal with letting a lot of things go. But…letting things go in my career, that’s the worse.

It took me a week to come to terms with the fact that I could not travel far from home,  push back books I wanted to write, and accept that some days, goals are just not going to get met. Of course, I have accepted this, and I am trying to control even that, lol. Still, there is a part of me that realizes that this might be a good way to let me body and mind rest, try some new things, and to just get better.

I hope you take a moment to check out the latest in the series, book 8, A Little Harmless Fantasy.

A Little Harmless Fantasy


If you want to get a teaser of the book, you can download Prelude to a Fantasy for free just about everywhere! It tells of the night that Maura and Zeke first get together several years ago.

Make sure to get Mel’s two Harmless Bundles now only .99 a piece through Feb 14th! That is FIVE BOOKS for 1.98!
A Little Harmless Bundle Vol 1
A Little Harmless Military Bundle Vol 1

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Melissa Schroeder is a national bestselling author of over 50 books. She is best known for her Harmless series, a BDSM series mainly set in Hawaii.  She is a military wife and brat, now counting down the days until she can say she is a retired dependent. She loves to cook, read, and avoid the killer bugs of the south. (they are real…they will eat your children). She loves to hear from readers!

Want a chance at a signed copy of something from my backlist? Let me know your favorite kind of erotic romance. Menage, BDSM, MM, Paranormal…or do you love it all?!
I will draw a name on Friday, Feb 15th at 8 am. Open internationally.


  1. It's a tossup between Paranormal and MM most days. With a whole lit of BDSM. I get being a control freak, and moving with men who don't plan is the one thing that has tested my marriage. I like my plans, damn it!

    1. Please feel better, hopefully the iron works with minimum side effects

  2. I like Menage M/M/F stories.

  3. You can't go wrong with a Melissa Schroeder book. I prefer the BDSM with some M/F/M menage thrown in.

  4. Oh wow my favourite kind of erotic romance? I do love all the ones you mentioned, but it depends on my mood which one I would want to read at certain moments. Paranormals are fab for getting away from the regular every day feeling and want something out of the ordinary, Menage is good when you're feeling lovey dovey cause the more the merrier, M/M is nice when you wanna 'sit back and enjoy the show' sort of read if you get my meaning, and BDSM is for when you've been naughty and don't want to go the nice route yet.

    Hope you feel well again soon. *fingers crossed* :)

  5. You know me I love it all. If it is a book there is a good chance I will read it. I may not like it but I will suck it up and finish it.

  6. I love it all.... but then again I haven't found one of your books I haven't liked!!!!


  7. Hey first off please take the time to get better so that you can keep us in Yumminess. I love all types of erotic books but I think there is definitely moods that suit each type of book as Luna said. Hugs that you feel better soon


  8. Melissa, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Harmless series!! I am sorry to hear about your struggles with anemia, but I love beef, too, so I hope a big ole' steak helps, too! Tanks for writing such great stories!

  9. Hope you're feeling better soon! The Harmless series always makes me want to go to Hawaii :)

  10. Sorry to hear about your troubles (and thanks to you and your family for your service and sacrifice). Sometimes we don't listen to the subtle messages our bodies are sending us so they get more and more dramatic. Hope you are better balanced physically and on the road to recovery soon!