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The Devil in Denim is out today!

This gorgeous man is finally out in the wild for your reading pleasure! Hope you enjoy him as much as I did!



If you’re looking for places to buy, here’s a few links to get you started. Happy reading!

Closer and closer

It’s Monday morning in the US which means just one more sleep until THE DEVIL IN DENIM is out. What started almost two years ago as a mad idea in my head one Saturday morning is almost here.

From this:

DevilcollageTo this:



Still can’t tell you quite how that happens but I’m very happy that it does! Hopefully lots of you will be too :)


And one for our hero

He’s kind of determined when he makes up his mind

A Maggie song

Some books I listen to my whole soundtrack for the book over and over.  Other books, I listen to particular songs over and over at particular stages of the book.

For THE DEVIL IN DENIM this was my getting into Maggie’s head song. Plus kind of the journey she needed to take…

A hero needs a heroine

And, of course, every hero needs a heroine. And the heroine of THE DEVIL IN DENIM is Maggie Jameson.



Less than a week to go!


Today I’m over at Cathryn Hein’s Friday Feast talking about some very delicious lemon and coconut brownies and offering up a signed copy of The Devil in Denim for grabs!

Cathryn writes fab rural romance and romantic adventure, is a lovely gal and specialises in tantalising us all every Friday by making authors dish on their favorite dishes, so come on over and chat to us.

(11 more days if anyone besides me is counting ;) )




If you want a taste of The Devil in Denim, there’s a excerpt up on Heroes and Heartbreakers. (Registration required).

Also I’m one of the authors in the huge St. Martins Press giveaway on Read a Romance Month! (That one is US only).

12 days to go!


One month to go

It’s the 26th July here in San Antonio, where I’m currently at the Romance Writers of America conference.  Which means there’s only 1 month until this baby comes out!



Publisher’s Weekly included The Devil in Denim in their Top 10 Fall 2014 Romances, which is awesome and it’s been getting some lovely reviews around the place. So don’t forget to buy it. I’ll be doing one last ARC giveaway when I get back to Australia next week via my Melanie newsletter, so if you want to sign up, there’s a sign-up box in the side bar of my Melanie Scott website. I’ve just handed in Lawless in Leather so that completes the first three books of the series. It’s been great over here at RWA, I’ve met Jennifer Enderlin, my fabulous editor and caught up with my awesome agent and other US and New Zealand people that I only get to see at conferences. I’ve met lots of great writers and readers and signed many books. Tonight’s the big RITA and Golden Heart awards ceremony and then I start the long trek home again on Sunday.

Here’s a few pics of San Antonio…it’s a beautiful city but very hot and humid!


Memorial Pool at the Alamo


Prickly pear

The Alamo

The Alamo

The River Walk

More along the River Walk

New cover – Angel in Armani

Well, now that my cover has been launched over on Heroes and Heartbreakers, I can share it here too.

Check out this bad boy, coming to you December 30 2014, making this year officially the year of many books by moi.

Angel in Armani

Audio and titles and dates, oh my!

So, a few bits and pieces of news to report (which is better than lions and tigers and bears).

Thing, the first. The new fantasy book has a title. It’s called THE SHATTERED COURT and will be out sometime in 2015. This is the start of a whole new series, with magic and demons and secrets and feats of derring-do and romance. I’ll be finishing writing it over the next few months, so looking forward to finding out exactly how all that works out.

Thing, the second. The New York Saints series will be coming out in audiobook! Yay! I love audiobooks, so am very excited by this. As far as I know, this will be at the same time, or shortly after the books themselves are released but will update as I can.

Thing, the third. Speaking of dates, the schedule for the New York Saints books is currently:

  • THE DEVIL IN DENIM 26 August 2014
  • ANGEL IN ARMANI January 2015 (Amazon says December 30 2014…I’ll confirm the exact date when I can)
  • LAWLESS IN LEATHER May 2015 (Exact date TBD)

So there you have it. News. And a schedule which is the reason why this blog is a bit quiet lately! And to leave you, a gratuitous picture of the Fuzzy Girl being earnestly excited by all this news.

Fuzzy Excitement