Friday, December 13, 2013

Mellanie Szereto's "Love Served Hot" Promo and Giveaway!

Congratulations, Cheryl Brooks!
Thanks for spotlighting me on your blog today, Hennessee!

Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter! Deadline to comment is midnight on Sunday, December 15, 2013. The winner will be announced on Monday!

Mellanie Szereto's bio:
When her fingers aren't attached to her keyboard, Mellanie Szereto enjoys hiking, Pilates, cooking, gardening, and researching for her stories. Many times, the research partners with her other hobbies, taking her from the Hocking Hills region in Ohio to the Colorado Rockies or the Adirondacks of New York. Sometimes, the trip is no farther than her garden for ingredients and her kitchen to test recipes for her latest steamy tale. Mellanie makes her home in rural Indiana with her husband of twenty-seven years, their two children, and two cats. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Indiana Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and PASIC.

Facebook page: Mellanie Szereto

My newest release is Love Served Hot, the first book in the Love on the Menu series. Look for Red Hot Pepper and Hot Tamale Nights in the coming months, as well as the short erotic novel series, Love on the Menu…With Extra Spice!

As acting director of her uncle’s retirement village, Lilith Montgomery must hire a chef for the new restaurant. She’s interviewed several candidates, but instantly decides on the sexy Irishman whose culinary creations give her foodgasms. Her rotten luck with relationships makes her determined to resist her attraction to him, even if it means sneaking into the kitchen at night for a taste of his delectable entrées.
Flynn Hastings is finally getting his life back on track after a year of anger and guilt over his sister’s death. He’s returned home to be near his family and has found the perfect job—with one small problem. His boss makes him want to cook in more than the kitchen. Putting aside his hard and fast rule about mixing business with pleasure, he sets his sights on Lilith, hoping their budding friendship turns out to be more than a flash in the pan.

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A glance toward the dark dining room brought him up short as he strolled past. Light filtered onto the carpet from beneath the serving door to the kitchen and through the porthole window.
Had he forgotten to flip off the switch when he left earlier?
He’d been distracted enough.
He backtracked down the hallway to the other entrance. As he lifted his hand to push the door open, a noise came from the other side.
Was that a moan?
Geesh. Please don’t tell me old people are having sex in my kitchen.
And why do I smell tomatoes and basil?
Hesitant about whether or not to enter, he strained to hear another sound.
“More. I want more.”
Was that Lilith’s voice? Did she have a guy in there with her?
Not if I can help it!
He shoved the door open and stepped into the room, shading his eyes against the brightness. A squeak brought his attention straight to the woman in question, her face half hidden behind a tipped-up carryout box. Only her wide green eyes were fully visible. She lowered the container, revealing flushed cheeks and a dab of red sauce on her chin.
He strode into the kitchen, grabbing a towel on his way to the sexiest female he’d ever met. Wiping away the drop of sauce, he bit the inside of his lip to hold in a combination of lust and amusement.
She liked his food.
No, she loves my food.
The week of not showing up for meals in the restaurant had nothing to do with his cooking.
Was she avoiding him because she wanted him as much as he wanted her?
Hope built in his chest—and lower.
Her gaze skittered away from him. “I was hungry. I didn’t have time to eat supper. You said I could help myself whenever…”
He took the licked-clean box from her to set it on the counter. “I did, and you can. Did you enjoy it?”
She nodded slowly, the tip of her pink tongue snaking out to lick the corner of her mouth. “It was delicious.”
The sensual action could’ve been involuntary, but it sent an electrical charge straight to his dick, either way.
Was she delicious too?
The need to know proved too much, and he leaned in closer for his own taste. Sounds like those she’d made deserved to be induced by something a hell of lot more interesting than campanelle and ports.
Soft, full lips met his, stealing his sanity and making his heart race. She raked her fingers through his hair, tugging him against her full breasts as her tongue slipped between his teeth.
Wrapping his arms around her, he held her in place, letting the mixture of spices from the entrée and the sweet flavor of Lilith feed his hunger. He rubbed his tongue over hers, relieved to finally be able to kiss her. Barely keeping a tight rein on his reaction, he rocked his hips forward, rubbing his erection against her hip. Damn, but he wanted to be inside her.
I need to be inside her.
Her hand closed over his butt, guiding him away from her hips and to her center. She arched against him, and a growl escaped him.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Hennessee! We even managed to work in a little Friday the 13th fun! :D

  2. Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on your release. Wishing you the best :)

  3. LOL! Hadn't realized it was Friday the 13th! Perhaps that was for the best. Let me just say that as one of Mellanie's critique partners, this is a fun book full of heat, romance, and delicious food! Congrats on the release!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! <3 This is much more fun than the car trouble I'm having today... LOL