Hello, everyone! I’m so excited to return to Inspy Romance, and I’m looking forward to blogging monthly again. I’ve missed being able to chat with you all!
To those of you who don’t know me, my name is Melanie D. Snitker. My husband and I live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with our two kids (our son is almost 15 and our daughter is 9). One of my favorite hobbies is building bioactive terrariums that currently house tree frogs, lizards, and a toad. I primarily write contemporary inspirational romance and, of course, I love to read romance novels.
It’s hard for me to choose just one favorite romance trope. I’m a big fan of books about enemies to friends, marriages of convenience, and second chances. More specifically, though, I enjoy reading about a second chance romance involving either a married couple, or a couple that used to be married. There’s just something about seeing a couple that used to be in love finding their way back to that again.
As a writer, I find stories like these to be both fun and challenging to write. How do I keep the tension between the hero and heroine when they’ve technically had their first kiss months or even years ago? Weaving together a second chance romance that shows the couples working through real problems makes it all worth it, especially when you can’t help but cheer them on. And those new first kisses? I think they may be even better because the couple fight so hard to get to that point.
I just released a novella called Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye about a couple on the edge of divorce. It doesn’t help that Abby grew up with horrible examples of what marriage and commitment mean, while Tom’s parents and grandparents’ marriages seem almost too perfect. Here’s a little more about the novella:
Everyone said eloping was a bad idea…
Tom and Abby Sinclair are ready to divorce. First, they have to survive a cruise with the extended family. Acting like they are happily married isn’t easy, especially when pretending to be in love makes them face their true feelings for each other.
A family cruise to celebrate his grandparents’ anniversary means Tom and Abby will be trapped together for five days. There’s nowhere to run, especially from the truth or each other.
If you’re interested in second chance romances involving married couples, or if I’m a new writer to you and you’d like to sample some of my work, you can get a free copy of Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye when you sign up for my newsletter.
If you already receive my newsletter and would like to read my new novella, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be happy to get a copy of it to you as well!
I’d love to hear from you! Do you enjoy books about couples that are already married, or have been married? I hope you’ll comment below. Take care, and have a blessed day!
If you like reading books about married couples finding their way back together, I have two others you might be interested in:
Finding Courage – With their marriage failing, it takes courage to ask for a second chance…and even more to extend one.
I Still Do – What’s worse than running into your ex-husband? Becoming snowbound with him and an avalanche of memories you can’t escape.