Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Feature - Melissa Collins

Synopsis for Let Love Heal:

Perfection.  We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you?  

What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you?

Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s been perfect at everything, in fact.  But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection.  Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain.  Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is.

Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order.  He’s charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving.  When the landscape of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s left to pick up the pieces.

Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and jaded hearts.

For those who needs a reminder every now and then that beautiful does not mean perfect.

What is your favourite Christmas Memory?
Oh this is so lame, but I think I was about 10 and I got a Walkman (remember those?).  Anyway, I spent the entire day rocking it out to Paula Abdul. 
Best Gift you have received?
Every year my hubby makes me a calendar, personalized with a “year in review” of pictures of our kids.  I love it.
Best Gift you have given?
I got my kids batman jammies last year – the kind with capes.  They thought I was awesome.
Do you have any Christmas Horror Stories?
I once founds my mom’s I mean Santa’s list of things she he had bought for us.  I’m pretty sure Santa punished me for a week.
Any Christmas traditions?
We always open one gift on Christmas eve.
Favourite Christmas movie?
Elf. Hands down, no competition.
Where is the Elf on a shelf?
Gobi (that’s what our boys named him – they’re big Bubble Guppies fans) is currently hiding in the light on the ceiling fan.
Favourite Christmas food?
Eggnog.  Or maybe it’s just the alcohol – oh well.

This or That :
Angels or Elves?
Snow flurries or Ice storms?
Pretty flurries
Egg Nog or Cocoa
See above J
Fuzzy Socks or Slippers?
Socks and slippers.
Naughty or Nice?
Naughty – always naughty
White lights or Multi-coloured?
Real or Fake?
Fake, pre-lit
Garland or Tinsel?
Hot or Cold?
Chocolate chip or Sugar?
Chocolate Chip
Star or Angel?
Skis or Snowboard?
Neither – I’ve never broken a bone and I intend to keep it that way.
Peppermint or Rainbow?
Curves or Straight?

Straight (why do I feel like there’s a hidden innuendo in there somewhere?)

Author Bio: 
I’ve always been an avid reader.  Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer.  Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer.  I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it.  When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity.  My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there.  I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

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