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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tour: Scarlet Woman by Shelley Munro (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author Shelley Munro of Scarlet Women!



It’s All About Family

Thanks so much for having me to visit today to talk about Scarlet Woman and the other books in my Middlemarch Mates series.

All the Middlemarch stories are set in my home country of New Zealand. I didn’t start out to write a series. In fact my aim was to write a paranormal story featuring black leopard shifters. But it soon became obvious that the brothers I’d given Saber Mitchell, the hero of Scarlet Woman, weren’t there for decoration. The Mitchell brothers were a close-knit family, and all of Saber’s brothers wanted their time in the spotlight. Then there was Emily, the heroine of Scarlet Woman who turned into quite the matchmaker as the series advanced. Her presence in the Mitchell family helped shape many of the Middlemarch stories.


At the start of Scarlet Woman, Saber Mitchell is tired of his younger brothers creating chaos in the town of Middlemarch. They and their friends are always getting into trouble. And I mean always! Saber is starting to worry about gray hair and his sanity. Finally the town elders hatch a plan to hold a single’s ball. They figure they’ll do a little matchmaking. A few good women will settle the troublemakers right down. But oops! Saber gets caught in his own trap. One glimpse of Emily Scarlet and Saber is toast.

Ten Things About Family According to Mitchell Law
1. Younger brothers exist for the sole purpose of driving their older brothers crazy, and big brothers are excellent targets for teasing.
2. Family members love you warts and all and know exactly which buttons to push to create chaos.
3. Brothers are the best when you need someone in your corner.
4. Big brothers change once they get married—for the better.
5. Sisters-in-law aren’t so bad, especially if they can cook. 
6. Try to avoid sisters-in-law who want to make everyone else as happy as they are. 
7. Expectation from family members can be tough.
8. Beware matchmaking sisters-in-law. It bears repeating!
9. Family is always there for you, no matter how big the problem.
10. Family is everything. Family rules.

I’m the oldest in my family, and my two younger siblings used to drive me nuts. Now that we’re adults things are much better! Which order do you come in your family? Do your siblings drive you nuts?

If you enjoy stories about family make sure you grab your free copy of Scarlet Woman (free from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance e-books from 28 Jan to 10 Feb 2013) and also Lightning Strikes Twice, which takes place at the same dance as Scarlet Woman (free from Ellora’s Cave and All Romance e-books)




Scarlet Woman
Middlemarch Mates Book One
Shelley Munro
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 9781419903120 
ASIN: B0032UDTMQ
Number of pages: 115 pages
Word Count: 38,561
Cover Artist: Syneca
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Emily Scarlet’s husband left her for his secretary and died in a car accident—all on the same day. Now, six months later, Emily has emerged from her chrysalis of painful memories. And to prove she has what it takes to attract a man, she’s determined to experience one perfect night of passion.
Feline shape shifter, Saber Mitchell has a problem with his four boisterous younger brothers. They’re out of control. It’s too late for him, but he hopes to get his brothers mated and settled, and the ball is the place to introduce them to marriageable women.
Unbridled sex is the last thing he plans on, but one glimpse of Emily Scarlet changes his mind. Sex with her is a necessity. They dance. They make love.One thing is clear—a single night isn’t enough. Saber must have her for his mate, but Emily isn’t so easy to convince…or trust.


Author Bio:


Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.
Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at http://www.shelleymunro.com and you might even find her lurking at Facebook or Twitter.




Tour wide giveaway

 $20 Amazon Gift certificate plus 3 x copies of Peeping Tom, book 2 in the Middlemarch Mates series.


28 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

LOL. Love #8.

I'm the oldest of six siblings. What I craved more than anything was privacy. Maybe that's why I moved to the boonies.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, the black leopard shapeshifter family sounds great! I like the shapeshifter business. Lots of potential there. Good luck with your book release and tour!!!

Shelley Munro said...

Maria, privacy was something I always craved too. My brother and sister are close in age, which is why they made such a great team and got into mischief!

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks so much, Hart. I'm a shapeshifter fan myself. :)

Anonymous said...

I am the oldest of two. My brother and I get along pretty well.

Shelley Munro said...

Hi Angela. You're lucky. I remember some big arguments as a kid. Luckily we all grown up!

Carol Kilgore said...

One of my WIPs has family like that. They are there for a reason.

elaing8 said...

I am the youngest of 4. I was always picked on but I got away with more from my parents them they did too.

Mer said...

Ha! Glad to see whatever the circumstances younger siblings aren't failing in their duty to drive older siblings crazy. I'm the oldest, and while we all get along now, we had our moments growing up...

LadyVampire2u said...

I have one younger brother. I remember that he and I got along good when he was young but then when he was in 8th grade and high school, we would fight all the time. Then things finally mellowed out after he got out of school. Now that he's married, we have a much better relationship. Congrats on this new release and thanks for the giveaway.

Shelley Munro said...

LOL - I think the youngest often gets away with more. Parents are more laid back by then, I think.

Shelley Munro said...

I think families add lots of opportunity for characterisation and a way to torture our characters.

Shelley Munro said...

LOL - sometimes I wondered how we all survived to adulthood.

Shelley Munro said...

Maturity is a good thing! You're welcome :)

Kyla Whitley said...

I'm the oldest of 4, and the only girl. I got along with my brothers. They now live in 3 different states, so I miss them. Thank you for sharing in the giveaway! :)

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Debby said...

I am the youngest and I was always teased.
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Arely ZPerez said...

I'm the eldest. My siblings drive me crazy (very, very crazy!!) but I love them anyway :D

erin said...

thanks for the fun post and congrats to Shelley on her new release! I Just picked up Scarlet woman and I'm excited to start reading! I'm the youngest and even though I' in my 30's I'm still the "kid"... siiiiigh

Shelley Munro said...

Hi Kyla - three brothers - that must have been a busy household.

Shelley Munro said...

That was my attitude :)

Shelley Munro said...

I hope you got your own back some times!

Shelley Munro said...

You're welcome. I hope you enjoy Scarlet Woman. That's a bit rough still being the kid ;-)

Darkand Stormynight said...

I am the oldest of six plus we had 14 foster kids in & out of our home throughout my childhood and we lived right next door to our 7 cousins who were like our brothers and sisters growing up. I'm pretty sure I didn't have a moment alone until I went off to college, and even then, I had a roomate and plenty of hallmates so...privacy? What is this thing I've heard so much about?? I think I know a little about what Sable might be feeling...

Renald said...

I'm the second oldest, and yes my family still drives me nuts.

June M. said...

I am the middle child, with an older sister & a younger brother. Growing up, I did tend to fight with both of them, but I did not allow anyone else to pick on either of them. Now, we all get along, with the occasional arguements.

Shelley Munro said...

Wow! You should go to Middlemarch and tell Saber to stop being such a pussy cat. He's got nothing to complain about! Thanks for stopping by.

Shelley Munro said...

Families always know the right buttons to push. They have it down to a fine art. :)

Shelley Munro said...

June, it's great that you were a united front. Families are excellent in this way! Thanks for stopping by.