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Melanie Milburne | Celebrating my 50th Book!


Dear Readers,

I am so thrilled to be celebrating the release of my 50th romance novel with Harlequin Mills and Boon, Never Say No To A Caffarelli. This is a special novel to me in so many ways, not just for the milestone it is, but also for the characters that embody all that is so addictive about the romance genre: a dashingly handsome and ruthless hero, a feisty and beautiful - in looks and in nature- heroine who is the only person who can unlock his hardened workaholic heart.

Rafe and Poppy are opposites. He is a hard-nosed, fast-paced, bottom line businessman. She is a sweet and caring nurturer who runs an old fashioned homey tearoom in a sleepy English village.

He wants her dower house. She won’t sell it. But for all the sparks of angst that fire between them, there is something else neither of them can control.

Here’s a sneak peek…

Rafe slid a hand into the thick curtain of her hair, loving the feel of those bouncy curls moving against his skin like dainty, springy, fragrant blossoms of jasmine, each one caressing him, intoxicating him.

He would allow himself one kiss.

Just to see if it was as he remembered. Maybe he’d imagined the sparks of electricity shooting up and down his spine as his lips had come in contact with hers. Maybe her mouth wouldn’t be just another woman’s today. It wouldn’t make his head spin and his desire race like high-octane fuel through his veins.

He brought his mouth down within reach of the perfect bow of hers, taking his time, letting their breaths mingle.

‘What are you doing?’ Her voice was soft and husky, her warm, sweet breath dancing against his lips like a teasing spring breeze.

‘What do you think I’m doing?’ But before she could answer, or the controlled and sensible part of him could change his mind, Rafe did it.

I hope you enjoy Never Say No To A Caffarelli, Book One in my Scandalous Caffarellis Trilogy.

Since Poppy owns and runs a tearoom I thought I’d tie that in with the giveaway. I have a signed copy for a reader who can tell me what their favourite cake/cookie/ slice is to have with the perfect cup of tea.

Best wishes,
Melanie Milburne

Melanie Milburne is a best selling, award winning romance author for Harlequin Mills and Boon in London. She writes for the Presents and Medical lines and has over 40 books in print. In 2008 she won the inaugural Australian Romance Readers Association's Most Popular Series/Category and in 2011 the prestigious RBY -Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year in the Sweet/Short category.

Melanie enjoys mentoring other writers and teaches creative writing in various venues in her home state of Tasmania.




41 comments posted.

Re: Melanie Milburne | Celebrating my 50th Book!

My favorite is a slice of homemade applesauce bread with my tea.

PS -- I've read quite of a few of your medical romance novels. Thanks for hours of enjoyment. I'm looking forward to the new book.
(Amy Kincade 12:09pm September 1, 2013)

I can't resist a good old chocolate chip cookie!
(Jackie R 4:29pm September 1, 2013)

Wow, Congrats on your new book: NEVER SAY NO TO A
CAFFARELLI. My Mother made the best lemonade cake in a long
sheet cake pan with fork holes and made a fantastic frosting
with frozen cans of lemonade and drizzle it all through the
cake holes. So moist and would melt in your mouth. That
would be wonderful to have with a hot cup of tea. I miss her
great cake now that she has passed and is with GOD. Thank
You very much. Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 12:19pm September 2, 2013)

chocolate chip cookies is my favorite to or chocolate cake yum
(Denise Smith 12:29pm September 2, 2013)

Love Banana Nut Muffins
(Yvonne Simpkins 12:44pm September 2, 2013)

I'm an fan of tea and scones, especially cranberry orange scones with orange glaze... yummy!
(Donna Holmberg 1:13am September 2, 2013)

We are fans of chocolate chip cookies at my house. We have a variety of
recipes to choose from depending on the amount of time and energy we
want to expend in their making.
(Laura Gullickson 1:31am September 2, 2013)

My favorite is red velvet cookies with jasmine tea.
(Kai Wong 1:50am September 2, 2013)

I love coffee and bread pudding!
(Tabitha Keener 2:17am September 2, 2013)

My favorite is a big slice of Sugar cream Pie with vanilla ice
cream on the top of it, with a nice cup of tea!

Thank you!
(Judith Venne 3:02am September 2, 2013)

Lady fingers go great with tea!! If it were coffee, then I could give you at least 100 combinations!! :-) Congratulations on your 50th book!! It sounds like a good read to kick off Fall with, and I can't wait to crack open the cover!! Any book with a story line that takes place in England, has my vote!! Here's to another 50!!!
(Peggy Roberson 8:32am September 2, 2013)

Orange muffins with coffee.
(Charlotte Wills 9:05am September 2, 2013)

With a spot of tea, I think I am going have a delicious slice of banana nut bread. Congratulations on your 50th book and I hope there are many more to come.
(Melanie Backus 9:28am September 2, 2013)

50 books! Wow! Congrats.

My favorite is Lemon Pound Cake paired with Earl of Grey tea. Yum!
(Sue Galuska 9:33am September 2, 2013)

A slice of carrot cake & a cup of chai tea!
(Maria Proctor 9:35am September 2, 2013)

My favorite is oatmeal cookies with raisens in then with ginger tea
(Janice Reyes 9:46am September 2, 2013)

Oreo cookies & a cup of tea
(Richard Proctor 9:47am September 2, 2013)

I would like a slice of pecan pie with my perfect cup of tea. I think your book sounds great and I would very much like to win and read it. Thank you for this chance to win. The Best To You Always.
(Esther Somorai 9:51am September 2, 2013)

I love anything chocolate. A good slice of chocolate pound cake with a hot cup of hot chocolate. YUM!!
(Jeanne Agee 10:17am September 2, 2013)

I love a nice piece of my homemade crumb cake and my Bigelow Earl Grey tea!! 50 books!! That's wonderful!
(Bonnie Capuano 10:51am September 2, 2013)

I make these fabulous chewy chocolate ginger cookies that are great with tea.
(Pam Howell 10:59am September 2, 2013)

Yum, a delicious slice of lemon cake, or fresh molasses
cookies :)
(Sara Doyle 11:53am September 2, 2013)

I love Black & White cookies... yummy! Congrats on all of your books!
(Colleen Conklin 12:57pm September 2, 2013)

I love my grandmother's ice box cookies. They bring back great memories. I just seem to love characters named Rafe!
(Jane Cavanaugh 1:05pm September 2, 2013)

Congratulations on the release of your 50th romance novel! I love a piece of pound cake with a cup of tea.
(Britney Adams 1:33pm September 2, 2013)

blueberry scones
(Nancy Krueger 1:41pm September 2, 2013)

this book is so fine
(Lori Huber 2:04pm September 2, 2013)

(Shelly Caggiano 3:35pm September 2, 2013)

Orange cranberry scone
(Kathy Sullivan 4:45pm September 2, 2013)

Wow! There are some seriously sweet tooths out there! Loving all your
comments. You are making me hungry!
(Melanie Milburne 5:50pm September 2, 2013)

I don't say no to cookies... :)
(May Pau 8:01pm September 2, 2013)

Not a tea drinker, but a chocolate, chocolate chip muffin with a cup of coffee sounds good to me.
(Sheila True 9:42pm September 2, 2013)

Homemade coffee cake. (It's good with tea, too!). Congratulations on your
50th romance and thanks for the chance to win!!!
(Linda Brennan 9:47pm September 2, 2013)

Carrot cake, yum...
(Susan Falkler 8:06am September 3, 2013)

A moist zuccini bread, especially since we have a very ample supply in our garden presently. Congrats on your 50th. Keep writing!
(Patricia (Pat) Pascale 8:57am September 3, 2013)

Congratulations on your 50th! For special occasions like this we make something called Chocolate Thunder Cake. It's a German chocolate cake, topped with a layer of sweetened condensed milk, then hot fudge, and whipped topping and crushed Heath bars. Goes very well with just about anything.
(Annetta Sweetko 10:45am September 3, 2013)

I have always loved a recipe from my grandmother that is for Lemon Angelfood cake. It is both sweet and tangy at the same time and goes wonderfully with both black and green tea.
Congrats on the milestone and good luck with the next 50.
(Denise Boyd 1:21pm September 3, 2013)

My mother's 3-layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. So good!
(Marcy Shuler 2:22pm September 3, 2013)

Congratulations 50 is truly amazing.

I do love chocolate cake.
(Mary Preston 12:10pm September 4, 2013)

Congrats on #50! You go girl!! I'm a simple person, give me a sugar cookie or
a shortbread cookie ( Lorna Doone) with a cup of hot, sweet Lipton black or
green tea and I am a happy lil camper! *Giggle*
(Lisa Glidewell 11:38pm September 4, 2013)

congrats on your 50th release! i really couldn't tell you what my favorite cake is to have with tea because my grandmas german neighbor sonya always made it with a secret family recipe and i dont know what it is called but its really yummy. it tastes like lemon cream ive never been able to find out what its called or how its made but i would love to find out lol
thank you for letting me a part of this contest
(Krissy Malott 8:03am September 21, 2013)

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