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It’s been a while since I’ve shared an update on what projects I’m working on or have coming soon. So here goes!

Saving Mistletoe

Hotshot attorney Ellen Meade seems to have it all: a powerful position with her firm, a posh downtown apartment, and a bright future ahead of her. But for Ellen, the future grows dimmer with each passing day. Her apartment is lonely without her best friend, and the demands of her job are slowly killing her soul. She’s simply surviving until she bumps into a police officer who changes everything.

Burke Tipton loves his job as a Mounted Patrol Officer in downtown Portland.  The life he’s built away from his family’s ranch is simple and uncomplicated. At least it was until a beautiful woman bumps into him and turns his world upside down.

Add in Burke’s partner Sugar Bear, Lovey the dog, and a child named Mistletoe in need of a Christmas miracle, and you get a heartwarming, holiday romance.

You can find Saving Mistletoe in the Sweet Christmas Kisses 4 boxed set. It’s available for pre-order now for just 99 cents or grab it on release day Sept. 26!

Kindle: http://a.co/9TxNMzz

Nook: http://bit.ly/2g8xyO8

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2xgU0sG

Google: http://bit.ly/2viH7g4


Blown Into Romance

Artist Brooke Roberts spent her life without roots, wandering from town to town. When she seeks refuge from a freak storm in the town of Romance, she decides to stay and open a blown glass studio. Determined to immerse herself in the community, she adopts a family of pigs. Brooke is unprepared for the chaos and comfort they bring to her world, or the dashing cowboy who rescues her heart.

Solid, dependable Blayne Grundy runs a busy ranch, volunteers on various committees, and takes in stray animals too large to stay at the local animal rescue. Then a chance encounter with a beautiful, beguiling woman leaves him so befuddled, he can barely remember his own name. His predictable organized life is about to be blown away by free-spirited Brooke.

A sweet, lighthearted novella, Blown Into Romance highlights the mighty power of love and letting go.

You’ll find Blown Into Romance in the Fall Into Romance collection releasing Oct. 5.

Surround yourself in the romance of the autumn season with 10 heartwarming, sweet novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors with a foreword by New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Hatler. Each story takes you inside the heart of a small town—its people—and features adorable animal friends in need of a forever home.  Take a trip to Romance, Oregon, where falling in love has never been easier and happily-ever-after is guaranteed!

Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0749T1Z89

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fall-into-romance-melanie-d-snitker/1126861809

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fall-into-romance

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fall-into-romance/id1264676338

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6mouDwAAQBAJ


Those of you who are wondering will be happy to know I plan to have another book in the Hardman Holidays series as well as one in the Rodeo Romance series. Tentatively, they will both release in November!

I also have two super secret projects that are killing me to keep secret. One of them is something incredibly different from anything I’ve done before and every time I think about it, I get giddy with excitement. So, so looking forward to sharing it with you!


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Would you like to meet the characters from Dally?

Way back, when I first wrote Aundy, a photo of a young, ragged boy was my inspiration for Nikola Zorian Gandiaga, a shepherd later adopted by Aundy and Garrett Nash.


Since then, both the character in my story, and the young man in the photo have grown up.

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Meet Logan Lerman, my inspiration for Nik.

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Logan has a wonderfully expressive face, like I imagined Nik would have.


And a somewhat devilish smile.

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And such beautiful eyes (just pretend they are brown for the story).

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It was easy to picture Dally losing her heart to him.

Around the time I was writing Aundy, I happened upon a photo of an actress and knew she would be perfect for the character of Dally. I’d already picked out the name and planned for her to be Nik’s true love. Originally, I thought she’d be the only child of a rancher from Pendleton who didn’t know the first thing about being a lady.

But then I wrote Dacey and the idea of having her daughter be Dally stuck. How fun would it be for a daughter just like her to return to the ranch in Pendleton and fall in love with Nik.

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Meet my ideal of Dally – Summer Naomi Smart.

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I love that wild, curly auburn hair. (So perfect for Dally.)

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The dimples are what really sold me (and the fact she’s just beautiful!)

And there you have the inspiration for Nik and Dally!

You can find many more images of what inspired me while I was writing the story on Pinterest.

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Available now on Amazon!

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One week from today…

Cowboy Leaning in Doorway of BarnThe Cowboy’s Last Goodbye releases!

Is anyone else excited? Let me see those hands waving in the air!

I thought you might enjoy a little teaser that begins at the beginning of Ben Morgan’s story.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1:


In every goodbye, we discover a new hello.

 The end of days had arrived.

Without warning, without a hint of impending doom, the day of reckoning swooped in, wreaking a path of havoc.

Ben Morgan teetered on the edge of his own personal apocalypse while those around him appeared impervious to the imminent danger.

The harbingers of destruction looked nothing like he’d imagined. No evil, ancient, otherworldly apparitions lingered, waiting to drag him to Purgatory.

It was far worse.

Cherub-cheeked toddlers with aquamarine eyes and impish grins rimmed in chocolate ice cream wiped their sticky fingers on his jeans, using their cuteness to batter against his defenses.

One moment, he’d been discussing plans for the wheat harvest with his brother, Brice. The next, he held a loaded diaper in his hand that smelled worse than the corpse of a dead skunk left to bake in the summer sun.

“Not cool, bro. Not cool at all.” Ben fought down the urge to gag and turned his head away from the stench as Brice laughed at him.

“Come on, Ben. It’s just Maizy’s diaper. Don’t be such a wuss.” Brice picked up his six-month-old daughter and blew on her tummy. She chortled and waved her chubby fingers in the air.

“I’m not a wuss, but this should be registered as toxic waste and handled by certified personnel in hazmat suits.” Ben grimaced as another whiff assaulted his nose. He tried to take a step toward the door, but the twins hanging onto his legs hampered his efforts.

“Give us a ride, Unca Ben!” Shane Thompson begged. “Pwease?”

“Pwease, Unca Ben?” Shiloh Thompson joined in his brother’s pleading.

“How can you say no to that?” Brice asked with a smirk. He tugged down Maizy’s frilly cotton dress and kissed her rosy cheek.

Ben rolled his eyes and shuffled toward the bedroom door with anchors on both feet. “I don’t suppose I can. Did their parents send them in here to torture me on purpose? Or is that a side benefit of the super powers you all automatically acquired when you began shooting out offspring?”

Affronted, Brice shook his head. “We aren’t exactly ‘shooting out offspring,’ as you so rudely put it. What’s the matter with you, today?”

“What’s the matter with me?” A scowl deepened vertical lines on Ben’s forehead as he glowered at his blissfully wed brother. “I haven’t had a moment of peace since you all walked in the door this morning. Cass made me give her so many piggyback rides, I think she might have ruptured something like my spleen. Emily cried until I played tea party with her. And these two…” Ben pointed to the boys clinging to his calves, “are about to give me charley horses the size of Clydesdales.”


Who is ready for February 4?


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