Interview and Giveaway with Melinda Leigh

Share this!

Please help us in welcoming Melinda Leigh on to Under the Covers today. Melinda writes some fantastic thrillers that we have fallen in love with recently and we’ve invited her on so we can pick her brains!

Welcome to Under the Covers! As this is your first time here and we love getting to know authors a bit more, tell us five things about yourself that we wouldn’t normally know.

Ice cream = words.
My brain doesn’t function without coffee.
I’d rather watch Game of Thrones than sports.
I often walk on my treadmill while I write.
I talk to my dogs as if they were people.

We would love to know more about BONES DON’T LIE, the latest in the Morgan Dane series! What has been your inspiration for this series and what can readers expect from this installment?

When I wrote Morgan Dane as a secondary character in the Scarlet Falls series, I knew I had to tell her story. She deserved a happily ever after. I was writing Seconds to Live when I decided to give Morgan her own series. I also wanted to explore a slower-to-evolve romantic relationship. I enjoy changing things up in my writing.

How would you describe Morgan and Lance respectively, in three words each?

Morgan: protective, determined, intelligent
Lance: honorable, loyal, strong

When writing your thrillers, do you have to do a lot of research? What’s the strangest thing you have ever had to look into?

Most of my books require a great deal of research on the legal system and police procedure. But the Midnight series has led to my most varied research topics, including human sacrifice, Viking burial customs, artifact storage requirements, and museum operations.

If you weren’t a writer, what would your ideal career be?

I have two rescue dogs, and I’m an avid animal lover. So, I’d have to work with animals. Being a dog trainer would be fun and useful. Maybe I could teach my own dogs to behave. 😉

Aside from the characters you’ve created, tell us 2 or 3 of your all time favorite fictional characters.

What a difficult question! There are so many great stories and characters. Off the top of my head, Princess Leia was the first to make a solid impression. She was everything a hero is supposed to be. Tough, smart, independent, and honorable. A few of my current favorite characters are Lagertha Lothbrok (Vikings), Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones) and Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones). I also love Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.

What books do you love to read for fun and what was the last one you loved?

While I am working on a book, I do not read my own genre. Lately, I’ve been on a fantasy binge. I’m just finishing the audiobooks of the fabulous Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler. Next up: The Hundredth Queen Series by Emily R. King.

What are you working on next?

I just finished writing Morgan Dane’s fourth book, What I’ve Done. Next, I’ll be working on a novella for the brand-new Widow’s Island Series, which I’m co-writing with Kendra Elliot. The novella is tentatively titled A Bone to Pick and is scheduled to release next fall.

Thanks so much for sharing with us today!

Thanks for having me.
spacer

Available Now!

[new-release title=”Bones Don’t Lie” author=”Melinda Leigh”]
spacer

spacer

READING ORDER & BUY LINKS

Click on the covers to buy the books

seriesgoodreads

readourreviews2

About Melinda Leigh

#1 Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s garnered numerous writing awards, including two RITA nominations. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, and She Can Kill in the She Can series; Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, and Midnight Obsession in the Midnight novels; Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live in the Scarlet Falls series; Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die, and Save Your Breath in the Morgan Dane series; and the Bree Taggert novels, Cross Her Heart, See Her Die, Drown Her Sorrows, and Right Behind Her. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate, has taught women’s self-defense, and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets. For more information, visit www.melindaleigh.com.

spacer

Under the Covers is graciously giving away
Your choice of backlist book in the Morgan Dane series
International

spacer

 ♡ Don’t want to miss any of our posts? ♡ 

Follow Me
Latest posts by Under the Covers Book Blog (see all)

Share this!

Similar Posts

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

16 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Nancy Jones

Great interview.

Elizabeth

I just got this and cannot wait to read it! Also, great fictional characters list

Kathy Valentine

Great interview and giveaway!! Sounds like a great read!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Melissa Pereira

Thanks for the chance to win

jodi marinich

enjoyed the interview

Dawn Roberto

enjoyed the interview and love this series a lot.

Amy R

Thanks for the interview post.

Timitra

Great interview

Kathy Valentine

Great interview and giveaway!! Sounds like a great read!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Dawn Roberto

enjoyed the interview and love this series a lot.

Timitra

Great interview

Melissa Pereira

Thanks for the chance to win

Amy R

Thanks for the interview post.

Nancy Jones

Great interview.

Elizabeth

I just got this and cannot wait to read it! Also, great fictional characters list

jodi marinich

enjoyed the interview