Goodbye to 2013 - Melissa Schroeder

Goodbye to 2013

It is the last day of the year and what a year it has been! Granted, it started off weak with my health issues, but thanks to you readers, I stayed strong. As a family, we saw the end of our way of life. Not a bad thing, but it was the ending of an era and moved to our new home, for now, Virginia. We are still getting our house in order and one of these days, I will actually put blinds on the house.

I made a few career milestones this year. And like I normally do, I thought I would do a run down of my year of publication.


 Bookie Nominated: Best MC/IR; Best Menage; Best Erotic Romance


The first full Harmless menage premiered to rave reviews! It was also nominated for a Bookie!

In May, I introduced my readers to a group of brothers who believe in service before country. Each book took place at a base we had been stationed at. I am still overwhelmed by readers’ reactions to them!



Bookie Nomination: Best Short Contemp








Then, along came a cowboy.




Harmless had its first menage and the first cowboy for a hero this year. A Little Harmless Ride also garnered a Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine.

I went to Authors After Dark for the third year and walked away with 3 Bookies! Surrender won for best contemp romance and I was honored with Most Accessible Author and Author of the Year from the readers!

1175023_574984415901817_2141853663_nTHE SANTINIS COLLECTION

In late August, I offered our four Santinis up for .99 and the result was that for the first time I made the USA TODAY list two weeks in a row!!

With the Santinis being such big success, and because readers begged for them, the first of Maryann’s brothers made his entrance in the first Semper Fi Marines!




In November, I was part of Uniform Desires, which also made the USA Today list.



Because there were so many requests, I went back in time to the 1970’s with Papa and Joey Santini, the parents of all those sexy Santinis. It is my first REAL Christmas story.




And, to round out the year, I started the first A LITTLE HARMLESS SERIAL, Only for Him. The first part just premiered on my site just last Friday!

Thank you to the readers for making it just a wonderful year. I don’t know what I would do without my street team, Mel’s Militia, and my fan group, The Harmless Addicts(also Bookie Nominated!)!

Tomorrow, I will look toward the new year and tell you some of the fabulous things just around the corner. Please, be safe and if you are drinking, DON’T DRIVE!


Categories: Harmless Books Military Free Story Santini Life Semper Fi Marines Writing

3 Comments on “Goodbye to 2013

  1. Thanks for a fabulous year filled with some really great reads. Escape has never been so much fun or so very smokin’ hot. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings.

  2. Thanks for wonderful books this year. I inhale them! And now that we are in the same area, I expect to run into you at my favorite place, Wegmans, one of these days so do t freak when I finally see you and squeal!

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