Melody Tyden is a contemporary romance author and a paranormal romance author. She has written various books that you can check out on her Amazon page. Some of my favorites have been Mismatched Mates, and I recently read The Alphas Second Chance. I look forward to reading more of her work as she writes in genres I love to read. I’m excited to post this Q & A and learn more about Melody Tyden and her upcoming new release books. She is on social media for you to connect and follow her. Melody has been generous in providing sneak peaks of her brand new covers for her new release books that just launched. Make sure you scroll down and don’t miss out on those.
Her website – MelodyTyden.com
Facebook – Melody Tyden Authors Page
Goodreads– Melody Tyden
Make sure you show her some love and reviews if you have read her books or if they interest you; she also has a mailing list you can join on her website. Let’s jump into the Q & A and learn more about this Author. Then you can check out her list of published books to explore your next read.
Question 1 – When did you start writing?
I have a long history of starting books, but finishing them is another matter! Since I was a teenager I have always had ideas for books and would start writing them but lacked both the time and the skill to see the ideas through to completion. During the COVID pandemic in 2020, time suddenly became more abundant, and I started honing my skills too. I wrote my first complete book then and haven’t looked back.
Question 2 – What comes first, the plot or characters?
The characters. I always start with a strong sense of who my characters are and then base the plot on how they would react to finding themselves in the situations I create.
Question 3 – How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have written 13 books so far! My favorite is my romance novel Hired Lover which tells the story of a divorced author in her 40s who finds an unexpected short-term romance. There is a lot of me in the main character and it is (so far) the only one of my books without a traditional happy ending. It is a little bittersweet, but it makes it even more emotional and close to my heart.
Question 4 – Where do you get your inspiration?
Anywhere and everywhere! The first complete book I wrote (which hasn’t been published yet) was partly inspired by Star Wars, but I have also been inspired by other books I’ve read, song lyrics, and my favorite sport.
Question 5 – Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?
My latest books are a two-part figure skating romance. I skated myself for many years and am a huge fan of the sport, so I didn’t need to do much research for the more technical aspects of the story.
Question 6 – Tell us about the process for coming up with the cover.?
For these two books, I worked with a wonderful designer to create the covers. I wanted the images to convey movement and tension. I also purposefully didn’t want to include the faces of the characters so that readers could fill them in with their own imagination. The designer added the scratchy quality to the photos, which I love, as it reminds me of the marks left in the ice by skate blades after a session on the ice.
Cover Release for Melody’s New Books Release
Question 7 – Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
I am working on a sequel to my werewolf novel Mismatched Mates, which I’m very excited about! Abby and Oliver are some of my favorite characters, and I am loving the chance to spend more time with them.
Question 8 – What book is currently on your bedside table?
I am re-reading Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series in preparation for a vampire novel that’s brewing in the back of my head!
Question 9 – What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love to travel (when there’s not a pandemic going on!) and visit new places. I also love history, musical theatre, and figure skating!
Question 10 – Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.?
I made several appearances (in costume) as one of the Olympic mascots for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics! 🙂
Question 11 – Answer some choices to help us get to know you?
Tea or Coffee
Movie or Book
Coke or Pepsi
Morning Person or NIght Owl
Paperback , Ebook or Audio Book
I have loved getting to know Author Melody Tyden and look forward to her New releases books. However, if you would like to read some of her published works thus far, check out her Amazon Authors Page under Melody Tyden. Melody also offers her writing on Patreon, where you can read it as she writes it chapter by chapter with extra bonus content.
I have reviewed many of Melody Tydens’ books. If you would like to see my reviews, check out Melody Tyden on my site.