Free Amazon Books Week 5: 7 Free Romance Book Sets

April 12, 2018

Brie's Submission (1-3) (The Brie Collection: Box Set)

Author: Red Phoenix

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

The Award-Winning Brie Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Red Phoenix

Brie Bennett’s life is about to change. 

An invitation to the exclusive Submissive Training Center is one she can't turn down. 

As Brie learns the art of submission under the skilled hands of a team of Dominants, her boundaries are tested and her heart is put on the line. 

But as Graduation Day approaches, she can only be collared by one. 

Which Dom will win her heart and ... her submission?

*This boxed set includes Teach Me, Love Me and Catch Me from the Brie’s Submission Series.

The Illusion Series Box Set: Side A & The B Side

Author: D. Kelly

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

Worlds collide ...

Amelia Greyson, author of The O Factor, has been thrust into the fast-paced life of the music industry as the author commissioned to write the story of Bastards and Dangerous, a famous rock band with sexy twin brothers at the helm. Unbeknownst to them, she's been here before; it's not her first rodeo.

Two guys, one girl ...

Sawyer and Noah Weston, front men for BAD, have an awful habit of falling for the same girl. When Mel enters their lives, they are spellbound, both vying for her attention. Noah wears his heart on his sleeve, but Sawyer is a master at hiding his feelings--or so he thinks.

All's fair in love and war ...

Between Noah and Sawyer competing for Amelia's affection, the stalker set on ruining her life, and turmoil affecting the group as a whole, Amelia is forced to make difficult decisions. Will she throw caution to the wind and give in to the magnetic pull Sawyer has on her, or will Amelia release the demons of her past and allow Noah to own her heart?

This box set contains Just an Illusion--Side A and Just and Illusion--The B Side.

*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - sex, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*

Storm MC Collection Books 1 - 4 (Motorcycle Club Romance)

Author: Nina Levine

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

WARNING: The Storm MC are addictive.

These bikers are possessive, bossy & dirty. 
Their women give as good as they get.
If you don't love dirty alphas, this series isn't for you.

The Storm MC Collection contains the first four books in this biker series that many say reminds them of Sons of Anarchy. If you like fast-paced, sexy biker romance full of bossy alphas, you'll love this bestselling series.

Over 700 pages of dirty biker goodness. Find out why readers have fallen in love with USA Today bestselling author Nina Levine's Storm men! 

Buy the box set to get four books you won't want to put down.

Forever and Ever Boxed Set: Books 1-3

Author: E.L. Todd

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 Stars

I'm in love with Skye Preston.

The Skye Preston.

The daughter of the wealthiest businessman in the world, and the most beautiful woman I've ever known. Her looks don't compare to her golden heart. And her heart doesn't compare to that big brain of hers.

But I could never tell her.

Because we've been best friends for twenty years.

She has a jerk for a boyfriend, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. The rest of the gang can't stand him either. But I'm not the kind of guy to intervene. I respect her too much to pull a stunt like that.

But then I spot her at a party, too drunk to even walk. The men are eyeing her like easy prey so I take her home. But when we get there Skye is different. She looks at me differently. She touches me differently.

And she wants me differently.

Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

Author: SJ McCoy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

* * * Grab the first three books in one boxed set. * * *

The Summer Lake series is sweet n steamy, small town romance with a focus on fun, friendships and happily ever afters. It follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.

In Love Like You've Never Been Hurt, you'll meet Jack and Emma. He wants to give her forever - the trouble is, she doesn't believe in forever anymore.

In Work Like You Don't Need the Money, you'll meet Pete and Holly. He doesn't have room for a woman in his life - only in his bed – the trouble is, once he gets her into his bed he can't get her out of his mind.

And in Dance Like Nobody's Watching, you'll meet Missy and Dan. He's a quiet, shy, tech genius whose success in life should make him happy – the trouble is, it doesn't. She's a broke single mom who talks too much - being around her makes him happy.

This book is intended for adult readers 18+ 

The Hostile Operations Team Military Romance Boxed Set (1-3)

Author: Lynn Raye Harris

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

He took her innocence. He broke her heart. He's the only one who can save her life... 

Ten years ago Matt Girard did something he shouldn't. Something that's haunted him ever since. His best friend offered him her virginity--in a weak moment he took it. He knew Evie Baker wanted forever, but he couldn't give it to her. Not then. Maybe not ever. What Matt wanted was escape, and escape was a career as a military black ops warrior. But now he's back older, wiser, and a hell of a lot tougher. When he encounters Evie at her mama's salon, he knows he'll do anything to make it right again.

Matt was her first love--her first heartbreak--and he still makes Evie's heart pound more than she'd like. But she wants nothing to do with him. His assurances are empty, and she's had enough of men who lie and promise things they don't deliver. She coasted back into town on fumes because of a man. She won't trust another one--especially a man who bailed on her once before. But when her sister goes missing and Evie becomes a suspect in a murder, Matt is the only one she can turn to.
HOT MESS (#2) 

English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes is recovering from a divorce and forging a new life in Washington, DC. She's lonely, but she'd rather be lonely than miserable. She keeps busy teaching college courses to military students and assuring her family back in Texas that she's perfectly fine. But when she asks a few too many questions about a missing student, someone tries to push her in front of a Metro train beneath the Pentagon. 

Sam "Knight Rider" McKnight is new to the Hostile Operations Team. When he finds out Georgie Hayes lives in DC now, he goes to see her. When they were kids, she was his best friend's baby sister. When she was eighteen, he nearly took what she offered--but he stopped before it was too late. Sam hasn't seen Georgie in six years. But now he can't seem to stop the very male--and very dirty--thoughts about the woman he can never have.

When someone threatens Georgie's life, she turns to Sam for help. He'll do anything necessary to keep her sheltered, even if it means spending the next few days locked up together in a remote safe house. Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he's about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond. 


Billy "the Kid" Blake is spending Christmas alone. Last year he spent it with Olivia Reese, the woman he planned to share all his Christmases with from that moment on. But Olivia walked out on him when he was away on a mission, and Billy hasn't seen her since. Until she shows up on his property during a snowstorm barefoot, freezing, and begging for his help. His first instinct is to kick her out. His second is to drag her into his arms. Since he won't do either of those things, the only option left is to help her.

When Olivia stumbles onto evidence of a dangerous conspiracy right before Christmas, there's only one man she can call for help. Billy is a member of the elite Hostile Operations Team and he has the black ops skills she needs to uncover the truth. But their relationship didn't end on a good note. That's Olivia's fault because her insecurities drove her to leave without an explanation. Still, he didn't come looking for her--which told her all she needed to know about his feelings.

Now, with time running out and danger closing in, Billy and Olivia have to work together to stop a lethal plot. But Olivia won't fall for Billy again. Her heart can't take it. Nevertheless, working with him reignites the explosive passion between them. Just when Olivia thinks there may be another chance for them, a deadly foe is intent on ripping them apart--and silencing them forever.

The Family Simon Boxed Set (Books 1-3) 

Author: Juliana Stone

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars

The first three books in The Family Simon series, from USA Today bestselling author, Juliana Stone! Share the love, laughter and tears and the occasional guest appearance by those crazy Barker girls!

TUCKER: When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?

Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was–until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She’s been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all…

Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands aren’t going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart…

JACK: One night with the wrong woman can change your life….

Jack Simon’s road to the White House has been a smooth one until a night with the notorious Donovan Jams becomes a roadblock he can’t escape. Suddenly he’s America’s number one story and it has nothing to do with politics. Jack’s tangled with this woman before and knows they’re no good together. The only thing they are good for is a four letter word…hurt. He should get on with his life and concentrate on his job. But that’s hard to do when the one thing standing in his way, is the one thing he wants the most…

Donovan James, international singing sensation, has made her living singing songs about heartache and pain, two things she grew up on. But it’s time to set down some roots and the only man she wants is a man she’s all wrong for. A man she’s never stopped loving—Jack Simon. They’d had it all once, until they didn’t. And yet she can’t help but wonder if a second shot together just might be the game changer she needs. Or if old secrets can still ruin the only man she’s ever loved…

MAVERICK: The woman he never saw coming is the woman who rocked his world…

Maverick Simon lost his mojo somewhere between the last film he scored and a nasty break-up with one of Hollywood’s elite. Burnt out, a vacation is just what this California boy needs. His brother’s empty house in Maine offers the perfect sanctuary. But plans go awry when he meets a woman who rocks his world in more ways than one. She’s not his usual type—she’s edgy, opinionated, and downright rude. But something about the prickly Charlie Samuels sparks his interest. Maverick must decide if that something is exactly what he needs, or if the smokin’ hot chemistry they share is nothing more than a vacation fling…

Charlie Samuels had always dreamed of leaving her small New England town for something bigger. But that dream disappeared the day her father died, leaving her to raise her younger brother and keep the family business afloat. Now a mechanic, she’s knee deep in grease and oil, and with a pile of bills to pay, has no time for someone like Maverick Simon—a guy who’s just passing through. She can’t deny the tall, brooding, sexy-as-sin, Maverick, causes her pulse to race, but she knows that he’s way out of her league. So why is she contemplating an affair? Especially when she knows that Maverick Simon could cost her more than she’s willing to give, namely, her heart…

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Free Amazon Books Week 4: 3 Romance Novels by Laurelin Paige

April 05, 2018

Fixed on You 

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

From New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige...

Book One in the Phenomenally Bestselling Fixed Trilogy

Fixed on You is the first book in a trilogy but ends without a cliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out--move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.

But what Alayna didn't figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He's smart, rich, and gorgeous--the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check.

Except, Hudson's fixed his sights on her.

He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it. Avoiding him isn't an option after he offers a business proposition she can't turn down and she's drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she's fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with.

Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

Dirty Filthy Rich Boys: A Prologue (Dirty Duet)

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn't know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted--I knew who I wanted--until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

Because when dirty, filthy, rich boys play, they play for keeps.

From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.

First Touch - Sneak Peek (A First and Last Novel)

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 Stars

An early sneak peek at the first four chapters of Laurelin Paige's seductive and thrilling new book, First Touch.

When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven't spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what's more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she's forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?

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Review of Waking Isabella by Melissa Muldoon

March 30, 2018

For the sake of complete honesty, adult fiction has never been my reading genre of choice. However, when I read the synopsis of Waking Isabella, the storyline just called out to me. The author promises to take us on a journey filled with discovery, history, art, and culture set in a beautiful place -- who would want to say no to that? So I jumped at the opportunity, waited for my free copy and gotten so much more than what I expected.

Title: Waking Isabella: Because Beauty Can't Sleep Forever
Author: Melissa Muldoon
Release Date: December 2017
Published by: Matta Press
Category: Adult Fiction
Source: Copy Given by Author and Italy Book Tours
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36889224-waking-isabella


Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty that, over time, has been lost, erased, or suppressed. It also weaves together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s antique trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval jousting festival. While filming a documentary about Isabella de’ Medici—the Renaissance princess who was murdered by her husband—Nora begins to connect with the lives of two remarkable women from the past. Unraveling the stories of Isabella, the daughter of a fifteenth-century Tuscan duke, and Margherita, a young girl trying to survive the war in Nazi-occupied Italy, Nora begins to question the choices that have shaped her own life up to this point. As she does, hidden beauty is awakened deep inside of her, and she discovers the keys to her creativity and happiness. It is a story of love and deceit, forgeries and masterpieces—all held together by the allure and intrigue of a beautiful Tuscan ghost.


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One of the things that I loved most about Waking Isabella and the author's writing style is her ability to transport readers to the beautiful country of Italy. From art and culture to the people and language, one could easily be lost in the pages of the book. Even though I'm not very knowledgeable about art, the way Melissa Muldoon talked about it in her novel, with so much passion and detail, I can't help but appreciate the beauty of it, especially its rich history.

Waking Isabella takes us on an interesting journey when one woman, Nora, decides to move on with her life after a failed marriage. She visits a small Tuscan town named Arezzo and that's where she started her path to uncover a mystery that will change her life. The story jumps through different timelines and different personas -- we have Nora, Margherita, and Isabella, different women whose lives are intertwined in some ways.

Before I started reading, I feared that the story may be boring at one point which can sometimes be the case with adult fiction (at least with my experience with them). However, that's not at all the case with Waking Isabella. Muldoon gave her characters so much life, and every scene was described in so much detail that it's impossible not to hang on every word. It's obvious that the author's personal background with art and design seeps through her writing as well.


Waking Isabella is truly a wonderful read. It's not a one-dimensional story. There's a lot of layers to the plot and a lot to uncover and learn. I'm also now more inspired to visit Italy and learn the language and culture because of this book -- that's how good it is. This book is definitely one to be enjoyed by women who are looking for more than your average romance novels. I highly recommend it.



Melissa Muldoon is the Studentessa Matta—the crazy linguist! In Italian, “matta” means “crazy” or “impassioned.” Melissa has a B.A. in fine arts, art history and European history from Knox College, a liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, as well as a master’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has also studied painting and art history in Florence.

Melissa promotes the study of Italian language and culture through her dual-language blog, Studentessa Matta (studentessamatta.com). Melissa began the Matta blog to improve her command of the language and to connect with other language learners. It has since grown to include a podcast, “Tutti Matti per l’Italiano,” and the Studentessa Matta YouTube channel. Melissa also created Matta Italian Language Immersion Tours, which she co-leads with Italian partners in Italy.

Waking Isabella is Melissa’s second novel and follows Dreaming Sophia, published in 2016. In this new novel about Italy, the reader is taken on another art history adventure, inspired by Melissa’s experiences living and traveling in Italy, specifically Arezzo, as well as her familiarity with the language and art. For more information about Waking Isabella and links to Melissa’s blogs and social media sites, visit www.MelissaMuldoon.com.

As a student, Melissa lived in Florence with an Italian family. She studied art history and painting and took beginner Italian classes. When she returned home, she threw away her Italian dictionary, assuming she’d never need it again, but after launching a successful design career and starting a family, she realized something was missing in her life. That “thing” was the connection she had made with Italy and the friends who live there. Living in Florence was indeed a life-changing event. Wanting to reconnect with Italy, she decided to start learning the language again from scratch. As if indeed possessed by an Italian muse, she bought a new Italian dictionary and began her journey to fluency—a path that has led her back to Italy many times and enriched her life in countless ways. Now, many dictionaries and grammar books later, she dedicates her time to promoting Italian language studies, further travels in Italy, and sharing her stories and insights about Italy with others. When Melissa is not traveling in Italy, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Melissa designed and illustrated the cover art for Waking Isabella and Dreaming Sophia. She also curates the Dreaming Sophia blog and Pinterest site: The Art of Loving Italy. Please visit the Pinterest page for pictures of Arezzo, the Giostra del Saracino, and all the places we go in Italy in both books. Visit MelissaMuldoon.com for more information about immersion trips to learn the language with Melissa in Italy, as well as the Studentessa Matta blog for practice and tips to learn the Italian language.


Website: http://melissamuldoon.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/italiamelissa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studentessamatta
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dreamingsophia/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studentessamatta/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCepTyLosRahpE0OpyLywYqw

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Free Amazon Books Week 3: 5 Romance Novels by Skye Warren

March 29, 2018

Beauty and the Beast

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 Stars

FALL IN LOVE with this modern day fairy tale...

Erin cleans Mr. Morris's house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves.

Blake Morris knows he's scarred both inside and out and is no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college. But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself and moaning her name, all bets are off.

Blake receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an associate professor. This is his chance to reenter the world-and to be worthy of the woman he loves. But when they both enter the classroom on the first day, everything is on the line-his career, her future, and a love greater than they knew possible.

Can beauty save the beast?

Find out in this steamy contemporary fairy tale retelling!

WARNING: This full-length novel contains a scarred military hero, a young college student working as a maid in his house, and a happily ever after!

The Pawn

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars

The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It's the first book in the captivating ENDGAME trilogy.

Tough Love: A Dark Mafia Romance Novella (Stripped)

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 Stars

A story about the sacrifices we make for love...

He's the son of a mafia foot soldier. My father is the boss. I shouldn't even know Giovanni. And I definitely shouldn't kiss him. Our relationship is doomed to fail, but that won't stop me from trying.

I sneak out of my room every night. My father's guards don't see me. My sister doesn't see me. No one sees me, except him.

Not every girl wants to be a princess. I just want to be free.

Tough Love is the prequel novella to the sexy Stripped series. Fair warning: Contains a dark hero who will do anything to keep his girl safe and an ending that will make you gasp!

Love the Way You Lie (Stripped Book 1)

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

A dark romance about the lies that lead us down...

I'll do anything to stay hidden, even if that means working at the scariest club in town. Then he shows up, mysterious and yet strangely familiar. And so damn sexy.

When he looks at me, I forget why I can't have him. He's beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, filling the places where I'm hollow, rough where I am soft.

He's the only man who wants to help, but he has secrets of his own.

He has questions I can't answer.

I'm running from my past, but his might catch me first.

LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE is a full-length novel that can be read as a standalone. Fair warning: contains scorching scenes in the VIP room.


Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Some wounds never heal...

She's stuck in another foster home. He's the new boy with a bad reputation.

Falling in love in the wrong place and the wrong time never felt so good.

NOTE: This novella is a prequel to the full-length standalone novel BETTER WHEN IT HURTS from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren available now.

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Author Interview with Myunique C. Green

March 13, 2018

The Booksnake Etc. had the privilege to interview National Best Selling Author of novels like the Chopped and Skrewed trilogy, Myunique C. Green. Here, we discuss one of her latest works, To Mend A Broken Heart (A Narrative of a Woman), her past experiences, and her future endeavours. 

Q. Would you consider “To Mend a Broken Heart” your best work yet? Why (or why not)?

"The response has been amazing, for sure! I didn’t think people would care, let alone make the time to read it. The C is for Complex was another nonfiction project, but, it was different in the sense that it didn’t really tell about my life, it was just a journal of thoughts about life as I was living it for a couple of years. To Mend a Broken Heart is my most personal, and yes, quickly became one of my best to date."

Q, Do you know the exact moment you realized you wanted to write this book and share your past with the world?

"That’s an interesting story in itself. I was riding down the freeway one day when my car started smoking. I pulled over to the side and called AAA to come and tow it in, but while I was in the process, a city tow truck pulled up and told me that I couldn’t stay parked there and if the cops showed up, he would have to move the car. I told him that AAA was only about five minutes away and it should be fine. What I did not know was that he had already called the tow in to the dispatcher, and that the police were on their way to authorize the tow. Now, I live in Texas and it was the middle of summer, so it was smoking hot outside. I was standing on the side of a busy freeway, and my only mode of transportation was in shambles. I was STRESSED OUT. When the police officers arrived, they authorized the guy to tow the car—meanwhile, AAA is just pulling up. So, the officer tells me that I can’t ride in the tow truck because it would be too dangerous for me to even get inside and that alternatively, I have to ride in the squad car. I’ve never been in the back of a police vehicle in my life. I hesitated for a moment when I saw that there was not a real seat back there, but instead some strange looking black bench. Once I got inside, the moment he closed the door my air supply was cut off! I couldn’t breathe and started hyperventilating. The officer was asking if I was alright, and the next thing I knew, I started screaming uncontrollably. I had completely lost my mind. Thankfully, my best friend was there with me and told the officer that I was having a panic attack and that I would have to pull myself out of it, but I would be fine. When I examined that moment and other moments that I had like that, just these uncontrollable, bloodcurdling scream type of episodes, I knew that my problems were much deeper. So, To Mend a Broken Heart was born from that. "

Q. What were you feeling while writing “To Mend a Broken Heart”?

"Honestly, I cried through most of it. That single line in Chapter Two: My heart is broken. Pretty much sums up how I was feeling for the better part of the book. The entire process was very emotional; I hadn’t allowed myself to truly open up about anything in a long time, so actually seeing my thoughts on paper and in a way, forcing myself to realize that, hey, this was your life is sobering. I had seriously suppressed so many things that happened to me and I think that once I got out of the fairytale mindset, it cleared up the rest of the fog."

Q. Did you feel any fear when you pushed through with the publication of this book?

"I was a little apprehensive at first, but I don’t think I was any more hesitant than I was with any of my other books. I think the, Will they like it? What will they say? Type of anxiety never goes away. The backlash from my family is probably what I was most uncertain about, for some of them, my mom included, they were cast is a negative light. When my mom actually read it, she took some of it personal at first, and then she just said: “You know what? Now I understand. So, that moment with my mom was the solidifying thing that let me know, that no matter what happens, getting it out was the best thing for me, and it’s been truly amazing watching it grow."

Q. Name three of the most important things you’ve learned about everything you’ve been through?

  • I have to accept the things that I have no control over.
  • As long as I am drawing close to God, he is going to draw close to me.
  • Everyone has a season, and the just because I spent a lot of time making a mistake, does not mean I have to keep making it. I had to learn how to just let it go.

Q. Do you have any regrets? 

"These days I find myself at peace with everything. I’m not going to say that everything happens for a reason, but I am going to say that a few of my storms really set me up for the success on the other end."

Q. If you had the ability to do so, would you want to go back to the past and change anything? If so, what would that be? 

"Oh my goodness, I would definitely go back and AVOID meeting Greg altogether. I still have these moments when it comes to him that sort of make me upset and I have these random bursts of anxiety. I want to take back that meeting so bad. Only because it’s still so fresh, I think, I’m still healing from the aftermath of that. Even still, he was the icing on the cake that said alright, it’s time to give all of this up. So, I don’t know if I can really fault him entirely, but, I know that how I feel today, I would take everything back and embrace God’s love sooner."

Q. What are you most looking forward to in life? 

"One thing that has been truly incredible is the women who message me and tell me that To Mend a Broken Heart has helped them to heal some area of their life. The people that tell me that they were crying when they read it and connected with it in more ways than one. So, I’m definitely looking forward to being able to inspire more women to be open about how they feel and to genuinely bounce back."

Q. Do you have any advice to people who may be going through what you’ve went through? 

"Whatever you do, don’t give up! I know that’s probably one of the most clichĂ© things on the planet, but had I given up, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. The amount of times I just wanted to throw in the towel and become the worthless person I assumed that everyone thought I was is overwhelming. But, I was always blessed with someone or something that helped me to see that I had been equipped with all of the tools to climb out of the puddle of mud I was stuck in. I had to see the value in myself; and that’s what you have to do too. Part of acceptance is realizing that no matter what crappy situation life throws your way, the only way that you’re going to overcome is by finding the strength you were given at birth. No matter your skin tone, background, family life. People only have the power over your life that you give them."

Q. Share with us your honest thoughts on depression and how people should see it.

"Depression is multi-faceted. When I was growing up, my family was super dismissive of it and a few of them are suffering from it, but don’t recognize it as such. I remember watching commercials for antidepressants, and wondering what in the world depression was and how could anyone get it. Was it a viral thing? A bacteria? I was thoroughly surprised when I found out that I had been a sufferer for a very long time. My battle with depression is on-going, and I think the one thing that I want people to realize is that it is a real thing. It’s not something you should take lightly or treat as a joke."

About Myunique C. Green: 

I am a current student and teacher. My every breath is literature and fiction. I hold two degrees but I’ll let you guess which ones. In 2012 I independently published my first novel, Bloodlines: Everything That Glitters after a lot of agents turned me down.

They said I didn’t have what it took.

Two years later, I became a kindle bestselling author, with titles sold around the world. 713, a mystery crime tale, dominated the United States Bestselling Kindle Short-stories and remained a #1 seller for two consecutive weeks. In fact, the complete trilogy of Chopped and Skrewed was nominated as one of the Best Books of 2016.

I’ve accepted a few awards in my time, one of which was from the Midtown Journal for a fiction, short-story entry into their semi-annual writing contest.

In my downtime, I consider myself something of an oddball and undoubtedly the black sheep of my family. My quest began by simply wanting to create something different.

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