Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author who also enjoys reading across genres. On this page you'll meet a great group of writers and get an insider's view into their lives and books. I hope you enjoy this special peek and find new and exciting reads.
Who: I am Melody DeBlois. Currently, I live in Sacramento (the City of Trees), and I write Women’s Fiction/Romance. Besides California, my late husband and I lived part-time in a condo in Oregon overlooking the Pacific. That gave me a love for beach towns and whale-watching and sunsets—all the things that inspire the Love is a Beach series.
Interests: The writing process fascinates me, the alchemy of layering drafts and developing characters, the tinkering with language. I can’t decide what I love the most, writing or reading. If I love a book, I’ll read it more than once. I’m doing that now with One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s about a woman who loses her husband in a helicopter crash over the ocean. Years later, she’s about to marry another man only to discover her husband is still alive.
Network: When I get stuck, I call my forever friend. We brainstorm until I’ve come up with a solution to my roadblock in the story. The Wild Rose Press has made me a better writer by providing weekly chats and offering classes. In addition, my editor helps me create the best book I can write, and she’s always there for me.
Desk: In the past, my desk has faced the ocean. It has looked out on the Arizona desert for six months out of the year. Today it is turned away from the window. Keeping the room dark and having no view keeps me focused.
Other interests: I swim daily laps in our local pool. When I am gliding through the water, my waterproof iPod shuffling through songs, I’m in Heaven.
Window: I see the ranch-style and custom-built houses. This suburb is a 1950s throwback where everyone gravitates outside on warm nights to talk, laugh, and dream. I don’t know what I would do without my neighbors after a day of working long hours. I am also grateful for the folks at the pool who are like family to me. And how can I not include my biological family, who lives close by?
Undercover in Venice Beach
Love is a Beach Book 2
By trading places with her twin, Audrey Powell has the opportunity she’s always wanted, running her late mother’s teahouse. When she fails to create food that delights the palate, she hires Liam James—a sexy as sin Brit with a flair for cooking. He tries to seduce her with titillating dishes and his charm, but she’s vowed to steer clear of romance. Working undercover, Liam’s mission is to keep an eye on the teahouse. He poses as a chef to catch the traitor who is leaking UK security secrets. The last thing he wants to do is fall for a suspect, but when sparks fly, the romance starts to feel all too real.
Melody lives in Sacramento (the City of Trees). She writes romance novels. She's partial to poetry, sun, rain, strong coffee, and her writing room surrounded by books. Besides California, she and her late husband lived part-time in a condo in Oregon overlooking the Pacific. That gave her a love for beach towns and whale-watching and sunsets--all the things that inspire the Love is a Beach series. The writing process fascinates her, the alchemy of layering and developing characters, the tinkering with language. There's so much to treasure in the world: family, friends, and those random, everyday moments that make life grand. She hopes to give her readers all of that.