14 Oct 2014

Beneath the Scars by Melanie Moreland

Beneath the Scars by Melanie Moreland
Publication date: October 14th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The sound of the ocean, the crash of the waves as they kick up against the sand and rocks—these are the only sounds Megan Greene wants to hear. She wants to leave the rest of the world behind, and find some peace.
The offer of a private house on the beach, set in a small town in Maine, is perfect. Time to think—to be by herself. It’s all she wants. It’s the escape she needs.
Until she stumbles across the painting that seems to echo her own chaotic mindset.
Until she meets the unfriendly artist behind the stormy painting and discovers his secrets.
All Zachary Adams wants is to be left alone. His canvases, and the unending scope of the ocean and sand, are his life. They direct him—fill his hours. Bring him focus.
Until she enters his life.
She dredges up memories of the past—the haunting images he has hidden for years; the fears he has never shared.
A story he keeps buried below the surface.
Can she make him see what he is missing? Can he trust her enough to believe?
Together they embark on a journey where their pasts collide and threaten to tear them apart.
Will their fragile bond hold or wash away with the ebbing tide?


I asked Melanie a few questions...

Why did you choose to set your book in Maine?

Three reasons actually.
1 – I needed the sweeping majesty of the water to surround them and to have it set in a small place that catered mainly to tourists.

2 – I needed them to be fairly close to a major city.
3 – simple. I love Maine. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places.

Does the cover image of the waves have a deep meaning?
The cover symbolizes so much. There is a painting in the book that figures very much throughout the story and this image you see of the stormy waves is how I saw that picture. The powerful image also represents the turmoil that is caused when Megan enters Zachary’s life. The upheaval and chaos she stirs are like the constant pounding of the waves against the rocks, and the outside world is like a storm that threatens to tear them apart. But within the ocean’s tumult, is beauty, and the colors that swirl in the water are the colors she brings to his life.

3. Why are you such a believer of 'happily ever after'?
Reality is hard. Life is difficult at the best of times, and I use books to escape. I want to live the characters joy and I love a HEA. It makes me smile. I always start a book knowing it will be an HEA. It may be rocky getting to that point at times, but it will always end there.

Melanie Moreland lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her husband and fur children. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works for the sporting teams of a local university. Her (box) office job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and somewhat challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties and socialize, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie delights in writing a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines, to her even more inspired tales, for all to enjoy.

Tour-wide giveaway

4 ebooks of Beneath the Scars (INTL)
2 signed Paperbacks of Beneath the Scars (US/Canada only) with book marks
1 package of Into the Storm/Beneath the Scars Paperbacks with bookmarks – both signed (US/Canada only)
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  1. I do love a good HEA ending every now and again. It's def not the most realistic endings a lot of the time but I also read to escape and sometimes just want a happy book ya know! ;)

  2. Thanks for the opportunity! It was a pleaasure. Have a great day!


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