Monday, August 24, 2020

VBT The Descendant by Melissa Riddell

The Descendant
by Melissa Riddell


GENRE:   Sci-Fy Romance



She wants her world back; he wants her heart.

Tilly Morgan and her four-legged companion, Kodiak, are just trying to survive the alien arrival. Two years ago, the visitors unleashed devastation—a world-wide EMP followed by a deadly virus that wiped out more than half of humanity.

Traversing the lonely landscape, she runs into an alien on patrol with one order: eradicate all human life. A mysterious, dark-haired stranger named Jareth comes to her aid, and she reluctantly allows him to join her quest to find her sister. He even persuades her to let the damaged alien tag along against her better judgment.

As her group travels the desolate world and inches closer to her goal, she’s forced to examine her unwanted feelings for Jareth and come to terms with her heart, even if the truth threatens to destroy her and everything she’s come to believe.


Excerpt Two:

His eyes crinkle. “Hmm.” He lets go of my shoulders and continues cleaning the cut, then blows on it to speed up the drying process.

The way his lips open and the feel of warm air—his exhalation—on my skin causes me to clamp my teeth together. His breath smells like cinnamon, and that full bottom lip looks way too enticing.

I hide a shiver. “Would you stop that?”

“Stop what?”

Unable to bring myself to say blowing on me, I flap a hand near his mouth. “That.”

He frowns for a moment, then tips his head back. “Oh, you mean this?” He leans forward, keeping his eyes locked to mine, and pushes air through his lips, as if daring me to say something.

“Yeah. That.” My voice sounds uneven.

His words are pure silk. “Why? Does it turn you on?”

“What?” I push at his chest, but he’s about as movable as Mount Rushmore. “God, no. Your breath smells like you’ve been eating dog food, and it makes me want to hurl.”

Dropping his hands, he pulls back with a frown, and looks like he wants to exhale into a palm and sniff.

I stifle a giggle. Yeah, I’m a butt, but the comment knocks him off his sexy game and gives me a chance to collect my wits.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Melissa Riddell is from a small, West Texas town in which she still lives with her husband. Her writing career started as a hobby when she was a teenager, writing poems and short stories. Eventually, she branched out and began constructing novels. When not contemplating new story ideas, she can be found traipsing around Texas State Parks, herding her cats, or reading a book.

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The book will be $0.99 during the tour.
Interview with Melissa Riddell

1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?
Yes, my characters always hijack my story. I might start out with a vague idea of where the scene or story’s going to go, but by the end, it’s usually in a completely opposite direction.

2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
Well, it’s a must-read for those who enjoy slow-burn romances, complicated book boyfriends, and stories with surprising twists and turns. But don’t take my word for it—check out the book’s reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. As a reader myself, that’s how I determine if a story is a must-read or a must-pass.

3. Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes. I have several, but they will be releasing within the next few months.

4. Pen or type writer or computer?
Computer! But—I do use a pen and notebook when I need to jot a quick idea or scene so I don’t forget it.

5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Yes. If you read my books, or any other author’s novels, please leave us honest reviews. In today’s flooded book market, ratings and reviews are about the only way to get our work out there and in front of potential readers. Plus, your opinion will help future booklovers decide if our books are something they’d enjoy. If you’ve left reviews for me in the past, thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea how excited I get to read a new review. 😊


Melissa Riddell will giveaway to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter a $10 Amazon/BN GC, a signed copy of The Descendant (book 1), or an ARC of the second book in the series.