Blog Tour- Let Love In by Melissa Collins

Synopsis
Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?
For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago. 
Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona – tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough – a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin. 
Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan’s long ago buried heart and let love live once more.
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Read Prologue over at Melissa’s Blog (CLICK HERE)

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MeetTheAuthor





 
Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. 
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

1. Who designed the cover of Let Love Live?

a. Sommer Daniels with Perfect Pear Creative designed the actual cover but the image was taken by K. Keeton designs. I just love it – so beautiful.

2. Describe the relationship between Dylan and Conner.

a. Well, they’re not young adults or even really new adults so being that they’re in their late 20’s to early 30’s they’re definitely more established in life and their ways. I think the best way to describe the relationship is guarded. Dylan has suffered a tremendous loss and so has Conner, but both in very different ways. They want to move on, to be happy, but they both need a little help in getting there.

3. Who is your book boyfriend for Let Love Live: Dylan or Conner?

a. That’s like asking me to pick my favorite kid!! So not cool! But if I had to pick, it would have to be Dylan.

4. What was the toughest scene to write? The easiest?

a. Well, I don’t want to give anything away, so if you read Let Love Live (which you totally should because it’s awesome) you’ll know which scene was the most difficult. Dylan’s childhood was full of a lot of hate so trying to capture that, to wrap my head around the complete pointlessness of it all was really difficult. The easiest, the epilogue. Who doesn’t love a HEA.

5. How long did it take to complete Let Love Live?

a. Having just released book four, Let Love Be, in mid-March, I struggled a little bit in figuring out what I wanted to do next. I thought about doing a standalone, but then Dylan’s story came to mind. I think once I actually started writing his book, it took me about two months to complete the first draft.

6. Before this, the Love series featured M/F relationships. Why did you make the switch to M/M for this installment?

a. Dylan didn’t show up as a character until book two and he became a larger supporting character in Let Love Shine (3.5). It wasn’t so much that I made a switch, but more so that he is an integral character to the story who also happens to be gay. There’s no way he wouldn’t get his own book just because he was gay.

7. How many books have you written? Which one has been your favorite?

a. Including Let Love Live, I have written 5 full-length novels, a novella and a short story for a charity anthology. Considering

that I only started about a year ago, that’s a lot!

8. Do you hear from your readers often? How can they contact you?

a. I love hearing from readers. They usually reach out to me on Facebook or Twitter though when I get the occasional email from them, it really makes my day.

9. Which authors have influenced you?

a. I am a huge Carey Heywood fan – not just her writing, but her spirit and personality. Before I was a writer, I was (and continue to be) a huge reader. I absolutely love anything by Jasinda Wilder, Bella Andre, Ella Fox and I just recently discovered C.D. Reiss – ahmazing!!

10. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a. I always wanted to be a teacher and I am! I never really thought about writing until more recently. I’ve always been a go-getter so once I put my mind to it, I can usually accomplish it (ß that sounds really cheesy, huh?).

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