Episode 53 – Melissa Brayden

That’s right, Super Pretty aka Melissa Brayden aka Crazy Helpful was our very special guest on this episode. Officially, we’re talking about Melissa’s brand spanking new book, Heart Block but she and I spoke about her first book, Waiting in the Wings, for just a few minutes while Andy ignored us. Not in a rude way, she just hasn’t read it yet so didn’t have much to say.

Anyway… Andy and I enjoyed Heart Block tremendously so the conversation is lively and Melissa was an absolute pleasure. This has been one of my favorite shows and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Melissa suggested our cocktail, Kentucky Mule, and it certainly was kicking us by the time the show was wrapping up. I was surprised by how tasty it was since I’m not a brown booze sort of woman. I highly recommend it!

1 1/2 ounces of bourbon
Splash of lime juice
Ginger Beer

Put a bunch of ice cubes in a tall glass, add bourbon and the splash of lime juice and then fill with the ginger beer. You’re supposed to garnish with mint leaves but Andy said mint leaves are for pussies, so that’s completely up to you.

As has become a tradition here at Cocktail Hour, our lovely guest author has offered up a couple of paperbacks to give to you, our lovely listeners. If you’re interested in winning a signed copy of Waiting in the Wings or Heart Block, or both, please let me know in the comments section of this post. And please be specific about which book you’re hoping to win, or let me know that you want both. I’d want both but I’m greedy and they were both pretty damn good books. So there. Comments must be posted no later than 11/30. Good luck!

You can pick up Melissa’s books on Amazon (where we’re an affiliate and all purchases using our link help to support Cocktail Hour) or at Bold Strokes Books. No matter where you buy them, we think you’ll like them.

If you want to see what Melissa is up to, check out her website: http://melissabrayden.com. You can also email her at melissabrayden@gmail.com. Ask her to yodel her reply, please.

30 responses to “Episode 53 – Melissa Brayden”

  1. What a great show! You all seemed to be enjoying yourselves. I would love a copy of Heart Break if I was so lucky.

  2. Sounds like a great book! I haven’t read the new one yet, but I really enjoyed “Waiting in the Wings.” Of course, I like first person novels, and I LOVE theater, so it was in my wheelhouse. I was very surprised that WITW was Melissa’s first novel. It was very, very polished and mature. I’d highly recommend it.

  3. I would love to be lucky enough to win Heart Block. Of course, I would also love to win Waiting in the Wings, but am willing to share the love. I’ve heard so many good things about Heart Block. Can’t wait to read it!

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