Monday, October 15, 2012

Hi! My name is Melissa and I am an Avon Addict!

I have always been an avid reader! Some of my fondest childhood memories are weekly trips to the local library with my mom and dad. Bedtime stories were never repeated in our house, we had new books every single night!

The first romance book I remember reading was Jude Devereaux's book, The Princess. I was a freshman in high school and I found this book in the bottom of a box while helping clean out my godmother's basement. I started reading the book and found myself sitting in the basement propped up against a box two hours later still mesmerized, by the end of that week I had tracked down all of her other published books and had checked out as many as I could find from our local library. I still buy every one of her books on the day it goes on sale!

Since then, I have discovered so many awesome authors that are part of my regular following, authors like Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lori Foster, Rachel Gibson, Deirdre Martin, Kat Martin, J.R. Ward and the list goes on and on and on... I also love browsing book sites and blogs looking for other authors that just might make my favorite list some day!

I was recently selected to be a part of the Fall of 2012's class of Avon Addicts! FINALLY I am being rewarded for all of my crazy book buying and reading! I am super excited to be asked to be a part of this amazing program.

Over the next six months, I will receive care packages from Avon Romance with early copies of books to read, review and even some to share! I have also been granted access to eARC (Electronic Advanced Review Copies-this was new terminology for me) of other books. My first care package was AMAZING! See the photo below!

I am new to the blogosphere, So please be patient with me, I hope to build this blog into a fun place that you will want to visit often when you are in search of something new to read, or a great deal on a book and hope to also have lots of cool giveaways as well!  Tell your friends and follow my blog..

Until next time, HAPPY READING!


  1. Hi, Melissa! Welcome to the Avon family!!

  2. Love this Melissa! Congrats on becoming an Avon Addict - it's the best experience ever! Welcome to the world of the super readers - Avon Addicts. <3

  3. Hi Melissa! I love Avon Addicts! Have an awesome time reading all of those wonderful books.

  4. Congrats on your new blog, Melissa! My name is Melissa too and I'm also an AA. I'm enjoying Stephanie Laurens's THE LADY RISKS ALL now. I know everyone else has probably read it by now but I got a late start as I was on vacation when my box o' goodies arrived. I love being an AA. I look forward to visiting your blog in the future. Cheers!

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  6. Hey Melissa- Jill (a fellow Avon Alum here from the first group!) Congrats on your new blog- can't wait to read more of you!

    I really need to spell check before I hit publish- had a typing error to fix in the first comment, lol

  7. Welcome, Melissa! I'm a member of AA2 and a new blogger like yourself! I am having a blast with both and I know you will too!