Alert on: Melanie Milburne, Penniless Virgin to Sicilian's Bride



“Marry me this weekend.”

He will wed his Cinderella!

Sicilian billionaire Gabriel Salvetti offers a simple exchange—for her hand in marriage, he’ll save Francesca Mancini’s ancestral home. Penniless Frankie has the aristocratic name Gabriel needs to redeem his family’s notorious reputation. And their blatant physical attraction can only sweeten the deal. But when he discovers his convenient bride is a secret virgin, one taste is enough to make Gabriel crave his wife—forever!

Lose yourself in this tale of innocence and desire…

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What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

I have sat in the same hotel restaurants as some famous writers such as Ernest Hemingway in NewYork. It was such an amazing feeling picturing him there lingering over a coffee. 
I have gone to places featured in some of my favourite novels- Mary Stewart’s Madam, Will You Talk? for example, which is set in the French Rivera. I imagined her visiting those beautiful villages and towns around Nice as I toured the area. It added a new dimension to  my holiday. 

What is the first book that made you cry?

Black Beauty made me howl! I grew up with horses so that’s why I was so emotional. 

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?

The most unethical practices in the publishing industry right now are piracy and plagiarism. It’s so unfair to writers who work so hard to make a career out of their creativity.

 Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Writing both energises and exhausts me, often on a daily basis! It often depends on the book- some are harder than others. 

Tell us a little bit about your book...

Penniless Virgin to Sicilian’s Bride is a story about a man, Gabriel Salvetti,who is so ashamed of his criminal family background he enters into a marriage of convenience with a respectable virginal aristocrat, Francesca Mancini,  who is in need of money to save her ancestral home. Shame is a concept that creates lots of conflict in our lives and I enjoyed exploring it with these two characters.


Meet the Author               Melanie Milburne




Melanie Milburne writes modern romance stories for Harlequin Mills and Boon. Her love affair with romance novels began when she read her first romance at the age of seventeen and it inspired a dream to one day become a romance author. With over 80 books in print and several industry awards and nominations for her work, Melanie enjoys crafting contemporary romance stories from her home in Hobart in beautiful Tasmania, where she lives with her husband and fur family of two dogs and two cats. 

I hope you enjoy my stories and look forward to hearing from you.



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