Love Me Like You Do
Released June 28, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
**Love Me Like You Do is a novella set in the Melanie Shawn Hope Falls Kindle World and only available on amazon.com**
Hope Falls Kindle World FAQ
What is Kindle Worlds?
Kindle Worlds are collections of shorter stories that “spin off” from bestselling authors’ series. Melanie Shawn’s Kindle World is set in her bestselling Hope Fall series. The stories written in her “world” use settings and characters from her series but are brand new stories and her characters are not heroes and heroines in the new stories. They function as secondary characters (if they appear at all). The characters in these short stories may interact with those characters, or refer to them, or even events from her stories. However, these stories do not continue her stories, do not continue the series, do not use future characters from her series and these characters may or may not appear in her future stories.
Why do you call it KINDLE Worlds? What about those of us that use nook or idevices, etc?
Kindle Worlds were named by Amazon, who developed and now licenses them. They are an Amazon “invention” so yes, these stories are exclusive to Amazon/Kindle. HOWEVER, anyone can download the FREE Kindle app on their phone, ipad, tablet, computer or other device and can then get these stories! – http://amzn.to/28W5aaK
So, are Melanie’s books only on Kindle/Amazon?
No. The Kindle World stories, the “spin-off” stories, are the only ones that are Kindle exclusive. You can find all of Melanie’s books at all book retailers! More on Melanie’s books here: http://melanieshawn.com/
Does Melanie know you’re doing this and using her stories and characters? Isn’t that a copyright infringement or something?
Melanie definitely knows all about it. 🙂 She contracted with Amazon to create a Kindle World from her Hope Falls series and she has personally communicated with every author who has written a Kindle World story. In fact, she’s read all of the books! She’s very happy to have her Hope Falls world as a Kindle World! 🙂
Did Melanie have any input as to how she wanted the story to go?
Melanie is awesome! She really let me do my own thing. There are some “guidelines” I followed and she was great about answering questions AND she read the book when it was done but she was very cool and really wanted my story to be my own!
If I haven’t read any of Melanie’s Hope Falls series, will I be confused?
No. The story is a stand alone title meaning you don’t have to read any other book to enjoy this one. But you will have a lot more fun if you’ve read Melanie’s Hope Falls books.
Can they be read as stand alones? Will I be totally lost if I can’t read them all?
Yes, Love Me Like You Do is stand alone story and no, you will not be lost at all! You can read in any order and any number of the stories in the Hope Falls Kindle World 🙂 They are more fun if you’ve read Melanie Shawn’s Hope Falls series but you don’t even have to do that. The Hope Falls Kindle World novellas are all fun, sexy short stories all on their own.
Will any characters from your previous books make an appearance in the Kindle world book?
Melanie’s Hope Falls Kindle World allows me to use my own characters but these two don’t connect with any of my current titles. Love Me Like You Do is a stand alone title.
Will the characters ever show up in another Rhian Cahill book?
The Hope Falls Kindle World allows me to use my own characters so there could be crossover between characters but as I said in my previous answer, Love Me Like You Do is a stand alone title and none of the characters appear in any of my other titles. But I’m not going to rule out a future appearance. 🙂
Do you work with the other authors in the Kindle World series to see if your books coincide (or to make sure there aren’t double secondary character names)?
Yes and no 🙂 Some do, some don’t but as they’re all stand alone novellas you don’t need to read them in any order.
Will you write any more for the Hope Falls Kindle World series, or is it a one-time deal?
It’s a possibility! I have a lot of other projects that need attention first, but this was a really fun project and I’m so happy I did it!
Are they full length?
No, they are novella length.
Are they available for pre-order?
Unfortunately (and for reasons we don’t understand) the Kindle World stories are not available for pre-order.
Why are they so expensive?
Amazon sets the price on these books. We have no control over this.
Why can’t people who don’t use Kindles get these books?
The Kindle Worlds (and there are many) are an “invention” of Amazon’s, so they hold all the rights. That means that you have to have a kindle OR a Kindle app (FREE!) on one of your devices!
I’ve heard that people outside of the US can’t get these books, even if they have a Kindle?
This is also a decision Amazon has made that we don’t have control over. Yes, the Kindle Worlds are exclusive to Amazon US… **However** we understand that if you have (or get) a US Amazon account (meaning Amazon.com versus Amazon Canada/Australia/UK etc, you can get these books and our understanding is that anyone can open an Amazon.com account. They may try to redirect you to your home country but you can override that.
We have not confirmed this, but it may be worth looking into.
For more stories set in the Hope Falls Kindle World go to Melanie’s website – http://melanieshawn.com/hope-falls-kindle-world-titles/