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Natalie Anderson
When two frozen hearts collide…

Emma Reed closed her heart to love years ago after a lifetime spent getting kicked around foster homes and bad relationships. Now she’s on a mission to prove she deserves her recent award to paint a mural for a research base in Antarctica. Nothing and no one is going to get in her way.

After months working in recovery zones around the world, Hunter Wilson planned to escape everything this holiday season by rebuilding a lab at the Kiwi Research Base. Alone. No to family, no to fun. It’s isolation not intimacy he’s aching for. But when he sees the determined artist, that ache becomes an urge – after all, shouldn’t someone show her what two people can do with twenty-four hours of brilliant sunlight?

In the coldest place on earth, even the most frozen hearts can melt

Icy Inspiration by Natalie Anderson

So often writers are asked ‘where do you get your inspiration from?’. For me inspiration comes from different things for different aspects of the story and it’s characters. But I’ve lived down the road from my inspiration for the setting of MELT for years.
My home-town Christchurch, New Zealand, is known as ‘the gateway to the South’ – from here the big Hercules and Globemasters leave almost daily in summer, taking cargo, crew, scientists and support staff down to ‘the ice’ – Antarctica.
Out by the airport, there’s a big fenced compound – on the tarmac they lay out all the machinery and heavy equipment, shipping containers and fuel canisters they send down there. I’ve always loved ‘rubber-necking’ to see what they have sitting there waiting to go down.
Over the road from the compound is the headquarters for the New Zealand programme. The US also has an Antarctic operation based there as well. Alongside that is a tourist facility which promotes knowledge and interest in life and the work being done in Antarctica.
I love going to that attraction as much as the kids. They have lots of tiny Blue penguins – these are all rescued penguins, many have physical disabilities and would no longer survive in the wild. They’re extremely cute. There’s also a snow room in which you can experience a simulated storm with 40km winds – and there’s an ice slide to play on. You can ride on a Hagglund – an all-terrain vehicle (with tracks, like a tank, but smaller). In an around these experiences is a wealth of information about the first explorers, the wildlife, current life on the ice and conservation efforts.
Antarctica is the last ‘frontier’ – isolated, driest and coldest part of the world – and it has always intrigued me. Driving past the operations so many times got me thinking: what would happen if you put two emotionally isolated people down there together, would there be some kind of chemical reaction? You’ll have to find out in MELT!

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USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon and Entangled. With twenty books published, she’s also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year).

She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks.

Find out more at her website www.natalie-anderson.com <http://www.natalie-anderson.com>
On Twitter @authornataliea

Picture caption: A Hagglund parked opposite the US Antarctic programme, Christchurch, New Zealand.


  1. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant are the words that come to mind when I hear Natalie Anderson ! Absolutely fabulous post !


  2. I can't believe I still haven't read this. It sounds fab :)

  3. Great post !! I will be certainly adding this baby to my list of tbr !! Sounds great !!!


  4. Thanks Desere! :)
    And Soraya - I'll forgive you, you're one BUSY lady!!! But when you get a spare hour or so, you can gobble MELT in a sitting - yay for the novella format!
    Hi Katrina - I'm o glad you think it sounds great - I do hope you get the chance to read MELT :)

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