Entangled Garden Party: Parasailing with Mel Teshco!

Hi there,

I’m so happy to be here for Entangled’s fabulous Garden Party event! And though we celebrate spring here in Australia in entirely different months, with it actually being fall—autumn as we call it here—I’m more than happy to think about spring and all its magic! Who doesn’t love newly budding flowers and all the gorgeous, warm weather after winter?

Spring also makes me think of spring cleaning. Not just with the house, but with my own personal growth. I have a few fears I’d love to overcome, with a fear of height being just one of them. (Let’s not go near public speaking and claustrophobia). So on occasion I like to challenge myself and make myself do something out of my comfort zone.

So my spring goal this year was to try parasailing. Possibly not my best choice being that I’m far more fearful of heights when my legs are dangling in thin air beneath me with nothing but a thin platform under my butt and some cords to hold onto to.

two people are safely harnessed to a parasail against a perfectly blue sky.Though the eight minute ride up in the air was considered peaceful and epic by every other person on the boat who did it, for me, I wanted to get off the moment I went up into the air with a thin long rope in front of me and a parachute behind me. My fears seemed justified by the windy conditions that lurched me (and my granddaughter) around like a piece of tinsel. Those eight minutes could easily have been eighty in my mind.

I’d love to say my granddaughter was comforting when I immediately wanted to be wound back down to the boat, but she wasn’t lol. She thought I was being dramatic and very un-adult. She had, after all, just been on one of the newest and scariest rollercoaster rides on the Gold Coast, and had fainted five times while on it. According to her, our parasailing experience was a piece of cake.

Yet all I could imagine was also fainting while being so high above the water, with nothing but a dicey harness strapping me in, then waking up in an upside down position and half-hanging from my harness.

No, thank you.

In the end I didn’t faint, and I even lived to tell the tale. What I do know is that I’ll never go parasailing again.

What about you? Have you done something against your better judgement, conquered a fear or just simply did something you’ve always wanted to do?

Let me know and one lucky reader will get a signed copy of one of my first three print books (whichever one you choose) or an unsigned copy of book 4 of the Virgin Hunt Games in either e-book or print.

Thanks again for having me!

Mel Teshco xx

Warrior Alita Silver has one chance to prove herself, and competing in the Virgin Hunt Games will show everyone on her planet she deserves the promotion that’s been held just out of reach. But this time, the rules of the games have changed. The virginal women have gone from being the hunted to being the hunters. And then she meets her competitors… Stetson Jamb remembers Alita from their last encounter—a little too well. Mostly, he remembers that she left him for dead and destroyed his life. Winning the games would not only earn him the credits he needs to rebuild his life, but would also satisfy his need for revenge. If only he didn’t want her so damn badly. Apparently, revenge isn’t the only dish tempting him… All’s fair in war and sex, and with the rules turned upside down, the lines between the pursued and the pursuer are quickly blurring. It’s not just a question of winning anymore. It’s a question of who lives, who dies, and who comes…last.




Mel Teshco loves to write scorching paranormal, sci-fi and contemporary stories. Not easy with five cats, two dogs and a fat black thoroughbred vying for attention, especially when Mel’s also busily stuffing around on Facebook. With only one daughter now living at home to feed two minute noodles, she still shakes her head at how she managed to write with three daughters and three stepchildren living under the same roof. Not to mention Mr. Semi-Patient (the one and same husband hoping for early retirement…he’s been waiting a few years now…)Clearly anything is possible, even in the real world.

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