Monday, September 28, 2015

Featured Guest Author: Melanie Hansen Interviews Andrew Christian Model: Cory Zwierzynski. Includes Giveaway


Happy Release Day To Melanie Hansen

We are always thrilled to welcome the lovely Melanie Hansen to Sinfully… Especially when she pops in with the OMG-he’s-so-gorgeous! Andrew Christian cover model Cory Zwierzynski, who so very seductively graces the cover of her new release, OUT TODAY… Signs of Life. The fact that I am wishing I were a thumb is a little worrying! Go check out her fabulous interview with Cory and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card.


Melanie Hansen Interviews Cory Zwierzynski

Hello, again! I posted here at Sinfully a few weeks ago about my experience licensing a pic of gorgeous Cory Zwierzynski, Andrew Christian underwear model, for the cover of my second book, Signs of Life. It was painless, and easy, and I was surprised at how accommodating this large, multi-million dollar company was to me.

(Read the original post here.)

Today I’m so excited to announce that Cory himself will be at GRL 2015 to sign the cover of Signs of Life!

This was definitely another case of IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK! Again, I figured Drew LaQuang would laugh in my face, but already knowing how nice he is, I went for it without any hesitation. His response? “I’m sure I can get Cory to do it.” It was that easy!

Since I wanted to get to know Cory a bit better before October, I posed a series of 10 interview questions to him recently, and he was gracious enough to sit down with me and answer them.


We started with the basics:

I first fell in love with your work when I saw the Andrew Christian "Kiss" video. 

How were you discovered by Andrew Christian?

I was visiting some friends in LA and Andrew Christian happened to come over to my friend’s place. After meeting him, he asked me if I would be interested in modeling for him.

How long have you been working as an Andrew Christian exclusive model?

It will be 2 years in November.

What's your favorite part about working for Andrew Christian?

Being able to travel around the world.

Then I got a little more in-depth about what it’s like to be an Andrew Christian model, and there were a couple of “oh no” moments:

As an underwear model, there has to have been a few embarrassing moments during the course of your career.  Can you tell us about one?

I jumped into a pool for a shoot and when I got out the underwear was see-through.

You've gotten to travel a lot, to different appearances and events.  What's your best memory?

My best memory would have to be when I was in Italy and did a few wine tastings in the vineyard.

Now tell us about your worst memory!

Worst memory would have to be when I was on my way to the airport from an event and my wallet fell out in the car and I didn’t realize it until I got to security. It almost ended up with me missing my flight. The driver was nice enough to drive all the way back in time to return it.

It's time to get a little personal… Where are you from, and what's your family like?  Brothers, sisters, pets?

I’m from Pittsburgh PA. I have one older brother and he has 3 kids of his own. My mom has two dogs, a miniature greyhound and a shih tzu.

(And aww, Uncle Cory! Makes my heart melt.)

On your days off, what is your favorite thing to do?  What are your hobbies?

Well, sleep in, of course. Maybe the beach or a nice pool day.


And now he shows us a snarky sense of humor. Gotta love it:

How about your ideal date?  If money wasn’t an object and you could go anywhere and do anything with that special someone, what would it be?

My ideal date would have to be April 25th because it’s not too cold or not too hot. All you need is a light jacket. Lol, just kidding.

My ideal date would have to be a nice dinner and a walk on the beach at night. If money wasn’t an object we would travel to Australia and New Zealand.


And finally, what I’ve been waiting for, to ask him about his appearance at my GRL Supporting Author signing:

And last but not least, you're coming to sign your hot book cover during GayRomLit in San Diego on October 15.  I can't wait!  What can we expect from your appearance there?  Will you bring some Andrew Christian giveaways?

One hell of a good time! And of course there will be AC giveaways.

So there you have it! Cory Z. is smart, and sexy, and so very nice. If you’re in San Diego on October 15, please come out to meet him! Even if you’re not attending GRL, the Supporting Author signing event is open to the public! Keep an eye on my Twitter, @MelJoyAZ, for information on the time and location of the signing. There will be a limited number of Signs of Life paperbacks for sale at the Dreamspinner table on-site, but to be sure you don’t miss out, here is the link for where it can be purchased beforehand: Dreamspinner Press

Along with the Andrew Christian hats and undies he will bring along to give away, he is always happy to pose for pictures, so if you’re around, come out to see him…and me, of course! I’ll be there with some awesome swag of my own, and I’d love to meet each and every one of you.

See you in San Diego


Signs of Life

Melanie Hansen


Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 28th September 2015

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance



A Resilient Love Story
Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life back together, but instead of embracing it, he merely exists, using isolation and punishing physical exertion to keep the world at bay.
High school teacher Kai Daniels has a heart for at-risk kids—he was one himself, and a teenage brush with the law and some troubled years behind bars left him scarred inside and out. With courage, hard work, and the support of friends, he’s built a fulfilling life that leaves no time for a relationship.
An intense encounter with Kai at a gay club ignites a spark in Jeremy that he thought was extinguished forever, but he’s unwilling to destroy the fragile peace he’s managed to create, and he leaves Kai humiliated and disappointed. Things should have ended there, but a bizarre occurrence brings the two together in a way neither of them expected. 

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Meet Melanie Hansen

MelMelanie Hansen has spent time in Texas and Florida prisons…for work.   She’s been in a room with a 17-year-old mass murderer who was also one of the most soft-spoken and polite teenagers she’s ever met.  After a 13-year career as a court reporter, she can tell many stories both hilarious and heartbreaking.

She grew up with an Air Force dad, and ended up marrying a Navy man.  After living and working all over the country, she hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles.

Melanie left the stressful world of the courtroom behind and now enjoys a rewarding career transcribing for a deaf student.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons. email -




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  1. It was a nice interview, but I would have like to read more about the jump from modeling for clothes to a book cover...
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I enjoyed the interview it was interesting to know more about his life and thank you for the great giveaway

  3. I enjoyed the interview immensely. It was interesting to know more about his life. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  4. Thanks for the interview. Great model you chose for your book cover, he's gorgeous! And congrats on your new release!

  5. Wow, I always love the Andrew Christian videos but had no idea the models were so nice, or the company either for than matter!

  6. Nice interview, Thank you for then giveaway

  7. I would love to travel to Australia and New Zealand as well! Great interview

    Betul E.

  8. I thought the interview was wonderful
    Thank you for this giveaway

  9. What a great interview!!! Nice getting to know the cover model!!! Thank you so much. Thanks for the giveaway too!!! Can't wait to read this book!

  10. Wonderful interview! Thanks. It is cool that Cory will be at GRL. Wish I was going...

  11. Thanks for the interview. Wish I was going o GRL to get an autograph. Thanks for the giveaway. Adding to the wish list

  12. great interview and that boy is hot

  13. wish I could make it to GRL!
    ...maybe he'll visit me in Australia one day :)

  14. Thanks for the great interview! I would love to make it to GRL one of these years. :-)

  15. Wow! Great interview and so unusual for an author to interview her cover model. He is so gorgeous that I never would have expected him to be to nice and down to earth.

  16. Congratulations Melanie on your release. Great cover Cory. I'm looking forward to picking up Signs of Life and reading it. I wish I could attend GRL, I hope you guys have a great time attending. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

  17. Loved the interview! Amazing that you'll have the cover model at GRL to do signings and pictures.

  18. interview was great can't wait to read your book

  19. Nice! Always happy to have special appearances at GRL :)

  20. It was nice to read about the person for a change!

  21. It was a great interview :)..thanks for sharing it!

  22. I do like a guy who manages to be smartalecky yet sweet!


  23. Congratulations on the release and looking forward to reading it! Great interview and he is so gorgeous!

  24. Great interview. Thank you for sharing!

  25. It is a wonderful interview thank you.

  26. Great interview! It's great to see how a 'it doesn't hurt to ask' moment can turn out so positively!

  27. Great interview. thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  28. Thanks for the fabulous interview and congratulations on your new release. I've added it to my wishlist.
    j dot stonewright at gmail dot com

  29. This was so much fun! I don't know the model, but it's wonderful to actually have a connection to the person on the cover of your book instead of just some random picture from a site.

  30. Loved the interview and the book sounds great!

  31. The interview was wonderful and I love the sound of this book.

  32. Great interview! I loved your first book - can't wait to read this one!