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Well, do you?

Picture a world which is a pleasure center. It offers anything you might want :  shopping, skiing, beaches, mountains, lakes, adventure, leisure–and gambling.

Picture a woman coming here with her husband, hoping they can put their marriage back together. Only to find his addiction for gambling has just landed her in a most dangerous situation.

Picture a tall, handsome, dangerous man in his late thirties. He has money, power, and rules most of the underworld syndicate on this world. Now he has something else he wants–the woman of his dreams.

The world is Gambler’s Folly.

The woman is Karianna, who’s husband lost her in a bid to wipe out his gambling debt to–

The underworld ruler, Damiano Leone, who’s word can save a man’s life, or sign his death warrant. Who’s dark side holds a secret most couldn’t even imagine.

Get the details here:

http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

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mem-gamblersfolly1Hi everyone! If you tried to go to Bookstrand yesterday, don’t despair! The site wasn’t loading. The problem has disappeared overnight, so go back and check out Gambler’s Folly!

http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

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CommercialHave you written a book, but you need help promoting it? Do you have a story to tell to the world?

Let me introduce you to Bavarlee Bernstein and his Facebook series, Let Me Tell Your Story. Each Saturday evening, Bavarlee introduces a new book on his program by reading an excerpt from the first chapter.

So far, I’ve found the books to be interesting, and there are several I want to read. My new novel, Gambler’s Folly, was featured in episode 12 of his program. I am also a nominee for the BBFBP awards in the Most Artistic category, as are several other extremely talented people.

If you’re looking for a new author to read, or if you have something to share, check out Bavarlee Bernstein’s Let Me Tell Your Story.

You won’t be sorry!

In the meantime, look up Gambler’s Folly, my new Paranormal Fantasy Romance–with shape-shifters.

http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

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Ciao amici miei–

a tardi…

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CommercialHello everyone! Are you ready for the weekend?

Gambler’s Folly was released earlier this week–July 16–and so far it is doing well. I’ve been working on my next novel, Viviane: First Lady so I can get it submitted.

In the meantime, I’d like to tell you about a Facebook series by Bavarlee Bernstein–Let Me Tell Your Story.

Each Saturday night, Bavarlee introduces new authors reading excerpts from the first chapters of their books.  Gambler’s Folly was featured on one of his programs! Tonight he will be featuring Courtney Phoenix White’s new novel, Anybody’s Somebody.

Just go to Facebook and send a friend request to Bavarlee Bernstein. He will send you a reminder each week so you can tune in for the latest Let Me Tell Your Story.

I will be submitting Viviane: First Lady for him to review.

 

Looking for something to read this weekend? Check out Gambler’s Folly at:

http://www.bookstrand.com/mellie-e-miller

 

Ciao amici miei!

And don’t forget to Share the Romance

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CommercialWith Gambler’s Folly published, I’m working on Viviane: First Lady. Second draft is done, so I’m working with our daughter, Dawn,  to polish it up before sending it off.

I know they say never to ask friends and family, but Dawn is a godsend when it comes to editing. She says what she means and has some great input for changes.

So check back soon. I hope to send Viviane: First Lady to the publisher by the end of August.

In the meantime, go over to http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly and check out Gambler’s Folly. It’s still at a 10% discount through July 23.

Ciao amici miei–

          a tardi

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Black and whiteYes! It’s here! Gambler’s Folly was released for sale today. I am so very excited, I’m not sure why I’m not outside dancing in the street.

I received my ARC’s yesterday, so I can begin sending copies out to reviewers.

But for all of you out there on the fence, go ahead. Take the plunge. Go over to Bookstrand and get your copy today.

Gambler’s Folly–

http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

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Ciao amici

a tardi…

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Gambler’s Folly will be released in e-book July 16th. It is now available for preorder from Bookstrand.com.

For a quick peek:

[BookStrand Futuristic Paranormal Romance, shape-shifters, HEA]

Vacationing her with husband, Trae, Karianna O’Brien’s life is shattered when Trae loses her to syndicate boss Damiano Leone, on one hand of cards. Divorced, widowed, and married to Damiano in two days’ time, Karianna enters a world of sensuality, wealth, and danger, with the prince of the underworld on Gambler’s Folly.

 

http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

Go to Bookstrand and order your copy today!

Ciao amici miei,

a tardi…

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mem-gamblersfolly1It was entirely too early when Damiano woke her the next morning. Karianna had no idea when she’d finally gone to sleep, but she didn’t feel rested.

“Come on, Kari,” she heard him say, “If you want coffee before your workout, you should get out of bed.”

Not Carl, not today, she thought. She had one man who was overwhelmingly attentive to her, and one who was a fiend in the gym. Between the two of them, she was going to go mad.

“Some honeymoon,” she murmured to herself.

“We can relax and have fun later,” she heard right next to her. Opening her eyes, she saw Damiano, in black silk pajama pants and no shirt, stretched out on her bed. Head propped up on his hand, he had an amused smile, as he watched the succession of expressions on her face. “When you decide what to do, cara, let me know,” he said. “But if you choose coffee and Carl, you should get up soon.”

“What are my other choices?” she asked grumpily.

“You have two choices, mia amore. Your husband or Carl.”

“And if I choose my husband?” she asked.

“Well, then we can stay in bed for a while and see what happens. Like this.” He reached over lazily and slowly drew the sheets from her body. “Nice, cara. So lovely on you,” he commented on the wisp of sheer lace she’d worn to bed. The only lingerie she had was ideal for newlyweds, and very sensual even then.

His eyes slowly moved down her body, taking in the sight. While she tried to sort out her feelings, his hand found the slit in the side of the gown, caressed her thigh, and then swept up and over her behind. Moving closer, he cushioned her head on his arm and slowly kissed her.

Now thoroughly awake with her body at full alert, she knew exactly what she wanted. She wasn’t sure if it was what she should do, though. Part of her was shocked that she would even consider sleeping with this man. Of course, it was difficult to reason with a strong, warm hand taking a tour of her body, having now reached her breast. They were married, after all, she thought, and Trae was gone. It wouldn’t be cheating. Besides, she was stuck with him for two years and he was attractive, to say the least. She might as well get something out of the arrangement.

Damiano decided to help her make up her mind by tracing her ear with his tongue, nibbling her ear lobe and leaving a trail of tiny kisses down her throat. His hand massaged her stomach and abdomen, then pressed in deeply, to massage just below her navel. The explosion of white-hot energy sent her right over the edge.

As her arms reached up to pull him to her, her mouth sought his hungrily, like someone who’d been starved nearly to death invited to a banquet.

“Slowly, cara. We have all morning,” he said, gently taking her in hand, while teasing her even more. Pinning her wrists to the bed and positioning himself between her thighs, but not entering her, his mouth teased her throat and shoulders as she became more and more aroused, aroused beyond anything she had ever imagined.

When he had reached the top of her gown, Damiano shook his head. “Cara, why do you have on so many clothes?” As if see-through black lace actually covered anything.

First the straps came off her shoulders, and then the bodice was smoothed down to her waist, the elastic stretching enough not to be a hindrance.

Continuing where he’d left off, her breasts received his full attention, until she thought she would burst. “Damiano, please, I need you. For heaven’s sake, take me.”

As if he’d not heard a word, his lips continued their caresses down her body, occasionally nipping her skin lightly with his perfect teeth. Letting go of her hands, his fingers stroked her body, squeezed her breasts gently, and nearly drove her mad with desire. Clutching the sheets in clenched fists, her body performed an exotic dance, directed by the caresses of her new lover.

“And here we are again with the clothes,” he said. “This will not do, cara.” Pulling the gown down past her hips and off onto the floor, he shook his head again. “What is this, cara mia?” he asked, his finger beneath the top of the panties matching the gown, teasing her sensitive skin. “No, these we will never see again. Not in my bed.” One quick movement tore the lace from her body and pitched the panties into a corner of the room. “Much better. Now where was I?”

By the time he’d sampled her entire torso, Karianna was beyond begging. With each new sensation, she gasped or whimpered in anguished bliss, each touch of his lips or hands sending her body into a higher and higher state of need and desire.

“So, cara, are you nearly ready for your husband?” he asked, finally.

“Dear god, Damiano, don’t make me wait any longer. Please…”

 

Pre-order at: http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

 

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Gambler’s Folly is set to release on July 16th. It is now available for pre-order at a 10% discount. So head on over to Bookstrand and order your copy.

My author page with Bookstrand is:
http://www.bookstrand.com/mellie-e-miller

So go have a look!

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mem-gamblersfolly1Gambler’s Folly is due to be released in e-format July 16th. It is currently available for pre-order from Bookstrand.

So go check out the page, complete with author bio!

http://www.bookstrand.com/mellie-e-miller

 

And pre-order your copy today!

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