Archive for November, 2013

Small Formal Black2Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Wishing you a day filled with love, laughter, joy and gratitude.

I wanted to share this information on gratitude with you, from the folks at Mindvalley.



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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mem-gamblersfolly1Yes! Gambler’s Folly is now available in paperback from Amazon and from Barnes and Noble. So if you’ve been waiting for a real book you can hold and page through, the time has come.

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

While vacationing on Gambler’s Folly with her husband, Trae, Karianna O’Brien’s life is ripped apart when he loses her to Damiano Leone in a game of chance. Within two days, she is divorced, widowed, and married to Damiano, the darkly desirable, powerful, and dangerous lord of the underworld. Irresistibly drawn to Damiano, Karianna enters a world of wealth and glamour in his casinos, while he teaches her the meaning of pleasure and sensuality in his bed. Though married to Trae for four years, she’s never experienced true seduction, or sex so exquisite it could become an addiction. Is he really human, or something else? As Damiano’s enemies threaten Karianna to leverage his vote in the syndicate, he gambles all he’s worth in a dangerous game of skill. Will his plans pay off in time to save Karianna? Or will he lose both his business and his soul mate?

To buy on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Gamblers-Folly-Bookstrand-Publishing-Romance/dp/1627405844/

From Barnes and Noble:


Know someone who likes to read romance? Might make a good gift…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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CommercialThanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect back on the year. What can we be thankful for this year? What can we look forward to in the year to come?

I have two articles on the Yahoo Contributor Network on Thanksgiving. Go on over and take a peek at them.



Have a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving this year.

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Black and whiteFace it. As soon as we say good-bye to Halloween, everything looks forward to Christmas. For that matter, many of the big stores are beginning to stock for Christmas as soon as Labor Day has passed.

Are we forgetting Thanksgiving? Can’t each and every one of us find at least one thing to be thankful for this season?

For more of my musings on the subject, follow this link for my article on Thanksgiving.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

A piu tardi…

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Gambler’s Folly is still #9 on the Bookstrand Mainstream Top Sellers List for the past six months.

A futuristic, paranormal fantasy romance set on the pleasure paradise of Gambler’s Folly, the book is an “Awesome read! This book is smoking hot in an unexpected, underworld kinda way. I didn’t have to read several chapters in before I became totally engrossed. The Author’s engaging style captivated me before the 1st paragraph was done. Gambler’s Folly is a page turner, a bestseller, a literary Hidden Gem at its finest! I can’t wait to read the next book by Mellie Miller.”  At least according to Katandra Jackson, CEO of FreedomInk 365.

It also helped me win the Most Artistic award this year on the BBFB Awards for Let Me Tell Your Story.

Haven’t read it yet? It’s available at Bookstrand, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.




Go ahead. Try it! What are you waiting for?

Ciao for now…

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Halloween has passed and stores are packed with Christmas decorations and gift ideas.

What happened to Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time to step back for a moment, with family and friends, and think about our blessings during the past year. What events have given us insight or brought us joy since last Thanksgiving?

I think a lot of people rush past Thanksgiving simply because it lacks the excitement and glamour of Christmas. There are no pretty colored lights adorning the sidewalks, no snowmen or snowflakes on the storefront windows, and no beautifully decorated trees in stores or homes.

I actually heard one of our daughters step-daughters ask what the big deal was with Thanksgiving. After all, you don’t get gifts or anything. It’s just dinner.

Has our society become so selfish that unless there is something to gain, there’s no reason to celebrate? If we don’t get gifts, it’s a pointless exercise?

I would like to see our department and grocery stores spend a little time, at least, on Thanksgiving. Why can’t we have displays of table decorations for Thanksgiving featuring cornucopias, autumn leaves, and harvest themes?

How about gratitude journals, even small card-sized ones, to list what we’re grateful for this year and what we’re looking forward to in the year to come?

Yes, Halloween is fun with all the costumes and decorations. Christmas is a beautiful time of year with all the symbolism of the season and presents for family and friends.

But let’s not forget Thanksgiving. Let’s not forget to be thankful for what we have, what we’ve been given. Don’t  rush from and evening of parties and dress-up to what-did-I-get-for-Christmas.

Take a moment to reflect on what you’ve been given throughout the year. Not monetarily, but in life experience, friendship, health, and abundance.

Maybe this hasn’t been a particularly abundant year for you in terms of your bank account. The economy hasn’t been great. But if you have family, friends, a roof over your head, and food on your table, you can give thanks.

Halloween has come and gone and Christmas is on the way. But let’s not neglect Thanksgiving. Let’s make time to slow down a little, take a break, and reflect on our blessings this year.

Have a wonderful and bountiful Thanksgiving.


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Black and whiteYes, indeed!  Welcome to Georgia. Yesterday I hung my laundry on the line to dry outside where it was a wonderfully comfortable 65 degrees.

This morning we woke up to a frigid 21 degrees. I have chicken-cicles out in the hen house. The dog is frantically trying to grow fur and the outside cats are begging to come inside to the warmth.

The baby guinea keets we rescued two weeks ago are now in the house, since the porch is too chilly. Our inside cats, Fogg and Masha, are sure the keets are meant to be cat snacks and are working at opening the door into the store room.

What is in store for tomorrow? Heat wave or continued wintery weather?

Either way, what are you reading tonight? Try Gambler’s Folly.


Stay warm and I’ll talk to you later,



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I’ve just published two new articles on the Yahoo Contributor Network.  One discusses the 100 anniversary of the LaBrea Tar Pits.

The other is reminiscence about Thanksgiving at home.

Go to  http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/1766068/mellie_miller.html for links to all my articles.

If you haven’t read Gambler’s Folly yet, go on over to http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly for your copy.

Or if you prefer, you can buy it at Amazon.com!

a piu tardi amici…

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The news is in! The Bavarlee Bernstein Facebook Productions second annual awards night has come and gone. And I was among the winners.

I was nominated in the category of Most Artistic for my novel, Gambler’s Folly. Mr. Bernstein introduced my novel earlier this year on his program, Let Me Tell Your Story.

So go to his page on Facebook to see the other categories and winners.



Thank you, Bavarlee Bernstein, for your nomination and for the award.  Everyone in the running is extremely talented and I am humbled to be considered among them.

If you haven’t read Gambler’s Folly yet, go over and see what you’ve missed.


A tardi amici miei–

Until later.

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mem-gamblersfolly1Gambler’s Folly received a great review from Jonesy Jones on Facebook. Here’s what she had to say!

“I FINALLY finished Gamblers Folley! I loved it! The ending had me floored! I love Dam and Karianna and I felt as if I was right there with them! Great job!”

So if you haven’t read it yet, go over and get your copy.


Or Gambler’s Folly is also available from Amazon Kindle!


What are you waiting for? It’s time to get comfortable and find a little romance!


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