Archive for April, 2014

Black and whiteYes! I’ve reached my word goal of 40,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo 2014. I’ve made it!

No, the book isn’t’ finished yet, but  with 40,000 words as a start, it shouldn’t take long to finish. And then there is the editing, rewrites, and all of that. But finishing it is the first order of business.

The Seduction of Lady Calloway is a fantasy romance set in an alternate timeline in London, around 1850. The church and state are one organization with two different branches–one for clerical administration and the other for secular affairs.

Kerrick Calloway works as a liaison between the two divisions. Recently married to Liora,  a delightful girl from further north, imagine his shock when he finds out she was raised a heretic.

So what does one who is employed by the church do in this situation? He won’t subject his wife to the confessors unless forced, but in the meantime, can he bring her back to the church?

Sound like something you’d like? Well, keep your eyes on this blog for news of releases. A second edition of Jareth: First Lord should be out later this year, followed by the sequel, Viviane: First Lady.

And if you haven’t read it yet, Gambler’s Folly is available at:





Happy reading everyone!


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Mel and Gambler's FollyGambler’s Folly is going to Book Expo of America this May! I was invited by BookBuzz to send them two copies for the expo this year.

Yes, I’m excited!

And second, I’ve signed an author agreement with a Georgia publisher, FreedomInk, to release a second edition of  Jareth: First Lord later this year, with an option on the sequel, Viviane: First Lady.

If you’ve read Jareth: First Lord, this is a newly edited edition, so while this will be similar, the writing is tighter, more exciting, and there are extra scenes at the end.


I’ve also entered Camp NaNoWriMo 2014 and am busy working on a new novel there, The Seduction of Lady Calloway. What happens when you work for the church and state and find you’ve married a heretic? This is Lord Calloway’s dilemma. Set in an alternate timeline of London, around 1800, where the state is just another arm of the church and confessors can read minds.

And I’ve been nominated for the BB Let Me Tell Your Story this year in the category for Most Determined. I’ll keep you informed as to when this segment will be aired.

And Bavarlee will introduce Jareth: First Lord later this year. Stay tuned for news!

Check back for news of Jareth: First Lord.

And if you haven’t read Gambler’s Folly snag your copy today!



Ciao amici!

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Black and whiteMy problem is that I have so many. So when I tried to choose one, I just couldn’t do it. But I don’t mind reciting, so I’ve posted two so far.

Don’t know what I’m talking about?

It’s Poetry Month, and there is a Facebook event called Pledge to Recite Poetry. So far, I think there are four videos posted.


So go over and check it out. Or pledge to recite for yourself and post your own video on their page.

Here’s one of mine.

So go check it out! Join us if you’d like. Recite from your favorite poet, or recite something of your own.

Ciao, amici!

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Black and whiteOK folks, April is Poetry Month. And FreedomInk Publishing is having a Pledge to Recite Poetry competition. Record you reciting your favorite poem, upload it, and the ones with the most votes go on YouTube.

Pretty cool, huh?

You can find my first contribution on their page.


This first one is in French, but I posted a translation for everyone. Unfortunately, it can’t capture what I love most about the poem, so listen to the French version.

And don’t forget, if you don’t have your copy of Gambler’s Folly yet, go on over to Amazon and order a copy.


And coming soon, from FreedomInk365 will be Jareth: First Lord,  a second edition to open a path for the sequel, Viviane: First Lady.

So keep your eyes open and check back here for news of the releases.

Ciao amici miei!

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