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The rain has finally stopped after several days. Maybe the chickens and the garden can dry out. Nothing looks more pathetic than a chicken which is sopping wet and too stupid to go back in the hen house.

But I have had a little more time to work on my WIP–The Russian. And work is coming along on the cover art for Dante’s Angel. I hate trying to come up with images for my books. No matter what the characters look like, there is seldom anything which truly represents the people I see in my head.

I’ve decided to name the series Speranza, which is the city on Gambler’s Folly where most of the stories begin. I was originally going to name the series Gambler’s Folly, but with the first book having the same name, I thought it might be confusing.

So Speranza it is!

As soon as I have a cover, I will reveal it here and on Facebook.

What? You don’t follow me on Facebook? Shame on you.

 

https://www.facebook.com/meleighscreations

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https://www.facebook.com/esperanceseries

 

Want to read the book which started the series?

Gambler’s Folly

http://amzn.com/1627405844

 

Here’s a snippet from Dante’s Angel

“Have you heard anything about Angela?”

“A little. She is a cousin of Damiano’s, on his mother’s side. She is twenty-four and has trained as a healer for our kind.”

“Her family are shifters?” Dante asked.

“Yes, cats like us. And she’s training with Damiano’s mother, so she must be very good. The Signora only works with the most promising.”

“I guess I should stop hoping then,” Dante said, sadly.

“Why?”

“Nobody with her background would be interested in me, would they?”

“You should begin to believe in yourself,” Paulo told him. “Why would anyone else believe in you if you don’t? If you’re interested, let her know. You should see her fairly often. I think she’s helping with the wedding.”

“Maybe. I’ll think about it.”

“Now that you’ve learned to stand up straight, maybe you will stop putting yourself down at every turn. You work for the agency, in a specialized division. You don’t sweep floors in a warehouse.”

Dante opened his mouth to object, but Paulo gave him a look which said he should think over what he’d just heard before he disagreed. Instead, he nodded, thanked the man for his advice, and walked back over the rest of the party. Maybe Paulo was right. Perhaps he should take another look at his circumstances before he sold himself short.

Ciao! A domani…

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I want to thank Dori Klaproth, at dkletsreadblog for inviting me to interview on her blog! You are ever so kind.

Want to know a little more about me? Go over there and check it out!

Looking for my books?

Click here for my Esperance Series books.

Or here for Gambler’s Folly!

Once again, Thank you Dori!

 

 

 

 

 

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I know it has been a while since I wrote anything here. I have been writing, but not on the blog… I’ve been working on Book 3 for Gambler’s Folly.

Yes, I said Book 3.  Book 2, Dante’s Angel, should be out by the end of the month. Since I was already sort of in Gambler’s Folly mode, I decided to go ahead and begin Book 3–The Russian.

While the main characters in Gambler’s Folly and Dante’s Angel are big cat-shifters, our Russian, Dmitri,  is a wolf-shifter. Descended from a dire-wolf line, when shifts he is one big wolf.

The young woman who is meant to be his mate, Danni, is a very small person, but her attitude makes up for her size.

Meet Dmitri and Danni!

Dmitri:

“The tall, lanky man strode through the emigration hall on Gambler’s Folly with an ease and confidence that spoke of danger. At first glance, most people assumed ex-military. At second glance they decided he was syndicate.

The shaved head, neatly groomed stubble, and ice cold eyes did nothing to dispel this impression. Neither did the expensive shirt, with the first three buttons open under an expensive and worn dark leather vest. The black denim jeans hugged him snugly over boots whose cost would have fed a family of four for six months.

Dmitri Ivanovich Volkov, otherwise known as The Russian, encouraged this impression. It had served him well for a long, long time. People left him alone, which suited him fine. He was a loner and preferred the peace that came with the image.”

Danni:

“If it hadn’t been for her scent, he would have been fine. The lilacs with honeyed-vanilla and white musk wrapped around him softly. Hazel eyes under blonde curls had drawn him in. He’d thought, after all this time, he would have control over his urges. What had possessed him to kiss her?

Her mouth, now, there was a treat. Fresh raspberries and sweet white wine still teased his palette. Between her scent and her taste, he was one messed up wolf. He wanted to run through the forest, roll in the leaves, and howl to his pack mates about this delicious female he’d met.”

This story is about halfway to completion. We’re waiting for cover art to publish Dante’s Angel. Ready for another excerpt?

Dante’s Angel:

“What is the occasion, Dante?” Paulo asked him. “You look exceptionally well tonight.”

“I thought I’d take Karianna’s advice and watch my posture.”

“Well, it seems to have done you some good. I hadn’t realized you were as tall as I am.”

Neither had Dante. He was used to looking up when he talked to Paulo, but tonight he was close to looking the man in the eye.

“I don’t think I’m quite that tall,” he answered.

“Perhaps not, but very nearly. You should stand up more often.”

“Maybe I will. Have you heard anything about Angela?”

“A little. She is a cousin of Damiano’s, on his mother’s side. She is twenty-four and has trained as a healer for our kind.”

“Her family are shifters?” Dante asked.

“Yes, cats like us. And she’s training with Damiano’s mother, so she must be very good. The Signora only works with the most promising.”

“I guess I should stop hoping then,” Dante said, sadly.

“Why?”

“Nobody with her background would be interested in me, would they?”

“You should begin to believe in yourself,” Paulo told him. “Why would anyone else believe in you if you don’t? If you’re interested, let her know. You should see her fairly often. I think she’s helping with the wedding.”

“Maybe. I’ll think about it.”

“Now that you’ve learned to stand up straight, maybe you will stop putting yourself down at every turn. You work for the agency, in a specialized division. You don’t sweep floors in a warehouse.”

So watch for Dante’s Angel later this month. As soon as we have a cover we’ll do a cover reveal! In the meantime, I’ll be working on The Russian.

Where can you find my books? Follow me on Amazon!

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For Gambler’s Folly:

http://amzn.com/1627405844

Until later.

Don’t forget…

to Share the Romance…

 

 

 

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I hope your Memorial Day weekend was restful and peaceful. I’ve been working on the book which will come after Dante’s Angel, The Russian.

With any luck at all, Dante’s Angel will be out by the end of the month. Still waiting on cover art. Why do they never have an image which looks like the couple I’ve written about?

So, watch for Dante’s Angel. After that I’ll have a stand alone coming out–Master of the Fleet– and then The Russian.

A più tardi…

That woman

 

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Yes, it is that time of year again.   That wonderful time of year when we honor those women in our lives who mean so very much to us. And mother’s do so much, it would be difficult to put a value on their contributions.

What are you plans for Mother’s Day? And what are you getting the women in your life?

I know chocolate and flowers, family BBQ’s and the like are pretty standard. Or maybe going out to someplace special for dinner with the family.

What about something she can enjoy again and again?

How about a book?

There are several authors I love. You might want to check out their writing. And of course, mine as well…

Vonnie Davis does romantic intrigue. You can find out more about her books at: http://www.vonniedavis.com.

I also love Angel Nicholas, who also writes sexy romantic intrigue.

And of course, Mellie Miller–yours truly–with fantasy romance, often with a paranormal twist.

So if your Mom is a reader, someone who likes a bit of spice and romance, check out some of my favorites. See if there is something there she might like.

Have a Happy and Safe Mother’s Day everyone!

And don’t forget–

      to Share the Romance…

 

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With Dante’s Angel sent off to the publisher, I’ve gone back to Gambler’s Folly for a third book. The Russian will be the third book in the series.

In this book, we meet Dmitri Ivanovich Volkov, a wolf-shifter so old he doesn’t remember exactly how old he is. He grew up, at least in part, in what used to be Russia, back on old Earth. He’s on Gambler’s Folly tracking an illegal drug shipment.

Two hundred years ago, his soul mate died and he swore he would never take a mate again. It was much too difficult to lose someone who was that close to you.

But what do you do when you  meet another soul mate? Shouldn’t there only be one to a lifetime?

Excerpt:

“If it hadn’t been for her scent, he would have been fine. The lilacs with honeyed-vanilla and white musk scent wrapped around him softly. Hazel eyes under blonde curls had drawn him in. He’d thought, after all this time, he would have control over his urges. What had possessed him to kiss her?

Her mouth, now. There was a treat. Fresh raspberries and sweet white wine still teased his palette. Between her scent and her taste, he was one messed up wolf. He wanted to run through the forest, roll in the leaves, and howl to his pack mates about this delicious female he’d met.

It was good he wouldn’t see her again. He didn’t need a mate. Life around him was too uncertain. Besides, he’d had a mate long ago and, when she’d died, she’d taken his heart with her.

No. He was here for a job. He had no time for females.”

So, in the meantime, if you haven’t read Gambler’s Folly, now’s’ your chance! It’s available at Amazon in both eBook and paperback.

Dante’s Angel will be out later this year, so watch for it!

Now it’s time for me to get back to work and see what the crazy Russian is up to.

Have a great weekend!

Image from: http://elelur.com/mammals/wolf.html

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Hope your weekend is wonderful.

What are you reading today?

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