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CommercialOK, it’s not raining right now, but it’s so dark it seems like it ought to be time for bed. Everything is still wet from last night’s rain, so working outside is not an option. Nor is walking Jester, our 100 pound shepherd mix mud-ball.

So next on the list is a good book. I’ve got my comfy chair upstairs in the library and several good books to choose from. There’s Child of the Loch, The Condition, or The Lost Gateway–all books that I’ve bought recently, but haven’t yet had the chance to read.

So what’s your choice today?

If you’re in the mood for romance, like a bit of mystery and the paranormal, check out Gambler’s Folly.  Here’s the blurb.

“Thinking this trip would be a vacation, Karianna’s hopes are dashed when her husband loses her in a bet—to the biggest player in the crime syndicate on the world of Gambler’s Folly. Divorced, widowed and remarried in the space of forty-eight hours, she is now the wife of the tall, dark, and extremely wealthy Damiano Leone, who won her on the turn of one hand of cards. Besides his wealth and good looks, he controls half the planet through the crime syndicate.

As she tries to adjust to her new life, Karianna becomes embroiled in the shifting power play in the underworld. After she is poisoned twice, they take a trip to the beach, which is spoiled when their beach house explodes while they dine at a nearby restaurant.

And just when she thinks life is calming down, she discovers a secret not only about her husband and his closest friends, but a secret her family has hidden for generations—which affects her future far more than the mob on Gambler’s Folly.”

Gambler’s Folly is available at:


Go get your copy today.

I’ve got something to read. Join me!


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Are you looking for something romantic? Something sensual, with maybe a hint of mystery?

Do you like futuristic worlds where pleasure is king?

What about shape-shifters?

If this sounds like the book you want to read, look no further. Gambler’s Folly combines all these elements. One reviewer says, “Gambler’s Folly is sensual and mysterious.”

A review at Goodreads had this to say–

“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. “ (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/694648347)

So go and check it out! The weekend is coming up–time to relax and enjoy a bit of romance.


Let me know what you think!


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CommercialIf you’ve written a book and need help with promotion, go over and take a look at FreedomInk.

FreedomInk is a small publisher Atlanta, GA. But besides publishing, they also have their Hidden Gems page.

For under $20, the CEO and president of FreedomInk, Katandra Shanel Jackson, will read, review and feature your book on Hidden Gems.

They also offer a Creative Press Release which contains both media and flyer for your promotion.

FreedomInk is featuring Gambler’s Folly this month, and I’ve received my review from Katandra. I’ve been very happy to work with her. So if you want to check out what FreedomInk does, go to:

And to get your copy of Gambler’s Folly, you can click on the link at Hidden Gems. Or go to:

But check out FreedomInk if you need help with promotion. you’ll be glad you did.


Ciao amici miei!

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CommercialGambler’s Folly came in #3 in the top ten tonight in Bavarlee Bernstein’s Let Me Tell Your Story. Tonight he looked at twenty-one authors he’s introduced on his Facebook series and picked his top ten list.

Thank you Bavarlee for choosing Gambler’s Folly.

Congratulations to L’Vette Sonai and her book The Mulholland Diaries, the #1 choice.

So go and get your copy today.
For Gambler’s Folly:








For The Mulholland Diaries:

To watch this episode:


Thank you for Let Me Tell Your Story, Bavarlee and introducing some wonderful authors to the world.


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Gambler’s Folly 2.

Check out the new video for Gambler’s Folly. Don’t have your copy yet?


via Gambler’s Folly 2.

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mem-gamblersfolly1Come on.  Just one quick peek. Gambler’s Folly is a paranormal fantasy romance involving shape-shifters, futuristic worlds, and a woman who’s life is forever changed by one hand of cards.

Open the door of the Stella d’Oro and look in on the world of Damiano Leone and his new wife, Karianna.


 They took their time browsing the gaming rooms. Damiano placed one or two small bets.

“Kiss me for luck, amore,” he said the second

time and she made sure he felt it down to his toes. She hoped he’d

lose, as he usually did. He claimed it was bad for business if he won

very often.  So naturally, he won. Raising a glass of champagne, he

addressed the patrons, “A toast to my lovely wife. May she always

bring me good luck.” The kiss she received was at least equal in

firepower to hers.

Shortly after, they saw Marco, who met them with a wide grin on

his face. “So, Damiano, are you planning another night like last


“Once was enough. Why?”

“Your scent is in the air, amico, and that of your mate. The

atmosphere is beginning to have an effect.”

As they looked around, the patrons who came in together as

couples were more amorous than usual, especially on the dance floor.

The singles among them were hunting, searching for someone who

might give them a chance.

Damiano laughed. “I hadn’t really given it much thought. I

suppose since we’re mated, the scent isn’t as obvious to me as it

would have been. But I can sense it now. It is different than before,


“Yes, it is,” Marco confirmed. “You are now a mated pair,

hunting together. Of course you are mainly stalking each other it

seems”—he grinned—“but your scent speaks of sex and the hunt.”

“Do you suppose it will be bad for business?” Damiano asked.

“I don’t know. It seems good tonight. Everyone is happy.”

“Then, my little Topolina, maybe we should dance.”

“Topolina?” Marco was confused.

“You know, a little furry plaything the smaller cats toy with.

Which if you’re very careful, you can play with for a long, long


She thought Marco was going to wet himself.


Gambler’s Folly is available at: http://www.bookstrand.com/gamblers-folly

Go on. You know you want to. Get it today!

Ciao, amici…


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Black and whiteWhat are you reading this weekend?

If you’re looking for something new in a paranormal fantasy romance, check out Gambler’s Folly.

Follow Karianna as she adjusts from middle class life on earth to high society on Gambler’s Folly, married to one of the syndicate’s most influential leaders.

“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.”

To get your copy, go to:

Have a great weekend,


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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:



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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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While you wait for Gambler’s Folly to be released, check out the new video promotion at the link below!

Gamblers Folly.



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