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Sometimes you want to read a story, but you don’t feel like reading. You don’t feel like TV. so what do you do?

Listen to a book from Audible!

I’ve been listening to some books here lately while I drive or when I’m just restless at night and can’t sleep. In the car, it gives me something to listen to besides the sound of the engine and the rough roads around here. At night, the soothing voice helps me relax into the story so I can sleep.

Don’t know what to listen to?

The first two books from my Esperance series are available from Audible, as well as my autobiographical book concerning my bout with breast cancer--Cancer and the Warrior’s Way.

Looking for something to read instead? You can find all of my books on sale at Smashwords through April 20 in the Authors Give Back sale as well as many others.

Don’t worry if the covers here don’t match Audible. I’m still working on getting the new covers uploaded…

So whether you want to listen or read, we have you covered. Go check it out and stay safe!

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Read a book!

With all the happenings in the world today, is it any wonder some of us are going a little crazy? I know a lot of people are on mandatory lock down, and others are voluntarily staying in.

So what do you do when you’ve already cleaned the house three times, are sick and tired of watching TV, and can’t find anything else online of interest?

Head over to Smashwords for their Authors Give Back sale!

A lot of authors thought it would be a good idea to offer discounts on their books to give people another option. Some books are even free!

So Smashwords launched their month long Authors Give Back Sale on Friday.

You can go over to the general sale, or if you’re looking for my books, you can go to my profile page and see what interests you there.

So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, turn off the news, get your ebook reader, settle down on the couch with your pets, and take a break from reality for a while.

Esperance–a highland world full of mischief, magic, and romance.

Gambler’s Folly–A pleasure world, with a dark underworld and the shifters who keep the peace.

Master of the Fleet–An alternate timeline up in America’s Northwest, where magic isn’t just real, it’s part of everyday life.

So take a break, a mini-vacation if you will. Grab a book and relax.

Wishing you a wonderful, healthy, and safe weekend

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Who is Morgan?

She appeared for the first time in Jareth, First Lord, as one of the girls brought back from Clan Belfort. As the series progressed, I became intrigued by her story and decided to see where she’d come from and what Clan Brannach held in store for her.

She’d had a hard life before she moved to Clan Brannach and after she arrived, she was assaulted while making deliveries for her boss. She escaped being raped only because of two young men who came to her rescue.

Sure she’ll never find a happily-ever-after, she’s given up trying.

Until she meets James, who has also given up on love. But when he first sees Morgan, muddy, battered, and bloody though she was, it was love at first sight.

But his family has secrets of its own, which has scared off most of the women in his life. One woman he was dating took off running and was nearly trampled to death in the street when he gave her a glimpse of his Talent.

Can he win Morgan’s heart? And can she accept his unique gift as well?

MORGANThe Pixie and the Green Man–Esperance Book 3

Excerpt:

“Jamie, you’re up early this morning,” his dad called out as he strode down the path. “Got plans with a dark-haired pixie?”

“Sort of. Can I talk to you for a minute?”

Leaning on the rail fence in front of his parents’ house, he told his father what had happened the previous evening.

“I don’t see how you could have done differently, son,” his father said. “If you’re serious about her, she’ll have to know sooner or later.”

“But how can I know when to bring it up? I thought Gwen…”

“Don’t look back, James,” his father said seriously. “I was never sure about Gwen. I know you loved her and hoped things would work out, but that is all in the past.”

“I’m trying to look forward, Dad. But I couldn’t live with myself if I chased Morgan away.”

“Where are you going today?” his father asked.

“For a hike up the stream. It’s a nice warm day and it should be beautiful.”

“The stream isn’t far from the forest. Take her over and introduce her. See what the forest has to say.”

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Yes the Smashword Read an Ebook Week Sale is on, beginning today.

Looking for something new to read, a new author to try? Then this is the sale for you! This one week sale features many, many ebook authors, including your’s truly!

So go on over to Smashwords and take a look at the sale. Who knows? You might find your new favorite author!

Looking for my books? They’re all on sale this week.

What are you waiting for? Go find a new book, sit back, and take a mini vacation!

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Though I was beginning to wonder. Ain’t strep throat grand?

So I’ve been under the weather for about a week now trying to get over this stuff. And in the meantime, my brain has been working overtime on a project I had on a back burner from a couple years ago, to write sometime in the future. After I get through the backlog of other ideas I already have started.

But what do you do when your brain won’t shut off, especially in your sleep?

The only thing I’ve found that works is to at least write that one scene, which keeps playing out in your head, where you can deal with it later. When you’re ready to work with it.With a little luck.

Not that it’s a bad story line, or that it’s completely different from what I’d had in mind when I originally had the idea. It’s that I have so many things partway done at the moment. And I’d promised myself, and my editor, that I would finish up all these stories so we could think about getting them ready to publish before I started anything else.

Right.

So what else do I have to finish?

From Esperance, I need to brush up the next in the series, a story called Talents. After that I have another story written and waiting to be edited–Ben of Blackstone’s Forge. And then there is an idea which is partly written called Gregor Thayne, which is not only a story inset into the series, but furthers the overall plot of the series.

From Gambler’s Folly, there are two stories written and waiting to be edited, but they need to sit and rest for a while before I can have a fresh look at them. One is Old Flame, and the other is Scotch and Soulmates. I also have at least two other ideas for stories in this series.

The others are from Sultonna Nadine. There is Lady Calloway, which is nearly finished, but not quite. It is set in an alternate timeline of Victorian England.

Protector of the Red Dragon involves time travel from modern day America back to sixteenth century England and forward again in time to our future. There are paintings which act as portals, magic swords, and a host of tricky situations.

And of course there is Whiskey Jug Genie, about our herbalist from London who accidentally ends up with a redneck genie and the host of problems he brings with him.

And let’s not forget Mistaken Identity and Krista, who is mistaken for something she’s not, and then becomes central to a plan to aid two worlds–both hers and her captor’s.

This is not counting the ideas which are simply ideas of a few paragraphs, like Anya and the Mage; The Dane; two or three other ideas from Gambler’s Folly; a story set on a world of shifters, featuring dragons; The Travellers, following our couple through several lifetimes until they can fulfill their destiny; Sons of Macadam, featuring siblings scattered across the US to Scotland. There’s The Mercenary, Philippe and Mireille, and several others all waiting in line for their turn.

And then there are the two non-fiction books I have started–one on my life since diabetes. The other a lighthearted book concerning the family ghosts.

So why did Tank and Rogue decide it’s their turn now?

Who knows?

They are going to be a lively bunch, I can tell.

Anyway, I’ve got to get over the last of this strep throat. I have too much to do.

In the meantime, go on over and check out what I have already putlished, get caught up on your favorite series, see what Sultonna is up to, and I’ll let you know when there is a new release.

I’m also on Goodreads, so catch up with me there as well.

Esperance

Gambler’s Folly

Sultonna Nadine

Or go over to Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/meleigh53

You can also find my books at most other major book sellers, so go on over and check them out!

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Now that The Russian is live on Amazon and Smashwords as an ebook, it’s time to get it and a couple others ready for paperback. What with my husband’s knee surgery in January, things have been a little busy to deal with the aggravation of formatting.

And then?

I think I’ll spend some time to finish a couple other books I have nearly finished, but set aside to get The Russian published and out to the world.

There is Whiskey Jug Genie, my 2019 NanNoWriMo project, which is nearly finished–as far as a first draft. In this Sultonna Nadine book, a London herbalist tours the American Southeast and buys an old whiskey jug, not realizing it was inhabited. When he releases the genie in his living room, the fun begins.

Then there is Lady Calloway, another Sultonna Nadine offering, set in an alternate timeline of Victorian England. She’s a small town girl from up North. He works for the church down in London and comes from a family of confessors–psychically gifted people who can bring any sinner to confession, no matter the cost.

And then there is Protector of the Red Dragon, from Sultonna Nadine. A fantasy set partially in modern times and partially in the 16th century, it combines fantasy, romance, and a touch of magic to usher in an era of peace and prosperity involving twin sisters, a magical sword, and a dragon.

While that’s all happening, Mistaken Identity is with my editor going through the initial edits. This is another stand alone from Sultonna Nadine. Captured in a brief military strike against her world from their sister planet, Krista is mistaken for someone she’s not. By the time her captors are convinced of the truth, the commander of the facility has hatched a plan with her at its core. Can she learn enough fast enough to help bring off a plan which will benefit both worlds, without losing her life, or heart, in the process?

And then there are the other books in the Esperance and Gambler’s Folly Series to finish editing. A couple need finishing as well. And some are waiting to be written, with a new idea popping up earlier this morning.

So it looks like it will be a busy year here on the farm. The Monster and Miss Kitty have settled in to give me a hand, so we’re all set.

Have a marvelous week, and if you haven’t checked out The Russian, to over and take a peek. He’s one of my favorite characters, and his mate is a feisty little she-wolf you’ll adore.

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That can mean so many things. But in this case, I’m talking about Amazon and Facebook.

Do you follow your favorite authors?

My main Facebook page talks about all my books, my WIPs and everyday things.

And then I have a page for each of my series and one for the stand-alones written as Sultonna Nadine.

You can follow your authors on Amazon as well!

So if you’re on Facebook, go on over and check out my page.

https://www.facebook.com/meleighscreations

Or at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Mellie-Miller/e/B00954K2C8

For the series pages–

Esperance Series:

http://www.facebook.com/esperanceseries

Gambler’s Folly:

https://www.facebook.com/GamblersFolly

And Sultonna Nadine:

https://www.facebook.com/SultonnaNadine

Don’t forget to check out THE RUSSIAN--the latest book from Gambler’s Folly!

And don’t forget to share posts about the books you love, and please review!

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