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Jareth Cover art finalWhich is being sorely tested at the moment. The author copies of Jareth, First Lord have shipped, as well as the pre-orders, and while the buttons and Autographed Copy stickers have arrived, the books are still somewhere in limbo.

Oh well. What’s another day or two?

Here’s an excerpt from Jareth, First Lord to get you through.

 

“When the final edict was posted in the village, Viviane was stunned as she read the declarations. If the fools had gone to her father he could have asked for aid from the neighboring lords. Instead, he was saddled with repayments to Clan Brannach and penalties for ignoring the complaints. Why had he let this happen? This wasn’t like him at all.
While the penalties were within the limits of clan law, life in Clan Belfort would be much more difficult for a while. But The Choosing, this dark legend out of the dim past, while legal and binding, had never been invoked in Viviane’s lifetime. Re-reading the edict, she saw that all women of marriageable age who were childless and unmarried were required to report one week from the date of posting. One tenth of their number would go to Clan Brannach.
Since she was now marriageable and without children Viviane was required to present herself to Brannach’s First Lord. Panicking, she searched the notice again for an exemption for women of the ruling house, but found nothing. They may have been upset because she wanted to be independent but were they really willing to cast her out altogether?
Her blood turned to ice as she considered her chances of being chosen. There were many younger women in the clan. Wouldn’t they be chosen first? Why choose someone who was nearly thirty when fresher faces abounded? Dizzy and with her heart pounding, she ran to her little cottage, slammed the door, and leaned against it to stay on her feet. The smell in the air she recognized as the scent of fear while cold sweat trickled down her back. She could go to her father and ask him to exempt her from the proceedings. He’d been anxious for her to come home. Certainly he would do this one small thing.
Firmly reining in her emotions, she thought about the consequences of such an action. What if this was the way out of her difficulties? She couldn’t–wouldn’t–go back home, and she couldn’t keep the shop open much longer. Everyone in the village knew her as Viviane Lebrun as she’d not used her title after marrying Robert. Lord Jareth hadn’t been ruling long and they’d never been introduced. If she were chosen there should be no repercussions to the clan or ruling house. If she kept quiet about her family ties, this might be the answer to her predicament. Maybe this was the sign she’d asked for. She would present herself with the others and leave it in the hands of chance.”

 

Haven’t ordered your copy yet? Here are the links!

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Jareth-First-Lord/Mellie-Miller/9780989678643?id=6142571080981

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jareth-mellie-miller/1113216056?ean=9780989678643

 

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Jareth Cover art finalYes, I am very excited! I was beginning to think this book was never going to be published. But we finally got all the problems sorted!

Hurray!

So what kind of book is Jareth, First Lord?

Written in the style of a historical romance, the story takes place on a planet colonized by Earth and then suddenly abandoned. When a new illness wipes out half the population, everything descends into anarchy until the descendants of the Seekers can gain enough control to force order once again.

First Lords are the descendants of those rulers, with psychic powers over a broad range of abilities. Now two centuries from the times of chaos, Jareth rules Clan Brannach. Widowed  for two years, he isn’t looking to marry, but while visiting a neighboring clan to settle a claim, he is captivated by black curls and sparkling blue eyes.

Can he win the heart of this fiery-tempered lady? Or will their two clans go to war over their courtship?

Jareth, First Lord–

http://amzn.com/0989678644

http://www.freedomink365.com/jarethfirstlord

 

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Jareth Cover art finalYes! Jareth, First Lord is now available on Amazon! So if you haven’t ordered your copy yet, go to Amazon.com

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Black and whiteWith Jareth, First Lord re-released this month, it’s time to look forward to the sequel, Viviane, First Lady. We’re aiming for a March 2015 release date for Viviane.

Following the events in Jareth, First Lord, we find Viviane trying to come to grips with all the changes life has brought her way, from the loss of her husband before the story, to Jareth’s courtship and the trouble between the clans.

Now life is being further complicated by things completely out of her control. And until she can gain a little control, there can be no planning for heirs to the house of Brannach.

So if you haven’t read Jareth, First Lord, go ahead and pre-order your copy now, because Viviane is following hard on its heels.

Available now through FreedomInk365. Jareth will soon be available through Amazon, Books-a-Million and Barnes and Noble. Paperback and eBook.

http://www.facebook.com/jarethfirstlord

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CommercialFor more news on what’s happening, slip on over to Facebook and Like my page. The one I use for for my writing is:

https://www.facebook.com/MeleighsCreations/

I also share events and releases of other authors I know and the occasional humorous post.

I also have a new page for our pre-sale event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/662445560518968

If you preorder Jareth, First Lord, you get a signed copy of a first run book, plus a Redd’s button with the cover art. The publisher, FreedomInk365, has also suggested a free e-book with the pre-order of Jareth, First Lord during the event.

So go over, Like the page, check out the pre-sale event, and share with your friends. Jareth, First Lord will be released in September, so to get the perks, order soon!

Don’t forget—

     —to Share the Romance

                                     Mellie E. Miller 

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Small Formal Black2All romance stories have heroes. But what endears you to a hero? Is it his charm? Maybe there’s a bit of mystery about him, something hiding in his past. Perhaps its power you crave.

Go over and visit the Facebook event for Jareth, First Lord and tell us what you love in a hero. While you’re there, you can join the event and pre-order your copy.

All pre-orders are signed and will receive a Redd’s button with the cover art! join us today!

https://www.facebook.com/events/662445560518968

http://www.freedomink365.com/jarethfirstlord

Don’t forget—

       —to Share the Romance…

                               Mellie E. Miller

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Black and whiteWhat are you reading today?

I’ve met so many people recently who don’t read. I can’t imagine not reading, but I suppose in this day of electronic gadgetry, reading is a little old-fashioned. When you can pick up a tablet or i-phone and see movies and music videos, play games and keep in touch with friends all on one device, even eBooks are too much trouble.

For me, reading is fun, exciting, and a great escape into a new adventure, be it romance, scifi, or murder mystery. The adventure begins with opening that cover and smelling the ink and new pages right from the press. Or if it is an old friend, or a second-hand book, the musty, dusty smell from between the pages, and the rough feel of the cover.

Then it’s imagination on full, as the characters and scenes come to life, like a movie playing inside my head, for me alone. Because my interpretation of the writing will be unique, just as yours will be. My experience will never be the same as anyone else’s.

I read of one author who refused to put more than a few brief words of description about her characters in her books. She felt her readers could do them justice on their own. And nobody ever sees the same person when they read, no matter what the description is. Who is to say which version is correct?

One of the reasons I began writing romantic fiction is because I didn’t really like most of what I saw for sale. The advice often given to writers is to write what you want to read. And so I did.

I want to give a big thank you to FreedomInk365 for taking a chance on Jareth, First Lord. It is a different, cross-genre adventure of futuristic highland lords, with psychic talents. Written in the style of a historical romance, there are elements of intrigue and treachery, a tale of two people who have suffered great loss and yet have hope for the future.

Why do I read? For the joy of it all. For the excitement. For love, and mystery, and happy endings.

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, join us at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/662445560518968

Jareth, First Lord is available for pre-order from the publisher at:

http://www.freedomink365.com/jarethfirstlord

Join me in the adventure of reading.

and Don’t Forget—

            —to Share the Romance…

                                         Mellie E. Miller

 

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