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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. It is a beautiful day out here today, so I’m thinking of taking the Lugnut for a walk.

And then tonight, I’m going to find something to read. I just finished The Forgotten Witch by Jessica Dodge and loved every page of it. Elements of magic and romance, past and present lives… I would definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of the genre.

What are you reading tonight?

Can I interest you in something romantic, with a twist of the paranormal?

Check out Gambler’s Folly series or Esperance. Or if magic is more your thing, try Master of the Fleet.

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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Mother Nature, please make up your mind. This back and forth is making me crazy.

I don’t know what the weather in your part of the world is like, but we go from temperatures in the 70’s to temperatures in the 50’s overnight. And then the lows go from the 50’s to the 20’s.

Could someone please check on Nature’s medications? I think she needs a refill…

Sorry I haven’t been here in a bit. I’ve had surgery and have been trying to catch up on everything I had to let slide. But I’m back now! Watch out world!

As for what I’m working on, my editor has a new book in the Esperance series, and one from Sultonna Nadine which should both come out this year.

Ben of Blackstone’s Forge is another paranormal romance from Esperance. And as you might guess, Ben is a blacksmith. But the love of his life turned cold when he had to leave temporarily to finish his apprenticeship. Nobody knows why, but the woman he was sure he would marry will have nothing to do with him.

Or anyone else, apparently.

And his father is determined Ben should marry soon, going so far as to set a time limit on finding someone suitable. When Ben doesn’t meet his deadline, the man arranges a marriage for him–with the girl who shuns his attentions.

And from Sultonna Nadine?

Whiskey Jug Genie!

Martin runs an apothecary in London. Taking his holiday in the American Southeast, he comes across an old whiskey jug which would be ideal as part of the decor in his shop.

How could he know it housed a genie, who had been trapped for over 200 years? And that the only way to rid himself of his new guest is to remove a curse cast by a long dead witch?

Watch for these two books this year. I’ll keep you posted on release dates.

In the meantime, why don’t you catch up on the Esperance Series?

You can find all the links on my links page.

Or go to Amazon or Smashwords!

For Sultonna Nadine, check out Master of the Fleet, a story set in an alternate universe where magic is just a part of everyday life.

So whether you’re cozying up to the fire or opening the windows to catch a breeze, grab a nice cuppa, a good book, and sit for a spell.

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

Covers not necessarily final…

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Here we are only a few days from holiday weekend. How is everyone out there?

I know. Take a deep breath. Hold for a few seconds, and then let it out slowly. Don’t let the ;ast minute stresses get you down.

Are you looking for something to read, but don’t have a lot to spend right now?

Time to go over to Smashwords and check out their End of the Year Book Sale. Many of their authors have joined in the sale and have discounted their e-books until Jan 1. Some are even free!

Now you can’t beat a deal like that.

Treat yourself for the holidays! If you’re looking for one of my books, you can find them at my Smashwords profile page for any price you want to pay. Even FREE! (Though I hope you’ll throw a little change my way.)

So go on over to Smashwords and find a place for a short vacation break. Pour yourself a cup of tea, glass of wine, or whatever beverage you fancy, and get into another world.

If you’re looking for paperbacks or hardcover books of mine, go to my Amazon Author Profile page and find your next destination.

If you’re looking for Master of the Fleet, it’s under my pen name, Sultonna Nadine.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. See you in the New Year!

And Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

(Photo courtesy of Dawn Miller)

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Happy weekend everyone! Did you all survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday? It is certainly a crazy time of year out there. We had our daughter, one of her sons and a friend of his, plus a couple other guests to share the holiday with us.

Of course, with all that was going on, I did a bit too much too soon after my surgery, but a day or two of rest should take care to everything. I’ve been catching up on some reading while I’ve been recovering.

So, do you want to buy more books,

,,,but have to watch your budget?

Then you might be interested in my book sale over at Smashwords.

Between now and January 1, you can set your own price for any of my books there.

You can even choose to get them for FREE!

All books in both the Gambler’s Folly series and the Esperance Series are included as is Master of the Fleet from Sultonna Nadine.

So you can finish up a series, or start a new one without breaking the bank.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season. Please be safe out there. You know how traffic gets this time of year.

So Happy Holidays from everyone at melliemiller.com

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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If this is you, then I have news for you!

All of my books and many, many more are now on sale at Smashwords!

That’s right! During the Month of July, Smashwords is having their Summer/Winter Sale. And I’ve added all of my books to the list.

During this month, you can try any of my books, both the Mellie Miller books, and Sultonna Nadine, for only $0.99 each. Now is a great time to try an author you’ve never read, or pick up the books in a series you’ve started.

Which books do I have on offer?

The Esperance Series–Three books from a fantasy world ruled by psychically talented First Lords. Mischief, magic, and romance await you there.

The Gambler’s Folly Series–A futuristic pleasure world. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled night life, or a quiet mountain cabin, you can find it all on Gambler’s Folly. But don’t carry contraband onto this world. The shifters from Interpol’s Special Division are on hand to sniff it out–when they aren’t having mating issues, that is.

Master of the Fleet. Meet Richard and Anne-Marie Lemarnier. Share their ups and downs as they try to sort out a marriage with a very rocky start. On a world where magic is commonplace, Richard finds his magic doesn’t help his love life one single bit. Not to mention trying to trace the person who is using the magic to attack Richard’s business.

Yes, the sale lasts all month. But why wait?

Head on over to Smashwords and find something to read this weekend.

And have a wonderful July 4th, to those of you in the USA!

As always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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Just a little video introduction to the worlds of my books, from Esperance to Gambler’s Folly, and the Cote d’Or, from Master of the Fleet.

So grab a cuppa, have a seat, and let’s go visiting to the world of your choice. There are three to choose from!

All available from Amazon!

And Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

Coming Soon!

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At least, that’s what the calendar says. Mother Nature is still trying to make up her mind. But at least the storms have stopped for this week, even if the temperatures are a bit chilly again.

If this is your first visit, let me introduce myself and my worlds.

I write paranormal fantasy romance.

What is that?

My worlds are fantasy worlds, on other planets, or alternate timelines of this one. Some contain elements of psychic abilities, like mental telepathy, telekinesis, and other Talents. This is the main theme in the Esperance Series.

Some are stories about shifters. The Gambler’s Folly Series has shifters of all sorts–leopards, panthers, wolves, bears. And more to come!

Some have characters with magical abilities. In Master of the Fleet, our MC, Richard, has command over the elements wind and water. Others can control earth, fire, wind or spirit. Most of these are published under my pen name, Sultonna Nadine.

The next magical book to come out will be Whisky Jug Genie. One of our characters dabbles in white magic. And of course, there is the genie, wielding his own form of magic.

And there is always an element of romance. Some spicier than others, granted, but romance of some sort. The shifter series is a little spicier than the Esperance series is, though it does have its moments.

Want to see a little more?

I have trailers up on Vimeo.

Or you can watch them on YouTube!

So, go check it out, find something you like, and settle back into another world.

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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What!?

Don’t panic.

The Book Sale over at Smashwords is almost over. But don’t worry. There ‘s still time to go shopping. The sale ends tomorrow, March 12.

So, what do I have on discount there this week?

Everything!

The first two books in each series are FREE.

The rest of the books, including Master of the Fleet written as Sultonna Nadine, are $0.99.

But the sale is just about to wrap up, so don’t wait too long.

I’ve been working on taxes all week, so I’m about done in. But I’m going to try to take a walk with The Bear here in a bit. It seems winter is still not finished here in the Southeast, but I’m about done with winter…

Anyway, have a great weekend. Don’t forget the sale! I’m going to work on Gregor Thayne after my walk. Wish me luck!

Gambler’s Folly

Esperance

Master of the Fleet

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

...to Share the Romance…

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Good afternoon and a happy Friday to everyone out there today! Hope you’re out of the path of the storms coming through.

One of the questions people ask is where an author gets an idea. And it is difficult to answer sometimes.

But let me see if I can tell you about Master of the Fleet.

For several years, I was a member of the SCA–Society for Creative Anachronism. It was fun recreating life from the middle ages, learning new skills, learning about how people lived during those times.

And music! As a musician, I loved learning songs and compositions from this time period. As part of a recorder consort, we got plenty of practice on music from different countries, some of which have come down into more modern times.

I remember playing the song Flow Gently Sweet Afton for my father, only to hear him say his mother had sung the song to him when he was young.

So what has this to do with Master of the Fleet?

One song most people know from around the Middle Ages–though it may be a little later–is Greensleeves. If you’re not familiar with the lyrics, you can find them online. The theme of the song is about a man who has gifted his love with everything imaginable, from jewels to fine linens, only to be cast aside.

Now, my writer’s mind began to wonder what would have happened if things had gone a bit differently.

And then my SCA mind began to create a scene, albeit the scene would have been part of a play put on for the delight of the guests at a feast.

So, putting the two together, I created the sketch for the feast–an argument breaking out between a man and woman, which gets out of hand, and ending with drawn blades.

In the sketch, this would have ended with him binding her to him as a sworn servant.

In the story, which is set in an alternate timeline where magic is real, Master of the Fleet, it goes far beyond that.

How far?

Now that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

To read Master of the Fleet, go over to Smashwords this weekend. The ebook is on sale for only $0.99. The ebook is available in several different formats to fit your reader.

Prefer Amazon!

It’s available in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover!

So, that’s it for this week. Have a wonderful, magical weekend.

And Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

How about an excerpt?


“My good man, were you planning a human
sacrifice on the high table? Who are you and what is
the meaning of this?” the baron demanded.


A large man, with dark hair turning gray at the
temples, and neatly trimmed beard, his presence
commanded the attention of the room.


“Your Excellency, I am Lord Sir Richard
LeMarnier, from Côte d’Or. The lady and I have
traveled for more than a week to attend the festival
here in her homeland. At least she claims it as such.
After courting her for over a year and asking for her
hand in marriage, I dance on her leash while she toys
with my affections. Though she hasn’t refused my
offer, she has yet to accept it.”


“What do you do?”


“I am in shipping, Your Excellency, with access
to goods up and down the coast and from overseas. I
have brought her gifts from every part of the world,
given her everything she’s asked for, and more. She’s
been blessed with everything within my power to
give.”


“We’ll agree you’re a generous man. Why are
you here?”

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Yes, it is!

“Why?” you ask.

I went in for my second cataract surgery yesterday. I had the first cataract removed a month ago, which helped quite a bit in the reading department. I’m hoping this one goes just as well. It’s nice to be able to read labels in the store, newspapers, magazines, and print books again.

Thinking about the same thing yourself?

Don’t sweat it!

The surgeon at Gainesville Eye Associates does laser surgery. It’s quick, and virtually painless. From the time I went in until I was back in the car was about an hour and a half. And that included the post surugery check up. What takes most of the time is getting your eye dilated, IV hooked up, and all the things you need to do before you reach the OR. The surgery itself takes about ten minutes.

Ten minutes?

Yep. That’s it. I will have eye drops to put in several times a day for a month, but that’s no biggie. And for the first few days, my vision will be a little blurry as everything heals. But the results will give me vision like I haven’t had in years.

So what’s happening in my writing world?

I’m still working to finish Gregor Thayne. Too Many Talents should be about through editing, and a few other things are in various stages of editing.

So this weekend, reach out and take home a little magic!

Master of the Fleet will be on sale at Smashwords for only $0.99 this weekend.

So reach for the magic, settle into a comfy chair, and visit the Cote d’Or!

Prefer Amazon?

Check here for the paperback or hardcover!

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