Posts Tagged ‘novels’

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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While I took a break from writing, I pulled up some of the books I’ve been meaning to read. The first of these was Coconut Badger, by mark McNicol.

Coconut BadgerCoconut Badger by Mark MacNicol
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Coconut Badger was a a great read. A dark story of a troubled youth, it pulled me into the story as it gained momentum right up to the last page. This book is a page-turner. I finished it in two sittings.


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If you’re looking for something in the romantic line, check out my book, Gambler’s Folly. It has a 5 star rating on Goodreads.


Ciao amici!  Have a great weekend.

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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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Yes, indeed! And I am thrilled with the artist’s concept of the story. She caught all the important ideas in one picture.

I am impatiently waiting for the manuscript to return, so I can look it over again and sign off on the final. My manicurist is going to hate me….

Sorry Diane.

Anyway, watch for the release of  Gambler’s Folly, coming in July.

Ciao, amici.

a tardi…

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CommercialBavarlee Bernstein’s Let Me Tell Your Story web series on Facebook introduces a new author each week. He shares glimpses of new books each week at 8 pm Eastern time Saturday night.

If you missed episode #12, introducing Gambler’s Folly, you can still watch it. Just follow the link below to hear a bit of the first chapter as read by Bavarlee Bernstein.


And while you’re there, check out some of the other books he’s introduced. There are a lot of new authors out there with a story to tell. So go check them out at Let Me Tell Your Story.

Ciao miei amici,

      a tardi….

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Yes, you read it correctly. I have signed a contract for Gambler’s Folly!  With any luck at all, the e-book will be out in July, followed by the print in November. I am so very excited! Hopefully the title will remain the same, but if not, that’s fine.

I’ll keep you posted on developments, so keep reading!


A tardi amici…..

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December is here, and that means most of us will be buying gifts for friends and family. I always enjoyed receiving gifts which would last, that I could keep and enjoy for years to come. One of my favorites was a good book. I still have books from when I was in grade school. And that’s been a while. I also have one of my favorites that I bought for  25 cents at a thrift store one summer, By Right of Conquest, by Arthur Hornblow. It is a romance from another era, copyright 1909. I’ve moved this book from Ohio to California, Oregon to Georgia, and everywhere in between. Every couple of years or so, I dust it  off and enjoy the journey once more.

Why not find a good book for the readers on your list this year?  There are a lot of them out there, for readers of every kind. And if you simply must have something electronic, check out some of the e-readers available. My husband enjoys being able to take his library with him when he travels for work. Since he may be gone for weeks or months at a time, having a good selection of reading material with him helps pass the time in foreign climes.  As a nurse, our daughter enjoys having something small to take with her if she’s sitting up all night with a patient. And our grandson just likes his Kindle because its cool.

Check out the books on Amazon.com. You can buy electronic versions of many favorites, lend them to others, or just check them out of the library. Or if you’re like me and savor the feel of a good book in your hands, you can get those as well.

While you’re there, check out my stories at:


Or you can buy Jareth: First Lord in paperback at:


Have fun shopping.  Keep safe and have a wonderful holiday.

A piu tardi amici miei….

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Well, I just finished the cover for Jareth: First Lord and have uploaded the whole thing to my bookshelf for Amazon Kindle. Watch for it later this week. It’s also available for check out , so look it over and see what you think.

On to the sequel–Viviane:  First Lady.

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