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This time of year is the perfect time to read. Cool evenings, warm fires, something nice to drink. And a good book!

Have you read the books from Esperance? How about a trip to Gambler’s Folly?

Dante’s Angel is the latest book from Gambler’s Folly, in the Speranza Series.

And from Esperance, Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man is Book 3!

So if you’re looking for something different, a nice Fantasy Romance with a paranormal twist, check out one of the links above.

And don’t forget–

—to Share the Romance…

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Yes, as of September 1, 2017, the Esperance Books on Smashwords and Barnes and Noble will go up to their regular pricing.

But between now and then, you can pre-order them for $0.99 each!

Jareth, First Lord–Book 1

Viviane, First Lady--Book 1

Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man–Book 3

What are people saying about these books?

Jareth, First Lord

“It matters not the time nor place. Past, present, future. This lifetime or the next. This planet or another world entirely. We women have always possessed our very own unique voices. Even embedded deep within a book entitled ‘Jareth, First Lord’! Full of fire and determination, desires and willfulness, thoughts, feelings and opinions wrought with emotions. The very thing that society is afraid of. We have been silently submissive way too long. Viviane appears in ‘Jareth, First Lord’ so full of life. She won’t go without a fight. Her voice will be heard and with such an extraordinary gift, she demands to be obeyed… Even if she doesn’t know it.

Set in a fantastical, futuristic, historical, other worldly setting, ‘Jareth, First Lord’ is bound to take you on a trip of your imaginations’ lifetime.”

Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man

“An enchanting love story that touches the heart and engages the mind from beginning to end. The characters are so real it feels as if they could jump of the page. Enjoyed every page of this wonderful tale.”

So go over and pre-order your copy today! 

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Or perhaps magic, mischief, and mayhem…

Yes, Esperance is a magical place. And wherever you have magic, you have mischief and mystery. And sometimes mayhem as well.

Come with me to Esperance and meet some of my friends! I’m sure they’ll welcome you to their world.

Meet Jareth and Viviane, First Lord and Lady of Clan Brannach.

In Book 1, Jareth, First Lord, they meet, court, comfort each other through trying times, and after much emotional upheaval, marry.

In Book 2–Viviane, First Lady, follow Viviane’s story as she struggles to gain control over Talents no one expected her to develop.

And let’s not forget Morgan.

Book 3MORGAN–The Pixie and the Green Man. Introduced in the first book, Morgan is a shy young woman who comes from an abusive background. Changing clans during the Choosing, she thought to escape, only to be attacked in her new clan by an unwelcome suitor.

One of her rescuers, James Ferguson,  falls in love with her right there, battered and muddy as she is after her ordeal. But can he win her heart? Or will his family’s Talents scare her away, like they have the others?

. What Talents is James hiding, hoping to win her heart before baring his soul and his family’s secret? And what Talent does Morgan have that not even she suspects?

Come meet my friends in Esperance. They’re a friendly jovial bunch, with a penchant for practical jokes.

And don’t forget–never forget

–to Share the Romance

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And here it is, the next to last weekend in July. Where has summer gone?

I am in a quandary. This summer I’ve published two books, one in each series. Now, I have other books planned for each, but I also have a couple stand-alones which are nearly ready to publish.

My question is–which would you rather see?

A sequel to Esperance?

A sequel to Speranza–following Dante’s Angel?

Or a stand-alone in an alternate timeline of America, with paranormal aspects?

Right at the moment, I’m leaning toward the stand-alone, but  I would like your opinion.

Either comment here, or go to http://www.facebook.com/meleighscreations and leave a comment.

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I know a lot of people only read on Kindle these days, and that’s cool.  And it’s why I always make my books available digitally as well as in print.

Dante’s Angel is available on Kindle today! So if you’ve been waiting, now’s the time! The sequel to Gambler’s Folly is here.

Here’s the blurb!

Dante wouldn’t have missed his boss’s wedding for the world, but he’s never been off his home planet, Gambler’s Folly. And attending the wedding only accentuates his very single status. He gets tongue-tied asking a woman out for dinner. What must it be like to meet your soul mate?

But Dante’s troubles haven’t even begun until he meets Damiano’s cousin, Angela. A bit on the wild side, and with quite the attitude, their initial meeting leaves them both irritated. But their second meeting in the olive grove leaves them breathless, as they try to figure out how to break the news to the family that they are soul mates.

Dante’s Angel

Get your copy today.

And don’t forget—

     —to Share the Romance…

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I know it has been a while since I wrote anything here. I have been writing, but not on the blog… I’ve been working on Book 3 for Gambler’s Folly.

Yes, I said Book 3.  Book 2, Dante’s Angel, should be out by the end of the month. Since I was already sort of in Gambler’s Folly mode, I decided to go ahead and begin Book 3–The Russian.

While the main characters in Gambler’s Folly and Dante’s Angel are big cat-shifters, our Russian, Dmitri,  is a wolf-shifter. Descended from a dire-wolf line, when shifts he is one big wolf.

The young woman who is meant to be his mate, Danni, is a very small person, but her attitude makes up for her size.

Meet Dmitri and Danni!

Dmitri:

“The tall, lanky man strode through the emigration hall on Gambler’s Folly with an ease and confidence that spoke of danger. At first glance, most people assumed ex-military. At second glance they decided he was syndicate.

The shaved head, neatly groomed stubble, and ice cold eyes did nothing to dispel this impression. Neither did the expensive shirt, with the first three buttons open under an expensive and worn dark leather vest. The black denim jeans hugged him snugly over boots whose cost would have fed a family of four for six months.

Dmitri Ivanovich Volkov, otherwise known as The Russian, encouraged this impression. It had served him well for a long, long time. People left him alone, which suited him fine. He was a loner and preferred the peace that came with the image.”

Danni:

“If it hadn’t been for her scent, he would have been fine. The lilacs with honeyed-vanilla and white musk wrapped around him softly. Hazel eyes under blonde curls had drawn him in. He’d thought, after all this time, he would have control over his urges. What had possessed him to kiss her?

Her mouth, now, there was a treat. Fresh raspberries and sweet white wine still teased his palette. Between her scent and her taste, he was one messed up wolf. He wanted to run through the forest, roll in the leaves, and howl to his pack mates about this delicious female he’d met.”

This story is about halfway to completion. We’re waiting for cover art to publish Dante’s Angel. Ready for another excerpt?

Dante’s Angel:

“What is the occasion, Dante?” Paulo asked him. “You look exceptionally well tonight.”

“I thought I’d take Karianna’s advice and watch my posture.”

“Well, it seems to have done you some good. I hadn’t realized you were as tall as I am.”

Neither had Dante. He was used to looking up when he talked to Paulo, but tonight he was close to looking the man in the eye.

“I don’t think I’m quite that tall,” he answered.

“Perhaps not, but very nearly. You should stand up more often.”

“Maybe I will. Have you heard anything about Angela?”

“A little. She is a cousin of Damiano’s, on his mother’s side. She is twenty-four and has trained as a healer for our kind.”

“Her family are shifters?” Dante asked.

“Yes, cats like us. And she’s training with Damiano’s mother, so she must be very good. The Signora only works with the most promising.”

“I guess I should stop hoping then,” Dante said, sadly.

“Why?”

“Nobody with her background would be interested in me, would they?”

“You should begin to believe in yourself,” Paulo told him. “Why would anyone else believe in you if you don’t? If you’re interested, let her know. You should see her fairly often. I think she’s helping with the wedding.”

“Maybe. I’ll think about it.”

“Now that you’ve learned to stand up straight, maybe you will stop putting yourself down at every turn. You work for the agency, in a specialized division. You don’t sweep floors in a warehouse.”

So watch for Dante’s Angel later this month. As soon as we have a cover we’ll do a cover reveal! In the meantime, I’ll be working on The Russian.

Where can you find my books? Follow me on Amazon!

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

For Esperance Series books:

 

 

For Gambler’s Folly:

http://amzn.com/1627405844

Until later.

Don’t forget…

to Share the Romance…

 

 

 

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CommercialThought you’d never ask. Since I joined the Reading is Retro Summer Challenge, I’ve read 11 books, so far, not including some old favorites. You know. Those “go-to” books when you want to read, but nothing new. No surprises.

And I did promise to share in my last post.

So here goes! See something interesting? Follow the link.

  1. Skin Deep (http://amzn.com/0373470509),
  2. Snowed In (http://amzn.com/B007C1WHHO)
  3. Darkness Before the Dawn (http://amzn.com/0989678636)
  4. Suite Dreams (http://amzn.com/0061688061)
  5. Purple Death (http://amzn.com/1499131801)
  6. The Blessing Way—Tony hillerman– http://amzn.com/0061808350
  7. Beautiful, Broken Me– http://amzn.com/1514659875
  8. Book of Night With Moon– http://amzn.com/0446673021
  9. A Cat on a Winning Streak– http://amzn.com/0451180828
  10. Sanctioned Kill—CR Hiatt– http://amzn.com/0976142384
  11. Deadrise by Robert Blake Whitehill– http://amzn.com/1938701399

And of course, there are always the books in the Esperance Series: Jareth, First Lord and Viviane, First Lady.

http://www.amazon.com/Jareth-First-Lord-Esperance-Book-ebook/dp/B00YD5WYYS

http://www.amazon.com/Viviane-First-Lady-Esperance-Book-ebook/dp/B010MMQVZI/

Not to mention, Gambler’s Folly.

http://www.amazon.com/Gamblers-Folly-BookStrand-Publishing-Romance-ebook/dp/B00EKWRB3S/

So, what are you reading this summer? You can comment below, or join me on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/MeleighsCreations

Talk to you again soon.

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