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My favorite season! How about you?

Cool evenings, crackling fires, and a good book. And don’t forget the spiced cider! What better reading than a good romance?

What are you reading tonight?

ESPERANCE

Jareth, First Lord

Viviane, First Lady

Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man

 

 

 

 

 

SPERANZA

  Gambler’s Folly

Dante’s Angel

 

 

 

 

 

(and don’t Forget–

    to share the Romance…)

 

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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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At least, I think it is finally. I have Swiss Chard coming up in the garden and flowers blooming all around the place.

What are you reading this spring?

Check out my books on Amazon!

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

Enjoy springtime, wherever you are!

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…to Esperance.

Stone arch and green hills

 

A place of beauty, wonder, and, of course, Talent.

Excerpt from Viviane, First Lady.

“So, how were you planning to catch fish for dinner?” Viviane asked. “I don’t see any fishing gear anywhere, except for a bucket.”

“I was planning to coax them over to the bank and pick them out of the water,” he told her. Normally he wouldn’t use his talents for something this simple, but he thought it would be a good lesson for her at this stage of her training. Besides, with the need to bring everything in with them, he’d forgotten to bring any fishing tackle along.

“You’re kidding, aren’t you?” she asked, not sure what to believe.

“What kind of fish do you want for dinner,” he asked, ignoring the question. “Up here there are silverback, gold speck, rainbows, and cat’s eyes.”

Looking at him like she was humoring a lunatic, she said, “Well, since I have a choice, I really like gold speck.”

“Gold speck it is then. I think I’ll get a couple rainbows to go along with them.”

He took off his shoes and socks, rolled up his trousers, and stepped into the shallow water at the edge of the stream. Standing quite still, he mentally reached out gently to find the fish he wanted, and then pulled them toward his location by the bank. One by one he picked them up and put them in the bucket of water, three gold speck and two rainbows.

VIVIANE, FIRST LADY–Esperance Book 2

Esperance The Series

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Black and whiteI know it has been a while since I’ve posted anything, but life has a way of getting busy. So what’s been happening around here?

Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man is still waiting for the cover art. With any luck, it’ll be out soon.

In the meantime, it is NaNoWriMo time! I’ve decided to join in the fun and get started on the first sequel to Gambler’s Folly–Dante’s Angel.

You’ll remember Dante from Gambler’s Folly, perhaps. One of Dam’s inner group, he is also the youngest and least experienced. But I loved the idea of giving him his own story.

Ready for an excerpt?

 

DANTE’S ANGEL

“Nothing to say, Dante?” Karianna asked.

“Nothing.”

“Cat got your tongue?” Angela asked. The lilting, musical tones of her voice drew him like a siren’s song.

The challenge issued with the remark came from behind those beautiful eyes, the color of tiger’s-eye, framed by long, thick lashes, which she fluttered at him.

Of all the responses he could give, none of them seemed appropriate, and one or two of them were downright rude. While her wit wasn’t necessarily at odds with her beauty, the two in conjunction did hamper his thought processes.

“Signorina, when I play with kittens, it is not my tongue which is in danger.”

What had just come out of his mouth? He suddenly wanted to disappear from the face of the planet and he didn’t care where he emerged. She sat with her eyes wide and her mouth open, apparently shocked at his answer.

The table erupted with laughter as the two of them locked gazes. In a moment, she dropped her eyes, tossed her thick tresses over her shoulder and said, “I don’t believe we’ve met. And I’m not sure we should.”

“I see. It’s fine for you to wound a stranger, but not for him to defend himself. I am Dante Bonfiglio, of Speranza on Gambler’s Folly. My family was originally from Sicilia, though this is the first time I have been to Earth. Now we can fence as friends, rather than as strangers.”

Again, she seemed to search for a comeback and simply stared at him. Time to get back to dinner, perhaps. With a nod in her direction he turned back to his plate.

“Dante! It is a first. I can’t remember the last time anyone left Angela speechless,” Damiano exclaimed. “Well done.”

“Speechless? I am not speechless, but I don’t see any point in encouraging such an attitude. Rude!”

“Angela mia,” Signora Leone said, still chuckling. “You were speechless and, if rudeness were a sin, you would be as guilty as Dante. Maybe you’ve finally met your match.”

“I don’t think so, zia Caterina. Never would I be associated with a man as arrogant as he is.”

“You mean like you and the rest of your family?” Damiano added.

“I am not arrogant.”

“Oh? Maybe you are just rude.”

“Damiano, when it comes to rude and arrogant, you take first place.”

“Then you are a close second, cugina. Perhaps Dante is the man to take you in hand.”

“Not in this lifetime.”

How had he managed to get involved in this old family feud? And how had he let his mouth get out of control? He was normally shy, not adding much to conversations. One remark without thinking and he was embroiled in a family dispute, which, though friendly, was a little closer to the family Leone than he cared to be.

“Dante, since the brat won’t introduce herself,” Damiano said, “this is my cousin, Angela diGatti, from my mother’s side.”

Piacere, signorina,” Dante replied. “Pleased to meet you, miss.”

“Humph…” was all she said.

“And now who is being rude?” Signora Leone asked. “Maybe this is why you have no boyfriend.”

“Who needs a boyfriend?” the young woman answered.

“Who is always wishing someone would ask her out in the evening?” her aunt countered.

“Fine. Think what you will.”

“Well, there’s nothing like a spat to get a relationship off to a good start,” the signora said with a smile. She reached for the olive oil to season her pasta.

“No!” he and Angela said together, looking daggers across the table. Once again the dining room erupted with mirth.

“This should make for interesting times,” Damiano said, wiping tears from his face.

 

I’ll keep you posted on my progress. At the moment, I have 22, 828 words written on Dante’s Angel. With a 50,000 word goal for the NaNoWriMo, I should be good. And after the first 50,000, I’ll see how much more it will take to finish it.

Watch for Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man and Dante’s Angel.

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Black and whiteAll right! I’ve been through the edits and sent them back for a final look, I’ve contacted the cover artist to see when the cover can be ready—

so we can have a cover reveal!

And I’ve been all day formatting the manuscript to I can get it uploaded and ready to go once everything else is in place.

How about a blurb?

Morgan is resigned to living alone after her abusive father and recent attempted rape in Clan Brannach. However, she hadn’t counted on James Ferguson’s green eyes, devil-may-care attitude, or his adorable dimples.

When he went to her rescue, James fell in love with this tiny young woman, with hair of midnight and eyes like the sea. Biding his time, he gave her a chance to heal before approaching her.

How can he win the heart of the woman he loves when she won’t even accept an invitation for tea? And if she does become interested, can she accept those things which set his family apart?

Morgan–Very petite, with black, straight hair cut to chin length and eyes that change from gray to blue, depending on her mood. She doesn’t even reach James’ shoulder.

James–At around six feet four inches, he towers over Morgan, with his green eyes, unruly sandy hair, and dimples.  Add to that his devil-may-care attitude and he’s hard to resist. His family owns the lumberyard, and working with lumber will build some muscle, too.

Watch for Morgan–The Pixie and the Green ManEsperance Book 3.

 

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Black and whiteHello everyone!

I know many of you keep up with Jareth and Viviane on Facebook through their book pages. But times are changing!

Since this is turning into a series, I’ve decided to combine all the books on one page, for the convenience of keeping track of it all.

The new page can be found here:

http://www.facebook.com/esperanceseries

I’ll take the other two pages down tomorrow. So if you follow either one of them–Jareth First Lord or Viviane First Lady, go on over to Esperance and Like the page.

And watch for The Pixie and the Green Man! It will also be on the Esperance page

http://www.facebook.com/esperanceseries

Catch you later!

Morgan Coming Soon

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