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Black and whiteNow that Jareth, First Lord and Viviane, First lady are available in audio, what’s next for yours truly and Esperance?

Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man

I loved the character of Morgan so much in the first book, I decided to give her a story of her own. And, of course, we need to meet the man who wins her heart, James Ferguson. He was one of the men who came to her rescue when she was attacked by Ian McConnaugh in Jareth, First Lord.

What do we know about Morgan?

“She had a beautiful smile, when she could be coaxed into it. Her straight black hair was cut to about chin length and drew attention to her face, with its cute upturned nose and dazzling eyes. When she was happy, those eyes were an intense shade of blue. But when upset or angry, her eyes became the gray of a loch on a cloudy day.

“There was an energy around her which was nearly visible. It was like diamond dust dancing in a sunbeam. He thought it was this energy that drew him to her. She was so small, though, not even reaching his shoulder, like a tiny, raven-haired pixie with blue-gray eyes.”

What about James?

He’s very tall, with sun-streaked sandy brown hair, bright green eyes that twinkle with mischief, and dimples. His family owns the lumberyard in town, not far from the market where Morgan works. He makes a good living from the family business, which he will inherit. And like all the Fergusons, he has a way with wood.

Here’s an excerpt:

“I could never do gymnastics. The closest I come to that is dancing. And I have two left feet.”

“Two left feet? Don’t be silly,” she said, her eyes deepening into a beautiful shade of blue.

“Really. Let me show you.” He reached for her right hand with his left and swung around to face her. “How about a waltz?”

Morgan’s mouth opened as she stared at him, but it was too late. He had already begun their dance past the restaurant.

“James! We can’t dance down the pavement,” she said in amazement, though following his lead.

“Why not? There’s no law against it.”

“No, but everyone is watching. What will people think?”

“That we’re happy?”

“That we’re insane!”

“Same thing,” he countered.

With the market once again in view, he twirled her away from him and back to his side. With a comical bow, he added, “As milady wishes. A nice, dignified stroll to take the air.”

Standing straight, shoulders back, and with a most serious look on his face, he altered his pace to match his statement.

“You are incorrigible.”

“So I’m told. Frequently,” he added. “But it did make you smile.”

“Well, maybe.”

“Ah. There it is again, the illusive creature. You should let it out more often, before it dies from lack of attention.”

“Are you ever serious?” she asked.

“Only when it is absolutely necessary. And here we are, back at the market.”

So watch for Book 3 in the Esperance Series–Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man. If you liked Jareth and Viviane, you’ll love Morgan and James!

Until later…

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Black and whiteYes! Jareth, First Lord and Viviane, First Lady are now available for Nook! So for everyone out there who has thought about reading this series, but didn’t do Kindle, here’s your chance!

Books 1 & 2 of the Esperance Series take place on a distant highland world. A world colonized by Earth, and then abandoned. After falling into chaos, their civilization was saved and forced back under the rule of law by psychic First Lords, men and women who had multiple and powerful psychic abilities.

Two centuries later, Jareth of Brannach rules his clan. Left alone when his young wife died in childbirth, he hadn’t thought of marrying again, until he met Viviane. There was a spark there which drew him to her. For Jareth, it was love at first sight. He decided to take her home as part of the spoils.

Viviane, a young widow, was the daughter of a neighboring clan leader with whom he had a complaint. But due to circumstances in her life, she didn’t claim the family name when they met. She’d had her fill of ruling families, protocols, and all the nonsense that went with them. For her, the possibility of being chosen was better than moving back home.

Now that he has the woman, can Jareth win her heart? Or will his choosing her start a clan war?

Read their story!

Jareth, First Lord 

Viviane, First Lady

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Also available at Amazon in print and Kindle.

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Black and whiteLooking for something to read on these chilly nights? How about a little romance?

Check out the books in the Esperance Series. Fantasy romance on a distant highland world.

Jareth, First Lord


Viviane, First Lady


And don’t forget to Share the Romance…

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CommercialThere’s a crispness in the air which is lacking in summer. Fallen leaves crunch underfoot on the sidewalk and there’s a subtle spicy-earthy scent in the air. Your nose tells you the man down the road has freshly mown hay and  autumn wild flowers are making an appearance.

Autumn breezes sweep around you on the bridge as you watch the flowing stream carry autumn leaves on a journey downstream. The quiet music of the wind in the trees is the perfect background for the setting.

It’s time to locate those sweaters and long sleeves you put away when summer came around. Jeans and corduroys are soon to be the favorites when cooler winter weather comes calling. And where are those boots you love to wear?

It’s almost time to light the first fire in the fireplace, bring in something lovely to drink, and curl up in front of the dancing light to read.

What are you reading this evening?

My editor has a new stand-alone book in hand which should be out late in October. So watch for Mistaken Identity, a fantasy romantic intrigue. Meet Krista and Michael as they seize the circumstances in which they find themselves and make it work.

And don’t forget Master of the Fleet, another stand-alone paranormal fantasy romance set in an alternate timeline. Richard LeMarnier, CEO and Master of the Fleet of LeMarnier shipping and Anne-Marie DesPlaines, the seamstress who has captured his heart have some major issues to sort through.

I’m working on the sequel to Viviane, First Lady–Connell, Heir of Belfort, Esperance Book 3. Never fear! I will answer those questions left hanging in Viviane, First Lady!

Enjoy your weekend and the cooler autumn weather. And find something good to read!

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And 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.



Not to mention, Gambler’s Folly.


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


Talk to you again soon.


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CommercialWhat are you reading this evening? Are you in the mood for a little romance?

If you’ve been waiting to buy Jareth, First Lord or Viviane, First Lady, Books 1 & 2 of the Esperance series, head on over to Amazon now! Both books are available for Kindle for a mere $.99 for a limited time.

So don’t wait. Do it now! Discover the world of Esperance, a rugged highland world ruled by psychic clan lords. Meet Jareth, First Lord of Clan Brannach and the lady he hopes to make his own, Viviane of Clan Belfort.

Join them in their turbulent courtship and in their exploration of the psychic talents they posses.

And don’t forget~~

~~~to Share the Romance…

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Looking for a little romance? Someplace far away, up in the highlands of a distant world, in a clan ruled by a strong psychic lord and his fiery-tempered lady ?

Esperance–the Series!

Jareth, First Lord–Book 1

Viviane, First Lady–Book 2

Viviane, First Lady.

Fantasy Romance by Mellie Miller!





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Black and whiteWith books 1 and 2 of the Esperance series available, I’ll be working on book 3 soon.

Book 1 is Jareth, First Lord. The story of Jareth and Viviane begins here with their meeting in Clan Belfort. Both alone after having lost their mates, can they open their hearts again to love?

Book 2, Viviane, First Lady continues the story, with Viviane struggling to gain control over psychic talents which have suddenly blossomed. Required to travel back to Clan Belfort for her brother’s trial for treason, can she gain enough control to help spring a trap? Or will her control betray her?

Check out the little video below!


Esperance–Fantasy romance on a distant highland world.

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CommercialYou’re looking through all the books on Amazon, or Books-a-Million, trying to decide. There’s a book you’d really like to try, but you’re unfamiliar with the author. Do you really want to spend $15 on something you might not like?

You check again. No, it’s only available in print. Darn! It really looks like something you’d enjoy. But, alas, you’ve been burned before.

You move on.

I know the feeling. There are so many books and authors out there, how can you decide? With the cost of print these days, you don’t want to spend the money unless you’re at least fairly certain this book is something you’ll enjoy.

Well, your wait is over! If you’ve put off buying Jareth, First Lord or Viviane, First Lady–Esperance Books 1 & 2–your wait is over.

Both books are now at Amazon for Kindle for $3.99. Paperback copies are also available.

Still too  much? Watch for sales this month!



I also have two new books being honed by my editor, RuleBreaker Editing. Watch for their release later this year!

And Don’t Forget

~~~to Share the Romance…

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Black and whiteYes, Jareth, First Lord is once again available for Kindle. With a little luck, Viviane, First Lady will also be available this month.

Of course, both are still available in print, also.

Fantasy Romance–A powerful psychic clan ruler and the fiery-tempered lady who has stolen his heart are at the heart of the Esperance Series.

Jareth bookmarkJareth First Lord–After losing his wife and firstborn, Jareth feels he will never love again. But it is love at first sight when he meets Viviane. Can he win her heart before their clans go to war?


Amazon… http://amzn.com/0989678644

Viviane BookmarkViviane First Lady–Struggling with new psychic talents which have suddenly emerged, Viviane and Jareth will still be required at her brother’s trial for treason. Though her days are frustrating, her nights are filled with pleasure as she and Jareth explore intimacies possible only to those with talents.


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