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She squealed when he grasped her waist and picked her up. His actions came as a shock, his strength too. Her protest hovered on the tip of her tongue, though she never actually said anything. His serious expression and determined str... Read more of this blog post »
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We can’t WAIT for these three books to come out in just a few weeks.
*slowly lowers you into the NEWS HIVE*
*where dancing, stingingNEWS BEES consumes your flesh and leaves you as bones*
I am back from the stinking heat pocket known as Indianapolis, fresh out of the whirlwind of games and writery stuff called the GenCon Writer’s Symposium. It was a wonderful...Read more of this blog post »
I have to confess, I’ve just about hit the wall on how much more I can do to tell people about Kitty Saves the World. Tomorrow’s the day. It’s finally here. And I’m tired of waiting! I just want it to be out already!
Don’t forget the event at the Tattered Cover on Colfax, 7 pm Wednesday. Dad tells...Read more of this blog post »
When hubby and I were talking ideas for the second book in the SWAT Series over Spicy Chicken at P.F. Chang’s, we immediately knew we wanted to add a female werewolf to the team. The moment we broached the subject wi... Read more of this blog post »
Every so often I do one of these posts, mostly for new followers at various places to catch folks up on who I am, what I do and an update for everyone on what I’m working on. So …
Who am I?
I’m Melanie Scott (most commonly answering to Mel). I write books. Specifically I write fantasy (dark and u...Read more of this blog post »
Years ago, I heard a parable that really resonated with me. Normally, I like parables that compare me to a princess, but I wasn’t so lucky with this one. There were two frogs who both fell into deep pails of milk. With slick edges, the frogs could not climb out, with nothing beneath their legs, t...Read more of this blog post »
Just those minutes on my back
(Which you've forgotten) --
me plying the cold gray water
under a wet sky, like Nereus
guarding the fish, you Thetis
wanting a way out to sea or to the sky.
You are so light I can barely feel you
but I know my responsibility.
When Zeus seduced Europa he came to her
as a bull... Read more of this blog post »
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that for the past year or so, I’ve been talking about a project called MONSTER.
It’s the story of two teens in a broken world, where violent acts start breeding actual monsters. Some are shadows with teeth that feed on flesh and bone. Some are corpses that fee...Read more of this blog post »
This is going to be a very unusual review for me, wherein I will gush praise for a self-published series.
I read these about a month ago, during a brief period of unemployment. There are currently six books in the series, with the fin...Read more of this blog post »
So you may or may not know this, but I have this totally awesome bonus content giveaway going on right now. All you have to do is register your pre-order for HOT & BOTHERED, Book 8 in the Hostile Operations Team Series, and you will get a FREE scene featuring Colonel Mendez on September 1st!...Read more of this blog post »
If you want to see what happens when a government fails its basic responsibilities of maintaining law and order, read this fine and saddening piece by Detroit Free Press columnist John Carlisle, “The last days of Detroit’s Chaldean Town.”In it you’ll encounterthe fraying of the town’s social arch...Read more of this blog post »
2. Last week I finished the last phase of proofreading for HOT PINK IN THE CITY. It releases August 19th, so I should be contacting blog b... Read more of this blog post »
So, if you've been following along, you know it's been sort of a MONTH. Hell-- it's been THREE of them. And boy-oh-boy am I glad to be back home doing my actual job again! WHEEEEEEE!!!
But in the meantime,awesome folks are putting out awesome books, and lucky me I get a piece of that action-... Read more of this blog post »
Since the 104 sketchbooks are in chronological order, you can trace the journey of his mind and see the people he met and the moments he lived.
The books begin in his youth and reflect his early e... Read more of this blog post »
left - me on a bike ride (picture by Dude) - 3/8/14right - me & Dude, at Welland P... Read more of this blog post »
Emergency room Doctor Rachel Wilde and Detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple gentle touch to ignite their senses.
When Grant’s wife is in a tragic accident, Rachel goes above and beyond the call of duty to save her life. It is the moment s...
Радости глядения в окна
Куп шатко останавливается перед витриной, в которой выше улицы стоит высокая и красивая дама. Она взирает на мир сквозь солнечные очки темнее ночи. Нос у нее та...Read more of this blog post »
Someone bought a paper copy of the book, which isn't good. It's so much more expensive for them and createspace doesn't send me an... Read more of this blog post »
When: August 4th, 2015, 6-9 p.m. ESTWhere: Moravian Book Store
The Secrets of Lake Road is a suspenseful women’s fiction from St. Martin’s Press. I’ll be there and I hope to see you too. Karen is a good friend of mine and a very talented author. I’ve had the opportunity to read passages of this b... Read more of this blog post »
fromOnes and Sixes, atThe Quietus
Photo credit: Zoran Orlic+Newly Added Tour Dates
You can no... Read more of this blog post »
We’re watching the entire series of Justified at the moment, and man, is it good!
Came to it sideways (as usual) – we started watching Alias, which made us familiar with Jennifer Garner. Then I remembered we had a copy of Catch & Release, a romantic comedy she stared in with Timothy Olyphant.
I...Read more of this blog post »
With the Club Sin series slowly coming to an end, I wanted to (re-) introduce you to the Masters who made ovaries explode and set hearts aflutter, starting with Club Sin’s owner, Master Dmitri.
“I can’t help think you live a busy life, surrounded by so many people, but it’s lonely.”
Apparently, she...Read more of this blog post »
The solidified remains of a person killed in Pompeii ( Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images)
In AD 79, the people of Pompeii felt rumblings from the nearby mountain of Vesuvius, but they couldn’t have imagined what would happen next…
In one of the worst natural disasters in European history, th... Read more of this blog post »
A thought to ponder today…
2015, Vicki Hinze. Hinze is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of nearly thirty novels in a variety of genres including, suspense, mystery, thriller, and romantic or faith-affirming thrillers. Her latest release is The...Read more of this blog post »
A second chance is only the beginning…
Stella fled home at seventeen with a broken heart, an unplanned pregnancy, and a vow never to look back. Twenty years later, she has a career she enjoys and a solid relationship with the child she placed for open adoption. When that child goes in search of h...Read more of this blog post »
Hi everyone! It’s been a long time coming, but the results ofThe Great Bazaar Drabble Contest have finally been decided. Remember that the prizes are signed paperback copies of The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s gold— two amazing novellas for the price of one!
You’ve waited long enough to find out...Read more of this blog post »
I just now got this image for the unabridged audio/cd editionfrom Blackstone. Note thewhopping 29.5 hours. Here’s a small confession: I won’t spend an Audible credit on a book that’s less than ten hours long, and generally, unless I am very, very interested in the novel, I want twelve hours for t...Read more of this blog post »
The Catholic understanding of marriage draws from the Book of Genesis, in which God creates humans as male...Read more of this blog post »
Since we asked you questions last week, I thought this week we would let you ask the questions!
I will pick a handful of fun questions to have Ally answer.
For example, I know Ally likes to bake but I wonder what her favorite thing to bake is?!?!?!?
I think that will be my question!...Read more of this blog post »
On Sunday, I saw Diary of A Teenage Girl at the WGA Theater. What do you guys think of it? I liked some of the animation early in the film, I liked the acting and I loved the final message and image but I felt disconnected somehow. Which is strange because it's about the daughter of...Read more of this blog post »
Heads-up! If you’re a fan of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, it is currently only $1.99 on Kindle US for all 7 books. Don’t know how long this will last for:
This weekend, my sister Elizabeth and I went to the Podcast Movement conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Now that we’re doing our weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, how better to embrace our podcaster identity than to go to a conference?
We had a great time, and it made me happier, for seve...Read more of this blog post »
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