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Melissa Marr

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5 stars= If I love you, I'll buy you a copy from this list of books. (Pls note, if you are my family or dearest friends, feel free to remind me to do so. I am lousy w remembering birthdays/holidays.)

4 stars= Don't even ask to borrow it. You should prob buy it though.

3= If you borrow it, you better not lose it, mangle it, or keep it too long.

2 or 1 star= I don't use these. If it's not a 3 star or above, I don't finish it. Life is too short to read books that I'm not enjoying.

no star= I haven't felt like listing my opinion on it yet, but it's btw 3 & 5. I don't list 'em if I don't like 'em.

NOTE: Also, please don't ask me to join groups!!! I don't do groups as a rule. Thx!

I write books. I read books.

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I just sold a picture book that I wrote for Kaden while pacing the hospital.

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June 2013, Melissa Marr
"Fire-breathing monsters, magical monks, and a scrappy band of human misfits live in a bleak landscape in this paranormal writer's new fantasy western, The Arrivals." ...More

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Deleted Sequence from FRAGILE ETERNITY (Irial) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: NOTES: This whole history between Dark & High Courts has been a fact in my mind since I wrote Ink Exchange. Creatures who live for centuries have interactions that cross and re-cross lines. The problem with this chapter was that it didn’t move the plot forward. It was mostly backstory, worldbuilding stuff that doesn’t advance the story. This section was originally set after the killings in the Hall. In my mental version of the world of these characters, the events in this chapter DO happen. They just aren’t in your copies of the books.
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Description: NOTES: I cut this because it slowed the pacing. This is a “it did happen but it’s not in your book” excerpt.

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“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.”
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“And he smiled at her, truely smiled- wicked and lovely...”
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“She stood in his kitchen, watching him toy with the ring in his lip. It wasn't quite that he was biting it, but sucking it into his mouth. He did that when he was concentrating. It isn't sexy. He's not sexy. But he was, and she was staring at him like a fool. "wow" she whispered (.....)"Wow, huh?" His voice was low, husky. His chair creaked as he stood. His footsteps seemed strangely loud as he closed the couple yards between them. Then he was beside her. "I can work with wow”
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Time to pick our next BOM!
Which February release would you like to read in April?

Visions of Magic (Awakening, #1)
Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings
(Adult PNR - #1: The Awakening)
  11 votes, 42.3%

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
Nightshade by Michelle Rowen
(Adult UF - #1: Jillian Conrad)
  7 votes, 26.9%

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)
This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
(Adult UF - #5: Night Huntress)
  4 votes, 15.4%

Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
(YA Fantasy - #1: Angelfire)
  3 votes, 11.5%

Nightshade (write-in)
  1 vote, 3.8%

Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5)
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
(YA Fantasy - #5: Wicked Lovely)
  0 votes, 0.0%


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message 50: by kariny

kariny THANK YOU for accepting my friend request!!! i absolutely adored your wicked lovely series!!!

message 49: by Jinky

Jinky Spring Thank you so much for accepting! I'm on Fragile Eternity and really look forward to reading it.

message 48: by Miriam

Miriam Mathew Hey Melissa! I absolutely adored your Wicked Lovely series and I'm sincerely looking forward to book chat with you :D

Princess Allie Loved seeing you at TLA! Hope to see you next year. Can't wait for your bunny book. My first son is reading Chu's Day.

message 46: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! Loved your Wicked Lovely series and I look forward to reading more of your books. :)

message 45: by Susan

Susan Francis I just finished reading Carnival of Souls. It was one of the best YA fantasy novels I have read in a while - both intriguing and intelligent. My only complaint is that it ended too soon. More please! ; )

message 44: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Thank you for being my friend. I would be honored if you can write a book review for my books. You can read 10 free pages of my first dark fantasy book on amazon. Heroic werewolves vs evil vampires and other evil creatures. Here is the link please share it with your friends :

Enjoy! Please tell me what you think about my writing skill by posting a message on my profile, Amazon, or Barnes and noble. Thank you so very much

message 43: by Sabrina

Sabrina Thank you Ms. Marr for accepting my friend request. I love your work and I am currently reading Carnival Souls! I look forward to your future writing.

message 42: by Trisha

Trisha Thanks Melissa! Nice to be able to see some of your favorites now. My "To Read" list is going to be growing. :)

message 41: by Lady

Lady Light Ms. Marr your books were amazing and currently trying to read your new book Carnival Souls which looks cool!!! :)

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Mellisa, looking forward to reading your books :)

message 39: by Susan

Susan Francis Melissa, I like your work most when it's leaning towards the dark side, like Ink Exchange and Radiant Shadows. I recently read Transition in FT&N and it left me wanting more. It had such potential! Write another dark novel, please! : )

message 38: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

message 37: by Dana

Dana Davis Thanks for the GR friendship, Melissa!

message 36: by ♥Kel

♥Kel thnx for accepting my friendship! i really loved your wicked lovely series :)

message 35: by Myeva

Myeva Newsome thank you for accepting my friend request and your books are awesome!

message 34: by Sarah

Sarah Rabbit Thanks for accepting my add, Melissa. It's nice to see an author that actually speaks with their fans and whatnot. :)
Can't wait to read more of your books! I'm excited to see if I get chosen for your signed copies in the giveaway! :D

message 33: by Lily

Lily Thank you for adding my friendship. I think you & your books are awesome. I would like to talk with you about books anytime.

Stephanie Thank you for your friendship! I look forward to chatting with you about books.

message 31: by Laura

Laura Hill just finished devouring the preview of "faery tales and nightmares". Love Love Love. Cant wait for the Rest!!!

message 30: by Tyra

Tyra Lynn Thank you so much for adding me as a friend!

♥Rachel♥ Thanks for adding me as a friend. I loved the Wicked Lovely series. I finished Graveminder last week. Absolutely loved it! Very original. I hope you add an event to Southern California. I'm in the Los Angeles area & would love to go to a signing.

cristina elena Hi Melissa, thank you for accepting my friendship, i love Wicked Lovely. Wish you all the best ! Chris

message 27: by Robin

Robin Thanks Melissa for accepting my request.I'm loving the Wicked Lovely series.Once I started reading it seems like I couldn't stop,devouring each one like an obsession.Thanks for writing such awesome books.

message 26: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Melissa. Love your Wicked Lovely series!

message 25: by Holly

Holly Thank you for accpeting my friend request, Melissa!

I loved reading your Wicked Lovely series, and I'm yet to read Darkest Mercy yet, I'm so excited to see what happens :)
I can't wait for your new series which is coming out!!!

Holly :)

Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project) Thank you for accepting, Melissa!
Even though you've heard this from a million people already, I just have to say that I truly fell in love with the Wicked Lovely series and it breaks my heart to see it end. Thank you for the wonderful experience I've had with reading them... More power to you! ^_^

message 23: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Melissa!
I hope you have a great day! :D

message 22: by Becca

Becca Thx so much for the add :) Love ur bks!!!

message 21: by Colleen

Colleen Hello Melissa. I just love your books however the fairly large city I live in(Houston, TX) doesn't seem to have some of them in it's system. This is rather distressing.

Dragonwolf Feller Hiya! Thanks for adding me. Love your books, but still trying to get caught up on all the others I have to read, lol. Have a good night :)

Isobel *The Goddess of Annoyance* I am a HUGE (!) fan! Radiant Shadows is one of the best ones so far!

Elizabeth M. It was a pleasure meeting you today. I had a lot of fun, and thanks for answering my questions.

message 17: by Cayenne

Cayenne Loved, loved, loved Radiant Shadows. Thanks for making my weekend!

love can't exist without hate* ok so i guess u have heard your books are i wont talk about them.ill just act casual and vaguely normal and say
"hi, im bree.""

message 15: by Miranda

Miranda i love your books!
can't wait until Radiant Shadows comes out in April!

have a nice day!

message 14: by Apurva

Apurva I love your books!!! They are very compelling! :D

message 13: by Kat

Kat Holmes Happy New Year's.:-)

Allison  Monarch Hi Melissa! Thanks for adding me back! I know you probably don't remember this but I met you in Bethesda Barnes and Noble back in may. Love having my signed copies. You rock!

message 11: by Carmen

Carmen Thanks for adding me! I loved Wicked Lovely. I'm a little behind in my reading but I'm definitely looking forward to catching up in the series. :)

message 10: by Sandra

Sandra Thank you for adding me. I thought that there was only 3 books in the Wicked Lovely series, imagine my suprise when I found out there was more on the way. Woohoo! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. Looking forward to reading the complete series. Alohaz, Sandy

message 9: by Terra

Terra Good morning Melissa, saw that you were on and thought I'd say hello. I can't wait for the next two books of Wicked Lovely to come out!!!!

Kimmie Melissa! You're amazing! Wicked Lovely is dark, mysterious, and romantic. :D

Just the kind of book I I'm reading Ink Exchange. I can't wait to read Fragile Eternity!

Stefanie Hi Melissa! Thanks for adding me. I just finished reading Fragile Eternity and it was Awesome! I can't wait for your next book.

message 6: by Karen

Karen Hi, Melissa! Thanks for the add! You're my favorite author! I just finished Fragile Eternity and it was GREAT!

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor

♥BookGeek♥ Hey Melissa!
I LOVE WL! I can't wait to start Fragile Eternity and can't wait for the release of Skin Starved! :)


message 3: by Terra

Terra Hi Melissa, I just got your book, Wicked Lovely, I can not wait to start the series!!!

Sarah ~Slow reader, or slowly reading? ;) Im loving Fragile Eternity! I can't wait to finish!!

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Hey Melissa! Thanks for the add. I <3 Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange, can't wait to read Fragile Eternity. Love is Hell is in my pile of library books right now. :) Rock on.

-Brigid ^_^

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