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Melanie Atkins

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Melanie Atkins a multi-published author of romantic suspense, a fan of crime dramas, and an avid reader. Writing is more than an escape for her -- it's a way of life. She grew up in the Deep South listening to tall tales and penning stories about her cats. Now she writes gripping stories of love, suspense, and mystery with the help of her furry little feline muses.

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AuthorIsland Congrats on the new release Melanie!

All day today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating a new release in Melanie Atkins' thrilling Keller County Cops Series with Desert Breeze Publishing!

CODE OF VENGEANCE by Melanie Atkins

Keller County Cops Book Seven

Sheriff Rick Blaylock relies on an anti-crime platform to win re-election, but with crime on the rise, his critics are relentless. Desperate to prove himself, he must either solve the county's latest murder, or face defeat.

Angry her sister's killer dodged a grand jury indictment, court artist Keegan Riley comes with a plan to avenge her dead sibling, but is thwarted when someone else stabs her intended victim. Still thirsty for revenge, she takes aim at another man who got off scot free, and is again thwarted. What's a girl to do?

Before Keegan can line up victim number three, Rick unearths evidence that puts her at the scene of the latest murder. Should she tell him the truth, or lie? Love is the last thing on her mind, but when he kisses her, she can't help but wonder if falling for him will get her off scot free.


Melanie Atkins a multi-published author of romantic suspense, an editor for an online publishing company, and an avid reader. Writing is more than an escape for her—it’s a way of life. She grew up in the Deep South listening to tall tales and penning stories about her cats. Now she writes gripping stories of love, suspense, and mystery with the help of her furry little feline muses.

Melanie is an active member of Romance Writers of America®, the Magnolia State Romance Writers (MSRW), the Published Author Network (PAN), the Electronic and Small Press Authors' Network (ESPAN), the Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC), Sisters in Crime (SinC), the Red Dog Writers, the Gulf Coast Writers Association, the Southern Writers, the Mississippi Authors Guild and the Byram Writers’ Group. She currently serves as Past President of MSRW.


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WIN - Leave Melanie a comment today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a $10 Amazon Gift Card!  Please leave your email address so Melanie can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!

We're talking Keller County Cops at Melanie's Facebook Event today - Stop by and Join the Fun!

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!

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AuthorIsland Good morning Melanie!!! Super congrats on your two new releases!!!

Today on , we're celebrating TWO new romantic suspense releases for Melanie Atkins!

MARKED FOR MURDER - Keller County Cops Book One by Melanie Atkins

Detective Jonah McKee is forced to juggle caring for his rowdy three year-old son and protecting a beautiful amnesia victim who was targeted by a vicious serial murderer...or was she?

Brooke Wilson finally remembers her own name - and the name of the man trying to kill her - and the terrifying memory sends her on the run again. Jonah is forced to hide his son and go with her in order to protect her, and along the way they fall in love.


FLASH BANG by Melanie Atkins

When Allie Robbins broke his heart, Noah Sterling couldn't leave Magnolia Springs fast enough. He joined the military, then the FBI. Ten years later, a domestic terrorism case forces him to return, only to discover that Allie is now a widowed mother with one young son - and that she's suspected of aiding the group responsible for setting area churches ablaze.

Allie can't believe her eyes. Noah is back in Magnolia Springs, and he's asking questions. She's not worried about the investigation, because she's innocent. But she's willing to do anything to keep him from asking the one question that could destroy her life - a question about her son.
Then the boy is kidnapped, and she must reveal the truth in order to save him by turning to the one man she can trust - and the only one who can take her son away. Noah. His father.

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WIN - Leave Melanie a question today at her Cyber Launch Party, and your name goes in the hat for a free ebook or your choice from Melanie's Backlist!

Harlequin Books Hi Melanie, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about, which just had a huge makeover, and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!

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Vanessa Melanie, Hi!

Thanks for the friendship.


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Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Virginia Hi, Melanie! Thanks for finding me on Goodreads. Happy to be counted among your friends!

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Ilyn Ross Hello Melanie,

Thank you for being my friend.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Best regards.

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Liz Hello, Melanie,

Thanks for the invitation to add. My goodness, you are one busy lady! And teaching an on-line class, too.

Your book cover is intriguing, and so is the title. Though I write mysteries and suspense, I have a hard time reading anything suspensful. I get too involved with the characters, I think, and it makes me too uncomfortable.

Thanks again for the add.

Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (Out in Novmber 08)

message 10: by Pamela

Pamela Hello Melanie thanks for the add! Have a great weekend.


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello There! Wishing you a lovely day!

Abbeville Press Hi Melanie, and thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our online media!

Bridget Morrow Thanks for the add. I see you love romantic suspense! If you have a sec go to my website, the first chapter of my book Master is there, I think you'd dig it.

It's about a 17 y.o. girl saved from a lynching in the antebellum South by a vampire. Thanks again and nice to meet you.

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Melanie for the add...this is such a great web site!

Andrea Kulman Hi, Melanie. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.

Michele thank you
Melanie for being my friend. Michele Marchetti
Looking for pt/ft help nationwide!

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Angel Hi Melanie =) Thank you for adding me! I love love love your list of books!

Pamela Hi Melanie!

Thanks for adding me to your friends list :)
Have a good week!

Chel ♪ Hey Melanie
Thanks for adding me

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