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Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance,all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn't like kissing?. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University.


Connect with Melissa at www.melissawestauthor.com or on Twitter @MB_West.


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Sophia Thanks for accepting my friend request, Melissa!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 54: by Gertiebee (last edited Aug 01, 2013 06:08PM)

Gertiebee Hey Melissa , thanks so much for the add :)


message 53: by Marsha

Marsha Hubler Melissa, thanks for friending me here. We authors have to stick together to try to sell a book or two once in a while. :) Visit me at http://www.marshahubler.com Marsha


RegencyEmma Thanks for friending! :)


message 51: by Melissa

Melissa West Asmita wrote: "I am most definitely looking forward to reading this book in October! It sounds so good, can't wait!"

Aw, thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :)


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Melissa West Shreya wrote: "HI AGAIN MELISSA!!! IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN SCORE AN ARC FOR REVIEW?! YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK!!! I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD, i come back to the book's page at lea..."

Hi Shreya! You make me giggle. :) You are actually on the ARC request list, per my publicist, but unfortunately Entangled will not release ARCS until August for GRAVITY. So, I'm sorry to say it's going to be a bit of a wait. :(


message 49: by Shreya

Shreya (CCReviews) HI AGAIN MELISSA!!! IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN SCORE AN ARC FOR REVIEW?! YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK!!! I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD, i come back to the book's page at least thrice a week. lol..


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 47: by Elena

Elena No! Gravity is not out until October!? I'll be counting the days. Can't wait. :)


message 46: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi Shreya! I <3 Entangled, too. They really put out amazing books. I hope you'll enjoy mine!! :)


message 45: by Shreya

Shreya (CCReviews) and entagled publishing is THE BEST!!!!!!! never been dissapointed


message 44: by Shreya

Shreya (CCReviews) I want your book! can i please please please please please steal it from you? i just want your permission before i go ahead with my plan. >:) hehehe


message 43: by Melissa

Melissa West Thanks, Alethea! I <3 EP books as well. :)I look forward to talking books with you!


message 42: by Alethea

Alethea A Hi Melissa! I <3 Entangled... I just put your book on my TBR! :D


message 41: by Alein

Alein Thank you for your friendship!


message 40: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi, Lidush! Glad to! :)


message 39: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Melissa! Thanks for friending :)


message 38: by Melissa

Melissa West Thanks, Mariam! Nice to meet you, too. :)


message 37: by Mariam

Mariam Kobras Hi, nice meeting you! Loved your blog post. :)


Savannah Thank you for the friendship..


message 35: by Amber

Amber Thanks for the Friendvite!! ;)


message 34: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi Becca! Same here. :)


message 33: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi L.J., looking forward to talking books with you! :)


message 32: by Melissa

Melissa West Sure thing, Karen! :)


message 31: by Becca

Becca Hi Melissa....thx for your invite....look forward to chatting about books with ya :D


message 30: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Hi Melissa! Thanks for the friend invite! Have a great day!


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Karen (BookishWonders) Thanks for following me on Twitter!


message 28: by Maria

Maria thank you for the add feel stupit i havent comment anyway :(


message 27: by Michelle (last edited Dec 19, 2011 09:34PM)

Michelle Hey Melissa, thanks for the add :) Gravity sounds good, can't wait to read it! :D


April (Book Geek Central) Thanks for the friend request! I hope we can chat soon!:-D


message 25: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi, Lorrie! Thanks for the add, and yes, we seem to have lots of books in common so I for sure look forward to your reviews! :)


message 24: by Lorrie

Lorrie Hey, thanks for the friend request Melissa. Gravity sounds really interesting. I'm not sure how I missed it as an up and coming, but I've put it on my to-read list.
Looking forward to reading your reviews as well - looks like we have a lot of books in common!


message 23: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi, Tamara! Looking forward to reading your reviews. :)


message 22: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Melissa and thanks for your friendship~! =D


message 21: by Melissa

Melissa West Glad to! Looking forward to sharing and comparing books with you!


message 20: by Melissa

Melissa Thanks for the add! Nice to meet another Melissa =) Looking forward to sharing books with you!

Melissa
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message 19: by Melissa

Melissa West Thanks, Eloise! Can't wait to discuss lots of YA and eventually read your review of Gravity!


message 18: by Melissa

Melissa West Thanks, Paola! I look forward to discussing lots of amazing books!


message 17: by Eloise

Eloise Hi Melissa! Thanks for the friend request :) Your book sounds soo good. I can't wait to read it :)


message 16: by Paola (last edited Nov 30, 2011 07:41PM)

Paola Thank You for accepting my friend request. I'm so excited for your book. :o)


message 15: by Melissa

Melissa West NP! I look forward to reading your reviews!


♥Rachel♥ I keep meaning to pop over to your profile to thank you for the friend invite. Thanks! :)


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Melissa West Hi Haylee -- Look foward to discussing books!

Natasha -- Hopefully more good than bad. :)

Kelly -- Thanks for accepting! :)


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


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Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good books with you -♥- Sincerely Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog] http://paranormal-goddess.blogspot.com


message 10: by Haylee

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you
-Haylee


message 9: by Sarah

Sarah Thank you for the friend request! (=


message 8: by Jessi

Jessi Thank you for the friendship! I hope you're having a great weekend. :)


message 7: by Jenna

Jenna thanks for the add Melissa! :)


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