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Melissa West

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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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Melissa West Hi Francesca! NO KISSING ALOUD hasn't received a formal release date, but I anticipate it will release in February/March of 2015. Thanks for asking!
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message 55: by Sophia

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 53: by Gertiebee * the little book bee * (last edited Aug 01, 2013 06:08PM)

Gertiebee * the little book bee * Hey Melissa , thanks so much for the add :)


message 52: 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 50: 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. :)


message 49: by Melissa

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 48: by Shreya

Shreya 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 46: by Elena

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


message 45: by Melissa

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


message 44: by Shreya

Shreya and entagled publishing is THE BEST!!!!!!! never been dissapointed


message 43: by Shreya

Shreya 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 42: by Melissa

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


message 41: by Alethea

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


message 40: by Alein

Alein Thank you for your friendship!


message 39: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi, Lidush! Glad to! :)


message 38: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Melissa! Thanks for friending :)


message 37: by Melissa

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


message 36: by Mariam

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


Savannah Thank you for the friendship..


message 34: by Amber

Amber Thanks for the Friendvite!! ;)


message 33: by Melissa

Melissa West Hi Becca! Same here. :)


message 32: by Melissa

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


message 31: by Melissa

Melissa West Sure thing, Karen! :)


message 30: by Becca

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


message 29: by L.J.

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


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


message 26: by April

April 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! :)


message 13: by Melissa

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! :)


message 11: by Natasha

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! :)


Melissa West Hey Laura! I'll check out your FB page for sure. As expected, I adore all things YA. :)I'm definitely a reader first, writer second.


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