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Melissa Storm

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in The United States
November 24, 1984




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September 2010


Melissa Storm is a New York Times and multiple USA Today bestselling author of Women’s Fiction, Inspirational Romance, and Cozy Mysteries.

Despite an intense, lifelong desire to tell stories for a living, Melissa was “too pragmatic” to choose English as a major in college. Instead, she obtained her master’s degree in Sociology & Survey Methodology—then went straight back to slinging words a year after graduation anyway.

She loves books so much, in fact, that she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run a number of book-related businesses together, including LitRing, Sweet Promise Press, Novel Publicity, Your Author Engine, a

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“she’d returned to Charleston. As much as she’d fought to escape the Holy City as a teen, truth be told, it was the only place she’d even come close to belonging.”
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“Her mother, who had been the very worst kind of junkie, died when Harmony was just four. But sometimes, if she clenched her eyes shut real tight, she could call up the memory of her mother’s face.”
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message 86: by Melissa

Melissa Storm 🌹THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE🌹Grab this special book for a special price before the sale ends tonight!

She longs to uncover her family’s hidden past. He wants nothing more than to keep his shameful secrets locked away forever. They didn’t expect to fall in love… especially not with each other.

Harkening to the great literary traditions of *Jane Eyre* and *Beauty and the Beast*, Let There Be Love is a new twist on the most epic of love stories.

Don’t miss the chance to lose your heart to a courageous team of sled dogs and the humans that love them in this tale set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness.

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message 84: by Melissa (last edited Jul 06, 2016 05:12AM)

Melissa Storm Guess what? I have a new book out today! SHE WILL BE LOVED is a feel-good romance with no sex, no swearing--just an honest love that develops between two people.


If you believe in fate, redemption, and finding hope in the darkest of times, you will adore this newest book in the Cupid's Bow series! Can't wait to hear what you think once you've had a chance to read <3 Melissa S.


message 83: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Calling all book lovers! Check out my new blog about the real-life friendship that inspired WALKER TEXAS WIFE. Plus you can enter to win an autographed copy to add to your collection > #StormGiveaway #contest


message 82: by Melissa

Melissa Storm GIVEAWAY ALERT! This week I'm starting a new feature on my blog! Come on over for an insider's look at YOU BELONG WITH ME. It includes behind the scenes info, pictures from my life, an excerpt from my favorite scene... oh, and a

message 81: by Melissa

Melissa Storm You guys rock my world! I seriously can't believe how overwhelming the response to my reader survey has been, and it hasn't even been live for a full 24 hours yet! There's still time if you'd like to take it too (and score a free gift as a thank you) >

I'll be sure to share the results and how they influence my publishing plans in a follow-up blog post!


message 80: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Hello, friendly friends! I'm conducting a quick survey of my readers/ people who follow me across the Interwebz. Every single person who responds will receive a thank you gift from me. Check it out at


message 79: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Hop Boost 2

‪#‎ROMANCEHOP‬ #GIVEAWAY!!! Yes, you can get eight deliciously sweet romances for just 99 cents, but why stop there? Enter to win 1 of 9 spectacular prizes at

And, hey, don't forget to grab your own personal copy of SPRING INTO ROMANCE!

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message 78: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Looking for new blog content? Host a guest post from mega bestselling Romantic Suspense author plus a special giveaway for you and your readers!

message 77: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Now the only question is: Which books will you buy when you win? Head on over to #tsunation to enter!

message 76: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Emlyn,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

message 75: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Did I really make it all the way to 666? Aaaaaah!

message 74: by Carey

Carey Henderson 666 books??? You better read one more soon & get off that number! Could mean bad luck for you! haha...

message 73: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Hey, did you guys know I'm writing romance now? It's true, my first book comes out March 19 and is entitled "Walk Away with Me." I'll be giving out ARCs next week, so stop by my alias's FB page and leave a comment on the thread pinned to the top if you'd like to request one.

Yup, it's totally FREE, plus "Walk Away With Me" makes a great, quick read, weighing in at just over 25,000 words. ♥

message 72: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Glistening Haven is a sexy, high octane Dystopian Thriller. Pick it up and enter to win $75

message 71: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Do you enjoy the books of Nicholas Sparks and Anne Tyler? Would you like to travel to India while sitting in the comfort of your own home? Want to read a quirky love story? Then Torn Together will be right up your alley. It just released today, you know.

message 70: by Katy

Katy Hi, Emlyn. I read what your wrote about Game of Thrones. Yes, fantasy tends to be overwritten. Have you read Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series? Those books move at a fast clip, more like a roller coaster ride.

message 69: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Enjoy a good zombie mystery? Novel Publicity is recruiting bloggers for our biggest and best promotion. We're boasting $550 in prizes along with a KINDLE FIRE, 5 autographed copies of the novel and eBook copies for all reviewers. You can participate by posting a guest post or excerpt as well, which means it's totally easy to join in and compete for the prizes.

Please follow the link to sign up!

message 68: by Melissa

Melissa Storm I've got review copies of my kids' book HONEY THE HERO. Who wants one? This 1,500-word color-illustrated story is releasing on April 24, and I'd love to launch with a thousand reviews (is that too ambitious? :-P). Honey is also available for blog interviews. Have you ever interviewed a heroic parakeet before? It's really fun!

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand

Elizabeth Drake Thanks for friending me! Zabet @ Reading Between Classes

message 66: by Graeme

Graeme Hi Emlyn, voted for "Far Sighted" on Book Bundlz and felt no pressure what so ever... now please, oh please can you untie my hands...

message 65: by Graeme

Graeme Hi Emlyn, thanks for the friendship.

message 64: by Melissa

Melissa Storm I'm hosting a cool new giveaway of the awesome book, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Come check it out, enter to win, and share with your friends!

It's international, and the prize is a paperback edition of this super entertaining novel!

message 63: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Yo. Passing on word about 9 FREE ebooks from Evolved Publishing today. They've got YA, thrillers, epic fantasy, historical fiction... you name it! It's pretty cool, and you should definitely visit and download everything--you know, just in case. I can also vouch for Evolved's high standard of editing and story quality :-D

message 62: by Melissa

Melissa Storm I'm doing my first weekly giveaway today. Read my 5-star review of Cinder, then enter to win a hardcover copy. Please tell your friends!

message 61: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Wanna win a $50 Amazon gift card? Okay, just share the post linked here. One lucky winner will be chosen via and announced tomorrow AM. Maybe it will be you!

message 60: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Come stop by the Doxology whirlwind tour. We have a great book reduced to 99 cents, plus $450 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and autographed copies of the novel. At the very least, stop by to promote your fellow author ;-)

message 59: by Bridget

Bridget Bowers Hey, Emlyn! Thanks for the friend request.

message 58: by Melissa

Melissa Storm We're now recruiting for 3 huge tours, which boast a combined prize total of $1,300 in Amazon gift cards and 3 Kindle Fires! We've got YA, Urban Fantasy, and Lit Fic. Sign-up for one, or sign-up for them all. You can choose to do a review or feature a guest post or excerpt. Participation is easy and fun!

*Please tell your friends*

message 57: by Tori

Tori I just subscribed to your email list and I saw you were from Michigan! I lived nearly my entire life in Michigan. It just made me happy to see it.

message 56: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Did you know Farsighted is a great pick for book clubs? It even comes complete with a discussion guide and author interview. You can learn more and even request Emlyn for your club at

Farsighted is FREE via Amazon Kindle. This will only last until tomorrow, so go get your copy now, and tell your friends!

message 55: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Farsighted is FREE today. Please spread the word, and pick up a copy for yourself if you haven't already.

You also need to check out these awesome movie cast selections from YA-Aholic. She’s picked someone cool to play every role. And Alex is... Taylor Lautner. *Major swoon*

message 54: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Farsighted is FREE for Kindle today! Get it here:

We also have 2 opportunities for you to win a $25 Amazon gift card. All you have to do is spread the news of this giveaway by sharing either of the following posts (or both for 2 entries).

Share on Facebook:

Share on Google+:

The winners will be chosen via and announced Saturday morning. Good luck, and don't forget to pick up a copy of Farsighted!

message 53: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Are you caring and brave like Alex? Sweet and docile like Simmi? Annoying and awesome like Shapri? A jerk like Brady? Take the official Farsighted character quiz, and see which character is most like you

Then grab your FREE copy via Amazon Kindle. This will only last until tomorrow, so go get your copy now, and tell your friends!

message 52: by Jeff

Jeff Horton Hi Emlyn. Just sharing some karma!

message 51: by Melissa

Melissa Storm An upcoming social network just for writers, complete with e-learning centre, blogs, forums, groups and more. Do not be the only one to miss out!

Savannah Emlyn, thank you for the friendship..

message 49: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Michelle wrote: "Hello! Loving the new Karmic chain! :)"

Thanks! I hope this catches on. It's even harder to get GoodReads fans than it is Facebook likes. Please share the word as you always do ;-)

Michelle Birbeck Hello! Loving the new Karmic chain! :)

message 47: by Melissa

Melissa Storm I'm hosting my first ever reading challenge. I'd love for some book blogger friends to sign-up. It's called "The Books that made me Love Reading" challenge and encourages readers to revisit their old faves from kids' lit to classics.

We have pretty big prizes too--a total of $270 in cash and 50 autographed books!

Check out the full info at

message 46: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Could you use an extra $50? Like tomorrow?

Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. Autographed copies of Scorpio Rising and its sequel, Sting of the Scorpio, are also up for grabs. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning.

Here's the tweet: Looking for a read that’s full of love, drama, and betrayal? Scorpio Rising has been reduced to 99 cents! #whirlwind

message 45: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Win $500 by commenting on a blog post!

Come and participate in our grand finale IN LEAH'S WAKE holiday contest. You can win $500 simply by leaving a comment on the post linked here.

Contest ends TODAY at 12 noon EST

message 44: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Emlyn, thanks for the friend request! :)

message 43: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Hello, all you Farsighted fans. I'm taking part in a really cool event in which four authors bring their characters together to write a mystery story progressive. There's a new story piece each week, and today Alex gets to tell his side of the events.

This super cool event is hosted by the lovely Terri Giuliano Long, author of In Leah's Wake.

message 42: by Kenya

Kenya Wright Your book is everywhere!! I'm releasing my book in Feb and I've been booking blog tours...and I see your book at least 5 times a day. So I'm freaking buying it because I'm thoroughly impressed by your marketing! I mean seriously I almost gave your book a restraining order because it seemed like it was following me around, whispering, "Kenya.Psst. Buy me. Come on. You know you want to."

message 41: by Melissa

Melissa Storm FARSIGHTED is now up for the Alternative Read Book Cover of the Year and could really use your votes. Thank you, all you beautiful people. :-D

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

message 40: by Melissa

Melissa Storm $250 in Amazon gift cards being given out today. To enter, you simply have to take a photo of yourself holding a copy of Stay Tuned (digital or otherwise). Full info is described through this link.

message 39: by Becca

Becca Hi Emlyn :D

message 38: by Melissa

Melissa Storm This is the last chance to sign-up for The Gaia Wars holiday book bash. The tour boasts 5 $100 prizes, 3 $50 prizes, a Kindle Fire, and 10 autographed books. You can participate by posting a pre-formatted guest post, interview, or excerpt of by reviewing the book. Free eBook copies to anyone who would like to review.

So if you like YA and Science Fiction, follow the link to sign-up!

message 37: by Melissa

Melissa Storm Could you use an extra $50? Like tomorrow?

Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. An autographed copy of Stay Tuned is also up for grabs. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning.

Here’s the tweet: Take a break from the holiday frenzy, and read Stay Tuned. It’s fast, fun, and reduced to just 99 cents! #whirlwind

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