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Melanie Nowak

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Melanie Nowak is author of the venomous vampire series ALMOST HUMAN, and a happily married mom of two boys. She holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, and lives with her family on a peaceful mountaintop in the forest of upstate New York. She has always had a vivid imagination and a fascination for the paranormal. Acting and singing are loves of hers as well. However, upon conceiving the idea for her ALMOST HUMAN series in 2003, she discovered a previously unknown passion for writing! Now she puts her over-active imagination to good use, creating characters she loves, and she gets to play all of the parts!


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Exciting News!!!

I have been invited to do a book signing at New York ComicCon!

I will be signing Sunday Oct. 16th at 2:30 - Table 8

It's a great honor and I'm very excited to meet readers and also gather new blood for my vamps!

Also at the signing will be authors:
Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Julie Kagawa, Marjorie M Liu, Jeaniene Frost, Rachel Caine and many others!

Anyone in NY - I hope you'll... Read more of this blog post »
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message 28: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Toni wrote: "Thank you for adding my book, Melanie!"

My reading time is sparse, but I look forward to reading it when I can. It sounds like a very honest and touching memoir.
I'm sure Cain would love it too ;-)


message 27: by Toni

Toni Nelson Thank you for adding my book, Melanie!


message 26: by Elyse

Elyse It's lovely to meet you Melanie! Thank you for the connection.


message 25: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Tara wrote: "Melanie wrote: "Thanks Tara! I'm so glad you like it. You have good timing too. After the First Trilogy comes "Born to Blood". Then after you've read that, the next book is Descendant of Darkness....."

Nice to hear - I like to take my time as well. I hope you thoroughly enjoy them!


message 24: by Tara

Tara Melanie wrote: "Thanks Tara! I'm so glad you like it. You have good timing too. After the First Trilogy comes "Born to Blood". Then after you've read that, the next book is Descendant of Darkness... which my reade..."

I cannot wait for the second trilogy... but I'm not rushing the 1st trilogy. :)


message 23: by Melanie (last edited Jan 19, 2012 06:28PM)

Melanie Nowak Thanks Tara! I'm so glad you like it. You have good timing too. After the First Trilogy comes "Born to Blood". Then after you've read that, the next book is Descendant of Darkness... which my readers are patiently waiting for.
I hope to have it out in a month or so, just in time for you :-)


message 22: by Tara

Tara I don't know what took me so long, but I'm so excited! I am on the third book and wow!! I love love love it! I find myself staying up at all hours of the night to finish just one more chapter. Amazing!! Thanks for creating such awesome characters! :)

Melanie wrote: "How nice - thanks! I hope you enjoy the story :-)
Happy holidays!

~ Melanie"



message 21: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak How nice - thanks! I hope you enjoy the story :-)
Happy holidays!

~ Melanie


message 20: by Tara

Tara I'm so excited. I got an Amazon Gift card for Christmas and just purchased your first trilogy. Can't wait to start reading!!!


message 19: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Tara wrote: "Hi Melanie! Thanks for the response. I will definitely ask my local book store and library! I am looking forward to starting your books! They sound amazing! If they cannot get them into those venu..."

Thanks! I really hope you enjoy them! If you would like to order them online, you can get them through my own website for a discount:

http://www.MelanieNowak.com

Happy reading!

~ Melanie


message 18: by Tara

Tara Hi Melanie! Thanks for the response. I will definitely ask my local book store and library! I am looking forward to starting your books! They sound amazing! If they cannot get them into those venue, I'll just order from Amazon! =)
Thanks!

Tara


message 17: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Hi Tara!
My books are in some libraries, as well as book stores. It's really up to the person in charge of ordering the books for each establishment. In a catalog of thousands, many book store buyers and librarians just haven't found ALMOST HUMAN yet. If my books aren't on the shelf somewhere, ask for them! That's a big help to me in getting exposure.
Thanks :-)

~ Melanie


message 16: by Tara

Tara Hi Melanie, Do you know if your books are available in libraries or are they just available from Amazon?
(Not sure how a book makes it to library shelves.) :)

Thanks


message 15: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Nice to meet you :-)

If you haven't seen it, I also have a website with forum discussions. It's at:

www.MelanieNowak.com

I'll be posting some sneak peeks from the new book there in another month or so, when it's closer to being done.

Really glad you're liking the story - thanks for reading!

~ Melanie


Angela  ♥ Mrs. Hollywood ♥ Hi Melanie,

Thanks for adding me! I love your books!!! I can't wait for DoD. I am so excited!!!


message 13: by William

William O'Brien Hi Melanie - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William


message 12: by Alicia

Alicia Thanks Melanie, thanks for the friends add. One of these days I still have to get my hands on your books, they sound pretty interesting. =)


Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ Melanie wrote: "♥ Brigid ♥ wrote: "Hi Melanie! Thanks for the add. :) Nice to meet you!
Hey, just wondering: do you have a literary agent? I'm currently looking for one. So if you know of any good agents, please..."


cool! thanks for the advice. :) i really appreciate it! :D


message 10: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Thanks Alicia - I hope you like them!

:-)


Alicia Hey Melanie. Thanks for the add. I just read a summary of your books & oh my god they sound pretty interesting. I can't wait to read them :)


Melanie Nowak Jane wrote: "Hey Melanie. Nice to meet you.
Thanks for adding me!
I really like your job, I absolutely love your books, they´re amazing!
I´m from Portugal, so is really hard to find them in here. But one day..."


Hi Jane!
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like the series! I'm working now to make them available internationally, hopefully in another month.
I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that Felicity does love Ben, but she and Cain will see each other again at some point. I have the series planned out to book 12 and I'm sure you will see more of what you're looking for between now and then ;-)

If you want to chat with other readers about the books and speculations for the rest of the series, there is an ALMOST HUMAN book discussion group on facebook that you might want to check out:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...

I'm really glad you liked the books and I would really appreciate it if you would leave a review for them on Amazon - readers are my only representation right now :-)

http://www.amazon.com/Evolving-Ecstas...

Thanks for reading!

~ Melanie


message 7: by Jane

Jane Hey Melanie. Nice to meet you.
Thanks for adding me!
I really like your job, I absolutely love your books, they´re amazing!
I´m from Portugal, so is really hard to find them in here. But one day a friend of my, who lives in USA, bought and gave them to me... I was...out of words.
My favourite book is envolving ecstasy, although I really love Cain, I actually like the end of the book. I was just wondering: Are we going to see more Cain/Felicity love interactions or that is definitly over?
well, wish you the best.


Melanie Nowak ♥ Brigid ♥ wrote: "Hi Melanie! Thanks for the add. :) Nice to meet you!
Hey, just wondering: do you have a literary agent? I'm currently looking for one. So if you know of any good agents, please let me know! :D tha..."


Hi Brigid - actually I don't have an agent. I spent years trying to get an agent or publisher to read my work and got over 200 rejections without even being read! "Sorry, we're not accepting new clients at this time". I finally decided that my goal was to write stories I loved and share them with people, and I was going to do it myself if I had to. My series is independently published.

I've handled every single aspect myself and it's been more rewarding than I ever dreamed! The industry is changing and new technology is making independent publishing a viable option for authors, bypassing agents and traditional publishers. It's not easy, but it can be done, so if you can't get anywhere using the traditional road - pave your own!


Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ Hi Melanie! Thanks for the add. :) Nice to meet you!
Hey, just wondering: do you have a literary agent? I'm currently looking for one. So if you know of any good agents, please let me know! :D thanks. ttyl!

-Brigid


message 4: by Melanie (last edited Jul 13, 2009 01:08PM)

Melanie Nowak I'm pretty new to goodreads. I joined months ago but I'm only just now getting a chance to check it out, and I saw my books "in your pile", so I thought I'd say hi :-)
When you do get a chance to check them out, I hope you enjoy them!



Clerah Thanks for adding me. I haven't started your books as I've just recently added them to my To Be Read list. Someone recommended them here on GR. I'm looking forward to starting them soon :)


Melanie Nowak Well thank you for taking a chance on a new author! I really hope you both enjoy the series! I'm pretty new to goodreads. I joined months ago but I'm only just now getting a chance to check it out.

If you are into chatting about the books with other readers, there's a fairly new discussion group on facebook about ALMOST HUMAN :

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...

You might want to wait until you're done with the trilogy though - to avoid spoilers. I hope you like the books! Keep in touch!

~ Melanie


Jennifer I can't wait to get started on Almost Human I'm going to be staring it right after the one I'm currently reading . I read the first chapter online with my sister and we both loved it so we had to get it. Thanks for writing to me it really made my day!!!!


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