Jennifer Melzer

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Jennifer Melzer spent the majority of her life as a writer denying she actually liked to write romance, only to wake up one morning and discover that every single tale she’d ever written had somehow revolved around the heart. She has since given into the whim, spinning yarns of love and firmly believing that everyone deserves a happy ending.

She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, but dreams nightly she is laying on the beach watching the stars fall over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Jennifer Melzer If you can't afford to hire an editor right away, find yourself a strong writer's group. Whether it be online or in-person, a writer's group provides…moreIf you can't afford to hire an editor right away, find yourself a strong writer's group. Whether it be online or in-person, a writer's group provides you with opportunities to workshop your stories, find your strengths so you can play on them, and your weaknesses to you can conquer them. It also helps if you can find a few trusted, willing souls to beta-read for you and provide feedback and advice on ways to improve the story before you present it to the world. (less)
Jennifer Melzer Being a writer is a very solitary career. It requires endless hours of alone-time, locked away somewhere with imaginary people who don't always do…moreBeing a writer is a very solitary career. It requires endless hours of alone-time, locked away somewhere with imaginary people who don't always do what you want them to do and never want you to leave them alone for a single second, at least not until their story has been sufficiently told.
Sometimes I forget there is a world beyond my own imagination and it's jarring to be thrust back into that world when I've just come from a place where dragons lurk behind the clouds, or goblins troll the marketplace selling poison fruit. (less)
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Six months, he searched for it: the wish sword. Dull of blade, but sharp with power, whosoever found it was granted the power of a single wish to change their life. All throughout the lonely quest, he thought about what he might do with that wish when he found it. He could have riches, prestige, power the likes of which even the most brutal tyrant had never even imagined. He could… change the w...

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Description: When Princess Lorelei of Leithe overhears Trystay, her fiance, plotting to have her murdered on the way to their wedding, she does the only smart thing: she runs. Into the Edgelands, a savage, wooded country along the western coast of Leithe said to contain the legendary U'lfer, a race of fierce wolves who walk as men, she knows she is as good as dead, but she'd rather be torn apart by werewolves than die by Trystay's hand. Finn, a young U'lfer warrior, catches her scent on the wind and finds himself possessed by an unnatural desire to protect her from that which hunts her. From the moment he first lays eyes on her, Finn knows: she is his. He feels her heartbeat, knows her soul as well as he knows her own, and he will do anything, even suffer exile from the Edgelands, to be with her. But there is more to Lorelei than meets the eye. She is like Finn, there is U'lfer in her blood, a beast beneath her skin she never knew was there. The answers she seeks about her origin and her purpose lie south, in the frozen tundra of Rimian, where a village of people just like her have been waiting for Lorelei to come since before she was even born.
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Description: Herein lie the journal pages of a bard cursed for his crimes against an angry god when the world was still new. He’s wandered these lands lifetime after lifetime, singing for his bed and supper, winning companionship with his songs and sharing tales with all who will listen of the things he’s witnessed on his endless travels. He is called Wanderer by the gods, for it is his punishment to walk until the end of days, never knowing the bond of friendship, the strength of family or the comfort of coming home. The people of Vennakrand know him as Morovio, and these are his tales.
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“They are so frail humans. So easily crumpled and broken, like flower petals under foot.”
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“Beauty doesn't die with the beholder; it moves on. Hiding in the shadows, afraid of the light, she flees to find another host, possessing the body like a demon in need of exorcising.”
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“A man's heart does not love like a woman's, Lorelei. Logren would lay down and die if he thought his death would save your life because you are his sister, but his tongue is not so easily guided by his brother's heart.”
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When I Am Dead, My Dearest

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress-tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.”
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"...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
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“The High Septon once told me that as we sin, so do we suffer. If that’s true, Lord Eddard, tell me… why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?”
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“Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods”
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“As well ask what good is life, what good is death? If the day comes when you would find me again, give that coin to any man from Braavos, and say these words to him—valar morghulis.”
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Ryan Moehring Howdy, Jennifer!

Thanks for adding me. I'm new around these parts, but excited to learn how Goodreads works. I just started a giveaway. Feel free to check it out and impart any words of wisdom to this newbie! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

-Ryan


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Gary Revel My Memoir - Includes details of my Martin Luther King Jr. assassination investigation -
TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT at SCRIBD - http://www.scribd.com/doc/59318461/To...


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Gary Revel Believe in the dream and the dream will believe in you.


Jennifer Melzer Kevin wrote: "Thanks for the event invitation!"

Hi Kevin. I'm looking forward to reading the book with everyone. :)


message 3: by Kevin

Kevin Xu Thanks for the event invitation!


Jennifer Melzer Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Jennifer! :)
You have so many fasinating books - where do you get your ideas from? (Just curious)
Can't wait to read them! :D"


Hello, Sangria. I find inspiration everywhere around me. :) I hope you enjoy the stories. Thank you!


message 1: by Bob

Bob Moats Hi Jennybeanes, haven't talked to you in a long while, I don't go to twitter much, too busy with real life ;-) Thanks for the invite, Bob.


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