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Melissa Starr

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Melissa Starr is author of Phoenix (Phoenix Elite #1) & Ruhk's Rising (Phoenix Elite #2) and final installment in the Phoenix Elite series, Angel I Am Not and newly released, Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Speak.
Starr is also working on a hot new project (and shush...if she told you she'd have to kill you) in the young adult/paranormal/romance genre.
Starr is a small town, country gal from deep in southern Oklahoma. Born in Altus and raised in Frederick, it only seemed right to put down roots there with her own family; a husband, two sons and two daughters. She resides and writes from her home where she frequently lets her inner child come out and play (if she behaves that is)long enough to spin colorful words into novels. Claims the
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Hey guys! Just wanted to pop in and invite you all to a book blogging event on Coffee Time Romance's Latte Lounge! There will be a handful of authors along with myself who will be blogging about our present work and upcoming releases. There will be games and tons of prizes given away! Please stop by! And if you have any questions, feel free to follow me over to Facebook where I spend 90% of my tim Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 20, 2013 07:09 Tags: authors, blogs, blood, books, contests, new-mexico, novels, oklahoma, paranormal, phoenix, prizes, romance, vampires, young-adult
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Phoenix (Phoenix Elite, #1)

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Ruhk's Rising; Phoenix Elite Book 2 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
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Phoenix (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
2 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:27PM
Description: Phoenix; Phoenix Elite Book 1 This is the first book in my Phoenix Elite series set to be released May 2012
Angel I Am Not; Phoenix Elite Book 1 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 23, 2013 07:07AM
Description: First official chapter of Phoenix Elite Book 3

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“I pushed Ezra back for a second. He had taken the make out session up a notch upon Logan’s arrival. I knew what he was doing, it was ticking me off. I wasn’t just some territory he could mark. "Hike a leg and pee on me, why don’t you?"
Logan snorted and practically choked on his coffee.
- RUHK'S RISING; Phoenix Elite Book 2”
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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
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“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake.

Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.”
George R.R. Martin

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Marilyn Monroe

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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Melissa Starr Lucinda wrote: "Dear Melissa,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I do hope to be able to have the oportunity of reading your work, as Phoenix looks and sounds amazing as i love this g..."


Wow, Lucinda! I can't believe I'm just now finding your comment on here. It's been nearly a year! Lol. You must think I'm a jerk. I just wanted to say thanks and I hope you enjoy my work and consider reviewing it wherever you can. :)


Melissa Starr Litchick wrote: "Hi Melissa, thanks so much for the friendvite!"

Thanks for accepting!


Navessa Hi Melissa, thanks so much for the friendvite!


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L Dear Melissa,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I do hope to be able to have the oportunity of reading your work, as Phoenix looks and sounds amazing as i love this genre! Thank you so much once again.
Lucinda x


Harlequin Books Hi Melissa, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. I swear my day is over before it properly began! While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about Harlequin.com, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much Harlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


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