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Melodie Ramone

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I'm a wife, mother, keeper of fuzzy critters, author, speaker and certified Kitchen Witch. When I'm not creating Culinary magic, I can usually be found writing stories, reading books, relentlessly tweeting, knitting or delving into fringe Physics. Super geek? Oh, yeah.

What else? Well, I’m funny and quick tempered, older than I look and young enough to be able to fall on roller skates and still move the next day. I’m short. I have curly, red hair. My favorite color is emerald green. I like Japanese Anime, rainy days, cats, kids, and any movie that includes Simon Pegg.

I'm obsessed with the Science of Physics, particularly Particle Physics, although in the last few years I am drawn more and more toward Astronomy. I’m fascinated with Outer Sp

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“Some people you meet and they're your friend for a day. Some you meet and you never really know at all. And then there are those who get caught inside your soul and stay there forever.”
Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends

“Mum used to say we were the same soul split in two and walking around on four legs. It seems unnatural being born together and then dying apart.”
Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends

“I had a daddy, didn't I? He wasn't perfect and he certainly wasn't the one I'd dreamed he would have been, but I had one all the same. And I'd love him as much as I'd hated him, hadn't I? All that distance, all that time wasted, but the fact that he'd inspired such passion in me meant something in itself. I can honestly say now that I think that's special. Screwed up and turned inside out, we were special him and me, and I am so thankful that I can say that I had a daddy and that he mattered. All his faults and failures mean nothing to me now.”
Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends


Help us pick Nothing but Reading Challenges' July 2013 Anything Goes (except Paranormal/Urban Fiction/Young Adult/SciFi/Fantasy) Book of the Month from among the books our members nominated.

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Blends mythology, magic, archaeology and women. Traces four women, their path to the Masada massacre. In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived.

Four bold, resourceful, and sensuous women come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the horrifically brutal murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her twin grandsons, rendered mute by their own witness. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman, who finds passion with another soldier. Shirah is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The four lives intersect in the desperate days of the siege, as the Romans draw near. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets — about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.
  31 votes 29.5%

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can't seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.

When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.

But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you." After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.

Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it's someone you've never met.
  20 votes 19.0%

After Forever Ends by Melodie Ramone
After Forever Ends by Melodie Ramone

Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life. That is until 1985 when her father moved the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettable life was changed forever.

Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, Silvia found herself torn away from everything she thought she knew. Married too soon, she moved with Oliver to a rustic cabin deep in a Welsh wood and embarked upon a life she'd never planned for, surviving on hope she never knew existed and faith she never knew she had. She made her way through university and onto a career, only to surrender her ambition to raising her children and living a life that was strikingly "normal". But what is normal? Certainly not what ensued in the wood.

True love, faeries, friendship, loves lost and gained. Old magic, fate, doubt, strength and courage, Silvia's story could belong to anyone, but it is her own. Simple yet extraordinary, told in retrospect with wit and candor, Silvia recalls a life of joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. As she unravels the tangled web of her days, she reveals the secrets that exist in an ancient wood, how hearts given freely can become the stuff of magic, and how true happiness was never any further than her own back garden.
  13 votes 12.4%

The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1) by Steve Berry
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was-and its true nature could change the modern world.
Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts-and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he'd left behind.
It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton's former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who's far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century. But she's not alone. Competing for the historic prize-and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses-is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command.
Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world-and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.
  13 votes 12.4%

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth—whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children—to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.
  10 votes 9.5%

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown
Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

Bellamy Lyston Price was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her...

Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a novel based on Susan's murder. It's her first book, and it's an instant sensation. But because the novel is based on the most traumatic event of her life, she's published it under a pseudonym to protect herself and her family.

But when a sleazy reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on a real crime, Bellamy's identity - and dark family secrets -- are exposed. Suddenly, she finds herself embroiled in a personal conflict and at the mercy of her sister's killer, who for almost two decades has gotten away with murder...and will stop at nothing to keep it that way.
  9 votes 8.6%

Papillon by Henri Charrière
Papillon by Henri Charrière

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: "escape." After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken.

Charrière's astonishing autobiography, "Papillon," was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic -- the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.
  8 votes 7.6%

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self offers a bold new perspective on the experience of being young and African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America.

In each of her stories, Danielle Evans explores the non-white American experience with honesty, wisdom, and humor. They are striking in their emotional immediacy, based in a world where inequality is a reality, but the insecurities of young adulthood and tensions within family are often the more complicating factors.

One of the most lauded debuts of the year, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self announces a major new talent in Danielle Evans
  1 vote 1.0%

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“When you're a kid, they tell you it's all... grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”
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“Just because you have to walk sometimes doesn't mean life isn't taking you places.”
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“Over time, I have realized that at 20, you can wear too much makeup and people assume you're a slut. Do it at 40 and they think you're a sea witch.”
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“No, I heard some of the staff talking. She’s all bad, that one. They kicked her out of the Lollipop Guild for theft, yeah? And she did community service for bitch-slapping the Mayor of Munchkinland.” -- Alexander”
Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends

“I made up my mind right then what I really wanted in my life. It was comfort of a home and a family. But more than that, I wanted love. I wanted love to surround me. I wanted to swim in it. I wanted to hold it in my hand like heated sand and pour it through my fingers so it covered my feet. I wanted to taste it, I wanted to smell it. I wanted to wrap myself up in it like a blanket and stay safe and warm inside of it forever. And I wanted to give it. I wanted to drown people in it. I wanted to love with all my heart and be loved just as much in return.”
Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends

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message 24: by Prasun

Prasun Thanks Melodie for accepting my friend request. You are invited to visit my blog Green Planet here

message 23: by Frank

Frank Tibbetts Thank you for adding me. :)

message 22: by Arthur

Arthur Hall Hi Melodie, Thanks for 'friending' me. I'm impressed by your resume and achievements. So far, my own publication has been limited to amazon, but I've written four espionage novels, a modern international detective story, a collection of (mostly) fantasy tales and a Sherlock Holmes adventure (second of these in progress).
When I've worn my 'to read' list down a little, I'll definitely add your work.
Best wishes,

message 21: by Terry

Terry Drake Thank you for befriending me!

message 20: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello There Melodie,

How are you doing? It's nice to meet you. Thanks for your friendship. :) Rusty

message 19: by Melodie

Melodie Ramone Juliew. wrote: "Thanks for adding me,Melodie!I appreciate it!"

Thank you for adding me, too! All the best to you in everything! xX

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Juliew. Thanks for adding me,Melodie!I appreciate it!

message 17: by Beth

Beth Lyon Barnett Thanks for being my friend. I'm fairly new to GR so it will take awhile to get up to speed. Any tips will be must appreciated. Beth L Barnett

message 16: by Dale

Dale Thele Melodie, thank you for the friend connect.

message 15: by Kimberly (last edited Jun 15, 2013 09:38PM)

Kimberly Thanks for the friend add Melodie!

message 14: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks so much for friending me! :)

message 13: by Ann

Ann Great to meet you, Melodie. Stay victorious!

message 12: by Melodie

Melodie Ramone Ginger wrote: "I understand COMPLETELY. Hubby calls me tumbleweed! Don't take this the wrong way or anything, but I think I have a little bit of a crush going on! ;)"

Haha! That might be the best compliment I've gotten like...ever! :D XxX

message 11: by Ginger

Ginger Myrick I understand COMPLETELY. Hubby calls me tumbleweed! Don't take this the wrong way or anything, but I think I have a little bit of a crush going on! ;)

message 10: by Melodie

Melodie Ramone Ginger wrote: "OMG!!! Melodie, your profile pic is SERIOUSLY gorgeous!"

Thanks, Hun! It's a big change for me. My hair actually looks like it was behaving! (It wasn't. haha!)

Ginger Myrick OMG!!! Melodie, your profile pic is SERIOUSLY gorgeous!

Selena Blake Thank you for the friend request.

Happy Reading!


Melodie Ramone Ginger wrote: "Wow! You mean we haven't already done this? How are you doing my ginger buddy? Nice to hear from you. Been a little out of touch lately but am dying to read your book. I WILL get to it!"

ha! I know! I was like, "Ginger's not on my Goodreads?" I don't know where I've been half the time! i thought I followed you on Twitter, too! How did we meet again? hee!
I'm just into your book, but the rest of the week should be slow, so I'm hopefully going to have some real reading time after tomorrow. I hope all's well with you!


Ginger Myrick Wow! You mean we haven't already done this? How are you doing my ginger buddy? Nice to hear from you. Been a little out of touch lately but am dying to read your book. I WILL get to it!

message 5: by Owen

Owen Jones Hi Melodie,

I hope you are well, thanks for accepting my request to be friends.

All the best,
Behind The Smile

Carole Gill Hi Melodie, so nice to know you!

Sandra Great to see you here too, Melodie! I wish you much success with your writing. :)

Darcia Helle Thanks for adding me as a friend, Melodie!

message 1: by Susan

Susan Griscom Wonderful to meet you, Melodie. Thanks for the request and good luck and much success on your new publication this fall. :)

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