Jade’s Peace SalePosted: July 3, 2016 Filed under: Jade's Peace | Tags: Jade's Peace, sale, Smashwords, WMC Leave a comment
For the entire month of July, Jade’s Peace is on sale at Smashwords. use the coupon code SSW75 to get 75%off the regular price.
Jade’s Peace is the first full length book in the WMC series.
Steve left his hometown to avoid doing something he knew he would regret. Now, ten years later, the girl he left to avoid has come looking for him, but she’s not a child anymore. Jade has spent the last six years haunted by memories and nightmares. At a turning point in her life, she’s tired of waiting for something to change. She tracks down the only person she’s ever been drawn to, a man she hasn’t seen in more than ten years. But can she convince him that their differences don’t matter, that together they can both find peace?
Now on All Romance eBooks.Posted: May 10, 2016 Filed under: Change, Choosing Happiness, Escape, Fight, Hunt, Jade's Peace, Kitsune 4, Risking Alex, Robin's Nest | Tags: All Romance eBooks, books, Kitsune, series, WMC Leave a comment
All of my books are now available on ARe! Go pick them up if you don’t already have them!
Escape, Jade’s Peace, Risking Alex
Robin’s Nest, Choosing Happiness
Jade’s Peace ExcerptPosted: January 13, 2014 Filed under: Escape, Jade's Peace | Tags: Escape, Free, Jade's Peace, Melissa Stevens, series, sneak peek, WMC Leave a comment
We’re a week before the release date of Jade’s Peace and now you can get a sneak peek! The first chapter is up, here!
Go check it out! Oh! And have I mentioned? Escape, the prequel to Jade’s Peace, is currently FREE at most ebook stores!
Cover Reveal ~ Jade’s PeacePosted: October 1, 2013 Filed under: Jade's Peace, White Mountain Chanat | Tags: cover reveal, Jade's Peace, Melissa Stevens, series, WMC Leave a comment
Here it is all the info on Jade’s Peace, the first full length novel in the WMC series. Release date: January 20, 2014
Steve left his hometown to avoid doing something he knew he would regret. Now, ten years later, the girl he left to avoid has come looking for him, but she’s not a child anymore.
Jade has spent the last six years haunted by memories and nightmares. At a turning point in her life, she’s tired of waiting for something to change. She tracks down the only person she’s ever been drawn to, a man she hasn’t seen in more than ten years. But can she convince him that their differences don’t matter, that together they can both find peace?
And now for the cover… are you ready?
Revision, Editing and Plotting.Posted: September 19, 2013 Filed under: Jade's Peace, Kitsune 4 | Tags: editing, Jade's Peace, Kitsune, plotting, revision, WMC, writing Leave a comment
Yes, I’m in the middle of all three of those. Revisions of the last half of my next release, Jade’s Peace (scheduled for release January 20th, 2014,) edits on the first half of the same, and plotting Kitsune #4 (yet to be titled).
All of that among the usual craziness that is my life… Softball and baseball practices and games that keep me out of the house at least four nights a week, if not six or seven, kids too and from school, homework, projects, Hubster’s ever-changing schedule. Some days I just want to go back to bed and sleep for the rest of the day. Once in a while I get a little extra sleep, but not often enough to suit me. Instead I just keep going, what other choice do I have?
The Final PushPosted: August 27, 2013 Filed under: Jade's Peace, White Mountain Chanat | Tags: Jade's Peace, Melissa Stevens, WMC, writing Leave a comment
That’s where I am.
I know I’m close to the end of this story. I can feel it just around the corner, but I need one final good push to get there. I’m wanting it done by the end of the month, end of the weekend at the latest. We’ll see how that goes. Until then, you may not hear much from me.
Gimme Minions!!Posted: July 30, 2013 Filed under: Jade's Peace, Odds and Ends, White Mountain Chanat | Tags: Jade's Peace, knitting, minions 2 Comments
I’ve decided I need minions. Since no one seems willing to hide in my (non-existent) basement and do my bidding, my second best option is to knit me one or five. I picked up yarn in the right colors yesterday and I got started this morning. They’re not big projects and I thought I should be able to make them very quickly.
I didn’t count on my fingers being out of knitting practice. The bodies are 54 rows. I’m on row 20 and my hands ACHE. So I’ll set it aside for a little while, dig out my arnica gel and go back to work on Jade’s Peace for a little while. I’m not really sure what I’ll do with them. I’m sure the kids will get a kick out of them, but right now I’m wanting them for me.
Heart-BlindPosted: July 20, 2013 Filed under: Change, Escape, Fight, Hunt, Jade's Peace, Odds and Ends, Robin's Nest | Tags: Escape, Heart blind, Jade's Peace, Kitsune, Melissa Stevens, Robin's Nest Leave a comment
Day after tomorrow will mark four weeks since I got that heart-rending call. Nearly a month since I found out that my sister-in-law had left this world and it was up to me to notify my husband (her brother) and her father. In a lot of ways, I’ve been numb since then.
Strong emotion has always been difficult for me to express and this has been no exception. It didn’t help that my grandfather passed away in March and since I don’t live close to him, it’s been easier for me to pretend (at least in my heart) that it didn’t happen.
I’ll admit, when my grandmother passed away it took me more than six months to deal with it, and I was used to seeing her every day. Granted, I was thirteen at the time, but that’s kind of typical for me. I’ve dealt with my share of loss. This he was my fourth grandparent to go and I lost a step-sister when I was 18, but I don’t handle it like most people. I probably cry less than most men. In sixteen years of marriage my husband can probably count on one hand the number of times he’s seen me cry. I’m not kidding. I just don’t do it, or I don’t let anyone see it when it happens. I’m much more likely to vent my emotions by yelling, screaming or hitting something (not someone, something). It’s just me. I know it’s odd. I know it’s not normal, but it’s me.
What do I mean my heart-blind? I mean I’ve been in this locked down place where I couldn’t feel much emotion, good or bad. This made writing a romance very difficult, especially the one that I’m working on.
Without giving too much away, I can say it’s not an easy story. When I started it, I had in mind a quick, fun read, but Steve and Jade have slowly revealed to me that their stories aren’t either quick or fun. Now that I’m starting to feel emotions again rather than just surviving, they’ve started talking to me again. The story is already longer than I had intended for it to be, and I don’t see the end any time soon. They are telling me bits of what will happen in the immediate future and bits that will happen a little further off… I know how it will end, but the bits in between are what’s the most fun to find out. This current story is called Jade’s Peace (it’s a sequel to Escape) and you can find the first chapter at the end of Robin’s Nest. Eventually it will make it to the website, but that won’t be until I have a release date.
And for those of you asking me if there’s another book in the Kitsune series. Yyes, there is at least one more book in Nickie’s story. I’m not yet sure if there’s more than that, but there is at least one more book.