Escape is FREE on all retailers!Posted: August 24, 2016 Filed under: Escape, White Mountain Chanat | Tags: Escape, Free, sale, WMC Leave a comment
I’ve decided to let this one go free, everywhere, so go get your copy now! This is the first book in the WMC (White Mountain Chanat) series. It’s followed by Jade’s Peace and Risking Alex with more yet to come.
After a year of running and hiding from her family and an arranged marriage to her chanat leader, more than half of it never shifting out of her cougar form, Rebecca is found trespassing by Nick and his enforcer. He seems different, he seems to want to help her and protect her, but will he still want to when he knows her better? Rebecca knows that keeping her away from her father and his choice of husband for her may end in a war between Chanats, will Nick be willing to risk his people? Her instincts tell her that he could be her mate, but after running scared for so long can she let herself trust her instincts? How can she be sure that he won’t take her back to her father?
Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, Amazon AU, Nook, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, Google Play
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!
Escape has a new cover!Posted: September 21, 2013 Filed under: Escape | Tags: Escape, Jade's Peace, Melissa Stevens, new cover, Sweet 'n spicy designs Leave a comment
I’ve spent the last few days working with my cover artist, the wonderful and talented Jaycee at Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs, and we’ve come up with what I think is an outstanding new cover for Escape!
Isn’t it great?
Now, it’s not the only thing we’ve been working on, I’ve also got the cover for the full-length sequel to Escape, Jade’s Peace, due for release January 20, 2014. But I’m keeping that one to myself for now. I’ll share it soon.
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.
My first newspaper article!Posted: June 24, 2013 Filed under: Change, Escape, Fight, Hunt, Robin's Nest | Tags: Change, EA Courier, Eastern Arizona Courier, Escape, Fight, Hunt, Kitsune, Melissa Stevens, Robin's Nest 2 Comments
Yep, that’s me! The paper is the Eastern Arizona Courier, it’s the local paper where my Kitsune books are set. You can read the article here.
Switching GearsPosted: April 29, 2013 Filed under: Escape, White Mountain Chanat | Tags: Escape, Melissa Stevens, sequel, white mountain chanat, writing Leave a comment
I’ve spent the last several weeks working on revisions, editing and formatting, getting things ready to publish. Now I’m back to work on the yet untitled sequel to Escape, and let me tell you, making my brain switch gears is not the easiest thing to do.
I generally do revisions and editing with the TV on, an old movie I’ve seen a million times or reruns of some series to keep me company while I work. I can’t do that when I’m writing. I need more solitude than I can manage with the television on. If I’m home alone I crank up the music, if my family is home I put on my headphones. I use my music to ‘close the door’ to put myself in my own little world and let the story flow. Once the main story is down, I can let the world back in as I rewrite.
Of course, I also have to get off the internet and get busy… Damn, Facebook is distracting.
Updates from the growing fires of the third circle of hell.Posted: April 20, 2013 Filed under: Escape, Hunt, Secret Project, White Mountain Chanat, writing, | Tags: Escape, Hunt, Kitsune, Melissa Stevens, new project, white mountain chanat Leave a comment
It’s getting to be that time of year here, when the weather’s hot and dry and stepping outside feels like you’re climbing into a convection oven. The heat shocks the breath out of you and the wind sucks all the moisture out of your skin. This means I spend a great deal of time inside hiding from said heat when I can, having three kids playing baseball this spring means I have practices and games I have to ferry them to and attend, despite the heat.
Since I’ve had the time, I got a lot of work done on HUNT and it is now available. I’ve also got another story ready to go, it will be released near the end of the summer, I’ll share more about it soon, and I’ve started working on a sequel to ESCAPE. If what I have in mind works out, it will be another series, this one a little different, as each story will center around a different couple. That should be done about the end of this year, or very early next year, depending on how it goes. I’ll let you know more when I can.