It’s Less than Two Months!

Until the release of Live that is. (Remember, it’s December 9!) The final book in my Kitsune series. It’s been a long time coming and I know you’re all impatient for it to get here, me too!

If you’ve noChange600x900.jpgt yet read the series, start with Change.  It starts out with Nickie as she discovers that not only do shapeshifters exist but she is one. Then goes on to chronicle her learning to live with the new abilities that her new form brings her. At the same time, she’s learning that some of the people she’s known all her life have been keeping it a secret from her. It’s not an easy adjustment but she does it.

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The second book in the series is Fight. In Fight Nickie learns about the mating instinct that comes with her new form and how it can change her life. She also has to deal with what she sees as the betrayal of a friend, and everything he does in order to try to win her over. It’s a fight the whole time for her freedom and choice.

The third book Hunt-resized-to-1600.jpgis Hunt. Nickie and her mate are hunting for the guy out to possess Nickie as his own. It’s not an easy battle and there are casualties along the way. But Nickie and her mate will do their best to get on with their lives, despite the constant threat hanging over her head.

Live200x300The fourth and final book is Live.  Nickie has to face the man who she’s blamed for a lot of the bad things that have happened to her, whether he was actually responsible for them or not. She has to learn how to forgive him so she can move on and live her life.


Gearing up for the Tucson Festival of Books!

We’re less than a week out, and I’ve been working on my packing lists…

So come on out and see me, I’ll be at booth #260, the Yuma Area Authors booth.

Now to get it all gathered up. I’m all but shaking in excitement! I’ll have copies of all my print books there. If you see me, I’ll even sign them for you!

The Kitsune Series. These books will be $13 each or all three for $35. If you want an ebook instead of a paper copy, click on the cover and it will take you to the book’ page with all the buy links. Change600x900Fight600x900Hunt resized to 1600

The WMC series. This book will be $13

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As well as my stand alone novel. This book will be $12

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What I won’t have with me…. copies of my ebook only prequel to Jade’s Peace. Here’s the cover and links for where to buy it (it’s only $.99!)

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My first newspaper article!

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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.


New Covers…. I’ve yet to put them on the book pages, but here they are.

Book pages everywhere should be updated soon, that means anywhere from 12 hrs to a couple of weeks, depending on each server.

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See what I have?

They came in late last week.

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I’m still jumping for joy! The other half watched me dance around the house hugging them, he thought I had lost my mind. He just doesn’t understand.

Either way, you can get both Change and Fight in paperback too!  They’re both available through Amazon and Createspace (I’m working on getting them out to a wider audience but it’s going to mean raising the price, and I’m not ready to do that.) The links to purchase are on each books page, on the right. –>

If you want signed copies, use the contact me link on the About Melissa page and we’ll work something out.


It’s Release Day!

After all the time, the writing, rewriting, the editing and cover design, it’s finally here! Today is the day, FIGHT, the second book of the Kitsune, is available!! It’s not everywhere yet, but it will be soon. Purchase links can be found on FIGHT’s page, it will be updated with new links as soon as it goes live on each site.


One day to go.

I’ve worked hard over the last few weeks to get to tomorrow. And now that it’s so close, I just want to be able to focus on something else. FIGHT will be released tomorrow. And while I hope you wall will like it, there’s nothing I can do to about that now.

FIGHT is done. I’ve released it out into the world for others to enjoy and I’ve moved on.  I know, it sounds callous, but if I don’t move on, how will anyone find out what happens next? I’m already hip deep in the next book in the series. I’ve been working on getting Nickie to tell me what happened next. We were going great until the copy edits came back for FIGHT.  Now I have to get back in the mindset and actually hear her talking to me again.

In the mean time, I’ve been playing with another concept. We’ll see if it goes anywhere before I tell you too much about it, but I will tell you that so far, I think it’s a pretty good one.


Edits and Change paperback.

I’ve finished the edits to Change. Yes, I’ve done them more than once, but I’ve found there were still a lot of issues in it, so I had it redone. The ebooks will be updated in the next few days, and I’m working on a paperback edition of the same book!!

I’ve got it mostly done, but these things take time. I will however reveal the cover for the paperback edition of Change, when my Facebook Page reaches 50 likes! Get to sharing and we’ll soon see the cover!

As for Fight, I’m still working on those edits, however I’m hoping to be able to set things up so that the ebook edition and the paperback edition come out at the same time! The cover to that one’s not done yet, so we’ll have to have another reveal when it is!


Camp NaNoWriMo, Day 26.

Well, my train has officially been de-railed. A day of cleaning and packing, 2 days of travel and a day of recovery and I’m around 8,000 words behind. Could I work hard and catch up? Yes, I could do it. However, in today’s mail I received the copy-edits of Fight, and another for Change. Instead of working to catch up on my Camp NaNo project I’m going to work on getting my edits done.

Getting all the edits done will mean two things. Number one, I can publish Fight, get it out there for those I know are eager to see it. Number two is that I am hoping to get the paper editions ready to go to print. We all want paper copies, right?

So off I go, not to write but to input edits. But in the end it’s still progress. Psst.. How long will it take to do the edits on 2 books?


Time for a deep breath.

After pushing to get Fight ready to go to my copy-editors before our annual camping trip, I’m feeling the strain. I emailed out the book yesterday and took a deep, cleansing breath. Then immediately picked up the notebook I’ve already started for book 3. Yeah, I know I should take a break, give my brain something to do other than Nickie’s story but Nickie is just so upfront in my mind right now.

I’m not ready for a break. I picked out the notebook for book 3 about 3 weeks ago (I have a supply of composition books I use for this purpose, most of them have different covers,) about the time I started the last rewrite of Fight. I had to have some place to keep track of the thoughts and ideas for the next book.

Now that I’ve finished with (this stage of) Fight I can get more in depth more intimate with what will happen in the next book. There are some big changes in store for Nickie, she just hasn’t told me yet how she’s going to handle them.