Books Release || June 25, 2015 || Growing Up & Murder


 

"December Road" by Brenda Ashworth BarryThe Journey of Elizabeth Ann Rose

A Seasons Saga Novel

by Brenda Ashworth Barry

Elizabeth Ann Rose calls the Indian reservation in southern California home, and is upset and angry when she and her family must leave and travel the road again while her daddy plays in his band and tries to become famous.

She and her family live out of an old beat up station wagon traveling from one city to another. Sometimes, living in dirty old hotel rooms where mice and cockroaches are their only pets.

When Beth Ann turns eleven she finds more than chocolate cake being served. Her mom serves her daddy divorce papers, takes her three children and heads out to begin a new life. In one short summer, Beth Ann’s life completely changes, and she ends up in Novata, a small Northern California town. The very town that will change her life forever.

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Kill Her James

by Judith Russell

In Kill Her, James, the sequel of To Clair, years of careful preparation have given The Brotherhood a maniacal plan to be tromped by the ghost of a previous kill. Preacher Edward Clower and his followers have one objective: to keep the white race pure. After the accidental death of Justin Campbell and the killing of his fifteen-year-old son, Josh, they vow to support the eleven-year-old, surviving son, James, until he is old enough to finish what his father started and return honor to The Brotherhood.

The pretty widow, Linda Campbell, has become one of the enticing incentives for members of the all-male group. Linda and her young son escape Center Ridge, Georgia and the only home they have ever known to travel west. They settle in Rayville, Tennessee, near Linda’s brother, Harold Sharpels, not knowing that The Brotherhood is close behind, never letting them out of their sights for years to follow. Now seventeen, James (or Jimmy Sharpels) is approached by The Brotherhood to aid in the murder of Dr. Clair Weinstein, the gynecologist that caused the deaths of his father and brother.

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Books Release || June 18, 2015 || Love supersedes science

"Rogue" by Steve Soderquist & Laura Ranger

Rogue

 by Steve Soderquist & Laura Ranger

Newlyweds, Chris and Lexi run for their lives from a deadly crime boss until they remember who they really are—two government-created killing machines. The tables turn and they become the ones from whom to run. When the government discovers the couple remembers who they are, more like them are sent to destroy them. However, those in charge neglected to factor in the most important lesson this couple learned on their own…

Love supersedes science.

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Books Release || June 4, 2015 || Native American Shamans & Adventures in life and love

I’m a day late with sharing our latest releases, but I promise they’re worth the wait! Read on for more info.


 

"Blue Eagle Feather" - Sherry Derr-WilleBlue Eagle Feather

 by Sherry Derr-Wille

To get a college education Jeff receives a scholarship with the stipulation he must spend five years teaching on an Indian reservation. Although he would like to stay at home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in Northern Wisconsin, he is sent to a Blackfoot Reservation in Montana.

As soon as he crosses into South Dakota during his travel to Montana, Jeff experiences visions of the people who once exclusively called the region home. In addition to the visions, he receives a gift from the Great Spirit of a Blue Eagle Feather.

Little does he know the significance of either the visions or the gift until he arrives on the reservation and meets the old man who can explain the meaning of both. Once all is revealed Jeff’s life changes forever.

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"Life's Unexpected Adventures Anthology Volume One" by Joanne RawsonLife’s Unexpected Adventures Anthology: Volume One

 by Joanne Rawson

No Strings Attached
Wedding invitations are supposed to bring a smile to your face, with thoughts of a happy occasion that two people would be joining in Holy matrimony, publicly declaring their love for each other. However, for Laura Lee, it was just confirmation that at thirty-three, she had spent all her time and efforts on her career and is still single.

After finding out that her ex will be attending the same wedding, Laura Lee has three days to find herself a date. In desperation, she calls on the help of her best friend Lisa, the who’s who of Nottingham’s eligible bachelors.

Discovering that Nottingham’s most rich and handsome men find her icy, Laura has to take her only option, the man she most despises, her work colleague, Adam Ford.
Learner Mum
Polly Wilkins is a successful freelance journalist slash writer. She has been living with her partner Steve in what her parents call sin for the last eight years. But, to her parent’s disappointment, there are no signs of wedding bells or the patter of tiny feet on the horizon. Why? Because Polly, is not in the least bit maternal. Can this all change after Polly and Steve have a torrid weekend looking after her nephew? Or will Polly stick to her guns and loose Steve forever?
Unexpected Blind Date
If any of Grace Worthing’s friends dared to suggest she should go on a blind date, her answer would have been, “Blind dates are so tacky; they are definitely for the desperate.” She was so over men! After her fifth Sex on the Beach cocktail, she told friends she would never have sex again, let alone have sex on a beach. Then, somewhere between her second and third tequila slammer, Grace found herself, agreeing to meet Adrian. Little did she know how interesting and unexpected her blind date would be.

Angel of Kindness
Megan Shepard was not looking forward to Christmas. Now divorced, all she had to look forward to was spending Christmas in Derbyshire, with her sixty four year old, bisexual, hippie mother, and a scrawny little sapling tree, overdressed with cheap decorations from the pound shop. However, her friends had other ideas, like taking her to Pinkie’s Night Club, their old stomping ground as teenagers. This brought back memories of rah-rah skirts, fishnets, and legwarmers dancing to Madonna, until the DJ played The Power of Love, whereupon Richie King would take her hand and lead her to the dance floor. Seeing Richie leaning against the bar in his unforgettable Danny Zucko pose, she knows the right thing to do would be to walk in the opposite direction, yet finds herself walking straight to him, and taking the advice of her unconventional mother. Swept off her feet to the winter wonderland of Manchester’s Christmas Market, romantic walks in the snow of the Derbyshire Peak District, and fireside dinners, she has to wonder if Richie really changed, or has he something to hide?

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Books Release || May 28, 2015 || Dark Secrets & Nameless Evil

Origin: The Nameless Celestial by Aaron R. AllenOrigin: The Nameless Celestial

 by Aaron R. Allen

An elite forces ranger must keep his dark secret at bay to unravel the mystery of a nameless evil.

Chief Ranger Cahan Devlin is no ordinary human. A dark corruption is growing inside him, clawing against the walls of his sanity. This force influences his every action, and the lines between ally and enemy are constantly blurred. Of course, it doesn’t help that the defeat of a nameless evil rests on his unstable shoulders.

After a routine mission, Cahan captures a loose-tongued demon half-breed. The prisoner implicates conspirators within the government who are colluding with demon insurgents from a foreign land. Their goal is to destabilize the Republic of Protos, her wards, and human colonies—in an effort to reseat a king upon the throne. Unbeknownst to the conspirators, their foreign allies wish to awaken a great evil, a clan of off-worlders who were previously driven from the planet before recorded history by a celestial being.

As Cahan quests to unravel the mystery of the evil off-worlders, he must diffuse the ticking time bomb that he has become—because at any moment he may murder the ally standing by his side.

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Books Release || May 14, 2015 || Naughty Witches and Space Exploration


 

The Witch and the HairbrushThe Witch and the Hairbrush 

by N. S. Howard

Welcome to Elftown, populated by humans, witches and magical creatures, a town that metes out justice to offenders in an unusual manner—corporal punishment in the town square viewed by paid admission.

Beautiful Mijestic lives with her two sisters under her mother’s roof, who takes a stern view of misbehaviour. Lucinda often uses the infamous hairbrush to correct problems, one that Mijestic receives on a regular basis due to her temper and rebellious nature. She and her best friend, a werewolf, often come under the scrutiny of the town police.

On the occasions when she’s broken the law, she is placed in the town square, naked, bound and punished. The Witches Guild forbids witches to be seen in the company of warlocks and when Warlock Lorhan warlock tries seducing Mijestic, she plays a dangerous game to be with the handsome, intriguing man, who has no qualms about placing her over his knee for infractions—like being late for a date. And quite by accident, Mijestic discovers the secret of the town’s existence. Welcome to Elftown.

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"Flipspace: Confluence" by John SteinerConfluence

FLIPSPACE #12

by John Steiner

The fate of the Astraeus crew is at last known. Serious questions remain as to why they disappeared. During the study of multiple life-sustaining worlds in peculiar orbits, ground support forces brought by the Mockingbird are attacked. Amid working out the nature and intent of the threat, a diplomatic dispute erupts over access to the discoveries. Colonel Ramachandra and her crew fall back on everything they’ve learned over the past year to understand what has brought together life from across the galaxy.

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Books Release || April 30, 2015 || Vampires, Shifters, African Rubies, and more Vampires.

Melange Releases | April 30, 2014


"Tempest of Vengeance" by Tara Fox HallTempest of Vengeance 

Promise Me – Book 11

by Tara Fox Hall

A chain of tragic events cumulating in the shattering of the magical “dream bond” between Theo and Sar turns the lovers against one another, as Ulysses attacks from all fronts, hoping to destroy Devlin for good. The return of Lash reignites the fire between he and Sar, even as he saves her daughter Elle from certain death. Finally joined under Oath, Lash, Devlin, and Sar face the storm of Ulysses’s wrath, knowing it will take their combined strength and courage to save all they love from his tempest of vengeance.

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"Shadows of the Night" by Richard DawesShadows of the Night

 by Richard Dawes

Late one fog-shrouded evening, Dirk Hammond, private detective, is called to the mansion of Baron Vladimir Cardula. A series of grisly murders are sweeping San Francisco and the Baron, fearful that he is slated to be the next victim, asks Hammond to enter the investigation.

Sensing the play of dark powers beyond his ability to cope, Hammond hesitates, but the lure of $50,000 and the Baron’s fiery daughter, Talia, finally convince him to take the case. The corpse littered trail leads him to a diabolical cult that indulges in human sacrifice, a beautiful Assistant District Attorney with secrets of her own, a clandestine organization of blood-thirsty vampires, and a group of wealthy businessmen with their own ideas about how to save the world from itself.

In a startling finale, Dirk Hammond confronts the murderer in a form he least expected, and must call upon all his powers to prevail. A final horrifying surprise awaits him when he meets the Devil himself and is introduced to the real meaning and significance of Evil.

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"Nairobi Bloodstar" by Carole HallNairobi Bloodstar

 by Carole Hall

THERE ARE RUBIES FOR THE TAKING
AS THE BRITISH EMPIRE CRUMBLES.

Given a one way ticket to Kenya by his father and the admonition, “Make something of yourself,” Charles begins work at his father’s friends ruby mine. And secretly plans to steal the jewels of Mother Earth. So does an expatriate Rhodesian Zulu, carried as an infant on his grandfathers back into exile.

Amidst the chaos of the implosion of the British Empire in Africa, the two men meet and begin to plan. Separately. Two sons, one the mine owner, the other a fighter in the six day war to preserve the new state of Israel, both men having fled Nazi Germany just before their parents are executed by the Gestapo for spying. Who will steal the famed Nairobi Bloodstar ruby as it is discovered? The handsome Englishman so he can return home in triumph or the proud Zulu fighting for the newly named country Zimbabwe? And then Charles meets his match, falling in love with the beautiful, intelligent Dutch South African, Erica, fighting her own country’s Apartheid hypocrisy.

So begins a journey of intrigue fraught with unseen twin tragedies, the spiritual revelation of one other and as to where the precious ruby finally finds a home.

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Books Release || April 16, 2015 || A Police Mystery Collection

From New York to the Smokies

by Wayne Zurl

Five mysteries spanning more than four decades in the life of career police officer Sam Jenkins.

THE BOAT TO PRISON—set in 1963 when a teenaged Jenkins and his friends attempt to foil a plot to kill a Long Island union leader and keep Sam’s shop steward father from doing hard time.

FAVORS drops readers into a New York of 1985 when Lieutenant Sam Jenkins mounts an unofficial investigation to learn why one of his civilian employees isn’t overjoyed about her promotion to police officer and uncovers a history of unreported and unspeakable crimes.

ODE TO WILLIE JOE, ANGEL OF THE LORD, and MASSACRE AT BIG BEAR CREEK brings the reader up to date with three adventures of Chief Jenkins and the officers of Prospect PD, a police department serving a small town in the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. UFO sightings, a serial killer on the loose, and the most brutal murders and feud between mountain folk since the Hatfields and McCoys pushes Sam to use every trick he’s learned in a lifetime of detective work to resolve these incidents on his “peaceful side of the Smokies.”

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Books Release || April 9, 2015 || Psychic Romance

Second Act by Rhonda StrehlowSeparate Lives

 by Rhonda Strehlow

Auctioneer Honor Horton is able to channel the past lives of her clients. Now working with Dr. Carson Ankerson, she catches glimpses of his past relationship with his best friend’s wife, Rachel.

However, getting entangled in Dr. Ankerson story may pose a threat to Honor’s own future when she finds herself in bed with her client. Is it because of the rift with her boyfriend, Dustin, or is she channeling Rachel? Will Honor and Dustin be able to survive the havoc their indiscretions wreaked on their relationship?

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Books Release || April 2, 2015 || Alien Planets & Skinwalkers

2015-04-02


"Flipspace: Derivation" by John SteinerDerivation

FLIPSPACE #11

by John Steiner

The Mockingbird is again drawn to the Kuiper Belt, when a mysterious object is triggered by human discovery. Believing it may be related to the disappearance of the Astraeus Fifteen Hundred NATO deploys a Flipspace-capable strike group and calls on Colonel Rama and her crew to aid the International Space Organization’s study. Finding the location of a star system with possible signs of life, the strike group is sent to investigate what phenomenon may threaten the future of exo-solar exploration.

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"The Lone Werewolf II" by Tim ForderThe Lone Werewolf II

 by Tim Forder

What would you do if you were given the skin-walker gift, the ability to change into any animal you can think of? Would you use it for great good or great evil?

A friend’s sister and a complete village is being terrorized by a castle full of vampires, zombies, hell hounds and a thing too feared to name. What can one Lone Werewolf possibly do to end this reign of terror?

 

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Books Release || March 12, 2015 || Romance & Mystery

2015-03-12We’re still working on getting all of the winners in our big giveaway confirmed. No prizes have been sent out yet, so hang tight! We’re working hard on getting everything organized. Thanks again for everyone who entered and shared. We appreciate all of our followers!

If you missed the announcement before, we have a new reader panel where you simply fill out a form, answer some questions, and hopefully get chosen to receive free ebooks from us in exchange for a review and helping spread the word about new books and authors! If you’re interested go check it out HERE!

And now, on to the latest releases from Melange Books!


Crazed Reckoning"Crazed Reckoning" by Valerie J. Clarizio

A Nick Spinelli Mystery (#3)

by Valerie J. Clarizio

After experiencing a murderous Christmas and Valentine’s Day with love interest Shannon O’Hara, Detective Nick Spinelli assumed Saint Patrick’s Day couldn’t be any worse.

He was wrong.

While out on a geocaching adventure in Door County, Shannon and her friend Anna find more than a clue in the cache box. When Shannon disappears, Spinelli is sent racing to find her. Amidst the chaos of an unruly Irish celebration, and a decades-old Irish family feud, he must rescue her from the hands of a madman.

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"Love and Laughter" - Glenn ParkhurstLove and Laughter

 by Glenn Oliver Parkhurst

Love and Laughter
Our heart and head battle each other for control in matters of love. These three characters are no different with their internal struggles. This sometimes funny, sometimes sad story about star-crossed lovers shows the mental war that is the integral part of love.

Hot Babe, Cold Snow
The lure of a beautiful woman will cause a man to do almost anything even if it leads to injury and even death for himself or others. Hurtling uncontrollably down a slippery slope is one way to prove his awesome manhood, or is it?

Hereafter Kiss
What happens to people in that space between alive and dead? Love? Maybe. But murder, retribution, and sorrow can exist. The characters in this story are in-between life and death and continue their existence only by taking the last breath from the living or the half dead. But there is one who does it not for survival, but for fun and payback.

Chartreuse
There is a woman for every man and a man for every woman. Well-meaning Chartreuse is a bumbling shy man that has not mustered the courage to pursue the girl of his dreams. The whole town knows the attraction of these two misfits and waits for the disaster when they finally surrender their shyness. This humorous story will bring a smile to your heart.

Ghost of a Chance
This story leads us through the partitions that separate the world of the living from the final destination of the dead. Love between the living and the dead shouldn’t be possible but that doesn’t stop Ron from falling for a ghost. But with love comes danger. Can Ron find a way to save his love from both the living and dead?

Stealing the Spotlight
The first kiss is the most important kiss of all. It sets the tone of the entire relationship. It is an act that is burned into the memory of the couple that shares it. Sometimes, even the most well prepared plan to steal that kiss can go terribly wrong, also leaving a lasting impression.

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