Friday, October 12, 2018

Fall Into Cash Giveaway

It's time again for the I Am A Reader Fall Into Cash $250 Giveaway. Check out the details and enter in the rafflecopter below.

Meanwhile, I'm busying working on two witchy novellas coming soon, Toil & Trouble (A Havenwood Falls novella) and Blood & Brute & Ginger Root (the first in the new Bad Medicine series), before jumping back in to my full-length series.


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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Queen of Iron and Blood Tour Finale

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Grand Finale
Queen of Iron and Blood
By Melissa Wright

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Note from the Author

Welcome to the tour for Queen of Iron and Blood, book two in the Shattered Realms series! It was a thrill to continue the story of plucky heroine Mackenzie Scott, her younger brother Riley, and the complicated creatures who invaded their world...


A black-winged bird slammed into the glass inches from Hannah’s face, the noise making her fingers tighten around the stock of her M4. She wanted to turn away from the window, from the disingenuousness of that promising sky, and cross the darkened room. But Hannah was on watch. She straightened, eyes narrowed against the light of a hidden sun, and another bird smacked into the glass with a dull thud.

Thud. Thud, thud, thud.


"Wright has a true gift for telling compelling stories with intriguing characters. Shattered Realms is no exception. In many ways, this may be my favorite story she's told to date. With enough stakes and action to keep you guessing, this is the fairypocalypse amalgamation dystopian fans didn't know they were missing."

An Indie Adventure - Excerpt

Hannah pulled the gun up to her shoulder, leaving a good ten feet between her and that glass.
She’d never wanted to join the army. She never would have.

Now she didn’t have a choice...

“Captain!” she yelled a third time, irritation clear in her voice as she pushed her helmet away from her brow. The captain came up behind her, finally, his boots muted against the damp concrete floor.

“What is it, Mitchell?”

“Birds,” she told him.

He shifted, coming into her peripheral as two more bodies slammed against the glass. He nodded. “It’s happening at East Creek, too. Nothing to be alarmed about.”


"I loved how it was written. You can actually picture the scenes as you read them. You feel like you are right there breathing the air, feeling the anxiety.

I am definitely going to reading more by this author."


What types of plants, animals, or sentient races might we encounter in the dying lands that we don’t see on Earth?

The Iron Bound are a race of chimeras, each varied and unique, though many resemble a patchwork of creatures akin to those on Earth. In addition to stealing this realm’s energy, the Iron Bound also bring over flora, which transforms into something otherworldly when exposed to the dying lands power.

Weeks after the original invasion, after the Breach and all that followed, Hannah had been in one of the trucks sent to ground zero. She had known the other soldiers for only a matter of days, but they were not easy days. She and a seventeen-year-old redhead named Riley had become close. She’d relied on him, she realized later, in a way she’d never meant to. And when Riley had told her what happened, when it had turned out he needed her, Hannah could not keep herself from promising she would help. She didn’t think she regretted it, but it was hard to be sure.

Wishful Endings - Review

"QUEEN OF IRON AND BLOOD is another thrilling adventure as war continues between two realms, risking not only humanity on earth but also those who live in the other realm. Non-stop action, endearing and fierce characters, and an uphill battle with everything at risk makes for an engaging story from start to finish. A fantastic sequel that will leave readers hoping for more to come in this magical world! . . . I enjoyed every single minute."


Her fingers tightened around the M4 at the memory. She’d never shot a man before, but her mother and father had shown her how it was done. She had hit a target enough to know she’d aimed correctly. But the bullet had missed. Hunter, that being from a hole in the sky, had curved its trajectory around him. Her gun was useless, she knew it, and yet Hannah stood in this darkened room and gripped it like it was the end of the world. Because it was the end of the world.


She hadn’t told them about, Hunter, who had brought them to safety before he’d opened the gate. She hadn’t told them about how he’d saved Hannah and the others, how he’d gotten countless men to run and hide and stay safely out of the way. The creature had brought them here, behind the shelter of this reinforced glass, his eyes glowing with a light so blue that each of them could see it was unnatural, and they’d been so terrified they’d followed him anyway. No one had included it in their report. Hannah didn’t know if it was because the creature had saved them...


Riley had kept the wound a secret, hidden from everyone so he could join the troops and fight. But when the gateway started to pull, she’d seen him moving toward it, trying to leave the safety of their shelter. She’d misunderstood at first, thought he’d been going after his sister, to help her escape the storm. Hannah’s fingers had clawed into Riley’s shirt as he fought her, tearing the material to reveal a duct-tape-covered arm. It had been hot, buzzing, and suddenly she’d known what he’d been hiding all along. Riley had been Marked.

Colorimetry - Excerpt

“I remember thinking, ‘This is it,’” she told her captain. “‘This is where they drop the bomb. Where we all die.’” She swallowed hard, waiting for the next bird to hit the glass like a child counting the seconds between lightning and thunder. It didn’t come.

“They didn’t drop a bomb,” he said.


For one brief moment, there had been pure hope. Rejoice. Relief. Weeping. An effort to regroup. 

And then came the attacks. Systematic. Orderly. Pointed. They hit strategic targets: power plants, tech firms, supply routes. It was the worst thing they could imagine, the scariest turn of events. These were not the initial attacks. The monsters weren’t merely beasts playing with their prey. This was intelligent. Deliberate.


“Captain,” Hannah asked, “what do you think happened to them?”

She didn’t have to say it. The Marked had been heavy on the minds of everyone since the first night: why had they been chosen? Were they picked at random, just to die? Once they’d been taken through the gateway, it was clear it wasn’t anything like rapture. It had been an otherworldly hole in the sky, gaping and huge and glittering like stardust. Not heaven. Not angels.

A void. And monsters.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below, if you haven't already...

Queen of Iron and Blood
(Shattered Realms #2)
By Melissa Wright
YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi
ebook, 148 Pages
August 20th 2018

The storm was only the beginning…

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal. He hadn’t counted on being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s trapped in a world to which he can never truly belong.

Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a dangerous battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect.

And the clock is ticking.


Other Books in the Series

King of Ash and Bone
(Shattered Realms #1)
By Melissa Wright
YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 216 Pages
February 2nd 2015

When flying monsters break through the veil into her world, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother has been taken, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge. After discovering the breach the creatures used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost.

When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn't know is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of the monsters. And he's got plans of his own.

Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.

Grab an ebook of the first book in the series for FREE!
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About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and Shattered Realms Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.


Tour Giveaway


1 winner will receive an awesome prize pack with "survival" gear: print copies of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright, plus Be Your Own Hero bracelet, lip balm, compass, playing cards, emergency blanket, and other fun stuff 
US only
Ends August 29th

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Release Day Giveaway - Queen of Iron and Blood

It's Shattered Realms book two Queen of Iron and Blood release day! Check out the post below, on tour with Prism Book Tours, for an exclusive sneak peek and enter two win a massive apocalypse prize pack!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch
Queen of Iron and Blood
By Melissa Wright

Note from the Author

Welcome to the tour for Queen of Iron and Blood, book two in the Shattered Realms series! It was a thrill to continue the story of plucky heroine Mackenzie Scott, her younger brother Riley, and the complicated creatures who invaded their world. These books have given me an opportunity to play with magic, destruction, and chaos in fantastic and apocalyptic worlds simultaneously. They were great fun to create, and occasionally surprised me with twists and turns of their own. I’m excited to share a preview of Queen of Iron and Blood. I hope you enjoy the reading as much as I did the writing.

— Melissa

Queen of Iron and Blood
(Shattered Realms #2)
By Melissa Wright
YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi
ebook, 148 Pages
August 20th 2018

The storm was only the beginning…

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal. He hadn’t counted on being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s trapped in a world to which he can never truly belong.

Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a dangerous battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect.

And the clock is ticking.


Other Books in the Series

King of Ash and Bone
(Shattered Realms #1)
By Melissa Wright
YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 216 Pages
February 2nd 2015

When flying monsters break through the veil into her world, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother has been taken, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge. After discovering the breach the creatures used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost.

When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn't know is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of the monsters. And he's got plans of his own.

Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.

Grab an ebook of the first book in the series for FREE!
GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleKoboiBooks

About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and Shattered Realms Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.


Tour Giveaway


1 winner will receive an awesome prize pack with "survival" gear: print copies of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright, plus Be Your Own Hero bracelet, lip balm, compass, playing cards, emergency blanket, and other fun stuff 
US only
Ends August 29th

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Cover Reveal Queen of Iron and Blood

So excited to share the new cover art (and updated release date) for Queen of Iron and Blood! Check it out below, on tour with Prism Book Tours, and enter to win.
On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Queen of Iron and Blood
By Melissa Wright

This YA/NA Urban Fantasy is the second book in the Shattered Realms Series.
Coming August 20th 2018...


The storm was only the beginning…

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal. He hadn’t counted on being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s trapped in a world to which he can never truly belong.

Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a dangerous battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect.

And the clock is ticking.


Other Books in the Series

King of Ash and Bone
(Shattered Realms #1)
By Melissa Wright
YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 216 Pages
February 2nd 2015

When flying monsters break through the veil into her world, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother has been taken, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge. After discovering the breach the creatures used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost.

When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn't know is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of the monsters. And he's got plans of his own.

Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.

Grab an ebook of the first book in the series for FREE!
GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleKoboiBooks

Upcoming Book Tour

Sign up here.

About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and Shattered Realms Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.


Cover Reveal Giveaway


1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon eGift Card
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Ends July 27th

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Happenings

Hey guys! It's been quiet around the blog because LOTS OF WRITING. I've got some news I can share today, and some secrets I'll have to save a little longer, but I'm excited about the coming year.

Havenwood Falls


I'll be joining Ang'dora Productions for a journey into Havenwood Falls, "a small town in the Colorado mountains where supernaturals and humans alike call home." This is a shared world, where a lot of authors I know and love have come to play. My own Havenwood Falls title will release in early 2019.


Shattered Realms


Book two in the Shattered Realms series, Queen of Iron and Blood, is nearing completion. Watch for cover reveals and release news soon, or preorder now at iTunes and Kobo (coming soon to Amazon and B&N). So much fun (and terrible, terrible things) in store for Hunter, Mackenzie, Riley and Hannah!


Writing Tips 


I've been sharing writing tips over at the new fantasy authors/readers/lovers blog: WeWriteFantasy.com  It's been great fun to share and learn from other authors of the genre. Check it out for behind-the-scenes and first looks at epic, paranormal, and historical fantasy reads!




More to come!


I've been working on the continuation of some existing series, including a possible addition to The Frey Saga. I'll be announcing exactly what as I get further along, but reader response has been amazing. Watch for a sale on the Frey Saga box set the first week of April, and more promos and giveaways throughout the year. To be notified of news and releases, you can sign up for my newsletter here.



 Thanks for reading!



Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cover Reveal King of Ash and Bone

In preparation for the release of Shattered Realms book two (Queen of Iron and Blood), the series is getting new cover art! King of Ash and Bone follows main character Mackenzie into a world of monsters, magic, and mayhem. The designers at Gene Mollica Studios have created that world and the monsters with it. Check out King of Ash and Bone below, currently being featured at We Write Fantasy with a cover breakdown.

cover breakdown

King of Ash and Bone is now free at most ebook outlets. Pick it up at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite ebook retailer.


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King of Ash and Bone

    When monsters break through the veil separating their worlds, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother is marked, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge.
    After discovering the breach the monsters used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost. It isn't exactly luck when she finds an injured stranger in the street, but he just might be the key she needs to succeed.
    What Mackenzie doesn't know, is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of them. And he's got plans of his own.



Monday, December 11, 2017

Introducing Queen of Iron and Blood

Introducing Shattered Realms Book Two: Queen of Iron and Blood
Check out the exclusive first look below as part of the 12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas event and enter to win a Kindle Fire tablet and books!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas
Day 11: Queen of Iron and Blood by Melissa Wright

Melissa is sharing about her upcoming release. You can grab the first book,
King of Ash and Bone, for FREE in ebook from Amazon and other retailers.

Queen of Iron and Blood
(Shattered Realms #2)
by Melissa Wright
Young Adult Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook
Coming 2018

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal, or being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s snared in an unwinnable catch, and his only choice is to leave the one thing that’s ever mattered to him to save a world he can never belong to.

Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a complicated battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect, and the clock is ticking.


What Sort of Monster Are You?

QUEEN OF IRON AND BLOOD, book two in the Shattered Realms series, takes place in a world of monsters. Check out the exclusive excerpt below, and use the Chimera Generator to create your own!

A figure waited on the ledge above him, silent, dark wings still. Hunter could feel her though, the ancient energy recharged like the rest of his world. “I cannot leave them sleeping,” he told her. “The risk is too great.” If Malkyn killed Hunter, if he were not able to return, these new Iron Bound would never be awakened. It would be an eternal wasting away, a thousand-year massacre.

The virago made a noise like the purr of a horse, though her face was something more human than mare. In all fairness, though, she was more beast than anything else. “Your queen can bear it, she thinks,” the virago said.

Hunter turned to look up at the virago, her dark mane swept back over the slick black of her shoulders. From his vantage point, Hunter couldn’t help but think this was the last thing some of the Iron Bound had ever seen—sleek fur on a winged beast, her curved talons shining like onyx overhead. Hunter nodded. “I believe she can—if it is to be done at all, Mackenzie has the strength for it.” But it would not be safe. She would not be safe.



The virago brought herself to her full height. “Your queen does not stand alone.”


About the Author

Melissa is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and KING OF ASH AND BONE. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.

Tour Schedule

November 30th: Launch
December 1st: Sarra Cannon
December 2nd: W.R. Gingell
December 3rd: Nikki Jefford
December 4th: K. D. Jones
December 5th: M. L. LeGette
December 6th: Belle Malory
December 7th: Melissa McShane
December 8th: Sara C. Roethle
December 9th: R.K. Ryals
December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood
December 11th: Melissa Wright
December 12th: Morgan Wylie
December 13th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway


1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
- TRITON'S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
- MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
- AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
- A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
- THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
- THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
- TEMPEST by R.K. Ryals
- CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
- THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
- REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie

Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)

Ends December 17th