Friday, April 26, 2019

Toil and Trouble Release Day Celebration

It's release day for Toil and Trouble

Join the celebration at the Havenwood Falls Book Club Release Day party and pick up your copy of Toil and Trouble at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.  



Toil and Trouble is a standalone novella in the shared world of Havenwood Falls, so you can jump into the series anywhere to read the titles you'd like. Check out all the titles from some amazing authors at HavenwoodFalls.com 


A cursed witch unable to use her powers. A shifter who’s lived this long by keeping to himself. A choice to save her—or himself.

Circe is a witch. Everyone says so. Her powers have yet to manifest, but even if they did, an ancient curse prohibits her from using them. She’s also an orphan, and the coven who raised her reminds her of both every day. Lest she fall in love and very bad things will follow.

 Yearning for a break from the coven’s rituals and meddling, Circe strikes out on her own in Havenwood Falls, far away from the constant reminders that someone wants her blood.

 Evan is that someone. He's a shifter—a truth he’s hidden his entire existence, and the single reason a council of mages hired him. And now, thanks to an unfortunate and binding deal, Evan has been charged with locating Circe. He should have dealt with her ages ago, but he keeps finding excuses not to. And it’s not only that he doesn’t trust the council’s motives, or that he has no interest in kidnapping an innocent girl.

 This job is all he needs to resolve his bargain, yet Evan can’t seem to follow through.

When the council tires of waiting, they take matters into their own hands. And Evan must decide: step out of the shadows to save her, or keep his own skin.

Get it now at

  Amazon    Apple Books    Barnes & Noble    Kobo


Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine's Sale & Giveaway

King of Ash and Bone Audiobook Giveaway

I'm thrilled to announce the first book in the Shattered Realms series is now available in audio, read by Suzanne T. Fortin. Find it at AudibleiTunes, Kobo, Google Play, or your favorite audiobook retailer.



Enter to win an audio copy of King of Ash and Bone through the Rafflecopter below. Audiobooks will be awarded via the Author's Direct mobile app, which is available in the US, Canada, and Australia only (sorry international readers, but you can pick up the eBook is for free at your favorite retailer).


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Shattered Realms Box Set Sale

For a limited time, get the Shattered Realms Box Set (books 1-2) for only 99 cents!


Find it now at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, or your favorite ebook retailer.

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Toil and Trouble

Toil and Trouble is now available for preorder at Amazon and Apple Books


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And check out fellow Havenwood Falls author SF Benson's giveaway here
https://www.authorsfbenson.com/blog/2019/2/3/celebrate-the-1st-birthday-for-worth-the-fight


Monday, February 4, 2019

Introducing Toil and Trouble (Cover Reveal)

Introducing Toil and Trouble, a Havenwood Falls shared world novella coming April 26, 2019


TOIL AND TROUBLE

Circe is a witch. Everyone says so. Her powers have yet to manifest, but even if they did, an ancient curse prohibits her from using them. She’s also an orphan, and the coven who raised her reminds her of both every day. Lest she fall in love and very bad things soon follow.

Yearning for a break from the coven’s rituals and meddling, Circe strikes out on her own in Havenwood Falls, far away from the constant reminders that someone wants her blood.

Evan is that someone. He's a shifter—a truth he’s hidden his entire existence, and the single reason a council of mages hired him. And now, thanks to an unfortunate and binding deal, Evan has been charged with locating Circe. He should have dealt with her ages ago, but he keeps finding excuses not to. And it’s not only that he doesn’t trust the council’s motives, or that he has no interest in kidnapping an innocent girl.

This job is all he needs to resolve his bargain, yet Evan can’t seem to follow through.

When the council tires of waiting, they take matters into their own hands. And Evan must make the call: step out of the shadows to save her, or keep his own skin.


Pre-order now at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo



Check out the world of Havenwood Falls with these titles from so many amazing authors:

Havenwood Falls is a shared world, not a series, so feel free to read the stories in any order. Toil and Trouble will be part of the Signature series (New Adult/Adult Paranormal Fantasy), but the world also includes Havenwood Falls High (YA Paranormal Fantasy), Havenwood Falls Legends (Historical Paranormal Fantasy), and Sin & Silk (The Sexier Side of Havenwood Falls). 
Sub-genres include paranormal romance, contemporary fantasy, supernatural suspense, mystery, and more--including shifters, witches, vampires, angels, sirens, gargoyles, curses, magic, and the constant conflict you might expect in a town populated with supernaturals.





Thursday, December 13, 2018

Blood & Brute & Ginger Root Excerpt & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blood & Brute & Ginger Root feature for the Days of Fantasy for Christmas book tour hosted by Prism Book Tours! Check out the exclusive excerpt below and enter to win a Kindle Fire and loads of fantasy reads.

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Melissa Wright for
Days of Fantasy for Christmas

Blood & Brute & Ginger Root
(A Bad Medicine Novella)
By Melissa Wright
Paranormal
ebook, 121 Pages
July 21st 2019 by Melissa Wright

Diana Coulton doesn’t have time for love. She’s got Bad Medicine—the family herb & book shop—to take care of, not to mention her chaotic sisters and censorious cat. No matter what Diana might want, romance is on the back burner for this Coulton sister.

Until the night well-meaning Bernadette decides to fix all that. Bernie knows better. Magic used to spur romance has a tendency to go haywire, all witches know that. She’s going to have to stop it.

If she can only remember how.

Before long, the local fire marshal shows up on Diana’s front step. But he’s not there to inspect the shop. He’s been caught in Bernie’s spell, and worse, he doesn’t even believe magic exists. Miles tries to get away from Bad Medicine, but he’s bewitched, and providence is not on his side.

Forces of nature conspire to throw Miles and Diana together, and time is running out to cure the enchantment. If they can’t figure out how to undo the magic hexing them, Diana could lose everything. But if they do, she might lose Miles.


Excerpt

You did not focus intent. You did not point. It was far too dangerous, even for little girls.

From a grown witch of Bernie’s caliber, it could be deadly.

Diana stepped forward, crunching a wayward twig beneath her shoe. At the sound, a hundred moths took flight, coming from under shelves and out of foliage in a swarm of wings and dust. They’d transformed, in a matter of hours, and fluttered like a moving cloud through the shop, circling Diana where she stood before shifting and coursing toward the open front door. They swarmed closer together, a dark mass, and then disappeared into the night.

How had it become night already?

Belle followed the path of the moths, swinging wide past Bernie to slam the front door closed and drive home the locks.

She turned, and each of them stared at the man at Bernie’s feet.

Diana inched closer, and finally, when she felt brave enough, squatted beside the body. He had a handsome face, but his chin was a little scruffy and shadows ringed his eyes. She wondered what the spell had wrought on him. She reached gingerly toward his jacket, pinching the edge of it between the tips of two fingers, and flipped it to the side.

She sucked in a breath and stood straight up, nearly knocking Bernie off balance where she waited leaned-in to see what Diana might find.

Staring back at them was an embroidered badge that read Fire Marshal.

Diana groaned, suddenly sick. “No,” she whispered. “No, no, no!” Her eyes found Belle, pleading. “This has got to be Abby’s doing. She hates us! She sent him to find a reason to shut us down and now we’ve…” She gestured helplessly toward the body on the floor. Her arms came in again to wrap around her middle. “This is going to cost us our business license.”

Belle’s lips pursed, shifted sideways as she tilted her head. She nudged the body with the toe of her boot. “I don’t know. I mean, if she hates you so much why did she send you a hunky fireman?”

Diana’s fisted hands snapped down at her sides. “He’s not a fireman!” She took a breath through her teeth. “This isn’t a joke. He is a fire marshal. As in, enforcing code.” She took a sudden step back, hand flying over her mouth. Her sisters were staring at her, so she let her fingers curl slowly into her palm to whisper, “Are caterpillars against code?”

Belle sighed, waving her hands. “Okay, let’s all just take a second to regroup.”

Leave it to Belle to have the clear conscience and level head when they’d just killed a man.

“He’s not dead,” Belle said.

Diana’s gaze snapped to hers.

“All I’m saying, is it will all be okay. We have done nothing illegal thus far.”

Bernie snorted. “Thus far.”

Belle shrugged. “Look, I’m not going to rule anything out. But we need to have a plan and panic will get us nowhere.” She looked at Bernie. “What was your intent?”

“Stop. That was basically all I had time to think.”

Belle nodded. “Great. So, nothing permanent.”

Bernie bit her lip, unsure.

Belle rubbed her face, took hold of Diana’s shaking hands. “Tea. Tea first, then a plan.”

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 spotted collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com or follow her blog at authormelissawright.blogspot.com.

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Tour Schedule
(Links won't work until the posts go live.)

December 1st: Launch
December 2nd: Gillian Bronte Adams - The Songkeeper Chronicles
December 3rd: Morgan L. Busse - Mark of the Raven
December 4thEvangeline Denmark - Curio
December 5th: Kate Avery Ellison - A Gift of Poison
December 6th: J.M. Hackman - Spark
December 7th: Ronie Kendig - Embers
December 8th: C.E. Laureano - Oath of the Brotherhood
December 9th: Belle Malory - The Twelfth Keeper
December 10th: Melissa McShane - Voyager of the Crown
December 11th: J. Ellen Ross - The Remembered Queen
December 12th: Jennifer Silverwood - Silver Hollow
December 13th: Melissa Wright - Blood & Brute & Ginger Root
December 14th: Morgan Wylie - The Age of Alandria Series
December 15th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway


Grand Prize #1: Winner will receive a FIRE HD 8 TABLET along with the following ebooks (open to those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area can receive Kindle gifted copies of ebooks):
- CURIO, MARK OF BLOOD and ALCHEMY (The Curio Prequel), and THE ICE CHILD (a holiday novelette) by Evangeline Denmark
- A GIFT OF POISON by Kate Avery Ellison
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT O THE CROWN or VOYAGER OF THE CROWN (winner's choice) by Melissa McShane
- THE REMEMBERED QUEEN by J. Ellen Ross
- SILVER HOLLOW by Jennifer Silverwood
- THE FREY SAGA (Books 1-3) ebook box set by Melissa Wright

Grand Prize #2: Winner will receive the following print books (open to continental US residents):
- ORPHAN'S SONG by Gillian Bronte Adams
- MARK OF THE RAVEN by Morgan L. Busse
- SPARK by J.M. Hackman
- ABIASSA'S FIRE 3-book collection by Ronie Kendig
- The complete set of SONG OF SEARE TRILOGY by C.E. Laureano
- SILENT ORCHIDS by Morgan Wylie

Ends December 19, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Days of Fantasy Giveaway and Tour

Check out the tour launch below with 13 awesome fantasy authors and one amazing giveaway and watch for my post on December 13th for an exclusive excerpt of BLOOD & BRUTE & GINGER ROOT!
On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
Days of Fantasy for Christmas

We're excited to be sharing books from 13 fantasy authors with you this holiday season! Each
day different author and book or series will be featured. There is also a fabulous giveaway!
If you love reading fantasy, or are looking for a gift for someone who does, join us on this tour!

Tour Schedule
(Links won't work until the posts go live.)

December 1st: Launch
December 2nd: Gillian Bronte Adams - The Songkeeper Chronicles
December 3rd: Morgan L. Busse - Mark of the Raven
December 4th: Evangeline Denmark - Curio
December 5th: Kate Avery Ellison - A Gift of Poison
December 6th: J.M. Hackman - Spark
December 7th: Ronie Kendig - Embers
December 8th: C.E. Laureano - Oath of the Brotherhood
December 9th: Belle Malory - The Twelfth Keeper
December 10th: Melissa McShane - Voyager of the Crown
December 11th: J. Ellen Ross - The Remembered Queen
December 12th: Jennifer Silverwood - Silver Hollow
December 13th: Melissa Wright - Blood & Brute & Ginger Root
December 14th: Morgan Wylie - The Age of Alandria Series
December 15th: Grand Finale

Books on Tour




Blogs Participating

Among the Reads
An Indie Adventure
Andi's Book Reviews
Angela Walker's Reviews
Book by Book
Bri's Book Nook
Brooke Blogs
Coffee Books and Cakes
Colorimetry
Cover Lover Book Review
Deal Sharing Aunt
Declarations of a Fangirl
Heidi Reads...
Jorie Loves A Story
Locks, Hooks and Books
Mythical Books
Nicole's Book Musings
Reading On The Edge
Remembrancy
SilverWoodSketches
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Teatime and Books
We Write Fantasy
Wishful Endings

Tour Giveaway


Grand Prize #1: Winner will receive a FIRE HD 8 TABLET along with the following ebooks (open to those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area can receive Kindle gifted copies of ebooks):
- CURIO, MARK OF BLOOD and ALCHEMY (The Curio Prequel), and THE ICE CHILD (a holiday novelette) by Evangeline Denmark
- A GIFT OF POISON by Kate Avery Ellison
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT O THE CROWN or VOYAGER OF THE CROWN (winner's choice) by Melissa McShane
- THE REMEMBERED QUEEN by J. Ellen Ross
- SILVER HOLLOW by Jennifer Silverwood
- THE FREY SAGA (Books 1-3) ebook box set by Melissa Wright

Grand Prize #2: Winner will receive the following print books (open to continental US residents):
- ORPHAN'S SONG by Gillian Bronte Adams
- MARK OF THE RAVEN by Morgan L. Busse
- SPARK by J.M. Hackman
- ABIASSA'S FIRE 3-book collection by Ronie Kendig
- The complete set of SONG OF SEARE TRILOGY by C.E. Laureano
- SILENT ORCHIDS by Morgan Wylie

Ends December 19, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thankful for Cash Giveaway

Happy to be a sponsor for this year's Thankful for Cash Giveaway. Watch for the Days of Fantasy for Christmas Tour and giveaway starting December 1st, featuring an excerpt from BLOOD & BRUTE & GINGER ROOT.


Thankful for Cash $250 Giveaway
November 15th to December 15th

Enter for your chance to win $250 in PayPal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Code! 
A HUGE thank you to this fabulous group of sponsors who made this giveaway possible. Be sure to stop by and show them some love!   

Sponsor List

  Giveaway Details
$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 12/15/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

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.


The Fall Into Cash $250 Giveaway
Ends November 15th

  Enter for your chance to win $250 in PayPal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Code! 
A HUGE thank you to this fabulous group of sponsors who made this giveaway possible. Be sure to stop by and show them some love!

Sponsor List

  Giveaway Details
$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 11/15/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.