Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Giveaway winners

The Kindle Fire giveaway to celebrate the release of Shifting Fate has ended. Congratulations to Cherry, who won the Kindle Fire, and Ileana and Dulce, who won the gift cards.

And thanks to Tressa and Laura at Prism Book Tours for an awesome book blast! Jenn, Alexandru, and Katha were the winners of the gift card and ebook prizes.

There's still a drawing for the signed paperbacks going on at Goodreads, and a few more surprises coming next month with the release of the audio edition, but thanks to everyone who played and shared the giveaways. You guys rock!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Shifting Fate Book Blast

Prism Book Tours is hosting a Book Blast for Shifting Fate - check out all the goodies and giveaways below:

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Shifting Fate (Descendants Series, #2)Shifting Fate
(Descendants #2)
by Melissa Wright
YA/NA Paranormal Romance

Summary

According to prophecy, Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is, she doesn't have the slightest idea how. Her visions should have given her the answer, but they’re beginning to shift, making the danger too unpredictable, even for a prophet.

If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop what’s coming. But an old enemy returns, and he’s got plans for Brianna and her visions.

What neither of them knows is that fate has given a stranger one chance to find her. He was trained to protect the chosen—but if he fails, the future will crumble.

Shifting Fate is the second book in the Descendants Series (following Bound by Prophecy) and focuses on Brianna and Logan.

There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter posted here, but beware, it's full of spoilers from the first book.

Purchase from Amazon. Will soon be release to to iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and most other eBook vendors.

Excerpt

     I stayed there for a long while, staring at the dark marble countertop, the tiles inlaid with gold, until all of the voices quieted. When I finally came out, Brendan was waiting for me in the bedroom.
     “I’m sorry about this,” he said, indicating the windowless walls around us. “As soon as the security updates are finished, we’ll be moving you to Council.” I could see the idea bothered him more than it should, and the rest of his explanation seemed to be more to convince himself than me. “It’s the best place for you. To keep you safe.”
     I nodded.
     “I had them bring up some lunch. It’s in the sitting room.”
     My stomach turned. “Thanks. I’m not really hungry.”
     He didn’t shift; he hadn’t taken his eyes off me at all. “If you’d like to sleep for a—”
     “No,” I interrupted. “No, I’m not tired.” I was exhausted—my muscles ached, and my hands still shook—but I didn’t want to be alone.
     He held out a hand. “Sit with me then?”
     I walked past him toward the sitting room, and his hand fell to the small of my back. I could have sat in the reading chair, but I didn’t. Instead, I took the center of a small sofa where Brendan could settle beside me. His arm came around me, and I curled my legs up, letting him tuck my back against his side.
     I shouldn’t have. I knew that. But Brendan cared about me, and it felt good to have someone there.
     I stared at the wall across from us, a beautiful Wyeth painting centered over a narrow table. It was probably an original. And yet, I couldn’t bring myself to appreciate it. They had been attacking Council ever since Morgan was taken. We had thought it was in retaliation. We had thought they meant to rescue Morgan. But we were wrong ... because they were after me.
     I closed my eyes, trying to force a vision to come. It didn’t work that way, but I wanted so badly to finally have this over with, to save my sister and myself. To save everyone. I just needed a clue. One small indicator of how, of what I was searching for in Emily, of what to do.
     Brendan’s hand slid down my arm, and I became suddenly aware I’d sunk into him. My elbow rested on his leg, my back against his chest. His cheek brushed my hair, and I went rigid.
     “Brianna,” he started, and I was on my feet, nowhere to go but the table across from us.
     I could almost feel his presence behind me. I picked up a vase, examining the etched glass, and internally cringed. Nice, Brianna, run over to look at glass.
     “Brianna,” he said again, and the hurt in his tone was clear. I had to say something. Do something.
I turned to face him. “I’m sorry.” He was too close. I sat the vase back on the table, stepped one leg behind me. Two would have been too much. Two would have injured him more. I looked into his eyes, so dark they were nearly black, and said, “I like you, Brendan. I do.” Before I could finish, before I could add, “but …” his phone rang.
     He answered it. In the middle of our conversation.
     After a brief exchange, he slid the cell phone back into his pocket. His gaze found me. “I’m sorry, Brianna, but I have to take care of something.” He glanced at his watch. “I hate to leave you alone, but Aern will be here shortly. There are two men at the door, and the alarms are always on.” He reached up to touch my shoulder. “We will talk soon.”
     And then he smiled, clearly only taking the “I like you” from our conversation, before walking out the door.
     I stared at it for several minutes, open as it was, before finally falling onto the couch and throwing an arm over my eyes.
     I had bigger problems, I knew, so I started populating a list in my head for when Aern arrived. I would do everything I could to resolve our issue. I had a lot of work to do before I could figure out where to start.
~Melissa Wright. Shifting Fate (from Chapter 2, Kindle Locations 204-245).



Bound by Prophecy
(Descendants #1)
by Melissa Wright
YA/NA Paranormal Romance
April 15th 2013

Summary

Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan’s place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.

What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do.

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or realize what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who’s in danger.

Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

You can read an excerpt of Bound by Prophecy here.

Purchase ebook for FREE on Nook and Kindle. Can also purchase from the Book Depository, and in audio at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.com.





About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the new Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on Goodreads and Pinterest.


Giveaways

1 - $50 Amazon Gift Card and an ebook of Shifting Fate (US & INT)
2 - Paperback copies of Bound by Prophecy and Shifting Fate (US ONLY)
3 - ebook of Shifting Fate (US & INT)

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Shifting Fate by Melissa Wright

Shifting Fate

by Melissa Wright

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Shifting Fate Release

Shifting Fate is available now at Amazon.com, where you can also pick up a copy of Bound by Prophecy at a special price (for a limited time). Check out the first chapter below, but be warned, there are a LOT of spoilers if you haven't read book one. And don't forget to sign up for the giveaways on the Kindle Fire, and Goodreads!


Chapter One
Wounds
 On the eve of my eighteenth birthday, I was stabbed. I had known it was coming, but there could be no other path, and I’d had to accept it. Such was my life.
So I couldn't say I was surprised when the man with the gun appeared in my bedroom.
“Don’t make a sound,” he warned, his voice low, emotionless.
I held up my hands slowly, showing him I meant no harm.
He flicked the barrel of the pistol once, indicating I move toward the dresser. I stepped sideways, never taking my eyes off him. I’d not foreseen this, and I couldn’t help but be annoyed. A little heads-up would have been nice.
I tried to remember what lay on top of my dresser. A decorative bowl, a notepad, a paperback novel my sister had given me during my recovery. Nothing that would help me now.
“Turn around,” the man whispered. I swallowed hard against the lump in my throat. The gun had a silencer. He would be one of Morgan’s men. If I made one wrong move, he’d wound me. Shoot me in the thigh or the shoulder; prevent me from trying to escape.
“I understand you think you have to do this,” I started in as quiet of a tone as I could manage.
He took three swift steps toward me, the barrel of the pistol moving down to aim at my leg.
“No,” I whispered, cringing back as my hands remained palms out.
His eyes narrowed on me and I nodded, slowly turning toward the wall. There has to be a way, I thought. Some way to convince him Morgan’s directions were wrong, that they no longer mattered.
The barrel pressed into my shoulder blade, and the metal seemed unnaturally cold, hard, and round.
“Wrists,” he breathed, and I closed my eyes as I slid my hands behind my back. An instant later, they were zip-tied, the plastic strap cutting painfully into my arms. “Move,” he said, the barrel pressing harder into my shoulder to turn me before he pushed me forward.
The window. He was taking me to the window. Did he have more men outside? Had he killed the Division’s guards?
My eyes flicked to the bedside table, my cell phone lying out of reach. What did I have in my pockets? A note from Emily. She and Aern would be gone for a few hours…
There was nothing I could do.
Suddenly, a red pinpoint light reflected off the glass of the window. It was coming from the small white box above my door. The alarm system. I faltered, almost falling to my knees in relief. They knew he was here. Something had tripped the alarm. Just one more minute, two at the most, and they would find me. They had to find me.
“Go,” he said, shoving the pistol against my back.
I reached forward, fumbling purposefully with the lock, and when metal bit harder into my skin, I slid the window open. The wind took my breath away, and I had to steady myself before carefully raising a foot over the sill. I’d worn flats. Slip-on shoes that would not help me run, that would not be good for climbing. Luckily, I had jeans on. They might protect me some from scuffs if I stumbled. But not if he throws me out of the window. Panic surged at the thought and I tried to force it back. He wouldn’t do that. He’d need me alive. Morgan would have told him to bring me alive.
Decorative railings covered the wall six feet below me, trellises shrouded in ivy and blooms. He couldn’t expect me to jump. Not from the second story. I turned to look at him, one leg over the ledge, one dangling above carpet.
He was snapping a carabiner to his vest. My stomach dropped. Those weren’t holster straps crossing his chest; they were a harness. He was going to grab me and rappel the two stories down. We would be there in seconds. My eyes jumped to his. It was only a few yards to the trees. He had planned carefully. He would make it.
He had found a way to take me.
The sound of the door crashing open was like an explosion in the silence of my room, and my heart quit for the long instant it took Brendan to rush through. His gaze barely brushed mine before settling wholly on his target, the man at my back.
The man spun and Brendan slammed into him, throwing them both hard against the wall beside me. I scrambled to climb back in, but the man’s arm jerked free, swinging the barrel of the gun too close to my perch. I ducked, grasping the ledge with my tied hands, leaning forward onto my leg to keep from falling out the other side. I pressed my right foot to the siding to lever myself as the men struggled beside me, and my shoe slipped, falling noiselessly to the ground below. I couldn’t look, but I could imagine it landing, imagine it cleaner than a landing of my own.
I pushed against the inside wall, finally anchored well enough to find purchase, and the muffled crunch of breaking bone caused me to turn in time to see the man crash down onto the window and me. There was nowhere to go, not enough time to move, and my breath caught as I prepared to fall to my death. But Brendan’s hands were suddenly on my arm and leg, too tight as he fought to pull me up past the prone form between us. My eyes found his, silently pleading he not let go, but I could see the strain the fight had caused.
And then I felt his hand, slick with blood, begin to slide slowly off my arm.
I opened my mouth to scream, but he moved quick, leaning forward and grabbing a handful of shirt to jerk me headlong through the window. My legs dragged over the man on the floor—one bare-footed, both trembling with shock—and Brendan pulled me to him, wrapping his arms around me before realizing I was tied.
Chest heaving, he fumbled anxiously in the pockets of his slacks, grimacing as his gaze fell to the body by the window. My attacker. I heard the muted sound of boots hitting floor down the hallway, and realized Brendan was behind me, using the man’s Bowie knife to cut my hands free. He tossed the weapon aside and rubbed my wrists. I wanted to turn to him, fall into his embrace, and cry … but I didn't.
couldn't.
I closed my eyes tight against the vision, the man fate had chosen for me. Because that man wasn't here.
“Brianna,” my sister gasped from beside me. I opened my eyes to find the room full of men; Division soldiers and the man who had stabbed me.
“I’m fine,” I promised Emily, but my shaking voice betrayed me. She pulled me to her, squeezing tight as she stared over my back. When she drew away, her gaze met Aern's.
“It’s fine,” I said again, hating the look that passed between them. “You couldn't have known. No one could have known.”
Emily’s gaze returned to mine, and I implored her to side with me, to not let him take the blame for one more thing that had gone wrong. She sighed.
“I suppose not,” she murmured, knowing that Aern would understand the implication. I was the prophet, after all.
He stepped forward, regret obvious in his features, but he didn't say he was sorry. Not after I’d threatened him for it the weeks before. “It is our job to know,” Aern said. “And we should have seen this coming.”
Brendan was suddenly beside us, the skin of his cheek and neck red and bruising. “I’ll stand watch over Brianna.”
I swallowed hard, unable to look at any of them.
“Don’t be ridiculous,” Aern said. “She’ll need a fulltime guard. You have too many responsibilities.”
Brendan stared at him, but he didn't have much room to argue. He was still running the men of the Division, still managing a dozen houses and multiple businesses. Things would fall back together, all under Aern’s command, but only after this threat was handled.
I glanced down at my hands, puffy and raw, and saw the blood smeared on my torn shirt. “It’s my fault. I should have seen this.” My eyes met Aern's. “I didn't make Morgan remove the sway from everyone. He only did it to the men that were there.”
Aern winced at the reminder of that night, the night he had stabbed me, and I wanted to grab him and shake him. He’d done everything he could to subvert Morgan’s order, and though he couldn't have stopped the action, he had managed to not hit anything important. “It’s not your fault,” I said again. “None of it was your fault.”
He reached up to squeeze my arm. “It won’t happen again, Brianna. I swear to you, you will be safe.”

***

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shifting Fate Goodreads Giveaway

Enter to win one of four signed copies of Shifting Fate (including a few bookmarks) at Goodreads.com



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Shifting Fate by Melissa Wright

Shifting Fate

by Melissa Wright

Giveaway ends January 07, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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And in case you missed, it, there's still time to enter the Kindle Fire giveaway here.

Due to shipping fees, the paperback giveaway on Goodreads is only open to US, Canada, UK, and Australia. But fear not, the Kindle giveaway is international. Thanks to everyone who has shared the link and spread the word. You guys are awesome!

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway

UPDATE 12/18/13: This Kindle Fire giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winners! If you'd like to be notified of future giveaways and contests, be sure to follow the blog or sign up for the author newsletter. Thanks for playing :)

It's here! The Kindle Fire Giveaway to celebrate the release of Shifting Fate runs now through December 18th.

Shifting Fate is available now at Amazon (and coming soon to iTunes and Barnes & Noble). You can check out the awesome new cover art by Gene Mollica below, and find more of his work at GeneMollica.com and his Facebook page.


Shifting Fate is the second book in the Descendants Series (following Bound by Prophecy) and focuses on Brianna and Logan. There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter here, but beware, they're full of spoilers from the first book. If you've not read Bound yet, you can pick that up at a special price through the end of the year at your favorite ebook vendor:

Check out the synopsis and add Shifting Fate at Goodreads here.

And now for the prize info ;)
One winner will receive an Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet (8GB) or Amazon gift email/PayPal payment for approximate retail value. Other prizes include a $15 Amazon gift card and a $5 Amazon gift card. The contest is open internationally, provided you are able to receive and use your prize or gift email.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Here come the giveaways!

As promised, November is Kindle Fire giveaway month to celebrate the coming release of Shifting Fate. I've had a preview of the cover art courtesy of the amazing Gene Mollica and I can't wait to share.

Look for the cover reveal soon to kick off the Kindle Fire giveaway and a load of other prizes. Meanwhile, let's get started with the first book in the Descendants Series, Bound by Prophecy.

Enter to win via rafflecopter form below, one of five ebook copies of Bound by Prophecy, and sign up for the author newsletter to keep updated on new release info and contests. This giveaway ends next week, but many more will follow. Because you guys are awesome.



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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Giveaway winners

Congrats to the winners of the Possessed and Guardians of Destiny Bundle release day giveaways! Carolyn pinned to win, Bridgette blogged the giveaway, and Cassandra, Carolyn, and Donna grabbed the comment to win prizes.

Keep an eye out for the massive Kindle giveaway this month, starting with the cover reveal for Shifting Fate!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Possessed by R.K. Ryals Release Day, Comment to Win!

Today is release day for Possessed by +R.K. Ryals. This is the second book in The Thorne Trilogy, featuring Mornoe and Luther from her Redemption Series. I was thinking I'd do something different today, so the first three people who post in the comment section will get an eBook copy of Possessed, or the first in this series, Cursed. Check out the amazing cover art and synopsis below.




Calling a Demon forth wasn't the wisest thing the Ayers witches have ever done. For centuries, the Ayers have been slaves of the Demon Lilith, one Ayers witch destined to do her will while another was sacrificed to the Hunters. But Monroe Jacobs has changed the rules …

A witch from the Ayers line, Monroe’s powers have always been connected to Demons and now she knows why. Once a slave to Lilith, she has thrown off her blood ties to the Demon queen by calling on her son, the hybrid-Demon, Luther. Now Monroe must discover what it means to be a witch while fighting off demonic possession.

For Luther “Thorne” Craig, his attraction to the witch, Monroe, isn't just a complication, it’s a distraction. He’s always been happy with his life, serving the denizens of Hell while living flamboyantly, but now he’s declared war on his mother and Lilith won’t rest until she sees him dead.

Armed with her own book of shadows, Monroe is dragged into a civil war between mother and son while Luther fights his demonic need to truly possess her.


You can purchase Cursed or Possessed now on Amazon through this link.


To win, just tell me in the comments which book you want to read (first three posters win).
Also, this is your last chance to enter for the Guardians of Destiny Bundle giveaway in the previous post!






Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guardians of Destiny Bundle and Giveaway

I am incredibly pleased to announce a special new release that hits Amazon today for a limited time price of 99 cents. Guardians of Destiny is a four book bundle of first-in-series, full length fantasies written by myself and author +R.K. Ryals. I'm especially thrilled to be working with R.K. on this project, because I've been a fan of her work for years. If you're not familiar with it, this is a great chance to get two of her novels for a steal ;)

Guardians of Destiny includes the following full length novels:

Mark of the Mage by R.K. Ryals
Frey by Melissa Wright
The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals
Bound by Prophecy by Melissa Wright

You can pick up Guardians of Destiny now at Amazon.com
or add it to your TBR list at Goodreads here.

To celebrate the release, we're running a special giveaway. Spread the word for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!



This giveaway is open internationally, as long as you can legally receive and use the Amazon gift card or ebook prize. Ebook will be awarded by the winner's choice of any single title currently available by authors RK Ryals or Melissa Wright.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kindle MatchBook

Amazon has just introduced a new program called Kindle MatchBook that allows you to get ebooks at discounted rates if you've purchased the print copy from them. You can check it out here for more information.


This means if you buy (or have ever bought) Bound by Prophecy from Amazon.com, you can pick up the Kindle version for free! Here's the link to Bound on Amazon, where you can check out all of your free and discounted titles for this promo:




Friday, October 25, 2013

Shifting Fate Teaser


Huge SPOILER ALERT here. Below is a brief teaser for Shifting Fate, the soon to be released second book of the Descendants Series. This scene takes place immediately after Bound by Prophecy, so it pretty much ruins the ending if you haven't read book one. For those of you who have, read on ...


It was my birthday. I was eighteen years old, lying in a hospital bed at the Division, waiting to find out who had died. This was the life of a prophet.
This was my life.
“Brianna,” Brendan said the moment he came through the door, and I was so relieved to hear something other than the steady beep, beep, beep of the monitors, I actually smiled.
It was the wrong thing to do.
Brendan took my hand as he sat on the stool beside my bed. It was too awkward to pull away, too uncomfortable to let it pass. I tried to sit up, but he protested, instead rising to adjust the head of the bed a few inches higher. When he settled back onto the stool, my hands were resting in my lap. He took one anyway.
“Brianna,” he repeated, and he was so utterly relieved that I felt a pang of guilt at wanting to deny him. I liked Brendan. I did.
I swallowed hard, forcing the thought away. “Who is hurt? Is there anyone I can help?”
Brendan shook his head. “No. No more of that. You need to recover, Brianna.”
“I’m fine.” I stared him down. “They said I was fine.”
He smiled. “They aren't lying to you.” His eyes fell to my side, where the white cotton blankets covered the hours-old wound. “The cut was clean, and somehow, Aern managed to miss anything important.”
His eyes came back to mine. The blades had been my request. I had chosen them specially, and Brendan had gone out of his way to bring them in time. For my sister. The Chosen.
I did pull away then, because I could not share the prophecy. It was all too fresh.
Brendan leaned back, his hands falling to the legs of his black slacks. I got a good look at him then, his button shirt rolled at the sleeves, wrinkled and smudged. He was not himself yet. He’d had no sleep.
“How many were lost?” I whispered.
He took a deep breath. “Too many. Far too many.”
“I’m sorry,” I said. “I wish I could have done better.”
His jaw clenched. “Don’t. Don’t take this on yourself, Brianna. Everyone knows it was my order. I made the call.”
I closed my eyes. “I’m sorry.”
The sound of a throat clearing came from the doorway, and I opened my eyes to see my sister, fingers laced tightly into Aern’s.
“Emily,” I said, grateful to see her well. Safe.
Brendan stood, drumming the tips of his fingers against his leg, and gestured toward the others. “I’ll let you…”
As he passed them on his way out, Emily wagged her brows at me. But I had to look away, because I hadn’t told her about the man in my visions. The man who wasn't Brendan.
And then guilt struck again, because it was one more secret I was keeping from her.
“How are you?” she asked as they reached my bedside.
“Fine,” I answered, smiling until my gaze trailed to Aern. He stood beside her, face so distorted with remorse and shame and absolute regret that I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. When he opened his mouth to speak, I raised a hand to stop him. “No, Aern. Don’t even say it.”
He uttered the first syllable and I said, “Stop.”
Emily’s lip twitched and her eyes fell to their hands, both white-knuckled with his grip on her.
“Brianna,” he growled, “Please let me—”
I cut him off. “No. I won’t let you apologize for something that wasn't your fault.”
We all knew how the sway worked, and there was no question he’d done everything he could to subvert Morgan’s order, to save me by not going for the kill. By missing every vital organ.
But that didn't stop the torture of guilt. I stared straight into his beautiful, grief-stricken eyes. It hadn't just been me. Aern had lost so many of his men. His friends. His family.
An apology of my own almost came out, but I held it back. Pushed it into the pit of my stomach where all of the other guilt lay so heavily, and said, “It was the only way.”

***

I hope you enjoyed it! Watch for the cover art reveal and release info in the coming weeks :)



Monday, October 14, 2013

Descendants Series Book Two: Shifting Fate


Shifting Fate is coming soon! Newsletter subscribers had an exclusive sneak peek last month at the synopsis:

According to prophecy, Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is, she doesn't have the slightest idea how. Her visions should have given her the answer, but they’re beginning to shift, making the danger too unpredictable, even for a prophet.

If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop what’s coming. But an old enemy returns, and he’s got plans for Brianna and her visions.


What neither of them knows is that fate has given a stranger one chance to find her. He was trained to protect the chosen—but if he fails, the future will crumble.

You can add it at Goodreads here.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bookshelf Confession Month-Long Anniversary Celebration

Bound by Prophecy is featured at Bookshelf Confessions as part of their month-long anniversary celebration. Abby was one of the first blogs to feature my books when I was a brand new author, so I'm extra pleased to see how well she's done. Check out the links below for a month of awesome giveaways!


Bookshelf Confessions

Bookshelf Confessions: Day 10:Month-Long-Anniversary-Celebration: Featuri...: Bookshelf Confessions presents: Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. ...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Check out the Descendants Series and win at Tressa's Wishful Endings

Tressa's Wishful Endings is featuring Bound by Prophecy (and a little bit of Shifting Fate) today as part of the Something Wicked Returns event. The interview was done more "live" than usual, so the answers are more candid (and fun). Thanks, Tressa, for what may be my new favorite interview :)

Check out the link for a chance to win Bound by Prophecy, Descendants Series swag, and a possible pre-order of Shifting Fate!


Tressa's Wishful Endings

Tressa's Wishful Endings: Something Wicked Returns Feature: Bound by Prophec...: As part of the month-long Something Wicked Returns event, I'm featuring a paranormal book today called Bound by Prophecy , which y...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Goodreads Giveaway

I've been quiet for a few weeks because I'm writing, but here are a couple of goodies for you:


Enter to win signed paperbacks and bookmarks via the Goodreads Giveaway program

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Frey by Melissa Wright

Frey

by Melissa Wright

Giveaway ends October 08, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bound by Prophecy by Melissa Wright

Bound by Prophecy

by Melissa Wright

Giveaway ends October 08, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

I'll be posting more info on the fall release of the Descendants Series Book Two soon, as well as a cover reveal for the new artwork by Gene Mollica. Can't wait to share it with you!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Bound by Prophecy swag pack winners

Congrats to the winners of the Bound by Prophecy swag pack giveaway! I added a few extra prizes (I do that sometimes), so Crystal, Jenny, and Cassandra will all be getting a package of goodies soon. Thanks to everyone who played and shared the audiobook release!





Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Singing River by R.K. Ryals Feature and Giveaway

Today is release day for The Singing River by +R.K. Ryals. If you follow my reviews at all, you'll know this is an author I love (my Singing River review at Goodreads). The book is available on Amazon here or you can sign up for the giveaway in the rafflecopter form below.


Check out the gorgeous cover art by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design:


In Mississippi, there's a legend about a Singing River, a tragic love story that ended with an entire Indian tribe singing a death chant as they marched stoically into the Pascagoula River to die ...

At eighteen, Haven Ambrose isn't just a high school graduate. In her head, she's an aspiring writer, a traveler, a chef, a slayer of injustice, an astronomer, an archaeologist, and the love child of a famous, rich musician. But reality is harsher. Reality is overdue bills, a crumbling trailer, an absent father, an old addiction, and a hot, crushing summer that may end in disappointment. 


For twenty year-old River Brayden, life seems good, but appearances can be deceiving. The oldest son of a wealthy family, he has finished his first year at Harvard to return home for the summer only to discover his younger brother headed down an unforgiving road. 



They will be drawn together by a song. For during the late summer, they say the Pascagoula death chant can still be heard near the Singing River. Its call is haunting, its chant a testament of love and sacrifice. It calls to some ... beckoning.

You can add the book at Goodreads here
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Here's a brief excerpt of the story, courtesy of R.K.:


I stepped toward her. “You have a way of making people relate to you.”

She snorted. “I doubt that.”

I was in front of her now, my face peering down into hers. “Really, you do. A few hours of knowing you feels like days.”

“Sounds tiresome,” she teased.

“It’s a gift,” I countered.

There were sudden lines in her forehead, a troubled look in her eye. “Some might call it a curse,” she murmured. “By the end of this trip, you’ll want me gone.”

It was my turn to frown, my gaze studying her face. She had green eyes so dark they could be mistaken for brown and lashes so long they almost touched her brows. True, she was more willowy than curvy, but she was beautiful in an understated, elegant kind of way. The faint freckles on the bridge of her nose drove me crazy.

“Why do you think that?” I asked.

There was something stark and open about her eyes when she answered, “Because I am better at being abandoned than I am at keeping people.”


See what I mean? I think you'll love it ;)
Here's the giveaway form, but be sure to check out the author's website, where newsletter subscribers get a chance to win a Kindle Fire at the end of the month!



About The Author:
R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn't live without.




A note from Melissa:
R.K. is also the author of The Redemption Series, The Acropolis Series, The Thorne Trilogy, and The Scribes of Medeisia. Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and most other ebook retailers, as well as in print at various locations. If you've not read her work, you can pick up her first book, Redemption, free at your favorite vendor now.

Follow this link to The Singing River on Amazon: