NYT/WSJ/USAT international bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at email@example.com
Blurb: After pulling the plug on her mother’s life support, seventeen-year-old Chloe Madison moves to live with relatives she hardly knows. Her new hometown in the Adirondack Mountains is barely more than a pinpoint on the map, but it’s shrouded in deadly secrets and strange family legends. Chloe is determined to keep her head down, finish high school, and get the heck out of there. Until she meets the enigmatic Trent Halstead. Something intriguing hides beneath his quiet self-assurance and hero hair. Maybe there’s something—or someone—worth sticking around for after all.
But when a rash of unsolved murders leaves two of Chloe’s classmates dead, she begins to suffer from disturbing hallucinations that build to the horrifying image of Trent as a murderous vampire. With nowhere else to go, she’s stuck in a town she hates, surrounded by people she can’t trust, and she’s pretty sure she’s going to be lunch.
If all that isn’t bad enough, Trent is hiding a lethal secret, besides the whole immortal bloodsucker thing. He’s the not-so-proud owner of an ancient, family curse—no Halstead will ever know true love—and he’s desperate to find a way to break the curse. Could Chloe be the key to his happiness or just another secret Trent wished he never unlocked?
Kara Leigh Miller is a full-time wife; stay-at-home mom to 4 kids, 3 pit bulls, and 6 cats; writer, and the Editorial Director at Anaiah Press. When she’s not herding her family, she’s working out, reading, or binge watching Netflix. She’s previously published two adult Christian romantic suspense books that are no longer in publication. Though she’s published a young adult Christian romance (Perfectly Imperfect), Eternal Curse is her first foray into the secular young adult market.
I’m pumped to share Stealing Home at last. When I first wrote Full Count, Chuck was one of my favorite characters. He’s smart, funny, and delicious. He wasn’t exactly the nicest guy in Game On, either. But human nature is all about perception, right? There’s a reason the popular girls or guys are popular, even if you don’t get it. So Chuck’s assholery in Game On was more about how Olivia saw him than about how he really is. I needed to redeem Chuck.
I hope you all enjoy reading Chuck and Sophie’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Going home is rarely a good idea, until you discover what home really means.
After the disaster of Westland’s steroid scandal, Chuck Mathis knows his baseball dreams are kaput; so he decides to focus on his other dream: psychology. He’ll graduate from Westland University, then he’ll leave Madison to earn his master’s and PhD. Nothing is going to stand in his way. Not his overbearing father. Not even baseball.
Except maybe Sophie Tipton.
Chuck decides to work for his father and play on his father’s slow-pitch softball team over the summer. Sophie manages the team. She’s not about to let some college baseball player take over either. And Chuck wants to do more than just play ball with the fiery beauty.
Just as things are falling into place, they start to fall apart. Chuck has to choose between his love of baseball and the girl who has stolen his heart.
I am soooooo excited to share the cover of Just one Song! After I finished Just One Summer, I didn’t feel like the stories of Mountain View Theater were done. Enter Cami Harris and Dylan Walker.
Just One Song is set 2 years after the events of Just One Summer and some of our old friends pop up. It’s a love story, but it’s also a story of self discovery. Join Cami as she tries to find her way through love, heartache, and family.
Just One Song will hit Amazon on August 3rd! Preorder your copy today.
One summer. One plan. One chance to shine.
Cami Harris is ready to leave Branson behind for the bright lights of Nashville… or New York… or L.A. She’s not sure which. She knows any of those cities could help her with her lifelong dream of becoming the next musical superstar.
Before she graduates, a once in a lifetime opportunity appears on her doorstep. Southern rock legend Hank Walker is coming to Mountain View Theater for the summer, and she’s hired as one of his backup singers. Cami’s excited to have the chance to learn from a certified rock god, even if he’s a certified jerk.
Hank’s son Dylan offers to take Cami under his wing and teach her everything he knows about the music industry. Dylan and Cami grow closer, but he’s holding something back. Something that could destroy their relationships before it even starts.
As Cami navigates the world of rock-n-roll, love, and family, she has to decide if leaving Branson is really what she wants or if home is where she needs to be.
I don’t know about you, but I love scifi. And there isn’t enough YA scifi in this world. Check out this upcoming book by Jamie Krakover! Coming to a galaxy hear you in Tuesday, October 20, 2020
When everyone has a brain-interfacing tracking chip, one glitch threatens the entire network. Kaya Weiss is that glitch.
Through thoughts and blinks, Kaya can access anyone or anything on the tracker network. But the authorities monitor everything—where Kaya goes, who she talks to, and what she searches. And without the ability to turn it off, Kaya and her family can’t observe a tech-free Shabbat. To fix the glitch, the authorities slice into her skull to reset her tracker, leaving Kaya to question more than the system’s invasion into her faith.
Kaya won’t be a lab rat again.
Evading the authorities requires some serious tech skills the rogue underground Ghosts can offer. But Kaya’s not sure she can trust them—even if their top tech wiz, Bailen, has interest in her running deeper than her bum tracker. Kaya must decide if gaining freedom is worth losing her tracker’s infinite knowledge—because to take down the tracker network, she must betray the only tech she’s ever known.
“Come on, Kaya. You know you want to.” The black box in Troy Ackerman’s hand flirted with me like a bad boy. Half thrill ride, half arrest warrant.
We were going to get caught. No question about it.
Masking your tracker signal got you a date with the authorities at best, and at worst… I didn’t want to think about it. I wasn’t lucky enough to stay out of trouble. I was never that lucky.
Troy held the radio wave generator between his thumb and index finger as if he was expecting me to take it at any moment.
The buzz from falling off the tracker grid—pure silence and vision devoid of popups and apps—wasn’t worth the risk of losing control, losing the connection and security of the network. If the authorities showed up, brain probing us to check for tracker glitches would be the least of our problems.
Troy waved the box in my face. “You sure? It’s such a rush!”
I shivered despite the bonfire blazing in front of us. “I’m good. I don’t need a record.”
“Wasn’t it just Yom Kippur or something? You should be good on the sin front for a while.”
“You know that’s not how it works.”
That little box was trouble. Worse than Pandora’s. My muscles tensed at the thought of all the chaos about to be unleashed. At least if I refused to disrupt my tracker signal, I wouldn’t have to lie about breaking the law.
Growing up with a fascination for space and things that fly, Jamie turned that love into a career as an Aerospace Engineer. Combining her natural enthusiasm for Science Fiction and her love of reading, she now spends a lot of her time writing Middle Grade and Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Jamie lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Andrew, her son, and their dog Rogue (after the X-men not Star Wars although she loves both). When she isn’t being a Rocket Scientist by day and a writer by night, she can be found catching up on the latest sci fi TV, books, and movies as well as spending time on Twitter (maybe a little too much time :-P). And no, the rocket science jokes never get old!
Through Snowy Wings Publishing, Jamie is the author of Tracker220 (October 2020). She also has two female in STEM short stories published in the Brave New Girls anthologies and two engineering-centered nonfiction pieces that published in Writer’s Digest’s Putting the Science in Fiction.
Rebel Princess is now live… as of yesterday. OOPS! The holiday weekend has put me a tad behind. 🙂 Story of my life, y’all! I’m super excited for everyone to read my modern retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame.
You can grab your copy here for $2.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited!
Extra Innings and The Rebound are BOTH on sale for $.99 until 5/7. Grab your copies for less than $2.00
I started reading The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout last night. It’s been a while since I finished the LUX series. I’m loving it so far, but I almost stayed up too late last night reading. LOL I regret nothing.