Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Final Sale...finally!


To give them a future he has to take away their past...


Thrust into a new reality, Daniel desperately seeks the one person who is supposed to have all the answers, but when he finally finds the mysterious magician, he quickly realizes The Great Magnifio is nothing more than a stylish con man.

With only a letter and a handful of clues, Daniel is in a race to uncover the truth and discover a way to save Mary and the others. However, a sinister revenge is being plotted behind his back and with his own existence in the balance every action may cause his own demise. Knowing the trick spoils the magic, but Daniel is running out of hope...and time.

Publishing this final part of the Night Shift trilogy is bitter 

sweet. These characters have been with me the longest, and in a 

way they taught me how to write. It has always been my intent to 

produce a story worthy of the inspiration they have given me.


I started writing this series in March 2009 and finished in 

November of the following year. This was my first time writing 

anything of this length and I fell in love with the process. The 

novels went through two agents, countless editors, and many, 

many, like, a lot of revisions. However, the initial thrill of visiting 

Willard’s department store never lost its charm for me. 


In the end, I decided to self publish the series and was extremely 

fortunate to have the wonderful Penelope Jackson edit all three 

books for me. She was the editor who took on my very first

published novel, Butterflies Don't Lie so I knew Daniel and the 

gang would be in good hands and a good heart.

FINAL SALE is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook.   

Click here to visit the Pinterest inspiration board.


Read the sample chapters on Wattpad!



Tuesday, 2 October 2018

I Am Currently...

Loving: The cooler weather at night. It was a long, hot summer my friends. Plus, there's pumpkin spice in everything these days. 


Reading: Cindy Anstey's Carols and Chaos. I met Cindy a few years ago at Woozles' New Book Bash. We didn't really smash each other with our books, it's a party for local authors who released that year. 

I was celebrating Asp of Ascension and Cindy was introducing us to Love, Lies and Spies

Fun Fact: I first heard about Swoon Reads from her that night. Now Cindy has a fifth book coming out from Swoon and I will have my own Swoon book published February 2020.




Watching: I'm a sucker for Scottish detective shows. I just finished the third season of Hinterland. Tip: make sure to have the caption on so you don't miss anything.  







Thinking about: What to make for supper. Seriously. Every single night. Why is meal planning so hard? Please send me your 'family favourite recipes.


Anticipating: Launching Medallion of Murder, the 3rd book in the Nefertari Hughes Mystery series. This one also has a surprise at the end, my publisher has included a sneak peek at book 4, Relic of Revenge. And at the end of that book is a sneak peek at book 5, Pearl of Possession.


Wishing: That I was talented enough to knit socks. Seriously, I love hand knit socks. 

photo credit pinterest


Making me happy: My dog, Oscar! Every dog is a therapy dog, I say. Plus, he's my writing buddy and always keep me and my laptop company.



How about you?

Friday, 11 May 2018

Cover Reveal, Medallion of Murder a Nefertari Hughes Mystery #3


I'm sooooo excited to share this third installment of Terry's story with you guys! Medallion of Murder has been my favourite to write (and read) of all the books so far—at least until I wrote the fourth one (but that's another story). 

Anywho, the book comes out September 18th (so far away, I know) but in the meantime, enjoy the sassy cover and head over to Wattpad and enter the amazing contest that's just beginning!

I'll be sharing samples of the first two books, Asp of Ascension and its sequel Diadem of Death, leading up to the release of Medallion of Murder. *mwahahaha*

Psst, do you see the pattern in the titles? 

Focus! Ahem, back to the contest...All you have to do is leave a comment after any chapter and you'll be entered into a draw to WIN signed paperback copies of all three books! *gasp*

But that's not all folks, stay tuned because if you pre-order a copy of Medallion of Murder ... (squeals) well, I won't ruin the surprise, but I'll just say its another pretty sweet contest.

Right, so..

Step One, check out the awesome cover! *scroll down*

Step Two, go to Wattpad and leave a comment on Asp of Ascension here!

Step Three, add it on Goodreads here!

Step Four, share on social media for good karma!





Still struggling with nightmares from the past summer, Terry tries to bury her secret guilt and enjoy her family’s first Christmas in Devonshire. But when a murdered man is found with a postcard addressed to her, Terry fears the repercussions from that fateful night in Egypt are becoming a reality.

After she receives a coded message from Awad, Terry and her best friend Maude are thrown into the hunt for a lost medallion, an artifact that possesses a great power—and a gruesome destiny. As each clue leads to more disturbing truths (and bodies), Terry begins to suspect she’s the real target of the search. When Awad goes missing, she becomes certain the Illuminati are involved, and has no choice but to risk losing the thing she cherishes the most to get him back.

But Terry will soon discover the secrets of the tomb cannot be erased by distance or power, because the ghosts of her past are closing in quickly… and this time, they refuse to stay buried.


Congratulations! You made it to the end of this post. Please enjoy the book trailer for Diadem of Death to wet your appetite. Made by the multitalented, Tom Ryan. 











Sunday, 6 May 2018

Novel Spotlight: Meet Me In Outer Space





Falling in love never goes out of style.





Edie Kits has a learning disability. Well, not a learning disability exactly, but a disability that impacts her learning. It isn’t visible, it isn’t obvious, and it isn’t something she likes to advertise. In fact, she’s successfully hidden it from nearly everyone in her life, including her college roommate and best friend, Serena.

And for the first half of her freshman year, she has managed without assistance. Edie thought she was in control of her disability, until she meets her match with French 101 and a professor unwilling to hear her out.

Edie finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that she isn’t looking for an easy out. Luckily for her, Hudson, the badly dressed but undoubtedly adorable TA in her French class, ambles in to help her out…


Excerpt


"You never took a boring Cambridge in pie school?" Dr. Galloway, my academic adviser, asked. His head inclined to the left, his fingertips pressed into the oversized metal desk that separated us in his small, muggy, windowless office.

I stared at him. Took a boring Cambridge in pie school. That's what I'd just heard.

You never took a boring Cambridge in pie school?

Think Edie, think. Deep breath. I should have been watching him and not scanning his bookshelf. Come on. Come on. What did he say? Ugh. What did he just say?

Don't say huh. Don't ask what. Don't ask him to repeat himself.

He’s going to think I don’t pay attention in class and that was why I’m failing. He’s going to think I’m just like all the other millennials he advises, complaining about their classes being too hard. He’s going to think I didn’t care enough to listen, but between the hum of the halogen lights, the fan in his ancient desktop computer, and the faint sound of music in the distance I was doomed.

"I'm sorry, what?" I stuttered. It wasn’t happening; I wasn’t going to figure that one out on my own and I didn’t know him well enough to guess.

"I said: you never took a foreign language in high school?”

Foreign language. Not boring Cambridge. Pie school? God, Edie. Get it together.


Add it on Goodreads here!


About the Author



Melinda Grace wrote her first piece of fiction in middle school, but didn’t write a complete story until an introduction to creative writing course at SUNY Oswego, where she earned a BA in human development. She went on to earn a MS Ed in counseling and currently works as a school counselor. When she’s not guiding the youth of America, she’s planning her next vacation to Disney World, laminating anything she can get her hands on, and binge watching on Netflix. Meet Me in Outer Space is her debut novel.


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Thursday, 26 April 2018

CONTEST TIME!


To celebrate the release of my second romance novel I'm having a contest. Enter to win a signed (gasp) copy of Only the Beginning plus (yes, plus) a $25 Amazon gift card. Scroll to the bottom to enter.


ONLY THE BEGINNING

Taking your best friend's place on a blind date to let the guy down easy was the plan...taking him to bed wasn't!



After a heartbreaking betrayal, Melissa Legacy shuns romance. So when her best friend joins the Lovers Oasis website and fears her fiancĂ© will find out, Melissa agrees to meet the anonymous Romeo, prepared to explain her friend’s change of heart—then she sees him.

Failing restaurant entrepreneur, Craig Wheaton hasn’t been home since his mother’s tragic death. Now he’s back to confront his demons and stand beside his brother as best man. Dreading the reunion, he agrees to meet his avatar lover, but at the last moment he reconsiders the arrangement—until he lays eyes on her.

When Craig assumes Melissa is his online consort, she impulsively plays along, resulting in an afternoon of unexpected intimacy. But with Melissa using her friend’s identity and Craig dealing with a family fallout, is a future together impossible, or will they discover that love at first sight is Only the Beginning?


Add on Goodreads here!


Check out the Pinterest Inspiration Board here!

Read an excerpt here!


CONTEST! Enter below (that's what she said)

GIVEAWAY! $25 Amazon gift card + signed copy of Only the Beginning
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