An American, Multi-Genre author of Paranormal, Criminal Suspense, Police Procedural and Romance novels. Melanie's uses her education and experience to make her stories exciting, action-packed and gripping. In addition to writing, she also loves to read.

  • Mystery,  Suspense,  Thriller

    Earthbound: The Valiant Chronicles

    By: Val Tobin What if you could attend your own funeral? Jayden McQueen’s day begins when she wakes up dead. But that’s the least of her worries. Turns out, she’s a murder victim, and nobody knows it but her. Who killed her? Why? How? In her quest to find answers, Jayden sets in motion events that propel humanity towards a future already written. But just because events appear inevitable doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fight them. Does it? Love, Determination, Acceptance, and letting go… by Anne Francis Scott (July 24, 2017) Some of us often wonder about the road we’ll take into the afterlife, hoping to see loved ones, friends, and…

  • Historical,  Romance

    On Different Shores

    By: Rebecca Bryn A young poacher is found guilty of killing Lord Northampton’s gamekeeper and is transported to Van Diemen’s Land for life, leaving behind the common-law wife he loves. Pregnant and penniless, she faces the appalling lack of rights for women in Victorian England and is forced to make hard choices. While he suffers the deprivations of a brutal life in chains, she is determined her child will know its father; she embarks on a dangerous endeavour to follow her lover across the globe. Will the cost of her actions prove too high, for her and for all those she loves? (Inspired by family history and real events.) The…

  • Mystery,  Romance

    Poison Pen

    By: Val Tobin When their colleague is murdered, three wanna-be authors can’t help meddling in the investigation, which puts them on the killer’s radar. Robin refuses to leave the house, Daphne has OCD, and Beth falls asleep at the most inopportune moments. Yet all three find themselves caught in a cat-and-mouse game where anything can happen and no one is safe. Will they catch the killer before he catches them? Detective Jacob Turner is a modern-day Columbo in search of a clever killer. Instinct tells him something doesn’t add up. Then, the case becomes personal and the hunt is on… Compelling story with unbalanced characters that are quirky and fun……

  • Horror

    Darkly Wood

    By: Max Power When a new arrival to the village of Cranby discovers a small leather-bound book called ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ she soon discovers that not all of the stories within are as fantastic as they first appear. The book tells of supposedly terrible events which have occurred in the Wood that overlooks the village. What begins as an innocent stroll with her new admirer up by Darkly Wood soon turns into a nightmare for young Daisy, one from which it seems impossible to escape. The line between reality and fantasy soon begins to blur, as a fledgling love affair is tested in the most terrifying circumstances. Swept up…

  • Mystery

    Sam Smith Mystery Series

    by: Hannah Howe “If you like psychological detective stories with a touch of humour and romance, you will love Sam Smith.”   The Sam Smith Mystery Series is a character-driven series about Samantha Smith, a woman overcoming the effects of childhood trauma and an abusive ex-husband while trying to make a living as a private detective. Sam’s Song (Sam Smith Mystery #1)  Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail…

  • Romantic Suspense

    Injury

    by: Val Tobin If you could ask your father anything right now, what would it be? Actress Daniella Grayson would love to be able to ask her father anything at all. She puts herself in the spotlight, hoping to attract the attention of the father she believes abandoned her when she was five. Dani’s world falls apart when her father’s remains are discovered, and her mother is arrested for the murder. In a moment of vulnerability, she turns to the handsome and caring Robert “Cope” Copeland, her limo driver, for comfort and support. Can the budding relationship survive betrayal, Dani’s shameful past, and her obsessive ex-boyfriend? Winner of Connections eMagazine’s…