Monday, May 26, 2014

May Monthly Awesomeness Award...and something new...

Hey everyone!! Well, it's time to hand out the final awesomeness award for a while. This month it goes to...


Yes - you guys deserve every single accolade I can give you. I wouldn't be able to do this job if it wasn't for you buying, reading and reviewing my books. I love you all for every ounce of support you give me. Thank you SO MUCH!!!


And now for a little something new...

I have decided it's time to take a break from blogging for a while. I have loved every moment of it, but I need to try something new and so I am starting up a weekly show on Youtube where I am able to chat  about my writing journey and talk about the brilliance that is story telling. I hope to highlight other authors the way I have on this blog, plus I have some other fun ideas I'm going to experiment with. I'm very excited about this new venture and I hope you'll join me.

Starting June 2nd, I'll be posting weekly episodes of "Laugh, Cry, Swoon - An Author's Journey."


Sunday, May 18, 2014

And the winner of the Set Me Free Giveaway is...

Shannon Romein!!

Congratulations, Shannon. I've sent you an email with further details. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the giveaway and have supported me in the build up to the SET ME FREE release.

I'm very excited to announce that SET ME FREE is NOW LIVE!!!!!
PLUS, I Know Lucy is on sale for 99c!!

You can pick up your copy of SET ME FREE on: 
And you can enter the giveaway below.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me throughout this Fugitive Series journey. It's been such a fun ride and I'm so excited for you to read the conclusion of Lucy's story.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!!

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Monday, May 12, 2014

The SET ME FREE Giveaway!!

Set Me Free, the sequel to I Know Lucy, will be released in one week! I'm so excited for you to read the conclusion to Lucy's story. She has some tough battles to fight, but I love how she grows through it all...and I, of course, love the development of her relationship with Zach. **swoon**

May 18th can't come fast enough :)

If you'd like to be a part of the SET ME FREE PRE-RELASE COUNTDOWN, you can check out my author page for daily giveaways and excerpts:

If you'd like to be a part of spreading the word on the day, you can sign up for the SHARE THE POST Giveaway I have running. You could win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and an e-copy of the book. Sign up link:

But we also have this week's WEEKLY WINNER Giveaway, so there is yet another chance for you to win :) You can enter below....

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Thursday, May 8, 2014


I know. TWO cover reveals in one week! How cool is that!

Working with a new designer is always such a treat. Although I am completely in love with the work my normal designer (Dwell, Design & Press) does for me, I wanted to work with someone new for this project. Because this is my first NA series, I wanted a really fresh look to help differentiate it from my other stuff. 

So I contacted Regina Wamba from Mae I Design and she agreed to help me out with these Songbird novels. Squeee!!!

I am very, VERY excited to reveal the cover to you today. It captures the heart of the story beautifully and I can't wait for you guys to be introduced to this Songbird world.

Release Date: June 15th, 2014
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Designer: Mae I Design

Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl's first Contemporary Romance.

Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country. But she is, because her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never able to tell him no, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA expecting to adjust to life like she's often forced to, but things are not that simple when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship.

Can one voice really have that much of an impact?

Cole Reynolds is on his way out. In his final year at UChicao, the only thing he wants to do is finish school and get on with his life. But the sweet voice that interrupts his morning shower turns his world upside down. Compelled to find his shower songbird, he begins a search across campus. The only thing to distract him from this goal is his roommate's gorgeous girlfriend who's just arrived from LA - Ella Simmons.

Relationships are put to the ultimate test as future dreams are questioned and friendships are thrown on the line for love.

JOIN THE FEVER RELEASE PARTY - giveaways, excerpts, discussions, clips. It's gonna be fun!

Monday, May 5, 2014

And here it is...

Series: The FIRE trilogy – the Hand of Kali Series
Volume: 2
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: Mid 2014
Publisher: Infinite Ink
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As Maya perfects her Fire skills she finds there is more to being the Hand of Kali than just wielding Fire.

A surprising summons to Mount Kailas takes Maya on a journey to meet the Lord of the Hindu Pantheon – Lord Shiva himself. This time the God’s request may not be so easy to fulfill.

Maya and her friends must flee the demons and the ruthless killers on their trail to retrieve the golden bow of Lord Rama.

Can Maya get the bow back in time, and also save a certain demon king in the process?

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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