Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Happenings

Hey guys! It's been quiet around the blog because LOTS OF WRITING. I've got some news I can share today, and some secrets I'll have to save a little longer, but I'm excited about the coming year.

Havenwood Falls


I'll be joining Ang'dora Productions for a journey into Havenwood Falls, "a small town in the Colorado mountains where supernaturals and humans alike call home." This is a shared world, where a lot of authors I know and love have come to play. My own Havenwood Falls title will release in early 2019.


Shattered Realms


Book two in the Shattered Realms series, Queen of Iron and Blood, is nearing completion. Watch for cover reveals and release news soon, or preorder now at iTunes and Kobo (coming soon to Amazon and B&N). So much fun (and terrible, terrible things) in store for Hunter, Mackenzie, Riley and Hannah!


Writing Tips 


I've been sharing writing tips over at the new fantasy authors/readers/lovers blog: WeWriteFantasy.com  It's been great fun to share and learn from other authors of the genre. Check it out for behind-the-scenes and first looks at epic, paranormal, and historical fantasy reads!




More to come!


I've been working on the continuation of some existing series, including a possible addition to The Frey Saga. I'll be announcing exactly what as I get further along, but reader response has been amazing. Watch for a sale on the Frey Saga box set the first week of April, and more promos and giveaways throughout the year. To be notified of news and releases, you can sign up for my newsletter here.



 Thanks for reading!



Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cover Reveal King of Ash and Bone

In preparation for the release of Shattered Realms book two (Queen of Iron and Blood), the series is getting new cover art! King of Ash and Bone follows main character Mackenzie into a world of monsters, magic, and mayhem. The designers at Gene Mollica Studios have created that world and the monsters with it. Check out King of Ash and Bone below, currently being featured at We Write Fantasy with a cover breakdown.

cover breakdown

King of Ash and Bone is now free at most ebook outlets. Pick it up at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite ebook retailer.


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King of Ash and Bone

    When monsters break through the veil separating their worlds, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother is marked, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge.
    After discovering the breach the monsters used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost. It isn't exactly luck when she finds an injured stranger in the street, but he just might be the key she needs to succeed.
    What Mackenzie doesn't know, is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of them. And he's got plans of his own.



Monday, December 11, 2017

Introducing Queen of Iron and Blood

Introducing Shattered Realms Book Two: Queen of Iron and Blood
Check out the exclusive first look below as part of the 12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas event and enter to win a Kindle Fire tablet and books!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas
Day 11: Queen of Iron and Blood by Melissa Wright

Melissa is sharing about her upcoming release. You can grab the first book,
King of Ash and Bone, for FREE in ebook from Amazon and other retailers.

Queen of Iron and Blood
(Shattered Realms #2)
by Melissa Wright
Young Adult Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook
Coming 2018

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal, or being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s snared in an unwinnable catch, and his only choice is to leave the one thing that’s ever mattered to him to save a world he can never belong to.

Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a complicated battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect, and the clock is ticking.


What Sort of Monster Are You?

QUEEN OF IRON AND BLOOD, book two in the Shattered Realms series, takes place in a world of monsters. Check out the exclusive excerpt below, and use the Chimera Generator to create your own!

A figure waited on the ledge above him, silent, dark wings still. Hunter could feel her though, the ancient energy recharged like the rest of his world. “I cannot leave them sleeping,” he told her. “The risk is too great.” If Malkyn killed Hunter, if he were not able to return, these new Iron Bound would never be awakened. It would be an eternal wasting away, a thousand-year massacre.

The virago made a noise like the purr of a horse, though her face was something more human than mare. In all fairness, though, she was more beast than anything else. “Your queen can bear it, she thinks,” the virago said.

Hunter turned to look up at the virago, her dark mane swept back over the slick black of her shoulders. From his vantage point, Hunter couldn’t help but think this was the last thing some of the Iron Bound had ever seen—sleek fur on a winged beast, her curved talons shining like onyx overhead. Hunter nodded. “I believe she can—if it is to be done at all, Mackenzie has the strength for it.” But it would not be safe. She would not be safe.



The virago brought herself to her full height. “Your queen does not stand alone.”


About the Author

Melissa is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and KING OF ASH AND BONE. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.

Tour Schedule

November 30th: Launch
December 1st: Sarra Cannon
December 2nd: W.R. Gingell
December 3rd: Nikki Jefford
December 4th: K. D. Jones
December 5th: M. L. LeGette
December 6th: Belle Malory
December 7th: Melissa McShane
December 8th: Sara C. Roethle
December 9th: R.K. Ryals
December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood
December 11th: Melissa Wright
December 12th: Morgan Wylie
December 13th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway


1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
- TRITON'S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
- MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
- AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
- A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
- THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
- THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
- TEMPEST by R.K. Ryals
- CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
- THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
- REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie

Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)

Ends December 17th

Thursday, November 30, 2017

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas

Join us for the 12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas giveaway event and get an exclusive first look at Shattered Realms book two Queen of Iron and Blood

(details and rafflecopter below, Queen of Iron and Blood will be featured 12/11)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas

We're excited to share books from 12 fantasy authors with you this holiday season! Check out one of the participating blogs each day for a different author. There is also a fabulous Fire Tablet and ebook giveaway! If you love fantasy, you don't want to miss this!

Tour Schedule

December 1st: Sarra Cannon

December 2nd: W.R. Gingell

December 3rd: Nikki Jefford

December 4th: K. D. Jones

December 5th: M. L. LeGette

December 6th: Belle Malory

December 7th: Melissa McShane

December 8th: Sara C. Roethle

December 9th: R.K. Ryals

December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood

December 11th: Melissa Wright

December 13th: Grand Finale

Books on Tour


Tour Giveaway


1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
- TRITON'S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
- MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
- AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
- A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
- THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
- THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
- TEMPEST by R.K. Ryals
- CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
- THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
- REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie

Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)

Ends December 17th

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Into Cash $250 Giveaway

Happy to be a part of the $250 Fall Into Cash Giveaway hosted by I Am A Reader. Join us October 15th to November 15th for a chance to win $250 PayPal Cash.

 

Fall into Cash $250 Giveaway

   The winner of this giveaway will receive $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card.  
Thanks to these fabulous authors and bloggers for making this giveaway possible:
 I Am A Reader Lori's Reading Corner The Lovely Books Author Mary Ting Author Melissa Wright Kindle and Me Coupons and Freebies Mom Geybie's Book Blog Helen Smith S.T. Bende Caroline Clemmons Simple Wyrdings My Life. One Story at a Time. Kasey’s Book Reviews and Giveaways Author Inger Iversen Liana Gardner Krysten Lindsay Hager author Cynthia Luhrs Author Bound 4 Escape Glistering: B's Blog Danielle Thorne Author of Classic Romance BloominThyme Organic Gardening & Fresh Recipes Author Felicia Starr Christy's Cozy Corners Rebecca Talley The Book Referees Author Rae Lori Taylor Dean Books Rachelle J. Christensen Wendi Sotis, Author Cool Cat Mysteries B. Kristin McMichael Confessions of a Frugal Mind Hooked To Books Rolling with the Moments JeanBookNerd Maureen's Musings Author Laurie Treacy Diana's Book Reviews The Late Bloomer's Book Blog AuggieTalk

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 11/15/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Meanwhile, I'm in the writing cave, working on new stories. Updates coming soon!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Venom and Steel Release Day Giveaway

It's The Frey Saga Book IV: Venom and Steel Release Day!


AVAILABLE NOW at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo or your favorite ebook retailer. Find it in print at Amazon, and coming soon to other print outlets and libraries.

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Happenings

Join us for all the release day events, including a special excerpt and giveaway with Prism Book Tours, a Release Day Giveaway and book swag galore with Jennifer Silverwood, and a Goodreads Giveaway for a signed paperback of VENOM AND STEEL.

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Prism Book Tours

Prism Book Tours is hosting a release day celebration and giveaway! Check it out for a VENOM AND STEEL excerpt and enter to win series eBooks and an Amazon gift card.

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Release Day Giveaway

I've partnered with author Jennifer Silverwood to put together a special release day event here and at her blog. Tons of ways to enter in the Rafflecopter entry form below, including sharing some of the cool Venom and Steel teasers created by Jennifer (you can find those here).
The Rafflecopter includes a bonus entry tab for fan art of any kind. 😍 I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with! 💜


The Grand Prize Swag Pack includes the following:
Venom and Steel Signed Paperback
Frey Saga wall clings
Frey Saga playing cards
Frey Saga round eraser
Signed Frey bookmark
Venom and Steel stickers
Frey Saga Jelly Belly mini tin
Frey Saga charm bracelet
Frey Saga book quote keyring
Venom and Steel buttons

Second Place: Signed Venom and Steel paperback

Third Place: Venom and Steel ebook

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONAL (where allowed by law). 




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Goodreads Giveaway



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Venom and Steel by Melissa Wright

Venom and Steel

by Melissa Wright

Giveaway ends July 17, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
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Thanks for reading! 💜



Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Frey Saga Book IV: Venom and Steel

The Frey Saga Book IV: Venom and Steel is available for pre-order now.


VENOM AND STEEL
Releases July 1, 2017



After a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, The Frey Saga Book IV: Venom and Steel is finally ready for publication. Thank you all for being understanding, and thank you for the kind words. I hope this book is everything you've waited for.

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