Meljean Brook

Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing–and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her own. Meljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.

Meljean Brook is the national bestselling author of the Guardians paranormal romance series, and the steampunk romance series, The Iron Seas.

To learn more join Meljean on her Website, FaceBook, or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to the gritty, alluring world of steampunk with the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke.

Growing up in the dangerous world of the Iron Seas, the mercenary captain of the airship Lady Corsair, Yasmeen, has learned to keep her heart hard as steel. Ruthless and cunning, her only loyalty is to her ship and her crew-until one man comes along and changes everything…Treasurehunter Archimedes Fox isn’t interested in the Lady Corsair-just the captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. When it attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco- and straight into enemy hands.

HEART OF STEEL will be out November 1st, 2011. It’s available for pre-order:

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Until then, grab the first book in the IRON SEAS NOVELS

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

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Angels of Darkness

with Sharon Shinn, Ilona Andrews, and Nalini Singh

“Ascension”

When vampires begin disappearing from a community protected by Guardian Marc Revoire, the world-weary warrior doesn’t know whether he’s hunting a demon or one of the bloodthirsty nosferatu — but he’d rather face either of those monsters than accept help from Radha, the irreverent, blue-skinned, and oft-naked Guardian who’d once loved him and left him. He won’t be able to persuade her to leave this time, however, because lighthearted Radha is on a deadly serious mission of her own: not just to help Marc save the community…but to save him.

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A stunning and sexy addition to the world of the Guardians about one man’s revenge against the half-demon he once loved…

Nicholas St. Croix is familiar with the evil of demons. After his father’s death, a demon took over his mother’s body and raised him. Six years ago, his “mother” was responsible for the disappearance of the woman he loved, and Nicholas swore he’d find her—even if he had to go to Hell and back. Except she finds him first—and with one tormented kiss, he knows she too is a demon. Now he is determined to take his revenge…

Ash is a half-demon with no memory of her past or how she got to Hell. All she knows is that Nicholas St. Croix holds the key to her identity. And though he’s clearly drawn to her, Nicholas makes no secret of his distrust of her. Yet one kiss at a time, he breaks down her defenses as they battle an array of demons and Guardians. But is Ash’s greatest enemy the man at her side?

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Melissa Schroeder – The Harmless Series

Here is the first Author spotlight for our November salon! Melissa Schroeder will be reading from her newest release via Skype, and she is sending along A LOT of swag for everyone to take with them. When i say a lot, think con style giveaway. A. LOT.

Come to the salon November 15th, 7-9pm, Wine Loft in LoDo

Melissa and cover model Derek at her Harmless Luau this summer

Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital Melissa has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. After becoming hooked, she read close to 300 novels in one year, deciding that romance was her true calling instead of the literary short stories and suspenses she had been writing. After many attempts, she realized that romantic comedy, or at least romance with a comedic edge, was where she was destined to be. Influences in her writing come from Nora Roberts, Jenny Cruise, Susan Andersen, Amanda Quick, Jayne Anne Krentz, Julia Quinn, Christina Dodd, and Lori Foster. Since her first release in 2004, Melissa has had close to 20 short stories, novellas and novels released with seven different publishers in a variety of genres and time periods. Those releases included, The Hired Hand, a 2005 Eppie Finalist for Contemporary Romance and Tempting Prudence, a 2005 CAPA finalist for short erotic romance. Her contemporary, A Little Harmless Sex became an international best seller in June of 2005.

She has always believed that romance and humor go hand in hand. Love can conquer all and as Mark Twain said, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Combining the two, she hopes she gives her readers a thrilling love story, filled with chuckles along the way, and a happily ever after finish.

To learn more about upcoming releases and events stop by and visit Melissa on her  WebsiteFaceBook, and Twitter. If you’re a fan of the Harmless series check out the Harmless Addicts Group on facebook.

 

 

 

New Releases

A Little Harmless Submission Harmless Series, Book 6

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Sinner’s Delight –Bounty Hunters Inc, Book 2
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Military Harmless Book 1
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Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance

October Wrap up!

The Denver Lady Jane’s October Salon was an evening filled with laughter, crazy fan girl moments, and of course, romance!

This was my fourth trip to the Salon and it always feels like coming home. As I sat talking with authors, bloggers, and fellow romance readers, I was again humbled by the generous and welcoming spirit of the romance community.

The evening started with Jennifer Morey who read an excerpt from her book, The Librarian’s Secret Scandal.  I was fascinated with Jennifer’s story and her writing process. For those of you keeping track, Jennifer is a plotter. Discovering a new author and a new world to explore is always a treat!

Victoria Dahl joined us this month via twitter. As an introduction, Monica Kaye read an excerpt from Victoria’s newest release, Bad Boys Do. Talk about entertainment! Monica’s enthusiasm for the book was infectious and the playful banter during the twitter chat was hilarious! In spite of twitter’s character limitations, Victoria was able to entice and captivate the Salon audience. There should be an award for this!

Lynda Hilburn finished the evening with a reading from her paranormal romance book, The Vampire Shrink. I had been vibrating with excitement for a month waiting to meet Lynda. I thought I was keeping my inner fan girl contained until I realized I was asking questions before the reading had even begun. Crazy Fan Girl strikes again! Lynda was eventually able to to read from her book, take questions from OTHER attendees, and still have a smile and a hug for all of us.

Another wonderful evening at the Denver Lady Jane’s Salon. If you’re in Denver on the second Tuesday(ish) of the month stop by and say hello. Don’t forget to bring your inner fan girl, she’s always welcome.

-Laura

October Salon

October Denver Lady Jane’s Salon

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
LocationThe Wine Loft at LoDo (1527 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202)
Note: While food and drinks are available, it is not required to order a meal or to drink wine in order to attend this event.

Guest Authors:

Lynda Hilburn

Jennifer Morey

Victoria Dahl – Twitter Chat use the hashtag #DLJS
Entrance Fee: $5.00 cash or one gently used romance book (proceeds go to Hope House of Colorado)

There is a $5.00 PARKING LOT at the end of Wazee about a block from the Wine Loft. Heading west on Wazee pass 15th, it will be on the right just east of the creek.

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Victoria Dahl

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the mountains. During the summer she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time). During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow.

Her first published novel, the winner of the coveted Golden Heart for best long historical romance, debuted in 2007. As of the end of 2012, she will have seventeen books and novellas in print in historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance.

Victoria’s first contemporary romance, Talk Me Down, was nominated for both the Romance Writers of America® Rita Award and the National Readers’ Choice Award. Since then, her books have been nominated for two more Rita Awards, and she hit the USA Today Bestseller list with the contemporary anthology Midnight Kiss!

 

 

You can find Victoria on her Website, Twitter , Tumblr blog , and Facebook.

Good Girls Don’t- September 2011
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With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a businesswoman – or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective Luke Asher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break-in at her family’s brewery. He’s got his own problems – starting with the fact that his partner Simone is pregnant and everyone thinks he’s the father. The last thing he needs is a nice girl like Tessa getting under his skin.

Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother’s playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tensions could tear her tight-knit family apart.  In fact, the only thing that could unite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their “baby” sister. Especially a man like Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath.

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Bad Boys Do - October 2011
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Bad Boys DoOlivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. That’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. And with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She’s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble – in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan – may be too tempting to avoid.

Jamie Donovan doesn’t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. But it’s time to grow up. He’s even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong.

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Real Men Will - November 2011
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Real Men WillIt was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.

But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.

Here’s a little sneak peek!

Lynda Hilburn

Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a licensed psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor and workshop presenter. Her first novel, “The Vampire Shrink”  – which introduced us to Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight and a hidden vampire underworld — was first released in 2007 and is being re-released (the rewritten, expanded version) by Quercus Books in 2011 and Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak in 2012. Several more books are planned. “Undead in the City,” an erotic paranormal novella, and “Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker,” a satire/parody, are now available in e-form from Amazon.com. Her short story, “Blood Song,” is part of the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance anthology, April, 2009. If you would like to learn more about Lynda and her upcoming releases she can be found on her blog, website, Facebook, and twitter.

Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight just wants a little excitement in her life. A little publishing fame and fortune. She doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Especially not comic book children of the night. But when a new client pulls Kismet into the vampire underworld, and introduces her to gorgeous Devereux — who claims to be an 800-year-old vampire — Kismet finds herself up to her neck in the undead. Not to mention all the other bizarre creatures crawling out of Denver’s supernatural Pandora’s Box. And if being attracted to a man who thinks he’s an ancient bloodsucker isn’t bad enough, someone — or something — is leaving a trail of blood-drained dead bodies. Enter handsome FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real and that one is a murderer. A murderer who is after her. In the midst of it all, Kismet realizes she has feelings for both the vampire and the profiler. But though she cares for each of the men, the reality that vampires exist is enough of a challenge . . . for now.

The new/expanded USA trade paperback version will be released in April, 2012. Don’t want to wait? You can buy the Kindle version at Amazon now.