I’m a New Yorker, born and bred, and for the most part my stories and my characters embody the grit and complexity of the city. An avid traveler, I use my experiences from around the world in all my books. There isn’t a place my characters live or travel to that I haven’t been myself...and through my words, try to transport my readers.
Like most authors, my love affair with the written word started as a child with the books I read. Even today, love to read almost as much as I love to write. My favorite stories are the ones that transport me, that bring me to places and introduce me to characters that leave me breathless…the ones that spark the fire of my imagination, allowing me to dream in the world of ‘what if?’
I’ve always been a scribbler, and from the time I could write my name I’ve been making up stories. So it was no surprise when I earned degrees in both Journalism and Fine Art, but after working in the trenches of Madison Avenue as a Graphic Artist, I decided to do what I love most fulltime. Write.
Melanie Nowak is author of the venomous vampire series ALMOST HUMAN. She lives in New York with her husband and their two young sons. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
Upon completion of her first trilogy, the author made the decision to publish independently, thus maintaining complete creative control of her vision for the series. She has founded WoodWitchDame Publications, and ALMOST HUMAN now enjoys an ever growing and devoted following of readers, as she spins out her projected 12 books for the series. DESCENDANT OF DARKNESS, her 5th novel, is now available everywhere.
Learn more about this paranormal romantic urban fantasy series at the author’s website, where sample chapters can be read, and members are encouraged to discuss the series with each other and the author.
As an Author, I love romance. Paranormal Romance happens to be a favorite of mine. I’ve always been an avid reader and a few years ago I discovered my passion for writing as well. I released a spicy paranormal romance, Courting the Darkness, in June 2011, its sequel Dangerous should be released this fall.
My first novel, Desire Everlasting, a YA Historical Romance, hit number one on Amazon in January 2012. I have five books published to date.
I live in the Panhandle of Florida, the Sunshine State. I’ve been happily married to a wonderful man for the last twenty-six years. I have two grown children and one grandchild. When I am not writing or running my publishing company, I can be found camping with my husband or attending a NASCAR race.
Andrew Valentine lives and writes in New York. He has a master’s degree in psychology from the New School, is a founding member of the Paranormal Romance Guild, and is a marketing director in a firm in Manhattan, where his writing is more effective at producing revenue than pulse pounding thrills.
Bitter Things is his first novel, and he is currently working on its sequel, Bitter Consequences.
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The old adage of “sex sells” never escaped the notice of C.J. Ellisson.
Half of her first novel, Vampire Vacation, was posted for reader consumption on her website and Facebook, before it was ever published. This unique marketing approach gained her thousands of loyal readers before the book released. Her hot, monogamous couple left fans clamoring for more, despite industry predictions that the vampire fad was over.
Recently started an online blog and video tutorial course to teach other writers what she’s done in such a short time to gain over fourteen thousand followers on Facebook and sell fifty thousand books.
T. Lynne Tolles is a lifelong avid reader of all things paranormal. Blood of a Werewolf is the first of five self-published books in a series called, the Blood Series. Books unrelated to the series, include Somber Island and Mirror of Shadows.
Other accomplishments include being a member of the Paranormal Romance Guild, a recipient of a QED Seal announced at the DBW Expo January 23, a recipient of an eLit gold medal in the Young Adult/Juvenile category for Somber Island, and the maintenance of a website called Paranormal Romance Everything. It is a community where authors, reviewers, editors, artist/web designers and readers can socialize; promote their work and work together to strengthen the book community.