Melange Books is proud to present you with two great new books today!
The first, “Wind and Shadow” by Tori L. Ridgewood features witches, vampires, and of course, romance! This is the first in her new Talbot Trilogy.
The second is a compilation of short romance stories by the Romancing the Lakes Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America, based in Minnesota. A great read to bring along to the beach this summer!
Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Ridgewood
The Talbot Trilogy #1
Rayvin Woods, photographer and natural witch. She just wanted to start her life over again after a series of misadventures. She didn’t count on rekindling a lost love when she came home to Talbot…or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life.
Grant Michaels, police officer. He thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger…but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it’s too late?
Malcolm de Sade, cunning vampire, imprisoned underground for a year by Charlotte Fanning and Pike Mahonen (“Mist and Midnight”, Midnight Thirsts). His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town…
Romancing the Lakes of Minnesota ~ Summer
Featuring Stories By:
Rhonda Brutt, Kathleen Nordstrom, Rose Marie Meuwissen, K. T. Alexander, Kristy Johnson, Ingrid Anderson Sampo, Rachael Passan, Ann Nardone, Sonja Gunter, Jill Revak, Christopher Edmund, Linda Hamilton, Sara Poulos
When It’s Real by Rhonda Brutt
After a freak accident, Callie begins to wonder if dating the most popular guy in school is all that it’s cut out to be. Will Carter come clean about the truth? Or will Callie discover something, or someone, that’s more real?
Break a Leg by Kathleen Nordstrom
“Break a leg” means “good luck” to an entertainer, but Liz was the general manager of the grand opening of the hotel and was not the booking agent for the singing cowboy. So what kind of luck was it that caused the accident that broke hers?
Hot Summer Nights by Rose Marie Meuwissen
Rycca Peterson was awarded the speedboat in her divorce settlement. And now the exact same annoying boat she didn’t really want, an internet dating site her best friends signed her up on, and reluctantly attending her twenty-year class reunion, all led her to Dan Johnston. Or maybe it’s just fate? Rycca wasn’t looking for a man, but Dan may be the man she didn’t know she was looking for.
Lady Sylvia’s Spell by K. T. Alexander
Hector Antonov is cursed. In order to circumvent his punishment, he kidnaps a Nymph for a bride. But his unwilling wife has a past of her own. And when she decides to stay and make a home for herself, can Hector come to terms with a dream he’d long ago banished?
Light Bender by Kristy Johnson
Gemma did not realize that a trip home to do a simple job of documenting a major thunderstorm and verifying her mother and grandmother were safe, would draw her into a century old mystery, finding both herself and the love of her life.
Loon Racing by Ingrid Anderson Sampo
In Loon Racing, the reader takes a vacation trip to northern Minnesota with its eccentric residents, outlandish community events and main characters who get back on the road of life after some detours. It is a heartwarming, quirky and funny read.
Movie Magic by Rachael Passan
When a movie crew comes to Lake Itasca to film scenes for an upcoming historical adventure, stuntman Flynn Donovan must dissuade a star-struck waitress’s affections.
Putting Demons to Rest on Whitefish Bay by Ann Nardone
Tina returns to the sight of painful memories to lay her demons to rest. But, someone doesn’t want the past to stay buried. Two men and even nature itself may force her to confront her old sin.
Summer Heat by Sonja Gunter
Anna Marie Hagan hasn’t been to her family cabin on Crow Wing Lake since the summer she’d meet Chopper-aka-Christopher Thompson. Forced to inspect the cabin before listing it for sale to finalize her parents’ estate, she was taking a chance on running into the guy who’d been her first love. Has time healed their misunderstanding and will they rekindle the summer heat?
The Island by Jill Revak
Charlotte wants to sell the cabin she inherited in her father’s will. But when she meets Oliver, her plans take an unexpected turn. Will she be able to embrace her troubled past to take a chance at love?
The Last Tide by Christopher Edmund
Below the surface of a secluded lake, a vast kingdom seethes upon the edge of destruction and Tristan Zale finds himself prisoner to a Princess whose heart balances on the precipice of war.
The Letter by Linda Hamilton
After WWII ends, life begins again for all who survived. Marie Schneider leaves a farm in northern Minnesota. Sven Martinson arrives in America from a farm in Norway. Both choose Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, to look for jobs. They meet and fall in love on the shores of Lake Calhoun, only to have another war begin. The Korean War. Can this new young love survive the separation and uncertainty of war?
The Talisman at Gull Lake by Sara Poulos
Jack’s been Jordan’s childhood playmate, her teenage romance and her secret once-a-year lover. But now Jordan has met Mr. Right and it’s time to tell Jack goodbye for good. But is Jack ready to let her go?
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