Books Release || Jan 30, 2016 || Ghostly Romance & A Family Saga Thriller

The Way Unforeseen

The Ghostly Way #0.5

by Jill Bisker

A tragic tale of unrequited love, a broken heart, and the lost dreams of another era. Teoline, Quentin and Soren were introduced in the novel Finding the Way Back. The Way Unforeseen tells the story of how they came to know and love each other, and details the terrible events leading up to their final redemption and fulfillment.


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Chapter One

Her heart was full of exhilaration. She wasn’t sure whether it was just being with Quentin, or if it was also knowing that she was doing something that her parents wouldn’t find socially acceptable that made it so. They met and sat by the lake while they talked of everything and nothing. They laughed watching the ducks chase the little pieces of bread they tossed. She felt as if there was no one else in the world who understood her like this man. Even after such a short acquaintance, they seemed to agree about everything.

The weeks flew by, and each day she spent anxiously waiting for the next time she could sneak out to be with Quentin. She found herself looking for his bright blue nineteen-forty Chevy whenever she was out on the street.

The joy she’d once felt in her work at the library took on a feeling of drudgery while watching the hands of the clock move toward their appointed assignations. Quentin would stop at the back door to the building and she would try to steal away, unannounced. She would jump into the passenger seat and Quentin would shoot off. As the first snows started to fly, he announced that he was being assigned to another territory. They were sitting in his car with the windows down after eating at a café in the next town over, and she didn’t know what to do or say. She’d known something was wrong when he’d been quiet during dinner.

“So, where do you go next?” Teoline asked, folding and unfolding a match book she’d picked up as a memento of another time they were able to be together.

“Iowa,” he answered, his eyes trained out the front windshield. “After that, it’s on to Illinois.”

“Oh,” she said softly. There was a lump in her throat and tears began forming behind her eyes. She willed them not to fall. Inside the car it was quiet except for other vehicles passing outside. She looked at the cream colored leather seat with its rips and tears, the dirty dashboard, and the worn carpet. This dingy interior had become a comfortable sort of home while they were together. After a few more minutes, Quentin started the car and put it in reverse. Neither of them spoke another word until they were a block from her parents’ house.

“Do you think you can get out tomorrow night? I’d like to be with you one last time before moving on.” His voice seemed stretched, and she wondered if his words were creating as much pain for him as for her.

Tears for the Departed

Swann Saga – Book Two

by J. Troy Seate

Renee Swann’s innocence was shattered in the Altinoma Valley, but she and her family survived. She believes she’s endured the most horrific circumstances imaginable, but she’s wrong. Now, nine years later, with a busy life and a good job in New York, Renee feels a growing uneasiness as the horrors of her past give way to a chilling new nightmare…and there’s nowhere to hide. Can she survive the horror that took root long ago once more, or will this ultimate exploitation and degradation destroy her?


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Chapter One

“She’s gone!”

“Who’s gone?” Renee Swann asked, holding the phone with one hand and a small square of buttered toast with the other.

“Mattie Lawrence,” Renee’s assistant gushed excitedly. “Her super said she just packed a bag and told him she wouldn’t be back!”

“Damn,” Renee said under her breath. “Okay, Kate. We’ll find someone else. Check with the usual agencies and I’ll talk to Valor.”

Renee placed her phone back on its cradle. She remembered her dad saying similar words to her mother…a lifetime ago.

“Jennifer’s gone,” he had said.

The chilling comparison made the hair on her neck stand at attention. An invisible finger turned to that page of her life. Her thoughts drifted back almost a decade to Altinoma, when, at thirteen, she had been in the clutches of the Andrews. Unpleasant memories welled in the back of her skull, just a thought away from surfacing and taking center stage. “Not today,” she told herself. “I’ve got too much to do.”

Renee returned to her bedroom and pulled down on the fitted sheet that popped off the corner of the bed on restless nights. Then, she opened the bedroom louvers and closed the sliding glass door; the rituals of the morning, the things that anchored her to the reality that wanted to slip away during her night dreams. Images from the past crowded back into her mind as vivid as if they had happened the day before, visiting her parents’ grave, hiding in a hole in the ground with Donnie Andrews, visualizing the boogieman Doc Vickers said lived in the woods, and the moment she realized Donnie’s parents, Doc and Viola all lied to her, used her for their own purposes.

People long dead, wandering about in her head. “Demons be gone,” Renee said as she warmed to her first sip of cinnamon-laced coffee and forced her thoughts back to her present life. Mattie taking off surprised her. Although young and impressionable, she showed potential. She could only wonder if Mattie went home, somewhere in the Midwest or moved in with some guy she met in the business. Sometimes girls came back to give modeling another shot, but not usually.

“I’m here to stay. That’s for sure,” Renee said as she admired her New Jersey condo. The early morning sun slanted across soft contemporary furniture she picked out a piece at a time. Her place was a symbol of how far she’d come from the Altinoma Valley. Her career and independent lifestyle were her proudest achievements.

Books Release || October 17, 2015 || Valley of Tears

"Valley of Tears: Swann Saga #1" by J. Troy SeateValley of Tears

The Swann Saga – Book One

by J. Troy Seate

Steve Swann wants a corporate promotion. His wife, Maria, wants space to roam with her pets and to raise their twelve-year-old daughter. The little valley town of Altinoma seems the perfect solution to pursue this idyllic lifestyle until their serenity is shaken when desecrations are found. Life quickly becomes more frightening than nightmares. Within the mountain peaks and woods that surround their new home, an evil lurks, and waits for the time to strike. Young girls begin to vanish. While trying to protect his daughter, Renee, Steve begins his own investigation as each contact with “neighbors” proves to be as alarming as his confrontations with Altinoma’s movers and shakers, all forces that could destroy his family.

Who is behind the strange circumstances taking place in this isolated valley? What is behind the disappearances? The answers lead the Swanns on a rollercoaster ride into hidden secrets that infest the not-so-peaceful valley populous. Steve discovers too late that his family has been uniquely imprisoned. They have been chosen to play a pre-defined role in a tale of evil and madness.

Enter this world of impenetrable danger where the truth carries a high price: sexual slavery and death.


EBOOK ~ $4.99
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Books Release || June 18, 2015 || Love supersedes science

"Rogue" by Steve Soderquist & Laura Ranger


 by Steve Soderquist & Laura Ranger

Newlyweds, Chris and Lexi run for their lives from a deadly crime boss until they remember who they really are—two government-created killing machines. The tables turn and they become the ones from whom to run. When the government discovers the couple remembers who they are, more like them are sent to destroy them. However, those in charge neglected to factor in the most important lesson this couple learned on their own…

Love supersedes science.


EBOOK ~ $4.99
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Book Releases for June 29 & July 21, 2013

June 29, 2013 Book Releases from Melange Books

July 21, 2013 Book Releases from Melange Books

June 29, 2013 Book Releases from Melange Books

June 29, 2013 Book Releases from Melange Books


Apologizes for not getting the June 29 releases posted here on the blog until now!
Isn’t it funny how life gets in the way?

Without further delay, here are the book releases for June 29 and July 21, 2013 from Melange Books, LLC.

“Uncle Vernon” by Jenny Twist ~ Cover design by Caroline Andrus

Uncle Vernon by Jenny Twist

When Alison spends an illicit weekend with her boyfriend she finds she has bitten off more than she can chew. Gary’s household is eccentric to say the least, and there is something very peculiar about Uncle Vernon.

Uncle Vernon only comes to visit at Halloween and he spends a lot of time in the cellar. Nobody knows what he does down there. But he’s perfectly harmless, really, isn’t he. Isn’t he?

“Broken by Design” by Koni Atencio ~ Cover design by Becca Barnes

Broken by Design by Koni Atencio

When a family vacation becomes a family tragedy, will Nicole prove strong enough to protect her daughter and save her husband? Or will she give in to her fear and fall apart? When Nicole’s husband, Adam, mysteriously disappears on the morning of their final day of vacation, he leaves her stranded at a campsite three-hundred miles from home with their daughter, two horses, a dead cell phone, an impending winter storm, and no transportation. In Nicole’s desperate search to find Adam before the snow buries them all, she discovers the strange secrets of a small town, the necessity of hope, and a source of untapped courage. Nicole learns that although breaking hurts, it also awakens her sense of compassion as she bonds with some colorful characters who deepen her faith and change her life.

"Long Snows Moon" by Stacey Darlington

“Long Snows Moon” by Stacey Darlington ~ Cover design by Caroline Andrus

Long Snows Moon by Stacey Darlington

A young socialite finds herself hurled from her comfort zone of luxury and self-denial into the esoteric world of animal magic. When her pet wolf/husky hybrid, Long Snows Moon, plummets from her car window to the forest below, Devon Danforth must explore the haunted woods to find her. During her drunken stumble through the forest, Devon finds love in the arms of Jameson Jordan, the Native American girl she met as a teen during a family skiing vacation. During her sexual awakening, Devon discovers her own animal nature and her wild family lineage.


"Shadow Trail" by LuAnn Nies

“Shadow Trail” by LuAnn Nies ~ Cover art by Stephanie Flint

Shadow Trail by LuAnn Nies

An adventurous weekend in the north woods of Minnesota turns terrifying when Crystal Harrington loses sight of the other snowmobilers during a blizzard. Racing to catch up, her sled careens over the side of a steep embankment, threatening her survival. Not only is Crystal forced to face the frigid cold and approaching darkness, she’s confronted on the trail by a large wolf and mysterious figure that resembles Sasquatch.


“Unfinished Business” by H. Paul Doucette ~ Cover art by Stephanie Flint

Unfinished Business by H. Paul Doucette

They say that the sins of our past have a way of catching up to us, and that sometimes payment comes due.

The war was over and Jack Reilly had a nice life working for him—a successful P.I. Agency with a steady flow of non hazardous cases to fend off the wolves. He also had the love of a good woman to give it all some purpose.

Then one day he receives a call from his old boss from when he was an M.P. in the army stationed in France near the end of the war. It was not just a social call.

An old enemy he thought had swung on the gallows had escaped from prison and, at last report, hooked up with the mafia and was heading this way.

Jack remembered the threat made at the end of the trial to exact revenge on him, and his partner, for destroying his criminal business and killing his brother.

Was there enough time to get ready?

“Hattie’s Preacher” by Sherry Derr-Wille ~ Cover design by Lynsee Lauritsen

Hattie’s Preacher by Sherry Derr-Wille

The Outlaw Series – Book One

David Long gave up a promising law career when God called him to preach the word. Little did he know the red headed pianist at his church in Mortonville would capture his heart.

Hattie Fairchild knew the only proper place for a proper maiden lady to play the piano was in church. Even though she didn’t believe, she found she could ignore the minister’s words by staying hidden away in the balcony and reading her novels during the sermons.