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Feelin’ it Friday with Melissa Schroeder

Title: Wild Love
Series: Juniper Springs, Book 1
Author: Melissa Schroeder

Expected Release: March 27, 2021

I?m not the kind of girl who expects happily ever after. In fact, I prefer my partners don?t get too clingy. Don?t get me wrong. I like a good night of loving, but beyond that, I?m happy to see them leave in the morning, without my phone number.

Then I met him. 

Quinn is a big bear of a man, with massive hands and amazing?staying power. Like all night long and the next morning kind of staying power. So when he asks me to spend the next day with him, I do. The only reason I give him my number is because he makes me laugh. And, okay, so I might have met up with him once or twice.

That doesn?t mean I need him. Because I am Everly FreakingSpencer, and I don?t need anyone (other than my bestie), and definitely not a man.


He shows up by chance at my store, which totally freaks me out. Finding out he?s my favorite author doesn?t help either.

And the surprise that?s dropped in our laps later that day?

Major. Freak. Out.

But, like I said, I don?t need anyone.


If I keep repeating that, I might just believe it.

Author warning: Get ready for a trip into the hippiest little town in Texas. There?s gossipy little old ladies (LOLs), an app that every teenager hates, trips to Denver and Cali, a woman who is convinced true love doesn?t exist, and a man who aims to prove her wrong by doing things to her that should embarrass the author. And she was. (Not really). Along the way, readers get to spend time with the gorgeous Hawthorne brothers and gay ducks. SERIOUSLY. GAY. DUCKS. Just get the book already because you know you want to know about them. Also, there?s a happily ever after fit for a woman with commitment issues and a man who just doesn?t know when to give up. 

General, Release

New Release!

It’s time for the Jamie and Bodie’s story.

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Jessie Montgomery-Murphy is ready for more. Fun, that is, something along the lines of hot and intimate. The man she?s had a crush on for years and currently her up with a hot look is the perfect candidate. She wants a no-string-attached, no plans for the future, good time, something Bodie fits to a T. She wants to take what she wants, when she wants, and not have to worry he?ll want more. If the mating pull kicks in earlier than expected and tugs her right to Bodie, then she?ll deal with that inconvenience later.

Bodie Donalson is the guy you call when you?re in a pinch. He gives his time to his friends when they need it and sometimes when they don?t. His always be there attitude has resulted in a bit of nomadic life. It isn?t easy to put down roots when you?re waiting for your mate. After an encounter with his friend?s sister, he?s got a good idea who his mate is. But she?s young and driven and not nearly ready for the kind of commitment he wants. He?ll take what she gives him, no matter how much he wants more.

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Feelin’ It Friday with Missy Jane

Born of the Forbidden: Gargoyle Masters, Book III

Author: Missy Jane

Some desires are too strong to be denied.

Master Steinn loves his brothers and his kingdom. He?s loyal to his King and his people but his desire for another man is leading him into unchartered territory. As a Master Gargoyle he protects the realm, but did he inadvertently bring on a threat from the Varish with his taboo encounter? Despite being made of stone, the strength of his feelings for Zephyr may be more than he can fight.

Br?nach?s gift is foretelling but it is also a curse. The jumbled images she dreams aren?t usually distinct enough to help anyone but this time the danger is clear. A child of the Gargoyle Masters has been threatened. Relaying the message is the easy part, the challenge comes in ridding herself of the one Gargoyle that stops her heart. Adalstan has no clue she?s desired him for years. Now she finally has his attention at the worst possible time. Will he hate her once the full foretelling is revealed?

Twelve brothers turn to stone to protect the human realm, but they can?t protect their hearts once they find the mates who call to their souls. As they battle the unexpected feelings within, a battle wages in their city, a prophecy comes to light, and the fate of the entire continent is at stake.

Coming in March 2021

Fear wasn?t a word ever associated with the Master Gargoyles, creations of the Council of Twelve Wizards of King Kadmos and protectors of the Kingdom of Halstrid. However, a bitter taste of the unfamiliar emotion filled Master Steinn?s mouth as he flew swiftly toward the wizard Gregori?s castle. It was the closest stronghold of an ally and as luck would have it, Zephara was in residence. Steinn looked down at her unconscious twin Zephyr, whom he carried in his arms, and fear tightened his chest.

Though unconscious, Zephyr?s inner strength remained apparent by how quickly the minor wounds were healing. It was a large head wound that worried Stein the most. He eyed Gregori?s home and dropped from the sky to land in the courtyard. Night had already fallen and the wizard used magic as protection, so the courtyard stood empty. Should he knock? Call out to his brother who was also inside the stone walls?

Another glance at the naked, bruised and bleeding man in his arms froze him on the threshold. There was nothing he could say, no explanation he was willing to give about Zeph?s state of undress, and his own disheveled clothing. Vengeance called to him from where their attackers remained in the woods. No, he wouldn?t dally here even long enough to speak to his brother.

He knelt at the doorstep and laid Zeph on the cold stone as gently as possible, taking great care to pull a cloak tightly about him. The still lips called to him, but shame and that awful sensation fear held him back. Instead he cupped Zephyr?s cheek in one palm and brushed his thumb over
the those tempting lips.

?Be well, my friend. I will find our attackers and make them pay.?

Silver lashes fluttered and Zeph?s lids lifted enough for a crescent of his silver eyes to be revealed. ?Sssstein??

The whispered hiss of his name shot a pang of regret through his gut, but he had to leave.

?I must go,? he whispered back. ?Call to your sister. She is within.?

Steinn stood and tore his gaze away from the man at his feet, then leapt into the air before Zeph?s draw could further consume him. He had a job to do. The royal ambassador of a foreign country had been attacked within the realm. It was his job to find those responsible and mete out justice. Anger boiled his blood at the thought of Zeph?s injuries. Though he didn?t find joy in hurting others, this time he longed to break bones and spill blood.

Missy Jane is the alter ego of a married mother of four who was born and raised in Texas. She spends most of her time lost in worlds of her own making, alternately loving and hating such creatures as vampires, shape-shifters, Archangels, and gargoyles (to name a few). After being multi-published through small and medium presses for ten years, she now self-publishes her books.

When not writing, she spends her time reading, taking photos of her children, and training her husband to believe she’s always right.

Missy can be found through various social media sites as Ms. Missy Jane. Excerpts from Missy’s tales can be found at and



A Writer’s Journey – Part VII

Eighth Year – 2020

It’s already late into the year. Freaking COVID is going on. We’ve scrambled to get our oldest, GirlChild, back home when college shut down initially back in March/April. She’s back in Virginia again for her senior year. The whole thing is a mess as they were a weird hybrid and then the college students started getting sick. She planned for going back to online but still.

I’ve had one release this year. I think it was back in 2014/2015 I was invited to take part in a box set filled with curvy girl and delicious heroes. I could pull it off. Full Bodied Ink sat in my WIP pile for a long time. This year I made the decision to sit down and get it done.

Caffeine & Ink, Book 1

No, I didn’t need to start a new series, but I did. No, I didn’t need to try out 1 person alternating POV, but I did. No, I didn’t need to try my hand at contemporary again, but I did. I said yes to all of it. I’m not sure if its going to pay off but you know what, that’s okay.

It got me writing again.

Full Bodied Ink released on September 8th. Want to know what I’m doing now…freaking writing the rough draft of the next Tiger Bite World. I’m writing. Slotting a hour of (partially) uninterrupted writing time to get this book done.

I feel great about it too.

The things is, I’ve been doing a lot of mulling shit over the past couple years. I’ve done a lot of, “well, it just isn’t working” while not actually working. That’s not the way to revive a career, if it can be revived at all. I’m willing to try though.

I like writing. I like putting stories to screen and creating some cool magical world. I think I’ve finally realized my world is the paranormal world. I’ll finish up the Caffeine & Ink series along with the Freefall series, but as of right now, there will be no more contemporary from me. It isn’t where I belong. (Now watch, I’ll get some great contemporary idea.)

I’m finally figuring out that my career is not and cannot be the same as others. I can learn from them. See how they do things. But my path isn’t the same. I’ve kept myself apart from most of the other authors out there (for reason we won’t get into) and I’m freaking lonely. There are 3 people in my life that I talk to writing about: hubby (he just doesn’t understand), my mom (she gets it and is super supportive), and my BFF (she’s busy running her career and doesn’t need me being clingy but she’s still there when I need her). That’s it. That’s the extent of my writing support system.

People talk about romancelandia being this huge accepting, “go girl, we got your back” environment but I haven’t felt that. My fault? Most likely. I don’t connect well with people. It goes back to my military upbringing and figuring out that it’s better to sit back and watch instead of diving in head first and getting your heart broken when you move away and your “friends” forget about you. My definition of friend and acquaintance is very clear. I have a lot of acquaintances.

My group of friends that I can be myself with, can be counted on one hand. Would I like to get over it? You betcha. I’d love to have critique partners who don’t mind that I get needy and clingy (this is something I’ve recently discovered. Oh my poor accountability group – which is a new thing for this month too). I need reassurance that I’m not shit at things. Some praise every once in a while (that isn’t from the 3 I’ve already listed) would be fantastic.

So what was the point of this 7-part blogging series? Well, it was mostly to get my thoughts out there. If someone reads it and wants to get into writing, that they don’t do what I did and go in without a master plan and end goal. For someone to see that no one has the exact same path. Even if you duplicated someone’s path down to the letter, there’s no guarantee you’ll get the same results. Also, to say, don’t let someone else’s biases and opinions dictate your own. Try new things but do it with thought. Make friends when you can and if they part ways with you, look back on it with fondness, not anger.

I just wanted to put out there that even though this is my 8th year in publishing, that you can still feel like a newbie. There will always be something new to learn.



A Writer’s Journey – Part VI

Sixth Year – 2018

Nothing happened. There were no words. No books. No direction. I basically killed my writing career. There was no pulling me from the burnt out funk of the Mystic Zodiac year. The killer, though, is that those books have never done particularly well. It breaks my heart as a writer to see something I’m poured my soul into, flop. I can’t help but think I should have stuck with my tiger books.

Seventh Year – 2019

My seventh year in the publishing industry and there was still nothing new coming out. Kindle Worlds shut down and I got the rights back to the book I published in 2015, Lion for Her. It was edited and worked into the Tiger Bite World. New material was added and all parts of Eliza Gayle’s Southern Shifters was taken out. It took a bit to get reworked, but Van & Maddie released in October 2019.