That’s right! A Bigfoot’s Destiny will be here soon. And upon its release, Alice’s Adventures as a shifting Bigfoot-human are finally come to an end.
This is a bittersweet release for me. Becoming Alice will be my first completed series—a goal I have worked toward since I was fourteen. I’ve fallen in love with Alice’s character, and I’ll be sad to stop writing for her. However, I also have amazing projects in the pipeline, and I know this series has already influenced what is coming next.
I’m sure you’ll notice that this book is being published under a different pen name, Mel Blooms. This is still me. To help readers navigate my work, I’ve separated Alice’s middle-grade series from my new-adult novels like Wing Builder and Wild Mermaid. Mel Braxton will remain my main pen name and all my communications will continue from here. Thanks for your continued support!
Hi there! I hope you’re eager for some updates, because here we go! A Bigfoot’s Destiny is in the works, and I have a new project taking shape, something that mixes my love of military scify and scify romance. More on both stories below!
First things first: A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped with the Wing Builder release! Thanks to those who dropped awesome reviews and helped me to spread the word. Your support makes my work possible.
Now for an update on A Bigfoot’s Destiny! This will be the third and final book in the Becoming Alice trilogy. In this final adventure, Alice must face the truth of who she is, a daunting task when her magical crystal breaks, shattering her ability to shift between Bigfoot and human. Alice must embrace her destiny or risk the exposure of the entire Bigfoot community.
I’ve also started work on a new story that I’m currently calling The Cadet. This story is inspired by my love of Star Trek—but with an extra emphasis on romantic elements. A little creepier than my other books, this story explores a romance between an adventurous cadet and an unexpected hero. With themes inspired by Beauty and the Beast and plot twists pulled from military scify, this story centers around a beast-to-lovers romance.
So be sure to stay tuned for release dates and cover reveals! A Bigfoot’s Destiny is on pace to be released this winter and I’ll also be launching a 3-in-1 edition of Becoming Alice that will feature a new, beautiful cover. (This cover art is already done, and it’s so hard for me to keep this under wraps! It’s fantastic!)
And that’s what’s going on here! I can’t wait for these stories to reach you.
I’m thrilled to finally be sharing Wing Builder with the world!
Honestly, releases aren’t that easy for me. I am tense with nervous excitement as I watch reviews and sales. Indie authoring has been quite an adventure, and the challenges it sends my way always force me to grow. This newest phase is no exception.
Trust, trust, trust, the story goes. And it’s a lesson that I absolutely need to internalize as I navigate these release insecurities. Trust in the story and my strength to grow from whatever happens next. Maybe we can all learn to trust ourselves a little bit better.
So thank you for taking an interest in my work. You, my dear readers, are the ones who make me an author, and for that, I’ll be counting my blessing forever.
All my best, Mel Braxton
Wing Builder He has his wings, she needs to build hers.
Wren knew she was weird, but she also believed she was human. When she learns she’s an heir to a House Banae… she also discovers someone wants her dead.
Ezal is cursed with the Blight, his gray wings making him ineligible to be Wren’s suitor. When he is assigned as Wren’s Protector, he welcomes the responsibility, eager to guard her at any cost.
To become Lady Banae, Wren must marry—and quickly! While white-winged bachelors line up to be Wren’s suitors, it’s Ezal who has captured her heart.
Together, Wren and Ezal navigate mysterious attacks and political maneuvers. As danger and death whirl around them, they must forge their own way forward or accept eternal separation.
Wing Builder is a new-adult romance set in a breathtaking sci-fantasy skyscape. Expect an aerial world torn by political agendas. This complete stand-alone story is a sweeter romance with steamier moments and includes a “happily ever after.” Wing Builder features a competition between suitors, beautiful dresses, and a woman stepping into her strength. There is also a cat.
Well, we made it—2020 is officially the past. And congratulations are clearly in order! (Seriously.)
In other news, Wing Builder is staying on pace, and I’m planning an April release. More details soon—including a cover reveal and preorders starting next month! So stay tuned!
For those who want to know a little more: I’m halfway through my big edit. This is the point where the story’s details rise into focus and the prose is shaped towards its ultimate form. Once this edit is complete, it’s only be a matter of running the manuscript back and forth with my editor and… voila, a new Mel Braxton book will be released!
(I wish it was as easy as writing that sentence.)
Anyhow, take care as the trials of 2021 begin, I can’t wait to return with more updates.