More Books from the Isles of Fae

It’s been about two months since the launch of Shadow and Smite, and I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this launch! As an author, it is an honor when my books reach their readers, and I’m eager to send more stories your way.

Cursed with the Dragon Prince will be my next book. This is a standalone romance set in the Isles of Fae universe, focusing on the isle of Wisp and the dragon fae who live there. This story is deeply transformative and beautiful in its expression of curses and blessings. If you’ve enjoyed the throne and land-as-deity concepts from Isles of Fae universe, you’ll love this story.

You can preorder Cursed with the Dragon Prince [here]. I’m aiming to publish this in February/March.

In other news, book two of the Shadow and Smite quarter is in development. I’ll share chapter one in January! I’ve got a surprise bonus epilogue in the works too, featuring Rhett and Eleanor.

Thanks again for your support! I’m excited to get my next books to you soon!

Shadow & Smite and everything nice

Happy release day! To celebrate, I’m sharing a map of the Isles of Fae!

This project has officially gone from my development goals of “I want to build a fae court system around islands” to thisβ€”a map and a book. This world is my playground, and this map inspires me every day. Shadow & Smite is only the beginning.

So without further ado, it’s finally time to introduce the Isles of Fae.

Welcome to The Isles of Fae

It’s been a while. And there’s so much to say. The Isle of Fae is ready for reveal.

Where to begin. This project is the biggest thing I’ve attempted. I’m working on two series. There’s a breathtaking map I can’t wait to show you. This is a world brimming with romantic adventures.

Shadow & Smite is ready for an August release.

This is the first book in an epic quartet following the adventures of Ayla and Zayne. When I first plotted this project, I looked at my plan and thought “if I can pull this off I’m going to be so proud of myself.” And apparently, I am proud (and that’s a very scary for me to say before a release. But hey, I’m trying to trust myself.)

I can’t wait for this to reach you. I hope you love it as much as I do.

“𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ π‘ π‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘šπ‘¦ π‘ π‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ.” β€”π‘π‘Žπ‘¦π‘›π‘’

A necromancer holds the strings to my sister’s soul. By rescuing her, I’ll save the Shadow Court.

I have a plan. It’s a longshot, but it is the best I have. I’ll draw the attention of undead Shades. The Shades however pursue someone else: Ayla, a beautiful fae I dismissed too quickly. Turns out, there’s something special about herβ€”I just don’t know what it is.

β€œπ‘†π‘œπ‘œπ‘›, 𝐼’𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 π‘Ž π‘ π‘‘π‘œπ‘€π‘Žπ‘€π‘Žπ‘¦.” β€”π΄π‘¦π‘™π‘Ž

I’m on the run, fleeing to the Isles of Fae. As a part-fae bastard, I want to escape my past. Maybe I’ll learn the truth of my heritage or find the Firewolf I see in my visions. I’m going. And nothing can derail meβ€”at least until Zayne ruins everything.

Because of him, I am branded by Shades. Now a gray blemish grows on my chest. With time, it will bind my soul, kill me, and raise me as an undead. I didn’t escape just to be slain.

Zayne has a remedy, one he will shareβ€”if we save his sister from a necromancer.

My options are limited, and I join his quest. Only I have secrets, and I don’t trust him. Yet every time he heals my brand, he touches my bare skin. With his palm pressed to my heart, I’m drawn closer to him.

There’s no denying the fire between us. Or the obstacles. As my brand and feelings grow, I realize escape was a terrible plan.

𝐴𝑒𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘…π‘’π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’ | π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π»π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’

Winter Cocoons

Big developments happening over here. I have a brand new series that I’m developingβ€”it’s romantic, fantastical, and epic. The story is set in an entirely new world, and it’s a Fae enemies-to-lovers romance with some truly delicious plot twists. Basically, I’m in absolute love with it, and it’s really hard to keep my mouth shut while it’s in development. Release is expected for Summer 2022. Stay tuned, and I’ll say more as we get closerβ€”trust me, you’ll want to know when ARCs are available.

That’s the big book update from me! I’ll also be in a different cocoon this season, the surgery type. I have a genetic defect that puts me at high risk of breast cancer, and I’ve decided to go forward with a preventative mastectomy. All healing thoughts are greatly appreciated.

So that’s me, wrapped in a cocoon of bodily healing and writing.

I know the world is really messy right now, so please do your best to take care of yourselves, okay? Even if your best feels small, it’s enough. I believe in your ability to keep fighting another day. Even when it’s impossible to see, hope is always there.

With all my love,
Mel

The Becoming Alice trilogy is now available as a 3-in-1 edition with this shiny cover art I’m absolutely obsessed with. Want to try and win a digital copy? [Click here] to enter the Goodreads giveaway, open until Jan 20th. Otherwise, be sure to check out Becoming Alice in [ebook] [paperback] and [hardcover].

After June 2022, the original versions of A Bigfoot’s Gift, A Bigfoot’s Quest, and A Bigfoot’s Destiny will be ebook only. That’s right, these editions will be going out of print. This is the final step in separating the Mel Blooms and Mel Braxton pennames. After June 2022, the only way to have a print version of the series will be the 3-in-1 edition, so if you want a copy of the original prints, click to order [A Bigfoot’s Gift] [A Bigfoot’s Quest] or [A Bigfoot’s Destiny]

Wing Builder’s Release

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 marryβ€”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.

Find Wing Builder online:
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