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‘’

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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Wing Builder’s cover is here!

Woohoo! It’s finally time to share this cover! Wing Builder is coming April 29! [Preorder]

Wren knew she was weird, but she also believed she was human. When she learns she’s an heir in a land called Letharia, she also discovers someone wants her dead. Now to claim her inherence, Wren must marryβ€”and quickly! While white-winged bachelors line up to be Wren’s suitors, nobody realizes it’s her guard who has captured her heart.

A new year for new reads

Well, we made itβ€”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 soonβ€”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.

Mel Braxton

Wren knew she was weird, but she also believed she was human. When an assassin attacks, Wren learns she is an heir for a winged people… a people who sent her to Earth because she was born flightless.

Ezal has cursed gray wings. But they didn’t stop him from becoming a protector. His newest assignment is to guard Wren, and he will keep her safe at any cost.

When an assassin strikes, Ezal whisks Wren to Letharia. It’s a dreamy dimension of land-islands and magic, but uncertainty lurks under all beauty. After all, the Blight gave Ezal gray wings and made Wren flightless. Letharia’s leaders are petrified of the Blight, and nothing will change unless Wren becomes a lady.

To claim her inheritance, Wren must marry someone with wingsβ€”and quickly! As white-winged bachelors prepare to become suitors, nobody realizes that Ezal has captured Wren’s passions.

Together, Ezal and Wren navigate mysterious attacks and political maneuvering. Danger whirls about them, and they must discover if they have the courage to choose love
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