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!
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 this—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.
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.
Big developments happening over here. I have a brand new series that I’m developing—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 closer—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]