I am delighted to announce that Trueheart is available for pre-order! The official release date is January 12, 2016. Meanwhile, here’s a little taste from the back cover to give you a feel for what the book’s about.

If you’re here visiting from Grace Draven‘s Master of Crows ornament contest, just drop a comment stating whether you’re in the US or outside the US. From the comments here, Grace will choose one winner from each of the two categories! You do not have to pre-order Trueheart to win (though of course we’d be thrilled if you decide to do that!). Pre-order links are at the bottom of the page.


Loyalty. Desperation. Grief.

Eight months ago a mysterious drug killed Tess Gordon’s brother, and now it’s spreading through her rehab counseling clients. They all claim they’re not addicted, the drug leaves no trace except its drained victims, and the cops aren’t interested. Aching with loss, Tess vows to find the source. What she finds instead is Thomas.

Slavery. Duty. Enchantment.

Thomas, the half-fae guardian of the goblin market, has plenty of problems—and just got another one. Pressed into the service of the Unseelie Queen, all he wants is his freedom. But Tess won’t go away, and the human girl is in way over her head.

One perilous late-autumn night, the fae and human worlds collide. Tess’s and Thomas’s separate tasks are inextricably tangled. Now, a half-fae and a human rehab counselor must walk the knife-edge of obligation, love, death and transformation–with the entire Unseelie Court, including the malevolent Wild Hunt, out for their blood.

Welcome to Portland, After Dark…

Check back in a couple of days! I’ll post the first chapter of Trueheart for you to sample.

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UPDATE 12/20/2015 6:55PM Pacific Standard Time – Contest has closed. Winners will be randomly chosen via numbers generated on random.org. Grace or I will be contacting the winners via the email address you supplied when you commented. Thanks for visiting, everyone! It was lovely meeting you all. –Mel