Volume 1 in the Portland After Dark series

Volume 1 in the Portland After Dark series

Trueheart: Dark Contemporary Fantasy Romance. First in the Portland After Dark series. Available January 12, 2016.
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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…

What readers are saying about Trueheart
Grace Draven, USA-Today Bestselling Author of Radiance:

Reminiscent of Rossetti’s deadly Goblin Market as well as the Welsh Tylwyth Teg and Bendith y Mamau, Mel’s Trueheart brings the world of the fae to glittering, razor-edged life. My kind of fantasy romance. Highly recommend with an extra helping of “Oh hell yeah, this is awesome!”

Elizabeth Hunter, author of contemporary fantasy and paranormal romance series including the Elemental Mysteries and Irin Chronicles:

Trueheart was ripping good fun, and a contemporary fantasy I’d recommend to all my readers. Fast-paced action pushes the reader through an intricate and intriguing plot, while a well-drawn romance anchors a fantasy world I’m eager to revisit.

Douglas Meeks, Amazon Top-500 Reviewer:

In a genre where there are few things left to be explored you have managed to find an original and riveting story to tell with a background that is original enough to be yours while holding on to those “truths” about the Fey/Elf of fables to still feel familiar.