Melanie Nilles (aka M. A. Nilles) grew up on a western North Dakota cattle ranch and farm. Along with her interest in horses, she always had a fascination with science fiction and fantasy. After high school, she graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She currently resides in central North Dakota and continues to write. Books available as Melanie Nilles include the Dark Angel Chronicles and Adronis series. As M. A. Nilles, she writes darker fantasy and science fiction, including the Legend of the White Dragon, Demon Age series, and Revelations series. For updates, visit her website at www.melanienilles.com.
Je'Rol is a man destined to die. Each day is a blessing and a curse on a world where he and those like him are feared and hunted. Like all half-blood demonlords, he is prone to blood rages in which he loses his humanity a little more each time. Before the end, he hopes to find peace, but his quest for a legendary talisman to control the demon inside has far-reaching implications.
Before his death, the white dragon made a prophecy–that he would return to unite all beings of magic in a time when he was most needed. That time has come.
Lives will be changed and the future set for a showdown thousands of years overdue.When legends arise, no one is safe.
A shadow lurks in Corou Daris, something even darker than his past service as a Shirukan soldier. He thought he could escape it by serving the humans in watching and understanding the Inari; but a troubling scan of Earth sends him, Nare, and Agent Cross to the Inari homeworld for an explanation. The secrets they uncover could tip the balance in a war they didn't know they were fighting.
Before meeting Keeper Korali, I was Commander Rajeun Leksel, one of the best of the Shirat Empire’s elite soldiers, a Keeper killer. Korali changed me in her life and in her death, but in all that we shared, even she wasn’t aware of the dark secret lurking inside me. The time has come to confront that secret, even if it breaks me.
Coulter is supposed to be an agent working with Anita Cross to observe the Inari on Earth, but he reveals a different side following the battle at NeoGen Labs. When he takes her prisoner with the Shirukan escaping to the stars, she realizes that the alien in their agency might have been deceiving them all along, waiting for the opportune time to return to his former loyalties.
Sara Adams gave up being human for the love of one man. Now, the love may not be enough. For Darian to ascend as Guardian of Adronis, he must have an heir, but what should be easy proves a daunting trial. Add in a mother-in-law who will stop at nothing to devastate her, and her new life is anything but happily ever after. Unknown to even Darian, the security of Adronis depends on her.
Life for Gavin Durinden is about to change from puzzling to downright odd. An intellectual prodigy with blue hair and the ability to create energy from the marks on his palms, he was always told he had a mysterious condition. However, when the scientists at NeoGen Labs begin treatments, everything changes, including the appearance of blue wings. That's not half of his problems.
Five beloved books now in one volume! Starfire Angels, Broken Wings, Crystal Tomb, Origins of Dark Angel, and Forever Dark are all here for your reading pleasure. Join Raea and Elis in their struggles to stay alive amid the conflict for possession of the Starfire Crystal, and learn what angels really are...
It's a final showdown for control of the Starfire. Raea and Elis's bond is strong, but the Shirukan intend to use it to force her hand to give up the Starfire shard. To complicate matters, a shadow from Elis's past has returned, claiming to help; but when he betrays Elis to the Shirukan, Raea must figure out whom she can trust before it's too late.
Now in one collection, three fantasy and science fiction novellas.
When Angels Cry is the story of Padina's escape to Earth and the struggle she faces adapting to human culture while avoiding her mate's murderer.
In A Turn of Curses, Selina must choose between her life and doing what is right for her world.
At The Water's Edge is where Sara stands deciding where she belongs.
After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, Sara Adams wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.
Before he became the Dark Angel of McClarron, North Dakota, Elis had a life on his homeworld of Inar'Ahben…or tried to. A younger brother tormented by his older sister. A Keeper hunted by the Shirukan. A best friend betrayed. And a survivor sent alone to Earth to protect a shard of the Starfire crystal. For Elis, peace was only a word.
This is the beginning of Dark Angel...
The Shirukan aren't the only threat to the Starfire shard Raea bears...
An alien enemy has awakened to reclaim the crystal that was theirs, and those last survivors of a war that nearly destroyed Inar'Ahben aren't afraid to kill anyone who stands in their way. Raea is running out of time. If she fails, graduation will be the least of her concerns. She may lose more than the Starfire...
Magic is everything to a priest or priestess, inherited by the descendants of the Creators. Over time, Ayali's abilities have weakened, threatening to expose her tribe to the power of the darkness befalling their lands. Beneath the pressures of her family and tribe, Ayali turns down a dark path. She must face the shadows within her before it consumes their world and destroys her life.
Chaos is unleashed and the Darklord calls his servants forth to extinguish all life. Once before the Darklord was nearly destroyed but survived. This time the forces of Light intend to finish the task.
The time has come for them to unite, but old scores must be settled before the world can know peace, whether the peace of extinction or the end of a war that started with the creation of the world.
One soldier of the Shirat Empire came to Earth for Raea's Starfire shard and failed.
Aware of the possibility of another attack, Raea trains to use the shard's power to protect it while preparing to graduate from high school. But she discovers that the Keeper training her has betrayed her trust and now she must decide where her heart belongs. She never imagined that would mean a universe apart.
The servants of Darkness amass after thousands of years of waiting, ready to purge the world of life at the command of their master.
Calli and Jayson must convince the First Race to unite with the Second Race and the magi they despise, or all will fall one by one. But the First Race holds dark secrets that could destroy them all.
Bound in a symbiosis to the entities of the Starfire crystal, Shartrael Padina is one of four Keepers protecting their power. When the Shirukan, elite soldiers of the Shirat Empire, attack, her mate is killed protecting her escape through a portal to Earth. There she must stay to protect her unborn child and the Starfire, but she hasn't escaped the Shirukan.
The beginning of an epic of many individuals whose lives have been linked in the battle for the fate of their world.
The sorceress Lusiradrol, exiled to human form thousands of years earlier from her life as the black dragon, has awakened her Red Clan.
Only one being can unite all who serve the Light, but he is not ready. His fate rests in the hands of those who waited.
Raea's life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it's part of the heart of a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the power have sent an agent to find her, but she's too busy evading a nosy reporter, dating a hot new foreign student, and learning what she really is. Only one person on Earth can help her, but he's not from Earth.
Nineteen year old Selina has a life many would love–praised, served, and spoiled. The only problem is she didn't choose that life, because it comes with a heavy price. She will soon die, like all Healers, when the mark of Y'dom completes its pattern around her neck, and hers is nearly complete. She has one chance for adventure, one that could save her life.