Melyssa Winchester

Biography

Melyssa Winchester is a mother of four from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When she’s not knee deep in adolescent awesomeness, she’s falling in love, one book boyfriend and girlfriend at a time. She is a lover of all things romance and will forever believe in a real and true happily ever after.

When she’s not off being a mom or writing you can find her doing one of two things. Reading or buried under the covers watching Supernatural, Sons Of Anarchy or Veronica Mars.

Melyssa is currently working on Before The Light Book #1: Hold Onto Me (Michael’s Story) that follows the lives of the characters from the Love United Series before they came together. She is also hard at work on a standalone title Shades of Blue and plotting many more upcoming projects for the future.

You can find her on the web, either at her personal site, Facebook (which she just might have an obsession with) or Twitter (@WinchesterBooks) where she talks incessantly about her kids, her writing and all things book boyfriend related.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
For as long as I can remember, I have always been writing. It started as a young child and by the time I was 15 I was writing fan fiction as a way to get the ideas out of my head and on paper. Almost twenty years and a whole lot of stories and fan fiction later, I decided it was time to share my love of writing with the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy that I get from writing is seeing the world that until that time has been only in my head, come to life. Seeing these characters walking, talking and experiencing the ups and downs of life is a powerful thing. it brings me great joy to see that come to fruition.
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Where to find Melyssa Winchester online


Books

Unbroken
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Series: Count On Me. Pre-release—available November 20, 2014. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,840. Language: Canadian English. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
For two years, Ryder Kane has been determined to be what the rest of the world needs him to be and not himself. It's kept him running, swallowing his true self down until he doesn't even recognize himself anymore. Until one chance meeting in a conference room changes everything, making him question everything he's ever believed. Isaac Crawford, the untouched, is creating the unbroken.
Here & Now
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Series: Count On Me, Book 5. Pre-release—available October 31, 2014. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,940. Language: American English. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Dillon Murphy has everything he could ever want. A promising football career with the girl of his dreams by his side. Life couldn't get any more perfect if he tried. Until the unthinkable happens and he's forced to make choices that could cost him everything. He's in the fight of his life and if you know anything about Dillon Murphy, you know he doesn't plan to lose.
All My Heart
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Series: Count On Me, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,620. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
She thinks I’m the strong one. That I’m not afraid of anything. She’s wrong. I’m afraid of a lot of things, but the absolute worst is losing her. Losing yet another person I love and being powerless to stop it. I can’t lose Belle. I just can’t. Even if losing her is exactly what I deserve. You thought our story was complete, but what you’re about to find out, is no story ever really ends.
Take Me With You
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Series: Count On Me, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,160. Language: American English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Numbers. They’re significant. In my life each one meaning more than the one before it. Seven years. Two thousand, five hundred and fifty five days. That’s how long it’s been since I learned I have Asperger’s Syndrome. Five years. One thousand, seven hundred and twenty days. How long I’ve been in therapy because of it. One chance meeting and my life has been altered forever.
Hear Me Now
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Series: Count On Me, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,600. Language: American English. Published: June 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
There are people that believe because you may not appear the way they do that you’re somehow weaker or less worthy than they are. I’m living proof they’re wrong. From the day I was born I've always been seen as one thing—deaf. I’m more than just the girl that can’t hear and I've never been more determined to prove it now that I've been sent here. Wexfield High School.
Hold Onto Me (Michael's Story)
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Series: Before The Light, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,240. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Before the events in the Love United Series, the angels had their own experiences and trials. This is Michael's. The beloved bond is as old as time, created by the Almighty himself. Up until now it has been nothing but fable, but as Michael is quickly learning, it is so much more than that. This is the moment where a ball of light and an archangel collide.
Count On Me
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Series: Count On Me, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,100. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
There are people that tell you high school is the best time of your life. They lied. High school is horrible when you're like me. They think that because I don't talk and I'm in my own little world, I'm stupid or deaf. Some think I'm retarded. Just because I've got these issues, doesn't mean it's all I am. There's a lot more to me, but no one takes the time to get to know it. Until Kayden.
A Light In The Dark
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Series: Love United, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,450. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Graham Hudson has always been meant for one person. Serenity Richards. So what happens when his soulmate, the girl he spent the last seven years head over heels in love with, marries another? He does the one thing he’s been fighting all along. He embraces the darkness.
Stairway To Heaven
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Series: Love United, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,190. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The unthinkable has been done and Lucifer’s reign has finally come to an end. The world is back to the way God imagined it to be and with that, true peace, above and below has been achieved. There’s only one problem. If everything is the way it’s meant to be, why do things still appear broken?
Wanted
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Series: Love United, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,200. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Serenity has disappeared and after months of being unable to determine just where she is, her true location is revealed, bringing not only the angels but Ryan and Graham together again in an effort to bring her back home where she belongs. Can they succeed or is Serenity truly lost to them all forever?
No Surrender
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Series: Love United, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,050. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
I thought I'd been through the worst of it. That what happened in Green Haven was the end and my destiny reached. I couldn't have been more wrong. There is a part of me missing and until I find it and bring it back where it deserves to be I’m afraid I might never be right again. I will find Graham and bring him home or I will give up the very light that burns inside of me trying…
Holding On To Heaven
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Series: Love United, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,940. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Serenity has always known she was different. Being able to speak to the dead will have that effect on a person. All she's ever wanted was to be normal and now as she prepares herself for her sophomore year of college, she's getting her chance. Or so she believes. It's too bad her destiny has other plans.

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  • Elven Jewel (book 1 in the Hunters of Reloria series) on May 02, 2014

    I should start off by saying Elven Jewel is the first book of Hunters of Reloria trilogy. It is not a standalone which I honestly didn't pay attention to when I started reading it. So now, I have to pick up the other books because WOW. It can't just end there for me. Here are my thoughts on this story. I haven't ready a fantasy book in ten years. Sad but true. I've read paranormal fantasy I suppose, but there was always more of a romantic undertone to it. Actual fantasy, where there is more focus put on the various creatures, battles and other events...it's been far too long. I am beyond glad that this was the book that got me back into it. I've always been impressed by Fantasy writers because there is so much detail needed in making these worlds come to life, as well as characters. My hat is off to Kasper as this was done brilliantly. The characters were strong, the locations described in such a powerful way it was as if at times I was right there in the heat of battle with them. Certain characters stood out more than others and Asher! Ah! I did not see that coming. Wow. I laughed as I read along, I cried (oh did I cry at one certain point) but most of all I was completely swept up in the story and each of the characters put forth within it. This is a brilliant read, for any fan of fantasy it is a must read, but it's really for all readers in general based on how well it is written. I enjoyed it immensely and I can't wait to get started on the next one! Thank you Kasper Beaumont for bringing me back into the world of Fantasy!