Melissa was born and raised in rural Arizona. Happily married, she finally has all three of her children in school, giving her more time to pursue her writing. She spends her days trying to find a happy balance between caring for her family and telling the stories of the people who live in her head.
on June 06, 2013 :
I found Melissa Stephens writing both original and familiar. An odd combination, but very pleasant. She has in Nickie a very likable hero and exploring the world of the Kitsune through her eyes is an enjoyable experience, and while she is powerful she is not so powerful that you hear about a power or Talent as she calls it and think it's a matter of time before Nickie attains it.
Although there were times that the conversations were overly explanatory and formal,it helped cement the overall story and world. The only criticism of the story is that we don't really understand the actions of some of the characters because this is told strictly from Nickie's point of view. I felt that one of the characters in particular had a Jackal and Hyde shift that was not explained well enough, but again it couldn't be without going out of Nickie's point of view. Perhaps when she develops her Telepathy more.
Great set up. I loved it.
(review of free book)
on Feb. 06, 2012 :
I loved just loved the book. I am hoping for a second. I really recommond this fun and easy read. It was not too long but just right especially for a busy person. Fantasy, romance and some suspence.
Thanks for a great read I plan on recommending this to my kids.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)