Melissa Sasina


Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Melissa Sasina has always been a traveler in her own fantasy worlds. Her love for writing began in her childhood and never let up, leading to the creation of several short stories. Inspired by the words of her High School English teacher, Melissa decided to pursue her passion for the magical as an adult and has since then published two series, The Priestess Trilogy and The Chronicles of Midgard, with a third in the works. When not writing, she enjoys video and tabletop gaming, drawing, and procrastinating on the internet. Melissa still lives in Ohio with her husband and son, although one day she would love to travel the world to the places that are the inspiration behind her writing.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing short stories in my childhood and started writing more seriously during high school after being encouraged by one of my English teachers, Mr. Keith.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom it offers. I have complete control over my story without having to worry about traditional publishers wanting to make changes.
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Darker Shade of Light
In the world of Earnia, magic can be as helpful as it is destructive--something Noora Duskbourne knows quite well. As a healer, she's dedicated to helping those in need with her magic. When a dark and corruptive magic begins to spread across the continent of Andusk, she is determined to find a means of cure. Her journey will be a dangerous one that will uncover many hidden secrets long buried.

Lies of Light

Price: $0.99 USD.
The Chronicles of Midgard
Mæja wanted nothing more than to reclaim her city from Imperial control. However, a plan gone awry thrusts her across the Midlands of Midgard and into a plot far darker than she'd imagined. To keep the Empire from freeing the dark god Loki and unleashing unimaginable destruction, Mæja reluctantly allies herself with an arrogant pirate in an epic treasure hunt for five lost godly treasures. Inspired by Norse mythology, The Chronicles of Midgard is ripe with adventure, danger, airships, and an army of walking corpses!
The Priestess Trilogy
Inspired by the culture, history and lore of ancient Ireland, the Priestess Trilogy will sweep you into a village on the brink of war as seen through the eyes of Shiovra, a young woman destined for greater purpose. As the branches of her family tree turn to battle-lines and friends turn to enemies in a bid to control the land of Éire, she is forced to learn how to balance love and duty, honor and justice, wisdom and heartache. As her story unfolds, Shiovra stands as witness to a world that has lost its way, and, with the help of her sworn protector Odhrán, must find a way to steer them back from self destruction. This trilogy does contain some adult situations not suitable for younger teens.


Magic & Mayhem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
What could possibly go wrong when magic is involved? When Ari Blackwood is sent to Mithralla, home to the most esteemed mages in all of Earnia, she soon learns she's been tasked with doing the impossible: breaking the known laws of magic. Will her unusual approach at the arcane be enough, or will her attempts prove disastrous?
Lies of Light
Series: Darker Shade of Light. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,630. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Something sinister lurks in the illness plaguing the people of Acantha and Noora finds that she has unfortunately been blamed for it. Forced to flee, she learns that something darker hides in the light. But will her magic be strong enough to stop it?
Opening of Lost Doors (The Chronicles of Midgard #3)
Series: The Chronicles of Midgard. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In the snow covered mountains, Odin's spear lies within a forgotten slumbering city...Maeja and her crew must find the relics of the gods before the Empire does, but acquiring Odin's spear will be no simple task. With an army of walking corpses ravaging parts of the Midlands and the great serpent Jormungand tormenting the seas, Maeja and crew are running out of time...
Eclipse (The Priestess Trilogy #3)
Series: The Priestess Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,450. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Tensions escalate between two clans, threatening peace. On one side stand the Túath, on the other the Milidh. The village of Tara is ripped apart, not by war, but by the seed of betrayal as the priestess' own kinswoman, Gráinne, conspires to seize control. Enemies shall become allies and Shiovra is faced with a difficult choice, one that will ultimately engulf her world in an irreversible Eclipse.
Betrayal (The Priestess Trilogy #2)
Series: The Priestess Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,370. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Shiovra sets out to marry one she considered an enemy for the sake of her clan. She is faced with the truth about Odhrán and learns that not all enemies are quite what they seem. Loyalty is brought into question and power lost within enemy ranks which will lead ultimately to one thing: Betrayal.
Defiance (The Priestess Trilogy, #1)
Series: The Priestess Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,370. Language: American English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A tale of war, love, and defiance set in ancient Ireland. Join Shiovra, High Priestess of Tara, in her battle to protect clan and village.
Melody of the Dark (The Chronicles of Midgard, #2)
Series: The Chronicles of Midgard, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Door of the Valkyrie has been opened... Getting into Brightstone was hardly a challenge, but with the city's close ties to the Shilykan Empire, danger lurks in the form of Imperial soldiers roaming the streets. Seeking to get their hands on Thor's hammer, Mjollnir, brothers Connor and Linkyn agree to enter the Honor Battles and publicly reveal themselves, as well as Maeja...
Falls the Shadow (The Chronicles of Midgard, #1)
Series: The Chronicles of Midgard, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,700. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Maeja learned that the Shilykan Empire seeks five sacred treasures to reawaken the dark god, Loki, she decided to claim them first. She is joined by the pirate Ril, his accomplice Mjrn, and the roguish rebels Connor and Linkyn. Journey into the Midlands of Midgard where lumini stones illuminate homes, speak stones allow communication across distances, and ships fly in the air!

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