Melody Jerva


Melody Jerva is the pen name of Melody Dzierwa, yes that's how it's really spelled. Phonetically it's Jerva, so that's what she went with. Ella's Gifts was her first romance novel.

She's a registered nurse from central Ohio with 5 children, an adoring husband and two dogs. She's currently working on the next installment of "The Badges of Boston" series, "The Impressionist".

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
The cover for Ella's Gifts was actually a prize from "The Heart of the West" writing contest. The designer was Kelli Ann Morgan. She was great to work with!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Wow, that's a tough one. I would say "Hopeless" by Colleen Hoover. The way that woman writes a twist! Whew. She can make me laugh and cry in the same chapter sometimes. Second would be "Wallbanger" by Alice Clayton. She has wicked smart wit that one. Third would be "Beautiful Bastard" by Christina Lauren. Those two know how to write HOT scenes. Fourth would be "If I Were You" by Lisa Renee Jones. Two words, window scene. The intricate twists that she created for this series is amazing. Last, but not least, would be "Nothing Left to Lose" by Kirsty Moseley. This was one of the first books that I read in a long line of novels and it has never left me.
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Where to find Melody Jerva online

Twitter: @melodyjerva
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Ella's Gifts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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A murderous psychopath is stalking the city of Boston, leaving ominous clues, and taunting detectives. Rett is the lead detective, trying to prove his worth on his first case. Ella is drawn to Rett, the mysterious man she literally bumped into at a coffee shop. Little does Ella know, she's the Butcher's ultimate prize.