Melanie P. Smith went to Dixie State College and the University of Phoenix where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation from the University of Utah. She worked for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office for over 26 years. Most of that time was in the Special Operations Division where she worked closely with the SWAT Team and The Child Abduction Response Team coordinating communications and logistics. She also worked closely with Search & Rescue, The Mounted Posse, K9 and the Motorcycle Squad. Melanie has been able to utilize both her knowledge of police operations and business practices to make her novels fun and exciting.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have always enjoyed writing. I guess it legitimizes all those voices I hear in my head (not in a crazy, freaky way I promise). I guess I would have to say my greatest joy is having someone read a story I have written and love it. It's very satisfying when you can give a reader a little slice of happiness.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of favorites, it depends on my mood. If I feel like reading something paranormal I enjoy J.R. Ward or Lynsay Sands. I enjoy Nora Roberts novels, including her In Death series by JD Robb. I also enjoy Lori Wilde, Allison Brennan and Susan Wiggs.
Now that General Porter and his team have neutralized the national security threat, Dax’s team of militants try to come to grips with civilian life. Paige struggles to deal with major changes in her personal life while she continues to solve local crime. And, why is Dax keeping secrets?
Can a Christmas tragedy heal two hearts?
When tragedy strikes on a treacherous mountain road in the middle of a blizzard Tea Hunter finds herself stranded and at the mercy of a friendly cowboy. Is he friend or foe?
When two worlds collide... can they resist temptation? Willow Grayson is looking for a new start. Gavin Lorimar just wants to be left alone. When their worlds collide, they get more than either of them bargained for.
Season 3… Paige and the group are still reeling from the events of Season 2. The dynamics are changing and Paige struggles to deal with the complex dynamics of those around her. Follow her progress as she solves local crimes, helps to protect national security and works to deal with personal struggles.
Agent Skeeter Perkins, a world-renowned profiler, has made a name for himself catching the worst serial killers known to man. His current case is no different. But, when Perkins & his team close in, the stakes become personal. Skeet must put everything on the line as he plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life. When someone you love vanishes, how far would you go to get them back?
Season 2 continues to bring a unique blend of criminal suspense, police procedure and human interaction. Paige Carter is still working to rebuild her personal and professional life; one step at a time. Follow her progress as she fights crime, searches for a killer, and tries to deal with the undeniable chemistry she shares with her mysterious neighbor.
Tony is a successful businessman & new to Mount Haven. He didn't expect to fall for a desperate, independent woman that would change his life forever. Theresa Regan is in trouble - big trouble. Can she find a solution to her dilemma or will she lose everything and disappear forever? Time is running out & the future could prove fatal for everyone involved.
Paige Carter is a police procedural series. Former FBI Agent and Forensic Science expert, Paige Carter, has made a life altering decision. She’s left the Bureau to become Manti’s newest deputy sheriff. Follow her as she builds new relationships, relies on old friends and solves local crime in a small town.
Cornelia struggles with her decision to remain in New York. Will her presence put the Fae at risk? Damte is lost without his two best friends. As he struggles to accept his new reality, his past collides with his present forcing him to face his turbulent history. Amid personal struggles, the war intensifies. Who will win? And how will their exotic visitors impact the war?
Lillie is a loner & human. She loves working for Ty so when he offers her a job flying him & his friends on secret missions, she jumps at the chance. Allmost immediately she worries they are doing something illegal. Nick & Dante are like brothers, they’ve been best friends for centuries. When they start to spend more time with Lillie, tension rises. Will their friendship survive the pressure?
Bastian Carrigan is prominent, sexy, brilliant and unavailable. Kylee Quintana is a doctor and she's fallen for Bastian. The two of them must race against time to save the life of a human victim. The military is on alert, the Fort is on lock down. Emotions run high, conflicts unfold, family secrets are revealed. Can love survive the chaos?
When evil finds her, will the hunters become the prey? Rowdy Cooper is a cop, born into a police family. Then tragedy strikes. Will the move to Mount Haven prove therapeutic or lethal? Bailey's on the run. So far she's been able to keep her secrets and fly under the radar. Will that all change now that there's a new sheriff in town? She loves Mount Haven but is it time to run...again?
Intrepid flashes back to the events from the previous book. Learn how Atticus and Tala got together. Want to know more about the murders and the serial killer responsible? Intrepid has the answers. DO NOT read this book unless you have read Shadow. It contains SPOILERS and will not make sense if you have not read the previous books in the series.
Thomas Deveraux has been considered New York's most eligible bachelor for years. But he shifts from most desirable to most wanted when women he knows start to die mysteriously. Abby Cooper has been attracted to Thomas since he rescued her from vampires. Now he's in trouble and she's determined to help. Can they find the answers they need or will both of their lives be altered forever?
Melissa is a single mother & a widow with a secret. Shane’s a rugged cowboy & a single father. She left him behind & broke his heart, now she’s back. He betrayed her with another woman, or did he? Shane has decided to avoid Melissa & focus on his daughter and his ranch. Things get interesting when Melissa decides she wants Shane back. Can love repair the damage or will they stay broken forever?
The battle continues, Radek has become unpredictable. Can the warriors finally take the offense? Ty is a warrior who specializes in explosives. Samantha is a human vampire hunter and she’s crossed Lilith one too many times. Can Ty & Sam cooperate long enough to turn an old fort into a training academy? Or will fear and misconceptions get in the way? And what will happen when Lilith arrives?
The conflict between the fae community and the local vampire coven not only continues, but has taken a surprising new turn. Victor and Ariel must join forces to help a new ally. Both are wounded souls in need of rescue. Can they conquer their enemy, and their fears, or will their past tear them apart forever?
Alex Deveraux is half-human/half fae. She has lived her entire life oblivious to her true lineage. When her parents die, she is forced into a world she never knew existed and a destiny she never wanted. Alex is the Fae Queen and her people are at war with the vampires. Can Alex step in and become the leader they need to survive? And how will the sexy new warrior leader play into her future?
Jake Wilder is an ancient Warrior. He lost his best friend in a battle against his enemy; the vampires. Marta is human and met Jake while working for his best friend, Luke Deveraux. For years Jake and Marta have settled for being friends but they both secretly want more, especially now that Luke is gone. Can a warrior and a human make a life together or will their solution have deadly results?