Melanie P. Smith

Biography

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.

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Where to find Melanie P. Smith online

Series

Holiday Collection
Fun, short Christmas romances.
A Country Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD.
Christmas Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD.
A Cowboy Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD.
Vigilante Justice
Balancing the Scales by Force… Frustrated by the system they dedicated their lives to, doing their best to fly under the radar, a small group of unlikely heroes work to find justice for those who can’t fight for themselves.
Trigger
Price: $3.99 USD.
Immortal Series
Meet the Immortals. Their destiny awaits... if they can find a way to accept their fate and unite to face their enemy in the battle of a lifetime. Get ready for a roller coaster adventure as six Demigods embark on an epic journey of danger, mystical creatures, dark magic, and intrigue. Will they finish what their parents started? Or, will they too be defeated by the Titans?
Divergence
Price: $3.99 USD.
Thin Blue Line Series
Criminal Suspense novels about police, former police and police investigations
Mount Haven
Price: $3.99 USD.
Moondance Ridge
Price: $3.99 USD.
Subterfuge
Price: $3.99 USD.
Warrior Series
Seven Warriors, Innumerable vampires, one legendary war. This is a progressive Paranormal Romance series that should be read in order to understand the continuing storyline. A war has been waged by the vampires. Follow along as seven warriors protect their community, make new allies and fight to restore peace and hold onto their freedom.

Books

A Cowboy Christmas
Series: Holiday Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2021 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
A second chance only comes once in a lifetime. They were perfect together… until they weren’t. He was Mr. Right until he broke her heart. Sparks fly when they’re together, but... They were best friends — and more. Then she let him down. He’s thought of her every day for the past ten years. Now she’s back, but...
Trigger
Series: Vigilante Justice. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,150. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2021 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Balancing the Scales by Force… A ruthless killer, a survivor, and a dysfunctional family running out of options. A shocking act of violence sends a young widow into hiding. Now, a killer with his own rules has his sights set on those fighting for justice. Frustrated by the system, doing their best to fly under the radar, a small group of unlikely heroes set out to stop a madman.
Paige Carter: Deputy Sheriff Season 5
Series: Crime Blog. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,280. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2021 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Dax and Paige work to repair what has been damaged and adjust to life as a married couple. The training center is thriving, relationships are growing and evolving, and the group continues to solve local crime.
Christmas Surprise
Series: Holiday Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,430. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2020 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Will an unexpected Christmas Surprise bring heartbreak — or Forgiveness? Matt Hunter has loved Harley since the moment they met. He wants forever but she refused to commit. Harley Miller swore she’d never get married. When she gets a she gets a surprise, it forces her to rethink everything.
Divergence
Series: Immortal Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,110. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2020 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Meet the immortals -The wiccan, the shifter, the Master of Water, the siren, the healer, the Reader of Minds. Their destiny awaits — if they accept their fate and unite to confront a dangerous enemy in the battle of a lifetime.
Paige Carter: Deputy Sheriff Season 4
Series: Crime Blog. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 147,080. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2020 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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? 
Love Can Wait
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2020 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Sometimes sacrifice is the only solution. A mother desperate to keep her child. A father trying to protect his son. A storm, a tragedy, and a destiny nobody saw coming.
A Country Christmas
Series: Holiday Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,420. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2019 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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?
Imprinted: A Lorimar Shifter Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2019 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
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.
Paige Carter: Deputy Sheriff Season 3
Series: Crime Blog. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,540. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Subterfuge
Series: Thin Blue Line Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2018 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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?
Paige Carter: Deputy Sheriff Season 2
Series: Crime Blog. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,390. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2018 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Moondance Ridge
Series: Thin Blue Line Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,830. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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: Deputy Sheriff Season 1
Series: Crime Blog. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 171,370. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Progeny: Warrior Series Book 7
Series: Warrior Series, 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 169,780. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
Exposed: Warrior Series Book 6
Series: Warrior Series, 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,710. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
Chaos: Warrior Series Book 5
Series: Warrior Series, 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 156,010. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
Mount Haven
Series: Thin Blue Line Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,900. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: Warrior Series Anthology Book 4.5
Series: Warrior Series, 4.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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.
Shadows: Warrior Series Book 4
Series: Warrior Series, 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,170. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
Hidden Lakes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,090. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » General
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?
Dawn: Warrior Series Book 3
Series: Warrior Series, 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,760. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
After Dark: Warrior Series Book 2
Series: Warrior Series, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,650. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
Dusk: Warrior Series Book 1
Series: Warrior Series, 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,780. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
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?
Serendipity: Warrior Anthology Book 2.5
Series: Warrior Series, 2.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by MPSmith Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?