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 has worked for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office for over 24 years, most of which has been in the Special Operations Division. She is part of the support staff for the SWAT Team and The Child Abduction Response Team, where she coordinates communications and logistics. She also works 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 happiiness.
What are you working on next?
I will be releasing the third book in my Warrior Series this January (2015). I am also in the process of writing a law enforcement suspense novel titled Mount Haven.
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. But he could do nothing to prevent it. 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 Rowdy Cooper's life is turned upside down he & his family must find a way to go on. Will the move to Mount Haven prove therapeutic or lethal? Bailey's on the run. For years 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 maybe it's time to move on before her past proves lethal for everyone.
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?