Melanie Tem

Books

The Yellow Wood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,900. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Alexander waits in his yellow-gray house in a yellow wood for his namesake daughter, the one who “of all my children ... has always stirred me most, with love, with rage and fear, with envy and disappointment.” He has summoned her. She is his prodigal child, and she is his scion, and it’s time.
This Child is Mine: What It Means to Adopt a Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,400. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference
Essential reading for those currently adopting a child, thinking about adopting a child, or simply interested in the subjects of adoption and parenting older children, this concise handbook provides a unique perspective on the difficult and wonderful adventure of parenting older children.
Making Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
CARESS IN AN EMPTY ROOM Once Charlotte Tobias was a prim and severe schoolteacher, wielding her red pencil, writing to imaginary lovers and hiding the letters in a closet. Then, on the night of her fortieth birthday, Charlotte dreamed of love, and her life would never be the same again. He came to her, her own creation, bold and dark, naked and rippling with muscles. She named him Phanes.
Witch-Light
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,470. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Twenty-year-old Valerie Kittridge is horrified to learn that her father has had a stroke. As an only child and with her mother dead, her father is all she has in the world, and she leaves her life as a film student in California to nurse her father back to health. On her wild, late-night car ride to Duerme, she is besieged with a host of strange and terrifying dark omens and flashbacks.
Singularity and Other Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 299,890. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Singularity gathers award-winning writer Melanie Tem’s most important short fiction, highlighting her diversity and mastery of her art. Tem's characters are mothers and siblings, orphans and lonely seniors. Her stories are often about family, and always about relationships. Melanie Tem's stories are often haunted by ghosts and monsters, ghosts and monsters revealed as all too human.
Prodigal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A voice whispers in her ear at night, promising her a new life urging her to let go of the reality she knows. The voice could only belong to one person, her brother Ethan, but his body, broken by drugs, lies cold in the morgue. An invisible hand has opened the door for Lucy and her sisters and though questions her parents they have receded into their private existence where nothing can touch them.
Alden Mills: A Ruth Torgesson Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
While investigating the possible exploitation of a friend's father with Alzheimer's, small-town amateur sleuth Ruth Torgesson runs afoul of the violent local militia movement and remnants of the Ku Klux Klan.
Wilding
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,390. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
On a moonlit night in Denver a young girl runs – half transformed, half starving, half innocent. Behind her stretches a legacy of strong women, each possessed by the girl and the terror of the changing. Save her, or consume her. Four sisters lived in four houses. Now their female descendants, steeped in blood and sacrifice and rage, cling to their essence and their ancient rituals.
Revenant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Regret and denial haunt the ghost town of Revenant. It is the last chance for the living to give the dead and gone the gift of freedom. The pedophile, the mother who talks to her dead children, the father with an image of his son before the accident, the little boy yearning for his birth mother and a girl morning her phantom aborted baby, all congregate in Revenant for the final judgment.
The Man on the Ceiling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Two interwoven memoirs of love, loss, and family with a haunted, frightening edge. In 2000, American Fantasy Press published an unassuming chapbook titled The Man on the Ceiling. Inside was a dark, surreal, discomfiting story of the horrors that can befall a family. It was so powerful that it won the Bram Stoker Award, International Horror Guild Award, and World Fantasy Award.
In Concert
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,590. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem : In Concert collects the collaborative short fiction of Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, who have worked at the cutting edge of imaginative fiction for over a quarter century. In the twenty-one tales herein, the reader will find fear, joy, and mystery.
The Ice Downstream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,870. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Nineteen tales of dark, psychological horror from the pen of one of the modern masters of dark Fiction, award-winning author Melanie Tem. Contents include: The Ice Downstream / Sitting with the Driver / The Rock / The Co-op / Secrets / Daddy's Side / Loving Delia / Aspen Graffiti / Chameleon / The Better Half / Memento Mori / Trail of Crumbs / Pandorette's Mother / Pele & More.
Slain in the Spirit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,710. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Leila Blackwell is losing her sight. Nevertheless, she stubbornly tries to maintain a "normal" lifestyle, often forsaking the companionship of her lover Cathy to act independently. When Leila is kidnapped and confined in a basement, slowly and steadily losing her sight as she is forced to engage in a batlle of wills with a man who beleives he is acting to save her soul.