Melissa Pearl

Biography

Melissa Pearl is a romance author writing in a variety of genres from teen fiction to contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She also writes under the pen name Jordan Ford. She’s passionate about telling love stories with relatable characters who will take you on a journey. If you’re after an escape from reality, then you’re in the right place.

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Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I spent years trying to get published the traditional way - desperately looking for an agent, but then my brother suggested that I check out self-publishing to see if that would be a better way to go. I did my research and loved the idea of having full control over what I wrote and published.

I have absolutely no regrets about taking this path. It's been really hard work, but I have learned so much and it's completely awesome.
Which other authors have most influenced or inspired your writing?
I have so many, but off the top of my head...

I was first inspired by Francine Rivers and Dee Henderson. Their books spoke to my heart in a very special way.

In the indie publishing world, Cambria Hebert and Anna Cruise are my favorite "go-to" authors. I know I'll love everything they write!

From a learning stand point - Chris Vogler and Robert McKee have helped me so much with their amazing books on story structure and character development :)
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Where to find Melissa Pearl online

Series

Mica & Lexy
Sixteen year old, best friends, Mica & Lexy, are a couple of kiwi girls who just can't help but get themselves into trouble. A series of action-packed books sprinkled with humor and romance.

Books

The Fugitive Box Set
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,880. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
She's running from a man who wants her dead, hiding behind different personas to keep herself safe. It works. Until she meets a guy she wants to be real with. A guy she doesn't want to leave. But will staying endanger them both? Find out in this duet box set, which includes "I Know Lucy" and "Set Me Free."
Set Me Free (The Fugitive Series #2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,840. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Hunted by a crooked FBI agent who killed her parents, Lucy has taken on one disguise after the next. But Zach knows exactly who she is and in spite of mounting evidence indicating her guilt in her parents’ deaths, he knows she’s innocent. With support from Zach’s loyal friends and his uncle, an investigative reporter, they set out on a dangerous mission hoping that the truth...will set them free.
I Know Lucy (The Fugitive Series #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding — taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave.
Forbidden Waters (Mica & Lexy, #2)
Series: Mica & Lexy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A sneaky boat trip across the lake turns into the night from hell, when best friends—and annoying tag along, Tracey—find themselves trapped on the other side, freezing cold and lost after their boat capsizes. Worse yet, they soon discover they are not alone. Will their boyfriends get there in time to help them? Or will the girls fall into the hands of a man rumored to have murdered his family?
Forbidden Territory (Mica & Lexy, #1)
Series: Mica & Lexy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,010. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When four teenage hikers stumble across a hidden marijuana crop and its terrifying watchmen, their dream weekend turns into the ultimate nightmare. Forced apart, the two couples spend the next 48 hours racing blindly through the bush, searching for each other. Hoping desperately to find their friends before the hunters do . . .
The Elements Trilogy Omnibus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 222,560. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Elements Trilogy Omnibus includes Unknown, Unseen and Unleashed. Embark on a treacherous journey into the unknown with two characters who must face their ultimate fears and desires in order to save their world from the impending darkness. This epic fantasy series is set in a medieval world and incorporates elements of magic, prophecy and forbidden love.
The Time Spirit Trilogy Omnibus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 184,850. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The Time Spirit Trilogy Omnibus includes Golden Blood, Black Blood, Pure Blood and an exclusive short story, only found in this book. Discover the magic of time travel and jump into a world of forbidden love and a hidden mystery that spans the ages.
Unleashed (The Elements Trilogy, #3)
Series: The Elements Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,920. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The light has been found...Two sparks have been ignited...And a furious light is about to be unleashed.
Unseen
Series: The Elements Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Danger surrounds the seekers. Kyla and Jethro have faced overwhelming odds...only to discover that this is just the beginning. There are still two elements to find and a light to resurrect. The dark powers have learned of their secret mission and will do anything to stop them. Kyla and Jethro face multiple adversaries as they battle the darkness, the power of nature and their forbidden love.
Unknown
Series: The Elements Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,430. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in. Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending two seekers on a treacherous journey into the unknown.
Pure Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #3)
Series: The Time Spirit Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.90 from 10 reviews)
Deception lurks around every corner as Gemma and Harrison discover the truth about his past. Fixing a mistake from years earlier will start a chain reaction that could bring an end to their relationship. As the danger mounts, Gemma must decide if she has the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the ones she loves and stop to her parents' destructive plans.
Black Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #2)
Series: The Time Spirit Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
In this sequel to Golden Blood, Gemma is betrayed by the people she loves and her world is torn apart. She must now set aside her fear of the truth and learn to trust a stranger in order to get back what she holds most dear.
Golden Blood
Series: The Time Spirit Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,180. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.67 from 18 reviews)
Gemma, a time traveling teenager, breaks an ancient oath in order to follow her heart, and so begins a battle to keep her newfound love not only with her but also alive. Black Blood (Bk 2) and Pure Blood (Bk 3) also available.