Melody Taylor


Melody Taylor planned on training wild mustangs to ride in the circus for a living, but realized at a young age that might not be the best career option. So she began to write. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, horse and three cats. She is currently working on her next novel.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing. Period, end of story. If I am not writing regularly, getting out of bed is a chore for me. If I am writing regularly, I spring out of bed and rush to my computer, excited to get a pot of coffee brewing and get to work on the next scene.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love experiencing things and learning new skills and information. I currently belly dance and own a horse, but in the past I have learned hypnotism, played drums in a local band, learned to draw, studied herbalism, taught a basic dog obedience class, learned to sing, AND I read tarot cards. I also love to swim, hike and camp. And read. I am a voracious reader. I just learned that the earth may experience something called crustal displacement, causing the continents to sort of twist in and out of polar regions, meaning that Antarctica may once have been "Atlantis." (Meaning home to an advanced, "prehistoric" civilization, not that people with psychic powers ruled the Earth!)
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Where to find Melody Taylor online


Night Eternal
One has been a vampire for only a few years, the other has been undead for centuries. Thrown together by a fight for survival, can these unlikely allies discover who wants them both dead?
In the Dark
Price: $4.99 USD.
After Dark
Price: $4.99 USD.
Dead of Night
Price: $4.99 USD.


The Winding Road Between
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
He thought he was a regular kid – until he found out he wasn’t a faerie. Malthiar has never known any world but Faerie. Finding out that he's half-human shatters his childhood illusions and leaves him with one resounding question: does a mixed-up misfit like him really belong anywhere?
Dead of Night
Series: Night Eternal, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Ian is losing her grip. In the midst of battling her inner demons, a visit from her older brother is one more problem she can't deal with. Even worse, Alec has brought trouble with him -- deadly trouble. And despite Ian's struggle to avoid becoming a monster, she may wind up forced to kill again.
After Dark
Series: Night Eternal, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,110. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Ian and Amanda make a trip home to visit their parents, a simple visit quickly becomes complicated. The local resident vampire does not want them in his city, and when Ian finds herself tangled in a nightmare of blackmail and greed, she will wish she never tried to come home.
A Dark and Twisting Road
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 156,940. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Alexa is one of the lucky ones. When the faeries kidnapped and tortured her, she managed to escape. Not everyone who's been taken does, and even if they do make their way back to Earth, they aren't always sane. Alexa doesn't always feel sane herself. When Alexa's best friend suddenly disappears, Alexa knows she is the only one who can brave the twisting paths of Faerie to get her friend back.
In the Dark
Series: Night Eternal, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,820. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Ian is a young woman who has only been a vampire for a few short years. Sebastian has been a successful assassin and thief for centuries. Ian finds Sebastian terrifying and cold. Sebastian considers Ian naive and too close to her humanity. Somehow, they will have to find a way to cooperate and face the one thing they do have in common: Someone wants them both dead.