Melissa Lurquette


MELISSA is often called a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-some. Spending some days as a leadership consultant and other days as a writer, A Beautiful Bounty is her first work of fiction, fulfilling her dream of publishing a novel.

Melissa was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She studied theatre at Simon Fraser University, and after graduation formed a sketch comedy troupe that toured Fringe Festivals across Canada and some of the US. After many years in the business world, and completing a Master’s degree in Leadership, in 2016 she published a thesis on succession planning. Unfortunately, her creative side is always tugging at her sleeve, pulling her back to graphic design, photography, guitar playing, and writing. Currently living in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island, her debut novel, A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy, is a return to her creative roots.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring the island’s hidden gems with her dog, Echo. She looks forward to continuing the story of the Davenport Family, with her next novel, A Captivating Captive: Book Two of the Davenport Trilogy.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on Book Two of the Davenport Trilogy, entitled "A Captivating Captive". This story delves into the youngest Davenport sibling, Amelia, as she embarks on an adventure to San Francisco. She encounters a ship's captain, and despite complications, they fall in love.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had no intentions of becoming a fiction author ... let alone an indie author. I wrote A Beautiful Bounty over a decade ago just for fun, and in 2017 when I was working to grow my own consulting business, I was looking for ways to supplement my income. I was digging around in old files and found that I had written this novel. For some reason, I didn't realize that I had actually completed the full story. It needed editing and some additional historical research, but with a little work, I managed to finalize the book. Of course, my confidence in my story was low, so I had some family members read it, just for fun. They told me it was just as good as any other romance novel they had read. They encouraged me to publish it. So, I designed a cover (having experience in graphic design), and figured out how to format it for Amazon. From there, I uploaded the book, and now I have to figure out how to promote it!
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A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy
Passion is easy. Love is fraught with risk! Book Trailer. Released in 2017: Historical western romance, "A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy" by author Melissa Lurquette. Book is available on Amazon, Kobo, Createspace in print or electronic copy for Kindle or other e-readers.


A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,000. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A Beautiful Bounty: Book one of the Davenport Trilogy delves into the story of outlaws and bounty hunters, intertwined with a contentious love story! This western historical romance aspires to capture the intoxication of first love. Don't miss out on this adventurous twist on a passionate western tale of romance!

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