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ALMOST HUMAN vampires.
Explore the site and find information about the books, the characters, reading & signing events, and my latest work in progress.
Whether you are a new friend, or a vampire venom addict, I'm glad you've come to visit, and hope you'll stay awhile.
There are 2 trilogies in this venomous vampire series. While both trilogies follow the same characters chronologically, you can begin the Second trilogy without having read the First.
The First Trilogy, set around a small upstate college town, is a paranormal romantic fantasy of drama, angst and action, as an elder vampire struggles with his faith, his crusade to mentor others, and his attraction to a young college woman, who is trying to navigate the hurdles of dealing with her peers, her job, vampires, zombies, and...college.
The Second Trilogy has more of a paranormal urban fantasy feel, still filled with drama, action and romance, the viewpoints broaden to include more of an ensemble cast of vampires and humans who have traveled beyond college to navigate adulthood, and discover paranormal abilities previously unknown. They must learn to master the difficult nuances of balancing thirst, power and...marriage. Oh, and they may just have to save the world.
Thank you for loving my books enough to send me many emails, facebook posts and tweets asking for the next installment of ALMOST HUMAN!
I am so flattered that people are impatient for the next book, and feel really really really bad that I can't let them read it yet.
Every time I try to give an estimate, I end up disappointing people, and I hate doing that, so I'm not giving an estimate release date until it's done being written.
I'm still writing, it has taken much longer than I hoped, and while I am almost done, I also thought I was almost done a while back and then had to go in and change stuff... Once I'm done writing, it will take a few weeks for editing/publishing stuff, so it will be at least a month or two from now. I know...that sucks. I wish it was done. Maybe now that the kids are in school it will go more quickly. I just really want it to be good and I can't rush that and screw it up, because once it's out there, it's out there forever.
Thank you so much, as always, for your patience, and thanks for reading!!!
Missing Cain, Felicity, Ben, Allie & Sindy?
Some readers may not have seen this...
A few years ago a couple of book blogs asked if they could have an interview with the cast of ALMOST HUMAN. Cain & Co graciously agreed, and the resulting interview was loads of fun!
The interview takes place somewhere towards the end of book 2 - LOST REFLECTIONS. I hope you enjoy it - I am working to bring you more soon!
The results are in!
ALMOST HUMAN won Best Paranormal Series
DESCENDANT OF DARKNESS won Best Urban Fantasy
2012 Paranormal Romance Guild
Reviewer's Choice Awards!!!
Thank you so much to all of my wonderfully supportive readers who voted for my books! I know that PRG reviewed a lot of really great books this year. It is an honor to have won my categories, and to have participated with such talented authors
All official results can be viewed at:
I got to attend the event with my mom. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to sit in on the discussion panels - I don't even think we saw everything on the show floor. There was just so much going on. We were also privileged to be able to spend a lot of time behind the scenes in the autographing area, while setting up and waiting for my signing slot.
When I first arrived to unpack, Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible and The Guild) was there, and I was able to go over and say hello. (She would make a wonderful Felicity! ... just saying). She was so friendly and supportive. It was a pleasure to meet her. I'm just kicking myself because I had only just arrived, and although I was able to spend a few minutes talking to her, I completely forgot to ask for an autograph, or ask for a picture with her. I hope I have the opportunity to see her again sometime - I love her work and she was very nice.
Throughout the busy and hectic day I also found myself "behind the curtain" with quite a few celebrities, although I only got to say a passing hello to most, and didn't get pictures with many.
Rose McGowan (Charmed), Stephen Lang (Terra Nova) & Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) were all kept very busy there, promoting the new Conan.
Eliza Dushku (Faith from BuffyTVS) and Rick Fox (Oz - and player for The Lakers) were also there, at a table one down from mine.
Although he was assigned to a private booth, at one point Mark Hamill (Luke from Star Wars) was also behind the curtain, and he made a point to stop for a moment and say hello when passing by.
Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda) had a non-stop autograph line all day, but was very friendly and took time out to chat during his break!
It was wonderful to meet him and I appreciate that he was so warm and social during his busy day.
Signing at the table right next to mine, was an actor that I very much admire, who has been a huge inspiration to me in my writing for ALMOST HUMAN, although on the surface you won't see much resemblance between the iconic vampire he played on T.V. and those in my series. James Marsters played Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and meeting him was very cool.
He was friendly and gracious, stopping to chat during his breaks, posing for pictures and signing my name-tag, even though he was in great demand out on the floor. (He had fans camped out and waiting for him, and a full line all day.)
I want to sincerely thank him for taking the time out of his break on a few instances, to speak with me and truly make my day!
Comic Con was an unforgettable experience and I am so grateful to have been involved.
I hope my readers enjoyed meeting me and getting a sneak peek at the next book. I hope also that those newly introduced to my ALMOST HUMAN series enjoy it!
Sorry it has taken me so long to update my page... as you know, I was invited to attend the Anne Rice - Vampire Lestat - Fan Club's 24th annual Vampire Ball and UndeadCon over the Halloween weekend for events, booksigning, and a Q&A Panel with The Paranormal Romance Guild.
The events were wonderful, but unfortunately Hurricane Sandy caused my flight home to be cancelled and left me stranded in New Orleans for a bit longer than planned. Not that New Orleans is a bad place to be if I was going to get stuck somewhere ;-)
It was difficult though, to have my husband and children at home in New York, battening down the hatches and sleeping in the basement with flashlights, while I was out having fun. I have never taken a trip without them before, ever...and this is when disaster decides to strike...talk about having a guilty conscience! Luckily, my family and house are safe and sound, and I'm back home again. Things were a bit messy and chaotic here for a while, with downed trees, electricity outages and a major gas shortage on Long Island, but it's all settled down now.
I was thrilled to have been invited to attend the Vampire Ball - as a fan of Anne Rice, it is something I have always wanted to do, and to attend as an author was awesome! It was great to meet so many people who love the genre as I do, and it was a lot of fun! I'll be posting all of the pictures in the photo gallery.
It was great to be able to meet and have fun with the other authors and members of the Paranormal Romance Guild. These are people I have known online and shared advice and experience with for over 3 years now, and it was so cool to finally hang out with them in person. I especially love meeting readers, and hope they had fun at the events as well! I hope to attend again next year!
Ménage à trois anyone?
No...not that kind of threesome!
SHE SAID / SHE SAID / SHE SAID
(One Book - Three Reviews!)
DESCENDANT OF DARKNESS
The long awaited 5th installment to Melanie Nowak's ALMOST HUMAN Venomous Vampire series is being released July 7, 2012 and PRG has the inside scoop! 3 PRG Reviewers have been given advance beta reading copies, and will be treating PRG to 3 reviews, a discussion of the book, and a Q&A with the author! Read PRG's Ménage à trois review: