Melanie Nowak

Author of the Venomous Vampire series


I'm back from NY ComicCon!

What an amazing day! I would sincerely like to thank the readers who came out to see me and have me sign their books! It means so much to me that you took the time to search me out during such a full & chaotic event, books in hand, to ask after Cain and company, and say hello :-)
(Yes - I got to do my signing next to James Marsters/Spike! Very cool!) 
It was wonderful to meet some more of my readers. I hope that those of you who came, enjoy the Descendant of Darkness sneak preview booklet!
Now... on to dishing about the event!
A larger group of people truly intent on having fun, I do not think I have ever seen. (And I was told Sunday was the slow day!)
So many people in creative costumes and just lots of great booths, merchandise, information and fun stuff about everything fantasy, paranormal and super! Heroes, villains, monsters, robots, from the Batmobile to the Back to the Future Dolorian, Comic Con had it all!

I attended 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, 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 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 (very nice of him!).


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!

 ~ Melanie  

The venom addiction is spreading...

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Melanie Nowak's books on Goodreads

Almost Human Almost Human (Almost Human,The First Trilogy #1-3)
reviews: 40
ratings: 328 (avg rating 4.12)

Fatal Infatuation Fatal Infatuation (Almost Human, The First Trilogy, #1)
reviews: 25
ratings: 263 (avg rating 3.92)

Lost Reflections Lost Reflections (Almost Human, The First Trilogy, #2)
reviews: 16
ratings: 216 (avg rating 4.18 )

Evolving Ecstasy Evolving Ecstasy (Almost Human, The First Trilogy, #3)
reviews: 11
ratings: 204 (avg rating 4.27)

Born to Blood Born to Blood (Almost Human, The Second Trilogy, #1)
reviews: 24
ratings: 214 (avg rating 4.25)

Descendant of Darkness Descendant of Darkness (Almost Human, The Second Trilogy, #2)
reviews: 24
ratings: 214 (avg rating 4.25)

Destined for Divinity Destined for Divinity (Almost Human, The Second Trilogy, #3)
reviews: 24
ratings: 214 (avg rating 4.25)

Reader Reviews


Love the Vampires!

I really enjoyed Fatal Infatuation and can't wait to continue with the next volume. I found the characters to have some flesh to them and liked the interaction between them. The dialogue is smart and at times I feel like I can hear the characters talking. I have to admit that Cain is my favorite. I love that he is a better vampire than he was a man, and can't wait to delve deeper into his character. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good vampire story.

Bethie - USA



I Love This Series!!!

Don't be expecting a Twilight clone. These characters are more grown-up and the vampires can truly be scary. This series is getting even better as it goes along. Lost Reflections continues the love story between Felicity and Cain and their relationships with Felicity's human friends (I love Allie and Ben!). Even better - we get Cain's back story! This reads almost like a book within a book, and Cain's story is just so fascinating. I was spellbound!

This book is well-written, and the characters are wonderful. I really find myself missing them when I move on to another book. I highly recommend it.

Lynda J. Fries - CA, USA



A Fabulous Ending to an Amazing Trilogy!

As Felicity and Cain's relationship continues to grow they face difficult choices that will change their lives forever. Despite her love for Cain, can Felicity give up her future human life of marriage, children, and a career...say goodbye to her family to live alongside Cain in an undead existence for eternity? She loves him with everything she is, but is it enough? Cain is having his own internal moral battle regarding changing Felicity over. He wants nothing more than her by his side forever, but must debate the implications of taking her human life.

Of course there is more excitement with the rest of the gang: Ben, Sindy, Allie, and the return of Mattie as we get ready for the first book of the second trilogy Born to Blood. Evolving Ecstasy is an excellent read with an unbelievable ending that left me in tears!

Keri Leuvano - CA, USA



The First Trilogy ~ 3-in-1 Edition

What an Amazing Trilogy!

I am a huge paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi book fan and one of my favorite things is to immerse myself in a book, truly enjoy the story and anxiously anticipate what happens next. When I can't put a book down until the wee hours of the morning or can't wait to read it again, then I know I've found an amazingly good book. This series allows you to delve into each character's life and get to know them intimately throughout each book. The storyline always peaked my interest and not once made me ask what just happened or why am I reading this book. I can't wait to read the second trilogy! I am anxiously awaiting the new turn of events for Felicity, Ben, Allie, and Cain.

Hollie - Gilbertsville, PA




These characters are fascinating, their interaction flows easily. Melanie did a great job describing their experiences and feelings. Reading about their conflicts, their lost love, their tragedy and their quest for happiness made me feel pity, love and sadness, I call it the Trifecta effect. When an author can awake those feelings in a reader then the job has been done, the desired effect has been accomplished. Melanie's writing just flows, her stories are easy to read, and her style is fantastic. I look forward to reading Descendant of Darkness, the 2nd book of the 2nd Trilogy.

ReadingDiva - Bronx, NY



Amazing Journey

This series, Almost Human, is truly a journey for your heart and your soul. The characters are so real, you feel like you know each one personally. Melanie Nowak is a amazing author. I cannot wait to continue the journey with All of them, and watch how their lives continue to evolve. Thank You Melanie for bringing us with them. Cannot wait for the next book.

Suzanne Remsing - USA  



I Love This Series So Much!

I love this series so much and was so happy to see the release of this book. I read a lot, and surprisingly, I still remembered this series and the characters in detail even after years between releases. If you can distinctly remember characters in a book after that long and reading hundreds of books in between, I would say that is the sign of a great book and a great author!

Even so, I did re-read all of the books in the series which made the experience of reading this one so much better for me. The author does a good job of recapping for those that do not do that, but I found it was very helpful for some of the little things.

I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves the paranormal romance genre! I also want to say I no longer write many reviews just because I never feel like I can take the time to write something that conveys all my thoughts about a book in a short review. Thank you so much for what you do Melanie Nowak...and keep on writing! I can't wait to see what is in store next for these characters!

PS: Even though this is a long book, which I love, I still breezed through it in 2 days. To be fair, it was the weekend  :)

T. Manning - Ohio



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