Books by Melissa Bowersock

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Last of the Birthday Sales

Well, the month has shot by like an errant cannon ball. How does that happen? I'm going to finish up my month of birthday sales with my only non-fiction, the biography of my aunt. This book, in Kindle format, will be only 99 cents through the end of September.

Marcia L. Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother. The book was awarded a biography medal by the Military Writers Society of America in 2012 and an Honorable Mention by the Hollywood Book Festival in 2013. It was also featured in the TV documentary, Our Wisconsin: Military History of America's Dairyland on WKOW-TV in Madison. 

You can also see the book trailer here.
And here is an interview I did on the Morning Scramble, talking about the book.
This book is also available as an audio book, which adds a whole new dimension to the story. 

I've been tremendously pleased and humbled by the way this book has continued to touch people. There are so many untold stories out there or people who lived through this extraordinary time, yet every year we lose more of them. I would strongly encourage anyone who has or knows a story about a family member like this to write it down. It's history we don't want to lose.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Birthday Celebration Continued ...

This is great fun to be able to give my friends, fans and readers presents when it's my birthday. I love sharing the celebration. This week, I'm turning to a couple of my romance novels. I've written several, both historical (western) and contemporary, so I decided to feature one of each. For this week, today through September 24, these will both be only 99 cents for Kindle. Take a look, see what you think, and if you're in the mood for a good romance, go for it!

Superstition Gold

Married and widowed within a 24-hour period, beautiful Leigh Banning watches as her storybook New Orleans life crumbles away piece by piece. In a heartbroken attempt to start over, she travels to the wilds of frontier Arizona in an effort to understand the father she never knew and is rewarded with gold from the legendary Lost Dutchman gold mine in the Superstition Mountains. The gold comes with a price tag, however—the murder of innocent people. Leigh’s quest for justice leads her to a remote Apache camp in the company of a proud Pima Indian and a handsome cavalry officer. Torn between the fiery kisses of the Major and the respectful love of the Pima, Leigh joins forces with the Apaches to battle gold-hungry killers and in the process discovers her true self and her one true love.

Remember Me

Elly Cole wakes up bruised and battered in a hospital-and has no idea who she is or how she got there. Her brooding giant of a husband informs her that she had been fleeing with her lover who was killed in the car accident that left her injured, that she is pregnant with that lover's child and that she has nowhere else to go but home-with him. Struggling against the threat of her husband's dangerous rage and jealousy, Elly strives to regain her memory and reconstruct the life she left behind, wondering how she could ever have loved this man who hates her.

I'll have one last special on September 25 to close out the month. Hope you've enjoyed the birthday sales!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

And the Birthday Celebration Goes on ...

To continue the birthday celebration for the month, I am putting my two ghost novels on sale for 99 cents each, through September 17. Okay, ghosts aren't generally associated with birthdays, but these novels, as well as being entertaining, just might have some very important ideas about living. If you like the paranormal, if you like good stories with satisfying endings, these are for you. And they are NOT scary. Don't worry; my ghosts won't keep you up at night except to keep turning the pages.

Matthew Stone doesn't believe in ghosts … until he meets one. He owns a successful business in Lake Havasu, Arizona, home to the famed London Bridge that was brought over stone by stone and rebuilt over the Colorado River. He has a gorgeous girlfriend, a doting mother, and more money than he needs, but no time for stories about the ghosts who were transplanted from England with the famed bridge. When a chance encounter with a female ghost leads to unexpected friendship, Matt and the ghost are forced to rely on each other as they confront the pasts that haunt them.

When Jennifer and Robert Stinson buy a beautifully restored Victorian house, the last thing they expect is to share their home with a ghost ― especially one with a penchant for setting fires. Unfortunately the ghostly arson only creates more tension in their already strained marriage. Jen launches her own investigation into the history of her house and discovers a surprising ally in a sympathetic fire captain. But can she unravel the mystery of the fires before they consume her home, her marriage … and her life?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Birthday Gifts for ALL!

September is my birthday month, and I've gotten into the habit of giving birthday gifts to my readers. This year is no different, so to kick off the month I'm offering my two novels about reincarnation at just 99 cents for the Kindle version. 

The first is my latest book, Fleischerhaus. I've categorized it as a paranormal/suspense/romance, as it has all three element woven into the story.
Julia Martin, newly-divorced but still reeling from her husband’s infidelity, takes a much needed vacation to visit old college friends in Germany. While touring a little-known concentration camp and museum, she spontaneously experiences a violent past life memory of being murdered in this very camp during the Holocaust. Efforts to understand her memories only lead to more questions, the largest being: is her killer still alive? Supported by her friends and comforted in the arms of a handsome doctor, Julia attempts to uncover the mysteries of her past life and find justice for the person she used to be.

The second is my earlier novel about reincarnation, Queen's Gold. This one is actually an action/adventure, quite a bit more of a wild ride. 

Hal Thompson is a pretty ordinary guy. A widower who owns his own small business, he’s doing his best to raise his two nearly adult children alone. When they convince him to undergo a hypnotic past-life regression, he is unimpressed that his “memories” reveal the hiding place of ancient Aztec gold. Other people, however, take it very seriously and when his family is threatened, he is forced to plunge into the jungles of Mexico, battling treacherous terrain, lethal wildlife and the haunting feeling of a love that spans centuries. Can he find the gold before it claims more lives? Or will he lose the love of his life … again?

So if you've wondered about reincarnation, if you've thought these books looked interesting, now is the time to grab 'em. They'll be 99 cents through September 10.