Books by Melissa Bowersock

Saturday, October 25, 2014


It's almost Halloween, time for ghosts and goblins to sneak out of the dark places they haunt. There's nothing like a good ghost story, a dark and stormy night and a hot cup of cocoa with whipped cream on top. Are you ready? 

To celebrate, I've put my two ghost stories on sale for Kindle for just 99 cents each, through Halloween. Neither of them are your typical ghost stories, and they're not the least bit scary. I think you'll enjoy them.

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.

I enjoyed this read immensely and had a hard time putting it down.
Extremely interesting and very original ghost story that made me want to drive out to see the London Bridge.
Love having stories draw me into them like this one did.
I enjoyed reading this book and got so involved with the characters that I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.

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?

This is a book you won't want to lay down until you have finished it.
Absolutely loved it! Kept me turning the pages non stop!
I usually only read before I drift off to sleep at night. I found I was looking forward to bedtime so I could enjoy more of the story.
A read you won't want to put down until it ends and then the feeling like a good friend just left the room.
Another keeper!!!

Happy Halloween and happy reading!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Resources for Writers

As a way of giving back, I decided I needed to add some writers' resources to my web page. Although there is plenty of advice on the web for newbies, it's pretty mixed as far as usefulness, plus it's scattered pretty widely. I wanted to distill the basics down to its purest form, creating a foundation from which new writers can then plumb the depths in other communities and forums across the web. 

So, in that vein, I developed a Resources page on my web site. Please feel free to check it out. I talk quite a bit about my favorite place on the web, Indies Unlimited, plus giving some basic parameters about editing, formatting, cover design, publishing and promotion. I think for anyone just dipping their big toes into the water, this might be a good place to start. Then you can springboard off into the depths and gather more information that's applicable to your particular situation.

If you can think of anything I've missed, please let me know and I'll add it to the list. Remember, the writers' community online is all about cooperation, not competition.

High tide raises all boats.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway - Fleischerhaus

Just a quick head's up. I've posted a giveaway on Goodreads for one paperback edition of my latest book, Fleischerhaus. If you'd like to enter, go here. The contest will end October 14. Good luck!
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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Unlimited - The Way to GO

Many of you may already be familiar with Kindle Unlimited. It's Amazon's newest idea: you pay $9.99 a month for an unlimited number of Kindle-format books. If you read voraciously, it's a heck of a deal. It's come in really handy for me since my husband recently discovered a western author he likes with a series of 30-something books! Even at a sales price of 99 cents each, there's no way that beats Kindle Unlimited. 

And the best part is, you don't even  need a Kindle to take advantage of this. Here are some frequently-asked questions about KU to explain.

On the heels of KU comes a new website devoted to KU books: This is a new site that is collecting as many KU books as possible, submitted by the authors. Currently they have quite a few categories of fiction, non-fiction and children's books. What I particularly like is the fact that, when I submit a book to them, they ask a few behind-the-scenes interview questions and then post an excerpt. It's a great way to find more about books before you download them.

So far, I've got four of my books up on ebooksunlimited already.  

If Kindle Unlimited sounds like a good deal to you, check it out. And once you've signed up for that, go to ebooksunlimited and check out the smorgasbord of books available to you. You won't be sorry!