Author Showcase/Interview – Melissa (M.S. Kaye)

Book 2 of the Born from Death series
Young Adult
Paranormal novel, coming soon from Jupiter Gardens Press
by M.S. Kaye
The only emotion Ilona can muster is anger for the death of her mother. Barely engaged in life, she focuses all of her energy on finding and punishing her mother’s killer.
Since Ilona can see ghosts, Archer has to find unique ways to hide while watching over her. When Ilona is in danger of being mauled by a dog, he desperately tries something that shouldn’t be possible. And yet he succeeds. This is just the beginning of his discovery of who—what—he truly is.
Lettie continues to interact with Ilona, her one friend, even when a Messenger warns her. Eventually, Lettie remembers the ancient connection Archer and Ilona share, as well as her part in the punishment Archer bore as a result of that connection.
The blond boy didn’t walk up to a urinal or into one of the stalls, or even up to the mirror. He stood in the middle of the room.
Invisible, Lettie watched curiously.
Something moved backward away from him. Out of him.
She recognized Archer’s shiny black hair and strong frame even before she could see his face.
She gasped. But ghosts can’t inhabit people.
The blond boy shook his head and looked around. “Fuck.”
“I’m sorry,” Archer murmured so the boy wouldn’t hear.
Lettie stared at both of them.
The blond boy turned, leaned his hands on the counter, and looked at himself in the mirror…not the way people usually looked at themselves. It was more like he was trying to see something more than was in the reflection.
Archer watched him, as if waiting for him to see something.
Then Lettie understood. Archer hadn’t merely inhabited the boy—he’d possessed him. But there were only a couple ways that’d be possible—if he were half ghost, or if he…
A memory struck Lettie like a horse galloping across a battlefield. An ancient memory. Lettie had been around since the beginning of time on Earth, but most of those thousands of years she let slink around the crevices of her mind. It was mostly just walking the bridge with the newly deceased. There were a few memories, though, that burned into her every time she let herself pull them forward. And burned was precisely the right word.
She knew—or rather, remembered—why Archer would never leave Ilona.
Book 1 in the Born from Death Series
Ilona runs from her sheltering mother in order to find the truth, why
she’s seeing people who are invisible to everyone else. A mysterious boy named
Archer guides her through Brooklyn and introduces her to Hendrick, the man who
claims to be her father—though he died in 1890. Ilona must discover not only
what she must do to rid the city of Soll, a sadistic and powerful spirit, but
also what it means to be half ghost. She proves what her mother told her—love
is stronger than death.
1. Welcome, Melissa (M.S. Kaye).
For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the
readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the writing business?
(Melissa)  It was kind of like a lightning bolt for me. I’ve
never had a talent for writing, but one evening it hit me that I had a story in
my head that I wanted to tell. I grabbed a notebook and started writing, with
no intention of showing it to anyone else, and have written every day since.
Eventually, I improved enough to show my work to a critique group, and now I
win awards and am published by three publishers. Proof that you don’t need
talent to become a good writer. (And that first book is now published: Endless
as the Rain.)
2.  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, please share how you handle it.
(Melissa) I don’t believe in it.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
your time? 
(Melissa) Work as an
assistant property manager and take care of my husband and two fur babies.
4. I know many writers, such as myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts?
(Melissa) Everyone knows
I write!
5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten. 
(Melissa) Charlotte Bronte, John Steinbeck, O.
Henry, J.K. Rowling, Madeleine L’Engle, L.M. Montgomery. 
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts? 
(Melissa) Mine, of
course! With some books, I don’t know if I could be happy with anyone in the
roles—the characters are so solidly formed in my head. But maybe Fight Princess, and Rhonda Roussey the
fighter could play Celisse and Josh Duhamel could play Cullen.
7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further.
(Melissa) I
JUST finished the third book in the Taken
series (Endless as the Rain, and Overcast).
8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order? 
(Melissa) Read the series
in order, of course. Otherwise, it depends on what genres you like. Everything
has a romantic storyline, but they range from romantic suspense, paranormal,
young adult, and contemporary/lightly inspirational.
9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you?
(Melissa) My website and social media: Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Google+  ~  Goodreads  ~  Amazon  ~  TSU  ~  Pinterest  ~  LinkedIn
10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours. 
(Melissa) Thank you for having me!!
Ladies and Gents, I
hope you enjoyed my interview with Melissa (M.S. Kaye). If you have any questions
or comments for Melissa, by all means, leave her a message below. Thank you in
advance for your visit! 


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6 Responses to Author Showcase/Interview – Melissa (M.S. Kaye)

  1. Anonymous

    Nice interview. Added to TBR.

  2. Thank you for having me! It was fun!

  3. Mac

    I might make this an early birthday present to myself. 🙂

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