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Melle Amade

USA Today Bestselling Author. Farm Girl. Marketing Director.

Since I was eight, I have been writing stories that capture the adventures in my head and the characters strong enough and flawed enough to have them. When I look at an empty field, I see a formidable citadel. When I meet a vulnerable old man, I greet an emeritus warrior. When I walk through city streets, I feel dimensions hiding around every turn. It has been my lifelong passion to explore these worlds that reveal the pain of loneliness, the joy or self-actualization, and the hope of magic.

I grew up in a place called Potter Valley where the Milky Way is held aloft by a circle of mountains and the central business district consists of a bait store and a saloon. At 19 I moved alone to London and spent the next ten years exploring the world, even becoming an Australian citizen, before I returned to California and found a new home in Los Angeles. My world revolves around my two wee children, storytelling, and my love of travel

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Middle-aged and starting over is the last thing I ever wanted on my bucket list. But since my husband announced he was gay and my daughter left for college, I don't really have a choice.If I'm going to get my "Happily Ever After" I have to start making new choices, starting with picking guys who like women rather than women's makeup would be a good start. Next! I'm way past the point of caring what other people think. I'm 49, about to turn 50 and I'm pretty sure I'm entering the prime years of my life. It's time to make my mark and do things the way I want to do them.
Like move.
I am sooooooo leaving the city that has sucked me dry with the commute and the executive position. There's no way I'm doing that anymore. I have enough money from the divorce to buy a house, almost any house, outside of California. I take one suitcase and my jeep, and I leave town, not stopping until I get to Cougar Creek, which is so small I think it's barely a town, but I'm all about it.
This is where I will get my fresh start.
I inherited my Aunt's home here years ago and never even visited, but the renters just moved out and I might as well make it my home. For now.
But Cougar Creek has a lot more in store for me than I ever imagined. There is a load of eligible young men from the local ranches, a couple of new BFFs in similar situations, and a strange invitation to a local secret society who think I'm the new high priestess of their local coven. I didn't stop laughing until I realized they wouldn't take "no" for an answer. They have a massive problem in the cemetery and they expect me to solve it.
But I didn't trade in one life of rules for another one, so if they want me to be high priestess, they're going to have to accept that I make the rules.

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Fated mate shifters, forced into a marriage that neither can accept unless they both do.

Davin has lived in Dublin on the outskirts of shifter society her whole life. A soldier among soldiers she has battled the Hunters until her cell is wiped out by a devastating hit.

She heads to Castle Brannach for reinforcements but is thrown into the center of the Ravensgaard court, only to discover she is fated to marry the Lord’s strikingly handsome son, Riordan. But the longer she stays at the Lord’s castle, the more she realizes his self-righteousness and entitlement are weaving destruction against their own people.

Riordan has lived in the shadow of his father his whole life. Controlled and trained to be the next Lord of the Ravensgaard he has become disillusioned with the choices his father has made for their people, but he lacks the ability to do anything about it.

He’s committed to saving his world. She’s ready for death. Will a chance meeting be their fatal downfall or the spark of an undying romance?

Medieval St. Petersburg. Aris swore he’d never love again. Heading to earth to find a witch bride, the demon general is determined to make the urgent alliance to stop his realm and its magic from being destroyed. But his heart has other ideas when he rescues a mesmerizing woman burning in the sun…

Annika feels trapped by her immortality. A 300-year-old vampire seeking a permanent end to her mindless loneliness, she’s furious when she’s snatched out of the murderous daylight. Yet after the charming supernatural’s healing touch sparks a passionate affair, she suddenly has a reason to live.

When Aris discovers the perfect sorceress for his kin’s plans, he’s torn between duty to marry the witch and his growing feelings for his beautiful vampire lover. Angry as their relationship is pushed into the shadows, Annika leaves… only to fall into the vengeful hands of a deadly enemy.

With hellish forces working to keep them apart, have they found their final doom or eternal passion?

Possessed by the Demon is the steamy first story in the Underworld Fated Mates paranormal romance series. If you like devilish beefcakes, forbidden attraction, and Norse mythology, then you’ll adore Melle Amade’s engrossing tale.