Monday, June 4, 2012

Have you met author Melissa Hosack?

About Melissa:

Melissa Hosack lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Jeremy and their four pets: Duke, Edge, Eddie, and Leia. She writes a monthly short story column titled Frequent Flyer for a government newspaper and had a short story, More Bark Than Bite, published by Mystic Moon Press in September of 2008.

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And don't miss her great romantic suspense book, Deadly Encounters of the Supernatural Kind!


Beauregard Channing has devoted the past four hundred years to tracking down items that, if put in the wrong hands, have the ability to cause destruction and damage to innocent lives. Though sworn to defend mortals, Beau feels removed and detached from humankind. He loses all desire for personal interaction with mortals until his next target, Bradley Hildebrand, turns out to be the one woman he cannot seem to get off his mind.

Against his better judgment, Beau attempts to charm his way into Bradley's heart while simultaneously trying to coax her into giving him the relic he seeks before the wrong people discover its location. Bradley immediately annihilates Beau's plan of a peaceful compromise by refusing to believe that a world of vampires and supernatural creatures could exist without her knowledge.

While he is attempting to make Bradley see reason, Beau's worst fear comes true. A group that intends nothing but devastation to those around them discovers the location of Bradley and her artifact. After an attack that leaves Bradley lucky to be alive, the men take off with the widely sought after historical object. Now it is up to Bradley, Beau, and Bradley's slightly unorthodox and eccentric best friend Camden to track down the artifact and save innocent lives from
falling victim to its powers. If the three of them don't end up killing each other, Beau just might be able to persuade Bradley to fall in love with him.

Dark Divas had this to say about Deadly Encounters:

"Because of the title, I was expecting this book to be a bit on the dark side, but I just couldn't resist such a title. There was quite a bit of the dark side with vampires, werewolves and witches battling it out, but even more surprising was the unexpected humor provided by Beau and Bradley. Needless to say, I was drawn in at the beginning of the book and couldn't lay it down until I was finished.

I was immediately drawn in by Beau. He is funny, witty, and cocky. His internal dialogue is nearly as good as his speaking. He has sworn off of relationships and doesn't want to fit the common vampire image. He does his job and lives alone and in violence. Then he meets Bradley, making the book even more interesting. Bradley is attracted to Beau but
argues with him constantly. Beau comes back with funny and sarcastic comments, leaving Bradley tied in knots and me giggling. Bradley realizes that she shouldn't develop feelings for a vampire, but she can't help herself. She can tell he cares about her and that she matters more to him than she has ever mattered to any other man. Each of the characters were so life-like, I felt as if I knew them personally. Then there was Camden, a very strong secondary character who just added to the humor.

The plot was well-thought out and organized. It is nice to think that there are vampires out the trying to protect the human race, rather than think of us as just food. This is a fast-paced book packed with action, humor, and tenderness; and it is one that I will not soon forget. I would love it if this book were turned into a series, because I am just dying to know how things turn out for Camden. Melissa Hosack is certainly an author to keep an eye on and I plan to watch for
more books from her."

Reviewer for Dark Diva Reviews
Rating: 5 Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read

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