Thursday, June 3, 2010

Introduction from Melisse Aires

Greetings, Paranormalists.

My name is Melisse Aires and I recently joined Paranormalists.

I write fantasy, futuristic and paranormal romance. I've been in love with paranormal stories since I was a child, watching Dark Shadows with my family on our little black and white TV.

Years later I found Buffy. I felt a little embarrassed--me, a married housewife with three little kids totally enthralled with Buffy, Willow, Xander and the rest of the Scoobies. I suspect I was married to Spike (the vampire, not the actor)in another dimensional life.

I got a computer during pivotal season six, the season of the Buffy/Spike romance. Of course, that romance didn't have the HEA I wanted. BUT I found fanfic on the computer. In fanfic-land, Buffy and Spike are living HEA. In some stories they have very interesting children, even.

I started writing it. I'd tried my hand at children's books(rejected) and Ellery Queen type mysteries (also rejected). I didn't get rejected by the fanfic community and learned a lot during those years. Most important, I leaned how to finish something!

Buffy and Angel eventually ended(Firefly, too and Dark Angel--it was as if I was a jinx, all the shows I loved tanked!) I searched the net for vampire romances( I couldn't kill a book, right?) and found epublishing. Why not give that a whirl?

I met a writer online, a young woman who lived in exotic Australia. (I live in Wyoming). We encouraged each other to simply finish and submit. I wrote a fun sexy homage to my childhood love, Narnia, and submitted that crazy story to an epublisher. To my surprise and delight, the editor fired back a contract. You can read that story, Faunication--it's free!

I have  two paranormal stories and one SFR book available right now--and my vampire is a  gorgeous blonde, in homage to Spike. You can find information about  them and the two paranormal romances still to be released at my Website or Blog.

Have a great paranormal day!



Megalicious said...

Hello fellow Buffy fan! Buffy is my absolute favorite show of all time, I was depressed when it ended (and then Angel ended a year later). Spike's transformation from ruthless killer to almost decent guy was so interesting to watch.

Anyway, good luck on your writing! I'm headed over to your website now (after I google you lol) to check out your work. :)

Paranomal Queen said...

Hi Melisse! Welcome. I'm a huge Angel fan. Still watch it every morning.

I'll stop by and check out your site.


Kaye Manro said...

Hi Melisse! I stopped over from your blog. I do like Angel too. I know others who have honned their talent as authors with fanfic. Good for you!

Rebecca Leigh said...

Aloha Melisse! yes, another buffy and spike fan here! One of my favorite scenes of all time is the two of them in the old house tearing down -- LOL!

Glad you found us and I look forward to reading your work ;)

Arlene said...

Hi, Melisse. It's always great to get to know yet another person who appreciates Joss Wheldon. My dream job would be to write on a cast with him, his crew. Wonderful feeling, getting an acceptance! Congratulations.

Cate Masters said...

Good to meet you Melisse. Congrats on following your bliss and not giving up. Looking forward to hearing more about your stories.

Kiki Howell - Author of Magical Erotic Romances said...

Great to meet you, Melisse! I think my writing started the same way, as I have been re-writing books and movies in my head as I wanted them to go since I can remember. Faunication sounds great - I love Narnia.

Melisse Aires said...

Fun to meet you all! I know I'm in a good place if I'm with fellow Buffy /Jossverse fans!

Jay Di Meo said...

Welcome!!! I can't wait to read your stories.