Melissa Harlow was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. She lives on a small farm with her husband and children, and enjoys raising chickens and gardening.
She has been married for nearly 14 years to her tolerant husband, who has managed to put up with not only her, but the wide variety of pets that have shared their lives, which have included a fox, some opossums, a groundhog, and more than one raccoon. Currently their home is shared by dogs, cats, and her much loved and very spoiled pet raccoon named Cooper. Yes, the raccoon lives in the house, and yes, raccoons can be destructive! Hers enjoys removing keys from keyboards. (This makes it hard for an author to type!)
She happily lives in the country,has a goat named Toggles, and frequently gets the mail in her pajamas.
Besides writing, she has a fondness for computer games, cold beer, and all injured or stray animals.
Brody and Sam love each other deeply, but their relationship is riddled with holes and starting to tatter. Brody's trying to kick a drug addiction and straighten himself out. Sam's a former amateur boxer whose regular job barely supports the two of them. He's insecure and floundering, and since he caught sight of a young woman working on the corner, things haven't been the same. He's known since he was a teen that he's gay, so these new, powerful feelings he disturb him.
Angel is pretty insecure herself. Taunted in school for being overweight, and scarred by abuse, she's tried to bury her past and start a life in the city. New to the streets, she makes the nearly fatal mistake of getting into a car with the wrong people. When they leave her beaten and dumped in the snow, she's fortunate to be found by a most unlikely hero. Brody. A junkie out on the streets who was looking to score.
Loving Sam should be enough for Brody to get his life together, but it's still not easy for him. Maybe protecting Angel will help. He promises her a safe place to stay if she will stay off the streets. She promises to stay if he will quit drinking and doing drugs. He makes that promise--the same promise he has already made to Sam.
Brody loves Sam and wants him to be happy. The attraction between Sam and Angel is impossible to ignore, and Brody encourages it, and along the way he also falls in love with the angel he has sworn to protect. He and Angel have to convince Sam that love doesn't have labels and that sexuality doesn't fall into guidelines when love is involved. It's a dark ride, but in the end, they're all worth it.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, menage (m/m/f), violence. Length: Novel
Sometimes there are things far worse than a masterful man! Imprisoned by a sadistic tyrant Shandie has all but given up on the idea of escape or rescue. After the epidemic, the only people left alive that she has encountered have been evil. They are the takers. Human beings, without conscience, who take what they need, or what they want, including women. Easygoing Vaughn, and his adopted son Nicky, happen upon the trailer where Shandie is being kept. Wanting a woman for themselves, they don't take their plan of getting her all that seriously until Nicky is critically wounded. With food running out and no medicine, to Vaughn, the situation doesn't seem like it could get much worse- except that Shandie keeps insisting that there is something evil in the woods. Vaughn has seen the signs that she's right, but he refuses to believe it. When they all come face to face with that evil they find themselves in a sick world where women are slaves, and the men are something far, far worse.
This is book two in a series, but it can stand-alone.