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A different kind of halloween ๐ŸŽƒ

Hello, friends! Most of you celebrate Halloween today, and I canโ€™t tell you how lucky you are. I live in Romania, and sadly, Halloween isnโ€™t a local tradition (imagine that, in the land of Dracula!).  Although, if one wants to dress up thereโ€™s always a club or party where, for one night a year, we … Continue reading A different kind of halloween ๐ŸŽƒ

Killer Score won a RONE Award!

๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐™๐™Š๐™‰๐™€ ๐™–๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™จ, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐˜ฟโ€™๐™๐™–๐™ก๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š. ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ป. … Continue reading Killer Score won a RONE Award!

S is for Strike!

Hi, guys! I hope this post finds you and yours well and safe. This has been a challenging year for all of us, for some more than for others. Personally, I often felt like thereโ€™s no light at the end of the tunnelโ€”and that the tunnel is underwater. But despite everything else, I kept my … Continue reading S is for Strike!

AUTHENTICITY IN CRIME FICTION: “A PLOT DOESNโ€™T NEED TO BE POSSIBLE; IT NEEDS TO BE PLAUSIBLE.”

Most of us read fiction books to escape into new and exciting worlds from the comfort of our own homes. We love following great detectives or private eyes as they connect clues, and we love to hate most of the villains that skilled writers portray in their books. Being part of the chase and trying … Continue reading AUTHENTICITY IN CRIME FICTION: “A PLOT DOESNโ€™T NEED TO BE POSSIBLE; IT NEEDS TO BE PLAUSIBLE.”

โ˜˜๏ธ Something special for Saint Patrickโ€™s Day! โ˜˜๏ธ

Saint Patrickโ€™s Day is by far the most famous Irish holiday, and it has come to be celebrated all over the world. Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary whose name marks the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Today, he is the foremost patron saint of Ireland. On March 17 many people across the … Continue reading โ˜˜๏ธ Something special for Saint Patrickโ€™s Day! โ˜˜๏ธ

KILLER SCORE is here! ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ•ต

Hi everyone! I hope yโ€™all are doing okay and hanging in there. I was just browsing Google and learned that today is International Sloth Day (how cute is that?) and National Day on Writing . Now this last one is an absolute WOW coincidence, because today is a big deal for me in the writing … Continue reading KILLER SCORE is here! ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ•ต

One step into hell โ€“ researching and writing about crime ๐Ÿ•ต

As an author who started her career by writing romantic comedies, the transition to weaving mysteries and thrillers is as difficult as itโ€™s interesting. I wonโ€™t lie to you, my research into crime psychology took me to some very dark places, but itโ€™s both fascinating and horrifying to see what makes people tick. Of course, … Continue reading One step into hell โ€“ researching and writing about crime ๐Ÿ•ต

Bittersweet Beginnings ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Have you ever wanted something so badly that when you finally got it you didnโ€™t know how to react? Well, itโ€™s happening to me now. For weeks, Iโ€™ve been wondering what to write in this post, and here I am now, living my big day and not knowing what to say. 2020 is one of … Continue reading Bittersweet Beginnings ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

What I’m watching these days ๐Ÿ“บ

Hi guys! How are you holding up? Believe it or not, I've probably been among the few people who didn't have a lot of free time during this pandemic. Not that I'm one of the heroes who work in healthcare, delivery, and other vital branches of society, but I have been busy enough with writing … Continue reading What I’m watching these days ๐Ÿ“บ

A Colt is born

Or simply a new pen name, a new identity, a new beginning. Many of you know me as Melinda De Ross, writer of quirky romantic comedy and tension-filled romantic suspense. But like many of my favorite authors and role models, including Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Loreth Anne White, and others, I feel itโ€™s time to … Continue reading A Colt is born