Welcome to the Official Website of Author, Melanie P. Smith...


I am an American, Multi-Genre author of Paranormal, Criminal Suspense, Police Procedural and Romance novels. If you are looking for a story that you can't put down, one that will keep you guessing as you embark on a rollercoaster journey of discovery, then you are definitely in the right place. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will take a minute to look around, there's plenty to see and if you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact me through my About the Author page. I work hard to make my stories exciting, action packed and gripping. All of my characters are classy, memorable and strong-willed. There’s a little bit of everything on this site, so come back often to learn what's new and which projects are coming soon.

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Moondance Ridge

Moondance Ridge

Tony Nazario is a successful businessman, a loner with a gypsy spirit, and a sucker for a woman in need. Theresa Regan is in trouble - big trouble. And, the threat is more sinister and powerful than she ever imagined. Can she find a solution to her perilous dilemma or will she lose everything and finally disappear; secretly enslaved by a madman? Or worse, dead because she resisted.

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Paige Carter | Crime Blog

Paige Carter | Crime Blog

SEASON 3 - Coming April 2018. Things are heating up in Manti, Utah in Season 3 of Paige Carter | Deputy Sheriff. General Nathan Porter's national security threat has now become a problem for Paige, her neighbor, her colleagues, and her favorite Utah town. Follow along as she works with her team to stop a terrorist cell, investigates local cases, and struggles to manger her personal life.

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About the Author

About the Author

Melanie P. Smith has always loved adventure. A fact not exactly celebrated by her mother; who is extremely grounded. She used to occupy her time playing sports (mostly softball), water-skiing, rappelling, horseback riding and she even tried skydiving. Now that she's all grown up she sticks to safer exploits like ATV riding, motorcycling and writing about adventure through her characters.

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Episode 5

Youthful Plunder – Someone is breaking into vacant homes, taking anything of value then trashing the place before moving on. The cops are hot on their trail, but the burglars are always one step ahead. Dax leaves town to help out a friend and Paige believes she has tracked down the mysterious teenager in the photo with her mother, but will she get answers or more questions?

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Summer Update…

SUMMER UPDATE…Independence Day, Fireworks, Picnics, Summer fun and Adventure *** The year was circa 1990 something. It was a warm evening in the middle of summer. And two sisters were bored.

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Renea Taylor

Renea Taylor is an adult romance author. She is an avid rock climber, writer, and mother. She is also the author of Beyond Right or Wrong. In this in-depth interview, we get to know Renea a little better as well as Andrea Cody from book one of Renea’s Beyond Series.

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Episode 4

Camp Reefer – The attacks against Paige intensifies as she questions the locals about a mysterious photo she found among her mother’s hidden documents. Meanwhile, vacationers stumble onto a major surprise while in the back-country and the mutual attraction between Dax and Paige is getting more difficult to ignore.

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Episode 3

Perverted Theology – Someone is still terrorizing Paige as she discovers new information about her mother. Meanwhile, a cult has moved to town taking up residence in the Manti La Sal’s. But are they really a religious group or is something far more sinister at play?

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JJ Francesco

Meet JJ Francesco, Author of Blood Chain and Death Scene. Get to know Wayne from his new release | Death Scene as well as the author himself in this in-depth interview.

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Episode 2

Lasting Consequences – Paige is faced with passing a waiver exam before she can officially be welcomed into the department. In addition, young men are turning up injured and who is watching Paige’s every move?

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Episode 1

Lakeside – Paige Carter is Sanpete County’s newest Deputy Sheriff. Follow her first challenging day on the job as she and Sheriff Walters try to solve the mystery surrounding a body discovered near a popular lake.

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Great Series, can't get enough. Looking forward to the next episode (Crime Blog). - Diana
Another great episode. Keep them coming. (Crime Blog)- Chris
Great interview and it was incredibly insightful. (Author Spotlight) - Dale
You guys need to read this series. It was so good I was up until 4 am reading (Crime Blog) - Patsy