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At 10:19am on June 21, 2011, Jessica Ball said…

Hi Melissa!

I've been following your blog for a while now and I just wanted to introduce myself.  I'm a big fan of the content ratings that you do and all the fun reading challenges/read-a-thons.  It's helped me select better books to read and be more creative about what I read.  I even found this website and the Utah Blogger group through your website!

I've just started a blog of my own and if you wanted to check it out it's at

Thanks again!


At 6:15am on July 10, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Melissa, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 2:08pm on January 7, 2009, Maw Books said…
Hi Melissa! Nice to meet you! It's always great to discover new bloggers in Utah that I wasn't aware of. As you probably noticed, we are having our very first (what I hope will be annual) Utah Book Bloggers party at my home in West Jordan this Friday at 7pm. We would love to have you there. If you can send me your email address to natasha(at)mawbooks(dot)com then I can send you out an evite! We hope to have a great time talking books and blogging!

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