Can you keep a secret?

Melissa Storm Brand KitIt’s announcement time! And I’ve been waiting what feels like forever to let you guys in on this nifty little secret. I’ve even dropped hints all around my website, just in case the more savvy Internet detectives could figure it out for themselves.

Today, though, is the day I can finally come clean. I have basically the most awesome new series coming your way February 1.

There. The cat’s now finally out of the bag!

The cool thing about this series besides its fun premise and its glam cover (by Mallory Rock, of course) is that I’m co-writing it with one of my very best friends, who’s also an author I respect enormously.

KM HodgeNow’s the part where you meet, my partner in crime: K.M. Hodge.

We met in a writers’ group earlier this year and became fast friends. She even became one of my first Super Readers and a big fan of my work. Well, one day I decided to read her work, and it was love at first paragraph.

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at co-writing for basically forever, but it wasn’t until I picked up a copy of KM’s Seasons that I finally found my perfect match. With me, you get bittersweet scenarios, true-to-life characters, and a healthy dash of hope against even the greatest of obstacles. KM also writes fiction that shows the many facets of being a woman in today’s world—and she does it all with thrilling, wham-bam action.

Yes, this Romance author has decided to partner with a Thriller author, and we’re bringing the best of both genres together in the Book Cellar Mystery series. Here’s the description for the first book… Like what you read, add it to your Goodreads shelf and mark your calendars for February 1, 2016. It really isn’t that far away, after all.


Their lives are perfect… if only from the outside.

At first glance, the residents of Herald Springs lead charmed lives. But behind the dazzling smiles and inside the large brick homes, they all have their secrets. Most are harmless, but then again Annabeth King never did quite fit in.

This newest neighbor is harboring a special secret of her own, one that could prove deadly. Will the members of the “drink and gossip” club figure out what Annabeth’s working so hard to hide before disaster comes knocking?

With Storm’s signature bitter-sweetness and Hodge’s thrilling intensity, Walker Texas Wife offers a fast-paced, addictive romp that fans of Desperate Housewives and Pretty Little Liars will find themselves falling hard and fast for. This debut in the new Book Cellar Mystery series will leave you wondering: just how well do we know our neighbors after all?

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