Rockland native releases novels

Aug 21, 2014
Melissa MacKinnon

Savannah, Ga. — Rockland native Melissa (Brown) MacKinnon’s debut novel “Return to Me” has been released and is available at all major online book retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her second historic romance, “The Archer’s Daughter,” is due to come out this fall from EsKape Press.

MacKinnon spent her childhood exploring the coast of Maine and immersing herself in any book she could get her hands on. The 1998 Rockland District High School grad attended the University of Maine and although she pursued a career in theater, the written word has turned out to be true calling. She leads a full life with her husband and five children, traveling the country to wherever the Army sends them, and still finds time to write in her “spare time.”

“Return to Me” tells the tale of Archaean bounty hunter Marek Coinnich who prefers Engels but, to save his injured brother, must enter the manor of an Engel enemy. There, Marek finds himself enthralled by the slave girl nursing his brother back to health. When his enchantment with her lands them in a compromising position, he refuses to let the young beauty pay for the misunderstanding with her life.

Brynn of Galhaven prefers to keep to the shadows. When she is assaulted by an outsider, she barely escapes with her life and finds herself left alone in an unforgiving land. Through her struggles to survive, Brynn discovers a world she never imagined … and never forgets the enemy Archaean who stole her heart.

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