DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
In "Melantha," Vivica's world is turned upside down when she's haunted by the ghost of her late husband. But when a mysterious stranger enters her life, she's transported to a fantastical realm where she meets Melantha, a brave princess fighting to save her realm from a bloodthirsty monster. Together, Vivica, Melantha, and their new ally must use all their strength and courage to defeat the evil lurking in the shadows - or risk being consumed by it forever. Will they triumph over darkness, or fall victim to its deadly embrace? Find out in this gripping, otherworldly tale.
Ah, so good! I loved the witchy vibes and never-ending secrets. This book takes star-crossed lovers to a new level. Smith does a great job of keeping you guessing at every turn while also building a world of fantasy hidden by shadows and different dimensions. Vivica's constant struggle kept me turning every page just so I could root for her! No spoilers, but Melantha was definitely my favorite in the end. Can't wait to see what happens next!
I enjoyed the themes of loneliness, aging, loyalty, and love (especially over a lifetime) that are interwoven in the fabric of this story. It made for a refreshing tale with fantastical elements that pique your curiosity throughout.
Although this work feels disjointed at the beginning, it pulls you in quickly. VA Smith has a way of fleshing out the characters and landscapes with interesting diction and details that allow for a thorough mental image. This book is entertaining, for sure. I love the depth of the love between Vivica and Nils. It's one that transcends corporeal existence. Makes you think about what's next for all of us.
This book was an absolute show-stopper. From the magnetizing and inviting fantasy, to the heart-wrenching sides of reality, Melantha truly has everything needed to create a memorable story. I loved the different storylines and how they merged together beautifully. While reading it, I knew the characters in my personal life. I’d give anything to be able to read this for the first time again. 10/10.
V. A. Smith creates like she has an addiction—she spends almost every waking hour in the zone. She often sits at her computer until late at night, writing the kind of stories she loves to read. With a Bachelor of Science in Education, she taught for nine years while attending classes to obtain a Master’s Degree in Education, a Reading Specialist Certificate, and an Administrative Specialists Certificate. This motivated introvert gets things done quietly and efficiently before moving on to the next project.