STARFALL Launch Blitz

Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper sendoff with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!



If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.


Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound

STARFALL (book 2)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound

Happy reading!


Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit

Praise for Starflight:

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

“A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

Nowhere to Hide for Todd Hewitt

In The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Todd, Viola, and Manchee are running and running and running and…. running some more. From an army. A massive army. Out to get them.

My friend Steph introduced me to the band Mermaid Kiss, and their song Nowhere to Hide is perfect for this running away from an army scenario:

What are you currently reading? What songs would you much up with it? Share the link to your post below. If you’re on twitter, use the #BookishMusicals tag!


Pride and Prejudice

Ew. “Poetry is the food of love”

*insert massive eye roll*

Wait, wait… That’s not why we’re here? Oh, okay. Fine. I guess I’ll refrain from laughing at the language and romancing of the early 1800s.

Pride and Prejudice is my first Jane Austen novel. My friends have been hounding me for years to read the thing (since I refuse to watch the thing when I haven’t read the thing) and I finally obliged.

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Emojis Are Taking Over February!

February’s here! And while I’m all about the pastel colors and glitter taking over the world, I get a bit annoyed with all the lovey-dovey stuff. (Though the puns on kid’s Valentine’s get me smiling every time).

I was ECSTATIC to find out about two totally different emoji challenges on two totally different platforms. It’s all the cute and all the fun, with none of the emphasis on romance novels. I’m so here for this!

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I’ve read my first sci-fi novel of 2017! *throws confetti* And it was about time travel! *more confetti*

I was so highly anticipating this book, and was, unfortunately, a tad underwhelmed. This is already the second time this year (it’s still January!) when book two of the duology didn’t make the cut for me. Maybe I’m just in a reading funk or something. I keep getting bored around the 300 page mark this year, so I’m going to try to read a shorter book next (aka, less than 500+ pages).

Continue reading “Wayfarer”

Adventure Plans for February ’17

It’s almost time for A Conjuring of Light! I’m flailing and fangirling and freaking out all at once. I need to know what happens! A Gathering of Shadows ended with a cliffhanger and I can’t handle it any more, okay? I needed book 3 like…. nine months ago. Ahhhh!!!!!

This month I’ve teamed up with the marvelous Reagen Reads over on bookstagram to create this month’s #PirateDustAdventure. I am sooooooo excited about this. Together we brainstormed twenty-eight photo prompts, all inspired by VE Schwab’s Shades of Magic series! So without further ado, here’s the amazingness!


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