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Melsa M. Manton grew up roaming the mountains of Western North Carolina. An early education of Aliens, Predator, Terminator, and Stephen King led to a love of science fiction and she began writing as soon as her fine motor skills allowed.

She studied International Affairs in Washington D.C. with the intention of diving into the political realm, but ended up diving into the ocean instead. An avid scuba diver, she spent seven summers sailing and teaching diving worldwide. For the next ten years, the wanderlust took her all over the world, from Russia to Tasmania, with many places in between, and eventually set her on a path of holistic medicine. She runs Blue Desert Hale, a wellness center and Cranio Sacral Therapy school, in the mountains of New Mexico.

Her life path has morphed considerably over the years, but there is one thing she has done consistently through it all. To write is to live.

Melsa’s personal motto: DREAM BIG OR DIE.

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The “Gemination” series combines the amnesiac espionage of The Bourne Identity with the psychological unraveling of The Three Faces of Eve, set on the genetically manipulated stage of Brave New World. Frontier nanotech and a hint of the supernatural interlace for some truly twisted tradecraft.

Watch for the first book of the “Gemination” sci-fi/psychological thriller series, Hear No More, to release 10 October 2022.

Big Brother is watching, but he’s quite the elusive doppelgänger, and he’s not the only one watching.

Leyla Stone serves the world as International 911, stopping injustices before the public is aware of them. The Sedition Underground is her home, but when she unwittingly takes part in an unauthorized assignment, her home becomes hostile territory.

The enigma of all enigmas, Devlin Vail, rescues her from what he calls Geminates, the product of a radical genome endeavor initiated by an international conglomerate, the Faction.

Stone is smack in the middle of a secret and relentless war between her former employer and new enemy. However, the enemy isn’t new—she simply has no memory of them. She remembers every waking moment of her life… but not of what happens in the moments between dreaming and waking.

Watch for the second book of the “Gemination” sci-fi/psychological thriller series, See No More, to also release 10 October 2022.

What do you do when you come face to face with your own psyche, and it’s not one you recognize?

The Sedition is crumbling and the Faction is growing stronger, but there’s a chance that Stone can stop it and restore equilibrium and order. Good, old-fashioned demolition-as-distraction becomes the strategy in hopes of goading the Faction into making a mistake, into revealing their éminence grise.

As defectives from both sides join Stone and nanotechnology renders privacy obsolete, the uncertain future sparks the volatile component of her psyche and threatens what remains of her sanity. And the Faction is hunting her for more than just retaliation—they want her mind.

Watch for the third book of the “Gemination” sci-fi/psychological thriller series, Speak No More, to release late 2022 or early 2023.

What happens when you come face to face with yourself, only… it’s not you?

Leyla Stone has been going it alone, but a night of déjà vu throws her back into the Underground. Her solo hunt has ended with a common object, just another piece of the puzzle.

The Faction’s complexes have moved, and Vail and Stone end up in the wolf den of DARPA in an effort to pinpoint the new locations. What awaits them, neither could be prepared for—familiar faces, though some are not so familiar at all.

Eva Fox is stirring, growing impatient. Though her maker is dead, another is rising to take his place. Leyla Stone may have left the Sedition, but the experiments are far from over.