Melanie Page

Melanie Page is in training for the competitive reading team, just as soon as it becomes an Olympic sport. If she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she’s probably holding a pen.

Married for more than thirty years and, having raised three delightful human beings, she and her husband are now enjoying their empty nest. She teaches English at a large high school on the Redcliffe peninsula and spends her evenings immersed in (writing) romance.

Melanie took the plunge and independently published her first novel, a Regency romance entitled ‘An Affair of Honour’ in 2014. Three other regencies have since followed. She has also co-written a Steampunk Medical Romance with MC Dalton. Iron Heart was published by Vulpine in 2020 and the sequel Iron Fist is coming January 2021. She has recently completed a manual on how to write short stories, aimed at students and beginning writers. Her shorter works have featured in anthologies by Romance Writers Australia and Serenity Press.

Iron Heart

Iron Heart

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Series: Iron Universe, Book 1

Edinburgh, 1859.

Beauden Somerton is dying. Despite the efforts of his father and renowned medical expert, Dr Augustus Somerton, time is running out for Beauden. So, when the research of an enterprising young medical student catches their attention, they realise she may be their last hope.

Galena Tindale fears her unorthodox research has jeopardised her chances of graduating from Edinburgh Medical College. Still, she cannot turn down an opportunity to assist the infamous Dr Somerton in a ground-breaking attempt to save his son’s life. And, as she strives to mend Beauden’s failing heart, he succeeds in capturing hers.

But not everyone wants Beauden to survive, and it's clear they'll go to violent and destructive lengths to prevent his revolutionary treatment from going ahead. But how far will they go? Will Galena manage to perform life-saving surgery before it’s too late? Or will she be forced to live in a world that doesn't include Beauden Somerton?

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Iron Fist

Iron Fist

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Series: Iron Universe, Book 2

Edinburgh, 1863

Marian Finlay knows how to work and play in a man’s world. Crafting artificial limbs for her employer by day, she fools wily card sharps for pleasure and profit by night. She believes she has more freedom and adventure than she knows what to do with—until she meets a mysterious American who turns her world upside down.

Rollo Rahgstadt arrives on the Edinburgh docks with a dual mission—seek out the talented limb-maker and hunt down a deadly political assassin. When the two ventures merge in a lethal confrontation, not only does the assassin escape but Rollo discovers that Marian is a woman with skills and passion to match his own.

Bound by duty and the demands of justice, Marian and Rollo embark on a quest to take down the assassin—a quest which takes them to royal palaces, over the high seas and to foreign lands. Can they do more than prevent worldwide political upheaval? And is it possible for these two lonely hearts to find love in a world of danger and deception?

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