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I'm Melanie. I write books for people who need to laugh, feel good, and forget the real world for a while.

Please note: Author not exactly as shown here with makeup/perfect lighting/airbrushing.



To create wildly fun, ridiculously romantic escapes for anyone who needs to laugh, feel good, and forget about life for a few hours. After all, laughter is the best medicine. Well, other than medicine, that is. 

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a Paradise Bay Romantic Comedy

Book 5

A super fun modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 

Join the gang at Paradise Bay resort for all the delicious Elizabeth Bennet/Mr. Darcy banter, love, and longing...


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I Used to be Fun

A richly satisfying family dramedy for any woman who has asked, “Whose life is this?”

A woman determined to get her power back.
A family set on keeping things the way they are.
An epic, darkly humorous battle of wills

what readers are saying...

“…a total gem…delve into a modern-day fairy tale that will keep you laughing and rooting for the main characters.” 

~ Chick-lit Café

“An addictive twist on a romantic modern love story that will have you hooked, laughing out loud, and begging for more! My favorite series ever!!”

~ Melissa Goble, Once Upon My Bookshelf

“Absolutely brilliant…original…hilarious…I have to HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Royal Treatment to EVERYONE!”

~ Jennifer, The Power of Three Readers Book Club

“A fun frolic down Fantasy Lane … out and out funny. The Royal Treatment is a wonderful distraction from a world where there is much too much angst and seriousness.”

~ Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite Awards

“My Favorite author DOES IT AGAIN! This may be the best writing ever from Melanie Summers. This series will make you cry, and LOL! A Must Read!”


~ Kim, Effing Book Club


(But don't worry. I suffer from Fear of Missing Out too, so it's all good.)


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