Exclusive Excerpt: Queen of Iron and Blood by Melissa Wright ~ Young Adult

Posted on by


Her fingers tightened around the M4 at the memory. She’d never shot a man before, but her mother and father had shown her how it was done. She had hit a target enough to know she’d aimed correctly. But the bullet had missed. Hunter, that being from a hole in the sky, had curved its trajectory around him. Her gun was useless, she knew it, and yet Hannah stood in this darkened room and gripped it like it was the end of the world. Because it was the end of the world.

“Tell me again,” her captain said beside her. Hannah relaxed her fingers around the stock of her weapon, chagrined she’d let him see her agitated. “Talk it through,” he told her. “Don’t let it be fear.”

Hannah gritted her teeth, but she knew he was right. It would paralyze her if she let it. The first event, the Breach, Hannah had been too shocked to understand. And she’d had her family, a full support system and the safety of their home. But this time, when the monsters had returned, Hannah had been alone. And she’d been closer to the Resurgence. She’d been at ground zero. “The sky opened,” she said, stopping when another bird hit the glass.

She realized she’d been waiting for it to happen, holding each breath. She sighed. “It was a soundless blast of air, a buzzing over our skin, and then the boom.” She hadn’t told them all of it. She hadn’t told them about the creature. 


Queen of Iron and Blood

(Shattered Realms #2)

By Melissa Wright

YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi

ebook, 148 Pages

August 20th 2018

The storm was only the beginning…

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal. He hadn’t counted on being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s trapped in a world to which he can never truly belong.

Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a dangerous battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect.

And the clock is ticking.

Amazon KindlePaperbackBarnes & NobleKoboiBooks


King of Ash and Bone

(Shattered Realms #1)

By Melissa Wright

YA, NA Urban Fantasy, SciFi

Paperback & ebook, 216 Pages

February 2nd 2015

When flying monsters break through the veil into her world, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother has been taken, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge. After discovering the breach the creatures used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost. 

When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn’t know is that this stranger isn’t the helpless boy he appears to be. He’s one of the monsters. And he’s got plans of his own.

Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.

Grab an ebook of the first book in the series for FREE!

AmazonBarnes & NobleKoboiBooks


Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and Shattered Realms Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.



1 winner will receive an awesome prize pack with “survival” gear: print copies of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright, plus Be Your Own Hero bracelet, lip balm, compass, playing cards, emergency blanket, and other fun stuff 
US only
Ends August 29th

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour HERE


Daily or Weekly Mail


Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Melissa Wright
August 28, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks so much for sharing, Angela!

Jana Leah
Jana Leah
August 27, 2018 7:29 pm

This sounds like my kind of series.

Steph y
Steph y
August 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Thanks for the introduction to this series.

Natasha Areena
Natasha Areena
August 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Based on the cover, excerpt, I would love to read this book!

August 22, 2018 7:16 pm

What a fascinating book! Great excerpt and cover.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
August 22, 2018 4:58 pm

Great excerpt and giveaway!! Love the cover!! Shared on all my socials!!

Lacey Waters
Lacey Waters
August 22, 2018 10:46 am

that cover is just perfect, exactly how i would imagine them

Ellen Levickis
Ellen Levickis
August 22, 2018 8:50 am

Sounds like a great series and I love the covers

Sophia Rose
August 22, 2018 8:45 am

New to me book and series that does sound like one I’d enjoy. Thanks for the intro.

Rita Wray
Rita Wray
August 22, 2018 8:21 am

Sounds like a good book.

Danielle Hammelef
Danielle Hammelef
August 22, 2018 7:54 am

The cover is powerful and I can feel the heat! This synopsis promises action, suspense, and secrets and possible deception, so it will be exciting to read this book.

August 22, 2018 4:22 am

I need to take a closer look at book 1