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Valentine’s Day

Just a couple days away and we once more celebrate the day of love. I’m not feeling it so much this year as this year I find myself back in the single scene, but I don’t want to get into that. Instead, I’m trying to move forward and have chosen to turn a negative into a positive. I want to urge all who read this to check out my book ‘Jason Of The Valley’ for this special day. At its core, it is a love story and while it may not be the next ‘Gone With The Wind’ I think it’s a fairly adept modern take on relationships and dating, sprinkled with a healthy dose of sex and lust. It’s available both in print and digitally and if you like the first book, there are more volumes to read as well.

The characters aren’t like so many characters in other books of this nature. They aren’t perfect. They are flawed, real people who deal with the ups and downs of dating as most people would. They fall and seek the strength to get back up.

Celebrate this year with a little gift for yourself.

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Kansas Bill Allowing Refusal Of Service to Gay Couples Moves Forward

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook along with a message that put the whole thing in perspective. We are all on this planet together and our society should be moving forward, but nonsense like this keeps dragging us backward. This bill is nothing more than an excuse for narrow minded bigots to discriminate at will. Why is it, in this day and age, so impossible to come together and accept one another? Why do people put up such barriers? I mean, if you want to refuse service to someone, get one of those signs that says you reserve that right. This was done so that the discriminators could stare their victims in the eye and say up front that it’s because they are gay. Maybe next they’ll push a bill like this allowing to discriminate against certain races. Where does this madness end?

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Correction appended, Feb. 11

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles. The measure passed an initial vote in the house by a significant margin, 72 votes to 42 votes. In a final vote on Wednesday, the bill succeeded 72 votes to 49 votes and will now be considered by the Republican-controlled state senate.

State lawmakers engaged in heated debate over House Bill 2453, which would allow hotels, restaurants and stores in the state to refuse to serve gay couples if “it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill would also allow government clerks to refuse to sign same-sex marriage licenses without threat of a lawsuit.

If a government employee chooses to refuse service, the bill states that the government must attempt to provide another employee to “promptly” provide…

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New Books

New Book: Demon Hunters: Love & Fire

http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Hunters-Love-Fire-Volume/dp/1495280713/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391578692&sr=8-2&keywords=Jason+K+Melby

ISBN:978-1495280719

First order of business, my new book, the fourth Demon Hunters book is out now. I was hoping to wait until Valentine’s Day to release it, but I just got a little impatient. I wanted to at least get it out during the ‘month of love’ because this one really is something of a love story. The story takes place six months after the events of the second book. I recap enough of the big points so you don’t have to read the second book, but I would highly advise you to do so, if you enjoy a good story. This story focuses on Jake’s personal relationships and I really don’t know how much I can say without giving away too much. Here are a few points. The angels of death and life and their forbidden love. French zombies. Possessed townsfolk and movie going monsters. Just a drop in the bucket in this newest volume of the Demon Hunters saga. Buy. Read. Tell your friends! (Really. Not kidding. Tell people about this.)

But the big news right now is the new book I’m putting together. It is part of the Demon Hunters saga, but not really. It’s a branch of the Demon Hunters tree. In this new book, I explore the age of enchantment and spin a tale that incorporates magic and mystery in a totally new way. This story hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn’t believe I never thought of this before, but I’m glad I finally did. The elements came together so naturally, as though they were meant to be brought together. I want to tell you all about it, but I don’t because  this idea is SOOOOO good I don’t want to spoil it. I don’t even know if I can safely tease this. It’s just so great, I think it could be the one. This could be the idea that breaks through and it’s all mine! I can say that I am very near finishing the first draft and it’s feeling really good. I can’t predict when this will be released, but it’s looking like before March is a good guess. I will keep you tuned in to that, but in the mean time, head on over to Amazon, pop ‘Jason K. Melby’ in the search window and buy those books!

BTW, If anyone out there is or knows an agent of the literary variety, clue them in on me. Honestly I don’t like begging like this, but being in the position I’m in right now, I don’t have a lot of choice. I need to get known and I need it to happen fast. Help a guy out, okay? Pay it forward. I’ll be your bff. Swear!