Melissa grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and various other creatures. After teaching college lit for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing. Wicked Lovely, the first novel, was simultaneously released in the US and UK by HarperCollins in 2007 (with translation rights also sold in twenty-seven countries). It debuted as a NY Times Bestseller. Critical responses both here and abroad have been positive. Ink Exchange, the second novel, released in late April 2008 in North America. Currently, Melissa lives in the DC area, writes full time, and still believes in faeries and ghosts.

Book List in Order:55 titles


  • A loving mama has fun sharing the various animals her growing child resembles, in this delightful companion to Bunny Roo, I Love You.When you touched the water, you squawked and splashed.I thought you''d become a duckling, so I jumped in to play with...


  • Of Maidens & Swords: Story Collection This collection gathers the 2019 & 2020 short stories Summer Bound: A Wicked Lovely Novella, as well as Nameless, The Devil's Due, Knee Deep in the Sea, and Of Roses and Kings....


  • A sultry, twisty thriller set in the shadowy edges of New Orleans' French QuarterAfter receiving a lead from an unlikely source, Juliana, the mortician tasked with the bodies of victims of the 'Carolina Creeper,' the South's most notorious serial kil...


  • A Wicked Lovely ebook prequel. The Summer King has spent eternity romancing women, stealing their mortality as he seeks his missing Summer Queen. When he met Donia, he knew that she would either break his heart or h...


  • The dead don't always stay dead in Claysville . . . and in the afterlife, Death himself can't be trusted.Amity Blue has begun to remember strange impossible events, her ex trying to bite her and people vanishing like mist.  Everyone in town sw...


  • In near-future New Orleans, draugar, again-walkers, are faster and stronger than most humans, but not venomous until they are a century old. Until then, they shamble and bite. Since not everyone wants to see their relatives end up that way, Genevi&eg...


  • After centuries of frolicking as a Summer Girl, Siobhan isn't sure she's ready for her new life. Promoted to Summer Court advisor alongside Tavish, Siobhan suddenly has responsibilities and a chance at romance--until she and Tavish are at odds as the...


  • Melissa Marr's Tor.com Original short story, Of Roses and Kings, is a dark, skewed take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.Alice is now the Red Queen, and her maid must tread the fine line between favor and blame in this strange world. “...






  • RED SEAS collects four tales of folklore at sea--three salty and one sweet. All four stories (plus one poem) can be found in other collections or in magazines.Awakened: A selchie is trapped in an abusive relationship. How far is too far to go for fr...


  • How far would you go to escape fate?In this prequel to the international bestselling WICKED LOVELY series (over a million copies sold), the Faery Courts collide a century before the mortals in Wicked Lovely are born.Thelma Foy, a jeweler with the Sec...


  • A HUNTER'S MEMORY OF WINTER - Annie BelletKa is a hunter for hire. She'll kill anything, for a price. When her latest client wants her to kill a legendary being, she's up for the challenge. But this job will require more than just a bullet... for her...



  • "Stronger Spirits," a short sequel story to Graveminder things in the land of the dead are fracturing, leading to permanent deaths and uncovered secrets. NOTE: This story was also INCLUDED in the 2019 BULLETS FOR THE DEAD collection. This is a standa...



  • Return to the world of Wicked Lovely with an all new Dark Court short story. Set after the end of the series, “Love Hurts” catches up with Irial, Niall, and Leslie—and offers clues about the upcoming Wicked Lovely prequel novel, Col...


  • Return to the world of Wicked Lovely with an all new Dark Court short story. Set after the end of the series, “Love Hurts” catches up with Irial, Niall, and Leslie—and offers clues about the upcoming Wicked Lovely prequel ...


  • Return to the land of the dead with two GRAVEMINDER short stories and bonus materials.In the never-before-published Changing Guards, the former Graveminder Alicia negotiates with Mr D (Death) for replacing the Undertaker. . . but her style of negotia...


  • To save the magical creatures in the Land of Faery, Ivy--eldest daughter of the queen of Faery--must use her wits and her heart.  As the queen's madness grows, the land shifts in dangerous, hostile ways.When Ivy rescued a baby from the Wild ...


  • Forbidden love, stolen money, and hard choices . . .Sasha's made plenty of bad decisions. She doesn't want to ruin the one good thing in her life--her friendship with Adam. She might fantasize about him, but she keeps her fantasies to herself.The Har...


  • A dauntless lass and a hyperactive dragon learn to keep pace with each other as they forge a friendship. Baby Dragon loves to swoop and soar through the kingdom, which can cause quite a stir. But one little girl is up for the challenge of spending...


  • This Fond Madness is a book length collection of fairy tale and fantasy stories. It contains the following previously published stories: "Awakened" (a selchie story), "Guns For the Dead" (a Graveminder story), "Corpse Eater" (a dystopian Norse myth),...


  • In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own lineage and to protect one of their own, no matter what -- or who -- comes between them. Now that Lilyw...


  • Melissa Marr returns to faery in a dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds -- and the people who must thrive there. The combination of ethereal fae powers, tumultuous romance, and a bloodthirsty faery queen will have longtime fans a...


  • "The Maiden Thief" by Melissa Marr is a dark fantasy novelette about a teenager whose town is plagued by the annual disappearances of girls and young women. Her father blames her when one of her sisters is one of the taken.At the Publisher's request...


  • From the bestselling author of Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr, comes Carnival of Secrets, a tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny -- told for the first time alongside the revealing online-only prequel Carnival of L...



  • A warm and tender welcome to the world! In a gorgeous picture book that’s playfully sweet and visually captivating, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr and talented new illustrator Teagan White celebrate the many ways parents make ...


  • Fans of Melissa Marr's tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny will thrill at this revealing 43-page prequel to Carnival of Secrets.This is a captivating glimpse into the world of the Untamed City—before the s...






  • WHEN EVA TILLING wakes up in the hospital, she's confused -- who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? It seems impossible that anyone would have it out for the town darling. Thanks to her family's di...


  • Return to the world of Melissa Marr's bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion. . . . Originally presented as a manga series and now available for the first time as a stand-alone novel, Dese...


  • The best writers of our generation retell classic tales. From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and...


  • Tonight, unlike every other night I have walked on the shore, a man stands on the beach near my hiding place. I hadn't expected anyone to be on the beach at this hour, and I'm not sure what to do about the man who stands watching me with such intensi...


  • The Wasteland is a world beyond our own. It is a rough and ragged landscape under a two-moon sky, inhabited by monsters and creatures that could almost pass for human. Into this alternate world unwitting people are brought, from both past and present...


  • The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one ano...



  • In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly comp...


  • Warriors Kaleb and Aya will stop at nothing to destroy their competition. But when Kaleb finds his fate entwined with that of Mallory, a seventeen-year-old human girl, he can't seem to separate the vicious Carnival contest he's entered from his sudde...


  • Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments, dark and light, by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas, or ma...


  • in Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

    A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire. Sixteen of today's hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, a...


  • in Home Improvement: Undead Edition

    There's nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet or otherwordly portals in the attic. Now, for any homeowner who's ever wondered, "What's that creaking sound?" or fans of "how to" television who'd like a little unreality mixed...


  • in Naked City

    In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today's hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief. In Jim Butcher's "Curses" Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse...


  • Three sips to mind the dead . . . Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each...


  • The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey. Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn...


  • With "Old Habits," Melissa Marr returns to the ravishing world of Faerie with a story set between her bestselling novels Ink Exchang e and Fragile Eternity . Recently anointed king of the Dark Court, Niall struggles to forge a new relationship with...


  • Melissa Marr returns to the ravishing world of Faerie with a story set between her bestselling novels Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity . Recently anointed king of the Dark Court, Niall struggles to forge a new relationship with his subjectsand ...


  • Hunger for nourishment. Hunger for touch. Hunger to belong. Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers. Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assas...


  • Leslie walked away from the Dark Court, determined to reclaim her life and live it on her own termseven if it meant leaving behind the two faeries who love her. She knows Niall and Irial watch over her, and she would give almost anything to keep them...


  • The stakes are rising, and Rika finds it harder to ignore Faerie politics. As a former mortal and now a solitary faery, she has relished the isolation and freedom of the desert. But new players are seeking power, and old allies are imperiled. As tens...






  • in Unbound

    Not all hunters are bound by human laws . . . Revisiting the paranormal realms they've made famous in their wildly popular fiction, New York Times bestselling authors Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson, and Jocelynn Drake -- plus New Y...


  • Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone--but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery qu...


  • The world of Melissa Mar's New York Times bestselling dark fantasy series Wicked Lovely comes to manga! This three-volume series focuses on Rika, a minor character in Wicked Lovely: formerly a mortal, formerly a Winter Girl, and formerly loved by th...


  • in Love Is Hell

    Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it. In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers--Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and ...


  • Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their shadowy power struggles. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves fo...


  • Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty--especially if they learn of her Sight--and wishes she were as blind to their presen...