Vampires, the Feds, and Melissa F. Olson Publishing is delighted to welcome Melissa F. Olson to the family!

Best known for her Scarlett Bernard series of urban fantasies, Melissa has written a short novel for that plays to all her strengths—genuinely vicious vampires, frantic action sequences and brilliantly-drawn characters.

Nightshades is a Chicago-based FBI procedural. Children are going missing at a worrying rate, and Agents are being routinely slaughtered; the recently-outed vampire community are under suspicion. The new Special Agent in charge of the investigation has put his reputation—and his life—on the line. He’s going to need some unlikely allies to get to the truth and find the kids, before it’s too late.

Melissa F. Olson had this to say:

“I have so much respect and admiration for the writers, editors, and artists who make up the family, and I’m elated to be joining their ranks. Easiest decision of my career.”

Senior Editor Lee Harris said:

“I’m thrilled that Melissa has chosen to join us at Publishing. Nightshades has some truly visceral action, and a a great storyline. Melissa is truly an author to watch.”

Nightshades will be published in the summer of 2016. You can find Melissa at


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