Thursday, April 16, 2015

New release give-away. Win a MINI IPAD!

Come join in the fun when New York Times bestselling author Linda S Prather and I release our brand new thrillers BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT and DUBIOUS JUSTICE on April 17th at a special FACEBOOK EVENT.

We'll be giving away a prize every hour for a full ten hours. The prizes will consist of signed paperback copies from both authors, gift vouchers and other surprise gifts.

There will also be a SUPER Rafflecopter going on in which we'll be giving away a Mini iPad.

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It's lovely to be featured on James Moushon's fine blog too. James's blog.

Signed copies available from Linda are:

And I'll be offering a few signed copies from the Justice series:


Monday, April 6, 2015

Review of Linda S Prather's latest legal thriller.

I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Linda S Prather's new legal thriller, Beyond A Reasonable Doubt which is available on pre-order now and due for release on April 17th. Not long now!

I believe I have to be Linda's number one fan, to me her writing is seamless and flows wonderfully. Her ability to involve the reader in her stories is second to none. 

After reading Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - the first book in a new series of legal thrillers starring Assistant DA Jenna James - I have to say this is Linda's best book yet. 

Jenna is a kick-ass Assistant DA caught up with a corrupt family headed up by of all people a former judge. Jenna gets entangled in a messy family web of deceit in which an innocent member of the family has been imprisoned for twenty-five years. When a member of the young man's family is killed in an accident, he is released from prison into Jenna's custody to attend the funeral, and that's where this fast-paced, non-stop thriller really begins.

You'll love all the twists and turns and the convincing characters, both good and bad, in this compelling, taut thriller. 

Can't wait for the second book in the series which I believe is being written now. 

Pre-order links: Amazon UK and Amazon US

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Release - Rough Justice only 99c/99p

The tenth Justice book is now available for a limited time at only 99c/99p from the following ebook retailers.

Here's what to expect from this exciting addition to the bestselling and award-winning series.

After two detectives are suspended, the Met is forced to return to all the cases the partners investigated. The cold case of a missing university student, Noelle Chesterfield lands on DS Lorne Warner's desk.

Because Noelle was working her way through school as a pole dancer, Lorne and her partner DI Katy Foster find themselves with plenty of suspects on their radar. However, when the leads run dry, they call in the services of an unusual ally to find the missing student and give her devastated family some peace.

Amazon UK   Amazon US    Google Play    Barnes and Noble   KOBO  iTunes

For those of you who haven't read Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice or Ultimate Justice yet here's your chance to buy this box set for a one time only offer of 99c/99p from the following ebook retailers.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mortal Crimes 2 now launched for only 99c.

Great news for the Holiday season

Great news folks, just in time for the Holiday season, I've joined up with the same authors from the successful Mortal Crimes box set to offer Mortal Crimes 2. It's a mixture of bestselling mysteries and thrillers from NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

Back again with even more adrenaline-filled suspense!

7 complete novels -- each a stand-alone read, many from bestselling series -- by some of the most popular thriller writers today.

** Over 300 5-star reviews for the individual books **

  • IMPROPER INFLUENCE (Sasha McCandless Series) - Melissa F Miller
  • THE DEVIL'S CAULDRON (Devil's Deep Series) - Michael Wallace
  • ULTIMATE JUSTICE (The Justice Series) - M A Comley
  • DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (Laura Cardinal Series) - J Carson Black
  • NIGHT GAME (The Night Series) - Carol Davis Luce
  • POE (Alexandra Poe Series) - Brett Battles & Robert Gregory Browne
  • SECTOR C - Phoenix Sullivan

If you missed MORTAL CRIMES 1, it'll be available through the holidays. After that the bundle will be gone for good!

IMPROPER INFLUENCE (Sasha McCandless Series) - Melissa F Miller
Sasha McCandless and fiance Connelly follow a trail of corruption to political influencers, backroom deals, and the biggest law firm in Pittsburgh when investigating the interconnected deaths of several young women.

THE DEVIL'S CAULDRON (Devil's Deep Series) - Michael Wallace
Paralyzed and locked in, Meggie can't tell anyone what really happened the night of her accident seven years earlier. Now, for the first time, there's hope for a cure -- and there are those who will do anything to keep it from her...

ULTIMATE JUSTICE (The Justice Series) - M A Comley
A shocking cover-up, a family trauma, an old wound reopened -- P.I. Lorne Simpkins navigates a minefield of danger as she takes on a grisly case of human trafficking that may well end up with her locked in a cage herself.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (Laura Cardinal Series) - J Carson Black
The murder of two newlyweds leads Laura Cardinal to the dark side of love when she discovers ties to an underground organization that plunge her into a high-stakes conspiracy deep in the Mojave -- where there are no second chances.

NIGHT GAME (The Night Series) - Carol Davis Luce
When the King's Club resort casino becomes the hunting ground for a shadowy killer, owner Jay King places his bets on PI Kasey Atwood's talents, instigating a game of passion and revenge that puts Kasey's heart -- and her life -- at risk.

POE (Alexandra Poe Series) - Brett Battles & Robert Gregory Browne
Desperate to locate her father -- who's been disgraced and accused of treason -- Alexandra agrees to run point on a dicey mission to acquire a fugitive that will take her behind the walls of a brutal and dangerous women's prison.

SECTOR C - Phoenix Sullivan
The search for Patient Zero in a cross-species outbreak leads CDC analyst Mike Shafer and veterinarian Donna Bailey to a shocking discovery at a big-game compound in North Dakota whose owner will kill to keep the secret of Sector C.

Purchase your copy for an incredible 99c/77p at the following e-retailers.


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And this month's winner of a signed paperback copy of FOUL JUSTICE is Tommy Lord. Please email me at melanie.comley@wanadoo DOT fr to claim your prize. 

Look out for news about the release of ROUGH JUSTICE book 10 in the bestselling series due out in January 2015. Until then MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Free book, new release and winner announcement!

Hi, lovely people, to celebrate my four year anniversary as a published author, I've just released a new novella in the Justice series and I'm giving it away FREE as a thank you for all your support throughout this incredible journey. Pick up your FREE copy of BLIND JUSTICE now. 
I'm also here to tell you about a new release FOREVER WATCHING YOU in a brand new thriller series. Welcome to D I Miranda Carr and the gang, I assure you, this young lady is going to give Lorne a serious run for her money in the popularity stakes. The first book in this exciting new series is on offer for only 99c/77p for a limited time only.
And finally, this month's winner of a signed paperback copy of FOUL JUSTICE is ALAN BALLANTYNE. Congratulations Alan, be sure to send your postal address to melanie DOT comley AT and I'll send it off to you right away.

There'll be another winner announced next month folks and news of yet another stunning thriller box set. Until then, stay safe and well and most of all thank you for your continued support.


Here's the first book in the D I Miranda Carr series which is a police procedural along the lines of my bestselling Justice series. 

Available at the following e-book retailers for only 99c/77p for the first few days.

Amazon UK
Amazon US
B & N
Google Play

Here are the links for you to grab your FREE copy of this novella, which is the prequel to Cruel Justice and includes a surprise return of a much loved character.

 Amazon US
 Amazon UK 
 Google Play
 B & N

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FREE new release in the Justice series. Blind Justice.

Hi lovely people, to celebrate my four year anniversary of being a published author, I've just released a new novella in the Justice series and I'm giving it away FREE as a thank you for all your support throughout this incredible journey. Pick up your FREE copy of BLIND JUSTICE now on the following sites. It's the prequel to the bestselling CRUEL JUSTICE.

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The reviews are coming in already:

Format:Kindle Edition
I have read and loved every one of the Justice books. This short story takes us right back to the start of the series. And I have to say it felt a little odd to start with, but was great being reminded of Characters that you forget about as the series has progressed.
In this book Lorne Simpkins is working along side her Partner Pete Childs. A woman's body has turned up, and Lorne and Pete are on the case, trying to discover who has killed her and why. The evidence is building up, and seems to be pointing to an ex boyfriend. Can Lorne and Pete discover if it was him or not and get to the bottom of this Murder case.
I'm always worried with Novella's that reviewing it will give to much away, so I have kept it brief.
What I will say is for those of you that have enjoyed the Justice series, I think you will love this Novella.

Format:Kindle Edition
This novella was so much fun to read. It was a true throwback as it goes back to the beginning of the series. It took a bit to get back into the past for me but having Lorne as DI and Pete as her DS was a real treat to read again. It reminded me how much I miss the back and forth banter of these two, going on more like siblings than partners. This little book starts out with a murder and soon Lorne and Pete are looking into the woman's past to try and hunt down who could have done this to her. I won't say much more than that as I don't want to give anything away, but this again is right in line with Comley's other Justice books- too good to put down and because it's a novella, it is over much too fast. Pick it up for some great entertainment and a nice throwback to the pairing of Lorne and Pete.

5.0 out of 5 stars short story 15 Oct 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Mel Comley. Short story.
Blind Justice.
The only problem with this book is that you will read it so fast. The book features DI Lorne Simpkins and her partner DS Pete Child's they have been put on the case of a murdered lady, it's terrific following the case from start to finish, you will love this book.
5 stars.

Format:Kindle Edition
Mel Comley's latest addition to her popular 'Justice' series, is a short novella that takes us back in time to when Lorne Simpkins was still married to Tom and was still an Inspector working with her Kit-Kat-fanatic partner Sergeant Pete Childs. It was really nice to have Pete Childs back on the scene.

The decomposed body of a young woman is found in a wooded area. Lorne and Pete are called to the scene but there Lorne stumbles on her first hurdle - the ever arrogant French pathologist Jacques Arnaud who as usual is very reluctant to let Lorne in on any details.

The dead woman is then identified as Jenny Bartlett. She has been murdered. Though all arrows immediately point to the victim's ex boyfriend, Simon, a hunch tells Lorne that he is innocent. But could the Inspector's unmistakable gut feelings be wrong this time?

This was a quick, enjoyable read that kept me intrigued till the very end to find out how the murder is solved. Recommended!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New release - A subject that is often pushed under the carpet-based on a true story!

Evil In Disguise.

Be warned - This book will not appeal to all of you. It covers the disturbing topic of mental and physical abuse which takes place during a thirty year marriage. It is based on a fan's true story. If you want to grab it for 99c/77p, do it within the next few days, guys.

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Did you know?

It is a harsh reality in today’s society that domestic violence is so prevalent. Don’t take my word for it here are the worldwide statistics.

Every nine seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women - more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

Based on reports from ten countries between 55% and 95% of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organisations, shelters or police for help. 

Read one lady's true account of the horrors that goes on behind closed doors in EVIL IN DISGUISE.  
Drop by my author Facebook page for the chance to win a signed copy of FOUL JUSTICE. Here 

The first reviews are in: this one is from the lady who was the inspiration behind this touching story.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sent Chills Down My Spine September 18, 2014

I was given a advance free copy of this book but I will give you my honest opinion.

This story is about domestic violence and how it can leave a person venerable—leaving a person susceptible to becoming easy prey. Predators and scam artist are usually successful in their endeavor because they usually pick a person who is emotionally fragile and in desperate need of emotional support and understanding. A con artist will say anything that he/she feels is what the victim wants to hear—even though this is not how they truly feel.

And this is how Jenny became prey. First she was prey to her abusive husband and later to a scam artist. She suffered many years of abuse before it all came to an end. I won't tell you how the abuse ended because I don't want to spoil it for you. You will need to read about the kind of abuse she suffered for years to understand exactly why she felt as she did when all the abuse finally ended.

Unless someone has suffered abuse at the hands of another it is hard for them to understand why women put up with it—especially if it has gone on for years. There are many reasons why women put up with it. For some it may be because of promised threats made toward the victim's family. Economic reasons and lack of education is some times a reason for staying in an abusive relationship. The woman may lack an education and can't work to make enough money to support herself and her children. And fear is also a big factor of why women stay with their abusive husbands. In the US more women are killed by their husbands or boyfriends than by a stranger. Most of these women who were killed was because they sought help from the law for protection. The law can not protect these women 24 hours a day, and after all, a restraining order is just a piece of paper. If an abusive partner wants revenge no law can protect the woman. Abuse is all about control—and that is why these abusers seek revenge because they have lost control over the victim when she left him. I know this to be true because a dear friend and co-worker of mine was killed by her husband because she left her abusive husband and had a restraining order taken out against him. He found her and killed her in front of their 3 kids. So please don't say, "she must like it or she would leave him"—you don't know or understand why she couldn't leave—don't judge her!! Pass judgment on the abuser!

While reading Jenny's story I got chills when the inmate, who she later got involved with, went to court and testified in his own behalf. Word for word that you read in this book is exactly what in real life he really did say in court. I know because I read the newspaper accounting of the actual trail. So know as you are reading this book that it really was based on actual events. The names and locations in this story are about the only thing that was changed—in order to protect the innocent. So if you like true stories that are written as if it were fiction, then this is the book for you. I hope this book opens the eyes of people who don't understand abuse and make them realize how much it does go on—and a lot of times behind closed doors.

The following is some facts that you might not know:
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States.
The American Medical Association estimates that their male partners assault 2 million American women each year.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 95% of the victims of domestic violence are women.
A woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the United States. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Report to the nation on Crime and Justice. The Data. Washington DC Office of Justice Program, US Dept. of Justice. Oct 1983)
35% of all emergency room calls are a result of domestic violence.
Of those who abuse their partner, well over 65% also physically and/or sexually abuse the children.
Each day .....4 women die as a result of abuse.
Each day .....3 children die as a result of abuse.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that 32% of female homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States 1999.2000)
Anywhere from 1-3 million women are battered each year by their intimate partner. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence. Washington DC, 2000.)
In the United States, a woman is more likely to be assaulted, raped, or killed by an intimate partner than by any other type of assailant. (ibid.)

You can find the rest of the facts here:

and the second one:

5.0 out of 5 stars One woman's frightening ordeal September 17, 2014
"Her clothes not only covered her modesty, they also hid the bruises from his beatings."

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is the central theme in Mel Comley's latest book 'Evil in Disguise'. This psychological thriller is quite different in style from her famous 'Justice' series ones. Some may find this book somewhat hard to read as it's a real, terrifying account of a woman who suffers terribly at the hands of her abusive husband.

"... behind our locked bedroom door, that's where his true darker side emerged."

To a total stranger and even to her three children, Jenny Slater seems to be living an ideal, happy, married life with her husband Bill who adores her ... but nothing can be further from the truth. Behind closed doors, Jenny is living a horrible nightmare. At home she is subjected to continuous beating and sexual violence. She is treated worse than a slave and finds herself trapped in a domestic violent situation through isolation, insufficient financial resources, fear and shame.

Will Jenny ever manage to get out of her desperate situation?

One day, Jenny receives a letter from the States, but this time it isn't from her pen pal Helen, it's from a complete stranger. Who is this person? How does this person even know of Jenny's existence? Should she believe the words in the letter? Or is it just a scam, someone just trying to further abuse her fragile state? Should she just ignore the letter?

... Or reply? But is she jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire in doing so?

Sadly, many domestic violence cases go unnoticed as the victims are afraid to report to and to seek help from the authorities. It's unnerving to think that without no one knowing, a relative, friend or work colleague with whom we interact in our daily lives, might be subjected to such an atrocity behind closed doors.

Through this thriller Mel Comley does a great job in giving voice not only to domestic abuse victims, but also to scam victims. Many people are unknowingly falling victims to fraudulent schemes performed by dishonest individuals, groups, or companies.

Knowing that this book is based on a true story, as I was reading, I felt as though someone was literally squeezing my throat. It's shocking even to imagine what this woman went through.

I highly recommend 'Evil in Disguise' as it has certainly provided me with some interesting food for thought ... Hats off to Mel Comley!!