TRADE THE DAY Featured Author: Melissa MacGregor

By - July 31, 2013

On August 23, starting at midnight, I will be hosting a special event called Trade the Day: Spotlight on Team Alaina. During this twenty-four hour blog-a-thon, proceeds from sales of my new book, The Trade, made on my publisher's website at will go to benefit Team Alaina for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. This week, I began to feature our guest authors, and for the next 17 weekdays leading up to the big event, I will continue to introduce you to two of the day's scheduled special guests, some which will be guest blogging, some who will be hosting giveaways of autographed books and other goodies, and some who will be doing both!  Get to know this fantastic group of people right here, and come back on August 23 to join us for a day of 24 hours, 23 guest authors, and 1 goal...a cure.

Our next featured author is:



Melissa Macgregor was born in Dallas, and traveled the world as a Navy brat.  Much of her childhood was spent in Scotland, where she fell in love with all things Edinburgh.  Upon her return to Texas, she wrote a weekly article for her hometown's paper, serializing the happenings within her high school.  A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Melissa majored in English and History, with a minor in Sociology.
She attended law school long enough to realize that writing was her true passion.  She has a deep love of History, a sick addiction to research, and an undying appreciation of sports.  Her heart is divided between a small town near Dallas (and the 100-year old farmhouse inherited from her grandparents), and an even smaller village at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, both of which always welcome her home.

Melissa is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and The Clandestine Cake Club (Forth Valley).


The captivating debut novel in a steampunk mystery series featuring a physician’s assistant who is particularly adept with cases of murder.   

The year is 1827, and Alistair Purefoy, a young physician’s assistant, moves to Edinburgh to take a position with one Dr. Hyde. His colleagues call him a monster, while Hyde himself claims to have invented a Steambox that harnesses the human soul. Undaunted by these peculiarities, Alistair proves his mettle with the infamous Doctor, but he soon finds himself occupied outside the Operating Theatre as well… 
When someone in his rooming house is murdered, Alistair is unnerved by the lack of interest from the police. He begins to investigate on his own, discovering a string of gruesome murders that appear to be connected, not only to each other, but also to him. Now Alistair can use all the help he can get, and with the aid of a secret society known as The Merry Gentlemen, he’s about to uncover a deadly experiment more monstrous than anything of Dr. Hyde’s imagining. 


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Click Here to Buy The Curious Steambox Affair on Amazon now!

Be sure to come back August 23 for your chance to win an e-book copy of Melissa MacGregor's The Curious Steambox Affair--five copies will be given away during the FOUR HOURS OF FRIGHT segment of TRADE THE DAY (between 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)!


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