Melissa De La Cruz - Author

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is a senior fashion editor at hintmag.com. She is the author of several books and has written for many online publications. Originally from New York, she now lives in Pasadena, California.

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Love & War

Love & War

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

A New York Times Bestseller!The thrilling romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler continues in the sizzling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story1781. Albany, New York.As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy . . . even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future--for their fledgling country and for her marriage.Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival--the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city?The battles are just beginning in the sumptuous sequel to Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story.

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe: a feel-good rom-com to fall in love with this Christmas

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe: a feel-good rom-com to fall in love with this Christmas

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

'I absolutely adored this novel; it's the perfect holiday romance!' Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars Darcy Fitzwilliam simply doesn't have time to fall in love. But this Christmas, a kiss under the mistletoe will change everything... As partner at a major New York hedge fund, Darcy's only serious relationship is with her work cellphone. The truth is, she's too busy being successful and making money to have time for Christmas... let alone to allow romance into her life. But this year Darcy is coming home to Pemberley, Ohio, for the holidays. There, she runs into her old neighbour and high-school foe Luke Bennet - the oldest of five wayward brothers. When Darcy's enmity with Luke is re-opened, along with a hefty dollop of sexual chemistry... well, sparks are sure to fly. Can Darcy fall in love - or will her pride, and Luke's prejudice against big-city girls, stand in their way? This sparkling retelling of Pride and Prejudice will warm your heart over the festive season. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan. Read what everyone's saying about Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe 'What a delightful, heart-warming, romantic and feel-good read!' Waterstones reviewer 'The perfect Christmas-time read and the ultimate guilty pleasure!' Netgalley reviewer 'I absolutely adored it; perfect for anyone who loves a good holiday romance!' Goodreads reviewer 'Readers will love this modern updated version of the story. Absolutely superb!' Netgalley reviewer 'The perfect holiday rom-com!' Netgalley reviewer 'For those looking for a feel-good read just in time for the holiday season, this is the book for you!' Netgalley reviewer 'I adored this fun, quirky holiday re-telling...perfect for fans of the original!' Netgalley reviewer 'Hilarious and sweet... a great read' Netgalley reviewer 'A cute story that has all the characters and a twist from the classic' Netgalley reviewer 'A sprightly, entertaining Christmas tale that turns the Austen classic on its head' Netgalley reviewer 'I would recommend this to any Jane Austen fan' Netgalley reviewer

Alex and Eliza

Alex and Eliza

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler - based on the story that inspired the bestselling musical Hamilton. 1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society's biggest events: the Schuylers' grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country's founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters - Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks, and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she'd rather be aiding the colonists' cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington's right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can't believe his luck - as an orphan, and a bastard one at that - to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of the young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. 1777. Albany, New York.   As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society's biggest events: the Schuylers' grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country's founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she'd rather be aiding the colonists' cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington's right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can't believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

Stolen

Stolen

Author: Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

Nat and her drakon are the last of their kindsworn to protect what their enemies seek to controland she's risked her life for their reunion. But fighting for the majestic Blue meant saying goodbye to Wes, breaking both their hearts. Back in New Vegas, citizens are threatened by the resurgence of magic and declare war on all the marked. Wes and his team travel to the extravagant indoor city of El Dorado looking for his sister, but when they are caught on the wrong side of the RSA's strict new laws, Wes is forced to do the unthinkablesurrender and rejoin the military's quest to uncover the magical source, the same land Nat is struggling to protect. Now he and Nat find themselves on opposing sides of a war that could potentially destroy what's left of the world.

Vampires of Manhattan

Vampires of Manhattan

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2014

From the bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End comes a new novel that explores the battle between good and evil, in the city that never sleeps...VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods CovenYou'll devour Melissa de la Cruz's hot new adult novel, in which her Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle. It is ten years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball-and all Blue Blood society will be there. And then, all hell breaks loose....

Witches of East End

Witches of East End

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2013

*Read the novel that inspired the major TV drama Witches of East End, now available on Netflix*'Smart, stylish and just a bit wicked' Deborah Harkness, bestselling author of A Discovery of WitchesFreya, Ingrid and Joanna Beauchamp love their sleepy life in North Hampton. A new engagement, an interesting job, a happy home - life is perfect. Yet these women are harbouring a centuries-old secret: they are powerful witches forbidden to practise magic. But when a young woman turns up dead, it soon becomes clear to the Beauchamp women that it's time to come out of hiding and fight the dark forces that are brewing.Fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, mythology and an unforgettable battle between good and evil, Witches of East End is a deliciously fun and magical read from Melissa de la Cruz, author of the bestselling Blue Bloods series.*Originally published as Witches of the East in the United Kingdom*

Winds of Salem

Winds of Salem

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2013

The basis for the hit Lifetime TV series, Witches of East End! Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, her immortality will be in question. Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt. Moving between past and present, with dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense, Winds of Salem is sure to bewitch fans old and new.

Beach Lane Collection

Beach Lane Collection

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

The Hamptons are hotand Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui are hitting the beach for four sizzling summers in this complete collection of the Beach Lane series.Mara Walters, Eliza Thompson, and Jacqui Velasco first meet as newly hired au pairs for a wealthy family summering in the Hamptons. But babysitting takes a backseat to romance as the girls explore the local nightlife and pursue their dreams of having it all. And though it seems like their summers are golden, theyll have to be carefulbecause sometimes when the sun shines, it scorches. This complete eBook collection of the Beach lane series includes Beach Lane, Skinny-Dipping, Sun-Kissed, and Crazy Hot.The Beach Lane series is created by Alloy Entertainment, producer of bestselling teen and middle grade series including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. Originally published as the Au Pairs series.

Gates of Paradise Number 7 in series

Gates of Paradise Number 7 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2013

Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael, or as they are known in this world, Jack and Mimi Force. Will Bliss and the wolves she has recruited to join her win the battle for the vampires? Is Schuyler prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? Love and vengeance, duty and and loyalty, life and death, are all at odds in the gripping, heartbreaking finale of the Blue Bloods series.

Crazy Hot

Crazy Hot

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2012

It's been a year since the hottest au pairs ever saw the Hamptons, and they're certainly older -- though not necessarily wiser. Or drama-free. Eliza, Jacqui, and Mara thought they'd be spending the summer apart, but when Eliza's new stepmother finds herself in need of some nannying help around the megamansion with the step-monsters, Eliza makes a call...and Jacqui and Mara wind up with two first-class tickets to the Hamptons. After ruling her first year at Parsons, Eliza, the up-and-coming starlet-turned-designer, is opening her own boutique on super posh Main Street. But it's not just Eliza's career that's on the fast track -- her relationship with Jeremy is too. Too bad he's moving too fast for Eliza to keep up. Brazilian beauty Jacqui is trying to be a good, responsible au pair. But it's tough when there's a hot British photographer following you around, telling you to quit your job and become an international supermodel. All she wants is to make enough money to pay for NYU...so what happens when she gets a much bigger offer? After getting fired from her travel-writing job and dumped at the airport by her journalist boyfriend, Mara settles for a summer chasing toddlers once again. There's one benefit to nannying: She'll have plenty of material for the novel she's writing about being an au pair -- and an It Girl -- in the Hamptons. Nothing's going to distract her from the task at hand...except perhaps her old flame, Ryan Perry. Can our three favorite Hamptons girls survive the craziest, hottest summer yet?

Wolf Pact: A Wolf Pact Novel Number 1 in series

Wolf Pact: A Wolf Pact Novel Number 1 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2012

Once enslaved in the darkest pits of the underworld, Lawson and his pack were destined to become Hounds of Hell. Escaping to Earth bought them a little time, but their old masters soon catch up with them and take away the one thing Lawson is desperate to keep hold of - the girl he loves. Now, Lawson needs to hunt the beasts he was running from if there's any chance of seeing her again. When Bliss, a mysterious ex-vampire, turns up on her own search for the Hounds it seems she might hold information that will help. But will she be able to trust this insolent, dangerously good-looking boy when she knows that he has a wolf's soul?

Serpent's Kiss Number 2 in series

Serpent's Kiss Number 2 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2012

*The second book in the series that inspired the major Netflix TV drama Witches of East End* 'Smart, stylish and just a bit wicked' Deborah Harkness, bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches Everything ought to be perfect in the magical Long Island town of North Hampton now that Freya Beauchamp's twin brother, Freddie, is back. But their mother, Joanna, has always favoured son Freddie, and his assertion-that Freya's fiance Killian Gardiner (Baldur) was the one who set up his downfall-threatens to fracture the delicate family dynamics as the Beauchamps are forced to take sides against each other. Freddie spends his days either on the couch sleeping, or sleeping around. When their father Norman helps him find a job on a fishing vessel, Freddie's uncontrollable magic causes mayhem aboard the ship and lands him in even more hot water. Level-headed sister Ingrid attempts to maintain the peace between the warring twins, but she has problems of her own: her human boyfriend, detective Matt Noble, becomes entangled in a complicated investigation, and when the magical creatures at the heart of it come to Ingrid for help, she has to choose between helping her kind and staying loyal to her love. Freya and Killian plan their wedding only to discover an ancient rivalry that could keep them apart for ever. Things come to a head when the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment is finally revealed, but it may be too late to staunch the poison that's been released in the family and the town.

Serpent's Kiss

Serpent's Kiss

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2012

The basis for the hit Lifetime TV series, Witches of East End! The intriguing Beauchamp family, introduced in the New York Times bestselling Witches of East End, returns in Serpent's Kiss, with dizzying plot twists and spellbinding magic. Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the-map coastal town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down.It all begins when Freya's twin, Freddie, suddenly returns, professing innocence on a long-ago crime and blaming Freya's fianc . Torn between brother and lover, Freya doesn't know who to trust. And, for the first time, Ingrid is in love with a charming detective. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna--but does it mean to bring harm or help?As the witches pull together to discover the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most? Keep reading--check out WINDS OF SALEM: Book 3 - Witches of East End.

Diary of the White Witch

Diary of the White Witch

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2012

The exciting prequel to the Witches of East End series from Blue Bloods author, Melissa de la Cruz.

Lost In Time Number 6 in series

Lost In Time Number 6 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Schuyler's hunt for the Gates is becoming more intense as the vampire world is beginning to show cracks. The New York Coven's ancient lore and the desires of young vampires keep coming into dangerous conflict that could have repercussions worldwide.The course of forbidden love never did run smooth...

Witches Of The East Number 1 in series

Witches Of The East Number 1 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2011

*Read the novel that inspired the major TV drama Witches of East End, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum*Freya, Ingrid and Joanna Beauchamp love their sleepy life in the East Hamptons. A new engagement, promotion at work, a happy home - it's all going perfectly. And, to top it off, no one's come close to discovering the secret of what they can really do in hundreds of years.But throw a few accidental love potions in the mix the Beauchamp girls are going to need more than a broomstick to clean up this mess. . .

Witches of East End

Witches of East End

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2011

From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache. For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

Bloody Valentine Blue Bloods

Bloody Valentine Blue Bloods

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged. . .Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But all too often the only thing that eludes their grasp is love.So when two young lovers are kept a part by a centuries old decree, they'll be forced to learn that, in matters of the heart, not even immortals have total control. . . or do they?

Misguided Angel Number 5 in series

Misguided Angel Number 5 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2010

After inheriting the complicated Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence with Jack, risking both of their lives for love. The two of them embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the remaining five gates that guard Earth from Lucifer, Prince of Hell and lord of the Silver Bloods.As the Blue Blood coven weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads-and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.

Keys To The Repository Blue Bloods

Keys To The Repository Blue Bloods

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2010

Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Exams. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about the beautiful and powerful Blue Bloods. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, lies a wealth of revealing short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters about the vampire elite dating back through time. Won't you come inside?

The Van Alen Legacy Number 4 in series

The Van Alen Legacy Number 4 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.Young, fabulous and fanged, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth instalment of the Blue Bloods series.

Revelations Number 3 in series

Revelations Number 3 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

For the Young, Fabulous and Fanged. . .All is never what it seems. Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.But when an ancient place of power is threatened in Rio de Janeiro, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom.Romance, glamour and vampire lore collide in the highly anticipated third book in best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series.

Masquerade Number 2 in series

Masquerade Number 2 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2010

Preparations are under way for the ball of the century. But as any true Blue Blood knows, it's the after-party that counts. And the cunning Mimi Force is getting ready to make sure her masquerade ball is the place to be for the Young, Fabulous and Fanged. But Schuyler Van Alen has more on her mind than fancy dresses, even if her crush Jack Force, is sure to make an appearance. She's getting closer to finding out what's been preying on the young vamps - and discovering the deadly secrets hiding under the masks. . . Rich with glamour, attitude and vampire lore, this second instalment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.

Blue Bloods Number 1 in series

Blue Bloods Number 1 in series

Author: Melissa De La Cruz Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2010

They're Young, Fabulous and Fanged. . .And they rule Manhattan from the trendy uptown clubs to the downtown boutiques. Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Van Alen has never quite fit in at her exclusive prep school - she's more of a vintage than a Versace girl - but all that's about to change. . .Because Schuyler has just found out she's a Blue Blood. The Blue Bloods are the city's glamorous - and secret - vampire elite. They're young, beautiful and powerful. But now they're being murdered. And Schuyler must find out who - or what - is behind it before she's next.

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