Melina was born in New Jersey and lived there her whole life, except for four years at college. During her career as a teacher, she enjoyed traveling whenever possible on vacation and found it interesting dealing with people from various countries and cultures.
History has always been a passion and, long before Devour–her first paranormal romance that was published in 2007,–she wrote two historical novels under a different name. European history in particular has been a favorite, especially Russian and Roman.
One of her favorite pastimes is walking, and she also enjoys movies, the opera and the theatre. Italian food is a big favorite, too.