I specialize in epic fantasy, though I’m also a fan of Stephen King and enjoy the occasional horror novel. Previously, I was an award-winning journalist for several large newspapers and a public information director for a major university. You can purchase my books directly from this site—or on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Apple Books. Please explore this site and then learn more about me and my novels at the following links:

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Do You Believe in Magic?, book 1 of my upcoming middle-grade epic fantasy series titled Dark Circles, is now live. To learn more, subscribe to my free newsletter Jim Melvin’s Realms of Fantasy. Dark Circles is appropriate for readers 13 and older.

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The Death Wizard Chronicles (18 and above)

For a thousand years, none have rivaled the power of Torg, the Death Wizard, as he ruled his people and kept peace on Triken.
Now a new evil has arisen. The sorcerer Invictus is greater even than Torg, and his greed and ambition threaten to engulf the land
in eternal darkness. Torg becomes freedom’s final hope, but first he must die to earn the victory.

Forged in death

Book 1: $0.99

Chained by Fear

Book 2: $2.99

Shadowed by Demons

Book 3: $4.99

Torn by War

Book 4: $4.99

Blinded by Power

Book 5: $4.99

Healed by Hope

Book 6: $4.49

Torg’s First Death

Short story

The Black Fortress

Short story

Rise of the Sun God

Short story


We have a masterful new fantasy writer on the scene ... (Jim) Melvin shows his literary mastery as he weaves elements of potential and transformation.
Ann Allen
The Charlotte Observer
Melvin has constructed his world meticulously, with more than half an eye on the possibility that its epic struggle between Good and Evil might eventually be made into a series of films to rival The Lord of the Rings.
Robin Chambers
author of the Myrddin’s Heir fantasy series
A great read with plenty of twists and turns. Melvin builds an extraordinary world with monsters around each and every corner.
Vincent Morrone
Melvin’s imagination and writing equal that of J.K. Rowling, author of the fantastically popular Harry Potter series.
Karen Hamon Long
The Tampa Tribune
I predict any fantasy lover will adore this epic tale. The world and characters ... all come to vibrant life.
Thersa Matsuura
Jim Melvin is a master writer, and can easily pull you in and have you reading without putting the book down.
Mystic Wolf
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