EskieMama Reads was started by Melissa in January 2016. Melissa is an avid reader and wanted to get the word out on the books she loved and EskieMama Reads was born. After a few months she was swamped with books to review she asked a friend she meet in a reading group if she would be interested in reading ARCs EskieMama Reads was receiving & reviewing Jara jumped on the offer.
In June 2016 EskieMama Reads started a weekly feature EskieMama Reads Spotlight on Saturday. The idea came to Melissa of a way to help the indie authors, who have barely any budget to promote their work she would help them spread the word about their books she set up a spotlight to help them out. Request came flooding in for spotlights from children’s books to fantasy from romance to non-fiction the spotlights were booked until end of December, she was turning authors away due to the late date they would get their spotlights. After a lot of thought Melissa decided she needed to expand the spotlights to more that one day a week with the overwhelming request. In August of 2016 EskieMama Reads started the Midweek Spotlight for romance only and the Sunday Spotlight for any genre, along with the Saturday Spotlight any genre