Up Close & Personal With Author Michelle Dare!

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I’ve told you all about Michelle Dare’s latest release, Where I End, now it’s time to get personal with the author herself. She joins us today to show us a piece of her process and lay her guts on the page.


Michelle, thanks so much for letting me pick your brain! I won’t ask too many hard questions. Well, I’ll try. Okay, so I’m going for the throat! Hehe. This is Guts On The Page, after all! So let’s jump right in.

 

1.) Why do you write?

Because I love it and if I don’t, my characters will drive me crazy.

~Yeah, I know that feeling!

 

2.) What do you want people to take away from your books, first the fantasy, then the new adult?

I want them to be able to escape reality for a little bit and live in another world in my fantasy books. To feel what it’s like flying on the back of a dragon or being able to use magic. With my new adult books, I want to pull on the reader’s heartstrings and show them that even in the darkest hour love can survive.

~I hear you. And it’s great when you can combine all that in one genre.

 

3.) Where is your favorite place in the world? Favorite place to write? I love the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I would live there if I could. I don’t have a favorite place to write. It’s more of where I can keep an eye on the kids and dog while working.

~Ah, a chick after my own heart. Love that Salt Life on the beach!

 

4.) Do you listen to music when you write? If so, do you have playlists for your books? If not, what kind of music do you like to listen to?

No. If I do, I end up singing and dancing in my seat instead of writing. I listen to a little bit of everything.

~Yeah, when a song hits you just right, sometimes you just have to move!

 

5.) What or who was your inspiration for writing Where I End and Where I Am?

Cy from Where I End came to me in a dream and once he started talking, he didn’t stop until his story was told. After readers read Where I End they started asking for Parker’s story. Once he popped into my head, he never left. He’s such a different character from Cy but they each have powerful stories to tell.

~And we love them both! You tell their stories so well.

 

6.) And now a really tough question, which one do you love the most, Parker or Cy? Why?  Bwahaha!

*Gasp* I don’t think I could pick a favorite. I love them equally. But I will say, even after Parker’s story was told, he never left my head. He talks to my other characters and jokes with them. He’s a lot of fun.

~He does seem like the type to have plenty to say.

 

7.) What drink do you have to have with you when you’re writing?

I don’t drink and normally don’t even have water near me. But I usually have a snack like chips or something.

 

8.) Do you prefer writing love scenes or fight scenes and why?

I enjoy writing fight scenes. The ones where the characters are arguing because they are packed full of emotion and I love writing down what’s going through their heads. The passion, the love, the hatred, whatever it is, the emotions are strong.

~Same here. A good fight runs the emotional gamut!

 

9.) Other than the people and fur babies in your life, what is one thing you cannot live without?

Lots! My SUV, phone, Kindle. Oh and chocolate! I have an obsession with Hershey Kisses and M&Ms.

~Oh, chocolate!

 

10.) Do you have any further plans for books with Cy and Parker?

I don’t have plans to give them more of their own books but one day may write Blair’s book. I have her story in my head but also have a long list of other books to write as well.

~Yay!

 

And now we end with the rapid fire questions. Clear your mind and say the first thing that pops into your head.

 

~Music: loud or soft? Loud

~Hot drink: tea or coffee? Coffee

~Favorite genre to read? YA

~Favorite musical artist or band? Maroon 5

~Peanut butter or jelly? Neither

~Gordon Ramsey or Bobby Flay? Ramsey

~Celebrity crush? Jeremy Renner

 

Thanks for joining us, Michelle! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

Thank you so much!

 

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Where I Am!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Bi3xUQ

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2BYUR2m

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iBooks: https://apple.co/2BYo0dZ

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2BZdJhC

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2C0fYB8

 

Bernie the Cowboy is Here!

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Have you met the Promiscus Guardians?

If not, here’s your introduction.

I’ve heard a lot about Bernie the mischievous cowboy guardian, and I can’t wait to meet him! Author Brianna West brings the fun, the adventure, and the heat with this third installment. But enough with me rambling about it. Here’s the blurb and an excerpt that’s sure to get you hooked. Then check out the links below for the FB party, and ways to stay in touch with Brianna, and find out more about her fabulously fun paranormal stories.

 

 

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Nyla, born and raised in the In-Between realm as the princess of the Spiritum Bellatorum, has been betrothed from birth and forced to conceal the true personality within in order to project herself as nothing but the perfect princess she was taught to be.

When her brother betrays their kind, Nyla acquires an unprecedented mission to find and convince him to come home. Teaming up with the Promiscus Guardians to locate her runaway brother in the mortal realm, Nyla is introduced to the resident comedian and self-proclaimed cowboy Guardian, Bernie.

He is everything she wishes she could be outwardly and she’s instantly intrigued by his happy, easy-going nature. But, like Nyla, Bernie is keeping a part of himself tightly locked away.

What will happen when their barriers start to come down? Will they be able to overcome so many obstacles laid out before them, or will their relationship be torn apart before they have a chance to find something deeper?

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And as promised, an excerpt!

Holding me underneath my arms, Bernard lifted me into the air with another shout of joy. “Aren’t you just the prettiest gal at the ball!”

He said I was pretty! He actually said it!

Rigid and unable to get my body to react more than it currently was with my hands painfully clutching his shoulders, I gasped and then forgot how to breathe altogether. I was put down before I could get my brain to work properly, swooped up underneath my knees and carried out into the hallway without a breath in between.

Red suffused my body like I’d been immersed in sweltering heat, blushing a violent blood color. Finally, I was able to deliver a swift, unforgiving hit to the overstepping Guardian. The damaging blow my fist dealt to his stomach took Bernard straight to his knees. And a swift second later, my dagger was at his throat the instant his knees hit the floor.

I kept a weapon on my person always. Even in my cute, frilly dress.

“What right do you have—” I started in a low growl.

Bernard leaned forward, coming within inches of my face and baffling me when he pushed his throat into the blade. I instantly retracted my arm so that the dagger didn’t cut into his skin. And when my eyes flicked back up to his face, Bernard was grinning mischievously.

It was downright illicit the look he gave me. It made my heart start up in my chest and pulse thud loudly in my ears as I hesitated with the dagger still gripped firmly in my hand. Bernard took hold of the wrist that held my weapon, caressing the skin he touched with his thumb. Instantly, I dropped the dagger to the floor, the loud clatter echoing off the walls.

“You are mighty pretty in that dress, miss,” he said in a soft, whispery voice. One I hadn’t been prepared to hear from him.

Electricity shot down my spine and my heart skipped a beat. “What…?”

“You’re not being very nice to this lovesick cowboy,” Bernard continued, grasping my wrist tenderly and taking us to our feet.

But after a few breaths, he still hadn’t pull away and I couldn’t move; only listen as his deep, enchanting baritone continued to murmur to me as only a lover would, making my cheeks incredibly hot with each uttered word.

 

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I’m thinking I need to snag the first two books, then grab Bernie and go hide away with them for a while! Won’t you join me? Get your copy here:

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Find Brianna here for exciting news, amazing merch, and all kinds of fun! Then be sure and head over to the FB party!

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Cover reveal for spanking new NA Urban Fantasy by H.A. Titus!

I have some exciting news today. My friend, H. A. Titus, will soon release her latest novel, Forged Steel. And you get a sneak peak of the cover!

This much anticipated first novel in The Crucible series is creating buzz and I can’t hardly wait to get my hands on it. It promises to be a fast-paced thrill ride! So, without further ado, I give you the cover and a small taste of

Forged Steel

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Downtown. Coffee shop. 2 AM.

One minute, Josh is firing off sarcastic remarks at his best friend Marc – the next, they’re running from shape-shifters. Apparently, even best friends don’t share all their secrets.

Now Josh is in danger. He can see the monsters among the humans.

When Marc is kidnapped, Josh finds himself pulled into the schemes of the fae courts, and throws in his lot with Marc’s allies: the lovely Larae, a human named David, and the fighter, Eliaster. But what began as a rescue mission becomes something much more involved…

And all Josh wants to do is get out before it’s too late.

Forged Steel is a new adult urban fantasy by H. A. Titus, releasing on July 17th. It will be available in print (Amazon) and e-book (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and Scribd) If you’d like a chance to win free books, ask questions, and hear trivia about the writing/publishing of Forged Steel, there will be a Facebook event party on July 17th from 7-9 pm eastern time on the author’s page, H. A. Titus Author.

The first five chapters are available for preview on Wattpad.

Check out the first five chapters now on Wattpad, and then be sure to order your very own copy of Forged Steel!

Also, don’t forget to join in the fun at the Facebook party, and connect with H.A. online.