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Monday, March 31, 2014

Author Spotlight + Giveaway--Michelle Graham

Welcome to Author Spotlights on Mondays! This week my guest is Michelle Graham and she's giving away $10 in Strandbucks (for use on the Siren-Bookstrand Publishing website) to one lucky commenter!!! How about chasing away this endless cold winter with a hot book and a fun interview, Michelle? :)

Me: Do you prefer writing single title or series?
Michelle: I like stories that stand alone, but I like having more than one set in the same world. As a reader, I like to get glimpses into what’s going on with other characters as a series progresses and so I write that way, too.

Me: I love a good conflict. What draws your main characters to each other and keeps them apart?
Michelle: Usually the first thing bringing my characters together is sexual attraction and intense chemistry. They quickly discover that a relationship has to be built on more than great sex and that’s where the conflict comes in. At least one of them has something they’re keeping from the other person, or else they have different expectations for the relationships. Sometimes there’s also external conflict in the form of a psycho ex, or an angry parent.

Me: What’s your favorite sub-genre to write? To read?
Michelle: I find it easiest to write contemporary. I’ve started to dabble in sci-fi and paranormal, but I’m still uneasy about world building, because I love to read paranormal especially, and I know how picky readers can be when there are inconsistencies in the world the author has created.

Me: I usually get plot ideas in the shower and while driving. When/where does inspiration strike you?
Michelle: I often get ideas while showering or driving, too. I think it’s because those are the rare moments in the day when I don’t have other people competing for attention. Although occasionally I’ll get an idea in a strange place, like the grocery store, or the library.

Me: What new stories are you working on?
Michelle: I’m waiting on edits for the next book in my Losing It series and getting the third book ready to submit. I’ve also started a sci-fi story for a new series being developed by Evernight and it’s been a lot of fun to imagine sexy aliens and the out-of-this-world stuff they can do! Plus I’ve got tons of ideas swimming around in my head begging to be written.

Author Bio:
From her first Disney movie, Michelle Graham has adored love stories. After falling in love with her husband over a Slurpee, she’s a firm believer that love can happen anywhere. Michelle and her hubby are raising their two children and a cat in southern Ontario, where she writes sizzling, sexy love stories for the modern reader.

Website: www.michellegrahambooks.com

Blurb:
Many people remember losing their virginity as an awkward experience filled with pain and followed quickly by regret. Online hook-up site Losing It, hopes to change that. For those who’ve made it to adulthood with their virtue intact, Losing It matches virgins with experienced lovers who will make their first time unforgettable, with no embarrassing emotional entanglements.
Losing It in Vegas is the story of twenty-one year old Rowan Cassidy who is sick of being a virgin. With no romantic prospects in sight, she turns to Losing It to find her a man willing to do the deed and leave it at that. Bruce McGovern is between lovers and stuck in a dry spell so he takes a chance with Losing It. He and Rowan meet up in Las Vegas and somewhere in the midst of all the hot sex, feelings emerge that neither of them expected.

Links:
Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/losing-it-in-vegas-mf
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Losing-It-Vegas-Michelle-Graham-ebook/dp/B00J0CUFG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395877308&sr=8-1&keywords=losing+it+in+vegas
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-losingitinvegas-1450355-340.html
Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/losing-it-in-vegas-by-michelle-graham/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/losing-it-in-vegas-michelle-graham/1118943949?ean=2940045777117

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