Saturday, October 24, 2015

I'm Back!

   Hey everyone!  It's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I'm finally back.  The last four months have been a blur.
   At the end of July, we put our house on the market.  We sold our home, bought a new one, and moved at the beginning of September.
   In the beginning of October, our daughter and her fiance closed on their first home.  My husband and I helped move them in.
   And finally last weekend, our beautiful daughter, Jessie, got married to a wonderful young man, Joey.
   So you can see I've been otherwise occupied and haven't had the time to do any writing.  Well that all changed this weekend.  I'm thrilled to announce I've started writing again.  In the next couple of months, I hope to finish the Highlander book I started in June.  After that, I've got multiple stories playing in my mind that I'll pick from to pen next!

Bye for now!

Michelle

 

  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bayou Shifter Coalition ~ Jaxon


I've written a new paranormal series.  The first book comes out September 10th.  Here's a sneak peek!

 
     Reese Denver is in desperate need of a fresh start.  After graduating from the University, she packs up and moves to the Louisiana bayou to start an exciting new chapter in her life. However, she quickly learns that deep in the bayou not everything is how it seems.
     Jaxon Bourdeaux is a successful entrepreneur and leader in the small community. The instant he catches sight of Reese, he knows they’re destined to be mates.  Now comes the difficult part, coaxing her to fall in love without divulging generations of well protected secrets.
     When the two get together sparks fly but will they be able to forge a life together at the same time hold their secrets close?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Facebook 800 Likes Giveaway

Thank You to everyone who has liked my Facebook page!

To thank everyone, I'm giving away:


 1 signed paperback of The Unloveable Series compilation!  (continental US)



 3 winner's will choose an ebook of their choice in The Unloveable Series!



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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Anniversaries!

   Summer break is finally here!  It's a time when I rejuvenate my body and mental health.  Over the next couple of weeks, I'll clean every nook and cranny in my house, get a full eight hours of sleep every night, take a nap every day, catch up on my to be read list, and finish as many writing projects as possible!  Can you tell I love having summers off?
   Two summers ago, I gathered my courage and sent two stories off to three publishers.  I had anticipated three rejection letters because becoming a published author was just a childhood dream that most likely would never come true.  I've told the story often about getting the email from Rebel Ink Press but I can't help myself...I have to tell it again.
   I woke up one morning in July and decided to check my email before I started the cleaning project for the day.  When I saw an email from RIP, I prepared myself for my first rejection.  I opened and read the email (twice) before it sank in that Elizabeth was interested in publishing my stories.  I began shouting, "I'm going to be a published author," as I ran around the house.  My kids thought I was injured and jumped out of bed to come help.  Apparently my words weren't understandable, probably because I'm terribly out of shape and I was breathing heavily, because my kids asked me what was wrong.  I won't bore you with the rest of the story but suffice it to say I was so excited that I told everyone I know.
   Fast forward to today and I can honestly say that I've loved every minute of being an author.  Rebel Ink Press still publishes my books and puts up with my tendency to overanalyze everything.  My 8th book will come out sometime this summer.  I'm currently working on my 9th book which will be my 2nd historical romance. New ideas for stories come to me faster than I can possibly write, so I carry around a notebook to jot them down.
   I'll celebrate my second anniversary of my first contract in July.  Rebel Ink Press is also celebrating a milestone this summer.  They started the company five years ago which is incredibly impressive with the explosion of self publishing.  Congratulations to everyone at RIP for being a part of the company's success!
   I want to thank E from RIP for guiding me through the process of publishing and for answering my endless questions.
   A big thanks goes to everyone who took a chance on an obscure author and bought my books!!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Coming May 10th!

 
   Sophia Livingston has thrown herself into her passion, building schools in impoverished communities.  As she leads a small army of volunteers to Central America, she’s recognized by guerillas as the daughter of a high profile American politician and a terrorist group seizes their opportunity, and Sophia.
   When Secretary of Defense John Livingston learns his only daughter is being held hostage in a foreign jungle, he calls in a favor from the one person he knows he can count on, Trey MacKinney. 
    Locating and extracting Sophia from the terrorists’ compound is just another day on the playground for someone with MacKinney’s training and experience.  But surviving long enough to escape said jungle with a hostile woman over his shoulder could be another thing all together.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thank you, Rebel Ink Press! I still struggle to believe that a publisher actually took a chance on publishing my work but to be recognized for it, feels incredible! Thank you, everyone, for making my dream come true.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Taint will be released Saturday!

Here's an excerpt from the book.


As soon as she heard the door close, Harper’s eyes snapped open.  She only had a short window of time to make her escape before Dante’s goons returned.  The nurse had been cooperative enough to make the muscle heads retreat to the waiting room when she’d pretended to be uncomfortable with allowing them to stay while she undressed.  Undoubtedly, Dante’s hired henchmen wouldn’t wait long before they rudely barged into her room.  They didn’t trust her and rightly so because this was her last chance of escaping and starting a new life for not only herself but also for her baby.  She didn’t intend to blow it!
Her arm might have been the only bone broken this time, but she was covered in enormous, ugly bruises.  Sadly this wasn’t the first, second, or even third time she’d visited this emergency room but she intended for it to be her last.  Today was the day she’d dreamt of, either she’d finally get away or she’d die trying.  Now that she knew about the baby, she was more determined than ever.
Her first task was to get out of the hospital bed as quickly and gently as she could manage.  As soon as she rolled to her side, her bruised ribs protested but she continued until her feet touched the floor and she straightened to a semi standing position.  The injured ribs on her left side made it impossible to stand completely erect.  The chilly tile floor felt good on the bottoms of her burned feet.  If only she’d been wearing sensible shoes when they escorted her to the car, they wouldn’t have removed them and the poor soles of her feet wouldn’t have burned on the ridiculously hot concrete.
She gingerly slid the hospital gown off and pulled her torn t-shirt over her head.  She pulled her thick, silky black hair through the collar.  Getting the cast on her left arm, the same side as her bruised ribs, through the sleeve proved to be the most difficult, but eventually her persistence prevailed.
Grabbing the railing on the hospital bed, she cautiously stepped into the sandals Miguel, Dante’s chief security officer, brought to the hospital.  It had taken a frustratingly long time but she was finally dressed.  Every second counted and she’d just wasted too many of those precious seconds trying to put her clothes on.  Now it was imperative she regain some of the lost time.  Double checking to ensure her identification and small amount of money were in her jeans pocket, she quickly made her way to the door.
Slowly opening the heavy metal door just a couple of inches, she pressed her face in the crack to see if Miguel and Javier were watching.  When she didn’t see them, Harper exited the room and snuck around the corner out of sight from the waiting room.  As she gingerly walked down the hall holding her side, she noticed a closet with carts lined up against the wall full of dirty scrubs.  An idea materialized as she quickly diverted her direction, entered the room and closed the door.
Digging through the hampers, she finally found a set of scrubs close to her size without any blood stains.  She carefully pulled the hospital uniform over her clothes, located a surgeon’s cap, managed to tuck her hair up, and cracked the door to peak down the hall.  When she was positive no one noticed her, she slipped out of the closet and made a beeline toward the exit.
Ten feet from the automatic doors, she heard the commotion.  “Where is the patient from this room?  Did anyone see where she went?” Two booming voices shouted throwing the emergency room in chaos.
Her heart beat so fast, it felt like it might jump out of her chest at any moment.  Her stomach churned violently which activated her gag reflex making her feel like she’d vomit.  With her uninjured arm she instinctively wiped the sweat from her forehead.  Calm down, Harper.  You have to focus. Nothing in your life has ever been this important, she coached herself.

 

The last two years have been brutal for Harper Thomas.  She’s learned quite a few lessons the hard way.  She now knows that to survive, she has to use every resource at her disposal and the only person she can rely on is herself.
When guilt ridden mercenary, Kai Williams, was hired to track a lovesick old man’s materialistic, runaway girlfriend, he never imagined the minefield of deceit he’d have to navigate.
Will Harper be able to let her guard down to trust someone else and will Kai learn the truth in time to not only save her but himself?