Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.

I’m back…I think!

It’s been a while, eh? I haven’t posted here in such a long time, I doubt there is anyone out there reading. Hello-ello-ello (fades into the distance). Oh, well. I’m going to blog anyway even if I am talking to myself! I’m going to try my hardest to blog again because sometimes there is stuff I just need to ramble about. Commence, rambling! I’ve managed to acquire a couple thousand newsletter subscribers which is super exciting. In case you haven’t signed up and you want to, there is a link all over the website to do that. Or just email me and I’ll add you manually. *shameless plug* Anyway, I’ve been toying with the idea of doing some serialized fiction. I have these two action/adventure books I want to put into one volume and release but I haven’t had a chance to fully edit the story yet. I’ve been a little distracted with this book called On the Hunt for the Wizard King (Age of Wizards Book 2) and it’s been taking up a lot of time (releases December! *another shameless plug*). I’m also back to working on my contemporary fantasy with romantic elements (i.e., urban fantasy) I put on the backburner something like 5 years ago. So, because I want to kind of get back to my roots of serialized fiction—this is how I first got published—I started tinkering with my email service to see what was possible and what wasn’t. I wanted it to be automated, so when…

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Been a while!

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my poor neglected blog. Life has thrown me some crazy curve balls lately but that’s okay! I’m still here and kicking. I’ll get through it all. I’ve also been doing a lot of reading on self-publishing. I’m learning a lot. One of the things I’ve learned is to not spread yourself too thin when it comes to social media posts. And so I’ve decided to put the blog on official hiatus and focus all my social interaction on Facebook and Instagram. I’m also in the process of building my newsletter list and respond to all emails from readers. If you want to interact with me directly, signing up for my newsletter is the absolute best way. Of course, I’ll continue to post updates here of upcoming releases and other book news. But you’ll see it first if you’re a subscriber to my VIP Reader’s list. 😉

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Inkwell Guest: Karilyn Bentley and Demon Cursed

Hey gang! Today I have my friend and fellow Plotting Princess, Karilyn Bentley, on the blog today. She’s here to promote her newest release, DEMON CURSED, the third book in her DEMON HUNTRESS series. If you haven’t started the series, you can check out book 1, DEMON LORE, on Amazon here! Blurb: Gin Crawford, the world’s newest demon huntress, just wants to enjoy a football game, but finds herself hunting a serial killer minion instead. When his victims turn out to be the local football star’s female fans, she must determine if the player has joined forces with the minion, but her efforts lead her deeper into danger. When her mentor, Aidan Smythe, is attacked, Gin resolves to go to any lengths to save him, even if it exposes her most tightly held secret. Minions and demons, however, aren’t the only terrors she faces. Will she realize the greatest danger lies within—before it’s too late? Excerpt: I shake my head at him before straightening my shoulders. And slapping a hand over my mouth and nose. Yuck. Hours-old death in humid Texas weather makes for a smelly situation. At least I’m not the only one with their hand, or handkerchief, over their mouths. “What happened?” Smythe meets the gaze of each guard and the hyperventilating janitorial women who clearly found the body. One of the women points to where the body lies in front of the Dumpster, flat on her back, hands resting in classic death pose on her bloody stabbed chest,…

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Steamy Contemporary Romance books from 21 authors #Instafreebie

Hey all! I’m part of this great promo in conjunction with InstaFreebie! Get free steamy contemporary romance books from 21 authors (including me) now through Saturday, April 1 (no foolin’!) 🙂 Click here!

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Gardening is not my forte…but I’m trying

It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a blog post. Sorry about that. Things have been busy and even though I have a lot of things I want to blog about, they are not really all that interesting. No one really wants to hear about my lousy work day. 😉 I don’t consider myself having a green thumb. It’s mostly brown. I kill things. I’m the only person I know who has been able to kill a bamboo and an aloe vera (and almost an ivy). You know, the plants that are mostly impossible to kill? Yeah, that’s me. A couple of years ago, the husband and I removed holly bushes from the front of the house. They were a litter box for the neighborhood cats and I was tired of smelling cat pee when I go to the front door. Anyway, in their place, we planted rose bushes. They’re actually doing really well! These are the knock-out roses. I transplanted a little piece of the rosebushes we have in the backyard to the front. I was pretty sure I’d killed it, but turns out I didn’t! I’ve been wanting wisteria for some time but wasn’t sure how to grow it. I couldn’t find seeds either. Then this spring, I found some at the garden center of the local home improvement store. I was pretty excited! So I bought it. We got it planted this weekend along with a new trellis so it has something to climb. All…

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