The Faithful Kiss
Our Interview with Michelle:
Tell us about your book/series. What makes it/them worth reading?
My book series is a new adult paranormal romance series with a new twist. I include themes such as religion, reincarnation, addiction, and each book has other supporting theories. I enjoy old gothic and sensational writers like Poe and Collins. I also enjoy writers such as Chopin and Gilman who discuss insanity and woman’s rights. These are authors that I like to channel when I write in order to provide my stories more depth than some of the paranormal romance stories that are out there right now.
How long have you been writing and what inspired you to do it?
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. One of the first stories that I remember writing had to have been in first or second grade. It was a story about kings and queens ruling the world once more. The world became a land with rolling hills covered in emeralds and rubies, where unicorns and fairies frolicked in the meadows. That of course was not the exact wordage of the story but that was the idea of it.
Then the summer before seventh grade my cousin and I were playing with our American Girl Dolls and we enjoyed the little story line that we had come up with so much that we decided that we wanted to try and write it down and make it into a book. We were both avid readers so the idea didn’t seem so far-fetched for us. This was a time before email became really popular so we actually mailed our notebook back and forth for several months writing the story together.
Eventually other things took over and I forgot about writing for a while until I had the dream that lead to the concept behind The Faithful Kiss.
What do you think causes people’s enduring fascination with vampires?
Many fear death so the idea of an immortal life is comforting even in a fictional book. Also, vampires in the romantic genre when you have an immortal being who falls in love with a mortal you have a star crossed love story with the possibility of an endless love. I think that vampires awaken the animalistic desires within humans, sensuality, gluttony, and a freedom to live outside the norms of society.
What are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
Right now, I am reading a book by a friend of mine who is also an indie author. It is called Entrelacen.I think that the story has some real potential after she goes through with some editing that I have recommended to her. It is definitely a new and unique plot that I have not seen in the market before.
The vampires are attacking! Grab the first thing you see to your right and hit them with it! What was it? And how do you think you did in the ensuing fight?
Haha oh no I am totally screwed! The first thing I see on my right is a throw blanket!
I fling the throw blanket at the vampire as I turn and run through creepy Frankensteinesque castle. I chance a glance back over my shoulder and see that the vampire is entangled and struggling to pull the blanket off of his head. A small sigh of relief escapes from me and I face front again, smacking right into the chest of another blood-thirsty villain. Drat.
The afore mentioned vampire attack didn’t go so well and you were bitten by the vampire…now what?
Now I shall live FOREVER, forcing all of you mortals to read my never ending supply of novels now that I do not have to do such pesky things as eating and sleeping! MUHWAHAHA
In the event of a zombie apocalypse what item would you make sure that you took with you to your underground safety bunker? (we will presume that your family are already safely in the bunker!)
(By the comment that my family is already there I assume my dogs are there too.) I would take as large of a supply of nonperishable foods as possible. The fewer times that we have to go above ground to restock, the less chance we have of being infected.
You are planning an awesome dinner party. Which 3 celebrities/fictional characters/historical figures (past or present) would you add to your guest list?
Cleopatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Anne Boleyn. They are all strong beautiful women who captured a powerful man and helped rule alongside him. (I do believe that there was undoubtedly something going on with Marilyn and JFK). Those women would have some great stories and tricks to pass along.
Can you give us five random facts about yourself?
1) I was in the Marine Corps Reserve
2) I am currently going to school to become a middle school history/literature teacher
3) I have a soft spot in my heart for animals, especially dogs and horses and I cry at the SPCA commercials.
4) I am addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper and Red Diamond Sugar-Free Tea made with Splenda
5) I love listening to books on Audible when driving back and forth from school and when I am in the shower.
Where can readers find your books?
The Faithful Kiss is currently for sale at amazon.com and createspace.com. I am currently working with booktango.com to enable sales with Barnes & Noble, Apple, and a few other distributers as well. This should be done before the end of the month.
Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
To my readers I want to say, “Thank you for reading and I genuinely hope that you enjoy my stories! I love getting feedback from readers and always enjoy comments and messages on Facebook and my website, so feel free to stop by either place anytime.”