What’s In The Author’s Bag? Michelle Day reveals…. @MichelleYDay @ProdigalSon_1

 

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Michelle Day, author of The Jensen Family Series – Prodigal Son, Father & Son and coming soon, Wayward Son, revealed the contents of her bag for all to see and explained why she carries them.

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Vitamins, not that I’m paranoid but you never know when your system will need a boost.

Strepsils throat lozengers and cold and flu medicine, remnants from the last time I was ill and probably out of date by now.

My purse. My trusty data stick, this is where all my finished work and works in progress are kept. This is frequently backed up to an external hard drive and a further data stick because I am very paranoid about losing it all.

Kindle, always charged and loaded with books. I also carry the data cable for that just in case occasion.

Thanks Michelle for giving your readers a sneak peak into your purse/world. (I carry my Kindle everywhere I go too. )

 

~Susi

 

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 Books by Michelle Day

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 Prodigal Son

Amazon

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Father & Son

Amazon

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Kobo

Coming Soon 

Wayward Son (Cover Reveal – June 2, 2015)

 

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Susi Interviews – Michelle Day, Author @MichelleYDay

Susi Interviews Michelle Day, Author

Prodigal Son, Father & Son, Cain’s Way

 

I love interviewing my favorite authors.  For today’s author interview, I bring you Michelle Day, author of Prodigal Son, Father & Son and Cain’s Way.

 

Susi:  How long have you been writing?

Michelle:  I started the first draft of Prodigal Son at age fifteen. As I’m now in my forties, that’s quite some time.

Susi:    When did your passion for writing begin?

Michelle: At secondary school. I was one of the few who enjoyed writing essays.

Susi:  What is your favorite genre to write?

Michelle: I would have to say that depends on where my head is at. I thoroughly enjoyed writing Cain’s Way but I equally love the Jensens.

Susi:  What books are you currently working on?

Michelle: I am working on book 3 of the Jensen Family Series which will be called Wayward Son and I’m also penning the second Tate Pack Novella which is called Loren’s Salvation. I’ve also just unearthed something that I started back in 2012. It’s another change of direction for me and it’s called Switch. I will concentrate a little more on that one once Wayward Son and Loren’s Salvation are out.

Susi:  Wow, You are a busy woman.  When do you write?  Any specific routines?

Michelle:  I have to be in a certain mindset to write and my characters need to be talking to me. I can write almost anywhere and don’t mind distractions, just don’t try to read over my shoulder. That’s a major irritation for me.

Susi:  When not writing, what are your hobbies or interests?

Michelle:  I read. A lot. I’ll read anything. I also like to research things which may happen to my characters and can get very involved in that.

Susi:  What inspires you to write?  Music, a muse?

Michelle:  I always have music going. Certain tracks will inspire scenes or character traits. I also find it useful to have a muse. It’s always good to have something nice to look at.

Susi:  Who were your muses for the Prodigal Son and Father & Son characters?

Michelle:  For Paul, of course, Bernardo Velasco and for Gavin,  Taylor Kitsch. I am still working on a muse for Matt. I can see him in my minds eye but he’s yet to take a physical form.

Susi:  Who was your muse for Cain’s Way?

Michelle:  Cain came to me in the shower with his description. I would have trouble putting a face to his character but once the picture was found that is on the cover, I knew that he was Cain.

Susi:  How long does it generally take you to write a book?

Michelle:  That depends on the book. Cain took one month which is a record for me. Father and Son took two years. I’m currently on a roll and being productive so I’d say typically for a full length novel, somewhere between nine to twelve months.

Susi:  Describe a typical writing day for Michelle Day.

Michelle:  Each day is different. Some days I will write all day. Others, I’ll write for an hour and be done with it. I do always start by going back over what was written the previous day and trying to pick up any spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors before I start to write again.

Susi:  Do you have any advice to offer to any indie authors?

Michelle:  Keep at it. It’s not always easy and I’ve felt like giving up especially as sales are low but I love my characters and have faith in them. I think as long as you believe in what you write, you will find your niche and with it an audience.

Susi:  Your biggest mistake as a writer? If any?

Michelle:  Not asking for help. I still don’t like to and as a result, I don’t know many people in the book world.

 

Rapid Fire

 

Pet Peeve:  the your /you’re error

First thing you notice about a person:  Eyes on meeting. Bum as they walk away.

Hidden talents:   I don’t think I have any.

Currently Reading:  Conviction. Nicole Edwards

Fave drink:   Lime milkshake

Fave TV Show:  Currently, Poldark

Fave Book: Black Beauty is a story that will always stay with me.

Fave Movie:  Fast and Furious franchise

 

Any parting words from the author…

Watch this space, I have plenty of things planned for the Jensens. Can you imagine Paul with grandchildren?

 

Oh…  Wow! I can’t wait for more Paul.  As a grandfather, oh my!

Thank you Michelle for taking time from your busy schedule for this interview.  Happy Writing!

~Susi

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Books by Michelle Day

ps updated cover

 

 Prodigal Son

Amazon

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Father & Son

Amazon

Amazon UK

Kobo

cain's way cover

 Amazon


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Susi Reviews Cain’s Way by Michelle Day @MichelleYDay

Cain’s Way 

by Michelle Day

Release Date: February 26, 2015

 

 

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Born to be the Alpha, the circumstances of his birth were cause for concern to his pack. As he grew, his love for the human race and his preference for solitude only served to distance him from them further.
Cain didn’t care for the pack life. He travelled and kept himself away, pursuing the things he loved. Leaving his pack in the hands of those more capable than himself. Not concerned by the gossip and rumours surrounding him. Raised with the knowledge that he was special, he embraced his quirks and quietly set about proving his worth in his own unique and often humorous way.


 

My Review 

Michelle Day writes paranormal?  Who knew.  I am always excited to read other books written by an author I admire.  Well, Michelle Day has done it again with her latest book.  While I admit that I am not a huge paranormal fan, Cain’s Way has made me change my mind about this genre.

Cain’s Way is not your typical paranormal book.  It is humorous story following the life of Cain, a sexy and witty shifter.  From the first few pages, Cain will intrigue you and make you laugh.  His character, as well as his demeanor is quite unique.  The story is well developed and keeps you engaged. Cain’s sarcasm and powerful alpha status make this a fun book to read.  The supporting characters are just as entertaining.  Lily, his mate is beautiful and totally captures his heart.  His best mate Loren, is also another great character.  His ability to connect with and protect Cain is what I most admire about him.  Finally, Cain’s way of keeping his pack and his in-laws in line is also original and admirable.

So yes, this paranormal gem is one that I recommend. 🙂 I look forward to reading more paranormal from Michelle in the future.

I gave this book 5 stars.

It was truly an enjoyable read. Be sure to add it to your TBR.  It releases this week!

I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

 


 

Pre-Order Link

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About the Author- Michelle Day

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Michelle Day on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/michelleyday?fref=ts

Other books by Michelle Day 

ps updated cover

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16164891-prodigal-son?from_search=true

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Cover Reveal – Cain’s Way by Michelle Day @MichelleYDay

COVER REVEAL 

CAIN’S WAY

by Michelle Day

 

As a fan of Michelle Day, I am thrilled to reveal the cover to her latest and upcoming book, Cain’s Way.

Available February 26, 2015

 

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Born to be the Alpha, the circumstances of his birth were cause for concern to his pack. As he grew, his love for the human race and his preference for solitude only served to distance him from them further.
Cain didn’t care for the pack life. He travelled and kept himself away, pursuing the things he loved. Leaving his pack in the hands of those more capable than himself. Not concerned by the gossip and rumours surrounding him. Raised with the knowledge that he was special, he embraced his quirks and quietly set about proving his worth in his own unique and often humorous way.

 

Pre-Order Link

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About the Author- Michelle Day

a34a9-twitterbuttonhttps://twitter.com/MichelleYDay

79cc1-facebookbutton

Michelle Day on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/michelleyday?fref=ts

Other books by Michelle Day 

ps updated cover

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16164891-prodigal-son?from_search=true

father and son cover michelle day

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23442867-father-son