Saturday, October 26, 2013

BOOKS Abound. . .

Halloween is just around the corner and I hope you enjoyed last weekend's featured authors who are honing their craft on horror fiction.  But, Mello & June are always in search of new and fresh authors to present to you, and we believe you'll love her and her books.
You know how we do!  Get your download fingers ready and click those buy links and enjoy these engaging books.  As always, thank you and Happy Reading!
Proudly Presents Author,
Connie Ann Michael

Can you choose between fighting for your life and fighting for your heart? 

 Twenty-two year old Corpsman Emme Sawyer doesn’t follow rules. She’s always been the best and no one will die if she has anything to say about it.

Emme refuses to hang around the hospital waiting for the wounded to come to her and joins a Marine unit heading into Helmand Providence, the largest opium producer in Afghanistan. Shutting off her emotions, Emme focuses on what she does best…keeping her men safe. When her best friend is obliterated by a roadside bomb, Emme begins to realize she can’t save everyone. Seeking comfort from Raven, her commanding officer, Emme develops feelings that don’t belong in a combat zone where each step could be your last. As Raven reciprocates, Emme learns you can’t choose when and where love finds you.

I was born and raised in the city of Seattle but after attending Washington State University I turned into a country girl and moved to a small...very small town. I have two teenage boys that provide countless amounts of material for my books. My boys have left for college and now I occupy my time playing with my three dogs, mountain biking, kayaking, and anything else I can do outdoors.
1. How many books have you written? 

I have three books that I have written that will be published and out for purchase by the end of November. However I have four more that will be sent to editing through the end of the year.

2. What do you love most about writing?

I love getting my thoughts out of my head and onto paper. Helps to unclutter my mind.

3. Being an author, you know that not only is it important to write, but reading is just as important. So, what types of books do you enjoy reading, when time permits?

I love reading and it is the primary reason I exercise because I can read on the treadmill and can’t do much else. I read everything. I am really into contemporary romance right now but if it is a good book I’ll pick it up. I read all the magazines and websites always looking for suggestions. Currently I read a lot of NA and Adult but have read a lot of YA in the past.

4. Would you consider yourself a perfectionist?  

No but I wish I was.

5. eBook or Paper?

Use to be paper but you can’t snub ebook if it lets you have way too many books and your husband never knows how many you really have.

6. How many years have you been writing?

I have always written, either in spirals…weird made up stories of youth, or journaling. But actual books…I started about six years ago when my kids hit high school and didn’t want to play with me anymore.

7. What changes would you like to see happen in the writing industry?

I’d really like to see the rudeness and the personal attacks that have started online to stop. The internet gives us a great avenue to produce our books and get them to the reader. As well as to connect with our fan base. But some people are using it to rip apart authors and sabotage their books. I don’t see why that is necessary. We should all support each other.

8. How do you deal with writer’s block, if you’ve ever experienced it?

I don’t get writers block. I went to a writing class once and he said people who write without a plan don’t get it. That would be me. I let the characters take me where they need to. If they aren’t talking to me, then I go for a run or bike ride, or read something someone else wrote until they get ready to tell me the next part of the story.

9. What makes your writing style unique?

I’m not sure if I am unique. I think it is unusual for a writer to write across genres and age groups. I do that. I never know what will come out next.

10. Some authors do not believe in doing “free” promotions of their books, how do you feel about that? Is it something you’d try or have done, and if not, why?

I have no problem giving my book away for an honest review.   If I don’t get it to the readers how are they going to tell their friends and so on and so on… I write for myself and if anyone wants to read it that’s just the frosting on top of the cupcake!
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Blog Tour: I am having a blog tour through the month of November.  Check out my Author page for dates and where to find my interviews!

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