Midnight Enchantments: ENTANGLED


Midnight Enchantments is a celebration of books, authors, and characters we love in the urban fantasy/paranormal/magical genres.

My good friend Michelle Miles joins us today, talking about an anthology one of her stories appears in, and why she loves paranormal fiction:

I grew up on science fiction and fantasy (books, movies). There’s something about getting lost in a book that has elements not of this world. Something about stepping into a story with compelling characters who you love, feel for, and can’t stop reading because you have to know what’s going to happen next. I love these books because it brings alive those things I dream about (faraway places, long lost loves full of magic and creatures who should exist but don’t). I love all those fantastic elements!

And by the way, I just finished a new paranormal futuristic type story (tentatively titled Pleasures Unbound). I hope to get it to my EC editor soon *fingers crossed* she’ll buy it.

Thanks for letting me come by. 🙂

Ghosts, vampires, demons, and more! Entangled includes ten paranormal short stories from authors Cynthia Eden, Jennifer Estep, Edie Ramer, Lori Brighton, Michelle Diener, Misty Evans, Nancy Haddock, Liz Kreger, Dale Mayer, and Michelle Miles, plus a Seven Deadly Sins novella by Allison Brennan.

Stacia Kane contributed the foreword. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Michelle Miles’s contribution is SINFULLY SWEET –When Chloe bakes a little magic into her pastries, she attracts the attention of Edward, the sexy half-demon, half-witch, who’s come to warn her those who murdered her sister are now after her.

Available at:

BN: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940013022317
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/3ueyekp
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87661
All Romance Ebooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-entangledaparanormalanthology-600298-140.html

BIO:
Michelle Miles found her love of writing buried in the fantasy books of Patricia A. McKillip and the beautiful romances of Victoria Holt. It wasn’t until her high school years she decided to take up the pen and try her hand at writing. She created faraway lands, space adventures, and even princesses who just wanted to be saved. Never learning to plot, she always believed that jumping in feet first was the way to go and has since become a self-proclaimed Pantser, writing contemporary, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her latest release is ONE KNIGHT ONLY, available from Ellora’s Cave.

A Native Texan, she loves hockey, football, baseball, drinking coffee, cross-stitching, and shopping for shoes and Coach handbags. Visit her website at http://www.michellemiles.net to sign up for her monthly newsletter and read her daily blog, Ye Olde Inkwell.
Website: http://www.michellemiles.net

Sex, Lust and Martinis: An interview with Michelle Miles

It’s September, which means A BIBLIO PARADISE is gearing up for regular Tuesday reviews, musings, and interviews.

Please give Michelle Miles a warm welcome. She’s published with both Samhain and Cobblestone Press, and her latest book, SEX, LUST & MARTINIS recently came out. Here’s a sneak peak:

Sam ripped out her heart. Now Delilah wants it back!

Delilah Storm believes in sex, lust, and martinis. She knows what she wants and how to get it. Until she discovers that her favorite sex toy shop has been taken over by her ex-husband.

Sam Ford is a man who doesn’t know what he wants. So when Delilah walks back into his life, he sees it as a sign. And he’s willing to try anything to get her back.

Sparks fly, proving they’re still in lust with each other. Now the two have to put the past to rest, or risk losing each other again…this time, for good.

Buy link: http://cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/sexlust.htm

Interview:

DE: What was the spark of inspiration for this book?

MM: I had so much fun writing Delilah’s character in TAKE ME I’M YOURS, I thought she deserved her own book. It took me a while to figure out what her story was and who her love was, but once I did, the story took off.

DE: Did it change substantially as you wrote and rewrote it, or did it stay true to your initial vision?

MM: I got the first draft down in about 6 weeks. As always with my writing, I have a general idea of the story and where I want it to go. I knew how it started and how it ended but everything else in between was a mystery. 🙂 I ended up where I wanted and that’s all that mattered.

DE: What draws you to this particular genre?

MM: Sometimes it’s just easier to write contemporary for me than anything else. There is still worldbuilding involved but not as extensive as writing a fantasy or a space opera.

DE: Is this book a stand-alone, or will be see more of Delilah and Sam?

MM: Definitely stand alone. But there’s nothing that says you won’t see them as a cameo on another book. Marion and Graeme (TAKE ME I’M YOURS) were secondary characters this time around.

DE: What else is in the pipeline for you?

MM: I just finished a short novella that’s a tie in to the coffee house books called THE COFFEE WARS and submitted it to my publisher. Currently I’m working on a fantasy rewrite and I have a historical/time travel in the works as well as a space opera. Lots of big things. I hope to have the fantasy rewrite complete by November 1 and resubmitted.

Thank you, Michelle!

And readers, if you enjoy your romances fun and sexy, go buy Michelle’s books!

Bio:
Michelle Miles found her love of writing buried in the fantasy books of Patricia A. McKillip and the beautiful romances of Victoria Holt. It wasn’t until her high school years she decided to take up the pen and try her hand at writing. She created faraway lands, space adventures, and even princesses who just wanted to be saved. Never learning to plot, she always believed that jumping in feet first was the way to go and has since become a self-proclaimed Pantser, writing sexy contemporaries and sizzling action/adventure. She is published with Samhain Publishing and Cobblestone Press. Visit her website for more information about her books or to sign up for her monthly newsletter.