Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Morrigan Michele, one of the authors of Betrayed. A hot new young adult series. She is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of her book, Betrayed, an exciting young adult urban fantasy. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on November 2nd and we will forward each winner a copy of Betrayed in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate. Please include your email so that we may contact you if you win.
Thank you Morrigan for taking the time to participate in this interview and giveaway. I'm sure your fans would like to hear more about you.
Hi, my name is Morrigan Michele, for those of you who don't know I am one of the authors of the Blood and Magick Series. Blood and Magick is a YA Urban Paranormal Fantasy series; and the first book is titled Betrayed.
Morrigan, please tell us your latest news.
Betrayed just released October 1, 2011!
When and why did you begin writing?
I have always loved to write. When I was younger, I wrote lots of poetry. I still write poetry; as a matter of fact, you will find some of my poems in Betrayed.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
When I am not writing I like to spend time with friends and family. My youngest sister recently had a baby boy and I try to make time to go see them. Due to my busy schedule and their living so far away, I don't get to see them as much as I would like.
What inspired you to write your first book?
It's really a combination of people. I have always been drawn to the paranormal; for example, vampires, witches, magick, and all things that go “bump” in the night. My sister Misty, the co-author, and I are avid readers of the paranormal genre and decided since we read so much we should write our own book. The one book we initially intended on writing turned into a series.
What do you think makes a good story?
For starters you have to have a good plot and a solid story line. A good story of course, has to have a cast of believable characters. The reader needs to be able to relate to each one and build a love (or hate) relationship with them. A really good story needs to have a lot of story and very little “filler.”
How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?
Since I am writing a series, and intend to keep writing series (because as a reader I love series) I want my readers to not only want, but need more. I want to write the kind of book that you can't put down and when you do you feel as though you must have the next installment on hand. As a writer, I only write what I, myself, would want to read.
What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?
I have only written the one book, and I am currently working on the 2nd book in the series. I love each and every one of my characters; but if I have to choose I choose Alexis and Giovanni.
What influences your creativity of your characters?
My characters take on a life and personality of their own. The more we write, the more they really grow and individuals and come into their own.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am currently working on Immortal Lineage-Blood and Magick book 2. You can see the blurb for book 2 at http://www.bloodandmagickseries.com/ and www.facebook.com/bloodandmagick
What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?
Well, my first goal is to get book 2 completed. After that we are planning to write the rest of the Blood and Magick Series; but I am not stopping there. That's all I can say for now. To find out more, just keep an eye on my website and Facebook pages.
Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win. Also, please remember to include your email address so that we can contact you if you are a winner.
Congratulations Sandi76 and Akira you are both winners of a copy of Betrayed!