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Day #25 Birthday Bash with Author Michele Hauf

Jun 11, 2010

Welcome to Day #25 of JoJos 30 Day Birthday Bash!!! We are almost there.....Day 30....Which is my 30th Birthday!!! And Today we have with us an Aweosme Author who is here helping me Celebrate! So help me give a BIG warm welcoming to Author Michele Hauf!

Michele Hauf


~How do you think romace has changed in the last 30 years?
It’s become more real, and offers a huge variety of genres within the overall genre of romance, so every woman can find something that’ll interest them.

~What type of romace do you prefer to read?
Paranormal or historical.

~What are your favorite types of Heros & / or heroines?
I love a kick-ass heroine. And a hero to match her, but he has to be a bit of a softy, not always alpha and he-man. :-)

~Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I write, I enjoy stories of all kinds, I love music and learning.

~Fav color
Purple

~Fav Scent
Natural oils like cherry or vanilla

~Fav Flavor
Cherry or grape!

~Fav shampoo
LUSH has a great shampoo bar, which doesn’t come in a plastic bottle (no wasting plastic!) and it lasts forever. Love it.

~Fav movies
Dangerous Liaisons
Millions
The Three Musketeers (1970s version)

~What are some of your favorite Hero / Heroine names?
I’m currently loving Vaillant, who is my vampire hero who grew up in Faery. Call him Vail, for short. It’s an odd name, but it just seems to work so well for him. My fav heroine name is Blu. I love a chick with a color for her name.

~Do you read any reviews on your books?
Yes, and I’m trying to stop! It’s great to read a good review, but I know I can never please everyone, so reading a less than good review really hits me in the gut. It’s my baby! I worked on that story for a long time and thought it was great when I mailed it off. So to know that it didn’t appeal to someone, well, sigh...

~Do you read your own books after they make it to final print?
Sometimes. I always write what I love to read, and sometimes it’s been a while since I’ve read the book that is now in print so I will often find myself reading it and enjoying it all over again. I’ve had a hankering to dig out my old Bombshells and reread those, because I love those stories.

~What do you like to Read? Your Favorite Genre?
I like paranormal romance, and if it’s also historical, that is the perfect combination.

~How old were you when you began to write?
Late 20s.

~Is writing your full time job?
Yep!

~Whats a typical writing day for you like?
Up around 8, read email and check blogcrawl and FB, then to work for a few hours before lunch. Eat. Then work a few more hours, then break for Oprah.

~Do you set a daily writing goal?
No, I just sit down and write. Goals interfere with my concentration. That can be limiting and also scary.

~When and where do you like to write?
In my office, and usually best work is done in morning

~Do you prefer to write on a computer, typewriter, or paper and pen?
Computer. I cannot read my own handwriting, so when I take notes scribbled on paper, I have a heck of a time translating my scribbles. :-)

~What is the hardest / easiest part of writing for you?
It varies. Easiest is getting the first draft down. A few weeks of stream-of-thought writing just to get the story out of my head an onto the page. Hard stuff can be connecting with characters or making a plot work that suddenly fizzles halfway through the story.

~Whats the best thing about being an author?
Casual Fridays every day!

~How long did you write before you became a published author?
A few years. I wrote my first story (a vampire romance) and sent it off to a publisher. Six months later, they bought it.

~What are you reading at the moment?
I’m reading the ILLUSTRATOR CS4 Instruction Manual (for a computer program). I love computer manuals. Really was upset when they stopped including those with software. Remember those huge tomes? So now I’m trying to teach myself Illustrator.

~Is there a questions you have always wanted to be asked in an interview? If so how would you answer it?
What surprises you most about reviews on your book? Answer: that some readers take away a completely different idea from the story than I had intended, and oftentimes, it is something I never even considered when writing the story. Never ceases to amaze me how everyone views a story so differently.

~Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Write. Always. Then write some more.

~How man books / series have you written?
About 25 novels, and about half a dozen novellas.

~Can you tell us about some of them?
Details on my books at my website: michelehauf.com

~Is there a Genre you have always wanted to write in but for reasons you have not been able to?
Not yet!

~Do you have a new release, or a new release coming out soon? Can you tell us about it?
My current release is ANGEL SLAYER. It pits evil angels against demons who are fighting for good. For details, and to read the prologue and first chapter: michelehauf.com/as.html

~Do you set the mood to write? Listen to music, have a favorite chair,pen coffee mug,etc?
No mood needed, though I do need silence. No music (unless I’m editing), and if someone is in the house making noise, that throws me off. I cannot edit without my favorite red gel pen. If I don’t have one, I’ll make a special trip to Target just to get one.

~What are 3 things that are “must haves” for you when you sit down to write?
I must be ‘into’ the story
Silence
Chocolate (seriously)

~How do you come up with character names?
Much angsting and searching baby name books and online name sites. You would think with billions of names to pick from in the entire world, it would be easy to assign a character a name. But each character seems to only fit one particular name and until I find that name, the character isn’t real to me.

~Do you have a webiste or blog that your readers can keep up with you and your books?

Website ~ www.michelehauf.com
Blog ~ www.blog.michelehauf.com
Books ~ www.michelehauf.com/books.html


Quickies

Pizza or burger
Pizza

Dress or jeans
Dress

Highlander or vampire
Vampire

Fire or water
Water

Up or down
Up

Black &white or color
Color

Half full or half empty
Half full

Day or night
Twillight

Star trek or star wars
Urg

Sword or gun
Sword
Eyes or mouth
Eyes

Strawberry or cherry
Cherry

Old or new
Old

High or low
High

Shower or bath
Bath

Paperback or hardback
Hardback

Desktop or laptop
Desktop

Coke or pepsi
Bleech

Winter or summer
Winter

Dog or cat
Cat

Movie theatre or movies at home
Theater




Angel Slayer
All her life Eden Campbell had dreamed of angels...but none that she painted was like the fallen angel who attacked her. A muse, Eden was the Fallen's ultimate goal—she would bear his Nephilim offspring. Where else could she turn but into the arms of a mesmerizingly handsome angel slayer? But Ashur's protection came with a price.

He is Ashuriel the Black, Stealer of Souls, Master of Dethnyht. The dark, dangerous and oh-so-sexy slayer tormented Eden, made her remember how long it had been since she'd had a man. But Ashur was no man, and no angel. He was a demon. Called from Beneath to slay her attacker, he could commit every sin but couldn't fall lin love. And that was the one thing Eden wanted from him. How could she choose between a death sentence or a life without Ashur?





Her Vampire Husband

An arranged marriage between a werewolf and a vampire.
There will be blood.
She may resist his bite, but she can't resist his charms...

Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won't allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his vampire bite?





Halo Hunter

My name is Michael Donovan. I'm a halo hunter. And I want to believe.

For ten years I've been collecting halos, lost when fallen angels purposefully left heaven to mate with human women. But in all that time, I've never seen an angel.

In Paris searching for halo number fifteen, I get a lucky break when a gorgeous woman named Vinny offers up the halo's location--for a price. Even though she sends up all kinds of warning signals, I can't resist her offer. She's too interesting, too mysterious...and way too sexy.

Sure enough, soon I'm being shot at, followed by strange men, and learning more about the supernatural world from Vinny than I ever could have imagined. Why are the pretty ones always so dangerous?




Thank you so much Michele for being here today
and for helping me Celebrate my upcoming 30th Birthday!!!

But wait don't go away! Michele is stopping by
throughout the day to chat with
her lovely fans AND Michele Is offering you awesome commentors,
the chance for 1 of you to win a signed copy of
ANGEL SLAYER AND THE BONE CONJURER!!!

Rules:
** Must answer 1 of the Questions:
~Have you read any of Michele's books? If so what did you
read, and what are your thoughts?
~ NO....Which book most tempts you? (Her books HERE)
***please include an e-mail address so the winner can be contacted

*Open World Wide / Ends June 18th*

46 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

buddyt June 11, 2010 at 1:59 AM  

I have to admit that I have not read any of Michele's books as yet.

The Bone Conjuror with its archaeology setting sounds very interesting though. (Blame Dan Brown for that !)

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thank you.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ June 11, 2010 at 5:53 AM  

***sisghs* Please keep in mind that my answer to this question is not meant to hurt Michele's feelings. I am just answering honestly. ***

Yes I have. I read and reviewed "Her Vampire Husband." I liked it, but I didn't like the heroine. I found it to be a good read but not something I would re-read anytime soon. {The heroine gets most of the blame. If not all.}

... But that "Angel Slayer" sounds really good. And I was just looking on her site and seen the title of one of her works-in-progess. And I kid you not, I want to read this based on the title alone.

"The Ninja Vampire's Girl"

Vampires and Ninja's? Heck yes!

--
littleredride.nhood[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ina June 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

I haven't read one of Michele's books so far, but they are already on my wishlist... Dark Rapture tempts me the most because of the cover ;)
wish you all the best,
Ina

inale87 at gmx dot at

Victoria June 11, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

I haven't read any of Michele's books yet but I've read wonderful reviews on Her Vampire Husband. After looking at what Michele has written I'm sure I will love her work.

By the way - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JoJo!

vsloboda@gmail.com

Diana (Book of Secrets) June 11, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

I have read Michele's book FROM THE DARK. It was one of the first 10 Silhouette Nocturnes published. (My goal is to read all of them in order, but I've only read the first 10!) Anyway, I really enjoyed the story. The vampire and witch had an intriguing relationship. Looking forward to reading more by Michele!

Diana
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stuff Rhys Likes June 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

I have Familiar Stranger in my TBR box -- which reminds me... I really ought to bump it up closer to the top of the stack. :)

I think I'm most interested in reading 'The Highwayman' because that series looks really good and I like to start at the beginning of a series. :)

~Lindy

aromagik at gmail dot com

Virginia C June 11, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

Michele's books are at the top of my "PNR TBR" list! I am most intrigued by "The Highwayman".

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Elizabeth June 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

Yes I love her wicked series I just finishe reading about Blu and creed in her vampire husband.

Elizabeth June 11, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

Forgot email elizabethcerna2011@gmail.com

elaing8 June 11, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

I have read Kiss Me Daeadly recently.I liked the banter between the two main characters and how their relationship developed.The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger and I wanted to know how they are going to deal with the bargain and how it develops in the future.

I also have Highwayman and Moon Kissed to read.

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

tetewa June 11, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

I have Her Vampire Husband in my TBR pile but haven't gotten around to it yet! tWarner419@aol.com

diana June 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

I havent read any but angel slayer sounds like a fascinating book.
-follower
diannamdz@gmail.com

Paranormal Haven June 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

I've read Her Vampire Husband and I liked it a lot. It made me put a few other of her books on my TBR list.


Stephanie G
sgradel(at)gmail(dot)com

Jamie June 11, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

I have read The Highwayman because I want to read Her Vampire Husband and I like to start at the beginning of any series. I really enjoyed it.

akascrapaholic [at] gmail [dot] com

Barbara E. June 11, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

I read The Highwayman and Her Vampire Husband and I really enjoyed them.

Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

fredamans June 11, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

I haven't read her books yet, but already have Her Vampire Husband on my wish list! So that is also the one that tempts me.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

mbreakfield June 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

I have several of her books in my TBR pile but haven't read them yet.
HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND is the one I have on my wishlist to read soon.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

throuthehaze June 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

I haven't read her books but I have been wanting to read Her Vampire Husband
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

jeanette8042 June 11, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

I've read Her Vampire Husband and I love it! Blu is one of my most favorite female characters!

lilazncutie1215 @ yahoo.com

joder June 11, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

I read Michele long ago when she wrote her first vamp books. I absolutely loved them and look forward to her current books.

jderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Diane June 11, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

Have you read any of Michele's books? If so what did you
read, and what are your thoughts? Yes, not too long ago I read: Her Vampire Husband, and enjoyed it.; I've been reading paranormal books for a long time now and usually pick up vampires books when I see them.
Which book most tempts you? (Her books HERE) All of them.
dsadler53@yahoo.ca

Andrea I June 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM  

I don't think I've read any of Michele's books. I liked all of them on her website.

ainfinger@comcast.net

desi June 11, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

Her Vampire Husband
This is a new author to me but I am always willing to try a new author.
deslauree3 at aol dot com

Jason June 11, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

I haven't read her stuff, but Angel Slayer looks awesome

Lady_Graeye June 11, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

I haven't had the pleasure of reading Michele's books yet but the Bone Conjuror sounds like it's right up my alley! I can't wait to read it!


lisaglidewell[at]gmail[dot]com

Lady_Graeye June 12, 2010 at 2:13 AM  

Oh I forgot to wish my sister Andrea a Happy 50th Birthday today! I hope you enjoyed your big day!

lisaglidewell[at]gmail[dot]com

booklover0226 June 12, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

Last month I read Kiss Me Deadly and really enjoyed it. It had action, suspense, romance, and humor. I can't wait to read more in this series.


Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

CatsMeow June 12, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

No, I haven't read any of Michele's books...yet, but I must say the teasers for the three "new releases" above sound really good. I noticed on the book list under series that Her Vampire Husband was mentioned under Wicked Games Series. Is it necessary to read the previous books in series before HVH?

CatsMeow June 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM  

OOps, forgot email addy
ccr0816 at yahoo dot com

Lisa R June 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

Just finished The Vampire Husband which I loved. I've read most of her nocturnes, which were also great reads. Would love a chance at this giveaway.
alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ June 13, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

Oh, forgot. I also have "Moon Kissed" in my TBR. Will read that sometime soon, I hope. LOL.

Amy J - Book Addict June 13, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

I have read several of Michele's books and love them! I even got to interview her as well! She is so sweet! Angel Slayer and Halo Hunter sounds great!
Amy J
djsfoxylady@gmail.com

Colleen,  June 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

Oh boy, love her NOCTURNE books!!! Have not read her recent ones though... got to look for them!
greenshamrock AT go DOT com

Jenn June 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

I've read most of Michele's parnormal romances and love them all. Except I need a sequel to Wicked Angels, hate the way it ends leaving me with questions lol!

A Simple Love of Reading June 13, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

I have not read any of Michelle's books yet, but The Highwayman is one that really sparks my interest!

Thank you!

astewart305(at)rogers.com

Robin K June 13, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

I have read Her Vampire Husband and loved it. I eagerly await reading more of Michele's books. And she is a fellow Minnesota. *fist bump*

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Carol L. June 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

I love Michelle's books. I have only read The Highwayman so far. I love Max and Aby. Her Vampire Husband is next. I have read excerpts and seen Michelle on a few blogs so I'm ready to start reading. I enjoyed the interview here. Thanks for sharing.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Roxanne Rhoads June 17, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

I've read The Highwayman and Moon Kissed along with a few of the shorts at Nocturne Bites.

I love them.

Her Vampire Husband is in my to-read pile and I am slowly making my way to it though I want to read it ASAP I have a few more reviews to do before I get to it.

Would love to win her newest.

RoxanneRhoads @ aol. com

Julie June 17, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

I recently won a couple of her books and they are anxiously sitting on my TBR pile waiting for me to get to them. I'm sure I'll read Her Vampire Husband first, cause that one sounds really good!

juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Darcie K. June 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

I have read the Wicked Games series and loved it.
dmkayes@gmail.com

dfordarla June 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

I haven't read any of the books, but Angel Slayer and Her Vampire Husband look really tempting. I especially like the evil angels vs. the good demons.


Ddoogg04@aol.com

Stella (Ex Libris) June 18, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

I haven't read anything by Michele yet, but have had my eyes on Her Vampire Husband for quite some time, I'm yearning to read that one!! It sounds fantastic!

Please enter me too.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

jellybelly82158 June 18, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

I haven't read any of her books yet but some of them are already on my wish list.

Angel slayer sounds good

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

Spav June 18, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

I haven't read any of her books yet, but Her Vampire Husband sounds interesting.

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books June 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

Ever since I saw Her Vampire Husband, I have wanted it! I love the idea and the sneak peak inside kills me!

Leilani
vampiregirl813@gmail.com

Emily June 19, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

I read and loved Her Vampire Husband and am definitely excited to read more from this series. Great interview!

whatbookisthat at gmail dot com

Thanks!

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