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AAD Meet and Greet: Author Michele Bardsley: TTT + Interview + Giveaway

Feb 15, 2011

Welcome to today's AAD Meet and Greet, with another wonderful Author
 Michele Bardsley.
 Today she is here is share with us her

Followed by an interview and giveaway!
So Grab a cup of Joe, and get ready for 
Michele Bardsley reading from

Never Again

Never Again

Lucinda Rackmore is a witch cursed...

Desperation sends her to the last place anyone would think to find her ... the small Dragon-protected town of Nevermore, Texas. To escape the wrath of her ex-lover, she must plead her case with the town's Guardian---the man her family betrayed a decade ago.

Gray Calhoun is a wizard scorned...
Gray wants nothing to do with the Rackmores, especially not the spoiled younger sister of the woman who sacrificed him to a demon lord. But when Lucy shows up at his door begging for sanctuary, he can't turn her away.

Magic is love reborn...
An infamous Rackmore witch isn't the only trouble in town, either. Someone's creating demonic mayhem---and murdering citizens. Only with Gray and Lucinda working together, can they hope to defeat the dark forces that threaten Nevermore. And maybe along the way, they'll find that love is the strongest magic of all.

National bestselling, award-winning author Michele Bardsley is best known for her paranormal fiction--and her obsession with all things chocolate. She writes novels because its much more fun than housework, and yeah, she still hopes the dish fairies will arrive to scrub the plates in the sink. She lives in Texas with her son, where they are slaves to their numerous pets.

About You:
JJBC - Do you have any hobbies?
MB - I play the drums on Rock Band and I punch
out virtual bad guys on Fighters Uncaged
(via the Xbox Kinect). I also read. I love
 reading books nearly as much as
 I love writing them.

JJBC - What do you like to read?
MB - Just about everything (except technical manuals).
 I like to read in almost every genre, from
 science fiction to romance, and I particularly
enjoy supernatural settings and
paranormal characters.

JJBC - Can you tell us some of your favorite
books you've read?
MB - I get asked this question a lot and it's always
difficult to answer. Of course, I enjoy books by
 authors who write within my genre, such as
MaryJanice Davidson, Richelle Mead, Dakota Cassidy,
and so forth. I also adore Christopher Moore,
 Neil Gaiman, and Jeff Strand. I own all the Harry
Potter novels in hardcover. I'm also a huge fan of
Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, and Jaye Wells.

JJBC - If you can meet any author in person
dead or alive, who would it be and why him/her?
MB - Shakespeare or Mark Twain because
 talking to either one about writing would be awesome.

JJBC - What part of AAD are you most
looking forward to?
MB - This is my first year attending, so I'm looking
forward to the entire event. I'm very excited!

JJBC - What do you hope to walk away
with from AAD?
MB - New readers, new experiences, and new books.
 And chocolate. I always want to walk away with chocolate.

JJBC - Are you on any panels? if so can you tell us
 which ones to look for you on?
MB - Yes, but I don't remember exactly which ones.
Um ... just looked for the dazed author clutching
books and Godiva. That'll be me.

Your Writing:
JJBC - How did you first get into writing?
 Has it always been your dream?
MB - I decided I wanted to be a writer at age twelve,
 and that's when I started really trying to pursue it.
I thought that I wanted to be a journalist, even though
I wrote a lot of poetry and fiction. Eventually, I turned
 completely to the conquest of writing and publishing
 novels. It took a while, but I finally sold to a
New York publisher and I've been going strong ever since.

JJBC - What genre do you write?
MB - I write adult paranormal romance as
Michele Bardsley and young adult paranormal
fiction as Michele Vail.

JJBC - Do you have any must haves when
 you sit down to write?
MB - Coffee. Chocolate. Sometimes, music.
Mostly Breaking Benjamin or 30 Seconds to
Mars or Linkin Park. I don't know why I like to
create to angry songs, but there you go.

JJBC - Can you tell us how a typical writing
day for you is?
MB - I make coffee then I sit down and write.
I'll take breaks to check email and Facebook,
 then go back to writing. I also have to work in
other obligations both as an author and as a single
 parent. Some days have more chaos than others,
and I just try to go with the flow.

JJBC - What is one thing you think sets you
 apart from other authors?
MB - Um ... nothing? We're all neurotic messes
 who drink too much caffeine, check our Amazon
 stats 32,000 times a day, Facebook about the
 half bag of chips we ate for lunch, and ignore
 housework in favor of fixing Chapter 3 and
 Chapter 7 and that one scene on page 281.
My children no longer bother asking what's for
dinner is all I'm sayin'.

Your Books:
JJBC - Can you share with us what you are
 currently working on?
MB - The first book in my new young adult series,
the Reaper Diaries, which will be out in 2012 from Harlequin Teen.
 I'm writing about a zombie-making teenager named
 Molly Bartolucci, who is tapped by the ancient
 god Anubis to become a reaper.

JJBC - Can you share with us your first
book ever published?
 a romantic comedy published by Hard Shell
Word Factory in 1999. Readers can still
download it from either Amazon
 or Barnes & Noble.

JJBC - Can your share with us your most
recent release, or a soon to be release?
MB - NEVER AGAIN is the first book in my new
Wizards of Nevermore series. It's about a cursed
 witch named Lucinda Rackmore who, as last
desperate measure, approaches her
ex-brother-in-law for help.

JJBC - What has been your favorite book you have
 written so far? why is this one your favorite?
MB - I would have to say NEVER AGAIN, and
 then MUST LOVE LYCANS. I really liked writing
 both of these stories, and I hope readers enjoy the darker
side of romantic fiction in the Wizards of Nevermore series,
 and the return to quirky paranormal fun in the
 Broken Heart series.

JJBC - Where can readers find you?
Fan Group:

JJBC - Do you have a link to your book list?
MB - It's on my home page:

JJBC - Do you have a newsletter?
MB - No. I post to Facebook almost every day, though.


You Don't want to miss out on this!

Michele is stopping by to chat with you all today!
is giveing away

three signed copies of NEVER AGAIN.

And she is opening it up
*~*World Wide*~*

So say hi and follow these rules to enter the giveaway!


- Must leave a comment for Michele, OR ask her a question.
- Must leave a valid e-mail (please do not add your complete e-mail. we do not want it picked up by spammers. for Exp: leave DOT instead of . , or AT instead of @ )

**Giveaway ends Fri night ( 2-18 ) at Midnight, winners will be chosen and named here in this comments section

21 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Ruth A. February 15, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
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Ruth A. February 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

Hello Michelle, I am looking forward to starting your Wizards of Nevermore series. Congratulations on your upcoming release.


Victoria February 15, 2011 at 7:51 AM  

Hi Michele -
I think it's great that you write w/coffee and chocolate. I'm a huge iced mocha fan so I kind of combine them ;). That cover is yummy!


jeanette8042 February 15, 2011 at 7:55 AM  

Fabulous interview and I love the cover of Never Again! I would probably buy it just for the cover!


debbie February 15, 2011 at 8:27 AM  

I enjoyed the interview. I would like to ask, what was the most unusual thing that inspired you, and what did it inspire?
twoofakind12 AT yahoo DOT com

ArtemisG February 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

Great interview! I like angry songs too. Linkin Park is the best. Never again sound really interesting and the cover is amazing!
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

artgiote at gmail dot com

tetewa February 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

Glad you were here today, I'm always looking for new series to read!

JoJosBookCorner February 15, 2011 at 12:05 PM  

YAY!!! Thank you for being here today Michele. And thank you for the reading, It was great! you are too cute ;0) I agree 2 must haves for anything are COFFEE and Choclate!
I can't wait to pick up Never Again it sounds fantastic!!

BLHmistress February 15, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

Hi Michele, if there was a genre you could write besides your norm what would it be and why?

What's your fave chocolate- I love milk chocolate myself.


RFTC Blog February 15, 2011 at 5:34 PM  

This series looks good. You are a new author to me but I hope to pick up some of you books soon. Looks like something I would definitely like. Do you find it easier writing adult of young adult. Do enjoy writing one more than then the other?

Kasumi February 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM  

Am I the only one tha watch the video like in a mirrow?

Anyway, love the sinopsis and the dragon tatoo of the cover.

And thanks for the interview and the international giveaway :D


Unknown February 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM  

I cannot wait to meet at AAD! This will be my second year going. Never Again sounds fantastic!

Barbara E. February 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM  

Never Again sounds like a fantastic story - I love it when a character has to turn to someone they'd rather not when they're desperate, especially when it involves witches and sexy wizards.


Martha Lawson February 15, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

The Wizards of Nevermore looks to be a great series! I'd love to be entered to win Never Again.

follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

donnas February 16, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

Great interview. I love Broken Heart and cant wait to get my hands on Never Again. Sounds like a great new book and series.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

booklover0226 February 17, 2011 at 5:08 PM  

Like many other posters, I too love the cover for Never Again.

Did you closely with the artist to create this cover?

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Jolene and Family February 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

I'm loving the cover, really, I'm drooling over here :) I need him to be sitting on my shelf with my other hotties :) Your a new author for me, but I've seen your name around and have your books on my TBR. Thanks for popping in here and reminding me how much I want to start your books. This sounds amazing and I can't wait to get ahold of it and though sometimes a good book may get lost in my massive TBR list, I'm glad for this interview to remind me what the next books I am going to buy off that list are

JoAnna February 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM  

The Wizards of Nevermore and the Broken Hearts series sound great. Can't wait to meet you at AAD.


Andrea I February 18, 2011 at 7:49 PM  

I enjoyed the interview and look forward to reading this series.


JoJosBookCorner February 21, 2011 at 7:21 AM  

And Todays 3 Winners choosen using random .org are:

3~Jolene Allcock and Family

Please email me at jojosreviewsATgmailDOTcom
Please put what you won in the subject line.
Thank you all for stopping by and congrats!

Kasumi February 21, 2011 at 7:48 AM  

Can't believe it! Thanks!

I'm emailing you right now :D

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