Friday, March 16, 2012

Author Spotlight: Michelle Clay

Michelle Clay
Author of Bitter Black Kiss

Author Bio:
Even as a child, Michelle Clay wasn't afraid of the things that 
went bump in the night. In fact, the thought of a world where 
werewolves roamed and Dracula reigned king may seem like 
an eldritch dream to most, but was exciting to Michelle. Instead 
of turning on a light for comfort, she reveled in the dark, imagining 
what was roaming the night and frightening those who didn't truly 
appreciate how interesting the supernatural really were.
Nowadays, her visions continuously take shape as she brings life 
to the worlds she has imagined since childhood. The wild
 imaginings that often got Michelle out of, or more often into, 
trouble as a young girl have informed and enriched her 
storytelling as an adult, bringing a fresh new voice to the 
paranormal romance genre.

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want 
Readers to Grasp?

No matter the circumstances… true love will find a way 
to exist.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging
 in your writing?

Hmm, synopsis writing is the bane of my existence. I 
can write you an entire novel, just don’t ask me to 
sum it up in a few pages! The only other bothersome 
challenge is when I am not at the computer and snippets 
of conversation or a fantastic scene is playing out in my
 head and I have no way of writing or recording it.

How many books have you written and which 
is your favorite?

Three. Bitter Black Kiss will always have a special
 place in my heart, it’s kind of like my first baby!
 I’ve got another novel, Of a Dark Nature, due out
later this year. Third and finally, I’ve just finished 
another novel that I’m polishing up and getting 
ready to send out. J

If you had the chance to cast your main character 
from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

Funny you should ask. A girlfriend and I recently spent 
time “casting” the entire book. We decided 
Amber Heard might make a good Nicole. Brody wasn’t 
as easy to pin down. At the moment, I’m really liking 
Taylor Kitsch for that part. Gabriel Aubry would also 
make an excellent Brody, but he’s a model so… *shrug*

When did you begin writing?

I began writing angst-filled poems and short stories in jr. high.  
By the time I was in high school, I had already written 
my first novella.

How long did it take to complete your first book?

Bitter Black Kiss took about 9 months to complete.

Did you have an author who inspired you to 
become a writer?

I grew up in a house full of readers and everyone read 
something different. My inspirations varied between 
Stephen King, Piers Anthony and Nora Roberts.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Seeing it all come together to form something real 
and solid. The feeling of holding an actual book in 
your hands and knowing that you wrote it, that’s magic.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Sexy, dark, gritty and dangerous.

Can you share a little bit about your current 
work or what is in the future for your writing?

I’d love to! My newest novel, Of a Dark Nature
will release later this year from Crescent Moon Press.

With just one touch, Emily Cross can read the memories 
of the deceased. Working at a funeral home might not be the
 logical choice, but for Emily, it is a natural one. When she and 
her boss are attacked, the creatures she once thought were 
only folklore become all too real. Just as she’s about to be 
drained of life, the cadaver on the next table rises to fight them 
off. Feeling a connection to the man who saved her life, she 
makes it her mission to find him. As she delves deeper, she 
discovers a dark underworld full of vampires, magic and 
shape shifters.
Marcus Dane doesn’t know how he ended up in a mortuary. 
As an Enforcer for the Mistress of the City, he has been following
 leads regarding a powerful witch who wants to exterminate 
his blood-clan. His fear that the witch has recruited some of his 
fellow Enforcers is confirmed and now it looks as though the witch 
will make her threats real. He counts himself lucky to escape 
the mortician, because someone in the mortuary business 
disposes of vampires who are unfortunate enough to cross his table.
When it all comes down to it, Emily now has a vampire she’s 
romantically entangled with, a very angry Mistress who doesn’t 
like other people playing with her toys, and an incredibly 
powerful witch who realizes killing Emily is the gateway to 
what she wants. By the end, Emily will have to figure out who 
she can trust, who she has to align with even if she doesn’t trust 
them, and just who has the darkest nature of all.

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