Sunday, 14 June 2015

A New Day at Midnight by Michelle Hiscox: Interview + Giveaway

A New Day at Midnight
The Hearne Family Saga, Book 1
by Michelle Hiscox

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Bookkus Publishing
Cover Artist: Bookkus Publishing

When Merik Hearne finally lays claim to the woman that betrayed him, she inspires much more than his need for revenge—but is her love worth dying for again?

Condemned to play host to a demon, the scarred Romani leader has amassed a fortune with only one goal in mind—to possess Hannah Worthington, the traitorous beauty that has eluded him for over a decade. With an exchange of coin, everything he has been striving for is within reach but nothing is as he imagined. The tender, sharp-tongued woman he encounters tests the bounds of his convictions and he is torn between the promise of reckoning and longing for a love that once destroyed him.

Exchanged for a purse of gold and informed she is to be a slave, Hannah vows she has not survived a lifetime of loss only to wither under the likes of Merik Hearne. And she will do everything she can to make sure he knows it. Despite his overbearing manner, his fierce scars, and her own determination to escape him, she begins to see that something beautiful might lie beneath…something that belongs only to her. She must discover the angle from which the great lord plays before his dark desires consume them both.

As they struggle to find truth amid pasts marred by sorrow and secrecy, they are unaware that a vengeful apostle orchestrates the rise of a forgotten god—and the end of their chance at a life together.

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Michelle Hiscox is a Paranormal Romance fan and author who hails from Drumheller, Alberta. The dinosaur bones buried in the hills of her hometown inspired the first stories she ever wrote, and she feels blessed to walk those same hills with her daughter today. Crocus flowers and dust bowls full of cactus never fail to inspire.

While her little girl and husband provides many welcome distractions to writing, it's something she always finds her way back to. Michelle is the proud, and slightly crazy, owner of two dogs and three cats, all animals she loves more than she reasonably should. She's been reading voraciously since she was a child and, one night, pulled her nose from a book to start writing her own.

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Q & A with Michelle Hiscox

Q:  Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Merik is more of an anti-hero than a typical hero, he has a noble heart but unfortunately the demon he carries with him has great influence over his thoughts and behaviors. Hannah is strong and loyal, even though difficult circumstances make her falter sometimes. The characters really provide a good complement to each other in terms of personality and characteristics, although the very traits that bring them together can also create distance between them.

Describe your ideal writing spot.

Curled up on the couch with my laptop, my iPod, and a cup of tea. I try to write when my house has gone quiet, which is usually about 9pm at night. It’s definitely when I do my best work.

Who designed the covers for your book and what was that process like for you as the author?

A New Day at Midnight is my first published novel, and the cover was designed by William Yatscoff of Bookkus Publishing. The process went very smoothly, I was given the opportunity to provide input into the cover creation as well as have some final say in the finished product, so I was happy with the whole process.

What is the best advice you have been given?

To remember that you can’t please everyone.

How do you keep busy when you're not writing?

I’m a mom, wife, and full time employment counselor to at-risk youth, so I manage to keep myself pretty well occupied. I live in Drumheller, Alberta, so I spend some of my time hiking through the hills. The beauty here is so unique.

If you could have any superhuman ability, what would you choose and why?

Hmmm, I’d have to say the ability to heal others, although I see how that could quickly go astray.

Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?

I’ve always been a fan of the paperback book, I like holding a print copy in my hand and the fact that you can take them anywhere. I’m slowly learning to love the ebook as well, as I understand they are much more environmentally friendly and they also transport well. The immediacy of a purchase with an ebook is also pretty nice.

What book are you reading now?

I’m currently reading the graphic novel Coraline, the movie was so good I decided to steal my daughter’s book. I haven’t been disappointed.

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  1. Thank you to Shut Up & Read for the feature on your site!

  2. Nice interview! I really appreciated getting to know Michelle a little better! I especially liked that you asked her about the cover artist. So many times, cover artists are not acknowledged, which is so sad.... Without them, books wouldn't pull in readers and buyers, so the artists' contribution to the final product is definitely important.

    Thanks for featuring this novel, which I'm hoping to win! And thanks to you & Bewitching for bringing us this AWESOME giveaway!! : )