Saturday, September 10, 2011

Interview with Michele Bardsley and Giveaway - September 10, 2011

Please welcome Michele Bardsley to The Qwillery.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Michele:  I don't really have a writing quirk. Maybe I should get one. Like, I could wear a purple hat while plotting. Or stand on one leg while writing the final scene. Or insist only on green M&Ms during deadline.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Michele:  Definitely a pantser. I have to tell the story to myself first, and then go fix everything in revisions. But I also revise and edit as I go along so by the time I finish a book it's actually closer to a third draft than a first.

TQ:  Describe Must Love Lycans in 140 characters or less.

Michele:  Outcast empath psychotherapist falls in love with amnesiac werewolf.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Must Love Lycans?

Michele:  Um ... I can't tell you. Because it's a climatic scene, and the reader feedback has been amazing on it. I'm just glad I write paranormal romance, you know?

TQ:  In Must Love Lycans, who was the most difficult character to write and why? The easiest and why?

Michele:  Maybe Jarred was the most difficult because I couldn't quite figure him out. Villian? Hero? Both? He still has a story to tell. The easiest? I suppose that would be Kelsey. I completely empathize with characters who make the wrong choices, and then spend a lot of time figuring out how to pay penance.

TQ:  Who is your favorite character in the Broken Heart series?

Michele:  This is a difficult question, but I think Jessica and Patrick from I'M THE VAMPIRE, THAT'S WHY will remain my favorite characters.

TQ:  What's next?

Michele:  Well, my venture into Young Adult Paranormal hits shelves on February 28, 2012. UNDEADLY is Book 1 in the Reaper Diaries. It's about a teen girl who finds out she's a reaper--and that she has to reap her almost boyfriend. I'm writing that one under the name Michele Vail. In March 2012, the next book in the Wizards of Nevermore series comes out---NOW OR NEVER.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Michele:  My pleasure! Thanks for having me!

About Must Love Lycans

Must Love Lycans
Broken Heart 8
(Signet, September 6, 2011)
Since the moment Damien showed up-gloriously naked-Kelsey Morningstone has been having a hard time keeping her relationship with the clinic's latest amnesiac patient strictly professional. Even with her empathy abilities Kelsey's not sure she can get past Damien's anger to find the cause of his delusions. After all, falling for a patient is bad enough, but falling for a patient who thinks he's a werewolf is a whole other kind of crazy...

More books by Michele:

Top Row: I'm the Vampire That's Why (Broken Heart 1), Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire (Broken Heart 2), Because Your Vampire Said So (Broken Heart 3), Wait till Your Vampire Gets Home (Broken Heart 4)

Bottom Row: Over My Dead Body (Broken Heart 5), Come Hell or High Water (Broken Heart 6), Cross Your Heart (Broken Heart 7), Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore 1)

Michele's Links


The Giveaway


What:  Five commenters will each win a copy of Must Love Lycans from Michele!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your favorite paranormal being? 

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. For years, I loved vampires, then I was into werewolves, then bird shape shifters, then fairies. Now, I'm into angels and demons.

    Ask me next week, I'm sure I'll give you a different answer!

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    Tracey D
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  2. I love the Broken Heart series.

    My favorite paranormal being is a vampire. I think it is because of the old vampire movies I use to sneak and watch as a kid. Then I feel in love with the books about them. I love all paranormal beings but I am a sucker for a vampire. LOL :)

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  3. My favorite paranormal beings are shifter, angel,witches, fae, were and drago. Getting tired with vampire, but still read the story about vampire, lol

    Love your Broken Heart series, Michele =D

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  4. Big cat shifters are my favorites, but I love any kind of shifter.
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  5. I've always been partial to werewolves. I guess it has to do with the fact that I love wolves, so it goes without reason that I'd be drawn to the werewolf when it comes to paranormals.


  6. my fav is werewolves


  7. I did the shape shifters - usually the one that turn into big cats. I like dragon shifters, too.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

  8. My favorite is definitely werewolves. Gotta love em!

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  9. Vampires are first with shifters coming in second!

  10. paranormal being i loved : fairies (ash - iron king is my fav, knife and many more), vampires (edward cullen, viper, styx, layel), werewolf (jacob), nymph (nymph king - gena showalter), dragons and angels.

    +1 comment
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    thank you,
    Eli Yanti

  11. Hubby let me order books as a belated b-day present. So I ordered Never Again and Tessa Adams.

    My favorite paranormal being
    I love my dragons and elves (Drows!!!!)

    Follower +1
    Tweeted +1 (!/RaonaidLuckwell)
    Even facebooked it.

  12. My favorite paranormal being is a vampire. Sleep all day. Party all night. Forever young. Seriously I love the mystery, the immortality, I love the idea that I would love be a vampire in history and see the world revolve and change around me. I like the dark, sexy, and dangerous aspects.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower as Diana
    I shared it on FB:

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  13. I love werewolves! Just finished an awesome werewolf book too :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
    GFC Krystal Larson

  14. I love vampires, angels, werewolves and demons. I love a variety of different types of paranormal creatures. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  15. I'd say my favorite paranormal being is a vampire, but I love them all, especially werewolves, shifters, fairies, demons, and witches.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com
    GFC follower

  16. Ohh I love the shifters.
    I really enjoy this series because the books are all snarky and good. There is always something funny to snicker about in them.

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    terilhack at gmail dot com

  17. My favourites are the Big Cat shifters followed very closely by the Dragon shifters.
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  18. My favorite being is werewolves .\Michele I love your Broken Hearts series Ive read all of the previous books and cant wait to read Must Love Lycans .Its my most wanted to get book of the year .
    Ifollow via GFC
    wanda l flanagan

    I tweeted!/lilblupixie/status/112630758291685376
    I posted to my blog

  19. Well given the content it seems to obvious answer should be why Lycans of course LOL I really love them all especially when they mix it up in a book and seeing all the different para groups interact. Thank you for the fun interview and the awesome giveaway opportunity.

    GFC - Denise Zaky
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  20. Vamps have always been my favs- they were my entry into paranormal romance and urban fantasy books. however, shifters of all varieties, are a close second! thx fir the giveaway.
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  21. I've always been partial to vamps and that was where most of my reading took me, but I gotta say demons are looking really good

    +1 comment
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  22. I think the Fae is my favorite, but a shifter is a very close second ;)

    thank! I love the this cover

    follower, comment

  23. My favourite paranormal being would be vampires! Though honestly, I also like werewolves, shifters, angels and demons too!

    +1 comment
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  24. ANGELS: A fallen Angel with a dark, dirty past with hope for redemption.

    GFC: Mary Preston


  25. All time favorite is still a vampire, even though I've branched out with the weres, shifters, fae, etc.

    +1 GFC: ML

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  26. Definitely the Fae! I love fairies :)

    +1 comment
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    jwitt33 at live dot com

  27. Vampires are still my favorites.

    Congrats on the release!! I love this series. Cant wait to read it.

    GFC follower

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    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  28. I think my favorite paranormal beings is fairies. I really like books about them, it's always so interesting !

    I'ma gfc follower (Melliane)

    Thanks for the giveaway !


  29. My favorite paranormal beings are werewolves currently.

    +1 comment
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  30. I'm a vampire groupie!

    +1 comment
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  31. I am into dragons!

    great giveaway
    follow via gfc +1

  32. I love this series. I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for a great post today!
    I love vamps the most but I really like demons, and witches.


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  33. I've always loved wicked fairies...cause they have a way with words that I actually love!

    +1 comment
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  34. Dragon shifters!!

    old gfc follwer

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  35. It's a classic. My favourite paranormal being is a vampire. They have stood the test of time and will continue to fascinate me.

    GFC follower
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  36. I'm not sure I have a favorite, per se. But I guess I tend to lean toward the unusual shifters (not your normal werewolves). I like to see my imagination stretched even further. :)

    GFC follower as Romancing the Book
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  37. I'm a GFC follower, as InnocentButler, I think

    tjotjoc at gmail dot com

    i don't know, I'm getting a little tired of brooding vampires and overly macho werewolves. I think I like the odder entities like selkies right now.

  38. I really enjoy vampires and shifters. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a follower

  39. Love 'em all, but.... Vampires :-)


  40. +1 After Twilight, my favourite paranormal beings were werewolves. Then came Sookie Stackhouse and the adorability that is Sam, making me fall for Shifters. Of course, as soon as I learned of Eric I switched to the Vampire side. Now I've finished The Iron King by Julie Kagawa and I've realised that it would be so much nicer to have a mischievous faery like Puck to call my own:)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    +1 Tweeted:!/SweetNSensible/status/114039333203353600


  41. I love shifters, cat shifters are my favorite!

    GFC follower (beckerjo)

    Total 3

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