It's another Author in the Hot Seat! This week we have the crazy talented Annabella Michaels. Aside from being massively creative she's one of the kindest most genuine people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Today she's here doing Fast Fire Questions, showing her work, and has a wonderful giveaway! So, stick around.
Fast Fire Questions
It’s Pride Month so let’s start with this. What LGBTQA+ Organization do you donate to yearly?
Each year, I donate to the Trevor Project and the Kaleidoscope Youth Center in Ohio, which provides safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth.
What was the title of your very first published book?
Feeding the Soul: Souls of Chicago series Book 1
What is the title of your most recent?
Picking Up the Pieces
Using three words describe yourself.
Loving, loyal, chronic worrier.
Name a new to you author you recently discovered and think we should all look into their work.
Hmmm. New to me would be Alice Winters. I absolutely love her, both personally and as a writer.
Do you have a favorite trope? If so what is it?
My favorite to read is MMM. My favorite to write is probably age gap. I’d like to write more of it.
In no more than three sentences tell us what you’re currently working on?
The next book in the Hamilton’s Heroes series. I can’t say yet who it involves, but I’m extremely excited to write this story.
What signings/conventions/ conferences are you attending this year and next?
I’m thrilled to be going back to GRL in Albuquerque in October this year. I’ll also be heading overseas for the first time to attend ShiMMer in February 2020.
If you could pick one social media to disappear forever which would it be?
Haha! I’m not sure. I love chatting with ppl on FB and seeing their pics on IG. I guess I spend the least amount of time on Twitter, so it can go.
Pick three of your characters you’d love to go on vacation with.
Ooooooh! Micah, Oliver, and Carter. We’d have so much fun. Or Paul!!! Paul deserves a vacation. haha
Cats or dogs?
Fire & Ice roses
Favorite literary quote?
A person’s a person, no matter how small. —Dr. Seuss
Brody Murphy feels as if he’s lost everything when his best friend and partner, Paul, dies in the line of duty. Partners on the force for years, Paul Donovan was all Brody had. Paul accepted Brody as he was—standoffish from a childhood in the foster system, bisexual in a police force that wasn’t entirely welcoming, Brody is now adrift. Wracked by survivor’s guilt and grief, Brody devotes what’s left of his heart to help Paul’s widow and her children. And when his partner’s oldest child returns home a grown man, Brody is torn between what he thinks he should do and what his heart wants.
Grief Binds Them
Cooper Donovan is in his senior year of college when the unthinkable happens. His father dies, and Cooper returns home to be with his family, and help his mother with his little sisters. So many things were left unsaid between Cooper and his father, a fact that weighs heavily on his heart. College helped Cooper learn more about who he was and what he wanted from life, and with Brody Murphy comes unexpected feelings and complications.
Hope Leads Them Home
Brody and Cooper forge a connection that leaves Brody conflicted, Cooper determined, and both men wounded by their shared grief. While Brody struggles with why he lived, and Paul died—he had no one and nothing, and Paul had everything to live for, Cooper sees a man who deserves love and happiness under the grief. Tension rises when Brody and Cooper can’t deny what’s happening between them. Both men are picking up the pieces of their previous lives and putting together a new future, one where hope and love heals, and home is in each other’s arms.
About the Author
I am married to my high school sweetheart who let's face it, is a saint for putting up with me all of these years. Together we have been blessed with the chance to raise two amazing human beings and so far we haven't screwed it up; I'll let you know for sure later. I am a business owner and spend more time laughing than actually working most days. I love watching movies, cooking, going to the beach and spending time with my family and best friends. I am an obsessive reader who is a complete sucker for a good love story, but loves to feel a broad range of emotions throughout a book. I think real life is hard enough and so my books offer twists and turns, but always with a happy ending.
(1 prize for each of 3 separate winners) Two audio codes for Feeding the Soul (US or UK) One signed paperback (reader's choice).
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