Pay It Forward Friday – Michelle Pillow

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Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!


MichellePillowI doubt Michelle realizes how long I’ve stalked admired her. When I first discovered ebooks, Michelle was one of the first authors I found. I can’t remember exactly how I found her anymore, it was back around 2006 or so, but I loved her Dragon Lords. I bought them and glommed them up and then I went and bought her Lords of Var too. And it hasn’t stopped since. That was really before social media was around, but when I found her on Twitter and Facebook I made sure that I stalked followed her. I’ve since joined a group she and Mandy Roth run online and, like Mandy, Michelle has shared some tremendous information and been so supportive, not just of me but a whole community of authors. So here’s my simple way of sending her my thanks…

(And kudos to Michelle for having a media kit and an up-to-date website that made it SO easy for me to cull her information!)


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Michelle M. Pillow, Author of All Things Romance
New York Times (#8) & USA Today Bestselling Author
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author

As long as she can remember, Michelle has had a strange fascination with anything supernatural and sci-fi. After discovering historical romance novels, it was only natural that the supernatural and love/romance elements should someday meet in her wonderland of a brain. She’s glad they did for their children have been pouring onto the computer screen ever since.

Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it’s a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She’s addicted to movies and used to drive her mother crazy while quoting random scenes with her brother. Though it has yet to happen, her dream is to be in a horror movie as 1. A zombie or 2. The expendable screaming chick who gets it in the beginning credits. But for the most part she can be found writing in her office with a cup of coffee in pajama pants.

Michelle is a multi-published, award winning author writing in many romance fiction genres including futuristic, paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy and dark paranormal.

She is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, has been on the Amazon bestseller list multiple times, nominated for the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2011, the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, nominated for the 2007 RT Award, a Brava Novella Contest Finalist and a PAN member of RWA.

Michelle is a journalist for Paranormal Underground Magazine. She has a BGS in History/Business with an English Minor, and a Photography degree. In 2009 she and fellow author Mandy M. Roth started their own highly successful self-publishing endeavor named The Raven Books.

Michelle has titles published with The Raven Books, Pocket Books, Random House, Virgin Books, Adam’s Media, Entangled Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Running Press and more.

She loves talking with readers on social media.

Website: www.michellepillow.com
Twitter: twitter.com/MichellePillow
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichellePillow
Blog: www.michellepillow.com/blog

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Rebellious Prince
A Dragon Lords Romance

This Book features a Var (Cat-Shifter)

rebellious72webCatshifter Prince Rafe knows that technically he’s supposed to be going to Earth to find a bride, but he doesn’t see the need to rush things. While his dragon-shifter neighbors appear all too eager to claim their mates and settle down, he’s all for putting that final moment off and enjoying his little trips through the portal. Yeah, yeah, eventually he’ll have to marry and set a good example for his people because on his planet females are rare and they need to have children and blah blah blah. But honestly, catshifters are known to embrace their feral side and it would take a very impressive female to tame his.

Then he sees Jenna Kearney and all bets are off.

About the Series

Captured by a Dragon-Shifter is a modern day prequel series installment to those first books. They take place long before the princes you know and love ever found their mates, long before The Dragon’s Queen, in a time when the dragonshifters and catshifters actually—wait for it—liked each other and hung out as friends. They also don’t have Galaxy Brides to bring them women. What they do have is the old portal that they used to escape Earth. There’s no one left to marry on the planet and things are starting to get desperate.

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

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Pay It Forward Friday – Red Garnier

Pay-it-forward-Friday

Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!

Red-Garnier

I’ve known Red since…well, I started following her blog around January 2007, and actually got to meet her on my trip to Texas that July. I don’t know if she knows it, but I partially based my character Rosie from Personal Protection on her, because like Rosie, Red’s a real spitfire. (Or maybe I should say Rosie is a spitfire because of Red!)

Red is the lady who gave me my tag line of “passionate…provocative…decadent” when she graciously offered me a quote for my website once I got published. Which happened partly because of her advice and support. Since I met her that summer, Red has achieved greatness I still dream of–she found an agent, sold to New York, has hit the New York Times Bestsellers list and been a runaway success. I’m sorry to say I’ve not kept up with her as I should have. As I wish I had… But sometimes life gets in the way… If you read this, Red, thank you! You’re part of the reason why I’m still writing…even on those days I don’t think I can.

You can find out more about Red on her website www.RedGarnier.net, or you can post to Red’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/red.garnier or tweet her @RedGarnier.

Featured-BooksReckless and Yours

recklessandyoursFirst released in the MEN OF DANGER anthology, dive into this sexy short story from bestselling author Red Garnier. Available for the first time ever as a stand-alone e-book, get lost in the sinful pleasures of a good cop gone so, so bad… 

Dangerous and sexy, police detective Zach Rivers isn’t the only man who’s obsessed with the beautiful Paige Avery—but he’s willing to risk everything to be the only man she needs in her life…and her bed…in Reckless and Yours.

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Claimed by Him

claimedbyhimThe Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men, not only in Chicago, but in the world. They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Graves Buchanan has had to climb farther and higher than any of his friends, singlehandedly becoming a billionaire in less than two decades, even with a rotten poor childhood in the streets. He likes sex the way he learned it; animal, raw and without any strings attached. But even as messed-up as he is, he cares deeply for his best friend’s baby sister, Chloe Lexington. But Chloe is an heiress, a ‘princess’, and no matter how much he wants her, Graves doesn’t think he has it in him to handle a girl like her.

But Chloe has other plans for him, and she’s not taking no for an answer. She’s been warned against Graves by her brother, Daniel, and against all of his eccentric billionaire friends, but Chloe has merely been biding her time. Now that she’s almost twenty-five, she’s determined to have the man she’s always wanted, and she’ll use anything as incentive to be claimed by him, at last.

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