Feature Friday ~ Bite Me by Michelle Roth #Vampire #CharacterInterview #ERom @mroth_author @EvernightPub

Hi there, everyone! I’m Michelle Roth and I’m here to introduce my latest release, Bite Me. It’s the second in my vampire paranormal series, The Transfigured Ones. Magnus Corbett, my hero, was modeled a bit after Gordon Ramsey. I wanted him to be a rough around the edges guy who didn’t necessarily have time for love. I knew, whoever I matched him with would either need to be a bad ass chick who didn’t take any crap.. or she’d need to be so sweet that she called to the softer side of him. Caroline Lundquist is both of those things.

If you’ve got any questions about the book, for me as the author, or about the series in general, feel free to use the #transfiguredones hash tag and I’ll do my best to answer!

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Magnus Corbett is the world renowned head chef for Usquebaugh, the wildly popular restaurant and whiskey bar inside the Foxwood Hotel and Casino. He’s certain that it was his status as one of the Transfigured that put him on the map. It will be bold flavors and his tireless work ethic that keep him there. And, if he has to be a little blunt to get things done? So be it.

When bar manager, Caroline Lundquist, develops a line of cocktails to breathe some life into the drink menu, she’s determined to have new gin-inspired dishes to pair with them. During their collaboration she finds herself falling for the side of Magnus that people rarely see. He’s sweet. Compassionate. Caring. As they begin to navigate the perils of a vampire-human relationship, both of their pasts crop up, threatening to destroy everything they’re working so hard to build together.

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  1. If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

    Free time? What’s that? I don’t get much, but I prefer to fiddle in the kitchen or read a book. I deal with people day in and day out, so when it comes to my downtime, I can be a bit selfish.

  2. What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while?

    I’ve lived a long time. If I expend any time or energy on someone, I tend to expect a lot. I try to weed out the assholes, liars, and other bad apples. People probably find that incredibly abrasive. In the end, once I feel like I can trust someone, they know that I’m loyal. My own family kind of checked out on me, so I sort of make my own.

  3. What’s your idea of a good marriage? Do you think that’ll happen in your life?

    I grew up in a typical stodgy British home. I doubt my parents even liked each other, let alone loved each other. I haven’t a clue what makes a good marriage. I’d hold on to it tightly if I ever thought I found it, though.

  4. What are you most proud of about your life?

    I’m a world renowned chef. I can work anywhere I choose. I did that in spite of this being a non-Transfigured dominated industry.

– And what about something more personal?

Living your dream? Making something out of nothing? How is that not personal? Did you write these bloody questions?

– Why is that so meaningful to you?

I did it completely on my own. My family kicked me when I was seventeen. I managed to finish high school and go to culinary school on my own. There was no silver spoon or college fund. I did it on my own.

  1. What are you most ashamed of in your life?

    I could have been nicer to people, looking back. I don’t always have to be so abrupt. I find it easier, though. I definitely could have been nicer.

  2. If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?

    Auguste Escoffier. The man was bloody brilliant. I’d love to sit down and pick his brain.

  3. Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?

    I don’t think they had much hope for me. They pretty much checked out of my life when they found out I was Transfigured. Then they fought for the next decade or so about who had the faulty genetics. I don’t think they thought much about me at all. I’d love to say I didn’t think of them, but it would be a lie. I do. And it’s not kindly.

  4. What do you believe about God? What do you suppose God thinks of you?

    There’s a lot of pain and suffering in the world. People get sick. People lose loved ones to horrible accidents. Meanwhile, there are some of us who live forever whether we want to or not. It doesn’t seem fair. I’m not sure a kind and loving god would do something like that.

  5. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done? What would happen if you did it?

    It’s been roughly forty years since I’ve been to the beach during the day. I’d love to do that but it would destroy my skin and eventually kill me. Painful.

  6. What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?

    I’d probably say that my family is the worst thing to happen to me. What kind of awful parents withhold love from a child because of a genetic defect they can’t control? No matter whether my children are Transfigured or not, I’d love them. That’s what I learned, I guess. Tolerance.

  7. Tell me about your best friend.

    Veronica is my best friend and my sous chef. She’s probably one of the few people who puts up with my crap. I trust her implicitly. She’s probably the closest thing that I have to a sister.

  8. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone? Why?

    Despite the fact I’m a bit of a prick sometimes, I don’t intentionally hurt people. I’ve had to fire a few wayward souls, but that’s about it. They either stole, lied, or didn’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.

  9. What would you like it to say on your tombstone?

    Since we pretty much just turn to a pile of ash, a tombstone seems a bit much.

  10. Describe your ideal mate.

    She’d need to be strong. Someone who didn’t take any of my garbage. She’d have to be engaging. A good conversationalist. Well read. Smart. Funny. Beautiful wouldn’t hurt but it’s not a prerequisite. Not a bloody stick figure. She’d need to enjoy eating, because I would enjoy cooking for her. Taking care of her in that way.

  11. What are you most afraid of?

    Failure. Being alone for eternity. The usual suspects.

  12. What’s the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?

    My space. I can only handle so much social interaction, so having my personal space is hugely important. I feel like, with time alone, I recharge.

  13. What do you like best about yourself? Least?

    I’m driven to succeed. I prefer to be solitary most of the time. I know that’s not exactly healthy.

  14. How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?

    I’ve got a good life, for the most part. I’m happy with my career. I’d like to find someone to settle down with, though.

  15. Are you lying to yourself about something? What is it?

    There’s a part of me that wishes that I wasn’t so solitary, that wants to be outgoing and friendly. I want to be social, and happy go lucky. I just don’t trust people.

  16. What trait do you most deplore in others?

    People who lack common sense. Critical thinking skills are important in life, and there are people who don’t develop them or refuse to. Drives me bloody mad!

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Michelle Roth is a novelist from the Great White North (Toronto, ON). When she’s not disappearing into foreign lands, or making two perfect strangers that she invented fall in love, she’s probably curled up somewhere with a glass of wine and a good book.

In her spare time she is typically hanging out with her awesome boyfriend and their two equally awesome cats. She likes taking road trips to nowhere in particular, cooking elaborate meals then making other people do the dishes, and being nerdy on the internet. Her books are currently available on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and any other place that sells absolutely filthy romance novels.

 

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Character Interview with Ronan ~ Trouble Walked In by Michelle Roth #Shifter #Erotic #Paranormal @mroth_author @EvernightPub

Hi there, everyone! I’m Michelle Roth and I’m here to introduce my latest release, Trouble Walked In [The Forsaken Few 1]. This story started as a submission for the Bad Alpha Anthology but quickly grew out of control with regards to word count. There was no way I was going to be able to tell the story I wanted to in a measly 10,000 words!

Once that was clear, I decided the book was more important than the anthology. It became MUCH easier from then on! Rather than just a wolf shifter story, I decided that I would make this about something larger. Lorelei, Florida was born.

Each forsaken by their own kind, a small community of shifters from all walks of life have come together to form an unbreakable bond that defies the laws of nature. Both the hunters and the hunted stand side by side to protect themselves from all who would threaten their way of life.

This is Ronan and Moira’s story…

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The moment Moira Devereaux walks into his bar, Shapeshifter Ronan Kelly knows she’s going to be trouble. No matter how tempting she is, he won’t risk the safety of his makeshift pack. He has every intention of sending her on her way until he hears her compelling story.

When Moira’s father, the mayor of Lorelei, tries to force her to wed a man she doesn’t know, she runs to one place he won’t follow. The local shifter bar. Nothing could have prepared her for the immediate attraction she feels for the owner, Ronan.

In a moment of weakness, Ronan offers her a job and a place to stay despite his misgivings. No one is more shocked than he is when he discovers that she’s his mate. Will he be able to convince her that he’s worth taking a risk on or will he be forced to let her go?

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Let’s get to know Ronan Kelly, the hero from When Trouble Walked In…

  1. If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

    I don’t get a whole lot of free time, but when I do, I love to drive out to the national forest and go for a run. When you get deep enough into it, there’s a section where humans don’t travel. There’s something about having my paws in the dirt that makes me feel connected to the universe. Nothing like it.

  2. What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while?

    Well now, I think that depends on the person. I’m a big guy, so I think I probably give off a heavy ‘don’t fuck with me’ vibe. Once someone knows me for a while, I think they realize that for my friends, I’m as loyal as they come.

  3. What’s your idea of a good marriage? Do you think that’ll happen in your life?

    I’ll let you know if I ever see one. (snorts) My father treated my mom like an indentured servant. Raised his hands to her on occasion. I can tell you for sure what DOESN’T make a good marriage. Having your alpha mate fucking terrified of you. I- I don’t want to talk about this anymore. Can we move on to something less depressing?

  4. What are you most proud of about your life?

    I’ve been on my own since I was 18. Managed to not get myself killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war. Came home and worked my ass off until I had enough money to buy the bar.

    – And what about something more personal?

    I made something of myself. I’d say that’s pretty personal.

    Why is that so meaningful to you?

    When I left home at 18, my old man was just waiting for me to come crawling back to the ready-made life I had waiting for me. I think I shocked them all by making something of myself. Anything that can make that bastard choke on his words is meaningful to me.

  5. What are you most ashamed of in your life?

    Shit. You’re really into me talking about my feelings, aren’t you? I’d have to say that leaving my mother behind. She was the only one in my family that showed the least bit of kindness to me. I send cards at Christmas but I have yet to hear back. I doubt I ever will.

  6. If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?

    My mother. That woman could give a hug. I don’t know if she’d be inclined to at this point but it’d be worth finding out, I suppose.

  7. Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?

    Not a chance.

  8. What do you believe about God? What do you suppose God thinks of you?

    Of course I believe in the Earth Mother. It’s hard to be part wolf and not be able to feel her. When I’m shifted and touching the earth, I can feel her like a heartbeat. It’s comforting. What do I think she thinks about me? I turned my back on the role that she chose for me. Sometimes I wonder if she thinks of me at all.

  9. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done? What would happen if you did it?

    That’s a tough question. I’m my own man, so I basically do whatever I want to. I think I wanna skip this question.

  10. What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?

    War. It’s nasty business. I saw some shit that really screwed me up for a long time. Two tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Dead children. What did I learn? I fucking hate the war.

  11. Tell me about your best friend.

    I’ve got a couple. I’d say Ty and Sarge are probably my closest friends. Can we not call them best friends? It sounds like we’re about to slumber party.

  12. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone? Why?

    I’ve killed them. I’m not proud of it, but it was the war, ya know?

  13. What would you like it to say on your tombstone?

    No tombstone. Cremate me, please. Throw a party, don’t do any of that somber shit where everyone’s in black.

  14. Describe your ideal mate.

    I’m thinking that whole ideal mate thing is just a myth. I somehow don’t think there’s anyone out there for me. It’s a punishment for abandoning my position as Alpha, I think.

  15. What are you most afraid of?

    This goes back to the last question. Never being forgiven. I don’t give a shit about my father but, it’s hard to be alone.

  16. What’s the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?

    My makeshift pack, I guess. I’d fight for them. Die for them if need be. What’s more important than that?

  17. What do you like best about yourself? Least?

    No matter what life throws at me, I move forward. The other side of that coin is that I keep things locked up tight. I wonder if that won’t come back to bite me in the ass some day.

  18. How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?

    It’s a good life, for the most part. A little bit lonely. I don’t know that I have time for a relationship, really, but it’d be nice at this point in my life. Settle down, have a couple cubs.

  19. Are you lying to yourself about something? What is it?

    I don’t think so.

  20. What trait do you most deplore in others?

    I can’t stand bullies. People who are mean just to be mean. That sets me off more than anything else. I can forgive a lot but cruelty isn’t one of those things.

 

About Michelle:

Michelle Roth is a novelist from the Great White North (Toronto, ON). When she’s not disappearing into foreign lands, or making two perfect strangers that she invented fall in love, she’s probably curled up somewhere with a glass of wine and a good book.

In her spare time she is typically hanging out with her awesome boyfriend and their two equally awesome cats. She likes taking road trips to nowhere in particular, cooking elaborate meals then making other people do the dishes, and being nerdy on the internet. Her books are currently available on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and any other place that sells absolutely filthy romance novels.

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Email: michelle@michelleroth.net


Character Interview with Poseidon ~ Deep Water by Nicola Cameron #Fantasy #Menage #Shifter @YesItsNicolaC @EvernightPub

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Poseidon, God of the Sea, has spent millennia alone due to a single terrible act. His consort Amphitrite has sworn never to forgive him, and he’s forced to live with the knowledge that he drove an innocent girl to her doom.

But when one of the Olympic Cove cottages gets an occupant with an all-too-familiar soul, Poseidon discovers that the Fates have given him a second chance. Now he must try to right the wrongs of the past and win back both his beloved consort and the mate he betrayed.

Assuming, of course, that the Mad Nereid Thetis doesn’t interfere…

 

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How does it feel to be the star of your own Olympic Cove book?

Poseidon: (side eye) I am the God of the Sea, you may remember. That carries quite enough status for me. Although if pushed, I’m rather pleased that my backstory is being revealed. I’m not actually as stiff and unpleasant as I came off in Storm Season and Breaker Zone, you know.

This book focuses on your relationship with your consort Amphitrite and your lost mate Medusa. How do you feel about getting a second chance to win them back?

Poseidon: Grateful, of course. While I’m ashamed to admit it, our separation was almost completely my fault. After seven thousand years of being alone I’m ready to do whatever is required to win back their good opinion, as well as their love.

Speaking of good opinions, tell us about your sisters-in-law.

Poseidon: Must I?

Oh, come on.

Poseidon: (sighs) Fine. I have forty-nine sisters-in-law. Hyacinth and I have a perfectly functional policy of mutual indifference in place. Ligea, Pasithea, and Iaera – the less said about those vapid harpies, the better. Thetis, well, we have a shared past that makes my current task all the more difficult. The rest of them are pleasant enough, and hopefully once Amphitrite and I solve our present situation we’ll all go back to being one big happy family.

Keeping track of all their birthdays must be a bitch, though.

Poseidon: You don’t know the half of it.

 

EXCERPT

Feeling like he was in another one of his dreams, Griffin let himself be eased onto the beach blanket. He stretched out, wiggling a bit to get comfortable as Dunn followed him and did the same. Overhead, the Floridian night was heavily spangled with stars.

“This is nice. Should’ve done this the first night I got here.” He glanced at Dunn. The man was a shadowy form stretched out at length, hands clasped placidly on his middle. “Comfortable?”

“Very,” Dunn said, staring up at the stars. “You’re right. This is quite lovely.”

“Yeah.” Griffin swallowed. He had no idea what to do next.

Except to be honest. “Dunn, I need to say something.”

“Mm?”

“I hope this doesn’t offend you because I really don’t want to do that, and to be honest I don’t know why I feel this way but…” He swallowed, hearing his throat click. “I really want to kiss you right now. If you don’t want to, it’s fine, I understand, but I thought I’d ask.”

“Ah.” Dunn’s head turned towards him. “Well, then, if we’re being honest, I’d like to kiss you as well.”

Something electric shot through Griffin, swamping the fear. “Oh. I didn’t … I mean, I thought—”

“That I prefer women? I do, as I suspect you do. But I’ve been known to make exceptions.” The other man chuckled softly. “I believe the term is heteroflexible.”

My God, has he done this before? That’s not bad, though. At least one of us knows what he’s doing. “Okay, good. Um…”

“Shall I come over there?”

“Please.”

Griffin rolled onto his side and Dunn mirrored him. A hand came up and cupped his cheek, warm against the soft coolness of the evening breeze.

He closed his eyes as Dunn leaned forward. Lips brushed against his, delicately intent. His lips tingled under the soft pressure, and he could feel the prickle of Dunn’s mustache and beard, something he’d never felt before, at least not during a kiss.

It was weird and slightly scary. It was also fucking terrific. “Do that again,” he whispered when Dunn pulled back.

“Eagerness. I like that in a man.”

They kissed again, and Griffin let his lips open. The tip of Dunn’s tongue traced along them with that same delicacy. The sensation sizzled across his nerve endings, poking his dormant libido right where it counted.

Dunn pulled back a bit. “If you want to stop at any time, say so,” he said, his voice rough.

“Right, got it. Now kiss me again.”

He did, tongue slipping into Griffin’s mouth with deft skill. Griffin gave himself over to it, enjoying the sensation. It was similar to kissing a woman but with a different undertone to it, hungrier somehow. He felt like he didn’t have to hold back, that anything he threw at Dunn the other man could take.

And then Dunn’s tongue licked along the roof of his mouth, sending sparks of desire shooting through him. He couldn’t help moaning in unabashed pleasure.

Dunn took that as a signal to roll closer, fitting himself along Griffin’s body. It was like the kiss, scary and exciting at the same time. Dunn slid an arm around him, a hand coming to rest in the small of his back as his mouth continued to duel sweetly with Griffin’s.

After a bit Griffin felt something poking him in the thigh. It dawned on him what was happening. He broke the kiss with a gasp, sucking in air. “Fuck. You’re hard.”

“Well, yes, that does happen.” Dunn sounded amused. “Does it bother you?”

Griffin gulped. It should, he knew that. And yet all he wanted to do was do a wicked little shimmy against Dunn, make the other man moan for once. “No. It’s fine.”

But Dunn paused, his hand lightening on Griffin’s back. “You’re not aroused.”

He shook his head. “It was the last round of radiation. Haven’t been able to get it up since.”

“Oh.” Dunn’s hand came to rest again, but now it was on his waist. “Am I hurting you? Doing this, I mean?”

“If you’re asking me if you’re giving me blue balls, yeah, a little.” He swallowed again. “If you’re asking me if I want to stop, the answer’s no. Just don’t expect me to be poking you back.”

He wasn’t sure, but he could have sworn he saw Dunn smile. “All right.”

 

BIO
Nicola Cameron is an expatriate Chicagoan who has lived in England, Canada, Holland, and Sweden, and keeps a confusing amalgamation of languages in her head as a result. Currently located in the clavicle of Texas, she has finally mastered the proper use of “y’all,” much to her Chicago family’s dismay.

Despite a healthy interest in sex since puberty, it wasn’t until 2012 that Nicola decided to try writing about it. As it turned out, the skills she picked up during her SF writing career transferred rather nicely to erotic romance. When not writing, she wrangles cats, smooches her husband, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture…).