***Thank you to all the commenters and thank you to Michele for visiting! The winner of the $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble courtesy of Michele Bardsley is comment #13 – Christa! Congrats! Christa has been contacted by email to claim her prize.***
To celebrate the countdown to my new release, the first book in the Living in Eden series, THE DEMON IN ME, I’m blogging every day — and some days I have fabulous guests and prizes!
Today it’s the fabulously talented Michele Bardsley, author of the Broken Heart Vampires series. She’s generously giving away a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble to a randomly selected commenter who will be chosen tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7th at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Welcome, Michele! What inspired you to write about demons?
I never thought I’d ever write about demons, not after my traumatic childhood experience of watching “The Exorcist.” When I was very young, my parents went to the drive-in theater in our stylin’ ’70’s van (it was brown with porthole windows and shag carpet), opened the back doors and watched the movie. They probably thought I was too young to even understand what was going on, much less have the attention span required to watch it. Oh, I remember all right. Thanks for the trauma, parental units!
Eventually I stopped worrying about being possessed by Satan (although, those formative years in Catholic school certainly didn’t help much), and as I started writing paranormal tales, there was no way to avoid demons. They made good instant villains. Then later, I expanded my viewpoint … okay, I romanced it up. A lot. The hero in my latest novel, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, is a half-demon. Connor Ballard didn’t choose his parents, or to have powers derived from the Pit. Other than that penchant for lying and lusting, he’s an all right guy. I mean he falls in love with a demon-hunting vampire, so you can see he has standards.
Demons — shades of gray or always evil?
Shades of pink, really. Maybe some flames. Anyway, I think demons can be moral creatures—although their methods may not exactly be on the up and up. It’s the end game that’s important.
What’s your demonically awesome book about?
When vampire and single mother Phoebe Allen allows lust to override her common sense, she finds herself mated to sexy half-demon Connor Ballard. Now she’s helping him search for an ancient talisman, fighting off his evil stepmother and her demon minions, and protecting Broken Heart from an underworld take-over.
Let’s say Jim Cameron calls and he wants to make COME HELL OR HIGH WATER into a movie. Who are your actor/actress choices?
I think Megan Fox would make an awesome vampire demon hunter. So, yeah, definitely her for Phoebe. As for Connor, Jensen Ackles with a Scottish accent. *swoon*
What’s your one line of advice for aspiring writers (demonic or otherwise)?
Don’t fall in love with your words.
If you want to learn more about Michele and her fabulous books, please visit her at www.michelebardsley.com.