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TEN WICKED QUESTIONS + a release day giveaway!

WickedKiss_coverToday is the release day for WICKED KISS, the sequel to last year’s DARK KISS!! I have the first two chapters available here on my site if you want to check ‘em out. This book is a roller coaster of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, action, danger, mystery…and plenty of kissing. :-) I hope readers enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Which is A LOT!

What is Wicked Kiss about?

It’s about demons and angels, and family and friendship, trust, love, and hope, and trusting your heart vs. trusting your head. It’s about what really matters to you, even if you don’t realize what matters to you until it’s threatened.

Plot-wise, Wicked Kiss continues the story of Samantha Day, a teenage girl whose soul was stolen in a dark kiss, turning her into a soul-stealing “gray,” and the small team of angels and demons sent to earth to stop creatures like her from destroying the universal balance. Sam’s main goal is to get her soul back and be normal again, but nothing is ever that easy…especially not when you’re falling in love with someone whose duty it is to save the world from creatures just like you.

Who is your favorite character?

I do really love writing from Samantha’s POV since she’s strong and smart and funny. And I love Bishop, the main angel who’s in charge even though he’s dealing with a multitude of difficulties. But I know Kraven is a reader favorite and this is very likely because he’s just so much fun to write – a snarky jerk of a demon who has some serious pain he’s dealing with down deep that is rising – very quickly – to the surface. Kind of like a sarcastic volcano.

What was your favorite part about writing Wicked Kiss?

My favorite part was a couple key relationships, beyond the expected “romantic” relationship between Bishop and Sam (which I loved since it’s so much more complex in book two than it was in book one). I loved writing about Bishop and Kraven’s many problems and how the two choose to deal with their difficult history. And I loved writing about Sam’s developing friendship (?) with Jordan, her high school nemesis.

Is there a love triangle in the book?

I do enjoy a good love triangle. And if that dynamic is essential to a plot, then I’m all for it. On the surface, there may seem to be a love triangle in Wicked Kiss…but it’s definitely NOT a traditional one. In my opinion, a traditional love triangle (boy-girl-boy) will have the girl torn between her romantic feelings for two very different boys. She doesn’t know who she really loves the most. It’s not really like that in Wicked Kiss, but Bishop and Kraven’s past definitely play a large part into the trio’s dynamic.

Will readers find out more about Bishop and Kraven’s mysterious past hinted at in book one?

Oh, yes. WAY, WAYYYY more. :)

Instalove – are you for it or against it?

One of the things I noticed that Dark Kiss was criticized for – or, really, that any YA that features love at first sight seems to be criticized for – is “instalove.” (A term I wasn’t even familiar with until DK came out! LOL). Frankly, I love books with love at first sight, provided that it feels right and natural for the characters. In Dark Kiss, Sam and Bishop are drawn together from their first meeting, attracted to each other in ways they don’t entirely know how to process, but can’t ignore. However, this attraction was VITAL to the plot and it wasn’t just caused by thinking the other person was “super hot.” In fact, this instant attraction is looked at very critically in book two by the characters and it opens up the dialogue of what is real love? Is what we’re feeling real? How do we know the difference between actual love and artificial supernaturally-induced attraction?

Will there be another book in the series?

At this moment, there are no more Nightwatchers books under contract. The series currently consists of Dark Kiss and Wicked Kiss only, no more, no less. Due to this, I took extra steps and extra time to ensure that book two does NOT end on a cliffhanger and that readers will be totally satisfied. That said, if Wicked Kiss sells well, there may be the chance for another book. So, if you enjoy the books, please help spread the word! Word of mouth is THE BEST advertising!

And a couple questions from my Facebook page….

Will Kraven admit that he has feelings for Sam?

Kraven is a complicated character and therefore his feelings are complicated, and definitely not black and white “I like you,” or “I hate you.” Yeah, vague answer, I know!! Read the book for more about Kraven’s feelings – he has a lot of them! ;-)

Will Samantha overcome the hunger she feels for Bishop?

Well, that would be a spoiler for sure! ;-) All I can say is that pretty much all questions readers might have after Dark Kiss are answered in Wicked Kiss!

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: : : : : CONTEST : : : : :

I want to give away TWO signed sets of the Nightwatchers series – Dark Kiss and Wicked Kiss. Please comment below to enter (International entries are welcome) and answer this question:

What celebrity or book character would you want to give you a Wicked Kiss?

Winners will be chosen at random on Sunday, March 3rd at 9:00pm EST and notified by email. They will have one week to reply with their mailing address to claim their prize.

Good luck – and happy reading!!

50 comments to “TEN WICKED QUESTIONS + a release day giveaway!”

  1. Katrina @ Bookish Things
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:00 pm · Link

    I would want Ian Somerhalder to give me a Wicked Kiss. I mean he’s hella hot. ;) Thank you so much for the opportunity! I can’t wait to read Wicked Kiss!



    • layla
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       · January 14th, 2014 at 8:46 am · Link

      I would definitely choose Ian summahalder he is my favorite actor and he did a great job in the vampire diaries and he is my all time crush!



  2. Conny Toste
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:04 pm · Link

    I would want Kraven to give me a Wicked Kiss. Just don’t tell my husband. What a great giveaway, thank you. :-)



  3. Bonnie
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Congrats Michelle!

    If I say Kraven I think I’d get arrested, so I’ll have to say Karen Marie Moning’s Jericho Barrons from the Fever series!



  4. Amanda Collins
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:16 pm · Link

    I have to say Channing Tatum, the man is so Hot!



  5. Michelle K
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Daniel Craig!! Mmmmm



  6. Tiffni
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Norman Reedus!! Oh yeah



  7. laura s.
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Thanks for the contest!

    I would gladly have a wicked kiss from Adrian Ivashkov from the Bloodlines/ Vampire Academy novels^^

    Fingers crossed now:)

    Love from France.



  8. Nicki Small
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 6:59 pm · Link

    Damon Salvador as he is a wicked bad boy x



  9. Kandis
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 7:26 pm · Link

    I’d be up for a wicked kiss from Adrian from the Bloodlines series or Ash from the Iron Fey series. I can’t choose between the two. Lol
    Thanks for the contest, Michelle! :)



  10. Kristen T.
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Johnny Depp. Without a doubt! :3 *swoon* 8)



  11. Sara M
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Does a cover model count as a celebrity? Bc I would definitely choose the cover model on Kevin Hearne’s Hounded. :)

    Congrats on the release! Dark Kiss was my favorite read of 2012 so I can’t wait for Wicked Kiss.



  12. Starla B
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 7:49 pm · Link

    I would love a “wicked kiss” from Eddie Castile from Vampire Academy/ Bloodlines. He’s such a great subtle character. Always loyal and caring and so powerful in all he does and says.



  13. Krystel H.
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Hmm, I would have to say maybe Kayden from Wendy Higgins’ Sweet Evil, or Four(tobias) from Divergent. I wouldn’t even mind Kraven :) Thank you for the chance!



  14. evening-green
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 8:24 pm · Link

    Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy ♥



  15. Trudy Spraker
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 8:27 pm · Link

    I would <3 a a Wicked Kiss from Bradley Cooper!!! Congrats on the release & thank you for the contest!



  16. Elaine Muniz
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 9:27 pm · Link

    I would like a wicked kiss from Harry Styles of One Direction!!! <3 :wink: :mrgreen: :-D



  17. Molly F.
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm · Link

    That’s a tough question. I think I’ll go with Ian Somerhalder as well.



  18. Yvonne L
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 10:12 pm · Link

    I would love a wicked kiss from Daemon Black from JLA’s Lux series. Thanks for the giveaway! I loved Dark Kiss and so am super excited to read Wicked Kiss



  19. Emily
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     · February 26th, 2013 at 11:29 pm · Link

    Wicked! I would have to say Leonardo DiCaprio.Thanks for the giveaway!



  20. Sarabeth
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 1:21 am · Link

    OMG this is a great giveaway!
    I would love to lip smack a wicked kiss to Mr. Shemar Moore- woo boy does he have a place in my <3!!!

    :wink:



  21. Kai A.
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 2:04 am · Link

    I’d say Warner from Shatter Me / Unravel Me. Now THAT would definitely be one wicked kiss :)

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy release day, Michelle!



  22. Tamara K.
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 2:45 am · Link

    My pick would be Damon from Vampire Diaries! Congras on the new release! Can’t wait to read it! :mrgreen:



  23. Ashleigh
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 3:23 am · Link

    Ryan Gosling from The Notebook :-D



  24. Elly Takaki
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 4:32 am · Link

    Prince Ash from the Iron Fey series.



  25. Lily
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 4:32 am · Link

    I would want a wicked kiss from Adrian Ivashkov from the VA and Bloodlines series!



  26. Morena
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 6:16 am · Link

    I would want Max Irons to give me a wicked kiss. I mean come on, Tall Dark and Handsome not to mention British!



  27. Ashley K.
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Hmm I would want Chris Hemsworth for a wicked kiss, or maybe even Liam Hemsworth. I would take either brother, lol!



  28. Dreams
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm · Link

    Such a tough question! If I had to pick one, I would have to say Adrian from the Vampire Academy/Bloodline series because he is one of my favorites and also the only one to pop into my head at this moment. >_<

    onceuponadreambooks(at)hotmail.com



  29. Samantha T.
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     · February 27th, 2013 at 7:02 pm · Link

    I would have to say Eric from True Blood. He’s such a complex character and he’s gorgeous.



  30. Alina D
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     · February 28th, 2013 at 12:01 am · Link

    Hi Michelle! Thanks for the contest! I would have to pick Robert Pattinson. Or maybe Channing Tatum. Or maybe both ;) Can’t wait to read the new book!



  31. Tanya L
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     · February 28th, 2013 at 12:07 am · Link

    I would LOVE a Wicked Kiss from Gerard Butler…

    Yum*



  32. Linda
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     · March 1st, 2013 at 11:36 am · Link

    Oh, Charlie Hunnam *rawr* i think a kiss from Jax would be wicked enough.. *swoons*
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
    //Linda



  33. Stephanie Keller
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     · March 2nd, 2013 at 12:02 am · Link

    I would have to say Christian Kane to give me a wicked kiss because he is hott!



  34. Mariska
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     · March 2nd, 2013 at 8:06 am · Link

    Ryan Reynolds..heheheh :)



  35. bn100
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     · March 2nd, 2013 at 10:24 pm · Link

    Bradley Cooper



  36. donnas
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     · March 3rd, 2013 at 5:13 am · Link

    Alexander Skarsgård



  37. Zipora
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     · March 3rd, 2013 at 4:28 pm · Link

    ouu, this is a tough question to answer, but at the top of my head, I would have to say Kraven from. of course, the Nightwatchers trilogy, or Alex from the Delirium trilogy! *sighhh*



  38. julie rimpula
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     · March 3rd, 2013 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Definitely Chris Hemsworth! Thanks! :)



  39. Cerian Halford
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     · March 3rd, 2013 at 4:51 pm · Link

    I would love a Wicked Kiss from Mr. Darcy. Could you imagine all that repressed passion released in a kiss *swoon* :-D



  40. Maria
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     · March 3rd, 2013 at 6:46 pm · Link

    I’ll have to go with Chase from Breathe by Kristen Ashley- he doesn’t mind her geekiness :p



  41. Muna
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     · March 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 pm · Link

    Ahhh! Just one Wicked Kiss. That’s going to be hard…

    But I guess right now I’ve been obsessed with Scott Parnell (Crescendo). I think he’s so capable of a wicked kiss. -yum-

    -SPOILER-

    Although he dies. A girl can dream. :cry:



  42. Taherah
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     · March 4th, 2013 at 5:00 am · Link

    I would want a wicked kiss form Daemon Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! :)



  43. Kathy L.
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     · April 14th, 2013 at 11:47 am · Link

    I would love for Adrian for Vampire Academy to give me a wicked kiss.



  44. Shaleezah
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     · April 30th, 2013 at 1:47 am · Link

    I would probably give a wicked kiss to Daemon Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dante Walker from Victoria Scott’s Dante Walker series or dear Kraven :wink:



  45. Alaska
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     · June 10th, 2013 at 2:58 am · Link

    Kraven for sure!!!



  46. Michelle K
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     · August 16th, 2013 at 1:37 pm · Link

    Daniel Craig! Mmmm…



  47. Arlene M
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     · October 18th, 2013 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Blood Bath and Beyond – what fun- you have created an intriguing world with vampires as kooky, glamourous or mysterious as the humans they live amongst – and you made me laugh on almost every page. Thanks!



  48. Krutula
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     · December 30th, 2013 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Jem from the Infernal Devices!



  49. Samantha Green
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     · April 10th, 2014 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Omg!!! Words cannot describe how in love I am with dark kiss!! I cannot wait to. Read wicked kiss!!!!!! I hope you make more books following these two becauseni would buy the whole series! I think they should make a tv serious out of it!!



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