As one of the #CMCon18 featured bloggers, I get to grill, um… interview a few of the talented authors who will be hitting the beach for Coastal Magic 2018 in Daytona Beach this coming February. Since we are in the start of a new year, I thought we’d talk about beginnings, firsts, and origins.
The first CMC Featured Author joining me for Coffee and a Chat at the Beach is Tere Michaels.
Tere’s specialties are snark, angst, and happily ever afters set in the big city. It might take some time to get there but no worries – she believes in love conquering all!
She has written fifteen books including her popular Faith, Love & Devotion series and the superhero saga, The Vigilante.
Nothing makes her happier than knowing she made a reader laugh or smile or cry – it’s the purpose of sharing her work with people. She loves hearing from fans and fellow writers and is always available for speaking engagements, visits, and workshops.
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Let the grilling commence!
Tamye: What inspired you to become a writer? Did you always want to be a writer or did you come to it later in life?
Tere: I was four or five when I realized that someone’s work was writing stories – and I just thought, “That. That right there.” I’ve never wavered from that dream.
Tamye: What was the inspiration for your first book?
Tere: A weird pregnancy dream, which led to a character forming in my head, which led to me asking, “Who is the most complicated person he can fall in love with, after experiencing such a tragedy?” And Matt and Evan (Faith, Love & Devotion series) were born.
Tamye: How many times have you attended Coastal Magic? Tell us about your first time, and what you’re looking forward to this time.
Tere: Oh gosh, I’ve lost count! I love Coastal Magic! When anyone asks me which events to attend, they’re the first on my list. I am looking forward to meeting new fans, seeing old friends and just the casual “we are all here to love books” vibe.
Tamye: Do you craft?
Tere: Once upon a time I made jewelry and I love TRYING to craft but my results never look like the pictures. I don’t have that ease of creation like I do with words. So envious of those who do!
The Heir Apparent
A bit of a slow start, but well worth reading. Intriguing storyline, that allows for the main characters to grow, both emotionally and socially. The secondary characters are varied and interesting. The intrigue keeps you guessing, and lends life to the story.
Through death, betrayal, and corporate politics Henry and his scrumptious lover, Archie discover where their true priorities lie.
If you like M/M romance with a bit of intrigue, this is the book for you.
Disclosure: I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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The heir apparent to a vast international company, Henry Walker has focused his entire life on pleasing his cold and distant father, a futile effort that’s left him no time for life, love, or making his own decisions. He has just one friend—one dirty little secret—Archie Banks. Raised on the Walker estate alongside Henry, Archie is now Henry’s driver, bodyguard… and occasional lover. Archie is loyal, but he’s about to graduate from college and has plans for his life that don’t include living every moment at the beck and call of Henry’s father. Not even for Henry.
With no warning, a shocking kidnapping leads to tragedy and chaos, thrusting Henry and Archie into a dramatic struggle that threatens them individually and as a couple. Can they find a way to heal the hurt of the past, save the company that is Henry’s birthright, and find a future together?
Gay Fiction, Gay Romance
Tere is giving away an ebook of “The Heir Apparent”
to one lucky winner.
To enter, leave a comment (message bubble in the upper right hand corner of blog post).
You can ask a question, address something in the post, or tell us one of your firsts.
This giveaway will close Saturday night at midnight.
The winner will be picked by Mr. Random dot Org
All valid comments will be entered.
Winner will be announced Sunday.
Don’t miss your chance to meet over 50 fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic this February! This super casual book-lover weekend happens on Daytona Beach, and gives everyone the chance to hang out with fellow readers and amazing storytellers.
REGISTRATION is still open, but going fast. If you haven’t been to Coastal Magic yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Be sure to keep up with all things Coastal Magic, by following it via your own personal social media drug of choice: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | RSVP at the Facebook Event.
I love the “Love and Devotion” series. Can’t wait to attend my first Coastal Magic this year!
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This will be my third year. I love Coastal Magic. You’re going to have so much fun.
I can’t wait to go to Coastal Magic again and see Tere. My first Coastal Magic was a lot of fun. We played paintball with an Author. Tons of fun!
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Darn, I missed the paintball. But it was tons of fun.
I love Tere’s Faith, Love & Devotion series! This will be my first Coastal Magic also.
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You’re going to love it, Gwen. It’s such a laid back event, and so much fun.
Giveaway Winner is ………