Monday, April 11, 2011

Guest Author Interview: Mayandree Michel

Please welcome today's guest author Mayandree Michel!  Mayandree is the author of Betrayal.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I honestly can't remember when I began writing. I believe it was in middle school. I used to pair my stories of witches and mayhem with sketches and give them to my friends. They loved them and couldn't wait until the next mini graphic novel would be ready to read.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

It all started with a borrowed copy of Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire. I never turned back.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

  Hmmm...I wouldn't mind a combination of the invisble woman, because It would be pretty sneaky to go places and never be seen, and the ability to stop time - I would love to get a few extra hours into my day.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Betrayal has something for every one who loves paranormal / fantasy. Betrayal is an exciting read with a melange of romance, Greek myth, time travel, plenty of supernatural elements, secrets, and scandal. It's quick paced with enough twists and turns that will leave the reader satisfied, but wanting more.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  I'd like to leave that to the reader's imagination. Everyone who reads my story will picture the characters and identify with them in a unique way so I'd be curious to see who they think could portray the characters.

Betrayal (The Descendants #1) by Mayandree Michel

Where there is love and power, there is always... betrayal.

At seventeen, Cordelia is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary and frightening secret. A secret that induces vivid dreams which she not only experiences true love, but crippling fear while barely escaping with her life each night.  After a life altering event, Cordelia has an unexpected encounter with Evan, the mysterious boy from her dreams, who reveals who and what she is; a descendant of the Greek gods. At that moment everything she knows of her world is a lie, and she must leave the present and go into the past to assume the role she was put on this earth for; safeguarding her ancient empire amidst evil forces that toil hastily to destroy it.

In a race against time, Cordelia must decide if she is truly a part of this dangerous world, or risk defying the gods, and ultimately lose the boy who has put a claim on her heart.

Thank you Mayandree for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Mayandree Michel and her books, please visit her website.


  1. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds great and I LOVE that cover!!

  2. I love Greek Mythology mixed into the story line. I'm so glad you shared this book. It sounds wonderful and it will definitely be added to my TBR list. Thanks

  3. Hi Mayandree,
    This sounds like a wonderful book! I wish you all the best with it. Is this the beginning of a series?

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  4. Mayandree
    Sounds great. I guess I have another addition to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover!

  5. This sounds like a great book. I'm putting it on my list of books to buy!

  6. Hello everyone,
    I have to apologise, I wanted to stop by yesterday during the feature and say hello and try to answer all your questions but I'm as sick as a dog and mommy duties never take a break. So I'm late but here.
    *Thank you to Vampires and Tofu - the cover was based on an idea I had and a good friend took it to the next level.

    *hi night owl in IL - Thank you! yes this is the first of The Descendants series. I hope to have the second book out by Dec 2011.It's Titled Sacrifice.

    *hi Tlynnetolles - thank you for adding my book. When you get to it - I hope that you enjoy it!

    *Hi Fantasy Book Chick - Thanks and I hope that if you do read it that you enjoy it!!

  7. I love to discover a new author.Hello Mayandree love the cover. This is my favorite blog! (came by to wave hello to my favorite poet!)And check out the latest, which is Betrayal by Mayandree Michel.
    Bonnie Lea

  8. Thanks for this great interview :)
    Interview with a Vampire was the first paranormal book I read (that was more than 20 years ago when vampire books were not really the rage)...there was something about that book that really captivated me, even though it was not my usual type of read.

    I love that the author weaves in Greek myths to her story, and that she would pick being invisible as her paranormal ability :)