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?
Mayandree: 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?
Mayandree: 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?
Mayandree: 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.
Mayandree: 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?
Mayandree: 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.
Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.