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Thursday, June 11, 2015

W.I.P. It Real Good: guest post with Michelle Hiscox + giveaway

With the opportunity for a guest spot on I Smell Sheep, I thought I’d share my work in progress, my side piece, with reader’s. 

Here’s a tidbit of Chasing Dawn… 

Ella sat up in bed, heart pounding as thunder crashed. Her hand trembled as she switched on the lamp beside her bed. Dammit. The power obviously failed in the storm beating at her balcony doors. The bedroom stayed dark until lighting flashed through the windows, illuminating the room and the man standing in the corner.

Before she could scream, he lay atop her, holding his hand over her mouth. The tang of blood filled her nostrils. Another rumble of thunder shook the flat.

“Remember Cranston.” The man whispered the two simple words in her ear. More lighting flashed, his hand moved, heavy over her face. His lips parted and his breath fell harsh on her cheek. His ring, it shone when the lightning struck down. Memories rolled with the thunder…his ring, Nicolai’s ring. Nicolai, the man that saved her in Cranston, the piece she missed each night past.

“You saved me.” Shaken, she finally noticed his blood everywhere. It ran warm over her wrists before it pooled on the bed. It seeped over the lace coverlet and the nightdress covering her naked form.

The world tilted in slow motion. Even full of pain, Nicolai’s eyes shimmered with flecks of red. Beautiful. So very beautiful. She didn’t notice his fangs until he spoke.

“I’m so sorry, Elliandra…I…I need you.” He closed his eyes and whispered her name before his words melted into another language. Something foreign, old. As beautiful as his eyes. A chill ran the length of her spine. Ella tilted her head to the side, watching Nicolai from beneath her lashes as she nodded her head in ascent. Her heart rate fell as warmth encompassed her body.

She looked at Nicolai’s eyes, which brightened before he lowered his head. His dark hair skimmed her breasts as he sank his fangs deep in her throat, folding her into his embrace. Whatever happened, Ella didn’t want it to stop. Oh…God. Light burst forth every time he pulled from her vein, longing flowing over her until it reached her toes. With his weight on top of her, his arms around her, her body relaxed.

She tilted her head back further and ran her hands over his back, sinking her fingers into his thick hair. He wants more than this, she thought. More than just a moment. She stroked his cheek as he drank, holding him close. He wanted her.

And that’s my sneak preview of Chasing Dawn. Updates and early excerpts will be released on my website, Thank you for reading!

A New Day at Midnight (The Hearne Family Saga
Book 1)

by Michelle Hiscox
Genre: Paranormal Romance
February 14, 2015
Publisher: Bookkus Publishing
ISBN: 0991709497
Page Count Print – 264
Cover Artist: Bookkus Publishing
When Merik Hearne finally lays claim to the woman that betrayed him, she inspires much more than his need for revenge—but is her love worth dying for again?

Condemned to play host to a demon, the scarred Romani leader has amassed a fortune with only one goal in mind—to possess Hannah Worthington, the traitorous beauty that has eluded him for over a decade. With an exchange of coin, everything he has been striving for is within reach but nothing is as he imagined. The tender, sharp-tongued woman he encounters tests the bounds of his convictions and he is torn between the promise of reckoning and longing for a love that once destroyed him.

Exchanged for a purse of gold and informed she is to be a slave, Hannah vows she has not survived a lifetime of loss only to wither under the likes of Merik Hearne. And she will do everything she can to make sure he knows it. Despite his overbearing manner, his fierce scars, and her own determination to escape him, she begins to see that something beautiful might lie beneath…something that belongs only to her. She must discover the angle from which the great lord plays before his dark desires consume them both.

As they struggle to find truth amid pasts marred by sorrow and secrecy, they are unaware that a vengeful apostle orchestrates the rise of a forgotten god—and the end of their chance at a life together.

Excerpt 1

As Merik looked about the darkness of his cell with new eyes, he saw Hannah standing in the corner. He knew she was not truly there, but the voice of the other ensured he did not look away as it whispered in his ear. He saw her many times, always a mirage, always torturous. Unsure if his rage outweighed his disappointment at her absence, he listened.

She mocks you, young one. She told those men where to find you. She told them lies about you. They could know nothing without her betrayal. You will find her. Make her bleed. You will find her and make her pay for each transgression. Sink your teeth deep within her and watch the blood flow over the ground. Drink her dry until her offences are but a memory. It will ease the agony, as nothing else will.

Merik saw her a thousand times during his short stay in the cellar. The pain sliced through him, and it would not ease no matter how much his father fed him. Nothing helped to suffuse the suffering until he began seeing Hannah in the confines of the cell.

He saw her exactly as she looked that night at the clearing. In spite of himself, he found himself reaching for her hand, and did so each time she appeared to him. Desire bubbled to the surface and he despised it, closing his eyes against the sight of her. The image played over and over in his mind, running like a crooked wheel. He saw the woman who destroyed him, the woman who destroyed his brothers, and he could think only of making her suffer—until he thought of touching her again.

The bottle shattered in his hand from the force of his grasp, and he looked down to see shards of glass embedded within the flesh of his palm. When he looked up, Hannah was gone.

About the Author:

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Michelle Hiscox is a Paranormal Romance fan and author who hails from Drumheller, Alberta. The dinosaur bones buried in the hills of her hometown inspired the first stories she ever wrote, and she feels blessed to walk those same hills with her daughter today. Crocus flowers and dust bowls full of cactus never fail to inspire.

While her little girl and husband provides many welcome distractions to writing, it's something she always finds her way back to. Michelle is the proud, and slightly crazy, owner of two dogs and three cats, all animals she loves more than she reasonably should. She's been reading voraciously since she was a child and, one night, pulled her nose from a book to start writing her own.

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  1. Wow great blurb and excerpt , this sounds amazing !


  3. Glad that it sounds a bit different from your typical paranormal story. New author for me.

  4. That blurb, Wow! This is added to my TBR pile, can't wait to read it.

  5. Thank you to readers for the wonderful comments, and thank you to I Smell Sheep for posting my work on your site! I appreciate it all very much.

    Michelle Hiscox

  6. Look forward to reading this one.

  7. What an exciting book! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.