April 30th, 2009
Book of the Day: Bit by the Bug, by Michelle Pillow

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Kat Matthews is in love…with her art. As a photographer, her greatest desire is to one day create a photo so potent that it will stand the test of time, the kind of picture that is looked at for centuries and remembered. If she can accomplish that, she will be content. While vacationing with her mother in Vale, Colorado, she meets an eccentric, rich couple who have a bizarre proposition. They want to hire her to date their son. And not just date him, but train him how to date so he’ll continue doing so afterward. As payment, they dangle a once in a lifetime opportunity in front of Kat – the chance to have her photographs seen by the owner of the most prestigious are gallery in New York. Their terms should be simple—teaching their reclusive son how to date without him finding out. Dr Vincent Richmond unwittingly holds the key to her dreams in his hands…if only he’d notice she exists.

Where you can find Michelle:

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Author Bio: Michelle M Pillow, Author of All Things Romance, is a multi-published, award winning author writing in many romance fiction genres including futuristic, paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy and dark paranormal. She co-hosts a live radio talk show, Raven Radio, which was recently mentioned in Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine.

Interview Questions:

1.) How did you get started in writing and how long have you been doing it? I’ve been writing professionally for five years. For the longest time, I thought I’d be a photographer and I did work freelance for a time. I’ve always loved to tell stories, whether it was with a photo or words.

2.) What genres/subgenres are your favorites to write within and do you have any aspirations to write outside your current genres/subgenres. Try something new? I currently write in romance genres—paranormal, contemporary, historical, futuristic, dark paranormal, fantasy and every combination thereof. I love to try out different genres. It’s what keeps my head fresh. Right now I have no plans to add more romance genres, but someday I would like to do some horror novels.

3.) What are you working on now and what releases do you have coming up? I just started a new alternate reality series with Ellora’s Cave called Divinity Warrior. It started March 25th with Lilith Enraptured. Book Two, Fighting Lady Jayne, releases in May 2009. Book Three, Keeping Paige, has just been contracted and I’m currently working on Book Four. I plan on writing several spin off series for these books on different planes of existence.

About the series:

In one of the many universes parallel to ours, Divinity Corporation has discovered the secret to moving between the planes. This has given them the power to do pretty much whatever they want without consequence or regulation. Whether it’s to ship unwilling brides in trade for minerals rights, to control everything from entertainment circuits to governments to academics, or simply gain that which every greedy corporation wants–Power.

4.) Anything else you’d like to share? Readers are welcome to join my newsletter where they’ll hear about all my new contracts and releases. (LINK: http://www.michellepillow.com/newsletter/?p=subscribe ) Or on my biweekly radio show every 2nd and 4th Wed. (LINK: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravenradio ) co-hosted with Mandy M Roth. We interview different people and take calls from listeners.

Readers, here is the contest part. Answer this question in the comments to be entered in a drawing for a copy of BIT BY THE BUG. Check back to tomorrow for the announcement of the winner. The winner will have until May 5th (that’s the last day of the contest) to contact me in order to collect the prize. This contest IS open to non-US entrants, but winners outside US will get a download of one of Michelle’s backlist titles in PDF).

Michelle is asking this one — Since my newest books are about alternate realities and different versions of the same worlds, I’m curious, if you could live inside a movie’s world, which would you choose? And would you be a certain character?

Michelle says: I would have to say Pride and Prejudice. Come on, who wouldn’t want to live happily-ever-after with the handsomely rich Mr. Darcy in that mansion? Or, perhaps, a world filled with vampires and lycans. Yeah, I know, it’s a 180 turn from Mr. Darcy, but as long as I was the heroine and not the meal I think it could work.

So, readers, how about you?

50 comments to “Book of the Day: Bit by the Bug, by Michelle Pillow”

  1. I’m not sure, there are too many choices. But I guess in support of Hugh Jackman and the X-Men family (since the new movie is coming out tomorrow), I would choose X-Men and maybe be the character Storm or something.

  2. For me it would have to be the Matrix. Love, love, love the movie and would love to be Trinity 😛

  3. I’m with Michelle on this one…it would have to be Pride and Prejudice. This is an all-time fav of mine!

  4. Oh, interesting question – there’s a lot of books I love, but I think living in that particular world would not be good (see, for example, many dark urban fantasies!).

    I would love to live in Charles de Lint’s Newford.

  5. D’oh – I hit submit too fast – live in Charles de Lint’s Newford and be a Crow Girl. 🙂

  6. humm movie world that could be a toss up id love to live in the movies Death Note and Id like to be L’s counter part or something of that nature if i couldnt be in that one id like to be in One of the Blade movies i could totally be in one of those kick ass take names later type settings where i could at a moments notice switch roles would be awesome or to get really creative id have to say the FF series any of those and id have to pick Tifa if i were live in that world so yeah i have a reason for each really

  7. I think I have to agree with the P&P, what I wouldn’t give to meet Mr darcy.
    But in the end I think I would go for Lord of the Rings cos those elves are just yummy

  8. I would like to be in Underworld. Being a vampire has some advantages. Have a great day.

  9. Believe it or not, I’d go with Splash. Total oldie lol but I always loved the idea of mermaids.

    I also love the ocean and I’d love to have the glimpse of life under the sea.

  10. I would live in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire world or Labyrinth (David Bowie movie) as Sarah, or The Matrix as the first poster mentioned 🙂

  11. I would be Baby form Dirty Dancing. I would dance my life away with Patric Swayze :blush:

  12. I’d live in the X-Men world! Or the Lord of the Rings world. Or the Scooby Doo world! Yeah, I’ll stick with Scoob. I’d love to hang out with Scoob and the gang while solving mysteries.

  13. I’m a complete and utter fan of Historical romance movies. My favorite to date would be Kirsten Dunst’s Marie Antoinette. Loved it! I’m a sucker for the fashion of that period. I would love to wear one of those big dresses. I’m not too much of a fan of the white hair but yeah, love that movie. 🙂

    Another great movie with great clothes is Moulin Rogue and that IS my FAVORITE movie! Love that movie. Man. I want to watch it!

  14. I would be Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Just to have both Paul Newman and Robert Redford vie for my
    attention 😀

  15. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing so I would want to be Baby and have a romance with Johnny Castle. 😀

  16. What an interesting question! wow, let me think…

    Heh. I know. I would like to be in the universe where Serenity takes place and I would like to be like Kaylee, she’s so my heroine!

  17. The world I would most like to live in is from a TV show instead of movie. In the CBC series Being Erica, the main character is able to go back in time and relive important events in her life. So I would love to be in Erica’s shoes. There are at least a few things I would like to do differently, LOL!

  18. There is to many choices to choose from. I do agree with Michelle about Pride and Prejudice. I loved the mansion and I would take Mr. Darcy too. I have always dream of owning a mansion, maybe some day it will come true.

  19. “Pirates of the Caribbean”. I’d be Elizabeth Swann in all of them! 😀

  20. I think I’d be Hermione in the Harry Potter movies.

  21. Wizard of Oz….looking forward to dancing with the lollipop guild.

  22. I would probably pick Serenity and I would be River. Yeah she’s crazy but she kicks major butt.

  23. I would want be in Mr. & Mrs. Smith and I would want to be Angelina Jolie character because lets face it, she is hot and she gets to be with Brad Pitt!

  24. Since I love the world of Paranormal I’d like to be part of The Dark-Huner worlds!

  25. I love the movie EVER AFTER… give me a little Cinderella kicks back syndrome… Danielle is a wonderful character! 😀

  26. Oh, yeah, Pirate of the Caribbean, without a doubt!!
    I’d so be Elizabeth………..

  27. That’s a good question, I think I would want to be the princess in Ever After: A Cinderella Story.

  28. Hmm..fun question!
    I would love to be in the Narnia movie..all those gorgeous sceneries, the creatures, and the adventure! I’m not quite sure which character I would be though..

  29. I don’t if I could survive in a paranormal world, and loving historicals, could see myself with Mr. Darcy, too.

  30. I would love to be Arwen in LOTR so that I could be with Aragorn.

  31. I think Underworld would be cool. You get both vampires and werewolfs. Can’t get better than that. :mrgreen:

  32. I’m afraid I don’t do movies, but would like to be Mercy in Patricia Briggs book series. She gets to be tough and very different. I’d love to be able to kick ass.

  33. I would like to be Eve Dallas in JD Robbs Death Series world.

  34. I would love to be part of Harry Potters world, doing magic, seeing any number of fantastical creatures

    the Twilight world. I would love to be a vampire. I don’t want to be bella. I would be Esme so I could be married to Carlisle the hunk of a doctor!

  35. i would be an X man and be a mutant. i can think of some super powers that would come in handy, for instance super speed would allow me to read all the books i want faster!

  36. I would love to live on the BattleStar Galactica with all those HOT men!

    Rhonda 👿

  37. It would have to be the character Andie in “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.”

    Great wardrobe and you get to end up with Matthew McConaughey. Yummmm!

  38. I would be Brewster in Brewster’s Millions. :mrgreen: Imagine going wild with all that money!!

  39. I love Ever After. So I guess I would be Danielle inthat movie

  40. i would be in dirty dancing and i would have to be BABE

  41. Oh gosh…this would change depending on my mood. Since I’m studying for finals now, I’m going to have to choose something really escapist, like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or Prince Caspian.

    Any of those would work. I think my favorite would be Lord of the Rings though, cause I’m a little old for the others!

  42. I won’t mind being Jo March from Little Women. I’ve always wanted to have sisters.

  43. Well this is going to be a weird one, but as I don’t see many movies because I would rather be reading!!! But…..I would love to be Vivian in Pretty Woman AFTER he rides up in his white limo and rescues her!!! *sigh*

  44. I know this has already been mentioned, but I would go with Dirty Dancing, too. I loved this movie and I would have to be Baby too.

    Or maybe, the world of 13 Going on 30 and I would be the Jenna character.

  45. I would love to either be in Harry Potter’s World or Feehan’s Carpathians. I wouldn’t want to be an existing character though but a new one. In HP I’d want to be a Slytherin but secretly in cahoots with the good guys. And in the Carpathians a cross between Jaxon, Tempest and Destiny.

  46. Forgot to mention that I don’t watch movies so I went with books.

  47. I would love to live in the world of “Pirates of the Caribbean” It seems fun!

  48. This is a hard question! Since so many books are set in an urban fantasy world where it is known there are vampires and werewolves and the like, it could be interesting to live in a world like that. So, maybe live in a world like that of Anita Blakes? Of course, no her! She’s way too scary for me. Just might be cool to be in the grocery store with lycans.

  49. How awesome is the movie “Beauty and the Beast” I think I would love to live there….singing pots and things, my kind of fun! 🙂

  50. I love these questions! Smiling because I just re-read P&P, first time since HS. So with having a different answer, 😆 I’d go with being in the movie of OUTSIDER based on Penelope Williamson’s historical romance. I would love to be with that dark hero played by Tim Daly!