A warm welcome to my favourite Irish Lady Michelle McLoughney who might i add is super talented amazing author.
Tell us more about you and what drew you to your genre?
I have always written. I started with morbid teenage angst-ridden poetry in school. I love romance, I’m a hopeless romantic and am obsessed with movies 24 and the hallmark channel. I crave happy endings. I collect Mills and Boon books and have over 3,000 in my attic. I also love darker reads and should be bringing out a dark novel next year.
Did you ever think you would become a writer or did your dreams take you elsewhere?
I have always wanted to be a writer. I’m living the dream at the moment. Although, it’s a lot harder to get books written now that I have to. I’m a natural procrastinator and will put everything off until I have to get it done.
Can you share a snippet of your latest book?
Odin : The Gods of Wrath security agency.
“Hey Will. Hey Pete, s’up buttercup,” I say, slapping his knee lightly. I lean over and kiss Will, mentally taking note of his Godawful shirt. Will is a bit of an enigma, I still have no clue what he does for a living, but if a girl like me knows one thing, it’s when people have money, and Will has money, lots of it. Pete grins at my quick silent assessment of Will’s attire and nods. “He looks good, hmm? He’s not a pimp you know that, right? He just likes to dress like he has a harem of bitches downtown waiting for a backhand across the face.” Will puts down his cocktail and gives us both the finger. “Hey! I’m right here,” he says feigning offense.
Pete laughs, a low deep guttural sound. “I’m just kidding, you’re rocking that shirt, boy.” He looks at me and mouths pimptastic. I nod and wait for him to begin his usual Q&A.
“How’d the date go last night? That Richard hey, he’s a looker right? Right?” Pete says, I’m pretty sure even he doesn’t believe that Richard is in fact ‘a looker.’ I raise up one shoulder and shrug.
“He’s okay, I guess,” I reply, knowing that I’m digging my own grave.
“What? Only okay?” Will sits forward, curiosity burning in his eyes.
“He came to collect me with a She makes the rules coz she gots the pussy, t-shirt on. I don’t know what I was more offended by, the piss poor grammar or the word pussy shoved in my face for the whole evening,” I say, swirling my drink around the glass.
Pete snorts and slaps my knee. Hard. “Hey Jas, I’ve a lot of friends who like pussy in the face. Lot of people out there like a good pussy in the face.”
I play with the straw from my drink. “See, this I have no issue with, hell with my luck with men, maybe pussy is the way to go.”
Pete coughs lightly. “I feel like we may have mentioned pussy excessively in this conversation.”
I raise my eyebrows and thump Pete on the shoulder, which is a complete douche move and only succeeds in making me wince and nurse my fist.
“Oh-kay. Listen little lady, I have a challenge for you,” Pete interjects. “We are going to Rico’s for BBQ night tonight, and cocktails. Come along and forget about getting cock for the night. Just let your hair down and have some fun. You’re starting to get cockbrain.”
What is your most favourite snack to eat whilst you write?
Anything. Mainly chocolate and chipstix
Who are your muse’s for when you create a characters and why?
My muses’ are always the men on my covers. I get a cover before I start a book, it helps me focus. My female muses’ are usually everyday women, my friends and myself.
Do you draw any inspiration of these characters from yourself?
Yes. I try to immerse myself in characters and react how I would react to a specific situation.
Out of all your your characters who do you love the most.
I love Rory O’Malley the most and granny O’Malley. So far they are my favs. Although, the characters I’m working on at the time become my favourites. I have a soft spot for Johnny ‘Buck’ Rogers in Gods of Wrath too. He’s damaged and hard work, but soft too and a trier.
Do you draw on any of your own life experiences
I some ways yes. I channel any pain or hurt I have suffered in my books. I understand loss, love and feeling not good enough at certain times in my life. It helps.
What authors do you fangirl over?
I fan girl over John Connolly, James Herbert and Steven King. Also, Roald Dahl my first love. In terms of contemporary writers, I love Isabel Dare, Leigh Stone, Mandy Dowson, Layla Stevens, Beth Flynn, Amity Cross and Karina Halle.
If you or one of your characters could be on a reality show would you? And what show would it be?
Buck Rogers in GOW, he would be on Big Brother and have daily meltdowns
Do you do any personal research for your books 😉 😉
I do personal research as often as I can
If one of your books was made in to a movie which one would it be and who would play lead characters.
The first of the O’Malley books. Rory would be played by Ray Stevenson and Cass would be played by Karen Gillen AKA Amy Pond from Dr Who.
Your stuck on a dessert island you have 1 song, 1 book, 1 book boyfriend and 1 luxury item. What and why?
Song would be Leonard Cohen-Famous Blue Raincoat
Book- Every Dead Thing
Book boyfriend- Charlie Parker from the John Connolly series.
Quick fire time
Coffee or Tea neither coke zero
Read the Book Or Watch the movie -Read the book
Chocolate or Candy -Chocolate
Whips or Feathers- Feathers
Being tied up or you being tied up- Tying up
Tongues or no tongue -Tongue
Top or bottom -Top
Slow and steady or fast and explosive- fast and explosive
Huge thank you to Michelle You are an incredible writer and Cariad Books loves you.
Be sure to pick up your copies of Michelle Books today, below are some of my personal favourites.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
Three years after the tragic accident that claimed the life of her brother Harry, Cassidy Evans is still struggling. Determined to focus on her career as an artistic consultant in London; when Cassidy lands the commission of a lifetime she has no choice but to dive in head first. There is only one very tall, very beautiful, man-shaped problem. Her attraction to her new client Rory O’Malley is proving impossible to ignore. Cassidy finds herself falling for Rory and for once she allows herself to be carried away by the prospect of true love. Rory seems almost too good to be true. Is he?
As CEO of the exclusive O’Malley resorts, Rory O’Malley frequently travels around the world. His good looks and healthy bank balance have always ensured that he has his pick of beautiful women, but through choice has been celibate for over six months. Whenever Rory is at home in Ireland his family provides more than enough drama to keep him entertained. Rory thinks his life is grand just as it is–until he meets Cassidy. Rory has never met anyone as sweet as Cassidy, both inside and out.
Cassidy is unaware that Rory harbours a secret about her brother’s accident. A secret that could potentially ruin their blossoming love affair. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love–and protect–her, but should he be protecting her from himself?
Cassidy had vowed never to make the mistake of loving a man again. So, how the hell did she end up in his bed? And how the hell did he end up in her heart? The attraction between them sparkles and sizzles and love winds its grip around them both. But secrets rarely stay hidden and very soon Rory’s secret puts their love in jeopardy. Can Cassidy forgive the worst betrayal she had ever known?
A Christmas novella.
All Tess O’Malley wants is a family of her own. To find the one made just for her. Surely that’s not too much to ask? Is it? Maybe the one she’s looking for is standing right in front of her.
All Burke Nason wants is Tess. He hasn’t wanted to jeopardize their friendship by making a move. Maybe it’s time to change all that.
Will Burke and Tess get it together in time for Christmas?
Of course they bloody will!
It is a Christmas story after all.
Do you believe in soul mates?
Rian O’Malley knew the minute he saw Liadh O’Neil that she was the missing piece of his puzzle. They would be together forever. The only problem, they were both five years old at the time. When Rian lost Liadh, he shut away a part of his heart and no woman ever managed to capture the piece of his soul that belonged to Liadh.
Do you believe in true love?
Rian O’Malley is all grown up. Life is good as a sexy brooding multi millionaire businessman. Being CEO of the O’Malley Caribbean resorts affords Rian every luxury, but in love Rian is guarded, the guise of cheeky carefree playboy hides the depths of his fractured heart.
Liadh O’Neil is back in town.
Scarred by the fire that changed her physically and emotionally, Liadh O’Neil is changed. Although broken on the inside, outwardly Liadh is a confident and professional woman. Can Rian break through the façade and find the real Liadh? Old friendships are rekindled and old adversaries resurface, soon Rian must fight for Liadh’s life as well as her heart.
The magic is still there, the chemistry too hot to deny. Can Rian break down Liadh’s barriers when his own walls seem so impenetrable?