Feb 27, 2015

Author Tory Michaels Release Party and $35.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE Here!


Tory Michaels Release Party
Locked in Stone (Entangled Covet) (Hearts of Stone) by Tory MichaelsHi, I’m Tory and I’m here as part of the blog tour for my new release, Locked in Stone, a paranormal romance from Entangled’s Covet imprint. It deals with gargoyles, half-angels, and half-demons, along with a few vampires and witches for flavor.
As you can probably tell by what I write, I’m into the supernatural. This is a lifelong interest of mine, stretching all the way back to cartoons in the 80’s and 90’s (Gargoyles: The Series was partially responsible for the creation of my gargoyles). The odd thing is, though, I don’t watch any of the ghost hunter shows or paranormal shows on television. There’s a reason for that – it’s because, for me, the shows don’t ever show anything. Sure, you get a few bangs and squeaky doors/windows, but they never really catch anything interesting on film/recording. Give me a good ol’ ghost movie or man with fangs, and I’m in heaven- squeaky doors, not so much. What about you, do you watch shows like that? If so, what gets you so interested in them?
And then there are the books. Oh, dear lord, the books. Back in the 90’s (I’m only in my 30′s, so don’t have too many strong memories of books in the 80′s), paranormal romance hadn’t really blossomed the way it has now. However, there was one of the reigning queens of the day, Anne Rice. Long before she took to berating authors on Amazon, she created the Vampire Chronicles with Lestat (I don’t count the Tom Cruise movie – he was badly cast), and of course The Mummy: or Ramses the Damned, which was easily my all-time favorite Anne Rice book. There was romance to it, but it wasn’t overdone, simply a historical piece and a fascinating look at a mummy brought back to life in the late 19th century (early 20th?). Then of course, paranormal romance took off toward the middle of the 90’s, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. What book was it that brought you into reading paranormal romance (assuming you do)?
Finally – and here’s my big question to all of you – if you could be any supernatural creature (and “supernatural” can include comic book powers if you want), what would you be? Me – I’d probably go for a vampire, assuming it’s not the dark, icky kind or equally icky sparkly kind. It’s all about the immortality factor for me. I want to see where the world goes from here.
Have a fantastic day!
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About Tory Michaels
Author Tory Michaels
Author Bio:
Originally from the Sacramento Valley, Tory packed up and moved all the way to Southwest Florida in 2004 with her husband (a Florida native) under the premise that ‘hurricanes almost never hit that part of the state.’ That year, 4 blasted the area. 4 more came the following year, and her husband blames her for bringing the hurricanes. She now resides in Jacksonville and is relieved that, thus far, no more hurricanes have followed her around.
She began writing in kindergarten when a turnip wished to be human and, other than a hiatus shortly after getting married, has never stopped. Her love of vampires began somewhere in junior high, and combining the two loves didn’t take long. She loves music, considers herself a ‘book slut’ whose reading habits would break her family financially if given free reign, and is (usually) delighted to be a mommy of twin Shrimpettes and a Shrimp.

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CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide. Prize 1: A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Prize 2: 2 $5.00 Amazon Gift Cards (two winners)
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