Sharing the Awesome Author ~ Madison Michael

My life is filled with love and laughter thanks to the amazing people I get to hang out with. As well as being awesome, they’re creative, talented, generous, and fun! I thought you might like to meet some of the authors I know, so I’ve asked them to come and give us a behind-the-scenes look at what they’re passionate about. I have to warn you though – creativity is contagious!

Today I’d like to introduce Madison Michael, a fellow contemporary romance author. 

Meet Madison ~ She traded 28 years in Fortune 500 companies for sassy heroines, sexy, rich heroes and nothing but happy endings. The daughter of a librarian, she learned to love books, especially classics and romances, and spent childhood winters cuddled under blankets losing herself in booksShe lives in Evanston, IL with two feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.

 

Madison, what genre do you write? M: I write contemporary romance. Romance because I love writing happy endings. It seems that life is tough enough. I find I need to escape reality now and then and I believe my readers need that same escape and entertainment. Contemporary because I love modern Chicago, strong women and hunky sexy guys, and writing a little hot sex. But I do have a time travel book up my sleeve that is a little less contemporary.

I definitely read to escape, too! Is there anything you learned when writing the story? M: Oh my yes. I learn from researching every book. For “Bedeviled” I learned about marathon running, new Chicago restaurants, some corporate law and even surfing. I had worked with a stylist once, so I added her to the story, but I asked her a ton of questions before she joined my characters. So, I learned more about her too.

I love that you never stop learning when you write ~ about the craft or the characters. If you could do one thing over differently what would you do? M: In life or in this book? I think about the question in life often – I might have gone to a smaller, private college where I could have stood out and stood up more instead of getting lost in the crowd. “Bedeviled” went through numerous rewrites thanks to great editing and thoughtful beta readers. I wouldn’t change it now. I am happy with the book.

A lot of students are choosing which university to attend next year, so that’s timely insight for them to consider. Any advice for aspiring writers? M: Write, write, write. Do not be afraid to start. Do not listen to that little voice that says you can’t do it. The difference between an aspiring writer (and there are plenty of them out there) and a writer is just actually doing the work. Do the work then get a great editor. Also, start with something shorter so you can see your published work faster. It will encourage you to keep going.

Positive reinforcement! 😀 What song would be your theme song? M: Madness by Muse

I think Stephanie Myer was inspired by Muse when writing the Twilight series! What would you pick as a superpower? M: Eating without gaining any weight.

Ooh, good one – especially desserts haha. What’s your favourite dessert?  M: Oh, how to choose just one? Coconut cake I guess, a really big piece of coconut cake with lots of layers and oodles of frosting.

 

Madison is excited to share her latest release, Bedeviled (Book 3 in the Beguiling Bachelor Series)

Charlotte is on the run…

Charlotte Roche escaped dangers lurking in Boston by accepting a job in Chicago. A new name, a new beginning – all built on lies. Thinking she is safe, Charlotte drops her guard and sets her sights on her ruggedly handsome and wildly sexy running partner, Alexander Gaines. Can she advance their relationship from the track to the bedroom and still maintain her charade, or will Alex’s probing questions pierce her carefully rehearsed story?

Alex, with unrevealed secrets of his own, struggles to hold the irresistible Charlotte at arm’s length. But when Charlotte sustains a suspicious injury, Alex seizes the opportunity to cuddle up to the sassy beauty. Does he dare risk his reputation, his fortune, his friends, and his heart?

With exposure imminent, they appeal to their friends for help. Join Alex and Charlotte, along with characters you’ve met and loved in “Bedazzled” and “Beholden”, as they tackle the maze of half-truths and cover-ups threatening the lovers.

How can they build a bond with deceit on both sides? With malevolent forces advancing, is their love Bedeviled?

Available on Amazon

Other books in the Beguiling Bachelor Series – steamy, Contemporary Romance

Bewildered – a prequel, short story How can Sloane choose between two hunky millionaires?

Bedazzled – Can Wyatt overcome tradition and family to seize Kelli for his own?

Madison loves to connect with readers:  Website   |   Blog   |   FB   |   GR   |   Twitter

Thanks so much for stopping by Madison. I love reading a series and yours sounds scorchingly hot!! Happy reading!

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