Saturday, August 27, 2016

Reading in the Sun - Interview with Michelle Abbott & Giveaway


About Michelle Abbott


Michelle Abbott lives in the UK and hates describing herself in 3rd person.

She's a self-published author of new adult romance, and likes to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl.

She's an avid reader of romance, is addicted to coffee and loves wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits :-) She spends way too much time online when she should be writing. She collects teddy bears and occasionally knits a couple of rows on a sweater she started years ago, which she may eventually finish in time to wear for her funeral :-)

Find out more at

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Books by Michelle Abbott

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Interview

1. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m a British romance author living in the south of England. I have four books published to date.

2. What kind of books do you bring with you when you go on holiday?

Romance, always! I take my kindle, which currently has about a hundred books on it.

3. If you could spend a sunny day anywhere how would your perfect day look like?

I would be on a quiet, sandy beach, somewhere in Norfolk. Preferably just me, the sound of the waves and the odd seagull. I’d take along a picnic, a small bottle of wine, and just chill.

4. Could you tell us about your hobbies (when you are not writing or reading)?

I enjoy knitting but I’m slow so it takes me ages to finish anything. Crosswords, both regular and cryptic. I practise yoga daily but I’m not sure I can call that a hobby.

5. Where do you find the inspiration for your stories?

Places I’ve lived or visited. The personality traits and voices of my characters are based on people I’ve known or seen, but the situation I put them in is always fictional. I grew up in a poor area, so my characters reflect that. I couldn’t write about a millionaire because I’ve never met one and wouldn’t know the first thing about them!

6. If you could be any leading character from a bestselling book, who would you be and why?

Hermione Granger because I’d love to wave a magic wand and make things happen!

7. What's your favorite reading spot?

Curled up on my sofa with a cup of tea to hand.

8. What is your favorite holiday destination and what do you like so much about it?

Norfolk, because I have family living there, the beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly and there’s lots to see and do.

9. Do you have any advice for authors who would like to write a sunny story?

I’m not sure I’m qualified to give advice but I’ll give it a shot. Help the reader to experience the story with all their senses, not just visual. Describe the feel of cool sun lotion being applied to warm skin, the smell of the local cuisine, the sound of gulls overhead.

10. What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m working on a short story for a bad boy anthology which is due to be published on November 1st, 2016. My hero is a drug dealer with a heart! I’m loving my characters so much that I’m continuing their story in a book of their own which I hope to release early next year. I was working on a dark romance involving kidnap and sex slavery but that is on hold right now. I will come back to it and publish it later next year. You can follow me on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

Giveaway

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One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will win a signed copy of Just Stay by Michelle Abbott.

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The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. Please add withloveforbooks@gmail.com to your list of approved email addresses. All of our giveaways are international.

25 comments:

  1. I'm Chocolate and coffee fan :)
    Thanks for the lovely post and giveaway :)

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    1. Chocolate is my favourite food group :-) Good luck in the giveaway.

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  2. Your books sound great. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. The Bad Boy Anthology sounds intriguing ! :)

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    1. Yes. I'm excited to be a part of it. Good luck in the giveaway.

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    1. I need it to lick start me in the morning, and the afternoon :-)Good luck in the giveaway.

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  5. This book sounds so good. Thank you so much for the chance. <3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  6. Love the sounds of your books, especially Jem. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Jem will be free on Amazon on the 29th and 30th if you want to get a copy.

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  7. How exciting! I rarely win anything so this could be my chance :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully you'll be lucky this time :-)

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  8. Great interview and good choice Michelle for the beach to spend time alone.

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    1. I love being by the sea. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaway.

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  9. I can see myself reading this on a nice soft spot of grass in the park :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon! Good luck in the giveaway.

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  10. An Amazing book of young love that holds no boundaries is something I've read on Amazon in a review of your book and I would really love to read it. I'm also very interested in your bad boy anthology.

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  11. It would be terrific to win
    a signed copy of Just Stay by Michelle Abbott.
    I enjoyed reading your interview and this book sounds interesting.
    I like the book cover.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  12. I love romance stories like this :)

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