Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Dark Side: Michelle M. Pillow

The Dark Side aims to shed light on that deep, dark, mysterious side of an author, a face that she rarely, if ever, shows to the public. What secret is she hiding behind that enigmatic smile on her official photo (if any)? what juicy tidbit is she keeping from the world? What are some of the things that she liked, things we would never know, because it's not part of her bio?

Today, we have with us MICHELLE M. PILLOW, author of ANIMAL INSTINCT, who regaled us in a previous post with some fun facts about her book and an exclusive excerpt.

Remember, think dark, dark, dark...

Do you believe in ghosts and supernatural phenomenon? Have you ever had a close encounter? Do tell us about it.
I am a skeptical believer. I believe in the possibilities, but I don't have any real solid personal experiences to share. I really wish I did. Though, once, I thought someone was crowding me from behind while I was standing in line at the cable company, breathing in my ear. I turned around to glare them back, but nothing was there. LOL

What can you say to someone who is experiencing his/her own dark time now?
Take one day at a time. We all hit rough patches but the best we can do is focus on those things we can control and do now. Don't borrow trouble from the future, but focus on today. When times get better, that's when you can look ahead.

What is the one thing fans wouldn’t know about you unless you tell them?
I can be bribed with chocolate. Or maybe my readers do know about that. Hum, a secret...

Who is your favorite dark character? Why?
In my Tribes of the Vampire (soon to be re-issued) the vampire Jiri is a favorite. I get a lot of emails for his story, but I know if I ever wrote it, we'd fight the entire time. Another would be Lucien, King of the Damned from the Realm Immortal series (now at Samhain Publishing). Readers beg me to redeem the unredeemable in those two characters.

What dark-themed books do you enjoy and would recommend? Why?
I adore Mandy Roth's Daughter of Darkness series and Immortal Ops series. She writes some hiney-kickin heroines and alpha males.

Lightning Round.

white or dark chocolate : Milk chocolate
milk or coffee : COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
night or day : Night
coke or 7-up : Diet Coke
New York cheesecake or black forest cake : Omg, just cake. I'm so hungry now.
vampire or werewolf : Edward or Jacob?
football game or candlelit dinner : Feed me.
ebook or print : Yes, please.
spring or autumn : Autumn.
sweet or salty : Peanut M&Ms
kitten or puppy : Both.
cook or take-out : Take out is how I cook.

Michelle M. Pillow's ANIMAL INSTINCT is now available at Samhain Publishing (ebook). This title is also included in the list of giveaways for our ongoing contest.

Michelle M. Pillow's other titles:

Commanding the Tides


Danielle said...

I loved some of the lightening round questions. lol I also love the cover for Silk.

Darlyn said...

Great interview.I don't know chocolate can be that tempting *wink*

Lindsey said...

I just read Pillow's Animal Instinct last night! I loved it, and am considering a few more of her books (probably her series about the Fae).

Out of curiosity, though, how many more of these "Dark Side" posts are coming up?

mbreakfield said...

Great interview! I'm a skeptical believer, too.

Carole said...

@Lindsey I also have her fae books in my TBR pile. Have to get to those one day. Regarding your question, I believe there are 5 to 6 more coming up.

Carol L. said...

Hi Michelle,
I have the Fae books on my TRL. I'll definitely have to add Animal Insticnt to that list as well.
Carol L.

Sara said...

Hey Michelle, I love your fae books! Looks like I should get this one.

dor said...

Thanks for the read up. I enjoyed it and for the record...I choose Coffee too. lol

dorcontest at gmail dot com

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