Tuesday 4 February 2014

Dangerous Waters by C. M. Michaels[Interview and Giveaway]

Dangerous Waters by C. M. Michaels

Interview and Giveaway


For Emily Waters, a nature-loving, small-town girl with an overprotective father, heading off to Boston University to study conservation biology is a dream come true—until a chance encounter catapults her into a mythical world she’d do anything to escape.

The latest victim in a rash of abductions near campus, Emily is brutally attacked before being rescued by a powerful new friend. She survives the ordeal, only to find herself held captive and presented with an impossible choice. While preparing for the unimaginable life she must now embrace clues soon emerge that Emily may not be entirely human, and her physical transformation awakens goddess-like powers that her new family cannot begin to explain. Dealing with her human first love, the not-so-platonic relationship with her coven “sister,” and her new vampire sort-of-boyfriend further complicates matters, not to mention being secretly hunted by the psychopaths who attacked her. And as the only known offspring of a once all-powerful race, the climactic battle is only the beginning of her journey.


What is your least favorite word?

Irregardless. I know, that’s not a word, but I must hear it at least three times a day at the office. Drives me crazy.

What part of the writing process do you dread?

The querying process was definitely a learning experience for me. Boiling your entire book down to a couple of paragraphs that will make it stand out from the thousands of other submissions the agents and publishers receive is quite daunting.

What is your favorite Joke?

I don’t know that I really have a favorite, as most of the things that make us laugh are more situational humor, but I did hear this joke recently. A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He said, "Call for backup."

Where do you get your best ideas?

I do some of my best thinking while lying in bed either just before I fall asleep or first thing in the morning.  Great lines also frequently come to me while showering or driving to work, which has forced me to keep paper handy wherever I go.  I used to let myself struggle for hours on a difficult scene, trying to power my way through it by sheer force of will, but I don’t anymore. It’s easier to just let your brain chew on it while you do other things.

What do you do to relax?

I’m an avid reader. I also love going to movies with my wife and kicking back on the couch to watch our favorite shows together.  As for more exerting activities, I enjoy playing several sports, photographing wildlife and going on hikes. Trips to Yellowstone national Park are like heaven for me.


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C.M Michaels grew up in a small town in northern Michigan as the youngest child of a close-knit family of seven. He met his wife, Teresa, while attending Saginaw Valley State University. Together they’ve provided a loving home for several four-legged “kids”, including Sophie, their eternally young at heart, hopelessly spoiled Spaniel.

He has always enjoyed writing, and still has fond memories of reading his first book, a children’s novella, to local grade schools when he was 14. Dangerous Waters, the first book in the Sisters in Blood series, is being published by Freya’s Bower on September 5th, 2013. C.M. is currently working on the second book in the Sisters in Blood series along with a Fantasy romance.

When he’s not writing, C.M. can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies or hitting the hiking trails with his wife. An avid reader since discovering Jim Kjelgaard novels in early childhood, his favorite authors include Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Claire, J.R. Ward, Laini Taylor and Tessa Dawn.

C.M. currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Social Media links:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/UFAuthorCMMichaels

Twitter - https://twitter.com/UFAuthor

Blog - http://cmmichaels.blogspot.com/

Website - http://cmmichaels.com/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/authorcmmichaels

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Q7m0MrwlQ


Buy links:

Freya’s Bower (Paperback): http://www.freyasbower.com/books-c-3/dangerous-waters-p-290.html

Freya’s Bower (eBook): http://www.freyasbower.com/urban-fantasy-c-46/dangerous-waters-p-289.html

Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Waters-C-M-Michaels/dp/1617981044/ref=sr_1_27_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378349287&sr=1-27&keywords=dangerous+waters

Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Waters-Sisters-Blood-ebook/dp/B00EZY2046/ref=sr_1_28_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378511032&sr=1-28&keywords=dangerous+waters

Barnes & Noble (Paperback): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dangerous-waters-c-m-michaels/1116827370?ean=9781617981043

Barnes & Noble (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dangerous-waters-c-m-michaels/1116827370?ean=2940148669821

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dangerouswaters-1280168-349.html

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dangerous-waters-14


  1. Goddess Fish Promos4 February 2014 at 13:17

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you for hosting me today!

  3. Terri Campbell-Smith4 February 2014 at 19:54

    I really enjoyed the interview- fun questions! I LOVED the joke. . . hilarious!

  4. Querying does sound really difficult!

  5. It is certainly a long and tedious process, Trix :) But if it ends with a deal it is so worth it!!

  6. Thanks, Terri :) I really enjoyed today's interview. I agree the questions were great!