New Release News and Author Interview: Their First Noelle by Cara Michaels
Posted by Bex Brennan
Today I have a special treat for you all. Instead of just the regular new release news, I have also managed to snag an interview with the author of today’s spotlight release, THEIR FIRST NOELLE, Ms. Cara Michaels.
Bex: Thanks so much for coming by today, Cara. The story looks steamy good — just what I like in a short story. On that note, what inspired you to write Their First Noelle? Is there an interesting story behind it?
Cara: There should be. It’s such a fun, sexy, sweet story. But it started like most of my stories, with just some random mental wanderings that eventually became, ‘oh, that’s a fun idea.’ It did start out as a ‘normal’ story… I guess you’d call it contemporary, but I wasn’t far into the writing before my leading lady, Noelle, demanded to be someone ‘different.’ Next thing I knew, I had an elf recently retired from Santa’s workshop and looking for love in her local coffee shop.
Bex: Definitely sounds like a fun read and a rather twisted little plot. Are you a pantser or a plotter?
Cara: I’m a mixed breed, leaning toward pantser. Sometimes I really plot things out (and even follow what I lay out), but most of the time I just write what comes to mind and get the details straight in editing.
Bex: Do you have any writing rituals or special processes you complete before sitting down to write?
Cara: Not particularly. I find myself a little envious of other writers who can get themselves in the right mental state so easily.
Bex: Are any of your characters modeled after real people? If so, which ones?
Cara: None of my characters are directly modeled after a particular person. Standout traits, quirks, things people say and do, funny faces, the stranger-than-fiction things I observe or overhear… many of those emerge in my characters, though.
Bex: Morning person or grumpy bear?
Cara: A bit of both. I’m not usually a bright and shining morning star, but I can almost never sleep in. I’m up by about 6:30 every morning. Sometimes I spring out of bed and sometimes it takes me 30-60 minutes to normalize.
Bex: What group were you a part of in High School? Jocks? Nerds? Metal heads?
Cara: Nerds. In particular the choir/drama/band variety. I performed in the choir, the madrigals, the marching and concert bands, the brass ensemble, and the drama club.
Bex: Tell us one thing it would surprise us to know about you?
Cara: I’m also kind of a math nerd. It always seems to surprise people when I say I’ve spent most of my adult life working in accounting. And then other accounting types always seem surprised to learn I write. I get a lot of, “Oh, I could never do that” from both sides.
Bex: What is next for you?
Cara: So much, my head spins. I have five first drafts (2 shorts, a novella, and 2 novels) to edit and release into the publishing wilds.
Bex: Coke or Pepsi?
Cara: Depends. Is it canned or bottled? Canned Coke is gross. Don’t know why, but it just doesn’t taste right to me. In most cases, I tend to go with Pepsi, but I’m not too picky unless it’s in a can.
Bex: If I were to look in your closet right now, would I find frills and lace or denim and tees?
Cara: Denim and tees, by far. I just don’t look like me in frills and lace. Oh, to be one of the lovely, elegant types.
Bex: What scares you the most?
Cara: I am terrified of heights. It’s completely irrational and occasionally debilitating.
Bex: If you were taken and placed on a deserted island, and were allowed one other human being to spend your life with you on that island, who would you choose?
Cara: My son. He’s my favorite person. So smart and funny and quirky. We’d probably yell at each other a lot, but we’d have fun. I told him how I was answering this and he asked me a ‘would you rather’ question: Would you rather be stuck on an island with a jerk who was a survival wiz, or with someone you loved but didn’t know squat about survival? I picked the jerk… on the off chance he or she keeps me alive long enough to get home to my loved ones.
Bex: Excellent logic and sounds like a pretty smart kid, too. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
Cara: Vampires. They at least tend to retain a spark of humanity. Even Dracula had his moments. The shambling brain eaters on the other hand just freak me out. Seriously. I had to stop watching the Walking Dead after 4 or 5 episodes because of the nightmares.
Heheheh — I just LOVE that show… One of my few television addictions this year. Now that we’ve taken a little time out to get to know Cara, let’s take a closer look at her latest release, THEIR FIRST NOELLE
** NOTE: The information contained below is of a mature nature. Those offended by erotic literature or under 18 should not read further. **
Blurb: Elf, Noelle Duncan thought life among the humans would be a nice change of pace after two hundred years in Santa’s workshop. Instead, retirement is lonely and the prospect of spending her remaining centuries among humans doesn’t hold much appeal. With Christmas approaching, she wants just one night to feel alive and loved.
Kristian Winters and Nicholas Haversham are partners in business and love. They’d like nothing more than to find a woman to share their love, but they’ve yet to find one open not only to two lovers, but a pair with unusual appetites. Noelle is the only woman they want, and Nick isn’t about to let Christmas go by without making their wishes known.
Introducing Noelle to the pleasures of bondage and ménage à trois sex falters when she confesses her amazing story. Their newfound love might not stand a chance without a little help from Santa.
Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), BDSM, anal sex, m/m interaction
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Posted on December 21, 2012, in Author Interview, Blog Events, Erotic Romance, Evernight Publishing, Fiction, New Release News and tagged Cara Michaels, Erotic Romance, erotica, Evernight Publishing, Romance on the Go, Their First Noelle. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.