It’s high time my blog was turned on to the power of love and romance (with just a hint of lubricity here and there to spice things up): so I am delighted today to welcome MICHELLE ABBOTT to these pages. A fellow Brit, Michelle is a skilled purveyor of tales in the Romance genre, having dedicated her writing career to date to bringing as much love into as many lives as possible.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in Fairyland of late, and confess to not having learned much as yet about the kind of men who turn her heroines on; but I have no doubt at all she has brightened the lives of many an avid reader with entrancing tales of requited and even unrequited love. From the pictures on the covers, I suspect that I have at least half a century on most of these guys, and however fit I used to be, I don’t remember my pecs ever being that pronounced, nor was my six-pack ever that well-defined. No worries though: I did all right when the going was good, and now I must add a Michelle Abbott book to my reading list: if only to bring back a host of pleasant memories.
Michelle is a self-published author of ‘new adult’ romance, and says she likes to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl (I can go all the way with that). 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” (absolutely fine in moderation, say I: whatever turns you on; and I’m with her all the way on at least three of those four). She spends way too much time online when she should be writing (TELL ME ABOUT IT!!). She collects teddy bears (I’m getting a picture here) 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 (Some of you may think that’s a sobering thought, but no: that is an archetypal piece of British humour with which I readily identify).
Ten minutes into this blog and I already know how much I like Michelle Abbott! She is my kind of person, and I shouldn’t let a silly thing like a genre get in the way of reading her books. My tables meet it as I set it down – and take note as well, all you male tellers of tales in other genres – put all those prejudiced, androcentric mind-sets aside, eschew disparaging terms like “ChickLit”, and get stuck into some true Romance by Michelle Abbott. I’m guessing you’ll be surprised by how much you’ll learn!
Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father’s fists. Taunted by the kids at school, he was alone, until a girl with carrot coloured hair sat next to him.
She was his angel, and he knew he’d love her forever. But Jem’s father hurts him in a way he never expected by taking him away from her.
Now eighteen, scarred inside and out, Jem trusts no one and has worked hard to ensure he’ll never be helpless again. But then he runs into his angel. The only problem is she doesn’t recognize him. Jem needs her to remember him, to show him that their time together meant to her what it did to him. For once in his life he wants to have mattered to someone, to her.
Devon is attracted to the muscular, tattooed, pierced hottie standing by the pub quiz machine. That is, until he punches a guy clean across the bar for daring to touch him. She’s had her fill of violent men and intends to avoid this one at all costs.
This is a standalone, new adult contemporary romance. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jem-Michelle-Abbott-ebook/dp/B00U65KU22?tag=smarturl-gb-21
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTdu_5ywpJ4&feature=youtu.be
The last place Pia wants to be is on a family vacation in a sleepy Cornish village. She’s anticipating two weeks of mind-numbing boredom. Then she meets Trey, a local boy. He’s absolutely gorgeous. The trouble is — he knows it. He’s arrogant and egotistical, and Pia intends to avoid him at all costs.
But Trey is not the kind of guy who gives up easily. When he sets his sights on Pia, her resistance is futile.
It’s just a holiday romance, some light-hearted fun, right? But one of them is about to discover that still waters do, indeed, run deep. When what lurks beneath the surface finally erupts, the consequences may prove to be catastrophic.
Available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KECDKGA
Available from Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-stay-michelle-abbott/1119686559?ean=9781291884340
Available from Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michelle-abbott/just-stay/paperback/product-21636416.html
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFBieHhSBFw&feature=youtu.be
A romance set in a world where slavery is government run and slaves are fitted with microchips.
Savannah, fleeing a turbulent relationship, seeks solace at her brother’s country farmhouse. It’s there that she meets Kayden; her brother’s slave who’s considered less than human. These two damaged souls form an unbreakable bond, one that’s about to be tested, because Kayden is her brother’s property and he will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
Please note this book contains some sexual scenes, violence and strong language.
Available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Chains-ebook/dp/B00C7DJER8/
Available from Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michelle-abbott/in-chains/paperback/product-21424162.html
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-EyfEOryKk&feature=youtu.be
This is book two in the In Chains series and continues the story of Kayden and Savannah. I would recommend reading book one in the series first.
She would do anything for him, even throw away her freedom.
For Savannah, it was an easy choice; getting sent to the Compound meant she and Kayden could be together. But nothing is ever that simple. Caught in a system that encourages cruelty and mind games; will their love survive?
Please note: this book contains strong language.
Available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Locked-Together-In-Chains-ebook/dp/B00FIOKXLY/
Available from Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michelle-abbott/locked-together/paperback/product-21424196.html
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a93aT3n7Veo&feature=youtu.be
Blog or Website: http://michelle-abbott.weebly.com/
Twitter Handle: MichelleAbbott4
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Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Michelle-Abbott/e/B00C7N1AQ6