Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Convergence by Michelle Grey - Guest Blog and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Michelle Grey will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Five Things You'd Probably Never Guess About Michelle Grey
Hello, and thanks for letting me stop by! I love getting to visit with readers, but I struggled mightily with the topic of this blog post which was to share five things you’d probably never guess about me. Probably because thing number one is – even though I’m a social extrovert, I’m really not comfortable talking about myself. So, I’m going to hang up my hangup, and try to go with four more things.

- I am an eternal optimist. And that drives my husband (the cup half empty guy) crazy. But I guess it works – we’ve been married for almost 29 years. He suggested I share a talent I’m really good at that’s one of his favorites, but I can’t go there. There are limits, people…

- I enjoy drinking, and can usually handle my liquor, but at my first ever writer’s retreat with my friends in our local RWA chapter, I drank too much the first night and stepped off the porch into a bush. Yep. I didn’t have youth or grace on my side – so embarrassing. That was probably six years ago, but these women STILL haven’t let me live it down.

- I went to college to be a pharmacist. Such an odd choice, because my two least favorite subjects were math and science. I never finished my degree because my husband had an opportunity to start a business that was his passion. Looking back, I’m so glad I didn’t go down that road. It wouldn’t have made me happy. Writing has always been my heart and I’m so glad I get to do that now!

- I taught my mom to drive when she was 60 years old. She’d spent her entire life depending on others for rides, and it was awesome (and simultaneously frightening as hell) to teach her. She only drove us into a ditch once though, so Win! I still miss her every single day, but watching her gain her independence and be able to get herself where she wanted to go was a memory I treasure.

Thanks for letting me share a few fun tidbits about myself. It was actually really fun! Hope it gave you a chuckle today. Happy Reading!

Nothing comes between Tori Whitlock and her tornado chase season -- not a serial killer, not even the hot FBI agent who’s vowed to save her life. But Detective Jack Mathis plays tough. Ending this case isn’t just his job, it’s his mission. And he finally has the advantage.

He faces Tori’s hostility and objections head-on, interjecting himself into every aspect of her life, and leaving him no time to dwell on his own.

Through the twists and turns of the madman’s game, Tori is forced to adapt to her unwelcome circumstances. Still, she fights Jack's presence, and her attraction to him, as he tries to open doors better left closed.

For Tori and Jack, life and death decisions are part of their jobs. But, can they overcome their pasts and realize that there’s a difference between life and living?

Enjoy an excerpt:

This meeting isn’t about Glenn and his new show.”

Tori checked Cam and Dwayne to see if they were as confused as she was, but neither one was looking at her. She sat back and cocked her head. “Then what?”

Alan tugged at his shirt collar. “The emails. Cam gave them to me. And I gave them to the FBI.”

Her head swiveled to Cam, her voice low and menacing. “You rat bastard. I want my key back. You had no right.”

Cam’s steady eyes assessed her. “Would you have turned in the emails?”

Tori rolled her eyes. “Of course not. I –”

“Exactly. I had no choice but to be the responsible one.”

“Responsible my –”

Alan raised his voice, interrupting their spat. “Either way, the FBI thinks the emails are credible enough that they’re sending their lead agent on the case down here to become your best friend for a little while.”

Fingers dug into the chair’s padded fake leather arms as she shot a pointed look at Cam. “I don’t need another ‘friend.’ I’ve got enough of them already. What’s he going to do, live with me?”

“Probably. And chase with you, too.”

Tori’s chair exploded against the conference room wall as she flew out of it and planted her palms on the table. “Oh, hell no.”


About the Author:
Michelle Grey is an avid lover of books, and had always thought that someday she would take up her pen and write romantic suspense. In 2009, Michelle was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer, and she realized that “somedays” aren’t guaranteed. This life changing event motivated Michelle to pursue her dream of becoming an author.

In January of 2013, Michelle released her debut novel, Dangerous Ally.

In September of 2013, the next book in her Long Shot Series, Unspoken Bonds, was published.

Now a cancer survivor, Michelle decided to use her platform to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. In January 2014 she published, Are You Listening: A Personal Journal of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor.

Because it is so important to spread the word, one hundred percent of the proceeds from this $.99 ebook go directly to the Vicki Welsh Ovarian Cancer Fund to support their mission of fighting ovarian cancer through awareness, education, research and support.

Michelle lives in the Midwestern US with her husband of twenty-eight years and has four amazing and unique children, a wonderful son-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. Michelle believes that any day that involves family, writing, or reading is a great day, indeed.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michellegreyauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleGrey13
Website: http://www.authormichellegrey.com

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24 comments:

  1. What was the book that most influenced your life — and why?

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    2. My first romance read, in 8th grade, was a Harlequin called Flowers for my Love. It may not be the book that's most influenced my life, but it's the one that began my love of romance novels :)

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    3. I read my first romance novel in 8th grade called Flowers for my Love. It might not be the most influential book in my life, but it's the one that started my love affair with romance novels.

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  2. Great and fascinating excerpt.

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  3. Thanks for hosting today. Such a fun post to write!

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  4. Great post! I loved the interview, I LOL'd on your drinking story... I have done something similar so it's pretty hilarious. :D

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    1. Good friends never let that story die LOL Glad to know I'm not alone in my folly!

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    2. Goodness gracious, ain't that the truth!?!? And trust me, I have some GREAT friends lol

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  5. I enjoyed reading the Five Things. Your mom must have had a lot of guts to learn to drive at that age. Good for her.

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    1. Thanks, Rita! Yes, she did. And so did those of us who rode with her haha

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    1. Thanks! Remember to enter the gift card drawing, too. :)

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  7. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Nothing wrong with being an eternal optimist.

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  9. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND TOUR! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  10. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  11. This is a must-read!! Thank you for the reveal!

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  12. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  13. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  14. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

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  15. Congratulations on your book and the tour! I really enjoyed reading this post. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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