Monday, February 23, 2015

Milayna by Michelle K. Pickett:Tens List with Excerpt

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What 10 things do you most enjoy?

Spending time with my family
Playing board and card games
Taking “day trips” and discovering cool places to visit near home.
Embarrassing my kids…yeah, I love that one. HA!
Cuddling with my husband and watching movies
Chocolate, especially peanut butter M&Ms, which I way too many of while I write.
Reading my daughter’s stories. She’s nine and writes some pretty good stuff.
The drawings my son gives me, especially those for my books.
And of course, writing.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Yes, you all rock. I mean it. You are the best. Thank you, thank you for helping make my dream come true.

I love hearing from you! Find me on the web and we can chat. I’d really like to know what you’d like to see happen in the writing community, what books you want to see more of—less of. So drop me an email and let’s chat.

Thank you, Laurie, for letting me take over your blog today. J I had a blast!


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Title:  Milayna
Series:  The Milayna Series, Book 1
Author: Michelle K. Pickett
Published:  March 17th, 2015  
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Adult language and violence
Recommended Age:  16+

Synopsis:  It’s hard being good all the time. Everyone needs to be bad once in a while. But for seventeen-year-old Milayna, being good isn’t a choice. It’s a job requirement. And it’s a job she can’t quit. Born a demi-angel, Milayna steps in when danger and demons threaten the people around her, but being half angel isn’t all halos and happiness. Azazel, Hell’s demon, wants Milayna’s power and he’ll do anything to get it. But he only has until her eighteenth birthday, after which she becomes untouchable.

With the help of other demi-angels, Milayna thwarts the trouble Azazel sends her way. Fighting by her side is Chay. He’s a demi-angel who’s sinfully gorgeous, and Milayna falls hard. But is Chay her true love… or her nemesis in disguise?

When she learns of a traitor in her group, there’s no one she can trust… not even the one she loves.


I sat at the kitchen table, eating a sandwich and talking with Muriel on the phone, when the vision hit. My stomach clenched; I gagged on my sandwich, ran to the sink, and spat it out.
“I have to go. I’ll call you when it’s over.”
Who is it? No one is here for me to protect. Oh, geez, maybe it’s a neighbor. Or the red rugrats are coming. Then what do I do?
“I’ll be right there.” She slammed the phone in my ear.
My stomach roiled, and my mouth was filled with the rancid taste of stomach acid. My breathing came in gasps, like I was running. My head and heart pounded in time with each other like a pair of drums. The sound bounced through my head.
I heard Muriel come in the back door just as the first of the vision appeared.
Mom’s building. She’s leaving work, walking to her car in the parking garage.
“Call my mom,” I said.
“What’s the number?”
I jumped when I heard Chay’s voice. “Speed dial two on my cell. On the table.” I pressed the heels of my hands to my eyes and focused on the vision.
The parking garage is dark. I see our car. I smell damp cement and exhaust fumes.
“I’m here, Milayna,” I heard Muriel tell me.
My breathing grew faster. My heart beat so hard it hurt, and I rubbed my chest with my hand.
 “Your mom is on the phone, Milayna,” Chay said quietly. I could barely hear him over the blood rushing behind my ears. “She wants to know what’s going on.”
“Has she left work?”

“Tell her to call a cab. Don’t go into the parking garage. It’s dangerous.”

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About the Author:

Michelle is the bestselling author of the young adult novel “PODs.” She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in a sleepy suburb outside Houston with her extremely supportive husband, three school-aged children, a 125 pound “lap dog,” and a very snooty cat.

Red Bull or Monster Khaos are her coffee of choice, and she can’t write without peanut butter M&Ms and a hoodie. A hopeful romantic; she loves a swoon-worthy ending that will give her butterflies for days. She writes across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups. She loves to hear from her readers.

Michelle signed her new young adult contemporary novel— Unspeakable, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014.

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Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
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Giveaway is International.

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Michelle Pickett said...

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today. I love doing "tens" lists!

Michelle :)
Unspeakable, February 10, 2015!
Milayna (Milayna #1) March 17, 2015!
Milayna’s Angel (Milayna #2) Available for pre-order!
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gemiinii said...

Love the cover~!