The very lovely Michelle Muto is stopping by today for an interview and a giveaway of her book Don't Fear the Reaper. You can read my review of her wonderful book HERE
Welcome Michelle! And thank you for stopping by :)
Q. What three words best describe Don’t Fear the Reaper?
Haunting. Dark. Dystopian.
Q. Where did the idea behind this book come from? Were you inspired by any specific folklore, mythology, or religious texts/stories?
I came up with the idea after an agent who read The Book of Lost Souls asked for something darker, more dystopian. My own grief over the loss of so many loved ones, along with Blue Oyster Cult’s iconic ’76 song inspired the rest.
Q. You dedicted the book to your sister and the book is about two sisters, twins in fact…were Keely and Jordan inspired by your own relationship with your sister? Are you and your sister anything like the twins?
My sister is older than I am, but we’re as close as many twins. We’d do anything for each other, so that love and closeness probably inspired the strength of the bond between Keely and Jordan.
Q. I love Keely’s fiestiness, but I think I was most captivated the complexity of your character Daniel. Do you have a favorite character of yours?
In Don't Fear the Reaper, it’s Keely. She had to grow up much faster in death than she ever did in life. I could truly connect to her grief. But yeah, Daniel is such fun.
Q. Can you tell us anything about what’s to come in future books in the Netherworld Series?
Keely is going to learn how well Daniel and Banning really know each other. She’s going to find out just how far to bend the rules as a reaper. Things also heat up with Daniel and Keely.
Q. Who’s your favorite literary villian…who do you just love to hate or hate to love?
Hannibal Lechter, especially in Hannibal Rising.
Q. If you could magically transport yourself into ANY made up world from ANY book/movie/tv show, which would it be and what would you do there?
Hands down, it’d be the Harry Potter World. Aside from Voldermort, it just sounds like so much fun.
Q. If you could magically transport ANY character from ANY book/movie/tv show into your world, who would it be and why?
Wow. So many choices for so many reasons. Maybe Luna Lovegood because she’s such a sweet, fun character. Or, maybe Damon Salvatore because he’s so snarky and handsome.
Q. What’s the one book you wish you had written?
Who wouldn’t have wanted to write Harry Potter?
Q. What’s the one book you think everybody should read at least once in their lives?
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, but that’s just me. I’ve read it probably 4-5 times.
Writer of urban fantasy, the paranormal, and all things eerie and curious.Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she’s doing what she loves best – writing and storytelling.Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs, one of which is a Beezlepup. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, dogs, chocolate, old cemeteries, and changes of season. Michelle even loves photography. One day, maybe she’ll upload a better photo – one that wasn’t taken in late afternoon with Photobooth. Or, maybe not.Michelle writes on a Mac and is a true geek at heart. She agrees with her dogs who think cheese and bacon should be in their own food group. But most of all, she believes everyone should trust their imagination, have a kind heart, and should definitely have a sense of humor.
Michelle has generously offered 3 ebook copies of Don't Fear the Reaper to give away!
Will run from 1/18 -1/23 at 11:59pm ET
There will be 3 winners
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