Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow Giveaway & Interview

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra is the second book in the Elementals series. Join Nicole and the rest of the Elementals on their quest to save the world, or die trying, in this spellbinding sequel that fans of mythology, magic, and adventure will love!

About Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra

Title: Elementals 2: The Blood of the Hydra
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: April 18, 2016
Series: Elementals #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 9781311296788

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It’s an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.

Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret—not even Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.

Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?

Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their next journey in their quest to save the world—or die trying.

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The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To learn more about the first book, and to read the first four chapters for free, click here!

The Elementals series is available on Kindle Unlimited, so subscribers can read it for free!

About Michelle Madow:

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve been a writer forever, but I realized it was something I wanted to do professionally when I was a junior in college. I was taking an Intro to Creative Writing class, and when I turned in my first assignment (the first chapter of Remembrance), my classmates and teacher loved it and wanted to read more. I’d never thought I could complete a novel, but I realized I would never know if I didn’t try. So I tried, and completed the first draft by the end of the school year.

2) How long does it take you to write a book?

I’m getting faster with each book I write! I wrote my first book, Remembrance, when I was a junior in college, and it took me about eight months to write it. It took me about four months to write The Secret Diamond Sisters. More recently, it took me two and a half months to write Elementals 2: The Blood of the Hydra, and a month and a half to write Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa. My goal is to draft Elementals 4 in one month (but of course, whether or not I’ll be able to do that will depend on what other obligations I have during that month, such as author events!)

3) What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

I wake up around 9:30/10:00am and play around on my phone/computer until my brain wakes up. I’ve never been able to pop out of bed and magically be awake—waking up is a process. Once I’m out of bed, I’ll eat lunch. (I eat lunch as my first meal because I don't like breakfast food.) Then at 11:30am/12:00pm I’ll go through my email, Facebook, Twitter, and such. I’ll write from 1pm – 5pm. Then I’ll grab a snack. Then I’ll work on business/marketing stuff until 8pm or 9pm, and then I’ll have dinner. After dinner I’ll sometimes work more if there’s more to be done, or I’ll relax by reading until I’m ready to go to bed.

I allow myself one day off per week, so I normally work Sunday-Friday or Monday-Saturday. But there are many weeks where I don’t even take that one day off. (Although I do make up for it later with vacations.)

I’m a night owl, so my work days are definitely skewed to the later end. The only negative about that is that I’m never able to join my friends for Happy Hour :P

4) Where did you write your first book and how old were you?

I wrote my first book in college—in my dorm room, on my bed. I was 21/22.

5) How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

I’ve written nine books so far—three in the Elementals series, three in The Secret Diamond Sisters Trilogy, two in the Transcend Time Saga, and one YA standalone thriller that I haven’t published yet. My favorite is either Elementals 2: The Blood of the Hydra, or the YA standalone thriller that isn’t out yet!
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Michelle is offering up a fabulous prize during her Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra Virtual Tour event. One (1) lucky winner will receive a signed paperback copy of one of Michelle’s books! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:

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