Firestorm Has Not Been Cancelled and Is Still Due Out on 1/13/2020

For those fans who have preordered my book Firestorm and just received notices from Amazon that my book was cancelled.  THIS IS NOT TRUE.

Due to an error in an automated system, Amazon inadvertently thought the book had been cancelled by the publisher (um, that’s me).  I did not cancel the book.  In fact I am doing one last proofread and polishing the book blurb now and was getting ready to send it to my distributor for formatting.  So, the book is done and all that is left now are the technical things to get it ready for all the retailers so they can release it ON TIME on January 13, 2020.

For those who preordered it at Amazon, thank you.  I hate to say this and I know it is an inconvenience, but it is now very likely you will need to order it again.  I don’t think Amazon will go back and reinstate the previous orders.  If you re-preorder (and I hope you do), please make sure Amazon had actually removed the book from your Account.  One fan who has already gone up to preorder said that her Orders showed no Firestorm, but when she went to preorder it, Amazon said she had already ordered it.  So, she is following through with Amazon Support to make sure she doesn’t get a double order.

I have let my distributor know about this new wrinkle. My distributor has been on this with me since I learned of the issue.

The link at Amazon is now live again and here it is:

Firestorm at Amazon

Thanks for being my fans. I am so sorry this happened. But it was just one of those weird things that might never happen again. As I said, it was a major OOPs.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season (for whatever holidays you celebrate) and a Happy New Year. — Monette

What A Witch Desires – Magic and Mayhem Universe Is Now Available!!

What A Witch Desires, Book 3 in the What A Witch series, set in the Magic and Mayhem Universe is OUT NOW!!

He’d killed her parents, her mentors, her friends.

Descendant of a goddess, Brigid Donaldson and her pooka companion have been fleeing for years from a ruthless Celtic god. Determined to steal Bree’s magic and have her for his own, Lorcan Black will destroy anything in his way.

On the run, all Bree longs for is a safe place to call home.

After helping Bree and the pooka escape from Black, Baba Yaga advises them to go to Assjacket, West Virginia. The powerful witch says Bree will find her heart’s desire there. Bree is sure that means she’ll find her home. What she finds is a Goddess-chosen mate.

The deer-Shifter Dale Deering had given up on finding his mate.

When Bree walks into the local diner, he instantly recognizes her as his soul’s companion. His mate. She isn’t convinced—more like terrified. That’s okay. As a former Marine and now Herne’s best hunter, Dale knows how to be patient when the prize is worth it. If his mate needs time, that’s what he’ll give her.

Time is not on their side.

Dale and the Assjacket residents prepare to fight the power-hungry god. The fate of all depends on Bree accepting the mate-bond so she can share her formidable magic with Dale in upcoming confrontation. She’s falling in love, realizing Dale is her heart’s desire.

But evil is approaching. Fast.

 

READ A SNEAK PREVIEW HERE

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LOOK AT ALL THE OTHER GREAT MAGIC AND MAYHEM NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE — WANT TO READ MORE ABOUT THEM OR BUY — GO HERE. Watch for the Magic and Mayhem Release Blast Off Party on FaceBook, October 25 and 26. Magic and Mayhem Universe on FaceBook

Check out the Release Authors at the following links:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US AT MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE

Pets in Space 4 Anthology Once Again Set to Benefit the Charity, Hero Dogs

13 Fabulous Science Fiction Romance authors have come together to benefit the charity Hero Dogs with an anthology that features what else? — pets in space.

The anthology (e-book format only) is $5.99 for 1,489 pages of entertainment. A bargain at the price — and it also benefits a truly worthy cause!

Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $7,100 in the past three years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders. 10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s royalties of Pets in Space® 4 will again go to Hero-Dogs.org. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Pets in Space® 4 today so together we can continue to assist this worthy charity!

Check out the Hero Dogs Web site.

Check out the web site to discover more about the thirteen authors:  Pets in Space Web site.

The very creative authors also have a store where you can purchase items featuring pets from selected stories:  Pets In Space Anthology Store.

Check out the trailer!!

 

 

Pre-Order What A Witch Desires, a Magic and Mayhem Universe novella

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What A Witch Desires, Book 3 in my What a Witch Series, set in Robyn Peterman’s  fantabulous and crazy Magic and Mayhem Universe is now available for Pre-Order! Publication date is October 21, 2019!!

Visit the Magic and Mayhem Universe Web Site

Pre-Order Links:  Visit my Monette Michaels page at the Magic and Mayhem Universe for the Pre-Order Links.

And while you’re there, check out all the other Amazing Authors in this Robyn’s Universe.

Blurb:

He’d killed her parents, her mentors, her friends.

Descendant of a goddess, Brigid Donaldson and her pooka companion have been fleeing for years from a ruthless Celtic god. Determined to steal Bree’s magic and have her for his own, Lorcan Black will destroy anything in his way.

On the run, all Bree longs for is a safe place to call home.

After helping Bree and the pooka escape from Black, Baba Yaga advises them to go to Assjacket, West Virginia. The powerful witch says Bree will find her heart’s desire there. Bree is sure that means she’ll find her home. What she finds is a Goddess-chosen mate.

The deer-Shifter Dale Deering had given up on finding his mate.

When Bree walks into the local diner, he instantly recognizes her as his soul’s companion. His mate. She isn’t convinced—more like terrified. That’s okay. As a former Marine and now Herne’s best hunter, Dale knows how to be patient when the prize is worth it. If his mate needs time, that’s what he’ll give her.

Time is not on their side.

Dale and the Assjacket residents prepare to fight the power-hungry god. The fate of all depends on Bree accepting the mate-bond so she can share her formidable magic with Dale in upcoming confrontation. She’s falling in love, realizing Dale is her heart’s desire.

But evil is approaching. Fast.

Sneak Preview of What A Witch Desires

What A Witch Desires Jigsaw Puzzle

Mine is not the only book coming out on October 21, 2019.  Look at all these other fabulous books from the best paranormal romance authors around. PRE-ORDER NOW so you’ll have them instantly on October 21, 2019!!

Here the links to the other fantastic authors participating in this release:

Magic and Mayhem Universe Web Site

Monette Michaels Page at the Magic and Mayhem Universe Web Site

HAPPY READING AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US IN THE MAGIC AND MAYHEM UNIVERSE!!!

 

First Three Books in my SSI Series and in my Prime Chronicles Series

I recently received my rights back to the first three books in each of my two main series, The Prime Chronicles (SFR) and Security Specialists International (romantic thrillers).  This resulted in the six books being unavailable in e-format for a little over a month or so (my print books were not affected).  I am happy to announce that all six books will be once again available in wide distribution beginning October 1, 2019.  I am even happier to announce that they will also be available at new and lower prices than previously.

The first books in each series, Prime Obsession and Eye of the Storm will be $1.99.  Prime Selection (#2) and Prime Imperative (#3) will be $4.99 each, and Cold Day in Hell, SSI 2, and Weather the Storm, SSI 3, will be $4.99 each.  They will be available at all major online retailers.

 

I will add Buy Links here (iBooks is always later because of cover sizes issues) and on my web site as I get them.

 

BUY LINKS:

Eye of the Storm:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Security-Specialists-International-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y1FV7BJ/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095452&s=digital-text&sr=1-7

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/eye-of-the-storm/id1481138481

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1029827177?ean=9780997356557

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/eye-of-the-storm-91

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Eye_of_the_Storm?id=gCuwDwAAQBAJ

Cold Day in Hell:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Hell-Security-Specialists-International-ebook/dp/B07Y1JD97Z/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095416&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/cold-day-in-hell/id1480888602

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1109483022?ean=9780997356564

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cold-day-in-hell-8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Cold_Day_in_Hell?id=qSuwDwAAQBAJ

Weather the Storm:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Weather-Storm-Security-Specialists-International-ebook/dp/B07Y1K89VG/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095355&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/weather-the-storm/id1480888363

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/weather-the-storm-john-michaels/1115971148?ean=9780997356571

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/weather-the-storm-4

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Weather_the_Storm?id=ziuwDwAAQBAJ

Prime Obsession:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Obsession-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y1719ZG/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095519&s=digital-text&sr=1-6

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/prime-obsession/id1480888639

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prime-obsession-monette-michaels/1029826152?ean=9780997356588

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/prime-obsession-2

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Prime_Obsession?id=PyywDwAAQBAJ

Prime Selection:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Selection-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y1L2KZY/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095557&s=digital-text&sr=1-11

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/prime-selection/id1480888539

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prime-selection-monette-michaels/1113763592?ean=9780997356595

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/prime-selection-2

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Prime_Selection?id=8yuwDwAAQBAJ

Prime Imperative:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Imperative-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07Y193C99/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=monette+michaels&qid=1569095604&s=digital-text&sr=1-8

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/prime-imperative/id1480888397

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prime-imperative-monette-michaels/1120437998?ean=9781733481700

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/prime-imperative-2

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Monette_Michaels_Prime_Imperative?id=aS2wDwAAQBAJ

Yes, I Am Alive and Writing

I have to confess, I am horrible at social media. I apologize for not being a regular blogger. To be quite frank, if I am going to create, I’d rather be spending that time on writing novels.

If I didn’t have my Gal Friday, the lovely Janet Snell, doing regular fun posts to my Author FaceBook page (you are following that page, right? — if not here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/authormonettemichaels), I most likely would not interact as much as I do with my fans. I do update my website when there’s something to update and that’s usually when a book is coming out. Same goes for my newsletter (you are signed up for my newsletter, right? — if not, see the link in the right-hand column). With current FaceBook changes and a concentration on Groups over Pages and Timelines, I may have to bite the bullet and create a Group to go with my Author FaceBook Page (picture me hiding in a corner, curled up in a ball; yes, I am a social media introvert).

Since I am here, I bet you’re wondering when the next SSI book, Firestorm, Book 6 in the Security Specialists International series, will be out. If you’re already a fan, you’re aware I put this book up for pre-order back when An Ill Wind came out. At that time, not one word had not been written in Firestorm, but I was advised by my distributor that pre-orders were the way to go even if the book wouldn’t be out for months and months.

Taking this advice–because what do I know about marketing? (less than nothing)–I set the release date on the pre-order as December 1, 2019.

Good news is  — I will beat that, but can’t tell you by how much.  Because—I have a drop-dead deadline to upload a novella for Robyn Peterman’s Magic and Mayhem Universe by September 30, 2019 (publication date, October 21, 2019). That puts Firestorm on the back burner for now while I write What A Witch Desires, Book 3 in the What a Witch series.

Be assured, Firestorm is done, BUT not “done” done.

You all know I tend to write long. Mostly because I write layered novels with a romance plot, a suspense plot, and an action plot. This book was supposed to be less lengthy at around 75,000 words. Ah, no. Final first draft exceeded that by about 10,000 words and once I revise (will get to that in a moment), it could be over 100,000 words. Since I am not the fastest writer (cough, life intrudes, cough), it took me awhile especially coming off a long book four in the Prime Chronicles series.  Also, switching back and forth between two series is often a culture shock and I have to get back into the series world I am currently writing (my SSI world bible is in two HUGE binders, see picture below).

I was in the early revision process for Firestorm when I realized I needed to write What A Witch Desires. Like now! Sigh.

Happily, the novella is coming swiftly (13,000 words in less than a week and about to the half way point, so yay!), and I hope to soon be back to whipping my SSI novel into shape.

And, yes, it needed a good spanking. The story is there (my crit buddy and two beta-readers have said so); it just needs a tweak here, a total rethinking on an aspect of a character there, maybe some more nuances here and there, layering in of more scene setting, cutting repetition, etc. — what can I say? It’s a process. Almost as hard and involved as writing the book in the first place. Good news is, I am much faster at editing and revising than I am at writing a full first draft.

The take-away from today’s blog is the following:  (a) Moni is a slow writer , but a fast reviser/editor; (b) she needs to get her life more organized (and since she is A-type, that’s saying a lot); (c) she sucks at social media; and (d) she will have two books out in the latter part of 2019 (yay!). If you need more updates, follow me on FaceBook. If you want a sneak preview of Firestorm later this summer, sign up for my newsletter. Thanks for reading and being a fan.

SSI Bible (two binders) and the Firestorm Binder

 

 

Prime Chronicles On Sale!!

ON SALE NOW!

From now through November 30th, the first three books in my Prime Chronicles series will be on sale to celebrate the publication of my newest Prime Chronicles book Prime Target.

Prime Obsession, Book 1, is now .99. Prime Selection and Prime Imperative are now $4.99.  BUY NOW to get these much-reduced prices. JUST CLICK ON THE COVERS AND GO TO A UNIVERSAL BUY LINK page to find your favorite retailer.

Prime Target, Book 4, is available for Pre-Order at most online retailers.  Universal Buy Link for Prime Target

 

Former Prime sex surrogate Susa Anghard has never been off her planet, let alone out of the Cejuru solar system. While she isn’t naive about men and what they want, she isn’t prepared for the predatory males who now have her in their sights. When she’s kidnapped on her way to a galactic rim jump station to visit her cousin Borac, she has no expectations of being rescued. She vows to free herself or die trying.

When Borac Anghard asks Damon Martin to intercept his cousin Susa’s transport and escort her to their jump station, Damon agrees. When he arrives to meet Susa’s ship, he finds she’s been kidnapped by alien mercenaries. He goes in hot pursuit and prays he finds her before she’s delivered to the person who paid for the kidnapping.

When Damon catches up with the kidnappers, he hadn’t expected to find the resourceful Susa in the act of getting away. And he really hadn’t expected to be so attracted to her. An attraction that could go nowhere—she was his business partner’s cousin and Damon still wasn’t over losing the only woman he’d ever loved.

Take one alpha-male with a slightly broken heart, add in one Prime female finding her courage and self for the first time—throw them together in close quarters in a trip across the galaxy and love will find a way.

Want to read a SNEAK PEEK of Damon and Susa’s book?  Go here:  Prime Target Sneak Peek

Prime Target will go live on Monday, November 19, 2018 and will retail at $4.99.

 

What A Witch Needs

Pre-Order Now!!

Yes, it is time for another novella from the Magic and Mayhem Universe.  What A Witch Needs is book two in the What A Witch series and once again a witch finds her Shifter soul mate an ocean away from home in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.

Blurb:

A witch on the run…

All Gloriana Anora St.John wants is to serve the annulment decree on her never-really-a-husband. She didn’t expect to barge in on a blood sacrifice. After rescuing a young girl, Gloriana and her familiar are cornered by the coven of dark warlocks. It’s no wonder her hasty transport spell—and why hadn’t she practiced the damn spells when she was supposed to?—lands her in the middle of nowhere West Virginia.

A lonely bear Shifter with issues…

Former Marine and bear Shifter Liam Hardisty is minding his own business, popping a thieving honey badger and fishing for his breakfast. Before he can even snag a fish, a turquoise-colored transport cloud dumps a witch and her familiar practically at his paws. One sniff and Liam knows he’s found his mate. Her name is Glory.

Gloriana just rid herself of one male. Plus, she has a dark warlock in hot pursuit. She has more than enough man trouble—she doesn’t need a mate, even one a delicious-smelling hunk like Liam.

Liam knows he’s working on a short clock and has a lot to do before he can give Glory his mating bite—he needs to gain Glory’s trust, prove he’s what she needs in her life, and then protect her from the evil asshat warlock.

What a witch needs isn’t always what she thinks she needs—sometimes, it’s better.

Check out that cover!!  My fabulous cover artist, April Martinez of Graphicfantastic, took my vision and made it real.  How did she do it?  Well, here is a short video showing the cover process from concept to finished product. 

Pets in Space 3 — An anthology for a worthy cause!!

I am happy to welcome back the Pets in Space group of authors who are once again publishing an anthology to help supply deserving veterans with service dogs. Please help them in this worthy endeavor by buying their anthology.

 

 

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Pets in Space™ is back! Join us as we unveil eleven original, never-before-published action-filled romances that will heat your blood and warm your heart! New York Times, USA Today and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch combine their love for Science Fiction Romance and pets to bring readers sexy, action-packed romances while helping our favorite charity. Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space™ authors have donated over $4,400 in the past two years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space™ 3 today!

Charity: Our Charity is Hero-Dogs.org. Hero-Dogs.org improves the quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. https://www.hero-dogs.org/

Authors:

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space™ 3 authors are:

  1. E. Smith
  2. Anna Hackett
  3. Ruby Lionsdrake
  4. Veronica Scott
  5. Pauline Baird Jones
  6. Carol Van Natta
  7. Tiffany Roberts
  8. Alexis Glynn Latner
  9. E D Walker
  10. JC Hay
  11. Kyndra Hatch

Release Date: October 9, 2017

ASIN: B07FNXKQJZ

ISBN-13:  978-1-942583-61-5

Publisher: Cats, Dogs and Otherworldly Creatures

Formats Available: ebook only

Price: $4.99

Website: https://www.petsinspaceantho.com

Pets in Space™ Anthology Store: https://www.petsinspaceantho.com/store/

Pre-Order Prime Target, Book 4 in the Prime Chronicles Series

Prime Target will be published on November 19, 2018.  You can pre-order now at the following retailers (I will update when iBooks link goes live). Retail is $4.99 USD

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Kobo

B&N

Amazon

Google Books

Blurb:

Former Prime sex surrogate Susa Anghard has never been off her planet, let alone out of the Cejuru solar system. While she isn’t naive about men and what they want, she isn’t prepared for the predatory males who now have her in their sights. When she’s kidnapped on her way to a galactic rim jump station to visit her cousin Borac, she has no expectations of being rescued. She vows to free herself or die trying.

When Borac Anghard asks Damon Martin to intercept his cousin Susa’s transport and escort her to their jump station, Damon agrees. When he arrives to meet Susa’s ship, he finds she’s been kidnapped by Dorian mercenaries. He goes in hot pursuit and prays he finds her before she’s delivered to the person who paid for the kidnapping.

When Damon catches up with the kidnappers, he hadn’t expected to find the resourceful Susa in the act of getting away. And he really hadn’t expected to be so attracted to her. An attraction that could go nowhere—she was his business partner’s cousin and Damon still wasn’t over losing the only woman he’d ever loved.

Take one alpha-male with a slightly broken heart, add in one Prime female finding her courage and self for the first time—throw them together in close quarters in a trip across the galaxy and love will find a way.