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Monday, April 23, 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON Donna Michaels and Army Ranger With Benefits

Welcome Donna Michaels to Romance Books 4 Us!

Tell us a little about the kinds of romance you write.
I write hot, humorous, heartwarming romances with alpha heroes and equally strong heroines, although, at times, they just don’t realize how strong they are.

How did your writing career begin?
My writing career began many years ago when I only had one child (I have 4 grown children now). I was tired of reading wishy-washy heroines, and decided to write the kind of book I’d like to read. This was before self-publishing, so I submitted to Harlequin and got a polite rejection. I tried again with a second book, again I got rejected, but with suggestions on what to fix. But I didn’t. I decided to try small press and got picked up by The Wild Rose Press. I wrote for them for a few years before self-publishing came along. I took the plunge with the book Harlequin rejected, and was thrilled Her Fated Cowboy was well-received. It launched my indie career.

Are you indie, traditional or hybrid?
I am a hybrid now. I still have titles with The Wild Rose Press; several self-pubbed series ; AmazonEncore; 6 Kindle World titles (so far); and right now, I’m writing my 5th book for Entangled Publications.

Philosophies or epiphanies on writing or reading you’d like to share?
For me, promoting stinks, because it takes away from my writing time. So just know that you will not be writing all the time. You will promote more than you write.

What advice would you give new writers?
Just that if you really want to be published don’t give up. You have to put yourself out there, learn from criticism, read books from your genre, and BICHOK—butt in chair, hands on keyboards. Keep writing.

Favorite snack while writing?
Chocolate and almonds

What is your superpower?
Attracting all the cats in our house when I’m on a tight deadline. They always choose to come ‘help’ me type when I’m scrambling to get the book finished.

What is your spirit animal?
Easy…if you haven’t just guessed, it’s a cat!

What color is your aura?
I’m not sure, but I do love purple!

Tell us about your latest release!
ARMY RANGER WITH BENEFITS is the 4th book in my military cowboy series with Entangled Publications—The Men of At-Ease Ranch Series. It’s part of their romantic comedy Lovestruck Imprint. Vince is a former Army Ranger who co-owns and runs a transition ranch for veterans, along with his other Army Ranger buddies. He’s the easy-going guy of the bunch, and was so much fun to write!

Author bio
Donna Michaels is a NYT & USA Today bestselling author of hot, humorous, heartwarming reads. Her romances entertain readers of contemporary, contemporary western, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense genres. One was even hand drawn into a Japanese Translation. Now, if only she could read it...

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$10 Amazon GC to a random commenter. Just tell me what kind of hero you like to read. Cowboy, military, or a combination of both?

Thanks for reading,


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