Thursday, April 12, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights T. J. Michaels!!




Today Simply Ali welcomes Authors After Dark Author T. J. Michaels!

Check out T.J.'s Hot Upcoming Release, Silk Road!



Silk Road

Seals of Destiny, Book 1

Urban Fantasy, Parnormal

June 2012



The first Descendant in millennia with the power to use an ancient artifact is being hunted. By the good, the bad...and the worst.

Jayla Protegenu learned as a child to call her protectors to keep at bay the things that prowled the night. Now, as a woman grown, she never expected one of those protectors would be a Fallen angel named Larien. His job: to help Jayla find the mythical and mystical Seal of Solomon.

Even among those who created the very meaning of good and evil, nothing is black and white. Neither friends nor enemies are what they appear.

The only one Jayla can be sure of is Larien. He was sent by the Messenger and archangel, Gabriel, himself. He's a man who had no interest in redemption. But like everyone else, Larien does want her.




Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

T. J.: Angela Knight. I totally lost my cookies when I spotted her in an elevator at the last RT. She was so gracious and didn't even laugh at me when I yelled into the phone (I was talking on the phone at the time), "Oh my god, IT'S ANGELA KNIGHT!! OMG, she's in the elevator with me! Holy hell! Hi Ms. Knight, how are you?" *faint*

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

T.J.: I would totally love to write a book with Lauren Dane, 'cause she's just been so cool since I met her years ago. Her characters and worlds are unique and I've learned alot from her over the years. I'd also love to write with R.G. Alexander/Rachel Grace for many of the same reasons. I haven't known Rachel for as long, but she's an awesome person and one of the most gifted writers I know.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

T. J.: ZART pub crawl/party! Woooo!

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

T.J.: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

T.J.: Actually yes. The James brothers in Jaguar's Rule deserve some attention. They are fully human hotties that helped their brother, Aaron, save our shifter heroine, Reya, from a really bad guy. I've plotted out a book for the two older James boys where they get to meet up with twin African lioness shifters from Spirit of the Pryde.

Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

T. J.: Firecracker...though I'm not sure why *wink*



*Favorite color: Royal purple

*Favorite food: Crab!!

*Boots or heels: Heeled boots *cheese*

*eReader or Print: eReader

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: Wine. Port, actually.

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Get it on? What's that? Not sure I remember how... ;D

*Favorite TV Show: Nothing, really

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): That's hard. Right now, I'm hooked on Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series.

*Pj’s or Lingerie: PJs

*Vampires vs. Shifters: Can I have one of each?

Dying to learn more about T. J. Michaels? Here are some links...

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads


T. J. is giving
Simply Ali readers the chance to grab one fantastic prize!!



Every person who comments today will have the chance to win a one of a kind ZART T-Shirt! Only people entering T. J.'s ZART contest for AAD or AAD attendee's are receiving these shirts. It will be quite a coup for today's winner!! Thank you T. J. for the Amazing prize!! Your comment also enters you in the Grand Prize drawing for A Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration!




Tomorrow Simply Ali welcomes P. J. Schnyder!


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, T.J.

I too have my own fan reality moments but I have gone one better at times to connect the person on the phone with the author in question! It makes for quite a fan moment, believe me.

Laura K lkubitz60609@yahoo.com

JoAnna said...

Hi TJ! Great interview! I havent kept up on the ZART posts, my bad. I am really bummed I won't be at AAD this year.

Beckerjo at verizon dot net

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

OMG that is an awesome cover for Top Off Tuesday :) Hmmmmmmmmmm :)

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I love your answer to Vampire or Shifter. I'm with you I'll take one of both...why chose?

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

TJ Michaels said...

Hey Laura! I'm preparing myself for total fan moments at AAD this year. Joey Hill is one of the authors I read when I first got published at EC six years ago. She'll be there and I'm thrilled! Major 'squeeee' moment!

TJ Michaels said...

Hi JoAnna ;D
Glad you enjoyed the interview. Bummed you won't make it, but we'll be sure and take lots of pics and stuff to keep you up on what's happening while we're there. Hugs, chicklet ;D

TJ Michaels said...

So glad you like the cover, Felicia!

TJ Michaels said...

Maria pronounced Mariah,

Now THAT's what I'm talking about! They're like shoes, why take one pair if I can have both?

TJ

bluesun1218 said...

Just wanted to leave a comment and say how awesome TJ is! Don't count me in for the prize I won one from ZART already. Can't wait to meet her in NOLA!
~Brandy

Cynthia Garcia said...

I would love to read a book that you and Lauren write together!

bookreaderaddict@hotmail.com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Wow what a stunning cover TJ, it is so evocative and eyactching, you were really lucky to get such a gorgeous one!

Lol, and what is it that almost every single guest author is a fan of Kresley Cole's IAD series? so funny :-D lol
Thank you for the giveaway!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Another Purplholic? Trying to type with a napping 11 week old pup on my lap. Difficult.

But that is funny "One of both" Best answer when you are undecisive.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Brenda Hyde said...

LOL I've never been to a convention or a signing-- living out in the boonies-- but when I do I'll remember what you did in the elevator. BAHAHAHAHAHA I always end up rambling when I meet new people, but I've never screamed:)

I love your cover, and the story sounds VERY cool.

Vanessa N. said...

Love the cover and sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

mythic021@gmail.com

SusanR said...

I've met Angela Knight twice, and she is so sweet. And Rachel is just a doll. :)

I have the Immortals After Dark series in my TBR pile. Will have to move them closer ot the top - you are the third person recently who I heard reccomend them.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Carol L. said...

Great interview TJ.That cover is awesome. I promise myself I will make it to a convention in the future. Great giveaway opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Cathy M said...

your answers got me smiling, TJ, and your upcoming series looks like another winner


caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Maria D. said...

Love the cover for Silk Road, it sounds like a good beginning for a series. I too would want the Zombie Survival book...lol

Thanks the for the awesome giveaway!

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

TJ Michaels said...

Awww, thanks Brandy *cheese*

TJ Michaels said...

Thanks so much for the cover love, ya'll! I'm cheesing so hard over that danged cover yet cowering because I know I"m going to open up my inbox and find edits in it! LOL!

TJ Michaels said...

Raonaid - purpleholic? TOTALLY!

TJ Michaels said...

If any of you are ever at a convention that I"m attending be sure to look me up. All you have to say is SIMPLYALI and I'll remember for sure.

By the way, Ali has been fabulous to me from the day I first got published. Thanks all of you for being so danged cool!

Mitch said...

Great cover! I sympathize with your "elevator moment." I have the opposite reaction - I can't speak-no words will come out - so I just smile and say nothing at all...then later regret not speaking. What can we do? :)

Have fun at AAD!

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

flchen1 said...

Have to say, TJ, that's a really smart choice of book to nab under those circumstances! Woot!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

kog said...

OMG - I love the tshirt!

I would probably go fangirl on Angela Knight too - I loved Fox & Feral (and the whole Protect and Serve series).

Silk Road sounds really good. I'm off to read more about it!

Melissa B said...

Awesome interview ~~ and I totally agree on Lauren Dane, AND Angela Knight!

I'm always amazed at how ALL that awesomeness fits in those little brains, lol. Shouldn't they be larger than life?

savannah said...

I love the elevator story!
I have a tendency to stare and blink when something fascinates me or catches my attention its okay until that something is a someone... and that someone is a really hot guy. lol I think I would prefer to scream then be the creepy girl blinking :)
thanks for the chance to win
savannahm1987 AT gmail DOT com

bn100 said...

Great interview! I like to read books about secondary characters.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

marybelle said...

I had to keep going back to check out the cover of SILK ROAD. You have my undivided attention.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

catslady said...

Sounds like a wonderful read and what a great interview. Great cover too.
catslady5(at)aol.com

Chelsea B. said...

Fantastic interview!
I agree: Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series is beyond addicting!

justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Limecello said...

Hi TJ!

Loved your answers. Also - I can't wait to hear about ZART and all the other events at AAD!

So many zombie things!