Book Talk with Lydia Michaels

Lydia Michaels authorLydia Michaels is an award-winning author of over 30 contemporary romance novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive husband, beautiful daughter, and many crazy fur babies.

If [When] she is not off spending time with her family you can usually find Lydia at her computer working on her next story or hiding somewhere quiet with a great book. She loves taking a romantic plot with steamy chemistry and pressing the bounds of love. Her books are intellectual, erotic, haunting, always centered on love.

Lydia Michaels’ darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy was an Apple iBooks bestseller and she has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Bucks Happening Magazine three years running [2015, 2016, and 2017]. She is a four-time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award.
Who are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

Blue Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas

Peter Pan, JM Barrie

Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas

Tangles Lies series, Pam Godwin (3 books)

Letting Go, Michele Zurlo

Black Dagger Brotherhood series, JR Ward (10+ books)

What inspired you to write this book?

An event from my past that I’d compartmentalized and forgotten. Journaling helped me remember, and writing down the recollections helped be discover my calling in life. Writing is a part of who I am. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.

What are you working on?

Untied the sequel to Blind (Mastermind series)

Calamity Rayne: Back Again, the sequel to Calamity Rayne: Gets a Life

More Surrender Games! (Toni’s story is coming and it’s going to be insane!)

The release of 2 original series (The Order of Vampires and New Castle) that have been in the vault for years while getting re-written. Sorry to keep so many of you waiting!

And I have six other novels in the works! (My muse will let me know which one gets finished first).

What book do you think everyone should read?

Writers: How to Write a Damn Good Novel 1 & 2, James N. Frey

Readers: Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Tell us about a favorite character from a book

Riley from La Vie en Rose (Life in Pink). This is hands down, my favorite of all my books. The topic is an emotional one that tests even the truest forms of love. Riley is a not so serious guy who learns how to go above and beyond for the woman he loves. This is what all men should be. It’s, in my mind, what all women should expect. He’s not perfect, but his personality was inspired by every beautiful trait my own husband has shared through the years. I. LOVE. RILEY.

Riley is a not so serious guy who learns how to go above and beyond for the woman he loves. This is what all men should be. It’s, in my mind, what all women should expect. He’s not perfect, but his personality was inspired by every beautiful trait my own husband has shared through the years. I. LOVE. RILEY.

Describe your writing style

Evocative. Poetic. Descriptive. Emotional.

What makes a good story?

Emotional. High stakes. In-depth character development.

What are you passionate about these days?

Writing. Finding books that haunt me long after the last page. My family. Game of Thrones.

Giveaway

Enter to win 3 autographed copies of Falling In (The Surrender Trilogy 1) to celebrate the release of the first book in the Surrender Games series!

The Pawn coverTitle: Sacrifice of the Pawn (Surrender Games Book 1) by Lydia Michaels
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Surrender Games follows the emotionally charged and highly erotic contemporary romance saga, The Surrender Trilogy.

Isadora Patras has sacrificed years raising her younger siblings, Lucian and Antoinette. As her brother and sister grow more independent, she feels her purpose is lost. Aching to do something selfish and hungry for a taste of the forbidden, she takes a lover—her father’s protégé and trusted family friend, Sawyer Bishop.

In a secret affair, trust is tested, respect is bartered, and reputations are on the line. Sawyer has always been Isadora’s mentor, but now it’s her move. She’s through being a pawn and ready to demand the respect of a Queen.

The Surrender Games Series should be read after The Surrender Trilogy.

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Queen of the Knight (Surrender Games Book 2) Queen of the Knight Lydia Michaels

The game has changed and no player’s position is safe…

In a world of power, money, deceit, and lust, no player is exactly how they seem. Love and trust are at stake when the game is changed and old enemies come out of hiding, disguised as friends.

Isadora Patras must proceed wisely. After thirteen years of heartbreak and denial, she no longer trusts her instincts. One man embodies her past, the other could be her future, but which one holds her heart? Isadora must choose between her family and two very different men. Either way, her choice could cost her everything.

In a game of kings, bishops, rooks, and knights there are no guarantees. But if Isadora wants to be a Queen, someone will have to lose.

The Surrender Games Series should be read after The Surrender Trilogy.

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The Surrender Trilogy was released in 2013. It was an Apple iBooks Bestseller. Surrender Games is a spin-off of The Surrender Trilogy. It is a series that features the side characters of the trilogy and will eventually deliver each hero and heroine’s HEA.

It is highly recommended that readers read The Surrender Trilogy BEFORE reading Surrender Games.

Surrender trilogy Lydia MichaelsFalling In (The Surrender Trilogy Book 1) | Goodreads | Amazon

Breaking Out (The Surrender Games Trilogy Book 2)Goodreads | Amazon

Coming Home (The Surrender Games Trilogy Book 3)Goodreads | Amazon

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