Friday, March 26, 2010

Guest Author Day featuring Michele Hauf

Strictly Review proudly welcome guest author,
Michele Hauf

Thanks to Veronica for asking me to guest at Strictly Reviews. I'm excited to announce HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND is now in bookstores! I'm doing a blog tour through mid-April, and the complete list of stops is at my blog.

Today I thought I'd chat a bit about my sassy werewolf princess heroine, Blu Masterson. She is over-the-top sexy and likes to have fun and doesn't care much what others think about her (unless it's really important).

When I create characters I like to find pictures of movie stars or even models clipped from a magazine to inspire. I wasn't exactly sure what a werewolf princess should look like, so I just started scanning through the magazines I had when I stumbled on this gorgeous pic of Angelina Jolie. Wow. She screams sass and spunk. I had the image for my heroine Blu. And I loved the bright wig so much, Blu started wearing wigs in every scene of the book. Fun! But why did she want to wear them? That was a discovery I made about halfway through the book.

So if you put a lime-green wig on a girl she starts walking a certain sexy way, and her clothing choices turn risqué. It was fun dressing Blu. She's color gone wild, and uses it as a defense mechanism much like those ruffle-necked lizards with the wild colors use their bright colors to scare off prey. (Or something like that.)

She doesn't scare off the hero, Creed, though. Initially freaked by her in-your-face appearance, Creed soon learns there's a kind, lovely, and a little bit scared, woman beneath the colorful attire.

Thank you Michele for being with us today! And just to let everyone know that Michele will be stopping by off and on today to answer questions and reply to our commenters. So please leave some comment love for the amazing Michele Hauf!

 I'd like to give away a copy of MOON KISSED to one lucky commenter today! Tell me, if you could just have fun with dress-up and flaunt your sexy side, how would you dress to go out on a date?


You can find Michele online here:

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She may resist his bite, but she can't resist his charms…

Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won't allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his vampire bite?


Blurb for Vampire's Tango:

Vampire Alexandre Renard never met a more intriguing woman than Veronica Marshall. He waited for weeks for the mysterious woman to make her move...and wasn't disappointed when they shared a seductive dance at a Paris tango club. Their passion made him want to savor their embrace forever--even though he knew that Veronica was waiting for her chance to destroy him....

Faced with an early death, Veronica wants to do some good in the world before being forced to leave it. But as her game of cat-and-mouse with Alexandre turned into nights of unforgettable pleasure, how could she destroy the man she came to love?

With time--and their enemies--against them, they will have to fight to win just one more day in each other's arms....

For a limited time get the audio version of Vampire's Tango free at

If you purchase HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND at you receive Vampire's Tango included free.

All through 2010 download KISS ME DEADLY free at your favorite online retailer or at

Read the first chapter of HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND:

Read the first chapter of Vampire's Tango:

Watch for these releases from Michele in the coming months:

Vampire's Tango - March - Nocturne Bites

Her Vampire Husband - April - HQN

Rogue Angel: The Bone Conjurer - May - Gold Eagle
(Alex Archer pseudonym)

Angel Slayer - June - Nocturne

Halo Hunter - June - Nocturne Bites


Chris R said...

I have been waiting for this book for a long time. Once I pick this up from the store, I am going to have to find The Highwayman. :-(

I loved Moonkissed!!!

Rosie said...

Hmm, if I had the chance to dress up differently to go out, I'd first start with a long, straight black wig . . . completely different from my normal hair. Then I'd go with a leather outfit . . . mini skirt, bustier and jacket, finished with thigh-high boots.

I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for stopping by!!

Giada M said...

Hi Michele!
If I could flaunt my sexy side (I have no sexy side at all hahahah) I would wear something black and leather of course! I have a black leather jacket I love and never wear... sigh
I have 2 questions for you. Where do you get inspiration for your books? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Thank you very much!
Best wishes!
Giada M

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Michele Hauf said...

Giada, inspiration comes from all things. Books I've read, movies, newspapers, fantasies. I have always told myself stories, but I didn't really think to start writing them down until after I was married. Actually, while on maternity leave with my son, is when I first started writing. It's a great job to have. Using my imagination. Cool.

I think I like to live vicariously through my characters sometimes with the hobbies, quirks or even clothing I give them. It's fun!

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I would wear a red slinky dress and strappy black heels. The sexiest part on my body are my back and my legs, so I would definitely show them off.

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booklover0226 said...

I would dress up in leather and chains with a long white/blond wig and dark glasses!

Tracey D
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