Spotlight & Giveaway: Her Werewolf Hero by Michele Hauf

Posted April 3rd, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 46 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Michele Hauf to HJ!
Spotlight&Giveaway

Hi Michele and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Her Werewolf Hero!

 
Hey, everyone!
 

Please summarize the book a la Twitter style for the readers here:

Her Werewolf HeroSexy werewolf on a mission to retrieve and destroy the dangerous Purgatory Heart finds it in the most unlikely place—beating inside Kizzy Lewis’s gorgeous body.
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

“Go right in, Mr. Everhart.” The pretty secretary with bright blue eyes gestured over her shoulder with a pen while typing on the keyboard with her other hand.
Bron nodded thanks, and stepped toward the scanner portal positioned before the Director of Acquisitions’ door. He paused on its springy metal threshold, felt the prick of its supernatural scanning mechanism throughout his nervous system, and knew the data that showed on the Director’s monitor would report he was werewolf, approximately two centuries in age, and did not wear an Acquisitions-issued tracking chip.
He refused to be chipped like a dog. If he ever went missing, then tilt a glass to him at the local pub and warn Beneath he was on his way.

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • This story is set in my hometown, Thief River Falls, MN
  • The yellow Volkswagon in the story was something I actually drove a loooong time ago.
  • Bron, the hero, likes Disney movies. And in proof, he can sing pretty much any of the songs from those movies.
  • The idea for the story came from seeing a fellow author post about the Museum of Holy Souls in Purgatory. The idea just took off from there.
  • I give a tip of the hat to Sam and Dean’s adventures with weird and wacky motel rooms throughout this book.
  • Bonus Fact: You’ll learn what Vampire Tilda hair is.

 

What first attracts your Hero to the Heroine and vice versa?

Well, Bron is literally pulled to Kizzy through a tracking device. It’s been bewitched to locate the Purgatory Heart and it lands…right on Kizzy’s chest.
 

Using just 5 words, how would you describe Hero and Heroine’s love affair?

Hot, hectic, discovery, trusting, genuine.
 

The First Kiss…

I’m going to give a peek at the END of their first kiss….

Her stopped the kiss, their lips close and his eyes opening to seek hers.
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
He shook his head, unwilling to detail the thoughts that threatened to crush the good feeling coursing through his system. A visceral sort of sensual adventure. Instead, he asked, “Why did you do that?”
She shrugged and stepped back, shoving her hands in her back jeans’ pockets, which lifted her breasts as she teasingly swayed side to side. “I wanted to know what it was like to kiss a man with a beard.”
Really? So she out with it just like that? That was a new one to him. But he sensed her total honesty. “Glad to have obliged.

 

Without revealing too much, what is your favorite scene in the book?

In the woods when Kizzy understands that Bron needs some to himself…

He slid a hand along her cheek and pulled her in for a kiss. It was slow and sweet and she couldn’t help but feel like a damsel standing beneath the moonlight with her hero. Her werewolf hero. A man who had been punished for something he had done so long ago and was still being punished today. She wanted to free him. Bringing him here was a small first step.
“Thank you,” he said.
“Take your time.” She stroked his beard. “I’ll be just that way. Catching faeries.”
“If you catch them they’ll harass you and your loved ones forever after. Just take pictures, okay?”
“Deal.” She wandered along the stream’s edge, not turning back when she heard the shovel hit the rocky earth.
Faeries? Maybe. Well, most certainly. Though she’d never seen one, she had felt their presence.
Once she’d walked about three hundreds yards away from where Bron was digging, she found the perfect cove. Verdant moss frosted the rolling earth and even the tree roots that pushed up from the ground were mounded in lush moss. Delicate white flowers dotted the emerald carpet and red-capped amanita muscaria mushrooms sprouted at the base of an oak. Possibly Faery did exist here.
Kizzy squatted and began to snap pictures. She had sensed faeries most of her life, but had only ever thought to see them out the corner of her eye. Whether that was because it was in keeping with the mythology she’d read, or truth, didn’t matter. She believed. And those beliefs were currently being proven every second she breathed.

 

If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would be absolutely crucial to include?

Bron’s love for Disney movies.

 

Readers should read this book …

For adventure and fun and lots of love.

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2016?

Currently finishing up The Witch Hunter. You can guess what that’s about.

In June The Vampire’s Protector is out.
And The Eternity Quest is out January 2017

 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Excerpt from Her Werewolf Hero:

He slid a hand along her cheek and pulled her in for a kiss. It was slow and sweet and she couldn’t help but feel like a damsel standing beneath the moonlight with her hero. Her werewolf hero. A man who had been punished for something he had done so long ago and was still being punished today. She wanted to free him. Bringing him here was a small first step.
“Thank you,” he said.
“Take your time.” She stroked his beard. “I’ll be just that way. Catching faeries.”
“If you catch them they’ll harass you and your loved ones forever after. Just take pictures, okay?”
“Deal.” She wandered along the stream’s edge, not turning back when she heard the shovel hit the rocky earth.
Faeries? Maybe. Well, most certainly. Though she’d never seen one, she had felt their presence.
Once she’d walked about three hundreds yards away from where Bron was digging, she found the perfect cove. Verdant moss frosted the rolling earth and even the tree roots that pushed up from the ground were mounded in lush moss. Delicate white flowers dotted the emerald carpet and red-capped amanita muscaria mushrooms sprouted at the base of an oak. Possibly Faery did exist here.
Kizzy squatted and began to snap pictures. She had sensed faeries most of her life, but had only ever thought to see them out the corner of her eye. Whether that was because it was in keeping with the mythology she’d read, or truth, didn’t matter. She believed. And those beliefs were currently being proven every second she breathed.
Losing her balance, she caught a hand in the moss and her fingers sank into the plush green. Surrendering to the fantastical moment, she lay down and pressed her cheek to the moss, inhaling deeply and exhaling with a smiling sigh.
“It smells so good out here. I could have been a faery,” she said, and then laughed. “Though I’m not sure what I’d do with my wings. Bron must know so much about all the varied creatures that live on this planet.” She sat up on the moss and leaned against the tree trunk, cradling the camera in her hand. “I’d love to pick his brain. Get to know him much better.”
Even better than skin on skin? While sex was awesome, learning a man’s mind was the real turn-on. Kizzy was attracted to intelligence and honor. A man who was not satisfied to stand still and exist, but who was drawn to explore and learn. To help others.
Was Bron that man? Travelling because of his job also implied a quest for knowledge, but it did appeal to her hunger for movement.
“A wanderlust,” she said. With Bron by her side.
And he was helping others by taking dangerous magical objects out of circulation to lock them away. Maybe? So long as he didn’t rip out her heart, she was good with that definition. And she’d still keep him by her side.
Date a werewolf? It was not a ridiculous notion. They would make a perfect pair. She, a believer who did not question his otherness. And he, a powerful and honorable protector who had only her best interests in mind.
He’d been sent to claim her heart. Instead, he just may win it.
And who was she, getting all romance and roses on her crazy self? She wasn’t in the market for a boyfriend. She hadn’t considered dating since the accident. Hookups worked just fine for now. For some reason, grieving Keith had meant not going out with friends when they invited along that ‘extra’ guy and certainly not making eye contact with the sexy stranger in the Starbucks as she used to once do.
Of course, she did believe that love found the person. It wasn’t the other way around. If it happened into a person’s life, it was meant to be.
One day you’ll turn around and he’ll be standing there.
The fact she couldn’t get that long-ago whispered prediction from her brain now had to mean something. And Bron had been there when she had turned around in the park. How cool was that?
Bron’s footsteps neared and she patted the moss beside her. He accepted her offer and sat down, legs bent. He stabbed the shovel into the loamy moss beside him. His fingers were darkened with dirt, which he rubbed at, then gave up. He tilted back his head and took in the moonlight.
Kizzy wasn’t sure how to ask if all had gone well with burying the box. She knew he would offer information if he felt inclined. Inhaling, she drew in his masculine scent, the dirt from his hands, and the warmth of his body. She leaned against him, shoulder to shoulder. She wanted to kiss him, but again, decided to let him make the first move. This moment was too perfect to spoil with words. And when he clasped her hand she felt sure the glint of moonlight above them was speckled with faery dust.
After a while he said, “Tomorrow is the night before the full moon.”
“Yep.” Okay, completely off subject. Nothing wrong with that. She did want to get this important topic out there and explained. “Do you, uh…think you might need some help with that sex thing you told me about?”
He smirked. “Are you offering?”
“I am.”
He kissed the back of her hand, then clasped it loosely against his chest as he gazed over the stream. A lazy ribbon of silvery water glistened with moonshine. “Find any faeries?”

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Book Info:

Retrieve the purgatory heart…

A “find and sieze” mission that should have been easy for Retriever Bron Everhart. Except the werewolf had no idea the object would be inside a breathing, beautiful woman. Kizzy Lewis needed the heart to live. But others—even more desperate than Bron’s employers—desired the heart at any cost.

After just one touch, Bron knew he would do anything to protect Kizzy. The only way to truly save her was to journey into Purgatory itself. And for that, he had to hope he could return before she was lost to him forever.
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Meet the Author:

Michele HaufMichele has been writing romance, action-adventure and fantasy stories for over nineteen years. Her first published novel was DARK RAPTURE.

France, musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she followed the adage ‘write what you know’, all her stories would have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and writes about countries she has never visited and of creatures she has never seen.
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46 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Her Werewolf Hero by Michele Hauf”

  1. Ashley F

    What’s your favorite Disney movie? do you have a song that sticks with you?

    I have to say Beauty and the Beast and the first song Belle or be our Guest. XD

  2. Mary Preston

    I agree with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. It is a stand out. I have “Tale As Old As Time” stuck in my head now.

  3. isisthe12th

    The Jungle Book comes to mind. There are so many great Disney movies ♡ Thank you

  4. Janie McGaugh

    I do love Beauty and the Beast, and it probably beats out Tangled, which I love, too. Gaston is the song that sticks with me from B&B, and I See the Light from Tangled.

  5. erinf1

    paaaaaaaart of yoooour wooooooooooooooorld!!!!!!! LOL… Little Mermaid! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Crystal Cox

    Beauty and the Beast of course , the LIBRARY lol. I hope you didn’t just mean a song from Disney because I pick the soundtrack to Last of the Mohicans. I can listen to it and my imagination takes me many places it’s just perfect.

  7. Patricia B.

    Hard to pick just one favorite Disney movie. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite with Tarzan and Little Mermaid close behind. I like WRECKING THE CAMP from Tarzan.

  8. JoAn V.

    Cinderella is my favorite and the song would be the one the mice and Cinderella sing together.

  9. Meredith Miller

    The Lion King. Hakuna Matata and The Circle of Life have been stuck with me for 20 years!

  10. Amanda Avakian

    Mulan. I love The part where they sing about making a “man” out of you…cuz she is a girl;)

  11. kermitsgirl

    That’s a tough one for me. I essentially have different favorites based on the era, animation vs. non-animation, and my mood. The soundtrack I’ve listened to the most is Tarzan (although it’s not my favorite movie) and my favorite song is “So This Is Love” from Cinderella, simply because it was the song my husband and I danced to at our Disney Cruise wedding 🙂

    If I could only pick one Disney movie to watch for the rest of my life…I don’t know, maybe Angels in the Outfield? Tangled? Wreck-It-Ralph? Little Mermaid? Mighty Ducks? Beauty and the Beast? DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE.

  12. Debbi Wellenstein

    My favorite Disney movie right now is Frozen, fave song from that movie, Let it Go. (of course)

  13. Lisa Miller

    I love Disney movies … always have … do I have a favorite? probably Beauty and the Beast but the Disney song that sticks in my head is from Little Mermaid “Part of Your World”

  14. Erzabet Bishop

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite. What’s not to love with a Beast and a house full of books? The theme song, Tale as Old as Time/Beauty and the Beast is my fav to be sure.

    Congrats on the new release! Can’t wait to read it. Love me some werewolves! XOXO

    Erzabet

    erzabetwrites at gmail dot com

  15. michelehauf

    whoever mentioned Bedknobs and Broomsticks…you’ll find a reference to that movie in this story too in the form of a witch called Eglantine. 😉 Now that I think of it, it’s probably ME with the Disney movie obsession, and that tends to show up in more than a few of my stories.

    I love that so many love Beauty and the Beast. We want that library!

    My fav at the moment is probably Tangled. “You broke my smolder”

  16. Denise Van Plew

    Mine has always been Snow White as a little girl seen it when they first started putting them at theatres

  17. Texas Book Lover

    My favorite Disney movie for the music is Tarzan…the music in it was fantastic!

  18. Colleen C.

    I love Disney movies… my fav goes back and forth between them and I love the songs… my fav soundtrack is for The Little Mermaid.

  19. rachael constant

    beauty and the beast is one of my favs.
    strangely though the Disney song that sticks with me is ‘let it go’. probably because its recent and I have heard it ALOT over the last few years xxx

  20. lani

    Little Mermaid, but i love once upon a dream Maleficent, seriously its stuck with me everytime…

  21. Amy Rickman

    Beauty and the Beast is a favorite movie and none of the songs stick out and my absolute favorite.

  22. Amanda Thompson

    The Little Mermaid & Beauty and the Beast. I always sing Part of Your World from TLM and Be Our Guest from B&B. But I also sing tons of other songs from all of the Disney movies, I kind of have the Disney greatest hits on my iPhone…

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