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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Interview with Michelle Rowen, Author of Demon Princess: Reign or Shine

Hi everyone!

I am really happy to introduce you to miss Michelle Rowen, Author of the new young adult series Demon Princess! She is also known for her adult series, Immortality Bites.

As you may know, Demon Princess: Reign or Shine released last Tuesday and to celebrate, Michelle accepted to drop by for an interview!


How would you describe Demon Princess to readers who haven't heard of it yet?

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine is the first book in a new young adult series about a girl named Nikki Donovan who discovers that the father she’s never met before is a demon king in another dimension, and she’s heir to his throne. Now that she’s turned sixteen she’s going to start manifesting her demonic powers and needs to visit her dad for guidance. It’s a fun, exciting story with some romance between Nikki and the mysterious boy her father sends as his messenger and to protect Nikki from various forces of darkness.

I know you can't give any spoilers but what can we expect in the second book, Demon Princess; Reign Check?

Nikki’s status as a demon princess who’s half human comes to the attention of the ominous demon council in the Underworld who want to meet with her personally and check her out (thus the title Reign Check. Get it? LOL). Also, an otherworldly boy Nikki met in her travels in the first book comes to the human world and enrolls at her school in order to find out exactly how dangerous this half-demon is to his world. Chaos ensues.

How many books are planned for this series?

There is no definite number right now. I’m contracted for the first two books currently, and am very much hoping there will be many more -- I would like the chance to write at least six in order to tell the story I have in mind.

Why did you start writing for YA after writing your Immortality Bites series?

Actually I wrote YA long before I wrote anything else. And I wrote the first draft of Demon Princess back in 2006, so you could say I was writing them at the same time -- it just happened that their pub dates make it look as if one’s starting up just as the other’s ending on purpose, when really it was just a coincidence. I’m still going to write adult books as well. I love having the chance to write in both genres.

What is the most difficult part in the entire publishing progress?

Dealing with the uncertainty of whether or not your ideas are going to appeal to a wide variety of people who need to give the okay for that book to get on the shelves—agent, editor, publisher, and then ultimately the buying public.

And the most exciting part?

I absolutely love hearing from readers who’ve enjoyed my books. It makes the whole process worthwhile. Also, I love it when a story and the characters come to life on the page. It feels kind of like magic!

Now up to some fun and random questions =)

What’s you favorite breakfast?

Three Cheese Omelette with hashbrowns and lots of ketchup. Not the healthiest breakfast, however, so I don’t have it very often. *drools*

Where are we most likely to find you at 11pm ?

In front of the television with my MacBook propped on my lap, usually open to Twitter. Exciting, right?? (No, not really. I know.)

Your favorite perfume?

Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist.

A bit morbid, but if you had to choose, what would be written on your gravemark?

Michelle Rowen, beloved wife of Robert Pattinson, brought joy and laughter to millions of people through her books. Gone but not forgotten. XOXO

(Tynga: I seriously laughed out loud when I read that answer lol)

I know you like Richelle Mead's books (I LOVE them too!), which of her series is your favorite?

Richelle is an amazingly consistent writer, which means everything she writes is excellent. I’m a fan of the Vampire Academy series for sure and have read them all (and have let Richelle know how I feel about everything and my hopes for future books! Ahem!!), but I just started reading Storm Born the other day and am definitely intrigued by this new world she’s created of fairies, shaman (shawoman?), and shapeshifters.

Last movie you saw on big screen?

I saw Love Happens and I really didn’t like it at all. After seeing the trailer it looked like a fun comedy romance, but it turned out to be a depressing story about grief, unforgiveable parrot abuse, and there was absolutely no chemistry between the leads. Too bad! I was looking forward to seeing it.

What would you consider the craziest thing you've ever done?

I quit a very well-paying job as a graphic designer almost two years ago to write full time. That’s pretty crazy, trust me on that! LOL

If you had to suggest an American a place to visit in Canada, what would it be?

Definitely Toronto! It’s like New York lite. Theater, art, great restaurants, you name it. We have it all!

Thank you so much Michelle for your time, It's greatly appreciated!

You can find my review of Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by clicking the link.

Find Michelle's website here!

And Michelle's blog here!

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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5 People left their mark' :

  1. Hi Tynga :)
    Thank you for having Michelle Rowen on your site & thanks to Michelle for sharing.
    I love learning about the author whose writing I adore.
    I have Demon Princess and recommend it to everyone!
    I am eager for the sequel.
    All the best,

  2. Tynga, that was a really interesting interview to read!

    Michelle, it's interesting to hear about your experiences getting published. I'll definitely be having a look at the book if I find it!

  3. Michelle is a wonderful author, she is very down to earth. It makes me want to read her books even more.

  4. Awesome! I had no idea this was part of a series...must have been a mental block when I read that little bit of information!

  5. Demon Princess sounds awesome! The second book in the series sounds awesome too!