|Love Mikey's pink hair! :-)|
Michele Micheal Rakes writes gripping psychological thrillers, and impactful meaningful stories. Her characters jump off the pages and you fall in love with them. Every single one.
Please give a warm welcome to my friend, fellow ERWA poly and male/male writer Mikey! She has been one of the most influential writers for me in the my career as an erotica writer. Also for my previous guest Spencer Dryden. Without her help, I would not be where I am today. :-) THANK YOU and Thank you for being here with great answers! I loved reading them and hope our readers will too. :-)
Tell our readers a wee bit about yourself. What are 5 things you wished you’d done, have done or are still to do, on the Bucket List? J
1. I would like to go to
2. I’ve been to
, that’s as far as I got, but the Museum in Turkey where they displayed artifacts from Catel Huyuk were
3. I want to go to
. I had the opportunity to go to school in Scotland , but my daughter was afraid to leave her Grammy. She
was only six at the time. So that’s something I wished I’d done. Scotland
4. I’d like my first novel, Trainwreck to be a mainstream release, but we all have our fantasies, yeah? (I'd also like it to be a mainstream release! It's really, really GOOD!~Meg)
5. Traveling the
on my Harley Davidson would be a great adventure I’d
like to someday make happen. U.S.
|Mikey with her husband Scott on their Harley's making a start on their US Road Trip in Idaho.|
It started with Trainwreck. At the time it was sort of a traditional romance, but I started out with my MC’s already married to each other and on the brink of divorce. The husband had a lot of secrets, but the biggest one was his sexuality. Into BDSM on the sly, he went for years to a gay whip master, insinuating into the man’s life. Vince’s acceptance of his love for this man moved me into another direction. This was the turning point for me into the m/m romance genre. Granted, Trainwreck is a poly, my other works are strictly m/m romance.
What’s your most favorite restaurant in the world? Where, why and the best dish/es they make?The Summit House Restaurant at
Remember those ads for Expedia that asked, ‘If you could go anywhere in the world, but have to go right now?’ Where would you have gone and would you have said to YES to right now? What pulls and entices you to that country?
I shall always tip my hat to John Lennon, who tried to imagine a world so much better than this one.
Favorite female heroine/public figure you admire in the world, dead or alive, and why?I have two, Amelia Earhart, and Agatha Christie. Because they did things people said women shouldn’t. I admire them.
Have you ever had a character just “do their own thing?” Have you ever had an argument with one of your characters? Or anything else odd happen?Vince took over a bit, but so did his father, who in the beginning was a bad man. He insisted he wasn’t, and he convinced me otherwise. So much so, that I wrote his own story after Trainwreck, called Surviving Adam. John Sweetwater is my Cinderella story.
(And it's also fabulous!~Meg)
What’s your passion in life?
What’s your writer’s routine? Do you write whenever or at certain times? Are you a pantser or plotter? Where do you like to write?I’m more productive in the mornings, but I try to make time to write on the weekends. I panted it with Trainwreck, but I vaguely plotted Surviving Adam. I totally panted it with Saving Kane. Fourth and Long, I’ve done a fair bit of plotting. I know what’s going to happen, I just have to write it all and let the scenes play out a bit, too. I know what each chapter needs to do and I just start writing. I dedicate at least once a week to belt out one or two chapters. Then there’s editing. I do that after the first draft is complete.
If you could pick a past life, what time period would appeal to you and why? Would you be male or female? Rich or poor?I’d be male, for sure. In
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You can find Michele Micheal Rakes's books at Muse It Hot!!! ~ a division of Muse It Up Publishing ~ Coming soon!!!
Under the Wild Darkness Calls Banner.
~ Cold Darkness ~ 14 June 2014
~ Ephemeral Darkness ~ Coming Fall
Cold Darkness - Paranormal Erotica
Girlfriends. Wives. Lovers.
At some point they all nag, but only Kilar, a vampire demon, can nag her way into a possession, taking over Lance’s body for a night of sexual exploration.
Lance, Kilar’s blood slave, cannot escape and giving into her whims only leads to more devastation. Trapped in a psychic link, Lance grows weary and weak with her constant demand for freedom.
Kilar’s body remains hidden by the vampire tribunal due to a loathsome pact Lance made with them in order to contain his destructive girlfriend and prevent Armageddon.
The thought has crossed his mind…but first he has to find her.
A twenty-something paramedic suffering from PTSD and a failing relationship with his high school sweetheart becomes embroiled in the tragic life of a young, gay man brutally beaten, raped, and left for dead.
Kane Abel can’t help falling for his caregiver, the handsome paramedic who saves his life, but he’s resistant. The one time Kane threw caution to the wind, he was left with a wired jaw and a tracheostomy. He can’t take much more hurt. But with his attacker’s promise to return, Kane lives in a constant state of fear, and with the ever-present paramedic, arousal.
Garrett Young struggles with the question of his sexuality, unable to get Kane out of his mind even as he fights against the demise of his long-time engagement with his girlfriend Amanda. Every day is complicated by his ongoing battle with PTSD and alcoholism, compounded by his fear for Kane’s life.
Michele Micheal Rakes (Mikey) Bio ~
Michele Micheal Rakes lives in the Pacific Northwest beneath the shadow of a great mountain. Surrounded by beauty and inspiration, she rides her Harley through groves of old forests and follows crisp glacial rivers.
She lives with her husband and two crazy Egyptian Mau's, one so fat he makes the house shake.
Known to friends as "Mikey," she has always dreamt of being a writer, and concocts many fantasies to get her through the normalcy of everyday life. Dreams she makes come true in hopes of inspiring her three grown children to pursue their daydreams, and do whatever their hearts desire.
|An unusual Christmas decoration - one of the Egyptian Mau's - possibly not the fat one as I doubt that branch would offer him much support. :-)|