Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Michelle Sutton's "First Love"

We're happy to have Michelle Sutton with us today talking about her book, First LoveTo learn more about Michelle and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
The inspiration behind First Love came from a novella project I was working on with three other Barbour authors and I had to draft a first chapter and synopsis for it. Come to find out Barbour didn't think Tombstone would be very romantic so the project went nowhere even with best-selling authors also in on the project. So I just used what I had prepared. I wanted to show how hard it might be to date someone you used to sleep with on a daily basis and who broke your heart when they found God and left. So what happens if you are both Christians in the future and you find out you still have feelings for the other person and decide to give it another try? How do you keep from falling back into bed? How hard would that be? Of course, anyone who knows me knows that my characters usually mess up more than once before they get it together. That's the part I like best. I like writing emotional conflict when it clashes with spiritual values.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It wasn't hard at all because it was the second book in a series I sold so it was part of the proposal that I sent. The contracts all came around the same time for the series.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
My mother was a nun before she met my dad.
I have a life outside of writing books
I'm allergic to cats, but I have one at home.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I'm working on the third book in the Tombstone Treasures series, First Response.

5) Parting comments?
I really enjoy writing for Desert Breeze Publishing.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.michellesutton.net/

30 comments:

  1. Ohh sounds good!

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

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  2. Your mom was a nun?? How cool! Kind of...lol! Maybe unique would be a better term : P

    I have seen lots of reviews for this a while ago MIchelle, all of them good! I would definitely like to enter!! Thanks so much : )

    Can I get this onto my Kindle by the way? I'm not sure how ebook giveaways work, never participated before. Thanks!
    Hannah
    hccelie[at]gmail[dot]com
    P.S. As I said before I'm a Follower through blogger at the top not through email.

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  3. Great interview. I'd love to read this one.

    ~Steph
    soklad@hotmail.com

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  4. Always open to winning free books!!! This one sounds like one I would enjoy

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  5. I bought First Love a few days ago and had to put it aside or my students wouldn't have had any lessons this week! I can't wait to get back to it. Whoever wins this copy will be fortunate!

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  6. I've enjoyed watching the progress on this one. I'm a member of Edgy Christian Fiction on TBCN and I've been cheering you on. I have the first in this series on my TBR list...guess I need to add the second!

    Congrats,
    Brandi
    vi2005@aol.com

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  7. Love the interview.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    I too am allergic to cats but have three rescues.
    Wendy
    wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. What a story about your mother being a nun! I'm hearing more about Desert Breeze and I wish you all the best.

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  9. Sounds like a great book, I would really like to read/win this one.

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  10. Michelle, I'm so glad your mom met your dad, otherwise we wouldn't have you to write all your stupendous novels. It's obvious your mother's deep faith stayed intact after marriage and she served a good example of Jesus as you grew up and became a devoted Christian. Your new book is just as appealing to me as the first one, "Never Lose Hope." It was extremely insightful and well written. I've read two others and enjoyed them. I never want to put your books down! Thanks for this giveaway and K.Dawn, I appreciate the chance to win this book. I hope I do!!

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  11. Whoops, I inadvertently wrote the wrong words in the title of Michelle's book. DUH!! One of those senior moments again! The correct title of Michelle's book is "Never Without Hope." Forgive me, Michelle, I'm sorry for the error. I still hope I win your new book, "First Love." I still am in awe that your mother was a nun when she met your dad. God had a plan!!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  12. ooo. allergic to cats and own one? really? the people i know who are allergic have it so bad that it would be sheer torture for them to own one. how odd of you. :)

    jeannie
    charactertherapist (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  13. Thanks everyone! I would have commented sooner but I couldn't get to this site at my job. They block all social media sites. Anyway, I'm thrilled by the response so far. Writing any "realistic" romance is risky, so I thank you for your support.

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  14. I adore Michelle Sutton's writing style!
    Her book looks and sounds fabulous.....
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  15. This looks like a great book! I used to live in Tucson, and we went to Tombstone several times. I would love to read this book, thanks for the chance to win!
    potosrose @ gmail dot com

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  16. Sounds like a great book! Please enter me in the drawing.

    edwina(dot)cowgill(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I'm a subscriber thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmai [dot] com

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  18. I read Michelle's Never Without Hope and it is an awesome book. I would love to win First Love as I know I will enjoy reading.
    Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I keep hoping to win one of Michelle's books and haven't yet, so I know I will definately one day break down and buy one. It is just a matter of time... and money! Ha. :) Please enter me!! Thank you

    caseymh18(@)gmail(.)com

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  20. I've never read any of Michelle's books. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  21. Nice interview. Cool surprising facts and I really like the premise for the book.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  22. I love hearing about the history of book manuscripts -- how they came about, where they were headed before they started heading somewhere else (LOL) and all that. Nice interview, and I love the premise of the story!

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  23. Michelle Sutton has done it again! Edgy Fiction AT IT'S BEST!! I would love to win this book! Please enter me in the drawing!
    Blessings to you all!
    dleathers36(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I did not know your mom was a nun before she met your father Michelle. Love your books by the way. They are so intense and emotional for me. This one sounds like another one of those.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. thanks for the chance to read michelle's latest novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  26. I think this book looks like a great read, thank you! Please enter me!

    dancalert at aol dot com

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  27. Still trying for a chance to win "First Love." I enjoy Michelle's fine and talented writing. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win a copy to read. I hope I do!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  28. Y'all made me smile. Best wishes to all of you. And if you don't win here I have two other places you could win, after that you're on your own dime. :) Stay tuned on my blog or facebook and you will find out about the other giveaways.

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  29. This sounds wonderful! I am a huge fan of Michelle's and would love a chance to be able to read this one. Thanks for the interview and the opportunity to win her latest. :o)

    leesmithwriting@yahoo.com

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  30. and the winner is...

    LoRee Peery!

    Thanks everyone for entering!

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