Celebrating Pride Month with Michele Shriver #spotlight #wotr24 #attendingauthor

Michele Shriver is an International bestselling author of women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.

🏳️‍🌈What’s your name and a little about you?
Michele Shriver. Criminal defense attorney and family law mediator by day and writer by night.  Writing is cheaper than therapy and my job provides plenty of material. I just wish it wasn’t so hectic and I had more time to retreat to my fictional world.

🏳️‍🌈What made you decide to write LGBTQIA romance?
It was a little by accident. When I started writing, I had LGBTQIA secondary characters because I always want diversity in my books, And then those secondary characters wanted their own books, and I had to write them, and so on.
🏳️‍🌈Do you prefer to write standalones or series? Why?
Standalones with spin offs. I like standalones- complete stories and an HEA. But of course I always seem to have the aforementioned supporting characters who don’t leave me alone, so I write spin-offs and crossovers. It’s kind of like six degrees of separation.
🏳️‍🌈Do you have a current WIP? Care to share any details?
I’m currently working on an MM romance that is a modern day retelling of Cinderella, set in the world of modern day political intrigue and family drama. It will release in July, right before WOTR.
🏳️‍🌈If someone has never read your work, which book would you recommend?
I’m going to say Tranquil Harbor.  It’s women’s fiction with a sapphic bent. It’s special to me because I’m writing the next generation in this book, with the daughter of a couple in my very first book, now all grown up.
🏳️‍🌈What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When not writing, I’m probably reading or watching hockey or football.
🏳️‍🌈Anything else you would like to add?
Thanks for doing this!



Review from Twinsie Kelly

Death has a way of stirring up some very intense emotions but also seems to bring up secrets. Darcy and her mother, Meredith, don’t have the best of relationships. I think this occurs with a lot of families, but when Meredith is on her death bed she asks for her daughter specifically and gives her a hand blown glass heart with a cryptic message just before she passes. Darcy is drawn to find out more about her mother, in hopes of finding about what made her mom the way she was and why their relationship was so strained at time. This journey into her mother’s past also brings a lot of emotional baggage as she is accompanied by her soon to be ex. The exploration of her mother’s past, the prejudices she endured and overcame, and learning more about her mother prior to death really shows Darcy how closed off she has become, both emotionally and physically.

This story is very emotional. It shows the characters in very vulnerable situations while confronting and understanding their own emotions. There is a lot of reflection and a time of second chances. Sometimes it really is better to be late than never to show up. I will caution readers that if you have strained personal relationships, it will really touch those heartstrings. I highly recommend as this is a wonderful soul touching story.

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