Tag: PODs

The Infected Are Back!

The Infected Are Back!

Release day is finally here. It doesn’t seem real. The Infected has been on my desk for so long, I can’t believe it’s finally out in the world! In a world where death stalks the unsuspecting, even the PODs might not save them.   A virus nearly wiped out humankind… Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of […]

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The Infected: Cover Reveal

The Infected: Cover Reveal

Okay, so the sequel to PODs is almost here. The Infected are back October 12th. And I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal the cover. Thank you to Kelly Peterson for the initial concept and Adrijus Guscia at rockingbookcovers.com for designing it!   From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting, and this time even the PODs might not save them. A virus nearly wiped out humankind… Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have […]

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50 Reviews on Amazon…Meadow Scene ..

50 Reviews on Amazon…Meadow Scene from David’s POV

Okay, I promised when PODs received fifty reviews on Amazon I’d release a scene from David’s point of view. And it has 58 reviews–You guys ROCK!! I decided to give you a peek at a few different points in time. Hopefully you’ll get a sense of what David’s character was feeling during a time when many readers had trouble understanding his reasoning for his actions and were, to put it mildly, irritated at him. WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! If you haven’t read PODs I strongly suggest you not read any further. Doing so will spoil a large plot twist in the […]

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40 Likes on Amazon! Here’s your Sn..

40 Likes on Amazon! Here’s your Sneak Peek…

Okay, I promised when PODs got 40 likes on Amazon I would give you a sneak peek at “The Infected,” the sequel to PODs. And I keep my promises.  But first I have to tell you, this is an UNEDITED look at a portion of the manuscript and it may change between now and the final published book. So, please keep that in mind. Here’s the background on this piece of the story…there is no background. You are reading the very first word, sentence, paragraph of the manuscript. You are starting at the beginning.  So, with that, here you go… […]

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PODs…The Virus Is Here!

PODs…The Virus Is Here!

The Virus Has Attacked The PODs are open Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul. After a year, scientists believe the […]

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The PODs Open Tomorrow

The PODs Open Tomorrow

Tomorrow PODs officially releases so I’m giving you one more teaser and I thought it only fitting for it to be one that gives you a glimpse into Eva’s world during the last minutes before she leaves for the PODs…and beyond.  There has to be another way. Think, Eva, think…hurry. Make them let you stay. The closer we came to the school, the harder it was for me to breathe. It felt like my sweater was choking me. I pulled it away from my neck, My hands were clammy, my heart raced, and my mind spun trying to think of […]

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Going Home and Counting Down…

Going Home and Counting Down…

BEA is over and I’m flying home today (I hate flying). I’m sure you’ll see a ton of photos and posts around the Internet about the Expo. I’ll share mine in a few days, but I’ll try to refrain from boring you (and making you jealous of all the free books I snagged) and keep my posts down to one. 🙂 In the meantime I’m gearing up for the release of PODs in two days. So here’s another snippet… “I can’t believe what you risked each night.”  (Eva speaking) “What do you mean?” David asked. “When you came to see […]

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PODs Book Signing

PODs Book Signing

First, I have to wish my wonderful husband a happy birthday. I wish you were here with me, but I hope you found your gift. It’s hiding in the little china men basket on the bookcase. I love you more. Today, Saturday, June 1st, I’m signing copies of PODs at booth #2567 at BEA from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. It’s also the one day of Book Expo America that’s open to the public. Power Readers are allowed to join in the fun of BEA for the day! Can’t wait to meet you! Tweet me:  @Michelle_kp to find me if I’m […]

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BEA!

BEA!

Today is the beginning of Book Expo America. I’ll be spending my time hanging around the Spencer Hill Press booth (#2567) and wandering around meeting other authors (and hopefully snagging some autographed books). This is my first year attending and I’m really excited to mingle with other “bookie” people!  If you’re going to be there, I’d love to meet you. Come by the Spencer Hill booth. If I’m not there, tweet me at @Michelle_kp and I’ll meet up with you. If you already have an ARC of PODs, bring it and I’ll be happy to sign it. Saturday, June 1st, 9:30-10:30 […]

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Turn the radio up…

Turn the radio up…

Geek girl radio has invited me to celebrate their first show under their new name “The CurvyWriter Radio Show!”  I’m so excited to talk with D.J. and Sherry!  Here’s the info if you want to join in…and you know you do. You never know what’s gonna happen with those two ladies… CurvyWriter Radio  Thursday, June 4th 12pm Central BEA WRAP UP AND GIVEAWAY Fresh off the plane from BEA and Sherry is bearing gifts!  We have lots of books to give away, soundbites with Authors, and general gossip from BEA. SPECIAL GUEST: MICHELLE PICKETT  Author Michelle Pickett will be stopping […]

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Two Weeks and Counting…

Two Weeks and Counting…

Two weeks until PODs is released. Here is another teaser… The spotlight shone bright in the dark meadow. I jumped up with a scream. It took me a millisecond to understand what was happening. “Run!” He looked at me, a pained expression on his face. “David, run!” He grabbed his things and ran into the brush. He made it to the tree line before the soldiers were able to find him again with a spotlight. I sighed, my shoulders slumping in relief. I didn’t know what they would have done to him, but I knew they wouldn’t let him inside the compound. They wouldn’t put him in […]

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For the love of fans!!!

For the love of fans!!!

I have such mad love for my readers and fans. Although, the thought of having fans is foreign to me. I still stumble over that word. I don’t think of myself as the type of person to have “fans.”  Maybe just friends who happen to like a book I wrote. 🙂  But I can’t ignore the fact that, whatever I call them, they rock! And I love them for reading and enjoying my work. Today I was given the gift of my first official physical tribute to something I’ve created. Keren, you rock–you really do, girl. I can’t wait until […]

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PODs…one month and counting

PODs…one month and counting

I can’t believe the release date for PODs is just one month away! Here’s another teaser and song from the playlist… I woke when I felt the bed sag beside me. I didn’t look–I knew it was David. He snuggled behind me, wrapping his arm around my waist. He didn’t say anything. I drifted into a peaceful sleep, knowing David was close. He was gone when I woke. It was still black outside, with a pale dusting of moonlight outlining the window. I sat up in the bed, the springs in the old mattress squeaking. “Shh,” David said from somewhere […]

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PODs Teaser Tuesday

PODs Teaser Tuesday

Okay, it’s time for another teaser. I couldn’t decide which passage to share this week so I decided to share a song from the playlist. This song relates to Eva in three areas of the book. One time is obvious. It’s when she leaves her parents to enter the PODs, but the other two…well, you might be surprised what they are. Happy Reading, Also find PODs at Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository.com or Wal-Mart

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

It’s Tuesday so here’s another short teaser from PODs. This is a small glimpse of a sweet scene between David and Eva… I scooted down and moved his arm around me. We lay on our backs on the floor, looking up at the ceiling. “You ever think of what things would be like without the virus?” David asked. “A lot. Why?” “If the virus hadn’t hit we might never have met.” “I know,” I said, running my fingers through his hair. “If there’s one good thing that comes from this whole thing, it’s that I met you, Eva.” I rose […]

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Two Month Countdown…

PODs is only two months away.  Here’s another teaser… The infected rushed the camp. Screaming and grunting they ran toward us, weapons raised over their heads. Devlin’s gun rang out. The smell of acrid smoke filled the air. The sound of banshee screams assaulted my ears.   Happy Reading! Michelle The Virus Attacks June 4th

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The Infected, a PODs novel

The Infected, a PODs novel

I can finally share some of the good news I’ve been dying to tell you!  Spencer Hill Press has accepted, for publication in November of 2014:  The Infected a PODs novel It’s back…and this time the PODs might not be able to save them. The infected is the sequel to PODs and the final book in the PODs series. Here’s the official announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace: Since the print is so small in the graphic, it says: Michelle Pickett’s THE INFECTED, the sequel to PODS, in which the survivors of the pandemic face another challenge that threatens to destroy the lives […]

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PODs Teaser Tuesday

PODs Teaser Tuesday

I’m going to start sharing little teasers from PODs on Tuesdays. I haven’t decided if it will be a weekly post or biweekly, but here’s the first one… I stood in the middle of camp looking at the still, twisted bodies, at red blood dripping from blue tarps and pooling on the ground below. Oh, no, no. This is wrong on so many levels. And I’m about to puke from all this blood–or I might pass out, I haven’t decided yet. The Virus Hits June 4th! Michelle

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Three months and counting…

Three months from today PODs releases! I can’t believe how totally blessed I am. Here’s a little teaser and a song that inspired me while writing the scene… PODs teaser: “We love you, Evangelina,” I heard them call just before the bus door closed. It was the last thing I’d hear my parents say. It was the last image I’d have of them. I pressed my hand to the window of the bus, my head bowed as I sobbed. I didn’t try to hide my tears. Everyone on the bus was crying for their families. We knew what awaited them. […]

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100…That’s the number for to..

100…That’s the number for today!

My favorite number today is officially one hundred. Why? 100 Days from Today PODs releases! My debut young adult novel is a science/fiction, post apocalyptic, romance and will be released by the amazing Spencer Hill Press. If you’ve missed it, here’s the book cover write-up: Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus […]

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Swoon Thursday

Swoon Thursday

Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound. From a book you are reading or just read tell me what made you swoon, put butterflies in your stomach and goose bumps on your arms. Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, and grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog! Okay, I’m gonna cheat again this week. My swoon worthy moment is from PODs by Michelle Pickett (that’s me!) This is an unedited version of a scene between Eva and David… Halfway down the hall he reached out and grabbed my wrist, […]

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The Scene 13 Blog

The Scene 13 Blog

Hey, Everyone! Check out the new Scene 13 Blog. A fun blog spotlighting a group of amazing authors who all have upcoming releases in 2013. Scene 13 includes indie authors, authors publishing with small presses, debut authors, and pre-published authors with books releasing from large publishing houses. Each author will post once a month on a particular theme. I’ll post the 17th of each month and I’m very excited to be included. The blog is filled with talented authors who’ve written tremendous books! Happy Blogging,

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Swoon Thursday and a PODs teaser…

Swoon Thursday and a PODs teaser…

Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound. From a book you are reading or just read tell me what made you swoon, put butterflies in your stomach and goose bumps on your arms. Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, and grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog! Okay, I’m gonna cheat a little this week. My swoon worthy moment is from PODs by Michelle Pickett (that’s me!) This is an unedited version of a scene between Eva and David… I reached around his head to the back of his […]

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Four months and counting…

Four months from today my debut young adult novel will release through the amazing Spencer Hill Press. To celebrate I’m going to share a short teaser and a song that inspired me while writing… PODs Teaser: “I’ll find you, Eva. I won’t stop until I do,” David whispered. Happy Reading! Michelle PODs–Coming June, 4th

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Come Visit Me…

Come Visit Me…

Come visit me… I’ll be at the Montgomery County Book Festival at Lone Star College in Conroe, Texas February 2nd beginning at 9:00am I’ll be moderating the “Things that go bump in the night” panel. I’ll also be signing my novels Concilium and Concilium: The Departure. And I’ll have some PODs and Milayna information and SWAG, too! It’s going to be a great day, full of Texas authors and book signings. I hope to see you there!

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