Tag: Sci-Fi

Nemesis

Nemesis

Nemesis was a complete mind bender. I have to be honest, I requested the book at my library by mistake. I thought I was requesting a different book by the same title… I’ll let you figure out which one. So, when I saw Reichs’ Nemesis, I thought, eh, the cover is different, but the title is right, and put it on hold. And I’m so glad my brain was addled that day and confused the two books, because Nemesis might just be one of my favorite books of the year! First line: I swore to myself I wouldn’t die that […]

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The Thousandth Floor

The Thousandth Floor

Okay, so, I’ll admit that I picked up this book at my local library because of all the buzz about it. It made me a little curious and I thought I’d give it a try. And, I must say, I have mixed feelings about The Thousandth Floor, the debut novel by Katharine McGee.   I thought it would be more of a dystopian-thriller/mystery. I knew a girl would die and got the impression from the first story blurb I read for the book many months ago that there would be some type of investigation or something of the like. Instead […]

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New Releases!!

New Releases!!

ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST RELEASE DAYS YET! Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing are celebrating one giant release day today as they launch four amazing titles. From much anticipated sequels to a highly sought after spin-off series, CTP has the perfect read for you today. Check out the new titles below that are available to purchase today and don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post so you can join in on the release party this coming Friday! CAGE OF DECEIT by Jennifer Anne Davis AMAZON / BARNES & NOBLE / iBOOKS / MORE […]

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Anomaly

Anomaly

As anyone who’s read my reviews already knows (and is most likely sick to death of hearing), I am huge on first sentences of books. I base a lot of my decision to read or not to read a book on that one small sentence. Right or wrong, there it is. And Anomaly had a killer first sentence. Score one for Ms. McGee—she had me at hello, to quote a really over used line (I hear you all groaning.) The second thing Anomaly had going for it was the plot. I loved the concept—a world without emotions. Could human beings […]

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Help Write the Ending…

Help Write the Ending…

Okay, everyone, here’s a photo of what I’m working on today and I need YOUR help. What type of ending do you picture for the final installment of PODs? Do you think one (or more) of the characters will find their family alive, and, if so, who? Or do you think the characters should create their own happy ending together on their own? Let me know…I want to know what you think should happen!! Comment or email me at Michelle @ Michelle-Pickett (.) com Happy Reading! Pre-Order Now!

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Sovereign by E.R. Arroyo

Sovereign by E.R. Arroyo

I’m so excited to welcome E.R. today. She’s the author of Sovereign, which is a wicked good book! I love it. I highly recommend if you like books with strong heroines, action and a little romance, you pick up a copy today!! E.R. is an entertainment junkie, equally passionate about books, movies, and music. In October 2012 she self-published her debut novel, Sovereign. She looks forward to the future of her career and connecting with more people in the years to come. E.R. especially hopes to publish more books, and maybe even land a traditional book deal some day (dream […]

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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 Teaser Tuesday…

PODs Teaser Tuesday…

It’s less than three weeks until PODs releases and I thought it was time for another teaser… We packed up what was salvageable in the camp. The tents were ripped and unusable and most of the water was gone, running like mini-rivers across the ground. “What now?” “We walk to the next town and see if there’s a Wal-Mart or sporting goods store that hasn’t been looted so we can get some supplies,” David said. I stood in the small clearing and looked around. Everyone was packing up their supplies in hiker backpacks. Tin pots and cups clanged as people […]

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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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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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PODs Teaser Tuesday…

PODs Teaser Tuesday…

Okay, today is supposed to be Teaser Tuesday, but, honestly, I forgot. I’m still riding high from signing the contract from the PODs sequel “The Infected” and finishing the edits for PODs last night. Plus, hopefully, I’ll be sharing some more good news within the next month or so. In addition to forgetting, I’m having trouble finding areas of the book that I want to share. Everything feels like a spoiler to me. Maybe because it’s my book and I want everyone to be surprised when they read it.  But, anyway, here we go: “The rioters screamed and cursed us. […]

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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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Quest of The Hart – Waiting on Wed..

Quest of The Hart – Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating. My Waiting on Wednesday selection for this week is: Quest of the Hart, A Princess of Valendria Novel  “A reverse Sleeping Beauty tale where the princess goes on the quest to save the prince.” By: Mary Waibel Release Date: April 19, 2013 through MuseItUp Publishing Princess Kaylee has never had to fight for anything. Her entire life has been arranged, even her marriage. But when Prince Devlin falls under an enchantment, she finds she is willing to do anything to save him, […]

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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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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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