It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Friday, November 6, 2009

Our SPOTLIGHT on Michele Hart, and "No Funny Stuff," CONTINUES ...


A latch-key kid raised in Brandon, Florida, Michele found the world outside her house boring so she lived inside shows about futuristic worlds, fantastic places. Star Trek, Bewitched, Night Stalker. Battlestar Galactica, I Dream of Jeannie, Logan’s Run. Naturally, she found her future in alternate realities! She’s keeping it UNreal.

Transylvanian blood explains her pallor and fangs, the huddling in shadows, that evil snicker! Must be a horror story lurking somewhere in her When writing a law enforcement character, she gets her concealed weapons permit. When she writes swashbucklers, she takes sword-fighting classes. She’s ready for an interstellar space trip, NASA!

Michele’s written Sci-Fi Romance, Erotic Romantic Suspense, and Romantic Comedy in lengths from a 4,000-word short story to a 9-book series. Yeah, she needs a life!

At this very moment, she’s at her computer writing a new story, doing promotions, fixing that “dumb” computer, or sticking her head in a science book, sweating bullets as she labors to understand physics, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. The girl has only so much brain RAM to work with!

Michele’s favorite writers are Katie Macalister, Jennifer Estep, and Alisha Paige. Her favorite living thing is a cute and fluffy Malti-Poo named Rocket.


Bitten By Books
5 out of 5 Tombstones

What do you get when you mix the Muse of Laughter, a calamity-ridden man, a fantastically eccentric red head, a Chihuahua with the heart of a rottweiler, and a task from the Gods? An utterly fabulous story filled with humor and depth, that’s what. This story practically flew off the pages and I had so much fun… I loved this spin on Greek Mythology…and the back story for Drew’s family curse was interesting. The interplay between the different deities was well done and a rather humorous version of what was said to happen rather frequently when Olympians take sides. I also got a real kick out of Thalia’s various shoe stores. I highly recommend this tale if you’re looking for a laugh out loud story that is the perfect remedy for a downer of a day or a long day at work.
Reviewer: Sarai

The Long and Short of It
5 out of 5 Books
Greek gods and muses have their own way of looking at the world, and it’s not always a nice one. If you live forever, you can hold a grudge forever, and boy, do the poor mortals sometimes suffer as a result. Thalia, muse of laughter, usually steers clear of these darker doings of her fellow celestial beings. It’s hard to find a punch line in a tragedy. But when she’s asked a little favor, she has no choice but to become involved. Daisy and Andrew meet by accident. Literally. She nearly runs him over in busy New York. Morose after losing his job, he’s in no mood to see the bright side of life, but Daisy is just such a breath of fresh air, he feels himself succumb to laughter even when he’s sure she’s nothing but trouble. That’s when the gods get involved, blowing on an already flaming fire between Andrew and Daisy. Life couldn’t get any better for either of them, but tragedy looms on the horizon. Not, however, if Thalia can help it. Sometimes the most depressing darkness just needs to be tickled in the right spot. Now if only she can decide on the perfect shoes to wear for the job… I know, I know, the genre classification isn’t quite on the usual list. However, Ms Hart’s enthralling tale needs that classification, for it has enough of each element to more than satisfy readers of humorous contemporary and fantasy alike. Beautifully written, with characters so three-dimensional you feel you can reach out and touch them, this novel is the best I’ve read for a long time. It will have you laughing out loud, chewing your nails, and sitting nowhere but on the very edge of your seat. Be warned: do not try to drink coffee while you’re reading this, you might end up spurting the brew all over your electronic reader. You’ve been warned. I highly recommend No Funny Stuff, it’s fantastic. Reviewed by: Eglantine

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Alisha said...

The funny thing about Michele's work is that she has no idea how good it is. I guess all of us as writers question how well we know our craft but Michele knows it VERY WELL. She can always point me to a helpful book or helpful essay on characters, love scenes, etc. She also has no idea how witty and clever her books are. I find myself laughing out loud and she's like, "Really?" Some people can't be funny. Michele has this dry sense of humor in real life and it comes across in her novels and they are so clever and witty, they make you smile and feel like you're part of an inside joke. The kind of joking you do with only very good friends. Her dialogue doesn't miss a beat. We'd all do well as writers to study her work to become better writers. This lady knows her stuff and it's so damn good.

Pat McDermott said...

What a fabulous array of imaginative stories, Michele! I will definitely check them out. Good luck with your writing!

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