Monday, February 4, 2013

.Blog Tour:Furthermore #Interview #Giveaway @LMichaelBooks Leigh Michael


A first date, a lottery, treachery and deceit. Sometimes fate has other plans. Sometimes there’s more to tell.

In Furthermore: An Anthology, eighteen original stories take you on a journey through worlds here and beyond. From the depths of the earth to the embrace of the sea, your favorite series continue. Prequels, alternative views, and new scenes give readers a chance to experience more than originally told.

Including stories from Rebekah Campbell, Amber Garr, David Estes, Leigh Michael, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Mayandree Michael. And most importantly, in honor of those who lost the battle and those who continue to fight, all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to cancer research and support.


Could you tell us a little about Annabelle’s Story?
Annabelle's Story is my debut series into the fantasy world and, I gotta say, it’s been a blast. The tale is a three parter: Sprite, Kin, and Fate.
Annabelle’s Story a fast-paced adventure with lots of twists and turns and a touch of romance. Much of the background is based on Greek mythology and folklore, but the story is set in present day.
How would you describe the MC, Annabelle?
Annabelle is our protagonist who quickly realizes that she’s more than just human. As a descendant of some really important people (ahem, Greek Gods), she also happens to be the only one who can fulfill a prophecy started long ago.
As you turn each page, you’ll get to know Annabelle better. When her story begins, she’s led somewhat of a sheltered existence. That all changes in a heart beat.
She’s thrown into a new world where she must internalize all the ups and downs she faces, including a complicated love life.
Did a lot of research go into Annabelle’s Story?
Yes. A ton. I enjoy this part of the writing process. I get somewhat of a high when the pieces start falling together. My husband thinks I’m crazy when I ramble about how part A works perfectly with part B and how part C fits in.
I put together a document that breaks down a lot of the folklore and mythology in Annabelle’s Story. Feel free to grab it here.
What’s one of your favorite passages from Sprite (Annabelle’s Story Part One)?
“It was odd; people have always said that your life flashed before your eyes when you die.
But mine didn’t. All I thought about was a story I’d heard as a lifeguard — from a guy who drowned and was brought back to life through CPR. He said after a few minutes he gradually sunk. It was because little by little all the air had left his lungs. He felt his lungs aching to be replenished, making his heart quicken.
Then the only thing left for him to do was inhale. He had no choice, his body instinctively breathed. It didn’t matter that he was under water. But after he did, the water burned his throat as it went down, it filled his lungs, and then he died.
Right on cue, my body forced me to inhale.”
Can you tell us a little about Fate (Annabelle’s Story Parting Words)?
I’d love to. Fate is a unique part of the series. Not only is it sold as part of Furthermore: An Anthology – where all proceeds go to further more cancer research – but it also gives readers a different perspective into Annabelle’s Story. Fate deviates from Annabelle’s first-person POV and is told through the eyes of Adrian, Aurelia, Blake, and Lady Katherine.

Book cover images:

Sprite (Annabelle's Story, #1) Kin (Annabelle's Story, #2)

Series summary:
Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was the star of her swim team, had a loving family, a great boyfriend, and to top it off, she’d be starting at UCLA in the fall. One day, she’d be referred to as Dr. Annabelle Walsh.

She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside down. All starting with finding out that she's not just a human, but also a water spirit. Half-human, half-sprite to be exact. Although not just any sprite, Annabelle is prophesied to be the only one who can save both the sprites and mankind.

With a mix of current events, anecdotes from Greek mythology, tidbits of folklore, and Leigh’s own imagination, we join Annabelle in her journey to restore order beneath the sea. Each step of the way her mind, body, and soul are pushed to the limit begging the question, how much can one half-human, half-sprite take?

Purchase information:

Sprite (Annabelle’s Story Part One) can be purchased at:
Barnes & Noble
Kin (Annabelle’s Story Part Two) can be purchased at:
Barnes & Noble

Fate (Annabelle's Story Parting Words) can be purchased as part of Furthermore at:


Author Bio:
Leigh Michael is an author of YA fiction. She's worked within the advertising world for nearly a decade before writing her debut series, Annabelle's Story. Leigh lives in Washington, DC with her husband and goldendoodle. Please learn more about Leigh and her works at

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  1. Sounds like a good series! I love prophecies and Greek gods. Thanks for the interview! Annabelle sounds interesting and like she has a lot to go through.

  2. What a gorgeous cover! I always enjoy a good anthology. Thanks for the interview!

  3. Thank you so much for posting and helping to spread the word about our anthology to support cancer research! BTW - I'm obsessed with "Hook" now too!

  4. Thanks for posting..:)
    I Enjoyed the interview

  5. This sounds like it will be good. I am a huge fan of anything mythological. Thanks for sharing the interview.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. New author and series for me but I will definitely be checking out your books! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!