We have a new feature today – Guest Blog/Interviews. And here to launch it is Niki Daninger (aka Ban) with her very first release! Niki wrote a short story that is part of an anthology collection titled: BEWITCHING DESIRES: A SAVANNAH COVEN ANTHOLOGY
Niki has graciously agreed to let me interview her hero, Micah. Okay maybe I begged, because once I found out he’s a witch, I just had to talk to him. I knew you’d all want to hear from him too. So grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea (or wine or martini, we don’t judge here) and settle in for a fun interview with the hero of MICAH’S MESS by Niki Daninger.
Jen: Hi there Micah. Thank you for stopping by today. I know you’re busy, so I’ll jump right in with the first question. From the blurb of Niki’s book in the anthology, MICAH’S MESS, it looks like you’re a witch. That’s cool, but all of us here on the blog need to know–are you a hot witch? Like the kind of hot that could entice us to get on the back of your bike and ride off into all kinds of sexy trouble?
Micah: No one would ever mistake me for some pre-teen wizard, waving a wand around, if that’s what you’re asking. I’ve turned more than a few heads, and I’ve seen my share of fights because of it.
Jen: What’s the deal with you wanting to take over the Savannah Coven? Do you really feel you’re the best leader for the coven or do you have ulterior motives that make you a bad boy kind of hero?
Micah: Would I the best leader? Probably not but I’d be better than my sister. No one wants this more than I do. No one has worked as hard as I have— Hell, I’ve memorized every single one of my grandmother’s potions. Now SHE was a leader. Someone has to honor her memory. That someone should be me.
Jen: Tell us about this angel who gets in your way. Is she hot? Are you thinking about her when you should be thinking about your goal?
Micah: Isa is beautiful in the way that makes breathing hard so yeah, she’s a distraction. And that’s why I didn’t want to take her with me.
Jen: What is your favorite part of Micah’s Mess?
Micah: My favorite part… good question. I guess it would be learning I can be more than I have been.
Jen: Since you were “born” in Niki’s mind, maybe you could leave us with one thing about Niki that we probably don’t know about her.
Micah: Well, she just put this on her bio page but— Niki never wanted to be an author. She hated writing growing up! She loved reading but she’d rather take 100 tests than write a paper, even a creative one. Me and the others ‘living’ in her mind took care of that
Jen: And last, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Micah: Yeah, don’t let your past define you. You can be the person you’ve always wanted to be. Life starts anew every morning. Don’t give up or in. Ever.
Great advice! Thank you Micah for coming by today! It’s been a pleasure to have you here. But one word of caution. All the witches who hang out here REALLY like hunky guys. Beware of innocent looking women offering you cookies…more than one hunk has fallen for that trick and ended up under a witch’s love spell until she decided to release him.
If you’d like to get to know Micah, pick up a copy of BEWITCHING DESIRES: A SAVANNAH COVEN ANTHOLOGY and check out Niki’s story in there!
Niki grew up reading fantasy books, day-dreaming about elves, magic, magnificent beasts and worlds that only she could visit. Those imaginings were sketched onto every piece of paper she could find. After High School she went to Manhattan, majored in art, and planned to enter the field of animation but that was not to be. After college, she moved to Pennsylvania, found her husband, and had two daughters. But those stories kept coming back to her and she took up pen and paper for a different purpose. To write. Inspired by her author friends, she joined NaNoWriMo. That’s when her dreams took a new turn. They became insistent. The ideas and characters that had slowly taken up residence in her mind demanded their stories be told. Micah’s Mess is Niki’s first short story, but she hopes to finish her current WIP soon, so she can share more of her dreams with those who have supported and encouraged her over the years. Find Niki on Facebook or her Blog
October 2nd, 2015 at 6:31 am · Link
Heh. Cute interview. Neat story concept. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for doing the interview, Jen, and thanks to Niki for letting Micah out to play with us today. =o)
October 2nd, 2015 at 7:03 am · Link
Wow Yea Ban. So glad to see your published work. I will be ordering it on my computer kindle. A Pennsylvania winter will give you more time to write.
Jen I have been stopping by for quick peeks at the WS novel’s progress. Thank you for pursuing the series with such effort.
Not much time for comments. My kids are growing and doing fine. My Husband is on a home dialysis machine that he refuses to use as often as he should. Me I hide in the laundry room still and reread my favorite books including the WS series and Silvers Moonstruck.
All of you keep writing. Everyday is better when you read a book. Kat
October 2nd, 2015 at 8:38 am · Link
Hi, Micah! Thanks so much for stopping by. Definitely can’t wait to read your story. I’ve enjoyed watching the people in Niki’s head wake up and take over. *bwhahaha*
Kat, holding goods thoughts for you and yours and thank you so much for your kind words about the Moonstruck books. You are made of awesome on any day but today? Today you put a smile on my face when I feeling a little down so THANK YOU!
Jen, you give good interview. And cookies. *bwahahaha* Have a great weekend, witches!
October 2nd, 2015 at 11:20 am · Link
B.E., glad you enjoyed it Have a great weekend!
October 2nd, 2015 at 11:22 am · Link
Kat!! So happy you stopped by and commented! Glad to hear the kids are doing well.
I love that line “Everyday is better when you read a book.”
Hope you and the family have a great weekend!
October 2nd, 2015 at 11:23 am · Link
Silver…LOLOL no comment on the cookies Enjoy your weekend! (Even if you have to work, and I know you do!)
October 2nd, 2015 at 11:37 am · Link
Cute interview. Micah offers some really good advice. Smart of you to warn him of pretty things offering cookies ;). The downfall of many a man :).
I hope you have a great weekend.
October 2nd, 2015 at 1:44 pm · Link
Viki, well I’m not sure any man will listen, but I did warn him, LOL
Hope you have a good weekend too, and your head is healing.
October 2nd, 2015 at 3:01 pm · Link
Thanks for the support everyone – I can’t take any credit though, it was all Jenn’s doing
I have to tell the honest truth, I never thought I’d be here, on Jenn’s blog, as a guest blogger!!! I’m am almost beside myself with joy and nerves.
PS: Micah is still waiting on those cookies!
October 2nd, 2015 at 3:36 pm · Link
Great interview. I look forward to reading all about Micah.
Niki – tell Micah cookies are on the way via Flying Monkey Express. Hope he likes chocolate chip!
I’ve been reading about Silver’s Wolves this week. I’m in the middle of Sean’s book now. I love these books! Although these Alpha males make me want to bitch slap them sometimes!
October 2nd, 2015 at 4:30 pm · Link
Niki, thank you so much for doing the interview and appearing on the blog! It was fun
I hope this anthology does fantastic!I already have my copy since I preordered.
I believe Dawn is taking care of getting Micah those cookies!
October 2nd, 2015 at 4:31 pm · Link
Dawn, glad you enjoyed the interview! And that you’re loving Silver’s alpha wolves!
Have a great weekend!
October 2nd, 2015 at 5:50 pm · Link
Great interview, loved getting more from Micah.
I can guarantee there are loads of hot hunky guys in the anthology. I’ve read most of the stories and let’s just say, find some alone time to read.
October 2nd, 2015 at 6:30 pm · Link
Love the interview! Thanks for supporting the anthology, Jennifer! ~Tami
October 3rd, 2015 at 10:37 am · Link
Andra, glad you stopped by! I do love hunky guys
October 3rd, 2015 at 10:37 am · Link
Tami, it was my pleasure! Thanks for stopping by.