Friday, September 23, 2016

Swirling Around Love #Multicultural #Romance Event: Author Cordelia Michelsen

It’s Day 14 of the Swirling Around Love event. Today we have Author Cordelia Michelsen here with us!

Cordelia Michelsen

Cordelia Michelsen is a BWWM romance novelist. Cordelia hails from upstate New York. She is a mother of three crazy kids, ages seventeen, eight, and three. So between football, dance, and Mickey Mouse, there is never a dull moment. Cordelia has an amazing husband; whom she refers to as Superman because not only does he put up with her wild imagination he also edits her books and makes some kickass chili. Not only that, he also plays stand-up bass.

Cordelia has always been a creative person. She did theater for years and was a singer as well. She began writing seriously last year. Although she always had a love for writing she never finish anything she wrote! Her first book, “The Kings' Inheritance” was actually more of a challenge and a goal for herself that she was determined to follow through with. But she didn’t stop there. Three months later, on her 40th birthday she released her second book, “Still Life”.

Other than writing, Cordelia’s other passions include baking, gel manicures, anything and everything Coach, Jax Teller, Dean Winchester, and Damon Salvatore.

Author Interview

1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

Life is what inspired me to be an IR/BWWM writer. I have been in an IR marriage for 13 years and most of my family are as well.

2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

Baking is definitely one of my other loves, especially cheesecakes! But most importantly my two most favorite things are being a mom and a wife.

3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

Shea Swain and Ophelia Sikes.

4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I like BWWM, Suspense, Thrillers, and Paranormal. Right now I am writing so at the moment I am not reading anything. But the first on my list is Expose by Drew Jordan followed by Chained to the Devil's Son by Shea Swain.

5. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?

I just finished an anthology! The Where Love May Find You Collection. My story is actually the prequel (It's called The Second Step) to my book Girl Divided (Book 1) of The Binding Series which will hit on Halloween!!! So make sure you watch for it!

6. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

Yes, I actually have quite a lot going on.

9/28 a radio interview with Miss Bianca Fly at 6:30pm.

10/6 Cover Reveal for Girl Divided.

I have quite a lot of author spotlights spread out over the next few months. Please feel free to look me up on FB for Spotlight dates and times! I love to make new friends!

7. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

Wow! That is a good question. Well I hope that my books will be made for television and/or film. But to be a part of it as well. My vision is to see these hot and steamy books we love to read and write and put them on the screen. Not only will you get sizzling scenes but a plot, a love story, and characters that will make you fall in love with them.

8. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

Two things:


2. Write the story you want to read.

Special message from Cordelia to you …

To all my Lovers & Lusters, Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share what goes on inside this intense imagination of mine. If it weren't for your devotion and enthusiasm for what I put out there and for what I come up with next there would be no reason for any of it. I love you guys more than you know. This is just the beginning. So fasten your seatbelts, cuz I ain't done yet. xoxo Your Girl, Cordy

Book Catalog

The Kings' Inheritance

When grieving widow Freya moves to the sticks of Georgia she gets a surprise houseguest. Her hot blonde tattooed bad boy brother-in-law Kai. But what's he hiding? And most importantly why she doesn't care?

Available for purchase here.

Still Life

"Still Life" is a story of love, life, friendship and inevitable change, and how what was supposed to happen will happen, no matter how we might feel about it.

Coralie is a small town girl who had everything she had ever wanted: the home that most women only dream of, a devoted sexy husband, a lifelong friendship, and her sister from another mister. But one day, everything changed.

Change was not something she was ever prepared to accept, but fate is a river that takes us where it chooses.

Available for purchase here.

Where Love May Find You

Cordelia Michelsen - The Second Step
Vivian Parker is the executive chef and owner of Manhattan's trendy new up and coming vegan restaurant, The Roots. Vivian lives her life on her own terms, an antisocial culinary genius with a monkey on her back. But when Ellis Calhoun, the very rich, very handsome, very smooth, and mysterious corporate raider enters her life not only does he see right through her facade he gives her everything she has been missing in life...and all she never knew she craved.

Carey Anderson - Second Chances
Jocelyn has learned that a closed mouth doesn’t get fed. When a chance meeting reunites her with her high school crush, she’s determined to put everything out on the table. Jocelyn reignites passion within Donnell. Doing the right thing is never easy, both of them have to decide whether they proceed or if they let this chance pass them by.

Deborah R. Brandon - All I Ever Wanted….
Single father Christian Tyler Maxwell of Maxwell Family Farms was content with his life in Upstate New York. That was until he laid eyes on Kennedi Saint James. Just the sight of her awakened a desire in him that had lain dormant for four years.

Self-proclaimed late bloomer Kennedi Saint James, had only been living in “The Big Apple” for a few months. She had made a true and loyal friend in Staci. She had a place of her own and a job that she loved. A simple mistake put all of that in jeopardy, until Christian stepped in.

One fated evening, very well may have given birth to everything that they ever wanted…

Available for purchase here.

The Binding Series

Girl Divided (Book 1)
Coming October 31, 2016

Ellis Calhoun and Vivian Parker share a lavish New York lifestyle, but their relationship is anything but conventional. Driven by his need for control, Ellis, a mysterious and sexy corporate raider, feeds off Vivian’s desire to submit, before she herself was even aware of that desire.

But soon, unexplained urges that aren’t her own begin to drive a wedge between them, challenging Vivian's identity as Ellis’s subservient lover. Even stranger, she has no recollection of her moments of defiance. Vivian loses time and memories for no reason she can understand. But maybe there’s an explanation after all…Delphine.

Girl:Divided is Book One in The Binding Series, a story of what happens when the real world and the supernatural world collide. Enter into this realm of mystery, intrigue and kinky sex in this paranormal romance series.

Add Girl Divided to your 'To Be Read' shelf on Goodreads.

Book Excerpt ~ Girl Divided

As we reached the twenty-eighth floor, an older gentleman maybe fifty or so,was still with us. He tried hard to be nonchalant, but I could feel his eyes on my ass, Ellis did as well. I felt his grip slowly lessening from my wrist, until I was free. I slowly flexed my fingers as his hand grazed my ass, caressing it as he continued to stare at the descending numbers. I stayed motionless staring at the same illuminated digits. He palmed a handful of my ass, enough so that the pale pink bathrobe I wore began to rise, revealing a hint of my smooth brown ass. While I did find it extremely inappropriate, I trusted him, I wanted him, I was turned on.

The gentleman behind us cleared his throat. The sexual tension in this confined space, was intoxicating, I barely noticed the elevator come to halt and announce our arrival. Ellis let go of me, and stepped aside.

“After you sir,” he said, smiling politely as he let the man pass between us. He nodded and smiled uncomfortably, as he hurried out of the elevator. Ellis held out his hand, I extended my arm for him to take my wrist as he always does. He pulled me into him with effortless force, and firmly whispered in my ear, “Good girl.”


Enter for your chance to win an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) of Girl Divided. All you have to do is follow Cordelia on Twitter and add Girl Divided on your Goodreads 'To Be Read' shelf. However, you must post your review of the book once it goes live on Oct 31st. There will be one winner randomly selected on October 24th.

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