Monday, February 25, 2013

Heating Up Hedon Falls with Michelle Graham

Welcome Michelle Graham, author of the hot menage a trios, Hedon Falls series. The second in this series, The Art of Love, released February 21st!

Melanie Hynes owns the brand-new art gallery in Hedon Falls. When she decides to make erotic art the theme of her opening exhibition, she goes in search of artwork.
Justin Gauthier creates a unique blend of painting and photography. Melanie finds his youth and vigor intoxicating. David Hannah can sculpt provocative pieces from ordinary materials. And Melanie discovers that he is very good with his hands. Garrett Anderson’s paintings of BDSM are shocking and arousing. When Melanie asks about the lifestyle, he teaches her.
Three men, each with their own distinct talents, and she falls hard and fast for all of them.
When David finds out she is seeing other men, he is hurt and angry. Confused by her attraction to three men, she doesn’t know who to choose. Justin and Garrett show her the joys of sharing, and she thinks that may be the key to her dilemma. Can she convince David to consider a ménage?

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I had the opportunity to ask Michelle a few questions. Here's what she had to say. 

Hennessee: What do you say to people who believe romance books are porn for women? 

Michelle: First off, what’s wrong with porn? I’ve never believed that it objectifies women. I know a lot of people would disagree with me on that one, but we’re all entitled to our opinions. The whole purpose of porn is to cause sexual arousal, and most erotic romance books do that. It’s just a different format. So I have no problem with my books being called porn. And I also think that more women should enjoy porn in its visual formats, too.

Hennessee: Do you have an upcoming book you would like to tell me about?

Michelle: I just had a book released on February 21. It’s called The Art of Love. It’s about a woman who owns an art gallery and goes in search of erotic art to display. She ends up finding three artists who get her hormones and her heart revving. This is the second book in my Hedon Falls series, and it can be read as a stand-alone, but for those who read the first book, Landing the Big Ones, it’s a chance to catch up on those characters as well.


When single mom Serena Keegan finally gives in to her son's pleas for a pet, they decide that fish are the perfect option for their apartment lifestyle. They quickly discover that they have a lot to learn about their aquatic friends. Thankfully, Dalton's Aquariums and More! is there to help. The owners, identical twins Lance and Liam Dalton, both find themselves attracted to her. They are eager to provide her with the assistance she needs, for the pets and for more…personal matters.
Serena’s past experience with men has been less than stellar, and she worries she and her son will end up hurt. Despite these fears, she finds herself falling for the sexy store owners, whose talents extend well beyond business. But Liam has a past he hasn't told her about, and when Serena finds out, it threatens their growing love.

Hennessee: What do you think makes a great bedroom scene?

Michelle: I prefer the graphic language in erotic romance because it’s more real. You wouldn’t hear a man saying he wanted to put his “manhood” into someone’s “private flower” or something like that. But it’s got to have emotion as well. A well written scene has a balance of both.

Hennessee: When did you begin writing? 

Michelle: I’ve been writing since I was a kid. I can remember my grade three teacher keeping booklets of stapled paper in one of the centres and I loved filling them with stories. I’ve always wanted to be a published author, but life happened in the meantime. I’ve been trying to get back into it now that my kids aren’t so little and last year something just clicked. I’ve been writing constantly ever since. 

Hennessee: Are any of the scenes in your books based on personal experiences? 

Michelle: There’s a scene in Landing the Big Ones, my first book, where Serena, the heroine, screams when she comes, which prompts her son to knock on the door to ask if there’s something wrong. We’ve had a couple of knocks on the bedroom door, but like Serena, I have a lot of difficulty keeping quiet during sex.

Hennessee: When you read, what do enjoy reading the most?

Michelle: I love reading erotic romance, especially ménage. That’s why I write them! I guess I enjoy the ‘naughtiness’ of it. I do read mainstream stuff too, with a preference for paranormal. My favourite authors are Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, and Laurell K. Hamilton. I also enjoy reading YA, because sometimes it’s nice to escape the adult world for a while.

Hennessee: What's your poison? 

Michelle:  Wine, preferably a nice Pinot Grigio or Riesling.

Hennessee: How do you deal with writer's block? 

Michelle: I’ll often go back and reread what I’ve already written, editing along the way. That will help me to remember what came before and I’ll often get an idea along the way. If I’m still stuck, I’ll just skip to the next scene and go back later. 

Hennessee: What are your hobbies, Michelle?

Michelle: Reading and playing the piano. I used to say writing, too, but that’s not as much of a hobby anymore.  

Hennessee: We all have a comfort food. What's yours?

Michelle: Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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