Monday, 8 December 2014

Author Interview with Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Day is DAY 8 in our Author Spotlight and Giveaways. We are spotlighting Author Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. Please check out her interview and books. We also have a giveaway on our page for 2 Ebooks from this author.

Q.  For the readers that haven't heard about or your books, can you let us know a
little about you?
A.  My name is Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance
writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, I found the courage to finally pursue my
passion and become a writer.

Q. What genre do you write? Have you thought of writing any other genre? If so,
which genre?
 A. I also write adult contemporary and  dark, but all in the romance genre.

Q. Do you have any strange ritual or habits while writing?
A. I don’t know how strange my ritual is, but I do have to listen to the same song at
the beginning of each writing session. It’s different for different stories, but on day
one of word one, I pick one song and start every sessions with that song or the
words don’t flow. I guess it’s kind of weird.

Q. How did you come up with the title of your books?
A. I like to create original titles, but I don’t fully commit to a title until I start
marketing the book. I think everyone one of my titles started with another title then
it ended up with. The title of my latest series took a while to come about, but not all
three titles and catch phrases worked perfect together and perfect for the story.

Q. What was your family's first reaction when they heard you published your first
book? What was your reaction?
A.  My family was completely shocked. I started writing seriously while still living in
China, so they had no clue what I was up to. Eighteen months after moving back, I
self published my debut novel. I don’t think they believed me until they saw it on the
Amazon website.

Q. What is the hardest thing about being an author?
A.  I think the hardest thing is finding time to write all the stories that are rolling
around in my head. Unfortunately, writers don’t just get to write. We have to write,
edit, promote, and schedule. I still have to find time to work full time and have a
social life. Balancing it all has been a challenge.

Q.What is the best thing about writing?
A.  The best thing about being a writer is hearing from one of my readers that the
story touched them in some way. My favorite reviews are the ones that evoke
emotions, good or bad, in my readers. I would write even if no one bought my books,
but I am so grateful that people related to my books.

Q. Are you currently working on any new projects? If so, Can you tell us a little
about it?
A.  I am finishing up the final edits on book #2 of The Hope Series, Hope for Him. It is
schedule for publication on December 8th, 2014. Book #3, Hope for Us is in the works
and I hope will be published in March 2015.
I also have a plan to publish another series by the end of 2015, but I can’t talk about
it, yet.

Q. If you had to choose a favourite character from one of your books, who would it
be and why?
A.  In my current series, the male main character, Jackson Latre Mitchell is my
favorite. He is an amazing guy, but he’s still a guy. He has some challenges and some
a—hole tendencies, but deep down he is a guy in love and he wants to do the right

Q.  How can readers get in contact with you or find out more about your books?
A.  I love hearing from readers. If you want to get in touch with me, you can reach
me on social media:
Facebook Page:
Amazon Author Page:

If you want to receive news of my upcoming publications and appearances, please
feel free to sign up for my newsletter.

Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas. After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer. Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process. An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick "The Matrix" as the best representation of her life in the past. She is blessed to be awake now and doing what she loves.She can recite the entire script for the 80's teen comedy/drama "The Breakfast Club" and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark. When it come to books, Sydney reads many different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Cora Carmack, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cassie Mae & Emily Bronte. The Great Gatsby, Under the Dome, Losing It, CassaStorm, Switched, & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

If you want to receive news of her upcoming publications and appearances, please
feel free to sign up for her newsletter.


Miranda Preston is a walking contradiction. Talented, smart and beautiful on the outside and insecure, haunted and damaged on the inside. Despite these contradictions, she’s ready to start Another New Life.

When her talent wins her a piano performance scholarship to the University of Texas, Miranda arrives on campus determined to experience everything college has to offer and to keep her secrets in the past where they belong.

An easy task, until the first guy who catches her eye happens to be someone, she’s known all her life.

Eight years have passed since the last time Miranda and Troy saw each other. He reminds her of the best and worst times of her life, but she can’t think about one without dwelling on the other. As they grow closer, every day their attraction reminds them they are no longer kids.

The epic romantic love story that is Miranda and Troy seems to be destined for a happy ending, but Miranda knows it's only a matter of time before her secret is discovered. A secret that will not only destroy their relationship, it will destroy Troy, too.

Can Miranda focus on her future with Troy while preventing her past from tearing them apart all over again?

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**


No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He's willing to give up everything to be with her.

No one ever thought she was special.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh's attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.

Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**

What do you hope for, now?

Carrington Olivia Butler’s last relationship ended in tragedy, but she remains hopeful in love. Her return to school sparks the beginning of her plan to pursue happiness and to win the man of her dreams... The man who saved her life. But, she soon finds he has moved on.

Jackson Latre Mitchell wanted Carrington from the moment he laid eyes on her. Hiding his feelings after his best friend showed interest, it took him a long time to get over her. He didn't want to sit idly by and wait for something that may never happen.

Finally, Carrington and Jackson find their way back to each other. But, will the past continue to tear them apart?

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**


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