Sunday, October 7, 2012

Blog Tour: Healing the Faith Guest Post with Michele Richard

Today, I have author Michele Richard with is here on Ali's Bookshelf with a great glimpse into whats to come for Mocked by Faith Series.

Another Mocked by Faith book in the works?

Yes! It's true! Affirming the Faith is now complete and in the editing process. Some people thought it might end at the end of Mocked by Faith - Healing the Faith, but that was not the case.

Some fans have asked how do you know how many books will be in a series and how do you know when to stop. Both good questions.

I never know how many will be in the series until the story is complete.

When do you split a book?

That one is easier to answer. My editor tells me. It's okay you can laugh. Doesn't make it any less true.

Mocked by Faith was supposed to be one book. Due to the climaxes, chapter counts, and length it was cut — twice.

Yes, I never saw that one coming. I just poured my heart into it and when it was done, I couldn't be prouder of it. The series has been one of my favorites to create.

What not many people know even though it was the second title in the Mocked by series it was actually the first one written. Mocked by Destiny, which was the second story entered in a publishing contest was really the second story I wrote, but the first to make it to print.

Amazing how that happens.

So what happens when Mocked by Faith ends?

There are three more Mocked titles in the works. Plus I have my science fiction series to finish. There are three more in that series as well. So I'll be very busy completing them all.

So what's next for me?

My short story, which is part of the Renaissance Romance Publishing anthologies is due out in December. It's a Christmas story of a college student who finds herself pregnant. Now if she knew who the baby daddy was, life would get easier.

Why write novellas at all?

Yes, I've received that question. Simply put — some stories are not meant to be full novels. Sometimes everything you want to say can happen in ten chapters instead of thirty. So that's how they're told.

It's not always an easy feat. Sometimes what starts as a novella spills over to a full length novel. And that's fine, it happens.

So — who are the characters in the Mocked by Faith titles? Here's a glimpse at my character bios from my secret research doc:

Name: Alexia Anne Cross / McNear

Birthday: May 19, 1982

Spouse: Justin McNear

Occupation: Housewife

Personality: Faithful to the end, easy going, very caring and a quiet person. She loves to read and gardening. She likes her solitude.

Family Members: Christopher Cross - father, Katrina Cross - mother, she is an only child. Jayden  and Kaiden (deceased)

Description: red haired, emerald green eyes, average build standing 5’4”

Name: Ginger Lee Mula

Birthday: November 21, 1981

Spouse: Johnny McNear (twin)

Occupation: Housewife

Personality: favorite foods plain pasta, plain white rice, and breads. Loves to shop and cook. Likes her solitude but loyal to her friends, can be very passionate about her feelings, likes to read.

Family Members: Daniel - brother (younger by 1 year) Son Dante Daniel McNear

Description: Sandy brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’0” slight build.

Name: Madison Marie Johnson

Birthday: March 17, 1982

Spouse: Joey ‘crazy eight’ McNear (twin)

Occupation: hairdresser

Personality: Loves make up, shopping, and music.

Family Members: Alison - (sister older by 2 years) Brother-in-law Bret Miller

Description: Chocolate brown Hair and eyes, 5’6”, skinny build

Name: Joey ‘‘crazy eight’ McNear (twin)

Birthday: December 25, 1981

Spouse: Madison Marie Johnson

Occupation: Student

Personality: Wild and outspoken, athletic, fun loving and humorous.

Family Members: Johnny McNear (twin) Joseph and Alicia McNear (parents). Aimee She had Joey’s blond curls blue eyes as well. Brandon brown and brown Olivia and Kylie blond curls blue eyes

Description: Blond unruly, curly hair with icy blue eyes, 5’10”

Name: Johnny McNear (twin)

Birthday: December 25, 1981

Spouse: Ginger Lee Mula

Occupation: student

Personality: Quiet and gentle, a caring soul

Family Members: Joey ‘‘crazy eight’ McNear (twin), Joseph and Alicia McNear (parents). Son: Dante Daniel McNear

Description: Blond unruly, curly hair with icy blue eyes, 5’10”

Name: Justin McNear

Birthday: February 14, 1982

Spouse: Alexia Anne Cross

Occupation: Car salesman, training to take over his fathers business one day.

Personality: Rebellious sometimes, free spirited, adventurous

Family Members: James and Jane McNear (parents) Krista (sister 4 years
younger) Jayden and Kaiden (deceased)

Description: 6’1” Medium brown hair and dark blue eyes, swimmers body.

Thanks for letting me stop by today!

Thanks Michele for letting us get another great glimpse into your upcoming book for this great series.  I can not wait to read it! 


About the Author 

Michele Richard lives in a suburb of Boston, Mass. She’s the mother of two pre-teen daughters and the wife. Michele Richard has created the Mocked series. From Mocked by Destiny to the trilogy Mocked by Faith, she writes what comes from the heart. A wife and the mother of two preteen girls, she spends her days spinning tales about what happens when what you believe in mocks your every turn. When she’s not writing, her days are filled with her family, her bunny Geneva, and friends. Her greatest passions are learning new languages and traveling. She currently resides in the Northeastern part of the United States however; her family members live down the east coast as far as North Carolina. She’s currently learning French and Spanish, and one day hopes to be fluent in both. Learning new things is always something she enjoys.

About the Book

Just saying “I do” was only the beginning for Alexia and Justin McNear. Now when their lives, loves, and faith are left in turmoil, they will have to fight even harder to heal themselves and their faith. Can two people already struggling help heal the communities they call home? How do you rebuild after the loss of a child? After suffering a tragedy, are these two lost to each other forever? With all the church’s money missing, the hunt for the tyrant ex-minister Mark will take Justin and his twin cousins away from their secluded, gated community and into the real world while leaving their wives behind to pick up the pieces. Can Justin survive it again? Or will returning to the retreat that once abused him be his end? Alexia, Madison, and Ginger will need to be strong and independent with their men gone. Left to raise their child alone, Alexia will make decisions that will affect their marriage and lives. Will they be the right ones? Raised in a community where the men run everything, these three families will have to fight to survive the coming changes. The temptations run high in this sequel to Mocked by Faith, but hope is not lost, and they will learn how to heal their faith.

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