Christine Michels

Biography

A chronic daydreamer with a vivid imagination, Christine wrote her first novel at age 11 when—after having been a Nancy Drew fan for a number of years—she put pen to paper to plot a daring diamond heist—in narrative only, of course. The book was lost over the course of time, but Christine never lost her love of reading and story-telling.

Over the years, Christine has worked in banking, production accounting in the oil industry, dispatching and office management, bookkeeping, and municipal government. She holds certificates in Payroll Administration and Local Authority Administration (NACLAA). However, her passion for the written word has never waned.

For Christine there is nothing more fascinating than the endless potential presented by a star-studded sky; little more enthralling than a gripping mystery or suspenseful intrigue; and nothing more heart-warming than the triumphant conclusion to a turbulent romantic relationship. With those compelling interests, what career could possibly be more suitable than that of a writer?

She began writing seriously for publication after the birth of her son when she and a friend teamed up to write their first novel, TO SHARE A SUNSET, which was picked up by Dorchester Publishing of New York for publication. The partnership dissolved when Christine’s friend moved to another city and Christine began her solo career with the publication of her futuristic romance novel, ASCENT TO THE STARS. She went on to write a number of novels in various sub-genres of romance: futuristic, Western historical, and suspense that were published by Dorchester Publishing and Harlequin/Silhouette. Her suspense novel, DANGER'S KISS, won first place in the “Heart of Romance” competition, named Best Single Title Contemporary, and her next romantic suspense, A SEASON OF MIRACLES, also triumphed when it won second place in the competition.

Christine is of French and Scottish ancestry (the Rose clan). The oldest of three children, she was born and raised in Canada. She currently lives on the Canadian prairies near Medicine Hat, Alberta with her husband and two adorable Pomeranians.

Smashwords Interview

When did you start writing?
I started writing at the age of 11 after having been a Nancy Drew fan for a long time. I ran out of Nancy Drew books to read, and decided to write my own sleuth novel ... in long hand, in a series of notebooks. The novel was called "Suzanne and her Pals at Mystery Cove". It's been lost over the course of time; and perhaps that's for the best. I'm sure it wasn't the masterpiece that I recall. :-)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search out the books of favorite authors whom I've read for years. I discover new authors when I see an intriguing cover in some promotional material (I subscribe to lots of email catalogs and newsletters) and read the blurb to find that I'm further intrigued.
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Where to find Christine Michels online


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Videos

Ascent to the Stars Trailer
When Coventry Pearce found herself captive in the arms of a dark and dangerous Thadonian warrior, she was intrigued...until he said he was taking her to Thadonia. And since the information he needed to save his world was contingent on keeping her safe, he refused to take "no" for an answer. But neither of them was prepared for the battle they'd wage against the burning desire that consumed them.

Books

Beyond Betrayal - Western Historical Romance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,350. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012 by Northern Fire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
Fugitive, Samson Towers took the identity of a dying lawman to become the sheriff of Red Rock, Montana, but his pursuit of the beautiful widow, Delilah Sterne, could destroy his new life. The lady gambler was drawn to the handsome sheriff. But as the truth was revealed, Delilah feared she’d played the wrong cards, and sentenced the man she loved to death. Could their love exist BEYOND BETRAYAL?
Danger's Kiss - Contemporary Romantic Suspense
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,780. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Northern Fire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A macabre poem was the first clue Kim Tannas had that her life was in jeopardy, but it was not the last. Turning to Sheriff Garrett for help, the young widow found her life complicated by small-town secrets, a troubled past, and an unwanted attraction to the virile cop. Kim was determined to bring her stalker to justice—until she began to suspect that her lover was courting her with DANGER’S KISS.
Beneath A Crimson Moon - Futuristic Romance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,600. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by Northern Fire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Singaia, a beautiful warrior, was focused on halting the flow of banned Earth weapons–until she was attacked. But the dangerously attractive Guardian that came to her rescue did not do so by chance, for he had his own mission, and planned to take Gaia with him, willing or not. Yet not even the ensuing battle for their lives was as dangerous as the undeniable desire the two felt for each other.
In Destiny's Arms - Futuristic Romance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,130. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Northern Fire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00)
On a quest to find her brother, Cadence Barrington crashed 2000 miles from her goal-and over 500 years in the past! Expecting to find the ruins of a lost civilization, she was surprised to find herself facing a hard-bodied warrior who was anything but ancient. But he refused to trust her and Cadence would have to work to convince the virile stranger that they belonged together IN DESTINY’S ARMS.
In Fugitive Arms - Futuristic Romance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,380. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011 by Northern Fire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00)
When a mysterious explosion landed Stellar Legionnaire, Corporal Shenda Ridell, hostage in the arms of an escaping prisoner, she was completely unprepared for the perils that followed. For Logan Swan had no qualms about using Shenda in his bid to clear his name and save his life. Yet even as he searched for the proof he needed, they found themselves hostage to the dangerous desires consuming them.
Ascent to the Stars - Futuristic Romance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,310. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011 by Northern Fire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00)
When Coventry Pearce found herself captive in the arms of a dark and dangerous Thadonian warrior, she was intrigued...until he said he was taking her to Thadonia. And since the information he needed to save his world was contingent on keeping her safe, he refused to take "no" for an answer. But neither of them was prepared for the battle they'd wage against the burning desire that consumed them.

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