Giveaway & Other Things!!

I have great news for all your wonderful people!! Since Whispered Echoes got to #1 not only in the Coming of Age category but also in Ghosts and Urban Fantasy on Amazon, I decided to spread the love and do a Goodreads giveaway for the first book of the series — you may enter here.

Blightlore-CadisBook2-eBook-LoresNow, to your agendas. On November 21st, I’ll be participating to my first ever Facebook launching party, hosted by the amazing fantasy author and fellow Canadian buddy Krista Walsh. Swing by and say hi, I should be around noon to give away the COMPLETE WHISPERED ECHOES SERIES in ebook format! There’s a bunch of splendid authors spending the day there, so come to hang out and win some prizes — it begins at 10 am, and it’s in your pyjamas!! The link is here:)

Cue to tragic cellos and heartbreaking violins. As you may know, reviews are fragile creatures. It’s a constant struggle for authors to gather enough and see their books reach a bigger audience. If you have already read Whispered Echoes, please think of leaving one here; but if not, I have a special offer just for you. I’ll send you the first book of the series in ebook format in exchange of an honest review. Just fill in the form below with specifications about the format: pdf or mobi.

So that’s it for me, folks. I’m heading to my writing cave to work on The Melancholy Trilogy and hope to see you all at the launch on Saturday!!

Stay spooked, my friends:)

 


Whispered Echoes is FREE (limited time)

Sadly, Halloween has come and gone… but you guys still get one handsome treat in the gift of reading the first book of the Whispered Echoes series for free!! It got spooks and ghosts, action-packed scenes and heartbreaking ones – and some major twists in the mayhem that is the life of Alyx.

As an appetizer, an exclusive excerpt…

The first thing I notice is my bound wrists, impossible to move from my sides. Actually, my entire body seems to be trapped on a gurney, my boots squeaking against the bars to keep me in. They brought me back to the hospital, the aseptic smell of rubbing alcohol and forgotten urine stains hard to mistake for anywhere else. Still, my eyes won’t open. They refuse to cooperate.

“Where did you put the rubber block for her mouth?” asks Nurse Ruth, her voice tight with stress. She moves fast, creating wind hitting my face and hair with every movement. Can’t even flinch from it. “We need to treat her now!”

My heart beats faster, the monitor close to my head peaks higher with each beep, but it’s like no one cares whether I’m conscious or not to receive the electric shocks into my brain. Because that’s what the block is for, to prevent my teeth from biting my tongue off. I have to get out of here. I have to find a way off this operating table. My fingers trace the leather straps around my arm, but they’re too tight; their embrace won’t let me move out of them. Someone forces the block against my teeth. It tastes foul, like old dentures.

“What are you waiting for, Ruth?” Oh, here she is, the master of this asylum, the one everyone fears: Docteur Lise, towering over everybody like a scarecrow. Her soft smiles never fooled me. And that accent that everyone finds charming grates on my nerves every time she opens her mouth. “I thought you wanted to be done with her before the night shift comes in.”

“We’ve encountered many roadblocks, Doctor.” Nurse Ruth always sounds different when that one is around. Less aggressive, but not quite close to polite. “Give me two minutes and she’ll be prepped for you to begin treatment.”

Not if I have my say in this. Docteur Lise leaves, taking her Chanel No. 5 intoxication with her, which might be the only time to make my move. If I have one, which I’m not sure. Twitching my wrists into their sockets hurts, but it’s better than letting them fry me brain dead.

“She’s awake.” The quiet whisper is not too far from me, obviously. Another nurse, the one they keep on the treatments floor. She stares at me. I feel her eyes detailing my face. “She can hear us, and she moves, too.”

“Then make sure she doesn’t,” snaps back Nurse Ruth, obviously losing her patience with the other nurse. “Where’s the drip bag? I told you to plug her in two minutes ago. Do I have to do everything myself? Move out of my way, idiot.”

Rough hands tap at the vein on my arm, and the pinprick is about to go in, its needle scratching at my skin. I’m about to scream when the beeping of my heart stops and the unknown nearby machines quiet down.

“What is this now?” Nurse Ruth sounds about to have a heart attack. She shuffles her huge torso close to my head, and whiffs of sweat and coffee breath brush my hair. “Could you check with the guards, please? Might be the ice storm messing with Hydro outside. Ask them to plug the generator right away for a quick emergency, all righty?”

“What is going on here?” Docteur Lise asks, her voice so impatient that her accent comes out in blocks. She moves around me, but it’s not quite enough to push out the drugs they gave me earlier. My eyes remain closed, unwillingly. “What have you—”

An explosion hits the room. A bright light booms, turning my eyelids burning red. Lightning electrifies the air into a ball of light and zaps everyone with a shock. Someone gasps, another one yelps, but everyone in the room thumps in one heap on the floor. Then, nothing but silence.

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October Frights Winners

Well, #OctoberFrights came and went, but we have WINNERS for my giveaway: Angela Addams for the paperback copy of Whispered Echoes and Rob Bennett for the entire series in ebook format!! Congrats, gifts are in the mail:)

AMichaud_WhisperedEchoes_bookone_ebookps- I’ve decided to give the first of the Whispered Echoes series to these lovely people who also brought in the scares with their terrific ghost stories: Fiona Padmore, Elaine Breault, Barbara Custer, Michelle Willms, Katie M. John, A.F. Stewart, Mary Preston and Kristia:)

Thanks for participating, everybody!!

 


October Frights Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!!

The best time of the year is upon us with ghouls and ghosts dancing under tragic skies, gusts of brisk air ruffling the dead leaves on the cemetery grounds… AND A HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP WITH DISCOVERIES AND TREASURES!!

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From October 1 through 10th, visit 45+ wonderful paranormal and horror authors where spooks and prizes await!! To see the list, click on the bat on the banner up there:)

AMichaud_WhisperedEchoes_bookone_ebookAs for my giveaway: WIN THE FIRST OF THE WHISPERED ECHOES SERIES IN PAPERBACK OR WIN THE ENTIRE WHISPERED ECHOES SERIES IN EBOOK!! The TWO lucky winners will be drawn on October the 10th at midnight.

It’s super easy to participate: just fill in the form and tell me your SCARIEST ghostly encounter!!

Good luck, and stay spooked:)


Whispered Echoes Series is ON SALE!!!

Fresh out of my writing cave, here is the Whispered Echoes series!! The five books take you through Alyx’s journey to discover secrets of her past with ghosts, spooks and mayhem. The entire series is available ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME in both ebook and paperback formats. Enjoy:)

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BUY WHISPERED ECHOES

Whispers of death keep her sister alive. Echoes of ghosts warn her danger is near.

Alyx lost everything in the fire, her family, her home, her freedom, but she discovered something, too: something lurking in the darkness. To protect her from harm, the ghost of her dead sister haunts the walls of the mental institution holding Alyx captive for the last 9 years. But even she can’t help when patients suddenly act possessed and turn against Alyx, who must find the strength and knowledge to rid them of evil and save their lives.

After a narrow escape from the institution, Transcend welcomes Alyx in with opened arms since she’s the daughter of a former star agent; her mother. They hope to teach her ghost seer abilities to help them keep the leaders of the world in check and give her a normal life. With her friends and newly acquired knowledge, Alyx prepares to battle against evil, but when facing her greatest enemy yet, everything she knows might not be enough to save the people she loves. No matter what her choices, the consequences will be paid in blood – maybe her own.

BUY TRANSCEND

WE-Book2-ebook-loresWhen Alyx saves her friends from evil, she becomes a superstar of the paranormal world. Not a bad gig, until it all goes wrong.

Gifted with the ability to connect with ghosts, Alyx found her calling by training as a spy for Transcend, where she uses her Spirit Guide for industrial espionage. When the footage of her directing a powerful exorcism hits the internet, the implication of her actions renders it impossible to continue to work as an undercover agent. Luckily her boss has ideas on how to take advantage of this new situation: Alyx, the Ghost Hunter!

Alyx’s ghost sister Katrina doesn’t approve of her new status, especially since it endangers every aspect of her life, including her new and old friends at the academy. Working against her sister’s wishes, Alyx becomes close to her spirit guide who hides under a disguise, until it slowly reveals its true being. Alyx starts to understand Katrina’s worry, but is it too late? Her guide’s true identity will not only comprise Alyx’s new life, but her entire universe.

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Stripped of her ghost sight gift, Alyx can keep up the pretense for only so long. She wants her gift back, and she’ll do anything to get it.

Even face her traumatic past.

Communicating with restless spirits through paranormal investigating devices is her boss’s idea, turning Alyx into little more than a con artist doing séances all over town. This she can deal with, but losing the link to her sister pushes her to the only option: going back where her ghost sight began. She must return to her roots, in the small town with big secrets, and nightmares for all. Especially true for Alyx, who lost everything back there.

How do you force yourself to remember things you shoved so deep inside you you’re even not sure they’re still there for the finding? Luckily she’s not alone hunting for solutions. Knowing that she’s the only one who can finish what was started the night her family died, the villagers take it upon themselves to enlist her into their coven practice. If they can help her recover her memories, then maybe Alyx will not only learn what happened in the house where her family died, but also who the real enemy is – someone a little too close for her comfort.

BUY CLOSE FALLS

WE-Book4-ebook-loresWith broken bones and shattered hopes, Alyx escapes to her uncle’s sanctuary, sadly the resident ghost doesn’t care if she recovers or not.

Soon she learns why her link to Transcend is so strong.

The last person Alyx wants to see is her uncle and the last place she wants to be is at his island cabin… exactly where she ends up. But wounds need time to heal and at least there she is safe from her boss – for now. Soon she meets the resident ghost and it isn’t long before he reveals information about her family and her link to her employer. Armed with new information, Alyx realizes that she must help this spirit come to terms with his death; even if the revelations link him to her family’s murder, and her own future.

With her sister and spirit guide by her side, Alyx believes nothing can harm her, but her track record alone should have taught her to double check her facts. Turns out the identity of this ghost did a lot of harm indeed…

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In the final battle against her enemy, Alyx teams up with lost souls to avenge her family’s death.

But she should know by now not every ghost is to be trusted.

Alyx thinks she has a plan, but her enemy’s is better. Trying to find her missing boss, she becomes bait to lure him out so she can give him a piece of her mind—and her fist. Instead, he toys with her; sending her clues of where he’s been and what he’s done with no clear indication of his location. Something her ghostly sister could easily do, if only she showed up to help her out.

When the man who destroyed Alyx’s life plays one last trick on her, she must find a way to end him in one last confrontation before more blood is shed. Armed with friends, paranormal investigators and former recruits, no one can predict if Alyx or her boss will be the last one standing on this side of the afterlife once everything is over.


Strings Binding My Doll is OUT!!

The third and last instalment of Girls & Ghosts before the short stories collection comes out, this is a story about a girl who never speaks up but has the strongest voice of all. I wrote it for Katrina’s victims, for the devastation the storm left behind…

The ebook is available at Amazon

 

Strings Binding my DollShadowmen wait around every corner to feed on her fear…

Stuck working at the family food truck for the summer, Sukhi cannot wait to rid herself from the eau de Cajun spices that haunt her every step – like the headaches that come with each storm. Storms that bring moving shadows that turn into men who want something from her.

Here’s her choice: family voodoo or lose the fight. Trinkets, Evil eye and dolls made of strings, Sukhi never believed in but now absorbs every bit of knowledge her grandmother gives. Yet it comes with a price. The old woman’s life essence drains little by little every time Sukhi learns something new.

And so begins the race against time to truly be part of the family before her grandmother’s last breath.

Stay spooked, peeps:)


Big News!!!

My writing cave is filled with voices but none my own. One belongs to Alyx, screaming vengeance and justice for her family; the other is quieter and belongs to Sukhi, who wants peace from the shadows following her. Two very different girls, two very different projects coming out soon…

Strings Binding my DollThe third installment of Girls & Ghosts is finally here!! After Katrina strikes, Sukhi sees shadows moving, faces out of dark corners, presences following her – and so begins her journey to save her family, even if it means losing the most precious part of it. With her grandmother’s voodoo, nothing can stop her.

To commemorate Katrina’s 10th anniversary, Strings Binding my Doll comes out August 29th, available exclusively on Amazon at 99 cents.

AMichaud_WhisperedEchoes_bookone_ebookAnd now for the biggest announcement, drumroll please… Whispered Echoes series will be released on September 24th!!! That’s right, the 5 books series will be launched on the same date, and to celebrate such craziness, you can get them at 99 cents each!

But that’s not all, for those of you who really want to know what Alyx and friends are up to, I have a special deal for you: in exchange of an honest review posted on Amazon and/or Goodreads on September 24th, you can read the first book, Whispered Echoes, for free!! Just fill in the form below and I’ll gladly send you an ecopy myself.


Whispered Echoes Cover Reveal

This project started as a young adult thriller two years ago, after a vivid nightmare stayed with me for months. So I drafted the story but realized something was missing: ghosts! Then, genres switched until it felt just right in my author’s heart, so here I present Whispered Echoes, the first book of an urban fantasy series coming out April 24th, 2015!!

After years of being haunted by her sister’s ghost, Alyx must choose between saving her friends or keeping the only family she loves.

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Alyx lost everything in the fire, her family, her home, her freedom, but she discovered something, too: something lurking in the darkness. To protect her from harm, the ghost of her dead sister haunts the walls of the mental institution holding Alyx captive for the last 9 years. But even she can’t help when patients suddenly act possessed and turn against Alyx, who must find the strength and knowledge to rid them of evil and save their lives.

After a narrow escape from the institution, Transcend welcomes Alyx in with opened arms since she’s the daughter of a former star agent; her mother. They hope to teach her ghost seer abilities to help them keep the leaders of the world in check and give her a normal life. With her friends and newly acquired knowledge, Alyx prepares to battle against evil, but when facing her greatest enemy yet, everything she knows might not be enough to save the people she loves. No matter what her choices, the consequences will be paid in blood – maybe her own.


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