Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Feature: The Infected by Michelle K. Pickett




The Infected (PODs #2)
Release Date: October 12th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting, and this time even the PODs might not save them. 

A virus nearly wiped out humankind...

Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. 

Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of her new home in Rosewood. Separated from fiancé and former POD-mate, David, after an impossible ultimatum, Eva finds her life a little lonely and a lot confusing. 

But as troubled as Eva’s life is, it's about to take a turn for the worse as untold dangers watch and wait for the right moment to attack…

The virus refuses to die quietly.

Book One
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About the Author

I can’t write without a hoodie. Yeah, I live it Texas. We all have our quirks.

I majored in accounting in college. I was required to declare a major, but I had no clue what I wanted to do, so I picked accounting because it was the first thing listed in the booklet the counselor gave me. Surprisingly, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Go figure.

Forget coffee. Hand over the Red Bull or Monster Khaos and no one gets hurt. Seriously, just set it down and step away. I will turn into a normal human after I guzzle my can of caffeine.

I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television.

I paint my nails weird colors just to see my husband roll his eyes and make my 9 year-old twin girls giggle. Oh, and mortify my 13 year-old son.

I’m a hopeful romantic and love swoon-worthy endings that keep the butterflies going for days, but I don’t believe a HEA always ends with the boy getting the girl. Sometimes a HEA is an ending we don’t see coming, but is still best for the characters.

I write across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups while eating way too many peanut butter M&Ms (but we’ll keep that second part just between us).

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now live in a suburb of Houston, TX with my very supportive family, a 125lb rescue “puppy” and a 12lb attack cat, also a rescue animal.

And last, (but certainly not least), I love my family with everything in me. Everything I am, is theirs. There are no words in any language known to man to describe my love for them. They are my center.

I’d love to hear from you. So drop me an email! Let’s chat. You tell me what you like in books, what you’d like to see happen in the writing community, what type of books you like to see more of…less of—I want to hear it all! So tell me, please. Because the one thing I wish I could put on my list, but I still haven’t figured out how to do, is mind-reading. But don’t tell my kids. I still have them fooled. :)
 



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18 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Michelle on the release. :) Gosh, that's an eerie cover. Perfect for the month. I love the line 'The virus refuses to die quietly.' Gave me goosebumps.

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  2. LOL on writing with a hoodie. It's probably hot in Texas, but that just means you have to keep your home extra cool, so I can see the need for a hoodie year round!

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    1. I usually have a blanket on me because I'm always cold.

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  3. Congratulations on your books, Michelle. They fit right in with the spooky stuff happening in October. You bio is priceless. We get a picture of your fun personality. Good luck with your newest.

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    1. Michelle is great. I had the pleasure of meeting her at BEA.

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  4. The Infected sounds interesting story. Congratulations Michelle!

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  5. Congrats to Michelle. This looks like an intense read.

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  6. Congratulations to Michelle, this story sounds intriguing.

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  7. This sounds like an edge of the chair read.
    Wishing you much success.

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  8. How fun to learn about Michelle. I like to watch cooking shows more than I like to cook, too. :) This sounds like a great set of books. Thanks for sharing! :)
    ~Jess

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