Owlet - Emma Michaels Guest Post!

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Guest Post by Author Emma Michaels!


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Before Roger met Elena and had Iris and even before he trained with Ramero and Jarem, he was a young boy with too much responsibility, not enough street smarts and no parents. He had a great deal on his shoulders, being the last in the line of the Artemis.

Roger is a very lost soul. He has spent most of his life as a bearer of circumstance, who simply went with what was given to him and tried to make the best out of it. The strange relationship between him and Iris is slightly based upon my own relationship with my father, who raised me as a single dad, though my mother was still a part of my life. Dad and I had a lot of bad times and good, some of the best were always book related. I will always be grateful to him and my grandmothers who inspired my love of reading.

Worst quality:
He has been forced to keep secrets a great deal in his life and rarely confided in anyone.

Best quality:
He isn’t afraid to try and make up for his wrong doings and tries to make the best of every situation he is presented with.

Unique fact:
Roger originally started out as someone who vehemently hated reading until he got older and learned to have enough patience to sit down and take his time with a novel. Once he learned exactly what books had to offer and how much he could learn or how much joy they could bring him he became an avid reader. He also always had to reader slowly for Iris because he became an extremely fast reader and wanted to stay on par with her to get to see what she was reacting to as she read because of how expressive her face is.

Read-along Excerpt:

Iris bolted upright. “Oh, no! She must have decided to come find me. I’ve got to go. I think that’s Diana.” Her heart sunk, wishing with everything she had that she could stay with Falcon and finish hearing the tale she so deeply wanted to know. Getting up, Iris noticed that some of the birds were still dancing with their mates, and smiled. For a moment there was nothing she wanted more in the world than to forget Diana and stay with Falcon on the beach forever.

Iris stopped walking. She didn’t want to leave Falcon without saying goodbye even if she planned on seeing him again soon.

“Please don’t,” he whispered behind her. “Don’t say it. Don’t say goodbye. The last time you said goodbye to me I didn’t see you for years. I can’t do that again. When will I see you? Promise me you will come back?”

“Of course, I am staying here for now. Dad said I could even move here. I just...I haven’t decided if I want to,” Iris replied. She turned around to see that Falcon’s face was only inches from her own. Her eyes widened but she stayed still; her breathing grew heavy with anticipation. She didn’t know what to do. She was nervous but she didn’t want to back away from him.

“Please, stay. The last time you left my side you...forgot me. I don’t want you to forget me again.”

His words enveloped her soul as she stared into eyes filled with love. “I...I couldn’t forget you now. I am not even sure how I did then, but I won’t again.” Iris closed her eyes for a moment, hoping her heart would stop pounding so hard. She felt like her chest would burst open at any moment.

“You’re right. You won’t forget me...because I won’t let you this time. Stay. I will give you a reason to. I will be your reason to. Please, stay,” he whispered the last two words, and brought his hand to her chin, tilting her head toward him and making her open her eyes. Iris watched his face come closer to her own and she felt as if she was melting into the warm beach. When his lips brushed against hers, she closed her eyes and lost herself in the passion that came from his touch...a touch that her body and soul absolutely remembered.

Owlet - 
Emma Michaels
Released: October 13, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books

Synopsis: Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

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Author Bio:

Emma Michaels is the author of the ‘A Sense of Truth’ and ‘Society of Feathers’ series. Her goal with her latest YA novel 'Owlet' is to give others what she did not have growing up; a strong female protagonist with asthma.  While her previous aspiration was to be a lady knight she realized that not being able to run more than a few feet might become a hindrance so turned to writing instead. Her day jobs include being a cover artist, marketing consultant and silk screen designer. 
As the founder of The Writers Voice blog (http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com) she loves to connect authors and readers. As a book blogger turned author, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them. With the support of her fiancé, Chihuahua, and her amazing blog followers and fellow bloggers, she wants to prove to the world that anything is possible and help inspire fellow literary lovers to reach for their dreams.

Author Links:

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You can find the rest of the blog tour here! This includes where to find all the rest of the excerpt stops!


Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway. (:

  2. Claire, thanks for sharing one of my favorite scenes from 'Owlet.' I hope your blog followers enjoy it, and thanks for taking the time to feature Emma's latest release today. We appreciate it!

  3. This book looks great! I love the cover and excerpt. Thank for the chance to win!
    -Brooke Banks


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