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Welcome to the blog.


Here you will find all the updates on how my writing is going, how the quest for publishing is coming along, and details of any new additions to the website. You will also find any announcements, and the details of where you can find my work.



Posted By Michelle Birbeck



First of all, sorry for the radio silence these last weeks. I've been busy on an exciting new project called The Stars Are Falling. There’s a pretty tight deadline for it, so I’ve been spending pretty much all day writing away for it. The project is coming along nicely, and should be complete in the next couple of days. Then it’s off to my wonderful prereaders before it comes back to me for a very quick very thorough edit.

Secondly, if you’ve read The Last Keeper, or any of my other works, and have rated the book on goodreads, would you be so kind as to pop a quick review on Amazon? Ratings and reviews are coming in every few days on Goodreads at the moment, and I am so happy so many of you are enjoying the book. It takes just a few second to review a book on Amazon, so if you’ve got a few seconds to spare, it would be very much appreciated.

In other news, I’ll be at Sunderland library on October 8th at 5pm for their literary festival! I’ll be a guest speaker along with author Rachael H Dixon, and together we’ll be talking about horror and vampires, and things that go bump in the night.

Rachael and I will then be back together on Halloween at Stockton library for their Halloween festivities! They’ve got spooky stories, refreshments, tarot readings, and competitions. Rachael and I will be judging a costume contest, too! That’s on October 31st from 6.15pm through until 10m.

You’ll also get the very first look in the whole world of Last Chance’s book trailer. We’re doing the photoshoot this weekend, including the cover shots. The music is already written and recorded and is completely original! And all that’s left is the pictures and putting the video together. There’s going to be a blog tour with video interviews of the cast and my wonderful musician, as well as behind the scenes photos, videos, and tips for anyone wanting to make their own book trailer.

And lastly, if you’ve noticed that the website needs updating, you’re right. That’s the plan for Sunday as soon as The Stars Are Falling is written and off to the prereaders. I’ll be adding more interviews, including an interview with Serenity Cardea, as well as a list of guest posts and an updated calendar.

In the meantime, I’m off to get cracking on this project!


Posted By Michelle Birbeck

I got this from Indie Reader Houston’s blog and thought it was a fantastic idea. So here it goes, the top 5 books that have made me laugh.

1: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare.

Though not strictly a book, I love the faeries, and they always make me laugh. If you haven’t read this, then I highly recommend doing so. Not only is it a classic, but it’s so much fun watching everyone gallivant around not knowing what’s happening.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2: Dark Lover, by J.R Ward

Though it is not a comedy (I don’t really read many), there are parts to this book that are just too funny for words! In between the heartache and despair there are some hilarious anecdotes that really take the edge off.

Dark Lover

3: The Book of Answers by Carol Bolt

I love this book! I’ve had it for years, and every time I open it I get a different answer. Some of them are fantastic, others are scarily true, and some of them you just have to laugh at.

The Book of Answers

4: Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke

I found this in asda one day when I was looking for something quick to read, and to this day it is the only historical romance that I own, and was the first romance that I owned, too. The constant miscommunications are very funny and made me laugh even on the several times that I’ve reread the book.

Guilty Pleasures

5: Guilty Pleasures by Laurel k Hamilton

I love this whole series for the most part, and this first book is one of the best, in my opinion. I love Anita, and am constantly laughing at the things she says and thinks.

Guilty Pleasures


Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Hidden Threat, by Sherri Hayes
Cali Stanton has one goal in life, being a doctor. She does not intend to run the family business. But when her father gets injured and tells her that she’s the only one he trusts, Cali finds herself behind his desk at Stanton Enterprises.

Matthew Andersen and his brother Jason have spent the last two years managing security at Stanton Enterprises. But when someone threatens the company and its CEO, challenging Matthew’s abilities, what seems like an easy task, becomes a big problem.

Cali and Matthew must fight their growing attraction for each other to avoid a potentially damaging office romance. As the threats continue, they must work together to keep the company running and discover who is behind the threats.

But when things escalate to violence and Cali becomes the latest target, things get personal. Can Matthew find the Hidden Threat before it’s too late?


It isn’t often that I sit down with a book and end up awake until the small hours of the morning telling myself just one more chapter. One more chapter and I’m going to bed. Hidden Threat is one of those books. At the end of every chapter I promised myself that I would put it down, that I would leave the rest until the morning, and then at the start of the next one, I said exactly the same again.

The sexual tension between the characters builds and builds until you’re on the edge of your seat, begging them to open their eyes and see what’s right in front of them. And if that isn’t enough to keep you turning page after page, then the constant threat of danger is. It starts slowly, with seemingly innocent things, a letter here, a picture there, and then it blossoms, exploding into the book.

Once the severity of the dangers faced by the characters rears its head, you’re confronted by a double whammy that keeps the pages turning. The tension between them will have you squealing in delight when Cali and Matthew finally admit how they feel to each other, and tearing your hair out when the finale threatens to tear them both apart. The combination keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more, turning the pages until there are no more to turn.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and can’t wait to open it up and read it a second time. 
You can get Hidden Threat direct from the publishers at The Writer's Coffee Shop.