Take You To Another World Contest Day #11 MICHELLE PILLOW

Today’s Guest is Michelle Pillow. I feel like, when I talk about Michelle, I should add “able to leap tall buildings in a single bound” because she’s talented, accomplished, multiple published and all around aces at this writing gig. Oh and she does so much to help other authors too. In other words, she’s shiny.

Today she’s offering up not one, but three of her books in the Realm Immortal Series in digital format! King of the Unblessed, Faery Queen and Stone Queen!

The choice is simple: go with him or die.

Realm Immortal, Book One

Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good—happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s and, on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.

Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father’s, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she’d get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.

Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her…or die.

It is ill-advised to incur the wrath of a faery, but it is most foolish to do so of a faery queen…

Realm Immortal, Book Two

Queen Tania of the Faeries is tired of waiting for Hugh, the Earl of Bellemare, to come back to her. A year has passed since his commitments pulled him from her side and she’s begun to suspect he never intended to return. Disheartened, the queen’s mood darkens until she finds she has no choice but to teach the earl a lesson he will never forget—that no human should dare lie to a faery queen.

Hugh’s hatred of the magical world is well known and he wishes to live out the rest of his life in the mortal realm, doing his noble duty. Too bad his heart hasn’t caught up to his head. Thoughts of a tenaciously seductive queen haunt him, even as he knows the woman only wanted him as a plaything for her bed. But it would seem he can’t run far enough, for the teasing nymph won’t back down and Hugh finds himself at the mercy of a vengeful faery.

To gain the only thing he truly wants, he’ll have to risk everything.

Realm Immortal, Book Three

Juliana, newly appointed Queen of the Unblessed, has realized there is a bit more to her position than she first thought. Sure, it has its perks: a sinfully sexy husband who is also a king, growing powers and a magical life that’s never boring, but the drawbacks are considerable. To save her kingdom from war, Juliana accepts assistance from a witch. But when her reality turns upside down, she realizes she’s been betrayed.

For a brief time, Merrick knew happiness, as much happiness as the king of necessary evil could ever feel. Juliana has become the light in his darkness. Though he can never tell his wife he loves her—or risk upsetting the balance of both the mortal and immortal realms—the words are understood between them. Or so he thought. When she falls prey to a wayward spell, becoming encased in stone, he knows he’ll have to risk everything to gain the only thing he truly wants.

TODAY’S QUESTION: If you could visit any place on Earth, where would you go and why?

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow at Tracy’s blog!

50 comments to “Take You To Another World Contest Day #11 MICHELLE PILLOW”

  1. Diana (Book of Secrets)
    July 1st, 2010 at 5:50 am · Link

    This sounds like a great series! I love fantasy stories. If I could visit any place on Earth, it would be Ireland. It sounds like such a beautiful, magical place, and I love all things Celtic! I hope to get there someday!

  2. Caitlin U
    July 1st, 2010 at 6:38 am · Link

    I would love to go to Eygpt and see the Nile and the Pyramids. I would love to travel on a camel.

  3. Cheryl McInnis
    July 1st, 2010 at 6:56 am · Link

    I would love to visit Africa, it would be amazing to see the different plants, animals and cultures!

  4. Blanche
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:13 am · Link

    We have so many places on our “list of places to go and see” but at the very top of the list right now is Italy! 🙂

  5. Froggy
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:45 am · Link

    I’d love to go to Cancun just to see the water..i hear it is amazing!

  6. michellekCanada
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:06 am · Link

    I want to go to Scotland so badly. I get goosebumps thinking about the history there and the beautiful scenery.
    (okay so men in kilts, and the Scot accents may have a bit to do with it too)

  7. Lindsay
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:09 am · Link

    A beach house overlooking the ocean. Perfect lcoation, perfect bliss

  8. Lillie A
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:04 am · Link

    I have 2. Scotland and Israel. Both places have so much history!

  9. Jane
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:59 am · Link

    I want to visit Egypt and all the archaeological sites and take a cruise on the Nile.

  10. Barbara Elness
    July 1st, 2010 at 11:01 am · Link

    I would love to visit the British Isles because I’ve read to many historical romances over the years with those settings, I’d love to see them for myself.

    July 1st, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link


  12. steph j
    July 1st, 2010 at 11:38 am · Link

    I would love to see Greece.

  13. Amy Kathryn
    July 1st, 2010 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Thinking of the places on my list, I would have to pick Australia/New Zealand as most wanted but least likely to happen.

  14. Tori [Book Faery]
    July 1st, 2010 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Italy! I love that country <3

  15. Fedora
    July 1st, 2010 at 12:38 pm · Link

    I’ve got a lot of places on my would-love-to-visit list… Israel and Australia/New Zealand top the list (not at the same time ;))

  16. Dana
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:00 pm · Link

    I’ve always been capitvated by the rich history and mythology of Greece.

    My 3rd grade teacher was Greek and instilled the love.

  17. Tracey D
    July 1st, 2010 at 2:28 pm · Link

    I would love to visit Egypt and see the pyramids…..

  18. Joder
    July 1st, 2010 at 2:28 pm · Link

    I’d want to go to Scotland. There’s so many myths and stories surrounding it that I’d like to get the reality of it. Besides, I want to see what’s really worn under kilts.

  19. Marlene Breakfield
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:48 pm · Link

    I would go to Scotland, because I love men in kilts and my ancestors are from there.

  20. Alisha Green
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:54 pm · Link

    There are so many places I would love to visit. Africa is at the top of my list of countries to though. If I could I would like to visit every continent except Antarctica.

  21. Midnight
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Japan, Greece … there are just too many places … I would go there because it is not something I would do in my normal everyday life style. It would be an adventure!

  22. Kris
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:59 pm · Link

    I have always wanted to see England and Ireland. I had a huge fascination with Robin Hood as a kid and so that is where that one started and then when i started studying my family history gave me a desire to see Ireland.

  23. Gabrielle J.
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:05 pm · Link

    All these books sound really good, I’d absolutely love to go to Scotland someday.

    I’ve always loved a good Scottish accent, I’ve always wanted to see the Scottish Highlands, ever since I got done reading Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning.

  24. Linda Henderson
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:24 pm · Link

    There are a few places I would like to see, Australia/New Zealand and Ireland. These are three places I’ve always been fascinated by. I’m a postcard collector so I would love to visit and collect tons of postcards so I could enjoy them later.

  25. Andrea I
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I would love to go to the beach and sit and read.

  26. Estella
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:31 pm · Link

    I would love to go back to Maui! Had a fabulous time in ’83.

  27. Leni
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:45 pm · Link

    I’d like to travel France because of all of the art and food. That would be a lot of fun.

  28. Anna Shah Hoque
    July 1st, 2010 at 5:00 pm · Link

    I’ve always wanted to go visit Australia & New Zealand.

  29. christy M
    July 1st, 2010 at 5:31 pm · Link

    A private tropical island anywhere, where there is no one there but me and my hubby!

  30. Diane Sadler
    July 1st, 2010 at 6:03 pm · Link

    Ireland, my grandmother was Irish and you could see in her eyes the love she felt for her homeland; she never had the chance to return to Ireland before her death, so I wish I could for her.

  31. Daniela C.
    July 1st, 2010 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Australia would be my pick. It is so far away that seasons are different! There is a vast expanse of country from seaside to lush greenery to stark dessert. I want to see it all!

  32. Michelle Pillow
    July 1st, 2010 at 6:58 pm · Link

    Yay, I’m shiny! *grins*
    Thank you for having me Lauren, and thank you everyone for stopping by!

    My dream is to visit every country/state in the world. Heck, I even want to go to Antarctica!

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

  33. Brandy W
    July 1st, 2010 at 6:59 pm · Link

    So many choices on my visit-list. Alaska because it looks absolutely beautiful. New Zealand because I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things. Egypt because it calls to my soul.

  34. Heather
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:00 pm · Link

    My list in my 101 notebook is about two pages long but I think seeing the Nazca lines in Peru would be the top right now.

  35. Michelle Pillow
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:04 pm · Link

    Heather – You have one of those lists, too? 🙂

  36. Connie Northrop
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:04 pm · Link

    That’s a tough one. I’ve always wanted to see Egypt and Australia/New Zealand.

    I’m totally into the ancient Egyptian stuff, have been since I was in grade school.

    My BFF and neighbor growing up had Australia/New Zealand stuff everywhere because here parents were from New Zealand so I really wanted to see it first hand.

  37. sue brandes
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:18 pm · Link

    I would love to visit Scotland. I would love to see the castles and history.

  38. Marcie Turner
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:20 pm · Link

    If I could visit any place on Earth it would be Egypt. So much history!

  39. Raquel Vega-Grieder
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:38 pm · Link

    If I could go anywhere in the world I would either go to Paris, France, Sydney, Australia, or Athens, Greece. I have always been fasinated with Paris since I was a kid. I always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. I have always wanted to see the Australian Outback and the Sydney Opera House. I even put that I wanted to go to Australia in my High School Year Book. As for Greece I have always been a huge fan of Greek and Roman Mythology. I have also always wanted to see The Acropolis/Parthenon and Corfu. Shakespeare used Corfu many times in his work The Tempest. Being a HUGE Shakespeare fan is one of the reason’s for wanting to see Corfu. The Acropolis/Parthenon is just so rich in history. I would have loved to see the giant statue of Athena back when it was originally created. It was so hard limiting myself to just three places on Earth I wanted to see…. 😀

  40. Michelle Pillow
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:45 pm · Link

    This is making me want to travel *really really really* badly.

  41. JenM
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:54 pm · Link

    I’ve already gone to many of the places I’ve always wanted to see, but the two places at the top of my list right now are Egypt and Nepal.

  42. Nikki
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Thailand or Ireland those are the two places that i would like to see. I have Irish blood so I would like to see where my roots are. Thailand because of the beauty of the place and the buildings and gardens that I have seen in books.

  43. iokijo
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Scotland. I would love to go tour the castles there. Not to mention all the scenery..nature & the 2 legged kind.

    Thanks for a chance to win Michelle’s books.
    King of the Unblessed is great.. would love to get the rest.

  44. Catherine Lemanski
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:11 pm · Link

    The place I would most like to visit is in the countryside of Ireland. I love most books that take place in Ireland. I would also like to visit the seaside of Greece.

  45. Mary
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:52 pm · Link

    I would love to go to Scotland. My dad’s family is part scottish…very little part..lol But it would be so cool to go and see the Scottish castles and also listen to the scottish men…ohhh that accent is so sexy.

  46. Sharon K
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Hi Michelle,
    your books sound great! Haven’t read any yet, but sure plan on it.
    I’d love to go to Angel falls in Venezuela, from the pictures I’ve seen it looks so beautiful, pristine and peaceful. Plus I could take killer photos there!
    Thanks for this contest!

  47. Michelle Pillow
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Thanks Sharon 🙂 (and everyone!)

  48. Lindsey Ekland
    July 2nd, 2010 at 3:56 am · Link

    Would love to spend time in Australia and see all the sites.

  49. Tina B
    July 2nd, 2010 at 10:22 am · Link

    I would go to the islands around Greece i would love to see the Aegean sea and the rich history that surrounds such a mysterious place. I would be happy at a dig to see how history is unearthed. Been to a few around here and just love seeing history unfold a piece at a time.

  50. Cecile
    July 2nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Any place… How about if I say I do not care about the place but the people…. if I could get all of us online friends together… in one location… without costing a fortune to get there… that is where i want to be!!!
    Thanks for the chance!!!!!