Ten Ingredients for a Forbidden Romance- Guest Blog by Michele N. Zugnoni

I have a guest author here today to tell you all about the ingredients to writing a forbidden romance.  Michele Zugnoni recently released her new adult paranormal romance, Starfire, on July 30th.  After you check out her tips, keep on scrolling to see a vlog she did where she reads an excerpt from her book.  More details about her and her work are also included beyond that.  As a bonus, Michele is also doing a tour-wide giveaway with some nice prizes.  The list of them is below, along with the rafflecopter link so you can enter.




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by Michele Zugnoni


Take it away, Michele


Ten Ingredients for a Forbidden Romance


Hello, my lusty lovelies. How are you today? I’m excited to announce the release of “Starfire,” my debut novel: an NA paranormal romance sizzling with a forbidden love between a Reaver, one of a race of humans marked by the gods and destined to destroy vampires, and a Lumince, the peace-loving vampire she’s destined to destroy. So I ask you: what constitutes a forbidden romance? What types of ingredients do you sprinkle into this smoking concoction? My answer is below, but I’m dying to know what you’d add to the mix.

A Recipe for Romance

Two cups of kick ass heroine

Blended well with a hot as sin vampire lover

A drop of poetry

A pinch of Shakespeare

Two dashes of jealousy stirred up by ex-lovers not forbidden

A sprinkle of sneaking out of class to escape with your forbidden vampire lover

A tablespoon of wild motorcycle rides

A pint of clandestine meetings

Baked well with a quart of sexy love scenes

Served with a forest full of magic

(NOTE: Before placing these ingredients into the oven at Sizzling Hot Degrees Fahrenheit, you may have to wash away your parents who try to interfere, particularly the father who would love nothing more than to kill your hot as sin vampire lover.)

Bon Appetite!

So that’s my recipe. What about yours?



Thanks, Michele, for your wonderful guest post.  I know I enjoyed your tips and I’m sure others will too!






From an ancient battle comes a forbidden love … and the chance to hope again.

Destined to destroy vampires, or refuse and be executed, seventeen-year-old Julia Kirkwood finds herself drawn to two things: a life of partying and rebelling against the law, and Clay Blackwell. The trouble is, Clay happens to be the son of the Lumince high priestess, the leader of a race of peace-loving vampires, and Julia’s father’s unspoken enemy. For Julia isn’t just a Reaver, she’s the daughter of the Reaver Chief. And Julia’s father is furious to discover she’s secretly dating and falling in love with a Lumince, particularly after an attempt at peace crumbles in bloodshed.

When her father intensifies his attack against the Luminces, endangering the lives of Clay’s people, Julia’s forced to take a stand. She must choose to accept her destiny as a Reaver, or claim her heart and find the inward strength to declare war against her own flesh and blood. Interwoven with her fate are the ramifications of a love story as forbidden and passionate as her own: the ancient romance that sparked the creation of Reavers and Luminces, igniting this centuries-old feud. Will Julia’s feelings for Clay be enough to transcend centuries of love-turned-hate? Or will their final hope for peace be incinerated in a fiery war?

Book Trailer : http://youtu.be/ZuqcFliSRr4

Chronicles of Shadow Mist
Book One
Michele N. Zugnoni

Genre: new adult paranormal romance
Publisher: Forbidden Press
Date of Publication: July 30

ISBN  978-0-9895690-0-2
ASIN: Not assigned yet
Number of pages: 400
Word Count: 110,000

Cover Artist: Michele N. Zugnoni




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Michele author picAUTHOR BIO:

Michele is a recovering demon (AKA attorney) who left the legal field to follow her dreams of writing and teaching college-level English. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling as far as her credit card will take her, reading an assortment of fantasy and paranormal, and playing with her frisky animals (two black cats and two loud-mouthed cockatiels).

She’s loved vampires since she was four, when her BFF confided that her older sister was a vamp who enjoyed drinking blood. Like any four-year old, Michele thought this was the most awesome thing ever. Michele currently lives in Modesto, California, but will move to Santa Barbara to begin a Ph.D. program in education and literacy this fall.






~ by Suzie on August 9, 2013.

2 Responses to “Ten Ingredients for a Forbidden Romance- Guest Blog by Michele N. Zugnoni”

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me! I had a blast writing this blog post. 🙂

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