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The Miracle Ladies by Jean-Michel Désiré  is on virtual book tour. The supernatural thriller  stops at Readeropolis with an a...

The Miracle Ladies by Jean-Michel Désiré is on virtual book tour.

The supernatural thriller stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card (3 winners) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What are you passionate about these days?
There are so many great things in my life: fantastic family, near and far, interesting and challenging engineering job, great fun writing books and letting my imagination go wild, wild, wild… I will thus risk saying that I am passionate about hopefully being able to inspire people the way I have been and still am inspired by the heroes that I’ve mentioned in my answer to a previous question. 

What do you do to unwind and relax?
During the short Canadian summers, I enjoy the pool, reading books that I feel drawn to, drinking good beer, great whisky and the absolute fantastic company of family. The rest of the time will still include the books, the good beer, the great whisky and the company of family, but this is when I also catch up on movies and TV series. The winter months also include some short periods of solitude where I try to focus and put order in my priorities for the coming months, generally aiming for the coming twelve months (one year). 

How to find time to write as a parent?
It definitely was not possible when my kids were growing up. Ensuring schoolwork was done and simple house chores were executed as part of life training took a lot of energy, not to mention the challenges of teenage-hood and potential bad friends in some instances. Luckily, anther blessing in my life, this time has passed. My kids are now wonderful young adults who are tackling their own life challenges and struggles, but who find the time to come back to the nest and seek encouragement from time to time.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Idealistic fool, unmistakable dreamer!

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
From a young age, possibly at around twelve years old. Consideration become reality at age 50.

Do you have a favorite movie?
Wooohooo! Another difficult question since there are many movies that have inspired me, making it difficult to choose one as an absolute favorite of all times. But to answer the question, I’ll risk ‘The Ten Commandments’ (the original movie by Cecil B de Mille and starring Charlton Heston). Other unforgettable movies are ‘V’, ‘Close Encounters’, ‘Aliens’ (2nd movie in the long list) and a few others. 

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Well, it seems that there are no coincidences in this world. ‘Principal Entertainment’ showed interest and a script prepared for ‘The Storyteller’s Nights’. But I did not like the way the script digressed from the book’s storyline. I understood the frustration that other authors that have their books turned into movies may experience, especially after reading and watching ‘Angels and Demons’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and others. I can certainly imagine ‘Fantasy Man’ as well as ‘The Miracle Ladies’ being made into movies. 

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I set myself a challenge of reading a certain number of books during any given year. The amount of course depends on my writing/editing/translating plan. When matters go well, I have read over eighteen books in on year. The choice of books will vary between action/adventure, Thriller, Fantasy and Spiritual Books. On occasion, I will venture into a different genre.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
The Gorilla, or the Black Panther.

The Miracle Ladies
by Jean-Michel Désiré
Genre: Supernatural Thriller 

Apostles and a man who calls himself the Redeemer … a scenario pointing to the promised return of Jesus-Christ, except that way above all prophecies and expectations, no one anticipated a series of miracles by women worldwide. Faced with the ultimate puzzle, the Vatican recruits academics Krystelle Vignelot and Guillermo Ricci for help in understanding the perplexity of the events.

Observers, protectors, academics, a covert medical facility, a concealed endeavor, and a gun-for-hire with the self-assigned nickname of Ghost will clash in the race to demystify the unexplainable, but miracles are by definition contrary to the laws of nature and attributed to supernatural causes. And so, allegiances and non-believers alike face the ultimate test of faith.

But even the darkest facet of the human heart could not foresee the events that would climax in Rio de Janeiro, a huge light and sound shadow that the world would remember forever because of the miracle ladies.

Jean-Michel Désiré was born on the magnificent tropical island of Mauritius, where he completed his primary and secondary studies in compulsory bilingual French and English languages. An acute love of reading combined with a great interest in art (drawing and painting) pushed Jean-Michel from a young age to want to write his own comic books, but a lack of opportunity blocked his efforts. It was this same lack of opportunity of the time that triggered a need to perform further studies. At age 22, Jean-Michel left Mauritius for North London, England, where he completed a bachelor of Engineering in Electronics followed by a Master of Philosophy in Microelectronics.

While concluding his Master’s degree, Jean-Michel met the lady who became his wife a year later, year during which they also moved to Montreal Canada where Jean-Michel had been offered an engineering position in the Aerospace industry. Life had its own agenda, and within the first eighteen months, their daughter was born in the middle of a snow storm in Montreal. Six years later, their son came into the world and the obvious demands of family life became the main priorities.

During the winter of 2008, Jean-Michel slipped on the ice during a storm and fractured his ankle in multiple locations. Recovering at home after surgery, Jean-Michel decided that the time had come to revive his passion for writing. Within two years, his first book ‘The Storyteller’s Nights’ was published. The positive feedback from readers fueled Jean-Michel to exploit his bilingualism and he translated the story into French, ‘Les Nuits du Conteur’ being published in 2015. He then felt the wind in his sails and published ‘Fantasy Man’ in 2017, and recently, ‘Revanche (Revenge)’ (the follow-up to ‘Les Nuits du Conteur’) in 2019. ‘Fantasy Man’ is presently nominated for an award, top ten finalist to be announced on 22 August 2019. He has just completed his next English book, entitled ‘The Miracle Ladies’.

Engineer by day, writer by night, Jean-Michel plans to keep letting his imagination go wild while capturing it all on paper. Surrounded by a great family, he plans to write a whole lot more. When he is not writing, he spends quality time with his family and travels yearly back to Mauritius to visit his Mom and brothers.

If you're interested in getting in touch with Jean-Michel, the best place to reach him is on Goodreads.

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1 comment

Get carried away with love!