Friday 15 February 2013

Familiarise Friday reveals - Mitch from Captive Hero - by Donna Michaels

On Familiarise Friday I'm delighted to welcome Mitch from Captive Hero (Time-shift Heroes Series-Book One).  He's just popped in with his creator, Donna Michaels, to let us know a little something about him. 

World War II is a historial period that I loved learning about myself, and loved teaching to the 11-12 year olds in my classes when I was teaching. Reading the blurb for Captive Hero makes me want to write about the era myself! 

Read on to find out more about this time-shift novel as we meet Mitch.

Hello Mitch. I'm very pleased you've managed to stay in one place to visit me today, and glad you've come to chat. I can see how handsome you look in your uniform, but for the readers let's give them a little idea of what you're like.

Mitch? Can you please describe yourself using only 6 words?  A Black Sheep Marine Pilot Ace

Aha! A black sheep? Murky past, or just a guy not wanting to be tied down? Where are you from? 

1943.  I was flying my corsair in the middle of a dogfight in the South Pacific when I was hit by a hail of bullets from a Japanese Zero. My buddy said he’d witnessed only a few hitting me because the others just disappeared. I figured he was suffering some sort of dementia. The bullets that hit me caused enough damage that I had to leave the fight and limp back to base. Once I was there, talking to the mechanics, I got this weird feeling like I was being watched. Sure enough, when I snuck through the trees, I found this beautiful woman spying with binoculars. Even though she was dressed really strange, she seemed familiar. The next thing I was lights out.

That's a very strange thing to happen. So... where are you currently living?  

Colorado present day. Yeah, seventy years later. When I first arrived and came out of my drug-induced slumber, I awoke to a deserted cabin in the middle of nowhere. I must admit, I thought I was in Germany near the Austrian border. Figured the pretty dame to be a German spy. Boy, was I wrong.

Wow! Seventy years is a long time to catch up from. You were a pilot back then but what’s your main occupation just now?

Right now, I’m a mechanic at a small charter service, get this...that my old WWII buddy owned. I know. Weird. And what’s weirder, is, it was his granddaughter Samantha who drugged me and took me from the war.

That was quite a transition to make. What makes you happy now ?

Being with Samantha. I don’t care what year, what century, I’m only happiest when I’m with Samantha. She’s so strong and giving and beautiful she takes my breath.

Since you've had such a traumatic thing happen to you, you've been granted a whole week where you can choose every single thing you want to do. What would that be? (Ahem. Answers within reason for the average blog visitor please!)  

Okay, that takes away most of my answer. lol I’ll just keep it clean and say I’d love to be dropped off at the cabin with Samantha like we were when I first arrived.

What’s your favourite reading material?

Samantha. J

I had a feeling you might say something like that! Okay. Broaden your horizons. You’re going to begin a new hobby. What would it be?

Will you hit me if I say Samantha again? Because it’s true. As for new, heck, everything is new to me. The appliances in the kitchen alone are enough to keep me occupied for the rest of the year. I’m a mechanical engineer, so I love to take things apart, see how they work, then put them back together again. I was banned from touching anything in the family room until I put the blue ray player back together. I’m still working on that...right now it’s in several pieces on the desk.

I sure do hope all the bits fit back in place properly. Who, or what, is the love of your life?

Without a doubt, Samantha. We always find each other.

Oh, my! This is posting on the day after Valentine's Day! What can I ask now? What is your biggest goal for 2013?

To make Samantha happy. And if I could just convince her to apply to NASA and follow her childhood dream of piloting the space shuttle, I know my girl could not only reach for the stars, she could fly to them.

Captive Hero Blurb:
When Marine Corps test pilot, Captain Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves the life of a WWII VMF Black Sheep pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present. With the timeline in jeopardy, she hides the handsome pilot at her secluded cabin in the Colorado wilderness.

But convincing her sexy, stubborn captive that he is now in another century proves harder than she anticipated—and soon it becomes difficult to tell who is captor and who is captive when the more he learns about the future, the more Sam discovers about the past, and the soul-deep connection between them.

As their flames of desire burn into overdrive, her flying Ace makes a historical discovery that threatens her family’s very existence. Sam’s fears are taken to new heights when she realizes the only way to fix the time-line is to sacrifice her captive hero...or is it?

Can love truly survive the test of time?               

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 Here's a bit about Donna Michaels:

I live in Northeast Pa with my fulltime military husband, our 4 kids, my parents and several rescued cats. Yeah, never a dull moment in our household. It’s a wonder I find time to sleep, let alone write. lol  But I do.

I’m currently revising 3 books, and writing 3 books. Not enough time in the day! Right now the new ones I’m writing are Future Hero- the second book in the Time-shift Heroes Series, Maria’s story; Cowboy Daddy Squared—the sequel to Cowboy-Sexy, Brett’s story; and the first book in my Dangerous Curves Series about female agents in a D.C. based company—Locke and Load. I do love variety, but they will all have the same sexy humour.

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That was great meeting Mitch today! Thank you for visiting Familiarise Friday, Donna, and my very best wishes for the success of all your novels. 



  1. Nancy, thank you so much for having me (and Mitch)!

    I'm fascinated by the WWII era and enjoyed touching on it a little in Captive Hero.

    1. You're very welcome, Donna! Hope your day is a good one.


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