December 1, 2012

New Cover Reveal: Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen with Interview

Hey guys!  I’m so excited to reveal the new cover for

Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen!

Not only do we get to reveal this awesome new cover, but
we also are thrilled to have Michelle stop by for a quick
Q & A about some of her favorite things!

For those of you have yet to read this book, it was seriously awesome!
A re-telling of Eros and Psyche =  win!

You can check out our review on Painted Blind HERE

Are you ready for the awesome…!

Seventeen years old and agoraphobic, Psyche Middleton vows her dad will never see the risqué photos she took during a summer modeling stint abroad, but one of them ends up on a billboard in her Montana hometown. Now everyone—especially her dad—can see it. And yet, somehow, those are the mundane things in her life because she is about to fall unexpectedly, head-over-heels in love with Erik, a mysterious young man who rescues her from a crowd of admirers, and who she’s never actually seen because…he can make himself invisible.

As strange as this may seem, it’s about to get even stranger. Erik takes her to his palace in an idyllic kingdom, and she is swept into the beauty and culture of his world, but his affection has one condition: she may not see him. Overtaken, intrigued, and still not wholeheartedly believing he’s real, Psyche is going to have to decide if she can love him blindly; because if she can’t, she may lose him forever.

Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen
Publish Date:  May 3, 2012
Publisher:  Createspace

AND here’s the old one:


Pretty awesomesauce don’t ya think?
Which one do you prefer?


Top Fav’s with Michelle Hansen

1. Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why?

                Pepsi, Doritos and macadamia nuts. How’s that for healthy? I try not to snack that much, but when I get frustrated with a scene, comfort food helps me keep moving.

2. Top 3 Favorite books that inspired you to write and why?

                All of the Lois Duncan thrillers. They were the first books I couldn’t put down.

                Pride & Prejudice- The first book I stayed up all night to finish

                Harlan Coben’s Tell No One hooked me on “commercial” fiction. I love Coben’s voice and style.

3. Top 3 favorite songs to listen to while writing and why?

                I can’t listen to music when I write. Even instrumental music distracts me. I write best with earplugs, so not even the tapping of the keyboard interferes with the words in my head.

4. Top (4) favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why?

                1. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve read is to write ABOUT the scene you want to write if you find you can’t write the scene itself.

                2. Brainstorm words and phrases to get vivid images onto the page without the constraints of sentence structure.

                3. Go for a walk. I find if I get my feet moving, oftentimes the words work themselves into the forefront of my mind. Then I’m rushing home trying to get it out before I lose it.              

                4. Finally, drive. If I can get an hour alone in the car, radio off, I can talk myself through almost any scene.

5. Top 3 favorite animated movies and why?

                When my kids were little, I heard more of their movies than I saw on the screen. I would be in the kitchen cooking or doing the dishes and I’d hear the screenplay. Some animated movies are mostly screaming and loud, obnoxious characters. I decided the true test of an animated movie was how it sounded when I couldn’t see it. My favorites are Beauty & the Beast, Chicken Little and Tangled. 

6. You’re home alone, there’s a fire!  Top 3 things you’d grab and save from the fire!

                My laptop, my backup hard drive and my wedding album. (Basically, all my photos and novels in progress.)        

 Thanks for stopping by Michelle, and for sharing your new cover with us!

About the Author:


Michelle A. Hansen was raised in southeastern Washington. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and taught high school English for six years. She and her husband have four children.

Connect with the Author:  Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

 Available for Purchase:


  1. Witchmag

    Wow, this new cover is simply amazing! And a retelling of a myth? Totally my thing! I’ll definitely check this book out ^^

  2. CSoccer

    The old one for sure! My husband wouldn’t like me having the other one layingaround and I wouldn’t let my kids read it, plus I wouldn’t have picked it up to read it the first time with a cover like the second one. It looks too suggestive.

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