Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Catch ~ Blog Tour with Guest Post By the Author Michelle D. Argyle

Find out about the book, read my short review, enjoy the author's guest post, learn about the author, and then enter the giveaway! How much fun can be in just one post!

About the Book:
Release date: September 20th 2013
Publisher: MDA Books
Purchase: Amazon


When eighteen-year-old Miranda chases a purse snatcher on the Las Vegas Strip, the last thing she expects is for the pursuit to turn into an extended game of hide-and-seek. All Miranda wants are the old black and white photographs buried at the bottom of her purse. They’re the only things she has left of the grandmother she never knew. But how much is she willing to put on the line to save them? And is it possible she’s falling in love with a thief?

My Review

I found this short story to be very fun and entertaining. I enjoyed it so much, that I wish it had been a full length book so that there would have been more to read! I think that this story is sweet and it made me smile to read it. The writing is easy to read and the characters are well developed. I found myself getting emotional along with them. This is a great example of how a story should be written.

Guest Post by the Author:

I asked Michelle what her inspiration was for this story. Here is what she wrote back:

I started the idea for Catch when my publisher told me my next novel wouldn't come out for six more months. Disappointed, I knew I had to get something else out there for my readers and thought about self-publishing something. I decided to write a short story with a romantic, happy ending. I'm kind of known for bittersweet endings, and I wanted this story to be truly happy and sweet. I knew I wanted my main character, Miranda, to fall in love with an unlikely love interest. Who is more unlikely than a purse thief? I then decided Miranda should be on vacation with her family, and about to move away to go to college. Since she's in such a transition period of her life, I liked what that awkwardness added to her character and the feel of the story.

I wasn't sure how Catch was going to end, which is odd for me because I always know my endings. This one, however, I decided to let lead me wherever it could go. I think when it comes to shorter works, I like to write a little more organically than I do with my novels.

Before I finished Catch, my publisher told me they were closing their doors. I was devastated, of course. I still am. However, Catch provided me with hope that I could move on and publish my own work here on out. I finished the story, hired my editor, and put the story out there in hopes that my fans would get some satisfaction out of it while I was in the midst of republishing all my other novels. It has been wonderful so far. Thank you for this opportunity to spread the word! I do hope others check out the story and enjoy Miranda's romp through Las Vegas with a purse thief named Ollie.


Michelle D. Argyle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She adores cheese, chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life. Michelle writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction (and other genres when she feels like it). | |


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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book mentioned above for review purposes. All opinions are my own and were not influenced. I was not required to write a positive review.


  1. Great guest post. Nice review. Glad you liked the book :)

  2. So happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for being a part of the tour.


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