Guest Post and Giveaway: Laura Simcox, Author of Various State of Undress: Georgia

Laura Simcox hijacked the virtual offices this morning to share a guest post.  Make sure you enter the awesome giveaway, too! 

Hi Readers,

I’m thrilled to be returning as a guest on Manga Maniac Café! Big hugs all around.

Today I’m celebrating the release of Various States of Undress: Georgia and I hope you enjoy a little peek inside my hero’s bedroom. First—a bit about Brett Knox. He’s 26, and a pro baseball player. He’s tall, dark, arrogant and hot-headed. He’s also charming, funny and can make Georgia’s mouth *thud* with one little seductive smile.

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Interview and Giveaway: Toni Blake, Author of Love Me if You Dare

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Toni!  Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Toni Blake] Smart, funny, loyal, creative type

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?

[Toni Blake] LOVE ME IF YOU DARE is the second book in my Coral Cove series, set in a small, quirky, seaside town in Florida. The hero, Reece Donovan, owns a quaint, retro motel called the Happy Crab, and he’s refusing to sell it to the high-rise developer who wants his land – even though his motel, along with the rest of the town, has fallen on hard times. Enter Camille Thompson, the developer’s secret weapon – her job is to wear Reece down. Of course, in the process of that, sparks fly, she falls in love with Reece and the Coral Cove, big secrets are revealed and promises are broken – you get the picture. ?

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Rebecca York, Author of Private Affair

Rebecca York dropped by this morning to share a guest post.  There’s also a giveaway for you to enter, so be sure to fill out the widget below!

5 Reasons That Private Investigators Make Great Heroes by Rebecca York

As unlikely as it sounds, the heroes of my Rockfort Security romantic suspense series—Jack Brandt, Shane Gallagher and Max Lyon—met in a Miami holding cell, after they were swept up in a drug raid at a nightclub. There they banded together to keep order among a bunch of drunks and druggies. And after they made bail, they went out for beers. During the night, they’d recognized each other’s strengths and decided to form the Rockfort Security Agency. Jack is a former Navy Seal. Shane was an Army MP. And Max Lyon is a former Baltimore City Police Detective. They each brought their special skills to the detective agency located in Rockville, Maryland, outside Washington, DC. (Hence the Rockfort name.)

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Review: Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

If a blogger friend hadn’t recommended Worth the Fall, I would have skipped it.  The pregnant heroine and all of those little kids… yeah, not my cup of tea.  Despite my reservations, the characters managed to charm me within the first few pages.  I breezed through this book and had a hard time putting it down, so if you decide to give it a try, plan your time accordingly Smile

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Spotlight and Giveaway: I Do! by Rachel Gibson

I have a teaser from Rachel Gibson’s I Do! this morning, as well as an awesome giveaway for you to enter.  Check it out!

Teaser:

Rebecca Ramsey unplugged the iPod, then leaned beneath the raised hood. She cupped her hands around her mouth and yelled, “Hello!”

A hollow thud like someone thumped a watermelon came from beneath the car mingled with the sound of tools hitting concrete.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Miranda Neville, Author of The Duke of Dark Desires

Miranda Neville dropped by the virtual offices to share a special guest post.  Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a copy of her book, too!

Top 5 complaints from Julian’s household staff)

Before Julian Fortescue unexpectedly inherited the title of Duke of Denford, he had a single manservant who doesn’t appear in any of my books but whose name is Cumberbatch. (And if you wonder why I just picked that name you are right.) Once he came into both title and money he had to hire a lot more staff for Fortescue House in London and they aren’t all happy.

Monsieur Albert, the French chef

Oo la la dites donc, Monsieur le duc does not appreciate the genius of Albert. The keetchen she is filthy like a peeg sty and the other servants are idiots.

Note: Monsieur Albert quickly departs after a brief appearance in The Duke of Dark Desires. The kitchen becomes more hygienic.

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Novella Review: Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey

 

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

If Riskier Business hadn’t popped up on my recommendations page on Amazon, I would have missed out on Tessa Bailey’s latest novella.  I’ve read almost everything she’s written, so I was eager to see what Ruby and Troy have been up to since His Risk to Take.  That one click button is so convenient, and in just a few seconds, I was reading away.

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