Interview and Giveaway: Erin Lindsey, Author of The Bloodbound

I enjoyed The Bloodbound, so I was thrilled when Erin Lindsey dropped by the virtual offices to answer a few questions.  Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of her book!

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

[Erin Lindsey] Constantly daydreaming lover of words.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Bloodbound?

[Erin Lindsey] I wanted to write a classic fantasy adventure that was genuinely fun to read. A lot of the stuff out there in SF/F right now is pretty grim. That’s not a criticism – I’m including my own work in that category. The Nicolas Lenoir novels, which I write as EL Tettensor, are about as dark as it gets. But sometimes you’re looking for something lighter, something you can take to the beach on your summer vacation and enjoy every page. A cast of flawed, likable characters caught up in a heroic struggle, with enough romance and humour to keep the mood balanced. That’s what I was going for in this book.

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Interview and Giveaway: Shannyn Schroeder, Author of Her Perfect Game

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

[Shannyn Schroeder] Quiet, shy, hard-working, blunt

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

[Shannyn Schroeder] Her Perfect Game is the second novella in the Hot & Nerdy trilogy. It’s about a gamer/hacker girl who spends her spring break at a Comic Con-like convention. She’s there to network and hopefully win the hackfest, which will get her to DefCon in the summer. She wants to find a job, but she doesn’t have a degree. What she doesn’t count on is running into her ex, who is the one that got away three years ago.

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Interview and Giveaway: A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

 

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

[Sonali Dev] A creative, idealistic, feminist mother.

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

[Sonali Dev] A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR is the story of Mili, a child bride who was married at the age of four in a tiny village in India and then abandoned by her husband. She’s all grown up now and finds herself at Eastern Michigan University in an attempt to make herself worthy of her husband so he will finally come claim her. And of Samir, a successful Bollywood director who owes everything to his big brother and will do anything to help his brother get rid of the wife who just crawled out of his past. It’s a story of two people trying to reconcile family bonds and cherished traditions with personal freedom and happiness.

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Interview with Chrys Fey, Author of 30 Seconds

 

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

[Chrys Fey] Rock obsessed auntie who writes.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about 30 Seconds?

[Chrys Fey] 30 Seconds is a romantic-suspense novella about a woman who finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and the Mob.

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Interview with Maya Banks, Author of Keep Me Safe and Giveaway

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

[Maya Banks] Introverted, cave-dweller, book-lover, LOVES-to-dish-romance!, SO grateful to my readers.

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

[Maya Banks] Keep Me Safe is a LONG awaited story for me. I’ve wanted to write this story and book 3 for SO long. I’ve had those two stories in my head for YEARS. But a concise peek (and I’m not very concise!) is that Ramie has psychic abilities, unique abilities, that enable her to track kidnapping victims by touching an object belonging to the victim. She makes a connection to them, but the downside is that she experiences every thing the victim does once she makes that connection. Everything. So it’s rather horrifying. She’s an empath who is only able to feel or detect the evil in people. Never the good. So her “gift” is more of a curse since she’s never able to feel the GOOD.

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Interview with Sidney Halston, Author of Full Contact and Giveaway

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

[Sidney Halston] First of all, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to interview me this morning. I’m so excited. Okay so, this is hard question, isn’t it. I guess I’d say: Mother, reader, daring, daydreamer, playful.

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

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Interview with Renita Pizzitola, Author of Just a Little Crush

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

[Renita Pizzitola] Um, I can do this in one word: Talkative! ?

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

[Renita Pizzitola] It’s the story of two college students who from the outside seem like total opposites. They went to high school together and have a bit of an awkward history, but after reconnecting at a college party they discover they are facing similar conflicts and just might be exactly what the other one needs.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

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