[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Lynna! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Lynna Banning] Shy, smart, determined, and hard-working
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Lone Sheriff?
[Lynna Banning] I am partial to “wounded warriors,” and was drawn to an orphan of undetermined heritage (maybe part Indian, maybe part Mexican, but he doesn’t really know) who pulled himself up by his bootstraps and in adulthood worked his way up to being sheriff. I saddled him with a privileged back-East girl whom he sees as a “piece of rich fluff” but who earns his respect, then his admiration, and then his love based on her wit and strength of character. Read more
Good morning, Lecia! Describe yourself in five words of less
Mother, Writer, Shy, Perceptive, Sentimental.
Can you tell us a little about your book?
WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES is the third book in the Temberlay series, which began with HOW TO DECIEVE A DUKE and THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY JULIA. This book is Stephen Ives’s story. He’s a dashing, charming, elegant gentleman with a brilliant career as a soldier and a diplomat, and he’s happy with his life just the way it is, without love to complicate it. He’s tried love, and failed, and he has no interest in trying again. Ever. And if he was ever to be tempted, the last lady on earth he’d choose would be Delphine St. James, the most ambitious, flirtatious, and annoying lady in London. When Delphine sets her cap for Stephen, he sets his with just as much determination to deny her. Read more
Good morning, Margaret! Tell us what inspired your new series, THE DOUGLAS LEGACY, and book 1, CAPTURED BY A LAIRD.
I first came across Archibald Douglas when I was doing research for THE GUARDIAN (THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS). I was intrigued by this handsome, young chieftain’s brazen power play in starting an affair with Scotland’s dowager queen, Margaret Tudor, so soon after the death of her husband, James IV. The affair led to lucrative appointments for his Douglas kin, and his eventual marriage to the queen put the Douglas chieftain in a position to vie for control of the young heir to the throne—and the country. For years, Archibald’s power rose and fell dramatically. He and his closest male relatives were forced to flee the country more than once to save their necks. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Susanne! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Susanne Bellamy] Technogumby, avid reader, wife and mother, traveller (not tourist).
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Engaging the Enemy?
[Susanne Bellamy] The idea came during a tram ride along Melbourne’s Swansdown Street. I spotted an abandoned red-brick building that piqued my interest and suddenly the story outline and characters were there! I loved the heritage aspect and these characters felt so real and right in the Melbourne setting. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Claudia! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Claudia Connor] I asked my family for help on this one. Weird. Tired. Fun. Loving. Hungry. I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?
[Claudia Connor] Sure. Worth The Fall is a love story, plain and simple, though love is never simple. Abby and Matt are two people with no other reason to be together and lots of reasons to be apart. Matt’s a Navy SEAL hero with skills, badassness and an intense sense of responsibility, but he’s also a man with so much love to give. He’s just never found anyone he wanted to give it to. Until Abby. But Abby’s been left all her life and knows she can’t watch another person walk away. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Ellie! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Ellie MacDonald] Humorous, intelligent, ambitious, creative, foodie.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Governess Club: Sara?
[Ellie MacDonald] Sara Collins is having difficulty adjusting to life as part of The Governess Club School and has her sights set on marrying the local vicar, a handsome, gentle man. When they get a new neighbor, Nathan Grant, a man who is tormented by something that happened to him that made him flee London, Sara finds herself attracted him and turns to this worldly man for adventure. Read more
[Manga Maniac Café] Good morning, Amy!
[Amy Woods] Thanks so much for having me as a guest today!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Amy Woods] Introverted, Curious, Dog lover, Writer
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book? Read more
Please welcome Amanda Forester to the virtual offices this morning! She took a little break from her Labor Day festivities to share some info about her handsome duke, James Lockton, and she has a copy of A Winter Wedding up for grabs!
The Trials and Tribulations of an Unmarried Duke by Amanda Forester
Can one feel sorry for a duke? The Duke of Marchford is, after all, young, wealthy, attractive, and a duke. An unmarried duke, to be exact, and that is where the trouble starts. Let us spy a moment on how he is getting along at his London house in this excerpt from Winter Wedding. Read more