Interview with Gail Ransom, Author of Sweet Treason and Giveaway

Please welcome special guest Gail Ranstrom to the virtual offices this morning!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Gail Ranstrom] Yikes! I’m awful at this stuff. Okay, try this…

Quirky, funny and friendly, Gail Ranstrom has written historical romantic suspense for Harlequin and Entangled Publishing.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Sweet Treason?

[Gail Ranstrom] Sweet Treason is a story about two people caught up in the extraordinary circumstances of war, intrigue and betrayal. Emily Nevins only wants to keep her family safe. Ryan Sutton is willing to die for justice, equality and security. When they discover their goals threaten the other’s goal, they must find a way to reconcile their differences before one of them has to pay the price for treason.

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

[Gail Ranstrom] The concept grew out of a movie I was watching that made me ask myself if the American rebellion was any different than the lords who forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. Was it simply the span of an ocean that made it escalate from rebellion to revolution? Or was it more? In exploring that question, I found my characters, what they believed in, and how far they’d go to achieve it.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Emily?

[Gail Ranstrom] Determined, loyal, fierce.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Ryan had a theme song, what would it be?

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Interview with Cassie Mae, Author of How to Date a Nerd

Please welcome Cassie Mae to the virtual offices this morning! She’s here to tell us about How to Date a Nerd.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Cassie Mae] Big, brunette, and beautiful ;) And nerd through and through.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about How to Date a Nerd?

[Cassie Mae] It’s the first book in a series of “How to” novels, and I’m supah excited about it! It’s about a closet nerd who struggles to be herself and stay on the popular social ladder.

Nerd is my baby…first contemporary romance I wrote and it’s the one that started it all. So even though it’s my third release, it’s number one right in my nerdy heart.

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

[Cassie Mae] I was bored to death one night and my eye caught my Harry Potter Scene It game. I decided I was going to play it till I got an answer wrong…and four hours later, hubby came home and asked what I was doing. When I told him, he said Star Wars trivia was next, and I thought, I’m writing a story about two nerds in love.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Zoe?

[Cassie Mae] Scared, confused, and a hot mess. (I know, that’s technically more than three, but oh well, lol)

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Zak had a theme song, what would it be?

[Cassie Mae] This. Completely this. http://cheezburger.com/38427905

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Zoe is never without.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Alchemy by Sheena Boekweg, Melanie Crouse, and Sabrina West

Alchemy by Sheena Boekweg, Melanie Crouse, and Sabrina West
457 pages
YA, paranormal

"Do you want me to be dangerous?" he asked, his voice husky and low.
I gulped, and for a moment I was incapable of speech. But he was quiet, waiting. "No. I don’t."
"Then I’m not dangerous at all," he murmured. His gaze moved from my eyes to my mouth. "You’ve never been safer than you are at this moment." I shivered as his breath tickled my skin. Our lips were mere millimeters apart when the sky shattered in a kaleidoscope of colored light.
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