Orphaned at six and sent to live with abusive relatives in Bucharest, Mariah learned early in life to box up violent, agonizing memories and put them in permanent mental storage. Now almost nineteen, she has a paying job, a tiny apartment, and a plan to attend university. She loves her independence and is steadily overcoming her past, but when an enigmatic stranger walks into the pub where she works and the trajectory of her life changes yet again, she begins to wonder if she’ll run out of mental shelf space.
Please give a warm welcome to Olivia Mayfield! She’s visiting the virtual offices to chat about The Inheritance.
[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Olivia Mayfield] Caffeine lover, wine hoarder, book devourer, rabid fan of Jane Eyre, owns far too many scarves, destroys chocolate and ice cream for the good of mankind.
[Manga Maniac Café] Can you tell us a little about The Inheritance?
[Olivia Mayfield] Maggie’s forced to participate in an inheritance competition with her brother, ex-boyfriend and ex best friend when her grandfather dies—the first person to discover what happened to her sister who vanished 8 years ago will win the entirety of the estate. But someone is determined to keep those secrets buried…at all costs.
[Manga Maniac Café] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Olivia Mayfield] I decided I wanted to write about an inheritance competition—those fascinate me, when you make people work for it and compete against each other. But I wanted it to be a gritty mystery, too. About someone who simply vanished. What happened to the girl? How badly would it haunt you if your teen sister went to a party but never came back? From there, the characters and plot evolved.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three words best describe Maggie?
[Olivia Mayfield] Resourceful, haunted, determined.
[Manga Maniac Café] If Bethany had a theme song, what would it be?
[Olivia Mayfield] Oh, you know it’s gonna be “Gold Digger” by Kanye. Haha. Or at least that’s what Maggie would say…
[Manga Maniac Café] Name one thing Andrew is never without.Read more
Please welcome Miguel Sanchez to the virtual offices this morning! He’s the hunky hero of Caridad Pineiro’s For Love or Vengeance.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Miguel Sanchez] Reliable. Honorable. Patient. Family man. Dedicated.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Miguel Sanchez?
[Miguel Sanchez] For a long time I’ve been totally devoted to my work. I’m at FBI headquarters early and stay late often when I’m on a case. Lately my dreams have been filled with thoughts about my new partner which is a little troubling. Okay, maybe more than a little troubling since she’s hard-headed, determined and sees everything in black and white. That’s a dangerous thing, especially since I’m so attracted to her and her mindset is one that I can’t live with.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Helene?
[Miguel Sanchez] LOL! Hard-headed, determined and judgmental. But I think that inside there is a very loving, passionate and caring woman. I wish I could figure out how to get past the tough shell she’s erected around herself.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about her?
[Miguel Sanchez] Her lack of compassion. It’s like she doesn’t understand how to handle people’s emotions or her own for that matter. But she is trying lately so I’ll give her props for that.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?Read more
Entangled is celebrating the release of Tracy Wolff’s new series with a giveaway. I can’t resist books about rock stars, so I want to check Crash into Me out.
Crash Into My by Tracy Wolff
Jamison Matthews has lusted after Ryder Montgomery since she was a preteen. But now that Ryder and her brother’s band, Shaken Dirty, has made it huge, she’s just one of many pining for the brooding lead singer. Too bad Ryder still sees her as a little sister. Not that it matters. Her brother would never allow it, and the last thing Jamison wants is to be another notch on a rock star’s bed post. Even if it’s Ryder’s.Read more
Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman
About the book:
Faking it with this flirt never felt so real…
Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend–just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…Read more