Interview with Susanna Ives, Author of Wicked Little Secrets and Giveaway


Please welcome Susanna Ives to the virtual offices this morning!

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

[Susanna Ives] Mommy, wife, neurotic writer, runner, dog & cat lover, caffeine addict, devourer of potato chips, musicoholic, blessed with awesome friends.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Wicked Little Secrets?

[Susanna Ives] Vivienne Taylor is determined to repress her natural vivaciousness to be the proper meek and submissive lady for her fiancé, John Vandergrift. However, when her beloved Aunt Gertrude becomes the victim of a blackmail scheme, Vivienne can’t rely on John for help–he would jilt her in a heartbeat. Instead, she turns to her aunt’s neighbor, the wicked and world travelled Lord Dashiell. Together he and Vivienne embark on a wild misadventure through Victorian London.

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–Back to Reality Edition


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

We enjoyed our trip to WDW, where we walked, grazed, and basked in the sunshine.  My parents joined us for a few days, and I hope they had a good time walking, grazing, and basking in the sunshine with us.  I’m already looking forward to returning next year!

The weather outside has been frightful since we got back.  Yesterday and today – icy rain, which has left many without power and slippery roads.  I think I’m just going to hibernate today as I am not looking forward to trying to get out of our subdivision.  The driveway is a nightmare.

Hope all is well with everyone!  Is everyone finished with their holiday shopping??  I have a few more things to get, and then I am DUN.

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library.  Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

I received a few surprises while I was gone.

The Barrow

The Curse Winners – this arrived in fantastic packaging!

This Side of Salvation – so did this!

The Descent

Through the Ever Night – this was 1.99 last week, and I bought it for the plane ride home, even though I have it in hardcover.  It was fantastic.

Underwater Dogs

Secrets of a Bollywood Marriage

Romance for Cynics

In the After – This was 1.99 too

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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Interview with Zoe Forward, Author of Forgotten in Darkness and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Zoe Forward this morning!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Zoe!  Can you please describe yourself?

[Zoe Forward] Thank you for having me drop by! I’m celebrating the release of the second in the Scimitar Magi paranormal series, Forgotten in Darkness. I love writing about hot alpha badboys and mixing in a bit of ancient Egyptian legend. I’m also a veterinarian, mom of one young son, and total readaholic.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Forgotten in Darkness?

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Spotlight and Giveaway–The Forgotten by L C Mortimer




Publication Date: November 18, 2013

It’s been nearly eight years since the first reports of a zombie outbreak occurred, and Nicole Blue is tired of sitting around. The zombies pose no threat to her and she’s ready to start living her life. She decides to take control of her future and secures a job in nearby Breakside, a town known for its bars, night life, and zombie hunters. It isn’t long before she’s fully immersed in her life as a bar back at the Breakside Lounge, making drinks, friends, and a name for herself. 

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Meet Valin from Prince of Shadows by Tes Hilarie and Giveaway

Prince of Shadows (Paladin Warriors)

Please give Valin a warm welcome this morning!  You can read more about him in Prince of Shadows by Tes Hilarie.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.

*Valin’s lips quirk up at the corners.* How about sexy and irresistible? Though that’s far short of five…Hmm… *Valin sits back, folding his arms as he rolls his tongue behind his lips. His eyes dance with amusement.* How about I add in Gabby’s favorite three: vain, conceited, and asshole.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Valin, Paladin of the Light?

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Spotlight and Giveaway – The Holders by Julianna Scott

The Holders (Holders #1)
Release Date: 03/05/2013
Summary from Goodreads:
17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything. The abandonment of their father, the so called ‘experts’ who insist that voices in his head are unnatural and must be dealt with, and the constant threat of being taken away to some hospital and studied like an animal. When two representatives appear claiming to have the answers to Ryland’s perceived problem, Becca doesn’t buy it for one second. That is until they seem to know things about Ryland and about Becca and Ryland’s family, that forces Becca to concede that there may be more to these people than meets the eye. Though still highly skeptical, Becca agrees to do what’s best for Ryland.
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