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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Spotlight and Giveaway: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale

This morning I have a chance for you to win some books by Maya Rodale!  Check out the info about her latest release, What A Wallflower Wants, and then enter the giveaway below!

What a Wallflower Wants By: Maya Rodale

Bad Boys & Wallflowers # 3

Releasing September 30th, 2014

Avon

In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . .

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Spotlight: By Winter’s Light by Stephanie Laurens

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Title: By Winter’s Light

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Date of Publication: October 28, 2014

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THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROMANCE TO CURL UP BY THE FIRE

BY WINTER’S LIGHT

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Stephanie Laurens

Returns to Scotland and the Cynster Clan!

Combine romantic Scotland, the boisterous Cynster family, and a wintry storm, and you have the perfect recipe for a wonderful Christmas love story.

When all the members of the Cynster family gather together at Casphairn Manor for merriment and holiday tidings, they bring with them their faithful minders and teachers; including Daniel Crosbie, and Claire Meadows. Having met before, Daniel is determined this visit will allow him to show hesitant Claire that just because she is a widow, does not mean that love doesn’t strike twice.

Assisted by the younger generation of Cynsters, all aspiring matchmakers, together with the help of a wintry storm and unforeseen circumstances, BY WINTER’S LIGHT Claire begins to see Daniel for the worthy partner he would be.

Stephanie Laurens returns to her beloved Cynster clan with BY WINTER’S LIGHT. With all six families together for the holidays, she ushers in a new generation of Cynsters.

Combining love, holiday spirit, and a little bit of magic, Laurens once again weaves a tale that shows that true love can withstand anything life—or mother nature—throws at you.

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#Bloggerblackout and What it Means to Me

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It’s a known fact that puppies lower blood pressure, so here is a puppy.

In case you were wondering where the reviews have been the past few days, I have decided to participate in the #Bloggerblackout.  What’s that?  It’s a time to reconnect with why I blog.

There have been crazy things going on in the blogging sphere over the last few weeks, and if you aren’t aware of them, check out this post at Book Binge.  It sums up pretty much how I feel, with handy links if you want to read about what’s going on. I don’t feel like recapping; I’m recapped out.

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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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