Spotlight: ‘Tis the Season Christmas Anthology

I had a great time reading the ‘Tis the Season Christmas novellas published by Entangled Publishing under their Indulgence imprint, so I asked the authors to drop by the virtual offices to answer a few questions.  Check out what they had to say!

‘Tis the Season to be Kissed (Entangled Indulgence)  by  Amy Andrews

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Santa or the Grinch?

[Amy Andrews] Definitely Santa. Love, love, love Christmas. Love the carols and the tree and the decorations and saying Merry Christmas to complete strangers in the street and I love feeling so full I’m going to die on Christmas day and that wonderful family feel to the whole holiday. Freaking love it!

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Interview with Gina Gordon, Author of Recipe for Attraction


[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Good morning, Gina!  Can you please describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Gina Gordon] I am a cupcake-loving Canadian, self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie, lover of German Shepherds and funny animal gifs.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Recipe for Attraction?

[Gina Gordon] Recipe for Attraction is the second book in my Madewood Brothers series and stars Neil Harrison, the oldest Madewood brother and foster son of the late socialite Vivian Madewood. Neil battles feelings of unworthiness and is haunted by his past. To prove his worth he’s building the biggest culinary venture the family has ever taken on—the Madewood Farm. But Neil has found an outlet for keeping his demons at bay…..illegal street racing.

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Interview with Bethanne Strasser, Author of Letters From Home and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Bethanne Strasser!

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

[Bethanne Strasser] Lover. Army Wife. Friend. Mother. Impulsive. Rebellious. Faithful. Irish. Temper. Strong-willed.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Letters from Home?

[Bethanne Strasser] Letters from Home is a story of finding love where you least expect it. When Lena Rodriguez comes home from a deployment, she expects to meet the man of her dreams. Instead, the man who keeps grabbing her attention is Zachary Benson, the friend who has always been more like a brother. It’s a sweet [okay, not really sweet as in–a sensual rating. 😀 :P], poignant story about going beyond friendship to a love that will last a lifetime.

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Meet Britton Townsend from The Awakening: Britton by Abby Niles and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Britton Townsend  this morning!

“Good morning, beautiful.” Britton leaned back against the wood chair and flashed a killer half-smile. “Thanks for having me today.”

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

He shook his head. “Nope. Penning me down to five words is impossible. I’m much more interesting than that.”

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Detective Brit Townsend?

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Review: Falling for Mr Wrong by Inara Scott


Falling for Mr. Wrong: A Bencher Family Book (Entangled Indulgence)

May Contain Spoilers


I had a few problems with Falling for Mr Wrong, though I did enjoy the read.  I thought that the plot relied on too many convenient coincidences, and  at one point, it felt too contrived.  After repeatedly pushing Kelsey away, Ross takes advantage of her to close a business deal.  My biggest problem with the book is that I never really cared for Ross.  Sure, he’s a great dad, but he’s not such a great supporter of Kelsey. Because she climbs mountains, and because he’s risk adverse, he doesn’t even try to see her point of view until very close to the end of the novel.  He also has a distressing way of looking down on her, and I had a hard time getting over that.

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