Cover Reveal! Sleeper by S M Johnston

Entranced Publishing has a cover reveal!  S M Johnston’s Sleeper, hits stores in December.  What do you think of this cover?

 

 

About the Book:

Title: Sleeper (Book I in the Toy Soldiers series)

Author: S. M. Johnston

Release Date: December 2, 2013

Publisher: Entranced Publishing

Genre: NA speculative fiction

After a life saving heart transplant, eighteen-year-old Mishca Richardson is plagued by nightmares and an urgent desire to find her birth parents, which she puts down to post-operation depression. But her new heart seems to bring more than a second chance at life in the form of speed, strength and love at first sight.

About the Author:
Sharon is a writer from Mackay in Queensland, Australia who has short stories published in anthologies and was also runner-up in the Australian Literary Review’s Young Adult short story contest with KARMA. By day she is a public relations executive and by night she writes weird fiction and soulful contemporaries while her husband, two sons and cat are fast asleep.

Social Media Links:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorsmjohnston
Twitter: https://twitter.com/S_M_Johnston
Website: www.smjohnston.com
Blog: www.downunderwonderings.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4019418.S_M_Johnston

Interview with Lorna Peel, Author of Only You and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Lorna Peel to the virtual offices.  Lorna is celebrating the release of ONLY YOU, and after the interview, she has a digital copy for one of you to take home!

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

[Lorna Peel] I am the author of ‘Only You’ due 1 April 2013 from Entranced Publishing. I’m a genealogy geek, writer, reader, and chicken butler!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Only You?

[Lorna Peel] Jane Hollinger has just turned thirty-one and teaches adult education classes. Her self confidence is at rock bottom, as she hadn’t known her ex-husband was cheating on her. Jane’s sister and best friend buy her a subscription to a dating website but little do they know that Jane’s fantasy man is waiting for her in her family history evening class!

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

[Lorna Peel] Through Jane, I wanted to explore what it would really like to be in a relationship with someone famous but you wish they weren’t famous because you are a very private person who prefers to live a quiet life? Could you love them enough to be able to put up with all the intrusions the relationship would bring with it?

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

[Lorna Peel] Private, nerdy, doubting.

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

[Lorna Peel] A Good Heart by Fergal Sharkey

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

[Lorna Peel] Her personal alarm. She bought one after her best friend was mugged on her way home from work.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Robert’s bathroom?

[Lorna Peel] 1. Hair dye, I see him doing a George Clooney and allowing himself to go gray naturally.

2. Cheap after shave, Jane notices that he only uses the expensive stuff!

3. Fancy toilet roll. Robert is a plain white, unquilted, and unscented type of guy!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jane’s greatest regret?

[Lorna Peel] Probably ignoring her mother’s warnings and marrying her first husband, Tom, when they were both too young.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Lorna Peel] Good coffee, good books, and good TV drama.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Lorna Peel] A comfy seat, some quiet, and my laptop!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Lorna Peel] Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor. I read it about once a year. It’s my favorite book.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Lorna Peel] I can’t pick just one book, but the author would be Enid Blyton, and it’s probably one of her Famous Five series. I started reading them when I was five!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Lorna Peel] I love tracing my family tree, I also I grow fruit and vegetables, and I’m a butler to my five chickens and one guinea hen!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Lorna Peel] Website: http://lornapeel.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LornaPeelAuthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PeelLorna

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lornapeel

Blog: http://lornapeel.com/only-you

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/LornaPeel

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

Giveaway Time!

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You can purchase Only You from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below

About the book:

 

Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a genealogy teacher.

Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realizes he’s interested in more than her genealogical expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.

Can Jane handle living – and loving – in the spotlight?

Publisher Entranced Publishing

Book trailer link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpKwxPVayPg&feature=plcp&noredirect=1

 

About the author:

Lorna Peel lives in County Sligo, Ireland, and when she’s not writing, she researches her family history. She’s had some pretty varied jobs, including Tour Guide, Professional Genealogist, Bookseller, and Census Enumerator, but she thinks she’s going to enjoy being an author best of all.

Interview with Ashley Christman, Author of The Lady and the Highwayman and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Ashley Christman!  Ashley’s latest release, The Lady and the Highwayman, is published by Entranced Publishing, under her pen name Charlotte Davila.  Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Lady and the Highwayman after the interview!

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

[Ashley Christman] I’m an editor, publisher, writer and caffeine addict. Also a roller derby player.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Lady and the Highwayman?

[Ashley Christman] The Lady and the Highwayman is a historical romance set in Georgian England.

Lady Elizabeth Bennington has the perfect life: she’s the daughter of an earl and betrothed to her childhood friend, William Hartley, the second son of a duke. But, when her sister’s indiscretion leads to an unplanned pregnancy, and the subsequent disgrace of Elizabeth’s entire family, her idyllic life is thrown into disarray.

First, her fiance is prohibited from marrying her. Then she receives word that William has been killed by thieves. To top it all off, she gets abducted by a highwayman. Can Elizabeth find love again, and with the most unlikely of people?

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

[Ashley Christman]  I’m a huge history buff and Georgian England happens to be a period that I’m fascinated by. I wanted to write about an aristocratic family and a woman who lives by her own rules.

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

[Ashley Christman] Intelligent, Strong, Passionate

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

[Ashley Christman] Johnny Cash’s Walk the Line

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

[Ashley Christman] Her wit.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Elizabeth’s greatest regret?

[Ashley Christman]  Not always saying what’s on her mind and missing opportunities to pursue the things she wants in life.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Ashley Christman] It depends on my mood really, but music and pictures have a way of creating scenes and characters in my mind.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Ashley Christman] Red Bull, my laptop, and a great playlist

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Ashley Christman]  That’s a difficult question to answer. I read so many of them. Probably Vicki Pattersen’s The Taken from the Celestial Blues series.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Ashley Christman]  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. I’ve been a lifelong reader, but that was one of my faves when I was really young.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Ashley Christman] I play roller derby, train for half-marathons, and enjoy spending the precious little free time I have with my partner. We both have busy schedules.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Ashley Christman] Readers can check me out on FB, Twitter @AMChristman, and of course, my website ashleymchristman.com

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

Giveaway Time!

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You can order The Lady and the Highwayman from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below:

About the book:

Lady Elizabeth Bennington has the perfect life: she’s the daughter of an earl and betrothed to her childhood friend, William Hartley, the second son of a duke. But, when her sister’s indiscretion leads to an unplanned pregnancy, and the subsequent disgrace of Elizabeth’s entire family, her idyllic life is thrown into disarray.

First, her fiancé is prohibited from marrying her. Then she receives word that William has been killed by thieves. To top it all off, she gets abducted by a highwayman. Can Elizabeth find love again, and with the most unlikely of people?

Ashley M. Christman writing as Charlotte Davila

Romance Author

As a child, Ashley M. Christman spent many hours in imaginary worlds, exploring the depths of mythology and immersing herself in a breadth of classics. After spending so much time reading, she decided to try her hand at writing.

An avid fan of film noir, she combines fantasy, noir style heroes and heroines, and the paranormal in a modern day setting in a way that hopefully would make even Bogie proud.

When not writing, she can be found in the wilds of Minnesota enjoying great cuisine, avoiding the gym, and being walked by the dog with her partner, Tom.

Author Links

Author Website and Blog: www.ashleymchristman.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17696596-the-lady-and-the-highwayman

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-M-Christman/270726188001

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AMChristman

Email: Ashley@ashleymchristman.com

Buy:

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Excerpt

Every morning, at exactly half past noon, Lady Bennington began her traverse of the entire

length of Rathbonne, the Bennington family estate. She did this at the insistence of her Mama, who recommended that she do so in order to have a desirable marriage. It was advice that she took very seriously — that is to say she took only half of it very seriously. She refused to refrain from pastries and pies, both of which satisfied her demanding sweet tooth.

The estate did not make for an easy walk. It spanned over twenty acres and took her the

better part of half an hour to complete, if she moved at a leisurely pace. She always moved at a

leisurely pace, getting lost in her thoughts and fantasies of faraway lands and foreign cultures.

Sometimes, rather than walk back to the house, she would bring a book and stay in the high field amongst the shepherds and their grazing sheep, and read.

This morning she decided that rather than reading in the high field, she’d go to the brook

behind the property that divided Rathbonne from the neighboring Highborne estate. Highborne was the country home of the Duke of Staffordshire and his family, with whom the Benningtons were well acquainted. She removed the blanket from under her arm and smoothed it out on the grass beneath the tall oak, making herself cozy enough to lose herself in Paradise Lost.

“Lady Elizabeth, I bid you good afternoon,” a familiar voice yelled in the distance.

Elizabeth looked up from her book. Lord William Hartley, her childhood friend and the

second son of the Duke, was approaching on horseback. Will, like herself, was a younger child and the two of them had been raised closely. Unlike Elizabeth, he would inherit property in his own right, and his father’s title if something should cause the death of his brother. Elizabeth’s fortunes relied entirely on her marrying well.