Interview with Rhian Cahill, Author of Secret Santa

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

[Rhian Cahill] Indescribable. :)

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Secret Santa?

[Rhian Cahill] Secret Santa is a sweet little Christmas novella that tells the story a man who’s had enough of waiting for the woman he loves to notice him. He makes a plan and with the help of a set of fake Secret Santa envelopes he’ll convince the woman of his dreams that he’s the best Christmas present she could wish for.

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Interview with Sarah Barrie, Author of Getting Wild

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Sarah! Welcome to the Manga Maniac Café!  Can you please tell us about yourself?

[Sarah Barrie] I am a mum, a writer, an editor, a web designer and a farm owner.. and a few other bits and pieces. I have this little fantasy thing going on where I seem to believe I never have enough work to do, so I take on more, when in reality I spend most of my days flat out trying to fit 48 hrs into a day. When I find myself grumbling about it, I drop everything and write stories, (which is when I get my novels done!) usually over a glass or two of wine at the end of the evening. But I love all of it. So what can you do?

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Getting Wild?

[Sarah Barrie] Getting Wild is a romantic comedy. It’s a light, easy read about a beautiful, driven perfectionist, Ella Jameson, who comes up against her nemesis in Ryan Edwards – a seasoned adventurer with an adrenaline-junkie, alpha personality. When they end up co-hosting a travel show and touring the wilds of central and northern Australia, Ella is thrown into Ryan’s world and sparks fly all over the place. It’s lots of fun.

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

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Interview with Jenny Brigalow, author of Children of the Mist

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

[Jenny Brigalow] I’m a mum, a writer, a dreamer, a chocoholic and a hopeless romantic.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Children of the Mist?

[Jenny Brigalow] COTM is a Young Adult paranormal with a strong romantic element. It’s about skater girl Morven Smith who turns sixteen and develops boobs, acute appendicitis and a pair of pointy teeth. Whilst she is stunned by her metamorphosis into vampire, her best mate, the enigmatic Zest, is not. For the young werewolf it’s the answer to a prayer. He’s been alone for a long time. But when fate conspires to push them apart, Zest is filled with dread. In Scotland Morven will discover the truth of an ancient feud. Must the past always repeat itself? And, in the end, can they both survive?

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Interview with Carly Drake, Author of Words Once Spoken

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Welcome, Carly! Can you please describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Carly Drake] Lover of creative challenges, paper and things written on them, too sarcastic for my own good, boot obsessed, & fond of many things UK/Irish

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Words Once Spoken?

[Carly Drake] The story is a YA Paranormal Fantasy, set in Medieval England. As the daughter of a feudal lord, Evelyn is destined to be married off like a prized cow, however she prefers the comforts of the woods, her bow & arrow, and trousers to the confines of four walls, dresses, and balls.  When her family takes her to the princess’s coming out gala she comes across a young noble who is almost as strange as she is.  Through him she learns of the predatory fey, the vampires and werewolves they created with a curse, and her own blood-filled past. Words Once Spoken refers to the fact that once a spell or curse is cast only the caster can revoke what was done. It is the first in a three book series.

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