Novella Review: To All the Rakes I’ve Loved Before by Anne Barton


To All the Rakes I’ve Loved Before (A Honeycote Novella)

May Contain Spoilers


I have been gobbling up the novellas like crazy!  I have been so busy that I haven’t found a lot of time to read, so these shorter stories are perfect for me right now.  It’s like having my cake and eating it too.  With fewer calories!

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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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Spotlight and Giveaway: Along Came Trouble by Erin Kern


ALONG CAME TROUBLE by Erin Kern (November 19, 2013; Forever Mass Market; 9781455573929; $8.00)

Elisa Cardoso longs for passion in her life. Though she’d much rather spend her days photographing the stunning Wyoming landscape, food photography is a lucrative, if uninspiring, way to pay her bills. But when her next assignment brings her face to face with sexy restaurant owner Brody McDermott, Elisa can’t deny the delicious effect he has on her. 

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