Guest Post: Danica Davidson & Rena Saiya, Authors of Manga Art for Intermediates

Danica Davidson and Rena Saiya have released Manga Art for Intermediates: A Step by Step Guide to Creating Your Own Manga Drawings,  and they dropped by the offices to share some information about their backgrounds and their new book. Please welcome them.

Danica Davidson:

The first book I sold to a publisher was Manga Art for Beginners. It was because of my background in manga – covering it as a journalist, adapting it into English, and working in the editing process. I’ve reviewed a lot of manga, too, just like Julie here at Manga Maniac Café!

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Guest Post: Nicola Davidson, Author of The Devil’s Submission


Today we have a guest post from Nicola Davidson!  Her book, The Devil’s Submission, hits shelves today!

Nicola Davidson’s answers to Lady Eliza Deveraux’s (The Devil’s Submission) top 5 irritating habits…

We, the footmen and maids, love and respect our mistress Lady Eliza. But sometimes…GOOD GRIEF.

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Guest Post: NJ Walters, Author of Wolf in His Heart

This morning I have a guest post from N. J. Walters, author of the Salvation Pack series!

How did you come up with the idea for this story?

Sage Gallagher was first introduced in Wolf on a Mission, but he was still a teenager. I knew when I was writing that book that Sage, and his twin brother Reece, would need to have their own stories. There was no way I could let them go without knowing what happened to them. So Wolf in his Heart jumps forward a decade, allowing both of them to grow up and become the men they were meant to be. Sage is quiet and thoughtful. He is like a werewolf in all ways except for one major one—he can’t shift.

The idea for this story came from Sage and Rina themselves. I don’t know if most non-writers can understand, but the characters tell me their stories. Once I knew both of them and understood the unique challenges they were facing the story flowed from there.

Where do you find your inspiration?

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Virgin and the Viscount by Charis Michaels


This morning I have a guest post from Charis Michaels, author of The Virgin and the Viscount.  Be sure to enter the giveaway, too!

Crafting a Book Title with a Title:  How The Virgin and the Viscount Got Its Name

The Virgin and the Viscount was the very first romance manuscript I ever wrote, way back in 2004, twelve years before it would reach the hands of readers.

Back then, it had a working title of, A Proper Scandal.

Back then, it was not connected to another book like it is now.

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Guest Post: Yolanda Stefsos, Author of Hell of a Ride

Hey! How are you all doing today? Firstly, I’d like to say thanks to Manga Maniac Café for giving me the opportunity to stop by and talk about my latest book release.

When a few secondary characters from my Sierra Fox series started speaking to me before I’d even finished Sierra’s adventure, I knew there’d be no getting away from writing a spin-off novel or two. And that’s exactly what HELL OF A RIDE happens to be—a spin-off story in the POV of demon hunter, Lavie Grye.

Lavie is a chatty character. She spoke fast and threw so much info my way that I had to start writing everything down as soon as the ideas started. One of the first things I realized about her tale was that it would be a road trip. Although other places in Australia are mentioned, all five books in Sierra’s series take place somewhere in Sydney. She never actually ventures out of New South Wales because there’s a hell of a lot for her to deal with where she lives. But now that things are somewhat stable in Sydney, Lavie is free to venture out and chase problems going on in other locations.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Rebel Bride by Elizabeth Moss

Historical Road Trip with Elizabeth Moss

In Rebel Bride, Hugh and Susannah travel the dangerous roads of Tudor England together, forced into each other’s company by circumstances. Beautiful and feisty, Susannah has run away from her cruel father in Yorkshire. Finding her in the wild forest, Hugh is determined to escort his willful charge safely to the king’s court.

Fictional journeys like this often work as metaphors for a character’s inward journey towards emotional or spiritual development. For Susannah, this journey to London is about resistance and attraction; for Hugh, it’s a struggle between physical desire and his moral duty to protect this young woman – even from himself!

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