Sunday, August 14, 2016

Outstanding Reviews for Sleight of Heart!

5★ Page-turner...A FANTASY READER'S DREAM!—From the intricate world building and cultural nuances to the simple yet passionate love that rises between our two main characters, we are immersed in a magical world inhabited by riveting people and creatures... I highly recommend Sleight of Heart to you and hope you enjoy this marvelous story as much as I did....
SAMMY GOODE,  The Novel Approach Reviews

5★...ONE OF THE BEST— of the best written and imaginative paranormal stories I have read recently. It is full of romance, danger, and surprises (just wait till you meet Sax!). I give it a solid recommendation for anyone looking for their next great read.
KIRSTY,  Joyfully Jay Reviews

5★...WHAT A RIDE!—the true strength in this story lies in the chapters between the intimate moments, when there is running, and jumping, and fixing, and hoping, and thinking, and pining, and flying, and…and…and…Mancy is the king of purple prose. He makes it fun to read again...
ANNA LUND,  My Fiction Nook

5★...BRILLIANCEMancy has given us a story you do not simply read, but you fall into and feel it with every fiber of your being! ...this book is amazing and you will want to read it again and again!
BEC MATTOCKS,  Bike Book Reviews

5★...MAGICAL!—Mancy is a phenomenal writer bringing breathtaking stories that make the unbelievable very plausible. He captured my heart with this prodigious book. Tales of gypsies, vampires, fey, shifters, dragons all in one magnificent story. I highly recommend this book to all ‪paranormal M/M lovers. You will be blown away on a journey through a world of spectacular fantasy.
JOANNE SWINNEY Jo & Isa Love Books

5★...AN EASY 5 out of 5★s!—Mancy, author extraordinaire, is someone whose stories always affect me deeply... a whole host of interesting you travel from page to page...from the castle to the compania and from the boardwalk to the caves, Mr Mancy brings life to his words like a painter does to a drawing... An easy 5 out of 5 stars.

4.5★...AMAZINGLY RICH, BEAUTIFUL, DEEPLY MAGICAL!—Sleight of Heart is an enchanting, romantic tale of choices and fate and never repeating your same mistakes. It’s a romance written in beautiful, classic prose that engages you immediately as it emerges you into the depth of the story and holds you tightly until the end. I can’t wait to see where they series goes next…

SARA Oh My Shelves!

5★...HEARTFELT & MAGICAL!—Mancy surrounds his story in magic and fantasy. With a beautiful, melodic writing style, he eloquently conveys Sleight of Heart in a way that immersed me into this world of Romani, Vampire, Fairy and Dragon. Love this story!
SARA Sara Ella's Reviews

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Quinn Dressler's Murder Most Yowl, Book 1 in the Cam & Jake Catsitter Mysteries! Quinn Talks Writing Mysteries!

Join me in welcoming Quinn Dressler to my blog with a fantastic post on Writing Mysteries and her newest book, Murder Most Yowl!

Murder Most Yowl is out today from Dreamspinner Press, Amazon,
AllRomance eBooks, and Barnes & Noble

Hi everyone,

I’d like to thank Aisling for inviting me to talk a little bit about the mystery of mysteries. My new novel, Murder Most Yowl, is a gay romance and mystery all rolled into one. While I found the romance part was easy to write, planning a murder mystery was whole new challenge.

I’ve been reading mystery novels and watching shows like Murder She Wrote and Magnum P.I. all my life. Jessica Fletcher and Thomas Magnum always managed to catch the bad guy in just under an hour, so how hard could catching a fictional killer be?

I found out when I finally started tapping those computer keys.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Quiet as a Mouse" by Asta Idonea is out from Dreamspinner Press!

Join me in welcoming Asta Idonea back to my blog with her newest release, Quiet as a Mouse!

About Quiet as a Mouse

Upon moving to a new town, shy shifter Paul is instantly smitten by local choirmaster Cale. Wanting to spend as much time with Cale as possible, he becomes the proverbial church mouse so he can enjoy Cale’s music without revealing his feelings. But when Cale sees him and traps are set, Paul faces a difficult choice. What does he want out of life, and does he have the courage to go after it? Will he be a man... or a mouse?

Quiet as a Mouse is now available from
Dreamspinner Press,
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and AllRomance eBooks!
Also included in: A Walk on the Wild Side (Dreamspinner's Daily Dose 2016)

About Asta
Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England, but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel; all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Welcome to the Blog Tour for "Fire Up My Heart" by Asta Idonea now out from Dreamspinner Press!

Join me in welcoming Asta Idonea back to my blog with her newest release, "Fire Up My Heart!

About Fire Up My Heart:

London bartender Fane thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds a rare and expensive service Bot discarded in a dumpster, and he takes it home to get it working again. The Jo-E brings some much-needed companionship to Fane’s lonely life, but there’s something different about this Bot, as indicated by its odd behavior. Fane’s developing feelings toward Jo-E trouble him, and things go from bad to worse when a robotics engineer arrives on Fane’s doorstep, demanding the return of his property. Fane is forced to choose between a hefty reward and following his heart. Giving in to his forbidden desires might get him killed—or change his life forever.

Fire Up My Heart is now available from Dreamspinner Press,

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Welcome to the Book Tour for Tempeste O'Riley's "Dreamers Destiny"! Enter to win!

(click HERE to find the full tour listing)
Welcome to the Dreamers’ Destiny Blog Tour. I want to begin with special thanks to Ash's Blog for welcoming me today. I hope you’ll follow the entire tour. There are plenty of chances to win a signed paperback copy from my backlist, $25 at Dreamspinner Press, an audiobook of either Designs of Desire or Caged Sanctuary, and more!

Each tour stop will feature an excerpt along with some question that relates to the post. Check the Rafflecopter at the end of the post to enter your answer to the question. A few stops will have special (additional) giveaways as well, so make sure you check out the whole post!

Now, let’s see what I have for you today….

Friday, May 27, 2016

Welcome to the Book Tour for Shadowboxing! Anne Barwell talks Writing A Series!

Join me in welcoming Anne Barwell and her newest novel, Shadowboxing, Book One in the Echoes Rising Series!

Shadowboxing will release May 31st!
Pre-order now from DSP Publications!

 Thanks for hosting me today.

As Shadowboxing, the first book in my WWII Echoes Rising series, is released in its 2nd edition with DSP Publications, I’m writing book 3 in the series, Comes a Horseman. The 2nd edition of book 2—Winter Duet—will be released in December this year, and all going well, the 1st edition of book 3 in June/July 2017.

Re-reading Shadowboxing as I worked through edits and proofs reminded me of how the three books in the series fit together. Knowing that this would be a three book series I was very conscious when I was writing Shadowboxing that I had to keep in mind the big picture, or rather the complete story I was writing.

Although I’ve set up each book so it can be read alone and still make sense, it is a continuous story, with each book building on what has happened in the one before. I had the ending of the series in my head before I began writing Shadowboxing, and knew roughly what would happen in all three books. That’s why some of what happens in Shadowboxing isn’t resolved in that book—it is set up or foreshadowing for what is to come.

Shadowboxing is really Kristopher’s story, as he is forced to take a hard look at himself and face the reality of not just who he is, but what he is doing with his life. However, he is not the only character who grows within this story, and friendships and relationships are formed that I didn’t always expect. I had a particular scene for the last book in the series in mind as I wrote Shadowboxing, and Winter Duet, but as I approach it I am realising it isn’t going to work in its current form because of what these characters have been through. The general idea works, and the consequences, but the reactions no longer do, so I will be adjusting it as I go.

I love series outlines and find they are necessary so I don’t write myself into a corner. Setting up for a particular situation or character takes time and throwing a bit of foreshadowing or a plot point in a chapter or so beforehand doesn’t always work. However, I also have to keep in mind that as I write ideas and characters will often change, and so I need to be prepared to be flexible and change with them. As it all comes together, though, I’m excited about it. I originally started work on Shadowboxing, and this series, over fifteen years ago, but the journey has been very rewarding.

About Shadowboxing

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Antonia Aquilante's "A Scholar's Heart", Book 3 in the Chronicles of Tournai! Enter to win!

A great big welcome to Antonia Aquilante and her newest novel, A Scholar's Heart, Book 3 in the Chronicles of Tornai! Be sure to read down to the bottom and enter for a chance to win! Congratulations, Antonia, on your newest release!

Coming May 30th from Dreamspinner Press!
Pre-order A Scholar's Heart now Print and eBook at Dreamspinner Press,
AmazonAllRomance eBooks, and Barnes & Noble

About The Scholar's Heart

Youngest son of a royal duke, Etan is a scholar at heart who juggles his work for the prince with his studies of the history and legends of Tournai, something of particular interest to him because he shares the magical Talent that runs in the royal bloodline. Etan’s peaceful world turns upside down when his best friend—the man he secretly loves—unexpectedly marries a woman. Though Tristan values his friendship with Etan and has always been attracted to him, he is a dutiful son, raised to shoulder responsibility for the family business one day. That day comes far sooner than anticipated, and he makes a deathbed promise to his father to marry the woman his father chose and become head of the company and family.
A year later, Tristan is a widower with an infant daughter and a mother who demands he marry again quickly—something Tristan resists. Circumstances throw Etan and Tristan together, and even as they succumb to the desires they’ve always harbored, Etan battles his feelings, wary of being cast aside again. When Tristan’s daughter is kidnapped, Etan and Tristan must come together to find her, find the person responsible, and support each other through the ordeal… and maybe beyond.

Pre-order A Scholar's Heart now Print and eBook at Dreamspinner Press,