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Kirsty Manning | 20 Questions: THE FRENCH GIFT
Author Guest / November 3, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? THE FRENCH GIFT 2–What is it about? THE FRENCH GIFT is a dual time-line story of female friendship, longing and sacrifice through war and loss, bringing together the present and the past. The story begins with Margot Bisset—a French maid on the Riviera—who is convicted of murder after a glamorous party takes a surprising turn. She is interned in a German rayon factory, and develops an unlikely friendship with the brilliant writer and resistance fighter Joséphine Murant. In a German WWII rayon factory, two female prisoners support one another—and others—in horrific circumstances and form an unbreakable bond. In her later years, Joséphine Murant retires to the Riviera and continues the career she has built as an international bestselling mystery writer. Overlaying this is a contemporary storyline: the healing, hunt-for-truth story of Evie—and her 17-year-old-son Hugo—as they try to make peace and heal following the tragic death of beloved father/husband, Rafael, two years ago.   Mother and son decide to summer at an old family house in the Riviera—inherited from Rafael’s great-aunt Joséphine Murant—to help local museum director—the handsome and gentle Clément Dumas—prepare a retrospective exhibition. Together they hunt for a missing manuscript that…

Moni Boyce | Author-Reader Match: MORE THAN ENOUGH + Giveaway!
Author Guest / November 3, 2021

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present MONI BOYCE! WRITES Steamy contemporary romance, with my latest release MORE THAN ENOUGH, book #8 in the Blue Collar Romance series, in stores now! ABOUT Forty-one-year-old romance author seeks readers for steamy, interracial, contemporary romance novel, with a newly divorced heroine looking for spontaneity and to break out of the box society has placed her in and a former bad boy hero who is fighting to not be defined by his troublesome past. WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR IN MY IDEAL READER Their idea of a perfect date is dinner, good conversation and a surprising end to the evening Dreams of breakfast in bed and making love in the wild Falls easily in love with a bad boy with a wicked sense of humor and a big heart Likes steamy contemporary romance stories with plenty of heart, depth, and a little bit of angst Doesn’t mind reading open door love scenes Enjoys a will they or won’t they, sexy, emotional, (sometimes slow burn) romance Wants…

Sherry Thomas | 20 Questions: MISS MORIARTY, I PRESUME?
Author Guest / November 3, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? MISS MORIARTY, I PRESUME? 2–What is it about? This is book 6 in the Lady Sherlock series and Moriarty at last makes his grand appearance. A most unexpected client shows up at Charlotte Holmes’s doorstep: Moriarty himself. Moriarty fears that tragedy has befallen his daughter and wants Charlotte to find out the truth.  Charlotte and Mrs. Watson travel to a remote community of occult practitioners where Moriarty’s daughter was last seen, a place full of lies and liars. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s sister Livia tries to make sense of a mysterious message from her beau Mr. Marbleton. And Charlotte’s longtime friend and ally Lord Ingram at last turns his seductive prowess on Charlotte—or is it the other way around? But the more secrets Charlotte unravels about Miss Moriarty’s disappearance, the more she wonders why Moriarty has entrusted this delicate matter to her of all people. Is it merely to test Charlotte’s skills as an investigator, or has the man of shadows trapped her in a nest of vipers? 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  One of the great loves of my life is the Southwest Coast Path in England, 630…