We’re so pleased to have author Aisling Mancy joining us today to help us wind down our Blogiversary Month Celebration. Ash is sharing an excerpt from his novel Sleight of Heart, and is offering a signed print copy of the book to one lucky reader. You can find entry details below.
Happy Fifth Blogiversary to Lisa and all the wonderful people at The Novel Approach! It’s utterly awesome to be here!
The Novel Approach is an essential part of our community. Thanks to Lisa, we celebrate each book release, each review, monthly Booyah Books, and more, here. Lisa not only has the patience of Job (especially with me), she never fails to go above and beyond for all of us. We know for certain that we’re loved, supported, and respected here. It’s no wonder that I spend every release day with Lisa and The Novel Approach. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Lisa, for all your hard work. You are a positive influence and powerful voice on behalf of this community and all of us authors. We’re incredibly lucky to have you, and plainly stated, would be lost without you.
To get everyone in the mood for the holidays, I’m giving away a signed print copy of Sleight of Heart! Happy Holidays to Lisa, everyone at The Novel Approach, and to all of our wonderful readers out there!
Pesha stepped into the garden, used his peripheral vision to search for Sax, and didn’t find him. He looked out over the pewter grey ocean, and then up at the sky. It was clear and sunny for a December day, but the air was icy cold. Still no Sax. He sat on the bench, and his hip bumped something hard. He looked down to find a small rock atop a piece of paper. Believing it was a note from Taliesin, he opened it with a smile, and froze when he read it.
Warring thoughts and bouts of tears had Pesha listless. Taliesin loved him, he was certain, and he had a home that would allow him to mitigate his sins—all while he committed others. All said, he was in the home of a gadjo, and his father would banish him for being disloyal to his fellow Rom. His only hope had been to go home and plead for forgiveness.
In the end, it was Merripen’s note left on the bench in the garden that decided it for him. Merry had found him. How, he didn’t know or care. Merripen holding Marius hostage had foreboding and rabid worry pounding an inconsonant beat in his head. He promised Taliesin he would stay, and now he broke that promise. The only oath he had broken in his life, yet one that could seal his fate as unclean and unlucky permanently.
It was all he could do to put his now-properly-shod feet one before the other, and leave the castle. Another step—another jagged tear in his heart.
About the Book
A vampire mage, a Romani young man, and a love that won’t be denied.
Lord Taliesin Solitaire was born albino, cursed mute by the fey, and betrayed by a vampire lover. For two hundred years, the vampire mage has vowed never to love again and has only used sex as a means to a meal. Until a palm-reading gypsy finds himself in peril and Taliesin can’t resist rescuing the beautiful young man.
Pesha Sinclair is the eldest but smallest son of King Vaida Sinclair, the oppressive ruler of the Kåle Romani Compania. Deemed impure by his father, Pesha is shunned and mistreated by his band and four half-brothers, and one brother in particular wants him dead. His pale, silent savior gives him safety, security and a love he never could have imagined. As Pesha falls in love with his handsome white knight, his half-brother does the unthinkable.
Can Taliesin rescue Pesha from the cruel clutches of his half-brother a second time? Read Chapter One.
About the Author
Ash is an author who lives, most of the time, on the West Coast of the United States. Ash writes adult fantasy, science fiction, adult romance, and fiction for gay young adults as C. Kennedy.
Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Ash doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Ash contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Ash can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much-maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary. Ash does respond to emails because, after all, it is all about you, the reader.
Find Ash on blog, Twitter @AislingMancy, Facebook, Google+, Goodreads, Booklikes, Dreamspinner Press Author Page, and Amazon!
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17 thoughts on “Blogiversary Celebration and Giveaway: Welcome to Author Aisling Mancy!”
when I was about 10 I received a kitten for Christmas
BEST. PRESENT. EVER!!
My all time favorite Christmas present was a sewing machine. Not very fancy, but oh so useful. Not only for sewing, but also for quilting.
I received a Laptop when I was at College. Mind, this happened a long time ago, when PCs were still exotic machines… I was so happy, and it was so useful!
Oooohhhhhh this looks so good. Thank you for the giveaway and introducing me to authors I have not had the pleasure to discover on my own!!
Aisling Mancy I am really looking forward to reading more of your books. I have known about you and am friends on Facebook. Truly wonderful books!!
I loved the Scott Hannan San Jose Sharks jersey I got one year!
My all-time favorite Christmas present was the telescope and star books I got one year as a kid. My son uses the books to this day (he got his own telescope for Christmas a few years back).
My favorite Christmas present is my son! He was born a bit before Christmas but I think it counts.
when my daughter started going to school she made me a handmade picture frame..still have it and love it
My favorite presents this year were my gift cards to Amazon
The Harry Potter hardcover books I got. I received the earlier editions =)
My very first Christmas present is a stuffed animal I have to this day.
My grandparents coming to visit us when I was a child, as we had moved to far a distance for them to come and see us as regularly as before and just seeing them after over a year was the most wonderful gift. Happy New Year and thank you for your kind giveaway
My first box set of books, Enid Blytons Famous Five. Somehow having a box set, even though it was only the first five just felt more exciting than individual books lol.
I can’t remember a single favourite present. But I do know that for as long as I can remember my favourite gift on every single Christmas, the gift I most looked forward too, was most curious about, was always the book(s) that would invariable be there.
My favorite Christmas present of all time was when my mother got me a class ring. We were very poor and she had made an agreement with the principal of our small school that he would buy the ring and keep it at the school and let her make payments on it. So I knew I was getting it sooner or later, just thought it would be later (after everyone else got theirs). My mom worked extra shifts to get the ring before Christmas and set up a little scavenger hunt for me to find it. Best present ever because I knew what it took for her to do that for me.
One of my favorite Christmas presents was from my mother <3 At an early age, I enjoyed audio stories (I remember Tuby the Tuba on record :) and she knew I was so very excited about the LOTR books that she gave me the cassette tapes! I listened to them so much that the tape gave out…
My favorite gift was a scrapbook my Sister made for me Involving different times of our lives.