Monday, 1 December 2014


Well, its the first day of December, and what a perfect way to celebrate the start of the holiday season by participating in a blog hop.

  Celebrate the Wonder of the Holiday Season!
Visit all of the blogs and answer this question, "What is your favorite Christmas Movie?"
There's a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

I will also give away PDF copies of my books Without Saying A Word and The Bed & Breakfast Man to one lucky commentator as well as... naming a character in the sequel to The Bed & Breakfast Man after them.

GRANDE PRIZE: (Four) $25.00 Amazon Gift Cards!
$25.00 donated by Jennifer Conner
$25.00 donated by Sharon Kleve
$25.00 donated by Joanne Jaytanie
$25.00 donated by Angela Ford

I hope you have fun hopping along and on behalf of myself and the Books To Go Now Family, I would like to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Hugs Manda x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Art of Procrastination by Elise Hepner

Hi everyone.  Sorry I have been absent for quite some time I am currently in the throws of writing Viva Pann Vegas.

I have asked my good friend from Secret Cravings Publishing to take over my blog for today, so please welcome to the Nook, Elise Hepner!

The Art of Procrastination: Otherwise Known As How I Wrote This Book
There were several instances where I worried that this book would never get finished, either due to my characters having meltdowns and self-actualization crises or because I had no idea what these meltdowns meant for the book. So we had a lot of fun together. The book languished, Chloe and Noah thought about it, and we both lived in a special land of procrastination.

What I looked like when I had the idea for Ex-Retreat:

What the look evolved into after I realized Chloe and Noah were going to put me through my paces:

This was me struggling with Chloe’s commitment issues. Even I wanted to do Noah and he’s fictional.

Come on, Chloe, work with me here.
For a little while, I was afraid to look or even type hoping she’d worked out her issues so they could get to the dirty, dirty sex.

Then she threw me for 180 that I was in no way prepared for during the book.

Yeah, that wasn’t in the cards.
But it all worked out in the end, otherwise we wouldn’t have a book

Warning: This book contains a geeky, secretly insecure but overly cocky handy-man with a penchant for pleasing, a dominatrix in training who’s on the rebound, and enough smut to strip a couple layers off your soul. Plus there’s mac n’ cheese with a smattering of self-actualization for good measure.
After Chloe Barrons’ fiancé cheats on her via webcam, she begrudgingly accepts her Type-A mother’s offer of a spur of the moment luxury spa weekend. But things don’t play out quite from point A to point B when she arrives drunk and disoriented on the front porch of a deserted North Carolina beach house. From the very start she’s caught off guard by Noah Knightly, a sinfully sexy, self-proclaimed commitment-phobe who’s a handyman for his sister’s relationship rehabilitation center—a rehab where Chloe is the sole guest during off-season.
But faced with temptation, to stay guarded she’ll have to call the shots.
Noah shouldn’t have taken Chloe’s reservation. But in need of a second pair of hands to fix up the beach house, he throws all his sister’s rules out the window. Soon he worries that maybe he’s bitten off more than he can chew: each day Chloe cracks more of his cocky façade bringing down his guards to reveal a stuttering geek who has a hidden will to please her in any way possible.
With no way to ignore her pain, Noah sets himself up as a guinea pig to prove to Chloe that not all men are created equal—in or out of the bedroom. As Chloe comes into her own through every sexual session, Noah needs to decide if he’s man enough to accept the one thing he never thought he wanted—love.

Bio: Elise Hepner lives with two spastic cats and a very supportive, slightly crazy husband. There is never a dull moment in the house, unless the caffeine runs out, which it never does. She's a multi-published erotica author with Cleis Press, Ellora's Cave, Xcite, and Secret Cravings Publishing.

She's driven by her tea addiction and a tiny stuffed turtle her husband picked up from Disney World that sits on her desk and "supervises" her work.

When not writing (which is rare), she's watching countless hours of reality television, playing the Sims or shopping online. Plus there's that odd obsession with the color purple. Everything is purple. Visit Elise at her website to keep up with her naughty ramblings, random tidbits and future work.
She has a newsletter where you can sign up for sneak peeks, contests, giveaways, new release news and other fun things:
Twitter: @EHepner
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Friday, 20 June 2014


Hi and welcome to the Sweet Summer Love Blog Hop.

I'm very privileged to be part of this wonderful group of authors taking part. Please hop around the blogs and discover some talented writers.

Summer in England is known for its unpredictability, so each time we plan for a weeks holiday in the sun, an umbrella and certain amount of warm clothing is necessary.  Our yearly fish & chips on the beach or at the lake normally ends up in a mad dash for the car.  There are so many incredibly gorgeous places to visit here in Blighty, and I look forward to getting in the car, driving to our cottage and having a good nosey around.  As a tip, Kent has some amazing vineyards, Cornwall and Devon have scrummy cream teas and ice cream.  The Lake District is awesome and the Highlands of Scotland are awe-inspiring. 

With the summer holidays coming up in England in around 5 weeks (not that I'm counting), I thought it would be fun to ask the following question.

In your fantasy, where would you spend your ideal holiday and with whom?  I have an e-copy of The MisAdventures of Pann Haggerty to give away to one lucky commentator.

As for me, well, I know its probably a bit twee, but I go on my ideal holiday, every year with my husband and kids.  They may be annoying at times, but I can't imagine it without them.  Besides, who else can make you laugh with dreadful knock-knock jokes. 

Good luck and enjoy the hop!

Love Kooks xxxxxxxx

Friday, 7 March 2014


 Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop with Books To Go Now.
There are some FABULOUS prizes on offer and some amazing authors to discover as you hop around. Hop Participants: For your chance to win one of many prizes, you must stop by one of the participating blog hop stops (March 7-11, 2013) and tell us how you celebrate Spring!

To increase your chances of winning, you are welcome to visit each blog and comment.
We are going to also offering TWO Grand Prizes!!
In order for readers to take part, they must leave their comment and email address. 
Two winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than March 15, 2014.

1st Grand Prize: (1) Paperwhite Kindle
2nd Grand Prize: (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

I am offering a signed print copy of my book Without Saying A Word

 to a lucky commentator who can tell me who they would want to share a picnic with. As a teaser, I would love to share a picnic in the sunshine with Mr Richard Armitage. Laying on a rug under a tree...sharing a glass or two of sparkling pink bubbly. A breeze blowing his ebony locks and myself, leaning against his chest entwining my hand through his smattering of chest hair. Just as he bends his head towards mine, and I think he is about to kiss me, Richard takes a bite of my quiche and I hear the sound of "Manda. Wake up. Edward needs you"

So there you go. Have a very hoppy time on the blog hop and I will ask my husband to pick a winner on March 15th.

With love,