Another review of SOLEMN CONTRACT

Delightfully, the first review of Morgan Cheshire’s SOLEMN CONTRACT was swiftly followed by a second, this time at Top2Bottom Reviews, where the reviewer describes it as an understated novel perfect for those who appreciate a more reserved romance.

We think Morgan will probably be very happy with that description!

First review of SOLEMN CONTRACT

Thanks to our good friend caledonia we are delighted to be able to report that Morgan Cheshire’s SOLEMN CONTRACT has been most favourably reviewed at BitterSweet Reviews. Morgan was with us when the information came through, and we have rarely seen an author so thoroughly overwhelmed by a reader’s response. For that reviewer, and for anyone else who is interested, we can confidently report that Morgan has recently started work on a new project which we are hoping will be available for publication towards the end of 2012.

Congratulations again, Morgan; we feel sure that this is only the first of many!

Two new titles now available from MANIFOLD PRESS

At last, it’s August 1st – and we’re delighted to announce that our two most recent titles have now gone live! So hurry on over to our website/online shop and you will be able to order:

RAVAGES by R.A. Padmos

Steve Gavan and Daniël Borghart are professional soccer players for Kinbridge Town – and also secret lovers. All that changes, however, when Steve innocently wanders into a city park and falls victim to a vicious gang of queer-bashers who beat him within an inch of his life. After that there are no secrets any more – and it’s a very long road back, for both of them, from there…

and/or

SOLEMN CONTRACT by Morgan Cheshire

Connecticut, 1720: In an attempt to give his family financial security, school master Jem Bradley hires himself out as an indentured servant – and thus begins an odyssey which will take him to the small settlement of Kennet and a burgeoning friendship with enigmatic blacksmith Will Middleton. Trouble is never far away, however, and when Jem is accused of committing a bloody murder his future begins to look very bleak indeed…

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While we’re at it, we should say that we’ve redesigned the online shop module for a smarter, more modern look. We’re wondering now why on Earth we ever chose that ‘book page’ layout in the first place, and indeed why we stayed with it as long as we did, but we hope you’ll agree with us that the new look is a considerable improvement.

Oh and we redesigned the LJ too …

Announcing our August 2011 titles!!!

We are absolutely delighted to be able to present our two titles for 1 August 2011 publication; please see the manifoldpress.co.uk website for further details!

RAVAGES by R.A. Padmos

Steve Gavan and Daniël Borghart are professional soccer players for Kinbridge Town – and also secret lovers. All that changes, however, when Steve innocently wanders into a city park and falls victim to a vicious gang of queer-bashers who beat him within an inch of his life. After that there are no secrets any more – and it’s a very long road back, for both of them, from there…

SOLEMN CONTRACT by Morgan Cheshire

Connecticut, 1720: In an attempt to give his family financial security, school master Jem Bradley hires himself out as an indentured servant – and thus begins an odyssey which will take him to the small settlement of Kennet and a burgeoning friendship with enigmatic blacksmith Will Middleton. Trouble is never far away, however, and when Jem is accused of committing a bloody murder his future begins to look very bleak indeed…

The names of these authors will probably be new to you; they certainly were to us! However we are delighted to be able to promise you two very satisfying reads in two very different genres which we hope you will enjoy reading just as much as we have here at our intergalactic mega-headquarters!

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At the same time, in response to comments from customers, we’ve included more substantial text samples not only for these books but also for those which are already available. We won’t attempt to deceive you, we’ve found this difficult to do … and in some cases the samples still may not be quite long enough for everyone … but we’ll keep the situation under review and will obviously be very willing to listen to anything you may have to say on the subject.

We are hoping to have a complete revamp of the website some time in the next few months, too, and we’ll welcome your comments about that, also. This relates only to our main website, however, and not the online shop module which is a commercial product and can’t be substantially altered although we are trying to improve the look of it a bit. As we’ve mentioned before, we’re on a learning curve and continually striving for improvement.

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Apologies for the lateness of this website update, we had hoped to make it available on the 1 July but life has been a little confused of late and we’ve had a bit of a struggle trying to do everything at once. It’s downhill all the way now, however, until 1 August!