By the mysterious alchemy of the Internet (personally, I think it’s all managed by demons running around in little wooden hamster wheels…) another review has just come to light which ideally we should have been able to bring you months ago.
Jenna at Love Bytes reviewed Liam Livings’s WRONG ROOM, RIGHT GUY as long ago as 19 August 2015, and word has only just reached us today. Whilst not totally bowled over by the main protagonist, Simon, Jenna kept reading to find out what happened to his other half, Darren, and their relationship, and concluded that overall the reading experience was enjoyable. You can read her full review here.
Thank you, Jenna, for your time and your comments; we’ll try to be a bit quicker off the mark with our response next time!
Yesterday was the last day of our seven day eBook Giveaway. We now have the results for Day Seven: Random.org has drawn Dianna’s name out of the virtual hat. Dianna chose a copy of WRONG ROOM, RIGHT GUY by Liam Livings – which is already heading your way, Dianna!
Thank you to everyone who has visited our new blog, commented on the various posts, and taken part in the giveaway. We hope the winners enjoy their books!
Do visit again, whenever you can. We have more news being announced throughout March, and of course our new titles on 1 April.
Whilst setting up the new blog and overhauling our website (the electronic equivalent of spring cleaning) we’ve become aware of a couple of reviews which slipped through the net some time ago. So, in the spirit of ‘better late than never’ – which seems to be our watchword at the moment! – we’re bringing them to you now, with apologies to the two authors for having missed them when they were published.
On 25 November 2014, reviewer Sue at Boys in our Books gave her very enthusiastic response to Liz Powell’s HUNTED, which had been published three months earlier:
If you’re a football fan, you’ll love this… and even if you’re not, I still think you’ll love it. I’ve already re-read parts and I’m sure I’ll read some more. […] Liz Powell is officially on my radar. Let’s hope this début novel is just the beginning of a prolific writing career.
On 6 April 2015, Devan Huff at Nautical Star Books reviewed Liam Livings’s WRONG ROOM, RIGHT GUY. The reviewer enjoyed the writing style and the minor characters, but unfortunately didn’t really warm to the main character:
Overall, Wrong Room, Right Guy by Liam Livings was well written, I just couldn’t get into the story all that much and wasn’t fond of Simon at all.
I think this falls into the category of ‘some you win, some you lose’. We’d like to thank both reviewers for their time and their comments, which we truly appreciate – and we’ll try to be a little bit more efficient at picking up reviews in the future!
It’s the first of August already! How does that keep on happening with such amazing regularity?!
Casting hysteria aside, once more we’re proud to bring you two new books by two of our favourite authors:
In SMOOTHIE by Jane Elliot, the first in what we hope will be a new line of female-female adventures, we meet Heather, not the sort of girl you’d really look at twice, who reveals some unexpected qualities when she’s kidnapped and bundled into a series of high-octane adventures in the Florida Keys at the side of the mysterious – and devastatingly attractive – Natalie;
Over in Liam Livings‘ new title WRONG ROOM, RIGHT GUY we’re introduced to Simon, who’s struggling to be something he isn’t – conventional, boring, and an English teacher – when inside he knows he’s really a writer. Blundering into the wrong room at his local Village Hall, he ends up with a group of recovering cocaine addicts rather than the creative writing group he was looking for – and that leads on to a whole series of misunderstandings which threaten to undermine the start of what could be a very promising new relationship…
These books both have a delightfully light-hearted quality, without skirting some of the more serious issues they both raise, and they each have leading characters who are flawed and struggling to overcome challenges life has thrown at them. Watching them deal with their separate troubles will keep you thoroughly entertained and amused!
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MANIFOLD PRESS is once again in the throes of moving to a new – and this time, we hope, permanent – home; our delicious year of exile at the sea-side is coming to an end, and we’ll shortly be relocating to our new premises in sunny Ellesmere Port. If we’re a little quiet for a while, therefore, we hope you’ll understand why; normal service will be resumed as soon as humanly possible!
We’re a little early announcing our new titles this month but we’re not going to have access to the Internet on 1 July so here – a few hours in advance – are the details of the two new books we’ll be publishing on 1 August.
We’re delighted to welcome back Jane Elliot, one of our most stalwart authors, who in an exciting departure for Manifold Press brings us what we hope will be the first book in a new line of female-female adventures. In SMOOTHIE we meet Heather, not the sort of girl you’d really look at twice, who reveals some unexpected qualities when she’s kidnapped and bundled into a series of high-octane adventures in the Florida Everglades at the side of the mysterious and devastatingly attractive Natalie …
And over in Liam Livings‘ new title WRONG ROOM, RIGHT GUY we’re introduced to Simon, who’s struggling to be something he isn’t – conventional, boring, and an English teacher – when inside he knows he’s really a writer. Blundering into the wrong room at his local Village Hall, he ends up with a group of recovering cocaine addicts rather than the creative writing group he was looking for – and that leads on to a whole series of misunderstandings which threaten to undermine the start of what could be a very promising new relationship …
Both of these books have a light, fresh touch, and they take us on intriguing adventures with characters who are completely out of their depth; join us to see how, in their separate ways, Heather and Simon make sense of the bewildering situations they accidentally find themselves landed in!