Monday, January 12, 2015

Strange Magic by Michelle Mankin
Cover Reveal & Giveaway
Part One coming January 22nd
Billy Blade is a hardworking, hard living, razor sharp musical force. Mysterious behind his dark shades, the rough around the edges Texan mesmerizes with his haunting harmonica and tantalizes with his dangerous looks and smooth country charm. His latest album is topping the charts. He’s the newly crowned King of the Bacchus Krewe. He’s definitely living the rock star dream.
Exotic Creole beauty Thyme Bellerose couldn’t be more content. She has it all. An adoring grandmother. A handsome Tulane medical student beau. A satisfying job in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Her life is as rich as the ice cream she creates. She’s got everything under control.
But control is an illusion. Dreams can turn into nightmares. And now during Mardi Gras, otherworldly powers stand ready to shape their destinies in ways they could never imagine.
Shadow and light. Magic and mystery. Reality and myth. All come together in a place where rules bend and lines blur. Even those between life and death.
STRANGE MAGIC is a novel in two parts. Part Two, the finale of STRANGE MAGIC will be released on February 5th!
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STRANGE MAGIC: Part One & Part Two
DREAM MAGIC: October 2015
TWISTED MAGIC: Coming soon

Fred's Top Ten Reasons to Love Strange Magic & Michelle Mankin

1.  Because New Orleans.  This could probably be reasons 1-9 for me, lol, I love that town.  Here's a picture of an awesome street performer (plus that ubiquitous Blue Dog) I took at RT last year.  Cool stuff like this just happens there.  A lot.  Specially round midnight.

2.  Because Harmonica.  Did you know that Delbert McClintock gave John Lennon tips on harmonica? That had a big influence on Love Me Do, one of the Beatles first hits.  Delbert's comments on learning how to play harmonica are pretty hilarious.

3.  The Krewe of Bacchus has had some pretty awesome Kings, starting in 1969 with Danny Kaye.  I kinda love that guy, not gonna lie.  Here he is, kickin' it with Louis Armstrong.

4.  Michelle is a rocker.  Some people give away bookmarks for swag.  She gives away guitar picks!  

5.  More proof that Michelle's a rocker?  Her e-mail address starts with "foofighterfanatic."

6. Shakespeare + Rock, what's not to like? 

7. There's a librarian named Fred in Love Revolution (Hey, it's my top ten, right?)

8.  Because the original Strange Magic rocked!  

9.  Because this is only Part One, which means there will be lots more to love, soon!

10.  Because Giveaway!  Scroll down to enter!  

Love Evolution is a rock star romance based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
After the death of her twin brother, nineteen year old guitar prodigy Avery Jones finds herself desperate, alone, and out of options. Hope arrives in the form of a job opening with Brutal Strength, one of the biggest rock bands out there. Only problem is temperamental lead singer Marcus Anthony doesn't want a woman in the group. So Avery and her manager Trevor come up with a plan involving a Bieber haircut and men's clothing. No one seems to be onto their little con. But what happens when Avery starts falling for Marcus? Will she be able to continue with the farce or will the whole thing come crashing down around her like a house of cards?
(Revised and an additional 10,000 words of content, including 2 new chapters and an epilogue)
Love Revolution is a rock star romance inspired by Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
The wheels of love are always turning at Black Cat Records. Things are just starting to settle down when two Texas sisters start to stir things up at the Vancouver record label. CEO Mary Timmons sets spirited country superstar Sara Daniels on a collision course with cocky rocker Chris Alex. Meanwhile, Brutal Strength's suave drummer, JR, has his head turned by pretty young intern, Samantha Daniels. Do all their highways lead to happiness or will the wheels fly off when the sisters' tragic past comes back to haunt them?
Love Resolution is a rock star romance inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest.
To forgive or not to forgive...There's a storm brewing at Black Cat Records and lead singer Marcus Anthony and guitarist Avery Jones are at the center of it. Brutal Strength is leaving Vancouver and heading out on a big stadium tour with the reprobate rockers from Tempest as their opening act. Avery is forced to deal with a troubling figure from her past while being pursued by Tempest's tatted bad boy, Bryan 'Bullet' Jackson. Meanwhile, Marcus must battle his own internal demons as well as this rival for Avery's affection. Can Avery and Marcus keep their fairy tale happily ever after together when the prevailing winds of the real world are against them?

Three full-length rock star novels in one limited edition set

Tempest series (spin-off of The Brutal Strength Series)
Irresistible Refrain: & Audible:
Enticing Interlude:
Captivating Bridge:
Relentless Rhythm:
Unforgettable: Tempest #5. A Tempest/ Brutal Strength mashup. Coming soon!

Michelle Mankin is the Amazon bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hours and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the Magic series.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.
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