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Elise Manion

Author of Contemporary Romantic Fiction

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April 2018

Roll With It

pexels-photo-355663.jpegReading through some old notes, I came across a writing prompt from 2014. It asked me to describe a landscape. I love spring so I waxed on (I thought poetically) about the flowers blooming in my front yard…BORING. At the time, I remember thinking I’d been so clever with my word choices. Reading it now makes me want to gag, or laugh, at the crap slung all over that page. Introspectively, though, I think that’s how we grow as writers–looking back on past prose, reading it fresh as others would see it, and working to improve our craft. fashion-legs-notebook-working.jpg

In the four years since I wrote that tripe my personal life has taken on some pretty drastic, and heartbreaking, changes. I won’t go into it here – you only need to look at past entries to know what I’m talking about – but I’ve decided to embrace it all and use those experiences to better hone the craft. Cathartic? Maybe, but isn’t that how we writers deal with life? We pour our hearts and souls into our stories with the intention of entertaining (at least I hope to entertain) our readers, and maybe even to help them through similar situations in their own lives.

laughter-laugh-fun-mom.jpgSo what’s next? This year, my third full length book, Josh’s Challenge: A King Brothers Novel, will be released through BHC Press. It centers around the youngest brother, and a secret crush on his next door neighbor. Oh, there’ll be conflict and stalkers and a lot of smart ass conversation between Josh and his older brothers, which are my favorite scenes to write. If you can’t deal with life’s dramas with humor you might as well just lay down and die… or go hide in a cry closet somewhere. <insert eye roll here!> His girl is intelligent but awkward, and must work through her hangups, and family issues, in order to trust Josh and achieve that HEA that I am so fond of reading and writing.

And in case you missed it, A Sister’s Love, is a short story and prequel to the trilogy, published in the YA anthology, On The Edge Of Tomorrow. You can find it by clicking here.

In the meantime, I’m going to roll with the punches, embrace life’s surprises, and give thanks to the One blessing me everyday.

 

 

 

 

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing with Contemporary Romance Author Elise Manion Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1PM

Elise_ManionBarnes & Noble will be hosting a book signing for contemporary romance author Elise Manion on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1PM.

Elise Manion will be signing copies of her popular King Brothers novels, JASON’S PRINCESS and JAROD’S HEART. Fans of contemporary and sweet romance will enjoy this standalone series centering around three brothers in a small town.

Praise for JASON’S PRINCESS
“This is an amazing story that had me laughing and crying the whole way through! It’s a great book for any reader.” — Readers’ Favorite

Praise for JAROD’S HEART
“…I was blown away…a beautiful masterpiece!” —Florals & Dragons

“…a great read for any contemporary romance lover!” —InD’Tale Magazine

JASON’S PRINCESS (978-1-946006-75-2, $12.95, 220 pages) and JAROD’S HEART (978-1-946006-80-6, $12.95, 228 pages) are published by BHC Press/Windswept and both titles are available at fine booksellers everywhere in trade softcover and ebook ($3.99).

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