Foster An Author hosted by Jo&Isa Love Books Day Four ~ Grotesque by Aisling Mancy ~ (Giveaway)
Hi, I’m Aisling “Ash” Mancy! I’m lucky enough to have been adopted by Bayou Book Junkie this week for Jo&Isa Love Books Foster an Author week! I love my new parents! I’m headed to Gay Rom Lit Retreat this week and I’ll be sharing these posts every day. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway!
I write for adults, and I also write for youth under C. Kennedy. My favorite part of going to any convention is spending time with readers. The love, laughter, and warmth shared with readers is the very essence of living life to the fullest. I learn a lot from readers, and readers allow me to let down my hair (and I have a lot of it!) and allow me to relax. I love you guys!
One of my favorite things to do is to put fans in my books! Yes, you! Michael Thompson being the latest. He makes an appearance in Heartifact. In fact, Michael insists that each of my books include a Michael who resembles him. If you’d like to be in one of my books, don’t be shy! Email me and tell me who you’d like to be!
My obsessive curiosity has influenced my writing more than anything else. I have an absolute desire to know things. Doesn’t matter what things. Simply to know as many things as possible... no matter how useless the information may be. This has proven only to enhance imagination in my writing. If you’re looking to be in one of my books, be prepared. You never know who or what you’ll end up as!
While I do write contemporary stories, I prefer to write paranormal/fantasy and science fiction. Grotesque is a short story that originally appeared in the 2015 GayRomLit Anthology “From San Diego with Love.” It’s a contemporary story of a grotesque (commonly referred to as a gargoyle) who battles ancient enemies in present-day society. After reading the short story, fans clamored for more, and I’ll be turning it into a novel scheduled for release in 2017!
Sam is recluse and makes no secret of his disdain for the company of others. But for his sarcastic butler, Sinclair, Sam sees no one. Cursed by his past, he is sworn to protect an ancient codex. His days are spent restoring archaic texts, and his nights are spent cast in stone—literally—for Sam is the grotesque who guards the library that hides the grimoire from primordial creatures who would use its secrets to wreak evil in the human realm.
Zori came to Spain with dreams of attending university and becoming a master philologist. With his scholarship exhausted, and his parents no longer willing to support him, Zori is homeless and now roams the streets of Salamanca in the dead of winter in search of food and warmth. When a stranger saves him from near death, his world changes in ways he never imagined.
When ancient and modern worlds collide, will Sam allow his love for Zori to soften his heart of stone? Will Zori see the beauty within the grotesque?
Read the original short story here.
About Aisling Mancy
Ash is an author who lives, most of the time, on the West Coast of the United States. Ash writes adult fantasy, science fiction, adult romance, and fiction for gay young adults as C. Kennedy.
Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Ash doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Ash contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Ash can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much-maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary. Ash does respond to emails because, after all, it is all about you, the reader.
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