Monday, October 17, 2016

Foster An Author hosted by Jo&Isa Love Books Day One ~ Heartifact by Aisling Mancy ~ (Author Introduction + Giveaway)

Foster An Author hosted by Jo&Isa Love Books Day One ~ Heartifact by Aisling Mancy ~ (Author Introduction + 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!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with my books and me, here is a little about me:

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. 

ALL.OF.IT.IS.TRUE. Raised in Hollywood, I spent way too much time on film sets growing up, but it gave me a unique perspective on storytelling. Read some of my posts on growing up in Hollywood and film writing here and here. You’ll find more dialogue and action in my books than narrative. I also like to give readers a thrill. You’ll find twists and turns in my stories, the periodic Boo!, and at least one ‘are you freakin’ kidding me?’ moment. I have a wild imagination and look to bring imagination to life and give readers the best possible reading experience. You’ll also find three other things in my books. Romance, hope, and a happily ever after. I also write books for young adults under C. Kennedy.
Without readers, we authors are nothing. Thank you for reading my books!

Find Ash on blog, Twitter @AislingMancy, Facebook, Google+,

Here’s a little about my upcoming novel, Heartifact!

Harper Kidd is a highly respected marine archaeologist. Yet, with the economy in a slump, he’s trapped working in an oil company’s exploration division. Now, at the ripe age of thirty, Harp is disgusted with his employer’s damage to the undersea world he loves, tired of his ATM-card-filching ex, and tormented by beautiful dreams of an undersea lover. It’s time for a change and when his best friend, Stick, pleads with him to assist on a deep-sea dig in the Mediterranean, he jumps at the chance. 

Harper’s sprits are high when they discover the ruins of an ancient civilization, and soar to the heavens when they discover a statue of an ancient pelora, a mysterious hybrid creature said to mediate between the worlds of reality and fantasy—and the very lover who holds the starring role in his dreams. 

When the crew discovers the site is teeming with unexploded ordnance from the conflicts in the Middle East, and the excavation turns deadly, Harper must choose between saving his best friend and saving the pelora he’s fallen in love with. 

Heartifact releases on Thanksgiving Day, 2016!
French, English, and Italian from Men Over the Rainbow
Net proceeds benefit the The Trevor Project in the US,
el Refuge in France, and Arcigay in Italy
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