Five Surprising Things About Manda Collins

Manda Collins is fascinating. To the outside world, she seems like a quiet academic. But we, here, at Kiss and Thrill have uncovered the truth. Here are five surprising things you might not know about our resident historical romantic suspense author.

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1. Manda has degrees in English and Librarianship — which means she knows how to find absolutely anything out. What kind of boxers or briefs did men wear in the Regency? She’s got it covered. What is the best kind of carriage for her horse-racing crazed heroine (Hermione) to drive in her newest volume in the Lords of Anarchy series? What a piffle to discover. Her mind is like one giant research volume on everything historical — and otherwise. And that love of detail shows up in everything she writes.

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2. Manda has a rapier wit. Only she could take one of her heroines (Amelia from The Perks of Being a Beauty) and put her in a “Most Interesting Man in the World” Dos Equis commercial for her book trailer!                 

3. She lives with three cats named Stephen, Tiny, and Toast, and her sister, and a dog named Charlie, and is crazy about all five of them — equally.  😉

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4. Manda is so popular, people started preordering the third book in the Anarchy series, Good Dukes Wear Black, even before the second one, Good Earl Gone Bad, was released!

5. Historical isn’t the only genre Manda writes in. She also has a contemporary romance about lawyers titled Legally Yours.

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Here’s the blurb from Good Earl Gone:

Marriage? To a gambler? You must be joking! Yet Lady Hermione Upperton has never backed down from a challenge. When her spendthrift father offers her at the gaming tables, she is given a difficult choice–wed the Earl of Mainwaring, an infamous gamester with no respect for her skills with the reins, or face charges for the murder of a member of the infamous Lords of Anarchy. Either way she’ll have to clear her name. Can she count on her husband’s help the way she has begun to count on his kisses?

All Jasper Fawley, the Earl of Mainwaring, wanted was a night of cards. But by the end of the evening he’s walked away with a fortune–and a bride who’s suspected of murder. Jasper knows Hermione is passionate about her unorthodox membership in the Lords of Anarchy, but he’s certain she would never kill to keep it. Can he protect his headstrong wife from prosecution and a ruthless killer without endangering both their hearts in the process? 

Want to read more? Click here to read an excerpt.

Congratulations on the release of Good Earl Gone Bad, Manda!

 

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About Diana Belchase

I am an author, who won the Golden Heart for my suspense novel Spy in the Mirror and was a Golden Heart finalist, once again, for my second novel, Spy in the Harem. I am also a triple Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense Finalist for three other books. Please follow me at my website: DianaBelchase.com, or friend/follow me on facebook and twitter. I blog on KissandThrill.com. See you there!

Posted on October 13, 2015, in Author Spotlight, Diana Belchase, Manda Collins and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. What a FUN set of facts, Diana and I love the bad-girl historical sayings!

    Thrilled your LORDS of ANARCHY series has doen so well, Manda, and I’m not surprised. It’s a lot racier (pun!) than most historicals and that gives it a fascinating twist. I’d be delighted if you told us this isn’t the last int he series….there are many more characters who’d love to get into that club, I’m sure.

  2. Congratulations on your newest release, Manda! I have the book on my nightstand and it’s next up on my TBR list. But I already know I’m going to love it.
    And I’m with Sarah – more Lords of Anarchy novels!!!

  3. Happy book birthday, Manda!! Fun facts, Diana 🙂

  4. Thanks, ladies! Sarah, there’s one more LOA book to come, GOOD DUKES WEAR BLACK which comes out April 5. This series has been fun for a lot of reasons–primarily because I love me some bromance. 🙂 Though there’s lots of ladymance, too, if you like reading about women who are supportive of one another (like us!)

  5. Happy release day, Manda! I loved Jasper and Hermione’s story. 😀

  6. Happy Book Birthday, Manda!

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