Manda Collins

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Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and always lots of books.

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Manda Collins Don't give up! I've had many fits and starts along the way to publication, but the times I most regret are when I stopped writing altogether. I always…moreDon't give up! I've had many fits and starts along the way to publication, but the times I most regret are when I stopped writing altogether. I always started up again, but if I'd carried even one of those early projects through to the end, I'd have been published that much sooner. And I'd have twelve books under my belt instead of six. (less)
Manda Collins The first book in my new Lords of Anarchy series. It's very loosely based on the motorcycle club concept of Sons of Anarchy, only it's set in Regency…moreThe first book in my new Lords of Anarchy series. It's very loosely based on the motorcycle club concept of Sons of Anarchy, only it's set in Regency England, and my heroes don't ride motorcycles, they drive carriages. But just like the series, there is drama and treachery and excitement.

In the first book, my hero Lord Frederick Lisle must go undercover in the driving club he holds responsible for his friend's death. Only he'll have his plans messed up by the friend's sister, Miss Leonora Craven. Who also happens to be a celebrated poet in her own right. They both want to know what really happened to Craven, so they'll need to work together to find out.

There will be banter and mystery and danger. And much kissing!(less)
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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss is only 99 cents this week! Also--Charlie Dog is ready for the holidays!

I'm popping in to let you know that only until December 12, my Christmas novella Once Upon a Christmas Kiss is discounted to an amazing $0.99!

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“I have often found that bad news is best told quickly, before it has time to fester.”
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“Being accustomed to something did not mean it was any easier to deal with.”
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“Beast," she said with mock anger. "You know you love me."

Her words hung between them for a moment, like a feather caught up in the breeze.

She saw his eyes darken, and he slipped a hand up to tuck an errant curl behind her ear. "I do indeed," he said, leaning in to kiss her. "More than I ever thought possible.”
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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

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Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The color for this round is White:

 
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“Aden St. George managed to avoid having to kill the guard stationed outside his quarry’s crypt-like cell, although the thug outside the caves hadn’t been so lucky. Still, that bastard had tried to knife him in the gut so Aden could hardly be faulted for returning the favor. And knowing what he did about the men who’d kidnapped Lady Vivien Shaw, he wouldn’t waste his fitful conscience on that brutal but necessary act. Killing was not a favorite pastime, but only rarely did it disturb his sleep.

Tonight’s rescue mission carried no inconvenient opportunities for remorse since a woman’s life and innocence hung in the balance. True, the gossips whispered that Lady Vivien’s innocence was an open question, but what would happen to her if Aden failed wasn’t. Without his intervention she would disappear into a nightmarish life, forever beyond the protection of her family and friends.”
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“Linnet’s thudding heart raced blood through her veins, sending a flush of embarrassing heat to her face. She had been avoiding him, but she could never tell him why. It took all her discipline not to quail under Sir Anthony’s penetrating gaze.

Blast the man. She’d lost count of the times he’d made her feel like a blushing maiden. Strictly speaking, she was still a maiden, but she’d given up blushing years ago—along with simpering, flirting, and so many other talents deemed useful to unmarried women.

Except, of course, in Sir Anthony’s august presence.”
Vanessa Kelly, Lost in a Royal Kiss

“You can't imagine how hard it is to come home from hell and be expected to pick up the threads of a life. Apply for jobs, go to a factory, punch in, punch out. Put your lunch in a bag and get on the omnibus every day. Like nothing happened. Nothing.
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Manda Collins Stacey is Sassy wrote: ""

Thanks, Stacey!!! ❤️ I hope you and your family had a Happy Christmas 🤶


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Savannah Manda, thank you for the friendship. It is lovely to meet you.
Stay naughty,
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Evie Thank you for accepting my friendship.


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Gigi Hi Manda! Thanks for the friendship! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

-Gigi


Harlequin Books Hi Manda, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!


Alexandra Hawkins Thanks for adding me as a friend, Manda!


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