Today I am so pleased to welcome Aisling Mancy to Joyfully Jay. Aisling has come to talk to us about  A Solitary Man, his latest release with Shira Anthony. The authors have also brought along some great giveaways! Please join me in giving Aisling a big welcome!


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Countdown to the release of A Solitary Man by Shira Anthony and Aisling Mancy!

A very special thank you to Jay and all the folks at Joyfully Jay Reviews for hosting Shira Anthony and me for the release of A Solitary Man! It’s great to be here!

I’m Aisling “Ash” Mancy and my name may be new to you. But my writing may not be. I write young adult works for Dreamspinner’s Harmony Ink Press label under C. Kennedy.

When authors write, we can’t help but to inject elements of our personality not only into the story we write, but into the characters we create. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, even if we’re writing characters who we view as diametric to ourselves in personality, who we are, how we act and react, and how we view the world infuses our writing. In order to write a dissimilar cast of characters, you must know yourself well. You must be able to identify, isolate, and consciously use, or refuse to use, certain of your traits in order to create differing characters.

One of the biggest benefits of co-writing is: if you agree that you will each write separate characters, those characters will, in fact, be inimitably different. Further to this end, you want the characters to either compliment each other for the benefit of friendship or romance, or be contrary in order to achieve a true good versus evil arc in your story. Shira and I are unique. We have vastly different personalities and prefer to write different sorts of works. These factors were true advantages in writing A Solitary Man.

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Thanks for celebrating the release of A Solitary Man with us! We’re counting down to the release at midnight tonight (EST)! We hope you enjoy reading A Solitary Man!

Now at Dreamspinner Press, ARe, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
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Thursday, October 29th Aisling is at The Novel Approach Reviewswith A Brief and Frank Discussion of A Solitary Man

Friday, October 30th Aisling is at Jo & Isa Love Bookswith the Notes Behind the Music Playlist for A Solitary Man

Tuesday, November 4th Aisling is at Bike Book Reviews
Wednesday, November 5th
Aisling is at Joyfully Jay Reviews
Shira is at Prism Book Alliance
Yarning to Write Kermit Flail with lovely Amy Lane!
Aisling is at Divine Magazine
Aisling is on Dreampsinner’s Blog
Saturday, November 7th Aisling is at Love Bytes Reviews
Sunday, November 8th
Shira is at My Fiction Nook
LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT with Shira & Aisling 2-5pm EST
Monday, November 9th Aisling is at My Fiction Nook
Tuesday, November 10th Shira is at Bike Book Reviews
Wednesday, November 11th Shira is at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words


A Solitary Man (Cover) by Shira Anthony & Aisling MancySparks fly when Chance meets tall, sexy Xav at a Wilmington bar and they have the hottest one-nighter of their lives. But Chance doesn’t do repeats, Xav seems detached, and they go their separate ways without a word. Two months later, when closeted Assistant District Attorney C. Evan “Chance” Fairchild meets Dare’s Landing’s newest deputy sheriff, Xavier “Xav” Constantine, Evan isn’t only wary. He’s irritated as hell.

Xavier is a former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff who is hot on the trail of a South American child prostitution ring. Evan is fighting to put an end to rampant cocaine trafficking and chafing under the thumb of an election-hungry boss. When someone tries to kill the thirteen-year-old witness who holds the key to both their investigations, they’re forced to work together as they put their lives on the line to protect him. As Chance and Xav collide in heat of a sweltering North Carolina summer, dodging bullets and chasing bad guys isn’t the only action going on.

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About Shira Anthony

Shira loves a great happily-ever-after and never writes a story without one. She’s happy to write what her muse tells her, whether it’s fantasy, sci fi, paranormal, or contemporary romance. She particularly loves writing series, because she thinks of her characters as old friends and she wants to visit them even after their stories are told. Shira writes about the things she knows and loves, whether it’s music and musicians, the ocean, or the places she’s lived or traveled to. She spent her middle school years living in France, and tries to visit as often as she can.

In real life, Shira sang professionally for 14 years, and she currently works as a public sector attorney advocating for children. She’s happy to have made writing her second full-time job, even if it means she rarely has time to watch TV or go to the movies. Shira and her husband spend as many weekends as they can aboard their 36? catamaran sailboat, “Lands Zen,” at the Carolina Coast. Not only has sailing inspired her to write about pirates and mermen, her sailboat is her favorite place to write. And although the only mermen she’s found to date are in her own imagination, she keeps a sharp lookout for them when she’s on the water.

Find Shira on blog, Twitter @WriterShira, Facebook, and Goodreads and subscribe to Shira’s monthly newsletter for updates, free fiction, and subscriber-only contests!


About Aisling Mancy

Aisling is an author who lives, most of the time, on the West Coast of the United States. Aisling writes adult fantasy, adult LGBTQIA 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, Aisling 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, Aisling contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Aisling 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.

Find Aisling on blog, Twitter @AislingMancy, Facebook, Goodreads, Booklikes, Amazon and
Aisling does respond to emails because, after all, it is all about you, the reader.


Aisling has brought along a signed copy of either A Solitary Man or Slaying Isidore’s Dragons for one lucky Joyfully Jay reader. Just leave a comment below to enter. The contest closes on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. Plus…


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