The brilliant and loving Mich Feeney has joined the Magic of Books Promotions team. Her talents and expertise will shoot the promotional company into the stars and beyond. To help welcome her into the family, as owner of the company, I present the newest book of the author and friend she has become to me.
Born and bred in the UK, Holly is getting the chance of a lifetime—six weeks abroad. The Kings, a host family in the US, have invited her to stay with them and get a chance to experience life as an American. When she discovers that the King family includes two teenage boys, will she be glad she came or ready to hightail it back across the pond?
M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, two kids and a dog. Currently at university studying for her BA (Hons) in primary teaching, she procrastinates on her assignments by listening to music of all genres and trying to get ‘just one more paragraph’ written on whichever WIP is open. She is also a serious doodler and chocoholic. Writing has been her one true love ever since she could spell, and publishing is the final culmination of her hard work and ambition. Her publishing career began with two novellas, and she currently has multiple projects under way whilst Honour, a compilation of her own military based shorts, was released in November 2013 and her short novel, The One That Got Away was released February 2015. Always having something on the go can often lead to block which eventually gets dissolved by good music and an even better book. Her main reason for writing is to not only give her readers enjoyment, but also to create a story and characters that stay with readers long after the book is finished, and possibly make someone stop and think “what if...”
I've only just met Mich, but I already see a lifelong friend. Her talents go far beyond writing. She's a thankless mother of two, a loving woman to her soulmate and is always thinking of her friends before herself. Maybe that's one of the reasons she's gone into teaching; a chance to shape the young minds of our future writers. I'm so excited to spend time with a generous and loving personality like hers and to learn and grow from her wealth of expertise. My life will never be the same now that you have entered my life. Tami
Hmm, a personal testimony about Mich (M.B. Feeney) . . . Where to start! Shall I do this like a Best Man speech? Yeah, why not . *pouts that I don’t have a glass of bubbly to toast this awesome girl* Well, I first ‘met’ Mich quite a few years ago. I can't remember the exact details, but knowing us two, we were probably up to no good. It was online, of course, but that didn’t stop us! We grew close as friends and then we cemented our friendship by meeting up in person. It was at a Twilight convention (don’t groan, it was a fun weekend! Lol). Here’s what I’ve learned and loved about Mich over the years: She is fiercely loyal to her friends and family. No matter what, she’s there. No matter what she’s going through herself, she’s there for her friends. She has a slight music addiction (which we share). I’ve lost count on the artists we’ve talked about over the years lol. She also adores her cowboy boots (The Boots Stay on!) I swear this addiction was brought on by Jackson Rathbone, but it’s not like I’d complain. Have you seen that man on stage? Phew! She loves 1 Direction *coughs* Louis *coughs* She is one hell of a kick arse author! Have you read her books? Damn, this girl can write! She sticks to normal men! Nope, there’s not a billionaire arsehole in sight, thank God! She’s training to be a teacher. Now, props to her, because being in a classroom of 30+ kids all day . . . nah lol. But the thing I love about Mich is this. She’s Mich. She puts on no front. What you see is what you get and that’s quite rare in an author. She hates putting herself out there. She hates pimping herself. She’ll bend over backwards for anyone, but ignores herself. She is an awesome friend and I know that I can count on her for anything. I know she wants the publishing world to take her seriously, because she lives for books – reading and writing. And Mich, when you get this, when you sit and read this . . . Thanks. Thanks for being such an amazing friend, an awesome author, and someone anyone can instantly love. *raises cup of tea* <3 JC Clarke
The moment I read M B Feeney’s first
story, I knew I had discovered one seriously talented author. With a
British flavour to each of her stories, M B builds strong, unique
characters that draw the reader in until they can’t help but become
invested. Her latest offering, Dear Diary (The Exchange Series Book
1) is no exception. A great start to what I anticipate will be a
When she’s not
busy with writing, her studies and family commitments, M B Feeney is
100 percent committed to supporting the indie writing community. She
has not only read and reviewed hundreds, if not thousands of stories
over the years, she has always been there to lend an ear, shoulder,
or hand any way she can for countless numbers of people.
On a personal level, I’ve known M B
Feeney for well over 5 years. She is a true friend, mother, sister
and confidante… a woman who is genuine, honest, and generous to a
fault. (She is also quite partial to pear cider now and then too
lol). She also encouraged me to take my first tentative step into the
world of writing, and for that, I will be forever grateful. I can
honestly say without a single doubt in my mind, that if it weren’t
for one Ms M B Feeney, I would not have become a published author.
L J Harris.
With stories set in England that are witty yet quirky, M.B. Feeney has a way with words that’ll suck you right into her fictional worlds. I'm proud to call her friend.
& RE Hargrave
Here are some ways you can stalk and learn about this warm hearted woman.
I encourage all of you help welcome her to the Magic of Books family by purchasing one of her incredible books today.
(Purchase of any of MB's books can be used towards entries in the Rafflecopter)
Why Frankenstein and what do you think you add to the tale as
originally told by Mary Shelley?
An April 1818 review of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
Or the Modern Prometheus in The British Critic:‘The writer of it
is, we understand, a female; this is an aggravation of that which is the
prevailing fault of the novel; but if our authoress can forget the gentleness
of her sex, it is no reason why we should; and we shall therefore dismiss the
novel without further comment.’
Mary Shelley shocked, disconcerted and excited the booklovers and
literati of the period when she breathed life into her wretch. Not only because
she was a women—a girl of eighteen years—but because she advocated and opened discussions
about deep-rooted beliefs and uncertainties in theology, science, the plight of
mankind, and the social acceptance of those that are different.
By comparison, the readership of the 21st Century is well
acquainted with the properties of electricity, anatomy, organ removal and
replacement, resurrecting life in those whose hearts have stopped, artificially
keeping bodies alive, banking or freezing body parts for later use. To some
degree it is also more open to those that are different, either by origin,
belief, gender, or physical attributes. And yet there are still prejudices and
thought processes that warrant further dissection and discussion based on Mary’s original thesis.
The wonder and sheer bravura of Mary’s iconic work is
magnified to 21st Century heights by Fire on the Water: A
Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, as it reveals the
terror that truly occurred—peeling back history and knowledge to firmly
position the reader as one of Mary’s contemporaries,
so that they may sense the full scope of abhorrence, fear and astonishment
incited by her words.
Mary’s own thoughts careened almost out of control.
“Why would you harvest such body parts?”she whispered to her muse, staring at her reflection in the blackened
glass of the window. “Arms from one body, legs from another.
Heart, spleen, and lungs from several others.”She studied her diary and peered for several minutes toward her pen.
Ideas formulated within her mind. The horrors of surgical removal, the
unthinkable aspects of placing them together, much as a jigsaw puzzle, before
shocking them with animal electricity to once more bring life to something God
had made inanimate.
But would it be possible? Does the electricity of Galvani bring life
to dead flesh, or reverse the death of only those whose spirits have not yet
departed fully from this plain? Is the electricity itself life, or is the
spirit something different and unique that is somehow intimately connected with
the properties of that strange energy?
Mary thought of the sciences she knew intimately and started writing.
She thought of the apparent manias and subsisting horrors of recent
acquaintances that she knew merely by vicarious conversation.
She sipped at her
sherry, breathed deeply of the cigar-smoke-laden air of the parlor, and wrote.
She wrote as the card games came to an end. She wrote as the men finished off
the last of their cigars and retired to their private suites. She wrote
throughout the night, not daring to stop until her mind was exhausted of the
thoughts that filled it.
But this new companion-work, Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein, does not stop at revealing the sciences,
thoughts and horrific events surrounding Mary and her fellow tourists during
their infamous 1816 European tour and ghost-story competition. It also
catapults the disbelief, fear and unanswered questions into our own time,
asking whether Frankenstein could create his monster with modern-day
And finally, perhaps the companion piece dares to resolve something
that could not be attained by either Frankenstein or his wretch in the original
masterpiece: unconditional love.
Despite two-hundred years having passed since first publication, is
society now ready to confront the horror of true love?
Today we are celebrating the release of the DARE TO RUN cover! DARE TO RUN is a gritty, super sexy, adult title coming out on February 2, 2016 from Jen McLaughlin and published by Penguin (NAL Signet). To celebrate, we are having a scavenger hunt! There are 8 clues scattered around groups of bloggers hosting this feature. All you have to do is find all 8 clues and figure out the scrambled word.
To make it easy for you, we will tell you where you can find Clue #1.
The New York times bestselling author of the Out of Line Novels takes readers to Boston where one gang of criminals knows how being bad can be so good…
She knows what he’s like on Boston’s mean streets. Now she’s going to find out if he’s got some heart.
Lucas Donahue is not ashamed of his criminal past, but after a brief stint in prison, he’s ready to go legit and live a normal life. The problem is, no one leaves the gang without permission—even if he is one of the boss’s top men. Plus someone’s placed a hit on him. And then there’s that feisty little bartender who’s going to cause him even more trouble.
Heidi Greene knows to keep her distance from a ladies’ man like Lucas—even if she can’t keep her eyes off him. When he rescues her from an attack in the alley outside her bar, she’s forced to stay by his side for safety. But the longer she spends time with him, the greater her chances are for getting hurt in more ways than one.
Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.