Monday, November 9, 2015

Blogtour: A Solitary Man by Shira Anthony and Aisling Mancy - Aisling Edition

Welcome to the Book Tour for

A Solitary Man 

by Shira Anthony & Aisling Mancy!

A very special thank you to Sandra and all the folks at My Fiction Nook for hosting Shira Anthony and me for the release of A Solitary Man! It’s great to be here!

My name is 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.

As the book tour for A Solitary Man draws to a close for me, I want to extend my thanks to everyone who took the time to read our posts. Shira and I deal with very serious issues in order to be able to do what we do. What we face isn’t only heartrending, it’s soul-threatening and requires not only a strong constitution, but repeated renewal of that constitution. You, as readers, give that to us. Each time you join in our hope, in our determination to save children, you renew us. For that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Below is a short excerpt from A Solitary Man that exemplifies what you, as individuals who care about our children, do for us:

Xav opened the passenger door, stepped into Chance’s car, and closed the door. “You okay?”
“No,” Chance said softly.
Xav reached across the divide and put a calming hand on Chance’s thigh. “We’ll get them.”
Chance gripped Xav’s hand as he looked out the windshield. “I don’t know how you do it.”
Xav joined Chance in looking out the windshield at the nondescript parking lot. “The only way I’ve been able to do what I do is to think about the boys I can save. Then I do what I have to do no matter the cost.”
Chance looked at him now. “Do you think the others are still alive?”
Xav met the eyes he was falling in love with and couldn’t lie. “No. But we’re going to do our best to find them anyway because we want to be there for them if they are. Trust me. It’ll make all the difference in the world to you if you can save even one.”
Chance closed his eyes and rubbed a temple with his free hand. “This world is fucked-up.”
Xav nodded. He had nothing to say to that. After a long beat he said, “Are you up for a trip to City Hall to see if we can find the building plans for 4Play?”
Chance nodded. “Thank you.”
“For what?”
“Walking me through this. I thought… I thought I could figure all this out and… I don’t know, prosecute these fuckers.” He shook his head to himself. “It’s so much more than that.”
Xav smiled a gentle smile. “You’re doing great.”
Chance rolled his eyes. “Liar.”
“You’re doing good things here, Chance,” Xav said sincerely.
Chance almost smiled. “Of all people, I have to meet a liar who rides a Harley and drives a Hummer. This world is fucked-up.”
Xav laughed aloud. “Shut up about my vehicles and drive.”

Thank you for reading A Solitary Man. Thank you for caring about our children. Thank you for being the strength, the very foundation that renews our constitutions so we may continue doing what we do.


Sparks 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.

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.

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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.

Additional Tour stops:

Add A Solitary Man to Your Goodreads and Booklikes Shelves

Like A Solitary Man on Facebook

Thursday, October 29th

Aisling is at The Novel Approach Reviews
A Brief and Frank Discussion of A Solitary Man

Friday, October 30th

Aisling is at Jo & Isa Love Books
A Few Notes Behind the Music Playlist

Wednesday, November 4th

 Aisling is at Bike Book Reviews
Writing Supporting Characters

Thursday , November 5th 

Aisling is at Joyfully Jay Reviews
One of the Biggest Benefits of Co-Writing

Shira is at Prism Book Alliance
Entertainment With a Message


Yarning to Write Kermit Flail with lovely Amy Lane!

Aisling is at Divine Magazine
More Notes Behind the Music Playlist

Shira is at The Novel Approach Reviews
Aisling is on Dreampsinner's Blog
As Authors and Readers, We Bring Awareness to the World

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




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  1. Thank you for hosting our blog tour, My Fiction Nook! More importantly, thank you for hosting my last, and most important, stop. You rock!

  2. Thank you for everything you both do. It's life's most important work.

    1. Back atcha, Mel! Helping kids is what we do! ❤

  3. This book had a profound effect on me. I was unaware of what was happening to the kids. So many people don't want to know the bad stuff that happens, but how will each of us affect a change in the world if we stick our head in the sand?
    I laughed and I cried reading this book. In the end it did leave me with hope for a better life for these boys and girls.
    Thank you Aisling and Shira for writing this book, and what you do for the kids.

    1. Thank you, Kerry, for reading our book, following the tour, and for all you do! ❤

  4. A beautiful post. Thank you both for taking care of our kids the way you do. <3

    1. Thank you, Dianne, for supporting us in what we do. We appreciate you more than you know. ❤

  5. Thank you for the great tour and this wonderful excerpt. I love how they bolstered each other and were still able to find a bit of humor in a tough situation.

    1. Thank you for following the tour, Jen! Without laughter, Shira and I wouldn't survive what we do. Thanks for dropping by and commenting! ❤

  6. This is a very special collaboration!


  7. I wonder what other stories are going to be produced by this collaboration, thank you for highlighting the subject of child trafficking even though it is such a poignant storyline, I wonder will more be written about these two?


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