Joanie MacNeil, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Mandraki Magic by Joanie MacNeil
Genre Contemporary romance – novella
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Is Jazzy’s first love the right man for her? When her first love arrives in the Old Town on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Jazzy’s peaceful existence is shattered. What is Finn’s real reason for being on the island?
Jazzy must sort through her confused emotions and make her own decisions. Can she trust him with her heart a second time?
Why did you write this book?
I wrote the story in the first half of 2019 as part of an anthology for my local romance writing group. The theme was ‘summer beach read’. I wanted to write something a little different to usual beach settings. None of the story elements was falling into place for me, until I decided, several months following a brief visit to Rhodes, to set my story there. Everything seem to come to life after that. There is so much to see in the Old Town, my visit was too short to cover it all.
The anthology project didn’t eventuate, and I decided to self-publish my novella. I’d love to revisit Rhodes again.
What is your favorite genre to read?
A range of romance, including romantic short stories, and Icelandic Noir
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I’ve been reading ‘Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series, following the journey through life and career of one of the main characters, Ari Thór, from his days as a young policeman in northern Iceland.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m working on a novella or two. I have two novels which I’d like to complete in the coming months. They’ve been on the go for way too long.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Later this year, I plan to republish two of my earlier novels, A Traditional Affair, and A Sense of Duty, both contemporary romances set in Scotland.
Where to buy Mandraki Magic
Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/38E6Ld
Joanie MacNeil Social Media
I am an Australian romance author living in Canberra, Australia’s National Capital. I write short contemporary romance novels and novellas, ranging from sweet to sexy stories about new love and second chances. I love to travel with my own romantic hero and have visited parts of the world I never dreamed I’d see.
Home, family and friends are important to me. I have blended these elements into some of my stories.
When I’m not travelling, or working on my latest project, I enjoy reading romance as well as Icelandic Noir. Though I like watching movies, I never find the time to go to the cinema. I manage to catch up on some shows on Netflix. I enjoy meeting friends for coffee, and am a regular participant in aqua aerobics.
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JQRDGTK