Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Manic Mommy Reviews & Reads! Official New Home

Please note that
Booking with Manic is now a Facebook Page:

Follow me on Twitter:
for all the updated book news as well 

Features, book giveaways,
book news and reviews all of the time from
your favorite authors and some new ones too!

Thank you for the decade of dedication
and love over here at Manic Mommy!
It was real!

If you want some laughs and fun memories,
feel free to take a jaunt through
the TEN years of archives!

PeaCe uP!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Faithful blog readers!!! Have you been by Manic Mommy Reviews and Reads? I hope so! I have been giving away a bunch of great books at least a couple of times a week and am going to be doing a 12 Days of Christmas blow-out beginning THIS Sunday!! 

Please make sure you have been to the FB Page where I am now doing ALL my features, reviews, giveaways and book news!

It's here: Manic Mommy Reviews and Reads and I'd love it if you would go over there and like the page and tell your friends.

Coming up I have fabulous giveaways by:

Emily Giffin
Sarah Pekkanen
Sarah Jio
Anita Hughes
Allison Winn Scotch
Gwendolyn Gross
Amy Hatvany
Kristina Riggle
Catherine McKenzie
Rainbow Rowell
Tracey Garvis Graves
Jess Riley

And I can't wait to kick off 2014 with more fabulous authors for you!!!

Thanks for always sticking around!

All the best to you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 25, 2013

New Review/Giveaway Section for MaNiC Readers!

Hi everyone, I can't stay away from my love of books so I'm going to be posting on FB about great new reads and doing giveaways over there. If you'd like to keep in touch and know about the fab books and authors I'm featuring, please go like this page:

Thank you for all of your support these years! I hope you'll enjoy the ease of getting the announcements right into your FB newsfeeds!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Temporarily Shut Down

Hi Booking with Manic Readers --

I've had to close down the blog indefinitely for the time being (what does that mean anyway?) Does that mean I will be back in the beginning of the New Year? I honestly don't know. We've had some family issues that need to be addressed and with that, it means I don't have time to do some of the other things that I would love to do -- read, write, review.

I don't want to be cryptic on here and I am pretty sure I've mentioned my son and his epilepsy. While his epilepsy is still controlled, he is now having severe mood disorder and anxiety. He was recently hospitalized and treated. We hope we are on the way to a better future.

For now, being Mom comes first.

Keep reading!

xo PeaCe uP~


Monday, August 26, 2013

Winners of RUSH and FEVER!!

You have waited so patiently and I'm running out of excuses, but here they are again -- school started, my youngest is suffering from severe anxiety attacks... they go on and on. So, sorry this is so late, but let me tell you who won RUSH and FEVER, and there are TWO of you this time!

Congrats to DD, who mentioned that the gas station bathroom was a place for lovin'... 

and BrendaL17, you have won also! A tennis court! Hmmm... nice back burns on that one!

If you could both email me at, I would LOVE to send you your copies of RUSH and FEVER for you to enjoy!

Thanks to all of you who shared your um, stories with us. They were enlightening to say the least!

Monday, August 12, 2013

RUSH and FEVER by Maya Banks

By Maya Banks

This post comes to you with a warning: These books are what we would probably call erotica, so they might not appeal to some of you. In the case of this post, I am just the passer of the information, the sharer of popular books amongst friends! You have been warned. Thank you!

OKAY! We've got some HOT ones for you guys out there today! Rush and Fever are books one and two of the Breathless Trilogy that is currently hitting all the bestseller lists. Here's the scoop on the first book, RUSH:

Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking...

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

Ready for FEVER?

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

And finally, BURN

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side—extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

For this post, we are giving away the first two books of the trilogy, RUSH and FEVER to TWO lucky winners! If you'd like to enter to win, you obviously know that these are erotica so I'm going to ask an erotica-type question ala The Newlywed Game ala Bob Eubanks style. Please tell me I'm not that old and some/most of you get who/what I'm talking about. Tell me, if you want to win two of the three books from this set: Where is the ... well, watch this and then answer the question from the video! hahah!

And of course, if you don't wanna answer THAT question, just tell me in the comments that YOU WANT THE BOOKS and I'll enter you to win anyway! XO

Fine Print You Should Read:
If you're new to Booking with Manic, thank you for stopping by! We love new readers! Some notes - If you're entering to win a book, please leave a comment on this post and use an identifying name when commenting. It's usually a great idea to include an email, which I will never give out to anyone else. You can only enter once please. You'll need to check back here in a few days to see if you've won the book -- I will either list the winner in a new post OR highlight the winner's name at the top of this post, or tell you where you can find the winner's name at the top of this post. I do NOT personally contact the winners. It is YOUR responsibility to come back to see if you've won. Most books are supplied directly through publishers, publicists and the authors. Winners will receive books directly from the publisher or author within 3 weeks from the time you provide me with your address, unless I send you the book (sometimes I will). Sorry, but we can only ship to U.S. and Canada so if you're from another country, thank you for coming by to read and discover new authors, but we can't send you a book. Any questions on how I run the blog or suggestions on who you would like to see featured, please email me at stephanieelliot[at] Thank you for your support!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


So sorry (yes, it seems like I'm ALWAYS apologizing and making up excuses -- I need an assistant to help with this blog!!!)... School has started and life continues to get in the way of my blog! I do have the winner's name for IN TOO DEEP and it just happens to be someone who has one previously on the blog:

BUTTAH!! Congrats, you have won the book! has chosen you as the winner. Please contact me with your address so I can get the book out to you.

LOVELYDAY! I hope you'll contact me because I really want you to have this book -- it is a beautiful book too and you need to read it.

As for later this week, I have ALREADY written and pre-posted TWO new updates for you so you'll have to come back. The next post is a RACY one, which you know I don't usually post, so if you're up for something a little on the 'sexy' side, come back... I'll give you a clue... you might want to RUSH over here to see what I'll be posting about and it might make you BREATHLESS!!!!