Today I'm featuring a writer friend of mine, Heather Manning. She is 17 years old, and her debut novel, Swept to Sea, was published on November 25, 2013 (while she was still 16!). Here's some exciting news: as of this morning, Swept to Sea has been on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list for a solid 10 consecutive days, and has an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon.
Swept to Sea even made an appearance in USA Today.
I'll be reviewing Swept to Sea in the near future, but for now let's take a look at Heather and her book.
From Goodreads: Lady Eden Trenton never wanted to leave her privileged existence in London—until her father invites a dangerous suitor into her life. Left with few options, Eden devises the best reprieve she can: escape. Chasing freedom, she stows away aboard a pirate ship, praying she will gain her independence in the colonies before she is discovered by the nefarious crew.
Captain Caspian Archer has spent the last five years hardening his heart and searching to exact revenge for the event that tore his life to shreds. When he catches word that his enemy is residing in Jamaica, Caspian steers his ship toward the colonies in all haste. His plans soon change, however, when he discovers the young beauty hiding in his ship’s hold.
Cut from the only lives they have known, Caspian and Eden are pulled together as each pursues a fresh hope upon the sea.
Heather Manning is a young lady who loves to read—and write. She has won multiple competitions for her writing with “Nextgen Writers” and placed first in some writing contests with the “Go Teen Writers” blog and is a proud member of ACFW. She lives in Missouri where she attends high school, acts in community theatre, eats donuts and reads every Inspirational Historical Romance she can get her hands on.
Here are some reviews of Swept to Sea:
"Heather did a thorough job with researching background for this book, and I appreciated the period references which made the story credible."
"The romance is not only sweet, but contains a very Pride and Prejudice feel in the bantering."
"[Lady Eden Trenton's] interactions with Caspian, range from hilarious to heartwarming."
Interested? Get Swept to Sea and learn more about Heather at these links: