Friday, 14 November 2014


Delightfully, another review of Julie's new book has just appeared - this time on the blogsite Boys In Our Books. While it's not an entirely uncritical review - you can't please all of the people all of the time, alas! - the reviewer is still overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the series as a whole:

I couldn’t read it without feeling warmth and comfort. I love these two as they love each other. And in this book, we get more of the watering hole and the Dreamtime location in the Australian Outback … and this will always be near and dear to my heart since book 1, Butterfly Hunter, introduced us to this magical place.

Here at Manifold Press we like to think we're all about the magic - about taking readers to places that otherwise they wouldn't be able to go - so it's gratifying to know we're still making that happen. Thank you, BIOB reviewer, we appreciate your comments!

Sunday, 2 November 2014


Mark, over at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews, did a Release Day review of Julie's new title which we should really have acknowledged yesterday - and we're very sorry that it didn't happen.

It's a great review, too, full of enthusiastic praise for THE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING:

Julie’s writing is poetic, dreamy and makes you want to escape to this magical waterhole yourself. However, with just the right amount of gritty reality thrown in makes it the perfect balance between the everyday trials and tribulations and a place where we can all dream of , a place that is worry free, full of love and respect ~ that is the waterhole!

Mark's absolutely right, that's quite a balancing act - but if anyone's going to pull it off, it'll be our Julie!

Thank you, Mark for your comments - we're glad you enjoyed the book, and we're sure a lot of other people will, too.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Two new books released today!

Good morning, everyone, from the (cold and dark) UK!

Our two new titles, Julie Bozza's THE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING - which concludes her Butterfly Hunter trilogy - and Chris Quinton's historical novel UNDERCOVER BLUES, are now on sale not only through our online shop but also through our other outlets: AllRomance eBooks, Smashwords and Amazon. (If you don't see them immediately in your particular part of the world, it's only because they're still working their way through the system.)

We're aware that in the past some readers have been frustrated by the 'staggered release' of our books, even though we explained why it was necessary at the time. The simple fact was that, starting Manifold Press completely from scratch, we thought it wise to learn to walk before we tried to run. It's now been almost five years, though; we think we've mastered the 'walking' thing, and we're looking to pick up speed a little bit - and this is our first modest step.

For the time being the online shop facility will remain available, but in due course we'll be looking to phase that out so that you can buy quickly and easily from one of our distribution partners; that will, in turn, free up person-power here at Manifold Press Megaheadquarters which can be devoted to other essential parts of the publishing process. We may move slowly compared to other organisations but we don't want to stand still altogether; after all, there are still plenty of fascinating places that we want to go - and we like to think we'll be taking you with us!