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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Welcome to my new blog

After shying away, procrastinating, hesitating, I finally set my own blog. While I brainstorm interesting posts, let me introduce you to my books.

My debut book TO LOVE A HERO is available at Cerridwen Press.

http://www.cerridwenpress.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=9781419913686

Blurb:
Raised in boarding schools, Cecile buried her loneliness under long hours of study and work. On the rebound of a broken engagement, she is determined to excel in her first international contract, the refurbishment of an environmental laboratory in Belarus.
BUT… In Belarus, a Russian country dominated by male chauvinism and intrigues, Dr. Cecile Lornier finds more chemistry than she bargains for.
Admired by men and adored by women, Major General Sergei is a true hero in his country. The widowed Sergei has pledged to clean his country of the pollution left by the Chernobyl disaster.
BUT… With a glass of vodka in his hand and the lovely Cecile nestled in his arms, Sergei has more on his mind now than patriotic duty and nuclear pollution, and Cecile soon learns that chemicals are not the only things that generate heat. Can she betray his trust to save his career? Would her love cost him everything he values?

Mona Risk writes heroes with heart, heroines with spunk in stories and settings that are simply unforgettable!
-- Roxanne St. Claire,Killer Curves, National Bestseller--

To Love A Hero is an intriguing romance set in an exotic locale.
-- Beth Trissel--

A wonderful contemporary romance with an independent, likable heroine and a to die for military hero, set in the exotic and facinating setting of Belarussia. I couldn't put this book down. From the first page when the heroine falls into the hero's arms on a broken escalator the sparks fly between the two main characters. The author blends the romance with an exciting plot that keeps the pace of the story fast. One of the best contemporary romances I've read in a long time.
--Helen Scott-Taylor--


My second book FRENCH PERIL, a Romantic Suspense, has been accepted for publication at Cerridwen Press.

Blurb:
What could be more exciting for a young architect than to live in a French chateau owned by a young count and to work on the restoration of a chapel in the Loire Valley? When her professor is poisoned because he knew too much about a missing statue, Cheryl's summer job develops into a dangerous treasure hunt.

Count Fran├žois, a confirmed bachelor and admitted womanizer, wants to redeem himself in his family’s eyes. The unearthing of the statue and the restoration of the chapel would revive tourism in the area and bring back prosperity to his villagers. But Cheryl’s arrival complicates both his search for the statue and his determination to avoid serious involvement.

40 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

Welcome to blogland

Mona Risk said...

Yeah!!!!! Thanks

Katherine Ivy said...

Nice introduction, Mona!

-Kat

Anny Cook said...

So, pretty good, pretty good. Very nice pics, too.

Charlene Leatherman said...

Very nice.

Mona Risk said...

Thank you, Katherine. It was my first draft so to speak. Now I need to refine it.

Mona Risk said...

Guess you gave me a good kick to get me moving? He, heh, he. Thanks, buddy.

Mona Risk said...

Thank you Charlene. I still need to fill my left column with links, reference, etc...when I figure how.

Sandra Cox said...

Great blog for a great writer.

Molly Daniels said...

Welcome to Bloggerville, Mona:)

Helen Scott Taylor said...

Mona,

Good start to your blog with your two fab stories!

Mona Risk said...

Sandra, Molly, Helen, thanks for stopping by. You're on my links.

Brynn Paulin said...

Hi Mona! Welcome!

Georgie Lee said...

Your blog looks good!

Heather Hiestand said...

Good job, Mona!

Leslie Dicken said...

WELCOME TO BLOGGING!!

Very pretty! Congrats on the success of your writing! :-)

Leslie

Kathleen Long said...

Woo hoo! Looks great, Mona. Congrats on the success of your debut and kudos on your latest sale!

Mona Risk said...

Brynn, Georgie, Heather, thanks for stopping. I'm so gald you like it.

Mona Risk said...

Thanks, Leslie and Kath, I'm glad you stopped by. Creating a blog turned out to be easier than I expected. Now I need to squeeze my brain for ideas. Ouch, everyday???

Kelly Kirch said...

Hey!!! My post disappeared! I posted last night and now it's gone. Whatsupwiththat???

Anyway. Hidee Mona! Excellent looking blog you got here. I look forward to reading more.

Terri said...

Hi, Mona! Very nice blog template! If I had to blog every day I'd end up banging my head against the wall even more than I usually do. :-) Blog whenever you're moved to.

Terry McLaughlin said...

Hi, Mona :-)! Congrats on your new blog--not to mention your two book sales ;-)!

Marlene said...

YAY! Good for you, Mona. Your stories rock and now you have a way of letting everyone know about them.

Mona Risk said...

Ouch, Kelly last night I was still walking in the dark with this blog. You were the first one to check it. If I have a contest, you'd be the winner. Maybe next step. Thanks.

Janice Lynn said...

Mona, wonderful blog. Very easy to read and pleasant to the eye. Great pics, too. And woo hoo on your two sales! So very proud of you and your success!!

Mona Risk said...

Thanks Terri, you are right. I can't imagine writing new posts every night. I'll do it on monday,wenesday, friday and leave tuesday and thursday to promote my friends or run contests -- another thing I need to learn-- or whatever. Saturday and Sunday is weekend holiday. LOL

Mona Risk said...

Terry, I'm so happy you checked my blog.

Mona Risk said...

That's exactly the idea, Marlene. I just realized I suck at PR. It was great time to stop whinning, shake myself and do something. Thanks for stopping here.

Sandra Cox said...

Okay, Missy, where's Wednesday's blog.

Lisa said...

Welcome to cyberspace Mona! I love your new blog.

Carla Capshaw said...

Mona, what a great blog! Every time I see your book cover, I think how beautiful it is. French Peril sounds awesome too!

Mona Risk said...

Carla, it's wonderful to have all my friends here. I want to open a bottle of cyber champagne. Thanks for stopping by.

Mona Risk said...

Sandra, in my calendar this is Wednesday. My blog is too young to know the difference. LOL

Mary Marvella said...

Go, Mona! Go, Mona!

Good job!

C.L. Wilson said...

Woo hoo, Mona - the books sound fabulous! And I love the quote from Roxanne St. Claire! What a coup for you! :)

Cheers
Cheryl

Beth said...

Great blog, Mona! Congrats to you on all your success *g* Both books sound wonderful :-)

Mona Risk said...

Mary, you're a real buddy. Thanks for stopping.

Mona Risk said...

Cheryl, Beth, I'm so happy you like it. I hope it helps the sale of To LOVE A HERO.

Mary Ricksen said...

What a great first blog!
I think that e books are the wave of the future,they're very green.
I hope you have phenomenal sales!

Sandra Cox said...

Okay, Mona, time for the next blog....We're anxiously waiting:)