Thursday, May 22, 2008

My New Contract.

Last week, I was pleased to receive a contract offer from The Wild Rose Press, for my contemporary romance, BABIES IN THE BARGAIN. The editor who read it described it as ‘a wonderful book very well written and plotted’ and my critique partners call it a warm and sexy book.

The story takes place in Washington DC, more precisely in the Children’s Washington Hospital. It is the love story of two doctors torn between their hectic obligations and sizzling attraction. I like to think that BABIES IN THE BARGAIN is a mix of ER and Gray’s Anatomy in the NICU, and my hero looks so much like George Clooney.

Blurb: With only one year left to complete her training in Neonatology, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Marc Suarez who broke her heart seven years ago.When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust in Marc again and believe in true love?

BABIES IN THE BARGAIN finalled in several contests.
First Place: Launching A Star: February 2006; The Beacon: April 2006; Great Expectations: April 2006.
Second Second Place: Golden Gateway: August 2005; Gotcha : January 2006; Enchanted Words: February 2006.
Third Place: The Suzannah: March 2006; Winter Rose 2006: May 2006; Linda Howard Award of Excellence: May 2006.
Fourth Place : Duel on the Delta: March 2006

Authors who read my story in contests describe it as follows:
--If you want to experience the warm fuzzy feeling of satisfaction that comes from reading a really good story pick up Babies In The Bargain. In this heart-warming medical romance a dark, sexy hero and bright, compassionate heroine find their happy ending with a cute baby every mom would love to cuddle-- Helen Scott-Taylor, The Magic Knot, Dorchester, 2008 American Title IV winner.

--Mona Risk's stories give romance readers the unforgettable heroes and lively heroines that we love the most!--Roxanne St. Clair, national bestselling author of Thrill Me To Death.


Amarinda Jones said...

Well done on the new contract. The book sounds excellent

Mona Risk said...
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Mona Risk said...

Thank you. It's one of my favorites, inspired by my daughter who is a neonatologist. She insisted on reviewing the medical cases. Apparently my medical knowlege sucks!!

The picture of the doctor with a baby is hers.

Mary Ricksen said...

I think you will surely hold your book in your hands at WRP. No numbers!
I keep a backup on CD's about once a week. I'd die if I lost everything. Your heart must have been double timing. I hope I'm doing this correct.
This new book will be interesting for me because I have a medical background, and I'll get what you are talking about.

Beth Trissel said...

Mona, the new story sounds super! And I'm thrilled to have you join us at the Wild Rose. I love it in the garden!

Mona Risk said...

Hi Mary and Beth, thank you for making my landing in the garden smooth.

Molly Daniels said...

This sounds fantastic! Grrrr...I just bought six e-books and now between you, AJ, and Desiree Holt, it's growing again!

Katie Reus said...

Congrats on your sale! Love the blurb. Gray's meets ER?? Definitely a book I'll be picking up :)

Sandra Cox said...

I loved this story and urge everyone to pick up a copy when its released.

Mona Risk said...

Molly sweetie, keep reading ebooks. I discover them six months ago and agree with you. My next one FRENCH PERIL will be coming to Cerridwen Press on June 19 and will keep you reading to the last scene to find the murderer while you enjoy the love interludes.

Katie, I'm a big fan of Gray's Anatomy. It's the only show I watch on TV, but I would never miss it.

Sandra, you are on my acknowledgment list for French Peril. Thank you for reading and critiquing. I wouldn't have made it without your help.

Helen Scott Taylor said...

I'm so delighted to hear you have a contract for Babies In The Bargain. I love this book. It combines a heart warming story of two dedicated doctors finding their happy ending with a new baby and a sizzliing love story.