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Monday, June 30, 2008

On Barbara Vey's Blog


I am walking on the moon.

Right now when you open www.publishersweekly.com/beyondherbook , it pops up with a huge and gorgeous bookcover for To Love a Hero.


Saturday Blurb Special Beyond her Book Blog on Publishers Weekly


Barbara Vey
Saturday Blurb Special June 28, 2008
It's so exciting to be able to have another edition of Saturday blurbs. Our faithful readers have given up all other pursuits of happiness just to read and write about the exciting books waiting for you. So here they are:

To Love a Hero by Mona Risk (E-Book)


Over two decades after the Chernobyl disaster, American chemist Dr. Cecile Lornier travels to Belarus to undertake the task of renovating the sadly outdated laboratory needed to expedite cleaning the land of suspected deadly carcinogens. This task is the dream of Major General Sergei Fedorin, and working in close contact with Cecile, it seems they will make it a reality. Less likely is realizing their own passionate relationship. Between their strong personalities and the differences in cultures, they each decide that personal happiness needs to be discounted so as to not endanger the welfare of the people of Belarus.


I have no doubt that Mona Risk was there, for the descriptions of the people and places in Belarus are clear and convincing. The sense of the unfamiliar makes the story exotic, and a subtle tension was maintained with the trace of fear for an unknown culture and its politics. I found myself googling Belarus for some of its history, and that means I enjoyed the story a lot.

4 comments:

Mona said...

From the blurbs I keep reading here, I feel that your books must exhibit a strong sense of Adventure along with Romance. I shall definitely get my hands on some, on my next visit to the US ! :)

Mona Risk said...

Mona, my dear homonym,I'm glad you liked the excerpts. To Love A Hero and French Peril are e-books. You can get them just by clicking on the book covers on the left of this blog. It will take you to the publisher's site where you can order on-line and download in Adobe. Very simple.

Kelly Kirch said...

Congratulations!!! Well deserved.

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, Mona. That's wonderful news. Congratulations!