Friday, June 19, 2009

Father’s Day weekend

[Some beautiful pictures and a sunrise in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a city that I love so much]

We had a lovely time today as we celebrated Father’s Day and my grandson’s third birthday. Little David came from Chicago with his daddy to spend the weekend with the grandparents. We took them to the beach with my daughter and her children. It was so hot, in the nineties, but the children had a blast, building castles in the sand. Later on, we brought my mother to my place to share an early dinner.

David blew his candles and we gave him his presents.

But I am the one who received the best gift. A box of pre-ordered copies of BABIES IN THE BARGAIN. You should have seen my smile as I caressed the cover and stared with awe at my book. I even autographed two copies for my son and my daughter. The book is dedicated to my daughter who inspired the story of Dr. Holly, the neonatologist. My daughter read the medical cases and corrected them. Apparently in spite of my best intentions to play doctors, I wasn’t doing a good job at resuscitating babies. Now that she went through my medical prose with a fine comb, the preemies in my book are safe.

I have also ordered several copies of FRENCH PERIL which is now available in paperback at Cerridwen Press. I am waiting impatiently to be able to hold my second book in my hands. As soon as that shipment arrives I plan to take a picture with my three books.

Another good news: TO LOVE A HERO is available at and on sale with free shipping. Here is a video trailer of TO LOVE A HERO. The story is set in Belarus:

Tomorrow we will have a new contest. To be eligible to win you must sign the email list. Thank you.

NOTE: Those of you who have already received their books, can you email me and let me know that they arrived safely. Thank you.

The winners of contest 5 ( the place you wish to visit) are:

MayaP, silvermage2000, and Razlover's book blog. Please choose your prizes and email me at
Here is a list of the remaining prizes, mostly books or exotic magnets to post on your fridge.

Paranormal Romance:
The Scorpion & the Seducer by Bonnie Vanak, specialist of Egyptian historical/ paranormal
Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank, The Nightwalkers series.

Historical Romance:Tempted Tigress by Jade Lee, USA Today Bestselling author
A Little Bit Wicked by NY Bestselling author Victoria Alexander.

HQ Supperromance A Not So Perfect Past by Golden Heart winner Beth Andrews

Several medical romances:

His Very Special Nurse by Margaret McDonagh
The Single dad's Marriage Wish by Carol Marinelli,
Her Man Of Honour by Melanie Milburne,
Christmas-Day Fiancee by Lucy Clark
The Sheikh Surgeon's Proposal by Olivia Gates

Copies of my own romantic suspense ebooks: To Love A Hero and French Peril.

If you like to travel and love to read, come and enjoy my international romances. I will take you around the world through stories that simmer with emotion and sizzle with heat.


Jane said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson. Congrats to the winners. Have a great weekend.

Mona Risk said...

Thank you Jane. I will post a new contest today. I hope you received your book by now.

Eva S said...

Beautiful sunrise!Have a great Father's Day weekend!
We celebrate Father's Day in November, I'd much rather have it now in summer.

Congrats to the winners!

Maija P. said...

Am I possibly one of the winners (MayaP)? I've sent you an e-mail (from e-mail address "chayanna82...", not from "ampohjal.." to where I've ordered your newsletter).