Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Pat on the Back Award from Stephanie Burkhart

I met Steph B. as I called her at the Spa. We regularly read other blog, excerpts, posts and comments. Steph made my day when she posted a lovely review about my first book TO LOVE A HERO on her blog

Steph traveled to Eastern Europe when she was in the Army as an MP. I traveled to the Russian countries on business trips as a program manager to refurbish army laboratories. We both like to set our stories in the European countries we visited.

I love the award I received from Steph. The golden 7 is an honorary thing. I received it from Steph and I will pass it on to more blogs.

It matches well the certicate I received today from READERS FAVORITE for 2009 BEST ROMANCE.

I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself. Then, I'll list 7 blogs I particularly enjoy reading. Next, I'll contact each of my seven authors and tell them their blog is on my list. Hopefully, each will do the same thing.


#1 - I have one green eye and one hazel.
#2 - I am fluent in three languages.
#3 - I have been all over the world and visited more than 50 counties.
#4 - I was an A student and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry
#5 - I have never been athletic. Took tennis lessons and quit. Took golf lessons and quit.
#6 - I am terrified of height and can't walk on a bridge.
#7 - I love the ocean.

Here's the 7 blogs I give I "Pat on the Back to."

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#7 - http://sharondonova n.blogspot. com

Reviews for Babies in the Bargain:

The Long And The Short Reviews~ 5 Books. Best Book of The Week. Ms. Risk has done an outstanding job with Babies in the Bargain and is a very talented writer who gives the reader what they are after. I highly recommend this book. This one will keep you on your toes and make you beg for more. I can't wait to read more of Ms. Risk's work in the future.

Romance Junkies~5 Ribbons. BABIES IN THE BARGAIN is one novel that pulls you into the story and holds you captive to the last page.

Reviewed by Vince~ 5 Hearts

“Babies in the Bargain” could serve as an object lesson on how to ‘show’ and not ‘tell’ a story. You always know exactly what the characters are feeling, indeed, for the most part you 'feel' along with them. It’s a great read.

Night Owl Romance~

Babies in the Bargain is a sweet and sexy medical romance that will have you cooing and awing while also shedding a few tears.

Joyfully Reviewed~ Romance blooms amidst tragedy in Babies in the Bargain. It tugs heart strings and stirs emotions.

WRDF Review~ This was a great read, romantic and at times bittersweet.Enjoyable from beginning to end, Babies in the Bargain sports believable characters, an ultra romantic story line, and a thoroughly satisfying ending.

Readers Favorite~ 5 Hearts and Gold Medal WINNER-


This is Mona Risk at her best. The story will bring tears both sadness and joy. The characters are easy to relate to. The plot is excellent. Fans of romance will love this story.

Got Romance! ~ 4 Diamonds This story is both heart warming and heart wrenching. Ms Risk has created beautifully written, well rounded, realistic characters.



Beth Trissel said...

You have some major accomplishments to be proud of Mona dear. And thanks for the high five on my blog.

Sandra Cox said...

Kudos, Mona. Well deserved.
Thanks for including me in your 7 picks:) Appreciate it!