Renewed Energy

The winter has come and gone with its share of sickness, drama and work.

Two bouts of flu followed by bronchitis exhausted me, the first lasted three weeks, the second four weeks. I quaranteened myself at home to improve my chances of recovery and to avoid contaminating other people. Each time, during the first week, I  hardly moved my head from the pillow, but during the convalescense, rather than remaining idle and bored, I sat at my computer and wrote a storm.  Two romantic suspense novels were born.

The spring brought rain, flowers, updated resolutions and new energy to publish and promote my latest story.

FOR SARAH’S SAKE [Book 3 of the Senator’s Family Series] was released a week ago.

A broken marriage.
Second chance at love.
And a precious little girl trying to escape danger and hatred,
to get herself a loving family.

 Prologue

“You must obey your mamma’s orders. You understand, Sarah?” The woman held the little girl’s attention with a stern look.

“Yes, Auntie. Me do what Mommy wants.” Sarah’s lips wobbled and the woman hoped the girl would keep calm for a few more minutes—long enough for the woman to relinquish her guardianship.

“When the elevator door opens, you walk out. What should you do next?”

“Walk to the door and bang.” Sarah jolted her foot forward, mimicking a kick.

“Who should you ask for?”

“Doc Dave.” The little girl raised her right thumb to her mouth and chewed on it with a slurping noise.

“When you see Dr. Dave, you open your mother’s purse and give him the envelope.” The woman patted the worn handbag hanging by its straps around Sarah’s neck. “Don’t give it to anyone else. Only to Dr. Dave.”

“Yes,” Sarah answered.

“Your mamma will be proud of you.”

Tears of fear simmered in the girl’s eyes. “Me want to stay with Mommy. Please, Auntie, pl…please. Take me back to Mommy.” Sarah dropped the plastic bag clutched in her left hand and pulled on the woman’s black skirt.

“I can’t. Your mamma went to Heaven. Now you have to go to Dr. Dave.”

Sarah’s chest heaved with sobs.

Impatient, the woman huffed and checked her watch. “You’re wasting my time. Your mamma told you to be brave and Dr. Dave won’t like you if you keep crying.”

The girl swallowed a hiccup. “Can Doc Dave take me to Mommy?”

The woman shrugged. “You should ask him with a big smile. Don’t lose your bag of clothes.” She eased the small fingers off her skirt, slipped the bag around Sarah’s wrist, and urged her inside the elevator. “Now go.” Resolutely she pushed the elevator button to the third floor and swiftly pulled her arm out as the door slid shut. “I did my part. The rest is up to God,” she mumbled under her breath and dashed out of the medical building into Boston’s brisk winter afternoon.

 

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Old and New Resolutions

On December 31, I wrote my resolutions for the new year. As I do every year. And every year I promise myself I will do my best to put them into practice all year long. Usually I manage to reach the end of February before I slack.

This year started as an absolute disaster.

1- Dieting: no bread or wheat.
Unfortunately, I cooked and baked so much for the kids and friends. Seriously, I can’t just throw the leftovers. Someone has to finish all the delicious sweets before I can start dieting. Guess who’s doing her best to clean the fridge of cakes, baklavas, chocolates, special breads… Oh my stomach!

2- Walk 10,000 steps: I have been walking and walking, but there is no way to reach that number. My new “fitbit” is slower than a turtle, beside walking outside is out of the question. So far the weather has been stormy.

3- Write three new books.
Last year I published three new books and I managed to start a new story a month ago. If the weather continues to be nasty, I am sure I will finish my current story soon.

4- Talk to my kids every day. Hmm… Shouldn’t they be the ones calling their old mom? When I told them that, the answer was, “Mom, you’re far from old. I wish I had your energy. Can you babysit on Tuesday?”

Maybe I should call once a week or once a month!

I look at the card where I used my best penmanship to write my resolutions and sigh. It’s only March 6. Maybe I can start on these resolutions on March 15?

Here are the new books I published in 2017 in three very different genres.

A sweet Christmas romance:
Dr. Sylvia Reynolds promised to be at her parents’ house, in time for Christmas dinner. Her priorities change when she stumbles on a baby rattle and meets the gorgeous man who rescues her and his baby niece.

James Alexander, a successful lawyer, who doesn’t know the ABC of baby’s care, must deliver his five-months-old niece to her grandmother. Because of the blizzard paralyzing the Midwest, flights are canceled and passengers are trapped in airports for endless hours. At the end of his wit with a crying baby, James begs the lovely pediatrician for help.

Can Sylvia turn her life and career upside down for a motherless baby who holds on to her for sheer survival and for James who wants her to stay with him for different reasons?

A Contemporary Romance with actuality, passion and humor. 
Prince Harry just announced his engagement to American Meghan Markle. Are we all going to attend the May wedding on TV? Two months ago, I published A BRIDE FOR PRINCE PAUL, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073C6ZDYX
the story of an American doctor who falls for an almost British prince–a very romantic story in a very romantic setting–in Paris and in an island in the Channel (the real island is Guernsey in the British Channel but I call it Rensy Island in my book).

Prince Paul of Rensy Island, a confirmed bachelor, agrees to meet Amy incognito as her driver and guide her during her vacation in Paris. Although her career and ex-boyfriend are major interferences, attraction sizzles between Amy and her gorgeous driver, but when Amy reads about her own engagement to Prince Paul of Rensy Island in the tabloids, she’s absolutely furious.
Can Paul convince her that he loves her, in spite of his lies by omission?
What about her medical careeer and her patients?
She can’t abandon her patients for his crown.

 

A Mythological fantasy based on the legend of Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris.
A story full of emotion, adventure and suspense, with a sliver of erotic passion.

According to the legend, the evil Egyptian god of storm, Seth, killed his brother Osiris, chopped him into fourteen pieces and flung them all over Egypt. Isis, goddess of family, reassembled thirteen of his body parts. Since she couldn’t find his supernatural male member, where his godly power was stored, she reattached a human one.

Isis has always loved Osiris, the charming god of labor. While dreaming of marriage, family and a son, she helps him fight Seth. Together they struggle to survive iniquities and perils.

His trip to the Afterlife has changed Osiris. He regrets his past womanizing. Guided by oracles she utters when they make love, they search lands and seas for his missing organ so he can recover his godly attributes. Osiris has fallen in love with Isis but the sins of his past and their unexpected consequences threaten to separate them more painfully than Seth’s mayhem and curses.

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Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

It’s already snowing in Chicago where I am heading today for a Thanksgiving family gathering. I was told to pack sweaters, coats, gloves and boots…if I can manage to find them at the bottom of my Floridian closet. Well bundle up, my friends. Relax by the fire and enjoy a good book. I have three great stories to offer you: a sweet romance, a sexy mythological adventure, and a sassy modern romance, all for bargain prices.

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Just released: a sweet and funny Christmas Story

IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Dr. Sylvia Reynolds promised to be at her parents’ house in time for Christmas dinner. With a blizzard paralyzing the Midwest, passengers are trapped in airports for endless hours. While rushing toward the gate, Sylvia stumbles on a baby rattle, sprawls on the floor, and meets a gorgeous man and his baby niece.
James Alexander must deliver his five-month-old niece to her grandmother. The successful lawyer, who doesn’t know the ABCs of baby care, is at his wits’ end with the crying baby who holds on to Sylvia for sheer survival.
Sylvia helps as much as she can, but when James holds her in his arms…

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An Armchair Trip to Ancient Egypt with adventure, suspense and hot passion among the gods.

OSIRIS’ SECOND LIFE

“Full of adventure, romance and humor this is a great holiday read.”~Love Reading

“[The story] takes the reader on an entertaining and fun journey to ancient Egypt,… blend of historical and contemporary feel to it, … with realistic contemporary emotions and expectations.”~nanjar

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Special Offer

A BRIDE FOR PRINCE PAUL is free on Kindle Unlimited.

“Who wouldn’t fall for a prince? Dr. Amy Tyrone falls hard for Prince Paul of Rensy Island, though she doesn’t realize he’s royalty. Discovering the truth forces her to make a difficult choice – her patients back home or the man she loves? This charming story whisks you away to the romantic settings of Paris and the Channel Islands for a modern-day fairy tale that will warm your heart.”~ Sue

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