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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