Saturday, January 19, 2008

To Love a Hero

One of the coolest things about being an author is the chance to work with other writers, give them the same kind of help you had when you were unpublished, and then watch like a proud mom when it's finally their turn to have a debut book.

Such is the case this week with me, and a fellow chapter member, Mona Risk.

Mona's book, TO LOVE A HERO, debuts at Cerridwen Press this week. A while ago, Mona asked me to critique the first few chapters. I recognized Mona's skill and talent, and immediately loved the hero, a very cool and sexy Russian general. The premise was different and engaging and I couldn't wait until she announced her news that she had sold her very first book.

And the cover is very hot. Here's a blurb:

Dr. Cecile Lornier is an ambitious chemist who fought hard to win and keep her first international contract. She travels to Belarus to coordinate the environmental cleanup and literally starts her contract on the wrong foot as she stumbles on the broken escalator at the airport. When a muscular chest cushions her fall, she finds more chemistry than she bargains for in the arms of the handsome Major General of Belarus.

The widowed Sergei has pledged to clean his country of the pollution left by the Chernobyl disaster. With a glass of vodka in his hand and the lovely Cecile nestled in his arms, Sergei has more on his mind now than nuclear pollution, and Cecile soon learns that chemicals are not the only things that generate heat.The general doubts he can fulfill his mission if he surrenders his heart while Cecile fights his chauvinistic officers to perform her contract.

Soon she will have to choose between betraying Sergei's trust or abandoning him to the evil plot of his hateful ex-father-in-law.

Congratulations Mona! May it be the first of many sales, and much future success.

1 comment:

Gillian Layne said...

Congratulations, Mona! I agree, it's an awesome cover :)