Summer is half over. Practice for football season started for my son this past Monday. Folks around here are already talking about pumpkins and Halloween.
Hold the phone, people!
I'm not ready for any of that crap!
No one loves fall more than I do, but I'm not ready for sweatshirts and leaves changing colors.
Not quite yet.
I'm still hoping to get back to the beach one more time!
It's August 5th, the first Wednesday of the month, and time for another post from the Insecure Writer's Support Group!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Make sure you check out all that the IWSG website has to offer. It's SO much more than just one post a month.
Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for August will be Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!
Nothing really to report. I've been away from blogging a bit because the BOY is home for summer vacation and bothers me with his incessant chatter.
His constant blather? May I get something to eat? May we go to the library? May I play outside?
You know, annoying stuff like that.
I mean, come on. It's not all about you, kid!
My two books are on virtual tour this week with Novel Book Tours. You can check out the tour stops HERE.
Mirage Beyond Flames
Gerard Leon and Linda Coriola fight for the same cause. The attractive, noble, dedicated French doctor and the beautiful, sensitive Italian sculptress both donate their time and money to Hope – a clinic for children’s cancer research and treatment.
From the moment they meet, even the air between them crackles with intense attraction. But her past makes it difficult for Gerard to understand her scars and battle with her demons.
In search of a cure for cancer and armed with an innovative treatment themselves, they leave for Transylvania, that enigmatic land hidden in the heart of the Carpathians.
There they get lost and have a bizarre experience in the Hoia-Baciu forest, nicknamed The Romanian Bermuda Triangle due to all the inexplicable paranormal phenomena happening in its depths.
But no one believes them, because they don’t have any proof of said experience.
Or do they?...
Or do they?...
*Mirage Beyond Flames is the sister-story of Dante’s Amulet.
Italian businessman Giovanni Coriola and English target-shooting trainer Sonia Galsworthy have only two things in common—a sizzling chemistry and no desire for commitment. When they meet in London, the world starts spinning faster and they quickly become addicted to each other. The incendiary passion between them skyrockets into smoldering, once-in-a-lifetime love.
Just as they thought they had things settled, a strange discovery triggers a mysterious spiral of events that puts their lives in danger more than once, with no apparent reason.
What connection could there be between an ancient amulet, a secret society and the long-dead poet Dante Alighieri? A sinister, complicated conspiracy that gradually catches up with the characters. And of course, one last twist before the ending.
*Dante’s Amulet is a follow-up of Mirage Beyond Flames.
Melinda De Ross (real name Anca-Melinda Coliolu) is an international author of Romanian origin. She writes in two languages, and her books combine the elegance specific to the European style with the modern appeal of the American culture. Her favorite genre to read and write in is Romance, and anytime she prefers to watch a classic movie instead of going to a noisy club.