Sunday, February 8, 2015

My Friend, Author Mona Risk, uses Real News for Inspiration!! @MonaRisks #12kisses

Internet and TV often report news of combat scenes in foreign countries, explosion, kidnapping, and similar depressing scenes. Our hearts go to the military men and women fighting for freedom and human rights around the world. I have also been impressed by the courage and will-power of the journalists who have not been trained to carry weapons and defend themselves and yet travel to these war-zones to collect news. Have you noticed how many are reported killed or missing?

While reading about these reporters, I imagined a fearless young woman attacked by ruffians in Baghdad and saved by an Iraqi officer. A friendship develops between the dashing officer and the lovely foreigner. He falls in love. Back to the U.S. she realizes their cultures and mentalities are too different. As is often common in these unstable areas, explosions happen claiming young lives, and she is left with the memories built during difficult time, the friendship of his family, and maybe a stronger reality that will never allows her to forget the foreign officer...even when she meets her true love.

Getting involved with fearless reporter, Roxanne, involves more complications than Dr. Greg has ever faced in the OR.

VALENTINE BABIES, an emotional romance novel sprinkled with humor, is Book 2 in Holiday Babies and has garnered over 70 reviews, EPIC’s Ebook Award Finalist, and a Gold Medal Best Contemporary Romance Novel at Readers Favorite.

VALENTINE BABIES is my contribution to the HEARTS and KISSES box on pre-order at various venues:

A Valentine's Day Special for readers who love romance.
12  heart-wrenching stories 
by 12 talented authors
to be released 

February 10th

 On Pre-order here:


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Mona Risk is pleased to announce that her new book WEDDING SURPRISE is on pre-order on, Kobo, Nook, iTunes.

Mona Risk knows how to pull a reader into the minds of her well-crafted characters. Her work takes us on a journey be it local or overseas.”~Night Owl Reviews.

A USA Today Bestselling Author, Mona Risk, has garnered an Outstanding Achiever 2013 Award at Affaire de Coeur Magazine. She’s also a Best Romance Novel winner at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; Two-Time winner of Best Contemporary Romance Novel at Readers Favorite, EPIC’s Ebook Award Finalist, and is in the Kindle Top 100 Bestselling Author.

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  1. Wonderful inspiration for a moving story. I loved this book.

    1. Hi Helen, so glad you enjoyed my Valentine Babies.

  2. Mona - can't wait to read about the foreign woman who forges a friendship with the Iraqi officer. Sounds great!

    1. Hi Patrice, I think I was watching TV too much before writing this story. LOL

  3. Sounds like an amazing story, Mona! Love "out of the box" romances like this. :)

    1. Hi Anna, it's definitely an unusual story. Very different from anything I have seen.

  4. Thank you Mimi for hosting me on your beautiful blog.

    1. I'm just happy you came and visited me. Can't wait to read your beautiful story - got my copy of H&K on the first day it came out in pre-order :-)