Thursday, April 18, 2013

Reality and Fiction

I'm sure you have noticed the continuous stream of bad news that we have been cursed with in the recent months. Every time we turned on the TV there is some breaking news. An earthquake, a tornado, a hurricane, or a blizzard. These, we accept with resignation as Act of God.

As if it wasn't enough to painfully recover when nature goes berserk, we still have to cope with more craziness caused by men. Either another act of terrorism, or a new shooting by an insane person, or more attacks and killing abroad that affect our troops.

Will there be an end to the meanness surrounding us?

And yet every time there's a disaster, people rally and help, and show that there are more men of good will than we would ever imagine.

To keep our sanity in the middle of the crises around us, we need sweet romance, or fun stories, or fairy tales to fill our minds and soothe our hearts.

If you need to distract yourself and keep in touch with love and romance, here is a series of novels, Holiday Babies Series that will make you smile, tear and laugh--problems of the heart that are solved by understanding, trust and love.

Dedicated to her patients, the serious Dr. Madelyn Ramsay never had time for fun. Can she handle the charming and secretive Dr. Nick Preston who hides his own package of disillusions? Can she allow two newborn twins to worm their way into her heart?

Can he love a woman expecting another man’s baby? From KY, FL. & GA to Iraq and Germany, romance, emotion, and humor.

Barbara Ramsay has been a faithful wife, a widow loyal to her husband’s memory, and a dedicated mother and grandmother to her five grownup daughters and their babies. Why would anyone expect her to play the dating game at fifty-five?



Ana Morgan said...

Affirmations, walking in the woods and chocolate cake.

Janet Miller said...

I like reading as a form of relaxation and escape from the constant bad news. Let's face it, it is a big world and there is going to be something awful somewhere in it and making headlines. They rarely report the good news.

One thing I liked about your covers was the use of design elements to give a consistent feel. Nice job.

Morgan Mandel said...

I agree that with all the bad stuff going on, we do need an escape. Your romances fit that description perfectly, Mona!

Morgan Mandel

Celia Yeary said...

I've always thought of reading...especially reading romance an escape. That's good, to use something to take us away from the hurt and evil of our physical world. Your series is perfect for a tender, romantic get-away.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Ana,

I love your escape. I walk on the beach with my feet in the sand or the water. Looking at the ocean is soothing. Chocolate is the big healer. LOL

Mona Risk said...

Hi Janet, today I didn't want to look at the TV. I can't stand it anymore. Only bad news.

Mona Risk said...

Thank you Morgan. I'm a happy author when I hear my novels help readers relax.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Celia, I always hid in a book when I wamnted to escape. More recently writing is a great escape for us authors. Glad you appreciate my novels.

Maggie Toussaint said...

Hi Mona,

When troublesome events overtake us, we have to remember to look for the good in life. For me, that good is seen in the faces of friends, in the kindness of strangers, and in the happily ever afters of romances.

I believe I've read your entire series and these novellas are just the thing to whisk a person away from the travails of life - and they're darn good reading too!

Rolynn Anderson said...

You make a good point, Mona. Our HEA books make for satisfying 'ends' that are often not mirrored in real life. I like gardening for that reason. Usually, here in CA, stuff grows...tangible, satisfying results! Rolynn

Mona Risk said...

Maggie, thank you I appreciate your praise of my Holiday Babies Series. Yes, we do look at the goodness and help of the people around us. I remember Hurricane Wilma that hit Fort Lauderdale in 2005. We all came together, united to help those strongly affected. We cooked and grilled together and shared water and food.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Rolyn, I know many people who love gardening and find it relaxing. Not me. LOL. I could never grow anything but weeds. Boating, oh yes, I love it, but can't do it any more. The boat is gone.