Monday, April 15, 2019

Spring is here, and I feel like giving away some books!

These last few months have been devastating for my family and me, both physically and emotionally. We had to bear the loss of my beloved father after battling Alzheimer’s for years. We went through a dramatizing burglary. And I had an accident that severely injured my knee and had to undergo surgery.

But spring is finally here, and the breathtaking display of Mother Nature gives me hope for better days to come.

It took a lot of effort to start welcoming every new day with a smile again and have positive thoughts flooding my mind.

And what makes things even better is that I started writing again. Writing for me is like the air I breathe; I need it to feel whole again.

I’m so excited about my new novel “Eternal Soul Mates”. Yes, you guessed it right; “Eternal Soul Mates” is another mystery romance in The Greek Isles Series, taking place on the amazing Greek Island of Zakynthos.

This is the first time, I write a story about soul mates and reincarnation—two concepts that always fascinated me. “Eternal Soul Mates” is filled with mystery, suspense and of course, romance like all my other novels in The Greek Isles Series and The Alluring Love Collection. But what makes it different is that my hero and heroine have a strong karmic connection. Fate and destiny contribute to a magical romantic bliss while a deadly threat is hovering over them. As danger and passion collide, the two soul mates—unaware that they were lovers in a past life—confront each other while at the same time try to resist the compelling force that draws them together.

Feeling excited about spring and my new novel, I want to give away some books!  The first ten people who post a comment below this blog post or send me an email to will receive a free copy of any one of my novels they want to read next.

If you’re not already a member of my Free Readers Group, remember to subscribe for a chance to win more FREE e-books from my award-winning, bestselling Greek Isles Series. I pick one lucky winner each week from my subscribers’ list.

I wish you all a fantastic day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Last night I dreamed of the Greek Island of Skopelos

It all seems like yesterday that my husband and I spent two unforgettable weeks on the fantastic Greek Island of Skopelos.

What can I say? The beauty of the landscape, the lush vegetation, the endless sandy beaches, the crystal clear waters, the sea turtles, the picturesque villages… There is just so much to remember and make me wish we could go back soon.

We stayed at Adrina Beach Resort & Spa, at Panormos Bay, a lovely beach hotel that took its name from the famous pirate woman Adrina.

According to the legend, Adrina arrived on Skopelos with her pirate ship to take over the city. But when her men were defeated by the people of Skopelos, she sank her boat in the bay so that her treasure would not fall into the hands of the Skopelites. Adrina did not make it to shore and drowned. Since then, the area is named Adrina, and many people have searched for the famous treasure, but the location of her sunken ship remains an enigma that stimulates the imagination of visitors and locals.

During our stay at this family-oriented sanctuary, with the traditional maisonettes offering a spectacular view of the brilliant blue Aegean Sea, we met a lovely couple, Stephanos and Eleanna. Of course, these are not their real names but the names I gave them in my mystery romance novel “Lethal Web of Passion”.

Stephanos was a successful Greek businessman who made a fortune in real estate. Having lost his parents at a young age, he was raised by a wealthy, authoritarian aunt.

Eleanna was born in London to an English mother and a Greek father. She used to work in London as a legal assistant until she came to Greece and met Stephanos. Another exciting thing about her was that despite her delicate and seemingly fragile figure, Eleanna was a martial arts expert.

My husband and I had lots of fun with this exciting couple, swimming, driving around the island, enjoying delicious meals, doing water sports, etc.

We got talking, and their life and backgrounds intrigued me very much, especially Eleanna’s family history. She told us about her mother coming from England and meeting her father on the island. And so, a new story formed in my head… “Lethal Web of Passion”.

Eleanna gave me the inspiration, but “Lethal Web of Passion” is a product of my imagination and doesn’t include real facts of that fascinating young lady’s life or the intriguing way she met Stephanos.

If you would like to check out “Lethal Web of Passion”, the novel is available as an e-book or paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo and other fine booksellers everywhere.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Do you believe in ghosts?

Book Excerpt

They lost track of time, and when they finally left the cave, they were surprised to see the sky covered with heavy clouds. Alex was alarmed and told Helena they had to get out of there immediately. That's when they heard the first thunder. They picked up their stuff in a hurry and carried it to the boat.
By the time Alex started the engine, the wind was howling, and the boat was rocking pretty badly. Helena sat in the back, holding on tightly to her seat as her stomach was doing flips. Alex was fighting the wind and the waves. He was trying hard to keep the boat away from the rocks, but the wind wouldn’t let them get farther out. She wanted to help but didn’t know how as she knew nothing about boats.

It seemed they were at the same place forever. The wind got even stronger, and it was pouring down with rain. Soaked to the bone, Helena was freezing and petrified… I should have listened to Martha. She knew they would be worried about her, but nobody could come to their rescue until morning.
"We have to go back," Alex yielded. "There’s no way we can make it in this weather. We’ll go back and find shelter in the cave for the night."
Helena knew he was right. Then again, she hated the thought of spending the night in the wet and cold cave with no supplies or dry clothes. She knew she would be sick by next morning, but better sick than dead. So she had to agree with Alex to go back. After all, what other choice did they have?

Alex was trying to turn the boat around. All of a sudden, they crushed into the rocks. The boat rocked violently. Helena lost her balance and found herself in the water. When the initial shock was over, she started fighting for her life. The waves were pulling her under, and she couldn’t breathe
Something hit her on the back, and she screamed. It was a piece of wood from the boat. She was already tired, so she desperately grabbed hold of it to rest her aching legs and arms. She had to find Alex.
Calling out for him, she scanned her surroundings. Parts of the boat were floating around her, but Alex was nowhere to be found. She called out his name again and heard something to her right. Swimming towards there, she saw him floating a few feet away, holding on to a piece of wood from the boat. She got near him and saw he was in worse shape than her. There was blood on his forehead; he must have hit it when the boat crashed into the rocks.
"We have to make it to the beach," Helena yelled, in order to be heard over the howling of the wind.
"You go ahead,” Alex said. "I can't make it. I’m too tired already."
"I’ll help you," Helena yelled at him, trying to sound reassuring.
"No!" he yelled back. "You go ahead. You’ll never make it with me."
Helena wasn’t listening. She grabbed hold of the piece of wood he was holding on and started kicking her legs towards the beach. She was exhausted and aching all over, but she wasn’t about to give up. I have to help him. I just can’t leave him behind.

She tried as hard as she could but didn’t make it far. The wind and the waves were working against her. Her arms were numb, and she could no longer feel the wood beneath her skin. Her grip was weakening, and she’d been kicking for so long, that now her legs barely rippled the water with their movements. Devastated, she realized that the fortune teller had been right… She was going to die.
The water felt so cold now, and after it closed over her face, she shut her eyes. Despite her desire to fight, her body could no longer resist the fury of the storm. Her lungs burned fiercely as she sank farther. Dots blurred her vision, but she could see her mother’s figure submerged just beyond arm’s reach. Erin was so beautiful, surrounded by a brilliant light that shone through the darkness. Mommy, Helena inwardly screamed, struggling earnestly to touch her mother’s extended hand…
Just as she made contact, the vision gripped her wrist and pulled her upwards. Terror shot through her as she remembered that her mother was dead and not in the sea with her. As her face breached the surface, she inhaled sharply and tried to yank her hand away from whatever had caught her. She fought with a wellspring of strength she didn’t know she had...

End of the excerpt

I hope you have enjoyed this excerpt of mystery romance bestseller Deadly Secrets.

Do you believe in ghosts? Read the book to find out who else was with Helena in the raging sea during the storm.

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