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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Heroes and Heartbreakers takes a look at Rumor Has It

Did you hear that? 
That was me screaming my head off after seeing what Heroes and Heartbreakers said about my soon to be released novel, Rumor Has It. 

The connection between Liza and Jackson sizzles. It was instantaneous and it’s hard to hide it from the cameras and people around them. Their attraction is palpable and their opposing personalities balance each other out. Liza is more of Type A, always on-the-go kind of girl and Jackson is more relaxed. They manage to bring these traits together in a way that is cohesive for them.
“Jackson was taken aback by her boldness, but at the same time, it turned him on.
And just what are you willing to let me do?”
Jackson and Liza aren’t inhibited. They were completely comfortable with each other and that made this book very steamy.

I'm so excited about this book and I hope you will be too. Make sure you preorder your copy today!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Forget April Fool’s Day. It’s The Day to Celebrate One To Love by Michelle Monkou

Yes, it’s April Fool Day, not only in the U.S., but also in several countries.

But it also happens to be the day that I am celebrating the release of my latest Kimani title, One To Love. Now that’s more important.

So, let’s pause and take a moment to enjoy this cover. Now although the guy has the hat and the horse in the background, it’s not a cowboy story. Instead, he is a retired soccer player who is working on the renovation of a horse riding ring where equine therapy is conducted for children with various disabilities. That should earn him a couple of cool points, right?

My research included equine therapy facilities and the umbrella association for these services. I also researched the type of horses that are generally best suited for such tasks. And with the injuries suffered by the hero, I had a lot of visual examples of soccer players suffering some brutal takedowns during the World Cup in Brazil.

A lot of elements will always influence my work, enriching the mix into an entertaining and memorable work that a reader may latch onto with fond recollections. At the end of the day, it’s the reader who is the end user, the one who will take it in and ask for more (hopefully).

Take a read and leave a review. I love hearing from readers to know what they enjoyed or not.

So now you may resume playing April Fools.

All the best,

Michelle Monkou

Michelle Monkou ( is a multi-published author with over 20 books in print and digital. She began her writing career in 2002 with Black Entertainment Television (BET) Books, Arabesque imprint.

Michelle is also an active participant with romance writers’ advocacy efforts. She served on the boards and as presidents of Washington Romance Writers, and the 10,000 membership Romance Writers of America. She’s a weekly contributor on USA TODAY’s Happy Ever Blog providing commentary on romance fiction.

Michelle's One to Love is now available.