December 2009
Dear Reader,

One of my favorite holiday traditions is upon us – Christmas. There are so many wonderful memories Christmas triggers that include my family and friends. This is also a time that charitable works and contributions are encouraged and welcomed.

As the year winds down, I look back in wonder because time truly did go by quickly. In March, I celebrated the release of my third book in my Ladies of Distinction series, Only In Paradise. Then I was hard at work writing the fourth book, Trail of Kisses, which will hit shelves in February 2010 (actually, it’s available NOW for pre-order at any online book store).

Writing these romantic stories about new beginnings, redemption, and hope with a good dollop of sensuality is my dream come true. Each character emerges from my creative pool to take center stage. Trail of Kisses underscores the true meaning of family. This bond of misfits must challenge their insecurities to determine whether they have what it takes to be a tightly-woven family. The story answers the question - Do you have to share genes to be a family?

Think about your family of relatives, your family of friends, or your family of that special group of people who keep you positive and uplifted. Share your gratitude for their presence in your life, this season. I’m sure they would love to know you appreciate their impact in your life.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Title: Trail of Kisses
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
ISBN: 978-0-373-86151-4
Price of Book: $6.25
Release Date: February 2010

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For more information on this series, please come check out my website!

Newsletter Contest!

Two winners will be randomly selected to receive a book from my backlist and surprise gift. Simply share what circle of friends has been special in your life. Then email us at with your response and mark the subject heading as MMonkou-December09.

Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. Please note, emails sent to any other email address will be disregarded. Send your entries to only.

Contest deadline - Decmber 31st, 2009

Winners will be contacted via email shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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