Enter into the violent world of the Cartel, Camorra, Belial's MC and Prydain where death and romance go hand in hand. AJ Adams novels are all self-standing and although some feature the same families, you need not read them all - although it would be awesome if you did!
Finding Eden Author: Karen
van der Zee Genre:
Deceived by the people she loves, Eden
escapes New York to the exotic island of Bali to recuperate from
emotional trauma and to take possession of a dilapidated tourist hotel
inherited from the father she never knew.
Instead of finding peace and mental
restoration, she finds Nick Sterling. Not only is Nick a sexy man who
disturbs her hormonal chemistry, he is determined to buy the shabby
hotel from her for reasons that make her very suspicious of his
motives. Who is this man? Who was her father? And why are the evil
Balinese spirits invading her humble hostelry?
Haunted by lies and deception, Eden struggles to find the
truth, but how can she trust her own intuition and love Nick when
nothing is as it should be?
I always wanted to write, ever since I
was a child growing up in Holland. I was a dreamer, reading books and
making up my own stories. I had notebooks full of stories which I
illustrated with crayon drawings. My brothers burned the notebooks in
the attic one day, fortunately not burning down the house. They don’t
remember this now, but I do!
I also always wanted to travel. Holland
is very flat and I wanted to see mountains and coconut palms and
tropical beaches and deserts. I wanted to meet interesting people and
learn about different cultures and see how people lived their daily
lives. And then I wanted to write adventurous stories set in these
I got lucky and fell in love with a
globetrotting American. I met him in Amsterdam, he asked me to marry
him in Rome, and we tied the knot in a ten-minute ceremony in Kenya,
East Africa, where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer. Some wedding that
was! Not the stuff of romantic dreams, but really good for a laugh.
After Kenya we lived in the States for
a while, then four years in Ghana, West Africa where not only our first
daughter was born, but my first Mills & Boon romance as well.
It took me a year to write, which is three months longer than it takes
to have a baby. It was set in Ghana, and I called it SWEET NOT ALWAYS,
a slogan found on a big colorfully decorated truck that transported
people, goods, and live chickens.
I continued writing romances and loved
the creativity of it, although it was, and is, never easy. Later we
also lived in Indonesia, Ramallah (Palestine), then another three years
in Ghana, and most recently six years in Armenia, which lies east of
Turkey and north of Iran. Along the way we acquired a couple more kids,
so now we have three.
I’ve written over thirty books now,
many set in exotic locations such as Bali, Thailand, Malaysia, Java,
Kenya and Ghana, as well as Holland and the US. Writing as Mona van
Wieren, I received a RITA for a Silhouette Romance entitled RHAPSODY IN
I love the challenge of living in a
foreign country where the food is different, the people interesting and
life gives me endless inspiration for my writing. So, I’ll just keep
going for a while.