mercoledì, maggio 21, 2014

Sun Chara, Cinderella, and prince charming

 Sun Chara and my life as the most beautiful fairy-tale


Sun Chara

 

 is a multi-published, JABBIC winner Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella, keys sexy, hip 'n fun contemporary romance, high adventure historical romance, and any genre that knocks at her imagination. Globetrotting for lore while keeping tabs on Hollywood leads...she loves the challenge of creating stories for book and screen. Designer frappuccinos with whipping cream and sprinkles on top make everyday a celebration

She wrote two books:

 Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella


 


Will their wedding night be a one-night stand or a merger for keeps?
Global real estate mogul, Cade Sloan should've listened to his own advice: trust no one, and never a woman…especially not his 24 hour bride gone AWOL with his millions. Nina, mousy secretary turned sexy vixen, will repay every penny with interest…
When Cade gears up for a takeover, there's sweet hell to pay. Nina owes her husband a wedding night and he’s hell bent on collecting… his way, his time, his pleasure.
*****

All Wrapped Up in You




The fairytale busted! Their marriage hangs in the balance, but on this wind battered Christmas Eve, a miracle is born…
*****

My interview with bubbling Sun!



Sun where did you grow up?
I was born on the beautiful island of Cyprus, grew up in Canada, and now live in sunny Southern California, USA!

When did you start to appreciate literature?
I read from a young age, especially the Nancy Drew Mysteries, and then Harlequin romances, especially Harlequin Presents. Yep! Under the covers reading with a flashlight!

Which are your favorite writers?  
I have several favorites: Jude Deveraux, Ann Mather, Violet Winspear, Barbara Cartland, Johanna Lindsey, Janet Dailey, Jane Porter, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Alexandre Dumas… 

When did you start to develop the idea of writing something?
High school...I got the only A in 12th Grade English creative writing.  It was like I could see the story unfolding before my eyes like a film. Real Cool!

Why Cinderella?
Cinderella is classic, and she gets her HEA with Prince Charming! Need I say more?!

What do you find fascinating in a character like that one?
Even in contemporary times, there are many Cinderellas out there…Prince Charming where art thou?!  And it’s so good to cheer for the underdog, in this case Cinderella and have her win!

Can you tell us something more about your books?
I key sexy, hip ’n fun contemporary romance. Hopefully readers will be entertained, and when they close the book, will have a smile on their face, and ready to reach for my next book.

What do you think of relationships between men and women in our times?
Talking of love… It seems like that’s the problem; too many want to get into a relationship too fast, and when one doesn’t work out, then it’s on to the next…and so on. A major turn off that! It doesn’t work because it’s not the right one! Don’t force/rush it, instead get on with your life and allow the love to find you, then the relationship will happen. You can’t force love to happen. It will find you…you’ll know when it’s the real deal! And you’ll be so glad you waited for ‘the one’!

Do you think is there the necessary maturity or profundity in the couple?
 This is getting a little deep now, but I’d say ‘grow up’ together. Be true! Love is a gift! Honor it!

What kind of things a girl/woman is searching to you in a man?
I think most people are searching for ‘true love’. I can’t speak for other women, but for me a real catch is a guy who’s real, true, good on the eye, smart ‘n sexy & has a great sense of humor!  If he’s all that and successful, well that’s an added bonus!

Why according to you there are many more separations and divorces respect to the past?
In the past there was a stigma about divorce, whereas today it’s almost the norm…not good that! If each person truly loved the other more than himself or herself, then break-ups would not happen so often.

What kind of values are gone lost?
High moral values, Christian values…don’t shack up unless he’s put a ring on your finger and said, ‘I do!’

What do you search in a man?
I answered that above. J  But I will add that, I don’t really search for things in a man…because you can’t love to order. I believe when it’s the real deal, and he’s the one I’ll know it…and we can go on this exciting life journey together!

Are you married or have you got a boyfriend? In this case in what way were you able to conquer his heart?

 Not married, no boyfriend now…and not rushing to hook up.  I only want ‘the one’ for me! And if he can conquer my heart…then he was worth the wait!

Would you want to suggest to all the Cinderellas of the world a method for not losing their man?

 If he’s so easy to lose, I say, let him go…he was probably not the right guy.  Your guy will search you out & capture your heart. J

Is there a recipe of happiness in love and for a couple so that the phrase forever can returrn to be normality and not just abstraction or long lasting memories of the oldest couples?

 Yes! Love the other person more than yourself!

To you if the divorce would have introducted in the early 1900 couples would have known the same probematicity of today? And if not (or if yes) why?

  I don’t know for sure, but people are people with the same dreams, hopes, and desires no matter the age.

How much count religion and the change of custom in our society?
Not so much religion, but having a relationship with God. Without God in people’s lives, things crumble.

 Many many thanks Sun





Anna Maria Polidori

venerdì, maggio 16, 2014

The good dream Donna VanLiere

"There comes a time when you don't know what you're capable of anymore. Looking back, say five or even two years ago, you can remember what you were capable of then -how you thought, what you did, who you loved, who people said you were. Then something happens and takes all that away; the basket of good intention you've been toting around, the trunk of dreams you've been pulling behind you- all of it is gone in an instant, and it's just you, naked, bare, exposed. So many names and faces are marbled into my past, but looking back two years ago, even six months ago, I can't recognize any of them. I can't even recognize the town I was".

In this short phrases of this amazing book

 "The Good Dream"




by Donna VanLiere,

 
one of the most appreciated New York Times Bestselling author there is the sum of this novel.


I received this book by a correspondent more than a year ago. The cover is poetic. Let's examine it. There are some tree branches and there are some color bottles on them. Why? An old tradition from Tennessee where this story is based, so the profound South of the Usa, thinks that putting on a trees some colored bottles this will keep away the evil spirits.

Yvorie is the main protagonist of this story setting up in Morgan Hill as also The Angels of Morgan Hill. She had lost a lot of trains in her life. Why it happens at times and why would exist that missing link in some girls  is unknown and maybe part of their personal story. Anyway in her late thirtys, she hasn't found yet a good man close to her. She has lost both her parents and she lives alone in the big house left to her by the parents. She is a great cook and a good and tender person. Someone who maybe will want to build his existence close to her exists and he is constantly around her and Yvorie will feel strong emotion for this man.  Compassionate and understanding and plenty of love to be given to someone else it would have appeared simple...Too much simple.

Life at time loves to change cards on the big table of the life. A toddler of eight years old will appear in her existence changing it forever.

Not a normal boy, someone complicated someone who needs love, understanding, comprehensions, cures. Just eight years old but with a big and sad past. Accepted because it was as if  he would have always lived there with Yvorie. 


It's a story of love able to tell us how powerful can be the force of love. Able to break all the common senses, a love able to be immensely helpful and good. Able to heal two souls bringing new life in the respective protagonist's existences in search both of them  of an interior nest, attention of another soul, security and of course someone who would love them just because they are like they are.

Yvorie will reflect about her existence in a beautiful part of the novel-

"What I did before that day? All I recall is skies and trees, a patch of garden, and lots of lonely space. I remember the days were dark and sad and full of shadows, with a sense of gloom pushing away any brightness. Nothing surprised me anymore and that was part of my problem. Nothing took my breath away. But then he came".

I strongly recommend this book to everyone. To all the people in search of a good story and in search of that humanity I love so much and Donna is able to portraying in every book wonderfully.

Anna Maria Polidori





martedì, maggio 13, 2014

The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere

The Angels of Morgan Hill



 is a stunning book written by

 Donna VanLiere.
 
 I discovered this author thanks to Jen. She sent me more than a year ago the latest book by Donna VanLiere called "The good Dream". I immediately felt a great connection for the story.  l loved the idea the story was set in Tennessee where the facto the author was born and where she lives with her husband, three children and various animals. Stylistically Donna is maybe one of the most amazing and vivid writers I have found.I would suggest her books to all the people interested in learning English because she is very understandable.

Anyway although I started to read her book, I abandoned it after a while. Various reasons. The story in the case of The good dream is the one of a late thirty years girl. For a reason or another hasn't yet found her place in the society marrying a man. She is still single Great baker and cook, she has buried her mom recently and she starts to receive visits from a  wild toddler...

As it happens sometimes I don't find a story good for the moment or phase I am living so I abandoned the book, but I wanted to try, "Maybe I think it would be better",  with another book she wrote: "The angels of Morgan Hill" and in this case it was a success.

The story. As for most of Fannie Flagg's books set up in Elmwood Springs, Donna VanLiere has set up most of her stories in a place somewhere in Tennessee called Morgan Hill. In this book it is told the story of Fran a lady who lost her husband at just 29 years. So a very young man (but being violent maybe it was a great luck for everyone) and with two children to growing up and another in arrival.

The story is not mainly focused on  the problematic of growing up children for a widow because in a way or in another it would have happened. The story starts when the Turner, a black family, for work decides to moving to Morgan Hill. It's 1947 and saying that there is a lot of racist in Tennessee is an euphemism. No one accept the arrival of this couple with three children. Fran become one of the closest friends of this couple. Addy one of Fran's best friends Fran's children love to play with Turner's children. But one night something will change forever and Fran will need to cope with a new reality and it will be necessary to her to be strong and firm..

 The story is told in first person by Jane one of Fran's daughters.

Anna Maria Polidori