Mona's E-Books

There’s nothing like finding out you have breast cancer to make you take a second look at your life. Along with the diagnosis, Ariana finds a new reason to live when she meets tattoo artist Blaine Bennett. But Blaine’s reaction when she informs him of the pending double mastectomy isn’t what she expected. Can two people who so obviously belong together deal with the outside forces keeping them apart?
Each book in the ‘Forever’ series focuses on a woman at a crossroads in her life. These romances contain no graphic sex, but instead focus on the woman’s story, and how her journey leads to love. Novella-length at between 32,00-43,000 words, they are complete stories, and may be read in any order. Enjoy!

A respected chef in a tony French restaurant, Lexie Swinton never does anything unpredictable... well, almost never. Quitting her job over a matter of principal, she finds herself cooking in a small diner in a remote location on Vancouver Island. Jesse Cooper, a self-made businessman can’t believe his good fortune when she arrives at his diner, but he has secrets… the kind that might scare off the skittish chef. Will Lexie bolt a second time when she discovers who he really is? Jesse might have something to say about that…
Each book in the ‘Forever’ series focuses on a woman at a crossroads in her life. These romances contain no graphic sex, but instead focus on the woman’s story, and how her journey leads to love. Novella-length at between 32,00-40,000 words, they are complete stories, and may be read in any order. Enjoy!


Can this be happening? Jenna Samuels returns from a weekend away to find that the man she thought she was going to marry has emptied her bank account, stolen her possessions and left a trail of unpaid bills. Sleeping in her car, she’s befriended by a young boy who claims he’s running away from home. Charmed by the young scamp, she returns him to his home, planning to have harsh words with the boy’s father. But are things as bad at the Carmichael household as they first appear? Jenna puts her heart on the line to find out.
Each book in the ‘Forever’ series focuses on a woman at a crossroads in her life. These romances contain no graphic sex, but instead focus on the woman’s story, and how her journey leads to love. Novella-length at between 32,00-40,000 words, they are complete stories, and may be read in any order. Enjoy!

Winner of an Olympic silver medal in show jumping, Mackenzie Bradford is expected to win gold the next time around. When her career is shattered along with her hip, she becomes lost and bitter.
Knowledgeable, brash and oh so appealing, veterinarian Joel Springer has had disappointments of his own – particularly with ‘little rich girls’ like Mack.
 With Mack’s personal life falling apart, can Joel convince her to focus her strength and determination on finding a new career, and will she forgive him when she finds out he isn’t quite who he pretends to be?
Each book in the ‘Forever’ series focuses on a woman at a crossroads in her life. These romances contain no graphic sex, but instead focus on the woman’s story, and how her journey leads to love. Novella-length at between 32,00-44,000 words, they are complete stories, and may be read in any order. Enjoy!

Bella Thompson has news: she’s pregnant. But before she can tell her boyfriend Jeffrey, he shatters her with the news that he’s going to marry someone else.  Bella is given a choice: Go to Atlanta and give up her child for adoption, or leave town and raise her child on her own. The choice is clear, and she travels to California, where she settles in Santa Monica. Determined to make her own way in the world and return to Willow Bend on her own terms, Bella puts all her energies into building a successful business with her partner Rafael Vargas. But at what cost? Follow Bella as she struggles to balance her passion for business with the ultimate

Laura MacLeod doesn’t need an intervention to know she’s in trouble. A paediatric nurse on an oncology ward, she has seen her share of suffering. But when tragedy touches her personally, she falls apart and accepts help in the form of pain killers. She becomes rapidly addicted, and her downward spiral is humiliating as well as life-changing. Fresh from rehab, she travels to the Okanagan Valley, where she has agreed to perform menial work at a winery for several months. F-18 fighter pilot Bradley Jamieson has witnessed the horrors of war in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of his ability to speak. Weary from the aftermath of war, he accepts his friend’s invitation to visit his winery. Unable to understand how a beautiful woman like Laura could throw away her life by taking drugs, he is determined to avoid her. But the more he sees of this gentle woman, the more he’s attracted to her. The summer sun isn’t the only thing generating heat in the valley. Laura and Bradley battle their their growing attraction for one another while fighting their inner demons. Can these two troubled souls find the peace they desire, or will reality bring them crashing back down to earth? 

What do you get when you combine a feisty female journalist and a former Special Forces operative? Olivia MacMillan wonders what she's let herself in for when she agrees to accompany Josh Morgan to the European Riviera. Josh says he wants her contacts in the casinos so he can play in exclusive, high-stakes poker games. But she soon learns that his motives are more sinister than a simple game of poker. What could make a former Special Forces specialist come out of retirement for one last, kick-ass mission? Join Olivia and Josh as they visit Monte Carlo and Marbella in search of an arms dealer, then travel with them to Josh's ranch in Montana, where the truth threatens to tear them apart.

Rating:  Sensual 

Former model Justine Phillips agrees to be auctioned off at a charity event. Dramatically changing her appearance, she attends as “Jasmine”. Alex Melrose, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company wins the bidding to take her to dinner. The attraction between them is instant, mutual and powerful. It isn’t until Justine returns home after their date that she learns that Alex’s company manufactured the drug responsible for the death of her mother. Alex searches for “Jasmine” but cannot find her. In spite of her conflicted feelings about Alex, Justine cannot forget him, but when they meet again, he doesn’t recognize her. The attraction is still there, and they embark on a difficult and sometimes surprising emotional rollercoaster ride on their way to discovering the truth about each other.

Rating:  Sensual

Combat Hospital - Kandahar Airfield. What are the odds? Karen Hughes, an ER nurse, travels half way around the world only to meet someone from the other side of town. Brian Calder, a medevac helicopter pilot, breezes into her life like a refreshing ocean spray. Both from Vancouver Island, they find that they share much in common, and soon become an "item" in the closely-knit medical community of KAF. Karen's tour of duty is up in a few weeks and Brian will follow shortly, but now that he has so much to lose, he becomes concerned for his safety. He's been carrying his grandmother's ring and uses his considerable charm to convince Karen that she should take it with her and give it to his grandmother when she returns home. Join Karen on a heartbreaking and ultimately satisfying journey as she searches for love from the heat and grit of Kandahar to the cool mountains and endless beaches of Vancouver Island.

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“A sweet, multi-layered romance.” Transplanted to the heart of the Canadian prairies, Charlie Mitchell doesn’t know what to make of the farmer next door. He’s brash, confident, and very easy on the eyes! Jason Fleming has never met anyone quite like Charlie. She’s independent, bright and attractive, but every time they’re together, they clash. Can two ghostly lovers from the past make them see that love is forever? Can Jason, a practical farmer, understand Charlie’s promise to re-unite her ancestor with the man she’s never stopped loving...even in death? A delightful modern romance with gentle, ghostly elements.

  Even though she’s surrounded by hockey-crazed family and friends, Claire doesn’t follow the Vancouver Canucks. Her brother has played hockey all of his life and has a promising career in the minors, but that’s as far as her interest goes. So when she meets a large, handsome man with a broken nose she doesn’t recognize him as a key player for the Canucks. 

Jack is intrigued with the notion of getting to know a woman who doesn’t know who he is; someone who isn’t attracted to him because of his fame.
  When Claire’s brother Cam is injured in a hockey game, she offers to blog anonymously for a local newspaper about the hot-button topic violence in hockey, unaware that Jack will be presenting the opposing view. Meanwhile, the attraction grows between Claire and Jack, but can they survive the inevitable clash as they discover each other’s true identity?

Between a Jock and a Hard Place is a novella-length Sweet Romance, at slightly over 25,000 words.

Samantha hasn’t seen Freddie since they were in school and that was...what?...ten years ago? Back then he was painfully shy and was never seen without a computer game in his hand. So when he shows up in her favourite coffee shop she doesn’t recognize him at first. He’s still into computer games, and to make matters worse, his hair is long and his sense of style sucks. He’s nothing like her suave, sexy boyfriend. They discover they’ve both been invited to the same wedding and when he bemoans his lack of style, she surprises herself by offering to help him with a make-over. But Freddie isn’t the only one in need of help. While Samantha helps Freddie, he helps her discover an inner strength she didn’t know she had. Join Samantha and Freddie as they navigate the minefield of their growing attraction on the way to finding out who they really are. This mini novel runs just under 20,000 words – a delightful afternoon read. Caution, some coarse language. 

Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Amanda Reimer grabs the opportunity to go on a short holiday when her husband goes to a convention. Jackson Galloway is undercover. A member of the RCMP Green Team, he’s in the interior to find a marijuana grow-op and take it down. Jackson gives Amanda a lift to Loon Lake Resort and is intrigued by the gentle woman. The chemistry between the two is immediate and powerful, but Amanda is determined to stick to her marriage vows...besides, she’s afraid of her husband. Jackson is just as see Amanda again when the drug bust is over. But will the growing love between Amanda and Jackson survive the pressures of finding the grow-op and bringing it down? Join Amanda and Jackson in a journey of discovery, where the ultimate destination is love.

  Jamie Nicholson is struggling. In spite of her best efforts, the fishing lodge that has been in her family for three generations is in financial trouble.
Enter Craig Hansen, noted documentary filmmaker, "Slick" Billy Talbot, former baseball star, and Matt Weber, hotshot realtor.
  How will these three guests affect the future of the Lodge? Join owner Jamie, office manager Brooke and chef Leeza as they struggle to balance their careers against the Lure of Love.

Maddie LaRocque loses her job two months before Christmas. Undeterred, she starts a gift wrapping business in the lobby of an historic building in downtown Calgary. When she falls into the arms of Brent, the building’s maintenance man, it looks as though Christmas might have come early. But it turns out that Brent isn’t the man she thought he was. Gift Wrapped for Christmas is a heartfelt romance about real people in real situations. Enjoy! 

New Title. Same Great Book

Morgan Dempsey arrives in Whistler excited to start her new job-in-training as hotel concierge. But her plans are derailed when she finds the job has gone to Adrian, a quiet young man from Switzerland. Bad boy ski instructor Rob is only too happy to take her mind off her disappointment, but things aren’t always as advertised at Heartbreak Hotel. Is Rob’s bad boy reputation warranted? And is Adrian who he seems? Morgan puts her heart on the line to find out.
Sweet Romance 
Former Title: Listen To Your Heart

  What would you do if your perfect life was shattered by a series of uncontrollable events?
  Allison Ransome loses everything; everything except her love for Cole Slater, the young man she planned to marry after graduation.
  Gutted by Allison’s perceived treachery, Cole moves on with his life. Ten years later, he returns home, telling himself he will avoid the woman who broke his heart.
   But nothing goes as planned. Can Allison and Cole forget the past and come to terms with the events that tore them apart?
   Loving From Afar is Book One in The Women of Independence series. See Books Two and Three, below. All are stand-alone stories and provide a satisfying reading experience when read separately. 

Everyone Danielle Flynn has ever loved has left her without saying goodbye. When her Uncle Jake allows his friend Sean’s production company to shoot on his ranch, she fights her attraction to the movie’s director, Grayson Crawford. After all, Grayson is heading back to California once filming is over, and she has no intention of letting him take her heart when he leaves... with or without a goodbye.
  To make things worse, her Uncle Jake, a confirmed bachelor, starts acting like a teenager every time he’s around Carmen Santangelo, the woman who plays the mother of one of the actors. But when Carmen is offered the role of a lifetime, it’s a stark reminder that she and Jake come from two separate worlds.
   Torn between her love of Green Lake Ranch and her growing feelings for Grayson, Danielle learns the difference between what’s important in life, and what’s make believe.

A successful business owner, Maya Kincaid lacks for nothing. At least that’s what she tells herself. Sometimes an entire day will go by when she doesn’t think about the man who still owns her heart; the man she met for a few dazzling, sun-filled days all those years ago. The man she’s never forgotten.
Known for being discreet, Maya becomes a confidant to Faith, who confesses to having a new boyfriend. But Faith has a history of creating pretend friends, and no-one has ever seen her elusive new man. In the meantime, Faith discovers that Maya’s lost love was the producer of the film shot in Independence last year. Can she possibly bring the two former lovers back together?
In the meantime, Katie is growing up. Determined to find her birth father, she enlists the help of Tyler, one of the young men working for Cole.
Never Look Back is a stand-alone novel. Deeply moving, it brings you up to date on all of the characters you’ve come to love in The Women of Independence series.

   What would you do if your boyfriend suggested you date other people? Tyler’s suggestion comes out of the blue and suddenly Katie’s well-ordered life is crumbling around her. And to make matters worse, the grandmother she never really knew decides to make contact.
   Join Katie as she weighs college life against a murky, undecided future. Will Tyler still be there when she comes home, or is he dating as well?
   Love’s Like That is Book Four in The Women of Independence series. This book is a complete story, but is shorter than the other three, and is priced accordingly.

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Boston, 1849. Denied her dream of attending medical school, Sarah Howard is desperate to leave Boston far behind. Determined to prove that she can make it on her own, she poses as a married woman and boards a schooner bound for San Francisco.

Stuck working in his family’s merchant bank, Jamie Thompson eagerly accepts the challenge of setting up a branch in San Francisco. He’s been restless for some time now, and barely escaped the clutches of the woman determined to marry him.

The attraction between Sarah and Jamie is instant and powerful, yet each has something to prove, if only to themselves. Will their single-minded determination derail a blossoming romance?

Restless Hearts

Lily’s happy life in Shanghai is torn apart when her father dies. An outstanding beauty, her aunt sells her and she’s shipped to California for sale to a brothel owner. But Lily wasn’t born in the Year of the Tiger for nothing. Determined to escape, she watches for her chance in the midst of chaotic Gold Rush San Francisco. Shattered by the loss of everything that matters, Lily is convinced there’s no such thing as love... even when she meets Devon, the young Bostonian who vows to protect her from further harm.

An outstanding beauty, Lily is sold to a brothel owner in gold rush San Francisco. She’s convinced there’s no such thing as love... even when she meets Devon, a young Bostonian who vows to protect her from harm.

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What would you do if you were being forced to marry a man you didn’t love? Lani’s time is running out, and she takes the only option open to her: she stows away on a ship bound for San Francisco.
Aidan Edwards has clawed his way back from a downward spiral of drinking and self-loathing. Bound for San Francisco, he’s healthy and happy for the first time in years, but he still doesn’t trust himself around women. Forced to spend time with the beautiful Hawaiian girl, the ice around his heart begins to melt. But can he save her from those who would drag her back to Hawaii... to a disastrous marriage?

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Rebecca Lambert returns to her childhood home after the passing of her grandmother and comes face-to-face with her high-school sweetheart, Mitch Burton. Their encounter recalls the painful memory of Mitch s unexplained disappearance before the night of their final school dance.

   After Rebecca leaves for college and career, Mitch returns and begins living at Rebecca s grandmother s bed-and-breakfast, fixing boats for the guests. When Rebecca returns many years later and discovers her grandmother left half of her business to both Rebecca and Mitch, she is forced to come to terms with painful memories and struggle with re-awakened feelings for Mitch.
   Eventually, Rebecca discovers that much like the Shell Game at the local carnival the truth is rarely what it seems.

The Shell Game

An experienced television journalist, Skye Cameron needs a big interview to propel her from weather person back into investigative reporting at her new television station. She's determined to get there and will do anything to reach her goal.
   Jason Williams, a world-renowned paleontologist, rarely does television interviews. When Skye has a chance to attend a field expedition led by Jason, she jumps at the chance, hoping to gain his confidence before approaching him about an interview. But when the two come face to face she's torn between her desire to further her career and her growing attraction to the reclusive scientist.
   Join Skye and Jason in the Canadian badlands as they learn to be true to each other, but more importantly, to themselves.

The Reluctant Rockstar

Erin Delaney, a skilled and respected chef, is in demand in her profession, but her personal life is in shambles. Determined to get away from it all and get a fresh start, she accepts a position as chef at an exclusive fishing lodge on the west coast of British Columbia. Traveling to her new job via supply boat, she enjoys the company of the other two passengers but clashes with Graydon, the young captain. When an electrical fire causes all the passengers to abandon ship, Erin does what she's always done--take care of everyone else. She quickly takes control of the situation, earning the admiration and respect of Gray. By the time Gray and Erin get to the lodge, their chemistry is palpable, though Gray's strained relationship with his father, the owner of the lodge, and Erin's issues with her sister threaten to jeopardize this fledgling relationship. When her rescue story is splashed about in the media, self-conscious Erin tries to retreat from the spotlight. However, with the help of her new friends, especially Gray, Erin discovers that perhaps she deserves to be the center of attention for once.

But Not For Me

Shattered by the death of her young daughter, Ashley Stewart moves to one of the many islands off the coast of British Columbia. Struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes in her life, the renowned artist has lost the desire to paint but is hopeful that the tranquility of island life will renew her battered soul. Recently divorced, the last thing Ashley is looking for is another emotional attachment. But her good intentions are swept aside when she meets Matt, a widower with a lovely young daughter named Caitlin. Initially frightened at the thought of becoming too involved with Caitlin, she is slowly won over by the child. When Ashley returns to the mainland for an art show, she is surprised to find Matt. And the surprises don’t end there.

Brush With Destiny

Julie Chapman is content with her life, thank you very much. As a single mother, she owns and runs a houseboat rental company in Sicamous, British Columbia.
Quentin Callahan, a friend of Julie's brother, lives in Vancouver and has become a successful business consultant. Many years ago, on her graduation night, he rescued Julie when her date had too much to drink and now he's back. The attraction between Julie and Quentin is immediate, but his visit to his hometown is prompted by more than a longing to get away from the stress of business. His largest client has unsuccessfully tried to buy Julie's property. The ruthless company indicates to Quentin that if he does not talk her into selling, they’ll drive her out of business. The ultimatum is an overwhelming burden on Quentin.
Can the growing affection between Julie and Quentin survive the pressures of a harsh outside world?

The Gift

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