Oh My God, can you hear me sqeal!!!!!!!!!

BABIES IN THE BARGAIN is already up at The Wild Rose Press as ebook for $6.00

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And in paperback for $10.99 at Amazon.com

With only one year left to complete her medical training in Neonatology, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Marc Suarez who broke her heart seven years ago.

When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust Marc again and believe in true love?

220 Pages,
ISBN: 1-60154-514-2

Contests wins: The Beacon; Launching A Star; The Suzannah; Great Expectations;Golden Gateway; Gotcha, Enchanted Words; Winter Rose; Duel on the Delta;Linda Howard Award of Excellence....


Marc stared at the infant suckling and the gorgeous woman feeding him as if he was her own child. A perfect picture of maternal love. For a moment, he imagined her in a silk dishabille, baring a breast to a hungry child, while his knuckles caressed the baby’s cheek and the mother’s flesh in the same loving gesture.

Blonde and lovely Holly.

Mesmerized, he sucked in a deep breath and squatted beside the rocking chair, clenching its arm with itching fingers.

Paulito needed a loving mother, but even with imaginative effort Marc couldn’t picture himself married. At least not yet.

Holly could be the closest thing Paulito would ever have to a mother, if...

“Move in with me,” Marc whispered.

“What?” The bottle dropped from her hand. Her gaze shot to him, incredulous and bewildered.

“What did you say?” Her voice lowered to a rough murmur.

“Come live in my condo,” he said, with a firm tone to convince himself his request wasn’t completely crazy.

His eyes strayed over her blushing cheeks, her parted lips. He inched closer, unable to resist the sweet temptation...then jerked backward.

Conflicting feelings twitched his insides. His baby needed Holly, the best mother in the world. If she agreed to live under his roof, he swore he’d never take advantage of their proximity in the same house. He’d behave like a gentleman—even like a monk—to make her forget his playboy reputation. And he’d battle his attraction to Holly every step of the way, so as not to scare her away.

“Are you crazy?” Her jaw sagged and her eyes rounded, two beautiful turquoise pools shimmering with uncertainty.

“I’ve never been more serious in my life.” He stroked the baby’s scalp. “Paulito needs you and you love him.” It was the only possible way he could give his son a loving mother...and protect himself from a noose around his neck and his Abuelita’s nagging.

She exhaled, her gaze following his fingers’ gentle motion on Paulito’s head. “Of course I love him, but I have my work. I’m as busy as you, if not more.” Her lips pinched as she narrowed her eyes.

“If you move in with me, we could dovetail our shifts and share his care.”

Please, Holly, say yes.

“You and me, living together? Just like that?” She flipped her hand open. “How could you even think about it?”

“Oh, I didn’t mean to imply any...hmm.”


He blinked. The thought had filtered through his mind, but to his credit, he’d discarded it right away. “It’s just a roommate arrangement. Consider it a business proposal, cross my heart.” With all due respect and no hanky-panky, so help me God.

Marc gazed at her with deep longing. This arrangement would torture him for sure, but to have Holly caring for Paulito, Marc would squeeze every bit of lust out of his system. He silently vowed to maintain his part of the bargain if she agreed.


  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // July 2, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

    Mona, my DH is getting me a Sony reader soon and I will definitely download babies in the bargin! Congrats on the release--so exciting. You go girl!


  2. Mary Marvella // July 3, 2009 at 12:56 AM  

    That's awesome! You are so cooking with gas! Hope you sell tons!

  3. Edie Ramer // July 3, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

    Congratulations on the release! I hope you sell many books.

  4. Mona Risk // July 3, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

    Scarlet let me know what you buy.I plan to get an ereader too and don't know what to choose.

    Thank you Mary, Edie, and Scarlet for the support you gave me during those last weeks.

  5. Dayana // July 3, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

    Congratulations, Mona. Many sales to you:)


  6. Jane // July 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

    Congrats on the new release, Mona.

  7. Mary Ricksen // July 3, 2009 at 2:09 PM  

    It's finally here, your big day!!
    I wish you lots of sales and many happy smiles at all the great reviews you will get.
    Yeah Mona!

  8. Nightingale // July 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

    Oh for a Kindle. Congrats Mona. I know you are excited. Loved the excerpt

  9. Judy // July 3, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

    What an exciting time for you! Good luck with everything! It's going to do well...it's a great story!

  10. Pamela Varnado // July 3, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

    I'm so excited for you and will be sure to buy the book from Amazon. I'm still a die-hard hard copy reader, but hopefully with all the good books coming out via the internet I'll give in to my fear of all things electronic and purchase something to read.

  11. kimmyl // July 4, 2009 at 2:18 AM  

    I loved the excerpt. I can't wait to read the book. It sounds great!!!Congrats!!!!
    Have a Happy 4th!