Monica Burns

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An award-winning author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today.

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Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me .

She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart .

From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believe
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Monica Burns Hi Jayashina,

The story line came about in a fluke. I was watching HBO's ROME mini-series, and my husband was downstairs calling my name, and I was cur…more
Hi Jayashina,

The story line came about in a fluke. I was watching HBO's ROME mini-series, and my husband was downstairs calling my name, and I was curled up quite comfortable in my recliner and didn't want to get up to see what he wanted.

I reached for the remote, but couldn't find it. When I realized it was on my desk several feet away, I thought, wouldn't it be great if I was telekinetic, and I could just do the Luke Skywalker thing and have the remote in my hand just by thinking about it. Then I could pause the DVD and reply to my husband.

As I thought that, I realized it was what would make the series unique enough to sell to a NY publisher. From there the series just sort of evolved into an centuries old battle between good and evil.

I really want to go back to the series, but I'm struggling to survive on what little I make off my other books, and I'm focused on writing what sells. My downfall is that I write incredibly slow, so I'm lucky if I get two books out a year. I'm trying to improve that, but it's slow going.

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Monica Burns Hi Jane,

Thank you for inquiring about HIS PROPOSITION. This book has been put on hold due to poor sales of the other two titles in the series. Unfortu…more
Hi Jane,

Thank you for inquiring about HIS PROPOSITION. This book has been put on hold due to poor sales of the other two titles in the series. Unfortunately, I have to focus on books that sell well in order to continue writing.

When I do write this book, it's unlikely to be a BDSM book, or at least not a full-blown BDSM. I pushed my limits with HIS TO COMMAND and HIS MISTRESS.

As a sexual assault survivor, I wanted to push the envelope of my healing, which I did, but at a personal cost. These two books were extremely difficult for me to write. I'm do not believe I have the emotional fortitude to write another BDSM and do it justice.

Thank you again for your interest. I deeply appreciate it.

Monica

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“Afraid?" he growled, irritated she could affect his senses so easily. "No," she snapped. "Not even just a little?”
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“I’ve told you before, ma chérie, love is not about submission. It is the willingness to give of yourself. That is a great power and gift, if you allow yourself to wield it.”
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“Perhaps the best way for you to ensure my trust is to make love to me as I deserve to be loved.” At her command, he lifted her into his arms and circled the bed to set her carefully on the mattress. Kneeling at the side of the bed, his gaze met hers, and he bowed his head.

“I am yours to command, my Lady.”

“Then come to bed, my love. I need your arms to keep me warm and your body to fill me until I shatter like glass.”
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“Amusement made her blue eyes sparkle as she smiled up at him. Her hand moved slightly until one beautiful breast was exposed to him. The air left his lungs then returned in a rush.
"You, sweet witch, are playing with fire," he whispered hoarsely.
"Perhaps I should help you put it out.”
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“I said kiss me again.” A sultry smile curved her lips. “Would that be such a difficult task to perform?”

Christ almighty, she wanted him to kiss her again. And she was ordering him to do so.”
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“He'd never been a believer in fate, but the last twenty-four hours were making him wonder about a lot of things. The one thing he knew without any doubt or reservation was that it was impossible to leave Victoria's side. 'She's everything to me. My life. My world. Without her, life has no meaning.”
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“Hungry?" he asked as embarrassment flushed her cheeks, and he laughed. "Get dressed, and I'll have supper brought up to us."
"Isn't getting dressed defeating the purpose?" she said as she slowly rolled onto her side and trailed her fingers across his chest. "I mean you're just going to take off whatever I put on, right?"
Her fingers stirred a fire inside him as she dragged them down toward his stomach.With a life of its own, his cock stirred as she brushed her fingertips over his growing erection. Nicholas growled with need at her touch.
"You're deliberately trying to distract me."
"Is it working?" she murmured in a husky voice.”
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Harlequin Books Hi Monica, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!


Monica Burns Thank you for the compliment,Mohammad


Mohammad Khan.ch. dear Monica,


you are a great writer and I love all great writers. regards,


yours, khan.waiting!!!!!!!


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Love and Hugs,
Ida"



Monica Burns Love and hugs back


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Ida Plassay Thank you for your friendship on goodreads, Monica!

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