When I was kid, summer seemed to last forever. Not just because I was young and had a higher tolerance for low temperatures—and in the south of Romania, where I lived, winters are vicious. But summer seemed to start earlier and end much later than it does now.
This year we started having real summer temperatures in July, and here we are, with August almost over. The weather fairy is ticking off the calendar days, and summer is already moving on. All year I have been dreaming of a holiday in the sun, lying on a warm beach somewhere, but due to Covid, this year it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, my husband and I decided to travel the country a little. It’s odd how we always crave going to foreign lands when we have such a beautiful country.
So off we went… Looking for the summer, as Chris Rea says.
We spent a few days in Brasov, where we got to enjoy the mountains instead of the sea, but missed seeing Dracula’s Castle due to a change in schedule.
Instead, we went to Hunedoara to see the Corvins’ Castle, one of the many architectural jewels we have in Romania, built in the 14th century, and beautifully restored. If you ever visit Romania, you HAVE to put this on your list!
And since Hungary is only a couple of hours drive away, we couldn’t miss seeing the Szeged Zoo, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Even though that lion was eyeballing me a little too closely, we had a great time and worked out quite an appetite, since the park is huge.
When we finally ended up home, we realized how much we missed our quiet little flat. And work! Yep, nothing worse for a workaholic than to take a vacation and stay away from work. 😂
I’m still finding my rhythm, so I don’t have a lot to share with you yet, but I do have a couple of book deals you might have missed:
A summer vacation, an inherited house, a sexy neighbor. Should be the formula for the perfect summer… Right?
When Marissa Nelson learns that she’s inherited a house from her great aunt in the small coastal town of Florence, Oregon, she’s more exasperated than excited. As a city life lover, she’d never considered living in a small town.
Planning to sell the house, she goes there to spend her vacation and figure out what the house is worth. What she doesn’t anticipate is that the house is half of a duplex, and the neighbor next door is a mouthwatering single dad. If Dylan doesn’t steal her heart, his son, Nate, surely will.
After two weeks spent with them, Marissa doesn’t look forward to returning to her old life, but vacation has to end sometime… or does it?
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Miss Trouble-Magnet meets Mister Troubled…
Yep, you guessed it. I’m Miss Trouble Magnet—not because I want to, I simply attract bad luck. My résumé of workplace disasters is unsettling. After almost setting an office building on fire, I flooded a pet shop, traumatized my best friend’s kid, almost killed a three-legged French pig… And the list goes on.
Then I meet Carter Evans, crime journalist and mouth-watering male specimen. He’s single, I’m single, so things should be simple, right?
As I get to know him, I discover his life is more complicated than mine. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a walking disaster, because Carter is trouble with a capital T…
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It’s not just summer that’s going away in August. Our awesome Christmas box sets, which made USA Today bestsellers list, are retiring. So if you haven’t bought them already and you’d like to enjoy them every Christmas like I do, this is your last chance to do so.
Melinda De Ross is the first Romanian to become a USA Today bestselling author. A prolific writer, she weaves humorous romance and tension-filled thrillers with the same enthusiasm. Her books combine the elegance of European literature with the modern appeal of American culture. While she’s a law graduate and professional target shooter, she prefers to spend her days spinning tales for her readers. In her downtime, she’d rather read or watch a classic movie than go to a noisy club. She loves to hear from readers, so if you have a question or want to learn more about her books, visit her website: MelindaDeRoss.com