Struggling with your weight by Mona Risk

If you are struggling with your weight welcome to the club. Did you know that 55% of adult Americans are overweight? It’s a growing problem. Apparently weight-loss products and services average $34 billion a year.

Part of the problem is that weight management is hard, complicated by genes, environment and emotional issues. Chances are that unless we make long-term lifestyle changes to alter our eating habits and become more physically active, the pounds lost with a strenuous diet come back on, with a few extra.

The only way I managed to lose weight was to keep a journal and record everything that went into my mouth. Keeping records made me aware of the quantities I ate.

Exercising is essential. But I have never been an athletic person, and I suck at sports. Regardless, I make it a point to move as much as I can around the house, walk every morning, do my own type of swimming in the pool.

By the way I highly recommend getting a Fitbit watch that counts your steps and makes you feel guilty if you don’t walk enough.

I will never be as slim as my heroines, but I am trying to be healthy and make up for the hours I spend sitting at my computer, writing and editing!

Unfortunately, writing and publishing don’t fall under exercising. Yet it requires so much effort!

I have two new books published almost back to back:


Prince Philip’s Cinderella: Modern Princes Series, book 4
A charming jogger saves her from danger. But he’s a prince… and she comes from nothing. Should she run or risk her heart?

Not Ready Yet: The SEnator’s Family, book 4
High school sweethearts separated by life…They meet years later, successful but different, each with a heavy baggage.

Frustrated Beyond Words

Have you ever had a day or event planned and it all fell apart for no apparent reason? I think we all have.

I was super stoked about releasing the 12th box set in the Sweet and Sassy series: SWEET AND SASSY HEROES. Pre-orders had been live for two weeks, promotions purchased, newsletters written (by all the authors in the set and a few others who weren’t), interviews given, videos produced: you name it.

And then the email from the big guys (who shall remain nameless): Your pre-order has been cancelled.

No reason was given, so as the publisher of the set, I made phone calls. After I spoke with three different representatives — including one at the senior level — I found out that they were as confused as I was. They still can’t figure it out, so asked for 72 hours to find an answer.

Corporations aren’t human, but they do make the same kind of mistakes. You know what I mean: dumb and unexplainable, costly and embarrassing, but mostly frustrating.

What can we do?  I guess we  – authors, readers, promoters – all have to be patient and wait for the Big Guy to find out why they thumped us off their list. Keep watching, though. SWEET AND SASSY HEROES will arise again: meaner, sassier, sexier. You can’t keep the great ones down, and this set is stainless!

Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge #mgtab @natalieann121

Just 99 cents! Benefits St. Jude Hospital!

NY Times, USA Today, & Award-Winning Romance Authors bring you the HEA Box Set of the Season! 10 NEW BOOKS to warm your heart and curl your toes! Each novel in this sweet to steamy romance set has a Mistletoe Lodge, none the same, but all magical, Christmasy and full of Happily Ever After endings. Curl up in a favorite chair and treat yourself to 10 wonderful holiday romances full of Christmas trees, jingle bells, and mistletoe.

Sabrina York- Cooped Up For Christmas

Tamara Ferguson – A Kiss Under A Blue Christmas Moon

Jen Talty- Alaskan Christmas

Natalie Ann – Christmas Love

Pam Binder – Christmas Makeover

Tammy Grace- Christmas in Snow Valley

Jacki Delecki – Mission: Impossible to Wed

Joanne Jaytanie – Christmas Chemistry

Kim Hornsby – The Christmas Challenge

Lauren Gayle – A Southern Lights Christmas

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Also enjoy this free cookbook with wonderful recipes by the authors!

Fall in love! #mgtab

Ahhhh, as much as I adore summer and can never get enough of the lovely warm months in my cold hemisphere, there is something about falling into autumn that is lovely too.

The crisp air is invigorating, and the excitement of the kids going to back to school is contagious. I always feel ready to make plans and be extra industrious come September/October, though maybe that’s just the drop in temperature, making staying inside more palatable!

Whatever the root cause, the freshly kindled inspiration and motivation to work is extra handy because THE CATCH—Aisha’s long awaited story!—Book 8 in my River’s Sigh B & B series, hits shelves everywhere in November, and I have tons to do before then.

Aisha is near and dear to me, and I love her stubborn streak and fierce independence. Despite doing great on her own (like a lot of us) and having a deeply sceptical nature (inherited from her birth mom, no doubt, not her sappy romance writing father!), she craves connection, true partnership, romantic love.

I’ll give you a full blurb and a teaser next month, and I can’t wait to share the full story with you in November!

In the meantime, you can prepare by making sure you haven’t accidentally missed any previous books in the series (though, don’t worry, like all the River’s Sigh B & B novels, THE CATCH is a solid standalone).