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It’s A Love Thing–officially released!

2 Jun

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of the summer anthology It’s A Love Thing, a compilation of 8 YA stories published by Prose By Design. Among them my historical YA short story called I Was Here–Before You Came.

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Legend has it … centuries after Spartacus another hero is born—Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. Thirsty for revenge and eager to unshackle the Roman oppression, Ilias’ obsession to fulfill his oath has no bounds, even if that means kidnapping Nerva, the beloved daughter of Emperor Traianus. What he doesn’t know is his own heart threatens to betray his conscience. What will prevail: his mind or his heart?

Writing Ilias’ story taught me a few things: I am the only one limiting myself. I can reach places I dream of and make them mine. I can write anything I set my mind to. I can.

Although the story goes back over 2000 years, the birth of the Romanian nation is a timeless tale, needed be told and celebrated for generations to come.  I added a new hero to my long list of favorite characters–Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. He is the last Dacian King before the Roman conquest. Ilias is only 22 years old and yet he’s brave, fearless and destined to make history.

It was really fun and easy to work with him, in fact it took me only ten days to get his story jotted down.

And because it’s such a happy day I’m giving away one e-copy of the story and once e-copy of the whole anthology.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment here on this post answering the question:

Who’s son is Ilias?

 A week from now, on 06/09 I’ll count all comments and use random.org to pick the winners. Don’t forget to leave your email address. Good luck everyone!

Winner Announcement

26 Apr

Showers Of Books Giveaway Blog Hop is over and I’m happy to announce the winner of The Garden Series by Cynthia Wicklund. Using random.org the lucky contestant is Lilian Cheng at # 112.

Congratulations, Lilian!

Because of the high number of contestants interested in Cynthia’s novels (149 to be exact), I decided to contact her for a possible interview. She happily agreed to stop by my blog, so please come back. I’ll have another giveaway tied to the interview.

See you all soon!

28 Mar

CameliaMironSkiba:

Last day to enter the contest. Good luck everyone!

Originally posted on LOVE. WITHOUT YOU:

I’m excited to be part of the Kick-Butt Characters Young Adult Giveaway Hop organized as always by the restless Kathy @ I’m a Reader not a Writer.  Thanks to Damaris from Good Choice Reading for co-hosting.

I’m giving away two e-copies of Masquerade by Cambria Hebert (what a book!). Yesterday I had the pleasure to interview Heven and Sam, the perfect heroes for this theme. Click for the interview here.

All you have to do is enter the form below. Good luck everyone!

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“Don’t Swim In That Water–It Has Algae!”

4 Mar

I stopped today at Karen’s site called Practical Frugality. She’s a wonderful blogger, mother of three and enjoys life to the fullest. I had lots of fun writing “Don’t Swim In That Water–It Has Algae!” as I take a trip down the memory lane back to spending summer without sun screen and swimming in infested waters. My immune system might be different than most people–after all I drank after others, I ate with dirty hands and used newspapers instead of toilet papers (I can look at it as having a very educated behind…)

May your Sunday be filled with peace and joy!

The Show Must Go On–Book Tour Stop @ Reading, Eating & Dreaming

28 Feb

I almost feel I’m out of my element with the few days off from my book tour. But here we are again, picking up at Reading, Eating & Dreaming for a wonderful 4 stars review: “WOW! A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba is a MUST READ. It’s a powerful and emotional story by an extremely talented author. Camelia Miron Skiba AMAZES ME.  Her stories are unique and spellbinding, cultural diversity can be found in both of her novels, her writing style is eloquent,  and English is her THIRD LANGUAGE. WOW. I have read and adored both of Camelia Miron Skiba’s novels: HiddenHeart(March 2011) and A World Apart (December 2011), and I cannot wait to discover more from her in the future.”

Can’t thank Morgan enough for the wonderful words!

Happy Tuesday!

21 Feb

CameliaMironSkiba:

LAST DAY OF THE GIVEAWAY. DON’T MISS OUT ON THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WIN BOOKS!

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As always I begin by thanking Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer for organizing fabulous giveaway hops among the readers’ community. The Random Act Of Kindness Giveaway Hop is co-hosted with Lora at Read for Your Future. Thank you, Lora!

For my Random Act Of Kindness I decided to bring awareness to the devastating weather hitting Europe, and most important to me–Romania, my native country. I’m also giving away one e-copy of my debut novel Hidden Heart and one e-copy of my second novel A World Apart. Please fill out the form at the end of this post.

Although it’s been more than 8 years since I moved to the U.S. there will always be an invisible cord pulling me to my roots, to my people. And right now my people suffer, buried under meters of snow, their homes, their farms, their animals. EVERYTHING is under…

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One door closes. Another window opens…

15 Feb

One door closes. Another window opens…

The Follower Love Giveaway Hop is over, but my tour for A World Apart is not. While I’m getting ready to announce the winners for the e-copies and iTunes gift card, please take a moment to stop at Good Family Reads for a review and another giveaway. Jacqueline Winspear describes  A World Apart as: “Wow…this book did not come softly in the night! This is a power packed novel filled with war and all that is involved. No punches held back!”

Thank you so very much for the great review, Jacque!

Please come back for the winners announcement later in the afternoon. Until then, happy reading, everyone!

Sweet Memories over @ Author In The House

13 Feb

It’s a brand new week with lot of great adventures on my virtual book tour. Toady I’m over @ Author in the House, the blog of talented author Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy talking about sweet memories. Not the memory of your first crush, or your first kiss–those are sweet as well–but we are talking about sweet for real as in candies, chocolate and the likes.

7 Feb

Originally posted on LOVE. WITHOUT YOU:

Spread the love… spread the word about another fantastic blog hop organized by Kathy at I’m A Reader Not A Writer with the help of Rachael Renee Anderson. Thank you ladies for all the hard work that went into putting together this virtual event.

As with other hops the rules are very simple. All you have to do is enter the contest below. And since I’m on a book tour, I take advantage of this opportunity to give away a 10$ iTunes gift card along with 3 e-copies of my new novel A World Apart which was released at the end of December last year. This hop couldn’t come at a better moment because the main heroes in A World Apart Romanian trauma surgeon Lt. Cassandra Toma and American trauma surgeon Maj. David Hunt meet for the first time on Valentine’s Day while deployed at the Black Sea. The

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Love it or hate it–Commercials during Superbowl XLVI

5 Feb

I’m running back and forth between the living room and my office to watch the commercials during the Superbowl. This is the only day in a year I look forward to watch commercials and no, I’m not watching the game. What? Don’t you know of anyone who doesn’t like… football? Ok, ok, before you cast the stone maybe telling you that I’m not a born American, (only received the citizenship a few year ago) sounds like a good excuse why I’m not rooting for any team.

So, back to commercials. This year the main categories are: beer, cars and soda. There are a few movies, food AND (surprisingly) last year’s career’s builder commercials with a bunch of monkeys making fun of a co-worker.

I have to admit a lot of them are well done therefore hard to pick my favorite one. But I decided and here we go:

#3. Bridgestone Performance with Steve Nash and Tim Duncan

#2. Skechers – Go Run Mr. Quiggly

#1. Pepsi-King’s Court

My less favorite was the Jack in The Box commercial… a guy marrying bacon. Really?

Unrelated to the commercials I have to applaud Madonna’s performance at halftime. It took me  back in time when I was a teenagers and she was so in Vogue. When Music used to Open Your Heart to Express Yourself.