I was offered an interview by P.C. Zick at Writing Whims. If you guys are interested, here it is: http://pczick.com/2014/06/24/author-wednesday-janna-yeshanova
I spent Monday afternoon with a hundred or so avid romance readers celebrating the release of Zebra Fish (Love Is Never Past Tense Book 3). We had a lot of fun and gave out a bunch of prizes. Here are the prize winners!
Giveaway 1: Allyson Kinirons
Giveaway 2: Cody Smith-Candelaria
Giveaway 3: Tanya Gaunt
Giveaway 4: Brenda Hook
Giveaway 5: Lisa Bernier
Giveaway 6:Aprille Shadowspeak
Giveaway 7: Lee’Anne Hardin
You can see the conversation for the party here:
Of course, that means that Zebra Fish has been released and you can download it now. Amazon customers can find the entire series here:
Other formats are available on Smashwords. You can find them here:
My thanks to all who came, and especially to Allyson Brann of Sizzling PR for hosting the event!
*An Epic Russian Romance Saga Based on a True Story*
“A sensual love story set across contemporary Russian culture. It is inspiring as a reminder of passionate love beyond early youth.” – Dorothy E. Siminovitch, Ph.D., MCC, Coach, Author, Conference speaker and learning consultant.
A whirlwind romance on a romantic Black Sea beach turns into a quick marriage for Serge and Janna, only to have family, fate and foolishness tear them apart. As the cold war grinds to a halt, the politics of late Soviet Russia separates the lovers on different continents. Never quite coming together, never quite letting go, their lives overlap and entwine over the years…
“Can the power of love stand up to time, politics and distance? Two young lovers face turmoil, separation and the fall of their homeland. This intriguing and often painful love story spans for decades of life-altering years, life-altering events, but proves that true love will endure as long as the human heart beats.” – Amazon top 1000 reviewer
“The portrayal of Communist and post-1991 Russia is brilliantly done and made the story so much more than ‘just’ a romance.” – Amazon top 500 reviewer, Christoph Fischer
Beneath the adventure and romance is a deeper story of achieving dreams regardless of obstacles. Janna Yeshanova brings forth her personal account of courage in the face of impossible odds, her indomitable spirit, and a heart of gold that held onto a lost love for decades.
“This very modern love story, lets you feel the sorrow, fear and joy of a couple coping with events that reshaped the world. A great, dramatic romance in classic Russian style.” – Amazon reviewer
Anyone who’s ever pondered the eternal question, “What makes life worth living?” can find the answer within the international romantic saga of LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE.
*Contemporary Romance saga, the 3rd book in the Love Is Never Past Tense Series*
Newly reunited lovers Janna and Serge thought the world had given them another chance at happiness. After years of separation following a heartbreaking divorce and harrowing escape from post-cold-war Russia, the couple had reconnected through emails, and finally took the leap to see each other in person.
Their reignited spark burns ever brighter as they travel to Egypt for new experiences. Having trekked through the desert with Bedouins, they settle on the sunny beaches for relaxation. The beauty of the Egyptian sea seduces the lovers into a scuba diving expedition, but when their boat disappears from the surface, they are stranded on the coral reef with no rescue in sight.
BONUS STORY: A Favorable Offer
On their return flight from Egypt, Janna watches in horror as Serge is beset by an inexplicable illness. Fighting for his life, deep in delirium, death makes Serge a favorable offer… ‘let go and let death take him.’
Janna can hardly believe Serge’s feverish ramblings as she overhears snatches of their insane conversation.
Experience this poignant tale of a love that spans decades and continents, as this amazing couple travels the world, escaping one peril after another in their desire to forge a new future together.
*These stories are unconventional women’s fiction, told in the uniquely Russian voice of Janna Yeshanova. Though she was forced to flee her beloved homeland, leaving a piece of her heart behind, she will always and forever be Russian.*
I am in Israel. I am spending lots of time with my friends Boris and Marina.
Yesterday, when we were returning from the Dead Sea, we went through Jerusalem. They showed me the Monument that was built in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11th.
Boris, who is generously described in the Exodus part of Love Is Never Past Tense, supervised construction of this Monument.
In the window of the bottom of the center of the monument you can see some remnants of the Twin Towers. In the background surrounding the monument the rectangular plates carry the names of all of the victims.