Wicked, wild, sexy, original, and funny! A story of a French girl losing her virginity to a Special Operations American soldier who’s hot as hell, crazy as sin, and wild as the devil himself.
Giselle’s life in France was uncomplicated until her American father, whom she always wanted to meet but never did, died. Now Giselle is coming to the United States to meet her flamboyant grandmother. Growing up in France, America was what Giselle and her friends saw in the movies. Experiencing it first hand, however, is a whole new reality.
As a beautiful 18-year-old girl with a killer body and a French accent, Giselle not only gets a lot of attention from the male seniors in her new high school, but also a large dose of jealousy and intrigue from her female peers. Still, Giselle wants to give her new life in America a chance, but as soon as she thinks her life cannot get any more complicated, she finds herself hooked on Hunter, a 25-year-old former Navy SEAL. Hunter takes Giselle on a wild roller coaster ride as he shows her a face of love that is raw, exciting, carnal, and all-consuming. Giselle’s American love story is anything but normal, but so is her new family, insanely crazy best friend at school, and her new life.
I remember it as if it were yesterday. I packed my few belongings, got to the airport, and boarded a jumbo jet flying across the Atlantic to the land I always dreamed about – America. Growing up in the Czech Republic, most teenage girls shared Giselle’s distorted view of American boys—that they are all cute or flat out gorgeous—because those were the kind of boys we saw in American movies. Like Giselle, once I actually got here, I saw that boys and men come in all shades of cute, not so cute, good and bad, just like everywhere else. And most of them like foreign accents…
I don’t exactly know why I decided to write Recklessly Yours. I read a bunch of new young adult books and realized there were not that many written as diaries. I sat down and thought back to what it was like when I was in my late teens and early twenties, and the idea jumped out right at me. A beautiful, petite, and perhaps a little naive French girl, and a handsome, wild, and perhaps a little troubled soldier – that was a crazy combination I could not resist.
A must-read for teens and parents, regardless of their children’s age. Choking Game is a chilling, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting story of an alliance so unique, it redefines the meaning of hope.
It is the inner journey of a depressed teenager whose mind is all made up but whose inner voice insists on asking questions and debating MJ’s answers to make sure suicide is the only option left. Nothing in MJ’s typical middle-class suburban life seems out of the ordinary, but deep inside, MJ is tormented by a series of sad events. Combined with difficulty to make friends, the death of an only friend in a choking game incident, and a nasty rumor that spread through social media, MJ’s mind is choked by the outside world he did not create. As the imaginary noose around his neck tightens, his inner voice becomes louder, more annoying, relentless and even cruel; anything to make MJ see the other side of the coin he flipped. And when a quiet boy and a riveting new girl in school connect with MJ, a rare light blazes through the dark world of MJ’s teenage depression.
This book was inspired by the tragic death of a young boy who made the mistake of playing the dangerous choking game. For months, I witnessed the outpouring of sadness, confusion, and genuine heartbreak his friends and schoolmates confessed on Facebook. I knew back then that I’d write a book about teenage suicide, even though this boy’s death was entirely accidental. I paid a lot of attention to my own children and their friends, and I researched everything I could to identify reasons for this growing phenomenon. In the end, I came to an alarming conclusion that despite all of the material “things” teens have these days, their world is far more difficult to deal with than the teenage world previous generations had lived in.
I deliberately did not mention whether MJ is a teenage girl or a boy in the book. I wanted to allow readers to see the character for themselves, to feel MJ’s struggle based on some of their own experiences. MJ has several reasons to be depressed and even suicidal; some are unique, some may be surprisingly common among today’s teens. I tried my best to write this story as an inner journey of a young character into the depth of his/her soul and the world we live in.
What could possibly go wrong when seventeen-year-old Aliana breaks into an old mansion to find out who was hiding behind the curtain of an attic room window? Everything. Aliana’s life is turned upside down when she meets eighteen-year-old Damon, a male clone, as she struggles to grasp not only the new reality around her, but also the meaning of life itself. Damon is a fierce, unbelievably handsome man on one hand, and a cold, wildly unpredictable scientific creation on the other. When Aliana finds herself in a situation where she must trust Damon with her own life, one answer to a nagging question can mean the difference between life and death – Does a clone have a conscience and a soul?
As humankind faces the ultimate retribution for its past evil doings, Damon and Aliana must unravel the fundamental mystery of what it is that makes us human, if we are to survive as an intrinsic part of the universe. Damon, a supernatural clone, has a heightened sense of awareness; Aliana has an inherent power of her own that was passed on through generations of women in her family. Together, they have a chance to succeed. But the stakes may be too high, and time is running out. This fast-paced, mysterious story is the first book of a trilogy about an unusual friendship and a quest to find out how black holes, dark energy, and new dimensions of space and time may be a much bigger part of our reality than we’ve been led to believe. It will set readers’ spirits flying and their hearts racing.
Along with Recklessly Yours, Choking Game, and Bring Me Back trilogy, I have also written and published 14 children’s books that are available as interactive iBooks on iTunes; and as paperbacks or e-Books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. Simply click on the main page slides to get to these sites and sample my other books.