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Fresh Pick | UNTIL HE MET RACHEL by Debra Salonen
Fresh Pick / April 15, 2011

Sentinel Pass May 2010 On Sale: May 1, 2010 Featuring: Rufus Miller; Rachel Grey 256 pages ISBN: 0373716338 EAN: 9780373716333 Mass Market Paperback $5.50  Add to Wish List Romance Buy at RT Book Reviews 2010 Reviewers Choice for SuperRomance Until He Met Rachel by Debra Salonen Rufus Miller is a mystery. It’s the one fact the entire town of Sentinel Pass can agree on. And Rufus has no intentions of solving the riddle. He likes his privacy. His cabin and his work suit him just fine, thanks. Then Rachel Grey shows up. The energetic entrepreneur has decided Rufus is her ideal client and is full of marketing ideas to make him a household name. And he’s tempted. Not by her impressive strategy, but by her. Suddenly the guy least likely to answer a direct question wants to open up. Wants to share his space with her. Wants her to know all the skeletons in his closet. And that urge to be with Rachel so completely is the biggest mystery of all. Gorgeous insecure hunk kind of sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it Excerpt Sell the Porsche. Rachel Grey clutched her chest theatrically. “Mother, I’d sell you into white slavery…

Mingmei Yip | Song of the Silk Road
Author Guest / April 15, 2011

Though I did not consciously plan it this way, I find I like to write about brave women who live unconventional lives, not always by their own choice. My new novel  SONG OF THE SILK is a romantic adventure on China’s fabled route and the Taklamakan Desert with the lure of a three million dollar reward. I owe my this novel to a brave and unconventional writer — and a dream. A Taiwanese woman who called herself Echo was one of my favorite  authors. She was much loved by Chinese readers but, sadly, her work has never been translated into English. In the seventies, her descriptions of her adventures with her husband in the Sahara Desert captivated many readers, including myself. One episode – I won’t give it away here – is based on something that happened to her husband. Inspired by her, I always wanted to write about a young woman’s adventures in the desert. I had thought of drawing on Echo’s life for my desert novel, but then found my imagination led me in a different direction. A lifelong fascination with the romantic history of the Silk Road was brought to life when I traveled there a few…