As an author, coach, and public speaker, I hope this blog will help to show the frustrations and joys of the work behind the scenes, and hopefully attract many people that will become friends, and maybe even fans of my work. Like all of life, it will be an adventure none the less. Thanks for joining me on the ride, and being a part of my life.
When you never give up hope love will find a way Where ever you have to go love will lead you And all you have to do is simply--DANCE!
SALSA CONNECTION--AN INTERNATIONAL ROMANTIC THRILLER is a 93,000 word
romantic thriller that has already won the Royal Palm Literary Award for
best thriller. The story moves from the salsa clubs of St. Petersburg,
Russia to New York to Louisiana and, finally, to Italy. The red-hot
thread of the dance runs through a novel that explores the Russian mob,
slavery and prostitution rings, and the art world, as well as love,
loss, revenge and the strength of family ties.
Panov left St Petersburg, Russia to go to New York City for an
international ballet competition 25 years ago, he was considered one of
the best ballet dancers in Russia. The Americans say he was murdered.
The Russians say he defected. In any case, he never returned. Just
before Nickolay disappeared, several priceless paintings and icons from a
major museum were stolen. While he was accused of the theft, no solid
proof has ever been offered to tie him to it. However, evidence shows
that the stolen goods were shipped to America. The CIA and the Russian
Government are still pursuing all leads connected to the heist, and so
is the Russian mafia.
Sveta was three years old when her father
disappeared, so it’s a shock when, in the mail, she receives an
invitation to a salsa dance competition in New York. At the bottom of
the invitation is a note: “Please come to the competition and enter, my
little lady.” No one but her father has ever called her that. Why has
her father surfaced after all these years? Sveta wants answers, even if
it means entering the late-night, sultry world of salsa dancing in St
Petersburg and New York City and coming into uncomfortably close contact
with the Russian mob.