Mona Karel, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.
A Question of Trust by Mona Karel
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Lana Greene doesn’t care that most of the world sees her as avaricious and amoral. All the better for her to stand as a shield against those who would exploit the weaker. Until the day she comes up against a situation too difficult, too dangerous, for her to handle on her own, and she has to reach out to her ex-husband.
Adam Roberts dedicated himself to keeping the world safe until his efforts took part of a leg and much of his self worth. When Ty Randolph asks him to take on a simple escort he’s more than willing to help out his new friends.
But there is far more at stake than anyone realizes. Lana and Adam have to learn to trust themselves and each other to succeed in saving many innocent lives.
Know the Heroine from A Question of Trust
Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
At one time she would have slept since her lifestyle didn’t allow her near enough sleep. Once she met Adam she was never bored.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Lana likes simple foods, homemade cakes, and fresh water. She’s never quite picked up the knack of baking so when she does have the opportunity she grabs the best and the freshest. Chocolate cake, cinnamon rolls…mmmmmmmmmmm
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
The real Lana prefers to wear comfortable clothes, slouchy socks, and happy shoes. Party Girl Lana, her usual persona, wears clothes just this side of indecent and shoes that make her feet weep. When most people see her in Party Girl Lana mode, they miss the bright mind constantly at work making things happen.
Does she know how to fix things?
She knows how to fix a party, how to fix the evil done by human traffickers. She’s not so good at fixing her love life but she gets there eventually.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
In A Question of Honor, Lana was following up on an anonymous tip about a Navajo girl in danger. The tip came from Sydney’s nasty ex, and Lana ended up in the hospital.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Often these children are the ones she’s trying to protect. On the outside she’s matter of fact, calm, and stays that way until the danger is past. Inside she’s weeping and screaming.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Lana learned to wake up fast. She’s on her feet and ready to solve the world’s problems. This is before she met Adam. Now she’d just as soon stay in bed.
Can she use chopsticks?
She’s used them, but she’s not super proficient. One time she got a splinter from a restaurant chopstick.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
She drinks coffee if she has to but her preference is for high quality water, hot, with lemon slices.
What apps would she have on her phone?
GPS, and whatever gibberish Party Girl Lana might need to help hold her cover.
Android or iPhone?
Whatever she has in her hand at the time. If it works, she’s good with it.
Earrings or unpierced ears?
Pierced, though she rarely wears long earrings since they get in the way.
Tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned. Tattoos are too easy to use for ID
Personal vehicle or public transport?
At home she has a dependable aged SUV.
Recycle or toss?
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!
Where to buy A Question of Trust
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-question-of-trust-mona-karel/1129690204
Mona Karel Social Media
Mona Karel became convinced at an early age that her life would not really begin until she was about thirty five. She has no idea what precipitated that thought, but she claims she was a strange child. Until reaching that age, she led a peripatetic existence for many years, criss-crossing the country, working with horses and dogs—and waiting tables to support her other jobs. At thirty five, when many people are well into raising their families, Karel settled down to “real” work as a buyer and expediter. She married a high school teacher, which led to over twenty years in Southern California.
Karel can’t remember a time she wasn’t reading, though she doesn’t remember much fun with Dick and Jane. Her preferred stories involved dogs and horses, and once she had gone through every horse book in the high school library, she started in on Civil War stories. They rode horses, didn’t they? At that time Romance was swashbucklers and Gothic, and many preferred the stronger heroines of Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt. Then Karel discovered Romance in the form of Silhouette, Candlelight, and RWA, and her life was complete. Karel has since retired to New Mexico, where she lives in the wind at 6,500 feet with her Salukis. When not writing or going to dog shows, Karel works at a solar related firm.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Mona-Karel/