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About Mariam Kobras
Three-time Independent Publisher's Book Award Winner, Mariam was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Growing up, she and her family lived in Brazil and Saudi Arabia before they decided to settle in Germany. Mariam attended school there and studied American Literature and Psychology at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. Today she lives and writes in Hamburg, Germany, with her husband, two sons, and two cats.
Titles By Mariam Kobras
Can you fall in love with someone based on some lyrics on a page? Is there such a thing as one true love, and does serendipity listen and lend a helping hand?
Jon Stone's journey to fame and fortune seemed like a ride on a comet's fiery tail, but is this Brooklyn boy ready for the darker side of success?
Leaving home and family behind, a young Jon Stone moves to California to find fame as a singer-songwriter. Music is in his blood—the songs seem to write themselves—but he soon discovers that sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll aren't the only dangers in Hollywood.
Best-selling author Mariam Kobras never disappoints, and this prequel to her IPPY Award-winning Stone Trilogy is true to form.
The story of Jon Stone before he meets his soul mate, Naomi, The Rosewood Guitar is rich with lyrical passages and lush descriptions that will have you walking on the beach in Santa Monica alongside Jon as he wrestles with the problems he’s facing.
"Music and Romance—what more do you need? A gorgeous book and a brilliant read." ~ Jaqui Somers
"As one of the prequels to the Stone Trilogy, this book chronicles Jon's humble beginnings as a musician and his journey to fame. He eventually discovers that his path leads him right to the true heart and soul of his music and his life. This book is nearly impossible to put down once started!" ~ Mandy France Hall
"This companion book to Kobras' Stone Trilogy offers a look at what life was like for Jon Stone before he became a rock 'n' roll superstar. It is a lovely tale of a young man's dreams, and his journey to success." ~ Delores Hipps
Naomi's life has been carefully planned from the day she was born. But Daddy's little princess has dreams of her own, and they don t include marrying the man he chose for her, or running the family business.
Everything seems to fall into place the moment she hears Jon's voice on the radio. Listening to him sing, and falling in love, are one and the same and it opens the door to a new life for her, far away from her father's scheming.
On the beaches of Los Angeles, Naomi finds a new life filled with love, music, and freedom.
A prequel to the Independent Publisher's Book Award winning series, The Stone Trilogy.
Winner, Silver 2014 Independent Publisher's Book Award
When dreams come true for some and worlds crash for others, when friendships are tested and true love is found at last--that is the Song of the Storm.
The conclusion of the award-winning Stone Trilogy brings the love story of Jon and Naomi full circle; with some things lost and some things gained, they discover the true value of love and family, and the high cost of survival in our world today.
BACK COVER EXCERPT
"With a sigh, he turned around. There she was: Naomi, a slender, fragile woman with fair skin and black, curly hair, big, dark eyes, and a lovely mouth, the vision of all his dreams, the heart of all his songs, his reason for being alive. He could close his eyes, and his hands would be able to trace her shape in the air, every curve and angle, every breath. . . .
They had come so far, through so many trials, and here they were, in calm waters, as if every song of the storm had been sung, and were only memories now."
Advance Praise for Song of the Storm:
"[A]s well-written as the two previous books. Mariam tugged my heartstrings, made me feel I was inside the story, and left me wanting more. This is one I will want to reread." ~ Sharon Allert
"Kobras drops readers straight back into the emotionally taut lives of Naomi and Jon, leaving us breathless from the first scene. She knows how to unfold a story, leaving us curious and anticipating every delicious revelation. As if that weren't enough, she provides the gift of beautifully constructed sentences the kind that demand we stop and savor the moments of her characters lives. With lush writing and perfect pacing, Kobras really delivers with this storytelling feat." ~ Johanna Harness, author of stories for young people set in the American West
"It brings new depth to the saga of Jon and Naomi and continues to delight with well-written prose that captures the reader's imagination." ~ Delores Hipps, television producer, WSET ABC13
Winner of the 2013 Independent Publisher's Silver Medal
Amazon Bestseller - Contemporary Romance
From the award-winning author of the bestseller, The Distant Shore, comes Book II of the Stone Trilogy: Under the Same Sun.
There comes a time in life when you realize that neither fame nor wealth will carry the day. It's the moment when all that matters are love and faith. Stand with Naomi on a lonely beach as she faces her greatest threat and discovers that nothing is more important than her love for Jon.
Jon and Naomi’s marriage is strained as she struggles with the aftermath of her near-fatal shooting after the Oscars, a growing desire for a baby, and the realization that her persistent father will never give up on his plans for the family’s hotel business.
Alone with her fears, she falls right into the trap of a stalker…
Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher's Bronze Medal for Romance
#1 on the Amazon Bestseller List for Contemporary Romance
Book One of THE STONE TRILOGY The Amazon bestselling series of #FirstLoveRekindled, between an #Heiress and a #RockStar "that will take your heart on a rollercoaster ride of emotions."
Slip into something delicious tonight . . .
Rich, handsome, and insanely talented all describe Jon Stone, international rock star. He can have his pick of women, yet he still pines for his first love—Naomi—the girl who left him one night with no excuse, and no explanation. Sixteen years later, he's still besotted, but ready to give up when a letter arrives from a boy claiming to be his son, his and Naomi's.
This is not your typical bodice-ripper romance. The story is lush, filled with gorgeous descriptions, and lyrical writing. Written by award-winning author, Mariam Kobras, this is a cross between women's fiction, contemporary romance, and a heck of a good story. If you’re in search of something more than boy gets girl, loses girl, gets her back again, then The Distant Shore might be for you. The characters are well-drawn and real. Love them, or hate them, they all experience the day-to-day trials and tribulations of life. Indulge yourself in the “start of a great trilogy.”
BACK COVER EXCERPT
It felt as if the universe itself had opened to welcome us into its embrace . . . It still feels that way to me, Naomi, every time we are together. It feels that way when you walk into a room. Now that I have you back, I feel the unbearable emptiness of those years without you. I was selfish, distracted, and uncaring. You should never have had to endure what you did, and I should have fought a lot harder to find you again . . .