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About Zee Monodee
Her Mauritius and Indian-based romances have all the classic makings of Bollywood-type drama: overbearing mothers, matchmaking aunties, 'proper' eligible suitors who look like frogs, race & class divides.
Travel to the UK (London, Surrey, & North Yorkshire), and you meet people--young and more mature--struggling to find 'The One' amid the drudgery of day-to-day life, never mind if they're a simple graphic designer working from home, a world-renowned supermodel battling anorexia, or a reluctant heiress on the run.
Take to the Corpus Agency mantle, and become lethal spies & assassins who nevertheless feel the call of love in their dark and shady lives...
Of Indian origin & a 2x breast cancer survivor, Zee lives in paradise (aka Mauritius!) with her long-suffering husband, their smart-mouth teenage son, and their tabby cat who thinks herself a fearsome feline from the nearby African Serengeti plains. When she isn't in her kitchen rolling out chapattis or baking cakes while singing along to the soundtrack of Glee, she can be found reading or catching up on her numerous TV show addictions. In her day job, she is an editor who helps other authors like her hone their works and craft.
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Scot Overboard by Heidi McQueen ~ Will a Scottish Billionaire and Mexcian Youtuber throw their preconceived notions overboard and make the match work?
A Royal Switcharoo by Zee Monodee ~ When two princesses switch places to win the heart of a British billionaire, will it lead to more deceit...or the fullfilment of love that started when they were all teens?
Forbidden Love by R. Castro ~ Will tequila heiress Karina Huerta break with conformity to follow her heart? Or will the bonds of family, tradition, and the possibility of failure keep her tethered to the comfort of the family empire?
It Had To Be You by Reina Torres ~ Publishing Giant Alexander Wen finds the perfect partner in Tatum Hansen, a professional ballroom dancer.
Phishing For Love by Terri J. Haynes ~ Wendell Banks needs a forensic investigator. Taylor Fowler is the best. But she’s ruined his life before. Can they work together and maybe even find love?
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Background Noise by Michael Santos ~ When rock icon Dagan Hunter learns that his true love is really a master thief out to steal more than just his heart, will he stop her…or join her?
Dive into these hand-picked contemporary romance novellas and fall in love this Valentine's Day.
THE CURSE OF VALENTINE by Glory Abah
Jane fell in love in January, to a man she glimpses every evening after work on the way home. Not bold enough to talk to him, she’s content with just staring at her daily fix from afar.
Until one stupid February day when he approaches, starts a conversation and she bolts.
Because February is the worst month in the history of months. And she’s cursed. Cursed to be dumped and left broken-hearted on Valentine Day.
Can she break the curse of Valentine and keep the man she loves?
SHE WILL BE LOVED by Zee Monodee
This Valentine’s Day, the music scene’s hottest artist, DJ Den, is set to perform his worldwide smash hit in Mauritius. Jaeden Kang—the man from Shetland behind the stage name—is looking forward to a break and some inspiration before his tour gobbles him up again.
Tanzanian medical doctor Zenobia Hashemi is visiting her brother on the island when her path crosses that of Jaeden and they’re off to a rocky start.
Neither of them ‘does’ love … but life has other plans for them during this trip!
WHEN LOVE HAPPENS by Rosemary Okafor
Morgan is ruthless and plays dirty to protect his billion-dollar conglomerate. However, he holds a dark secret that could destroy him if exposed. His relationships with women are about pleasure alone until one weekend with the beautiful Eno leaves him ready to risk everything for her.
Eno was a young journalist when she witnessed Morgan murder his wife. Six years later, she’s ready to do anything to make him pay for his crime. Until she falls for his charms. Now she’s torn between destroying the proud billionaire and allowing herself to fall in-love with him.
UNTIL MORNING by Mukami Ngari
Following a devastating relationship breakup, Zawadi is out on a girls’ night out with friends when she meets a sexy stranger with a deep soulful voice created for baby-making music, the handsome face and hot body of a potential cult leader and who rides a motorbike like a speed demon. He becomes her first one-night stand.
Soon she discovers the sexy stranger is her new investor, Gerald. Things deteriorate when he pretends he’s never met her and then she discovers his unfathomable secret.
Will love win this Valentine season?
Jamie Gillespie volunteered to step in for his uncle, the village doctor—in part as a favour to the older man, and in part to stick it to his father’s lofty ambitions for him. The last thing he expected in this sleepy part of Surrey was to meet the tough and seemingly cold Margo. Everything about her aloof manner should push him away, but he cannot ignore his attraction for the woman or his need to help her out.
The question is—can Jamie overcome Margo’s reticence towards love and build a proper life with her & Emma? Or will she let old fears and prejudices keep the hunky village doctor at arm’s length?
Warning: Contains thoroughly British sensibility and humour, as well as a charm-your-socks-off doctor, tween angst, & a damsel not-exactly-in-distress but who’d welcome the help, anyway …
Suddenly a widow …
The perfect daughter, wife, mother, homemaker—the path every Indo-Mauritian woman is expected to take. Neha Kiran has followed the rules all her life, but now in her late thirties, she finally acknowledges something doesn’t feel right. Then, one day, her husband dies … and she is free.
Suddenly into unknown territory …
Success, fame, alcoholism—former New Zealand boxing champion Logan Warrington has known such highs and lows and managed to put them all behind him. Between past and future, the present exists only to be survived. Coming to work as the co-owner of an Internet TV station in Mauritius shouldn’t have changed a thing … until he meets Neha.
Suddenly blow in the winds of change …
Neha and Logan cannot deny the intense attraction sizzling between them. But being together feels like playing a dangerous yet thrilling game of Russian roulette. Emotions, desire, forbidden love, fear—surely, something this wrong cannot be right …
Still, can a few moments of stolen magic lead to a commitment that will last a lifetime?
If you enjoy stories of redemption and second chances with grown up characters, Bollywood drama, and an endearing and big and boisterous family, then you will love this tale where the middle sister in the Hemant household finds out that it is okay to finally give in to her heart one cold winter on the tropical island of Mauritius.
[Previously published as WINDS OF CHANGE]
Tired of her mother’s relentless matchmaking, young & successful interior designer Diya Hemant is determined to find her Prince Charming on her terms. Armed with a definitive list of requirements, she is sure she’ll know Mr. Right when she meets him. If only Fate would stop throwing frogs along her path.
British widower & single father Trent Garrison thought coming to live in sunny Mauritius would be a new beginning for him and his two young sons. He craves peace & quiet, and finding love is not on his radar. If only Fate would stop throwing airhead princess-types along his route.
When Diya meets Trent, it is hate at first sight.
Then, she meets Gareth, who embodies every quality she has on her list. But the one she’s finding at every corner is Trent!
Though not averse to kissing a frog in the hope that it might reveal a prince, she draws the line before this surly man, who brings to mind an ogre of the worst kind.
But is Trent really all wrong for her? Can this modern-day princess overcome her own expectations and see beyond the ogre to the man beneath?
If you love Pride and Prejudice retellings, enemies to lovers tales, witty banter, & overbearing families, then you will enjoy this coming-of-age story where the youngest of the Hemant sisters finds that, sometimes, love might be hiding right under your nose on the sultry west coast of Mauritius.
[Previously published as LIGHT MY WORLD]
With her decade-long marriage in shambles, business mastermind Lara Reddy leaves London behind and returns to Mauritius where a prestigious job awaits her. But once on the tiny Indian Ocean island, she finds more than she bargained for, like her insufferable mother, meddling aunties, gossip-mongering backstabbers, and the divorcee tag painted like a scarlet letter on her back. There’s also Eric, the first love she’d once let slip from her fingers.
Successful paediatrician Eric Marivaux loved and lost Lara when they were teenagers. Now in his thirties, he’s worked hard to get over her and live his life … until he comes face to face with a single-again Lara, which sends every resolution he’d had about her onto the wind.
She is of Indian origin; he is a French-Mauritian white man. Society deemed their pairing forbidden in the past. But they’re adults now, with a mind of their own & no longer under the thumbs of their formidable families.
Will they succeed in surviving the odds this time around?
Warning: If you love Bollywood shenanigans, over-the-top family drama, & casts of colourful characters, then you will enjoy this story of second chances that follows the trials & tribulations of the eldest of the three Hemant sisters in the exotic location of Mauritius.
[Previously published as THE OTHER SIDE]
A year earlier, a mutiny broke inside the ranks of the clandestine Corpus Agency. Only one loose thread remains to be apprehended: an assassin named Evangeline.
When intel from an asset points to a woman in Mauritius who could be her, Zachariah Hashemi, a mixed race Muslim from Tanzania, is tasked with bringing the renegade to justice…aka a swift death.
A woman with nothing to hide
French-Mauritian PR maven Annabelle de Castelban is throwing all she has into making her communications agency a success. When an opportunity to partner with a renowned international firm knocks on her door, she jumps on it, even if it means she has to fight her attraction to the devastatingly handsome man and the sizzling chemistry sparking between them.
A killer with a plan
Annabelle has no idea Zach is here to determine if she is a mercenary with no remorse. And the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious she cannot be this twisted assassin.
Indeed, Evangeline is near, and when Zach finds out Annabelle is the killer’s latest target, he will stop at nothing to protect the woman he has in the meantime fallen in love with.
As they race against the clock, will they both be able to thwart the psychopath’s plan to kill them in the most devious way?
Olinda “Ollie” Quorin is the heir to a dying Siren dynasty. However, when word comes that a Legacy Stone can save their deteriorating ocean, the clan elders choose her—the klutzy, expendable one—to make the quest, despite her royal heritage. After begrudgingly traveling to the surface, Ollie botches a spell and binds herself to a reluctant human male.
Kavan Daniels has learned to survive on the treacherous lands and coasts. He's prepared for everything ... except the Siren he can’t escape. Ollie needs a Mage to find the location of the Legacy Stone. Kavan needs the same Mage to break free from Ollie.
As they struggle against time to find the stone, they face conflict, danger, the monsters of their nightmares, and the complications of their unlikely pairing. Death is on their heels at every turn, and saving Ollie’s clan, as well as the surface world, may mean losing her own life.
Fans of The 100, Divergent, Tidelands, and twisted versions of Beauty and the Beast will love The Spelled Stone, a standalone novel in The Cursed Seas Collection.
Son mariage de plus de dix ans ayant volé en éclats, Lara Reddy, femme d’affaires redoutable, quitte Londres et retourne à l’île Maurice où un boulot prestigieux l’attend. Mais sur ce minuscule bout de terre dans l’océan Indien, elle devra faire face aux complications qui s’accumulent sur sa route : genre, sa mère insupportable, ses tantes médisantes, les commères sans pitié, et l’étiquette de divorcée peinte comme une lettre écarlate sur sa poitrine. Puis, il y a aussi Éric, son premier amour qu’elle a laissé filer.
Éric Marivaux, pédiatre de renom, était fou amoureux de Lara au lycée. Puis, elle s’en est allée, même s’il a aussi sa part de tort dans leur séparation. Maintenant trentenaire, il a travaillé dur pour passer à autre chose... jusqu’au jour où il se retrouve face à face à une Lara à nouveau célibataire, ce qui fiche en l’air toutes ses bonnes résolutions de laisser le passé derrière lui.
Elle, est d’origine indienne. Lui, un homme blanc franco-mauricien. Un tel couple était mal vu, presque interdit, par la société locale dans le passé. Mais ils sont maintenant adultes, avec une volonté qui leur est propre, et enfin assez éloignés de la mainmise et de l’influence démesurée de leurs redoutables familles respectives.
Pourront-ils affronter le destin et s’en sortir ensemble cette fois-ci ?
Ingénieuse et capable de toujours retomber sur ses pieds, Megha Saran s’est créé un petit étang douillet dans la grande étendue des eaux tumultueuses et pleines de requins de la société indo-britannique.
Jusqu’au jour où elle est diagnostiquée avec un cancer du sein, et la mainmise du destin – ainsi que sa langue trop déliée – la font croiser la route d’un homme dont la réalité est à des années-lumière de la sienne.
Magnus Trammell a toujours été un play-boy se prélassant avec complaisance dans sa vie de joyeux luron. Jusqu’au jour où son illustre famille lui demande de se ressaisir enfin, avant son trente-cinquième anniversaire.
Quand il rencontre Megha, il lui propose un marché : devenir ambassadrice de bonne volonté pour un projet qu’il veut mettre en place, et en retour, obtenir les meilleurs soins médicaux que son argent puisse acheter.
C’est gagnant-gagnant, pas vrai ? Jusqu’à ce que leurs cœurs décident de s’en mêler.
Megha, mutilée dans sa chair et son âme par les traitements contre le cancer, ne peut se permettre de tomber amoureuse d’un homme qui ne sort qu’avec des mannequins écervelés.
Magnus, s’étant toujours caché derrière la façade du play-boy sophistiqué superficiel et insouciant, se retrouve réticent à tester les eaux profondes et sans fond qui entourent cette femme si forte de caractère et complètement indépendante.
Qu’importe, ils aspirent tous les deux à un amour véritable. Vont-ils le trouver ensemble ?
A woman in the dark
Detective Inspector Jemima Chhayya is no damsel in distress but feels like a princess whenever she’s with her Prince Charming, the handsome Andrew Moran. Their romance is a fairy-tale come true, their happily-ever-after just behind the door. What more could a woman want?
A man swathed in shadows
To the world, Andrew Moran is this charming, rich bloke-next-door utterly in love with his woman and about to pop the question. Never mind that his whole existence is a secret—he is ready to turn his back on all that and carve out a future for him and his beloved.
Until true evil from his past returns to tear them apart
With the help of a high-ranking Corpus Agency officer, Jemima goes on the hunt to find her abducted man and bring him back to her side. But is she prepared for the truth she will find along her quest in the seedier areas of London’s East End?
Starting with the fact that Andrew Moran has never existed?
Fans of The Enemy Within and Absentia will enjoy this fast-paced read where nothing is as it seems in the darkened depths of London's seedy Whitechapel.
[Previously published as YOU BELONG TO ME]
Crafty and resilient, Megha Saran has carved her own midsummer pond from the shark-infested waters of Indo-British society. Until the day she is diagnosed with breast cancer, and a twist of Fate—along with her big mouth—lands her on the path of a man a million times removed from her reality.
Playboy Magnus Trammell has been summoned by his illustrious family to get his act on the straight and narrow before his thirty-fifth birthday. When he meets Megha, he proposes a deal: become a goodwill ambassador for a project he wants to set up, and in return, get the medical care and support his money can buy.
A win-win bargain—until their hearts get on the line …
Megha, mutilated in body and her soul from the cancer treatments, cannot fall for a man who only dates airhead pin-ups. And after a life hiding behind a veneer of shallow, carefree sophistication, Magnus is reluctant to test the deep, bottomless waters that surround this strong and independent woman.
Both crave fulfilment. Will they find it together, against all the odds?
Warning: The Daimsbury Chronicles is a cutesy and simple, soap-opera-type romance series about boy-meets-girl/vice-versa in a small village setting in Surrey, England. Contains over-the-top drama in the lives of normal/regular people. Heroes here are known to be sweet & almost-perfect blokes usually