Featured: Dark Eyes by Nina Romano
A former Russian ballerina and a police photographer, destined to be lovers, seek to unfold the murder mystery of two women.
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Anya, an unwed mother of a mentally challenged child, meets Andrei, at a murder scene.
They strive to unravel the murders of a hotel worker and a doll-seller with a link to diamond smuggling in Soviet Leningrad.
The offbeat couple, in jeopardy, are stalked by a vicious detective with possible involvement in the murders, and in a taut reversal, the hunted become the hunters.
Meet Nina Romano:
Nina Romano is currently working on Star on a Summer Morning, Book 2 of the series: Darby’s Quest. Book 1, The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley, a Western Historical Romance, set in New Mexico in the 1870s. The book is available on Amazon in print edition and Kindle. The novel is a semifinalist for a Laramie Book Award. It reached BESTSELLER in Australia on Amazon.com.au and has reached No.1 in the UK for Native American Literature.
Romano earned a BS from Ithaca College, an MA from Adelphi University and an BA and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She lived in Rome, Italy, for twenty years where many of her poems and stories are set. Romano is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
She has taught English and Literature as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. She is a lover of history and a world traveler, and has visited these countries: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Cuba, Brazil and the Amazon River, Poland, Japan, Argentina, the Falklands, Antarctica, Chile, Peru, India, Nepal, Armenia, Romania, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Russia, and many others.
Romano has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She has co-authored Writing in a Changing World, a nonfiction book on writing.
Nina Romano has published three novels in the Wayfarer Trilogy with Turner Publishing. The novels of the series are: The Secret Language of Women, set in China during the Boxer Rebellion. A finalist in Foreword Reviews, the novel won the Independent Publisher’s 2016 IPPY Gold Medal Award; Lemon Blossoms, set in Sicily was a finalist in Foreword Reviews; and In America, set in Depression Era NY, was a finalist in the Chanticleer ‘s Review Chatelaine Book Awards in the Romance category. She presented the trilogy at the Miami Book Fair International.
Romano has presented several times at the Miami Book Fair International with her novels and poetry collections which include: Cooking Lessons, submitted for a Pulitzer Prize, Coffeehouse Meditations, She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding, Faraway Confections, and Westward: Guided by Starfalls and Moonbows. She has also published two poetry chapbooks: Prayer in a Summer of Grace and Time’s Mirrored Illusion, and a short story collection, The Other Side of the Gates.
Review by Cynthia Hamilton, author of Spouse Trap and A High Price to Pay
Nina Romano’s latest historical novel, Dark Eyes, is a suspenseful, edgy, intense nail-biter. I couldn’t tear myself away from the story until the end—then I wanted to start over again to concentrate on the rich historical details and luxuriate in her dazzling prose. Another five-star tour de force from a top-notch novelist.
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