THE BROOKLYN BOOKFAIR

BBF PHOTOOn Friday, 9/20/19 Joan attended an open house for the Brooklyn Book Fair at the Greenlight Bookstore. It was awesome. The area was like
a mini-Greenwich Village in Brooklyn. My husband and I had dinner in a wonderful Turkish restaurant. People in the bookstore bent over backwards to help us with book selections.

On Saturday, 9/21/19 Joan’s book, Jamie is Autistic: Learning in a Special Way was
for sale at the BBF. I hope Jamie finds its way into many hands eager to leaSecretDesires_eBook_finalrn
more about Autistic children. They are truly special. I know. I teach them and
ESL too.

On Sunday, 9/22/19 (see Photo), Joan was at the Romance Writers of America
booth to talk about and sell her contemporary romance, Secret Desires by J. L. Regen.

Let It Go, Let It Flow Leadership by Joan Ramirez

I have just learned my leadership book is now available in 102 library’s world wide! Included in the list are Columbia University, Seton Hall, Temple, Penn State,Leader cover (2) University of Maryland, Tennessee State, Bucknell,  and Pepperdine University to name a few.  It is also available at University libraries in the Netherlands, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa and Australia.  Get your copy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble today!

InD’Tale Magazine review of Secret Desires

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Margo could really use the tidy sum her uncle bequeathed her, but before she can take SecretDesires_eBook_finalcharge of the funds, she is required to get a teaching job. In the meantime, she seeks advice from Edward, an investment banker recommended by her attorney.  When Edward lost his wife to cancer, he was sure he would never fall in love again… until Margo walked into his office. Despite his attraction to Margo, he is reluctant to let go of his wife’s memory.  While Margo works out her relationship woes, she puts in an application to become the legal guardian of Katya, the little girl she has been tutoring. Can Edward find a place somewhere in Margo’s busy life?

“Secret Desires” is a sexy May-December romance! This novel explores the poignant theme of learning to love again after tragedy strikes. It is also about emotional growth and second chances. Margo and Edward have an immediate reaction to each other, which is a little too close to the dreaded ‘Instant-love’ for comfort. Margo seems more focused on the physical aspects of the relationship, behaving like a hormonal teenager.  Meanwhile, Edward is coping with painful issues like grief and guilt. Margo’s impatience seems petulant, but one can also sympathize with her feelings of humiliation. However, readers will see these characters grow individually and as a couple, as the story progresses. Katya’s storyline is well done, adding more depth to the story.  Overall, the author shows promise, and one will look forward to watching her talent develop.

SOURCE: July-August 2019 issue of InD’Tale Magazine