Friday, July 18, 2014

Carmen Stefanescu - Friday 5 #RockingSummerRomance

Let's welcome Carmen Stefanescu to the Remenickywrites! Carmen lives and writes in Romania, the land of Dracula...

1.       What is your favorite drink?

Hot black coffee. No milk, no sugar.

2.       Where is your favorite vacation spot?

In front of the PC, playing computer games or under the shadow of a tree reading a book.

3.       Any pets? Tell us about them.

Several cats: Mimi, Fifi, Chipy, Blackie. No dog for the moment. Our faithful friend, Jack, a nine year old dear, died in December. We miss him so much. Perhaps we’ll take a new doggie soon.

4.       What kind of music do you listen to?

Pop, American country, Romanian Folklore and classical: Verdi and Vivaldi mostly.

5.       What is your favorite car?

I don’t have a driving license and no car. But. . .  If I had been offered one I’d  have liked a Ferrari. (Hope the manufacturer will come to pay for this advertisement. A wheel of the Ferrari, at least.)

   Thank you Lori for inviting me to your blog! It was fun. I really appreciate it.

Carmen's latest book:

                      Shadows of the Past

Publish date: 4th December 2012

Publisher: Wild Child Publishing

Genre: paranormal/light romance/light horror.

Anne's relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them.

The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world--one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and Neil's vacation but to end all hopes of reconciliation as Anne feels compelled to help free Genevieve's soul from its torment.

Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve find her eternal rest?

A touching, compelling story of tragedy, loss and the power of endless love and good magic.

The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.

Buy Link: Wild Child Publishing

Buy Link: Amazon

Buy Link: Barnes& Noble


Trailer: Shadows of the Past

About Carmen ~

Carmen Stefanescu was born in Romania, the native country of the infamous vampire Count Dracula, but where, for about 50 years of communist dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal phenomena could have led someone to great trouble - the psychiatric hospital if not to prison.
Teacher of English and German in her native country and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years of oppression, by escaping in a parallel world, that of the books. 
She has dreamed all her life to become a writer, but many of the things she wrote during those years remained just drawer projects. The fall of the Ceausescu’s regime in 1989 and the opening of the country to the world meant a new beginning for her. She started publishing. Poems first, and then prose. Both in English.

Carmen's links:

Twitter  @Carmen_Books



  1. Thank you greatly for hosting me and my Shadows of the Past!
    Meanwhile, we are the proud "parents"of a dog -Emma- that we saved from the street. She's a charmer.

  2. It's a great book I can highly recommend it!

  3. Congrats on the new addition to your family Carmen!