Author bio

Camelia Miron Skiba

Camelia Miron Skiba - book author

Ever since I began writing and publishing books I've been on the run, always trying to write the next page, the next chapter, the next book. Every story was another journey, another discovery of what I could do and another evolution. All these years my motto was it doesn't matter who I am or where I come from, but what I leave behind is. I thought I have it all figured out.
Socrates, one of the biggest philosophers to ever grace humanity once said, "I am talking a crock of s***." I had no idea this expression dated hundreds of years ago and belongs to him, but who am I to argue with him? Needless to say, after some soul searching I realized my motto was a . . . pot of smelly stuff. I had a meltdown because, if you think about it, why would what I leave behind matter more than who I am here and now in this very moment? How will I ever know if what I left behind mattered with no way of seeing it? How am I gonna enjoy it? Think Socrates; does he know how much he touched humankind? Does he know people still remember him centuries later? And if he knows, does it make a difference?
I'm not sure. Frankly I doubt with all my heart it makes any difference to him. He's gone, like I'll be gone one day and instead of beating myself up to leave something behind me, I'm going to learn how to live here, now and totally enjoy it. No more worrying about tomorrow, but live today. No more five-year plans, but rather let the sun soak my skin, the air fill my lungs and the grass touch my feet. After all, I only live once.


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Camelia Miron Skiba is the author of books: Me Tarzan -- You Jane, Hidden Heart, A World Apart, BORN IN VENGEANCE (Dacian Legends, #1), BORN IN SIN, It's a Love Thing, Say Something Anthology


Author books

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01
Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.

Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband's memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.

When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.

Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.
02
Tessa Cosma is a deceptively sweet businesswoman who knows how to ride the wave of chaos in corrupt, post-communist Romania to maintain the lifestyle she so carefully built for herself. Her ideal world shatters when an unplanned pregnancy ends after a brutal assault. To compound her troubles, she must unravel a fraud accusation that threatens her reputation and career.

Alessandro Santinelli, the charismatic Italian banker with whom she spent an incredible, lust-filled night months ago, comes to her rescue. But Tessa refuses his help and chooses to rise above the devastating forces of death, betrayal and fraud to prove her innocence and discover her true self.

Throughout Tessa's journey towards forgiveness and redemption, Alessandro guards over her from a distance. He provides her the space and time she needs to heal, meanwhile hoping to recapture something he believes was lost and unattainable.
03
In a war that’s not hers, she loses everything.
Everything she loses is because of him.
Forgiveness is not an option.
Or maybe...


Lieutenant Cassandra Toma, trauma surgeon in the Romanian National Army starts her deployment at a joint-unit air base on a wrong foot, clashing on her first day with her new commander, Major David Hunt. Her rebellious nature and sassiness rival her excellent performance in the operating room—the only reason why she's not reprimanded, or maybe not the only reason.

They meet. They clash. A forbidden passion consumes them with the intensity of an erupting volcano, leaving her heartbroken and him with tarnished honor and pride as an officer. The only way out for David is disappearing into the dangerous warzone in Iraq. Their flame was supposed to be over when destiny brings them back under the same roof, this time with a common goal—to find Cassandra's brother, Maj. Robert Toma, kidnapped by insurgents while on patrol.

To rescue Robert, Cassandra and David put aside their resentments, uniting forces against a common enemy. Trying to forget the painful past, Cassandra opens up to give David—and their love—another chance. What she doesn’t realize is that her anguish is the result of David’s impetuous action—one reckless choice he made for which she may never forgive him.

His mistake, his secret, could cost them both the love they've finally found.
04
Legend has it … centuries after Spartacus another hero is born—Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. Thirsty for revenge and eager to unshackle the Roman oppression, Ilias' obsession to fulfill his oath has no bounds, even if that means kidnapping Nerva, the beloved daughter of Emperor Traianus. What he doesn't know is his own heart threatens to betray his conscience. What will prevail: his mind or his heart?
05
Loathing the thought of his beloved Oriana in the arms of another man, fearless Zyraxes delivers death upon the Roman enemy. With only the rugged land as his bed and the sky as his blanket, trouble finds him often.

Summoned to aid Oriana’s father in the war against two powerful enemies—one of them Oriana’s savage husband—Zyraxes proves himself worthy of more than just noble titles and coin. But he wants none of it. What he wants is her.

When Zyraxes discovers a broken and nearly dead Oriana, though forbidden, he disregards her father’s orders to leave her to her death, and instead chooses to protect and conceal her. Will saving her be enough to win her heart? Will his part royal lineage make him worthy of her love?
06
It's a Love Thing is a compilation of 8 summer love stories by 8 different authors. Each story is unique in its content and genre, from contemporary YA to fantasy to paranormal, this anthology has something for everyone to enjoy while lazing away your summer days on the beach. In the Beginning by Cindy C Bennett: Harley riding Drake is assigned to a parole officer - who also happens to be a surfer dude - in the tiny town of Seaside, California. His PO's alluring daughter, however, is off-limits... isn't she? Pete & Tink by Sherry Gammon: Pete loves two things: Sponge Cremes and video games. All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and a five-and-a-half inch faery answers the call. But can such a small faery help this manga-loving goofball? Temptation by Jamie Canosa: Mel must choose between the equally hot Lucas (brooding and sexy) and Jason (funny and sexy) when she moves to a new town. And both will move heaven and earth in a bid for Mel's heart and soul. Haven by Renee' S. Clark: Sera returns to earth in Elspeth's body to try to rescue Dex's soul. Except Dex Porter has no intention of changing anything. When Sera "died," so did his belief in the possibility of them being together again. Ye Olde Summertime of Love by Calvin Kern: In the days of old, Atticus will do all he can to save his true love Lyrica when disaster strikes the kingdom, sending them fleeing for their lives. Xeno by Alyssa LaFever: You would think that having a father who works in Area 51 would be absolutely thrilling for a teenager. Well, you would be wrong. When Xeno comes to town, Em finds herself falling for him. If only she can ignore her father's theories about aliens... I Was Here - Before You Came by Camelia Miron Skiba: In the days of Roman oppression, a hero rises. Ilias is thirsty for revenge, hindered by his feelings for his enemy's daughter. What will prevail: his mind or his heart? Seeds of Love by JC Willibat: Blanca moves to Idaho seeking sanctuary from her troubled life. Her sexy neighbor Forest Longbow, an Apache smokejumper, is definitely a threat to the peace she seeks.
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Have you ever been moved by the lyrics of a song? In this anthology, seven authors of various genres listened to A Great Big World's evocative hit song, "Say Something" – and used their interpretation of the words as inspiration for a short story. Contemporary to paranormal to historical, enjoy a wide variety of characters and settings, all with the same basic theme: say something.

JENNIFER’S STORY by V.S. Nelson
Plagued by the ancient past, Jennifer resorts to going through a past life regression. But that leaves her with more questions than answers. Will she be able to uncover the truth or is history once again repeating itself?

BEHIND THE SCENES by Morgan Kearns
Best Friends Forever… Except friendship isn’t good enough for Ben anymore.
Fear of what those three little words will do to his relationship with Scarlett keeps the life-changing three little words stiffly behind his closed lips. Scarlett loves Ben, of course she does, he’s her best friend. Right?

A NORDIC KNIGHT IN HENRY’S COURT by Kris Tualla
London, 1518 - Jakob Hansen, a knight in service to King Christian II of Denmark and Norway is being sent to Barcelona, Spain as the king's representative at the 1519 gathering of The Order of the Golden Fleece. On the way, he delivers a gift for England's two-year-old Princess Mary, daughter of young Henry VIII - and meets the enigmatic Lady Avery Albergar, the "Ice Maiden" of Queen Catherine's court. While Jakob is pressed into keeping Henry's secrets, it becomes clear that Lady Avery has some dark secrets of her own.

ANGEL RISING by Deena Remiel
Hannah and Gabriel have always gotten along, first as friends, then as co-workers. She manages his life and he protects hers. A perfect, symbiotic relationship, so it would seem, until suppressed feelings for each other surface and forever change the landscape of their lives. Deceit and seduction, desire and repression, collide in this epic, immortal story of love, duty, and sacrifice.

MEANT TO BE by Camelia Miron Skiba
Firefighter Grace Wilde stops at nothing to protect her family—including ... strip dancing. Entrepreneur Oscar Molinari visits the club he just bought, expecting a night of hot sex with the club's main attraction. Instead he finds an imposter with a truck driver’s mouth and secrets galore. Oscar struggles to control his changing life, dancing on the edge of becoming a responsible adult or staying an impetuous ass, while Grace battles against a growing attraction for him. Can their unexpected feelings for each other sway their future or will their troubled pasts keep them apart?

MOVING ON by April London
Fresh starts are what it's all about. Shaking off the past and the cheating husband, Beth finds out there's more to life than waiting around for someone who doesn't really care about her. A handsome stranger catches her eye and might even catch her heart if she lets him stick around long enough.

WHY NOT ASK by Angelica French
Carrie and Harlan, business partners in a high-end brothel in New York City, also entered into an exclusive romantic relationship. Carrie’s abusive childhood and years as a street prostitute make her suspicious of any man’s commitment. Especially sex addict Harlan. When she thinks she has evidence of infidelity she retaliates with a sexual liaison of her own. Harlan flees her and their relationship, but Carrie vows to fight for the only man she has ever loved.