Publishers Weekly Calls Terminally Ill “Entertaining and Insightful”

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Montreal physician Hope Sze is looking for simple entertainment when she attends escape artist Elvis Serratore’s show, but when Elvis nearly dies in mid-act, Hope’s medical skills are available to save his life. She is less enthusiastic about his plea for her to use her detective skills to find out who tried to kill him by sabotaging his equipment. The subject of unwanted fame as a sleuth, Hope struggles with a too-complex love life, is faced with an ominous death at the hospital at which she works and becomes concerned about a young patient whose requests have deeply disturbing implications. She soon learns that if she does not seek out mysteries, the mysteries will seek her. The most recent installment in a series comprised thus far of three novels and a radio play, this novel demonstrates familiarity with the conventions of mysteries without being constrained by them and with the realities of Canada’s medical world. Although the tone is light, the author is not afraid to introduce darker themes. The three intertwining mysteries and Hope herself provide a narrative by turns entertaining and insightful. (Feb.)        

Full review at Publishers Weekly. Buy Terminally Ill as an e-book or paper book here.

Join Melissa Yi, also known as Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, for her book launch party on March 22nd, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alexandria Public Library and at 2 p.m. at the Cornwall Public Library.

You’ll also learn cutting edge publishing tips from author, publisher, and Kobo director Mark Leslie Lefebvre, and enjoy a reading by Williamstown author L.K. Below. Full details at the event page.

Melissa Yi’s Terminally Ill Makes Local Front Page News

Terminally Ill, the third and newest release in the Hope Sze medical mystery series, debuted on the front page of the Standard Freeholder’s local news page.

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In a heartwarming interview with Lois Ann Baker, Melissa Yuan-Innes, writing under the pen name Melissa Yi, describes how she first picked up a pen and became a writer as well as an actively practicing emergency physician.

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If the sample above captures your interest, the full interview may be viewed through Press Display here.

Melissa will appear at the Terminally Ill launch party on March 22nd, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alexandria Public Library and at 2 p.m. at the Cornwall Public Library.

She will welcome two special guests: author, publisher, and Kobo director Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Williamstown author L.K. Below. Full details at the event’s Facebook page.

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Scalpels & Pens: Local Physician Releases Medical Thriller (Seaway News Article)

Thanks to Adam Brazeau of the Seaway News for an electrifying interview with Melissa Yi, a.k.a. Melissa Yuan-Innes, for the official launch of Terminally Ill (March 22nd, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alexandria Public Library and at 2 p.m. at the Cornwall Public Library).

Author, publisher, and Kobo director Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Williamstown author L.K. Below will also make special appearances.

Read the full article here.

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Terminally Ill Book Launch

Terminally Ill officially launches on March 22nd, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alexandria Public Library and at 2 p.m. at the Cornwall Public Library.

Come join the fun!

Read all about it in The Seeker:

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Olo Books in the World: Worthing Beach, Barbados

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ER nurse Karen-Ann Eenkhoorn packed more than sunscreen for her trip to Barbados. She writes, “This is were I want to have all my code blues! Loving all of it!” from Worthing Beach, Barbados. We love to see where any … Continue reading

Mmm…Mr. Chef & Ms. Librarian

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Tariq and Ivy aren’t just from opposite sides of the tracks, they’re from opposite worlds.

He lives for food.  She tolerates it.

He’s got his Muslim-Canadian family on speed dial; she doesn’t speak to her mother in England.

Her ex just dumped her.  His business is on its last loan.

And yet, when Ivy strolls into Tariq’s cooking class, love is too delicious to resist.

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Ivy Appleford is not a diva.  Most librarians aren’t.

But for once in her life, she’s breaking all the rules.

Take Tariq Zahid.  In fact, that’s the main problem:  she wants to take him.  He’s tall, dark, and handsome, but off-limits in so many ways.  First of all, she just broke up with her professor boyfriend.  Everyone knows you shouldn’t scoop a new guy up on the rebound.  Someone’s bound to get hurt.

But she literally falls at his feet during his Mediterranean cooking class, thanks to borrowed shoes and a little mutt named Jerry, and they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Tariq’s got problems of his own.  His catering business is on its last loan.  What’s more, the loan is from his parents, who immigrated to Canada from Pakistan and devoted their lives to him. Shouldn’t Tariq retreat to the safe world of computer programming, marry a good Muslim gal, and set up an RRSP?

How on earth will Tariq and Ivy live–and eat–happily ever after?

Now available on the KindleiPad, Kobo, Nook & Sony ereader formats.

Black Friday Sale: Dancing Through the Chaos, 50% off!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Dancing Through the Chaos is now on sale for $2.99 (half of the usual retail price).

Three best friends.

One belly dancing class.

Every Monday, on penalty of death or cheesecake.

Kate Zhao, the corporate lawyer, worries mostly about her billable hours and Asian no-ass syndrome…until she gets bushwhacked by a friend request on Facebook. Her best friend/first lover dumped her at age 17, but now that he’s all grown up, he wants to make it up to her.

Hailey St. Laurent, the über-mother of an infant girl, barely makes time for their belly dancing class, until she figures out that she loves it more than her husband.

Gavriella Schumacher, the sassy Jewish engineer, picks up a guy who turns down the fornication.  Is he crazy, or does she smell that bad?

Dancing Through the Chaos.

Sex. City. And a little bit of rhythm.

On special for a limited time only:  $2.99 on the KindleiPad, Kobo, Nook & Sony ereader formats.