I was born to Greek-Cypriot immigrants in Toledo, Ohio, and was raised in Virginia Beach. I graduated from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in English and journalism. For 20 years, I worked as a newspaper journalist and freelance writer before writing my three books, "Raping Aphrodite," "Delicate Secrets," and "The Words Between Us." I am married to media analyst Gordon Borrell and we have three children together. Follow me on Twitter @LoukiaBorrell and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/loukia-borrell-b613a086.
What if everything you know - or think you know - about your life is wrong? Tash Colgate, a successful art gallery owner, is about to find out how that feels in "Raping Aphrodite," a debut novel that weaves together mystery, suspense, romance and deceit in two story lines that span more than three decades.
When Tash agrees to an exhibition of items from Cyprus, she opens the door to secrets some people close to her wish had stayed buried forever. Travel back in time to the 1974 invasion and division of Cyprus where intrigue, murder and lies catch up with Tash decades later, propelling her into a world she never knew existed.
There are some women you know, even before you meet them. There is an immediate connection with how they feel, smell, sound and what they need. For Christian Colgate, that kind of once in a lifetime intimacy was something he found in Tash Moncada, a promising art student who awakened his senses and passion.
At 18, Tash is on the verge of beginning her life and has everything to look orward to after she graduates from high school. But, a chance encounter with Christian turns her world in a different direction. They quickly find an internal synchronization; a primal need to hold on to each other that takes both of them by surprise. Christian doesn’t see Tash as his student. She is his soulmate, a sensual woman who makes him feel things no other woman ever has. As Christian and Tash explore their feelings, they also have to be careful to hide them or risk crossing a dangerous border that could ruin both of their lives.
Delicate Secrets is the first book in The Aphrodite Anthologies. To follow Tash and Christian on their journey, read the second book in the series, Raping Aphrodite, and find out how they cope with a dark secret that threatens the world they fought so hard to build.
The Words Between Us
If more than one person knows a secret, is it still a secret?
In The Words Between Us, the third book in The Aphrodite Anthologies, Christian Colgate has learned that his wife, Tash, isn't the daughter of a U.N. officer. She isn't a native of Spain and she wasn't raised by her birth parents. She doesn't really know who she is, but will her husband step forward and tell her the truth? Or will he keep the lies going because he is afraid of losing her?