In the years immediately following the dissolution of the Soviet
Union, many of the former satellite states have found themselves in
Tatjana a poor young girl in post-Soviet Latvia, with few options
after she is forced by her stepfather to leave her childhood home,
moves to the capital city Riga in hopes of finding a better life.
There she finds that she is only one of thousands of young girls who
have come to Riga in search of the same goal. Unable to find any
other job, she is persuaded to take on the identity 'Fire&Ice’ and
become an Internet 'model' - fated to perform in her chat room for
the entertainment of distant 'old men' in America.
Rolf, the son of an important, influential and wealthy family,
leaves his home in Europe to study at an exclusive college in the
United States. Bored and restless in a country where he never quite
fits in, he finds himself roaming the 'information superhighway' in
pursuit of something; but he won't know what until he finds it.
By chance, Tatjana and Rolf meet in Fire&Ice's Internet chat room.
Without either of them realizing what is happening, they begin to
fall in love. But can two persons from such different backgrounds
make this love work? Against all odds, it seems that they might be
able to do just that, even though numerous unanticipated obstacles
would appear to foil all efforts at happiness for these two star
About the Author:
has written numerous short stories, and has been primarily published
in that genre. After a successful business career, Glen along with
his wife, Donna, had the unique experience of owning and operating a
small country inn. During his time as an innkeeper Glen was
constantly surprised by how many guests who arrived at the door were
meeting in person for the first time, after initially getting
together on the Internet.
Glen's previous book, also published in 2014, is
his coming of age novel Hashbury,
which is based, in part, on his own experiences living in Haight
Glen is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Weber Award’, won as
a freshman in high school. The award, presented by Martin Weber,
D.D.S, consisted of a dollar and a toothbrush, and was for
excellence in short story writing.
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