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Seven and a Half Minutes. The Polo Diaries Book 3

Before Roxy found herself “Single in Buenos Aires,” she was a single girl in London in search of true love. The third installment of The Polo Diaries series takes us back to that time, and we follow Roxy as she hires a love coach to help her navigate the dating scene. But the love coach comes up with an unexpected assignment: reconnect to a long-forgotten passion. For Roxy this means horses. Within weeks, she finds herself playing polo, thanks to a series of unforeseen events.
Torn between her desire to become the best polo player she can be and the dream of falling in love, Roxy steps fully into the exciting and demanding world of polo, where injury and recovery mix with hard training, and where celebrating the victory of a tournament comes at a high price. Will Roxy eventually become the polo player she dreams to be? And with polo being such a demanding sport, can there be any space left for love?
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Author Q&A
1. How do you select the names of your characters?

I mostly write about real life and some names in my books are real (if I got permission to use them). Others, I make up to resemble as much as possible a real person I have in mind. I believe life beats fiction and I inspire all my books from real life.
2. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?I am a shamanic practitioner trained in the Peruvian shamanic practices. We believe in and work with spirit animals a lot. We don’t have only one spirit animal there are various power animals that come to us as different times to bring us back instincts that we have forgotten. But if I were to chose one spirit animal it would be a swan.
3. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?Clare from the Outlander series. A remarkable woman full of skill, knowledge and wisdom. Someone who’s not afraid to go past the boundaries of comfort to follow the call of her destiny.
4. What book do you wish you had written?The Outlander series – I love these books! The level of detail in the writing and the twists of the plot are amazing.
5.  What is your favourite genre to read?Historical romance. It’s the best beach read and as I live part time in Spain I do a lot of beach reading!

Author Bio
Roxana Valea was born in Romania and lived in Italy, Switzerland, England and Argentina before settling in Spain. She has a BA in journalism and an MBA degree. She spent more than twenty years in the business world as an entrepreneur, manager and management consultant working for top companies like Apple, eBay, and Sony. She is also a Reiki Master and shamanic energy medicine practitioner.

As an author, Roxana writes books inspired by real events. Her memoir Through Dust and Dreams is a faithful account of a trip she took at the age of twenty-eight across Africa by car in the company of two strangers she met over the internet. Her following book, Personal Power: Mindfulness Techniques for the Corporate Word is a nonfiction book filled with personal anecdotes from her consulting years. The Polo Diaries series is inspired by her experiences as a female polo player--traveling to Argentina, falling in love, and surviving the highs and lows of this dangerous sport.

Roxana lives with her husband between England and Spain, and splits her time between writing, coaching and therapy work, but her first passion remains writing.

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