Fiction  
Abbey's Search for Sanctuary -- Eris Field

Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary available as an e-book and as a paperback from Amazon.com and Soul Mate Publishing.

Turkish-American nurse Abbey shelters her younger sister after she divorces her Muslim husband when he agrees to his mother’s demand that their infant daughter, Jenny, be circumcised. After her sister is murdered by her ex-husband in an honor killing, Abbey knows she must find a way to keep Jenny safe. 

Once a Peshmerga fighter and medic with the Kurdish forces in Iraq and shunned by his grandfather and family for refusing to demand retribution when his arranged marriage failed, Rami Rashid now works in a Psychiatric Clinic in Buffalo, NY and volunteers to help refugees. Rami has shut himself off from all emotional attachments. That is, until he meets Abbey. 

Warning Abbey that honor killings are often family affairs and that she and Jenny are in danger, Rami offers a way out: marriage and refuge in his UN protected homeland, Kurdistan. 

Abbey has vowed to do anything to protect Jenny but can she face going back to the world of her childhood: a world where men made all the decisions and women lived in the world of headscarves and submission. Would she be trapped again or could she find love and happiness with Rami?
   
No Greater Love

No Greater Love available as an e-book and as a paperback from Amazon.com and Soul Mate Publishing.

Home is where love lives

This contemporary, warm, international romance moves from the U.S. to Holland, Turkey, and the Valley of Rubies.

Orphaned at age eight by an earthquake in Turkey and adopted by an American family, 28 year old Janan has grown into a beautiful woman, a Circassian beauty. She dreams of having a home of her home, a home with love, but love seems to have passed her by as she has spent her life looking after the family including an elderly, frail uncle whose father had sent him away from Holland as a child to escape German deportation during WWII. .
Once jilted at the altar and now struggling with leukemia, Dutch psychiatrist, Pieter, has given up on love. He has committed himself to helping the child refugees flooding into Amsterdam. That is until he meets Janan and falls in love at first skirmish.

When she meets her uncle’s protégé, Pieter, Janan, recognizes him as the man of her dreams, and knowing that he will be gone in the morning, asks him for one night. After introducing Janan to the purposes and outcomes of eight different kisses, Pieter vows to beat his illness and return.
Alone and faced with saving herself and others, Janan accepts a quid-pro-quo offer of help but will that decision destroy her chance of finding happiness?

   
The Gift of Love -- Eris Field

The Gift of Love available as an e-book and as a paperback from Amazon.com and Soul Mate Publishing.

Our dreams are the precursors of our life achievements

Laurel, a 26 year old slightly impulsive pediatric nurse who spent her early years in foster care, dreams of having a family of her own—six children, no men in the dream. Laurel doesn’t just dream, she plans --stop her step-sister’s compulsive hoarding, clear out the mountains of paper engulfing every room, and sell the old house that is pushing her toward bankruptcy. As a last resort, she raids her retirement fund to go to a conference Puerto Rico on the newest treatments for compulsive hoarding. 

Andrew, a 39 year old psychiatrist, is never impulsive.  A reticent, somewhat austere man, he limits his interactions with people to his work. About to leave for the conference where he has agreed to fill in for a colleague, he suddenly finds himself the reluctant caretaker of a two and a half year old boy.

A series of events cause Laurel to view Andrew as arrogant, rude, but disturbingly attractive and Andrew to view Laurel as a dangerous distraction to be avoided.  Faced with a crisis, they are forced to work together but will they be able to put aside their protective armor and trust each other enough to accept the gift of love.

available as an e-book and as a paperback

   
Lattices of Love

Lattices of Love -- available as an e-book and as a paperback from Amazon.com and Soul Mate

To seek love requires courage, to let love own you requires risking everything.
           
Emine Wheeler, a Turkish-American professor of psychiatric nursing, does not want to live any longer behind the lattices of old harem rules. Despite pressure from the grandmother she adores and brother to accept a marriage they have approved, Emine is determined to marry for love like her American father.  At a psychiatric conference in Amsterdam, she meets Marc, a Dutch psychiatrist who believes that his colleagues blame him for his wife's suicide.  The primary caregiver of a troubled four year old girl he calls his daughter, he restricts his life to the safety of family and work. However, when Emine encounters problems he offers to help her. Recognizing that Marc is the man of her dreams, Emine turns her back on the harem rule to avoid contact with men outside the family and accepts his help.  Later, when Emine is faced with the choice of marrying a man she does not love or damaging her family's honor, Marc offers a solution, a marriage of convenience.  She will save her family’s honor and he will have a mother for his daughter.  Believing that her fierce love for Marc will be enough, Emine accepts only to discover that it is not, and, when Marc unjustly accuses her of betraying him, she flees.  Marc realizes belatedly that he loves Emine beyond everything in his life but will his love be enough to entice her back?
 

   
A Legacy of Change

A Legacy of Change: The Saga of a Turkish Family from Empire to Republic
Biographical Novel

Out Now by Eris F. Perese and Dogan M. Perese

In this biographical novel we meet the young man, Aydin Rodoplu, preparing for university in Istanbul and as a student of medicine in German occupied Vienna during the Second World War.  He returns to Turkey the day before Turkey severs relations with Germany, before finally departing for America to have a career in medical research by the end of 1945. As the story follows Aydin through a skiing holiday, interrogations with the Gestapo, romantic explorations, and the loss of loved ones to the brutalities of war, A Legacy of Change illuminates the complex influence of war on the life of an individual.  At the same time, the novel offers interesting glimpses into Ottoman history through Aydin’s parents.  Notably, it tells the story of the troublesome escape of his mother’s family from Tirana, Albania, to Tekirdag in Eastern Thrace during the Balkan Wars.  In this way, A Legacy of Change offers a both personal and informative account of Modern European and Turkish history.

Available: Amazon.com, theisispress.org

   
Non-Fiction  
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing: A Biopsychosocial Foundation for Practice

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing: A Biopsychosocial Foundation for Practice
by Eris Field Perese

Here’s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community.

Inside, you’ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and “Levers of Change” used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.

Available: Amazon, F.A. Davis