Friday, July 31, 2015

Book blast for One Delicate Night with Joy Avery

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Book Title: One Delicate Night Publication 
Date: 7-11-2015 
Genre: Contemporary romance 
Author: Joy Avery
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Can one night lead to forever? Kassidy Monroe has spent far too many nights alone. But could she actually go through with a one-night stand? No! At least, that’s her answer until her eyes settle on him—tall, dark, and ultra-mysterious behind a black and platinum mask that makes him even more appealing. It’s lust at first sight, but how far is she willing to go with a man she’s just met? Jaxon Prescott has always gone after what he wants. And he wants her—the sexy vixen in the feather mask. Something about her calls to him, and he’s all too willing to answer. An invitation to his hotel suite was supposed to be for a night she wouldn’t soon forget, but somehow the tables turn. He never imagines he’d be the one constantly reliving their time together. One need. One night. One unforeseen outcome.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Author Interview with Sherry Robinson


LaToya: When did you begin your writing career?
Sherry: I began my writing career when I was in High School, but I didn't publish anything until September of last year.

LaToya: What’s your inspiration for writing?
Sherry: My inspiration for writing is I love telling stories.

LaToya: What kind of legacy do you expect your writing to leave?
Sherry: The legacy I would to leave is that a copy of my books is in every bodies home.

LaToya What are you currently working on?
Sherry: I just finished writing a book called "Sins Of The Cloth".

LaToya Name one book that you would categorize as a life changing read.
Sherry: My life changing read would be my biography book "Damaged Beyond Repair".


LaToya Tell us about your latest book.
Sherry: My latest book "Targeted 2" is a sequel to my book "Targeted". It is about a woman that is being stalked by a man she was trying to befriend. He became her worse nightmare, until she took matters into her own hands.


LaToya Name a book you wish you’d written.
Sherry: I have no book I wished I had written. I am still in my writing stage, so I write as stories come to me.

LaToya Give readers 3 reasons to buy your book.
Sherry: 1 They are interesting books that will capture your attention from the very first page. #2 have a message to them that most people can relate to. #3 They bring a different style of writing to an avid reader.

LaToya Who is your favorite author?
Sherry: I am a bit old school I like V. C.  Andrews, Edgar Allen Poe, and Danielle Steele.

LaToya Is your book based on real life events?
Sherry: My book "Damaged Beyond Repair" is the only book based on real life events.

LaToya Will you consider being a mentor to a young up and coming author?
Sherry: I would love being a mentor to a young up an coming author. I don't have all the answers, but I will be happy to share what I have learned so far.

LaToya Are you currently working on anything you want to share with us?
Sherry: I am working on a book called "How Can I Choose".

LaToya How can readers connect with you: (Please include social media, website link, and link to your amazon author age, etc.
Sherry: Readers can connect with me:

LaToya What advice would you give to an inspiring authors?
My advice to anyone wanting to become an author is follow your dream, and never give up on that dream for anybody....

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Spotlight: Quiet Moments with God by LaDonna Marie


Book Blurb

The author wants to express that life brings joyful, happy moments along with trials and tribulations. As you progress along your journey, it is important to stay present in the moment and understand that each day is a new blessing and a gift from God that should be cherished. When you are faced with trials and tribulations, give it to God and simply release it into the universe. The author would like to you to learn and grow as you enter into Quiet Moments with God. You will find comfort knowing in stillness there is a peacefulness and calmness that enables you to hear God speak. The author would like you to clear your mind and fully be present as you embark upon your journey into the 31 Day Devotional of Life Lessons.

Excerpt:
Ecclesiastes 9:11
“I have observed something new under the sun. The faster runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometime go hungry and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy.

No matter what you are going through, God will be with you through it. We have to push pass the pain and learn to endure through our testing and trials.



Author Bio:


LaDonna M. Cook is an Author, Writer, Poet, and Motivational Speaker. Born in Mississippi and now lives in GA. She published her first poem in anthology: Whispers with The League of American Poets in 2007. In 2010 she self-published her first book Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul. She received a Certificate of Congratulation from Congressman Bennie Thompson 2nd district of MS. She was inducted Who's Who in Black Mississippi in 2012.

 In 2013 she released her 2nd book Until Tomorrow Comes. She is a part of the Sibella Poetry Magazine for 2014, and also she is in Anthology: The Gospel According to Poetry. UTC was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Paris Book Festival and 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award in Poetry. She is also a Finalist in 2015 Diva Author / Writer for Divas of Colour International Award. She is a 2015 Finalist for National Indie Excellence Awards and New York Book Festival Honorable Mention for Book Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

BOOK TOUR: Bejeweled: What A Tangled Web We Weave with Chelle Ramsey



BIO:

An original Georgia Peach, Chelle Ramsey is the author of five published and several waiting-on-the-shelf contemporary fiction books, with a focus on women's fiction. Many of her stories are based in her birthplace of Atlanta or her husband’s hometown of Cincinnati, where readers can relate to local hot spots and events. Chelle wants people to become empowered to rise above life's adversities, with faith in God, and belief in themselves. She sprinkles words of encouragement and inspiration throughout all of her real life fiction novels.

Chelle holds an MBA in Human Resource Management, which she puts to use in her property management role by day, while she writes her fiction novels by night. Her most important roles are those of a wife and mother of three. During her “me time,” she loves listening to music, and becomes enraptured with the enthralling stories of Terry McMillan, and Nora Roberts. She especially enjoys trying to solve the engaging mysteries of James Patterson and Stuart Woods, while eating a bowl of butter pecan ice cream. Chelle resides in a rural community of Atlanta, GA and enjoys writing, family time, ministering through dance at church, and watching NBA games with her husband. 



BOOK BLURB:

BEJEWELED: WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE

Olivia’s dreams have finally begun to come true, as she marries the man who’s held her heart for twenty years. Her beauty salon is prospering, and she has begun rebuilding her team, after seeds of discord were sowed and bonds were broken. Everything is beginning to look up, or so she thinks. When a scandal is leaked to the media, Olivia’s dream of expanding is in jeopardy. She must step up and play hard ball in a game with which she’s unfamiliar.

Nikki had dreams of building a beautiful family with a loving husband. But after looking at the shattered pieces of her broken life, she is losing hope and desires more. She wants more than the shame of barrenness, and more than physical abuse from his drinking binges. One phone call gives her courage to escape the deadly clutches of her husband. Yet, when she finds strength in another’s armsshe finds herself spinning more lies. Nikki’s web of deceit is going to cost all those who are close and it could just cost her, her life.

When deception is the name of the game, who all will have to share the pain?

EXCERPT:
The pain was easing up somewhat as Nikki and Wesley entered the breezeway at his apartments. Unlocking the door, his eyes softened when he looked at her face once again.
She saw a mixture of anger and compassion nestled there.

“What?” she asked when he continued to stare at her longer than what she deemed comfortable.
“Nothing,” he said, shaking his head. Wesley led her into a galley kitchen and pulled a sandwich bag from one of the cabinets, filled it with ice, and then wrapped it in a paper towel before applying it to her face.

She was in awe at the tenderness with which this man handled her. Every time he touched or said a word to her, it was with such protection, like she had never known. This was a side of Wesley that she had not seen in the five years of knowing him.

“Come on,” he said, grabbing her by her free hand and leading her to the back of the apartment. She looked around at his bedroom; not at all what she would have expected for a single man. Decorated in oranges, greens, browns, and yellows, it had a Caribbean look and feel to it. The room was small, but neat and exhibited a nice d├ęcor. The full-sized bed sat directly opposite the black-framed, chestnut-colored dresser. To the right of his bed was a small nightstand in the same black framing and chestnut top as the bed and the dresser. To the left of his bed was a double-paned window, with orange, brown, and green curtains blocking out the midday sun. He walked over to the window and opened the curtains halfway and then opened the blinds to allow the sun to stream through.

“I’ll be right back.”

“Where are you going?” she asked with a look of apprehension in her eyes.

His eyebrows lifted slightly. “Just to the bathroom, Nikki. I’ll be back.”

Exhaling a deep breath, she realized that a new fear had come over her. In all the altercations she had endured with Carlos, he had never left her for dead. Why did he leave like that? What if the neighbors didn’t come? I could’ve died in that bathroom, she thought.

She tried to fight back the tears, but they betrayed her. Sucking in her sobs, she stood and walked to his dresser and began looking at his pictures, anything that would take her mind off her problems. There were a couple of him and his father at various stages of his life, a few of some children, and one of a lady she assumed to be his mother. She stood up and walked to the bed, staring at the amazing likeness he had to this woman.

“That’s my mom.”

She jumped at the sound of his voice; she hadn’t heard him return to the bedroom.

“Oh, I didn’t hear you come up. Are you always so quiet?” she asked as he came and stood beside her. She still had not looked at him, wishing she could make the tears disappear from her eyes and face.

“No. Are you always so scary?” he teased. He regretted the words almost the moment he said them. Her body tensed up, and she looked down. Her fear had come as a result of the relationship she was in. She was always tense and on edge, because she never knew what fuse Carlos was about to blow.
“Hey, it’s okay. I’m sorry. Here, look at me,” he said, turning her face up towards him. “Why are you crying?” he asked as he wiped her tears away with his fingers.

“I’m sorry. I just…I don’t know.” She couldn’t explain if she wanted to. No one would understand her confusion or pain. She could forgive Carlos if he just had not left her. Didn’t he love her? Didn’t he want to work things out? Maybe he didn’t love her, after all. If he did, he would not have left her there like that.

“Don’t be sorry. You haven’t done anything wrong. I have the feeling you have spent many years apologizing,” Wesley stated.

He lovingly caressed the bruise that had formed on the right side of her face.

“Too beautiful,” Wesley said, being drawn into the power of her presence in his bedroom.

“Huh?”

“You. You’re too beautiful for this. I don’t want you to be scared every time people come near you. Relax, okay? Just be…I promise I won’t ever do nothing to hurt you,” he said as he drew her nearer to him. Looking down into her big, dark brown eyes, he felt himself getting lost.

Nikki didn’t know what she was feeling or what was happening between the two of them. And she couldn’t contain herself as he pressed his full firm lips against her soft, lush ones. As their foreheads touched, he continued to gently apply pressure to her lips, asking for permission to enter in.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Release: Jordan's Confessions by Charmaine Galloway


Synopsis

Losing a best friend can be a very traumatic experience, especially when you’re only fifteen and you blame yourself for their death. Jordan Colbert was carrying a lot of grief and sorrow in her heart and all she wanted was someone to comfort her and tell her that everything would be okay.

That’s why she thought she could trust Darnell, her mother’s boyfriend. He seemed to care, to understand, to really get her. And he was going out of his way to make her life easier as he helped her to cope with the loss of her friend.
That is until his care and concern turned into deception and betrayal of the most horrific kind. See how he pulls Jordan into his web of deceit, leaving her hurt, broken and confused. Can Jordan build the courage to confess to her mother the secret that she was holding on to because of fear that no one would believe her?

Author Bio



Charmaine Galloway was born and currently resides in Toledo, Ohio with her two children. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape from the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her debut poetry book. 

Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Titles by Charmaine includes: My World, Through My Eyes, Girlfriends Secrets, The Secrets They Kept, Tyree’s Love Triangle, Golden, Heaven’s Cry, Girl Talk, Find The Princess Within, Mommy’s Little Superhero and I love Myself As I Am.
Ms. Galloway is passionate about writing reality based stories about imperfect people. She hopes to enlighten, inspire and touch the hearts of her readers. She is currently working on new projects, so keep a look out for her upcoming releases. www.charmainegalloway.com

Now available for pre-order: Amazon

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book Spotlight: Where Theres’s a Will There’s A Way by Tre L. Bryant


Book Excerpt:

He had resurfaced acting far worse than he did in the beginning and was making my life hell once again. Our sex life was never the greatest, and it eventually became a gruesome task. He would often make references to my experience with the other guy and asked what I did with him that I didn’t do with him. This was a sick twisted game to him and he enjoyed making me uncomfortable. He got mad quite often, because I refused to answer his questions. I never once mentioned this little random chick he slept with and never even asked if he still kept in contact with her. Moving forward was supposed be the focus so he said but it was all a lie and there was never any sincerity in it.

It was very clear he would never let this go and within the first year of trying I didn’t even care anymore. I began to develop a tolerance to his bullshit and often would try not to fall into his trap that would cause me to breakdown to his level of stupidity. Even though this was even harder than before I tried to stay optimistic constantly telling myself that hopefully things would change and that our lives would change for the better someday soon. I tried to believe in him when he didn’t believe in himself but what he failed to realized is I didn’t believe in him or even us anymore. Our lives should have been inclining and not declining and we were supposed to come out of this and have a testimony, so I hoped.

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Short Author Bio:

As star on the rise making her mark on the world, Tre’ L. Bryant is ready to shine. Tre’ is a first time author signed under New Breed Publishing, LLC. She has worked personally under her mentor / publishing company owner Lakia Nichole. Her literary journey has become a dream come true since her recent debut release “Where There’s A Will, There’s a Way” in 2015. The book is inspired by her experiences as a domestic violence victim and focuses on her abusive relationship that expanded over twenty years. She has beaten Domestic Violence and now does her part to give back as a survivor to help others. She shares her personal struggles, fears and accomplishments as she takes back control of her life.

Outside of the new release Tre’ is a devoted mom of two young adult children, a makeup artist, personal stylist, model,  and head creative director for an upcoming men’s grooming line, all while still being just the girl next door. She has also made her introduction into the world of internet radio as a regular weekly co-host with Red Snapper on Word Sexy Radio. She is determined to be in pursuit of all her dreams and has decided that   her literary journey will continue, as she plans to write another inspirational book.

How can readers connect with you?

                  https://www.facebook.com/Trelbryant74
Website:     www.trebryant.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Author Interview with LaDonna Marie

Today I have the honor of interviewing an amazing and talented Author, Writer, Motivational Speaker, and Poet Ladonna Marie.


LaToya: When did you begin your writing career?
LaDonna: I begin my writing career when I was 12 years old. I found my love for writing when I was in high school. I was a co- author of the poetry book Whispers with the League of American Poets in 2007 and then 2010 published my first full self-published poetry book.

LaToya: What’s your inspiration for writing?
LaDonna: The inspiration for my writing is to empower others and to help to build them up. My life’s mission is to always help people to know that they can make it no matter what they have gone through.

LaToya: What kind of legacy do you expect your writing to leave?
LaDonna: I want to people to look back at my legacy and see the resiliency and perseverance in my writing. I seek to motivate others and always give them hope.

LaToya: What are you currently working on?
LaDonna: I am working on a children’s book and also another poetry book.

LaToya:  Name one book that you would categorize as a life changing read.
LaDonna: The Battle Field of the Mind- by Joyce Myers

LaToya: Tell us about your latest book.
LaDonna: My latest book is Quiet Moments with God: 31 Day Devotional of Life Lessons is a powerful devotional that takes the reader on a journey though different life experiences. It is was amazing book to write, because God downloaded so many lessons.


LaToya:  Name a book you wish you’d written.
LaDonna: None comes to mind….

LaToya: Give readers 3 reasons to buy your book.
LaDonna: It is empowering, it will help to bring clarity, and it will help to others to be encouraged about their individual journey.

LaToya: Who is your favorite author?
LaDonna: Dr. Maya Angelou

LaToya:  Is your book based on real life events?
LaDonna: Yes God, asked me to take 31 one days to be still and listen to the messages that he gave me in those 31 days.

LaToya:  Will you consider being a mentor to a young up and coming author?
LaDonna: Sure, I think everyone has a voice and a story to tell.

LaToya:  Are you currently working on anything you want to share with us?
LaDonna: I have recently release my first poetry spoken word CD entitled Conversations With God. It is now available on Amazon, CD baby, iTunes and my website.  

LaToya: How can readers connect with you: (Please include social media, website link, and link to your amazon author age, etc.
LaDonna: I love hearing from my readers. Connect with me via any of the channels below:

LaToya:  What advice would you give to an inspiring authors?

LaDonna: For all aspiring authors, I would tell them to start to write their story if they hadn’t started and research companies to work with. I would also leave them, to never give up on their dream. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Author Interview with Tre L. Bryant

Today I have the honor of interviewing new Author Tre L. Bryant 


" To know my journey is to understand my struggle"

LaToya: When did you begin your writing career?
Bryant: I am a newbie and my literary journey began just a little over a year ago.

LaToya: What’s your inspiration for writing?
Bryant: My life and the continued journey I have been on to become the person that I am now.

LaToya: What kind of legacy do you expect your writing to leave?
Bryant: One of great strength, determination and hard work.

LaToya: What are you currently working on?
Bryant: Right now promoting and enjoying the release of my debut novel but also thinking of ideas for the second book. I am also currently co-hosting Word Sexy radio with another author by the name of Red Snapper.

LaToya: Name one book that you would categorize as a life changing read.
Bryant: There are several and honestly there are too many to name.

LaToya: Tell us about your latest book.
Bryant: Where There’s A Will There’s A Way is about my own personal experiences with molestation, rape, and as a domestic violence victim now turned survivor. I write about my highs and my lows but most of all the strength to take my life back and move forward away from the things that haunted me in my past.

LaToya: Name a book you wish you’d written.
Bryant: Forgiveness and Acts of Faith both by Iyanla Vanzant

LaToya: Give readers 3 reasons to buy your book.
Bryant: For one because everyone wants to read about real life whether it is good or bad,  two Domestic violence is real and I speak of my personal experience with it and so many people experience it and are afraid to talk about it. And three there is a wonderful outcome after all the heartache and misery. The book is a roller coaster full of ups and downs but over all a great read and everyone can relate.

LaToya: Who is your favorite author?
Bryant: Iyanla Vanzant

LaToya: Is your book based on real life events?
Bryant: Absolutely!

LaToya: Will you consider being a mentor to a young up and coming author?
Bryant: I would love to if given the opportunity to do so.

LaToya: Are you currently working on anything you want to share with us?
Bryant: I am working on  launching my own professional makeup artistry business, personal styling business, a possible reality show, and of course another book just to name a few.

LaToya: How can readers connect with you: (Please include social media, website link, and link to your amazon author age, etc.
Bryant: I can be contacted at:

                  https://www.facebook.com/Trelbryant74
Website:     www.trebryant.com

LaToya: What advice would you give to an inspiring authors?

Bryant: Don’t be afraid and follow your dreams because hard work pays off and you have a voice in this world.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Author Interview with Author C Lynette

Today I have the honor of interviewing a great Romance Author Ms. C Lynette.


LaToya:  When did you begin your writing career?
C. Lynette: My writing career officially began when I started college. I went to MSU and graduated with a BA in Journalism. I have 17 articles, 2 op-eds and one magazine feature piece published. I started writing books in 2014 after encouragement from a few author friends.

LaToya: What’s your inspiration for writing?
C. Lynette: My inspiration is my need to make a name for myself. Quite often I’ve felt that I didn’t fit in to any one particular group. Writing is a way for me to be in a “clique” with an assortment of people.

LaToya: What kind of legacy do you expect your writing to leave?
C. Lynette: I expect my legacy to be that girl who “started from the bottom now I’m here.” I want to be able to write different genres and people to not associate me with just one type of book. I want someone to be able to look back and say, she really shocked the world.

LaToya: What are you currently working on?
C. Lynette: Ebony Articles: Volume 2 (erotic romance), What You Got Me (street lit) and an untitled horror/thriller.

LaToya: Name one book that you would categorize as a life changing read.
C. Lynette: She’s Come Undone. A family friend gave it to me while I was going through a particularly hard time socially at the age of 15. And ever since then, I’ve hit the ground running.

LaToya: Tell us about your latest book.
C. Lynette: It’s sexy, it’s short but it’s not your typical erotic book. The language isn’t to make anyone uncomfortable, but sex is an everyday part of life. It is a journal, of sorts, about the sexual adventures or misadventures of real-life women.


LaToya: Name a book you wish you’d written.
C. Lynette: I wish I had written any or all of the Harry Potter books. Apparently JK Rowling is sitting on a pretty nice fortune.

LaToya: Give readers 3 reasons to buy your book.
C. Lynette: It’s different from your normal erotic romance novels. The stories are very relatable and since I was giving most of the stories directly from the sources (yes I did mini interviews for this) I believe it gives the reader more. Because it’s only 99 cents

LaToya: Is your book based on real life events?
C. Lynette: Yes it is. I can only confirm that everything in this book has happened based on what was relayed to me and/or what I’ve personally observed.

LaToya: Will you consider being a mentor to a young up and coming author?
C. Lynette: I’d love to! Of course, I’m still a young up and coming author myself.

LaToya: Are you currently working on anything you want to share with us?
C. Lynette: This is my current WIP from my untitled horror/thriller piece (unedited and raw)
It was a clear, warm and sunny day outside. People were walking the streets of Detroit, enjoying friends and conversations that flowed with the breeze.
In the near distance the blaring of sirens were heard as fire engines and ambulances rushed from where they were docked to the Renaissance building downtown. Passersby began to gather and mumble about what was going on. What was all the distraction about? There shouldn’t have been any fuss.
Suddenly, everyone looked up and as a man tossed himself out of a 42nd floor window. As his body fell with gravity, his arms didn’t flail, he hardly made a sound. He almost appeared lifeless. But it was clear he was not. A police officer was motioning everyone to stay behind him.
He continued to fall gracefully, as if he hadn’t a care in the world. Then he suddenly turned to face the street. The people turned their backs, not wanting to see the impact of his body hitting the street, or the amount of brain matter and blood splattered everywhere.

LaToya: How can readers connect with you: (Please include social media, website link, and link to your amazon author page, etc.)

C. Lynette: I love hearing from readers! Connect with me via any of the channels below.

Twitter:          www.twitter.com/cgotti22
Facebooks:     http://facebook.com/burkscry
Websites:        http://burkscry.wix.com/clynette
Email:             writerclynette@gmail.com

LaToya: What advice would you give to an inspiring authors?

C. Lynette: Deadlines and procrastination do not mix. If you are a self-publishing author, please follow the deadlines you set for yourself or you’ll discover you’re behind the curve and struggling to catch up!