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Love, Life, & Happiness: The Lost Story, available now on Amazon! The story picks up where part 2 left off as the crew prepare for another semester at Shaw University. See how everyone copes with the aftermath of the Riana’s birthday party, and if everyone can let go of their past mistakes.

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Here is a preview of the story, as Riana and Shawn relive a happier moment in their relationship:

“Where are we?” Riana asked as she walked over to an area full of brightly lit lights.

“This is an area where I love to come to when I want to think,” Shawn said as he put an arm around her.

“This is beautiful. You can easily see the stars from here,” she said as she looked up at the sky.

“This is the first place I came to when I first started Shaw. Just looking at it made me stop and relax. It made me not think about any cares in the world. Just being here and looking at the stars was all I thought about.”

“Who knew you was sentimental?”

“I have a soft side.”

“If this place is only for you, why did you bring me here?”

“Because you’re special to me. Riana, I know I said it before, but I really appreciate you in my life. You’re special to me in ways that no one will ever know. I love you so much and I hope that we can share our lives together forever.”

Riana looked at Shawn as he pulled out a black jewelry box. Riana couldn’t believe her eyes, as Shawn opened the box to reveal a beautifully cut diamond ring set on a white gold band. Riana’s eyes started to swell with tears as she looked at the ring in awe.

Shawn smiled and looked at Riana. “Before you say anything, it’s not what you think. It’s not an engagement ring.”

“Then, what is it?” Riana asked in tears.

“It’s a promise ring. I would like for us to get to that point in our relationship but, right now, I want us to be committed to each other in every way possible.”

Riana smiled, as Shawn placed the ring on her ring finger.

“So, Riana Robertson, do you commit to our relationship and to the love we have for each other?”

Riana nodded her head as the tears started to flow down her cheeks. “Yes, Shawn. Yes, I do,” she said and wrapped her arms around Shawn in a tight embrace. “I love you, Shawn,” she said softly.

“I love you too, baby…”

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Coming March 8th!!

Hi everyone!! I mentioned I was going to post a few upcoming releases, so here is the second one that I’m working on, which is another spin-off from the Love, Life, & Happiness series titled Believe In Love.

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This time, it’s Cheryl and Marcus’ story; you may have remembered that there was going to be one after I previewed a potential story in Ri and Shawn’s story, Real Love.

The two have a lot going on with their busy schedules, so this story will be interesting to read with how they will adjust to everything with their careers, their kids, and other factors surrounding them.

Here is the extended preview of their story, Believe In Love:

Cheryl:

Marcus and I have been through a lot in our short relationship. No matter what issues occurred between us, we both found a way to get through them together.

In recent months, our lives have changed drastically, from becoming parents for a second time to our busy professional schedules, we’re finding it more difficult to spend time together. Now that I’m going into my residency, I’m having even more challenges trying to compete with my colleagues, including the arrogant and obnoxious Drew Harrison. With him constantly on my back, and the struggles accepting Jackie’s death, I feel as if I’m going to explode. I don’t know if I can talk to Marcus about it, especially when he has his own problems to deal with.

If I can’t talk to my husband, then who can I confine in?

Marcus:

Cheryl and I had a rough start to our relationship six years ago. From miscommunication to trust issues, the two of us were able to overcome our dilemmas and be there for one another.

Lately, things between us have started to fall apart. With our busy schedules, we barely have time to see each other, let alone have alone time. We did reconnect recently, but things are not the same between us. I want us to get back to what we had together. I need for us to.

Now that I’d opened a new club in another city, I’m spending more time there getting the new staff settled. There’s one person in particular that is helping me more than anyone, which is a good thing, but could be dangerous once Cheryl finds out.

I know she’s hiding something from me, which is driving me crazy; but should I be upset when I’m doing the same thing to her?

 

If you don’t remember their first standalone, Trust Me, it is available on Amazon, Nook, Smashwords, and other sites.

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Coming January 9th!!

Hi everyone!! Hope all you had a wonderful New Year’s! In the next few days, I will be posting some upcoming releases, include one that is coming on Tuesday!

The third installment of The Lost Story is heading your way on January 9th, which is also my son’s birthday. 🙂 The conclusion of the series will also be released this year, as I’m working on it as I type this post.

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To get you prepared for the story, here is the blurb:

The crew is back and ready to start a new semester at Shaw University! Although a new school year has started, there are still old memories that many are still haunted by from the previous year. Will everyone be able to move on from their past mistakes, or will they still be plagued by them?

Find out this and more in the newest installment of The Lost Story.

 

 

If you haven’t read parts 1 & 2 of the series, they are available now on Amazon.

Part 1: http://goo.gl/e4YlXk

Part 2: http://goo.gl/eCeNIZ

 

Both parts will be available on Nook, Smashwords, and iBooks soon.

Available Now!!!

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One Shot With A Baller was released over two years ago, but I decided to re-release the entire series independently with a new cover! All three parts of the Love, Life, & Happiness spin-off will be included in the new version so you can read each part at your own convenience.

The series will also be available under Kindle Unlimited. The paperback version will be available soon.

If you are not familiar with the series, or if you need to refresh your memory, here is the synopsis:

Jayden Robertson and Zack Hall are two of the hottest players in the NBA, and with them being the captains of the new team in Baker, they are unstoppable. Although their game on the court is on point, their personal lives are far from it.

Jayden and his girl, Britney Lewis have always been loyal to each other. However, with the pressure of the league, as well as Britney’s desires of starting a family, Jayden is not sure what to do. When an incident involving Britney comes to light, Jay soon realizes he has to do what is necessary to protect his girl; even if it means destroying everything that he has worked so hard for.

Zack is not only committed to his girl, Dominique Swayer, but every other woman that gives him some play. He lets the fame and the notoriety go to his head, leading him to make questionable choices that could get him banned from the league. When he meets an old friend in an unlikely place, he begins to see what is most important to him. But, will it be much too late?

Jayden and Zack have always been focused on their games, but can they clean up the mess that is occurring in their lives? Find out in part 1 of One Shot With A Baller.

 

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A New Year Is Approaching…

Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I definitely did. 🙂

I know I’ve been MIA, but it’s mainly because I’ve been working and haven’t had a chance to be online as much. That’s one of the things that I hope I can change in the new year, by being online more and posting more on my blog.

But can you all believe this year is almost over?! 2018 is vastly approaching with new goals and aspirations. For me, I plan to do a lot of things within the new year, including exercising more, and focusing more on my writing. I haven’t been doing that this year, so hopefully that will change with more releases coming. I have a few things in the works, which I’ll be posting on here in the next few weeks.

Another thing I haven’t been doing in 2017 is participate in book signings. I only did two this year, so in 2018, I will be participating in a lot more. I have posted three events on my “Events” page, so hopefully you all check that out and hopefully come and see me when those events occur.

As the new year approaches in four days, I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank you for supporting me throughout my career. I will always be humble that you all have stuck with me from day one. I truly appreciate it.

And if you do have any resolutions to share, please feel free to post them in the comments section. 🙂

Black Friday Sale!!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you all are enjoying your day with your loved ones and just being thankful for all that you have in your life. I know I am. 🙂

But starting on Black Friday, I will be discounting parts 2 & 3 of both Something Just Ain’t Right and No Other Love, along with my latest release, How Deep Is Your Love, to only $0.99! That’s right, each book will only be $0.99 for the entire Thanksgiving weekend! So if you haven’t purchased any of these books, then this is the time to do it, because each book will be going back to their regular prices on Monday.

Something Just Ain’t Right 2: https://goo.gl/wXQBLa

Something Just Ain’t Right 3: https://goo.gl/49hQ9u

No Other Love 2: https://goo.gl/S7g4Uc

No Other Love 3: https://goo.gl/CYKDQg

How Deep Is Your Love: https://goo.gl/FY8AeR

Color of Love Blog Hop 2017

Color of Love Blog Hop 2017 – @EmpiBaryeh @KiruTaye @NanaPrah  #CoLHop2017 #coloroflovehop

Hi everyone! And welcome for those of you who are here for the first time! I’m honored to be a part of this year’s Color Of Love blog hop, which showcases the diversity of color in the book industry. Not only will you be able to learn more about new books, but you can also win a few prizes.

Now, let’s get to the blog hop! Enjoy! 🙂

 

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the COLOR OF LOVE Blog Hop co-hosted by  Empi Baryeh (me), Kiru TayeNana Prah, and Love Bites and Silk. This year’s hop is on from today, November 23 to December 3, 2017

We’re celebrating People of Color in romance and offering you a chance to discover new books and new authors, as well as giving you a chance to win prizes. We have 30 blogs participating this year, each featuring an interracial or multicultural romance book!

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This year, we’re doing things a little differently. We separated the cash and book prizes so more people can win.

 

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

 

BOOK PRIZES:

We’re introducing daily book prizes. Be sure to comment on blog posts and join the conversation on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE  for a chance to win one of our 24 book prizes.

 

CASH PRIZES:

 

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win:

1st prize: $50 GC

2nd prize: $25 GC

3rd prize: 15 GC

4th prize: $10 GC

 

FEATURED BOOK:

My book, Something Just Ain’t Right, is one of the featured books up for grabs in the giveaway. Here is the info for the book:

Something Just Ain't Right

Morgan Carter always lived life on the edge. He never cared about anything or anyone until he set his sights on Hayley Stevens. Hayley is someone that he has known since they were kids, but it wasn’t until their adult years that he started to notice how beautiful of a woman she really had become. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see her as anything more than his best friend’s sister.

Hayley, on the other hand, had instantly felt a connection with Morgan the moment they met. She knows that she’s playing with fire, especially since her brother doesn’t want him anywhere near her. But, she’s determined to make Morgan hers, even if it destroys the relationship she has with her brother and the life-long friendship between the two.

Once they give in to their desires of being together, they are faced with several issues. Secrets are unveiled as deceit and mayhem follow. Will there be anyone that Morgan and Hayley can run to or will they learn there is nobody around that they can really trust?

COLOR OF LOVE 2017 FEATURED BOOKS

ENTER RAFFLECOPTER:

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HOP ON TO THE NEXT BLOG

1. Author Kiru Taye (INT) 11. Georgia Lyn Hunter 21. Tasha L. Harrison
2. Author Nana Prah (INT) 12. Sharon C. Cooper 22. Kay Blake
3. Author Empi Baryeh (INT) 13. Reana Malori 23. J.L. Campbell
4. LBAS Book Blogs (INT) 14. Elle Wright 24. Sheena Binkley
5. RWOWA (INT) 15. Candace Shaw 25. Bex n Books (INT)
6. Sexy Romance Novels (INT) 16. Author/Blogger Shonda Brock 26. Natalina Reis
7. Felicia Denise, Author 17. L. Loren (INT) 27. Dahlia Donovan (Int)
8. Sharita Lira, Author 18. Koko Brown 28. Debra Elise
9. Freddy MacKay 19. Siren Allen 29. Kim Golden
10. Platypire Reviews 20. Amaka Azie 30. Kai Tyler (INT)