Life Lessons- Trying To Rebuild

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous day.

I mentioned on my last post that I was going to explain where I have been, but I didn’t get a chance to, until now. I don’t even know where to start, so I guess I’ll start from the beginning.

Last year was a really rough year for me. There were a lot of incidents that has occurred personally that affected my writing career, including going to personal appearances and even relationship with other authors. Between working a day job and the other personal issues I was dealing with, I couldn’t focus on writing anything. In other words, my heart wasn’t in it anymore. That led me to stop writing completely.

With everything that has happened, I know I had put a strain on several working relationships with other authors, a book club in particular, and editors. For that, I’m sorry.  During the time, I was going through a lot of personal issues. Those personal issues led me to make irresponsible decisions that almost cost me more than my career. During that time, I lost my way, and it has led me into a depressed state. I really thought I wouldn’t find a way to cope with the issues I was dealing with, but by the grace of God, I was able to pull though.

After realizing what I have been doing, I knew I had to change my ways. I couldn’t continue to go down a path that I knew wasn’t right for me or for my family. I had to stop living a stressful life, and just actually live. That’s something I have not been doing in the last two years. It doesn’t have anything to do with writing; it was just everything else in my life that was taking a toll on myself and the thing that I love to do the most.

For me, writing started off as a hobby; now, I turned it into a career. To this day, that is one of the things that I’m still proud of. That is something that I don’t want to take away from me; that is why I feel that I had to address why I have been away and haven’t been publishing any books or even been on social media. It was because I had to take a step back and re-evaluate myself as a person. In other words, I had to get my shit together. I’m still a work in progress, but that’s okay. I still have time to rebuild and to prosper into the person that I need to be.

While I continue to rebuild, I do want to apologize to everyone that I may have had issues with within the past year. I’m sorry if I haven’t communicated my issues with anyone and just kept things in the dark. Some people may have felt I was unprofessional; for that, I apologize. I apologize for a lot of things that have occurred, and if I could change things, I would in a heartbeat. I may have lost a few readers or even a few professional relationships, but all I can do is right my wrongs and move forward.

I debated on whether I was going to address this on my blog or social media. There were times when I put it off or started to write and delete, but I felt I had to. I felt I had to explain my reasons for what I have been dealing with. I felt for my readers, I had to address the issue. I don’t know if anyone even realize what was going on with me; but if anyone was concerned, then there is your explanation. I really hope as I slowly try to get back into writing that I have the continued support of my readers. If not, then I completely understand; but if I do, then I really do appreciate it. I appreciate you all for being a part of my journey and I really hope that you all continue with me on my path to being a successful author.

As always, I thank each and every one of you for being there for me throughout the four years I have been writing. That is something that will never change.

But check back here tomorrow as I make another post on the future of my writing career.

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Blog Tour- Whatever May Come by Tracee Lydia Garner

 

Creative Expressions Literary Services is pleased to announce Virtual Book Tour for Whatever May Come by Tracee Lydia Garner. The tour will run April 21-27, 2019.

Author Name: Tracee Lydia Garner Book
Title: Whatever May Come Book Release
Date: April 19, 2019
Genre: Multicultural, Inspirational, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

About the Author

Tracee Lydia Garner is a speaker, private writing coach and author of twelve books. Born and raised in the DC Area, she holds a degree in Communications from Old Dominion University. She tremendously enjoys the written and spoken word and prior to entertaining full-length novels, was a contributor to her alma mater’s campus literary magazine for her poetry. Whatever May Come is her 12th book and revisits the Jameson Family, a well to do family from the DC area. This family saga will have four books total in the series.

In addition to writing, Trace enjoys marketing, graphic design, making video trailers for her books with popular apps, event and conference planning, reading of course and she’s also a recovering shopaholic.

Tracee is a member of the Washington Romance Writers (DC) Chapter, the Association of Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Virginia chapter, and the Faith, Hope and Love, online-only chapter of the RWA.

 
About The Book
https://www.amazon.com/Whatever-May-Come-Book-Jameson-ebook/dp/B07ND6FGTT/
Synopsis

School teacher Tisha Jameson flees her Virginia hometown to start afresh in Macon, Georgia. Although she hadn’t planned on falling in love with former pro football player Chase Alton, Chase’s son Thomas is determined to get them together somehow. Before long, the pair come to realize that they are unable to resist one another and Chase will discover what a caring mother figure Tish can be for his son. But when Tish finds out that the danger she thought she’d outrun for good has followed her across state lines, Chase and Tish find out what love really means.

Excerpt

Chase finally got his son away from the computer, and father and son made their way to the front of the room. The men acknowledged each other briefly before Thomas spoke up. “Are you Ms. Jameson’s husband?” he asked pointedly.

“Nah, little man,” Dean laughed. “I’m her brother.” His gaze moved to the boy’s father. “She’s a cool teach, ain’t she?”

Thomas nodded in confirmation. “Yeah. She’s the coolest,” he replied, turning to beam at his dad, whose face indicated he wasn’t quite ready to agree, considering he didn’t know her all that well. “Thank you, Ms. Jameson.” Placing a hand on Thomas’s shoulder, Chase ushered his chatty son out of the room. He raised his hand to tip an imaginary hat before leaving.

“Have a good weekend, guys,” Tisha called after them. She turned to face Dean, scowling at the mischievous face he made at her before grabbing her coat and tote bag. “What?” she exclaimed, innocently running a finger through her hair.

“Umm-hmm. You barely been here a month and already stirring up trouble!” Dean said, the laugh lines around his eyes crinkling. “That man likes you, but he’s big… and dumb. Don’t fall for him.”

 
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Radio Interview w/ Kimberly Kaye

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. 🙂

Back in November,  I was featured as the Author Of The Week on Kimberly Kaye’s radio show on 96 kix in Memphis. During the interview, I was promoting  Lady Guardians: The Ultimate Risk, as well as Resisting Temptation.

Here’s the link to the interview and I’m truly grateful for Kimberly for inviting me onto her show.

Check back with me tomorrow as I make a huge announcement. I know some of you are probably wondering where have I been or why I haven’t released a book recently. If so, you all will have all your questions answered on my next post tomorrow.

 

 

 

Release Blitz- Torn by Brooklyn Knight

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 ABOUT THE BOOK

I did not tell her the truth about what I really am…

The circumstances surrounding our introduction are unimportant. The only thing that matters is that Sasha Wilcox is my mate and she belongs to me. A night of unbridled passion sealed the deal, but before I could tell her the truth, she was gone. Days have turned into weeks and there is no way I can be without her. I must find her and bring her back to me. No one will stand in my way, especially not the one man who thinks he can steal her from me, Stefan Miller.

I want him so badly, and I have no idea why…

The last thing I should be doing is thinking about Remi Moretti: the green-eyed Italian man who kidnapped me and held me hostage for three days in Tuscany. I want to say that I feared for my life while under his guard, but that would be a lie. The truth is, in a moment of… weakness, I gave my body to him. He set it on fire, but I escaped, and now I need to move on with my life with Stefan, a great guy, who will make a great boyfriend. But why do I crave Remi’s touch? Why do I smell his intoxicating essence every time I breathe? And why do I sense his presence, even though he’s in Italy, and I’m in Miami?

**READER ALERT**
This story contains extremely passionate and descriptive sex scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18 years, or those who may be offended by somewhat graphic descriptions of sexual encounters. This story also contains scenes which include expletives. Brooklyn’s characters exhibit real emotions and desires, and though she is their creator, she is also very sensitive to their needs and wants, and works in partnership with them to create their unique HEAs.

Publication Date March 21, 2019
Series Alpha Series #1
Genre Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Paranormal Romance, Werewolf & Shifter Romance, Romance
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PURCHASE LINKS
Amazon eBook | Amazon Paperback

 

ABOUT BROOKLYN KNIGHT

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Brooklyn Knight is a romance enthusiast who lives in the island of Bermuda and has been writing stories since she was a little girl. Over the years, her gift for designing and bringing characters to life has evolved, and she enjoys creating vivid, memorable characters and unforgettable situations. Her characters are thought-provoking and evocative; and they will draw emotion out of you like water from a well.

 

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New Book Release- The Taming Of LaRue by L. Loren

Hi everyone!! I’m so excited to share L. Loren’s new release, The Taming Of LaRue! This is her first MC book, and I know it won’t disappoint (I can’t wait to read it!).

Please support L. Loren’s release by reading the synopsis and clicking on the link below to get your copy.

Congrats, Lisa! 🙂

Larue Live

 

LaRue Available

The Taming of LaRue

 

Top 10 With Jonas Brinkley

Hey everyone! As part of his book tour for O’shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance, J. Brinkley was asked about his top 10 favorites, from music to authors. Here are some of his answers:

 

 
What are your 10 favorite songs?
1) 2pac (Dear Mama)
2) 2pac (Mama Just A Little Girl)
3) UGK ( Hi Life)
4) T.I ( Still Aint Forgave Myself)
5) Young Jeezy ( Standing Ovation)
6) Commodore ( Zoom)
7) Lauran Hill (Ex Factor)
8) Teddy Pendergrass ( Turn Off The Lights)
9) Isley Brothers ( Hold Back These Tears)
10) Prince ( Adore You)
Who are your 10 favorite authors?
1) Dr. John Henrik Clarke
2) J.A. Rogers
3) Marcus Garvey
4) Amos Wilson
5) Dick Gregory
6) Donald Goines
7) Iceberg Slim
8) Omar Tyree
9) Eric Jerome Dicky
10) Michelle Alexander
Tell our readers 10 lessons you’ve learned since becoming an author
1) You Have To Be Dedicated
2) You Have To Be Willing To Invest In Yourself.
3) You Have To Educate Yourself On The Art Of Writing And Marketing Strategies.
4) You Have To Be Consistent.
5) You Have To Think Like A Business Owner.
6) Find Your Own Voice And Niche.
7) Do Be Afraid To Try New Things.
8) You Can’t Please Everybody.
Make sure to pre-order your copy of O’shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance, before it hits Amazon and Barnes & Noble on March 21st.
 
 
 
Barnes & Noble Kindle: http://bit.ly/2NuOsmA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Book Tour- O’Shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance by Jonas Brinkley

Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a book tour for O’Shay & Sanaa by Jonas Brinkley. The tour will run March 4-15, 2019. Book your own tour here
Book Title: O’shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance
Genre: Romance         
Book Release Date: March 21, 2019
Pre-Order: B & N Kindle: http://bit.ly/2NuOsmA
 
 
Currently an independent author, Jonas Brinkley was born in Georgia and was raised by his mother in Tift County. His writing talent manifested from his teen years and by the encouragement from his relatives and friends, he developed it by taking the relevant college courses that honed not only his writing skills but also knowledge on various fields like theosophy and business. He founded (Voice of My Ancestors) Voma Publications LLC. J. Brinkley’s unconventional philosophies about life and love are a gift that ought to be shared with the world via writing.
 
When O’shay London met Sanaa Holland, it was an instant attraction. They dated for a while and found themselves in love with each other. Finalizing their romance by tying the knot, O’shay and Sanaa found things between them starting to fall apart soon enough – happiness and fulfillment were replaced by grief and bitterness. As the couple grapples with the circumstances that change their lives forever, the question of what truly bonded them arose… LOVE, LUST or OBSESSION?
 
 
 
Sanaa sat in the dressing room of the breathtakingly beautiful Crystal Ballroom in Metro West, Orlando, Florida. The wedding area was adorned with eighteen dimming chandeliers, pipe and drape backdrops with up lights, Silver Chiavari chairs, high top tables, ivory linens, gorgeous aqua and silver floral arrangements, aqua candles, candelabras, and ceiling drapery. She still couldn’t believe her wedding day had finally arrived. She had told her bridesmaids and her maid of honor to give her a minute to herself. Lana, Tasha, Renee, Niki, and her best friend, Bria, had been her girls since their early college days. She couldn’t imagine this day without them. After Bria had finished applying the finishing touches to Sanaa’s make-up, the ladies left the room and quietly closed the door behind them. 
 
Sanaa stared at her reflection in the mirror as she reminisced about first meeting O’shay. They were both college students at the time. He was studying at the University of Central Florida, working towards a degree in Aircraft Engineering. He had wanted to someday become a pilot and Sanaa was studying Criminal Justice at Keiser University. She aspired to be a criminal defense attorney. They were at Starbucks, both of them cramming for midterms. Sanaa tried not to stare when he walked through the door, but he was so handsome, he literally took her breath away. She noticed him watching her too. He appeared to be somewhat shy, and that’s always a turn-on.
After a while, they both got up to leave at the same time and as fate would have it, they bumped into one another. They struck up a conversation and before parting, exchanged phone numbers and made plans to hook up. They were inseparable from that day forward. Now five years later, they both have promising careers and big dreams for their future. They were about to become husband and wife.
 
Barnes & Noble Kindle: http://bit.ly/2NuOsmA
 
 
Tour hosted by Write Now Literary