Hi everyone!! It’s Day 17 of the 31 Days, 31 Authors event, and Author Tonii is gracing the blog today. She is best known for her Champagne For The Pain series, as well as her story, Secrets: Disturbing Treachery. She is one the elite urban authors to this day, and I’m excited that she took part in this event.
Now, here’s Tonii!!
Author Tonii was born and raised in North Carolina, where she still currently reside. She is a single mother of a little girl and also work part time. She has a laid back personality, loves to read, listen to music and loves to write. She uses writing as a form of therapy to help get out some of her feelings that she tends to keep bottled up. She has been signed to Danielle Marcus Present since March of 2015. She have nine novels that are available on Amazon. They are Champagne For The Pain 1 to 4, It’s Either Me or Her and One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure 1 to 2, and Pain Is Love. Her website is http://www.toniimystique.com .You can also find her on Facebook: @Author Tonii, Twitter: @AuthorTonii, IG: Author Tonii, and Goodreads: Author Tonii.
1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
I love to read, listen to music and spend time with my family.
2. What inspired you to become an author?
I used to wrote poems. One day a friend of mine convinced me to try my hand at a novel. So I did. I wrote a couple of chapters and send it to her and a few other people. They liked it and told me to keep going. After releasing my very first book I realized that I loved writing story and having people read them.
3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
I felt proud. I accomplished something that I never thought I would be able to do.
4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Hopefully all my books will be out on Amazon. Writing full time without having to work. Going back to get my degree and having at least one book in stores. Maybe turning my first series into a stage play.
5. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
If it is a dream of yours go for it. Decided if you want to self published or be with a company. If you do decided to be with a company do your research and always make sure you read any contact first. Remember that it is not going to be easy but never give up.
Part 1 Champagne For The Pain
Part 2 Champagne For The Pain
Part 3 Champagne For The Pain 3
One Woman’s Trash Is Another Woman’s Treasure
Pain Is Love
One Woman’s Trash Is Another Woman’s Treasure 2
Champagne For The Pain 4
Excerpt from Secrets:
Blake got into his car and pulled out of Brielle’s driveway. His phone rang and he hit the Bluetooth button in his car to answer the call. “Yo,” he spoke.
“What’s up, man?” Blake’s cousin Elliot responded.
“Nothing, just leaving Brielle’s house now.”
“This early?” Elliot questioned in a shocked tone. “You just got in last night. I thought you would be hugged up with her all day.”
“That was my plan, but Michelle texted me talking about she got a doctor’s appointment that she needs me to go with her to. We’re supposed to be finding out the sex of the baby today.”
“Damn, so what did you tell Brielle?”
Blake shook his head and sighed. “That I had to go to New York for a job.”
“Dawg,” Elliott laughed on the other end. “You need to go ahead and tell her that shit.”
“Man are you crazy? You know if I tell Brielle, she’s going to leave my ass for real.” Blake frowned up his face.
“You might as well. She’s going to end up finding out anyway,” Elliot responded. “What are you going to do when the baby comes?”
“Shit, I’m going to hide it like I’ve been doing,” Blake commented.
“You’re not going to be able to hide that for too long. What about Michelle?”
“Michelle and I got an understanding. She doesn’t want me. I don’t want her,” Blake answered. “It was a one night stand… a simple mistake. The only reason why she is keeping the baby is because I told her I didn’t want her to get an abortion.”
“That’s what she’s saying now. I bet when that baby come though she’s going to be singing a different tune,” Elliot said. “You know how women are.”
“Naw I highly doubt that. I can’t stand that bitch and vice versa. Plus, she’s talking to someone else.”
“Aight man if you say so,” Elliot said. “But anyway Imma get up with you later. I got to clock in for work now.”
“Okay, later bro,” Blake replied before ending the call. He reached to turn the volume up on his radio but his phone rang again.
“Yo,” he answered.
“Where your ass at?” Michelle’s loud voice echoed throughout his car.
Blake rolled his eyes. “Chill out man. I’m like ten minutes away,” he said.
“Ten minutes,” she shouted. “I texted you like two hours ago. You should be here by now. I’m not trying to be late to my appointment Blake.”
“Well take your ass on then. You don’t have to wait for me,” he huffed.
“We’re supposed to be riding together.”
“We were but I think it’s best that you drive your own car. You’re already starting with the bullshit and I don’t want to hear it., he said.
“See that’s why I can’t stand your ass.” She smacked her lips. “I will drive myself. You just better not be late.”
“Yeah… yeah… yeah… the feeling is mutual,” Blake said, then hung up the phone before she could say anything else. He couldn’t stand Michelle and he hated the day that he fucked up and slept with her. Eighteen years of dealing with that mouth. Shit! He thought while turning up his music. His thoughts then drifted back to Brielle. He hated lying to her, but he had no choice. There was no way he was going to tell her about Michelle and risk losing her. Brielle was his heart and he wasn’t going to let anything fuck up what they had. He’d just have to continue to lie to keep her from getting hurt. It wasn’t the first time that he’d kept something from her. There were plenty of things that she didn’t know about him that would hurt her if she ever found out.
Brielle tossed and turned in the bed. She was trying to go back to sleep but couldn’t. She was still upset about Blake leaving. She threw the cover off of her and went into the bathroom to use it. After washing her hands and face, she made her way out of the room to see what her kids were up to. She figured since she couldn’t go back to sleep that she may as well spend some time with them. She was halfway down the hallway when she heard the front door being opened. She quickened her pace thinking it may have been Blake and that he had changed his mind about going in to work.
“Papa!” Brianna screamed out.
Brielle rolled her eyes. Aww shit, it’s just him. She thought as she rounded the corner to the living room. She paused and watched both of her kids playing with their Papa as they called him. She stood there for a good twenty seconds before her two-old-son saw her.
“Mommy,” he smiled and ran over to her.
She picked him up. “Hey mommy’s baby,” she kissed him.
“Mommy look who’s here,” Brianna jumped up with excitement while pointing her finger. “Papa!” She shrieked.
“I see him,” she sighed. “What are you doing here Brandon?” She questioned looking over at him.
“Oh, I can’t come by and see my…”
Brielle held her finger up stopping him. “Aye, don’t you finish that sentence,” she shook her head. She sat Brian back down on the floor. “Brianna take your brother in the room to play while I talk to your Papa,” she told her daughter.
“Okay mommy,” Brianna said running over and grabbing her little brother’s hand.
Brielle waited until they were out of sight before speaking again. “I know you weren’t just about to say what I think you was about to say?” She crossed her arms and glared at him.
“Say what?” He laughed while looking her over. She had on a short, thin t-shirt that stopped just above her thighs with no bra on underneath. “That I came over to see my kids because that’s exactly what they are, my kids.” He added putting extra emphasis on the word my.
“Oh, so now they’re your kids,” she exclaimed.
“Just because you got that fake ass dude thinking that they are his, doesn’t mean they aren’t my kids,” he smirked.
“Blake is more of their daddy than you will ever be.” She shot back.
“How you figure?” He frowned. “Because I support them and you financially. I paid for this house you live in. I paid for daycare for Brian and for the private school that Brianna goes to. I paid for the clothes you wear and the car that you drive.” He pointed out.
“He is there for them physically. And nobody asked you to do all that!” She shouted.
“Exactly, but I do,” he shook his head. “And I am there for them physically. They just don’t know that I’m their real dad.”
“And we all know why that is,” she rolled her eyes. “At least Blake can claim them unlike your ass.”
“It’s not my fault,” he walked over to her. “I can’t help the circumstances baby. If I could change them, you know I would, but I can’t.”
“Yeah, whatever,” she mumbled turning her head away from him. `
Brandon turned it back to face him. “Hey, don’t be like that. I love you,” he said pulling her close to him. His hands found their way around to her nice round ass. He gave it a squeeze while kissing her on the lips.
“You don’t love me,” she shoved him away. “And don’t be kissing me. Matter of fact, give me my damn key back. I’m tired of you walking up in my house anytime you want to.”
“Let’s get something straight. As long as my name is on the deed, I can come up in here whenever I want to.” He fussed as he pulled her back close to him. “You know I came here to see you too and not just the kids,” he whispered in her ear.
Brielle tried not to blush or let him get to her. In the past, whenever she was in his presence, all rational thoughts would fly out of the window and she couldn’t think straight. Not today though, she wasn’t going to let him get her to that point.
“Stop,” she said pushing up against him.
“Why? You know you don’t want me too,” he mumbled while placing kisses on her neck. He slid his hand underneath her t-shirt and rubbed on her clit through the lace panties that she had on.
Brielle moaned out against her own will. “Stop, we can’t do this,” she weakly protested. She wanted to fight him off, but it was feeling too good. Her body was on fire and her pussy was dripping wet. She was so horny it was a shame.
“Your mouth telling me to stop, but that’s not what your body is saying. I can feel how wet you are baby,” Brandon said as he continued to rub on her clit. “I bet you ain’t been fucked in a while,”
he taunted. He was exactly right. Brielle couldn’t remember the last time she had sex. With Blake being on the road all the time, it had been some months since they had been intimate.
Seeing that she wasn’t fighting him anymore, Brandon grinned. He picked her up and carried her to the bedroom. He laid her down on the bed and kissed her.
“Lock the door,” she managed to get out in between the kisses. She didn’t want her kids to walk in on them and see something they weren’t supposed to see.
“Shhh, I got it,” Brandon stood up. He doubled back to lock the door then returned to the bed. He aggressively pulled her shirt and panties off. Then he sucked on both of her breasts giving each of them special attention, trailing kisses down her body. “Hmmmm I missed this,” he spoke as he kissed on the inside of her legs. He took his tongue and flicked it across her clit. Brielle’s eyes rolled to the back of her head. She grind against his face while he tongue fucked her pussy.
“Shit,” she moaned. She’d forgotten just how good his tongue game was. She was on the verge of cumming when he stopped and kissed his way back up her body.
He gave her a deep kiss, and then flipped her over onto her stomach. “Get on them knees,” he growled. Brielle didn’t waste any time getting on all four. Getting fucked from the back was her favorite position. He gripped her ass and rammed into her.
“Ohhhh,” she bit down on her bottom lip to keep from screaming out. He was taking no mercy on her pussy and it felt so damn good. She was reaching her orgasm again when her phone started ringing from her nightstand. She could tell from the ringtone that it was Blake calling her.
Brandon glanced over at her phone. Seeing Blake’s name and picture flashing across it only caused him to go harder. He hated the idea of another man touching Brielle. He couldn’t be with her like he wanted because of his circumstances, but in his mind she still belonged only to him. “Yeah take this dick,” he fucked her harder.
“Baby, I’m about to cum!” She moaned while her body shook. She buried her face into her pillow to muffle the screams that escaped her lips as she had the most mind blowing orgasm.
“Me too,” Brandon grunted as he came right behind her. He collapsed on the bed and pulled her into his arms. They laid there trying to catch their breath. “You know I’m for real when I say that I love you.” He spoke after a while. “If I could be…”
“If you could be with me you would,” Brielle finished. “Yeah, I know, you been telling me that shit for years.” She rolled her eyes.
“And I’ve always meant it too,” he said looking down at her.
“Yeah, okay Brandon, but nothing is going to change, so why talk about it?” She turned so that her back was facing him. “Let’s not spoil the moment. I just want you to hold me. Can you do that?” She said closing her eyes to keep herself from crying. Hearing him say that he loved her and sleeping with him had her feeling emotional. She loved him too. There was no doubt about it, but it was pointless. They couldn’t be together unless his circumstances changed and she knew that wasn’t about to happen.
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