Hi everyone! We’re close to the end of the 31 Days, 31 Authors event. I really hope that you all have added a few of these authors’ books to your “To Be Read” list, because there a lot of amazing, talented authors that you should definitely give a try; including today’s featured author, A.C. Taylor. A.C. is definitely an author to watch, especially with books such as “A Love I Can’t Control”, “Love Me When It Counts”, and her latest, ‘Let’s Make Love Tonight”. Her books are definitely page turners as you get caught up in each of her characters’ world.
Now, here’s A.C.! 🙂
A.C. Taylor is a romance author from Little Rock, AR. At a young age her imagination took her on a journey that would forever spark her love for writing. In 2015, she was given the opportunity to pursue her dreams as a published author and since that moment, she hasn’t looked back. She’s currently the author of more than six titles and continuously working on more. With the goal to entertain her readers, she creates realistic characters that are full of life, humor and plenty of drama.
- Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
When I’m not writing, I love to read, watch movies and spend time with my family.
- What inspired you to become an author?
Reading sparked my love for writing. When I was a little girl I would spend hours reading my favorite books, then I would put pen to paper and create stories of my own.
- What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
I was excited, but a nervous wreck at the same time.
- Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see myself controlling every aspect of my writing career. I also want to have a large collection of young and new adult novels under my belt. I’ve always wanted to write in that genre.
- What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
Always remember that what works for someone else may not work for you. Create your own rules. Figure out what makes you comfortable and go with it. Right now is the best time to pursue that dream of becoming an author. The sky is the limit. If it’s what you want, then throw all of the negative thoughts to the side and go for it.
Here’s an excerpt from my latest release, “Let’s Make Love Tonight.”
“I wish we didn’t have to go back to the party,” Tat whispered to Shaunie.
“I know. Maybe we can sneak out of here without anyone noticing.”
“You already know that ain’t going to work. Dallas is probably searching for us as we speak.”
Shaunie sighed. “You’re probably right.”
Slowly, she eased off of him.
Grabbing her clothes from the floor, she scurried off into the bathroom.
With his hands behind his head, Tat smiled about what had just happened. A few seconds passed, then he hopped out of bed and slid back into his clothes.
When Shaunie returned, she looked good as new and even sexier than she did before.
“I wish I had a change of clothes, so I could shower,” she said.
Pulling her into him, “What’s wrong? You trying to wash me off of you already?”
“Never.” She gave him a peck on the lips. “But I do feel a little weird going back out there after what we just did.”
“We just made love. That’s all that matters.” Slapping her on the ass, “Now, try not to walk with a limp. I know your shit got to be throbbing,” he whispered.
“Whatever.” Shaunie giggled, then strolled out of the bedroom.
Not wanting to seem too obvious they blew each other a kiss then went their separate ways.
Spotting Dallas at the bar, Tat tried to go in the opposite direction. He knew that he was going to have to deal with him sooner or later, but tonight wasn’t the night.
“Aye man!” Dallas called out to him.
Tossing his head back, Tat squeezed his eyes shut.
Slowly, he turned around. “What’s up?” he said as he walked towards him.
“Nothing man. Where in the hell have you been?” Dallas asked.
“I’ve been mingling,” Tat lied.
“Oh yeah? Well, I hope it’s been with some of these fine ass women up in here.”
Not really interested, Tat said, “They straight.”
“Straight? Fool, do you need glasses?”
Tat wasn’t paying Dallas much attention.
Shaunie was talking to her friends, but staring at him at the same time. They couldn’t break eye contact.
Snapping his fingers, “Aye! Are you hearing a damn thing that I’m saying?” Dallas questioned. “What the hell are you looking at?”
“Huh? What are you talking about?” Tat responded.
“I’m talking about you. What’s up?” Following his gaze, Dallas stood to his feet. “Wait a minute. I know we’re not back on this shit again?” he questioned referring to Shaunie. He stopped for a moment, and Tat could tell that he was putting two and two together. “Hold up. You were missing for over an hour and Shaunie was too. Where the hell were you?”
As much as he didn’t want to make a scene, Tat knew that he couldn’t keep what was going on a secret. Taking a deep breath, he said, “I was with Sha.”
Dallas’s eyes widened. “Doing what?”
“None of your business,” Shaunie said as she took her place next to Tat and grabbed his hand.
Glancing down between them, “What’s all that about?”
“What do you think it’s about?” Shaunie quickly came back. “Tat and I are together.”
“What the hell?” Dallas spat, then looked over at Tat. “I thought that we already had this discussion.”
Before he could respond, Shaunie said, “Oh…you mean that off limits crap that you’ve been trying to pull? We’re not trying to hear that. You can’t tell me who I can and can’t be with.”
“I didn’t tell you a damn thing. I told him,” Dallas said as he pointed his finger into Tat’s chest.
The force in his fingertips caused Tat to take a step back. “Aye man. Chill on all of that,” he said.
“What the hell are you going to do if I don’t?” Dallas questioned as he walked up on him.
Tat could tell by the stench on his breath, that he was beyond tipsy and his temper was at an all time high. He wasn’t going to care about who was watching or the feelings that he would hurt. Dallas was just going to fulfill his promise, which probably involved an ass whooping—or at least an attempt to give one.
Trying to keep his cool, Tat said, “I need you to calm down and not act a fool in front of all of these people.”
Pushing him, Dallas shouted, “Damn these people! Let’s talk about why you decided to go against my wishes and fuck my sister? I already know that’s what y’all were doing, so don’t even try to act like I’m lying.”
All eyes were on them.
“Dallas! Stop it!” Shaunie scolded.
“Hell no!” He spat, then drew back to punch Tat in the face.
If he wasn’t drunk, it might have landed, but Tat was too quick. Sliding out of the way, he gripped Dallas by the neck and placed him in a chokehold. It wasn’t anything deadly—just something to keep him from making any sudden moves.
“Let me go!” Dallas shouted.
“Not until you say that you’re going to chill.”
Gripping him a little tighter, Tat said, “That might be what you need to do. Go fall up in some good shit, so you can calm down.”
Reaching for Dallas, Shaunie pulled him from Tat’s grasp. “Alright. That’s enough.”
Dallas snatched away from her, then stood up straight while adjusting his clothes. “This whole situation is some bullshit!” Turning his attention to Tat. “The fact that you thought it was cool to go behind my back after I warned you not to, lets me know where your loyalties lie,” he said before turning and walking off of the boat.
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