Hi everyone!! Welcome back to the second day of the 30 Days 30 Authors event. Today, Shani Greene-Dowdell is gracing the blog as she shares her impressive book collection.
Now, here’s Shani! 🙂
Personal assistant to her husband, children and two toddler grandchildren, playwright, novelist, and medical transcriptionist.
“I write my way out of reality, weaving worlds of romance, drama and suspense.”
1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
Dancing, reading, and traveling.
2. What inspired you to become an author?
My love for reading led to me writing my first story. I fell in love with creating storylines that shed light on issues that we deal with day to day in a fun, appealing way.
3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
I was so excited to see my book on Amazon, you would have thought I hit the lottery.
4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I have a love for writing, so I see myself still writing. Hopefully, with 100 stories published and at least one new hit stage play based off one of my novels.
5. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
Write your ideas down daily and start writing the ones that resonate with you the most. Then, start planning your writing time with goals in mind (one chapter a day…or week). Before you know it, you will have a manuscript, but that will only happen if you get started.
Shayla Wilson is young, smart and has a bright future. In high school, she falls in love with street smart, Titus Wilson, who treats her like a queen until he starts making big money and other women begin throwing themselves at him. Taking counsel from her two best friends, Rhonda Jackson and Gladys LaQuinn, Shayla knows her beautiful, expertly-designed house of lies is about to fall, but not before she learns someone she trusts is the one bringing it down.Shayla Wilson is young, smart and has a bright future. In high school, she falls in love with street smart, Titus Wilson, who treats her like a queen until he starts making big money and other women begin throwing themselves at him. Taking counsel from her two best friends, Rhonda Jackson and Gladys LaQuinn, Shayla knows her beautiful, expertly-designed house of lies is about to fall, but not before she learns someone she trusts is the one bringing it down.
When a chance meeting leads to a sleepless night, sweaty sheets, and passion like no other, Destiny Baker finds it hard to breathe without real estate billionaire, Jacob Turner, around. Jacob is proof that there’s love after divorce, and that charm and chivalry aren’t dead. But there’s someone one problem looming over them. Justine. She’s his ex, and she’s not letting go.
Jacob had it all… except her. When Destiny makes a surprise visit to Miami to visit him, their love affair is turned on its head by a stronghold from his past that’s fighting to keep him from the future love of his life. Getting Destiny to understand she’s the only one he loves proves to be a quest that the billionaire has the means and heart to take.
Will Destiny survive the love of the rich, white tycoon who took her breath away, or will his past be the death of her?
Breathless is part one of a five-part series filled with hot alpha male sex, power players, rekindled love, and BWWM romance.
Standing in front of a classy boutique, I’m window shopping for a sexy black dress. I’m in search of the perfect “single again” gift to somehow, some way, make me forget the last year ever happened. From this day forward, it’s all about me. I will no longer give myself away to a man that doesn’t appreciate me. I intend to enjoy this newfound freedom to the fullest. My favorite earring slipping from my ear shatters that wish. When I turn around to find handsome, elegantly dressed, Rusty von Strauss holding my favorite piece of jewelry in his hand, my constitution slowly slips away. Looking into his ocean blue eyes, I immediately know that Rusty is a one-man wrecking crew. He finds his way in, breaks down my walls, and makes me believe in magic again. But, will his biggest secret ruin all the love we make?
Everything was going great. Until I fell for her…
A stray piece of jewelry lying on the ground gives me a unique opportunity. It’s ridiculously presumptuous of me, but I have to find out if she’ll, at least, have a cup of coffee with me. The view from behind her is impeccable, but I wait patiently to get a full glimpse of the beauty that accompanies her lusciously long, ebony legs. When Kayla Johnson faces me, I’m in awe of the way her beauty strikes me. But that’s all it is—a fleeting feeling. Right? Nothing that will last past that coffee, dinner, and an all-nighter at my penthouse. After losing my one true love, I made an oath to never love again. My resolve is stronger than ever. I refuse to fall into the trap of that L-thing. Giving my heart away yields consequences I’m not willing to pay. If all of this is true, then why does the thought of never holding Kayla in my arms rattle my core?
Expect a sexy, sweet standalone romance that tugs at your heartstrings in Earned by the Billionaire by Shani Greene-Dowdell, Amazon Bestselling Author of Breathless: In Love with an Alpha Billionaire.
There comes a time when every love will be tested for resilience.
Kyle Hathaway may not be a billionaire, but he and Tekah are living the good life of love, marriage and hot passion. With their second child on the way, life couldn’t be better–until a horrific storm sends Kyle skidding into a ditch, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
Tekah throws herself into work to help her family’s finances while Kyle recovers. And it takes all she has to keep them afloat. When she meets a client whose money comes at just the right time, it seems too good to be true, and it is because it comes with strings attached. Hezekiah Smith doesn’t mince his words, and he wants Tekah to fulfill more than the details of their contract.
While Kyle is healing his body, Tekah is in for the fight of her life against temptation in Love Will Keep Us.
Full-length standalone. BWWM Romance with a HEA
Ronan Michaels is fine as aged red wine. I’m talking wavy, chestnut brown hair, strong chiseled jawline, prominent shoulders and rugged ivory skin kissed by the sun. His silver eyes are enough to make any woman swoon. All the women wanted him, but he chose me… “his rarest, precious Ruby of them all.”
Our wedding day was like a classic fairytale. Ronan, my gallant knight, made me feel like an African Queen. He made me feel beautiful, sexy and oh so desirable. His silver gaze held me captive from the beginning. Even now, when it feels like the end, I remember gazing into his eyes filled with promise as he vowed his love and devotion to me for a lifetime. I believed him.
Secrets and lies have a way of destroying lives and marriages, and making what was once a happy home miserable and unbearable. My secrets…my lies cost me a price I wasn’t willing to pay. Who would’ve ever thought our happiness and love for each other would end up at this point? Not me, Ronan’s sweet Ruby. I never would’ve guessed my best days were behind me and I have only myself to blame. I’m in for the fight of my life… win, lose or draw.
This is a re-release of Billionaire Wives Club.
Excerpt from The Woman He Loves 1:
To The Woman He Loves,
I’m writing this letter with tears in my heart and a heart that is heavy as lead. I contemplated writing this letter to the other woman, to the woman who seems to have stolen my husband’s heart from beneath me. So many emotions are warring through my head and heart right now. I want to hate you and lash out at you with all the hatred that is coursing through my veins like venomous poison.
Even in all this beauty around me, the sand that glitters beneath my feet and the sunlight gleaming down on me brightly from above, it’s not enough to lessen the pain that fills my heart brought on by you and Ronan. I look around at the seagulls dashing to and fro as the waves flow in the distance and think I should be enjoying this moment with the love of my life.
I think of how I should be in this place kissing my husband under the crowning sunsets and frolicking in the water with our wet bodies plastered to one another like newlyweds. I think of how we can’t keep our hands off of each other long enough to get back to our room to make love, to make beautiful and wonderful love, so he takes me beneath the glorious stars as he makes love to me slowly but passionately. But because of your indiscretions, I’m on this beach alone, sitting beneath this umbrella with tears staining my cheeks,knowing that you don’t give a damn about the pain you have caused from your selfishness.
Ronan is my husband, yet I’m sure you feel as if I’m the intruder in this three-way relationship. I wonder how this could be possible when you’re the interloper. I hate myself for all of these nagging doubts of me no longer being woman enough for my husband. I hate myself for letting my already staggering self-esteem be shot straight to hell, all because of you.
I have a question for you, many questions really, but this one will suffice for the time being. Did you ever think about me and my children when you decided to lie down with my husband?
Your actions will hurt more than me. My children are my all, just like I once thought Ronan was and I was his. There go those nagging doubts again making me wonder if anything between me and Ronan was real for all of these years.
I have given the best years of my life to this man. I made some bad choices when I kept a very important secret from him. Why I’m telling you this is beyond me, but I need to let it out. See, it was during this time that you found a weak link in our fence and you entered to destroy the sanctity of our marriage. I know he’s more at fault, but you know about me. You met me at the company party and smiled in my face.
I felt that maybe if I explained this to you it would help me own up to my own part in this mess. I’m not going to linger in giving you insight into my reality, so here are the facts. My annual exam showed I had stage one squamous cell carcinoma on my right ovary. I hid this fact from my husband because of the way my parent’s marriage ended when I was a young girl. I even went as far as to have surgery without him knowing. The surgery removed it all, thank God. The problems started when my body needed time to heal. I know, as surely as I am breathing, this is when you entered the picture.
The devil found his way in through my secrets and lies.I own my part in this; I should have trusted my husband. These”should haves” plague me deep in my soul. I guess I am appealing to your sense of morals to walk away from my husband. I still love him with all of my heart, but I must know that I have his heart.
If you’re any kind of woman, you will allow him to go and let him recommit himself to our marriage and family without further temptation.
From a woman who still loves her husband,
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