Life Lessons: Getting Ready for The New Year

Hi everyone! And Happy New Year’s Eve!

While going through some last minute arrangements before the new year, I had to reflect back on 2021 and the experiences that I have dealt with in the past year.

This year was not a great year for me. With me going through personal and professional issues, I was feeling as if my head was up against the wall because I felt stuck and didn’t know which direction to go. I have been through so much that I completely stopped writing and just lost all of my motivation. I wasn’t in the right mind frame, which led me to re-evaluate what’s going wrong in my life and focus on the positives. I realized that my job was taking too much of my time, especially if I was trying to grow a successful career as a writer. I wanted more for my life than what I was doing, and I wasn’t happy with it. That’s when I’d learned that there are a lot of things that I want to focus on in the new year, and that’s writing more and working less. I want to go back to when I first started writing and releasing books every three to four months. I want to grow as a writer, and published books that readers want to read and enjoy. That’s why I’m definitely changing my thought process and go back to what I love the most. And maybe I’ll find another job in the process. Who knows.

Now that I gave my New Year’s resolutions, I really hope you all share yours. If you would like, you can comment under the Comments sections.

Also, there is still time to enter into the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. Please click on the link below to enter to win a huge gift box, which will include a Kindle Fire:

The giveaway will end at midnight on New Year’s Day.

Last, but not least, I want to say Happy New Year to everyone. I really hope you all have a wonderful and safe 2022 filled with happiness and blessings.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

Until next time, everyone! 🙂


12 Days Of Christmas- The Big Reveal

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Can you believe this is the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas event? I had a lot of fun posting and interacting with everyone, so I hope you all did too.

Before I get to today’s event, I want to post all the links to the books that were spotlighted during this event. If you would like to purchase any of these books, you can click on the links to go straight to the buy page:

Only You:

Love, Life, & Happiness Christmas:

The Love You Give: https:

His Holiday Wish:

Love Unbroken:

Into You Series

Into You://
Resisting Temptation:
The Right Kind Of Love:

Reclaiming What Is Mine Series
Reclaiming What Is Mine: //

Reclaiming What Is Ours:

The Love Chronicles Series

The Love Chronicles:

Say That You Love Me:

How Deep Is Your Love:

Love You For Life:

Now, onto today’s event, which is The Big Reveal. Normally, after each 12 days event, I do post a huge giveaway. This year is no different. I will doing a giveaway similar to my author anniversary giveaway, which I will post pictures of below this post.

For this giveaway, one lucky winner will receive:

  • 2 paperback books from my book catalog
  • Mug
  • Tote bag
  • $20 Amazon gift card
  • Fire 7 tablet (16GB)

To enter, please click on the Rafflecopter link below:

The giveaway will begin at midnight on Christmas and will end at midnight on January 1st.

Good luck to everyone who is entering!

Here is a picture that I took for my author anniversary giveaway that was done in May. This box will be similar to what the giveaway winer will receive:

That’s it for the 12 Days of Christmas event! Please check back on my blog for future announcements, book releases, and more. I really hope everyone have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

12 Days Of Christmas- The Love Interviews: Reclaiming What Is Mine

Good morning! Today is day eleven of the 12 Days of Christmas! I can’t believe the event is almost over. But we still have a brand new interview today from the characters of the Reclaiming What Is Mine series. I also did another interview with Asia and Bryon during part one of the interview series, which you all can check out by clicking on the link below:

Now, let’s catch up with the two during their new interview.


SB: Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Love Interviews! Today, I have Asia and Bryon from the Reclaiming What Is Mine series. How are you both doing?

Asia: We’re doing well. And you, Sheena?

SB: I’m doing well. Thank you for asking. Now, since your last story, Reclaiming What Is Ours, the readers were able to take a lot in with you two getting married, the secrets being revealed with Dwight, as well as you both trying to have a baby. How was your relationship after all of those situations addressed? Have things been stronger between you two?

Asia: Things have been good between Bryon and I. Yes, we still have a few bumps in the road, but no relationship is perfect.

Bryon: I agree. We have been able to work through those issues and now we’re doing better than ever.

SB: That’s good to hear. Speaking of Dwight, how is he, if you mind me asking?

Bryon: He’s doing fine. He’s still working for force and is in a committed relationship now. Thank God.

SB: And your brother, Jason?

Bryon: He’s great. Him and Maxine is having the best days of their lives, so no complaints with him.

SB: How’s your writing going, Asia?

Asia: It’s going excellent. I have another author signed by my publishing company and I’m getting ready to publish another book as well. Everything is coming full circle with my career, so I’m really proud of that.

SB: That’s good to hear. I always love to hear success stories from authors, because I know how hard it can be to get into the industry.

Asia: I agree. It does take a lot of hard work.

SB: And how is your business going, Bryon?

Bryon: It’s going well. I’m doing something that I love, which is always an amazing feeling.

SB: Do you miss being in law enforcement, especially from the last case you were on? I know you said you would go back on certain cases, but do you miss it full time?

Bryon: Honestly, I like where my life is now. Besides, after the last cases I was on, I don’t want to put my life or Asia’s in danger, so if Jason only needs me from certain cases, I’m all for it.

SB: And you’re okay with that, Asia?

Asia: I told Bryon that I was, as long as it’s not full-time, then I understand.

Bryon: Do you?

Asia: I said I did.

Bryon: Especially since we are trying to start a family.

Asia: If you’re willing to make a sacrifice to me then I will with you.

SB: Will we be getting any more stories from you both in the future?

Asia: You definitely will. There’s still a lot to say about us, so readers will get a chance to read about our latest journey in the near future.

SB: I hope so, because you two have an amazing love story. I can’t wait for it to be told.

Bryon: We can’t wait either.

SB: Thank you both for taking the time out to do the interview. I appreciate it.

Asia: Thank you for having us, Sheena.


Reclaiming What Is Mine and Reclaiming What Is Ours is both available on Amazon.

Check back tomorrow as we go into the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas as I reveal the big giveaway.

Also, there is still time to enter into the previous giveaways that were given during the event. Please go to the Contests & Giveaway page ( to enter into both giveaways posted.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

12 Days Of Christmas- His Holiday Wish

Hi everyone! Today’s event will be a bit different from the schedule as I’ll be doing another Book Day for His Holiday Wish. I was supposed to be doing another session of The Love Interviews, but that will be for tomorrow.

His Holiday Wish is my latest holiday book and is about a man who is trying to win back the love of his life before Christmas. It’s a sweet romantic story about knowing what true love is and never taking life for granted.

Here is the synopsis:

Dante Miller has always been a go-getter, and he has succeed in everything that his hands has touched, including his multimillion dollar sports company. After revamping his agency division, he needed some fresh faces to help bring in a newer clientele. During countless interviews, he wasn’t expecting for his college sweetheart, Ciara Britton, to come sashaying through the door. For Dante, Ciara was always unpredictable, but that was one of the things that he always loved about her. 

As Dante appointed Ciara to the head of the division, he realized that she was the one who’d gotten away. He never wanted things to end with Ciara, but he cared more about starting his business, leading the two to move further apart. Now that he has a second chance with her, he’s not going to make the same mistake twice. He doesn’t want anything else for Christmas expect the love of his life back. Will his holiday wish come true? 

Here’s the prologue from Dante’s POV. Enjoy!

“Dante! Dante!”

My face slightly turned to the love of my life, not knowing what to expect once I looked into those beautiful brown eyes of hers. One thing that I never wanted to do was hurt her. I’d done it before with my selfishness, so I was trying hard not to do it again. As soon as I stared at her, I could see the sadness etched across her face. But, it was more than sadness; she was disappointed in me, which I knew then that there was no turning back to what just happened.

“If you let me explain-”

“Explain what, Dante? What can you possibly tell me that I don’t already know?”

A long-winded breath went through me, as I tried to figure out how to fix the shit that I’d just caused. But, she’s right; no matter what my explanation could be, she wasn’t going to hear it.

And I didn’t blame her if she didn’t.

“I thought things would have been different between us, but I should have known that you would do this to me once again. I can’t compete with your career, Dante. I never could.”

“Baby, please, just let us talk about this,” I said.

I tried to go to her, but she moved away from me. I looked around the room, seeing the surprised looks on my guests’ faces, wishing we could have had this conversation privately, but the incident happened so quickly.

“I can’t keep doing this with you, Dante. I can’t keep having my heart broken.”


“It’s over, Dante. I’m done.” She turned around and headed to the exit.

I tried to follow her, but I was held back by one of my clients.

“Get out of my way.”

“She doesn’t want to talk to you.”

“Move the hell out of my way,” I demanded, shoving him towards the dessert table. I guess I pushed him too far because he collided with the pastries and landed on the three tiered chocolate soufflé. Damn, I was looking forward to trying that.

I ran towards the exit, nearly bumping into several guests as I tried to go to the door. By the time I reached outside, Ciara was already in her car and was leaving the parking lot, her tires screeching as she approached the street. I watched her leave, realizing that this was the second time I had let her slip away from me. And this time, she probably won’t come back to me.

And I only have myself to blame…

His Holiday Wish is available only on Amazon. If you do have Kindle Unlimited, you can download the book to read for free.

Please check back tomorrow as I will be the doing the last interview in The Love Interviews with Asia and Bryon from the Reclaiming What Is Mine series.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

12 Days of Christmas- Love Unbroken

Hi everyone! As we’re getting closer to the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, there will be a lot more events happening in the next few days, so I hope you all continue on this wonderful journey with me.

Now, for today’s event (which is Book Day), we will be going back to the beginning with the first book of the Love, Life, & Happiness series, Love Unbroken. This book has such a special place in my heart, as it gives the importance of romance and being happy as it brings two brokenhearted individuals together in finding true love and happiness.

Here is an excerpt from the story as it’s actually the ending of the book where the main characters, Riana and Shawn, enjoy their first Christmas together. This is from Shawn’s POV. Enjoy!

“Can I talk to you outside, Ri?”

Riana looked at me, wondering what was going on. “Why’d you want to talk to me outside?”

“Why are you asking questions? Just come with me.” I said as I extended my hand to her. She took my hand and we ventured towards the backyard.

As soon as we went towards the door, I noticed our friends were watching, waiting for the big surprise to be revealed.

“Why are we going outside? It’s cold out here.” Riana whined as she put on her coat.

“I figured you would like the view.”

“What view? It’s looks horrible outside.”

“Trust me; you will love what’s outside.”

We continued to walk, when suddenly Riana stopped walking. She grabbed my arm, squealing at the sight in front of her. One of the things I know about Riana, besides her love for jambalaya, is that she loves gifts. What woman doesn’t! I wanted to have fun with the big gift I have for her, so I decided to be a little creative with what I’d planned for her.

The backyard was turned into a huge play land of sorts, as clear lights were twinkling throughout the open space. Big red and white candy canes with various themes were encircled around various areas of the backyard, indicating several spots for her “gifts.” I also put out giant red, green, and blue present boxes throughout the backyard for decoration.

“This is cute! It’s like a winter wonderland!”

“I didn’t think you would be that excited over it.”

“You know me, babe. I like to be different. How did you do all this?”

“I had some help.” “Now I see why my mom was trying hard for me not to come outside.”

“Well, don’t just stand there; go get your gifts.”

Riana smiled as she noticed the first spot marked “The Beginning” near an oak tree. She went to it, pick up a medium-sized present nearby and open up the box. She pulled out two teddy bears. The two had shirts that read “Alpha Man” and “Bella Quinn” on each bear. I noticed the look on her face, which made me laugh. “Creative,” she said as she went over to the next area, marked “The First Encounter,” as she ripped open the wrapping paper. She smiled at the frame, which was a copy of our news story we had done for Intro to Journalism.

“You framed it. How cute,”

“Continue,” I said, anxiously waiting for her to continue the journey.

She rolled her eyes as she went over to the area marked “Prom Night.” She looked at the box and opened it to reveal a framed picture of us from that night. Right next to the prom night area marked “Our Valued Talent,” which was set-up on top of one of the giant present boxes.

“I have an idea what this is,” she said. She opened up the package, and pulled out a piece of paper and a plastic microphone.

She looked at the paper, as she began to read the poem I’d written her.

When I hold my arms open

You’re the one I’d chosen

When I close my eyes to sleep

The thought of you makes me complete

When I’m feeling down I carry your picture around

The sweetest touch

Makes me miss you so much

When I have a lot on my mind

I think how you help me shine

When I’m stressed

You help me be my best

I can’t imagine being without you

My special friend

You’re the one I want to hold

And to keep away from the cold

What I’m speaking of Is love.

Riana’s eyes filled with tears as she put the poem into her jean pocket and went over to the next destination labeled “Chocolate Dreams,” A sexy smile played on her lips, as she immediately opened the small box. Inside held coupons for several intimate massages.

“I hope it’s more than just an average massage.”

“You know it,” I said with a wink.

She went over towards the covered patio, where she noticed something silver placed on a stand. She looked at it as she gave a huge smile at the silver heart bracelet she held up. She looked at the inscription, which were our initials, on the front.

“Turn it over,” I said.

She turned the charm over and read the inscription “My Heart” in tiny letters.

She looked over at me and smiled. “What you said at the end of your poem at open mic,”

“When I first said I love you,”

I could tell she wanted to tear up again, but hopefully she’ll wait until the end to do so.

“There’s one more gift on the patio.”

“There’s more,” she said as she saw the small box sitting behind one of the decorated Christmas boxes.

She picked it up and opened it, but noticed nothing was inside. “

There’s nothing here.”

“That’s because I wanted to give it to you myself.” I said.

I walked over to her and pulled out a black ring box that I kept in my apartment for weeks. I was really anxious to see how she would react to this gift, which I hope she would love.

“Riana, we have been through so much these past few months, and I know as time goes by, we will have more memories to share. I know I said it countless times before, but I 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 couldn’t believe her eyes when I opened the box to reveal a beautifully diamond cut ring on a white gold band. Riana’s eyes started to swell with tears as she looked at the ring in awe.

“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 can definitely see an engagement in the near future, but right now, I want us to be committed to each other in every way possible.”

“But I thought we were?”

“We are, I just want it to be official.”

Riana smiled as I 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 flowed relentlessly down her cheeks.

“Yes, Shawn. Yes, I do.” She said as she wrapped her arms around me in a tight embrace.

“I love you, Shawn.” Riana said softly.

“I love you too, baby.”

As we stood outside, I noticed something wet hit my shoulder. I thought it was starting to rain, but as I looked up, I saw white patches coming from the sky.

Riana looked up as well, completely floored to what she was seeing. “It’s snowing!”

As patches of snow started to drift from the sky, I pulled Riana closer to me, putting small kisses on the side of her neck. “I guess we really are going to have a white Christmas.” She said as she gave me a kiss.

Our friends came outside, looking at the snow in amazement. “Who knew we would get snow this year!” Cheryl said she looked at the sky.

“Now, it definitely feels like Christmas.” Britney said.

I looked at Riana, realizing I didn’t need snow or even gifts to be happy this Christmas.

Just having her in my arms, knowing she is mine forever is the greatest gift God could have ever given me. That is something I will cherish forever.

Love Unbroken is available now on all media outlets.

Check back tomorrow as we continue with the 12 Days of Christmas with a brand new interview from The Love Interviews with Asia and Bryon from the Reclaiming What Is Mine series.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

at the inscription, which were our initials, on the front. “Turn it over,” I said. She turned the charm over and read the inscription “My Heart” in tiny letters. She looked over at me and smiled. “What you said at the end of your poem at open mic,” “When I first said I love you,” I could tell she wanted to tear up again, but hopefully she’ll wait until the end to do so. “There’s one more gift on the patio.” “There’s more,” she said as she saw the small box sitting behind one of the decorated Christmas boxes. She picked it up and opened it, but noticed nothing was inside. “There’s nothing here.” “That’s because I wanted to give it to you myself.” I said.

She looked at the paper, as she began to read the poem I’d written her. When I hold my arms open You’re the one I’d chosen When I close my eyes to sleep The thought of you makes me complete When I’m feeling down I carry your picture around The sweetest touch Makes me miss you so much When I have a lot on my mind I think how you help me shine When I’m stressed You help me be my best I can’t imagine being without you My special friend

12 Days Of Christmas: The Love Interviews- Into You Series

Hi everyone! And welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas event! Today is the second day of The Love Interviews series, as we catch up with the characters of the Into You series. I did do an interview with Vanessa and Mark from the first book in the series, which you all can read again by clicking on the link below:

With the new interview, not only will we get a chance to find out what everyone has been up to after their books have been released, but also what the future holds for each couple, as well as a surprise announcement from one of the characters.

And now, a brand new interview with the characters of the Into You series.


SB: Hi everyone, and welcome back to The Love Interviews, in which today, I have the characters of the Into You series! First off, I have to say thank you all for joining me today, especially on your busy schedules. I know I’m taking you all away from Suds.

Vanessa: Thank you for having us, Sheena. We’re making sure to take the time to talk to you.

SB: Awe, I feel so special. Thank you all, again. Now, let’s dive into this interview. Vanessa, when Into You was released in 2016, did you or Mark ever imagine how popular this series would become, especially with spinning off into two other stories about the car wash?

Vanessa: Honestly, no. I didn’t think our story would be so popular with readers. It’s just about our daily lives working at a car wash.

SB: But a lot does go on at Suds, does it Troy?

Troy: (chuckling) You’re funny, Sheena. You had to come to me on that one, did you?

SB: Well, with your story Resisting Temptation, the Richmond store was sort of running itself before Reece came into the picture

Reece: She does have a point, Troy.

Troy: It was true that the store was known for its activities outside of the car wash, but thanks to Reece, I’m definitely a changed man.

Reece: You most certainly are, baby.

Jamarcus: Amen to that.

SB: Okay, I think I went a little off track now. But going back to the series, it was first introduced because I wanted to write a story about working at a car wash, especially since I am an office manager at one. But believe me, my job doesn’t have as much drama as yours.

Reece: And that’s something that we try not to incorporate as much, but who doesn’t like a little drama, right?

Tamara: That’s true.

SB: How are things going at the Richmond store, Jamarcus? Has anything changed since the last community event you all held during your story, The Right Kind of Love?

Jamarcus: Things are going well. Our sales are booming and with Tamara and I at the reins, we’re unstoppable.

SB: I’m so glad to hear that. How is your relationship? Are there any wedding plans in the future?

Tamara: We’re still taking things one day at a time, Sheena. But we love where things are.

Jamarcus: We most certainly do.

SB: I was definitely rooting for you two with your story. And of course, Reece and Troy. I have to admit Troy, you remind me of someone that I used to know. It ‘s sort of scary how your personalities are similar.

Troy: I wonder who that could be?

SB: That’s an area of my life that I don’t discuss as much. Moving on, how are things at the Dallas store going?

Reece: Things are going well. In fact, since Troy wants to go more commercial, he wants to bring in a consultant to help with the store’s image.

Troy: The company needs to be promoted more, so I think it’s a great idea. I’m just trying to get Mark on board for his stores.

Mark: The stores have been doing fine without having commercials being blasted on TV.

Troy: You sound cheap, Mark.

Mark: I’m all for you wanting to brand the business more. In fact, I’m proud of you for doing it. But did you have to bring my sister into it?

Sheena: Wait, I thought Carmen owned a clothing store? Besides, didn’t she get out of the car wash business?

Vanessa: That’s a long story about her clothing store. She decided to go into business consulting. And Troy decided to hire her to rebrand Suds Richmond and Dallas.

Troy: It’s not rebranding. It’s just getting our business out to more people.

Mark: I still don’t like the idea that you’re putting my sister in your business, especially since she have some things going on in her life.

Troy: You’re just concerned about her and….

Vanessa: Okay, do we really need to get into this right now?

Sheena: Is everything okay?

Mark: Everything’s fine. Just have some other things going on.

Jamarcus: Even I’m curious to know what’s going on.

Tamara: Now is not the time, J.

Reece: But there is something that we all would like to announce since we’re all together for this interview.

Sheena: And what is that announcement, Reece?

Reece: There will be another story in the Into You series, which will be Carmen’s story.

Vanessa: And of course it will feature all the couples from the series as we all navigate with the business and helping Carmen deal with some romance issues.

Tamara: Definitely a lot of romance issues.

Sheena: Oh wow, a new book. Who knew there was more stories to tell from you all.

Reece: There’s always a story to tell with this group.

Sheena: That is so true, Reece! But thank you all for joining me today and I’m sure the readers can’t wait to catch up with you all as well as read about Carmen in the new book.

Vanessa: Thank you for having us, Sheena.


That’s right, a new story from the Into You series will be coming soon in 2022! The story, titled The One For Me, will be Carmen’s story as she goes through several changes in her professional life while trying to figure out her love life when an old flame comes back into her life.

Here is the cover reveal for the The One For Me.

Make sure to come back to my blog to find out about the release date as well as the synopsis for the book.

Thank you all again for joining me today for The Love Interviews. Please make sure to come back tomorrow as we do another Book Day during the 12 Days of Christmas with Love Unbroken.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

12 Days Of Christmas- The Love You Give

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

Today is a very special day, as my holiday book, The Love You Give, is celebrating its 2-year book birthday! I loved writing this story, because the plot was a bit different from my other stories. I had such a fun time writing this story, especially since it centered around the holidays.

Here is the synopsis for the book:

All She Wanted Was A Diversion…

After walking away from the life she once knew, Kia Collins’ main mission is to live a happy and carefree life. She decides to do that by packing her things and moving to a city where she knows no one and no one knows her. But that all changed when a chance encounter with someone from her past occurred, leaving her wondering if she‘ll ever leave her old life behind. She wants to continue living her new life, that’s why she volunteers the one person who she believes could help do that and possibly more. What she doesn’t know was the plan she created would turn into something magical.

All He Wanted Was A Fling…

All Cane Brooks ever wanted was to have a good time with no strings attached. He doesn’t engage in relationships and never will since he believes they’ll end in disaster; so when he met Kia, he knew she would be the perfect person to pursue a new fling with. Little did he know Kia wasn’t up for any of Cane’s games. When she enlisted him to help her with a crazy situation in her life, he thought it would involve some of his expertise in the sexual nature; little did he know that Kia was going to teach him a thing or two, making him rethink about the choices he has made in his past. 

As Kia and Cane come together to help one another, the two soon realize that there is more between them than just devising a plan. But will they be able to push past their issues to see the feelings they have for each other, or will it keep them further apart?

*The Love You Give is a Christmas novella filled with crazy dilemmas, a night of surprises, and a winter wonderland ending that will get you in the holiday and romantic spirit.*

There were a lot of standout scenes in this book, but here is one in which the main characters, Kia and Cane, meet for the first time. The excerpt is from Kia’s POV. Enjoy!

I walked out of the hotel and headed to the first place I saw, which was Hawthorne Diner. I walked in, instantly loving the smell of the burgers and fries that were being served. Although it was still breakfast, I was already craving the meal that many customers were getting.

I sat down at the counter and tried to get the waitress’ attention, but she walked right past me to go to another customer. That’s cool, because I didn’t know what I wanted anyway.

I looked around when I noticed someone coming up to the counter. He was absolutely gorgeous. From the short blonde hair, green eyes, and muscular physique, he was definitely different than what I was usually attracted to, but I couldn’t deny that he was sexy as hell.

“Is this seat taken?” he asked me.

As soon as he spoke, my pussy began to throb. I clutched my thighs together, wondering what the hell was wrong with me.

Get it together, Kia!

“No… no… it’s not taken.”

“Thanks,” he said and sat down.

He flashed a sexy smile, which had me a bit wet. Yeah, something was definitely wrong with me.

“Hey, Cane. What can I get you?” The waitress who I was trying to flag down earlier appeared. I glanced at her, wondering how she was acknowledging him but not me.

“Hey, Stella. I don’t think you got this lovely lady’s order yet, have you?” he asked.

He glanced at me again, which made me a bit shy. “Oh, I guess not. I must didn’t see you sitting there,” she said in a cold tone.

I rolled my eyes, knowing where this was heading. “You saw me perfectly well, Stella,” I said while looking at her name tag, even though the guy mentioned her name.

“Well, what do you want?” she asked in a hostile tone.

“Really, Stella. Do you have to be rude to your new customer?”

“How do you know I’m new?” I asked.

“Believe me, Tyler is sort of a small city and Hawthorne is the place to be. All the locals come here and I pretty much know everyone,” the guy said.

“He’s right,” Stella replied.

I didn’t even acknowledge her since she didn’t with me.

“Well, Stella, let me get the usual and whatever the pretty lady wants, it’s on me,” he said and flashed that smile again, making my pussy throb a second longer.

“Uh, you don’t have to buy my meal. I got it.”

“I assume you do, but I insist.”

Stella rolled her eyes before staring at me. “Well, he’s paying so what’s your order?” “

Aren’t you a ray of sunshine?” I said to Stella.

She groaned and I laughed. I would keep messing with her, but she’d probably spit in my food, so I stopped.

“I’ll have the burger and fries, please. But, I’m paying for it.”

The guy shook his head and already pulled out his money. Stella called out my order as well as his, which was the “Cane Special,” before walking off.

I looked at the guy named Cane with a curious expression. “Is she always like that?”

He laughed. “Ever since I was a kid. She’s not too keen on visitors, so excuse her behavior.”

“I guess,” I mumbled. “So, you got a meal named after you?”

“Not really. It’s just eggs, bacon, and pancakes. I just order it a lot, so they automatically know it’s for me.”

I nodded. “You probably need to go to another place to eat.”

“I love it here. But, anyway, Stella doesn’t represent everyone who lives here. For me, I love to encounter visitors. Where are you from?”

I shifted in my seat, wondering if I should even talk to him. It’s not like I’d see him again. “Houston.”

“Cool. You must be here for business.”

“How so?”

“Because like I said earlier, Tyler is not a big city.”

“Let’s just say I’m here for business and a bit of pleasure.”

He gave me the once over, which made me bite my lip. I was doing too much right now.

“I don’t think I introduced myself. Cane Brooks.” He said and extended his hand out to me.

“Kia Collins,” I said and accepted his handshake.

“I have to admit, you are a beautiful woman. Extremely beautiful. Since you’re new to the city, maybe I can show you around.”

“I prefer not,” I said.

“Why not? I’m sure you don’t know anyone here.”

“I rather keep it that way for now. But, thank you.”

Cane nodded. “Okay, cool.” He got up from his seat and stared at me once more. “I hope you enjoy your meal and maybe we’ll cross paths again.”

“I don’t think we will,” I said.

He leaned closer to me. I took in the intoxicating scent of his cologne. He put his hand behind my chair while lowering his lips to my ear. “Trust me, we will see each other again. I’m counting on it.”

Just hearing how sexy he sounded made me immediately have thoughts I shouldn’t be having. This was a complete stranger and I was literally wet from his damn voice.

You’re a mess, girl.

Don’t I know it.

“Nice to meet you, Kia,” Cane said. He gave me another delectable smile before going to the door, forgetting all about the food he just ordered.

I watched him leave, staring at the fine specimen walking out the door. I slowly turned around to see Stella sitting my meal in front of me. She shook her head, making my attitude change from lustful to annoyed.

“Here’s your burger and fries. I see Cane left without his food again.”

“I guess he does that a lot, huh?”

“He does, but let me give you a word of advice about him.”

“Do I want it?” I asked.

“I think you should take it. I don’t know how long you’re going to stay here, but don’t get involved with him while you’re here. He’s nothing but trouble.”

I smirked. “Trust me, I have my own issues to worry about. I don’t need the extra drama. But, I’m still paying for my order.”

Stella shook her head. “Cane paid for it, so let him. Just enjoy your burger and fries.”

I smiled. “Fine. Thanks.”

Stella nodded and went to the back to grab another order.

I stared at my food, completely taken aback by what Stella just said. But she didn’t have anything to worry about. I was trying to rediscover myself and adding another man to the mix wouldn’t help my dilemma. Right now, I just wanted to focus on getting myself back together.

The Love You Give is available only on Amazon, but two lucky readers will be able to win this Ebook along with a $5.00 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is go to the Contest & Giveway page ( ) to enter into the giveaway on Rafflecopter. The contest will end at midnight on Christmas Eve.

Also, the contest given during day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas is still available. That giveaway is also on the Contest & Giveaway page. That giveaway will also end on Christmas Eve.

Please come back tomorrow as The Love Interviews continue with a new interview with the characters of the Into You series.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

involved with him while you’re here. He’s nothing but trouble.” I smirked. “Trust me, I have my own issues to worry about. I don’t need the extra drama. But, I’m still paying for my order.” Stella shook her head. “Cane paid for it, so let him. Just enjoy your burger and fries.” I smiled. “Fine. Thanks.” Stella nodded and went to the back to grab another order. I stared at my food, completely taken aback by what Stella just said. But she didn’t have anything to worry about. I was trying to rediscover myself and adding another man to the mix wouldn’t help my dilemma. Right now, I just wanted to focus on getting myself back together.

12 Days Of Christmas: The Love Interviews – The Love Chronicles

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! For the sixth day of the 12 Days of Christmas event, we will be catching up with the characters of The Love Chronicles during part two of The Love Interviews.

Back in 2017, I did a series of character interviews which caught up with certain couples from my most popular books. One of those interviews was with the main characters of The Love Chronicles, Andie and Dexter, which you can read by clicking on the link below:

Now, there has been a few years since the last interview as well as their last book, Love You For Life; but with the new interview, it will pick up from after Love You For Life was released.

Let’s catch up with them, along with the other characters from the series.


SB: Hello, everyone and thank you all so much for joining me for this interview. I know it was difficult to squeeze this in since everyone has such busy schedules.

Andie: It’s a pleasure to do another interview with you, Sheena. We’re so happy that you wanted to interview us again.

Dexter: I was actually shocked that you wanted to interview us. Our lives are pretty boring.

SB: I wouldn’t say that. You both are thriving in your careers and you’re having a baby. I wouldn’t consider that boring.

Andie: It’s definitely not. We’re both happy with our personal and professional lives.

SB: Can I ask if you know what you’re having?

Andie: You know we can’t say that, Sheena.

SB: I’m sure the readers what to know. It has been a while since the pregnancy news has been revealed.

Dexter: That’s true, but Andie and I do have an announcement to make.

SB: Curious minds want to know what that announcement could be.

Andie: Well, we were trying to keep this a secret, but Dexter and I will be doing another story to chronicle the pregnancy.

SB: Wow, that is amazing! I’m sure the readers will be happy to hear that.

Dexter: Yes, everyone will get a chance to know more about our lives and the pregnancy as it unfolds.

SB: And readers will get a chance to revisit your relationships with your parents as well.

Andie: Definitely! I’m sure everyone is wondering how our parents are getting along with the news.

SB: I’m sure, lol. That is amazing! Thank you both for sharing this wonderful news.

Andie: You’re very welcome, Sheena.

SB: We also have Mashawn and Andrew, Regina and Damien, as well as Sheree and Pedro. Thank you all for joining us.

Regina: Thank you for having us, Sheena.

Mashawn: This is pretty exciting. I didn’t think we all would be doing an interview.

SB: You all have made an amazing impact to the series. I feel as if you all grew up along with Andie and Dexter and developed your own stories to share.

Regina: I agree. There has been a lot of growth among everyone here, and it’s amazing to see that we all have become closer. Especially with Sheree.

Sheree: Thank you for only pointing me out, Regina.

Mashawn: I thought I was the one who was always shady.

Regina: I didn’t mean it in a bad way. I was just saying that we didn’t like each other, but now, we’re getting along. That’s progress.

SB: I agree. Life is about growing. Speaking of growing, how is married life going, Regina and Damien?

Damien: It’s wonderful, isn’t it, Regina?

Regina: Yep, it’s great. Couldn’t be happier.

SB: And your careers are going well?

Regina: Yeah, we’re doing great there. Damien even received a promotion at his job, which is amazing.

SB: Congratulations, Damien.

Damien: Thank you.

SB: Is everything okay, Regina?

Regina: Yes, it’s just a lot been going on with work, that’s all.

SB: I hope things get better for you. I know how hard it can be adjusting to a new job or an entirely new career.

Regina: Thanks.

SB: How about you two, Mashawn and Andrew? How are things going for you both?

Mashawn: Things are good. Couldn’t be better.

Andrew: Are they? Especially with your parents bothering us every five seconds.

Mashwn: Are you really going to talk about my parents during this interview?

Andrew: What other time are we going to talk about them?

Dexter: I really don’t think this is the time to talk about this.

Andrew: Fine, but we have to discuss it soon.

SB: Okay, I guess I shouldn’t have asked.

Andrew: I’m sorry for my outburst. I guess there have been some issues lately.

Mashawn: Too many.

SB: Why don’t I move along to Sheree and Pedro. You both are the new kids in the group, so how are you both adjusting?

Sheree: We’re doing well. I agree with Regina with us growing and being closer.

SB: How are things with you and your mom?

Sheree: That’s another story to be told on another day.

SB: And Pedro, I’m sure there’s not a dull moment at work with you and Dexter, aren’t they?

Pedro; Of course not. Dex and I are becoming great friends and just being around everyone is pretty awesome.

SB: That’s good to hear. And wait, aren’t we missing someone?

LaToya: Sorry, we’re late. It was traffic on 45.

Simon: LaToya couldn’t find anything to wear.

SB: Well, you’re here now. How are things going with you two?

LaToya: Things couldn’t be better, right baby?

Simon: They’re great. She’s happy, I’m happy, so life is good.

SB: I’m so glad for you both. Since Andie and Dexter already shared their news, and you all are here, why don’t you share yours?

Regina: Great. Well, each of us will have a story released under the new series, Forever Love.

Mashawn: It will tell our versions of our relationships as we go through our careers, families, and other aspects.

Andie: And besides our story which will be released soon, you all will be getting updates about Dex and I throughout the new series.

SB: There you have it, not only will there be a new story with Andie and Dexter, but there will be a brand new series centering around each couple from The Love Chronicles series. Congratulations to everyone and I know readers will be excited to read each couples’ stories.

Damien: Thank you so much, Sheena. We’re excited as well.

SB: I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out to be a part of this interview.

Regina: Thank you for having us.


A new story with Andie and Dexter will be coming soon in late January! This will be a Kindle Vella book, with new chapters released each week. More details about the story, including the release date for the first chapter, will be given towards the end of this year.

The Forever Love series is a spin-off series from The Love Chronicles as each couple from the series will be getting their own stories.

The first story that will be released is Down For You, which is Mashawn and Andrew’s story. The release date should be in March 2022. I will be releasing the actual date soon, so stay tuned.

The next books will be released in the order the covers are presented:

Will be released in July 2022.

Will be released in October 2022.

Will be released either in December 2022 or January 2023

Thank you all for joining me in the first interview of The Love Interviews part 2. Please check back tomorrow as we continue the 12 Days of Christmas with another Book Day for the holiday book, The Love You Give, which will also be the 2-year anniversary of its release.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

12 Days Of Christmas: Favorite Christmas Songs

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. And yes, it is finally the weekend! 🙂

As we get ready for Christmas in one week (wow, can you believe Christmas is almost here?), one thing I love to do is listening to Christmas songs. While some people may listen to Christmas music as early as Thanksgiving, some people may wait until close to the holiday to get into the Christmas spirit.

For me, I love to listen to Christmas music in the beginning of December because it does help me get into the season. There are times when my spirits may be a bit down with the hustle and bustle of working, shopping, and other factors, but clicking on my favorite song on Spotify does help me feel 100% better.

Now, without further ado, let’s get into some Christmas music! I hope the songs listed are a favorite of yours or could be a potential new song to listen to. 🙂

Let It Snow- Boyz II Men & Brian McKnight

I love this song, mainly because it’s romantic and just being with your loved one on Christmas.

What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder

This is one of those songs that always gets me into the Christmas spirit. I would put this on and start baking Christmas cookies for some reason, lol. But I love it.

Sleigh Ride- TLC

Who doesn’t love TLC?

This Christmas- Donny Hathaway

There have been so many different versions of this song that has been remade, but this one is the original and by far the best rendition of this song.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- The Jackson 5

At Christmas Time- Luther Vandross

This is one of my most absolute favorite Christmas song. This is one of those songs that I will put on repeat .

.Soul Holidays- Sounds Of Blackness

All I Want for Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

The Christmas theme song!

Joy to the World (with Georgia Mass Choir) – Whitney Houston

Silent Night – The Temptations

This is my go-to Christmas song. If I’m not in the Christmas spirit, then this song makes me get into one. This song has a special meaning to me, that’s why it’s my all-time favorite.

There you have it. A list of my favorite Christmas songs. I really hope you all enjoyed the sample of each song. If you do have a favorite Christmas song, please feel free to share it in the comments section below.

I hope you all join me tomorrow as I kick off part 2 of The Love Interviews with a brand new interview with the characters of The Love Chronicles.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂

12 Days Of Christmas: The Love Interviews- Tamara & Lamar

Hi everyone! I really hope everyone is enjoying the 12 Days Of Christmas. I know I am, especially since I’m reliving some of my favorite book memories.

Since this is Thursday, I decided to do something special and do a little throwback to the Something Just Ain’t Right series, which some of you may remember was my first entry into urban fiction. It was a different element for me, which definitely took me out of my comfort zone as a romance author, but I really enjoyed telling each story in that genre.

With this interview segment, I was in the process of doing a spin-off with Tamara and Lamar titled If It Isn’t Love. While I didn’t get a chance to write their story yet, I’m not ruling it out, especially since I love writing for them, along with Hayley and Morgan, who are the main characters in SJAR. You never know, this could be one of the books that I’ll be writing in 2022.

In case anyone doesn’t remember Tamara and Lamar, here is their interview from part 1 of The Love Interviews. Enjoy! 🙂


Good morning, everyone! For today’s interview, I have Tamara & Lamar from the Something Just Ain’t Right series. The two will have their own spin-off story coming later this year.

SB: Thank you both for taking the time out for this interview.

Tamara: It’s our pleasure, Sheena

SB: First, let’s talk about Something Just Ain’t Right. That series was pretty intense, especially with the relationship you had with Hayley and Morgan, Lamar.

Lamar: It was very intense, but at the end of the day, we all became closer, so I guess we had to go through those experiences to realize the importance of family.

SB: Even when Morgan put you in the hospital?

Lamar: Now that I look back on that, I kind of deserved it.

SB: Well, you did record him and your sister having sex.

Lamar: Which I wasn’t trying to do.

SB: At least everything is resolved now.

Lamar: It certainly is.

SB: Let’s talk about your story. I’m sure you’re both excited to have your very own story. Can you share with everyone what to expect with the spin-off?

Lamar: I will be running the family’s computer tech company. My dad gave me ownership after he decided to retire.

SB: I’m sure that was an honor for you to take over the company.

Lamar: I knew it would happen, I just didn’t think it would be this soon. But after everything that has happened, I guess he just wanted to live his life; I can’t blame him for that.

SB: That’s true.

Lamar: Not only that, but Tamara and I will be exploring our relationship further. In SJAR, readers didn’t get a chance to understand our relationship; but now that the spin-off will focus on us, then readers will have a better understanding of how we met.

Tamara: Also what makes us stay together. I love Lamar, but sometimes he can be a bit over the top.

Lamar: Seriously, Tam.

Tamara: Just saying.

SB: I think we all seen that firsthand in SJAR. What about you, Tamara? What will readers see from you in the spin-off?

Tamara: I will be starting my own jewelry company.

SB: Wow, that’s cool.

Tamara: Thank you. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. But that’ll be discussed.

Lamar: Among other things.

SB: Like what?

Lamar: Tamara’s ex is back in the picture.

SB: Ex?

Tamara: From college. I dated him freshman year.

Lamar: Who my dad also hired for the company before he retired. And Tamara knew told me that they dated.

SB: Wow.

Tamara: Because I know how you get, Lamar.

Lamar: I would had found out eventually, Tamara.

SB: So your story will be sort of a love triangle?

Tamara: I don’t have feelings for him. It was a brief relationship, so it wasn’t serious.

SB: Let’s move on, shall we?

Tamara: Thank you.

SB: When will readers expect for this book to drop?

Tamara: Possibly in the summer.

SB: And will Morgan and Hayley make an appearance?

Lamar: Of course they will. They’ll be a focal point in the story just like we were in their series.

SB: Cool. I think the readers will be glad to hear that. But thank you both again. I think everyone is looking forward to this story.

Tamara: We can wait to share it with everyone.

Lamar: Thank you, Sheena.


Check back tomorrow as we go into the day five of the 12 Days of Christmas with a few Christmas songs that will definitely get everyone excited for Christmas.

Until next time, everyone! 🙂