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Caitlin’s Wings, the second book in the Renewal to Passion series, is coming November 30th!! This is Caitlin’s story, as Tonya Brown Rivers gives a sweet and poignant tale about Caitlin’s life as she finds love again with a old acquaintance.

When Caitlin Reynolds vows not to ever let a man come between her goals, again,  nor her life intimately, did she mean every word? She’d been there done that and her heart has always shattered to pieces as a result.   So, when Tanner Morris, her cousin’s husband best-friend whom she’s known just as long as she known her cousin-in-law, wants the chance to change her mind and offer her his heart, will she be willing to give to him without losing herself? She is fearful that this what she would be doing if she opened her heart and soul to him to love her unconditionally.

Tanner Morris knows Caitlin, the beautiful child life specialist and former dancer has relationship issues but what he wants her to know is that he wants to make sure she has a relationship, first with Jesus Christ then he plans to walk with her, beside her in taking their friendship to an intimate level. Will his testimony for her to let go and let God order her steps and will their friendship grow into a love pleasing to God?

 

Before Caitlin’s Wings is released, make sure to check out Renewal To Passion, which is available now.

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Available Now!!

How Deep Is Your Love, the third book in The Love Chronicles series, is available now!! See how Andie and Dexter transition from college students to working adults in the continuation of the series.

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Andrea “Andie” Williams and Dexter Robinson have experienced a lot during their first semester at Smith University. From making life-changing decisions for their relationship and their futures, it seems like everything is finally falling into place for the two.

Or is it?

In the next book of The Love Chronicles series, How Deep Is Your Love, there will be a huge time jump as the two graduate college and are living their dreams in their prospective professions. Their relationship has also changed, leading them onto different paths in their lives. When they return to Houston for a surprise wedding, they have to find their way back to each other and become the couple they once were. But with old wounds and unresolved issues, will the two be able to rekindle their relationship?

It’ll be a roller coaster ride for Andie and Dexter as they revisit old memories and create new ones in the continuation of The Love Chronicles series.

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Sample Sunday- How Deep Is Your Love

November 8th!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

For today, I will be giving a sample of my upcoming book, How Deep Is Your Love. This is the third chapter from the third book in The Love Chronicles series, as Andie experience a typical day at her internship. She also goes into dream mode about a happy moment with Dexter.

Remember, How Deep Is Your Love will be available on November 8th. Until then, enjoy this wonderful, unedited excerpt. 🙂

 

“Beeeeeppppp!”

 

I stared at the ceiling, realizing another day has begun. It was also another day at the internship from hell.

 

My alarm continued to disturb me as the bright sunshine from the window made me even more irritated. I hit the alarm, causing more force than I expected, and it fell on the floor.

 

“Damn it,” I muttered.

 

I pulled the covers over my head, not wanting to get up when I felt someone yanking them from me.

 

“Must we go through this every morning? We both know you hate your job, but you still have to go, so wake up.”

 

I stared at my roommate and sighed. “I don’t want…”

 

“To go. You say that phrase every morning too. What happened to the Andie Williams that I used to know? Even though I couldn’t stand you then, you have really become very annoying.”

 

I slowly rose and looked ahead at the white wall. “That Andie is long gone.”

 

“Yeah, and whiny Andie took over. Get your ass up so we can make it to the office on time.”

 

She pulled me up and put her hands on my shoulders. I shook my head and sighed. “Thanks for the small pep talk, LaToya. You definitely know how to get my day going.”

 

She smiled. “Of course. Who else is going to tell it like it is to you?”

 

“I know a few people, but you’re the only one who’s available.”

 

She smirked and I smiled. I guess I should mention that LaToya, my ex-friend and Dexter’s ex, is also my roommate. I still couldn’t believe it. Although the two of us couldn’t stand each other, we helped each other out when we got this studio apartment. Rent in New York is not cheap, and with the salary I had, it was a no-brainer that I needed a roommate. Since LaToya also works at The Region as an entry-level accountant, we decided to get a place together. That, and because we didn’t know anyone else in the city.

 

I can admit that since the two of us are staying together, I have become acquainted with the LaToya that I used to know. We were good friends back in the day, until LaToya revealed her true feelings for Dexter. Now that is under the bridge, we sort of have something in common, which slowly made us rebuild our friendship. Although she gets on my nerves sometimes, it’s a lot better having her here than being lonely in an unfamiliar city.

 

“I already took my shower, so the bathroom is yours.”

 

“Thanks,”

 

I gathered up my outfit when LaToya started tapping her foot on the hardwood floor. I stared at her, wondering why she was doing that.

“That’s annoying.”

 

“Sorry; I was just trying to find something to do.”
“Try something else.”

 

“Ugh! Did you finally open that letter from Regina?”

 

I turned around and stared at her. She had a look mixed with sadness and anger as she tapped on her foot again.

 

“Can you please stop with the tapping.”

 

“I do this when I get nervous. So, did you? What was it? It looks like a wedding invitation. Is she and Damien getting married?”

 

I put my outfit down on the bed and walked to her. I sat beside her as I didn’t say a word. She looked at the wall and sighed.

 

“I guess that’s a yes.”

 

“Sorry I didn’t tell you last night. I tore up the invite anyway.”

 

“I’m happy for Damien. I hate how things ended between us, but if he’s happy, then I am too.”

 

“That’s good.”

 

“Are you going? I know you probably don’t want to because of Dexter.”

 

I sighed. LaToya pretty much know everything that happened between Dex and me. She was actually a great confidante during that time. It was a bit awkward at first talking to her about it, but she was there when I needed a shoulder to cry on. And there were a lot of nights when I needed one.

 

“I don’t know. I think it’s best if I don’t go.”

 

“Aren’t you and Regina friends, though?”

 

“We kind of fell out after what happened with Dexter.”
“She only got upset with you because of a certain person; it wasn’t because of your break-up with Dex.”

 

“All the same. That was a mistake anyway.”

 

“You wanted to see what else was out there. There’s nothing wrong with that.”

 

“Only because of what I did to Dexter. I felt things wouldn’t have been the same after I left. It doesn’t matter anyway. That relationship wasn’t going to work. Just like the relationship I had with Dexter.”

 

“You know you’re lying to yourself. You got scared and left.”

 

“I didn’t get scared.”

 

“Andie, you can say what you want, but you got scared when you felt your life wasn’t going according to your plan and you bailed. You thought you could handle it without being with him until you saw him that day. You reconnected, but got scared and left again. Do you see a pattern here?”

 

I rolled my eyes and sighed.

 

“You jumped into something thinking that it was really over between you and Dexter, but it didn’t work because you were still in love with him. You’re still in love with him now; that’s why you don’t want to go to Regina’s wedding.”

 

“I don’t want to go because it could be a set-up. I haven’t been back to Houston in four years. Do you really think everyone hasn’t gotten over what I’d done to Dexter? I’m pretty sure Aunt Tia will have some choice words to me about how I hurt her son.”

 

“Oh, she definitely will. She gave me a couple back in the day.”

 

“That’s because you cheated on him.”

 

“True, but I never had his heart like you did. That’s worst compared to what I did.”

 

She got up as I continued to stare at the wall. I really didn’t want to cry right now. It was too early to already be feeling sad.

 

LaToya gently tapped my shoulder and I suddenly turned to her. “There’s no time to daydream. You wasted enough time talking. Get ready for work.”

 

I really wanted to crawl back into my bed and sleep the day away, but there’s no point in moping around. That wasn’t going to solve anything. Besides, I had a job to do.

 

 

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Once I was finally able to get ready, LaToya and I took the subway to The Region office. I still had my car, but I’m still not used to New York traffic, so I just ride the subway with LaToya. It’s actually pretty interesting to be around different people and have that experience to ride on one. You haven’t visited New York if you haven’t been on one.

 

Twenty minutes later and we both rushed inside the building, holding our badges to security and running to the stairs to the sixth floor.

 

“You want to go out tonight? Cecil was telling me there’s a great happy hour at Wilson’s.” LaToya asked.

 

I really didn’t want to, but I barely ventured out since I’ve been here. Maybe it’ll do me some good to be around other people.

 

“Why not.”

 

“Cool. Meet you outside when we get off. And leave the depressed attitude behind, please. We don’t need that tonight.”

 

I rolled my eyes and LaToya smiled before going to the accounting department. I headed to the editorial side of the office and sat down at my desk.

 

I stared at my computer, thinking about what LaToya said earlier when I heard a thump. I looked up and saw the senior editor, Kelsey, giving me a smug look. I looked down and saw the stack of papers she placed on the desk and sighed.

 

“Seriously,” I mumbled.

 

“Good morning to you too, Andrea. Now that you’ll here, you can get started on these.”

 

“What are those?” I asked.

 

“They’re letters for our advice column, Ask Region. Since no one wants to do them, you finally can show your writing skills. Aren’t you glad about that?”

 

“Advice column? I didn’t know the paper had one.”

 

“Like I said, no one wants to write for it, so it goes unnoticed. We need it by tomorrow, so get to it.”

 

I sighed. I guess it’s better than walking her Shih Tzu and picking up poop everywhere.

 

I pulled out a letter from the top and read it. I had to shake my head at how ridiculous this person sounded. How am I going to give anyone relationship advice when my life is in ruins? Maybe I could ask Mashawn about some of these letters. She’s in love, so she would know.

 

I put the letter to the side and picked up another one. I started to read it, becoming interested in this person’s dilemma. It was a female contemplating on if she should follow her boyfriend to another state. He just accepted a job offer in Florida and have to leave by the end of the month. She didn’t want to leave her family and friends, but she loved him and knew that they’ll get married soon.

 

I stared at the letter, thinking about my own life and how happy Dex and I was when we arrived to our new place. That was when things weren’t so complicated…

 

January, 2037

 

“We’re here!” I exclaimed as Dexter and I entered our new place. It was a tiny one-bedroom with a closet for a bathroom and barely enough storage for our belongings, but it’s our home for the next three years.

 

“Yes, we’re here, so we should do it right.” Dexter said. He picked me up, causing me to shriek as we entered the apartment. We got to the couch when he put me down.

 

“You know that only happens when we’re married.”

 

“Who cares about traditions. Besides, we’re engaged, so it’s close enough.”

 

He pulled me to him and kissed me. I put my arms around him as he gave me a kiss on my neck.

 

“I can’t believe we spent four days on the road, so I’m happy to be spending a night in our own bed.”

 

“Me too. The trip was fun at first, but I felt like it was never ending.” I said and sat down. Lucky for us, the apartment we got was furnished, although Uncle Charles had to pay an additional deposit. Of course Dexter will have to pay him back, but it was worth it not to come into an empty apartment.

 

“I really don’t feel like getting our bags from the car.” Dexter whined. He sat down beside me and leaned his head on the back of the couch.

 

“Leave them out there for tonight. Besides, it’s not like we’ll need clothes anyway.” I said and gave him a sexy grin.

 

“Look at you; you’re trying to get me out of my clothes already, aren’t you?”

 

I laughed. “I’m not doing no such thing.”

 

“Please. But you don’t have to ask, because I’ll gladly do it. I’ll help you out of yours too.”

 

I blushed as he gave me another kiss.

 

“You do know our toothbrushes are in our suitcases.”

 

I smiled as I pulled out our travel bags from my tote. Dexter smiled. “Race you to the room,”

 

I quickly got up as he playfully tackled me. I started laughing as he turned me to face him.  He held me as his lips grazed the side of my neck. His hand went underneath my shirt, causing me to moan.

 

“I thought we were going to race.” I whispered.

 

Dexter smiled. “I like this much better.”

 

His hands caress my back as he led me to our bedroom. I think I liked this better too…

 

“Andrea! Andrea!!”

 

“What!” I exclaimed.

 

I looked to see Kelsey giving me a nasty glance. “We need you to go to Starbucks and get a round of Caramel Frappuccinos asap. And stop daydreaming. That’s not part of your job,” she said and walked away.

 

I sighed. “Neither is being an errand girl.” I whispered.

 

I looked down at my desk and noticed she didn’t even leave any money for the drinks. I shook my head. I didn’t even complain as I got up and grabbed my crossbody bag.  Since I’m paying, I might as well get me one too.

 

 

Blog Tour- Just Right (Something Just Ain’t Right Novella)

Hi everyone! I have been MIA due to finishing up How Deep Is Your Love. But I’m back and I’m bringing a new blog tour for my latest release, Just Right.

If you haven’t read the latest installment from the Something Just Ain’t Right series, then here is all you need to know to 1-Click the novel today! Not only will I be sharing an excerpt from the novella, but also an interview for the tour. I’m even doing a giveaway for an eBook copy of Just Right, as well as a $10 Amazon gift card. 🙂

Thank you so much, Maia, from Silver Daggers Book Tours, for putting together this amazing tour. I really appreciate it! 🙂

Just Right:
A Something Just Ain’t Right Novella
by Sheena Binkley

Genre: Interracial,

Mystery & Suspense, Romance

 

What happens when the chaos ends and their normal life begins? 

It has been three years since Hayley and Morgan Carter experienced the

turmoil caused by Morgan’s family. Now that the threats,

kidnappings, and shootings are behind them, the two can now live a

normal life with their two-year-old son, Morgan Jr. While Hayley is

living her dream as an event coordinator for a high-profiled company,

Morgan decided to go into law enforcement and become a detective.

With their lives slowly falling into place, the two will soon find

out that things are not what they seem.

As the two receive some surprising news from a former nemesis, they must

decide what is best to protect themselves and their loved ones. Will

the two result back to their former lives to keep their happily ever

after, or will it be too late?

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Morgan

Love.

A lot of people take that word for granted. Some do it because they’re scared to be loved by someone, or feel that they shouldn’t be. I have felt that way before, all because of the things I have done. I never thought I was worthy of it.

Until I met Hayley.

Hayley is and always has been the love of my life. When I first laid eyes on her, I knew she would be the one for me, but I let my personal views on love and life get in the way of happiness. When she made me realize how precious life can be, I let all of my past feelings go and just lived. That’s something I haven’t done in a long time. Since I have been with Hayley, I never looked back. Even with all of the bullshit that has happened with us, our love became stronger, which I’m happy for every single day.

Since Hales and I got married, we have been living a pretty normal life. We have a two- yea r-old son, Morgan Jr., who we call MJ. That boy is certainly a handful but I enjoy being a father to him. It’s definitely the highlight of my day. Not only are we parents, but Hales is working as a private event consultant with a high-profiled agency, while I took an extremely different career path. I decided to become a cop.

Yep, a cop.

After the incidents concerning my family, I wanted to give back to society in some sort so I decided to go to the academy. Throughout the training, I kept wondering if I was doing the right thing, but when I looked at what I have been through and the future that I will have with my family, I knew I was making the right decision. Two years later and I was promoted to being a detective. With my new title, I knew one thing I wasn’t going to do and that was abuse my badge like my so called father did. To be honest, I think that was another reason why I went into law enforcement.

Sometimes, I have to laugh at the life that I’m living right now. Me, Morgan Carter, the former womanizer, is talking about happiness and love and living a normal life. That’s something I’ve never experienced, but I’m glad that I’m able to now.

“Morgan! Morgan?!”

I looked over to see Hayley staring at me. She is still as beautiful as when I first laid eyes on her all of those years ago. Her curly hair was now a honey brown color to match her honey skin tone. Her brown eyes looked into mine as she gave me a huge smile and leaned closer to me.

“Hey, baby. I didn’t hear you come in.”

“That was because you were asleep. Long day?”

I slowly sat up from the couch and looked around. I looked down at my clothes realizing that I was still wearing the suit that I’d gone to work in.

“You must really have had a long day if you’re still in your clothes.”

“I guess I laid down as soon as I walked in.” I slowly replied.

“Luckily MJ is staying with my parents tonight, or you probably would have forgotten to pick him up,” Hales said. She paused before speaking again. “Or did you forget that he was spending the night there?”

I sat up on the couch and ran my hand through my hair. “I guess it’s this case I’m working on. Between meeting with the Sergeant and working these damn stakeouts, I guess I just lost track of everything.”

Hayley smiled and sat down beside me. She motioned for me to turn so that my back was facing her.

“I guess a massage is in order then.”

“That would be nice.”

Once her hands were on my body, I immediately relaxed. Just having her near me was all I needed.

“I know you can’t talk about any of your cases, but…”

“You’re right… I can’t. As much as I want to I can’t jeopardize any type of information we have on certain suspects. Not just that but I don’t want to put you or MJ’s life in danger.”

“I understand, baby. I just wanted to understand how your days are with you working on the force. I still find it hard to believe that you’re on the force.”

I chuckled. “I think no one saw that coming.”

She turned me so I could face her again. She ran her fingers through my hair and smiled. “I know why you’re doing it, though. You needed to find a purpose for everything that has happened with your family.”

“Let’s hope I don’t have to deal with any of them again.”

“I hardly doubt it. With Travis, Will, Caroline, and Sophia still in prison and Rick dead, that will be highly unlikely that you’ll come across any of them again.”

I leaned my back on the couch and sighed. “I have thought about it, though. Whether anyone would try and come after us again.”

“Morgan…”

“Hales, even though we have been living this perfect life, we still shouldn’t let our guards down. There could be other people out there who are working with Travis but just haven’t made their move yet.”

“Do you think you’re overreacting a bit? It’s been almost three years, baby. If anyone was going to do anything, they would have done so already.”

“Do you really think that? If anyone does make another move, cop or not, I will be ready.”

Hayley sighed. “Maybe I just got too comfortable with actually living a normal life compared to us always on the run looking over our shoulders.”

“I sort of forgot too, but just for a little while.”

Hayley leaned her head on my shoulder and I wrapped my arms around her. She gave a soft sigh.

“Should we be worried about this now, though? Your cousin is getting married next week, so whatever thoughts you’re having, you shouldn’t worry him about it.”

I caressed her shoulder, knowing she was right, but I can’t stop thinking about it, especially when I have information about Travis being released from prison. I didn’t know if I should tell Hales about it, especially since everything is going so good between us.

I’ll tell her when the time was right. Whenever that may be.

 

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What is something unique/quirky about you?
I used to play the clarinet in middle school. I was really good at it. I also wanted to be a news reporter and did a news show for a local public access channel when I was in college.

What are some of your pet peeves?
People chewing with their mouths open, and leaving trash in my car.

What inspired you to write this book?
Just Right is a novella that is part of one of my series, Something Just Ain’t Right. I did the series over two years ago, and I figured I should write an update on the main characters of the series. It felt good to go back and write about how the couple of the series changed over the years and what they have accomplished after everything that has happened after the series ended. I think the readers of the series were also happy to read about how much the characters have changed and just to see how they are adjusting to life now.

What can we expect from you in the future?
I just wrapped up the third book, How Deep Is Your Love, from my current series, The Love Chronicles. This book is a romance/new adult novel that is a continuation of the main couple in the series. The story is an emotional roller coaster that readers will experience. I know I did while writing the story, so I know readers will feel the emotions throughout every scene.

Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born and raised in Houston, TX.

If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
I would spend my last day with my family, and I would do all of the things that I would love to do, including bowling (if I can), going to the beach, and watching the sunset.

What do you do to unwind and relax?
I mainly listen to music to unwind. When I do, I’ll just put my earbuds in, lay back and just relax. Shopping also helps too, lol.

How to find time to write as a parent?
Writing when you’re a parent can be a challenge, lol. My son is 10, so I try to balance everything on a daily basis. I would usually write when he’s asleep, or on my days off from work. When I have a huge deadline, I would either try to write while I have some down time at work. That way, I wouldn’t have to worry about writing as much when I go home.

Advice they would give new authors?
My advice to new authors is to never give up on your dream. There will be critics and naysayers that will criticized your work, but don’t let that discourage you. Also, write because you love to do it, and not for the fame or money; because believe me, sometimes writing is not all it’s cracked up to be. You must have patience and thick skin to be in this industry; if you do it for the wrong reasons, then you shouldn’t be doing it at all.

How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for about 27 years, since I was 9, but I have been a published author for four years.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Unique, imaginative, spunky, energetic, & romantic

 

 
 

Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her

first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since

then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that

are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a

freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including

education and entertainment.

To date, her best-selling novels include In Love With My Best Friend,

Love Unbroken, Something Just Ain’t Right, and The Love

Chronicles.

In  April of 2016, Sheena launched her own publishing company which focus

strictly on romance books. Besides writing, she loves reading,

shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in

Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband

and son.

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30 Days 30 Authors- E.N. Hardy

Hi everyone! Today’s featured author during the 30 Days event is E.N. Hardy! Check out her book, I Used To Cry: The Essence Of Essence.

Now, here’s E.N.! 🙂

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farmto table(6)E.N. Hardy was born and raised in Inkster, Michigan. Writing became a passion for her at a very young age, as an outlet, and as a means to deal with trying circumstances. She loves to write poetry, erotica, and in her own words “emotional fiction.” The only thing that matters to her is the way you “feel” after reading her work. She enjoys a career in healthcare education, and does lots of reading in her spare time. Her all time favorite author is V. C. Andrews, with Frank McCourt being a very close second. In 2012 she began working on her debut novel I Used To Cry: The Essence of Essence. She currently resides in the Metro Detroit area with her husband and four children. Her favorite phrase is:
~When All Else Fails Just Write~

~Because All I Want To Do Is Make You Feel~

I am a self published author under my company Hard Pen Publications the I Used to Cry The Essence of Essence was released on 7/1/17 with a follow up book I Used To Cry, Essence Evolved coming very soon.

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Amazon link
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Click on the link below to read the beginning of the first chapter of I Used To Cry: The Essence Of Essence:

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Also, check out the book blitz tour for I Used To Cry by clicking the link below:

https://sheenabinkley.com/2017/07/01/release-day-blitz-i-used-to-cry-by-en-hardy/

 

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Win a copy of E.N.’s book, I Used To Cry, along with books from each participating author in the 30 Days giveaway!

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30 Days 30 Authors – W. Mason Dunn

It’s the last week of the 30 Days 30 Authors event, but there are still more wonderful authors to discover!

Kicking off the last week is W. Mason Dunn! Check out her interview, as well as read an excerpt from her book, Faithful Father.

Now, here’s W! 🙂

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The author, W. Mason Dunn, born in Bossier City, Louisiana, received her undergraduate degree from Texas College in Business Administration and earned a graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. She is an established professional at Florida A&M University, where she has been employed for the last eleven years. Before joining the staff at Florida A&M, she worked for 12 years as a higher education counselor for the military while traveling with her husband before he retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service. The breadth of her personal and professional experiences have contributed enormously to her fascinatingly inspirational writings.

Waletta has been married for 31 years to retired Marine, Donald Michael Dunn. She is the proud mother of two young, adult children, Michael Stewart Dunn and daughter, Ashley Elaine Dunn.

Mrs. Dunn participated in many writing and speech competitions in her younger years. She traveled her home state of Louisiana participating in numerous contests, winning many of them. One of her most memorable competitions was the “Voice of Democracy Contest”. Mrs. Dunn was originally interested in journalism until she took her first accounting class in college, which catapulted her career in a different direction. However, inspired by her award-winning sister, screen and play write, Judi Ann Mason (“Sister Act II; Back In The Habit”, “A Different World”, “I’ll Fly Away”), Mrs. Dunn never lost her love and passion of writing.

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1.Besides writing, what else do you like to do?

In addition to writing, I enjoy reading, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with my family.

2. What inspired you to become an author?

I am inspired to write by real-life events. I write about the practical application of God’s Word in our lives.

3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?

I cried when I say my debut novel. The desire to write a novel had been planted in my heart when I was a child. It was amazing to see my dream come to fruition.

4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I see myself as a full time author, inspirational speaker and writing coach in the next 5 years.

5. Do you have any new projects that you are currently working on?

I am working on my 3th book, A Family Dilemma. It will be released October 2017.

6. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?

I would advice anyone who wants to become an author to do three things. First, never give up. Second, learn all you can about the craft. And third, never give up.

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Excerpt from Faithful Father:

Dani was nine years old when she was kidnapped from the front porch of her grandmother’s house.  Her kidnapping had been carefully planned and her captors knew exactly how to entice her.

Chocolate.

Most kids loved chocolate, and Dani was no exception.

She lived in an all-black neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana.  An assortment of small red, gray, maple and white brick homes lined both sides of Madison Avenue.  No two houses were alike.  But they had one thing in common … the security that comes from being among your own kind in the racist south.  One could exist for days and never see a white person outside of television. The community contained schools, shops, churches and even government services.  Racial tensions were peaking in Shreveport in 1972.  The Police Service Commissioner had blocked local civil rights movements and folks were trying to make it safely from one day to the next.

Even within the safety of their neighborhood, Dani was allowed to be in only one or two places-her house or her Grandmother’s house, which was two houses down.  At any given time she could be found at one of the two homes.

Her best friend was Mrs. Beasley.  Mrs. Beasley had a head made of vinyl. Her face was framed with square black plastic glasses.  She was a blonde-haired baby doll with a soft blue and white polka dot body.  They sat in our imaginary kitchen on the front porch of grandmother’s small, red-brick home.  Sitting in the white metal tulip chair, Dani changed Mrs. Beasley into her new red dress.

The sound of a car slowing down in front of the house pulled Dani away from the land of make-believe. A two-door, white Chevy Impala pulled up and parked at the front curb and a woman got out.

The caramel-colored young woman walked toward Dani.  She wore a tie-dyed tunic, white polyester bellbottoms, and she smiled at Dani the way a relative would smile when seeing a long-lost loved one.

The woman knelt down next to Dani and said, “I have something for you in my car.” Instantly, as she held Mrs. Beasley in my arms, Dani was scooped into the woman’s arms and into the parked car.

“Do you see that candy?” asked the woman, pointing to the back seat.  Dani could see the bag of Hershey chocolates waiting for her.

“Yes.”

Dani wondered how the woman knew that Hershey Chocolate bars were her favorite.

Dani jumped across the front seat toward the candy. The sweat from her legs squeaked against the vinyl seats as she made her way to the bag. Mommee would never allow her to eat candy before lunch. But Momme was at work and would never find out.

Before she could put the first piece of chocolate in her mouth, they were all three-including Mrs. Beasley-sitting in the car and speeding down the street.

Out of the rear window, Dani could see Grandmother’s house moving farther and farther away.

She never saw Mommee or Grandmother again.

 

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30 Days 30 Authors – Kay Blake

Hi everyone!! We’re almost to the end of the 30 Days 30 Authors event, but there are six more amazing authors that you all should get to know.

Today, Kay Blake will be gracing the blog, as she shares her books and her journey as an author.

Now, here’s Kay! 🙂

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Kay writes sassy, sexy and sweet contemporary and interracial romance. She is from arguably the greatest city in the world. (New York). She is a sarcastic sweetheart who prefers snuggling at home with a good book. She is a mom to three cubs.
Kay indulges in strawberry cheesecake, horror movies, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, wrestling and of course a happily ever after.
Social Media

Twitter/Instagram: @authorkayblake

 

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  1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do

Not too long ago I received my bachelor’s in developmental psychology. I am an avid reader. I love books. I loved reading and the written word. I love movies. I love being around my cubs (my kids). So that is usually what I do when I’m not writing.

 

  1. What inspired you to become an author?

I love to write. I love the written word. I originally when I was younger wanted to be a singer, but that dream died once I realized I don’t like performing in front of people. After that I wanted to be a criminal prosecutor but after my first child, that changed. One of the things I have always done was write. I used to write songs, poems, short stories and fan fiction growing up. Writing gives me peace and I honestly enjoy telling a story.

 

  1. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?

I first published a short story in 2014 which was cool, but I think when I first published my novella Second Time’s a Charm it was surreal. I couldn’t stop smiling. I had it in print and it was seriously amazing. There were no words for that excitement and pride I felt.

 

  1. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Hopefully I will have a bigger audience of my work. I would love to be signed to one of the big five publishing houses. I just want to create stuff that people enjoy and if I can get a bigger reach and do so living comfortably that is my main goals for the next five years.

 

  1. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?

Write. Everyday. Even when you don’t want to. Don’t expect things to be prefect. It won’t be. Don’t expect to be J.K Rowling tomorrow most likely that won’t happen. Keep working at your craft. Getting yourself out there and keep going. Also always be yourself in your work. Let your voice shine through in your words.

 

 

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https://www.amazon.com/Kay-Blake/e/B00K5WCK38/

 

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Nominated for the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards in three categories.
(Romance, Contemporary and Novella/Short Stories)
Nominated for the 2016 Scribe Awards in two categories.
(Best Romance and Best Romance of 2016)

An Interracial Romance Novella

She wasn’t supposed to still feel this way?

Liz Alexander hasn’t been to New York City in six years. She left behind the life as she knew it and the man that broke her heart. When tragedy strikes, Liz is forced to go back and face the man she thought she no longer loved.

Liam Parker hasn’t seen Liz since she packed her bags and moved across country. Now seeing Liz again after all this time made Liam realize that he would do anything to get the woman he loves back.

Will the past get in the way? Or will their love have a second chance?

 

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Interracial Romance/Contemporary Romance Novelette.

Zoe Reynolds life is thrown in a tailspin when she catches her fiancé sleeping with his receptionist. Reeling from his betrayal and wanting a change fast, she cuts her hair and purchases tickets to go on a seven day cruise to the Caribbean. All Zoe wanted was some fun in the sun and some time to paint. That was until she meets handsome but shy Donatello “Donnie” Carson a forensics investigator who is on the cruise only to appease his best friend. Donnie is still hung up over bitter loses in his life, but with Zoe he is able to start living again.
Though both have past wounds, sparks fly and their connection sends them on a whirlwind romance. Can Zoe and Donnie let go of the past and find solace in each other?

 

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An Interracial Romantic Suspense Novella.

Eden has always taken care of herself. She didn’t need or accept any help from anyone. It’s always been that way. She finally thought her life was back on track until her boss was murdered in front of her.

After ending up in the hospital and finding out that the ones who killed her boss were still at large, Eden is sure that her best bet would be to get out of the city and fast.

Steven has been living his life one day at a time, battling the demons from his past. When his old army buddy calls and asks for a favor, he is hesitant. Needing the money, begrudgingly he takes the job which requires that he keeps Eden safe.

With Eden being headstrong, and Steven worried that he may not be the right man for the job, they can’t deny that they are attracted to each other.

Can Steven get past his demons and work his way into Eden’s heart while keeping her safe? Can Eden let her guard down enough to trust Steven can take care of her and her heart?

 

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Blurb from I Knew You Were Trouble:

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He seemed to be nothing but trouble.

Ally had something to prove. She wanted a new start. So, she took a job across the country to be the personal photographer to this up and coming rock band called Runnin on E. What she didn’t expect was to be captivated by the lead singer of the band Ethan Avery. Ethan’s blond hair, blue eyes and a voice that can melt the panties off of any woman spelled trouble. Big trouble. And after what she left behind she couldn’t afford any more.
But sometimes temptation is just too hard to resist.

Music was my only solace until I met her.

From the outside looking in, Ethan has everything. He’s the lead singer of the new rock band Runnin on E’. He has devastating good looks and women. Lots of women. But Ethan has his demons. He hides them behind the lyrics of his songs. New found fame is nice, but Ethan wants something more. He wants someone who knows there’s more to him than what meets the eye. And that someone is Ally. She’s beautiful. She’s different. She sees him. All of him. And now he wants her more than he’s ever wanted anything.
Can he leave his past demons behind and have the future he never thought he deserved?

 

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