African-American Fiction

Coming April 24th!!!

Hi everyone!! I finally have a release date for The Right Kind Of Love! This is the third book in the Into You series, and this is Jamarcus’ story! Several of you have asked about his story, so it’s definitely coming, lol.

This story is not only about him being the new store manager at Suds, but also about his complicated relationships with his ex-fiancée and his new girlfriend. Which one will he choose? You have to read the story to find out. 🙂

The Right Kind Of Love is on pre-order, so make sure to 1-Click to receive your copy when it’s released on April 24th.

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Here’s the blurb along with the cover:

Jamarcus Broussard is living his best life. Not only is he the newly appointed manager of Suds-Richmond, but things between him and his new girlfriend, Denisha Sheldon, is quickly becoming serious. He hasn’t always been lucky in love, especially after his last relationship ended when his ex-fiancée left him at the altar. He didn’t think he could be in another relationship, but Denisha has helped him believe in love again, making him consider giving marriage another try.

When Tamara Harris walked out on Jamarcus on their wedding day, she was hurt and confused about the issues that were plaguing her life. She didn’t want Jamarcus to be apart of her issues and figured it was best for her to disappear from his life. After applying for a position back in Houston, she figured it was time to go home. What she never imagined was the position she applied for was to be the newest office manager at Suds and her boss was her ex-fiancé! While the tension is inevitable between the two, Tamara is determined to get her life back on track and to make amends with Jamarcus. When the two see each other for the first time since that disastrous day, they both can’t deny their feelings for each other. Will they be able to work together, or will they still hold a grudge that could cost them their jobs?

With the daily craziness at Suds, his relationship with Denisha, and having his ex-fiancée back in his life, Jamarcus has a lot to deal with, but all of that will become an afterthought when a life-changing secret comes out, throwing Jamarcus’ life into a tailspin. Will he be able to cope with the fallout, or will it bring him to a downward spiral that could cost him more than Suds?

Music Playlist- Love You For Life

Hey everyone! Tomorrow is the day for Love You For Life to be released! To help celebrate the release, here is the music playlist for the story. These songs represent the Andie and Dex’s journey as they prepare for their wedding. Enjoy! 🙂

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Black Friday Sale!!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you all are enjoying your day with your loved ones and just being thankful for all that you have in your life. I know I am. 🙂

But starting on Black Friday, I will be discounting parts 2 & 3 of both Something Just Ain’t Right and No Other Love, along with my latest release, How Deep Is Your Love, to only $0.99! That’s right, each book will only be $0.99 for the entire Thanksgiving weekend! So if you haven’t purchased any of these books, then this is the time to do it, because each book will be going back to their regular prices on Monday.

Something Just Ain’t Right 2: https://goo.gl/wXQBLa

Something Just Ain’t Right 3: https://goo.gl/49hQ9u

No Other Love 2: https://goo.gl/S7g4Uc

No Other Love 3: https://goo.gl/CYKDQg

How Deep Is Your Love: https://goo.gl/FY8AeR

Six Things You Need To Know About The Lost Story

 

Hi everyone!! Love, Life, & Happiness: The Lost Story, will be available on Kindle and paperback soon! The four-part series is the original version that  was written back in 2004.

Some of you are probably wondering what is the difference between the original version and the recent published version. If some of you were able to read The Lost Story on my blog, then you probably would know some of the differences. But to get you ready for part 1, here are the six things you will need to know about The Lost Story.

1.The Story: When I wrote the original story, I tried to incorporate my college experience into the story as well as the characters. As mentioned in a previous blog post, I used some of the personality traits from some of the people in my life to make up some of the characters.

 2. Riana & Shawn: Everyone knows how much I love this couple and it shows with their storyline. With The Lost Story, some of the storyline is similar to Love Unbroken, but with a bit of a twist.

3. There is no Jayden: With The Lost Story, Ri is an only child, so there is no Jayden. Instead, Chris, who is Shawn’s best friend, is in the story. Also, Nathan and Zack are not in this series.

4. Marcus is a cop: And he doesn’t appear in part one until towards the end of the story. But he does make a huge impact in part 2, which some of you probably won’t like, especially since he will come between Ri and Shawn.

5. Couple Swapping: This series will have a lot of couple swapping. You probably won’t look at the characters the same way after you read parts 1-3.

6. Monica: Monica is the same character in both versions. So much so, that you all will wonder how Donnell puts up with her. You have to read the series in its entirety to find out just how much.

There you have it. Part 1 of The Lost Story will be available tomorrow, so get ready to read the highs and lows of the crew as they get through their sophomore year at Shaw University!

 

 

 

 

 

Lucky is Reading Giveaway Hop!! 

  

Hi everyone!! I’m really excited to be a part of the Lucky Is Reading Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck in Books. This is my second year and it’s great to be able to share my favorite reads with you all. 

I have three books that I really enjoyed reading. Here they are: 

  
Bryson is a ladies man by nature. 

And why wouldn’t he be? 

He’s young. 

He’s single. 

He’s sexy. 

And he’s fresh off of a record-breaking second year of professional basketball with his whole career ahead of him. 

So when he meets Kennedy while interviewing for a new stylist, of course he wastes no time going after her. 
Until he finds out she’s engaged. 

And even though he knows how wrong it is to be so damn attracted to a taken woman – has already learned his lesson when it comes to taken women – he can’t help but be drawn in by her captivating persona of innocence mixed with a hint mystery. 

But when Kennedy finds herself in the same predicament, caught completely off-guard by Bryson’s charm and sex appeal, the line between attraction and distraction suddenly becomes a blur. 

Who’s really the distracted one? 

(Note: This book is a standalone, but features secondary characters from the Attractions & Distractions series as well as The PreGame Ritual with tiny spoilers.) 
  
When 26 year old Reese accepts a position as a grad assistant, she has no idea an unpleasant encounter with a student will lead to the discovery of what she calls “the trifecta”: fine, intellectual, and a little bit rude – three qualities she finds irresistible in a man. She has no intention of doing anything with that discovery – nothing long term, at least. But everybody knows what happens to best laid plans. 

Jason is a grown man. 28 years old, seasoned and scarred by his real-life experience in the world, he’s at Blakewood State University to finish his degree and move on. The last thing he’s interested in is the female population on campus… but sexy, infuriating Reese might be a notable exception. 

This isn’t a story of opposites attract. 

More like counterparts clash. 

Neither of them is afraid to do battle, and neither is willing to back down. Love and war, win or lose… somebody’s gonna end up getting schooled. 
  
It doesn’t have to be true, it just has to seem true. This is a code that Jakari Roberson lives by. He definitely applies this philosophy to his relationship with Qia. He loves her with all of his heart and treats her like a queen. There isn’t anything he won’t do for her. However, Jakari has a big secret that he has managed to keep hidden from Qia for the past 14 years. He has finally made the decision to change, but is it a little too late? 

In Qia’s eyes she has the most loving, attentive, romantic, and faithful husband in the world. But, will the picture of her fairytale life shatter when she finds out what Jakari has really been up to? Will the love for her husband be enough to make her stay? Or, will his betrayal be enough to push her over the edge and into the arms of someone more deserving? 

Take a journey with these high school sweethearts. It is certainly a long difficult one, but it will be well worth it if they can figure out what constitutes a marriage and if their marriage is really worth saving? 

And here is one more: 

  

Elise Thompson always has been the independent one of the Thompson siblings. She never worried about anything or anyone, expect when it comes down to her ex, Dante Wilson. Although she loves him, she can’t be with him, especially with all the issues the two has together. 
When she meets Jared Crawford, she starts to see life in a different way. While he wants a relationship with her, Elise is holding back, mainly because of her feelings for Dante. But when issues start to arise between her and Jared and with the reappearance of her mother, she soon realizes what’s important and to live life for herself. 
You can win all four of these books by entering into the Rafflecopter giveaway below. A winner will be announced at the end of the hop. Good luck!! 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2d93349b11/

Available NOW!!!

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Hi everyone! This is a late post, but I wanted to share that the finale to the One Shot With A Baller series is available now!! You can 1-Click the finale or you can read for free with Kindle Unlimited!

 Blurb

Jayden Robertson is faced with the biggest challenge of his life as he is charged with the brutal beating of Tyree Evans. With everyone turning against him, even his own mother, he doesn’t know who to trust, except for his girl, Britney Lewis. Will she be able to uncover the truth about what happened before it’s too late?

Ever since Zack Hall met Mariah Benson, his life has been spiraling out of control, leading him to make unquestionable choices. When someone from Mariah’s past comes back, he soon discovers the real Mariah, making him wonder if he should continue to trust her.

Dominique Sawyer’s life has been full of drama, including finding out about her lover’s death and her child’s miscarriage. When a wrong decision turns her into working with the enemy, she soon realizes that she must change her life around. However, when she discovers a new plan in the making, will she be able to warn the people she tried to destroy? Or, will the plan lead to even more drama?

 

Purchase Link

http://www.amazon.com/Shot-With-Baller-Sheena-Binkley-ebook/dp/B01CGOT4JA/ref=zg_bs_9059881011_69

 

Sample Sunday: The Evolution Of Love

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Happy Sunday everyone!! Today, I’ll be sharing another excerpt from my upcoming release, The Evolution Of Love, which will be released on Feburary 24th! This is another Love, Life, & Happiness spin-off, and it is Elise’s story.

In this story, Elise will be facing a lot of issues in her life, including where her relationship is heading with her current boyfriend, Jared; her unresolved feelings for her ex, Dante; and the reappearance of her mother, Jackie.

This story will have a lot of surprises as well as previews for future stories, including a spin-off with Carla’s cousin, Mika, and a holiday story with the entire crew.

Here’s an unedited preview from Elise’s POV. Enjoy!

“Are you excited for your big day?”

I smiled at my sister Cheryl while adjusting my veil. I couldn’t believe this day has actually come. My wedding day. This has been a long time coming, but I’m glad it happened the way it did. I took my time to meet the perfect guy and now, I’m happy.

“Is everything in place? You know how I am with being organized.”

“Yes, everything is fine. Just worry about marrying that fine ass man of yours.” My best friend, Kimberly Martin said while touching up my lip gloss. She’s the best make-up artist around who I have known since we were kids. She knew how my life was and has been there for me through it all. She has been my support system, which I always appreciated.

“Which I can’t wait for.” I said and giggled.

“You deserve it, Elise. He’s the perfect man for you.” My cousin, Riana said while handing me my bouquet of white and purple orchards. I took a deep breath and got up from my chair, taking one more look in the mirror.

“Are you nervous? If you are, just think about walking down that aisle and seeing your future husband. That should make all of those fears go away.” Cheryl said.

I smiled. “I’m actually pretty calm. I’m just excited for what’s in store.”

“What are you waiting for then. Go out there and marry your man!” Kimberly exclaimed.

I took another deep breath and went to the door. I walked down the long corridor, looking back to see if my bridesmaids were behind me, but no one was. I turned around, taking in all of the beautiful scenery of white lilies. I looked down at my wedding dress, which was a sleeveless gown decorated with a shrew of beaded pearls. The train was a little heavy for me, but I wanted this day to be perfect, so if I have to be uncomfortable, so be it.

I went to the end of the hall and saw my dad standing by the door to the chapel. He stared at me, giving me one of those proud father looks, as he held out his arm for me. My dad and I had a complicated relationship throughout the years, but I can say now that he has been there for me. I think that outweighed the issues we had in the past.

“You ready, E?”

I smiled. “Definitely.”

“Before we go in there, I just want to say how proud I am. You have become an exceptional woman and I’m proud to be your father.”

I was trying not to become emotional, but what my dad just said really touched me.

“I love you, sweetheart.”

“I love you too, Dad.”

I put my arm around his and he opened the door to the chapel. My wedding coordinator, Denise, was near the back, signaling me to wait before walking down the red rose petaled aisle. I guess she found a mistake and wanted to make sure it was fixed. Once she gave me the okay, my dad and I started to walk. I looked at the guests, not believing they were all here to celebrate this wonderful occasion. I was becoming nervous all over again, which I was trying to control. My groom was facing the reverend, which was weird to me considering he should be watching me walk down the aisle. Once I approached the altar, he turned around, giving me a sexy smile.

“You look gorgeous, Elise.”

I stared at him, taking in how good he looked in his tux. I looked over at his groomsmen, including my brother Kevin and smiled. Kevin gave me a displeased look and glanced towards the door.

“Thank you, Dante.”

“I can’t wait for you to be my wife.”

I blushed, realizing I can’t wait for him to be my husband. But there was something wrong with this picture. Why was I marrying Dante when I was with Jared?

I looked to the guests and saw Jared Crawford sitting in the front row with the actress, Bridgette Morris. My mind started to become scrambled, wondering what was going on.

“E, baby, what’s wrong?” Dante asked.

Before I could say anything, I slowly collapsed onto the aisle, realizing that maybe this was all a dream…

I quickly woke up, looking around me wondering where I was. I calmed myself realizing I was in my bed in my house. I looked to my side, forgetting that Jared was staying late at the tattoo shop and would come by later. He had his own key, so he could let himself in. I leaned back onto the pillow, still in shock over what I just dreamt. Why would I have a dream about Dante? I haven’t seen him in years. Not only that, but I’m with Jared now. I’m completely in love with him, so why would I be thinking about another man?

I lay back down, taking a deep breath, hoping that what I was dreaming was just that. It doesn’t mean anything, so I have nothing to worry about.

Or do I?