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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.! 🙂


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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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-Sherry Robinson

Hi everyone! The 30 Days, 30 Authors event continues with Sherry Robinson! Some readers may know her for her Facebook group, Sisters Into Reading/Reviewing Book Club, but some may not know that she is a successful author, with several books under her belt.

Now, here’s Sherry! 🙂



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Sherry Robinson, a native Chicagoan, was born July with a birth sign of Leo. I am a mother of two, and a grandmother of six. My love of reading is what sparked my interest in becoming an author someday. My favorite authors include Danielle Steele, V.C. Andrews, Stephen King, and Edger Allen Poe. With that interest, I began writing books in high school, and my dreams became a reality in 2015 I have now published a total of eight books (Damaged beyond repair, Targeted, Targeted 2, and How do I choose, How do I choose 2, How do I choose 3, Sins of the cloth, and Outbreak). In my spare time, I enjoys crocheting, reading, and spending time with my grandchildren. My more adventurous side has led me to travel to various places, such as Canada and Puerto Rico, and I hope to someday have the privilege of visiting every state in North America; I have visited 21 states so far.


author interview

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

I like to read, crochet, travel, and spend time with my grandkids.

2. What inspired you to become an author?

I was inspired to become an author by my love of reading.

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

When my first novel was published I was so excited. I couldn’t believe I had finally accomplished what I set out to do.

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

In five years I would like to be picked up by a publishing company, and have my novels in every store in America.

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

 The advice I would give to anyone that wanted to become an author is. Never give up on your dreams. It takes a real person to follow their dreams, and don’t give those dreams up for anyone, and don’t let nobody deter you from following your dreams, and don’t let anybody stop you from doing what you love to do. No matter how old or young you are anyone can be a published author. Keep writing and reading, and write down any and everything. There is no greater accomplishment until you see that first book with your name on it.
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Take a walk through the real life biography of Sherry Robinson as she tells her story like it could never be told. Live her life through her eyes as she deals with such issues as child molestation, failed marriages, domestic abuse, and sleepless nights. See how she had to deal with life situations first hand, and without the help of those that was near and dear to her..
Danielle was looking to get a fresh start in life, so she decided to befriend John. Little did Danielle know that John had an ulterior motive. John had been watching Danielle for some time, and now Danielle have to find a way to rid herself of the man that has been making her life a living hell….
Just when Danielle thought she was about to get her life back after all she went through with John he reappears from the dead and the stalking continues. Danielle is now more confused then ever. Who did she kill, and who’s body is lying in the morgue, and how did John keep getting in her apartment. Only John could answer these questions, and put all the pieces to this puzzle together. Danielle thought the only way to get rid of John was to kill him, but before she do she needed the answer to all her questions, but the most important one of all is why did he Target her…..
Mya had a man at home that loved her, and supported her fully. Treshawn was a faithful man that gave her sex anytime she wanted it, but she met Marion in the club, and one blissful steamy sex scene in the bathroom had her wanting more of him. Mya knew that she wouldn’t be able to stop seeing Marion even if she wanted to. He had her nose wide open, and her legs to. Mya knew she had to hide this romance from Treshawn, so the lies started getting bigger and bigger. She knew she couldn’t tell her girls Latrice, and Ania, because they were trying to keep her from falling into the arms of what would be a terrible mistake….When the time came to choose how would she be able to choose between Treshawn, and Marion, because she has feelings for both of them..
Mya was distraught when Treshawn left her in the store after the fight with Marion. She knew that she had to get Treshawn back, and what she needed to do to get him back. If she could just have sex with him one time she would fuck him into committing his love for her. Her body was her tool to make men do what she wanted them to do, and she knew how to get what she wanted. She knew that she had fucked up with Treshawn by dating Marion, and once the shit hit the fan she was left without either one of them. Since Treshawn had thrown her out she was now living in the hotel with Marion, but she still wanted Treshawn back, and she was not going to stop until she got him back.
Marion got wind that Mya was pregnant even though she tried to hide it from him hoping he would leave town until the baby was born, but now that Latrice opened her mouth Marion is going to stick around until he is certain that the baby Mya is carrying isn’t his. Mya tried to keep Treshawn from finding out that he may or may not be the father of her baby, although he had shared the good news with his mother…Now the real question is will Treshawn be the baby father, so him and Mya could live the fairytale life they have planned, or will Marion be the baby father, and ruin Mya’s plans for happiness….
W.W.J.S What Would Jesus Say Michael Calvin was a pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Not only was he a pastor he was a husband, and a pillar of the community. Pastor Calvin new the Bible inside and out. He could quote you any scripture in the Bible, and tell you where to find it. Nothing swayed him from his faith until Tara Kyle came to town. Then the 10 commandments that he swore by flew out the window. He was willing to break each and everyone of them just to continue his relationship with her. As his relationship with Tara escalated he began to break them one by one.
Kate was alarmed when her two twin daughters didn’t wake her up. She walked into the girls room to find Raquel lying in a pool of her own sweat. Kate took Raquel to the hospital where there was wall to wall people waiting to be seen by the doctor. Kate overheard a conversation while in the hospital that caused her to investigate what was going on for herself. The IDC stepped in an quarantined the town making Kate even more suspicious. Kate discovered that theirs wasn’t the first town that the government had released a virus in. Kate knew she needed to get her findings into the right hands, but she had to wait until the quarantine was lifted just in case the government had tapped her phone, or tried to intercept her emails and faxes. Kate enlisted the help of a reporter{Daniel Strong} to tell her story. Daniel was reluctant to take the story at first, but after further digging he uncovered something that even Kate didn’t know about. Once the story broke Daniel was visited by several government guys that tried to strong arm him into recanting his story. They informed him that this story was even bigger than his meager paycheck, so to back off or else.
Outbreak: A Government Experiment Gone Wrong
Kate didn’t see the doctors, nor did she see any nurses. One door was closed, so Kate assumed they were all in there. She walked over to the closed door looking up and down the hallway to make sure she wasn’t seen. Then she went over to the door, and placed her ear up against it to see if she could hear anyone inside talking.
“What are we looking at?” she heard someone ask. “Are we experiencing some sort of epidemic?” someone else asked. “I have never seen anything like this, this. It’s the first time in my experience as a doctor that something of this magnitude has ever plagued a community.” she heard a doctor say. “There is no way of knowing how many people have been infected.” another voice said. “Should we contact the IDC?” a nurse said. “I think that is our only chance of getting this thing under control.” the doctor said. Kate knew she had heard enough. She had to make it back to her daughter’s room, before they opened the door and realized that she had overheard them.
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30 Days, 30 Authors – J.L. Campbell

The next author up during the 30 Days, 30 Authors event is J.L. Campbell! One thing I love about J.L.’s books is no matter the plot line, they will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. I love reading about strong characters and their journey to happiness, so being able to read one of J.L.’s books is always wonderful.

And now, J.L.! 🙂



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J.L. Campbell is a Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women’s fiction, sweet romance, new and young adult novels. She has written thirteen books, five novellas and two short story collections. Visit her Amazon Author Page for a complete listing of her books.


author interview

Besides writing, what else do you like to do?

Reading is the other thing I’ve enjoyed most since childhood. I also like baking and cake decorating, but don’t get to do a lot of either anymore. I spend a lot of time watching crime drama.

What inspired you to become an author?

I started reading at a very early age and one day it occurred to me that I could write stories as good as the ones I was reading. In high school I started writing ‘novels’ in exercise books that I taped together. My classmates passed them around and that’s where my ‘career’ began. I left that alone for over 20 years and started writing again in 2004. Writing novels was a natural progression from the articles and short stories I was crafting at that time.

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

I wore an ear-to-ear grin for days. I still couldn’t believe a publisher had said yes and that I had also signed two other contracts almost at the same time.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

I’ll always be crafting stories, but I see myself going back to teaching writing workshops, which I started doing in 2011. I hope by then I’ll be a household name in Jamaica and will have enough of a following so I can write full-time.

What advice would you give to anyone who wants to become a writer?

The biggest favour a writer can do for himself/herself is to learn the craft. Like anything else, your voice and skill level will take time to develop. Consider that time your apprenticeship. With the many changes in publishing in the last five years, it’s important to study the industry in order to avoid the many pitfalls that wait for unsuspecting writers. Get to know other writers and form relationships. Most importantly, write your stories. Each one helps to sell the other, and don’t forget to have fun along the way.

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An Island Adventure Romance series


Mature Love series


Sisters-in-Love series

Sweet Romance series



Janine followed Paul to the door, twisted the lock and used her body to keep it open.

“Take care of yourself,” he said.

She looked at him, her eyes telling him something he didn’t quite understand. She sighed—it was a sound of resignation—and eased forward. He got a whiff of her earthy perfume before she pulled his head down and offered her mouth.

He let her kiss him until he couldn’t resist the pull of her soft lips. His hand came up to hold her head in place as he nuzzled her lips, which opened for him. Somewhere in his mind, he registered the door clicking shut.

He didn’t know how long they stood there, tasting each other. He kissed her neck, relishing the faint saltiness of her skin and when they separated, he questioned her without speaking. She leaned into him, giving permission without uttering a sound. After a slow and thorough kiss, she led him out of the living room and down the short corridor to her bedroom.

He watched her undress, hungry for what he had enjoyed during their single encounter. He cradled her rounded tummy and let his hands rediscover her body. She whimpered and reached for him. He shucked off his footwear and clothing and they fell into her bed.

Instinctively, Paul understood that she needed no foreplay. Their thirst for each other was urgent, intense, and desperate. Paul cast everything aside, but the present moment. They were together again. That was the only thing that mattered.

He tried not to hurt her during their fierce union, feeling as though starved of something only she could provide. In turn, she clung to him as if she feared he would disappear and leave her unfulfilled.

The combination of feathery caresses, her warm breath in his ear and urgent moans sent him soaring to his peak. Even as he lost sense of time and space, he admitted to himself that he didn’t want to be anywhere else but with Janine.

When he could breathe again, Paul smoothed the hair away from her skin, but Janine tilted her head so he couldn’t see her face. She got up and slipped out of the room, shutting the bathroom door between them.

A sigh escaped from him as he dashed sweat away from his forehead. She was crying, already regretting what they’d done. He got up and though disoriented from their frenzied coupling, he pulled on his jocks, jeans, and boots. He zipped his pants and retrieved his shirt from where it had fallen on the floor.

As he struggled with his buttons, he questioned whether he was doing the right thing. Shaking his head in defeat, he decided it was better to leave her alone to sort through her feelings. He’d call later.

He let himself out, unable to understand how one woman could complicate his life in such a short time. As sterile as his past had been, Paul hoped things settled back to normal and gave him a chance to pick up where he left off before Janine. He held little hope that she’d cast her objections aside because they’d made love again. It would take much more than that to satisfy her.




Win J.L.’s Contraband along with Taming Celeste through the event giveaway. Click on the link below to enter:

30 Days, 30 Authors- Victoria D. Johnson

Hi everyone! The event continues as Victoria D. Johnson is the next featured author. Here is her story of how she became an author as well as her recent accomplishments.

Now, here’s Victoria! 😊

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My name is Victoria D. Johnson, I am a 40 year old mother to two beautiful girls and soon to be a wife. I graduated from Coppin State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. I reside in Baltimore, Maryland where I was born and raised. I am the oldest of four siblings. I have always dreamed of becoming an author and look at God!
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1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?

Besides writing I love to sing and cook.

2. What inspired you to become an author?

I have always wanted to write just never had the courage until now to make my dream a reality.

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

When I first saw my book cover with my name on it I was in complete awe, I couldn’t believe I had actually done it.

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

In the next five years I see myself as an established author with my books available in major stores.

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

My advice would be to never give up on your dream and never let anyone tell you what you can’t do.
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From Love Shoulda Brought Your Ass Home Part 2


In the quest to find love we all have a tolerance level, a point of no return. What happens when those lines are crossed by the very people who vowed to always love you and not hurt you? What do you do when Love a feeling that is supposed to make you feel good, suddenly has you standing at the brink of insanity?

Kamajae Alexander is definitely at her breaking point. With family secrets exposed Kamajae’s mind is set on revenge. They say revenge is best served cold and Kamajae heart has turned ice cold with pain. Will she allow the pain that her loved ones has caused to change her into someone she hates or will the power of love prevail?


Win Victoria’s Love Shoulda Brought Home Your Ass Home 2 as well as Ebooks from every author participating in this great event through the event giveaway. Click on the link below to enter:

30 Days, 30 Authors- BriAnn Danae

Hi everyone!! I’m so excited to kick off the 30 Days, 30 Authors event! Every day this month, you will be introduced to a very talented author, ranging from every genre imaginable: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Interracial, and Urban.

Along with meeting a new author, I will be doing a huge Rafflecopter giveaway that will have a book from each author that is participating in the event. The giveaway link will be displayed below each post, so much sure to click on it to enter. The list of authors and their books will be displayed in the Contests & Giveaways section of my blog.

Now, let’s get to my first featured author. Kicking off the 30 Days, 30 Authors event is BriAnn Danae. She may be a newcomer on the Urban scene, but she’s already making a name for herself with her Speechless series. The entire series is available now, so check it out. You will not be disappointed.

Now, here’s BriAnn! 😀



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BriAnn was born in Kansas City, MO .. Home of the KC Royals and Chiefs, the Show Me State. She is also a recent graduate from Missouri State University, with her Bachelors in Social Work. Upon signing her publishing deal in December of 2015, her debut novel Speechless: When Love Hurts released on Amazon in January.


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

Besides writing, I like to sleep. Lol. If I am not at work, coming up with another theme for a book, I am sleep. I can’t seem to get much of that these days and I enjoy it when I can.

2. What inspired you to become an author?  

I honestly inspired myself to write. I have always been an avid reader and wrote a little short story back in high school, but never thought of writing as a career. There was a post in a group for a short story contest and I decided to enter. Once I passed five thousand words, I was like “Oh, wait! This is good!” A few authors I know explained how the whole publishing your book works and it was a wrap after I submitted it. I started the book on November 1st and was complete by the night of Thanksgiving with 50k words. I was still in school and working two jobs and couldn’t believe I accomplished something so dear to my heart.

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

When the novel was first published, I cried. It dropped on my mom’s birthday, who passed away from cancer when I was younger. I was overjoyed and couldn’t wait for others to read my work. The fact that my name was written across the cover of a book was just crazy to me. I kept laughing because it seemed so surreal. The love and support on release day was the best feeling ever.

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

In the next five years, I hope to be dating and pregnant (wishful thinking) with my dream job. I didn’t go to school just to write. I want to put my degree to work or wherever God takes me. I just want him to use me & guide me on the right path. My path.
5. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?

To anyone who is thinking of becoming an author, the main thing to remember is to stay true yourself and your craft. I put my all into my work and whomever you decide to publish with should give the same amount of effort, if not more. This journey is for you and no one else, so you should cherish these special moments in your life with those who want to help and see you succeed!

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From Speechless part 1: When Love Hurts 


8 Months Ago

“Got damn Brooke. This pussy so wet & tight,” I heard him moan loudly into my ear.

I looked up at him while biting my lip and stifling my moans. I grabbed his face with both hands and went straight for his neck. I knew that was his spot. The dick was feeling so good, it hurt. But I did not want him to stop. Ever since I became pregnant, my hormones were ridiculous. I couldn’t stay off of him. I was like a kid who couldn’t get enough of going to Chuck E. Cheese. I just kept going back for the thrill.

But the thrill should have ended a long time ago. This was wrong. We were dead fucking wrong for this, but we couldn’t control it. Or was it me that needed to feel him inside me whenever we were apart? To feel him caress the side of my face ever so gently & listen to him whisper sweet nothings in my ear. “Why does something so bad, feel so good?” I asked myself.

I knew from the first time we had sex I would be hooked, which wasn’t the most common scenario, by the way. We were technically off limits to each other since that night, but how could I resist him? I couldn’t explain it and I didn’t want to. I was on the verge of having the most intense orgasm, so I knew he would be ready to release soon after.

“Shiiit! I’m bouta cum!” I moaned aggressively in his ear.

“Me too. Fuck!” he hissed and collapsed on top of me. As much as I enjoyed the sex, I needed to go and he needed to get up. I had to be at work in an hour.

“Get up. I have to go shower before work.”

He rolled off of me to his side of the bed, so I could get ready. As soon as I stood up, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me and fell to the ground.

“Uggh! Oh my god, what is happening?” I screamed out in pain while holding my stomach.

“Oh shit Brooke! You bleeding,” he said with shock written all over his face.

I immediately looked down and my heart sank to my feet. “This can’t be happening,” I whispered to myself with tears in my eyes.

“Pl-please help me to the bathroom,” I struggled to say because I was so choked up.

He helped me into the bathroom, one painful step at a time. As soon as I sat on the toilet, realization slapped me in the face. A huge blood clot and lots of blood seemed to be getting poured into the ceramic bowl. My breathing increased, hands started shaking, and I was crying hysterically.

“What do you want me to do? Should we go to the hospital?” he asked while standing in front of me.

“Y-yes, please, the hospital,” I cried out. This is horrible. What am I going to do? I thought. He went to gather my things, but before he could walk out, I stopped him.

“Can you please call Anthony? Tell him to meet us at Truman as quickly as possible,” I asked while lowering my head. How was I going to explain this to my husband?



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Lucky IS Reading Giveaway Hop



Hi everyone!! I’m happy to be a part of this wonderful giveaway hop hosted by StuckInBooks.  Since my time has been limited due to writing, I haven’t had a chance to read much; but when I do, I have been lucky enough to come across a couple of great reads.

Here are a few of those books:


Alexis + men = disaster. At least, that’s how it’s always been. Still, she’s easily tempted by her new surroundings at the University of California to put a foot forward into the dating pool; just not her best one. Relationships and situation-ships quickly become a balancing act as she tries to survive her freshman year.

Jaden is something like an “it guy”, but not by choice. He would much rather live a quiet, normal life exactly opposite of the one the media portrays. So when he meets Alexis by chance, he instantly falls for her beauty, charm, and… normalcy. But he learns very quickly that dealing with her is anything but normal.

Tyree isn’t a man of many words; he prefers action. When, sweet, sexy, naive Alexis Martin becomes a resident in his dorm, he can’t help trying his hand at getting with her, even if she is a freshman.

Attractions and Distractions will take you on a bumpy ride through the struggles and triumphs of finding love on the college scene.


Simone is a woman on a mission: Stop being boring, and fall in love.

That’s easier said than done with no prospects on the table… or under the table… or near the table. Her luck changes when fellow neighborhood business owner Roman Taylor walks through the door of her flower shop.

Roman is single, successful, and sexy — everything Simone is looking for to embark on a whirlwind summer romance with the potential to spark an everlasting love.

But things are never as “perfect” as they seem, and Simone — and Roman — have to decide if they’re willing to risk their hearts when things get a little messy in their pursuit of a crazy little thing called love.


After the surprise engagement party for Mina and Brock, Gabby and Slim found themselves involved in a night of passion. When Slim awakens and finds Gabby gone, he decides then that he deserves better. But can he stay away from Gabby?

Gabby is busy battling skeletons from her past while dealing with her strong feelings from Slim. Slim reminds her so much of her father, that she is a afraid to take a chance on what they feel. The treatment she watched her mother receive from her father was something she always said she wouldn’t tolerate. She knows she deserves better.

Watch as this love story unfolds to find out Who Truly Deserves Better…


At eighteen years old, Brooklyn Andrews is nothing more than a naive college student. Being the youngest of five and the only girl, she is sheltered from a lot of things that most girls her age experience, including boys. That is until she meets Dominic.

Dominic Roberts is a young, handsome business man who owns a profitable trucking company, along with his older brother, David. When the two meet it’s hard to deny the attraction that they have for one another and it doesn’t take long before they act on what they both feel. The only thing standing in their way besides Brooklyn’s brothers is Kennedi, Dominic’s fiancé.

Kennedi loves Dominic with all her heart, but Brooklyn is slowly making him rethink if marriage is what he really wants. Will Dominic drop his fiancé and make Brooklyn his number one or will she continue to be his little secret?

Giveaway: 3 winners will each receive one of the books above or a book of your choice ( eBook must be valued up to $2.99). This giveaway is only for individuals in the US.

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