Happy Sunday!!! I really hope your Fourth of July weekend was wonderful!
While I’m getting ready to release the final book in The Lost Story series (pre-order is still available by the way), I wanted to share the cover for Love You For Life, the fourth and final installment of The Love Chronicles series! I’m so in love with this cover!
The release date is set for September 27th. Pre-order will be available soon.
Here is the blurb:
Now that Andie and Dexter have found their way back to each other, they are now planning their new life together.
While Dexter is loving his new engineering job, Andie is struggling to find one in her field. With multiple unsuccessful interviews, she doesn’t know what her next move will be. But will an offer from an unlikely source make her accept the position? Or will she go into a completely new direction in her career?
As they continue to find their way in their professional lives, the two are also planning their wedding. With their parents helping, along with their friends vying for the coveted maid of honor and best man titles, the stress is getting to both Dexter and Andie, making them wonder if they should forget about the wedding and eloped!
With everything that is going on, the couple will receive some shocking news. With so many issues on their plate, will the news push the two closer together, or will it slowly pull them apart?
Find out this and more in Love You For Life, the fourth and final book in The Love Chronicles series.
Keep checking my blog to find out more on the story as well as when the pre-order link will be available. 😊
Alithea-Jae Smith is back with a brand new series! Unplanned Love is the first book in the McKnight brothers series. This book is all about Quad and Maya as they try to develop a relationship after an unexpected first encounter.
Here is the blurb:
Quad McKnight can have any woman he wants, but a night of passion leads him to Maya ‘MJ’ Fox.
Maya ‘MJ’ Fox isn’t looking for a relationship, but a single act of kindness leads her to a lifetime decision with Quad.
Along the way of their new found relationship, Quad’s ex Jasmine doesn’t make things easy for the two by turning their lives completely upside down.
Will Quad and Maya be able to find happiness together, or will their issues cause them to end their unplanned love?
Unplanned Love will be available only on Amazon October 22nd!
Hey everyone!! I know I haven’t been posting in awhile, but I have been busy writing my new series, Lessons In Love, which the first book will be released on July 31st! That’s right, July 31st!
Pre-order is now available on Amazon at $2.99. Normally, I would reduce the price back to $0.99, but this book I think will stay at $2.99 (I hope you all understand).
Here is the pre-order link:
Here is the synopsis for the story:
Trina Dotson is a young woman whose career is on the rise, but her love life is a mess. After finding out her boyfriend is engaged to another woman, she tries to do everything in her power to get over him, including going on blind dates, speed dating, even making a profile on an online dating site. Although she’s trying her best to overcome a broken heart, none of those options have worked.
If her love life isn’t complicated enough, she also has to deal with Nick, her new neighbor, who moves in next door to her. With his music constantly blaring and other activities bothering her, Trina has to wonder how much longer she can deal with him before she tells him off, or go to jail for hurting him.
With the help of her best friends Trent and Ashley, Trina soon realizes that she doesn’t have to look for love; she should let love come to her.
Lessons In Love is a brand new series that talks about a woman’s journey in discovering herself as well as finding true love. It will be available only on Amazon July 31st. 🙂
Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! So, I have taken a few weeks off from writing to focus on some personal stuff, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been brainstorming on some new story ideas.
While this story is still in the beginning stage, I decided to do a sequel to Into You, titled Resisting Temptation. This story will be a little similar to its counterpart, but it will take place at a different location with a new set of characters. You will get to find out how Vanessa, Marc, Simone, and Enrique are doing as the heroine of Resisting Temptation, Reece, will be Vanessa’s cousin.
I think this story will be a bit risque, but also still have the romance that all of my books have. The relationship between the main characters will slowly turn to romance as the two struggle with their feelings for each other. If you enjoyed reading Into You, I think you will really love reading how the relationship between Reece and Troy develops in Resisting Temptation.
Here is the cover as well as the blurb below. Thank you, Melody from Ebook Indie Covers for the hot cover. I love it!
A release date will be announced soon for this story, so stay tuned. 🙂
Troy Garcia is one of the top managers at Suds Car Wash-Richmond, but is also a huge player. From his constant flirting with customers to him indulging in many of the employees, he loves the ladies, and with his good looks and charm, he knows he can get any woman that comes into his path.
That was until Reece Palmer came into his life.
Reece is everything Troy wants in a woman: smart, ambitious, and sexy as hell. As he tries to find ways to get with her, Reece is definitely not falling for his antics, making Troy wonder if she’s worth the fight.
Or is she?
After quitting her job and abruptly leaving the only city she knows, Reece decides to move to Houston to be near her cousin, Vanessa, her husband, Marc, and their daughter Samantha. She doesn’t know what direction her life is heading, but she knows she needs a job fast. Her cousin suggests she come work at Suds as the new office manager. With the location needing a bit of a facelift, Reece is up for the challenge; little did she know she also need to get the manager in line. In more ways than one.
With the daily theatrics of the business, including bickering amongst the employees, and rude customers, Reece has her job cut out for her; but the real issue is with Troy. She wants to strangle him on a daily basis, making her wonder if her feelings for him are pure hate, or something more.
The constant interaction between the two will make them wonder if there is something more between them. While Reece is trying not to get involve with a co-worker, Troy has even bigger demons to deal with, causing him to finally face them head-on.
Will the two be able to get past their personal issues to see where their feelings are for each other, or will their dilemmas push them further away from what is right in front of them?
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.
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. 🙂
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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.
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.
“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…
“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…
“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.
How Deep Is Your Love, the third book in The Love Chronicles series, is coming October 25th! This installment takes place four years later after Andie and Dexter move to Connecticut. Are things still the same between the two, or have they drifted apart? I guess you have to read the story to find out.
This book will not go on pre-order, but it will be available either before or on October 25th. I’ll keep you all posted when the title is ready for release.
In the meantime, here is the synopsis as well as the cover for the book:
Andie and Dexter experienced a lot during their first semester at Smith. 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.
If you haven’t read parts 1 & 2 of the series, they are both available on Amazon. They’re also free with Kindle Unlimited.
Say That You Love Me: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WWJT89W/ref=series_rw_dp_sw