Re-Release: Unplanned Love by Alithea-Jae Smith


Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The re-release for Unplanned Love by Alithea-Jae Smith is available NOW on Amazon! The story is about Maya and Quad as they find love in the most unusual way.

This is Alithea’s second book, but is the first book in The McKnight Brothers series.

Check out the synopsis below:

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?


Here is an excerpt from the book, which is the prologue:

It was a Thursday night and Quad was leaving The Stadium Sport Bar & Grill. He had just left his brothers whom he met up with for around of drinks. As Quad walked to his car, he noticed a woman trying to change her car tire. He walked toward her and tried his best not to frighten her as he walked slowly.

She pitched, “Oh, my word!” She almost lost her balance, but Quad was able to catch her.

“Are you okay?” he asked with a hint of concern in his voice.

She shook her head. “Yes, I’m okay. You just scared the hell out of me.”

He gave her a half smile. “I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.”

“That’s okay.”

Quad looked around and saw that she had the jack out and one lug nut. He thought to himself, she didn’t do too bad because it’s clear that she has an idea on how to change a tire. Probably more than most women knew how to.

“Okay, it’s looks like you started to change the tire already.”

“Yeah, but I’ve only been able to get one of those round things off. Also, I’m hot as hell,”

she said softly, looking down at her nails.
Quad laughed. He agreed with her one hundred percent because it was close to ninety degrees tonight.

“I see that, however, it’s not bad at all. I’ll finish changing the tire for you” he said, reaching for the jack.

The woman placed her hand up. “Hold on, wait a minute! Before you start changing anything, what’s your name?”

The woman needed to know the basic facts about this very handsome man who was about to change her car tire. Where does he live, his occupation, his blood type, is he single or married? Then, she thought maybe she should call her best friends Elle or Rashaun, so she could keep them on the line.

“My bad, my name is Quad,” he said, extending his right hand.

“Nice to meet you Quad, I’m MJ,” she said, shaking his hand.

He held her hand for a moment; he felt something between them, but he couldn’t explain it. He was curious what MJ stood for.

“It’s nice to meet you too, MJ. If it makes you feel any better, you can call someone while I change the tire. It shouldn’t take me more than twenty minutes, if that long.”
He studied her face, realizing she looked familiar, but he wasn’t sure from where but that wasn’t important right now.

“Oh, that won’t be necessary. I’m a pretty good judge of character,” she said.

Quad stood about six feet tall with a dark complexion and dark brown eyes and hair, which was closely cropped to his scrap. MJ could also tell that he was a member of a fraternity but couldn’t tell which one because it was too dark to make out his ring.

He looked familiar to her, as he favored Levi McKnight the attorney. Then again, she could be wrong because he could be his nephew or something because the McKnight family was sizable.

“Okay, I’m also a pretty good judge myself,” Quad said as he started to change the tire.

He could tell she just came from work by the way she was dressed. However, he wondered why she was out here changing her tire by herself. Didn’t she have a boyfriend or brother she could have called? Then again, it wasn’t his business.

He knew if he was her man, it’s no way in hell she would be out here this time of night changing her own tire, especially in this heat.

MJ played with her phone while Quad finished changing her tire. She started to wonder what would have happened if Quad didn’t show up. MJ knew she would probably still be struggling to change it. For the life of her, her roadside assistance call wouldn’t go through, so she made a mental note to call and email them about it.

“All done, Miss MJ,” Quad said and placed the tire in the back trunk. He finally got a good look at her; first thing that came to his mind was that she was beautiful.

MJ stood about five feet-three-inches-tall, had smooth mocha complexion, with hazel eyes, and golden brownish hair, which she wore in a bun. She had high cheekbones and dimples on both side of her cheeks.

“Thank you so much, Quad. I don’t know what I would have done without you,” she said.

“You’re most welcome beautiful,” he said and helped her into her car.

“Thanks once again.”

“No big deal. I know you don’t know me from a can of paint, but I want you to message me once you get home. I would feel much better,” Quad said.

Honestly, he didn’t know what got into him; she could be married with three kids waiting for her at home.

Maya arched her eyebrow. “That’s not necessary, Quad. I’ll be fine, I’m a big girl,” she said as she handed him her cell phone.

She knew he wasn’t going to take no for an answer. Besides, she felt he was harmless; that’s what her gut was telling her.

“It’s necessary, Maya,” he said as he put his number into her cell phone.

When their hands touched once again, it felt like electric. He held onto her hand for a few minutes before letting it go. Quad looked into her hazel eyes; it was like a spell of desire was unleashed because all he wanted to do was kiss her, but he fought it as quickly as possible.

“I’ll let you go now.”

“Thanks again Quad. I’ll make sure to message you once I’m home,” she said with a smile.

“You’re most welcome.”

Quad waited until he could no longer see the taillights of her car before getting into his own. On the drive home, he kept looking at his cell phone to see if MJ had messaged him. It usually took him twenty –five minutes for him to get home, but he got there in twenty-minutes with great anticipation. Still, no message from MJ. He wasn’t stressing if she didn’t message him.


MJ pulled into the drive way of her three -story home. She picked up her cell phone to looked for Quad’s number to message him:

Once again thanks. I’m home safe and sound.

Just as Quad came out of the shower, he checked his phone. A sense of relief came through him when he saw a message from her.

You’re most welcome. I’m glad you’re home safe and sound. Good Night, MJ…


Unplanned Love is now available, so make sure to 1-Click at the link below. You can also read it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited:

Unplanned Love- The McKnight Brothers book

If you purchased the book during its original release, you should be getting an updated version of the book on your Kindles or on the Kindle app. I will be updating this post on information regarding that soon.

Believe In Love is LIVE!!

Believe In Love, the latest spin-off from the Love, Life, & Happiness series, is available now on Amazon. It’s also free with Kindle Unlimited.

Take a journey with Cheryl and Marcus as the two try to balance their professional lives along with their marriage, kids, and everything in between. There will be some surprises as well as a reunion from the crew.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the story, it’s

available for immediate download now:

Sample Sunday: Into You 

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday! Since Sunday is almost over, I still wanted to share an excerpt to my upcoming release, Into You. This scene takes place on the same day that the main characters,  Vanessa and Mark meet. She had an unexcepted event occur, so Mark decided to help her out. And well, take a look at the excerpt. 🙂 And it is unedited. 

I looked around at my new room in Simone’s house and sighed. After two and a half hours of moving everything out of my condo, everything was crammed in either my room, Simone’s living room, or in her garage. Luckily she didn’t have anything in her guest room so I was able to place all of my bedroom furniture there.

I was about to lay down on my bed when there was a knock at the door. I looked over and saw Mark come in.  
“Is it okay if I come in.”  

He walked to the bed and stared at me. I quickly got up and went over to him.

“I really have to thank you for everything. You were even able to put my bed up. That was really sweet of you.”

“I didn’t want you sleeping on the floor. With everything that happened today, you need a good night’s rest.”

“Well, I appreciate it. I would like to take you out to dinner as a thank you.”

He shook his head. “You don’t have to. I was glad to do it.”

I suddenly became nervous as I looked at him. He had a bit of sweat on his forehead as I slowly wiped away with my fingers. He gave me a confused look as I smiled.

“I didn’t want the sweat to fall down your face. You know once it gets to your eyes…”

“It stings. Happens a lot to me while I’m working.”

I quickly walked over to the doorway to retrieve a box. I was about to pick it up when I lost my balance. Mark came over to help me. We both stared at each other as he slowly let go of my waist.

“Sorry, I didn’t want you to fall.”

“It’s fine. Thank you. Where is Simone? Did she leave for work?”

“Yeah, she did. I think you were in the bathroom. She said she’ll call you later.”

“Okay. Well, I guess I better unpack a couple of things before I get some rest.”

“Did you want me to help you?” He asked while coming up to me. I could feel him close to me as he tried to grab a small box beside me. His shoulder brushed against mine which sent several tingles through me.

“It’s okay. I can manage.”

“You sure. I don’t mind.”

He looked at me as his hand slowly lingered down my arm. My heart started pounding as he continued to touch me. No matter how good it felt right now, I couldn’t let this continue.

“I’m fine, Mark. Thank you, though.”

He nodded. “Okay. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

I smiled. “See you tomorrow.”

He went towards the hallway and I followed him. He opened the door and walked outside. He turned around and stared at me.

“There’s something I have to do though.”

He grabbed my waist and stared into my eyes before slowly bringing me to him. His lips touched mine, which I was completely surprised about, but very turned on. His hands slowly caressed my lower back, as they were creeping to my ass. My hands were in his hair, as my tongue went into his mouth. I began to whimper as I felt his hard on pressed against me. That’s when I knew we had to stop.

I slowly pulled away from him as he ran a hand through his hair. I had to control my breathing as he was doing the same for his.

“Now my night is complete. See you, Vanessa.”

I watched him as he went to his truck. He looked back at me again before getting inside. I slowly closed the door, not knowing what the hell just happened. I touched my lips, still feeling his on them. My hands went to my breasts as my body was on fire. I completely forgot about unpacking as I went to my room. I needed to take a shower. A long, steamy shower.

Into You will be available only on Amzon October 8th . You can pre-order your copy now for $0.99. It will go to $2.99 on release day.

New Release: One Night Only by Lynette Edwards


Hi everyone! The second book released from SBinkley Publishing is Lynette Edward’s One Night Only, which is a powerful story about learning to trust and believe in your faith as well as being patient in every situation.

Here is the synopsis:

Sasha is a straight laced, by the book, plain Jane type of woman. She has walked the path less traveled her entire life and where has it taken her? Nowhere!

Sasha decides to forget about her boring life and reconnect with her high school friend Leah for just one night!

I mean, seriously, what’s the worse that can happen; it’s ONE NIGHT ONLY………..


Here is a sneak peek of the story:

“It is better to wait on what you deserve… than to end up with what you may one day regret.”

“What are you doing Sasha? That’s my hat, my socks, my shirt; for heaven sake, those are my boxers. Are you crazy? What in the world is wrong with you? I leave the house for less than twenty minutes, only to return to you throwing out everything I own? Have you lost your freaking mind?”

“NO DAVID!” says Sasha, angrily. “I haven’t lost my mind; only my husband!!!!”

One Night Only will only be available on Amazon. 1-Click for $0.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Paperbacks will also be available very soon.


Coming Valentine’s Day!!!


Hi everyone!! This Valentine’s Day, do something different by 1-clicking the new anthology, Married to the Hustle,  A Thug Luv Anthology. This will feature myself along with other best-selling authors that will give previews of our new standalones that will be released in either March or April.

For my story, titled I’m The Only One You Need, it will be Mika’s story. You probably remember Mika as Carla’s cousin from the No Other Love series. With her story, she will have a lot of issues to resolve when her ex, Devin, returns from his stint in prison and wants to be with her. There is one problem, though: Mika has moved on with her new man, Anthony. There will be a lot of unresolved feelings with Mika as she struggles to decide who should she be with: Her one true love, or the man that has been there for her.

While the first half of the story will be in the anthology, the full standalone should be available soon. I’ll make that announcement once I recieve news from my publisher.

Here is the line-up with everyone that will be included in the anthology:

Tierra Hopkins- Am I Not Good Enough
BriAnn Danae – She Used to be the Sweetest Girl
Kellz Kimberly – Gunz & Laci: Black Rose Mafia
Yoshi – Saucin’ On You… An Unforgettable Love Story
Bridgette I’esha – Hustled by Love: Cezelia & Prosper, An Urban Love Story
Ionna – Saint & Cyn, Every Saint Has A Past, Every Cyn Has A Future
Kiara Neufville – Beautifully Damaged, Love Still Lives
Niqua Nakelle- Rhythm & Hood: A Dopeyboy’s Heartbeat
Bri Shante – Love TKO: Down For The Count
Nako – All My Life: A Love I Never Knew
Sheena Binkley – I’m The Only One You Need
A.Ward – Bad For You: A Gangsta’s Mantra
Elle Welch- My Highschool Sweetheart
Na-Asia Davis – A Brooklyn Bish Mentality


Make sure you 1-click this hot book coming on Valentine’s Day! You won’t be disappointed!





Sample Sunday: Love & Drama: The Root Of All Evil



Hi everyone! Since I haven’t been on my blog recently, I’m giving you all two Sample Sunday posts! This one is from Love &   Drama: The Root Of All Evil, which is avaiable now!

This excerpt is when the main characters, Damon and Zuri, unexpectedly see each other again in an unlikely place after their one-night stand together. This is also from Zuri’s POV.

I can’t believe I did that! I’m still in shock that I slept with a complete stranger. I’m not going to lie, it was good. Damn, it was good, but just because it was doesn’t excuse the fact that I fucked someone that I just met not too long ago. That was tacky and nasty and those two things are not me.

Once I got over the initial shock of my actions, I tried to leave Damon’s place, but while I was in the middle of putting my dress on, he picked me up, put me on the top of his dresser and ate me out until I was too weak to move. This guy was perfect. He’s sexy, funny, and can make my pussy cum more in one night compared to my entire life; but regardless of all that, I couldn’t be with him; that’s why after we had sex for the third time, I grabbed my clothes and snuck out while he was asleep. Now it was the next day and I was walking into my Principles of Economics class exhausted but a little happy all because with the night I had, it was well worth it.

I sat down in a seat besides Nicole as she gave me a smirk. “Nice to see you this morning. I didn’t think you were going to make it to class since you were out all night.”

“I did come back to the apartment. I guess you had a good night too.”

“It was good. Chandler took me back home, kissed me and left. He was the perfect gentleman. I can only imagine what you were up to, you little hoe.”

“Does it look like I did anything? Damon and I just talked the entire night.”

“Sure, so I guess you didn’t see all those hickeys on the left side of your neck. I guess he was already branding his territory.”

I quickly pulled out my compact and opened to the mirror. Sure enough, there were a bunch of marks on my neck that I didn’t even realize were there.

“Damn it.”

“Shit, he must had put it on you good. But I’m surprised at you. You never get down on the first encounter.”

I sighed. “I know; it just happened.”

“It’s those eyes. Trust me, you did the right thing. Too bad you won’t see him again.”

I glanced at her and she shrugged. She’s probably right. Even if there was a chance of us seeing each other again, I kind of ruin us getting together since I left his place in the middle of the night.

I was about to pull out my iPad when the doors swung open and someone walked in. Someone that I was not expecting at all.

“Good morning, class, how is everyone today.” He said as he put down his briefcase and looked at us. He looked into the crowd and automatically spotted me sitting in the second row. He couldn’t take his eyes off of me as he mumbled shit. Several students turned to see what he was staring at. I quickly looked into my backpack, pretending I was looking for something.

Damon cleared his throat before going to the projector. “My name is Damon Baxter and I’ll be filling in for Professor Thomas for the remainder of the semester.”

Nicole giggled. “Damn, you fucked the professor.”

I punched her shoulder as several people turned to stare at me. Damon looked at me again before going to the projector to start class. I was already feeling guilty over what I’d done, but to know I slept with an instructor really made me feel like a slut. I lowered myself in my seat, praying that class will be over soon.

I also created a trailer for the story. You can see it clicking on the link below. 😀

Love & Drama Book Trailer 







One Shot With A Baller is available now on Amazon! 1-Click for $0.99 or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited. 

The link is at the bottom of the post. 😀

Jayden Robertson and Zack Hall are two of the hottest players in the NBA, and with them being the captains of the new team in Baker, they are unstoppable. Although their game on the court is on point, their personal lives are far from it.

Jayden and his girl, Britney Lewis have always been loyal to each other. However, with the pressure of the league, as well as Britney’s desires of starting a family, Jayden is not sure what to do. When an incident involving Britney comes to light, Jay soon realizes he has to do what is necessary to protect his girl; even if it means destroying everything that he has worked so hard for.
Zack is not only committed to his girl, Dominique Sawyer, but every other woman that gives him some play. He let the fame and notoriety go to his head, leading him to make questionable choices that could get him banned from the league. When he meets an old friend in an unlikely place, he begins to see what is most important to him. But, will it be much too late? 
Jayden and Zack have always been focused on their games, but can they clean up the mess that is occurring in their lives? Find out in part 1 of One Shot With A Baller.