I’m The Only One You Need, the first book under my publishing company, SBinkley Publishing, is available only on Amazon. 1-Click now for $0.99 or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
This is the spin-off to the No Other Love series as Carla’s cousin, Mika, tells her story of who is the right man for her: Her ex, Devin, or her current man, Anthony.
Mika Windsor’s life was slowing becoming perfect. From her new job to her man, everything was falling into place for her; until her ex suddenly pops back into the picture. She tries to avoid him, but when constant reminders of their relationship continues to haunt her, she starts to question everything about her life and her future.
Devin Myers had made a few mistakes in his past, but the one thing he has always had hope in was his relationship with Mika. She was the love of his life and despite all of the obstacles the two has faced, he knew they were destined to be together. While serving time in prison, he planned to reclaim everything that he has lost, including Mika. When an opportunity came to him, he figured that was the perfect moment to get his girl back; but will it be too late?
Anthony Harper has been Mika’s new man for almost two years and he loves her unconditionally. But as skeletons began to slowly come out of his closet, Anthony doesn’t know what to do, which can ultimately affect his relationship with Mika. Will he be able to cover up his betrayal or will it all come crashing down? Find out what happens when three lives are forever changed in I’m The Only One You Need.
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. In the past week, I have done a huge transformation with my writing career as I have made the decision of throwing my name in the publishing ring.
Now I have my own publishing company. 🙂
This decision wasn’t done overnight. I have been thinking about doing this for quite some time. I was even thinking about it when I signed under another company after I left the first company I was signed with. For me, this is a source of independence that I needed to branch myself into and do something that I know I can be in the future, and that is be a successful business woman.
When I first started in the writing industry, I was an independent author. I released ten books on my own before signing with a publisher; therefore, if I was able to do that, then I know I can run a publishing company. I know it will take a lot of hard work, time, and patience, but I’m determined to make this successful, and I know it can be.
So, without further ado, here is the logo for my new company, SBinkley Publishing:
And here is the first book that will be published under SBinkley Publishing:
This is the standalone that I was going to release with my previous publisher (and was also in the Valentine’s anthology), but I decided to publish it myself. It will be released sometime in June. I will keep you all posted on whether I place the book on pre-order or if I do or if the release date is sooner.
I do have an author that will be releasing her book soon as well. Keep a look out for Alithea-Jae Smith. She was one of the featured authors from the 30 Days, 30 Authors event. Her story, Love On The Track, will be available sometime this summer.
Last, but not least, if you are an inspiring or experienced author and is looking for a publishing home, then my company is the place to come. Here is the submission information:
Looking for a publishing home to release your latest project?
Whether you are an inspiring writer or a seasoned author, SBinkley Publishing would love to have you on board!
We are currently accepting submissions in the following genres:
* Women’s Fiction
* Young Adult
* New Adult
* Street Lit
* Urban Life
Please submit your synopsis along with the first three chapters of your story to email@example.com.
This is a dream of mines that I know will bring nothing by good things. I can see it. I really hope that I am able to have the same success as others in the industry. Only time will tell.
As always, thank you so much to everyone who has stood by me as an author for almost three years. I really hope you continue with me as I take on a brand new journey that I know will sure to be an amazing one.
Hi everyone! Since this is my day as the featured author on the 30 Days, 30 Authors event, I wanted to share a few things about what has been happening with my writing that I didn’t share on my post.
If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, some of you probably know that I have switched publishing companies a few weeks ago. Now, I’m signed with Ambiance Books under national best-selling author, Niyah Moore. This was a huge step for me that I had to really think about. When I was signed under my previous publisher, I knew that it wasn’t the best decision that I have made in my career. Going from a romance author to an urban author was tough and I felt the effects of it throughout my career. A lot of things has changed for me, making me wonder at times if I was even in the right profession; that’s why I decided I needed to get back on track, and that began when I decided to sign with another publisher. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate what I have learned throughout the time I was signed with my previous publisher, but I knew being there was not a perfect fit for me or for my writing style.
With that being said, the first book I will released under Ambiance will be Love, Life, & Happiness: The Lost Story, which will have a brand new title. It will either be named Pain vs Love or Pleasure of Love. That I haven’t decided on. There will be four parts to the series as I’m working on the finale now. I’m The Only One You Need will also be released under Ambiance; a release date has not been announced yet for either stories.
Also, for you In Love With My Best Friend fans, I am FINALLY working on The Love Chroncicles! I know I have been promising you all the spin-off, but it is finally happening and should be done by the end of May (crossing my fingers on that one). This might be an independent release, but I might also decide to release it under Ambiance. That decision I haven’t made yet. Regardless, it will be released over the summer. I will also post an unedited excerpt from the story soon. 🙂
As always, I appreciate everyone who has stuck by me throughout my career. I truly appreciate your love and support. As I move forward with my career, I hope you all continue to join me as well as continue reading my stories, becuase I still have a lot to tell. 🙂
Hi everyone!! I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with posting more, but it’s been kind of hard with working and writing nonstop; but not to worry, I will still bring updates on new stories, releases, and more.
Today, I’ll be sharing an excerpt from one of my newest projects, I’m The Only One You Need, which will be another standalone. This is Mika’s story, who you probably remember as Carla’s cousin from the No Other Love series. This story is all about choosing the right man for her as she struggles with her feelings for her ex, Devin, who was recently released from prison, and Anthony, her current boyfriend who is deemed the “perfect guy” by everyone in her life. Of course there will be a lot of secrets revealed as well as knowing a little about each character, especially the relationship between Mika and Devin.
Here is cover for I’m The Only One You Need:
Growing up, I never expected my life to be where it is right now. I always imagined that I would be married at thirty, have two kids, a successful career, and live in the suburbs with the white picket fence and two dogs. My husband would be a successful lawyer, while my kids would have the best in everything. I would be living the American dream.
Of course, my life didn’t turn out that way. Instead, I met and fell in love with a guy that was wrong for me, got pregnant at sixteen, watched my baby daddy go to prison and had to raise my child without him and basically had to fend for myself.
Yep, my life was not a fairy tale. Instead, it was a fucking nightmare. But as some people would say, it’s reality.
I looked over my notes for my presentation when I glanced at the clock on the wall. I sighed and yelled loud enough for my thirteen-year-old daughter, Parker, to hear.
“Parker! If you don’t get your ass up, I swear I will burst down that damn door! You’ve been late to school too many times this week!”
I shook my head, wondering what was wrong with her. Despite everything that is going on in her life, Parker is such a great kid. She would do anything for anyone and has a good head on her shoulders. Honestly, I wish I was like her when I was her age. Even though I don’t regret having Parker, I should have listened to my mama on a lot of things. I think my life could have been different if I had.
“Parker Cecilia Windsor! If you don’t open that door this instant, I swear I will knock it down myself!” I yelled as I made my journey upstairs. I had an important meeting with a very high-profiled client at work today and I cannot be late. Being the youngest executive at my investment firm, I was up for a promotion against several other seasoned employees. This meeting could be my ticket to getting that new job title, so I cannot mess this up.
I went to her door and opened it. The scene I witnessed quickly made me slam the door.
“Oh my God,” I whispered as I leaned my back against the door. My breathing became shallow as I stood there, not knowing what to do or say. I could go in and beat her ass for what I just saw, but I couldn’t, especially since I was in the same situation when I was a teenager. I looked ahead down the hall, trying to collect my thoughts as I took a deep breath and sighed.
“Parker, we’ll talk about this later. I have to get to work. I’m going to call Cousin Carla to take you to school, okay?”
She didn’t say a word on the other end of the door as I wiped the tears from my face. Hopefully she had the common sense she was given to get rid of what she was doing in there before Carla came there. She had her own key to my house, so she could easily come in if needed. I put my hand on the door, still shocked by what I saw. I took another breath and slowly went down the stairs. I had a meeting to get to.
Sixteen Years Ago…
“I don’t know why you dragged me to this,” I complained as I walked up to the front steps.
My cousin Carla smiled. “Because you need to loosen up and have some fun. You’re always either in the house reading or outside reading. You’re too young and you need to have fun.”
I sighed, “My life is perfectly fine. I don’t need to be like you, always in the streets.”
She laughed, “If you talking about being with Danny, then whatever. I think he’s cool.”
“Did you sleep with him?”
Carla looked at me as if I was crazy. “I may say I like him, but I didn’t sleep with him. I’m saving myself. Besides, how did this get to me? This is about you acting like an old woman. Before long, you’ll probably be living in a shoe with fifty cats.”
I shook my head and smiled, “Whatever heifer.”
She opened the door and we immediately looked at the scene in front of us. I looked over at Carla and she shrugged.
The place was an all-out orgy as everyone was either making out, bumping and grinding on each other as if they were having sex, or were actually doing it. I looked around, wondering where were these kids’ parents to let them out like this.
“I’m going to find Danny, so stay right here.”
“What? You’re going to leave me here?”
“I have to let him know I’m here. This is his party, so he told me to make an appearance.”
I rolled my eyes as she went out into the crowd, leaving me standing near the middle of the living room, wishing I was anywhere else but there. My mom would be horrified if she knew that Carla and I were here. She didn’t raise either of us to be associated with anyone that would bring our futures down, and being here tonight was definitely doing that for me.
“I see you don’t want to be here.”
I looked over and stared at the guy that was talking to me. I couldn’t stop staring as he had the most amazing eyes I have ever seen on a guy. He gave a sexy smile, which made my heart beat fast. With his mocha colored skin, short wavy fade, and those baggy clothes he’s wearing, he would be someone that I wouldn’t normally talk to, but those hazel brown eyes and that smile is what was drawing me to him.
“How could you tell?”
“Just by your expression. Besides, you don’t look like you would fit in with this crowd.”
“Oh, and how do you know I wouldn’t fit in?”
He smiled again and my heart fluttered. “I just know.”
“If you’re wondering, my cousin dragged me here. I would rather be at home, reading.”
He laughed, “See, you don’t fit in.”
“Who’s your cousin? I might know her.”
“She’s the girl dating my cousin, Danny. I’m Devin,” he said while coming closer to me. I was starting to become sweaty as he stared into my eyes.
“Oh, well I’m Mika.”
He nodded, “Nice to meet you, Mika. I have to say, you are one beautiful girl, but I’m sure you’re too young for me.”
“Why would you think that? Aren’t you fifteen?”
He laughed, “Not even close. I’m eighteen, baby girl. If I get involved with you, I’ll be setting myself up for some jail time.”
“I’m not that young.”
“Oh really. You look like you’re twelve.”
“I’m not. I’m fifteen.”
“Exactly. Jail bait.”
I glanced at him again while he smiled. “But I guess we could talk some more. Nothing wrong with that, right?”
I smiled, “Not at all.”
He took me outside near the patio where we talked for hours about school and our favorite things. I looked at him throughout our conversation, realizing that coming to this party wasn’t so bad after all.
I looked ahead at the street in front of me, wondering why I allowed myself to go down memory lane and think about Devin. But with what happened with Parker this morning, I guess that was the natural unconscious reaction to do so. Those were the good times between us; when everything was all good and great. Now, I kind of regret that I even met him.
The full standalone will be avaiable either in March or April, but you can read a sneak peek of this story and many more in the Married To The Hustle anthology, which is available on Amazon. Each story will be a full length novel, so make sure to 1-Click.
The link is below:
I will keep you all updated when the official release date for ITOYN will be announced. 😀