Multicultural

Blog Tour- Whatever May Come by Tracee Lydia Garner

 

Creative Expressions Literary Services is pleased to announce Virtual Book Tour for Whatever May Come by Tracee Lydia Garner. The tour will run April 21-27, 2019.

Author Name: Tracee Lydia Garner Book
Title: Whatever May Come Book Release
Date: April 19, 2019
Genre: Multicultural, Inspirational, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

About the Author

Tracee Lydia Garner is a speaker, private writing coach and author of twelve books. Born and raised in the DC Area, she holds a degree in Communications from Old Dominion University. She tremendously enjoys the written and spoken word and prior to entertaining full-length novels, was a contributor to her alma mater’s campus literary magazine for her poetry. Whatever May Come is her 12th book and revisits the Jameson Family, a well to do family from the DC area. This family saga will have four books total in the series.

In addition to writing, Trace enjoys marketing, graphic design, making video trailers for her books with popular apps, event and conference planning, reading of course and she’s also a recovering shopaholic.

Tracee is a member of the Washington Romance Writers (DC) Chapter, the Association of Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Virginia chapter, and the Faith, Hope and Love, online-only chapter of the RWA.

 
About The Book
https://www.amazon.com/Whatever-May-Come-Book-Jameson-ebook/dp/B07ND6FGTT/
Synopsis

School teacher Tisha Jameson flees her Virginia hometown to start afresh in Macon, Georgia. Although she hadn’t planned on falling in love with former pro football player Chase Alton, Chase’s son Thomas is determined to get them together somehow. Before long, the pair come to realize that they are unable to resist one another and Chase will discover what a caring mother figure Tish can be for his son. But when Tish finds out that the danger she thought she’d outrun for good has followed her across state lines, Chase and Tish find out what love really means.

Excerpt

Chase finally got his son away from the computer, and father and son made their way to the front of the room. The men acknowledged each other briefly before Thomas spoke up. “Are you Ms. Jameson’s husband?” he asked pointedly.

“Nah, little man,” Dean laughed. “I’m her brother.” His gaze moved to the boy’s father. “She’s a cool teach, ain’t she?”

Thomas nodded in confirmation. “Yeah. She’s the coolest,” he replied, turning to beam at his dad, whose face indicated he wasn’t quite ready to agree, considering he didn’t know her all that well. “Thank you, Ms. Jameson.” Placing a hand on Thomas’s shoulder, Chase ushered his chatty son out of the room. He raised his hand to tip an imaginary hat before leaving.

“Have a good weekend, guys,” Tisha called after them. She turned to face Dean, scowling at the mischievous face he made at her before grabbing her coat and tote bag. “What?” she exclaimed, innocently running a finger through her hair.

“Umm-hmm. You barely been here a month and already stirring up trouble!” Dean said, the laugh lines around his eyes crinkling. “That man likes you, but he’s big… and dumb. Don’t fall for him.”

 
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Release Blitz- Torn by Brooklyn Knight

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 ABOUT THE BOOK

I did not tell her the truth about what I really am…

The circumstances surrounding our introduction are unimportant. The only thing that matters is that Sasha Wilcox is my mate and she belongs to me. A night of unbridled passion sealed the deal, but before I could tell her the truth, she was gone. Days have turned into weeks and there is no way I can be without her. I must find her and bring her back to me. No one will stand in my way, especially not the one man who thinks he can steal her from me, Stefan Miller.

I want him so badly, and I have no idea why…

The last thing I should be doing is thinking about Remi Moretti: the green-eyed Italian man who kidnapped me and held me hostage for three days in Tuscany. I want to say that I feared for my life while under his guard, but that would be a lie. The truth is, in a moment of… weakness, I gave my body to him. He set it on fire, but I escaped, and now I need to move on with my life with Stefan, a great guy, who will make a great boyfriend. But why do I crave Remi’s touch? Why do I smell his intoxicating essence every time I breathe? And why do I sense his presence, even though he’s in Italy, and I’m in Miami?

**READER ALERT**
This story contains extremely passionate and descriptive sex scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18 years, or those who may be offended by somewhat graphic descriptions of sexual encounters. This story also contains scenes which include expletives. Brooklyn’s characters exhibit real emotions and desires, and though she is their creator, she is also very sensitive to their needs and wants, and works in partnership with them to create their unique HEAs.

Publication Date March 21, 2019
Series Alpha Series #1
Genre Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Paranormal Romance, Werewolf & Shifter Romance, Romance
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PURCHASE LINKS
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ABOUT BROOKLYN KNIGHT

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Brooklyn Knight is a romance enthusiast who lives in the island of Bermuda and has been writing stories since she was a little girl. Over the years, her gift for designing and bringing characters to life has evolved, and she enjoys creating vivid, memorable characters and unforgettable situations. Her characters are thought-provoking and evocative; and they will draw emotion out of you like water from a well.

 

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My Birthday Gift To You!!

Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Since it was raining in Houston, I had a chance to write, so my fourth was pretty productive.

Anyway, today is my birthday, which I don’t normally talk about on my blog, but I figure there’s a first for everything. 😊 Not only is it my birthday, but The Love Chronicles was also released two years ago today. To celebrate, I decided to put the first book in the series for FREE! That’s right, The Love Chronicles will be available for free starting today thru Sunday. If you have not read this story, then it’s a must read. I love the story between Andie and Dexter, so this is a great way to get to know the couple, especially since the last book in the series, Love You For Life, will be released later this year.

Make sure to 1-Click your copy but clicking on the link below. Happy reading! 😊

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Color of Love Blog Hop 2017

Color of Love Blog Hop 2017 – @EmpiBaryeh @KiruTaye @NanaPrah  #CoLHop2017 #coloroflovehop

Hi everyone! And welcome for those of you who are here for the first time! I’m honored to be a part of this year’s Color Of Love blog hop, which showcases the diversity of color in the book industry. Not only will you be able to learn more about new books, but you can also win a few prizes.

Now, let’s get to the blog hop! Enjoy! 🙂

 

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the COLOR OF LOVE Blog Hop co-hosted by  Empi Baryeh (me), Kiru TayeNana Prah, and Love Bites and Silk. This year’s hop is on from today, November 23 to December 3, 2017

We’re celebrating People of Color in romance and offering you a chance to discover new books and new authors, as well as giving you a chance to win prizes. We have 30 blogs participating this year, each featuring an interracial or multicultural romance book!

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This year, we’re doing things a little differently. We separated the cash and book prizes so more people can win.

 

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

 

BOOK PRIZES:

We’re introducing daily book prizes. Be sure to comment on blog posts and join the conversation on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE  for a chance to win one of our 24 book prizes.

 

CASH PRIZES:

 

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win:

1st prize: $50 GC

2nd prize: $25 GC

3rd prize: 15 GC

4th prize: $10 GC

 

FEATURED BOOK:

My book, Something Just Ain’t Right, is one of the featured books up for grabs in the giveaway. Here is the info for the book:

Something Just Ain't Right

Morgan Carter always lived life on the edge. He never cared about anything or anyone until he set his sights on Hayley Stevens. Hayley is someone that he has known since they were kids, but it wasn’t until their adult years that he started to notice how beautiful of a woman she really had become. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see her as anything more than his best friend’s sister.

Hayley, on the other hand, had instantly felt a connection with Morgan the moment they met. She knows that she’s playing with fire, especially since her brother doesn’t want him anywhere near her. But, she’s determined to make Morgan hers, even if it destroys the relationship she has with her brother and the life-long friendship between the two.

Once they give in to their desires of being together, they are faced with several issues. Secrets are unveiled as deceit and mayhem follow. Will there be anyone that Morgan and Hayley can run to or will they learn there is nobody around that they can really trust?

COLOR OF LOVE 2017 FEATURED BOOKS

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1. Author Kiru Taye (INT) 11. Georgia Lyn Hunter 21. Tasha L. Harrison
2. Author Nana Prah (INT) 12. Sharon C. Cooper 22. Kay Blake
3. Author Empi Baryeh (INT) 13. Reana Malori 23. J.L. Campbell
4. LBAS Book Blogs (INT) 14. Elle Wright 24. Sheena Binkley
5. RWOWA (INT) 15. Candace Shaw 25. Bex n Books (INT)
6. Sexy Romance Novels (INT) 16. Author/Blogger Shonda Brock 26. Natalina Reis
7. Felicia Denise, Author 17. L. Loren (INT) 27. Dahlia Donovan (Int)
8. Sharita Lira, Author 18. Koko Brown 28. Debra Elise
9. Freddy MacKay 19. Siren Allen 29. Kim Golden
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Color of Love Blog Hop 2016 & Giveaway

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Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the start of the holiday season with lots of hugs and good cheer! Speaking of the holidays, not only is it the time to be in the festive mood, but also to celebrate the Color of Love blog hop! This is my first year participating and I’m so excited to be amongst such wonderful bloggers and authors!

Starting November 25th thru December 4th, not only do you get to meet some awesome authors, but you also get to win a ton of prizes through the blog hop giveaway. How cool is that?!

One of the reasons why I wanted to participate in this amazing event is because it celebrates multicultural and interracial love. With me being an author who writes in the both genres, I wanted to not only show my support, but also showcase my book collection. As an African-American author, I think this it is extremely important to offer stories about romance and diversity.

With all of my stories, not only do I write about romance, but also the journey a couple has to endure to reach their happily ever after. The road might be a bit bumpy at times, but I will always give my couples a happy ending. Why write a romance story if the ending is not a happy one, right?

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Check out a preview to one of my stories, The Love Chronicles, which is a spin-off from my very first series, In Love With My Best Friend:

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Blurb:

Andrea “Andie” Williams and Dexter Robinson have known each other since they were in diapers. While their parents are the best of friends, the two are barely even acquaintances. While Dexter is the most popular guy at Williamson High School and only cares about which girl he will sleep with next, Andrea is focused on getting into her dream college, Yale.

When they are placed together for an unlikely project, the two have to come together not only to pass their class, but also graduate. With a series of events surrounding them, they both realize that their first experience at love could be with the person who was right in front of them all along.

 

Excerpt:

Andie

January, 2034

Senior year is the empirical time of your life when everything matters. From what college you choose to how you carry yourself around your peers, senior year pretty much makes or breaks the rest of your life. For me, anyway. And I guess I’m the only one who felt this way since my classmates only cared about who was throwing the next party or getting laid. That’s probably why I have the highest GPA in my class and am slated to be valedictorian. It’s an accomplishment I’d worked so hard to achieve.

It was the beginning of the new semester as we returned from winter break. This was our last semester before graduation, so the slackers better get a move on it if they want to actually graduate.

Speaking of slackers…

I stood by my locker as I watched Dexter coming down the hall with his “posse” as he called it. In my opinion, they were a bunch of losers who smoked weed all day. I’m surprised they made it to school on time.

He looked at me and rolled his eyes before going to his locker, which was across from mine.

“I don’t see how you grew up with him and never wanted to jump his bones.”

I looked over and saw my friend, Mashawn Peterson, standing by my locker. She was your typical dreamer who wanted some handsome guy to sweep her off of her feet and they live happily ever after. Even I know that only happens in fairy tales.

“Because Dexter Robinson has been with practically every girl, and possibly some teachers, at Williamson High School. Besides, unlike you, I’m not focusing on guys. I really have to buckle down and get my GPA up for Yale. I missed early entrance, so I’m trying to see if I can get in by the fall.”

“Why did you miss early entrance?”

“Because I wanted my SAT score to be 1600. I only made 1540, so I retook the test.”

Mashawn shook her head and sighed. “Always the perfectionist.”

“Which will pay off. Once Yale sees my credentials, they won’t have a choice but to let me into the program in the fall. I’m the poster child for the college elite.”

“What a bore!” Andrew Pierce, one of Dexter’s friends, yelled out.

“You need some fun in your life, and I’m willing to provide it, if you know what I mean,” his other friend, Damien Taylor, hollered while thrusting his pelvis.

I watched them make fools of themselves in the busiest hallway at Williamson. I shook my head and closed my locker.

“And this is the next generation that could be running this country. What a shame,” I muttered.

I stared at Dexter, who shook his head. “Leave her alone, and stop acting as if you two don’t have any common sense,” he scolded his friends.

They shrugged, and Dexter nodded at me. I rolled my eyes at him and headed down the hall. I looked behind me, quickly taking in everything about him: his deep mocha skin, chocolate eyes, the bit of facial hair that made him look older than 17, and his body, which was strong and muscular. I definitely wasn’t blind; he’d grown up from the little boy who tried to feed me booger sandwiches in second grade. He was fine, but we had grown apart since we were little. He’s more into girls and his social status and I’m more into my future.

“What was that?” Mashawn asked, looking from me to Dexter. She almost bumped into someone before falling into step with me.

“What was what?”

“That look you and Dexter gave each other.”

I shrugged. “It was nothing, Mashawn.”

“It was. I’m sure you still have a little crush on him.”

No. I never have. He was kind of like a brother to me.”

“God, you’re lucky. If I was you, I’d be climbing through his bedroom window every day and night. Did you ever do that, a la ‘Dawson’s Creek’?”

“Dawson who?”

“Oh my God! You’ve never heard of ‘Dawson’s Creek’? That’s nostalgic TV.”

“I told you, I don’t watch TV.”

“You really need to live a little. Anyway, Dawson and Joey were really good friends, and she used to come into his room through the window. That’s why I said that.”

“We only did that once, and that was because he was afraid of the dark.”

“How was he able to climb through since it was night?”

“I shined a flashlight. He almost fell, but he made it safely.”

I glanced back at his locker again, and he was now talking to some girl. Her hand rested on his bicep as he grinned widely.

The crowd was getting heavy, so I couldn’t see him anymore. I shook my head, wondering why I was even looking at him. We barely talked anymore and when we did, it was because we were around our parents; we didn’t have a choice.

I looked straight ahead and went to my first class. I had to stay focused, and I wouldn’t accomplish anything thinking about Dexter.

 

Not only will there be a giveaway for the blog hop, but I will also be doing a giveaway as well. For my giveaway, I will be giving one lucky winner a signed paperback copy of The Love Chronicles, as well as a $5.00 Amazon gift card. If you would like to enter, I would need for you to answer the following question:

What was the first romance novel that you have ever read?

Please include your response in the comment section below. I will randomly choose a winner from the comments section, so please make sure to place your response there to qualify.

The giveaway will end on December 4th at 11:59 P.M.

 

For the blog hop giveaway, the grand prizes are included below. Five winners will be chosen to receive various prizes, including a $75 gift card:

  • 1st prize $75 GC + 7 ebooks
  • 2nd prize $50 GC + 7 ebooks
  • 3rd prize $30 GC + 7 ebooks
  • 4th prize $15 GC + 7 ebooks
  • 5th prize $10 GC + 7 ebooks
  • 6th prize $5 GC + 7 ebooks

 

To enter, please click on the Rafflecopter link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/NzVjNGQ1MWM4MmMwZWY5MmE4ZGVlNTZlNWYwYTA1OjExMA==/?

 

Please make sure to visit each participating blog to not only enter in the grand prize, but also find out about the individual giveaways.

 

Here are the books that will be given away during the hop:

 

 

Here is the direct link to find out the other sites that are participating:

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Swirling Around Love Day 2- Theresa Hodge

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Welcome back to day 2 of the Swirling Around Love ‘Multicultural Event’. I’m glad that you all have returned and have brought some friends along with you. Ummm, you did, right? Well, I hope so.

 We are celebrating Multicultural Authors and if you missed yesterday’s post, you can check it out here. Today we will be welcoming a very talented, creative and pretty amazing woman.

 Here goes …Author Theresa Hodge.

 

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Theresa Hodge is a native of Alabama. She is a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She is at her best when she is able to bring happiness to others. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write fictional stories. She has found writing to be therapeutic, especially during the loss of her oldest sister from breast cancer, a period that birthed her first book series, Ask Me Again. Theresa has gone on to write several more books and have several collaborations in the works, so be sure to check her site regularly for new releases. Theresa also has a love affair with writing poetry. She first started writing poetry at an early age and it has been a part of her growth with writing ever since. If Theresa can bring a smile to your face and encourage along her journey, she considers it a blessing beyond measure. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Author Interview

1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

I have always enjoyed reading Multicultural, IR and BWWM romance. But after reading the Breathless series by Shani Greene-Dowdell and the Fear series by Amarie Avant, a passion in me began to slowly build. I felt a rising passion to pursue writing a story of my own. In doing so, with a push from my sister, I wrote Noelle’s Rock and my passion continues to build with every story.

2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

I enjoy watching movies, reading, spending time with my family and friends, cooking and evening walks as long as it isn’t too hot.

3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

There are a lot of great authors that I truly admire. It’s hard to name just two but I admire S.K. Lessly and DJ Parker. Both are awesome writers.

4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I enjoy reading anything that catches my interest. Although, I do love myself some romance. I’m finally getting around to reading Fifty Shades of Grey, when I’m not writing.

5. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?

I’m working on two holiday romances. I hope to release them in October and November. I’m still debating the titles.

6. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

No, not at this time.

7. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

I hope to be working alongside of Tyler Perry or someone of his caliber to help bring my books to life on the big screen, television or stage plays.

8. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

I want to say never give up on writing, even if someone tells you that your writing isn’t good enough. Your type of writing style won’t be for everyone and that’s okay. Be thankful to the ones who encourages you and the readers you do have. Continue to hone your craft and read as much as possible. Every day won’t be the same…some days you will be ready to give up. I say to you, DON’T. Don’t you ever give up on the gift that God has given you. Stay humble and remember to let love flow always.

 

Special Message From Theresa to You …

Never give up on a dream, be thankful always, never think anyone is beneath you, show respect to others and find beauty where no one think to look. Let us always love those who no one dares to love. There is great beauty in the perfectly imperfect.

Hate hurts the hater more than the hated, no matter how justified it may seem. Forgiving releases us into becoming free and whole again. – Theresa

 

Book Catalog 

 

The ‘Noelle’s Rock’ Series

Noelle's Rock 1

#‎Noelle

 I love him enough to let go.

I hope Beau doesn’t take this the wrong way. I just want him to think about the words I’m about to say. I’m pregnant with another man’s child. A fact we seem to forget when we get caught up in our own little universe. I will start to show pretty soon and I don’t want to worry about a reporter popping out of the bushes every time we are together…I think we should end things now before I get hurt in the crossfire of his lifestyle. I have to concentrate on having a healthy baby and being the best mother I can to my baby.

 #‎Beau

 I will never let her go. Ever.

 I hold Noelle tight and squeeze her like I never want to let her go. I don’t give a damn if she’s pregnant by another man. Her baby is a part of her, and I will love every part of her. I will be there for her baby in a way that that sorry excuse of a man, Victor, could never man up to be. I love Noelle and her unborn child. I have no qualms about being with her forever, and I didn’t even believe in long-lasting relationships before Noelle. Now that she’s my woman, I don’t ever want to hear her talk about leaving me, ever again.

 What would you do if the man you loved threw you out into the night, after you told him you were carrying his child? Would you fight for the love you once had, or walk away and begin to pick up the pieces of your life? Luckily for Noelle Winters, the meeting of a stranger puts her in the right place at the right time to take her out the cold and into the warmth of Rockstar Beau Barringer’s heart. The question is, will this unlikely connection survive color lines, distrust and the skeletons from the past.

  Available for Purchase here.

 

Noelle's Rock 2

#‎Beau

I will love Noelle until she believes what we have is real.

Yes, my lips did meet Courtney’s for the very last time, but there is no chance of us being a romantic couple. My heart totally and unmistakably belongs to Noelle Winters and I have no intention of hurting her. I hope she understands why I had to kiss Courtney goodbye. My heart will surely drop and break at my feet, if I ever lose Noelle. She has become a part of my very existence and, to prove it to her, I’m prepared to introduce her to my family and the world as my one and only love. I will love her until she believes what we have is real.

 #Hunter

 I am not Beau.

No matter how much my father would like to transform me into my older brother, I can only be me, Hunter Barringer, the youngest of the Barringer clan. I eat and sleep the business of running Barringer Estates, but my unquenchable appetite for many women has led my father to think I am not dependable. So it’s unexplainable why when I walk into a bank in Georgia, Madison Powell’s pleas to a banker unnerve me to my core. Her dark skin and warm brown eyes make me lose all control and I will do anything to save this damsel in distress.

Will Noelle forgive Beau for his betrayal that he committed in front of a crowded room of his fans? Will Hunter get what he wants from Madison, or will his proposition to help her backfire?

 Available for Purchase here.

Noelle's Rock 3

#‎Noelle

 Beau loves me unlike any other man ever has or will. I know this deep in my soul. He is my rock, my protector, my husband and my heart. If what we are building is ever taken away from me, I will stop existing. I will stop breathing, for Beau Barringer is my air that fortifies my lungs. He is the rhythm for my heartbeat. He and my newborn son are my reason for living.

 #‎Beau

 Noelle my beautiful Winter Angel is finally completely mine. Our vows on our wedding day deemed us so. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate. Anyone who tries to come between what belongs to me will feel my wrath. These are not only words but a promise. I don’t make idle threats about the woman I love…my heart…my soul…the best part of me…my very existence.

Noelle and Beau Barringer were brought together by accident but bound together by eternal love. Will their love stand the test when trouble visits their happy union and tries to tear them apart? Will fate save them from tragedy or will fate cause their love to be lost forever? All will be revealed in this final installment of Noelle’s Rock 3, the finale.

 Available for purchase here.

On The Hunt For Love

Hunter and Madison’s Full Story 

There are some men women can’t resist and there are some women men want to devour.

Hunter Barringer is a man women can’t forget…

Madison Powell is a woman who can capture a man’s heart.

‪#‎Madison

Hunter Barringer is a total stranger, but my heart recognizes him like I have known him forever. He’s a shrewd businessman who doesn’t stop until he gets what he wants and thinks he deserves. He fancies himself my liberator as he sweeps in like a good Samaritan to save my family from the clutches of financial woes. But his assistance is not without great cost to me. Hunter sets a proposal before me that I’m too desperate to turn down. Will my predicament prove worth the risk of this captivating stranger taking control of my heart?

‪#‎Hunter

I take one look at Madison and know I will never be able to forget her delectable, rare beauty. She’s a woman that makes a great impression on my mind, even if she is a stranger. The businessman in me sees an opportunity and takes it. Madison has a dilemma, which may just be the opportunity of a lifetime for me. In the game of business, I play to win. After all, I’m the son of real estate tycoon, Billy Barringer, and the brother of world-renown rock star, Beau Barringer. Will my hunt for power to take over my father’s company, lead me on a path to making my biggest acquisition yet?

Expect the unexpected in On The Hunt For Love by Theresa Hodge, the #1 bestselling author of the Noelle’s Rock series.

Available for purchase here.

Shelby's Demand “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride…” All that Erick Gordon loves can easily be lost, if he doesn’t change this fact about Shelby Monroe. The end is near…much closer than he realizes. World War III, also known as Shelby Monroe, will ensue if he doesn’t come to his senses and soon. But the events from a horrible day in his past, paralyzes him every time he thinks of proposing to the woman he loves.

Shelby realizes her worst fear of forever being a bridesmaid and never a bride. While others close to her celebrate their new marriages, she simmers in resentment of being single. Will she abandon the loving relationship she’s built with Erick because of her demand to be a bride? Or will Eric’s love for her be strong enough to forgive his past and give in to the desires of the only heart that beats in sync with his?

Shelby and Erick must learn that love means patience, endurance, forgiveness and most of all taking chances. Follow the friends of Noelle and Beau Barringer in this enthralling tale of Shelby’s Demand in book 5 of the Noelle’s Rock series.

 Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Billionaire Wives Club’ Series

Co-Authored with Shani Greene-Dowdell

The Billionaire Wives Club

Ronan Michaels is fine as aged red wine. I’m talking wavy, chestnut brown hair, strong chiseled jawline, prominent shoulders and rugged ivory skin that’s been kissed by the sun. And those silver eyes were enough to make any woman swoon. All the women wanted him, but he chose me… his rarest, precious Ruby of them all, I was his African Queen.

Our wedding day was like a classic fairytale. I felt like a true princess. Ronan, my gallant white knight, made me feel that way. He made me feel beautiful, sexy and oh so desirable. His silver gaze held me captive from the beginning…even now, when it feels like the end… I remember looking into his eyes filled with promise as he vowed his love and devotion to me for a lifetime… I believed him.

Secrets and lies have a way of destroying lives and marriages and making what was once a happy home miserable and unbearable. My secrets…my lies cost me a price I wasn’t willing to pay. Who would’ve ever thought our happiness and love for each other would end up at this point? Not me, Ronan’s sweet Ruby…I never would’ve guessed my best days were behind me and I have no one but myself to blame.

 I’m in for the fight of my life… win, lose or draw.

Available for purchase here.

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Ronan

I’m sorry for everything…

Sweet Jesus! I’ve messed up the best things that ever happened to me. My lust for another woman has caused me to lose everything I value in this life the most. My sweet Ruby and my dear children may be lost to me forever. Now, I’m miserable because of the mess I’ve made. I, Ronan Michaels, have single handedly broken up my family. I have to make it right and fast because there is another man lurking in the shadows, Ruby belongs to me and no other man can or will have her. She’s my beginning and ending. Without her, I will fade away into nothingness.

Can you imagine me without my sweet Ruby?

Never! I will fix what I broke. This is my vow.

 Ruby

 Oh God! My once happy home has turned into a place I despise. 

 I’m broken…I don’t know if I will ever heal. The pain some days are intolerable. I pray and try to stay strong for my children. Even when I can’t be strong for myself. I didn’t think Ronan could hurt me any more than he already had, but he’s proved me wrong this time. The lies, the betrayal has finally taken its toll on my heart and soul. No apology or confession of his love for me will ever fix this mess. I, Ruby Michaels, have finally had enough! Maybe Ronan and I are better suited apart and in the arms of another.

 Will another love me better?

 Only time can tell.

Trying to love two is never easy to do. Someone will always get the short end of the stick. You dance with the devil and there is always hell to pay. Will love mend broken hearts and bring a family back together again? Or will the Michaels marriage go up in smoke…leaving nothing but burning embers in its wake.

Available for purchase here.

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 In the finale of The Billionaire Wives Club, Ronan attempts to right his wrongs by spending a part of his fortune on Ruby. After his brush with death, Ruby comes back to him, but she’s only there in the flesh. Her heart and soul are miles away. No matter how much money Ronan throws at their problems, nothing seems to be able to restore their love back to its purest form. The closer Ronan draws near to her, the further away she drifts into the consoling arms of Darryl Nichols.

 Is the once fairytale ending for the perfect couple just that, a fairytale that’s ended now that real life has set in? Will the love they once had for each other bring them closer or will the sweet kisses, soft tongue, and enduring and understanding arms of the other man, Darryl Nichols, help to bring Ruby closure and close the Ronan chapter in her life’s book?

 Available for purchase here.

 

 A Piece of Sunday’s Soul

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A Piece of Sundays Soul 

Sunday Gallenger was only eighteen when she left home to follow her dreams. She was a sister with big times dreams and plenty of songs in her heart but no place but the privacy of her bedroom to sing them. One day she saw the chance to make her dream come true, so she left home without the blessings of her parents and headed for the bright lights of Nashville, Tennessee. Sunday’s soulful voice and determination to be the best led her to take the impossible chance of becoming the next big country star on a new show called “The American Dream.”

Travis Lee was intrigued by Sunday “Soul” Gallenger. Not only was he one of the top ten country singers of all times, but he was one of the judges on The American Dream. His dark hair and smoldering eyes left women entranced and seeking his attention from all corners of the globe. His wanderlust spirit left a trail of broken hearted women in his wake. That was until the young, talented dark beauty by the name of Sunday showed up at auditions. He was ready to lay down his playboy ways to win Sunday’s heart and soul.

 Will the two singers who are so different yet so much alike let their souls make beautiful music together?

Available for purchase here.

Secrets I Should’ve Told You First

(Co-Authored with Jroc)

 

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Allison McPhearson is at the wrong place at the wrong time, so she has no choice but to do the only thing she knows to do. She must kill Allison McPhearson and run, if she wants to survive. Aidan James is contracted to do a job. Instead of doing that job, he marries Allison. His mark. He brings her nothing but happiness and joy to her new life. But Allison doesn’t know that he’s part of the danger that’s been lurking. Pete “Snake Eyes” Maseretti has secrets that he needs to keep at all cost. He will go to any lengths to protect himself, even if it means hunting down the woman who can bring him down by telling everything she saw. Can Aidan keep Allison safe from the danger that’s lurking or is he the one she should truly be afraid of?

 Come along with RESA and JROC on this romantic tale of suspense, intrigue and drama.

 Available for purchase here.

 

Sweet Serenity: A Miami Love Triangle

Sweet Serenity A Miami Love Trangle 

Serenity Champagne is a woman known to overindulge in delectable treats. She now has an appetite for not only one, but two, delicious vanilla lattes. Her sweetest fantasies threaten to end her year of celibacy, and she is doing everything she can to be strong. When she gets a taste of Jonathan Sheldon, her resolve is undone.

Jonathan, Jon for short, is a tall, malted milkshake that stands roughly six foot three inches tall. He’s handsome with close-cropped, silky, wavy hair and his skin tone is the color of pale butternut squash. He has the type of hair that makes Serenity crave to run her fingers through each and every strand. He has his eye on the sweet temptress, vowing to own her in every way. But Jon is not the only one that has his sights on this sexy vixen…

Meet Jason… Jonathan’s identical twin brother. Jason’s features resemble his brother’s in every way, with the exception that Jason sports long, golden dreadlocks. His eyes are deadlocked on Serenity’s entrancing beauty and he wants her for himself. He is a playboy, unlike Jonathan, but he wants what he wants.

Will Serenity choose one brother to love and live in happiness or will her overindulgence of decadent desserts cause her to satisfy her sweet tooth with both pieces of vanilla chocolate at once?

Available for purchase here.

 

 Loved By Hart

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Hart Strong is everything I want in a man. Gone is the pimply faced, nerdy boy that was easy to forget. Hart Strong is now a strapping, toned, viral man who is capable of making my knees weak and my body sizzle to life. I love his sexy ass walk, his smoldering charismatic eyes and the way he makes me feel when I’m in his presence. My ex, Tony, is becoming more and more of a distant memory. This gorgeous blast from my past has come in to sweep me off my feet, make me forget my heartache and demand that I believe in true love again. What a wonderful feeling to be Loved by Hart.

The moment I saw Whitney Martin again, my heart stopped. She’s drop dead gorgeous, strong-willed and super talented. Thank God we landed on the same contract. Now, I get another chance to claim what’s mine. I wasn’t confident back in the day, but now I’m a man who goes after what he wants and I will get it too. I am confident of that fact. Soon enough, Whitney will know what it means to be Loved by Hart.

Take a man who loved and lost, A woman who doesn’t believe in love anymore, An ex who figures out whose team he’s on way too late, and A love connecting best friend who always has her friend’s back–And you have all the elements for a titillating romance story.

 Available for purchase here.

 

Book Excerpt ~ Loved By Hart

 Chapter 1

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I watch Whitney Martin from a distance. I stand behind a seven-foot-tall, potted plant as its green leaves shield me from view, but I have a clear-cut vision of her as she walks right pass me with another woman by her side. I can’t hear what she’s saying, but, from her body language and hand gestures, she seems to be in deep conversation with the woman as a frown mars her stunning face. Whitney was cute as a teenager but she has grown into a gorgeous woman. I wonder, will she remember me if I were to reveal myself to her? My heart pounds with swift acceleration, just like it did years ago when I was a pimpled-face, gawky adolescent. Her dark black, shoulder-length hair frames her face with what seems to be natural curls. They look soft and bouncy to the touch. I wonder what it would feel like to reach out and touch just one. I’m sure that will be a bad idea, so I tamp down my urges. Her dark-brown skin is glowing with luminosity and health. There’s a vibrant, lively, and adoringly irresistible aura around her. It would be hard to miss her; I noticed Whitney immediately when she walked into the building tonight. I revel in her appearance and how her dress is fitted and clings to every curve of her body. She has on a vivid blue dress that is medium in length with a poufy skirt, empire waistline and short, cropped sleeves. She looks like a beautiful goddess, standing there among mere humans. Lately, I have been feeling edgy and unhappy energy coursing through me from day to day. I feel inadequate, like something has been missing from my life. My accomplishments in life no longer give me the satisfaction that comes along with me making millions from my business as owner of Hart’s Premium Construction Company. My inheritance from my grandfather helped me build my own business from the ground up but my head for business is what helped me quadruple my wealth and run a successful business. Standing here spying on Whitney, I suddenly feel like a peeping Tom. I can’t stand behind this plant all night and track her like I’m some type of predator. It’s humiliating enough to think that someone might actually see me spying on a woman I’ve got a crush on. I ease as unsuspiciously as possible from behind my camouflage and walk right past her. “I should go get a drink,” I mumble when our eyes meet. There’s no recognition in her eyes, so I keep on walking. My heart plummets, because I sense she doesn’t even remember me. The sudden awareness of her not noticing me is a soundless emotion that sinks inside. How can she not remember me? I spent the majority of my high school years pining away for her. I wasn’t a jock back then or very popular with the girls. I may have been a nerd of sorts back then, one who kept to myself quite a bit. I was nixed from playing sports, because I used to have asthma and had to depend on an inhaler to breathe. But, I’ve done pretty well from myself. Time definitely has a way of changing things. I’m no longer the shy, pimply-faced teenager, nor do I depend on an inhaler to breathe. I overcame my inadequacies in life. The only thing I never overcame was my love for Whitney Martin. “Yeah, I should definitely get that drink,” I say heading straight to the bar.

 

 Book Giveaway

 Enter to win a copy of Theresa’s new release, Loved By Hart. The winners will be announced on Sept. 4th. All you have to do is sign up to Theresa’s Newsletter and comment below the email address you used to do so. Good Luck!

 

Swirling Around Love Event-Shantee’ A. Parks

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Hi everyone! I’m happy to be apart of this wonderful event hosted by VLS Book Blog as they celebrate  multicultural authors and readers during their Swirling Around Love event. I will be helping with showcasing various multicultural authors throughout the month of September, so you all in for a wonderful treat!

But I’ll let VLS Book Blog explain the rest of their event and introduce the first featured author. 🙂

Heyyy Everyone! Yes, I’m so excited to kick the Swirling Around Love ‘Multicultural Event’ off today. For those of you that are unaware or if this is your first time visiting VLS Book Blog. Today starts one of the many genre-specific events that I am hosting. Our first event is catered to Multicultural Romance Authors & Readers. So if you love that genre you’re in for a treat for the next 30 days.

So without further ado, our first featured author comes from Detroit, Michigan. Let’s welcome Author Shantee’ A. Parks.

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Shantee’ A. Parks is the Best Selling author of Not Giving Up, Samantha Posey Love Unfolded, Love Reveals and Love Conquers. She’s from Detroit, Michigan living in Atlanta, Georgia. She love’s to travel. She has been to London and Paris and would love to some day travel to Italy. She’s been writing since high school. When she’s not taking care of her family she is reading and writing “STEAMY HOT” romance stories.

A happily ever after (HEA) is always important to her. She needs it as much as her readers do. Sometimes she can leave a cliff hanger but she always gives an HEA at the end of either a standalone or series!

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Author Interview

 

  1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

I imagined what love would look like between a black woman and white man. I wanted my characters to fight to be together. There’s always something Taboo about being in a interracial relationship. I like defying the odds.

 

  1. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

I love to travel, watch action movies and relax with my kids.

 

  1. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

I admire DJ Parker, S.K. Lessly and Theresa Hodge.

 

  1. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I love reading romance. I’m reading Ballers by Blue Saffire.

 

  1. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?

The Set Dilemma is scheduled to be released on September 9, 2016.

 

  1. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

No

 

  1. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

My publishing company will be successful. I won’t have to work a 9 to 5 so I can focus on running my company and writing books!

 

  1. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

Don’t let people discourage you because they will try. Observe first, read other author books in your genre, watch the most successful author in your genre learn from them on how to be successful. Whatever you do Keep writing!!

Thank you Shantee’ for stopping by today and sharing your world with us. We wish you much success on your career and hope to see you back again here on the VLS Book Blog. Enjoy your day!

 

 

Book Catalog

 

 The Samantha Posey Series

 Love Unfolded

Book 1

SAMANTHA POSEY is a wonderful party planner who does what it takes to make the party a success. She meets Jacob Latters, a successful business man, celebrity and billionaire playboy. Women are of no shortage to him, but finding love isn’t in the cards for him, though he wishes it was. Jacob has never met a woman like her. This is an encounter that will definitely change both of their lives. Their erotic experience is surreal making the sex mind-blowing! The romance and sparks between these two are instantaneous. She is so intoxicating to him he soon finds he just can’t leave Samantha Posey alone. They encounter one problem after another… kidnapping, lies, hypnosis, and families keeping them apart. You can’t stop the suspense and danger that happens in their lives. Their addiction to one another is real. Will their love survive?

 

 Available for Purchase here.

Love Reveals

Book 2

The heart-stopping ending of book one will have you hanging onto every word from the first page till the last in book two. The Party Planner snags her Celebrity Billionaire Prince taking the red carpet by storm. Their makeup sessions are still erotic and explosive, and will keep you wanting more. The rollercoaster ride for them just doesn’t stop. Will Jacob be able to get past the tragedy that happened in his life? How deep is Samantha and Jacob’s past? Will they embrace their new lives as America’s most skilled assassins or will they turn their backs on future missions to build their lives together.

 Available for Purchase here.

 

 Love Conquers

Book 3

JACOB AND SAMANTHA LATTERS found out they have a deeper bond than first realized. They looked into their past in an unconventional way. After Jacob healed, they had to go on a dangerous but important mission. They finally got a chance to enjoy each other in every emotional and physical way. When Samantha was kidnapped, Jacob nearly lost his grip with reality. The tension between Jacob and his mother-in-law becomes unbearable. She blames him for Samantha’s kidnapping. Will Jacob be able to rescue Samantha? If so, what will become of their life after this horrible ordeal? Will danger disrupt their lives again?

 Available for purchase here.

 

Not Giving Up Series

 Not Giving Up

Book 1

MEET BRANDON CHRISTOPHER ASHER II. All throughout college, he was a well-known playboy. The Harvard medical student met mocha beauty, Zoey, and fell hard. She has a troubled past and she’s not looking for love. Nevertheless, Brandon captured Zoey’s heart. The women in his life are not accepting of her. Brandon wants a future with Zoey, however Zoey doesn’t believe she deserves love. She believes any chance at happiness is non-existent. Will Zoey let this Billionaire philanthropist into her heart? What will happen if Brandon learns the truth about Zoey’s past?

 Available for Purchase here.

Not Giving Up 2

Book 2

The sexy and talented Dr. Brandon Christopher Asher III never gave up on Mocha beauty Zoey Robinson. He went after this woman with everything in him and won her heart. However the women from his past wanted to put an end to their union for good! Will Brandon and Zoey survive the recent turmoil and what’s to come?

 Available for Purchase here.

 

 Book Excerpt ~ Not Giving Up 2

 I stood behind Brandon wrapping my arms around his waist.

This man was made for me, I thought.

We aren’t even together and he is still trying to protect me.

I walked around to look into Brandon’s eyes. “Baby are we really over,” I asked reaching up to place my hand on his face.

Brandon didn’t say a word.

I stood back from him. “You don’t get to give up on us. You persuaded me to come back home with you from Charleston and I did because I love you.

 What happened to the man I met in the ice cream shop? Where’s the man who would not give up on me?”

Book Giveaway

 Enter to win Shantee’s latest release, Not Giving Up 2. Four winners will be announced on Sept. 3rd.

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