Hi everyone!! After a brief hiatus, Love & Drama: The Root Of All Evil, the interracial standalone, is back on Amazon! The story was originally under my former publisher, but now, I’m releasing it as an indie standalone. It’s the same story, but a different cover. That’s all.
If you are unfamiliar with this story, here is the blurb:
He’s a hitman who’s trying to change his ways.
She’s the good girl that loves to do bad things.
When these two are together, anything is possible.
When Zuri Caldwell meets Damon Baxter at a club five years ago, she never expected for her life to be turned upside down. After having a one-night stand together, she never realized she would be seeing him again, until she sets foot in his classroom.
While they try to stay away, the attraction is still there that the two cannot deny, leading them to have a discreet relationship. That is, until Zuri moves to California for an executive position.
Five years later and she is back in Houston, lost on her luck since she was fired from her job over an event that went extremely wrong. She encounters Damon again, which sparks up old memories. Even though Damon wants her back, Zuri doesn’t since she just got over an engagement. However, that doesn’t mean she won’t sample a little of what he’s offering.
The two fall back into a sexual relationship that could prove dangerous since Damon has been living a double life. He tried to leave his old life as a hitman behind, but his past keeps catching up with him, forcing him into doing one last hit. He never wanted to do it, but there’s a reason he has to, Zuri. There’s one catch though, she has to be involved as well. Mainly because her ex-fiancé is the target.
The two have to find a way to get what the men need without tipping off anyone, including their friends, Zuri’s parents, and most of all, her ex. But can the two do it without having their feelings get involved?
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Hi everyone! My standalone novel, Reclaiming What Is Mine, will be available for purchase on September 10th, but you can pre-order the book now on Amazon! Click on the link below to 1-Click and it will be available to read on or before midnight on September 10th!
I will also add this book to other outlets, so make sure to check back for the links for Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Google Play. 🙂
Hope you all are enjoying your morning so far!! Here is another excerpt from Reclaiming What Is Mine, which will be released independently after No Other Love 3. It should be available towards the end of next month or early September. I’m really excited about this book because it’s sort of going back to my roots as a romance author, which I absolutely love.
This scene is when Asia and Bryon meet for the first time. This excerpt is unedited (the story will be going to my editor soon). Enjoy! 🙂
After deciding on where to go, I ended up at the local coffeehouse near the mall. I went in and order a latte before searching for a seat that was near an outlet. Once I got my drink, I found an empty table at the back when I almost bump into someone. My latte almost spilled on him, but he caught the cup just in time. I pulled up the strap to my laptop bag and stared at him. He was gorgeous. His pecan-colored skin gave a healthy glow, which was uncommon for a man. I stared into his light brown eyes, which looked warm and inviting. His lips gave a sexy smile as he handed back my latte.
“I think this is yours.” He said.
“Yes, thank you. That was a close one.”
“I should had been paying attention. I was trying to get the seat before you did.”
“Oh, if you want it you can have it.”
“No, it’s cool. I can find somewhere else to sit.”
I smiled. “There’s four chairs; since it’s crowded, why don’t you sit with me.”
The guy nodded and smiled. “Cool.”
We both sat down and I took out my computer. I found the outlet and quickly plugged in my computer before it turned off. That’s one of the issues I have with my laptop. It could be fully charged but I still need the charger plugged in for it to work. It’s raggedy, but it gets the job done.
I glanced up and saw him looking at me. I gave a shy smile and looked at my computer.
“I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Bryon.” He said while extending his hand.
“Asia.” I replied and accepted his handshake.
“So, looks like you’re working. What do you do?”
“I’m an author.”
“Really? And you don’t have another job?”
“No, not at the moment, anyway.”
“Evidentially, you must be doing well for yourself if you don’t. I heard authors don’t make that much.”
“Some do, but not all.”
“I heard you can have a bit of inspiration at coffeehouses.” He said.
I smiled. “What do you do?”
“I own an advertising company. I help promote a lot of local businesses, including this place.”
I gave a shocked smile. “Really?”
“Yeah. They give me free coffee every time I come here.”
“They should if you’re bringing in crowds like this.”
“I can’t take all of the credit. They serve some really good coffee. What you working on?”
I looked up from my computer and smiled. “It’s kind of top secret, but hopefully my publisher likes it. I kind of need to redeem myself from my last story I submitted to them.”
“It was that bad?”
“Not to me, but for them, I think they were looking for something grittier.”
Bryon nodded. “I think this is the best place to get some inspiration.”
“Believe me, I rather be at my own place, but I can’t do that right now.”
I definitely wasn’t going into details about my personal life. That one I would have to keep under wraps.
“It’s complicated right now.”
“Oh, you don’t want to talk about it.”
“I just met you a minute ago, so no.”
“No problem; I understand.”
I began working on where I left off with my story. After a minute of typing, I looked up and saw Bryon staring at me.
“Is there a problem?”
He smiled. “No, not at all.”
I looked back at my computer, feeling a little shy at the moment. I don’t know why, but he was making me feel something that I haven’t felt in a long time.
Hi everyone!! Besides working on the No Other Love series, I also finished up a WIP titled Reclaiming What Is Mine. This will be a standalone novel which involves a woman named Asia, who is trying to make a fresh start with her life. During her journey, she meets Bryon, who is not only sweet and charming, but understands her for the person that she is and wants to become. There is one problem: Asia is married.
With this story, a lot of situations will be discussed, but the most important element is romance. For Asia, despite the fact that she was married, she felt that was the one thing that was missing in her life. As for Bryon, he never been in love, so when he meets Asia, the entire concept changes for him, making him a different person.
Here is the prologue to the story, in which Asia is trying to begin her new life, which erupts into a confrontation between Bryon and Asia’s husband, Dwight.
Growing up, my mom always told me that life could be unpredictable. Boy, was she right. Never in my 27 years did I expect my life to become so complicated. I wished my mom was still here so I could talk to her, because I really need her advice right now. She was the voice of reason and gave such great advice.
I picked up my suitcase and looked around at the room that my husband and I shared for the past six months. Although I should feel sad about leaving, a part of me was actually excited. I haven’t been in my own place in years, so I was looking forward to going to it and not having to hear anyone’s nagging. If I did, I’m sure I’ll be getting ready to stab someone soon. And I’m not a violent person, but for the past few months, I definitely was tempted to be.
I was putting a few things into a bag when the front door opened and my husband walked in. He looked happy, but once he saw me with my suitcase, his smile immediately turned into a frown.
“What are you doing, Asia?”
“I thought you were going to be home late.”
“Don’t change the subject. What are you doing with your suitcase? What’s going on?”
“As if you didn’t know. What did you think, Dwight that I was going to come back and everything was going to be okay? I can’t do this anymore. I tried to make things work between us, but just can’t.”
“Can’t what? Asia, I know things has been rough lately and I’m mostly the blame for it, but I promised you before we moved in here that I was going to get us back on track. I was going to get us to where we were before everything happened.”
“Are you? You have caused more issues than trying to fix the ones we had! I’ve been hearing that for the past 10 years and nothing has changed. It’s like a broken record Dwight and I’m tired of it. You have lie and cheated your way for the past few months and I can’t deal it with anymore.”
“So you’re leaving me? Where are you going to go?”
“I have somewhere I can go.” I said. I pushed past my husband and went to the door. He grabbed my arm and pulled me to face him.
“So you’re going to throw our marriage away because of what happened? I know I cheated and I’m sorry. I regret what I have done. As for our financial problems, I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t contributing, Asia.”
“I’ve been doing more in this relationship than you have. I’m not going to continue living this way. I refuse to. That’s why it’s best if we just walked away. ” I said and shrugged myself from his grasp.
I went to the door, praying that my ride was waiting for me somewhere else. I didn’t want him near the house in case Dwight showed up, in which he did. I didn’t need an altercation going down. If one did happened, that would had been another thing Dwight’s aunt would be blaming me for.
I walked to the kitchen as Dwight was yelling my name. I continued, not stopping to acknowledge him. If I did, I probably wouldn’t go through with my plan. Even though Dwight and I are having a rocky marriage, I was still in love with him. We have been together for half of our lives and it hurts to know that things has come to this, but I can’t continue being unhappy. I have gave him so many chances to change, but nothing never happened. To me, the line has drawn and it was time to move on.
I looked down the street and saw Bryon’s car parked. I really didn’t want to go because I know Dwight would follow me; but if I didn’t, Bryon would come to me, so I didn’t have a choice. I went to the car and saw him sitting in the driver’s side. He was smiling but later gave a concerned look when he saw the sad look I had.
“It’s Dwight. He knows.”
“Get in.” He said.
I quickly put my suitcase in the backseat and hopped in beside him. Before I could close the door, Dwight was near the car, giving me and Bryon a heated glance.
“I should had known! So you’re leaving me for him?! Are you kidding me?”
“Please Dwight, do not make a scene.”
“I knew something was going on between you two after that night. How long has this been going on?!”
“You’re the one to talk since you were cheating on your wife with your co-worker.” Bryon said.
Before I could say anything else, Bryon got out of the car and went to Dwight.
“Listen, we don’t want any problems. Just let Asia go so she can figure things out, okay.”
“This is between me and my wife, so I suggest you back the hell up.” Dwight said and shoved him.
Bryon grabbed Dwight by his shirt and threw him against his car, causing it to shake. The two began hitting each other, which was making me a little anxious. I didn’t want them to start fighting, because with their tempers, someone will possibly end up dead.
“Stop it, you two!” I yelled as I tried to break it up. They definitely didn’t need to fight in the neighborhood because one of these neighbors will be quick to call the police.
Byron sucker-punched Dwight, but Dwight shook it off as he threw Bryon onto the ground. I was trying to push Dwight off of Bryon as he had him pinned on the ground, when his elbow went across my chin, knocking the wind out of me. Before I knew it, my body was heading to the ground, knocking me out cold from the contact.
My life was already a roller coaster before this night, but now, things were even more complicated. I never imagined I would be leaving my husband for another man, but with the way things has been, it was only a matter of time before I walked away…
A release date has not be set for this book, as I’m deciding on whether it will be an indie book or if it will go through my publisher. Regardless, it will be released after No Other Love 3, so it will be soon. Check back here to find out regarding the official release date.