The Love Chronicles

The Love Interviews- Andie & Dexter

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Hi everyone and welcome back to The Love Interview series! We’re halfway through the series as I sit down with the wonderful couple from The Love Chronicles series, Andie & Dexter!

SB: How are you two?

Dexter: We’re wonderful, Sheena. Thank you for letting us be a part of your interview series.

Andie: Yes, thank you. It’s truly an honor.

SB: The pleasure is all mine. You two are one of my most popular book couples, so of course I had to include you both on this roster.

Dexter: It’s great to be a part of it.

SB: Did you two ever imagined that your story would be so popular with readers? I have received everything from how cute you two are to how mature you both were in The Love Chronicles. It made readers go back to their teenage years and their first love, which I thought was amazing.

Andie: Honestly, we didn’t think it would reach so many people. We just told our story the way it happened. It was truly a romance story, so I’m happy that it made readers feel happy.

SB: A lot of readers were anxious to read your story because of your parents and the success of their stories in the In Love With My Best Friend series. Did it make you two feel intimidated by the comparisons between your series and theirs?

Dexter: Honestly, I don’t think there is a comparison between the two series. Yes, our parents’ series was really good and it told their stories on how they fell in love, but that were their stories. This series is ours and it’s completely different because we have experienced different situations compared to what our parents experienced.

SB: I have to say, you are a splitting image of your father. I hope I wasn’t out of line when I said that.

Dexter: It’s fine. I always get that, so I’m used to it.

SB: Let’s move on to the series. Since The Love Chronicles was a story of how you two reconnected after being apart for some time, Say That You Love goes into a deeper level as the two of you explore your relationship further. Can you tell your readers how far does your relationship go in the new story?

Andie: Since we’re both in college now, our relationship has become more mature as we start to learn more about each other. We both start to make bigger decisions that we probably never imagined making before. I think readers will like how things have evolved between us as a couple as well as individually.

Dexter: I agree. We both had to make some huge decisions in this story. Of course a lot of people weren’t on board with those decisions, but that’s a part of life. Regardless, I don’t regret anything that I have experienced so far with Andie.

Andie: I feel the same way, Dex.

SB: Gosh, you two are so cute! How is college life treating you two? Is it everything you both imagine it would be?

Andie: It’s very interesting.

SB: What about you, Dex?

Dexter: A lot has happened so far with our first semester at Smith.

SB: Care to share what happened?

Dexter: You know I can’t do that, Sheena.

SB: I know, I know. But how are Mashawn and Andrew?

Andie: They’re great.

SB: What about Regina, Dex? I know she’s living at home now; so how is that going?

Dexter: It’s going fine for the most part. I know she misses being at her art school, but Mom and Dad felt it was better for her to stay at home and go to Williamson, so she had no choice.

SB: But she will be going off to college in another year, so was taking her out of art school sort of a waste since she’ll be leaving home again soon?

Dexter: I think our parents felt she kind of lost her way a bit there and felt it was best for her to be at home right now.

SB: That’s understandable. Well, I know you two can’t give a lot away from Say That You Love Me, because the book is available today, but can you give a little insight on what readers should expect from the story?

Andie: Just be prepared for some of the scenes in the story.

Dexter: It’ll be a roller coaster ride, for sure.

SB: There you have it. I want to thank both Andie and Dexter for taking the time out of their schedules to talk with me. Their new story, Say That You Love Me, is available now only on Amazon. If you haven’t read their first story from the series, then that is available as well. Trust me, these two books are truly wonderful.

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The Love Interview series continue tomorrow as I catch up with Hayley & Morgan from the Something Just Ain’t Right series. The two have a surprise announcement to make, so you definitely don’t want to miss that! 🙂

 

Excerpt – Say That You Love Me

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Hi everyone! And Happy Valentine’s Day! Say That You Love Me will be released on February 23rd, so that means it’s time for me to share an excerpt with you all! I’m so excited for the release of the second book in The Love Chronicles series, as Andie and Dexter move on to college as they deal with even bigger challenges in their personal lives and in their relationship.

The unedited excerpt follow the two as they prepare for their first day at Smith University. This is from Andie’s POV. Enjoy! 🙂

College. The epitome of what some people say as the beginning of your adulthood. This is the time when the decision-making is all your own and you have a bit of freedom.

So they say.

For me, college is a bit of that, but also knowing what you can handle. I think I can handle it all. I was able to study and engage in activities in high school, so college shouldn’t be any different, right? Well, that was before Dexter.

Even though the two of us started our relationship a few months back, things over the summer changed between us, and now, we’re inseparable. I don’t think we have been apart from each other for even a second. We went out together, worked together at the neighborhood community center, and even volunteered together. If we had our way, we probably would had went to sleep together. I’m sure our parents would have had a fit if that happened. Now that we’re in college, I’m sure that will change.

Maybe.

I pulled into the student parking lot of the Richardson dorms at Smith University. I looked around, taking in the entire campus as a huge smile spread across my lips. I have to admit, Smith is a beautiful campus. It may not be my dream college, Yale, but it’s close to it. Besides, it has the most impressive communication department in Texas, so that’ll be a plus for me.

“Will you stop daydreaming and get out of the car? I’m ready to see our room.”

I looked over at my friend, Mashawn Peterson, as she gave a huge smile. The two of us has been tight since middle school. I still don’t see how we became friends since we’re so different, but as the saying goes, opposites does attract. Despite our differences, we have always been there for each other.

“I’m getting out in a second. I’m waiting on Dexter.”

 

Mashawn rolled her eyes. “Damn, you two can’t do anything without the other. I wonder do you two go to the bathroom together.”

“That’s just crossing the line.”

“I have to wonder.”

“Why you just didn’t drive down here. You do have a car.”

“Because it’s in the shop again. My parents going to bring it down later.”

I nodded, wondering how that will go. The three hasn’t had the best relationship before the summer, but things has become really rocky since they caught her and her boyfriend, Andrew Pierce doing a lot more than making out on the couch. Personally, Dex and I wouldn’t had done that in the living room, but that’s just me. Actually, Dex and I haven’t even gotten to that point yet, so that’s not a concern with us. For now.

“You’re not going to need reinforcement, are you?”

“Everything will be fine. Andrew just can’t come to the house anymore while they’re out. Doesn’t matter because I won’t be going there for break.”

“Where will you be staying?”

“I was hoping with you.”

I rolled my eyes and sighed. “We’ll see.”

I noticed Dexter’s car pulling up beside mine which made me smile. As soon as he got out, my heart started to skip a beat. I never thought I would say this, but I’m deeply, madly in love with him. I love everything about him, which can be good, but also a curse. In the summer, we didn’t have too much to worry about, but now that classes will start soon, I hope it doesn’t affect our education. I know Dexter wouldn’t let it, but I’m a little worried that I will.

“I’m surprised your parents aren’t here yet. I’m sure they don’t want you to go. They might think you’ll go buck wild here.”

“You know that won’t happen, Mashawn.”

“Please; you have your boyfriend here, which I might add, is looking delicious in that blue shirt. Do you really think you two will still be able to control yourselves here? I don’t think so.”

I glanced over at his car as he gave me a bright smile. He came over to mine and tapped on the window.

Mashawn gave me an unconvinced look and I hit her arm.

“Resulting to violence now?”

“Shut up.”

He stood back as I got out of the car. He gently grabbed me and gave me a heated kiss. I slowly melted against him, enjoying the moment with him, but I always do every time.

“I missed you.” he whispered in my ear.

“We just saw each other at your house.”

“An hour is too long without seeing you.”

I blushed and smiled.

“God, you two are sickening.” Mashawn teased.

“Don’t you have a boyfriend you can go bother?” Dexter asked.

“Do you see him here?”

“That’s still your cue to leave.” Dexter said while giving a smirk.

“Not until my roommate and I check out our room. We should make our entrance together, so you two can carry on.”

I smiled. “She’s not leaving, Dex.”

“Fine, we’ll just give her more to be sick over.” He said and kissed me again. We were still going at it when we heard several people clearing their throats. I didn’t have to look behind me to know who they were.

“Look at you two giving people a show.” Dexter sister, Regina said while laughing.

I looked at her parents and mine as they were giving Dexter and me funny looks. Mashawn giggled as I gave an embarrassed look.

“Leave them alone. They’re in love, so it’s natural.” Dexter’s mom, Tia, said and smiled.

My mom came over and gave me a hug. “I still can’t believe you’re in college. I’m going to miss you so much.”

“It’s just an hour away, Mom.”

“I know, but this is your first time being alone without any supervision. Anything can happen.”

“Don’t worry, Mrs. Williams; with Dex and me here, she’ll be in good hands.” Mashawn said and smiled.

“That’s not reassuring.”

“What are you trying to say?” Tia asked.

“Nothing against you, Dex, but I just don’t want anything happening to my baby.”

“Mom, I’m not a child. I can take care of myself.”

My dad came over to me and put his hands on my shoulders. “We know, but you’re our only child. We know this is an exciting time for you, but it does come with a lot of responsibilities.”

“They think you two are going to have sex.” Mashawn whispered.

My dad stared at Mashawn and continued talking. “We just don’t want anything to come in between your studies.”

“And they won’t, Uncle Trevor. We both assure you and Aunt Camille that our education is our top priority.” Dexter said.

“Absolutely.” I agreed.

“Why are you two concerned? You know these two have good heads on their shoulders. Nothing will happen.” Dexter’s dad, Charles, responded.

“We all have been to college, so we know what happens.”

“That doesn’t mean these two will fall into that trap.”

“You never know. I’ve seen a lot of stuff happening at my art school. No supervision and access to anything you need can cause trouble.” Regina added.

“You’re not helping the situation.” Dexter said.

“And that’s why you’re no longer there.” Her dad added.

“Mom, Dad, I know you’re both concerned, but we talked about this; I’ll be fine.”

“I guess you’re right. Besides, we can always visit.” My mom said.

I sighed, knowing they probably just might.

“We won’t let that happen. You two just enjoy your time in college. We all were young once, so enjoy it.” Tia said.

“Thank you, Aunt Tia.”

“And if you two do try, we’ll take your keys away.”

“That’s fine; we’ll just take yours. We know all of your hiding places.” My mom said.

Tia smirked as everyone grabbed items from the trunk of my car. I looked around again, still in awe over the campus.

While Mashawn was looking at the room checklist for the room number, Dexter gave me the once-over, which made me blush again.

“Your parents does have a point.”

I stared at him, wondering what he meant. “What part?”

“We will be spending a lot of time together, and we won’t have to sneak around, climbing into each other’s bedrooms.”

I stared at him, becoming nervous to what he was saying. Is he thinking about us going to the next level? We’d talked about it a lot over the summer, but we both agreed we will when the time was right. I have been thinking about it a lot, though, but I just didn’t want to jump into it and regret it later.

“I didn’t mean to make you nervous.”

“It’s not that, Dexter.”

“Then what is it?”

“What are you two talking about?” My dad asked while staring at us. I didn’t realize we had stopped walking and was in the middle of the hallway.

“Nothing, Uncle Trevor. Let’s go check out your room, Andie.”

I nodded, knowing there will be another time when this conversation will come up.

My dad turned to stare at a guy who had his shower gear with him as he was heading to the bathroom. He stared at me with a disappointed glance.

This is a co-ed dorm?!”

I sighed. I didn’t tell my parents because I knew they wouldn’t approve. Mashawn and I planned to move to the Watson, the dorm we spent the weekend in during our campus visit, but Housing made an error, giving our room to someone else; therefore, we had to opt for Richardson, which is in fact, co-ed.

Of course Mashawn didn’t have a problem with it.

“Dad, stop.”

“Why you didn’t tell us it’s co-ed?”

“Because you wouldn’t have let me stayed on campus. Housing made an error, so they found us a room here.”

“You don’t have an issue with this?” Charles asked Dexter.

“I trust my girl. Besides, I’ll be here all of the time, so it’s fine.”

“That makes me feel so much better.” My dad sarcastically replied.

“Enough! Trevor, Andie is right; we need to trust her. She’s been wise beyond her years, so we don’t have to wonder about her. She’ll be okay.” My mom said.

“It’s not Andie I’m concerned about; it’s everyone around her that has me on edge.” He said while staring at Dexter.

“Even me?” Mashawn asked.

“Especially you.”

“Okay, stop! Let’s just check out our room.” I said, quickly becoming annoyed with this conversation.

I grabbed my key, which we picked up from Housing a couple of days ago, and put it into the lock. Mashawn and I wanted to check it out when we received our keys, but the office mentioned they had to clean it before letting us see it.

I slowly opened the door, smiling at how huge the room was. Instead of being one room, it was actually a suite with our rooms connected by the common room.

Mashawn quickly put down her bags and went to the kitchenette near the window. “Wow, this is like a mini apartment! This is really cool!”

“This is where our money went?” my dad asked while looking around. “We definitely didn’t have this in college.”

“Times have definitely changed.” Charles pointed out.

“Is this how yours and Andrew’s room set-up?” Tia asked Dexter.

“Ours a regular room. You two definitely lucked out.”

“That we did. Hallelujah!” Mashawn exclaimed.

We continued to look around when Andrew walked in. “Wow, you girls definitely lucked out. I guess I’ll be here all the time, then.” He said while going to Mashawn. She gave him a kiss before he stared at everyone.

“Thanks for giving me the room number.”

“Of course. Glad you were able to find it.”

My dad sighed and asked which room was mines. I looked at Mashawn who shrugged. “Take whichever.”

“On the right.”

He grabbed my things and went in.

“Don’t worry about him; he’ll be okay.” My mom said.

“You’re worried too.”

“Not as much as him.”

“I can handle myself.”

“I know, baby; but as I mentioned before about having sex; get on birth control. And use a condom. Always.”

“We don’t have to have this talk.”

“We need to. You’re 18, but you’re still my baby.”

I nodded as she gave me a hug.

As everyone was putting items into the common room and our bedrooms, the suite started to look like home. Once everything was situated, Dexter, Andrew, along with Dex’s parents and Regina, went to go to their dorm room, leaving me, Mashawn, and my parents in the suite.

“Did you two need anything while we’re still here?” my mom asked Mashawn and me.

“No, we’re fine, but thank you all for helping us.”

“Of course, sweetie.” My mom replied.

“But if there is anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.” My dad said.

“I know. I love you both.” I said as I gave them both a hug.

“Love you too, sweetie.”

“Call me when you get back home, okay.”

“We will.”

I looked at them as my mom gave me another hug. “Remember what I said, okay.”

“Mom.”

“I know, I know.”

The two went to the door as Mashawn opened it. They didn’t want to leave as she gently pushed them to the hallway.

“Thanks again. Bye bye.” She said and closed the door.

“Mashawn!”

“What? Those two need to loosen up. You’re an adult, which means you can make your own choices. They can’t and shouldn’t baby you any longer.”

“You know they’re not going to like you after that.”

She shrugged. “Once I give them the old Mashawn charm, they’ll like me again.”

I shook my head. She was right about that.

“But seriously, I have to agree with your parents on one thing: Now that you and Dex have a bit more freedom, you do know he’s going to want to take things a bit further.”

“What is it with everyone about sex? If we wanted to do it, we would had already.”

“That’s true, but now you two don’t have to sneak around to do it. You both have a lot more access to do what you want. Trust me, it’s going to happen.”

I looked at her as she grabbed her bag and went into her room. I looked at the heart necklace that he bought me for my birthday. I sighed, realizing she could be right, but was I ready to take that step?

 

The Love Interview Series Lineup

 

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to announce the lineup for The Love Interview series, which will be starting on February 20th! With this series, not only will you all be getting a glimpse of each book couple’s lives, but also learning new information about upcoming books and their release dates.

Now, here is the lineup. I hope you all are able to check in each day to read each interview from your favorite couples. 🙂

 

2/20: Riana & Shawn

2/21: Cheryl & Marcus

2/22: Asia & Bryon

2/23: Andie & Dexter

2/24: Hayley & Morgan

2/25: Tamara & Lamar

2/26: Vanessa & Mark

The Love Interview Series!!

Hi everyone! Today, I was doing my regular routine of writing and promoting and a great idea popped into my head. I wanted to do something that goes further into the minds of my favorite couples, so I figured what better way of doing that than with an interview series!

That’s right, starting February 20th, a new event will be coming on the blog showcasing interviews from your favorite book couples, including:

Riana & Shawn (Love, Life, & Happiness series)

Cheryl & Marcus (Love, Life, & Happiness series)

Andie & Dexter (The Love Chronicles series)

Hayley & Morgan (Something Just Ain’t Right series)

Tamara & Lamar (Something Just Ain’t Right series)

Asia & Bryon (Reclaiming What Is Mine series)

Vanessa & Mark (Into You series)

Catch up on what your favorite couples are doing as they dish on their favorite events as well as future events. There will also be previews on new books and their release dates.

Check back on the blog for more info as well as the dates for each couple interview.

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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 8- Sheena Binkley

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Hi everyone! The featured author for today’s Swirling Around Love post is me!! I would like to thank Vaneka Miles and VIP Literary Services for having me a part of this great event. I truly appreciate it!

Now, here’s the reason why I became an author in the IR genre as well as some of my books. 🙂

Good Morning! It’s hump day, which means we’re half way through the week. It’s Day 8 of the Swirling Around Love Event and we have the fabulous Sheena Binkley with us today. Let’s show her some love!

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Sheena Binkley

Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. In April 2016, Sheena launched SBinkley Publishing, which focuses on stories in the romance genre. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

 

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Author Email: sheenabinkley@live.com

Publishing email: sbinkleypublishing@outlook.com

Author Interview

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

Since I’m a multi-genre author, the stories that I write are mainly the stories that have strike my interest. When I first started out in the industry, IR or Multicultural stories were all that I was writing because not only do I love the genre, but I have a bit of experience with it.

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

Before becoming a writer, I was a reader first, but I don’t really have the time for it any longer, so I hope to get back into reading because there are a lot of great stories out that I haven’t had a chance to read.

Besides that, I love to shop, watch TV (when I have the time), and spend time with my family.

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

Lolah Lace and Xyla Turner

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

IR, of course, romance, women’s fiction, and Christian fiction. Currently, I’m not reading anything.

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

I would love to be on the NYT Best-Seller list. Since I started one of my goals as a publisher this year, I would like to start my other goal in the next few years by owning my own bookstore that caters to indie AA romance authors.

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

Never give up on your dreams. There will be a lot of naysayers and negativity surrounding you, even from the ones you would never think to be towards you, but you have to keep pushing to reach your ultimate goal. Also, always do your research. This was something that I didn’t do starting out; even though I have faced a lot of issues, I wouldn’t have traded those moments because it made me become a wiser author and a stronger person.

Special message from Sheena to you …

To everyone who have read my books, I would love to take the time and say thank you. Thank you so much for taking a chance on me and for allowing me to share my stories to you. Writing has been a hobby of mine since I was nine years old and I never imagined that I would turn it into a career. I love creating new storylines and different characters, so for me, I’m still living my dream. So again, thank you all so much and I hope you all continue to read my stories for years to come.

 

Book Catalog

 

In Love With My Best Friend Series

 

In Love With My Best Friend (Book 1)

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Camille Anderson always lived life on the straight and narrow- she never took a chance in life, especially with her best friend, Trevor Williams. The two were next door neighbors and experienced almost everything together. Although the two told each other everything, there was one thing Camille never admitted to Trevor and that was her feelings for him. After being out of town for a job position, Trevor returns to Houston with a new fiancé. He always looked at Camille as just his best friend, but at his engagement party, he starts to look at her in a different light, making him wonder if he is marrying the right woman. With a string of events involving the pair, as well as loyal friends dishing out romance advice, the two realize that being more than friends may not be such a bad idea. In fact, it could be what they needed all along.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

The Wedding Part 1 (Book 3)

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Camille Anderson has been dreaming about her wedding with Trevor Williams since she first laid eyes on him in her driveway 18 years ago. Now that her dream is coming true, she doesn’t want anything to interfere with her special day. But when issues surrounding her parents, an office scandal and Trevor’s nosy cousin come into play, Camille wonders if her dream day will go up in smoke.

Trevor Williams doesn’t want anything to go wrong with his wedding with Camille. He wants to do everything perfectly; but when he is faced with an important decision, he soon realizes that not everything in life will be the way he wants it.

With the issues that are surrounding them, they soon have to re-evaluate the love they have for each other and most importantly, the friendship they deeply cherish.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

Something Just Ain’t Right Series

 

Something Just Ain’t Right (Book 1)

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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?

 

Available for purchase here.

 

Something Just Ain’t Right (Book 2)

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Hayley Stevens didn’t know what to expect when she started a relationship with Morgan Carter. Everything that she knew about her life has changed and now she’s on the run with the man that she loves. She and Morgan starts a new beginning in another city. However, the move proves to bring on more drama than she can possibly handle. Will she be able to continue supporting Morgan or will it become too much for her?

After everything that has happened with his friend, Lamar, and with his family, Morgan is trying to make a new life for himself and Hayley. He thinks he can stay out of trouble, but he is faced with more obstacles that even he’s not sure he can hide from. Will he be able to maintain his composure or will everything that he worked hard to keep a secret come crashing down around him?

Hayley and Morgan find it hard to hide from their misdeeds while realizing that they still can’t trust those closest to them. With secrets unfolding and the truth coming to light things could end deadly for one of them.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

Something Just Ain’t Right (Book 3)

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In the past two months, Morgan Carter and Hayley Stevens has been through a lot, from threats to kidnappings to shootings. The two have dealt with so much. They realizes as long as they are together nothing will tear them apart. However, after Hayley’s shooting, Morgan realizes that in order to protect the ones closest to him that he may have to do something drastic which could tear the two apart.

When a series of lies are exposed about the one person he trusted, Morgan has to do what he can to protect not only himself, but also Hayley. Will the two be able to stay together and make things work, or will things crumble around them which could lead to someone not making it out alive?

Find out what happens in Something Just Ain’t Right 3, the Final conclusion to this series.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

The Love Chronicles

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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.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

Love & Drama: The Root Of All Evil

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He’s a hitman that’s trying to change his ways.

She’s the good girl that loves to do bad things.

When they are together, anything is possible.

Zuri Caldwell meets Damon Baxter at a club five years prior. After having a one-night stand together, she doesn’t think that their paths will cross again, until she sets foot in his classroom. They try to stay away from the attraction that they share. However, they can’t deny the chemistry in the air, which leads them into having a discreet relationship. Things end when Zuri moves to California for an executive position.

Five years later, Zuri is back in Houston. Unfortunately, she is down on her luck since she was fired from her job. She encounters Damon again, which sparks up old memories. Even though Damon wants her back, Zuri doesn’t since she’s getting over engagement, but that doesn’t mean that 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 tries to leave his old life as a hitman behind, but his past keeps catching up with him. This forces him into doing one last hit. He doesn’t want to do it, but there’s a reason he has to. There’s this one catch though. Zuri has to be involved as well, mainly because her ex-fiance is the target.

The two will have to find a way to get the job done 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 in the way? Find out in Love & Drama, A Stand Alone Novel.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

Our Love

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Charlie Perry is faced with a huge dilemma. After having an altercation with a classmate, she is given an ultimatum- transfer schools or face criminal charges. When Charlie is left with no choice but to transfer, she steps into Belmont High not knowing what to expect, especially when she crosses paths with Michael Collier.

Michael Collier is the most popular guy at Belmont. He can practically have any girl he wants, but when he sets his brown eyes on Charlie, he is instantly hooked, wanting to know more about the honey-colored beauty.

But when secrets from each other’s pasts begin to surface, will the two be able to find their way to each other, or keep them apart for good.

 

Available for purchase here.

 

Into You

Available October 8th

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Vanessa Hartwell has always lived the good life. With her fancy job as a management consultant, she never had to worry about anything; that was until her boss, and former lover, decides to sell the company to a business that already have a staff in place.

Now that the life she knows is quickly changing, she has to find a job fast. With the help of her good friend, she decides to take a position at an unlikely place. She didn’t think things could get any worse; but that all change when she encounters Mark Fernandez. She soon starts to become friends with Mark, but she can’t get past the idea that not only is he her co-worker, but also the owner of her new employer’s son. After what happened between her and her former boss, she made a vow to herself to never mix business with pleasure. Will Mark be able to change her mind or will she let love pass her by?

Mark Fernandez has always been a ladies’ man and have encountered a couple of flings at his father’s business; but he never encountered someone like Vanessa. She’s a bit feisty, but he knows he can find a way to let her guard down. While he does, he has a couple of secrets of his own that he doesn’t want anyone to know. Will he be able to continue hiding them, or will Vanessa be the one to break down his wall?

As the two try to establish a relationship, there will be a lot of obstacles in their way, including jealous exes, negative family members, and even crazy co-workers. Will the love they have for each other be enough to keep their relationship going, or will it tear them apart?

Take a journey with Vanessa and Mark as they try to build a relationship with each other as well as discover their purpose in life in the story, Into You.

 

Available for Pre-Order here.

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Available Now!! 

It’s finally here!! The Love Chronicles is available only on Amazon. 1-Click for $0.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited!! 

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. 
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Paperbacks will also be available soon. 🙂