Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a great day so far.
Wow, I can’t believe it has been seven years since I published my very first book, In Love With My Best Friend. At that time, I wasn’t thinking about having a career as an author; I just wanted to fulfill my goal by releasing a book. Little did I know, that one book turned into several series, and forty two books total. I had some ups and downs in my career, but nevertheless, I don’t regret what I have went through to get to where I am right now.
To the readers who have stuck by me since the very beginning, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for giving me a chance to share my stories and to let me be myself. Although some of my stories were a bit off the wall, I’m still grateful and blessed that you all continued to support me.
As I continue my journey, I just hope that I can continue to write stories that readers can enjoy, because I still have a lot in me to share.
Again, thank you. 🙂
To celebrate, I decided to do a few giveaways on several platforms, including on my blog. For this giveaway, one lucky winner will be winning signed copies of the entire Love, Life, & Happiness series as well as a $10 gift card from Amazon.
That’s right, every book from the Love, Life, & Happiness series can be yours if you do the following:
1. First enter the giveaway on Rafflecopter.
2. Visit my Facebook Author page.
3. Follow me on Twitter (@ChevonBink)
4. Answer this question on this post: What was your favorite moment from the Love, Life, & Happiness series?
The giveaway will start at midnight and end on May 28th. I will choose the winner on May 29th.
Good luck to everyone who will be participating! 🙂
Hi everyone! Just stopping in to give you an update on two new series that I’m working on. These two I’m so EXCITED for since they will be based from one of my most popular couples from the Love, Life, & Happiness series and from the In Love With My Best Friend series.
The first series up will be titled One Shot With a Baller, which will be a continuation of the relationship between Jayden and Britney as well as feature Zack and Dominique. This one will be through my publisher, which I have a little surprise for when part 1 is close to being completed (which will be soon).
Here is what to expect from this series:
With the success of the first Love, Life, & Happiness spin-off series, No Other Love, I decided to do another spin-off featuring Jayden, Zack, Britney, and Dominique! This series will focus on Jay and Zack and their basketball careers as they sign to play for a new team in Baker with Jay’s stepfather, Marc, as their coach. The two will go through a lot from dealing with new teammates, the pressures of being co-captains of the team, as well as handling what life brings them as NBA players. The book will also delve into their personal lives as Jay and Britney struggle as a couple in the spotlight, and Zack grapples with his newfound fame, which drives a wedge between him and Dominique and could make her turn to someone else.
Of course, the crew will be front and center as Monica and Donnell prepare for a new arrival and their wedding. This will test the couple and whether their love can stand the added issues they face.
Of course if you have not read the beginning of Jay and Brit’s road to romance (which I’m sure you all have), you can read how the relationship begin in Unconditional Love, which is available now!
Another series that will be coming in early winter is The Love Chronicles, which is the spin-off from the In Love With My Best Friend series. This will be an indie release and I will start writing this book soon to have it released by late November or early December. I’m not sure if this will be a series or a standalone novel, but I will make a decision before the book is released.
Here is what to expect from this series:
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 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’s been right in front of them all along.
Stay tuned for the official release dates for both books. 2015 will definitely end with a bang so I hope you all are ready. :- )
Unconditional Love, the third book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series is FREE on Amazon this weekend! The promotion will end at midnight, November 30th, so grab your copy today!!!
When I first met Jayden Robertson, he was just my best friend’s brother. I tried to keep my feelings hidden, but every time I was around him, they became more evident. I didn’t want to just be his friend. I knew he felt the same way, but with basketball surrounding his life, I didn’t want to interfere since going pro is his dream. Can I accept his lifestyle and what he stands for, or will I end up losing him before our relationship even begins?
Love is something I’d always wanted to experience, but I never had until I met Britney Lewis. She’s everything I want in a woman – smart, confident, and extremely beautiful. We’d always talked about a relationship but never actually pursued one. With basketball consuming my life 24/7, I didn’t have time for anything else; but for Britney, I would make time. But there is something that has pained me for years that no one knows about. I knew I should let go, but that’s something I was finding hard to do. Will she be the one to help me through my struggles, or will I end up losing everything I’ve worked hard for, including my relationship with Britney?
Happy Sunday everyone!!!
Since the Love, Life, & Happiness series debuted last year in December (which is hard to believe that it’s almost a year), I have received various reviews regarding the books in the series. There were some that loved the series and the characters, but there were others who felt the series was a little on the raunchy side. Although I wrote a post regarding this earlier this year with the issue of how much sex was portrayed in Love Unbroken, now it’s the issue of the entire series that is in question.
Now, I understand that this is a series involving young adults who are in college who are experiencing love for the very first time, but never did I portray these “young adults” as squeaky clean. They are just that; adults who ages ranging from eighteen to twenty-three, who are going to experience sex. I don’t know how college was for some individuals, but when I was in college, this is what happened on a regular basis. It might not have happened as much as these characters experienced, but it happened.
Certain scenes were brought up in the series, especially during Love Unbroken. In the post I wrote earlier regarding the first book in the series; yes, maybe the story was heading to borderline erotica with some of the things the two were doing, but with any couple that is in that stage in their relationship, they will want to experience certain things. It not as if they were experimenting with other people; they were with each other and only each other.
Some had even brought up about Unconditional Love and the amount of sex scenes Britney and Jayden had. This book was about first love and mind you, the two were virgins and only wanted to be with each other before they actually went through with it. Yes, at the time of the story, they were only 18, but some people get married at 18; so what is wrong with these two having sex?
With each story, it talked about the issue of love and being in love; it’s not about seeing how many people these characters can sleep with or engaging in other activities that deemed inappropriate.
While some believed the characters were lacking direction and only thought about having sex; that was not true at all. Each character was determined and driven with their college education. No one looked at the fact that Shawn and Riana were working on a class project when they were introduced; or Cheryl trying to be independent and working on furthering her education to go to medical school. So sex was not always on these characters’ minds.
For anyone who has read the series, do you think the stories are too sexually charged, or are the stories depict what people who are in love with each other do? Let me know by posting your comment below.
And for those who have not read the post titled “Sex Scenes in Love Unbroken,” I included the link: https://sheenabinkley.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/sex-scenes-in-love-unbroken/
As I mentioned in the previous post, I hope I’m not offending anyone with this post, but this is something that I wanted to express and whether anyone agreed with the subject. If I am offending anyone, that was not my intention and I sincerely apologize.
And in case you are wondering, Love Always only have two sex scenes. 🙂
For those of you who subscribe to my newsletter, you probably already read the interview with Britney for Unconditional Love, but I had to post it on here as well.
Warning: This interview does contain spoilers, so be prepared!
Hi Britney! First, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview.
Britney: It’s my pleasure. I’ve never done an interview before, so this is pretty exciting.
I have to say, you and Jayden are so cute together. How did you two meet?
Britney: Through his sister, Riana. From the first moment I saw him, I was instantly smitten. He was with me too, but of course being a guy he tried to deny it.
I’ll get back to you and Jayden in a second; but I have to ask this: How is living with your two friends Riana and Cheryl, especially since their boyfriends are always around?
Britney: I have to say, I love my besties, but living with them can be a bit of challenge, lol. With Shawn being there everyday, I feel as if he has moved in too. I even encountered some awkward moments that hopefully won’t ever happen again.
Do you mind sharing?
Britney: Let’s just say I saw more than what I should had of him.
And you didn’t sneak a peek?
Britney: Of course not! That’s my friend’s boyfriend!
Just asking. I mean, Shawn is sexy.
Britney: No. I only have eyes for one man in my life.
Aww, you’re blushing. Going back to Jayden, I know his schedule is pretty busy with school and basketball. How do you two find the time to spend together?
Britney: We try to squeeze in some time together. At first, it was a little difficult to do, but now, we can’t go a day without seeing each other.
Ah, young love. What about Jayden’s friends. We haven’t heard anything about them until now. What should the readers expect with them?
Britney: Oh, Damien and Zack. They’re pretty nice. Jayden has known them since they played basketball at Dawson. They’re like brothers to him, so they’re very close.
I’m sure they had something to do with him finally admitting his feelings to you.
Britney: One of them had a little part in it, but it was all Jayden. He finally realized that life is too short and that you should enjoy every moment as if it’s your last.
Is he still struggling with some of his past with his father?
Britney: I think he’s realizing that what happened was not his fault and he should think about the moments he shared with him instead of feeling guilty for what happened.
That’s good to hear. What about Monica? Have you spoken to her after what happened between her and Marcus?
Britney: Only around campus.
Do you think you two will become friends again?
Britney: Honestly, I want to, only because we had such a special bond. We were like sisters, so it’s hard not to be able to talk to her or just hang out with her.
Are you doing this because of Cheryl and Riana?
Britney: A part of me is. Cheryl is my friend and what Monica did was disrespectful. Sometimes I wonder will she try to pursue Jayden; so in order for me not to wonder, I just keep my distance from her.
Wow, that’s really tough.
Britney: Yes, it is.
I heard some rumors that she’s dating one of Jayden’s friends. Do you know anything about that?
Britney: I don’t know for sure. If she is, they’re keeping it under wraps.
What about her and Donnell?
Britney: From what I know, they haven’t talked in weeks, so it could be true that she’s dating someone else.
What do you want readers to expect with reading Unconditional Love?
Britney: I really think everyone will enjoy this story. I think everyone will think about their experiences with their first love, whether it’s their first dance together or kiss. It’s just really sweet and I can wait to share our story with everyone.
I know everyone can’t wait to read it. Anything else you would like to say to the fans?
Britney: Yes. I would like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the entire series and for the ones who are anticipating our story. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you so much Britney. And tell Jayden I said hi.
Britney: I definitely will.
Unconditional Love will be released soon, so check back here for the link 🙂
To get everyone ready for the release of Unconditional Love next week, here is a sneak peek from Jayden’s POV. Enjoy 🙂
After only getting two hours of sleep, I went back into my suite, showered, changed and headed to Mason’s, a restaurant on campus, to meet up with the fam before going to my sociology class. I knew I should squeeze in some time with them since I’ll be going back to full practice mode soon. Since the season started, the team has been in beast mode, winning 15 in a row; but unfortunately, we recently lost to our rival, Clarkson University, which had Coach Bell completely on edge. If we’re going to the championship, we have to defeat teams like Clarkson to advance, so I know the extra practices we’re about to endure will be tough, but much needed.
I knew some of my teammates would be upset about the extra practices, especially since we all just finished our rounds of late-night practices for the Clarkson game; but I didn’t mind.
Basketball is my life, and I would love to go pro once I’m done with college. If given the chance, I probably would have just gone straight to the NBA after high school, but I knew my mom would have disapproved of the notion. That’s why I tried my hardest to get into a college on a full ride scholarship, which I did at Shaw. Now that my first year is almost over, I’m thinking that getting a degree in political science may not be so bad. I’d taken one class so far in my major, and I’m already learning a lot from it.
I walked into the restaurant, seeing Riana, my cousin, Cheryl Thompson, and Shawn and Marcus Walker sitting at a booth near the window. Even though I would have preferred to meet up at the student lounge since it was closer to the sociology building, I knew that was impossible since Marcus was banned from there for fighting; so of course, we had to meet elsewhere.
“What’s up?” I asked everyone, sitting beside Riana.
“Nothing; just discussing some details for the wedding,” Cheryl piped up, giving a bright smile as Marcus put an arm around her. I still can’t believe those two are engaged.
Considering their pasts, I wouldn’t have thought they would even be in a relationship, but I guess love can change a person’s way of thinking. I wouldn’t know because I’ve never been in love.
“Isn’t it a little soon to be thinking about the wedding? You two just got engaged,” I asked.
“We’re not getting married right now, but we can still talk about it,” Cheryl said.
“You know me, I would have married your cousin as soon as she said yes, but we’re waiting until Cheryl finishes her degree,” Marcus added.
“Even though I’ll be starting medical school, too, but I don’t want him to wait any longer,” she said, giving him a kiss. I watched them as Marcus kissed her neck. He whispered in her ear, and Cheryl bit her lip, trying not to moan. With the way they were acting, I wondered if they realized they were in a public place.
“And you always say we’re the ones who need the room,” Riana teased with a smile.
“Oh hush,” Cheryl replied.
“Leave them alone; besides…” Shawn said, then whispered into Riana’s ear. Whatever he said actually caused her to moan, then she trailed her hand down his chest.
“You four are really starting to annoy me,” I told them.
“Come on, we can’t help it; besides, once you and Britney finally admit your feelings to each other, you two will be doing the same thing,” Shawn said.
I looked toward the door and saw Britney Lewis walk in. I became nervous, realizing that maybe Shawn was right. She and I had been tip-toeing around our feelings since we met in high school. While I tried to hide mine by dating other girls, Britney was more obvious with hers, trying to find any chance to be around me. Although I would love for us to date and even have a relationship, I knew we couldn’t, not with my schedule. Between school and basketball, I wouldn’t have time to be with her, which sucked because I really want to every single day.
She looked beautiful, wearing a floral baby doll dress; her hair was hung loosely around her gorgeous face, while her grayish brown eyes stared directly into mine. I couldn’t help but smile as she gave me one in return.
“Hey,” she greeted.
We continued to gaze at each other when Marcus sarcastically cleared his throat.
“Are you two going to continue staring at each other or finally admit there’s something there?”
Britney blushed, and I sighed. I really wanted to, but with how my life is, including the guilt I’ve been consumed with for years, I knew I couldn’t. Not now, not ever.
Happy 4th of July everyone!! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! An updated version of Love Unbroken is now available on all major sites!! The story has been edited and contains an excerpt from Trust Me as well as a preview to Unconditional Love.
For those of you who have purchased the previous version should be receiving an update from Amazon soon 🙂