Friday, October 17, 2014

The best things in life...

I'm sure you've heard the old saying, "The best things in life are free." There is much truth to that old adage, especially when it comes to books.

Right now I have two novels that are available for free download:

My novella, YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW, is always free

One year ago, personal chef Jan Davis signed her divorce papers after a miserable twenty-five-year marriage. She is single again, and romantic attention is as foreign to her as ancient Carthaginian cuisine. When she meets her new client, sports management agent Mac Sinclair, who is eleven years younger, Jan’s life takes a complete turnaround. She’s thrilled, but everyone in her life isn’t as pleased. - Also free on Kobo and Smashwords.

AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG is also free to borrow on KindleUnlimited.

Hollywood film star Vaughn Breland has wrecked his beloved Lamborghini, lost his latest movie role, the use of his legs and possibly his fabulous good looks. He’s depressed and mad at the world then he meets Trenyce Clark, his new physical therapist. Trenyce, and her beautiful three-year-old daughter, give him a new outlook on life. -

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Writer Wednesday - New Release from Lyssa Layne

Today's Writer Wednesday spotlight is on author Lyssa Lane's new release. If you love hot romance and even hotter firefighters, read on... 

Burst Into Flame by Lyssa Layne

Book Description
“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
-Albert Schweitzer

For Dr. Katy Garrity, life is a whirlwind, and the New York Fire Department is the heart of the storm. After claiming so many people she loved, including her own husband, Katy is left adrift, trying to keep up with a busy career, a baby son, and her loving extended family.

Her only anchor is Jesse O'Neil, her late husband's best friend. The charming former playboy has put his entire life on hold to care for Katy and her son. It's inevitable that sparks will flare between them, but all of life seems to be conspiring to keep them apart. Especially Katy's own heart, which shies away from trusting another firefighter.

Will the flames of passion burst into a lifetime of love? Or will secrets burn away their connection, causing Dr. Garrity to be burned again?


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Don’t forget to add Love is a Fire to your bookshelf on Goodreads!

About the Author

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

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Rafflecopter code for the giveaway. I will announce winners once the blog tour is complete.

Prizes include:

1 e-book of Love is a Fireby Lyssa Layne
1 e-book of Burst Into Flame by Lyssa Layne
1 e-book of Unhurt by K.S. Thomas
1 e-book of Love & Deception by Chantel Rhondeau
1 e-book of Art of Love by Michele Shriver
1 e-book of A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Barrett
2 pieces of jewelry from Rosey Johnny

AND the coolest prize of all, naming rights of one of the characters in the third book of the Burning Lovesick series

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Burst Into Flame is book #2 in the Burning Lovesick series. The first book is Love is a Fire. This is the info on that book if you want to include it as well.

Book Description

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn your house down, you can never tell.” -Joan Crawford 

Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancée, and fellow doctor, isn't ready to give up on loving her though. 

Firefighter Nick Garrity is on a search for the future Mrs. Garrity. As he pushes thirty, with no prospects in sight, he's afraid he'll never find her. A devoted member of FDNY, he loves the thrill of his job and the satisfaction it brings him. He strives to teach the proby firefighter, Patrick Doyle, the ropes and pass on his passion to him. 

When Doyle tries to impress the guys on the crew, he ends up in the care of Dr. Katy Malone. One look at Dr. Malone and Nick knows he's found his future wife but can he convince her to love again?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cover reveal!

I'm helping out my friend, Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku today. She has a brand new release, and if the cover is any indication, it's HOT!

Title: Kiss My Lips
(Holiday Series #2) Will one kiss seal their love?
Author: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
Series: Holiday Series
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Multicultural/Interracial
ISBN: 978-1502776549
Release Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014
No of Pages: 245
Cover Artist: Love Bites And Silk
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Accepting Logan’s marriage proposal was the most exciting event of Lorna’s life. But deciding in what country to marry her fiancé proved to be more than a tearful ordeal. When Lorna’s dad announced unexpected news, the wedding wheels spun in a different direction.

With other family members stirring conflict, would there be a wedding? Or would their shared kiss deepen their desire?


Logan half-glared and half-grinned at Lorna. "Do you want to get us knocked out?" He railed, suppressing a smile as he returned his face to the road ahead. "Don't turn me on while I’m driving, Lorna. Else, I might find a cozy place to take you up on your offer."
Grinning from ear-to-ear, she ran her fingers up and down her thighs. Threading them through her ribbed jeans, she threw him a subtle stare and formed her round lips into a kiss.
Logan did a double take. "Have you been taking classes on how to ensnare me with your feminine wiles, Lorna? Are you promising me a randy sex session?"
Instead of answering, Lorna ran her forefinger across her lips and slid it down her narrow chin and long neck. She blew him a kiss and dipped the same finger into her cleavage. Her gaze remained on the street ahead.
"Lorna, you're heating me up," Logan groaned, his large hands gripping the wheel as he exhaled sharply.
When she didn't stop, Logan swung the wheel, turned right and drove into a quiet neighbourhood. In a flash, he reached for her seat, reclined it to sleeping position and leaned across her body.
Blood coursed through her veins and pounded in her ears and her breath came out in short spurts. Every pore in her body lit up as his chest pushed against her breasts. Logan's fingers held her neck as he ground his lips over hers, possessing every inch of her mouth with hot kisses. Her nipples budded and strained against his muscled chest, sending scorching fire ripping through the spot between her thighs.

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About the Author

Stella’s a fun loving mother of two, married to her very own gorgeous alpha male who satisfies her romantic appetite.

Writing romance novels is now her full time passion. In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels laced with the right cocktail of blazing passion, intrigue & toe-curling romance set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and America. There are seven contemporary romance novels in the basket; Loitering Shadows, Stormy Defense, Beyond the Lady, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1).

My first historical romance is on my writing desk at the moment. In my leisure, I go swimming, reads romance novels, go to the Cinema and watch TV.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Great news!

I am so honored to have been nominated for Best Women's Literature of the Year and also best Christian fiction by B.R.A.B. (Building Relationships Around Books) during their annual conference! I am in some great company. Thank you, ladies!

Rochelle Alers
Chicki Brown
Bettye Griffin...
Adrienne Thompson
Altonya Washington
Deatri Bey King

Chicki Brown
Rhonda Mcknight
Michelle Lindo Rice...
Adrienne Thompson
Barbara Joe
Michelle Stimpson

For those who don't know, BRAB is a group of online book clubs that have come together for the love of reading romance and sharing books. With the evolution from hard covers to paper backs and now E-books:

BRAB's mission is to connect with both long time and newly devoted fans of the genre of romance written mostly by African American authors, but not limited to this category of authors. 
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Thursday, October 2, 2014


I want to thank everyone who heeded my last entry and retweeted for me while I was doing the wedding thing.

We had the most fabulous time, and as a romance author, I get a special excitement over weddings. Just wanted to share some of the pictures from my only niece's wedding weekend...
Rehearsal Dinner at Two Urban Licks restaurant, Atlanta

Wedding rehearsal at The Peachtree Club

View from the wedding venue's 28th floor Skyline Terrace

Another view from the terrace

The beautiful bridal party

My sister and I were honored to walk in the ceremony in the stead of the bride's late mother

The gorgeous bride

The ceremony

The new couple!

Dinner was held inside the club then the terrace was taken over by the DJ and the dancers! Most of my pictures from the reception didn't come out, because by then it was dark, and my flash wasn't enough. I'll just say that I danced until my feet hurt!

It was the best wedding in history...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Please RT for me!

I have a family wedding this weekend, and I'll be super busy, so if you could retweet ANY of the tweets below between today and Sunday night, I'd really appreciate it!

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Writer Wednesday - New Release!

My special guest today is Brynette Briskey Turner. She has an upcoming romantic suspense novel with a very strong psychic theme that is available now for pre-order! 

Brynette currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. A couple of years ago, with both of her daughters in college, she decided it was time to refocus on her first love and finally become a published author.

Premonitions is her fourth book. The premise interested her because she believes soul-ties are real, has known people who have dreams that seem to come true, and has experienced those “haven’t I done this already” moments that are déjà vu. Brynette recently decided to make the book into a series and hopes to release book two of the Dream Catcher Series in June 2015.

And, while life isn’t always easy, she is a hopeless romantic who will always believe in happy endings.

The title is Premonitions, and here's the book description:

Stephanie is drawn to Chaz in a way that she has never experienced—by a connection through dreams that tell her things she isn’t supposed to know. While those dreams expose Chaz’s secrets and pull Stephanie into his dangerous world, she’s willing to follow the attraction to see where it might lead.

Chaz knows better than to get emotionally attached, but he can’t resist seeing her again. He can’t fight the spiritual force that binds them, and he doesn’t want to. When his life is threatened, he must make difficult choices and find a way to protect both of them as he handles his mysterious life.


Stephanie wanted to scream but the sound wouldn’t push through her shock.
In her mind’s eye, she could see Chaz’s body pitch sideways as the bullet struck his chest, high but near his heart. Pain exploded in her own. She was having trouble breathing. Where was he? An alley? No, a parking lot. The person who shot him was running away: blue jeans and brown jacket getting into a dark green Ford. Light colored eyes flashed at her, illuminated by the single security light that was perched at the corner of the building. What building?

Chaz was moving. He was alive.

That was when she woke up from the dream.

She took several deep breaths to calm her racing heart. This wasn’t the first time she’d had that dream; it had come to her three nights ago. And while it had scared her then, she’d actually convinced herself that it hadn’t meant anything. The details had been fuzzier and the shock had subsided almost immediately. That wasn’t the case tonight—everything had been frighteningly clear and she had somehow been physically linked. Her chest still hurt as if she were the one who’d gotten shot.

Near-panic crept over her. A couple of weeks had passed since the wedding and he hadn’t contacted her. She chastised herself for not getting his phone number; at least she would be able to call and make sure he was all right.

Another thought hit her and made her shiver. The dream had happened at night. Was it occurring as she was dreaming it? Or, was there still time to warn him?
Stephanie extricated herself from the sheet that had gotten tangled around her legs, climbed out of bed, and went to the kitchen. Lots of ice and a little water. She leaned against the counter while slurping down the liquid before popping a miniature cube into her mouth and chomping down on it. What should she do?

She’d find the pool hall, tell him to be careful, explain about her gift—and hope he wouldn’t laugh in her face. If he did, it wouldn’t be the first time she’d been doubted.

Her most recent ex-boyfriend, Justin, had scoffed when she’d told him that his sixteen-year-old sister was pregnant and planning to run away with the baby’s twenty-year-old father. But he wasn’t laughing after he’d gotten off the phone with the teenager; he’d spent nearly an hour convincing her that he would help tell their parents and bring her to stay with him until she could sort everything out. When he’d ended the call he’d been upset about his sister, but confused and afraid about Stephanie’s unusual ability.

“Only con artists claim to see the future,” he’d accused.

“And prophets,” she’d corrected. “I’m neither, but I do have the same gift.”

Currently, the book is available for pre-orders at The official release date is October 28, 2014.