Wednesday, May 30, 2018


I have been quite neglectful of sharing what I'm reading here on my blog. I'm so excited about the book I'm reading right now that I've been sharing it on all my social networks!

It's called Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan, and it's fabulous! Here's what I posted to Facebook the other day:

"OMG, I'm reading the best book! It's called LONG SHOT by Kennedy Ryan, and it's filled with drama, suspense, romance and even a little violence in the world of professional basketball.
I absolutely loooove her writing, so much so that I bought three of her other books last night. Look at how many reviews this book has... 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Release Showcase!

My girl from across the pond, Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, has a new release that she'd like to share today.

A Bit About Stella
I'm Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, author of several toe-curling & heart-fluttering Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels.

I love and enjoy writing Contemporary/Interracial/Multicultural Romance as well as Historical & Paranormal Romance Stories. My heroes are super-sexy men with big hearts and the heroines are strong, flirty and feisty. All my stories are page turners, a breath of fresh air, dotted with unexpected twists and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and enchanting America. You will laugh, cry, get a thrill and a message when you read my books and each novel makes the perfect gift for your family, friends and colleagues. There are now 22 published books so far.

On a personal level, I'm a romantic freak, mother of two vivacious teenagers, married to my gorgeous husband, my hero and best friend and we live in London, UK. Swimming on my back like a star-fish is one of my skills.
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“Shocking Affair” ~ A Sweet & Sexy Romance
Amazon #1 New Release Bestseller

Love Quote:

“You’ve got more than I ever thought I would get in a woman. And you’re the only one in the world who makes me feel the way I do. I love you with my whole heart.”

~Toye Williams from “Shocking Affair”.

Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Interracial/Multicultural

Release Date: April 16th, 2018

Word Count: Approx. over 70,000 words

No of Pages: 221


She is the CEO and he is the janitor.

“Brilliant, beautiful and bold, Michelle’s the CEO of Hotshot Publishers. I’m the janitor assigned to clean her office. She has her eyes on me. The truth is, I don’t date powerful women. In fact, I don’t date at all, but it doesn’t stop my eyes from finding hers in a room. Suddenly, she asks for my help. I want to refuse, but I’m curious. Besides why would I turn down my boss? Maybe just this once, every inch of her sexy body will know my touch even if it’s the last thing I do. If I get hooked, it’ll be a shocking affair. Suddenly, her old crush appears and then I realize I want something from her…” ~ Toye Williams

“Striking from head to toe, there’s something about Toye, the janitor that distracts me as I work. Maybe the tattoos designed along his muscled arms play havoc on my mind, or the rippling muscles beneath his fitted top is the reason, I’m not sure. When you’re at the top of your career, holding on to a relationship is tough. Yet, my stomach scrunches every time I see him. He sends me a mysterious glare and a stay-away-from-me frown when our eyes lock. I reject accomplished men who want me. With Toye, maybe it’s the chase I enjoy or the fact I know I shouldn’t date the janitor. Whatever it is, I’ve got a favour to ask of him. If he says yes, I’ll do what I’ve got in mind. If not, I might settle for my old crush.”

~Michelle Taylor

From the Author of Guilty of Love ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance ~

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Toye made his way past Michelle along the hallway, but she clipped his forearm with her slender fingers. 

Though her touch was tender, it lit a slow flame in his chest. In that instant, the quiet heat building up inside him for months exploded.

He grabbed his boss’s arm and flung her against his body.

She gasped, tilting her head.

There was no time to think.

He swooped down his head and crushed her parted lips with his own. Deep inside her mouth, he swept his tongue around, brushing over the tender flesh with short caresses. She pressed against him and surged her tongue inside his mouth, sweeping and brewing a storm around his body.

He trembled slightly.

She shivered in his arms.

As suddenly as the passionate hunger seized him, he cut it off and marched toward the kitchen.

His head growled at his reckless behaviour. Who kissed their bosses without asking and then strode off without an explanation?

If she fired him, he would not protest, because he had earned the right to be laid off.

For all of two seconds, he wondered if he was insane or if he had a wish to ruin his fortune.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Flash Friday Excerpt

Here's a Flash Friday excerpt from A Song For You where Bree has her first bad experience with a famous artist...

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Lavaughn took me on a tour of the seven-bedroom, nine-bath house complete with a twelve-seat home theater, fitness center, wine cellar, and recording studio. The decorator had done a marvelous job on the décor. Nothing was overdone or flashy, which I’d expected. I commented on the décor in each room, being careful not to gush. I refused to give him the pleasure.

Back in the solarium with its floor-to-ceiling windows, the coffee and pastries awaited us.

“Tell me how your album is going.” He filled the two cups and indicated the cream and sugar on a second small tray.

“So far so good. I still have two more songs to record. I’ll be back next weekend to finish those.”

“Is your contract for a three-album deal?”

“Five.” I took a tiny sip of the steaming coffee.

“You do know it’s only an option, right?”

“Of course. It’s why I’m working so hard on this one.”

He angled his body toward me and leaned in. “I can help you make this album better than anyone ever expected.”


“By working on your body language and movement. The voice is one thing; how you move on stage is another.”

Lavaughn had never heard me sing or seen me perform. I squinted in confusion when he asked. “Do you know ‘I Need You?’”, speaking of one of his biggest hits that had extremely sexy lyrics.


“Maybe you can come into the studio for a few minutes after we finish dessert. I’d really like to hear you sing it.”“Okay, if it won’t take too long. I have to drive home this evening and need to go back to my girlfriend’s house to pack, so I can be on the road by six o’clock.”

He made a show of glancing down at the Piaget Altaplano Caliber 1200 D on his right wrist. The only reason I knew about the watch’s outrageous one hundred fifty thousand dollar price tag was because I’d seen it on a magazine show. They’d recently done a story because a Hollywood celebutante had given one to her bae for his birthday. The watch’s unique design was encrusted with diamonds. Still, I wasn’t impressed. That amount of money could pay off my mama’s medical bills.

Lavaughn hadn’t spoken positively about anyone else all afternoon. It struck me as not only rude but also deceptive. There had to have been people during his career who helped him. To hear him tell it, he was a self-made man, a virtual impossibility in the music business.

“Let’s do it. I want to hear you blow.”

Naturally, everything in the studio was top-of-the-line. Lavaughn momentarily studied the control board before he passed me a handheld mic. Suddenly, the background instrumentals to his hit song started playing. I picked up on the second line. The fact that I was actually doing a duet with him in his private studio was a fantasy come true. Our voices melded perfectly together. I got caught up in the music and was enjoying the magical moment until he closed his arms around my waist and started grinding his pelvis against my ass.

I’d never been naïve when it came to men’s motives. What he wanted from me basically boiled down to the now infamous Harvey Weinstein promise. If you give me what I want, I’ll make you a star.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t strongly attracted to him physically, even though his lighter complexion and wavy hair wasn’t what usually appealed to me. Lavaughn Westfield had sex appeal oozing from his pores, but his disturbing air of entitlement turned my stomach. He seemed to think he could do whatever he wanted without asking. He now had an undeniable erection, and he made sure I knew it by pulling my hips into his crotch. This wasn’t romantic or even sexy. It smacked of predator. I only had two choices: either go along with it or stop his sleazy ass cold.

At first I’d thought Pierce might’ve been jealous of Lavaughn’s looks and wealth, but he’d known the truth about the Neo-Soul King. Now I understood Pierce’s intense dislike for him. My mind raced for a way to get out of this without setting him off. I wriggled around in his tight embrace, slid my hand between his legs and stroked him hard. Even though the package was impressive, I wasn’t interested. “I’d like to freshen up a bit. Where’s the restroom?”

“Of course, down the hall on the left.”

“Why don’t you relax and get comfortable while I take care of a few things?” I suggested, squeezing him tightly in my fist.

Lavaughn studied me with a predator’s unwavering attention. “Yes, ma’am. I will. Don’t take too long.” He covered my lips with his and dipped his tongue deep into my mouth. I wanted to puke, but I returned the kiss with as much enthusiasm as I could drum up. Grabbing my purse, I turned with my sexiest smile before I left the room.

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Excerpt from A SONG FOR YOU, Book Two in The Lake Series #Romance #SmallTown #Music

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Release Showcase

Write Now Literary is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour Stephanie Nicole Norris. This tour will run April 23, 2018.  Book your own tour here.

Title: No Holds Barred

Genre: African American Contemporary Romance


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Meet Stephanie
Stephanie Nicole Norris is an author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. Always being a lover of reading, during Stephanie’s teenage years her joy was running to the bookmobile to read stories by R. L. Stine.

After becoming a young adult, her love for romance sparked leaving her captivated by heroes and heroines alike. With a big imagination and a creative heart, Stephanie penned her first novel Trouble In Paradise and self-published it in 2012. Her debut novel turned into a four book series full of romance, drama, and suspense. As a prolific writer, Stephanie’s catalog continues to grow. Her books can be found on Amazon dot com. Stephanie is inspired by the likes of Donna Hill, Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, and more. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband and two-year-old son.

About the Book

Love was no longer on the menu for Camilla Augustina. After her fiancé calls off the wedding not once but twice, Camilla's had enough. In a brazen move, she takes a new position in the windy city of Chicago; leaving her parents, friends, and ex in a bittersweet goodbye. Adapting to her new surroundings isn't easy but as Camilla settles in a chance encounter with an infamous playboy throws her off balance and rattles her world. She hadn't expected to be drawn so meticulously to another but denying the magnetism that lures her is a futile fight.
As President of VFC Energy, a fortune 500 company, Hunter Valentine is at the top of his game. The renowned bachelor holds no secrets about his risqué rendezvous, and his allegiance is saved for family only. However, when Hunter spots Camilla Augustina, dining alone at the breakfast hut in his building, he can't explain the adulation that runs through his core and shakes his entire world. Lust never weakened him like this, and the inclination of love at first site was silly. But when Hunter decides to prove the sudden rapture is unreal, he may find himself enamored by love.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018


Top customer reviews for A Song For You (I removed the customer's names for privacy.)

February 28, 2018
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on April 11, 2018
I liked the book as much as I liked the cover. Chicki Brown definitely does her homework in the music industry, but this is also a story about two people who learn to make music together- "love" music that is. It's my first time reading a book by Chicki Brown, and I look forward to reading others.

March 5, 2018
I knew I would love Bree’s story from her being introduced in Born to be Wild and I was right! I love everything about her and Pierce! This book was so worth the wait. I can’t wait for book 3 to learn about Chelsea but also to get an update on Bree and Pierce (Preelyn - their couple name 😂)

March 2, 2018
Great book. I could not stop reading. I love Tangie and Reese story but you did an awesome job with Bree and Pierce love story.

on April 6, 2018
I loved the story line with Bree and Pierce. I like that Sherrelle was so mature, realizing she wasn't who Pierce wanted. Awesome book, finished it in 1 sitting... just couldn't put it down!

March 29, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series and this, the second book in the series, did not disappoint. Chicki Brown is now one of my favorite Authors

March 27, 2018
The two book series is great. Anticipating book 3. Wonderful stories. Looking forward to reading more books by Chicki Brown. Added her name to my list of authors to read.

March 22, 2018
This is a great series, I can't wait to see how the author's going to handle Chelsea's story. It will be my first WWBM book!

March 14, 2018
I loved Bree's character. The vulnerability, the fear, the passion for life. Chicki Brown, you made the tears flow with that last scene with Bree and her mother. Thank you for a great book.

April 2, 2018
Chicki Brown has out done herself. This book was so good couldn't put it down. Characters are so believable. Please read.

April 1, 2018
I loved every moment in this book. I was totally wrapped up in Bree's character. This book is a great read!

February 27, 2018
After being introduced to Bree’s character in the first book of this series, my interest was piqued and I wanted to know much more about this intriguing young woman. I needed her to share her story of life as well as find the right man that she so desperately needed and deserved. I had know idea exactly who that man would be. As a matter of fact I even envisioned Reese’s best friend as that man, but then a Pierce showed up and now I feel he’s definitely the man. In ASFY, the reader to gets to know the true Bree and does not come away disappointed. I’m definitely fiending to read the next installment in this series. If you’re not familiar with Chicki Brown’s talents, it way past time that you indulge.

on March 12, 2018
I highly anticipated the second book in The Lake Series. This book focused on Bree and her love interest. I enjoyed see Bree come into her own, even when I wanted strangle her for the back and forth with Pierce. Good follow up from book one and I'm looking forward to see what the future books will hold.

March 11, 2018
Loved this second installation of this series. Loved the characters and how they developed. Once again, the details Chicki gives when it comes to places, events, and background is great. She does her research! Looking forward to the next one.

March 7, 2018
A Song For you was an extremely touching read. It was so nice to see Breelyn get her happy, after everything she had endured! Awesome novel, Miss Brown!!!