Monday, December 31, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Status update

Spent this week getting ready for the release of You Know How To Love Me. I use the week that my books are with my editor to creating promos, writing social network posts and scheduling paid advertising.
Once she sends the book back, I have to make the revisions, format it for Amazon, Nook and Kobo, send it to the paperback formatter I use, and then I'll be ready to jump on the p
romo train.

I can't wait for readers to get to know Chelsea better. She was a secondary character in A SONG FOR YOU. Isaac "Ike" Sloane is new to the town and the trilogy. 


I'll be back to let you know when it goes live. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

It's done!

I sent You Know How To Love Me to my editor this week! Since Monday I've been working on creating promos for the book, and I thought I'd reveal them here. These will be used on my social networks and will be updated when the book goes live.










Monday, October 29, 2018

New Release Showcase

Hopefully, the next new release I post will be mine, but I digress...

Today the showcase features Christmas Seduction by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, who amazes me with how prolific she is.  




CHRISTMAS Seduction ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance is now LIVE on #Amazon #Kobo & other channels. #Newrelease #BWWM #Christmasromance

~ A Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~
She is a pilot. He is her boss. Their attraction sizzles!
“I find her impossible to forget…” ~ Terrence

“He gives me sleepless nights…” ~ Makayla

Against all odds, Terrence Parker has a relationship he says he is ‘happy’ about. Business is smooth-sailing. But a family Christmas holiday gets out of control when the unruly female pilot with smoky eyes, a wide smile and a figure that catches his breath sticks her mouth and presence in all the wrong places. Who the heck employed her and why can’t she follow his rules like everyone else?

When Captain Makayla Black accepts to fly the private jet owned by the impossible, but ruggedly handsome Terrence Parker during the Christmas holiday, she only wants to earn her pay and return home in one piece. After she sets eyes on his tattoos and muscled physique, her heart beats faster than she can think.

Will Terrence and Makayla deny their scorching attraction or will the magic of Christmas give them a new beginning?

From the Author of “Shocking Affair” ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance


Purchase Links (includes Paperbacks)



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New Release Showcase

Nia Forrester is one of top three favorite authors, so I am excited to have the opportunity to present her upcoming novel, Four. This book is the culmination of Nia's incredible Commitment series, which I've read twice and recommend to all my readers.




Four couples, four transitions, four seasons of marriage …


Grace

Most couples wouldn’t have weathered one mistake of the kind Shawn made when he and Riley first got married, let alone emerge with a commitment that’s stronger, a beautiful family and a love that’s even deeper. Is there any way their relationship can survive mistake number two?

Balance

Whatever Brendan wants, Brendan gets. It’s an arrangement Tracy doesn’t mind, because he provides everything she needs: love, financial security and the comfort of never having to work outside the home. But now, the most important thing she wants, he doesn’t have the time—or maybe even the will—to give. With a relationship built on giving all of herself, is it fair to now ask for a piece back?

Growth

Robyn’s career is in a growth-spurt just as Chris’ seems to be at its natural end. No longer empire-building, he’s struggling with his new reality, and the need for a sense of purpose separate from his work. His wife seems way too busy to notice. That is, until someone else does. 

Renewal

Once a mistress, now just a suburban wife and working mother, Keisha doesn’t recognize herself most days. The problem is, Jayson doesn’t either. If he’s reading her right, she wants out. And unless she’s mistaken, he might not mind too much if she decided to go.

The ‘Commitment’ series finale.

On Sale October 21!

Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/BuyFour | Giveaway: http://bit.ly/HMFourGiveaway


Excerpt

Since Chris and Robyn were my favorite couple from this series, I chose an excerpt from their story.

Growth (Chris & Robyn)

“Frank is so out of there, I think he’s barely even tolerating this farewell party,” Robyn said, lowering her voice and leaning in closer to Chris.

Across the room, Scaife Enterprises’ longtime general counsel was being roasted by Jamal Turner to mark the occasion of his retirement. His face bore a strained smile as he listened and tried to be a good sport about all of the playful mocking. Frank had come to SE from a plush law practice and entered the world of entertainment law probably thinking it would be equally cushy—parties with celebrities, short workdays and comped tickets to sold-out concerts. Instead, Robyn knew, he had been constantly challenged and sometimes even shocked by the breadth of legal matters that arose during his stint at the company.

On an average day at SE, there were paternity suits, tax evasion, restraining orders, and the occasional gun charge to contend with along with the usual, pedestrian contract negotiations. Frank, a Connecticut blue-blood had never had the appetite for some of that work. His strategy as general counsel had been to farm out the messier matters, finding outside counsel to handle anything that smelled like an actual crime.

We’re not the Manhattan public defenders, for chrissakes, he complained.

Despite being offended at the implication about their artists, Robyn had seen his point. A record company ideally should not be in the business of handling civil and criminal matters, just recording contracts. But as his deputy, she had advocated a different approach—keep everything in-house; hire attorneys with specializations in a variety of areas of the law, so that whether an SE artist had unpaid parking tickets, or god forbid assaulted someone at a nightclub, it would all be kept in the family, so to speak.

It builds artist loyalty, Robyn had argued. We look after them in their time of need and when contract renegotiation comes around, they’ll remember it.

Frank had been reticent, but allowed her the latitude to do some of the lower-end work, with the understanding that they would not, as he put it “get sucked in.”

“You’re thinking about taking his place, aren’t you?”

Robyn almost jumped at the sound of Chris’ baritone close to her ear. Not just because it was unexpected that he would say something, but because it was accurate.

“I think I could do a good job,” she said, coyly. She twirled her champagne glass by the stem between her thumb and forefinger.

“And you will. As acting general counsel,” Chris said. “And then you’ll turn over the helm to whoever Jamal finds after the executive search.”

“I think it’s a disgusting waste of money. They’re going to spend twenty-five thousand dollars just to find someone who might be sitting right under their noses.”

“You mean Rebecca?”

Robyn turned and looked at him, sighing. “Christopher …”

“I’m just sayin’ …”

“If Rebecca was that good, Rebecca would have been appointed acting general counsel. And she’s not. I am.”

“I know you are.” Chris brushed his lips across the shell of her ear. “And that was the right decision.”

“Are you humoring me right now?” Robyn asked, turning to look at him full on. “Because it sounds like you’re humoring me.”

Chris held up his hands in surrender. “How ‘bout I just …” He took her champagne flute. “I’m getting a drink, and I’ll bring you back a refill.”

Robyn watched him walk away, and felt her annoyance dissipate as she took in his unhurried, masculine gait that was like a slow-motion sequence in a men’s cologne commercial.

“Congratulations!”

Robyn startled for the second time in as many minutes.

This time the voice at her ear was Tracy’s. Looking stunning as usual, she was wearing a dress that no mother of a small child should have been able to pull off, but of course, Tracy did. It was a beaded mini-dress with shimmery tassels at the hem, reminiscent of a flapper’s dress, though much more understated. And as usual, Tracy had accessorized perfectly, choosing to wear only diamond studs in her ears, and no other embellishment.  Her long auburn hair was loose and tucked behind her ears.

“What’re you congratulating me for?” Robyn asked as they exchanged kisses.

“You smell delicious,” Tracy said. “You have to tell me what that scent is. Oh, for your promotion. I mean, I know nothing official’s been announced but with Frank leaving …”

“Well. Not to hear my husband tell it. I can’t tell whether he thinks that I shouldn’t get it, or I just won’t get it.”

“Yes, well. Chris would want you barefoot and pregnant …”

“No, definitely not pregnant,” Robyn laughed. “But maybe barefoot.”

“Just because he’s unemployed …” Tracy joked. “I guess he needs you to be as well.”

“But seriously, I don’t think he’d want me to take it if Jamal made me the offer.”

“Well, you are going to get it, so he’ll have to adjust.”

“Yes. He will,” Robyn said with more confidence than she felt.

She had long accepted that there was a little streak of chauvinism in her man. In his mind, his work was a mission, but hers was little more than a hobby. And that worldview was only amplified by the fact that she didn’t need an income. Men needed to work, in his opinion, and women chose to work.

But it didn’t matter. As far as Robyn was concerned, becoming general counsel was the highest pinnacle anyone in her field could aspire to. And general counsel at one of the most significant players in the recording industry? No. This job was hers, no matter what Chris or anyone else had to say about it. 
About Nia Forrester

Nia Forrester lives and writes in Philadelphia, PA where, by day, she is an attorney working on public policy and by night, she crafts woman-centered fiction that examines the complexities of life, love and the human condition.

She welcomes feedback and email from her readers at authorniaforrester@gmail.com or tweets @NiaForrester.


Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/BuyFour
Author website: niaforrester.com
Facebook: https://bit.ly/2Cp9cK
Twitter: twitter.com/NiaForrester
Goodreads Author Profile: https://bit.ly/2wOOuhd
Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2RtI4h6
Giveaway: http://bit.ly/HMFourGiveaway

Monday, October 1, 2018

New Release Showcase

Today, I am featuring, HAVOC & MAYHEM, the brand new novel by my new Facebook friend, author Dee A. Bee


Hip hop culture, action, romance and humor in an awesome novel!


Once upon a time in Brooklyn, there was a man you could go to if you were in trouble and needed help. He’d listen to your story and make a judgment. If he thought you were wrong, you were out on your ass. But, if he thought you were wronged, then you never had a better friend.

The year is 1988. Ronald Reagan is president. The music of the urban streets known as Rap has proven to be more than just the passing fad it was brushed off as. Everyone dressed fresh, is sick with Pac Man fever and New York City is in a state of emergency due to a new wave drug called ‘crack’, which is turning people into addicts at an alarming rate.

Enter Tommy Strong a smooth-talking, rough-riding, flyy-guy who reaffirms action in and out of any woman’s bed or against any dude’s head. Known as Havoc on the mean streets of the borough that’s thorough, Brooklyn, he leases himself out as a Trouble Consultant, ridding neighborhoods of punks, pimps and pushers for a profit.

Tommy loved the highly profitable, adrenaline rush, lavish and sublime lifestyle. Arrogantly causing him to believe he was untouchable. That is until the predator became the prey when under the leadership of a mysterious criminal mastermind, his deadliest enemies called a truce and joined forces to hunt and eliminate their common foe. And if things couldn’t get any worse, it all goes down while he’s been left to care for his adorable younger sister with special needs. 

Armed with brute strength and his loyal to the end best friend Mayhem, Havoc strikes back in a series of wild car chases, shootouts and bone-crunching fistfights as he uncovers the horrific truth behind who and why he’s been marked for death.

Havoc and Mayhem is a Double-Dutch busload of Good Times that rocks the house and guarantees to give you a nostalgia attack from all the old school flashbacks. Violent, cool and street-smart it has all the right ingredients for a delicious story; visual action, thought provoking subject matter, romance, humor, fantasy, endless pop-culture references, vivid sexuality and a verbal soundtrack that’ll have you nodding to the beat in your head. 

Unlike anything currently on today’s book shelves. Urban movie style chaos on the written page is the best way to sum up this exciting tale, because it reads like a movie, opening with a bang and doesn’t let go until you close it.

So, listen up close, so you all don’t miss, as we go a little something like this…HIT IT!

Visit www.havocandmayhem.net to read sample chapters, learn all about the author, watch a bio video and to listen to dope beats!

You can also buy the book on Amazon.com here.