Coming Soon and a Giveaway: Four by Nia Forrester

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.

Coming Soon from Nia Forrester

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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.

 

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Coming Soon: Gabriel’s Fire by Lotchie Burton

Coming soon, as in two days soon! Gabriel’s Fire by Lotchie Burton is the second book in her romantic suspense Men of Thorne Enterprises series.

BLURB:

A race to save a life.

A ruthless killer.

Time is running out.

Two weeks ago, Naomi James didn’t exist. Missing for twenty years she appears out of nowhere, setting off a chain of events that rocks Gabe’s world and alters his life. Forever.

Gabriel Cummings is trained to expect the unexpected. Then, a rogue federal agent crosses his path, disrupts his life and challenges every lesson he’s ever learned. Beautiful. Defiant. Naomi ignores the rule of caution. Scouring darkened streets in search of men with darker hearts, she tracks an elite criminal and hired assassin—alone. Giving new meaning to the phrase a dangerous woman; inflaming his desire and igniting protective impulses, she pushes buttons he didn’t know he had. Trusting gut instinct and combat training; the ex-marine is determined to keep her safe whether she wants him to or not. But the odds are stacked against them. And odds are, they’re in over their heads.

Thrust into the nightmare world of human trafficking and desperate to save a young girl, Naomi resents Gabe’s intrusion. Fighting her attraction to the hot hunk she repeatedly tries to ditch the overbearing, over controlling pain in the butt ex-soldier. But Naomi needs his help. Help she’s certain will come at great personal cost. No stranger to taking chances or playing the cards she’s dealt, Naomi questions—is wagering her heart worth the risk?

When a life hangs in the balance and hours matter, she has no choice. She’s given her word. How can she put a price on a promise?

Books One and Two can be read independently of one another, but you may as well get both ’cause I’m one of those people who likes to have the whole series.

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Ya know, Ms. B and I talk, and I love it when an author puts in work and comes at me with “I am very proud of the end result” and “This may be the best thing I’ve ever written”.

Oh, really now?

Get ta clickin’!

Wolves and Dragons and a Giveaway, Oh My!!!

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE:

One of my favorite authors done flipped da script and changed the game by writing a series that I never would have in a million, trillion years would’ve ever guessed she’d write. She literally disappeared from the IR/AA skreets and re-appeared looking like new money:

Rachel Jonas is her name. Paranormal/fantasy/supernatural adventure is her game.

The Lost Royals Saga is an upper YA/NA crossover. This is a tale of long-forgotten royalty and a fated love too powerful for time to erase. It’s the ideal paranormal romance for fans of urban fantasy and star-crossed love.

This series is for anyone who loves:
* Shifter Romance (Dragons and Werewolves/lycans)
* Teen and Young Adult Paranormal Romance
* New Adult Paranormal Romance
* Magical Powers and Supernatural Creatures
* Alternative Reality and Alternative History
* Tales of forbidden love
* Fiction involving lost princesses and fallen or ruined kingdoms

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Today is the last day to purchase book one for free! Click it up! Books 2-4 are $.99.

The giveaway ends TA-DAY! Enter here for all the swag you see in the pic.

Peep the Inspiration board:

And if you’re dying to know who the mystery author is, click here.

 

Monday Musings: Soundtracks for Books? Yay, Nay, or IDGAF?

Books with soundtracks. These are becoming increasingly popular, and I can see why. They often set the tone and pace of the story and really offer some insight as to who these characters are. But most importantly, I think they also offer a little inside track on who the author is personally.

I know two authors off the top of my head whose soundtracks are almost a character in themselves. They disperse lyrics throughout the story to set up a scene, and I often love the bops they select. And don’t let it be a 90s jam!

But then I’ll see that one song (or two), and I’m like:

I see you, author girl, with your Spotify lists, and I thumbs-up most of ya choices.

Do y’all care for music in books? Have you ever bought a song from an author’s playlist?

Spotlight: The Sandra Kitt Collection-Volume 1

For those of you who don’t know, Sandra Kitt is the OG of interracial (BWWM) romance. She was writing about vanilla boos before it grew into a genre of it’s own. And not everybody was feeling it, either!

Three of her most popular books are now available in a box set for only $3.99! Full-length and zero cliffhangers! Howboutdat?!

The Color of Love: An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone . . . especially not since the night she was mugged. But something about Jason Horn strikes a chord deep within her. Jason is a white, streetwise New York cop, with his own issues. He’s stunned by his instant attraction to this vibrant black woman who arouses both desire and his fiercest protective instincts.

Close Encounters: Lee Grafton is a divorced cop and the father of a teenage girl. Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting. Seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee . . . but their mutual attraction gets complicated when it’s revealed that the bullet that hit this African American woman came from this white policeman’s gun.

Between Friends: Born to a white mother and an African American father, Dallas Oliver has always felt like an outsider—even more so after her mother dies and she moves in with her father and stepmother. The one saving grace is Dallas’s friendship with a white girl named Valerie Holland. Decades later, they’re still best friends. Dallas is a journalist for a controversial magazine, and Valerie is a single mother. But their bond will be tested when they fall in love with the same man: ex–Navy Seal Alex Marco.

 

New Release: Sultry Nights by Suzette Riddick

Muy Caliente! That’s very hot for you monolingual folk (Like I ain’t one of ’em…)

Sultry Nights by Suzanne Riddick is the second boo in her The Night Series.

 Blurb:

Disowned by her parents for loving the wrong man, fashion designer, Teresa Castro returns to Philadelphia to fulfill a childhood dream.

Tall, dark, and irresistible, Pierce Harrington is a forbidden temptation she can’t ignore. Teresa’s past taught her love doesn’t play fair. Though she wants to resist Pierce, it’s impossible to ignore the smoldering chemistry between them.

Former Secret Service Agent Pierce Harrington believed he found his soulmate until his ex-wife cheated. He’s given up on finding love again, until Teresa Castro.

For two years, Pierce shadows the younger sister of professional athlete, Alonzo Castro. Each day, his attraction to the Afro-Cuban beauty grows stronger. After his assignment is over, Pierce makes his move to capture Teresa’s heart.

Will old family traditions, self-doubt, and a spiteful ex-wife spoil their chance of finding love together?

Biiiiiiiiiiihhhhhh! The heroine is Afro-Latina. Here for it!!!

Be sure to check out book one, Caliente Nights, featuring Teresa’s brother Alonzo.

And don’t forget to connect with author Suzanne Riddick! She’s on Facebook and Twitter! Support!

Monday Musings: Whew, Chile, The Ghetto!

I swear sometimes that social media is why we can’t have nice things. As sophistiratchet as I am, I know when to just not say shit. Some people, however, have no couth, no sense of decorum, no gotdamn home training!

Indie authors hustle hard for their exposure and their coin, and when they make a feel-good post about their work, there’s always that one miserable reader who has to piss in the cornflakes. Now, sis, why you gon’ comment on the post and say some shit like, “Ugh, I did not like this book at all” or “When are you going to release so and so’s story?”

Look, I know how it feels to be pressed, in my feelings, and overzealous, but is it worth looking like a salty hater in front of your fellow bibliophiles? On second thought, don’t answer that.

 

Monday Musings: Let’s Discuss Giveaways

Happy last Monday in August! I’m tired, y’all, lmao. I haven’t blogged this consistently since I started this blog way back in 2014…

Anyhoo… I was scheduled to host a giveaway today, but it fell through at the last minute. The giveaway will be scheduled for a later date, but I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed because I had a very clever post crafted. Shout out to that author, though. I hope the “it” that caused the delay happens for you…

So, back to giveaways. Do you enter them? What makes you enter them besides the prospect of winning something for free? Is it the prize itself? The thrill of the possibility? Personally, I will only enter a giveaway if the prize is attractive and I don’t have to jump through fiftyleven adamn hoops to qualify. No, I don’t want to follow all your social media. No, I don’t want to follow all the other person’s social media. No, I don’t want to share on all my social media.

So, what’s your “take” on giveaways? Would you enter a giveaway I hosted? I’m looking to actually do more of these, and I wouldn’t require you to donate blood to do so, either, but I don’t want to waste my or your time if you giveth zero fuckeths…

The Book Club Series by D. Camille

Huntay… these covers! 

Confession: I have never read a D. Camille book, but these covers just made my cheap ass click this series the eff up!

The Book Club Series is a trilogy of contemporary black romance and an offshoot of D. Camille’s Sable Inn Series. Each book is independent of the other, but the setting links everyone together.

Book 1: The Courtship

Summary:

Meet Tiffany Hawkins… Tiffany is a romantic at heart and truly believes in love…when it’s written inside a book. Now she’ll have to apply those principles to real life…and create her own love story.

Meet Max Nelson… Max is an organic farmer and the single father to two precious and precocious little girls. Max’s last relationship turned into a nightmare and he’s not looking to repeat the experience. However, Mad Max finds a sweetness that he can’t continue to resist…

Book 2: The Enchantment

Summary:

Meet Debra Powell…Debra’s job is to manage the town business…but when her black knight comes to save the day, her business quickly turns into pleasure!

Meet Darius Morgan… Darius has been tasked with the newest acquisition of Morgan Industries. As the heir to the restaurant conglomerate, he’s sent to the town of Grayling to handle business…yet business takes a dramatic turn when he sees exactly what’s he’s been looking for…

Book 3: The Liaison

Summary:

Meet Nadia Brooks…Nadia is a life coach by profession, and known as ‘nothing but fire’ in Grayling. She’s the last Book Club member waiting to trade in her Book Bae for a real husband. More than one is available to the ebony beauty, but only one is…just right!

Meet Simeon Pruitt…Simeon is the leader of the research team from the Shaw Foundation in Detroit. His mission is to find out what makes Grayling such a beautiful and exciting place. His first choice becomes…Nadia Brooks.

Wednesday’s Word: Let’s Talk About Reviews – Again

So, I was chattin’ with a dear friend the other day ’cause we love to read book reviews probably as much as we love to read actual books (Who else is like that?), and we thoroughly enjoy discussing book reviews and cackling at the foolishness often written, but one thing that we collectively agree on that gets us both road-rage riled up are those reviews where the reader 1. Admits to not finishing the book and/or 2. Trashed the book then returned it.

I will admit that I get a book being soooo bad that you just… can’t… but is it fair to allow a posted review admitting that? I’ve read many (meaning more than one) books where they start out like a diarrhea special, but by the end? Baby… It’s like somebody lit a fire under that author’s ass!

Now, I’m not saying that you should suffer through a book if you absolutely hate it “cause Lord knows I don’t. It gets relegated to the DNF graveyard quicker than Trump’s lying Twitter fingers, but is your review truly subjective and balanced if you admit that you didn’t finish it? Should e-tailers allow such reviews?

What about those reviews that admit to returning the book? Should those be allowed? I’d like to hear some different opinions because I know some of us feel strongly one way or another.