Be Back Soon…

I know I haven’t posted in weeks. Like you really care, but I have a few ride or dies… I’ll be back on June 5th with more musings and reading shenanigans. See y’all then!


Brand New From Author DL White: Dinner at Sam’s: A Ruby’s Novel

Wooo…this is one of them I Married A Fuckboy novels. Yeah, it starts out rough and rocky in the beginning, but when the right man comes along, he will make your struggles feel as inconvenient as breaking a nail.

Vanessa Jackson married a fuckboy named Warren, who’s left her and her two daughters broke and broken.She’s making lemonade with those lemons, but Warren won’t give up the sugar.

Along comes Gibson– with the sugar. Gibson is just the person and the man Vanessa needs to move on with her life, but Chef Fuckboyardee is playing games, not to mention Vanessa is keeping a secret of her own. DRA-MAAAA…

Dinner at Sam’s is out now and also available on Kindle Unlimited. Add to your TBR, or better yet, click it up today!

Blog Tour: In The Ring by Perri Forrest

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce In The Ring Virtual Book Tour by Perri Forrest, May 1-5, 2017.

Genre: Interracial Romance


About The Author

Perri Forrest is a California based author with close to twenty titles to her credit. A writer who becomes one with her characters, Perri has produced numerous outstanding titles including having reached number one in Interracial Romance, as well as African American Romance on the Amazon Best Sellers list. The fan favorite novel, Captivated was an international hit debuting at number two in Women’s Fiction for three consecutive weeks on the Amazon Best Sellers list in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Having studied psychology, Perri delves into the intrinsic elements that make her characters tick. She consistently creates strong female leads weaving in the complexities of fiction and real life. This dynamic writer, who has penned stories since a preteen, ensures that each novel is mixed with insight, passion and love. Having only professionally written for just shy of three years, Perri was nominated Best Romance Author of 2015 by Urban Books, Authors, and Writers of America (UBAWA). Perri’s was also nominated for 2016 Romance Author of the Year by African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC).
An unintentional venture into blogging allowed Perri to express her raw emotion, break down her personal barriers and explore her gift of writing. Ultimately Perri’s blogs resulted in fans adoring her work and clamoring to read more. Writing quickly became her sole driving force, and her goal is to nurture the minds and hearts of the readers who trust her to feed their literary appetites.
When not creating her own captivating characters, Perri can be found enjoying a good suspense thriller. She credits the work of James Patterson and Lisa Unger as being among her favorites. She also loves playing Words with Friends, which has been a constant companion while writing the bulk of her literary works.
About The Book

“In the Ring” introduces Dario “DC” Caivano, heavyweight champion, who is also a man with a heavy heart. It isn’t without reason, however. As a teenager, Dario witnessed the murder of someone that he loved like a brother, and it took a lot out of him. It hardened him and left little to trust. Years have passed since the horrific crime, but it hasn’t gotten Dario any closer to being a man that can love . . . or be loved. In fact, he’s his best self when he’s in the ring where he can release his aggressions, if only for twelve rounds of “play”, to escape to a world where he can repeatedly annihilate the person responsible for his cousin’s death.
But what happens when he allows himself to come up for air?
Chanel Norwood is a single parent and club owner who is something like a “Boss”. She’s fiercely independent and knows exactly what she wants out of life, and right now it isn’t to be in an intimate relationship. She’s too busy taking care of business and raising a preteen son. After a failed relationship, Chanel has sworn off men—especially athletes. In her eyes, she’s already had one too many.
But how long can you fight fate?
When Dario and Chanel are thrown together, while the attraction is there, sparks don’t immediately fly. Both of them have lives and hearts that they’re very protective of. But as time goes on, they find there’s more to guard than just emotions when their worlds collide in a way that no one ever expected.
“In the Ring” is not without its share of secrets, drama, and ah-ha moments. Overall, it’s a story of love, loss, life and paths to new beginnings.
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Monday Musings: ARCs Feel Like College Reading Assignments

Have you ever volunteered or have been asked to read an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy or Advanced Review Copy, depending on whom you ask) of an author’s work, and you’re all gung-ho and enthusiastic– until it’s time to actually start reading LMAO?! Oh, it’s just me? :/


  • You receive the text
  • You must read and analyze the text by the assigned due date
  • You must provide a written summary of your analysis to present to your “professor” and all your “classmates”

I ain’t gon lie: I volunteer for ARCs because I want in. I like being first, and I wanna have the privilege of reading before everybody else

Accepting the responsibility of an ARC is serious business. Not only are you being entrusted with a pre-published work, but authors are counting on you to actually read their story and provide honest feedback. Lemme backtrack. Most want honest feedback, but only if it’s good. And that’s where things can get touchy.

So, how do you handle completing an ARC that you just aren’t feeling? Do you soldier through and post your review, good or bad? Do you contact the author with your concerns and ask if they still want that honest review? Do you not do anything and risk being put on the ARC shit list? I’ve done all three and lived to tell the tale.