Yearly Archives: 2016


The new book baby is up on @Goodreads- add ‘Beach Thing’ to your TBR!

The new book baby is up on @Goodreads- add ‘Beach Thing’ to your TBR!

When Ameenah Porter moves to the quaint beach town of Black Diamond Isles to fulfill her dream of opening her own smoothie shop, she encounters a man who is tall, dark and extremely handsome with a wicked taste for orange flavored beverages. She doesn’t need the distraction of a new man but Wade, who’s staying in the giant sized home at the end of her block, is irresistible.

Soon, Wade is a regular fixture at Tikis & Cream and while her days are busy, her nights sizzle.

Wade Marshall was supposed to spend the summer on Black Diamond Isles getting away from the city, ridding himself of the distractions that had been impacting his work. When he meets his bold, beautiful, sexy neighbor with the “glorious hips” and a penchant for ice cream, he tries hard to resist, but the attraction wins him over.

There’s only one problem: Wade is returning to Brooklyn at the end of the summer. Ameenah lives on Black Diamond. If they give into their desires, it has to be with the understanding that this fling is just that… a Beach Thing.

As the end of summer on Black Diamond nears, will they run from what they feel, or admit what they’ve known all along?



BLOG TOUR *~* Loving You Easy by NYT Best Selling Author Roni Loren

BLOG TOUR *~* Loving You Easy by NYT Best Selling Author Roni Loren

It is my pleasure to host a feature for Roni Loren’s 9th Loving on the Edge erotic romance novel LOVING YOU EASY, featuring a nonconventional tomboyish heroin, a smoldering hot Asian hero and handsome hunk to round out the polyamorous couple. I have been reading Roni since the first Loving on the Edge novel and her writing is just as clear, her heroes and heroines just as complex and her plots are just as– if not more– captivating as they were in the beginning. I hope that if you haven’t picked up this book that you will and if you’re into kink and threesomes and handsome dudes and geeky hacker women…. well, there’s plenty of that!

Check out the giveway at the end of this post… who doesn’t like free stuff!



SNIP: Beach Thing by DL White -“Poptarts and Spaghetti-os”

SNIP: Beach Thing by DL White -“Poptarts and Spaghetti-os”

I thought it was time for another snip… enjoy! Happy Friday! Ameenah I heard music blaring from inside the house, so I wasn’t sure if Wade could even hear the doorbell, but I kept trying it. He’d been coming by the shop every few days. I’d try to talk him into something new; he’d still choose the Frozen Sunshine, but promise that he’d try something new soon. I quickly learned that orange was his favorite flavor. Which led to me standing at his front door with a plastic container of orange cranberry muffins, leaning on the doorbell like my life depended on it. I’d almost given up when I heard […]



UPDATE- Writing & Beta Readers!

UPDATE- Writing & Beta Readers!

Genres: African American Romance Heyoooo! Hope everyone is doing well! Just a quick update on the writing process for Beach Thing and the Beta Reader Application that I put out last week. Beta Readers First things first– I got an OVERWHELMING response to my request for betas!  If you wrote to me, I responded so if you did not get an email from me, please let me know because I have not heard back from everyone. The email would have come from dlwhite [at] thesweetescape dot net. If you need me to re-send because you still want to beta read, get in touch with me! If you plan to pass, no […]




Excerpt: Beach Thing- Coming soon!

Excerpt: Beach Thing- Coming soon!

I get nervous to share new work because… well, because. It’s nerve wracking. I feel like the second I share it, people become aware of it and start asking questions and then I hit a wall and never finish (See Dinner at Sam’s, The Never List, Missing Persons– all have about 8 chapters of blah and I have no desire to return to them at the moment). This blog doesn’t exist to host snippets of unfinished work. So, I am tempted to hold this until I know I am finished with the book.

So if you don’t see this post until end of August, early September, my butt went numb and I chickened out and held it. But if you see it on August 24th, I got over myself and posted it.

At any rate, here’s a little piece of Beach Thing, a contemporary black romance with a cozy beach theme. Pub Date, Septemberish.



ICYMI- Celebrity (Fanfiction)

ICYMI- Celebrity (Fanfiction)

In case anyone wanted to read the fanfic story I wrote for the August writing challenge, I have uploaded a pdf copy to my site. You can check it out below. Copyrighted, all rights reserved and things like that.  DISCLAIMERS- this story is fanfiction, written in the *NSYNC universe therefore my hero is caucasian. My heroine, Lena is Latina. Know before you go!  CLICKY



Is ‘crappily’ even a word? On writing.

Is ‘crappily’ even a word? On writing.

I think I can’t do it. I don’t commit to writing because I don’t know that I can finish it. “Just write, you can edit later” is advice I give everyone but never take. I don’t want to write some crap I have to fix or delete later. I want to write something clear and concise and intriguing and beautiful, that may need fleshing out and primping, but doesn’t need to be completely torn down in another session. Right now…….I’m just writing crappily.



[Review] Adore You by Nicole Falls

[Review] Adore You by Nicole Falls

Ellis and Devorah (or Bee, as she is affectionately called by friends and family) have known each other for years (he’s her ex-boyfriend’s brother and a close family friend) and have even tried the relationship thing a time or two. Ellis’ notorious playboy ways have always landed him square in the “Not Him” column. Not to mention, Bee doesn’t want to be the girl that has dated both of the Everett boys.