Lessons learned from stalking… er *following* an #Indie author success

Lessons learned from stalking… er *following* an #Indie author success

Yesterday, I spent some of my day following the habits of an author that I consider successful in the indie author biz.  Some may know her, some may not, but she’s a machine and pretty well known in a few circles and is one of the few authors that’s taking the Indie publishing biz and making it her b#tch. She walked away from traditional publishing and decided to do things her own way.  Looking at her long list of accomplishments made me ponder all of the things that I (and other black authors) could be doing instead of standing at the door of Big Trad Pub with our hands on our hips […]



#SampleSunday- If I was a different kind of woman…

#SampleSunday- If I was a different kind of woman…

  Unedited. Subject to change. Copywritten so don’t copy me. No pub date as of yet, but this is what I plan to work on this November. “Do you know what I do here? Do you know what this law firm is about?” Sylvia rolls her chair back from the desk and stands, then walks to the enormous window covered in floor length sheer white drapes. She pokes her finger between two sheers and peers out into the Atlanta skyline. “At Kincaid Family Law, we bring men like Warren Jackson to their knees. Go after assets. Find hidden money.” She turns from the window and strides back to her desk and […]



#Readathon Mid -Event Survey

#Readathon Mid -Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey: 1. What are you reading right now? Just finished STORMY WEATHER by Paula Woods, Book two in the Charlotte Jones Detective series 2. How many books have you read so far?  This is book two 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Hoping Book 3 is even better than 1 & 2 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?  Nope, I live alone, so other than needing food and drink, I’ve been fine.                                               […]



2016 Dewey #Readathon Opening Meme

2016 Dewey #Readathon Opening Meme

This is my first official readathon so let’s do it right, shall we? This is the opening meme to the 24 hour reading session.   1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Atlanta, GA  2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? None in particular. I’m starting a series, so just hoping the next is better than the one before.  3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I got a nice hot breakfast sandwich. ANd some skittles. 4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  By day I am an Executive Admin for a well known  Atlanta based beverage […]






My ode to Summer, Beach Thing, is LIVE!

My ode to Summer, Beach Thing, is LIVE!

On one of my beach trips, I was watching the tide come in and thinking about a cute short story about a woman who owns some kind of business on an island and she meets a man she can’t resist… but she has to, because he’s not staying. That was summer of 2015…. it took all this time (and about 4 beach trips!) for this story to come together in my head.



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!