Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cover Reveal | Atlanta Freak Chics

Title: Atlanta Freak Chics
Author: Antika Truitt
Publisher: MBP Publications
Genre: African American Urban Fiction
Release Date: October 19, 2015


"Don't let your hustle be your downfall!" 

In the city of Atlanta, four women leading separate lives are blind to the fact that devastation is brewing and it'll forever shape their destiny. Platinum worked as a stripper yet she was connected to the infamous BTMF crime organization. Her reckless decisions quickly lead to her destruction. Shine hails from South-side ATL, moving through the city in search of dope, redemption and ultimately, the meaning of life. She'll stop at nothing until she obtains something by any means. Aaliyah mothered two young boys and worked a decent job as a security guard. She struggled financially so in an attempt to stay float, she redefined the meaning of taking care of home. Sierra lived a life that many envied: happily married, residing in affluent Buckhead neighborhood, a nice car and nice clothes. What nobody knows is the secret she holds back in order to live this lifestyle. 

These freak chicks live different lives but all have the same issues: money, sex and the purist. Will they accomplish their dreams or will their own hustles and decisions destroy them.

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cover Reveal | Before I Wake

Title: Before I Wake
Author: Seven Steps
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Release Date: October 1, 2015

This book includes two short stories.


The Cottage
Ashling's quiet farm life suddenly becomes a lot more interesting when a handsome stranger, bloodied and unconscious, appears next to a haystack. When he awakens, her world will never be the same again.

People are disappearing by the second, including Samantha Patterson's husband.
As her world shifts around her, Samantha questions everything that she knows is real. Her husband, her child, her life... was it all just a dream.

This book will be available on Kindle eBook, free with Kindle Unlimited, and later in paperback.

Cover Reveal | Uninsured

Title: Uninsured
Author: Richarh Aswanu
Publisher: MBP Publications
Genre: African American Urban Fiction, Street Lit
Release Date: September 30, 2015


How far will you go? Hakeem Saddiq served three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Upon his release, he promised to go legit and leave the streets forever…But, his beautiful 5 year old daughter needs $127,000, and it’s a situation of life or death.

Forced to choose between the streets and a straight path Hakeem chooses to get the money needed “by any means.”

Available for Pre-order now, click here to purchase.

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"New Author" Spotlight | Author Mickey

I am please to announce our first "New Author," to the New Author featured Spotlight! Let's welcome her with open arms by getting to know her and supporting her in her literary career. Comment your questions below, purchase, read and recommend her debut book! Don't forget to leave your review!

Mickey, born Miketrela Thomas, is a 27 year old residing in Milwaukee, WI with her family. At an early age she fell in love with reading, writing and poetry. Her debut novel is titled, Stuck Between Pain and Love under Jan'a Sullivan Presents!

Chatting with Mickey

VIP Good Morning Mickey, It's great to have you here. Can you please tell us a little about yourself?

Mickey Thank you for having me. I'm Mickey and I'm a 27yr old. I mother, wife and avid reader.

VIP What made you become a writer?

Mickey I have always used writing as an outlet. One of my dreams were to become a published author. Earlier this year, I decided to pursue my dream!

VIP Your publisher is Jan'a Sullivan Presnts. How easy or hard was it to make the decision to sign with them?

Mickey It was an easy decision. Once I heard from her, we just clicked! She mAde me feel that I was able to find what I was looking for in her company.

VIP Who is your targeted audience and what message are you trying to relay in your writing?

Mickey My targeted audience is readers that are looking for good novels to read and those that want to pursue their writing career. I'm hoping that if they see me pursuing my dreams and goals, it will give them a boost to do so as well.

VIP With millions of books being released each day and new authors steady emerging, how are you going to stand out? Why should readers give your book(s) a try?

Mickey I feel as if every book has a story to tell and it's all about your delivery. My novels are not your ordinary hood novel. I feel that readers should give me the chance to prove that.

VIP I'm sure you're a reader as well, Who are some of your favorite authors and what's on your "To Read List?"

Mickey It's a long list but some of my favorites include: Nikki Turner, Eric Jerome Dickey, Lucinda John, Zane, Carl Weber, Mz Lady P and Jessica Watkins.

My "To Read List" is long as well. Some of the books are: Shawty Fell in Love with a Hustla, Loyal No Other (coming soon), Stripping From The Altar (coming soon), Loving You And Your Best Friend (coming soon), Love In The Lou (coming soon), and Bound To Be Loved (coming soon).

VIP Are you currently working on any new projects?

Mickey Yes, I am currently working on two novels.

VIP Do you have any plans to attend any events, such as book fairs, Book signings, etc.?

Mickey I have some in motion, but nothing solid just yet.

VIP How do you connect and interact with readers?

Mickey Social media

VIP Why did you write, Stuck Between Pain and Love?

Mickey It was just a story in my mind, my dreams. I just had to let it out on paper.

Available Free With Kindle Unlimited

Author: Mickey
Publisher: Jan'a Sullivan Presents
Publication Date: September 13, 2015
Genre: AA Urban Fiction, AA Women's Fiction
Available on Amazon
Price: $0.99 | Free With Kindle Unlimited

Delilah aka Dee is a 15 year old girl that was looking for a way out. Her life isn’t what she would like it to be when she runs into Sean “Killa” Johnson. A man that shows her a different lifestyle. But is everything as it seems? When an unexpected event will change their life and turn of events happen will change them and everyone around them lives forever. What will happen in her life when someone new name TV comes in to save her. Well he be everything that she needs and find love or a another road down pain?

Monica is back in town with old skeletons in the closet behind her. She was trying to build a better life for her and her family. But when an old flame from the past find out she is back in town will she fall back down the road of pain or will she be able to find love in her hometown.

When their worlds collide will they be willing to stay with all the twist and turns that comes their way? Or will they be stuck between pain and love?

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Featured Author Of The Week | Yolanda Diamond

Yolanda Diamond is an Amazon bestseller and native of Georgia. She has recently gained her freedom after serving nearly 21 years in the Georgia Penal System. She has a television documentary with National Geographic (Hard Times), has contributed to the PEN and several magazines. When she's not writing, she enjoys watching sports and helping others.

Message from Yolanda to Readers

I would like to give a shout out to the readers for continued support and reviews. I hope you enjoy the talent and adventures I create. Without you, my VISION is but a dream. Thanks! I have much more to come!

Sapp Secrets

Famous author Zenobia is a loyal friend and undercover nympho. She is sexy, exotic and beautiful. Her upcoming book is more than just a creative story. She is addicted to her cherishing fans.

Zenobia believes her friendship and life is perfect. But beneath the surface, she’s just covering up being a rape victim. What will it take for her to remove the mask she’s been wearing since adolescence?

Kemiya, Zenobia’s best friend, finds out about Zenobia’s naughty little secret. Will she keep her mouth closed or betray her?

Zenobia is faced with a choice. Her choice will define if she will keep up her deceiving appearance or will it turn into a dangerous sex game?

Publication Date: September 17, 2015
Publisher: MBP Publications
Print Length: 175 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance Fiction
Kindle Unlimited Eligible: Yes
Paperback/Hardcover: Not at this time

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Cover Reveal | To Love And Be Loved

Title: To Love And Be Loved
Author: Krystal Armstead
Publisher: Racquel Williams Presents
Genre: Contemporary Urban Fiction
Release Date: September 24, 2015

Spinoff to "It's Wrong For Me To Love You" Series!


The drama continues in the spin-off of the It’s Wrong for Me to Love You series, told from the perspective of Jamie Green and a new character, Serene McKintyre.

In the mist of trying to do right by who he thought was the mother of his child, Jamie’s drawn to a graceful dancer by the name of Serene McKintyre. Though their first encounter was brief, he knew from the moment his hand touched hers, that she was more than just a pretty face.

After finding out that the reason why his ex-girlfriend left him didn’t exist in the first place, he fleas the scene only placing himself in another heart wrenching, life threatening situation. When the walls come crashing in on Jamie’s world, he finds out who his real friends are and who really cares for him.

Serene McKintyre is a young aspiring dancer, engaged to a very popular Senator. She finds herself engrossed in a world full of people who care more about their image than her protection. After tragedy strikes, she finds her world intertwined with Jamie’s and can’t help but wonder if fate brought the two together.

Two people from two totally different walks of life come together when they need each other the most. Will they work through their pain together or will circumstances keep them apart?

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Cover Reveal | Gone Off The D: Torn (Part 3)

Title: Gone Off The D 3: Torn
Author: K. Griffin
Publisher: True Visions Publications
Genre: Women's Fiction, African American Urban Fiction
Release Date: September 23, 2015


Just when Dawn thinks she is free of Rell, he pops back up in her life and Rell won't take no for an answer. In the final of the series, Dawn is put in situations where she is torn between her heart and her loyalty to Rell. Will Dawn follow her heart or will she forever be gone off of Rell's D?

Haven't read Part 1 or Part 2? Catch up now before Part 3 is released!

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Celebrating My 100th Blog Post + A Giveaway!

This posts marks my 100th Blog Post!

 In honor of my 100th post, I would like to reflect on my blogging journey.

  • My first blog post was a Book Review, dated on January 21, 2015.
  • I published another Book Review on that same day!
  • I set up my Blogger account long before I ever started using it in January 2015.
  • I started blogging to showcase & support authors through reviews, interviews, etc.
  • The launch of my promotional company is what really sparked me to begin blogging.
  • I must admit, I had no idea if I was going to be a successful blogger! And, I don't claim to be now ...I am still learning!
  • Being an avid reader & the fact of my love of writing, I figured blogging would be perfect for me!
  • Throughout my blogging journey, I have grown & use my blog solely for the purposes of book & author promotion & publicity.
  • I don't really review books as I once did before. That's because my other promotional methods take up the majority, if not all, of my time.
  • I've always been grateful for the support & love from my followers & subscribers! Thanks for rocking with me thus far!
For those of you that haven't followed or subscribed, it would mean the world to me if you would! I really appreciate it if you comment your thoughts or check one of the boxes to relay how you feel about the post, share my posts, refer my blog to your avid reader friends, and like Vaneka's VIP Literary Services page on Facebook.

I have lots of ideas that's coming soon to the blog, and I'm always up for suggestions. I'd love your opinion!

To celebrate my 100th post, I decided to have a giveaway!

I will be giving away 1 book to 3 lucky winners. For your chances to win all steps listed below must be completed in order to win! The 3 winners will be chosen randomly.

Books Available To Be Gifted (Your Choice):

  1. Tomahawk by Erica Hale (Releases 9/24)
  2. I Need A Thug In My Life by Ambria Davis (Released Today)
  3. One Hustlers World by Nikita Stewart
  4. Beyond My Addiction by Ashley Williams
  5. The Cheater's Wife by Ni'Kay Rountree
  6. Uninsured by Richarh Aswanu (Releases 9/30)

Giveaway Rules
  1. Follow this blog and comment below stating, "I followed/subscribed".
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  3. Go on over to Twitter & Follow Me & then tweet "Follow #Book #Blog"
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Cover Reveal | Tomahawk

Title: Tomahawk *Revised*
Author: Erica Hale
Publisher: MBP Publications
Genre: Interracial & Multicultural Romance, Romance Fiction
Release Date: September 24, 2015


Victor Moore received a call concerning the woman that he once thought to marry left half dead in n abandon field. Hellbent to protect the one the woman that he will never stop loving from further harm and even death. Moore's team of ex-military and secret service men he will tear the Nation's capital apart in search of the man who punished her for his wrong doing. 

Tonya's head had willed every thought against Victor but her hear was always in his hand. With her life turned upside down the man that pushed her out has pulled her back into his arms of protection. 

Tomahawk will grip your hand and drag you through the streets of DC, the vengeful mind of a killer and the uncharted depths of the heart. Even winding on the United States most famous address 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Available for Pre-order now, click here to purchase.

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Cover Reveal | I Need A Thug In My Life

Title: I Need A Thug In My Life
Author: Ambria Davis
Publisher: Racquel Williams Presents
Genre: African American Urban Fiction, Urban Life
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Price: $0.99 | Free with Kindle Unlimited


 Keyon, or "Keys", as she’s better known, has been through more than enough in her young life. Keyon tries to put as much distance between her and the past in Louisiana, taking the opportunity to move to Memphis, along   longtime boyfriend, Casimere. After adjusting to their new home, Keyon finally gets the life that she deserves, or does she?  Has she truly left behind all of the things that caused her pain?

Casimere, or “Cash”, as everyone calls him, has finally broken out. After taking a liking to his new found job, being a thug in the streets, he starts to relapse. Promising to leave his past behind, he soon finds out that old habits are hard to break. What Cash doesn’t know is that his well-buried secret, is about to reveal itself in a shocking manner.

 Keys and Cash must both come to terms with the consequence of his actions. Will Keys forgive him? Will this be the final straw? Follow Keyon and Cash on this bumpy ride and find out what it's really like to need a thug in your life.

This book is be available in Kindle eBook on Amazon, and later in paperback.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cover Reveal | One Hustler's World

Title: One Hustler's World: A Hood Love Story
Author: Nikita Stewart
Publisher: KS Publications/Kiki Swinson Presents
Genre: African American Urban Fiction
Release Date: September 18, 2015


This tantalizing, page burner is filled with action, romance, gripping erotica, deceit, betrayals of infidelity, and friendship. Beginning on page one, the reader will be clamoring to experience the roller coaster ride that is One Hustler's World. This well written narrative stars Khalid Nikita 'KT' Garrison, an up & coming hustler, readers will hate themselves for loving. Who embarks on an epic journey filled with the best and worst of this 6 part book series.

His adamant refusals to join the neighborhood's rising Insane Gangsta Crips street-gang, finally spills into gunfire after Ictaveigh, a childhood acquaintance and Crip gang leader decides enough is enough. Leaving in his wake, KT and his best friend, Tex-A-Mill critically wounded. The same day KT is released from the hospital, his devotion to his girlfriend, Keisha is put to the ultimate test when she draws a gun and demands his life savings. Revealing Keisha was indeed a fake name she devised in order to get close enough for this exact situation. Taking aim at his heart, Keisha planned for every possible scenario except one... love. Taken by her inability to go through with the armed robbery, KT takes her into One Hustler's World. Only to learn his guardian angel's real name is actually Angel.

Soon KT's devotion Angel pits him against Pierre; her violent, Bounty Hunter Blood captain/ex-lover. Whom after six years on the lamb, returns to Norfolk, Virginia in order to investigate the recent robbery-homicide of a fellow Bounty Hunter Blood captain. Infidelity, infatuation, lust, and endearment following KT's 'chance' encounter with Terri; Pierre 's enslaved, sexually abused niece, places him in a deadly triangle of sins that jeopardizes all he's ever loved.

Insane Gangsta Crips vying for his demise. Pierre vying to destroy his Angel. Homicide detectives zeroing in on KT as the culprit behind a drive-by shooting exacted upon Ictaveigh, among other crimes. When life couldn't get more hectic, KT is suddenly thrust into an altercation against his best friend, Tex-A-Mill. Whom by way of a single, 12 gauge shotgun blast, becomes his mortal enemy.

With scenes of erotica so vividly explicit fans will be shouting into ecstasy. Action that hurls the reader into the middle of life or death struggles. And a surprise ending where, after a failed raid on Tex-A-Mill's hideout ends with KT's only true friend being apprehended by the police, he ambushes the prisoner transport convoy. Able to free his accomplice from a certain life sentence, KT is taken aback by his accomplice’s decision to remain behind. A sacrifice that enables KT to continue the fight against the Insane Gangsta Crips, Pierre and his Bounty Hunter Bloods and lastly, his most formidable adversary—Tex-A-Mill.

After experiencing One Hustler's World readers will be clamoring for the next of six action packed installments. One Hustler's World doesn't simply raise the literary bar it’s thrown into the stratosphere.

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cover Reveal | Beyond My Addiction

Title: Beyond My Addiction: The Story of Scarlet & Cash
Author: Ashley Williams
Publisher: Racquel Williams Presents
Genre: Romance, African American Urban Fiction
Release Date: September 17, 2015


Scarlet  has always been damaged from seeing her mother get murdered by her father when she was a child. Being the only child because she had no siblings, nor support system except Cash. Cash was there before the tragic struck this 7 year old girl because they were neighbor's who played together as children. After being tossed around in different foster homes she went back to the old neighborhood in Richmond Virginia and crossed paths with her old time childhood friend Cash. Sometimes it takes more than love to fix a woman who is broken, but no matter what Scarlett does Cash just can't seem to let go. No matter where in the world she goes, or how many times she leaves in the middle of the night and stay gone for weeks he feels the need to be the one consistent matter in her life.

Veronica has been in love with Cash since high school, but she can't seem to understand why he won't make thing's official until she finds out about Scarlett. Veronica knew Scarlett was weak so she called in her cousin who was a drug dealer to get Scarlet out of the way.

Ronny fell in love with Scarlet but he will never be the object of her affection. He is the crazy thug type that will do just about anything to have what he wants. He never meant for thing's to go completely sour, he just wanted to keep her drugged up so her mind would be gone.

Will anyone or anything be capable of disconnecting Scarlet and Cash? You will see as the drama and truth is revealed in beyond my addiction.

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Cover Reveal | Gotta Be Sheisty 2

Title: Gotta Be Sheisty 2: Playing With The Enemy
Author: Terrie L. Branch
Publisher: KS Publications/Kiki Swinson Presents
Genre: Contemporary Urban Fiction
Release Date: September 17, 2015


The story of Shelley Paige and her less than picture perfect life continues in the riveting sequel Gotta Be Sheisty 2: Playing with the enemy. Jake resurfaces and unknowingly becomes involved with Shelley’s youngest daughter Makayla, but when tension arises in their love story could have a fatal ending. Shelley continues to fight for her innocence from behind bars, when an unlikely relationship forms between her and a her lawyer, Xavier. Shelley soon realizes that he is her best chance at freedom and possibly being in love again. The sheistiness continues but will good finally stop bad or will evil prevail once again?”

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Part 1 is available for purchase on Amazon now, 1-Click it here.

Featured Author Of The Week | Ni'Kay Rountree

Author Ni'Kay Rountree

Nikki Rountree writes under the pen of Ni’Kay. She is the author of the Cash Rules Everything Around Me and The Cheater’s Wife series. She is from Chesapeake, Virginia & is a graduate of Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. She obtained her Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University in Instructional Leadership. She is a former school administrator and is currently a S.T.E.M. teacher in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Ni’Kay is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and The Order of the Eastern Star.

Author Ni'Kay has always enjoyed writing and hopes to continue to share her talents with the world. Aside from writing, she loves traveling, and spending time with her husband, Brian and three daughters: Briana, Kimari, and Laniya.

Message From Ni'Kay To Readers

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me. I hope that you continue to support me in the future. I leave you all with this thought:

Step into your DREAMS
Even when it seems
That no one believes
In them but YOU

Make your dreams a reality
How you do it is only a formality
You can start by not
Letting others drag you into their depravity

Step into your dreams
Until your dream's begin to scream
Reality, Reality, Reality
I have no doubts about its clarity.


What do you do when you find out the one you love and trusted is unfaithful? Will you leave? Will you fight? Or, will you stand by and settle for just being a Cheater’s Wife? Never say never!

Stephanie Perez Jenkins finds out that the man who said he would only have eyes for her is not the man she thought he was. Her insecurities and his indiscretions turn both of their world's upside down. Find out what happens when vows are broken, trust is lost, and a woman is forced to be The Cheater's Wife.

Publication Date: September 14, 2015
Publisher: KS Publications/Kiki Swinson Presents
Print Length: 91 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Drama and Plays, Theater
Kindle Unlimited Eligible: No
Paperback/Hadcover Availability: Not at this time

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Books By Ni'Kay

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cover Reveal | The Cheater's Wife

Title: The Cheater's Wife
Author: Ni'Kay Rountree
Publisher: KS Publications/Kiki Swinson Presents
Genre: Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction
Release Date: September 15, 2015

What do you do when you find out the one you love and trusted is unfaithful? Will you leave? Will you fight? Or, will you stand by and settle for just being a Cheater’s Wife? Never say never!

Stephanie Perez Jenkins finds out that the man who said he would only have eyes for her is not the man she thought he was. Her insecurities and his indiscretions turn both of their world's upside down. Find out what happens when vows are broken, trust is lost, and a woman is forced to be The Cheater's Wife.

Check out the Sneak Peek & book trailer!

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cover Reveal | Forbidden Love

Title: Forbidden Love, Am I Wrong For Wanting Him *Revised*
Author: Kendra Graves
Publisher: Racquel Williams Presents
Genre: Urban Fiction
Release Date: September 14, 2015

When Lynette loves, she loves hard, and Jamaal is the one person that should know that. Working as a correctional officer and determined to be better than she was yesterday, Lynette debates on furthering her education but gets caught up in a money scheme with the love of her life, Jamaal, or at least she thought so. Just when things start to settle and get great, Lynette's whole world gets flipped upside down when Jamaal's secret fling exposes herself. Everything that glitter isn't always gold or what's necessarily the best for you. Lynette's life is threatened when a near death car chase between herself and Jamaal's creep results in a serious accident, leaving her in critical condition. Things go left and get hot and steamy as Lynette is laid up in the hospital bed.
Is love, friendship, trust, and loyalty enough to keep these forbidden lover's together? Find out in Forbidden Love: "Am I Wrong For Wanting Him."

This book will be available in Kindle eBook, and later in paperback.

Murder for Justice Release Blitz & Blog Tour Sign-Up

Hello everyone! 

I am scheduling my very first Book Blog Tour & I must say, I'm very excited about it! I am familiar with this author, for I have worked with her in the past. Author Dominique Watson's upcoming mysterious & suspenseful crime fiction release, Murder for Justice will be available in kindle eBook, paperbook, & iBook on October 20th! This tour is scheduled from October 13th - October 31st.

Of course, I'm searching for fellow bloggers to participate in this awesome tour! The sign-up form is just below, if interested. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Featured Author Of The Week | Krystal Armstead

Who is Krystal Armstead?

Krystal Jennel Armstead is an author who has written the national best-selling series “It’s Wrong for Me to Love You” and "All the Things Money Can't Buy". Having been a child of an Air Force Master Sergeant, she traveled the world and as a coping mechanism for leaving friends behind, she began to write, creating her own friends. She studied at Morgan State University, and later transferred to East Carolina University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. She followed in her father’s footsteps of joining the military—she joined the Marines and later enlisted in the Air Force.

What do you want people to gain from your book?
I want people to understand the pain that young teenagers who are abused go through. When I write, I like to try to “build” characters that the readers can relate to. My books are emotional, and they bring a lot of emotion out of the readers. I try to write books that people can relate to. My characters are familiar—you know someone like all of these characters! There is fact to all fiction, and I want people to gain the truth about life and it’s struggles from this book.

What inspired you to become an author?
I have always wanted to write and tell my story. I have been through so much and writing has always been my way to channel my pain. I wanted to share my deepest thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and emotions with someone.  I have never been much of a talker. Writing helps me express myself without any interruptions. When I write, I can create my own world, create my own dream man, create myself.

What do you want everyone to know about you as a writer?
My writing develops over time. I write a lot different now than when I wrote this book. All of my books are different. My book isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking for that thug-type, shoot-up-the-block, lock-you-in-the-truck type street literature, my writing isn’t for you! I’m more of a contemporary urban writer. I try to relate to my readers. I try to make characters that feel like people you know. Characters that get you emotional. And just when you think you figured out the ending, I switch it up in ya!

What motivates this type of writing?
In the urban community, there is not enough romance, reality, or variety. I’m not your typical urban writer. If you want the hood, shoot-em-up, dope boy books, that’s not me. I write what I know, and I fantasize about the things that I may want to do but don’t have the courage. My second series is about a stripper! I’ve never been one nor will I ever be one, but reading my novel, you’d think that I was one! I write the way I do because I want to express my thoughts and connect with a broader audience. Everyone can’t relate to the hood, but everyone can relate to being heartbroken.

When did you develop a passion for writing?
I have wanted to be a writer since the day that I first picked up a pencil. I have been writing stories since kindergarten. I just sit down, and think, “Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if…” and then I start writing. I write my innermost thoughts. My characters have always spoken to me. I pick a topic, and I go from there. My imagination never stops.

 Targeted Message
"Do you know how it feels to love someone who has a hard time loving you back? A lot of people put material things over the things that are really important, such as; love, dedication, commitment & understanding! What does one has to go through in order to find someone who loves them for who they really are, regardless of their past? Whether it be rape, abortions, molestation, neglect, rejection, etc. ...everyone struggles to deal with their skeletons & past decisions!"

Nina Monet Cambridge is a successful city girl living in country town. She runs and owns a tattoo shop with her cousin, Kourtney. Kourtney is tired of seeing her cousin down and out. She convinces her cousin to get back into the dating scene again, forcing Nina to confront her hurtful past.

Nina grew up on a naval base in San Diego, California. When Nina was fourteen, she met and fell for an older musician by the name of Ricque Cole. What started off as tutoring to get him caught up on his schoolwork turned into a beautiful relationship, but more than that, the two became best friends. They confided in one another and depended on each other to get through the tough times. Nina struggled with the feelings of neglect that her mother placed upon her; Ricque struggled with the life that his parents left him to deal with.

Circumstances pull the young couple from one another, forcing Nina to keep a secret that should have never been kept. Heartbreaking decisions were made, and Nina’s conscience begins to weigh down on her. After a tragic event, Nina’s aunt invites her to come live with her in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

After almost sixteen years of living with guilt and anguish, Nina meets a handsome club owner by the name of Santiago Dominguez. Feelings start to flourish, and Nina can’t seem to shake the fact that the new man in her life has similarities to the old one. Just when Nina decides that it’s time to move on, her past confronts her with open arms.


“What the fuck do you mean I can’t go back there with her?” Kourtney cursed at the receptionist at the front desk. “It’s bad enough that her got-damn evil-ass mama is making her do this shit, but y’all are gonna make her go through it alone? This is bullshit!” Kourtney screamed, tears saturating her cheeks.
I sighed, grabbing Kourtney away from the nurse’s station. I grabbed her by her shoulders before her crazy ass got herself arrested. She was ready to pull that girl’s micro braids out. “Kourtney! Boo, I’ll be okay, alright?” I assured her, though I wasn’t so sure myself.
Kourtney wouldn’t stop crying. She was supposed to be my strength that day, but she was breaking down faster than I was. “No you won’t be, cuz. You’ll never be okay! I should know because I’ve had one of these,” she admitted.
“Kourtney, what?” I was stunned. “When?”
She nodded, trying to stop crying. “Last year. I didn’t tell anyone. Today would have been my baby’s birthday.” No wonder she was crying so much.
I just stood there, looking at her, watching the tears slide down her face.
“When you go in there, don’t look at the screen. Don’t listen to the baby’s heartbeat. I’m telling you, Nina—I’m warning you,” Kourtney cried.
“Nina Cambridge?” A nurse stood in the doorway, waiting on me.
I looked at Kourtney as she grabbed me close, holding me tightly. Her heart was beating just as hard and fast as mine.
“I’ll see you in recovery, Nina,” she whispered, crying on my shoulder.
I exhaled deeply, letting her go, walking towards the nurse in the doorway.
The nurse led me down what felt like the longest hallway ever. When I got to the room, it took everything in me not to run in the opposite direction.
I tried my best not look at the machine or the tools they used to perform the abortion. I turned around and faced the nurse, who was friendly yet still emotionless.
“Sweetie, are you sure you want to go through with this? Despite what your parents may tell you, you do not have to go through with this if you don’t want to. The doctor will ask you the same question when she comes in. That will be your last chance to change your mind. So I’ll ask you again - are you sure you want to go through with this procedure, Miss Cambridge?” The nurse looked at the tears swelling up in my eyes.
I looked at her, not sure what else to say except, “Would you do this? Could you do this?” Tears trickled down my face.
The nurse stuttered, not sure what to say except, “I’ll give you a few minutes to think about it, sweetie. When or if you decide to do this, the gown is right there on the bed. I’ll be back in fifteen minutes with the doctor and the anesthesiologist, honey.” And she left me standing there in the room alone.

Publication Date: September 2, 2015
Publisher: Racquel Williams Presents
Print Length: 140 pages
Genre: Urban Life, African American Urban Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 2,454 Paid in Kindle Store
Kindle Unlimited Eligible: Yes
Paperback/Hardcover Availability: Not at this time

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Catching Up

Hello Everyone! Whew, it's been a while hasn't it? Please excuse my absence. I've been extremely busy with major upgrades & improvements to my services & of course, working! However, I will be back to update you all with some great new books & upcoming events, as well as introducing all services!

Oops, where are my manners? How's life been for you all? How did you celebrate your Labor Day weekend? Have your little ones begun school yet? What did you do interesting this summer? Anyone attend any book fairs/signings? Talk to me & let me know what you been up to! It's been really hectic for me! Busy Busy Busy! But ....I absolutely LOVE what I do! Oh, by the way ...I'm officially an auntie, Yay! I have a baby nephew now & he's just so precious & handsome! I just had to share that with you all!

Anywho, There have been so many releases ...have you all been able to keep up? What new books have you read or are currently reading? Have you tried any new authors? Well, what did you think ...does he/she have the potential of being one of the next bestselling authors? Always try new authors ...they are the future! Besides, every author was once new!

I hope you all are leaving those book reviews! They are very important & help boost sales for authors ...& help gain them new readers! Remember, word of mouth is also a good recommendation as well! So tell a friend to tell a friend!

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