Friday, September 30, 2016

Swirling Around Love #Multicultural #Romance Event: Author Elisabeth @Jadore_lis

Good Morning! TGIF!!! How do you plan on spending your weekend? I personally don’t have any plans as of yet but I’m sure I’ll be working on something …and reading! Today we have Author Elisabeth with us. Let’s welcome her to the blog and please check out her work.


Elisabeth is twenty-five years old. She was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. After being raised in Bridgeport and West Haven, CT, she moved to Ottawa, ON, CA when she was sixteen. She has seven siblings; five sisters and two brothers of which she is number five. She started writing in the third grade but never showed anyone. Currently residing in Ottawa, she has a bachelor’s in Human Relations with a minor in Conflict Studies, at Saint Paul University and Ottawa University. She plans on furthering her education with a master’s degree in Mental Health counselling.

Author Interview

1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

What inspired me to become an IR romance writer was the lack of it in reading.  I was and still am an avid reader so for me, I wanted to connect with the main female character or heroine of the story. Also, I wanted to do something different than the usual, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and write about people who came from not only different backgrounds but have different ethnicity and race. Even if some don’t agree, there is still an underlying issue towards those who are together and are not of the same race. Though it may not come from them, there are people who don’t agree with it such as family, friends, or random people. To write such stories, for me, it is to show that though my work may be fiction, it doesn’t mean people don’t face such adversities in life.

2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

Some of my favorite things besides writing are reading, computer tech things, and I am an avid fan of watching Korean dramas.

3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

S.K. Lessly and Theodora Taylor

4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I enjoy reading IR, Multicultural, and BWWM Romance, fantasy, and fiction. I actually just finished reading Tethered by L.D. Davis.

5. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?

Yes, I am. I am working on an extension of one of my characters from the Chasing Di’Maggio series. As for the release date, I have no idea. Hopefully within the next two months.

6. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

No, not yet.

7. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

Five years from now, I would like to be amongst the bestsellers such as Sylvia Day and E.L. James.

8. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

The advice that I would give is for new authors to not hesitate on their story line. Yes, not too many people may understand it but bringing something different to the table is what makes you an author. To be able to come up with your own ideas that capture readers in such a way that they for one, wish that it wasn’t just fiction. Another thing would be to always consider what your reviewers say, some reviewers are honest which makes it better for growth. Never see reviewers as an enemy, see them as someone who wants to help you grow with every chance they have.

Special message from Elisabeth to you …

Never be afraid to show the world your talent. As people, we are all afraid of showing the world who we are whether it/s being an author, a singer, a doctor, etc. the list goes on. Take it from someone who hid their work for so many years just because she thought it wasn’t good enough. Also, once you believe in yourself, nothing will be able to stop you from achieving whatever it is and talent isn’t something that can be bought. It is natural, it is something that you, uniquely have, something that no one can take from you no matter what they say or do.

Book Catalog

Chasing Di’Maggio Series

Chasing Di’Maggio (Book 1)

Matthew "Matty" Di’Maggio and Nicolette "Nico" Richards are thrown into a rather difficult situation. Their families want them to marry for the sake of Matty’s dying Grandma... Now it’s simple really; all they have to do is get married and pretend to be a couple in love.

There goes that word “love.”

The question at hand is do they love each other or is it one-sided? Matty’s problem is that he’s in love with Nico, and Nico’s problem is that she’s in love with Matty, so why is it so hard for them to believe that they have to go through with this? Because they are two people who are in love with each other but hiding it from one another, making their journey much more difficult than it should be.

What do you get when you mix Nico’s vibrant, happy, smiling personality with Matty’s angry, annoyed, dominating personality? ... Let the chasing begin.

Available for purchase here.

Chasing Di’Maggio 2: Holding on to Di’Maggio

Shortly into their marriage, Nicolette and Matty hit a rough patch. Thankfully, they are quickly able to recover, but the dilemma that they soon face afterward will either bring them closer or threaten to keep them apart forever.

In Chasing Di’Maggio 2, Nicolette finally reveals a secret to Matty, and it's a big one. When it comes to secrets being revealed, it can affect everyone around you, including your friends and family. Will this secret bring everyone closer together or will it drive them all away? Nicolette "Nico" Di’Maggio still finds herself in a rather difficult situation that Matthew "Matty" Di’Maggio refuses to let her run away from… Let the chasing continue.

Available for purchase here.

Chasing Di’Maggio 3: Being Mrs. Di’Maggio
Coming Soon

Make It To Me

Being watched can never be good. Turning around to watch your back at every corner makes it hard to live life and enjoy it. Fancy is a hard-working woman and mother, she wants to be happy, happy with Rich, the father of her child, but the obstacles that keep presenting themselves make it hard.

Fancy and Rich are being watched. With every breath they take and every move they make, someone is watching them. Lydia watches them as they smile, as they cry, as every emotion is being displayed. Lydia wants Fancy; she wants everything from her body to her soul. She wants to be the one and only for Fancy, but Rich is in the way. She needs Fancy to let go of Rich; if not, both Rich and Fancy will suffer her wrath….

Can Fancy and Rich make it to each other?

“Must I kill everyone that reminds me of her, to have her?” – Lydia.

Available for purchase here.

Book Excerpt ~ Chasing Di’Maggio


Enter for your chance to win the entire Chasing Di’Maggio (eBook) series! That’s including part 3 when it’s released! Yes, one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win the entire series. To enter, you must follow Elisabeth on all of the following: Twitter, IG, Goodreads and her Amazon Author Page. Comment done below when you're done.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Swirling Around Love #Multicultural #Romance Event: Author Perri Forrest @PerriForrest

Good Morning everyone! Today's featured author is one of my favs. She is very super talented when it comes to that pen game. Please welcome author Perri Forrest.

Perri Forrest

Perri Forrest is a California based author with seventeen titles to her credit. A writer who becomes one with her characters, Perri has produced numerous outstanding titles including having reached number one in 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).

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, 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 lists the work of James Patterson, Terry McMillan and Jackie Collins 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.

Author Interview

1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

I don’t consider myself an IR or multicultural author. I consider myself an author who writes (at times) using a multicultural cast. It wasn’t as cut and dry for me with this whole selecting a sub-genre thing. I always knew that I’d write with a diverse group. It wasn’t until I was published that I learned that there was even a sub-genre.

2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

I play badminton. I coach middle school students on fiction writing. I LOVE to read good suspense thriller novels as well as paranormal reads. I also love braiding hair. I used to do it professionally.

3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

Janice Ross, Erin Ashley Tanner & Amarie Avant

4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

Suspense/Thriller, Romantic Comedy, and paranormal with a sci-fi feel. And I’m always up for a good urban.

5. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?

My upcoming release is coming early October, but it isn’t IR, it’s AA Romance.

6. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

I’m scheduled to be at UBAWA’s book fair that’s being held in October, but I’m still working out the logistics for that.

7. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

Making movies and signed to a multi-book deal with one of the big houses. That’s the goal I dream about daily.

8. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

No advice for THIS genre…ANY genre. It’s just to write from the heart and write all the time. You’re not going to be able to please everyone so you don’t have control over that. But what you do have control over is delivering a quality product that will make people want to read your work and subsequently come back to see what else you’ve done.

Special message from YOU to Readers …

I’d like for readers to know that I write from the heart with every book I publish. I write to appeal to all audiences and not just a select few. My hope is that people gravitate toward my work because of richness of the story and not so much the characters’ makeup. I want to be known for pulling together a good plot and one that grabs the attention of the reader. I have a strict rule with myself to never be boxed in or labeled, so with every piece of work, I make it my goal to stick to nothing but originality. Period. I’m personable, and always reachable, by any of the portals listed.

Book Catalog

Rapture Series


They say that love happens when you least expect it.

Meet the star of this story, Hunter “Rush” Cambridge: Heartthrob, somewhat of a local celebrity, and hugely guarded of those he loves. Rush has never been in love. Lust is more his thing. In fact, he’s all business. The former athlete and current bar owner is solely focused on getting his new mega club up and running. But then Alika Collins comes crashing into his life—literally.

Alika has flown from Las Vegas, to the Bay Area to meet up with someone that she met online. Only when she arrives, things quickly go south and Alika realizes that she has made the biggest mistake of her life. But did she?

Sometimes bad things occur so that better things can replace them…

After Alika manages to escape her situation, she finds refuge in the backseat of Rush’s car. Everything moves quickly from that point as she is insinuated into his world. Although Rush is preparing for the opening of his new club, he is compelled to be a source of help to her, in the process.
But while Rush is helping to sort out pieces of Alika’s life, he’s got a few problems of his own. There are forces conspiring to take down everything that he has worked so hard for, and he’s not having it.

Will Rush emerge unscathed once the truth comes out? Will there be love at the end for him and Alika, or is he just the person who happened to come along when she needed a friend the most?

Available for purchase here.


When you think of rapture, you think of ecstasy, bliss, elation, and things of that nature. In short, a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. Rush had that. Or rather, Rush has that in the beautiful Alika Collins. Alika brings forth everything he wants in a woman. The two literally crashed into each other’s lives, and their whirlwind love story is safely set on solid ground. But is it really? And if so, for how long? There are certainly things that can disrupt what they have just begun to build.

Recently, Rush was dealt a devastating blow: He has a young daughter who he never knew existed. After this life-shattering secret is exposed, Rush finds out that those close to him are the ones behind it all. Feeling betrayed, he instantly dismisses those individuals from his life. In his mind, their actions were unforgivable and mending fences is not of urgency. At present, his primary goal is finding, and forging a relationship, with his child. Nothing will keep him from doing that.

But while Rush is establishing this new phase of life, things are in disarray in the old life.

For one, someone wants Rush's father dead and will go to great lengths to make it happen. Then there’s the mother of Rush's daughter who wants more than to co-parent. This leaves Alika feeling the strain of it all while trying to remain by his side. Yes, things become chaotic. But, Rush is no stranger to chaos. Hell, he even has a club called Chaos, as a testament to where he's been and what he's made of.

But how much can one person take?

Rapture 2 brings many things to question, but it will be interesting to see how it all turns out in the end. Specifically, which relationships will remain intact, and which ones will be forever altered to the point of no return.

Available for purchase here.


A man’s job is never done. It holds especially true when you’re Rush Cambridge.

The story is back and with something of a vengeance. In RAPTURE, new couple Alika and Rush were brought together under severe circumstances. Alika literally crashed into Rush’s life and created a need that he didn’t realize existed until she was there to awaken it.

By RAPTURE 2, the couple had already been faced with the first of many obstacles: Rush’s father was murdered, his mother’s return after years of absence, and the arrival of a daughter that Rush never knew existed.

RAPTURE 3 promises to keep the momentum going. Rush wrote off his sister, Jamie, when he realized that she knew about his daughter. Will they mend their relationship? Or will they remain siblings in name, only? What will happen when tragedy strikes and the traumatic event touches several of the lives that Rush holds dear? And what about Siobhan, Rush’s mother, who was being sought for his father’s murder? Somebody doesn’t want to let it go, and wants to make sure that Siobhan pays for her crime. It’s just too much, isn’t it? Well, it’s happening all while Rush and Alika await the birth of their first child.
We know this couple can overcome just about anything, but will it still hold true in the end?

Available for purchase here.

Love’s Awakening Series


Kennedy Daniels is young, beautiful and successful. But she’s like a lot of women who have been hurt in love. She is guarded, angry, and dead set on not repeating the same mistakes again. But if the way she treats men is the way she intends to continue through life, she won’t have to worry about attracting a man to have a relationship with at all. Her sharp tongue and her trigger-happy attitude is a turn off, and not something she expected to ever be confronted about . . . but then she meets Javier.

Javier is a man’s man who is very much a straight shooter. He’s not here for the games or the bullshit. When he ends up calling Kennedy out on her behavior, sparks fly, but not in a good way, and what was supposed to be a blind date set up by good friends, ends in a bitter battle of words. They part ways, but the sting of Javier’s words remain, forcing Kennedy to take a long hard look at herself.

But when Kennedy decides that she needs to get away and reconnect, their paths cross again, and like before sparks will fly . . . but in what direction?

Available for purchase here.


“I…” she started, before lowering her eyes momentarily. “…just don’t want you to feel obligated about this…thing between us.”

They’re the words of a woman who doesn’t recognize when she has a good man right in front of her. They’re the words of a woman who doesn’t recognize when it’s time for her to embrace happiness, and move all the way away from the past. They’re the words of Kennedy Daniels—post her recent ‘awakening’.

Readers first met Kennedy Daniels and Javier Zamora in the novelette, “Kennedy's Awakening,” where they enjoyed a lust-filled week together in beautiful southern California. Love hadn’t yet entered their realm, but it did appear that they were headed to the next phase of what looked like it could be the start of something amazing.

But Kennedy isn’t used to a man like Javier, and since old habits die hard, in no time at all, Kennedy reverts to her pattern of self-sabotage.

Enter Tariq, the ex-boyfriend. A misunderstanding lands Kennedy right back in his presence; but while it’s strictly platonic for her, and something to fill a void, it’s much more for Tariq. And when Tariq realizes that it’s not he who awakens Kennedy’s desires, and that her heart and head are elsewhere, his true character begins to emerge.

As situations begin to escalate, and desires aren’t the only things to awaken, Kennedy soon finds herself in a struggle for her heart…and maybe even for her life.

***This story has both STRONG LANGUAGE in places as well as STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT***

Available for purchase here.

The Gavin Brooks Series


Gavin Brooks is a handsome delivery guy. He’s somewhat of a celebrity along his route because he does his job so well. To his credit, he also possesses above-average customer service skills. Not only is he on top of his game, but he has made his way atop a few of the female clientele as well. In short, he has a way . . . and quite often, his way, with the ladies.

For this golden boy, it was just another day in the field. On his first stop of the morning, he encounters two women from the same business. One of them, Sharon, makes it crystal clear that she is attracted and very much interested in indulging in a bit activity with him. The other, Christina, is more reserved and admires from afar.

When Gavin leaves the women’s office, his attraction for Christina lingers. He’s drawn to her in more ways than one—it’s not just her beauty that lures him in, it’s her overall demeanor and the way she carries herself. However, it isn’t Christina who shows up for an afternoon romp—it’s Sharon.

Gavin, never one to turn down a freebie, entertains the striking young woman, but his mind never ventures far from the one who captured his attention.

Using every charm at his disposal, Gavin finesses himself into a dinner date with the object of his affection, and learns that as he thought, there is more to Christina than meets the eye. He ponders if she will allow him to make one last ‘special delivery’ before time runs out.

At the end of it all, Gavin has a secret that no one will see coming and that could potentially destroy not just his long term chances with Christina, but all that he has built, as well.

Available for purchase here.


Gavin Brooks is back and he's in love...

In book I, Gavin was an unstoppable player. He was a married man living a bachelor's life. But when he encountered the beautiful Christina, he had an unexpected, and extremely undeniable attraction to her. Book I ended with Gavin in the early stages of a whirlwind relationship with Christina.

However, Christina still has no idea that the man she has strong feelings for, is married to someone else. The deeper that Gavin falls, the more he comes to realize that he needs to tell her. But how can he do that without losing her?

Enter Sharon...a woman scorned, and who still carries a torch for Gavin. She is out for revenge feeling that Gavin used her then threw her away. She wants him to pay.

While Gavin contemplates on how, and when he will break the news to Christina, someone else manages to beat him to the punch. It's a devastating blow to Christina and she walks away. But for how long?

There is more to Gavin than meets the eye, and in this book readers get to find out about a piece of his past that plays a huge role in how he came to be the man he is today. Gavin is forced to relive a past hurt, as he comes to terms with the fact that he may never win Christina back.

Will he do all that he can to win her back? Or will he feel that she is better off without him?

Available for purchase here.


Enter for your chance to win an eBook copy of Kennedy's Awakening. One lucky winner will be randomly selected. To enter, search Perri’s Amazon Central catalog and tell us who Brooklyn Kellogg is in the comments section below. The 1st person to get the correct answer will win. That’s it! Good Luck!!!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Swirling Around Love #Multicultural #Romance Event: Author ReNita A. Burgess

Hello everyone. Welcome back! Did you enjoy yesterday’s featured author? I hope you did, as well as all of the others. Today we have author ReNita A. Burgess with us.

ReNita A. Burgess

A native of South Carolina, ReNita A. Burgess is a two-time Amazon Best Selling Author. She has published a diverse variety of 29 books for people and children. ReNita has been featured on television and radio interviews regarding her talented work. Today she holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ashley University. She manages her own cosmetic brand, ReNita Cosmetics and is currently pursuing a medical assisting certification in plastic surgery from Herzing University. Her goal is to transition into the world of Cosmetic Nursing after completing her current tasks.

Growing up as a child, ReNita became interested in writing whenever her mother told bedtime stories before bed. She then started to write her own stories and make her books using cardboard paper. She took the homemade book to school and shared it with her teacher and class. It was her third-grade teacher, Ms. Yvette Dukes, who noticed ReNita's talent and urged her to become an author someday. ReNita kept that promise and made it came true in 2010 with the help of a friend/author. She published her first book, which was a collection of horror stories she saved from high school. People find it hard to believe that she has a collection of nearly 700 poems in a spiral notebook she's saved for years, unpublished.

Writing isn't the only talent ReNita has, she has a history of competing in numerous pageants and acting in short plays growing up. She has always been creative when it came to drawing and painting, it's her form of therapy. ReNita is a fan of rainy days, long walks, the beach and watching many reruns of The Golden Girls. When she isn't busy pounding away at the keyboard, she enjoys visiting the deep country side where she grew up.

Author Interview

1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

Being in interracial relationships is the number 1 reason why I write BWWM romance books. J But I love to reach out to diversity and everyone, so I write all genres and my books are for everyone.

2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

I enjoy baking cakes, painting, gardening and doing hair.

3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

Well, I’m inspired by my good friend and author AlTonya Washington. Another author I admire is K. Victoria Chase.

4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

Oh my! I read a little of everything except historical. I read suspense, romance, inspiration, horror and a little erotica. Right now, I am currently reading Cole for Christmas by Darlene Gardener. I have had this book since 12th grade and I am FINALLY reading it. Lol I keep sooo many books saved up. I love Christmas romance. I could read them all year around!

5. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

Hmmm well, I always love television and radio interviews. I’ve had a book signing last year at the Florence County Library. I am trying to land another television interview towards the end of this year and another book signing.

6. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

Well, I’d like to be at the top by then. Hopefully, a New York Times Best Seller. That’s the goal! Whatever it is, I’m going to try hard and show for it. ;)

7. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

The best advice is to bloom where you are planted. Keep writing and keep looking for connections with the RIGHT people to help grow your work. Most of all, you can’t give up.

Special message from Renita to you …

Dear readers, Picking up a book was my place of escape throughout my life. I became so attached to reading and entering into the lives of characters that I decided to become an author. I hope that when you read my books and learn about me, that you will see my desire and passion as an author.  When people ask me where do I get my ideas for writing, I tell them that I pick up ideas from my own experience with a little twist of fiction. It’s amazing when God can put ideas in your mind, it’s like a special power of a gift. Every time I write, I put in so much energy with hopes to connect to my readers; leaving them feeling the way I feel as I write. I love interacting with new fans and hearing from my readers. Please continue to support me and be on the lookout for upcoming giveaways.

Sincerely, ReNita A. Burgess

Book Catalog

Stranded With A Soldier

A South Carolina journalism student has packed her bags and is on her way to Nashville, Tennessee for a much-needed getaway. But when she encounters an annoying, but handsome, Army soldier at the airport, things become hectic. He is the most aggravating person she has ever met, and she is the most paranoid and whiny woman he has ever met. The two of them both find themselves missing the flight from Charlotte and are stuck with each other for hours until the next flight. Somehow through all the arguing and the bickering, they start to develop something that leads a little more. What happens when it's time for them to depart? Will their short encounter fly away with a memory? Or will they allow their hearts to travel above and beyond with the clouds? Fasten your seat belts and prepare to take off into the clouds of romance. This will be one flight you wouldn't want to miss!

Available for purchase here.

I Love This Vanilla Candy Cane

41 year old Janay Jones has her heart set on Matthew Coldman; the 24 year old seasonal chairman at her job. While Matt's uncle is on Christmas vacation, he's now the one in charge; even if that means demanding Janay to visit his office most of the time. The sexual chemistry between he and Janay is very strong and out of this world. Whenever he's around, she completely throbs in places other than her heart.

This Christmas she only seeks something different, exciting and with a little adventure. (One sexy snow bunny, please!) Will she be able to keep up with his vanilla candy cane? Or will he be able to control this experienced sex- vixen? This is one December they will be sure to remember. These two are already on the naughty list!

Available for purchase here.

In The Middle Of Love’s Crime

Columbia, SC news anchor Simona Cox has it all. She's a local celebrity, she's beautiful, she's smart and she's engaged to a VERY SEXY army lieutenant, Benjamin Myers. It's a strange coincidence that whenever a beautiful woman is murdered in the neighborhood, Benjamin randomly disappears; his excuse is that he's busy with work in the army.

Simona becomes frustrated and confused when Ben disappears for days, sometimes weeks, without telling her anything. What is Benjamin hiding? Could Benjamin be a Jack the Ripper murdering women?

Simona's ex boyfriend, Detective Drew Slater, sure thinks so. Drew is anxious to take over the case with hopes of getting closer to Simona, but he's eager to get Benjamin behind bars. (Even if it means he has to do something dangerous.)

It all boils down to one question, who is the murderer? Drew, Simona and Benjamin somehow find themselves stuck... in the middle of love's crime.

Available for purchase here.

Girlfriend Of A Married Man

A struggling waitress falls head over heels for a top Miami lawyer. Once she discovers that he is married, things change and starts to become...DEADLY!!!

Available for purchase here.

A Captain For Christmas

The holidays seem to bring out the worst in people, well at least that's what Chrisette Rice believes. It has been a year since her mother disappeared on a trip to Fiji, not making it home in time for Christmas. Chrisette believes and faces the fact that her mother could be dead and undiscovered. Following after that, her fiance called off their long engagement. For a whole entire year, this caused Chrisette to suddenly become Ms.Scrooge. Chrisette's attitude is just as cold as the winter days and frigid as the winter nights. As the holiday season approaches again, she is crossing off her calender until it's over. The thought of Christmas brings back bitter, depressing memories and hurt in her heart. Her heart feels frostbitten, stale and lifeless. However, after meeting Captain Greg McCarthy, he is willing to change Chrisette's mind. It is impossible for him to do so when she doesn’t even consider giving him a chance. Will she have a different view on love? Or will she see Garret as just a toy soldier to throw in the toy box?

Available for purchase here.

Book Excerpt ~ Stranded With A Soldier

"What are you doing in here? Are you crazy?” I asked him, startled.
I had forgotten to lock the door to the airplane restroom. Brian placed his index finger over his lips, signaling for me to be quiet.
“If you get us in trouble for being in here do you know what could happen?” I asked. I could feel the fear racing throughout my complete nervous system.
The sound of his combat boots sounded like heavy thunder as he tried to fit into the secure room. I could feel the weight of his breath covering my personal space and the scent of his masculine deodorant. It trapped me, pulled me in deeper and deeper into him. I had sunken into his web, and I wasn’t able to get out. All I could do was stay there in the place he made my lair.
For some strange reason, I was afraid of being caught. The same fear I had when we were in the vending room back at the airport, but this time, it was much more intense. Over my feeling of nervousness, and the fact that we were 28,000 ft in the air, my arousal was magnetic towards his.
He didn’t say a word as he came in closer to me. He walked me back further and further, sinking his nose into my neck and inhaling ALL of my natural scents. His tongue traced against my neck. Lick after lick. Kiss after a kiss. My heart was beating and pounding like a thousand drums as he discovered me. He kissed and sucked my neck, his hands pinned against my breasts. He massaged me, arousing every nerve in my body.
“Brian,” I whispered in his ear.
He didn’t say a word. The only language he spoke was with his body.His hands glided up and down my curves, feeling every line that God had drawn on me. I could tell that he wanted me. He desired me, and it was like a cauldron of burning fire between us down there.
Our lips found each other, dancing to the rhythm of lust created by human nature. The deep attraction between man and woman was a role to be played and acted out without practice. We sure wasn’t practicing, and this wasn’t an act at all, it had been the real thing.
I moaned, running my hands through his blond hair and removing his camouflage hat. He bit my bottom lip, cupping my ass and pulling me in deeper to his body.
Still, he didn’t say anything.
I was both puzzled and desperate, living in two different worlds. What did I want? What did he want? Would this go anywhere?
Those questions easily escaped my mind when he yanked me by the waist with his manly hands.
Still, he didn’t say anything.
What if the flight attendant were to walk in?
What if she caught us?
What if she noticed we were missing from our seats?
My heart raced.
Skipped a beat.
Skipped triple times.
I felt the crevices between my thighs starting to liquefy as he quickly lifted my little dress. He bit roughly into my neck like an escaped beast from a prison.
Brian removed my little hot pink panties and squeezed my ample ass. He groaned as I felt him pinning his manhood against my wet spot.
The turbulence from the plane was now unnoticeable to me.


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