So without further ado, our first featured author comes from Detroit, Michigan. Let's welcome Author Shantee' A. Parks.
Shantee' A. Parks is the Best Selling author of Not Giving Up, Samantha Posey Love Unfolded, Love Reveals and Love Conquers. She's from Detroit, Michigan living in Atlanta, Georgia. She love's to travel. She has been to London and Paris and would love to some day travel to Italy. She's been writing since high school. When she's not taking care of her family she is reading and writing "STEAMY HOT" romance stories.
A happily ever after (HEA) is always important to her. She needs it as much as her readers do. Sometimes she can leave a cliff hanger but she always gives an HEA at the end of either a standalone or series!
1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?
I imagined what love would look like between a black woman and white man. I wanted my characters to fight to be together. There's always something Taboo about being in a interracial relationship. I like defying the odds.
2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?
I love to travel, watch action movies and relax with my kids.
3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?
I admire DJ Parker, S.K. Lessly and Theresa Hodge.
4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?
I love reading romance. I'm reading Ballers by Blue Saffire.
5. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?
The Set Dilemma is scheduled to be released on September 9, 2016.
6. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?
7. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?
My publishing company will be successful. I won't have to work a 9 to 5 so I can focus on running my company and writing books!
8. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?
Don't let people discourage you because they will try. Observe first, read other author books in your genre, watch the most successful author in your genre learn from them on how to be successful. Whatever you do Keep writing!!Thank you Shantee' for stopping by today and sharing your world with us. We wish you much success on your career and hope to see you back again here on the VLS Book Blog. Enjoy your day!
The Samantha Posey Series
SAMANTHA POSEY is a wonderful party planner who does what it takes to make the party a success. She meets Jacob Latters, a successful business man, celebrity and billionaire playboy. Women are of no shortage to him, but finding love isn’t in the cards for him, though he wishes it was. Jacob has never met a woman like her. This is an encounter that will definitely change both of their lives. Their erotic experience is surreal making the sex mind-blowing! The romance and sparks between these two are instantaneous. She is so intoxicating to him he soon finds he just can’t leave Samantha Posey alone. They encounter one problem after another... kidnapping, lies, hypnosis, and families keeping them apart. You can't stop the suspense and danger that happens in their lives. Their addiction to one another is real. Will their love survive?
The heart-stopping ending of book one will have you hanging onto every word from the first page till the last in book two. The Party Planner snags her Celebrity Billionaire Prince taking the red carpet by storm. Their makeup sessions are still erotic and explosive, and will keep you wanting more. The rollercoaster ride for them just doesn't stop. Will Jacob be able to get past the tragedy that happened in his life? How deep is Samantha and Jacob's past? Will they embrace their new lives as America's most skilled assassins or will they turn their backs on future missions to build their lives together.
JACOB AND SAMANTHA LATTERS found out they have a deeper bond than first realized. They looked into their past in an unconventional way. After Jacob healed, they had to go on a dangerous but important mission. They finally got a chance to enjoy each other in every emotional and physical way. When Samantha was kidnapped, Jacob nearly lost his grip with reality. The tension between Jacob and his mother-in-law becomes unbearable. She blames him for Samantha’s kidnapping. Will Jacob be able to rescue Samantha? If so, what will become of their life after this horrible ordeal? Will danger disrupt their lives again?
Available for purchase here.
Not Giving Up Series
MEET BRANDON CHRISTOPHER ASHER II. All throughout college, he was a well-known playboy. The Harvard medical student met mocha beauty, Zoey, and fell hard. She has a troubled past and she's not looking for love. Nevertheless, Brandon captured Zoey’s heart. The women in his life are not accepting of her. Brandon wants a future with Zoey, however Zoey doesn’t believe she deserves love. She believes any chance at happiness is non-existent. Will Zoey let this Billionaire philanthropist into her heart? What will happen if Brandon learns the truth about Zoey’s past?
Book Excerpt ~ Not Giving Up 2
I stood behind Brandon wrapping my arms around his waist.
This man was made for me, I thought.
We aren’t even together and he is still trying to protect me.
I walked around to look into Brandon’s eyes. “Baby are we really over,” I asked reaching up to place my hand on his face.
Brandon didn’t say a word.
I stood back from him. “You don’t get to give up on us. You persuaded me to come back home with you from Charleston and I did because I love you.
What happened to the man I met in the ice cream shop? Where’s the man who would not give up on me?”
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