Monday, March 12, 2018

The Distorted Side to Infidelity by Miss Know It All

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There have been discussions about a side to infidelity that is trending right now. According to some experts, more people in relationships are ‘micro-cheating,’ which is defined as being emotionally or physically involved with someone outside of the marriage.

The Urban Dictionary defines ‘micro-cheating’ as behaviors considered disloyal within a relationship, nothing too serious but not too innocent either. It can be frequent flirting, touching, calling, texting, chatting or asking someone for intimate advice, all hidden from your partner.

When it comes to physical cheating, the signs can be quite obvious, but as to whether your partner is micro-cheating, the messages may be vague.

According to Australian Psychologist and consultant, Melanie Schilling, there are signs to look out for when someone is micro-cheating:

·      Schilling calls these actions “covert flirting” because you’re keeping it from your partner. It’s not one single action but a series of small activities that put the focus on a person outside your relationship.

·     “You might be engaging in micro-cheating if you secretly connect with another person on social media, if you share private jokes, if you downplay the seriousness of your relationship to your partner or if you enter their name under a code in your phone,” she told Daily Mail.

·      The first indication of micro-cheating is the secrecy surrounding your partner’s activities. One thing to look at is if the person is having private conversations or online messaging that they stop once you enter the room. Or are they complimenting someone of the opposite sex with things they never tell you? If you catch the person in the act of micro-cheating, they could easily excuse their behavior as merely a friendship, but Schilling says there are ways to differentiate the two.

·      “However, if they start to conceal their relationship from you or lie to you about it, then start considering the appropriateness of their connection.” In the end, Schilling told Daily Mail to ultimately trust your gut, but she does caution to be rational instead of emotional about it.

Since micro-cheating is not considered full blown cheating, it is important to remember the relationship you and your partner form must be clear as to what types of behaviors are acceptable or to make known when the lines are being crossed.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Virtual Book Tour - Don't Let Him Go by Kay Harris

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Kay Harris will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Candace Gleason passed the bar, landed a great job, and is making a killer salary--basically, all of her dreams are coming true. Until she’s assigned to keep the boss’s petulant son out of trouble.

Jack Morrison is the rebellious black sheep of a mighty real estate family. He runs a nonprofit whose mission is to save poor people from evil corporations, like the one his own family owns. He is obnoxious, ridiculously charming, and insanely hot. He is the bane of Candace’s very existence.

Sparks fly from the moment they meet. Candace suddenly has more to worry about than keeping Jack out of jail. She has to keep him out of her heart.

Enjoy an Excerpt

I folded my arms across my chest and glared at Jack as he moseyed into the room. “You ambushed me.”

Jack came to a stop a few feet away and nodded. “I did.”

“That’s it?” I spread my arms out and leaned forward. My voice rose despite my effort to control it. “That’s all you have to say?”

“What do you want me to say? You’re smart. You can see what I did back there. I used you for my own gain.”

“You’re a prick!”

“I’m not surprised you feel that way. But I am sorry you had to get caught in the crossfire.” He moved to the couch and took a seat in the middle of it, purposefully giving me the high ground.

He slung his arms over the back of the couch casually, making him look like an arrogant ass. And that is exactly what I thought of him at that moment. So I called him on his supposed apology. “Are you?”

“Yes, I am. But you’re not innocent, Candie. You put yourself in this position by going to work for Morrison.”

“It’s Candace!” I shouted, on the edge of insanity.

He didn’t respond. He just looked at me with that infuriatingly handsome face and waited, an amused grin dancing on his face.

About the Author

Kay Harris
Kay Harris has had a diverse career with jobs ranging from college professor to park ranger. Now she adds author to her repertoire. Kay writes romance novels that contain a little bit of sweet, a dash of sexy, a touch of heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun!

Kay grew up in the Midwest and has since lived all over the western United States including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. She loves to hike, is obsessed with museums, and enjoys taking her extremely tall and very handsome husband on adventures.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Travel News from Innclusive

Before you know it Spring Break will be upon us. And right on time, Innclusive has added over 160 Beachfront properties in Florida. Assemble your crew!  Click to check them out.


Innclusive along with a group of amazing folks is heading to Cape Town South Africa in March for some adventure. Check out the trip at this link.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

New York State Senate Passes Bill Outlawing "Revenge Porn"

The New York Senate recently passed legislation criminalizing “revenge porn.” The bill sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-I, Rome), would establish the crime of non-consensual dissemination of sexually explicit images, also known as “revenge porn.”
Senator Griffo said, “In an era of increased text messaging, social networking, and emailing, people in intimate relationships sometimes share pictures with each other, some of which may be sexually explicit in nature. However, recipients of these images do not always keep the images private and have the ability to widely disseminate the photos on the Internet. Posting these photographs online should be a crime because it damages the reputations and potentially the wellbeing of the victims, who are routinely threatened with sexual assault, harassed, or fired from jobs.”

Revenge porn is often committed via the internet, sometimes with disparaging descriptions and identifying details, and in an effort to maximize damage against victims.
New York’s current distribution of unlawful surveillance only governs photographs taken without the subject’s consent. This bill would make it a class A misdemeanor to disseminate photographs that are captured consensually, oftentimes as part of an intimate, private relationship which are later disclosed by an individual without the consent of the individual photographed.
In addition to this measure, the Senate passed a variety of measures to safeguard individuals and families by creating new crimes, increasing penalties, and giving law enforcement necessary tools to combat abuse and exploitation.
For additional information on protecting children and individuals from exploitation, click here.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Innclusive Announces the launch of a new platform called TripLaunch, where hosts can easily run their own group trips!

What you'll find in TripLaunch
  • Easily create a webpage to sell your group trips.
  • Take payments in full, deposits, or in payments.
  • Easily organize your trip members and payments.
  • Beautiful web page design, so you can focus on selling trips.
  • For any size, or type of group trip.
  • Perfect for hosting anything from Safari trips, or family reunions.
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Monday, February 05, 2018

Virtual Book Tour - Ex-Ray by Cheryl Robinson

How Shark Tank Revived My Writing

After seven books and a lost publishing deal, I considered never writing again. I was moving in a different direction, and at the time that decision felt great. I would no longer obsessively check my Amazon sales ranking to see if there was any significant change. I was free.

I had been writing professionally since 2002, having self-published my first two books before landing a publishing deal. However, by 2011, I had yet to write a breakout novel. I was still an unknown midlist author, and for years that didn’t bother me. There was always the next year and a new book that I had to look forward to, and it was always that book that would break me out of obscurity. Then, there wasn’t a next book. I had lost both my literary agent and my publishing deal with Penguin. I found ways to keep myself motivated and press on. Nothing made me feel more complete than when I was writing. Then, in 2013, I watched my father take his last breath in the hospital where he’d fought for months to stay alive. Suddenly, nothing mattered. I was mad at myself for letting fiction consume so much of my entire life. Mad at myself for chasing a dream that never materialized. All I wanted in that very moment and to this day was for my father to still be alive. 

Prior to my father’s death, a “Shark Tank” episode aired in 2011 that planted the first seed for me to try something different from publishing. I watched as Kim Nelson, the owner of Daisy Cakes, made her pitch to the investors. Once all of the sharks agreed it was the best cake they had ever had, I was Googling her company, ready to order one. With shipping, I paid $75—for a carrot cake. It was the best carrot cake I’d ever had. However, when it was gone, I immediately went on a guilt trip for paying that much for a cake when I could’ve bought a box cake for under $5, and with the money I saved bought a week’s worth of groceries. That didn’t stop me from ordering another one months later, however. The cakes came wonderfully packaged, and I thought to myself, I want to own a business. I want to have something to send out that is wonderfully packaged. I am a creator, and I am going to create something aside from new characters. So I programmed my DVR for “Shark Tank” to make sure I didn’t miss an episode. I felt as if I was learning about business and how to run one, and I was determined to come up with a product that I could sell.

In 2014, a year after my father died, I was just about to launch Coilyz (my new business marketing hair accessories for natural hair). I was in my car in the parking lot at the post office, all set to mail the paperwork to start my corporation when I thought to myself, What am I doing? I thought back to one of Mark Cuban’s quotes that I heard on “Shark Tank.” Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. I didn’t mail the paperwork because Coilyz wasn’t a business that I loved—writing is my obsession.

Now, I own Rose Colored Books, a publishing company. A book is a product, and I already have everything at home that I need to create more characters, and do so with even more passion than I had in the past. I am not ashamed to say I am an independent author. That means I am in control of every facet of the creative process, which can be very beneficial. At my publishing company, I am an A-list author, and the best part, I don’t have to worry about losing my book deal. 

Cheryl Robinson is the author of eleven novels, including her most recent release, Ex-Ray. To learn more about Cheryl or her novels, please visit and as well as

About The Author

Cheryl Robinson has the Until Ray trilogy set in her beloved hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Cheryl currently resides in Central Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University. This is her eleventh book.

About The Book

ISBN-10: 098471104X

ISBN-13: 978-0984711048

ASIN: B0778P6N72

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

In this journey into second-chance love, author Cheryl Robinson invites us to ponder whether we would rekindle a romance with someone who had broken a promise to forsake all others.

Meet Ray and Sarita Saint. In 1987, they pledged to love, honor, and cherish each other until death. When Ray goes missing a year later, Sarita wonders whether he’s dead or alive. While she was dreaming of their happily ever after, Ray was exploring greener pastures, a new relationship. Sarita—a virgin until marriage—took her vows seriously and believed Ray did, too. Instead, he left their marriage and their life in Detroit to reinvent himself. Sarita always held out hope that he would return one day. And he does. It’s twenty-seven years later, and Ray is determined to find his one true love. What he discovers has him question everything he thought he knew about Sarita, as well as himself.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Announcing Urban Books, Authors, & Writers of America’s Top 100 Authors of 2017

UBAWA's Top 100 Authors is an annual list published at the end of every year to celebrate the many talented authors whose work often goes unnoticed. Congratulations to the following authors below who were nominated and chosen by readers as UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2017.

UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2017 will be published in the 24th issue of the UBAWA Magazine and featured in the next edition of Who's Who in Urban LiteratureIf no one else takes the time out to recognize the hard work that many independent authors put in day-to-day, they will. It's been their mission and commitment since 2010 and they are happy that you and thousands of others can join them in giving these authors their props.

Antoinette Deshon-Spencee
Ashleigh Davidson
Beverly Love
Brenda Stokes
​Charles Burgess
Chicki Brown
Denora Jefferson Boone
Desirae Turner
Erica Franklin-Carter
Fatima Munroe
India Lindsey
J Asmara
Jessica Wren
Kellz Kimberly
Marina Chestnut
NaKoreya Roberson
Natisha Raynor
Nicole Crankfield-Hamilton
Nigeria Lockley
Niyah Moore
Paree Trenae
Rikenya Hunter
Shaniya Dennis
Simone Quick
Thaila Gardner
Tyanna Coston
Vivian Blue
Ylonda Nichole

Ashantay Keys-Titus
Beverly Turner
Brandy Echols
Brandy Hunt
Carlos Torres
Dean Swift
India T. Norfleet
Jazmine Wright
KC Mills
Keith Kareem Williams
Kia Meche
KR Bankston
Ladii Koko
LaDonna Marie
Lakesa Cox
Linda Scott
Linette King
Melissa St. Julien
Michelle Moore
Myrealle Rhym
Octavia Taneka Grant
Pamela Valentine
Phoenix Rayne
Raynesha Pittman
Renee Wallace
Sonovia Walker-Alexander
Sultana Sams
Theresa Hodge
Toy Toy
Yasmine Cooper

Arebia Morgan
Brenda Hampton
Brii Taylor
Bryant Sparks
Christina Deer
Delizhia Jenkins
Gabrielle Hobson
Jaquel Jacobs
Kensisha Rose
Kimberly Conner
Kimeatta Matthews
Michael A Thaxton
Misty Holt
Nikki Taylor
Nisha Brown
NL Hudson
November Sinclair
Shakela James
Shawn Starling
T'Ann Marie
Tela Allen
Theresa Ann
Tiffany Taylor
​Tisha Andrews
​Tracey Knight
Tywanda Johnson
Unique Waterfall
Valarie DeShazier
​Willie LeBlanc
Yvonne Nicolas
Zaji Zee

Brookelyn Mosley
Caryn Lee
Chan Fossett
Clever Black
Danielle T. Preston
Denetria Gibson
Dymond Mahan
Dr. Nikki Rountree
James Turner III
Laquita Cameron
Lewanda Jackson
Kiara Neufville
Lola Bandz
Mesha Mesha Clark
Monique Hill
​Myia White
Natavia Stewart
Pamela Campbell
Ra'Mone Marquis
​Shakema Haygood
Shay Renee
Sheena Binkley
Tabeitha Pollard
Tamyra Griffin
​Tanya Deloatch
​Terrie Branch
Tiffany McGee​
Tina Marie Turner
Treasure Malain
T'yanna Woods
Xaviera Jones

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Blog Tour - A War of Hearts by Karen Lynn

Blog Tour
A War Of Hearts by Karen Lynn
Jan 15th – Jan 22nd


Three troubled souls tangled in a web of obsessive love.

Logan is poison and Kristen knows it.
She has developed a hatred for his decadent increasingly risqué lifestyle. Yet every time she tells herself she’s done, it never is. His hypnotic power over her draws her back like an addiction.

Logan’s tenuous grip on reality is crumbling. He feels like he is reaching out for an elusive source of fulfilment. Sometimes he finds it in deviant sex, alcohol, and drugs. Other times there is only darkness. Rich, powerful, handsome, he could have anyone he desires. But he’s obsessed with Kristen and will not let her go.

Jake is a struggling artist with a powerful determination to follow his dream.
But he is another beautiful mess. On a quest to find happiness and rebuild his life, he longs to escape the shadows of his past. But first, he must defeat the unrelenting nightmares in his head.

When fate brings Kristen and Jake together, it rattles their worlds. Love is not in their plans that day in
Central Park, but there is no going back.

Now, Kristen finds herself caught between two wildfires, Jake and Logan. When jealousy and explosive passion erupt into dark obsession, vengeance is all that is left.

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About The Author 

Karen Lynn, a native New Yorker has always loved writing poetry and short stories with intense characters struggling to find love and survive in a troubled world. After years of working in the legal field, Karen moved with her son to Oregon. Inspired by the rain and Portland’s creative culture, Karen has been able to follow her dream of writing novels. 

A War of Hearts is her debut novel in this dark romantic suspense series of the same name.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Innclusive Travel News

Innclusive has announced the launching of their branded line of properties with all amenities sourced from women of color at

Their inaugural Zora concept was launched on
November 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. with more on the way!

Zora properties include the following:
  • All amenities sourced from women of color
  • Blow-dryer with comb
  • Large shower caps
  • Flat iron for last minute touch ups
  • Satin pillows to keep your hair and skin vibrant
  • Fast and reliable internet
  • Neighborhoods hand-picked for your safety

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Important Announcement - Closing One World Singles Online Dating Site

After weighing in on our options when it comes to the services and products we provide, we have decided to close our One World Singles Online Dating site. It was a great ride but with all of the dating sites online, it is hard to compete with thousands of sites attempting to reach the singles’ market. We have been bringing singles together since 1986, which started out as a mail order introduction service and morphed into a worldwide online dating service.

We are now going to concentrate on maintaining our One World Singles Blog, selling our books and T-shirts.

We would like to thank all of the people who have supported us on our dating site, but eventually, all good things must come to an end.

If you would like to know how we got into the dating business, you can order our book, Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating at the following sites:

We are looking forward to bringing you interesting advice and articles on how to maintain good relationships, tips on dating, and finding romance in the 21 century as well as other topics of interest.