Monday, October 05, 2015

Upcoming Event: Urban Book Authors and Writers of America Book Fair

The UBAWA Book Fair is an evolutionary groundbreaking annual celebration of the influence of African American literature within the urban arts and in mainstream culture.

Become a part of this historic transformative event.

DateSaturday, October 31, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

For a list of participating authors, visit


Monday, September 28, 2015

Virtual Book Tour - The Serial Dater by Georgina Hannan

Title: Serial Dater
Author: Georgina Hannan
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: Friday 25th September 2015

Anna is under thirty, beautiful and owns her own editing company – so why is it so hard for her to get past the first date?

Anna loves the thrill of the chase and is fast becoming a serial dater. However her work pressures and her waiving faith in love have made her narrow her dating down to just one a week – will that help her focus on the men and find one who captures her interest? Or will the men continue to disappoint?

Follow Anna as she experiences good, bad and the ugly all being witnessed and enjoyed by a stander by. Will he help her find love or push her into giving up?

Georgina Hannan was born and lives in the family home in Surrey, England. 

She has always had a vivid imagination and has been writing since she was thirteen years old.

 She is now a self-published author of the Cursed Trilogy and she is also a Project Manager for an IT Company. 

Georgina has always had a passion for writing, however her pursuit began after a story assignment during school. She finished her first story when she was fourteen and after lending it to people she received good feedback. However at the time she wrote only in notebooks and on paper and as a result that copy was lost. She is in the long process of rewriting this story. 

Georgina’s inspirations and imagination surprises even herself sometimes when story ideas fly in from every direction. She definitely has a lot of books coming your way in the future. 
She loves to hear from readers, writers and publishers so please do get in touch with her.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Meet Peter Mack, Author of Five Published Novels

Peter Mack, Author
Peter Mack is the author of five published novels, beginning with A NEIGHBORLY AFFAIR (Tru Life Publishing 2009). His latest release is book one of the DIRTY LICKS trilogy.  The author writes with respect and love for the art of creative fiction. The underlying theme of his novels is that of love and loyalty.


All novels are available as eBook and in paperback. Available at most bookstores and on

Peter Mack

"Live Rich Die Ready"


Monday, September 14, 2015

Blur Blitz Tour - Death by Romance by Anne Kennison

Anne will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.


The murder of Gordon Taylor, prominent businessman and philanthropist, has Detective Ryan Hamlin stumped. No viable suspects, no decent leads. When a chance conversation breaks the case wide open, Detective Hamlin suddenly has a long list of unlikely suspects who, with a "perfectly legal" multimillion dollar investment to protect, must make sure that none of them is convicted or everything will be lost. That's when the deception and finger-pointing begin. The detective is certain he's headed down the path that will lead to the killer, but is he?


The coroner stood up and backed away from the car to give Ryan a clear view into the front seat.

 “Single bullet through the head.”


“Nope. His wallet is in his back pocket. Nearly a thousand bucks in cash.”

“That’s more than the balance in my savings account. Guess I should have been a titan of industry instead of a lowly crime fighter.” Ryan paused, wondering briefly what it would be like to have that much money in his wallet. He shrugged off the thought. “Suicide?”

“Nope. No gun. This snow is going to make the investigation a real bitch, isn’t it?”

“They’re never easy, are they?” Ryan removed his hat and peered into the car. “Jesus, what a mess.” The detective ran his fingers through his hair, set the hat back on his head, and gave the crown a sound tap as if to lodge it firmly in place. He slowly and carefully surveyed the area. Red and blue lights from patrol cars splashed across the snow as men and women in uniform, beneficiaries of the industry of homicide, went about their business. The corpses of those who died mysteriously meant job security for cops, coroners, lab techs.

Ryan was tired of it. He was tired of the death, tired of the greed. Tired of the dark side of humanity. Maybe retirement wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Ryan reached into his pocket and, with as much thought as he gave breathing, popped the top off the antacid bottle that was always in his pocket, extracted two tablets, tossed them into his mouth, and chewed. He turned his attention back to Sommerville. “Who found the body?”


Anne Kennison’s unique plot twist comes from a fertile imagination honed by 20-plus years as a trusts and estates attorney. Now retired from the practice of law, Anne lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Dale and two Ragdoll cats Grady and Elliott. When she’s not writing the sequel to Death by Romance, Anne loves to travel, dabble in photography, and spend time with her two adorable granddaughters.


The book will be $0.99 during the tour


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Virtual Book Tour - Outside by Michelle Mankin

(Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances)
by Michelle Mankin
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances

When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi’s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she’s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.

But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she’s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she’s stowed away the mementos, it hasn’t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.

It seems he hasn’t forgotten, either.

Is the recording contract he’s offering merely a pretense?

Or does he have something more in mind?

Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache?

And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance at love?

**It is a contemporary romance. An affirming coming of age love story that spans 15 years in 3 parts taking the characters from mid thirties in the present to the past when they are twenty then back to the present again. It has sex scenes but it is not erotica.


Michelle Mankin, Author

Michelle Mankin is the Amazon bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. Romance with subtext. Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.

Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.


TEMPEST series:

Riveting Remix. A Tempest Brutal Strength Mashup. Fall 2015

Tempting Tempo

Scandalous Beat

The MAGIC Series:


DREAM MAGIC: January 2015

TWISTED MAGIC: coming soon


Outside: July 19, 2015



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Monday, September 07, 2015

Announcing The 14th Annual Sister to Sister Fitness Festival

OCTOBER 3, 2015
Sister to Sister Fitness Festival




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Jacques Laventureâ™’s Mission Statement is dedicated to enhancing an individual's personal enrichment and community unity through food, fitness and entertainment.


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CELL: 214-475-0661


Bringing Back Our T-shirt Collection with a Different Focus

We have been in the dating business since 1986, which started out as a pen pal and introduction service through snail mail, and grew into a global service for people searching for love, romance, marriage and other activities on the World Wide Web.

Our mission has always been to bring people of all colors, ages (18+), ethnicities, religions and lifestyles together, whether it is for romance, dating, marriage, friendship or networking.

We have seen the challenges that men and women face when they meet someone, whether online or through traditional methods. Many begin to develop a relationship with that person, and eventually choose to take their relationship to the next level.

It is not our duty to preach what consenting adults should do when it comes to engaging in sex or other high risk activities. What we try to do is make people aware as to how their actions may lead to serious, long-term health problems and diseases, which can have a major impact on a relationship and society at large.

So we have decided to re-launch our T-shirt collection with non-offensive, humorous, and thought-provoking messages that will promote HIV/AIDS/STDs awareness and prevention, and draw attention to other diseases, such as breast cancer and colon cancer. It is hope that these messages will encourage people to be their own advocate when it comes to their health. 

An apparel printing process called Direct-to-Garment is used on the tees creating very soft, durable, full color and environmentally friendly gear.

The tees are unisex and are available in sizes XS (in some limited cases) to 3XL and are shipped worldwide.

For more information and to place your order, please visit The Tee Store


Monday, August 31, 2015

Why I wrote Forbidden Dance by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

Many marriages are cracking, some are on the verge of falling off the cliff, and others have ended in separation and divorce.

It takes two people to make the marriage work. However, at some point in any marriage, only one person will seem to put in time, effort and passion. And at other times, it flips, until both parties realize they need each other to make their marriage bloom.

Like so many other women in her shoes, Alero Thomson from Forbidden Dance had given up hope on enjoying a loving marriage with her husband, Kyle. She was desperately unhappy and miserable.

Alero found a new lover, and a new life. But the new man was not the same man she tied the knot with at the altar.
Hope must be kept alive as long as we live because miracles still happen every day, just as it did for Alero and Kyle.

I wrote Forbidden Dance in the hope that many women who are on the verge of divorce would reconsider, and give their marriage another shot.


Alero folded her arms across her chest. “You’re wasting your precious time Kyle. Our marriage is dead and I attended the funeral in London. As usual, you were absent, but it didn’t stop the proceedings. So, move on. I have done the same.”

Kyle’s handsome face was fiery red in a flash, and his eyes shot daggers at her. “Can I have an ice pack for my nose, please?”

Even her hardened heart took pity on him. His shirt collar hung askew. She retrieved an ice pack from the freezer and gave it to him, avoiding his gorgeous angry eyes. There was no point staring at his exotic features. He could wrap her round his handsome face anytime he liked. But she was over his charm.

Kyle’s eyes travelled straight to her fingers. “Your rings are gone.”
She splayed out her bare fingers. “I threw them in the drain where they belong.”

Her husband flinched. “You didn’t have to do that, Alero. I screwed things up pretty bad. But it is not over with us.”

A bitter grin spread across her face. “Us? There has been no us for a long time. I sat in your empty house in the hope you’ll come to your senses, instead-”

About the Author 

Stella, loves writing romance novels that are as intriguing and flirty as they are entertaining. The witty dialogue between the characters keep you thoroughly entertained. Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels are a wide range of toe-curling, skin-tingling romance books with compelling characters who have heart and soul.

The stories are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and enchanting America and are dotted with unexpected twists, turns and conflicts. If you want to cuddle up and relax, grab a copy, travel with the characters and sail away to Pleasure Island. The stories cure boredom and relieve stress.

In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels. Her first contemporary romance novel; Loitering Shadows was published in May 2010. Stormy Defense, Beyond the Lady, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1) & Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) are part of Flirty & Feisty Contemporary Romance Novels. Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) is her first historical romance.

On Stella’s writing desk at the moment, are three exciting romance stories.

Stella is married to her gorgeous best friend and lover and they are blessed with two teenage children. They live in London, UK.

In her leisure time, Stella goes swimming, reads romance novels, goes to the Cinema with her family, and watches TV.

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Forbidden Dance

A steamy hot novella
Author: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Interracial/Multicultural


Author: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Interracial/Multicultural

Release Date: Wednesday 15th July 2015

Teasers & Banner Designer: Jenn Cunningham


Flirty & Feisty Romance

Our to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Virtual Book Tour - Violet Chain by J Kahele

Welcome to my tour stop of Violet Chain by J Kahele!  This is a contemporary romance novel.  The tour runs from August 24 - 28 with reviews and excerpts.

About the book:

After catching her fiancé with another woman at their engagement party, Violet Townsend's world is turned upside down.

Desperate to numb the pain, she falls into the arms of charming, young entrepreneur Chain Alexander.

Chain, a notorious womanizer of Philadelphia, not looking for anything more than a night of pleasure with a woman, is drawn to Violet instantly. There is something about her that he needs and wants so desperately and it’s not just sex.

But Violet is resistant. Can she open her heart again after having it broken so brutally? And more importantly, should she?

This book is intended for mature audiences only!



The silent communication in her eyes, the stillness of her body told me she knew I was hurting.

Her hand cupped the nape of my neck. “It’s okay, I’m here—I’m here,” she whispered as she kissed each tear on my cheek.

She slanted her mouth to capture mine and kissed me slowly as her hand curled around my body, pulling me against hers. I drew a breath and held it as her lips caressed my neck.

I was falling.



In love with her.

A chill swept across me as the warmth of her body left mine and she sat up, sliding off the t-shirt I had given her to wear to bed, then slid on top of me. Her deft fingers slipped beneath the waistband of my boxers, light kisses raining from her lips against my skin as she moved down my body, sliding my boxers off and throwing them to the side. She reached to the nightstand to grab a condom, when my hand stopped hers. I wanted to feel all of her—bare.

Her eyes blinked hard as I flipped her over and slid on top of her.

As our sleek bodies moved feverishly against each other, I held her tight, wanting to remember the smell of her hair, the touch of her skin, the taste of her lips. This was where I wanted to be, this was where I belonged, buried inside of her.

As we found our release together, her body fell limp against mine and I wrapped my arms around her, never wanting to let her go. I raised my head to look down at her and could see tears forming in her eyes and I knew for that moment, she was completely mine and I was hers. And I knew I was ruined, I would never feel the same way about another woman as I felt about Violet.  I kissed her softly on the lips.


I am a proud mother of three daughters who are my absolute complete existence. I write to relieve the scattered thoughts that stream through my mind, constantly. My biggest downfall is that I am a huge procrastinator, which makes my life at times hectic!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Announcing Dee Crane's "Confessions" Stage Play

August 29, 2015

Starring Tony Grant from the Tyler Perry's "Love Thy Neighbor"



Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Blitz - Diversifying the Paranormal: Creating the Multicultural Women of Kala West by Auriella Skye, Author of The Alpha Warlocks’ Desire

I’ve been a fan of paranormal erotic romance stories for years now. One of my first encounters came from Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Some fans were angry at the erotic turn of the series. However, I ate it up like a jolly kid in a candy store with no appetite control. Then came my Kate Douglas addiction. I gladly shelled out dollars for her sexy Wolf Tales series to get my erotic fix. Don’t even get me started on J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood world. Now, those are some alpha males.

These worlds were worth every cent I spent on them. They offered some diversity here and there, but not much. I always loved the stories that had black female protagonists because this made it easier to see myself in the heroine’s shoes. That’s when I ventured out into the world of interracial romance. I discovered authors like Eve Vaughn and Tressie Lockwood and instantly fell in love with interracial paranormal romance.

The problem? There are not many interracial paranormal romance books out there to frequently devour. Even fewer in this unique category have erotic romance elements. One thing that I’ve learned as a writer is that sometimes you have to write what you really want to read. I wanted paranormal erotic romance with interracial main characters that I could fall in love with and daydream about. That’s how my idea for the world of Kala West, Florida came into writing reality.

It certainly helped to have a television show love for paranormal themes too. Shows like Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Lost Girl, Witches of East End, Penny Dreadful, and the numerous other supernatural shows available have all planted seeds to help grow my own paranormal universe. There’s something spectacular about getting lost in the surreal and forgetting about reality, especially when they have memorable heroines.

What I really wanted as a writer was to take what I learned from all of these elements to create strong, magical, and multicultural female heroines who proved to be just as strong as the many non-multicultural heroines who inhabit amazing stories today. Add in some sexy alpha heroes who know how to appreciate curvy women and their diverse roots, and I knew I had created something special.

I would absolutely love to see more books that capture the amazing world of interracial and multicultural paranormal romance. It may be small now, but there’s a need for it, and it is steadily growing. I know as a reader, I needed it. I’m sure I’m not alone. Until then, I certainly plan on writing my own contributions to this sexy and magical genre.

Although I have three planned stories circled around the strong and bold people in my Alpha Warlock of Kala West universe, my imagination has so much more to create. I absolutely love this world, and I’m hungry for it. It’s a place I don’t mind living in often, even if it’s just as an erotic romance language contributor.

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Publication Information:

Publisher: Sensual Skye Publishing
Pages: 93
Genre(s): Interracial Paranormal Romance

Plot Summary:

Curvy witch Claire Brixton is in no mood for a party, especially one that’s supposed to match her up with two strange warlocks. Her experience with one warlock was bad enough. Besides, she has responsibilities to think about. With her big sister away enjoying her own sexy Perfect Triad match, Claire has to oversee the magic shop and try to keep their youngest Brixton sister from burning it down.

When Claire finally discovers her two gorgeous warlocks, she's taken aback by the magical chemistry between them. It's enough to both scare and excite her. One touch makes her crave more of them. However, memories of the past linger in the air, and insecurities and doubts from old hurts threaten to stop their bond before it even starts. The imperfect warlocks have their own issues too, and Claire isn't sure that if she accepts them as hers, they'll accept her in return.

Jett and Axel are a newly formed Warlock Pair, but Jett is far from ready to accept a Perfect Triad Bond with a witch, even if it means a stronger, more stabilized magic for them all. Axel, however, is more than ready to find their third. Even as friends, the two Alpha Warlocks are barely able agree and get along with each other, let alone merge their magic with another.

But when these powerful Alpha Warlocks save Claire from two over-zealous warlocks at the festival, history and the present merge into an encounter that fills them with intense desire for her. They can't see the curvy earth witch joining with anyone else but them.

Is Claire strong enough to use the sexual and magical connection she has with these alpha male warlocks to heal them so they can create a future together?


Claire had nothing on this warlock, who threw Mason so far that she couldn’t see where he landed. That was some strength, and she felt her body tighten in hidden places at the thought of him using that strength on her in more intimate endeavors.

“Can you get out of the water okay?” he asked.

He didn’t wait for her response. The strange man simply scooped her up and walked her out of the water himself.

As soon as her skin touched his, she felt like she was melting from the inside out. Her tongue longed to taste him and lick the lingering salt water off his gorgeous skin.
Claire felt wetness spread between her legs and chastised herself for her wantonness. She didn’t know this man, and already she was geared up to jump him.

Then the cloud slipped past the moon and lit up the face of the man who carried her in his arms like it was the most natural thing in the universe.

She couldn’t breathe.

“Axel?” she asked.

He paused just at the water’s edge and turned to her.

Axel looked down at her as if she was a ghost, and he wondered how she remained solid in his arms.

“Claire,” he said. “It is you. I hoped, but you’re here.”

He sat her down on the dry sand, so she stood up on her own, but he didn’t let go of her.

“I’m here? What are you doing here?” she asked.

He didn’t answer. Instead, he used his thumb to trace her lower lip.
Oh, his skin was lovely, and his thumb was absolutely divine.

Without thinking, she opened her mouth and took his thumb into her mouth and sucked on it.

A groan escaped his lips followed by a satisfying grunt.

The sounds were making her wetter. She had questions for him, didn’t she? But for the life of her, she couldn’t think of one thing to ask him.

He removed his thumb so quickly that she barely had time to balance herself on his wet chest. A very naked chest. Droplets of water still clung to his muscular body.

She looked down and saw that wasn’t the only bare part of him. Axel was naked from head to toe, and, if that wasn’t enough, he was hard as a brick.

Claire glanced back up and saw a shimmer of blue the color of day skies lining his irises.

He was filled with magic, and if she wasn’t mistaken, he was turned on by her. His chest rose and fell with difficulty, as if he had just ran a marathon, and Claire’s face was close enough to kiss that powerful chest.

Before she could say anything else, he guided his arm around her back, lifted her slightly on her tiptoes, and brought her lips to his.


Auriella Skye dreams of becoming a powerful goddess and creating a whole pantheon of gods to do her naughty bidding. Until then, she happily spends her time weaving those fantasies into the erotic and fun tales that she enjoys reading as much as writing.

She loves creating characters and worlds filled with the wonderful stuff reality lacks. In her spare time, she enjoys reading romance novels from other awesome authors, hanging out on social media, and watching movies. Auriella appreciates science fiction, action adventure, and mythological films, especially ones with sexy alpha males as the heroes.

Auriella resides in Central Florida and spends her days and nights surrounded by words in their various, spectacular forms.

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