Monday, May 22, 2017

“Created Equal" - First Look Movie Trailer

“Created Equal” has been officially selected to be a part of the 2017 Narrative Feature World Showcase at the American Black Film Festival.

About the Movie:

Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Alejandra Batista turns to Thomas Reilly, a successful lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause.

As the trial unfolds, an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking Alejandra and threatening to kill her if she doesn't back off.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Must Read Books by Vivienne Diane Neal

What better way to spend your leisure time reading some of the most mind-blowing stories written by extraordinary authors. Many are Indie authors while others are presented by traditional publishers. You will be exposed to writers from around the world and to various genres such as interracial, paranormal, and multicultural romance stories, thrillers, mysteries, detectives and crime stories, and horrors, and to narratives exploring race and color. 

Check out these books by clicking on the title and enjoy being taken on a distinctive and memorable journey.


Maximus: (A Harvey Nolan Thriller, Book 1,) by S. C. Abbey - The unassuming Professor Harvey Nolan teaches criminology at a prominent university, but quickly becomes a person of interest when his friend/colleague disappears.

Resurrection: (A Harvey Nolan Thriller) by S. C. Abbey - Going back to the beginning, Harvey Nolan, a doctoral candidate, witnesses the shooting of a benevolent professor at a prestigious college in Boston.

Pandora (A Harvey Nolan Thriller) by S. C. Abbey - Harvey Nolan is at a loss as to why he is summons to claim the body of a childhood friend who apparently committed suicide.

Serenity (A Shelby Alexander Thriller) by Craig A. Hart - Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer who is asked by a meth dealer to check into the accidental death of his mentally challenged sister, who was used to deliver the drugs.

Serenity Stalked (A Shelby Alexander Thriller) by Craig A. Hart - Shelby Alexander, the fixer, is back and is asked by his feisty girlfriend, Carly, to talk to an ex-boyfriend, who happens to be married but keeps annoying her with text messages and sexting. What seems like a simple assignment will slowly turn into a cat and mouse game when Shelby becomes the prime suspect in a triple homicide, led by his archenemy, Sheriff Wilkes.

Boss (A Romantic Thriller) by Sienna Mynx - Kassandra Turner is determined to bring down Tarek Marshall, head of Marshall Global Solutions, responsible for polluting the environment with their off-shore drilling. But, past events will provide more shocking revelations as to why Kassandra really wants to destroy Tarek and his family.

Twisted Murder (A Murder Mystery Novelette) by April Robinson - A husband finds his wife viciously murdered on the day of their wedding anniversary. Investigator Mitchell inherits the case, which is his first.

Other People’s Skin by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, with Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper - Tackles and explores internal/external dislikes within the African American community and the negative impact these elements have on society at large.

Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby - Simone Phillips is an aspiring author who wants to be just like Traci Calloway, a nationally known novelist, but the awe she has for Traci is slowly becoming more unsettling.

Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret by Sherry Robinson - Tommy thinks his mother is acting weird after the death of his father but will soon discover some sinister secrets his mother has been hiding.

Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines - Vivid stories told through the voices and eyes of children and adults living in a small rural town in Louisiana.

The Thing Speaks For Itself by A.S.A. Durphy - Special Agent Grace Stratis, a sharp-shooter with a mind of her own, and her partner Agent Charles Davis go after a criminal who sells stolen passports abroad.

The Doublemint Twins (A Twisted Tale of Horror) by Sherry Robinson - Carla and Carmen Shuster, identical twins, are newcomers at Rocky Mountain High School in Colorado and decide to create devastation at the school.

His Choice by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku - A love story with a paranormal twist, filled with secrets, deception, betrayal, mistrust and reprisal.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Solo By Lauren E. Rico Book Blast

GENRE: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Lauren will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


When graduate student Katherine Brenner walked into my class, I couldn’t stand her—all perfect skin and big, blue eyes—just like the woman who broke my heart.

If it wasn’t for that blizzard, if her car hadn’t broken down outside my house, if she hadn’t looked amazing by the firelight, I never would have kissed her. No matter how hard I try, every excuse I make not to see her comes up flat.

I can’t stop thinking of her lips. Or the way her curves fit perfectly in my hands. There’s a million reasons why this won’t work. I’m her professor. It’s against university policy.

And if this gets out, I could lose everything.



I’m melting into him. For the first time, I’m not fighting against Drew Markham. I’m moving toward him, with him. It happens slowly for the first few seconds as we’re hesitant in our actions and unsure of one another’s intentions. But somewhere within those inches we both draw the same conclusion. I lurch toward him and he catches me in his arms, both of us falling backward onto the couch. Our lips connect with a ferocity that is jarring.

My hands are under his shirt, feeling the smooth plane of his back, absorbing his warmth through my skin. We’re both gasping and panting, pushing and pulling. And then he stops. I nearly fall off the couch when I no longer have the resistance of his body to push against. I pull back and look up at him, confused.

“W-what? What is it?”

His eyes are closed and he’s shaking his head. His face is a mask of regret.


“I can’t. I’m sorry, Katherine. You…me…”

He gestures toward the four empty bottles of wine on the coffee table. “We’ve both had way too much. You’re still not a hundred percent well. I’m your professor. You’re my student. There are a million different reasons why we need to stop this. Why I need to stop this. Right now. Right. Now.”

I take a deep breath and extricate myself from what’s left of his embrace.

“I don’t know where that came from,” he’s muttering, more to himself, than to me. “What’s wrong with me? I know better.”

With a sigh, I wonder the same thing about myself. We hate one another. Don’t we? Apparently not. But even I, with my limited knowledge of psychology, recognize that there’s a very fine line between love and hate. Not that I love him or anything. But I certainly wouldn’t mind another one of those kisses.


AUTHOR Bio and Links

Lauren E. Rico, Author
Lauren Rico was going to be principal French horn of the New York Philharmonic. That was HER plan, anyway. The New York Philharmonic had no idea of her intentions, and that's probably a good thing, since she wasn't an especially good French horn player!

Lauren was, however, an exceptionally good classical music radio host. Calling herself a "Classical Music Reanimator," she has made a career of demystify classical music for her audiences by taking it off a dusty old pedestal and putting it into a modern context. 

It's only been over the last couple of years that Lauren has discovered a passion for writing, which she's managed to combine with her love and knowledge of the classical music world.

You can hear Lauren Rico on SiriusXM's Symphony Hall Channel; on WQXR and WSHU-FM in the New York City metro; WSMR in Tampa/Sarasota, FL; WDAV in Charlotte, NC and KMFA in Austin, TX


Twitter: @RadioRico

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Monday, May 01, 2017


The hot summer months are coming upon us once again, and it's time to hit the beach. 

To help readers stock up on their beach reads, The Romance Reviews is having their 
SIZZLING SUMMER READS PARTY from June 1 to June 30, 2017. 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

When a Relationship Is Over, That Ship Has Sailed by Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
Some people go into a relationship with their eyes wide shut and have to learn, early on, that not all hook-ups will end happily ever after. Yet, someone will continue to force a person to remain in a union that is not working and probably never will, no matter how hard a man or woman may want the bond to continue.  When’s over, it’s over. Don’t dwell over spilled milk, and never jump into another relationship until you’ve given yourself enough time to analyze why the relationship ended so badly, and what lessons can be learned from the breakup.

Whatever bad issues you had with an ex-lover, leave it in the past. You know the saying: “We were two ships passing in the night but not taking it any further was probably the best move he or I could have made.” Most likely, you have given a lot of thought to this catchphrase.

We meet someone for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime. A lifetime is majestic but it may not be eternal for some couples. And that’s okay. When you meet someone who is amazing and the attraction is so strong that the two of you end up becoming an item, thinking that he or she is going to be an everlasting soul mate, but then you discover, for whatever reasons, that the excitement ended fast and on a sour note. It’s time to go your separate ways and hope the bad memories won’t force you to make the same mistakes again. When a man or woman says “It’s no longer working,” believe him or her. Life is too short to waste your time and energy on someone who no longer wants to be with you and was only in it for a speedy fix. When the thrill is gone, put a period behind it and move on.


Have a question about dating, love or relationships? Send your questions to and in the subject line type, "A Question for Miss Know It All." You must be over 18 years of age when submitting your query and indicate the country where you live and that you are over 18 or of legal age in the country where you reside. Your name and email address will never be posted.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Virtual Book Tour - Secrets of a Celebrity Sex Club by Dakota Fox

Secrets of a Celebrity Sex Club
by Dakota Fox
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Hello and welcome to my world! My name is Dakota and like you, I have a desire for some good romance and it’s my personal experience that led me to put this series together. Picture Desperate Housewives meets Real Housewives, all wrapped up in The Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Sound good? Let me give you some background.
I grew up in Las Vegas and now live in Los Angeles. Like so many, I had the big dream. I wanted to be in movies and I wanted to be famous. I was optimistic; a friend of mine had a friend, who knew someone, and so on. I was all set and the plan seemed easy. All I had to do was be good at my job, meet celebrities, make contacts and make it big!
My referral got me a job working in one of the most intimate places in Hollywood. I had an in and became a server and assistant in an elite and celebrity sex club known only to those wealthy and well-liked enough to have the honor. I was hired to serve guests and help make things comfortable; no, I do not indulge or partake in the goings on, that’s reserved for members only. It was an excellent opportunity and being a model back home, I felt like I was halfway to fame already!
However, if you haven’t heard, Hollywood is not that easy. Day after day reality hit and before I knew it, it was year after year. I mean, I’m still a beauty, or so they tell me, but the reality is that today I’m not so optimistic that I’ll see my face on the big screen. It seems my opportunities for fame went out the window the closer I got to the secrets I was privy to. Instead of finding stardom, I found that people with wealth, status, and popularity start to shy away from those who have seen too much. That would be me.
And so I’ve taken my passion to the page and believe me, I have enough to fill it for years. These stories are all based on real people made up of celebrities and the Hollywood elite. People talk a lot and I am writing what I’ve come to know, filling in the blanks where I need to. I’ve seen what goes on behind-the-scenes in “tinsel town” for quite some time now; I’m talking about actors, singers, artists and even politicians. No athletes though, they weren’t allowed in the club. The members needed the financial background, integrity, and intelligence to be let in and frankly, the athletes, in general, were a flat out risk.
I’ve changed the club name and character names of course, and since I do not go home with these people you can expect my own dramatization there based on what I’ve learned. My intent here is not to be vindictive in any way and I am not trying to ruin lives or take down the latest on the A-list. No, I simply want to tell the truth while exploring my creativity.
This series takes you into a steamy world, based on insider information and created with a bit of a twist. We have social elites in a luxury world, and a posh sex club with some big egos and fierce competition.
The secrets begin with the lives of “Rachel, Harper, Sloane and Lexi” but with so many members over the years, there is so much more to tell. I invite you into their stories.
Sloane Temple is the hot, blonde babe of the group. She’s all sunshine and personality, and more woman than most would even know what to do with. Behind the kinky fun and flaunting though, there is much more to Sloane than one could guess just by looking at her. Born and raised in California, she is married to Dylan and the two have made themselves known throughout California before landing in L.A. She gets roles here and there and his famed plastic surgery practice is growing by the minute. They love each other but their true passion is to be loved by others and admired.
Episode One takes you inside this exclusive world of extravagant money, power and the erotic life of the club. Rachel and her very special group of close friends are the high-class main event. In their luxurious and limitless lifestyles of fame and money, they strive to maintain their position as an elite group of high-powered and very sexual social

Dakota Fox, Author
Dakota moved to L.A. with the same big dreams as many Hollywood hopefuls do. What she found may not have been a position on the A-list, but what she did find was much more interesting. She is an artist of sorts spending her time writing and taking pictures when she is not working at "the club".
In the Celebrity Secrets series, Dakota brings her wit and creativity to the page to tell the true stories of what goes on in the secret and erotic world of the stars. Please also visit her on Facebook.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Two Renditions of The Song: The Prayer

We had the opportunity to hear the song, The Prayer performed by the duet Nyasia and Joseph B. Clarke, and by Marcelito Pomoy.

Thank you for listening and enjoy.

The Prayer (Cover by Nyasia and Joseph B. Clarke) English/Italian

Marcelito Pomoy sings "The Prayer" 
(Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli) LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus

Which rendition did you like? Please, make your selection in the comment section.

Monday, April 03, 2017

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And now you can join them on their 5 Days/4 Nights Cuba Adventure, taking place during the Memorial Day Weekend from May 26-30, 2017.  

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Book Trailer - The Last Firefly by Kimberly A. Lagrone-Demarco

You may leave home, but home never really leaves you..." Summoned by an old family friend, PI Camille Sheridan returns to Crescent Falls after fifteen years. While investigating a crime, she finds herself drawn to the past and lured into the murky depths of a murderous conspiracy.  

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Too Close to Home - One of TV’s Most Talked About Series

If you love drama, scandal, deception, secret and lies, then you will enjoy Tyler Perry’s popular new drama, Too Close to Home. The plot driven, scripted series, with so many twists and turns, revelations and surprises, centers on a woman who leaves Happy, Alabama to escape her secret past and goes to Washington, D.C., pretending she is from a wealthy family, but this pretense backfires when she ends up having an affair with The President of the United States and decides to return home with all of the bad publicity following her.

Too Close to Home airs on Channel TLC (The Learning Channel) on Wednesdays at 10 pm EST. If you don’t have cable, you can catch all of the episodes from season one and two at - on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

With its high ratings, it is safe to say Too Close to Home will be back for a third season.

If you haven’t joined Facebook’s Too Close to Home Chat Group, started by Janet King-Williams, you’re missing out on a fun group, which has over three thousand members from around the world. So be here, and please share this post with your groups, friends, relatives and associates.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meet The Underwoods of Napa Valley - Trailer

Janice L. Dennie, lived near The Napa Valley Wine Country for years before she discovered African American wineries. There are African American wineries scattered all over the United States, but they are in the minority. Janice wants to pull the curtain back on history and bring the existence of these wineries to the public.

Inspired by Dr. Earnest Bates of Bates Winery, Janice wrote four novels in her bestselling series, The Underwoods of Napa Valley. The series is about four brothers in a wine-producing family, the obstacles they face in the competitive wine industry, and how their lives are forever changed by loving relationships among the vines. 

Janice is developing The Underwood’s of Napa Valley series into a web-series. Please get the word out about the film and make some noise by posting to Facebook and liking her Facebook Page or sharing her Crowdfunding Page 

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Everything, Everything Trailer

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? “Everything, Everything,” tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

“Everything, Everything” stars Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) as Maddy and Nick Robinson (“Jurassic World”) as Olly. The film also stars Ana de la Reguera (“Sun Belt Express”) and Anika Noni Rose (“Dreamgirls”).

Meghie (“Jean of the Joneses”) directs from the screenplay written by J. Mills Goodloe (“The Age of Adaline”). Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton are producing under the Alloy Entertainment banner, with Victor Ho executive producing.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Igor Jadue-Lillo (“The Kids Are All Right”); production designer Charisse Cardenas (“American Sniper”); editor Nancy Richardson (“Insurgent,” “Divergent”); and costume designer Avery Plewes (“Jean of the Joneses”).

An Alloy Entertainment production, “Everything, Everything” is set for release on
May 19, 2017. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select international territories by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Out & About with Lakia & Aneesah

Welcome to Lakia and Aneesah’s channel!!! They are best friends from Baltimore, Md that is all about living and enjoying life to the FULLEST! Before you leave, make sure you hit that SUBSCRIBE button for a dose of fun, enlightening conversation, and laughter while doing what they do best...explore city life!

Get in touch with Out & About with Lakia & Aneesah on their Facebook Page

So, here's a sample of one of their trailers. Enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Virtual Book Tour - The Million Dollar Destiny by RM Johnson

The Million Dollar Series - Volume 4

Not long ago, when Monica Kenny's husband realized his wife had gone through premature menopause and would never give him the children he so desperately wanted, he took a mistress, deceived and divorced her. Monica tried to move on, but was unable, feeling the fool for allowing herself to be so badly abused and mistreated by the man she loved. Unable to look herself in the mirror, Monica was determined to even the score. She needed to hurt Nate in a way in which he would never recover. She needed revenge! That would come in the form of stealing from him what he valued most in the world: his son, the boy Monica had recommended they adopt two years ago, in order to save their marriage. Her husband rejected the idea at the time, only to later adopt the infant after his divorce from Monica was finalized.

In order to succeed with her plan, Monica must convince a judge the child should be taken, and she will have to paint Nate as an adulterous, unfit parent who provides a hazardous living environment and abuses his child. That man is who Monica truly believes her husband to be, but it will be hard to prove, considering Nate has been acting the model father and has announced he's "changed his ways" and "become a better man".

Knowing her husband and the lies he tells, Monica enlists Nate's past mistresses-the only women she believes can help: Daphanie Coleman and Tori Thomas. Monica positions the women to seduce Nate into succumbing to his most primal urges. But when the psychopathic killer, Freddy Ford, a man who has shot both Monica and Nate in the past, and left them for dead, breaks out of a psychiatric institution seeking revenge, the task of rescuing the child Monica loves from the man she hates, becomes more complicated, increasingly impossible and even deadly.

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The Million Dollar Destiny Excerpt
Two months down...seventeen years and ten months to go, Daphanie thought, staring down at her infant child who had just woken, and was smiling, reaching a hand up to her.

"Hey sweetheart. Hey baby," Daphanie smiled at the boy. Ironically, his name was Nate.
"Why did you name him that?" Daphanie asked Trevor the first night she lived under his roof.
"Because if Nate Kenny hadn't alerted me to your lies, didn't convince you to sign your rights over to me, I wouldn't have my son. Our child would've been a bastard. I'm eternally grateful to that man."  

Daphanie picked up little Nat. It's what she'd been calling him, because hearing that man's name every time she spoke to her baby was just too painful. Daphanie pressed the baby to her breasts, took him over and sat down with him in the glider.

"Are you hungry, Nat?" Daphanie said, kissing the baby on the head. His last feeding was over four hours ago when she heard him screaming from her room. She climbed out of bed and took Nat down to feed him Similac in the middle of the kitchen, under a low burning overhead stove light. Trevor never fed their baby. It was implicitly stated early on as one of the conditions that allowed her to stay there: she would do all of the off-hour caring.

Now in the little boy's room, Daphanie bounced Nat in her arms, hoping to stop him from recognizing his hunger for she wanted just a little more time with him. The baby's face crumpled, his lips turned downward and he started a long whine, which she knew would turn into a full tantrum if he weren't fed.

"Shhh, shhh, shhh," Daphanie said, bouncing him faster. Nat needed food. But Daphanie didn't feel like feeding her baby food from a can again. It wasn't natural. What he needed, what she knew the baby wanted was what coursed through her mammary glands. She thought of this every time she stood under the hot spray of her shower, dreaming of what was forbidden, massaging her breasts till the milk leaked from her nipples onto the shower floor and washed wastefully down the drain.

Looking toward the door, Daphanie figured Trevor should've been all ready dressed and leaving for work. She knew if she weren't in his path to the front door, he would've never gone out of his way to say goodbye. Still squirming in her arms, Nat became more restless.

"Okay, baby. Shhh, shhh, shhh," Daphanie said, opening her robe, sliding down her gown strap to expose a heavy breast. She took it in her hand, massaged it gently, squeezing her nipple softly to coax a bead of milk from it. She brought Nat's face forward and immediately he began to suckle. It had been so long since she fed her child the way God intended. She felt him pulling the life sustaining fluid he needed from her. And finally, after doing all that mothers did: changing diapers, bathing the baby, rocking the baby to sleep, it was only now she truly felt like this child's mother.

She brought Nat closer, lay back her head, rocked slowly in the glider, and closed her eyes, trying to suppress the tears that she knew would come. The two months she had been there had been hard, but this made up for it, Daphanie thought. She started to drift off, telling herself if she could have this moment, once every now and again, she could deal with whatever punishment Trevor chose to deliver her.  Suddenly, Daphanie was startled by the opening of the bedroom door, and even more surprised when it wasn't the nanny that Trevor hired to care for Nat much of the time, but Trevor.

"What are you doing?" Shock painted his face. "I said, what the hell are you doing?" he said again, walking toward her, looking as though there was a need to rescue their son. 
"I'm feeding our baby." Daphanie pulled Nat closer to her breasts, cradling him tighter.
"I said you were never to do that. All the formula you need is-"
"I don't want to feed him anymore formula. He needs milk. My milk!"
"Give him to me." Trevor said, his hands outstretched.
"Give me my fu**** son!" Trevor demanded.

Daphanie pushed back in the chair, covering Nat with her arms, but Trevor was on her, his hands wrapped around their tiny baby's body. And he was pulling him like the child was in a wrecked car about to explode: like Daphanie's arms were flames licking his son's skin. She had no choice but release him for fear Trevor would break Nat if they continued to struggle.

"Please!" Daphanie screamed, reaching so far out from the chair that she toppled over, spilling out of it, falling to her knees. She looked up to see Trevor staring down on her, resentment on his face, holding their child as far away as he could from her.
"I told you never to do that. My rules! You don't like them...leave!" He stormed out the room, Daphanie hearing her son scream down the hall as he was being carried off.

(Continued...) © 2016 All rights reserved.  Book excerpt reprinted by permission of the author, RM Johnson.  Do not reproduce, copy or use without the author's written permission. This excerpt is used for promotional purposes only.

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The Million Dollar Series - Volume 4

Conversation with RM Johnson 

RM Johnson is the award-winning, bestselling author of 23 books. He holds an MFA in creative writing. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing and lives in Atlanta, GA where he is at work on his next novel.

BPM: Could you tell us something about your most recent work?  Is this book available on Nook and Kindle?  My new novel: The Million Dollar Destiny is available on both and and through direct order from The Million Dollar Destiny is the final installment in my bestselling, The Million Dollar series, which includes the novels: The Million Dollar Divorce, The Million Dollar Deception, and The Million Dollar Demise.

BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters or speakers. What makes each one so special? Nate Kenny is a millionaire and man who will go to any length, illegally, immorally or otherwise to get what he wants. In this installment, his newly remarried wife, Monica Kenny tries to turn the tables on Nate, attempts to plot and connive as he so brilliantly does, but finds, nearly at the loss of everything she loves, that she is not the master manipulator she thought she was.

BPM: What inspired you to sit down and actually start writing this book? Why now? The Million Dollar Destiny was a long time coming. Deceit and Devotion, which is a related book in the series, was released way back in 2011. I was looking forward to seeing what was going on with Nate and Monica Kenny, Lewis Waters, Tori Thomas and the rest of the Million Dollar characters. I also wanted to give my readers the satisfaction in knowing how their narratives end.

BPM: What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Wrapping it up, I believe. I started writing the first novel in this series in 2002 or 2003. I love these folks, and I've enjoyed seeing how they changed, matured and how life has affected them. I'm happy they are all going off to a better place.

BPM: Where do your book ideas come from? Are your books plot-driven or character-driven?  I write both styles of books: plot and character driven novels. My ideas come from everywhere. If the story is interesting to me, and I believe my readers will find it as enjoyable, I'll definitely write it!

BPM: Did you learn anything personal from writing your book? Writing the novel is always a learning opportunity for me. I've been doing this professionally for 19 years: this is my 23rd book. I learn more about myself, improve as a writer and novelist each time I go through the tortuous process of creating another work of fiction. If there is nothing else I learn during that process, I am reminded that writing is what I love.

BPM: What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them? My goal was to reintroduce my readers to friends they made in this series of books: to update them, to give them an opportunity to care for these people again, worry about them, and watch them grapple with issues that very well could cause them great pain and loss, then be allowed to see how the characters solve those problems or not and come out the other side.

BPM: What projects are you working on at the present? I actually have three projects I'm working on. Two are novels ideas, I'm very excited about, neither of which I can mention for top secret, special reasons. I say that jokingly. And the last, which I believe I'll start today, is a one-man stage performance based on my novel, My Wife's Baby.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Putting Safety First When Joining an Online Dating Site by Vivienne Diane Neal

On-line dating is one of the most popular ways to meet someone for dating, love, romance or marriage. But sometimes using one's common sense is not that common when it comes to putting safety first.

Most dating sites post rules to protect its members; unfortunately, many people fail to read those terms before signing on as a member. If you join an online dating service, always exercise common sense. The rules for dating and meeting someone are there for a reason: to protect members from taking unnecessary risks, which can lead to heartbreak, fraud or physical harm.

Any company offering an online dating service in New York State must warn their members of the risks of meeting someone for the first time.

We have all heard of stories where a woman will meet a man on a dating site, jump head over heels for him, and invite him to her home, without ever doing a thorough background check on the individual. How often have we heard of a woman relocating to another state or country for love, only to discover that the man was married with children or worse, wanted by the FBI? Or a man who sends money to a love interest for a romantic meet-up, but the woman disappears with the money and is never heard from again.

If you do decide to use an online dating service, it is vital to read the service's guidelines and check your local, state and federal laws about online dating. This can be tricky, because if you live in one state, but the online dating company has its headquarters in another state or country, the laws may be different, and you may not have any recourse if something should go wrong. Most dating sites will deny any type of responsibilities or liabilities if you become the victim of a criminal act perpetrated by an individual you meet online.

Unfortunately, many dating sites do not do a background check on its members; that task will be solely on you. So, if you ever decide to join an online dating service, always exercise common sense by putting safety first before getting involved with anyone you meet on an online dating site.

Monday, February 06, 2017


It's around this time The Romance Reviews first opened its doors six years ago. It may be cliché to say this, but how time flies! They’ve got lots of new and exciting things planned this year, and the first is they’re now inviting you to join their 6TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY from March 1 to 31, 2017. 

PRIZES: Grand Prize: $50 Gift Card. Other Prizes: Gift Cards, book giveaways, etc. 


There are 3 ways to participate: 

Method # 1: Donate a book giveaway. 

Method # 2: Purchase a 6th Anniversary Party + Social Media Package worth 
120 78 credits (limited slots) 

Method # 3: Purchase a 6th Anniversary Party Big Banner Ad Package 
(now includes Social Media exposure) worth 350 250 credits (3 slots)

***Please email them if you wish to reserve Method #3***

For more details on each of the methods discussed above, please click on this link for more information: 

Instructions to purchase the ad packages and how to donate can also be found on the link above. 

DEADLINE: February 20, 2017 

For questions and clarifications, please send an email to Due to the expected huge volume of email, please allow them to get back to you within 10 days before sending a follow-up email.