Sunday Sample

Hey reading family! Beautiful Assassin will release this Thursday, November 14th and as we prepare to catch up with Celine and Brian, here’s a Sunday Sample. But be WARNED, this sample is not suitable for young readers. Enjoy.

Prologue

“It’s not time. She’ll kill you quicker than you can blink.” 

Felix Briggs glared at Dexter McKenzie, frustration filling his veins as he pointed at the man behind the desk.

“You said if I followed you, you would help me avenge my family, but every time I come to you with proof that I’m ready, you pull this shit! How long am I supposed to wait!? Her army is building with each passing day. It’s been two fucking years—”

“And still, she’ll slaughter your ass before you can get off a shot!”

Dexter rose from the high-backed leather office chair, his scowl transforming his face like a menacing bulldog.

In the underground headquarters of Simon Cross—the former boss of the west—the two stared angrily at each other, neither of them wanting to concede. 

“Do not forget. You were there in the room. You watched her blow off the head of everyone who defied her. This will not be something you can train for. The type of skill you’ll need to take off her head comes with experience and mastery, and you possess neither.”

Dexter loosened the tie around his neck, his long day of pretending to be a home insurance salesman coming to an end. 

“I’ve got an army ready for war, and the Devereaux organization won’t see it coming. They are confident that all of the remaining men have scattered, and they own all four boroughs.”

“Fuck your army.” Dexter shook his head as Felix’s grimace deepened. “One by one, she will pick them off and leave you for last so you can witness her massacre. Then, she’ll stand you in front of the mirror and make you watch your own death.”

Felix squared his toned shoulders, confident and determined. “You sound afraid. But I’m not scared of no bitch.”

When Felix entered the life of gunrunning, it was because it was a quick way to make money. He was seventeen and ready for all that life had to offer. 

That was four years ago when he’d had the mentorship of his uncle Devon Briggs to coach him about the game of gunrunning, the rules, and players. Then, the only thing Felix cared about was making sure he could take care of his disabled wife, who he’d married right out of high school. He quickly became her sole caregiver after a freak accident while vacationing on their honeymoon. 

The first few years had been a breeze. The operations Felix became a part of happened smoothly, without any disruption. But after Celine Devereaux assassinated his uncle Devon, he’d slowly learned that she’d been married to his absentee father, igniting a sudden craving that thirsted for revenge.

“That bitch,” Dexter drawled, snapping Felix out of his maddening thoughts, “is the Queen of the Devereaux organization. The only way to get to her is from the inside. We’ve got a man on her but not close enough.”

Felix sighed harshly, then turned on his heels, the scuff of his sneakers squeaking against the tiled floor. He strolled in denim jeans and a button-down shirt to the door, unnerved and ready to put an end to a long wait.

“She spared you once. She won’t do it again. There is no mercy for those that go against her.”

Felix’s steps halted, but his back remained to Dexter. 

“If you’re really ready, you must wait for a time when she is vulnerable. When her guard is down, and mistakes are made.”

The room quieted.

“When will that be?” Felix asked.

“I’ll let you know. Until then, make sure your men are ready at all times and take your ass back to the dormitory and train.”

Felix turned to Dexter. “I’ve trained for twelve months solid!”

“She’s trained her whole life!” Dexter smacked his hand on top of the mahogany table. “Train some more!”

Beautiful Assassin 3: The Queen

Good morning reading family! I have news! Book 3 in my Beautiful Assassin series is available for pre-order. Beautiful Assassin started out as a short story challenge I posted on Facebook in a quick freestyle story. At the time a lot of authors were posting short story challenges so it was just something fun I participated in.The response I received to Beautiful Assassin for more is how we are here at book 3.

Let me tell you what Beautiful Assassin is.

It’s gritty
Suspenseful
Fast-paced
A romantic thriller.
A roller coaster (in a good way lol.)
It involves gun running
Violence (Not between the h/h)
Sex (The way I like it. 👅)
Profanity
It has a mafia style feel to it.
Celine is a hit woman and Queen of a crime organization.

If I compared Beautiful Assassin to a movie it would be, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. And maybe a little bit of John Wick, except a fly ass black woman and her king. I had an absolute blast writing this story and reading over it. I loved every second of this ride. If you trust my writing then you gotta get into this series. I hope you take a chance on Beautiful Assassin and read!

Book 1 for 99 cents here> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XVJM9SN
Book 2 on sale here > https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXVFSHP/
Book 3 preorder here > https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZXN2ZTN/

(Pay no attention to the preorder date it’s coming as early as next week!) 🤩

Dare to Indulge

Good morning reading family. Can I jump-start your week with a little treat? 

But wait! Before I do that, did you hear? I won two amazing literary awards. One for the Beverly Jenkins Author of The Year and the other the Rochelle Alers Best Series for the Falling for a Rose series!

I AM STILL totally stoked. I just can’t believe it but I am so thankful to BRAB bookclub and it’s members for the recognition. It is amazing. *dreamy sigh* Lol.

Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about that treat.

I’m on the road to publish 40 books by the end of this year. If you’re following me on social media, then you know I’m currently at 37. 

See slideshow below.

All of my books can be found on Amazon!

Towards the end of the summer I made a personal vow.

1 – Short story

1 – Novella

1 – Novel

And I will reach my goal! So we have arrived to today. I’ve added a short story to my Lunch Break Series.

The Lunch Break Series is not a continuation of the same story in parts. It is a series of standalone short stories that you can enjoy on your lunch break hour. These stories are written purely for your quick gratification.


He was the only man she’d ever loved…

When CEO Monica Stratton needs to make an appearance that could catapult her career to new heights, she sends her assistant to pick out a chaperone from the agency—a discreet escort service with the finest gentlemen money can buy.

But when the man on her doorstep turns out to be the only one to make her pulse thump recklessly, the evening will take her on a passionate ride to surrender, one she may wish will never end. 

Do you dare to indulge? ➡️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZCK71HC

In The Heart of a Valentine

One of your favorite family’s is now available on audio!

Hunter, Xavier, Lance, Raphael, and you even get a taste of the Rose men from my Falling for a Rose series in the novella, A Game-Changing Christmas. 

I know I might be a bit bias but baby, these men are yummy! Jakobi Diem is giving us dominant alpha male vibes as he narrates some of our favorite men.  

Wesleigh Siobhan has had me laughing, crying, and in all kinds of heartfelt moods with her narration as our favorite women, best friends, moms, and aunts! 

If you haven’t had a chance to dive into this series on audio, you should try it! With Audible, you can get a free trial when you join. Not only that, but I’m going to give away two copies of the entire audiobook series as it stands now. One through five! 

How to win:

Head over to >>Twitter<< 

And in a post, tell me why you love my In The Heart of a Valentine Series! Make sure to use this hashtag 

#WhyILoveInTheHeartOfAValentine

My retweet will enter you into the giveaway! 

Giveaway ends 10.9.2019 at 6 pm est.

Side note: If you’ve purchased this series on audio, then your entry will go toward signed copies of books 1 – 5 instead.

*** Whenever you’re done, listening, or reading, if you’ll take a moment and leave a review, it’ll let me know you’re enjoying this series in multiple formats. Ebook, paperback, and audio! Then maybe the Falling for a Rose series will be on audiobook next! ***

Everlasting Desire ✨

“𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒐 𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒓𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒇.”

Solomon set the stove to simmer, put aside his utensils, and strolled the short distance to stand before Jada. 

With arms outstretched, he settled each palm on both sides of the counter, locking Jada in and holding her attention with his gaze.

“You’re hungry for the chef?” his deep voice murmured.

Jada nodded, her speech stuck behind the soaring tempo of her pulse.

“Hmmm…” he growled. “Now that we’re more than friends, what do you think about me being a part of your future?”

Her heart knocked. “You are a part of my future, Solomon.”

They stared, absorbed in each other in every way. 

“Yeah. But I mean…” he leveled his mouth with hers, “…I want to be your man, Sunshine.”

Jada’s entire body was lit up with sudden sparks of energy, and the warmth that filled her heart spooned her like a comfort she’d never known.

New Release!

Amazon  ► https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WGCBC5G

Teaser Tuesday – Everlasting Desire

Hey reading family! Today I bring you an un-edited teaser of Everlasting Desire for your reading pleasure. As you may be aware, Everlasting Desire is a part of a three book series and the other books, Heart’s Desire, and Soul’s Desire, is written by best selling, award winning author’s Delaney Diamond and Sharon C. Cooper.

Our books are currently available for pre-order, and here’s a sneak peek into my contribution to the series. Enjoy! 💋

The rise of a new day

Warm arms, strong and muscular wrapped Jada in a shell. Her heart skipped a beat, and she turned, slowly facing a rugged goatee. Her eyes ran up his lips, so succulent and tempting, over a strong nose, into dark brown eyes—a glimmer of hazel sparkling in the depth of his gaze.

“You’re… awake,” she announced.

His arms pulled her tight.

“I am,” he responded, his unblinking stare, piercing.

“I know that look and before you ask, can I brush my teeth first?”

If she admitted to herself that being this close to him was causing absolute wreckage on her spirit, maybe he would grant her request a little faster.

“Please?”

He eyed her a second longer, considered denying her request because this was typical Jada. She wanted to hide from him, and there was so much that needed to be said.

“We need to talk.”

“I know, and we will,” she moved to slip out of his arms, and he released her, with frustration in a sigh that dispersed on his lips.

Running into the sanctuary of his master bathroom, Jada shut the door without bothering to lock it, knowing Solomon wouldn’t interrupt whatever quiet moment was needed. He was so considering. Always on the lookout for others and making sure at every moment that Jada was good or possessed what she needed.

Not only that, but their friendship, from the moment they met in grade school, grew, as their fondness for one another developed. Their similarities became more apparent, and they exercised those commonalities daily. Like adding martial arts to their regular exercise regimen or watching dark rom-com movies like A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. It was their all-time favorite. They’d hit the streets for any political front-runner they believed in and even had the pleasure of being partners on daytime game shows like Family Feud.

But most importantly, Jada and Solomon had been able to do with one another, something that they’d yet to accomplish with anyone else. They recognized each other’s differences and understood that those distinctions played a vital role in their individual character. Whether it was Jada’s need to unplug every appliance or electronic in the house because she swore the energy used from them while they were off was money that could be saved, to Solomon walking out of the room and leaving the light’s on because he would return shortly or that it slipped his mind.

Regardless of which, instead of demanding the other get with the program, they individually worked on their own accord to bring ease to the other’s anxiety by being mindful of those instances.

 It was everything she needed in a mate. He was everything she needed.

That thought made Jada shake her head and push off the door and make her way over cold Italian marble tile to the glass shower door. She reached for the nozzle and checked the temperature of the water as her thoughts rewound to yesterday, then last night.

Marcus.

Jada had the hard evidence to prove that he’d been cheating on her. As she added the camera to the stuffed animal he’d purchased for her birthday the day before, second thoughts had riddled Jada’s mind. But she needed to know. More importantly, she was desperate to find out if her assumptions were just that.

But they hadn’t been. And the raw, ugly truth made Jada lift her hand to her chest and massage a thumb between her breasts as if to console the pain that rested there.

It was time to leave him once and for all. But that wasn’t the biggest issue of yesterday.

She kissed her best friend and remembered it as if she was sober and full of sound mind when she’d lifted into his mouth.

Excuses taunted her.

You were drunk. You needed consoling. You wanted to feel loved again.

And even after all of those half-truths floated around her mind, Jada shed her clothes and stepped into the downpour of crushing water, knowing, it was something else altogether.

“What is happening?” She murmured, exhaling while entertaining risky possibilities.

Release Date: 9.5.19

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Heart’s Desire 💋

Co-workers Nathan Crenshaw and Janice Livingston once had a passionate relationship that went up in flames and created a strained environment at their place of employment. Since then Janice has tried to move on. Unfortunately, they have to work together, and unfortunately, she’s still very attracted to Nathan.

Nathan can’t forget his connection with Janice—a connection he hasn’t experienced with any other woman. After an earth-shattering kiss rekindles their flame, will these two finally get it right—or will an outside force get in the way?

Soul’s Desire 💋

Some past loves can stand the test of time…

Ballet dancer Soul Carrington has lived her dream of traveling the world. But the past year has been one life hurdle after another until she moves back to Atlanta. Now life is looking up, especially when she comes face to face with a past love. A man who makes her heart dance pirouettes and her body pulse with desire.

Not a day has gone by that police officer Micah Olsen hasn’t longed for his first love. However, their encounter in Atlanta is not accidental. Yet, against his better judgment, he has to let her believe it is, which isn’t easy. All of the emotions he once felt for her return with a vengeance. Their attraction is more powerful than ever, and when hot kisses turn into heated nights, Micah knows he has to come clean. But will it be too late?