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.
“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!”
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!
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.
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.
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!
And in a post, tell me why you love my In The Heart of a Valentine Series! Make sure to use this hashtag
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! ***
I haven’t told you about my sister’s of the pen yet! 🥂
Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic – loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever Need), BRAB- Breakout Author of the Year 2014, and BRAB – Book Wifey of the Year 2018 (Vindicated). When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit,
Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her mailing list. Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels at,
Did you hear? Wait No More released May 2, 2019! Woot! Again, you have gathered around this story and took the book to number one on Amazon, which is amazing each and every time it happens. I want you to know, I take nothing for granted. Thank you for reading and sharing. You are without a doubt #SquadGoals! Aye!
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up this redemption romance. Find it HERE.
The rumors… they came from sources that she trusted; the news, the neighborhood, and now the patrons in her night club, Rendezvous. Still, Sophia Clark wouldn’t believe that the soldiers who returned from their tours included the only man she ever loved. But when Dean St. James strolled through the door, the shock to Sophia’s spirit nearly disassembled her. There was no explanation for the reckless up-surging beat of her heart, not after the way Dean disappeared, leaving Sophia to wonder if he’d become a casualty of war.
Now, without time to process her turbulent emotions, Sophia comes face to face with his return, which proves to challenge the love they lost—bringing them together or closing the door on what could have been for all time.
✨ When you’re done reading please leave me a review! A fantastic one that is. 😂