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! ***

Unparalleled Love Series

𝐇𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲! 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥, 𝐰𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞.

𝐎𝐨𝐡 𝐥𝐚 𝐥𝐚… 💋

𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭s𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭s𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐧 𝐂. 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞, 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞! 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭, 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞.

𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐬𝐨𝐧

𝑼𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒆𝒓

𝑨𝒕𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂 𝑮𝒆𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒂 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆

𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒆 𝑨𝒍𝒖𝒎𝒏𝒂

𝑩𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔

5’6 150 𝑷𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒔

𝑾𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒛𝒆𝒓

𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅

𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕

𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕, 𝑺𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒄𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒆


𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐜𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞

𝑨𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅-𝑾𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒇

𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝑨𝒕𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑨𝒍𝒖𝒎𝒏𝒊

𝑨𝒕𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂 𝑮𝒆𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒂 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆

𝑷𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒕

𝑾𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒛𝒆𝒓

𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒓

6’3 260 𝑷𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒆

𝑯𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒐𝒇𝒕 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅.

𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕, 𝑱𝒂𝒅𝒂 𝑾𝒊𝒍𝒔𝒐𝒏

𝑨 𝒅𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒏


𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬, 𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐍𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬, 𝐧𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐈 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫. 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐧’𝐬 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞. 💋

𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞.

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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,

https://www.sharoncooper.net/


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,

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𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆: 𝑺𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 5, 2019

𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬!

𝑻𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔. 𝑨 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕. 𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒓𝒆, 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒉𝒊𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅.

𝑼𝒏𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔.

New Release

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!

Wait BestSeller

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Wait No More

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. 😂

Merry Christmas!

Santa baby… 💋

She was tired of waiting and his starvation for her had reached its ultimate peak. So when a Christmas party brings Eden Alexandria Rose and Derek James Clark face to face again, sparks turn into a detonation of desire that lands them both, on the naughty list. 🌹

✨ Merry Christmas! ✨

Sooo I know I said A Game-Changing Christmas would be my last release of the year, but Derek James Clark and Eden Alexandria Rose would not tone it down, and now, here we are. 🚨This is not their full story. 🚨It is a glimpse inside their holiday season. If you care to find out what they’re up too. 💋

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