Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year! Which books would you like to read in 2015? Vote #Giveaway #ASMSG

As another year slips by and as we wake unto a new one, I want take a little time to reflect on 2014 and also to look forward to what the future might bring.

On a professional level, 2014 has been a successful year. This is the year, I finally broke even and started actually making money from writing. We're not at JK Rowling's level yet. But there's hope.

This year also saw one of my books, topping the Amazon Bestseller category chart, when Keeping Secrets went to number 1 on the African-American list and beat some of my favourite AA authors. I think I lived in shock for days afterwards.

What else did I accomplish this year? Did I meet my yearly objectives?
I decided at the start of 2014  to publish 4 books in the year. This is what I did:

A Valentine Challenge, Challenge Series book 1 got a new lease of life when a revised version was published in February 2014.

May 2014 saw the release of Keeping Secrets, The Essien Trilogy book 1.

September 2014 saw the release of Making Scandal, The Essien Trilogy, book 2

Just in time for Halloween, Black Soul: Black Warriors series prequel was published in October 2014.

Then in November 2014, Scores, Passion Shield book 3 was released.

Yay! I met my objectives, so I can celebrate. But first I want to thank some people who have made 2014 really special for me.

Zee, Nana, Empi, Michaela, Kemi, Sharonda, Felicia, Omolara, Queenie, you ladies rock! Without you 2014 would've sucked. You hold my hand even though you are all miles away from me. I love you guys.

And for everyone who buys, reads and reviews my books, you don't know how much you mean to me. Thank you for making 2014 a success for me.
And here's to many more successes all round. I made a little video for you!

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What do I have in store for you in 2015?

The year kicks of with the release of Riding Rebel, The Essien Trilogy book 3 in January. It is currently with the editor so hoping to finalise it soon and load it up to the retailers.

Here are the optional books that could be published in 2015. I'll let you readers decide which 3 will definitely be published. Vote for the books you want to read and you could win one of them for FREE.

Her Weekend Bodyguard (working title) spin off from The Essien Trilogy and Kola Banks story

Freddie's story (I don't have a title yet) another spinoff from The Essien Trilogy

Worth a Challenge, Challenge series book 3

Black Heart, Black Warriors book 1

Surrender, Passion Shields book 4

Semper, Passion Shields book 5

So leave me a comment, telling me which 3 you'd like to see published in 2015. You can also enter the rafflecopter giveaway.

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Can you host my book tour on your blog, pretty please? #ASMSG

Hello, beautiful people! The Passion Shields book series is going on tour in January. Do you have space on your blog to host? There will be a tour-wide giveaway available for your readers too.

If you can host, I'd love to stop by your blog. Please click to sign up.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

“Tonight is about you." #SexySnippets #ASMSG #freebie Keeping Secrets

Merry Christmas, sweeties. I hope you are enjoying the festive season. Over here, it's been wonderful having hubby home for the break and just chilling. The kids loved their prezzies. Their expressions on Christmas morning as they unwrapped the gifts were priceless.

As loyal readers, I haven't forgotten you. I also have a gift for you this festive season.

I have made Keeping Secrets, (The Essien Trilogy, book 1) FREE for the next few days. It is available for FREE on all the major outlets including Amazon UK. I'm still waiting for Amazon US to mark it down. If you shop via Amazon US fee free to report the low price to Amazon so they can change the price soon.

So for today's sexy snippets, I bring you a teaser from Keeping Secrets. Enjoy.

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Unexpectedly, he swept her up and laid her flat against the pillows on the bed. His desire-filled gaze skimmed her body.
“Tonight is about you. I want to taste you. To feel your pleasure in my mouth. To watch you come apart.”
The mixture of her mind-blowing orgasm and his adoring words overwhelmed her with emotion. Tears misted her eyes and her throat clogged up.
If this is a dream, I never want to wake up.
“This is no dream, Ebony.” His knuckles brushed her left cheek.
She squeezed her eyes shut, uncomfortable for speaking her thoughts out loud.


Blurb

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?
That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding; he who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet, he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.
Ebony can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed, and is now the adoring husband she’s always dreamt of.
She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them. However, would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?
 

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Monday, 22 December 2014

One cold midnight Simi wishes for love-Candle Magic @ElodieParkes #newrelease

Happy Monday! Today I've got Elodie Parkes showing off her new book, Candle Magic, a lovely sexy fantasy romance to get you in the Christmas spirit. Over to Elodie...
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Thank you for hosting ‘Candle Magic’ on your blog today. Thank you so much to all my readers. I write from my heart so you have a piece of it. Happy Holidays.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Chapter One: Part 5 - Island Bound #SexySnippets Christmas #romance #ASMSG

Catch up on Island Bound Chapter One excerpts
Read Chapter One - part one HERE
Read Chapter One - part two HERE
Read Chapter One - part three HERE
Read Chapter One - part four HERE
Now on to part five...
(For those stopping by for Sexy Snippets, you can read the lines in bold.)




When she blew a breath against his lips, he tangled one hand in her kinky hair and splayed the other across her round behind. Tilting her head back, he took over the kiss. He swept his tongue across her lips before delving into their partition, a man starved of her delightfully succulent bounty. With his tongue, he razed and subjugated her mouth. With his lips, he drank, fueling his already raging cravings.
She swayed into him, her grip on his shoulders tightening. Her scent intoxicated him and threatened to drive him over the edge. Urging him to take her, to spread her on the sofa and show her what she’d been missing. What she’d miss, if she got what she was asking for. To remind her of the pleasure she’d been denying him—them—these long months.
Instead, he released her and stepped back, his movement brusque. He didn’t care. If he didn’t stop now, they’d be on the sofa with him inside her within a matter of moments. They’d both have pleasure and satisfaction. But only temporarily.
What he had in mind fitted more into the long term.
“I’m going to Brass Island for the festivities and you’re coming with me,” he said as he tried to control his fast, shallow breathing.
She appeared dazed and a blush colored her cheeks.
“I have other plans for Christmas,” she replied, sounding out of breath.
“Cancel them. I’ll call you to confirm travel arrangements.” “Fine. I’ll cancel.” She twisted her lips in displeasure.
He ignored her sulk. “If you say this relationship is over, then I want two weeks with you to get you out of my system. No friends or family. Just the sun, sea, and sand to distract us. After that, I’ll sign your divorce papers. Agreed?”
“Yes.”
“Good. I’ll see myself out.”
He strode away from her, into the hot sunshine before he did something he’d truly regret. Like grabbing Christy and shaking her until she recanted her words and confessed that this had all been a mistake. Otherwise, knowing she’d agreed to his demand so easily only meant she wanted him gone—out of her life.
Information so corrosive to his well-being, like salt on an open wound. He almost doubled over as his gut wrenched.
Within the confines of his car, he unleashed an angry growl, turning his pain into determination. If Christy wanted to get rid of him, he’d give her two weeks she’d never forget.



Read Chapter One - part one HERE
Read Chapter One - part two HERE
Read Chapter One - part three HERE
Read Chapter One - part four HERE



Blurb:
Marriage has stripped their relationship of its thin, rose-tinted coating, and bared their monochromatic existence for what it was. Will Joshua and Christy get a second chance this holiday season?

When Christy Inemi-Spiff discovers that the man she vowed to love and honor has no such feelings for her, she’s determined to cut her losses and move on with her life. A quick, quiet divorce is all she wishes for Christmas.

However, Joshua has other ideas. He’s not ready to walk away yet, especially when he doesn’t understand why Christy wants out of their marriage. So he demands she agree to spend a quiet Christmas on a remote African Island with him, hoping they can salvage their relationship. If she still wants a divorce after these two weeks, he will let her go. But not before he’s had his fill of her.

But with the sparking tension between them, and the secrets behind the disintegration of their marriage threatening to explode, will either of them get their wish? Or will this season of good will show them what really lies at the bottom of their hearts?

Friday, 12 December 2014

These are a few of my favourite things #ASMSG #AReads Christmas

It's the festive season and I hope you are getting into the spirit. If you're not, we, the Addictive Reads group authors, have something that could get you in a merry mood.

How about the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 7 pre-loaded with over 30 ebooks or perhaps the chance to win $50 gift card is more up your street.

Chapter One: Part 4 - Island Bound Christmas #romance #ASMSG #amwriting

Catch up on Island Bound Chapter One excerpts
Read Chapter One - part one HERE
Read Chapter One - part two HERE
Read Chapter One - part three HERE
Now on to part four...




She glanced up at him, her face creasing in a frown. If the situation wasn’t so serious, he would’ve smiled. For years, he’d allowed Christy free rein over their relationship. The only child of wealthy parents, she’d had a privileged upbringing. Joshua hadn’t quelled that tendency, wanting to provide all she desired. Watching the delightful smile on her face had always given him pleasure.
This time, granting her wish would destroy everything he’d—they’d—worked hard to build over the last few years. He couldn’t let that happen.
Time to reverse the trend.
“Do I need to repeat myself?” He lowered his tone by another octave, ensuring she didn’t miss the authority in his voice.
“No.”
The confused expression didn’t leave her face as she walked toward him. Her bewilderment was no mystery. That he’d ignored her for three months didn’t mean he didn’t know how to push her buttons. Or that he’d lost a sense of himself.
He was still in command of his life and their relationship. His role was to care for her. She would have to get used to it.
She halted before him and tugged her lip some more with her teeth. With slumped shoulders, she heaved a sigh—the slow drawn out breath weighted with resignation. His heart clenched at the sight of a seemingly subdued Christy. He ignored the appealing ache begging his concession. He couldn’t allow any distractions now.
“Kiss me,” he said.
Panic swam in the depths of her eyes as she searched his face for something he wasn’t sure of. “Joshua, I don’t think—”
“You don’t have to think. All you have to do is obey me…if you want the divorce.”
She brushed her hair back, giving him a glare that should’ve set his blood on fire. Suppressing a smile, he maintained a stern demeanor, refusing to back down. Here stood the Christy he knew. She shifted her weight from one leg to the other with her arms akimbo.
“If I do what you want, you’ll consent to the divorce?”
“Yes. If you do everything I say.”
“Within reason,” she retorted.
“Of course.” He shrugged. “I’m a reasonable man.”
She nodded. Then she put her hands on his shoulders and lifted herself on her toes. The speed of her assent baffled him. Christy didn’t usually give in so quickly if she didn’t want something.
Perhaps she’d yearned to kiss him all along.
From the moment she brushed her soft lips against his, the world around them combusted. The stockpile of desire from the past few months overwhelmed his body, setting his blood on fire. He couldn’t remember a time when things were different between them. When they didn’t have this raw heat of burning passion that consumed both of them with need for each other. No other woman ever made him feel this way.
Even after the separation, their ardor hadn’t waned. He didn’t think it’d ever change.


Read Chapter One - part one HERE
Read Chapter One - part two HERE
Read Chapter One - part three HERE



Blurb:
Marriage has stripped their relationship of its thin, rose-tinted coating, and bared their monochromatic existence for what it was. Will Joshua and Christy get a second chance this holiday season?

When Christy Inemi-Spiff discovers that the man she vowed to love and honor has no such feelings for her, she’s determined to cut her losses and move on with her life. A quick, quiet divorce is all she wishes for Christmas.

However, Joshua has other ideas. He’s not ready to walk away yet, especially when he doesn’t understand why Christy wants out of their marriage. So he demands she agree to spend a quiet Christmas on a remote African Island with him, hoping they can salvage their relationship. If she still wants a divorce after these two weeks, he will let her go. But not before he’s had his fill of her.

But with the sparking tension between them, and the secrets behind the disintegration of their marriage threatening to explode, will either of them get their wish? Or will this season of good will show them what really lies at the bottom of their hearts?