One of my recent reading pleasures has been checking out Chicki Brown’s Stafford Brothers series. I’m excited to say that her latest is out and by all accounts it’s another hit. Fifth in this wonderful family series, I Want You Back, features the youngest Stafford brother, Nick. Synopsis I Want You Back: Cherilyn Vernon had been dating … More Chicki Brown’s I Want You Back.
Today is release day for the Women: Withstanding All Anthology, which features short stories from fourteen women authors whose work spans the spectrum from urban fiction, to romance, to women’s fiction; and also spans the different stages of women’s lives, from childhood to maturity. The unifying theme is that it features women, persevering. And here … More Women: Withstanding All Release Day!
It was two and a half years ago that I turned on my Kindle to hunker down and read the novel Unsuitable Men. Little did I know that I was beginning a passionate admiration for a writer whose voice seems to magically coexist rhythmically and figuratively with the inner voice in my head. And now … More Women: Withstanding All/Meet Nia Forrester
Day two of my introductions to the authors of the anthology Women: Withstanding All gives me immense pleasure because I so appreciate all this particular woman has to offer as a writer and a mentor. Out of respect I sometimes call her Ms. M but I think I also have the great honor of calling … More Women: Withstanding All/Meet Angelia Vernon Menchan
That refrain from the Beatles song has run through my head repeatedly today. It leads me to think I’m ready to discuss a recent clandestine obsession of mine. My usually eclectic reading tastes took a remarkable and singular turn shortly after finishing the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy in February of 2012. For unfathomable reasons … More Love, love, love…
The Den of Sin Series Presents REDEEMING THE AMAZON Leave your inhibitions at the door…and turn the page. New Orleans’s Hotel Beaudelaire isn’t just a critically acclaimed 5-star establishment. For New Year’s Eve, it becomes a Den of Sin, and its owner extends invitations to a few discriminating guests to help make their sexual fantasies … More New Book Release: Redeeming The Amazon by L.V. Lewis
Sadly, I’ve never read a book by Joan Didion. She’s arguably one of the best known and much heralded novelists of our time. I own at least two of her books and I’ve thought about reading them several times, especially The Year of Magical Thinking. She’s also a transplanted New Yorker who loves New York, … More Writer = God or Vessel?
I recently debated with a friend the benefit of saving words I’d put on paper but couldn’t use for the writing project I was working on. A very talented author in her own right, she urged me not to throw anything I’d written away. My friend made the convincing argument that nothing written was wasted. … More Why Write Now?