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There’s A New Savage To Fear

Image of a page flipping to reveal the bottom right of a cover. On the page is Savage Bloodline Valentino DeLuca. Cover Reveal Coming in December.
Valentino DeLuca Teaser Cover

I’m so happy to join Season 2 of Savage Bloodline. The authors from season one killed these stories about the DeLuca family and I can’t wait for you to meet Valentino DeLuca and read as he learns if love will tame or welcome the savage he is.

I’m currently in my writing cave, writing this bad boy. I’m so excited for this storyline. It’s a little dark, but that makes the sunshine at the end all the more worth it.

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Join me live on Thursday

At 8:00 PM CT on September 22nd, come join me as I hang with Romance Happy Hour, a podcast all about romance and answer questions. I’ll also talk about my recent release, A Test of Fayth, and read an excerpt from the book. If you want to see your girl be a little extra when she reads, this is your chance. Also, if you have any burning questions, I will be happy to share.

The live broadcast is available on the Romance Happy Hour Facebook page( https://www.facebook.com/RomanceHappyHour/) or the Romance Happy Hour YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTRYdN-BOhLZlG-DgJClhA).

There will also be a giveaway. Want to enter? No probs. It’s easy, go to https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=571536498150471&set=a.154388089865316 and follow the directions for the giveaway.

Need a reminder? No worries. RSVP on the events page (https://www.facebook.com/events/3249710138582596) and you’ll get a reminder for when the event starts.

Can’t wait to see you on Thursday.

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Check me out: My first podcast interview

Today I spoke to Chelsia McCoy’s Women Winning at Writing hosted by Your Writing Table and it was pretty awesome. She was the first podcaster I’ve ever interviewed with so I was super nervous and excited to talk about my book Indomitable. Talking with Chelsia was like talking to a friend. We ended up speaking about my family and other topics. Check out the full interview on spotify here.

I’m usually such an introvert, but she really made the experience comfortable. This means you all have more podcasts to look forward to. If you have a favorite podcaster whose show you would like me to go on, hit me up. I will try to make it happen now that the bandage is off.

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Fall Into These Steamy Short Reads

Your girl has been busy busy busy.

Look at my babies. I’m so excited that their pre-orders are up.

A book cover with a heart shaped dog tag. Title is Heart of a Wounded Hero A Test of Fayth by Melverna McFarlane

First up: A Test of Fayth

Release Date: September 7, 2022

Blurb:

She healed my broken heart, then she ghosted me.

During my twenty years of service in the US Marine Corps, fighting for my country came easy. It was love that brought me to my knees.

Now I have a six-year-old daughter who needs me, but I’m struggling to get past the betrayal that brought her into my life. Her biggest champion is my sexy new neighbor, Fayth, who doesn’t know that once upon a time she used to be my champion, too. Her letters gave me hope that I could find love again.

Out of the blue, she stopped writing, but now that I’ve found her, I’ll do anything to keep her by my side.

There are other great stories by 60+ amazing authors in this collaboration to bring awareness to our military. If you would like to know more about this great project, visit the Heart of a Wounded Hero website.

Book cover of a Black woman in a lime green dress. Title is Caught Red Handed. Book by Melverna McFarlane.

First up: Caught Red Handed

Release Date: October 21, 2022

Blurb:

A Christmas bandit. A mafia bar owner. An unlikely holiday match.

How to live a peaceful life.

Rule Number One: Don’t steal from the mob.

Rule Number Two: In the event that you ignore rule number one…Don’t get caught.

Did Yomaris follow her own amazing advice? Nope.

After robbing a mark of every piece of high-end jewelry and black market artwork he owned, she unknowingly took a necklace steeped in lore. The next thing she knew, her mark moved into her apartment with his dog. On top of that, he informed her that she now belonged to him, and he vowed to take care of his belongings.

His promise certainly made her rebellious lady parts tingle. It was the Christmas season after all and she’d been caught red handed.

Oh, yeah.

Rule Number Three: Don’t have a one-night stand with the guy you robbed.

Too late, Yomaris. Too late

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Dark, Dangerous & Irresistible

🚨 P R E O R D E R  A N N O U N C E M E N T 🚨

I’ve teamed up with twenty-three USA Today and Amazon Bestselling authors to bring you a brand-new, exclusive Mafia Romance collection.

Vows and Vendettas: A Mafia Romance Anthology

Our underworld is filled with bloodshed and malice, and darkness dominates our lives. 

It’s our world… where limits are built of smoke, and their rules have no power. 

And when we find the object of our deepest desires, we are ruthless. Nothing, not even their defiance, will stand in our way.

We cast our shadows on them and they give our corruption a purpose.

Before, we were breaking the rules for ourselves. Now, we are breaking every rule for them.

Grab this limited-edition collection before it’s gone forever!

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⚜ Participating Authors

L.K. Shaw & Rachel Everly

Kristen Luciani & Londyn Quinn

N. Isabelle Blanco

Ember Davis

Indie Black & R.A. Smyth

E.M. Shue

Beena Khan

Bella Di Corte

A.R. Thomas

Lilith Roman

Michelle Fernandez

Nicole Banks

K.L. Taylor-Lane & Sienna Varrone

Melverna McFarlane

Layne Daniels

Suki Williams

Quinn Marlowe

Lyra Sloane

Lucy Scott Bryan

Ember Michaels

⚜ Cover Design by: Leah Maree of Designs by LM

#mafiaromance #preorder #steamyromance #comingsoon #vowsandvendettas #darkromance

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Anticipated Cover Reveal is Around the Corner

On Monday July 25th at 1:30 PM EST, I’ll be doing a takeover in Geeky Girl’s Whole Latte Books where I and 20 of my fellow authors will be revealing our book covers for our Curves for Christmas books. The fun starts at 9:00 AM EST and goes until 9:00 PM EST.

Curves for Christmas, you say?

That’s right. Our novels take place at Fitzpatrick Place. This Christmas things are heating up with some brand new tenants. From Sexy Santas to Mistletoe Kisses, the Curves for Christmas Series is bringing you over 20 new stories to warm you up this holiday season!

You won’t want to miss this fun.

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Christmas in July

For those of you who aren’t newsletter subscribers, this will come as news to you. I am in a Christmas collaboration with twenty plus amazing authors. Our books center curvy women and Christmas. What’s not to love, right?

Well to celebrate, we’ll be doing a takeover on July 25, 2022 in Geeky Girl’s Whole Latte Books. The fun starts at 9:00 AM EST and goes until 9:00 PM EST. I’ll be popping in at 1:30 PM, but there will be a lot of new-to-you authors ready to entertain with games and giveaways. You’ll also get the cover reveal of my Christmas book.

Hope to see you.

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A busy release and more

With my third book, I have come to the conclusion that I will never not be a nervous wreck during release week. My mind is a non-stop scroll of to-dos, signing up for ways to get the word out, hoping that the risks I’ve taken as a newbie will pay off, and the list goes on.

Thankfully tomorrow is the 4th and a day to take a breath and reflect. There are many concerning issues impacting women of color like me, and it is all too easy to spiral into negative thoughts, but tomorrow I am determined to put all that aside.

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am able to wake up every day and write, challenge myself and in doing so, deliver great stories to readers who love romance.

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you know I am currently working on a short novella to be part of Hope Ford’s Heart of a Wounded Hero Series. I finished writing my first draft and it’s out for my critique partners to tear apart. I love the critical feedback I get because it makes my stories stronger. I’m hoping to release in September 🤞🏾 but will update soon. If you want to be one of the first to know what’s going on such as cover reveals, pre-orders, and new releases, subscribe to my newsletter.

In the meantime, my July is getting packed. First up is my takeover in Chelsea’s Angels Facebook group from 3:00 PM EST (9:00 AM HST) to 3:30 PM EST (9:30 AM HST). Hope to see you there.

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Last of the Oliveris

I’m sorry for neglecting you. It’s been a challenge for me to juggle—aka learn to navigate and post— on social media. I don’t think I’ve gotten the hang of it yet, but I make progress every day. Between that and writing, I haven’t given you as much attention as you deserve. I intend to post more regularly though. I’ve been writing like a fiend so there will be more to come.

First, the finale to the Oliver mafia series. The final book features Lorenzo and Onika and I must say I really loved this couple. They are fire together. If you haven’t done so yet, check them out.

As my release is so close to another author friend of mine, Aurora Paige, I will be joining her takeover of the group 1-Click Addict Support Group to help her celebrate her release. Join me and twenty other authors on July 1, 2022. The takeover is from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST. My half hour begins at 8:30 PM.

If you want to know more about Aurora’s release, check her book out.

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No Rest For the Wicked

I have been busy tapping away at the keys, working on my next project. It can be hard to concentrate when the weather is so nice. The first draft of René and Nico is complete. It took me a while to go through my first round of edits before sending it off to my critique partners, but once I get the marked-up version, I will dive in and slash, burn, and kill until I get something my publisher, and most importantly, you my readers, will stay awake reading.

While René and Nico are under the microscope, you can join me on August 20, 2021 at 9:00 – 10:00 PM CST as I do an author takeover on Facebook in Romance Books Fan Room. So if you are a night owl, come enjoy the fun and games with me. Mafia themed, of course.

Can’t wait to see you there.