Guest Post- Meet The Author
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I have always been a writer. I’ve done it forever according to my parents. I joined the creative writing club in High School. I first became published on a dare from my best friend in 2015. I’ve continued to publish since then.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
Interesting or naughty, lol? I know never to get nekkid in the back of a Gremlin! Being caught once is enough!
What are some of your pet peeves?
I absolutely hate talking on the phone with someone chewing gum or eating. Ask my parents. I’ve hung up on them more than once.
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born and raised in Illinois. Moved to California and settled in Wisconsin. I loved the fast pace and ocean in California, but it is too crowded.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my family. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor (which is mostly gone and never turned cancerous thank goodness!) and it changes your perspective on what is important.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
Not a good one! I am usually pretty laid back but if I get pissed, I’d likely drop a bomb on whoever pissed me off. I don’t hold a grudge, but it would be hard to take back a bomb once it’s deployed.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I read, cook and sew. I love to sew. I actually took quite a few sewing classes in college. I used to make all my children’s clothes and my work clothes. My favorite outfit I made was a pair of coveralls covered in cartoon skunks, lol. Comfortable and off the wall!
Do you have a favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Day After Tomorrow. It is one I’ve watched probably twenty times. I had to buy a new disc because I wore it out. I’m not a big fan of chick flicks or romance movies. My parents think it is hilarious since I write romance.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
A Saint’s Salvation. It is one of the few that wouldn’t be shown in a movie theatre with sticky floors!
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
A Dragon, of course!
Overcoming the past is not easy, when the future seems just as scary…
Havana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradise series of steamy, suspenseful, romantic stand-alone novella length stories, set in exotic locations around the world. Readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spanish Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones. Melinda’s path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa De Amour Hotel as a guest at her client’s exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home. Originally with different agendas, once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins.
After all hell breaks out at Casa De Amour Hotel, conflict builds over Sebastian’s past, both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away. Forever asking themselves what could have been with their chances of love. Sebastian and Melinda both grow as individuals from their encounter in Havana, following a few bumps along the way they find the real meaning of love. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this romance series set in paradise.
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Could You Trust A Man With Your Heart, After A Miscarriage of Justice?
Trust In Me is book #3 of the Romance In The City Series, featuring stand-alone romance stories that spark in cities around the world.
When New York based, Chinese-American, defence lawyer Lucinda Wang loses her fiancé around Christmas two years ago, in a case of mistaken identity with the Chinese mafia, she’s faced challenges moving forward. Battling with her inner trauma and family’s demands to pick a marriage suitor to maintain tradition, she hides behind her job repulsed by the need to replace the man she connected with. She keeps busy giving her all defending New York’s most wanted men and women in high profile cases, and representing Hong Kong, China’s elite clientele.
As a legal representative her path crosses with Daryl Simpson, one of New York’s toughest detectives, previously involved with the murder investigation of her late fiancé unknown to her. As Lucinda fights one corner for her clients, Daryl fights another to protect and serve the state of New York. They don’t always see eye- to-eye. Daryl’s direct and forceful nature meets its match, both inside and outside of the court room, against Lucinda’s quick wit and sass, as an internationally known defence lawyer.
As Christmas and festive celebrations in New York approach, both lonely hearts escape to the cabins for some downtime. True to form New York’s harsh winter sets in, and the pair find themselves needing one another in a twist of events. The challenge is as the push and pull of heat between the two rises, once Lucinda learns Daryl’s past is it too late to turn back once the romance has sparked? And what about their professional boundaries and conflict of interest? Decisions need to be made, and ultimately Daryl is faced with the challenge of taming Lucinda’s heart to get her to ‘trust in me’, the question is will she?
Trust In Me #3 of The Romance In The City Series is a ‘second chance’ steamy, multicultural, romantic suspense, with mafia involvement. Following two strong characters overcome grief, learn to trust and find soul mate connection, with a lot of twists and turns between New York and Hong Kong, China along the way.
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Wow what a lovely little bite sized love story with a cute happy ever after! I really enjoyed reading this novella from just the first view pages. I would have liked more to this. This author is new to me, I stumbled across the book on Facebook, and read it on one sitting! Let’s get into the review.
Running out of the back of the bridal shop as her fiancé comes in looking for her Gabrielle Nowell literally runs into the man of her dreams on the street. When their bodies collide the magic of love fills the air. Both of them are instantly smitten, but Gabrielle knows it could never amount to anything with her wedding set for Valentines Day a little less than two months away.
DeSai Hardy is the latest hot R&B singer in the game. Signed to Golden Nowell records, he is engaged to Gabrielle Nowell, the princess of the company. However, true to his bad boy R&B image, DeSai continues to juggle multiple women at a time. DeSai has Gabby as his future wife, Sasha as his main chick and now has added another to his rotation.
Ace Prince wasn’t looking for love, but somehow cupid caught up with him anyway. Always focused on his daughter and his businesses he didn’t have much time for anything else. When he bumped into Gabrielle on the street, he couldn’t fight his attraction. Never has he set his sights on a woman that was spoken, but this time he’s losing the battle and fast. Will love win in the end or will hearts be fumbled?
Kim’s Review 4 Lovely Stars! More Please
I genuinely love it when I stumble across a book that’s short, but engaging and enjoyable a good example of an author that does not need to babble on to craft a good tale. What drew me into this story was the blurb, I remember thinking to myself, ‘wow these are two very contrasting men here, I wonder how this will turn out?’ Most importantly I hoped that the author would be able to build the contrast between DeSai and Ace…. boy did she! Here’s what I loved.
Characters- The separation between the two main men’s mentality was clearly there. In fact I really disliked DeSai and I was meant to! He was not a nice guy which made me lean towards Gabby and root for her. Gabby herself was a like-able character too. Ace, to me was a great ‘book boyfriend’. He was sweet, romantic and he fought for Gabby, literally (no spoilers) and emotionally. In the end I felt like he was very deserving of her love, and that he was just the kind of man she needed after DeSai. The other female characters also were cool to read, even if they were up to no good. Generally the characters were interesting to read.
Story line- This is a novella, and it moves quickly and it was engaging to read right from the start. I also liked the push and pull between DeSai and Gabby. I really liked how Ace and Gabby’s love developed. To me as a reader it was a classic example of ‘just knowing’ when you meet someone. Or some may call it ‘insta-love’ in romance, but it was realistic to me. Sometimes you do meet people and know that you could build something with them. I liked the fact that Ace was not even looking for love, but Gabby seemed to be the right woman to change his mind.
I found the set up of the story rather unique, this is an arranged marriage kind of between DeSai and Gabby. The circumstances being around DeSai’s fame and Gabby’s father’s values as a man struck me as unique to read.
Reality- I liked that part of this story shows Ace as a father, he has a little girl who he is responsible for. I liked that he was a good father, and that his relationship with the mother of his child was not typical ‘baby mama and baby daddy’ drama. I’m not really a fan of stories that play into these stereotypes within African American or urban romance. I loved that this author did not feel the need to hype up a dramatic woman, who would not allow the father of her child to move on. Or Gabby have ‘issues’ with the other woman. I also liked that as I read I could feel the change of heart in Ace, and his view point over whether he wanted to settle in a relationship.
Overall, What About Love is a lovely romance story with good characters, an enjoyable story line, and a beautiful happy ending. The only thing I would have loved is to have more on the development with Ace and Gabby, once they finally got over their challenges I felt like I could have read more once it ended. That’s a good thing! I recommend this novella to all those who enjoy romance generally, that can be read in under two hours, those who like multicultural or African American romance and are looking for a genuine love story. I would read more from the author. It’s free to read on Kindle Unlimited too at the time of this review, with great reviews.