Support Book Lovers Day Romance Book Fair

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

This week, a number of authors will be participating in the Book Lovers Day Romance Book Fair hosted by Iris Blobel.

The fair will run from August 9-15, so check out the landing page for a wonderful range of romance novels that will be on sale. The landing page is here

The book I will have on special at $0.99 is Grudge, which is here.

After dumping her cheating ex, Corra Bingham goes on vacation to take her mind off the double whammy of her cheating ex and overbearing father. But things turn complicated when she nearly loses her life to a ruthless and persistent stalker.

She's clueless as to why anyone would choose her for blood sport, but isn't happy when Phillip Denham appoints himself as her protector. He's everything she doesn't want in a man—good-looking, frugal with the truth, and a law-enforcement officer. Try as she might, she cannot make him go away.

On a previous visit to the exotic island of Xantrope, Phillip Denham discovers that he has a twin. His life is a complex web of lies and he wants answers. Intrigued by the missing pieces of his past, Phillip returns to the island to trace his roots.

While there, he encounters Corra and someone who is intent on putting her six feet under. She's a fascinating woman, but her relentless enemy makes him wonder what she's involved in. Using his skills as a detective, he races to find answers that will prevent Corra from ending up on a slab in the morgue.

The Heart of Things on The Hive Podcast

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Great news!!! 

The Heart of Things is featured on this week’s episode at The Hive. Have a look at the webpage. You can also go ahead and subscribe to the podcast.

Be sure to go on over and listen to the interview and the excerpt from The Heart of Things. 

Author Confession - Prime Children

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes readers don’t get that. The other day one person had a problem with a seven year old in one of my stories. The person thought she was too ‘prime’ for her age. I know better going on my experiences with my son, who has an old soul, and some of the kids I’ve been privileged to observe.

At the job site, the place is overrun with kids at a summer camp. On my visit to the ladies’ room today, I heard one little girl saying she needed privacy (at the top of her voice) because she was changing into her swim suit. After exiting the stall, I asked the counsellor the age of the girls. She said six. When I told her why I asked, she chuckled.

Yes, the kids today are not slouches and I’ve always believed that how they develop depends on the way we treat them. So, yes, the youngsters in my books may seem wiser than their years but I’ve learned that many of them are much more forthright than I was at their age. 

With a bit of encouragement to talk, they amaze me with all the stuff they know. As I’ve told my son on many occasions, “You’re so much brighter than I was at your age.”

He doesn’t believe me, but his grades tell the tale.

Forever Mine Book Tour - May 20-24

Monday, May 20, 2019

Having loved and lost, can Scott and Shevaughn get things right this time?

After being betrayed by his fiancée, Scott Fine isn't about to trust another woman.

Shevaughn Young escaped from her marriage to a control freak and isn’t planning to give up her independence a second time.

A mix up with their hotel booking throws them together and Scott and Shevaughn realize they want the same thing—an interlude with no strings attached.

That’s until their connection turns into something they didn’t anticipate. Now they’re hard-pressed to keep their passion from flaring out of control and into something that looks like forever.


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J.L. Campbell is an award-winning Jamaican author who has written over thirty books. She writes contemporary and sweet romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, as well as new and young adult novels.

Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, is fascinated with the island's flora and has hundreds of photos in her collection. She is a certified editor and also writes non-fiction.

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New Release - Forever Mine

Sunday, April 14, 2019

#NewRelease #InterracialRomance #KindleUnlimited

On Friday, I released Forever Mine, which was part of a boxed set in 2018. Basically, I've taken the book apart and put it back together.

It is my hope that you enjoy Scott & Shevaughn's story. Here's a snippet:

I buried my nose in Scott’s neck and inhaled his scent. His skin gave off that same earthy combination of vanilla, leather, and musk that had grown familiar in the past few weeks. My lips connected with his chin in a sloppy smooch.

He turned his head and claimed my mouth in a heady kiss. Our close contact reminded me of all I'd been without since he left the island on Friday evening. Under the fluorescent light outside the airport, I cupped his cheeks while smiling into his eyes.

Scott stroked my jaw with his thumb and cradled my head. His other hand pressed me to him in a tight hug. “D'you know how much I missed you?” he mumbled into my hair.

“Maybe as much as I missed you?”

We grinned at each other, while I thought this scene was crazy. Butterflies swirled in my stomach and heat raced over my back, where Scott's hands rested. I wasn’t given to public displays of affection, but with Scott everything normal had flown out the window. The persons coming out of the arrival lounge flowed around us, seeking taxis or those who had come to transport them.

“Let's go,” I said, “before people think we've lost our minds.”

“Nah,” he said, swinging his case into the trunk of the Honda.

“They'll guess we want to be together, more than anything else.”

His words triggered a tiny alarm in my mind, but I was so exhilarated with having him back, my blood flooded my veins in a heady rush. I felt as though Christmas had come early. What made my reaction so out of character was that we'd spoken every day since he left.

Yesterday, we talked late into the night. He'd shared stories about the mischief he and Rhys got into as boys and how he ended up in the hospital with a broken arm after a skateboard stunt.

When he called me at lunchtime to say he'd finished the seminar early and was coming back this evening, I didn't ask him for a reason. I simply agreed to pick him up from the airport. After we ended the call, I arranged for Mom to collect Angel from school and stay at my place until I got home.

On the ride toward Scott's place, I told him Angel had sent greetings, and we discussed how the seminar went. In twenty minutes, we were at his townhouse. He got the travel case out of the car while I opened the door with the key he'd put in my hand.

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The Heart of Things ...

Monday, March 18, 2019

The newest kid on the block for me is The Heart of Things, book 2 in the In Medias Res series. So, here’s how the story goes …

After a year-long Jamaica-Miami romance, Douglas Blythe succeeds in putting a ring on Khalila Skyers’s finger. Though gun-shy, Khalila is willing to marry Douglas, under one condition. She wants a baby.

Doug can’t go back on his promise to give her anything she wants but sees trouble on the horizon with two teenage girls, a hectic business schedule, a devious ex-wife, plus a household turned upside down by a baby he doesn’t want.

Their commitment to each other is unquestionable, but will this couple’s differences bind them together…or force them apart?

Douglas and Khalila have had their ups and downs, but I hope I've managed to bring their story to a satisfactory close. Love at a certain age, previous losses, and blended families are a challenging mix.

I hope readers will find The Heart of Things worth the wait.

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Book Review: Eshe by J.D. Mason

Saturday, February 23, 2019

If I say Eshe is a mess at the start of her book and for a fair portion of it, you’ll think I’m unkind. But, she does have issues which she’s been fighting all her life. That doesn’t mean she’s not courageous and smart. She doesn’t fit anywhere and nothing is as it seems. Eshe gradually grows into who she is, although she kicks and screams all the way there.

Fantasy is not my favorite genre, but this book had me wrapped up from start to finish. The characters are multi-faceted and fascinating. Andwele is an alpha hero through and through. He’s been chosen for an integral role in Eshe’s life and despite his lack of enthusiasm at the start, he takes to the task with gusto … too much at times. His sometimes clueless approach makes him likable and he doesn’t back away from life-threatening situations.

He’s the right man for the job, though, given his shady reputation and skill sets. J.D. Mason did a great job with his character, moving him from a selfish, snarky individual, to one who recognizes and embraces his role as hero.

Andwele and Eshe’s connection, when it eventually happens, is satisfactory and this reader was happy and relieved. If you like tales of high adventure with demigods and shifters, you’ll enjoy Eshe.

SOURCE: I borrowed the book via my KU subscription.


My Last Baggage Call - Book Tour

Friday, February 22, 2019

Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a book blast tour for My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell. This tour will run Feb 22, 2019. Click here to book your own tour. 
Genre of Book: Memoir, Motivational, Military Life and History
ISBN-10: 1986878406
ISBN-13: 978-1986878401
           Meet Glenn 
Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell (Retired) is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2002. During his military career, he served as a heavy vehicle driver, a squad leader, and non-commissioned officer.
In September 1991, SFC Powell joined the George HW Bush White House as a chauffeur, and in 1992, was promoted to transportation coordinator for the white house Press Corps, serving in the Clinton Administration.
In December 1995, he assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One.
In January 2001, during his service under President George W. Bush, SFC Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.
SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Metal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.
Glenn and Ronda Holloway Powell have been married for 25 years, and have three sons, Darius, Warren, and Glenn, II. They reside in Virginia. For more information, or to contact Glenn Powell regarding availability for speaking opportunities, please email him at

              About The Book
Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.
A Soldier’s Story 
Shortly after I turned 18, I enlisted in the army. Around that time, I learned that the young woman I’d been dating was pregnant, so going into the army would be an opportunity to provide for my child. The army sent me to Fort Dix in New Jersey for boot camp training on April 22, 1982. It was the perfect enlistment site for me.
Because of the popular television show, Dallas, I had in mind that I wanted to go to Fort Hood, Texas and meet JR Ewing. Not only did I meet Larry Hagman, the actor who played JR, but I also met the entire cast at one of the big Dallas malls. That was in the 80s when the networks spent money to have cast members show up to greet their fans, and when fans could easily get a photo with the stars. Meeting JR had been on my mental bucket list. Later I learned that “Klinger” from Mash and Danny Thomas were both from Toledo, and so I added them to the list.
In 1983, I re-enlisted and chose Hawaii as my next army stint. There for 18 months, I’m convinced that the Hawaii move helped me look long and hard at myself and my future. In Hawaii, I decided I needed to better myself. I enrolled at the Wahiawa Community School for Adults and got my high school diploma. My mother was so disappointed when I didn’t graduate from high school, so I did it as much for her as for myself.
My long transportation management career began in Wahiawa. I was one of a large number of applicants who applied for a temporary mission of driving for the Sergeant Major for the division. He was the senior enlisted man at the post. I beat out the other candidates for that position. Later, I drove for the one-star general at the post. After that, I returned to my unit and worked as the battalion mail clerk until he left in 1985. While there, I met friends and mentors who would help me decide on my career journey. That same year, I was asked to re-enlist, and First Sergeant Herbert Harris became a lifelong mentor and friend. Sergeant Harris recommended that I choose Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia for my re-enlistment. I remained at Fort Eustis from April 1985 until January 1988.
I became a squad leader, and for the next six months, I managed a squad of truck drivers in and around the base. After that, I was set on transportation becoming my specialty, but my career trajectory changed some when I was appointed to head up NCO Training, where I was responsible for the training of 270 soldiers.
Around this time, I met First Sergeant Fletcher Walker. He was sent in to straighten out our company, and he did just that. He would stand up at the top of the stairs with his hat covering his eyes but looking down at us. Sergeant Walker was a ‘soldier among soldiers,’ an airborne paratrooper, a Vietnam Veteran who had been shot three times. There was no one more surprised when he chose me to run the training.
I knew he had high expectations, and I was determined not to disappoint him. He was the kind of leaders for whom soldiers would fight and die. He was a true hero who taught me how to be a soldier and a man. He shared a lot about life with me. I imitated him in many ways so much that everyone would call me “Baby Walker.” I met his family and it was an honor. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.
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Sunday Sample - His Reluctant Valentine

Sunday, February 3, 2019


Nasira closed her portfolio and attempted to stand, but Rory stopped her. “Nas, I’m sorry you feel the way you do and although you’re wrong for not hearing me out—”

She shot to her feet. “Why should I? Didn’t you tell me to get the hell out of your office, to quote you?”

“I was trying to explain—”

“The time for that was last night, but maybe you couldn't do that because you were too busy at your apartment.”

She pressed her mouth into a smirk he’d have found sexy at any other time. Now, his heart rate sped up at her words. How did she know about that? Most likely Jaxen.

He’d deal with him in a minute, but not before finishing with the woman in front of him. She stood like a mannequin and her face was set in an unforgiving mask. He’d gotten that look often enough to know what it meant.

Hope fled and he sighed. Although she hadn’t responded to his text, he’d hoped good sense would prevail and she’d allow him to explain what happened last night.

Pushing back his chair, he stood. What goaded him to say the words that came to his lips, he didn’t know, but he soldiered ahead with putting his foot into his mouth. “I hope you’ll finish the job I’ve paid you to do, like the professional you are.”

Nasira’s mouth twisted and she settled her face into calm lines before she answered. “There’s no need to worry about that. You’ll get value for your money.”

She swung around and marched to the door, minus the usual sway in her hips. Yep, Nasira was as mad as hell.

But so was he, and that didn’t bode well for a truce between them any time soon.

Love's Required by Aja

Friday, January 18, 2019

 Only Love Can Heal What's Broken ...

Camille "Cami" Douglas doesn't have it all figured out. In fact, she is known for making a lot of mistakes in the name of living-it-up and following her free spirit, but this time she has bumped her head and broken her own heart in a way that has taken its toll. She's done. 

Logan Graham, also known as "Angel" by fellow paramedics, has issues of his own, but his came from a 911 call he responded to months ago that still gives him nightmares and makes him avoid the people closest to him. 

Two people, each broken apart by life's choices and circumstances, form a deep friendship because of one's need to be saved and the other's need to be hero. Both have to learn to use LOVE to heal old wounds and to redeem their battered souls.

Love's Required debuts January 18th

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Aja is the writer of sensually erotic and passionate women’s fiction. Her stories allow readers to experience realistic, inspiring, and soulful interactions and intense passion while overcoming life’s challenges. She is inspired by soulful music and sensual art to craft her stories. Her published works include the Love & Passion series and the Unexpected series with Roy Glenn. 

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