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

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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.

If you're interested in what happens next, visit lrd.to/ForeverMine

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.

BUY LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Eshe-Fire-Breathing-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07NBZ2WW9

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 glennwpowell@aol.com.

              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.
Excerpt
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



#SundaySample 

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

Buy link: http://bit.ly/AjaLove

About Aja:

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. 

Author Links: 
Aja's website: http://www.ajathewriter.com

Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Aja/e/B00K30K138/

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Get The Spice Of Life

Friday, January 11, 2019


I did it! I have a new release this week. 

The Spice of Life was part of the Spice anthology and is now on it's own as a single. If you bought the Spice anthology, you don't need to buy this book, but if you didn't, go get your copy of The Spice Of Life as soon as you can! 📕It's $0.99.📕Thank you! 

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Here's the blurb:

Nyoka Emerson knows what love, success, and loss look like. She’s been betrayed and devastated and is finally pulling her life back together, when a smooth Jamaican man walks into her dressing room and makes her long for everything she didn’t know she was missing. Unfortunately, he could cost her career and peace of mind.

Anif Montague is focused on keeping the attention of his adoring readers when he lays eyes on Nyoka. She’s perfect to be the cover model for his next book, and the woman in his life, but can he convince this mysterious woman to take a chance on him? Will she accept the deal he’s offering? Or will the secrets she’s keeping explode between them with dire consequences? 

Grab your copy of The Spice Of Life at lrd.to/SpiceOfLife

IWSG Anthology Contest Winners

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Today’s the first group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! for 2019. It’s time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Try to visit a few new new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

The co-hosts today are Patricia Lynne, Lisa Buie-Collard, Kim Lajevardi, and Fundy Blue!
 
The #IWSGPit Twitter pitch is once a year now – and the next one is on January 15!
Note that hundreds of agents and publishers will be checking the hashtag that day.
To find the rules and list of genre hashtags, visit the #IWSGPit page.
The IWSG Admins will be monitoring the feed. Get those Twitter pitches ready – you have two weeks!


The WEP Challenges for the year:
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IWSG Anthology Contest Winners

The big moment everyone has been waiting for – the announcement of the IWSG winners. Here are the stories and authors that have been selected for our fourth anthology:

Oddly Suited by LG Keltner
Sea of Sorrows by AV Brown
Behind the Catcher’s Mask by Jennifer Lane
A Diver’s Ball by Angela Brown
Fearless Heart by Deborah Solice
The Dark Charade by CD Gallant-King
The Cog Prince by Elizabeth Mueller
Flower of Ronda by Myles Christensen
Remedy by Chelsea Ballard
Charleston Masquerade by Carrie-Anne Brownian 

The top story has the honors of being included in the title. LG Keltner’s story came out on top! The official title of our next anthology – Masquerade: Oddly Suited. Congratulations, LG. (She was also in the top spot for our first anthology, Parallels: Felix Was Here.)

The IWSG Admins spent many hours reading the entries and fourteen were sent to our special judges. We certainly wish to thank them for taking time away from their own work to read the entries:

Elizabeth S. Craig, author
Kelly Van Sant, agent at Red Sofa Literary Agency 
Elana Johnson, author
DL Hammons, Write Club founder
S.A. Larsen, author
Kristin Smith, author
Gwen Gardner, author and previous IWSG anthology winner

Look for Masquerade: Oddly Suited late spring! 

Congratulations to all the winners! Are you gearing up for #IWSGPit? Are you excited about the anthology winners?

Amazon Giveaways - Enter Today!

Friday, December 14, 2018

I'm doing an Amazon giveaway for Dissolution that ends this at midnight. If you haven't read Dissolution, here's the giveaway link and the blurb. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/81750a3dc65c5b50




Sherryn Allbright is the envy of her peers. She is a wife, mother, and successful business woman, but her life turns topsy-turvy when a woman leaves a child on her doorstep, claiming her husband is the father. Denial is useless, for the boy resembles Reece too closely not to be his offspring. 

Sherryn is ready to end their marriage and blames Reece's problems on his old neighborhood—a Kingston ghetto. If he'd sever ties there, he wouldn't be caught up in baby-mother drama. 


When the boy's mother is murdered, Reece becomes the prime suspect and things go haywire for the Allbrights, whose lives will never be the same.

That's not all because there's another giveaway you can enter today. This one is for lovers of Kimani romances. You can check out this giveaway at this link https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/96c422d900b7e1e3




A millionaire with a wary heart…

And a first love worth repeating


Success couldn’t make former model Alexis Armstrong forget the one who got away. When she “rents” Derek Moore at a fund-raiser to show him what he’s missed, things don’t go as planned.



Their sizzling chemistry reignites…with lasting repercussions. Derek wants to be there for his baby, but Alexis will only marry for love. Can he convince the stubborn beauty he’s for real?

Be sure to try your luck! https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/96c422d900b7e1e3