Wednesday, July 1, 2015

JORDAN'S CONFESSIONS_WRITER WEDNESDAY

Today'#writerwednesday feature spotlights a new release from Author Charmaine Galloway. Charmaine is a talented and phenomenal women's fiction author, tackling controversial subject matter of today's times.

I have read her books and thoroughly enjoy them. Today, Charmaine is sharing with us her latest release, Jordan's Confessions. This short story is a follow up to book one, Heaven's Cry. Check out Jordan's Confessions below...




 

Synopsis


Losing a best friend can be a very traumatic experience, especially when you’re only fifteen and you blame yourself for their death. Jordan Colbert was carrying a lot of grief and sorrow in her heart and all she wanted was someone to comfort her and tell her that everything would be okay.

That’s why she thought she could trust Darnell, her mother’s boyfriend. He seemed to care, to understand, to really get her. And he was going out of his way to make her life easier as he helped her to cope with the loss of her friend.

That is until his care and concern turned into deception and betrayal of the most horrific kind. See how he pulls Jordan into his web of deceit, leaving her hurt, broken and confused. Can Jordan build the courage to confess to her mother the secret that she was holding on to because of fear that no one would believe her?
 
To read an excerpt or download a copy, visit Amazon now. One click for just $0.99.

Jordan's Confessions is a short story. Enjoy even more by first downloading book 1, Heaven's Cry.
 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Charmaine Galloway was born and currently resides in Toledo, Ohio with her two children. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape from the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her debut poetry book. 
Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Titles by Charmaine includes: My World, Through My Eyes, Girlfriends Secrets, The Secrets They Kept, Tyree’s Love Triangle, Golden, Heaven’s Cry, Girl Talk, Find The Princess Within, Mommy’s Little Superhero and I love Myself As I Am.
Ms. Galloway is passionate about writing reality based stories about imperfect people. She hopes to enlighten, inspire and touch the hearts of her readers. She is currently working on new projects, so keep a look out for her upcoming releases. www.charmainegalloway.com


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ALL ABOUT BEJEWELED

While I've been out touring I've shared sample excerpts from book 2 in The House of BeJeweled. But today, I'll share a brand new excerpt with you, book reviews, the trailer and a few inspirational pictures.


I also want to remind you to listen in live tomorrow at 11 AM EST as Kix 96's Kimberly Kaye, interviews me about The House of BeJeweled. Tune in at www.my96kix.com. Dial in at 731-423-9359 and bring your questions and comments, and let's have a ball! 

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BEJEWELED: WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE_EXCERPT

(UNEXPECTED GUEST)


She was unsure if it was the shock of the news or the sound of her hands, but Wesley jumped from the couch, startled.

“Are you sure?”

“Well, of course I’m not sure, but it only makes sense.”

“So what does this mean for us?”

“Wes, I told you. I love my husband, and I want to work things out with him. I just felt that I owed it to you to inform you. That’s the least—”

The doorbell rang, interrupting their conversation. Nikki noticed Wesley’s eyes grew large at that moment. He began wiping his palms up and down the sides of his pants once again.

“Aren’t you going to get that?” Nikki asked after the doorbell rang again.

“Yeah,” Wesley said, and began moving towards the door as slowly as he had moved earlier. She watched the muscles rippling in his back, down to his smooth, mocha waist.

Wesley opened the door to a cocoa-colored, slim woman with a blonde, natural, teeny weeny afro. She was beautiful, with high cheekbones and full, pouty lips. Standing close to Wesley’s 5’11” stature, she easily could have been a model.

“Hey, I’m sorry I’m running a little late. I was held up at the hospital.”

Nikki had a clear view of the woman, but she knew she had not yet been spotted. “It’s okay. Come on in, Yvette.”

“Oh…I’m sorry. I thought we—” Yvette began to apologize when she spotted Nikki on the couch. Wesley cut her apology short.

“No, you’ve nothing to be sorry for. Yvette, this is my co-worker and friend, Nikki. Nikki, this is my friend, Yvette.”

Nikki stood and shook hands with the beautiful woman. The feeling was something akin to the jealousy she had experienced when Wesley had brought Alyssa to Olivia’s wedding. She didn’t like the feeling. “Hi, Yvette. It’s nice to meet you. Look, I was just leaving. I kinda popped up on Wes and didn’t realize he was expecting company.”

Yvette looked at Wesley, raising one perfectly arched eyebrow. “Oh…well, maybe Wesley forgot I was coming.”
“I’m sure he didn’t. I just caught him off guard, that’s all. Look, I’m going to leave the two of you alone and head back home. My husband is waiting to go out to dinner,” Nikki lied as she grabbed her purse from the couch.


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BOOK TOUR (ALL OVER THE PLACE):

M.j. Kane 6/9
La Quette 6/16
Mel Bynum 6/17
Rae Lamar 6/24
Cathy Jo 6/26
 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

THE HOUSE OF BEJEWELED TOUR_DAY 15

A new week begins and our book tour takes us to Written Voices Blog. I'm a fan of her work, so it's an honor to be there. Come and join us now...

Listen in live, this Wednesday, July 1st at 11 AM EST as Kix 96's Kimberly Kaye interviews me about The House of BeJeweled. Tune in at www.my96kix.com. You can dial in at  731-423-9359. Bring your questions and comments, and let's have a ball!





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BOOK TOUR:

M.j. Kane 6/9
La Quette 6/16
Mel Bynum 6/17
Rae Lamar 6/24
Cathy Jo 6/26
Te Russ 7/2

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

A CELEBRATION OF THE HEART

Protected-Heart-3-ebook.jpgI am in a romantic mood today! Why? Because today I'm celebrating my 12th year wedding anniversary. I think there's no better way to celebrate than by hosting one of the hottest romance author's newest release. Today, I'm welcoming La Quette and her novel, Protected Heart. Check it out:
Protected Heart: Queens of Kings: Book 3
by LaQuette
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Release Date: June 25, 2015
Blurb:
When trust becomes a matter of life or death…
Heart Searlington, captain of the seventy-fourth precinct in Brooklyn, New York, has everything she could ever want. The sexy as sin husband, the perfect house, and the perfect addition to their family, four-month-old Amare.
But when a senseless act of violence threatens the lives of two people she loves, Heart does what comes natural to her…she protects what’s hers.
Kenneth Searlington, billionaire real estate tycoon, is living the ultimate dream—family, friends, and wealth. Life couldn’t be more perfect, until trusting the wrong friend puts his life on the line.
When he can’t trust friends or family, Kenneth takes matters into his own hands. Who should Kenneth trust? The wife who lied, or the friend and family who betrayed him? Maybe the only person he can trust is himself? When protecting the heart she loves forces Heart to omit certain truths about herself and those she loves, can Kenneth see past her betrayal long enough for her to keep him alive?

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Excerpt:

The subtle touch of fingers so familiar to his skin he could confuse it for his own grazed the slick skin of his shoulder until it slid down his back as smoothly as the droplets of water raining down on him.

“You okay?” she asked softly into his ear. “I was afraid today was too much for you. You’ve only been back home a handful of days.”

He nodded his head, eyes still closed to the streaming water saturating the thick strands of his hair. He felt her hand crawl back up the length of his back, the movement making the muscles that rested just beneath her digits twitch in anticipation. Heart was right, he had returned from the hospital several days before, but in that time the two of them had barely spent any alone time together. They’d both been physically present, and usually that was all it took to stoke the embers that always seemed to be on a low simmer just waiting for an excuse to fan the flames to full blaze. But since his release there had been something there, something that was keeping them from being them. Kenneth turned his head slightly toward the sound of her voice. He opened his eyes just enough to see the water-sprinkled vision of her standing to the side of him. He pulled her into his embrace and pinned her back against the wall between his outstretched arms. There was nothing like the sight of his wife naked and waiting for him. No matter how difficult things were between them they’d always had this. It baffled him that he’d allowed whatever this was between them to fester to the point where he hadn’t touched his wife in days. The knowledge that she’d kept something so important from him fucked with his head in a way he hadn’t anticipated. Truth was he really hadn’t even given serious thought as to why her omission of the facts about Bryan and Justice impacted him so much. But to deny himself this, this connection, this reassurance that his world was grounded, that they were whole, what the fuck was he thinking? He positioned her directly under the spray of water and watched the fullness of her hair flatten against her scalp and back. She would bitch at him later about having to go to the hairdresser, but the thought of that conversation alone was pulling up the corners of his mouth into a wicked smile. He allowed his fingers to rest at the base of her head, fingers caressing her nape in just the right way to make her fall into his touch. His heart tightened slightly. They’d been stressed and their connection strained, but underneath all the bullshit, it was still there and he was grateful for it. Their connection is what kept his soul intact, what kept him sane enough to deal with the rest of his life when dealing with the craziness that wealth brought.

“We have a lot to discuss, Heart.”

“Kenneth I—” He leaned down and pressed a hard kiss to stop whatever it was she was about to say. Words weren’t what they needed now. He giggled to himself. If their shrink could hear his thoughts she’d be jumping up and down screaming her opposition to his line of thinking. Kenneth wasn’t against therapy. It had definitely worked to get the two of them back on track, and he definitely wanted them to sign up for a session or two after this latest fiasco, but this wasn’t something that needed fixing. This was the one way that their communication was perfect and they were absolutely in sync.

He plunged his tongue inside the warmth of her mouth and savored the sweet hint of apple juice that danced on his taste buds. He pulled back just a moment to give them each a chance to breathe.

“I’m not avoiding the conversation we need to have, and as soon as we’re finished in here we’re going to throw on some clothes and go downstairs in the kitchen and hash this shit out over a cup of coffee. But right now, I just need to feel my wife.”




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Author Bio

2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance, LaQuette, a native of Brooklyn, New York, spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.

Writing--her escape from everyday madness--has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a graduate degree in English Lit, she'd forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic. She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble.

Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, her website, Amazon, and her Facebook group, LaQuette's Lounge.


Amazon: http://smarturl.it/LaQuetteonAmazon
Facebook: Http://www.Facebook.com/LaQuetteTheAuthor
Twitter: @LaQuetteLikes
Website: http://www.LaQuetteLikes.com


Other Titles by LaQuette
Print Cover Divided Heart

Divided Heart: Queens of Kings: Book 2 Blurb:

The last two years of Heart MacKenzie Searlington’s life have been a constant forward motion of change. She’s been promoted to NYPD captain of the seventy-fourth precinct in Brooklyn, a job she never wanted, but is slowly finding her way through with the help of a dedicated second in command and a house full of exemplary officers.

Married to the sexy and powerful mogul, Kenneth Searlington, Heart is living all of the dreams she never knew to ask for before she fell in love with the man that stole her heart. Although Kenneth bathes her in his love and devotion, insecurities from the past still haunt her and cast a dark veil over their union. Kenneth Searlington knows only one thing, he worships his wife. He has a singular purpose: to love her as hard as he can for the rest of their lives and to neutralize any threat that dares to come up against them. But how does he protect them when that threat comes from the woman he loves? Thrown by a devastating loss, Heart allows pain and despair to drive a wedge so large between them they may never be able to recover. Pushed beyond his limits, excluded and taken for granted, Kenneth has to decide whether to allow darker urges to control him, or to use his rage to fight for the one thing he adores, Heart. Can they mend the rift, or will a divided heart end their legendary love?

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Heart of the Matter: Queens of Kings: Book 1 Blurb:

Heart “Mac” MacKenzie is a tough police lieutenant in the NYPD servicing the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. She’s a strong leader who doesn’t mind getting in the trenches with the men and women she leads at the seventy-fourth precinct. Her house, her people, and her family—both blue and blood—are the only things that matter. She would live and die for the blue wall that shields her from a traumatic past.

When her captain assigns her a high-profile kidnapping case that she doesn’t want, and insists she allows the missing girl’s irritatingly sexy uncle to tag along during the investigation, her blood boils. Mac has no choice but to do what she always does when things get out of control, lay down the law—her law. Kenneth Searlington is a rich playboy from the Upper East Side of Manhattan. With stunning looks and an unlimited source of wealth, he’s used to being the center of everyone’s attention, especially the women that he comes in contact with in high society. His life is fun and carefree until his niece, Merridith is kidnapped, and he’s forced to seek out the help of his godfather an NYPD police captain, David Porter.


Afraid and frustrated, Kenneth defers to his uncle’s expertise and his promise that he’s putting his best cop on the case, Lieutenant MacKenzie. When Kenneth discovers “Mac” is actually a sexy as sin lady cop with a fiery temper to match, he decides mixing a little business with pleasure might be just the thing he needs to distract him from long-standing family issues that are trying to crawl their way back into the forefront of his life. Each used to having their own way, can these two work together long enough to bring an innocent child home? Or will they settle their differences and unyielding attraction in a more carnal way and get right down to the heart of the matter?

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My Beginning Blurb:

Genesis Lawrence left her home and family in Brooklyn, New York ten years ago and never looked back. When you've spent your entire life protecting yourself from the ones that are supposed to love you, running to the other side of the country seems like the best idea ever. Emotionally bankrupt, she begins rebuilding her life after failed familial connections and a broken marriage leave her too raw to ever believe happiness exists for her. Work as a Physical Therapist in her rehab clinic is all she knows and all she wants.

Drew Marrack has spent the last year of his life trying to end the soul-searing pain of losing his mother by any means necessary, even if that means ending him—literally. After a tragic accident and a r resulting disability that devastates the tattered remnants of his world, only one name can give him a brand-new start: Genesis. Pain, heartache, secrets, and tragedy from the past bring them together, and then fight to tear them apart. Is new love strong enough to give them the fresh beginning they both need, or is this simply the beginning of their end?

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Friday, June 26, 2015

BOOKS, BELLS & ALL THAT JAZZ...

 


It's a Fabulous Friday! I've not only been on tour, but I've completed my release party, FB chat, and Twitter chat. As I continue on tour next week, I will also be adding a radio interview to my list of to-do's next week. I love when you come out and support me. You know it means the world to me, and if ever you need my support, I'm always ready to give that back. Just ask.

With that said, I want to invite you to listen in this coming Wednesday at 10 AM EST to my radio interview with Kimberly Kaye from WFKX radio. I not only want you to listen, but feel free to call in as well. Stay tuned for more details to come.

I have been diligently working on Book 3 in The House of BeJeweled series, which is now with the Betas. I have also completed another work, formerly known as A Woman's Choices, but now known as A Woman's Afflictions. I will be sending that to the Betas this weekend. I am writing Book 4 in The House of BeJeweled series and working on another project as well. Busy, busy, busy!



BOOKS...


I've been promoting book 2 and many people haven't read book 1. So for those who have missed out, I have book 1 on sale for only $0.99 on Amazon right now. Simply click the highlighted Amazon link, or visit the long link here: http://www.amazon.com/BeJeweled-Flight-Angel-House-ebook/dp/B00JSBQDR6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1435331837






BELLS...


However, I plan to relax this weekend. It's me and Professor X's wedding anniversary this Sunday. We've been together for 19 years and will be married 12 on Sunday. My parents have taken the teens away for the weekend, so we have a quiet home. We plan to go to the Cheesecake Factory and I'm not sure what else. Hey, don't get mad at me because I'm not telling, after all I'm a Women's Fiction author, not Romance.




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Continue to stay posted about the tour, or go back and see old posts below...

BOOK TOUR:

M.j. Kane 6/9
Sharon Cooper 6/10
Christina Jones 6/11
Sarah Butland  6/12
Adrienne Thompson 6/15
La Quette 6/16
Mel Bynum 6/17
Chicki Brown 6/18
Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku 6/19
Michelle Lindo-Rice 6/22
Paulette Harper 6/23
Rae Lamar 6/24
Inez Reilly 6/25
Cathy Jo (Link TBA) 6/26
Tyora Moody 6/29
Barbara Joe Williams 6/30
Te Russ 7/2
LaToya Murchison 7/3
Dalia Florea 7/6
Zee Monodee 7/7
Imani Wisdom 7/10


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