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NEW RELEASE: Ain’t Nobody by Adrienne Thompson

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New Release: Ain’t Nobody by Adrienne Thompson

About The Book:

Genre: African American Women’s Fiction/Interracial-Multicultural Romance

Release Date: January 27, 2015

Blurb:

With her biological clock ticking like a time bomb, Alex Weaver issues her long-time commitment-phobic boyfriend an ultimatum. Soon, things are back on track and Alex is well on her way to her “happily ever after.” That is, until she makes a discovery that rocks her to her core. When Alex decides to take control of her future, she begins to make some life-altering decisions that set her on the path of fulfilling her goal of having a family. But will she be able to deal with the consequences?

Excerpt:

I was in no mental state to be writing, and I knew it. But writing was my passion and my refuge and when all else failed, only it could lift my mood. But somehow, the depression I’d slid back into as soon as my plane hit US soil had superseded the healing effects of writing. Sitting on my computer screen was not the elegant string of words I was known for, but a string of obscenities. Nothing but angry words lined the page.

I sighed, closed my eyes, and prayed for a brief moment. Then I clicked on the iTunes icon and began to scroll through my music, hoping that a soothing tune would inspire me. Why the hell did I own so many stupid love songs? I scrolled and scrolled until my only option for music was a Lil’ Wayne album that Quincy had downloaded to my computer, and I couldn’t even stand to listen to that because it reminded me of him.

I stared at the songs listed on the computer: “What You Won’t Do For Love,” “Can’t Hide Love,” “Love And Happiness,” “Sweet Love,”  “When We Get Married,” and the one that really sent me over the edge: “All True Man.” That did it. Next thing I knew, I was deleting my entire iTunes library. Then I deleted the page of obscenities.

Then I unplugged the laptop and threw it across the room. Somehow it landed on the couch and just as I was walking over to it with intentions of thrusting it against the wall, my doorbell rang. At first I stood there as if I didn’t know what to do. Then I slowly made my way to the door, smoothing my hand over the raggedy braids on my head. I peered through the peep hole and felt my blood instantly begin to boil. I snatched the door open and shrieked, “What the hell do you want?!”

 

Link to Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/RqJrao7MZhM

Link to Book Soundtrack: http://ow.ly/HTy53

Purchase Links:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RW1VDFQ

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RW1VDFQ

Nook:  http://ow.ly/I14bq

Kobo: http://ow.ly/I14AL

Author Bio:

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Adrienne Thompson has worn many titles in her lifetime–from teenage mother to teenage wife to divorcee to registered nurse to author. This mother of two young adults and one teenager currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter where she writes and publishes her stories full time.

You can connect with her at:

Website: http://adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrienneThompsonWrites

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_H_Thompson

Instagram: http://instagram.com/ahthompsn/

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ahthompsn/

Tumblr: http://authoradriennethompson.tumblr.com/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/muusikluvver

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Now available for preorder – Jezebel Jones: A Love Story

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Publisher: Cultural Cocktails

Cover Design: Dominic McDonald

Release date: 11th February 2015

Price: $0.99

Pre-Order Buy Link: Amazon

Genre: Romance, Multicultural/Interracial

About the Book2

Anyone can say they’re completely fulfilled with life. They can say all the right words and even behave as if not a darn thing is wrong even when their insides are hollowed out. And eventually they’ll search, dig, pry and perhaps bargain for a chance at satisfaction. If I can’t be satisfied, then I guess I’ll settle for what I can get.
Right?
Maybe?

~Jezebel Jones~

Jezebel Jones and Jason Marks have been the rock in each other’s lives for years. No one knows Jezebel as well as Jason, and vice versa. As Jezebel comes to terms with being alone, she decides to settle for her ever-faithful friend. Although she has never loved him romantically, Jezebel wants to make a try for a real relationship with her friend. This isn’t a natural thing, just something she is reasoning through. She can’t help but wonder if their friendship will be able to withstand the changes.

And just when Jezebel least expects to be swept away be anyone, she meets Aidan Broder. He stimulates her mind, body and soul. Even as Jezebel gets closer to him, she’s still afraid to dive in and finds herself in the middle of two men. In the end, Jezebel will have to make a choice between a man that has always loved her and a man that wants to love her.

Author’s Note:

I’ve never been one to believe in love at first sight. As I’ve grown older and become engaged in life, I find myself seeking this happily ever after that so many people talk about. In many ways, I was once Jezebel – unsure of what the future would hold and still hoping for something, anything that would allow me to believe. Though many of us don’t know what that something might be, we do know that we want more. Jezebel Jones is about letting go in order to truly love.

EXCERPT2
“Forgive me if I come across as a skeptic. I’ve never been wowed or swept off my feet.”
“Don’t you believe in love at first sight,” he was still in possession of her fingers and had been kissing them in between words. When he finally pulled away, she felt like something was suddenly missing.
“Love at first sight is a pleasing theory.” Jezebel thought through her answer. She was afraid to admit that she hoped in love at first sight, or love at all.
What if she decided to hope and got her heart broken?
What if the belief tricked her, and even came out of her mouth?
What if she started to lose control over such erratic emotions and lost the fight?
What if this love turned into heartbreak?
These questions plagued her mind. Her heart sped up. A single teardrop rolled down her cheek before she could stop it.
Aidan noticed. He wasted no time in wiping it away.
“Don’t be afraid to give it a try,” he encouraged.
“You have all the best slogans. In fact, you’re always quick to encourage me. But obviously you’d be the one to benefit.”
Their drinks and appetizers saved her. She knew that his response would be clever and thoughtful. And maybe even force her to admit that, for a man she’d just met, Jezebel was already smitten.

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New Release: CAPTIVATED (A Billionaire Romance) by Perri Forrest

Blurb

London Tanner’s day just went from bad to worse.

She’s fresh off the weekend and shows up to the job that she loves, and has dedicated herself to for the past 12 years. In the middle of checking emails, and preparing to begin her day, Carter Hampton enters her office space and requests her presence in his office. Once there, she finds herself on the other end of accusations of fraud that she firmly denies. After arguing her point for what seems like forever, she soon hears the words, “Today is your last day”, pour from his mouth.

Defeated and broken, London decides to drop a bomb of her own, prior to her departure. Having had the last word, she leaves the building in tears and with her final paycheck in hand. With nowhere else to turn, she heads to the arms of the only person she knows can love her past the devastation of the moment.

It’s no secret that London’s boyfriend Brandon wants her to move to Southern California to begin a life with him, and now that she has no job to return to, she can do just that. However, as London prepares to leave the old life behind and enter a new phase, the unexpected occurs…they want her back.

Reluctantly, she takes them up on their offer. She still has unfinished business with the company she’s given her all to—having been with the company since she was eighteen, it’s the only job she knows. However, London soon finds out that it’s not just the company that wants her back, but the very person to crush her world in the first place.

Carter Hampton reenters her life. It’s not like she didn’t notice before, but now even more so…He’s charismatic, attractive, and extremely wealthy.

London tries to hold on to the contempt she feels for Carter, but it isn’t long before she finds that it isn’t an emotional hold she can separate herself from. As he settles deeper and deeper into her heart, the feelings can no longer be denied. She has to face the fact, and stop running from what she has been fighting to believe for so long…that she is Captivated by the very thought of him.



Excerpt

London was in deep thought. She was shaken. She still felt Carter’s hands, his lips, and her  willing participation. Why was she even entertaining thoughts of this person who almost allowedanother person to tear her world down? Why the attraction? She was supposed to hate him! Hewas as guilty as Annie, if not more. He held the power!

The way he spoke to her that day rang in her ear. She shrunk against herself remembering how she felt—the humiliation, the tears, the emotion. The trip to San Diego where she couldn’t immediately give herself over to Brandon because of the hurt she felt.

She was on autopilot. She was hot and she was bothered and there was no quick fix in sight. Since she and Brandon had parted ways, she had no one on radar to put her out of her misery. Her vibrator was a good source, but somehow with hours left to get through the day, she didn’t think it would help. That was way too many hours off.

There was a rising urge coming from between her legs that wouldn’t go away no matter how tightly she gripped her thighs together. It was unbearable. It had total control over her thought process, as well as her actions.

When London found herself headed back up the elevators and toward Mercedes, the lie fell from her lips so easily, it surprised even her.

“Hi again, Mercedes,” she said. She wore a nervous smile. “Can you please ring Carter for me? I forgot an item on the agenda that’s of the utmost importance.”

“Of course.”

Four minutes later, Carter appeared in the area behind reception and signaled towards London to come to his office.Once they were inside, he appeared slightly nervous, and stood near the door running his hand through his short, dark waves. “What…did you come back to rip me a new one?”

London didn’t immediately respond. Instead, she walked to the bar and poured a double shot of Vodka. She tipped the glass upward, allowing the warmth to flow through to her chest.

“Whoa!” he exclaimed. “You might wanna slow down, London. I don’t stock the cheap stuff.”

Still no response. She boldly sized him up as she poured another shot.

Suave and fucking debonair, Carter Hampton. Why do I want you in a way that I know I shouldn’t?

Carter crossed his arms across his chest as he watched London take down her shot. She replaced her glass on the bar’s surface.

“Should I pour me one too and join the party? Will this entire exchange be one-sided? How much of this do you—”

“Lock the door…” London instructed.

His eyes got wide for a brief second as though he had heard her incorrectly.

“Lock the door…” she repeated.

Doing as he was told, Carter turned around slowly to adjust the lock, then turned back in her direction. Once the door was secure, with no chance of surprise interruptions, she asked: “Are you coming?”

Everything from there happened quickly because she feared that she would come to her senses and leave without getting what she came for.

Down the corridor, past his office, was something that she hadn’t even expected—a fully furnished bedroom, with big screen television, small stereo system, full bathroom, and king sized bed.

“Don’t get shy on me now, Carter. Come here. This is what you wanted, right?” She unzipped the side of her dress and allowed it to fall to the ground of his bedroom floor. “I mean the way you look at me,” she said, removing her matching bra and panty set. “The way you kissed me not too long ago…” She walked toward him and removed his blazer, tie and all the other blockages.

When she pulled down his boxer briefs, she nodded in approval. “Yes, even better than I expected,” she said stroking his protruding manhood.

She stepped back from where he stood and moved to the center of his bed ready to receive him, “This is what you want, right?”

It was what he wanted, and without a second thought Carter made his move. Face first, he wasted no time going straight to dessert where he teased, licked, sucked, and devoured every inch of her sweetness. Her cove met his mouth with frenzied thrusts as she lost herself in the thrill of him.

It was only once her cries simmered that she realized she was coming down from a high—the most intense orgasm she had ever had the pleasure of. Around them both, the room became eerily quiet. And although she resided in the realm of euphoria, the reality of what happened hit her like a ton of bricks.

Her body was thankful. Her mind was racing.

Perri Forrest was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in sunny California. She describes herself  as a trilogy—a Businesswoman who navigates through Corporate America flawlessly from  Human Resources to Project Management, a Sociologist with a burning desire to save the world,  and an Author who loves writing life into fiction.

When Perri suffered the devastating loss of her first cousin on her birthday, in 2006, with a few  months left to complete her undergraduate studies, she barely made it through. A good friend not  only suggested that she begin blogging to journal her moods and thoughts, that same friend  gifted her with a newly designed blog platform, which birthed her first e-journal. 

The blog opened a whole new world for Perri and served as a place she could express candidly,  about life. When her blog was discovered and she began receiving compliments on not just her  candor, but on her writing style as well, it fueled the fire, and thoughts of penning a novel  resurfaced. 

The lingering doubts of, “Who would even want to read your work?” were replaced with, “Worry  about an audience later, and just do it.” 

And that she did.

Perri writes what she likes to call, “Multicultural Mayhem, laced with Sex, Cursing, Sass and the  Occasional Happily Ever After.” 

Perri plans to perfect her craft and delve into other genres, down the line. With “Amazon bestselling author,” added to her list of credits, Perri is in the writing game for the long haul and has no intentions of putting down her pen any time soon.

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Book Release: Micco, Angunta’s Reign by Dormaine G

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Micco, Anguta’s Reign

Now available for only $0.99 on AMAZON!

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Synopsis

Revelation can be a disheartening truth

      Micco, a captivating Native American man with a desirable physique and statuesque features, radiates a mysterious allure. Living on the reservation with his unapproachable father, he doesn’t believe in the old ways and works as a cop in the local town. The only reason he lives on the land is Nara, his childhood friend and the love of his life, who is married to a cruel reservation man.

Waking up in the heart of a murderous scene, he flees for his life, unfamiliar with his surroundings or how he arrived there. To his horror, he’s assigned to the case. As he works with the local detective, more murders transpire with unusual, terrifying sightings of wolves.

His behavior starts to drastically change, forcing others to take notice. Although trying to avoid the inevitable, Micco is forced to accept the undesirable truth, unable to fight what has been awakened, and all that he has forgotten is finally revealed.

 

Excerpt

     After taking notes, he walked into another room, a bedroom, to catch his breath and inhale cleaner air. Not that it was much better. There were bloodstains on the floor and across the bed. By now the odor clung to his nostrils but at least there were no flies in here.

He looked around for something, anything that gave a hint that he was here last night. He checked in the closet and took in the bloody sheets. As he bent down to check under the bed, he heard a peculiar sound. He stood up to get a better idea of what it was. It was a scratching noise of some kind coming from inside the room. It sounded familiar but he didn’t know from where or why it was recognizable. Peering around, he couldn’t find the source in any direction.

Without warning, a blinding, flashing memory of screaming, running and piercing noise took hold of him. He grabbed his head, squeezing it, trying to stop the distorted thoughts. His eyes were blinking uncontrollably. A sharp twinge ran up his back. It was so excruciating that his muscles contracted, contorting with a loss of control. He tried to remain silent, though to no avail. It felt like someone was cutting him open from the back.

Just as suddenly as it began, it stopped.

Micco found himself on the floor, shirt drenched with perspiration, panting like his heart was about to jump out from his chest.

    Holy shit, what was that?

He stayed there on the cold hardwood floor for a minute, gathering his breath and thoughts. He’d never experienced anything like that before. The full memories were gone but he did recall the screaming.

     A memory from last nightPlease don’t make me have to go through that pain every time I remember something.

Rolling over to get up, he saw a shirt tucked in the corner. It looked familiar; it was his own…

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Author Dormaine G

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I may be a nurse by profession but an author by heart. I have been writing stories for many years, both in my head and on paper because I’ve always had a love for books ever since spending Saturdays at the library as a young child. Within a book, the mind can travel to worlds of the imagination and the beyond.

I finally took the plunge and published my first novel last year, a young adult urban fantasy titled Connor and two adult horror short stories tit led Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess and Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess: Soulless . Micco, Anguta’s Reign, a psychological thriller, was released November 3rd 2014. They are just the beginning of many more books to come as I stay locked up in my office in Colorado spinning more tales.

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