• Adult Novella,  Blog,  Contemporary Romance,  E books,  Excerpts

    Play on, Player

    Harlow and Kyle’s love story THE PLAYER is up for release along with another interracial romance titled HUI. I’d recreated several covers for The Player, and decided to use this one:



    The Player
    The Player



    Here are the other covers (I’m still planning on using them for promos):



    New Promo for The Player copy
    Kyle and Harlow from the interracial romance The Player.




    The Player resized promo
    Harlow and Kyle, the main couple in the interracial romance The Player




    This post is in development, but when I get the chance tonight I’ll post a riveting excerpt. There are two new couples who are introduced in this book. One couple’s story has already been released (Torii and Ethan from At Last)  The other couple is Adam and Eva. Adam is a Veterinarian, and Eva is a veteran of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s all I’ll say for now.


    Adam and Eva1 cover glow added small size

  • Adult Novella,  Contemporary Romance,  E books,  Excerpts

    Wheelchair Sex

     AT LAST is out today on Amazon.com


    At Last excerpt:


    “Wheelchair sex?”

    It was a simple enough request. He wanted to know A) Had she ever done it that way before, and B) Whether it was a good place to start so that she knew what their love life would consist of.

    “I’m guessing that’s a ‘no’ by your response,” he said, which was fine, cos he liked the idea of introducing her to it.


    Torii gives Ethan the side eye copy resized



    Torii and Ethan in the kitchen 5A



    Just to show him that she was down for anything, she asked, “So what do I have to do? Sit on your lap? Which way do you want me, facing you or from the back?”

  • Contemporary Romance,  E books

    Release weekend is here!

    I’ve got three books coming out this weekend (Whew! Yes, I was shooting for Valentine’s day – as per my ad on Dear Author, but with a three day weekend, I want one more edit to make certain that what I release is truly ready for prime time).

    I had three goals for all three books. That is, to immerse the reader in the world of ballet for the ebook HUI,  and the same goes for US football in the ebook The Player. Ditto for At Last, where readers get some heavy duty info on a paraplegic male’s search for a serious romantic relationship.


    Hui does a Grand Jete watermarked copy
    North Korean ballet dancer Le Jong Hui does a Grand Jete, from the ebook HUI




    Hui promo
    Le Jong Hui and Imani Fairchild, from the interracial romance set in the world of ballet, called HUI



    All three books have romance at their core, or I should say an interracial romance. And for two of them, the lead female characters are over thirty-five.

    Yes, the wait is almost over.



    Player promo small copy with text copy
    Kyle and Harlow, from the ebook The Player





    Ethan in wheelchair side view copy2
    Ethan and Torii, from the ebook At Last



    Torii and Ethan in bed1
    Torii and Ethan, the lead characters from At Last





    In other news, when I ran across this company  I was so excited! I have no idea how I missed their PR last year, but I’m definitely gonna purchase their lingerie for me and mine. What a great idea, and it fills a serious need for women of color. The models are gorgeous!



    lingerie in different skin tones by Nubian Skin
    Finally! Lingerie devoted to the woman of color. It’s called Nubian Skin


     Article on Nubian skin: http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/introducing-nubian-skin-nude-lingerie-hosiery-women-color.html



  • Adult Novella,  Contemporary Romance,  E books

    Dance Trailblazers

    Imani Fairchild is a fictitious character, however in light of this being black history month I wanted to list a few of the real life minority trailblazers in the field of ballet. Most people know the name Alvin Ailey and Arthur Mitchell, but how many know the names of the ballerinas of black and Native American and also hispanic heritage that graced stages of the world during the 30s,40s,50s and 60s?


    Imani lands the role of Kitri from Don Quixote
    Imani lands the role of Kitri from the ballet Don Quixote



    Le Jong Hui and Imani Fairchild from the interracial romance HUI
    Le Jong Hui and Imani Fairchild from the interracial romance HUI, set in the world of ballet






    Katherine Dunham, Janet Collins, Maria Tallchief, Lauren Anderson, Raven Wilkinson . . . and many more.



    Katherine Dunham – dancer, choreographer and anthropologist. Dunham started her own ballet company in the 1930s.

    Katherine Dunham also appeared in several films: Carnaval of Rythms (1939), including Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Stormy Weather (1943), Casbah (1948), Botta e Risposta 1950 Italy – Musica en la Noche 1955 Mexico – Liebes Sender (1954) Germany – Mambo, (1954), Italy – Karaibishe Rythmen (1960) Vienna. She also choreographed, without appearing: Pardon my Sarong, 1942, USA- Green Mansion, 1958, USA – The Bible, 1964 (by John Houston, shot in Rome). In 1962 Katherine Dunham and her company appeared in Bamboche, the three-act revue that first introduced to America the dancers of Morocco, who appeared with the consent of King Hassan II.

    Dunham choreographed Aida in 1963 at the Met, and continued to secure her place in artistic history by becoming the first African American to choreograph for the Metropolitan Opera.


    Link: http://kdcah.org/katherine-dunham-biography/



    Katherine Dunham_ballerina and contemporary dancer
    Katherine Dunham, ballerina, choreographer, trailblazer. Photo from http://vintageblackglamour.tumblr.com/page/29


    Link to photo: http://vintageblackglamour.tumblr.com/page/29



    Janet Collins, the first African American dancer to join the Metropolitan Opera Company (1950):


    Janet Collins in Jet Magazine
    Janet Collins, lead dancer at the Metropolitan Opera house production of Aida, 1950-1951 season.




    Raven Wilkinson:


    Raven Wilkinson
    Raven Wilkinson




    Wilkinson,  born in 1935, became the first African American woman ever hired as a permanent member of a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo of New York City.  She was promoted to soloist during her second season with the troupe, and remained with the company for six years.   – See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/wilkinson-anne-raven-1935#sthash.PDpTI543.dpuf


    Wilkinson’s acceptance came with one condition; she had to pretend she was white in order to perform in the segregated South. Two years into her career, at an Atlanta hotel, Wilkinson decided she wouldn’t outright deny her race when asked if she was colored by the hotel owner. Following that incident her dancing was limited within the company and after several years of enduring the cruelty she left the company. Wilkinson eventually went to Holland, where she danced as a soloist with the Dutch National Ballet.


    Link: http://rollingout.com/culture/black-swan-the-5-most-influential-black-ballerinas/





    Maria Tallchief was considered America’s first major prima ballerina, and was the first Native American to hold the rank.

    For more on Maria Tallchief, click this link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Tallchief

    Maria Tallchief
    Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief


  • Adult Novella,  Contemporary Romance,  E books

    Ballerina Girl

    She’s worked all her young life for this moment.



    Practice makes Perfect. Little Imani Fairchild works hard to become Imani Fairchild, the ballerina
    Practice makes Perfect. Little Imani Fairchild works hard to become Imani Fairchild, the ballerina






    Imani as a ballerina5 less glow added
    Imani as a guest artist for the Paris Opera Ballet. Performance of JEWELS by George Balanchine. Edited photo



    Photo credits TBA




    Imani as Odette, the black swan from the ballet Swan Lake
    Imani as Odile, the black swan from the ballet Swan Lake. Edited photo
    Edited photo of Ty King-Wall and Lana Jones in Swan Lake, Black Swan Pas de Deux. Photo Jessica Bialek



  • Adult Novella,  Contemporary Romance,  E books,  Excerpts,  Paranormal romance,  Serial

    Mystery Men

    This is a test GIF for one of the main male characters from FURIES and also NIGHTSTALKERS:



    Ash, a character from FURIES and also a member of the NIGHTSTALKERS



    Another test GIF for a NIGHTSTALKERS crew member:

    Ronin Bey, a Firedrake Warlock and member of the NIGHTSTALKERS




    New Nightstalkers promo small size




    Ethan quote copy
    Ethan Forché, from the interracial contemporary romance At Last



    New Torii and Ethan at a restaurant copy with effects copy
    Torii and Ethan, from the interracial romance that features a paraplegic male and older black female titled AT LAST


    This post is still being developed