This story! If you are a BK Insider, you’ve already met the characters. Naazir and Nubia first appeared in my exclusive BK Insider short story, An Unexpected Love. They were a new couple, one who met out on the streets of Brooklyn, NY. The attraction was instant, although our girl Nubia tried to fight the fact that she was attracted to someone who was her total opposite. But they put their opposites aside to find the one similarity that becomes the foundation of their bond, love.
A new series from yours truly is on the way and I’m so, SO excited for you to meet these characters. Fourteen of them to be exact! Each story is a journey and a look at what happens when vices meet virtues and sins are cured with love… in Love Is Cure at least. And we’re kicking the series off with PRIDE!
On the heels of a recent release (Last Comes Love) – well, a few days before the book came out actually – I started work on a new book! It’s called Loveless, and it’s book four from my Forbidden series. If you aren’t familiar with the series, it’s a series of continuations from my Forbidden Anthology. So far, I have released the first continuation, Indecent Arrangement (that picks up where the first story in the anthology, Tasteful Taboo, leaves off), I’ve completed the continuation for Karma Coated titled Meant To Be, and I’m now working on the continuation of Decadent Contradictions titled Loveless.
We are just 3-days away from my next book release! I’m still doing the read-through if you can believe it. I usually like to read the book a couple of times to ensure everything flows right so I’m on my last round.
In just 5-days, my 20th release will be available for download! I’m so excited for you to read this story. The feedback from my beta-readers has been so humbling and confirmed all the feelings I had while writing this story. The chances of you forgetting Rylee and Lennox after reading their story is pretty slim based on the reactions. I love giving sneak peeks of the stories I plan to release so here’s the full prologue from Last Comes Love. The prologue is a flashback and sets the foundation for the story…
First, this is my 100th blog post, y’all! When I started this blog a few years ago, it was just a space to drop my new book announcements. Now it has become so much more to me. It’s my little home on the web, the one place I can be my most transparent. What better way to celebrate this blog milestone than to talk about the new?!
The Bronx Ballers is a team you’ll be hearing a lot about in my next few books so I thought it was a good time to finally introduce you to them. The first place they are mentioned is in my upcoming release, Last Comes Love. One of the characters, Lennox Walker, used to play for the team before he took an early retirement and his exit was a major deal and for good reason.
The Bronx Ballers will appear more prominently in the second book of my Love Is Cure series, LUST (click link to read more about that). I can’t wait for you to read that story. Anyway, here’s the Ballers’ backstory…
October 4th you’ll meet two characters who will stay on the brain long after you’ve gotten to the end of their story. I adore writing friends-to-lovers stories. I love them, writing and reading them! I feel these types of stories are so genuine in nature with the right amount of passion and angst. I always do my best to make all of my characters unique in each book. They may have similarities in some areas but all-and-all they are themselves. Rylee and Lennox’s friendship is just as unique and I’m excited to introduce you to them.
With my next few book releases, I’m diving deeper into the
waters of my creativity. This summer, I spent a lot of time working on my
craft, studying world building and fictional universes of all things. Honestly,
I thought that world building was limited to fantasy genres. You know, Harry
Potter type ish. But it turns out, world building can happen in any genre and I’ve
fallen head over heels in love with it.
Truthfully, I’ve done world building but at a small scale before this summer. In a lot of my stories, I’d throw in a fictional setting to keep the story rolling during the drafting process and keep the setting while editing if it works well with the plot. Often I used real establishments to authenticate a story but now, I’ll do less of that and will construct a fictional world sort to say, starting with Last Comes Love.
Last Comes Love will be the first of many. It will be
my first real contemporary romance novel that narrates the story through two
different perspectives. Last Comes Love and the story after it will be
the only stories (that I know of so far) told from a third person perspective
since the format called for it. These books will act like a link for the books
that proceed it. So far, most of the names mentioned in Last Comes Love
will show up in my Love is Cure series along with stories in my Forbidden
series. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Love is Cure series and Forbidden
series will connect at some point. For instance, with Joi’s story from the Forbidden
series, her friend will appear in the GREED story from my Love is
Cure series. It will all make sense once complete.
Anyway, back to this world building…
While working on Last Comes Love, Forbidden, and Love is Cure, I created a few settings in detail that will appear in a few books moving forward including a fictional basketball team (two actually!) along with a magazine, a university, a restaurant, and bar & lounge. It’s been a lot of fun breathing life into these fictional settings and because I’m me, I went ahead and created logos and a mag cover for a few of them.
And here it is, the cover reveal for my next book release, Last Comes Love. This novel is one of my new favorites. It takes a common trope, friends-turned-lovers and adds a bit of a spin to it. I’m excited for you to meet Rylee and Lennox. Their friendship is truly one for the books. I’ll have the full prologue for you soon. Stay tuned for the book visuals and teasers which will be coming next! Keep scrolling for the synopsis…
Coming this Fall! The release date for my next release will be announced later this month. I’m so excited for you to read this story. It’s a bittersweet friends to lovers story that you’ll remember long after you’ve closed the book. Here’s a sample from one of the chapters. Enjoy!
*This story is still unpublished, so the text below is subject to change.
I have wanted to do a series for the longest but I couldn’t come up with a theme. When the idea to work my version of the seven deadly sins hit and I let it marinate so that it became an idea I could be excited about, I ran with it. Like I explained in a previous post, the first book from the Love is Cure Vol. 1 – Vices & Virtues series, PRIDE, is complete and it is soooo good, but listen I’m bias lol. I love all of my books once I’m done with the first draft. The first time I pore over the first draft and self-edit it, now that’s a whole different story. But the love returns after it has gone through a few rounds of editing.