The book cover for Simone ~ The Crush Files has been selected to take part in the AllAuthor’s monthly “Cover of the Month” contest. The top 100 covers with the most votes will move onto the 2nd round of the competition on June 7th.
These kinds of competitions are always so exciting. Hopefully, Simone will come out on top.Your vote will help.
To vote, click on the button below.And thank you in advance.
A little over two months ago, she hijacked my heart. I’d only been in New York for a week. I was in the process acclimating to the metro transportation system when a loud female voice jolted me.
the fuck are you looking at?” she said, her raw tone laced with that New Yorker’s
garnered the attention of everyone on that car.
up from my phone to find a stunning girl glaring at some dude standing across
at you, mami,” he announced with a smarmy
suggest you avert your eyes before I pluck them outta your fuckin’ head, hombre.”
laughed, which sounded forced. “You ain’t much to look at anyway, uppity black puta.” Hanging on to the railing, he
made his way to my end of the car. He may have had the last word, but the scowl
on his face indicated that his ego had taken a hit.
that, I found myself helplessly obsessed with her.
sat on the same bench every day, and every day I moved a little closer to her. Took
me two months to muster up the courage to sit right across from her. Wonder how
long it would take to occupy the same bench as her. I watched her through the
throng of bodies swaying with the motion of the car, like I did every morning.
I tried many times, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away. I never could. I was blatantly staring again.
coasted across the walls of the vehicle, making it lurch.
when she looked up. She glanced to the left then the right and forward, where
our gazes clashed.
oh God… Oh God! The furious knocking beneath my chest increased. A bout of heat
spread throughout my entire body.
Please don’t curse me out. I can’t help but stare.
Happy New Year folks! I hope everyone
is having a splendid new year so far.
Like every new year, I change the
appearance of my website. Unfortunately, this year, the change came early due
to some unforeseen circumstances.
Last week, a cover model took to social media with a rant on obesity that spread like a wildfire through the author community and publishing industry. Not only did he get the attention of many authors, but he also gained the attention of readers.
This cover model didn’t say anything new in his explosive post. People have been preaching about the obesity problem in the US for years. However, the tone he used to express his thoughts on obesity is what really got people’s attention. The words “fat” and “lazy” were often used throughout his post. Instead of encouraging those who are overweight to seek a healthier lifestyle, he used his platform to belittle and berate women of a particular size. And I say women because his rant was directly geared toward women.
Although he’s not the first model to go on such a rant, I thought he was better than that. I was disappointed in him. Of course, once he set that dumpster fire, authors and readers alike lashed out at him. He, in turn, lashed back and his comments grew nastier and nastier. This showed me that I didn’t know him like I thought I did, and that he was indeed a crappy human being.
I won’t say his name. He knows who he is, and by now, I’m pretty sure a lot of you know who he is as well.
After that debacle, I decided to cut
ties with him. I will no longer use any of his images on my work, my blog nor
Thankfully, his face is only on one of my book covers. I will leave it as it is since that story is more than five years old. However, his face was plastered all over my website. Yikes! Thanks to the quick work of my cover artist, that is no longer a problem.
I plan to make more changes to my website within the next few months, but until then, back into the writing cave I go. Catch ya’ later, folks!
I’m so glad to have made it through another year, and I’m glad you guys made it with me. May not be a big deal for some, but for me, that’s enough reason to celebrate. Cheers!
At the beginning of 2018, I made a resolution. Though I tried, I wasn’t able to reach my goal. Part of the reason was due to something that happened in my personal life, and the other part was due to my lack of drive to make it happen. Earlier last year, my hubby fell ill, right after my boys got over a bad flu. It caused a big scare. As a result, I directed all of my attention to my better half’s health, totally disregarding my chatty characters and even my own health. I was so concerned about him, I didn’t even realize I was sick myself. It was a respiratory infection, which truly sucks for someone with bronchitis asthma. *sigh* Thankfully, I caught it before it got really bad.
Nevertheless, throughout it all, my writing suffered. Life happens so it couldn’t be helped. That just means I have to push harder to get ahead just in case life throws another monkey wrench my way.
That said, I’m going to do things differently this year. Instead of announcing my new year’s resolution, I’m going to keep to myself and make it happen. I won’t TALK about it, I’ll BE about it. That’s my motto this year and I plan to stick with it.
I have high hopes that you’ll be able to stick with your plans to reach your goals as well. Let’s do it together!