About Zion, the bad bitch from the novel, Raven’s Seduction!

I’ve received messages from readers who loved the character Zion from Raven’s Seduction, but they are bothered by her use of the N-word, not to mention her overall flamboyant demeanor. Instead of replying to each message individually, I decided to drop a post. I was supposed to write this post last week, but I’ve been knee-deep in my other projects. My paranormal world needs me! 

Nevertheless, here I go…

Like many of my characters, Zion was created from a person who is a real-life class act and a good friend of mine. I thought about toning her down for the sake of the faint-hearted. I’ve done it before. I admit that Zion was a bit much on the rough draft. But after mulling over it for a few days, I decided to let her be her true self and emerge from the pages as the bad, boss bitch that she is. Yes, she’s extremely outspoken, unfiltered, and vulgar at times. But she’s also compassionate and downright lovable. She was raised in an area where the n-word is often used as a term of endearment. Because of that, it became a word she uses in her everyday life. She uses it when she’s happy, sad, or pissed off. She even uses it when she’s confused. But that word does not define who she is. 

Personally, I can’t stand the word. It has no place in my world. However, in her world, it’s just another way of saying “dude”. 

Upon publishing Raven’s Seduction, I knew her character would cause a stir. That’s why I issued a warning on the buy page. I’m happy that so many readers related to her on a personal level, despite her verbiage. Many have asked for a story featuring her and Remi. *wicked grin* They are definitely spinning their own tale. We’ll see how it works out. 

Thanks for reading! 

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He touches me without laying a hand on me. He caresses my soul without speaking a word. How can I resist him when seduction is his superpower?

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“Cover of the Month” Round Two #ASMSG #IARTG

Hello, world! I have more great news!

The book cover for Simone ~ The Crush Files has been selected for round 2 in the AllAuthor’s monthly “Cover of the Month” contest. The top 50 covers will be the winners.

If you voted the first time, the online voting for the second round is now open, so please vote away.

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“Cover of the Month” Contest #ASMSG #IARTG

Hello, world! I have some great news!

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.

Now Available, SIMONE #NewRelease #ASMSG #IARTG

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A teaser from Simone for your reading pleasure…

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.

“Yo, what the fuck are you looking at?” she said, her raw tone laced with that New Yorker’s accent.

She garnered the attention of everyone on that car.

I looked up from my phone to find a stunning girl glaring at some dude standing across from her.

“I’m looking at you, mami,” he announced with a smarmy grin.

“I suggest you avert your eyes before I pluck them outta your fuckin’ head, hombre.”

He 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.

After that, I found myself helplessly obsessed with her.

Simone typically 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.

A shudder coasted across the walls of the vehicle, making it lurch.

That’s when she looked up. She glanced to the left then the right and forward, where our gazes clashed.

 Oh God, 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.

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“I don’t know what it is about her, but she sets my soul on fire by simply existing.”

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COVER REVEAL #WhateverNiyahWants #ASMSG #IARTG #ComingSoon #Romance #Menage

COVER REVEAL FOR WHATEVER NIYAH WANTS

Niyah ‘Butterfly’ Darby, a YouTube sensation, finds herself entangled in steamy love affairs with two gorgeous bachelors.

How will she choose when her heart reaches for them both?

*Release date will be announced soon. Stay tuned.*