Hey, romance addicts. Check out K.R. Hall’s paranormal shifter romance, Fate Will Always Win.Continue reading “#bookspotlight – Fate Will Always Win”
Hey, romance addicts. Let’s welcome back author Devoré’s to the blog. Daryl will share dealing with rejections and bad book reviews and a book excerpt.
Guest Post by Daryl Devoré
These two things are basically the same thing. No, wait. Hear me out. Yes, a “bad” book review is about your book. The reader didn’t like it because… insert reason here.
Well, a rejection from an agent/publisher is pretty much the same thing. The agent/publisher didn’t like it because… we don’t usually get to know.
What comes in the email is a long winded “No.” They try to couch it in nice terms saying – we aren’t rejecting you or your story – we’re just not a good match. Which is their polite way of saying – nope, don’t want your book.Continue reading “Trials of Writing -Bad Book Reviews and Rejection Letters”
Sweet Love-Bitter Fruit is the second book in the Brothers in Law series. It is a steamy and exciting stand-alone book that tells the story of Marcus and Toni Kent, a successful Black New York couple struggling with infertility.
After multiple in vitro attempts, Marcus decides he can’t take seeing the woman he loves in so much pain, but Toni is still on board with the idea of more treatments. Will a baby-making impasse tear this dream couple apart?
Enjoy a sneak peek at this fantastic duo, who have to fight to keep life from crumbling their rock-solid union.
Sweet Love–Bitter Fruit
“Hi”—Marcus hovered over the nurse panting—“my wife is very sick,” he said over the
sound of gurneys rushing behind him. He tightened his grip around Toni’s waist, his muscles burning as he strained to keep her from crumpling to the floor. He hefted her up further against his body, her head rolling against his chest. The emergency room sliding doors ground closed, drowning out her soft moan. “It’s gonna be okay, Sweetness.” He barely got the words out of his closed throat. They hadn’t been okay since the morning.
Toni had begun the day getting out of the bed and vomiting. He went for his run and returned to sounds of her retching over the toilet. She assured him it was a passing thing and insisted that he go to work. Her clammy skin and cold hands told him otherwise, but he Continue reading “A Baby-Making Impasse”
Author Reading at New York University
I had the great opportunity to read from the soon-to-be-published Sweet Love∼Bitter Fruit, book two in the Brothers in Law series.
The story features Marcus and Toni Kent from book one, My Way to You.
Marcus is a lawyer directing a non-profit and Toni a psychologist with an established practice. The couple is deeply in love, but infertility and a life full of distractions threaten to tear them apart.
I was thrilled to be able to share part of their story with readers and authors at the Black Muslim Authors event. I read from the chapter “Bedlam.” Marcus usually has everything together, but the women in his personal and professional life seem determined to drive him crazy.
In this scene, they all converge on him either in his office or on the phone to drive him nuts.
**Note: I edited the video due to spoilers about My Way to You.**
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The Brothers in Law romance series is about 6 diverse men who meet in law school and become lifetime friends. Their camaraderie plays a role in each quest for one of them to find and hold onto love.
In the first book, My Way to You, Simon Young falls for his best friend Marcus’s younger sister. Will he have to choose between them?
Enjoy an excerpt from the shorts story Brothers in Law that introduces all six of them and shows how they met.