I have some exciting news! My publishing company, Garden Avenue Press (GAP), has partnered with Building Relationships Around Books (BRAB), an online book club of over 1200 members for an amazing writing contest.
BRAB is the sponsor of the Writers Got Talent contest, in a search for creative stories in romance and women's fiction that feature people of color. The first place winner in the published and unpublished author categories will receive a publishing contract from GAP, as well as a $250 advance.
Get your manuscript ready and mark your calendar. BRAB starts accepting entries May 1st. Here are the details:
For more details, visit the contest page.
There are only 20 slots in each category, so make sure you submit early. Good luck!
To celebrate the release of More Than a Mistress, I decided to do a blog tour. It's been years since I've done one, but I was fortunate enough to arrange for some bloggers and authors to help me spread the news of my fifth addition to the Latin Men series. It's the longest book of the series and takes place mostly in Miami, with short visits to Argentina and Atlanta. Esteban, a wealthy restaurateur, pursues Sonia, a sommelier, and eventually convinces her to begin an unconventional relationship with him as a kept woman. But of course, this is a romance, and when they develop feelings for each other, things get complicated.
What's included in the blog tour? Interviews, where you learn more about me and my books. (The interviewers ask some really good questions.) Excerpts, to tempt you into buying a copy of More Than a Mistress. And prizes!
Below is the schedule of events. Each host's link goes live on the date they're scheduled to post. Take some time to visit each site. Check out the authors' catalog of books, and visit the bloggers to read reviews of other novels and see what other events they have planned.
By the way, feel free to leave questions here or on any of the blogs you visit, and I'll answer them. I look forward to chatting with you!
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
April 3 - Black Page Turners - interview
April 3 - Monlatable Reviews - excerpt
April 3 - Tall Stack of Books - excerpt
April 4 - My Reading Nook - interview, excerpt
April 4 - Musings and Romance - excerpt
April 5 - The Island Reader - interview
April 5 - SORMAG - excerpt
April 6 - Nana Prah, author - excerpt
April 6 - Kim Talks Books - interview
April 7 - Tia Kelly, author - 5 Things I Learned About Wine While Writing More Than a Mistress
Will their arrangement ever be enough?
Relationships are not a priority for restaurateur Esteban Galiano, and when he sees Sonia Kennedy at a party, he plans to make her a conquest in a long line of many. But she rebuffs his advances and forces him to adjust—determined to meet the challenge and do whatever he must to make her his.
All her life, Sonia’s beauty has caused unnecessary problems, and right now she needs a job, not a suitor. When Esteban makes an indecent proposal, her first instinct is to turn him down. But soon she’s rethinking her response. Maybe it’s time for her to use what she’s got, to get what she wants.
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