To my lovely blog followers, I hope your day is off to a great start. I have some good news. Omar and Dana's love story is here, in The Friend Zone (Quicksand #6)!
The Friend Zone is the last Quicksand story for the summer. The first two books were Night and Day, an opposites attract, insta-love story and What She Deserves, a second chance romance.
Just like books 4 and 5, you'll see Dana getting sucked into the "quicksand" of her feelings for Omar, and vice versa. Then of course, her girlfriends are right there as sounding boards and to be the voice of reason as she navigates the eventual relationship struggles with Omar.
So, what can you expect in this one?
- spades champs (writing this scene brought back memories; I haven't played spades in years, but back in my college days I was half of a spades team who regularly kicked butt in our dorm)
- sexy dancing at a concert
- a single dad loving on his son
- a foot rub that turns into much more
- a plus-size heroine
Dana and Omar are a cute and sexy couple who have to figure out how to handle being more than just friends. Jealousy and insecurity threaten to derail them, but love prevails! I hope you love them as much as I enjoyed writing about them.
Their friendship is strong. Their attraction is stronger.
For years, English professor Dana Lindstrom has been crushing on her friend, ex-NFL football player Omar Bradford. When another man sparks her interest, she embarks on a new relationship to help her get over those feelings for Omar.
To Omar, Dana is a prize he’s held at arm’s length for years, stifling his long-held feelings for her to preserve their close relationship. When Dana’s new love interest stirs intense jealousy, he’ll risk their friendship to show her once and for all he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
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I have another giveaway for you! On this one I’ve joined forces with Romance Devoured and 14 other Bestselling Billionaire Romance authors to bring you an amazingly HOT giveaway. The best part? EVERYONE WINS!
Prize: Everyone who enters will receive the first book in my Johnson Family series, Unforgettable + 14 additional books free! One lucky winner will also get a brand new Kindle Paperwhite.
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It's time for you to meet Rashad and Layla in What She Deserves (Quicksand #5)!
Actually, if you read Night and Day (Quicksand #4), you've already met Layla, and if you read A Powerful Attraction (Quicksand #1), you've already met Rashad. But this time they're not secondary characters. This is their love story, a second chance romance after they broke up several years before.
Just like book 4, you get to see the ladies doling out advice and being supportive in their friendship circle. And Layla needs some help, because much as she tries to resist Rashad, he is her kryptonite. Tamika even tells her, "RIP your heart."
So, what can you expect in this one?
- a sex-only arrangement (do those ever work?)
- a heart-breaking secret
- a rooftop picnic
- a visit to Georgia wine country
The third friend in this series within a series, is Dana, and her story is The Friend Zone. She has a thing for her male friend Omar, and turns out he has a thing for her too. But of course, the road to happily ever after is filled with boulders and potholes for our couple. The manuscript is going to my editor next week, so I'm on track to release it on July 30th.
What She Deserves (Quicksand #5)
Fiery passion wages a war between two destined hearts.
Layla Fleming may miss the toe-curling nights between the sheets with Rashad Greene, but it took a long time for her heart to heal. So when she sees the cocky playboy years later, she ignores his advances and moves on. With the first glimpse, Rashad knows he must have Layla back in his bed, but he still holds a dark secret and worries the chemistry between them will fizzle if she knows the truth.
In a battle of wills, both Rashad and Layla are determined to keep their hearts intact. Could full honesty bring them closer together, or will it drive them forever apart?
If you haven't read Night and Day (Quicksand #4) yet, here's what readers are saying:
"This was a great story! And what a way to start the book off!?...Definitely a 5 ⭐️Star read!"
"Imagine finding out your man is cheating, and then falling for the other cheaters ex... I know that sounds kinda crazy, but in this story, it was perfect as Night is to Day..."
"Tamika & Anton's story was funny, sexy, sad & a joy to read... Overall a great read!!"
"I love Tamika and Anton story. It made you cheer for their love..."
Night and Day (Quicksand #4)
When Tamika Jones arrives at the apartment on Hargrove Street, she expects to find her boyfriend, the money he stole, and the woman he cheated on her with. Instead, she finds Anton Bevins, a young attorney, who’s good-looking, bewildered by her appearance, and also a victim.
Anton doesn’t know what to think of the sexy, baseball-bat-wielding firebrand who disturbed his weekend rest. But somehow he gets sucked into her charms, and after one night together, he can’t get her off his mind.
The two end up in a sexy, fun-loving relationship that takes them both by surprise, but is it really love? Or are they just two lonely people on the rebound, seeking comfort in each other’s arms?
You can get a FREE audio copy of my short story Subordinate Position. It's an interracial romance that I wrote some years ago, and I decided to create an audiobook and gift it to you. The story is 30 minutes long - perfect for a short commute, while doing chores, or going for a walk.
To get your free copy of Subordinate Position, click on the link below and follow the download instructions. You can either install the BookFunnel app on your iOS, Android, or Amazon Fire device, stream in your browser, or download the MP3 files and listen to it anywhere you like. (If you have any trouble at all downloading your free audiobook, contact the helpful folks at Book Funnel at email@example.com for assistance.)
If you'd rather buy the audiobook, it's available for US$3.95, or US$2.99 on Apple or Audible (if you already own the Amazon ebook). Links are here for your convenience. Offer expires July 31st.
The giveaways continue! This time I'm giving away a mature romance prize pack that contains books with heroines in their 40s and older, and a few generous authors have donated signed copies of their books to sweeten the deal. The total prize pack is valued at $118! Here's what one lucky winner will receive:
- $25 gift card
- Signed hardcover copy of Seasoned by Delaney Diamond
- Signed copy of More Than Love by Sharon C. Cooper
- Signed copy of This Time Always by Suzette D. Harrison
- Signed copy of Love Can Come Softly by W. Parks Brigham
- Signed copy of Trying Love Again by W. Parks Brigham
- Citrus candle
- Colorful beach towel
Who are these generous authors that donated books? Glad you asked.
Sharon C. Cooper have collaborated on projects in the past, and she writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Learn more at sharoncooper.net.
Suzette D. Harrison writes romance, historical fiction, and has a children's book. Learn more at sdhbooks.com.
W. Parks Brigham is the author of sweet romance featuring mature couples. Learn more at amazon.com/W-Parks-Brigham/e/B00G4IPAMU.
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So what happened to Shanice? You have to read the book to find out. Along the way, you'll meet more of Cruz's team members and see him and Shanice spend quality time together - before their happily ever after is threatened.
Remember, if you haven't read Until Now (Plan B #1), you should read that before Until Death because the stories are connected, and you'll have a better understanding of what's happening in Until Death. Buy links are below for your convenience.
The best laid plans can still go awry…in the most terrifying way.
Shanice Lawrence is hiding, but she soon learns that everything she’s been told has been a lie. After she and Cruz finally reunite, she’s happy and content in the life they’ve built together. A normal life, far from the turmoil of the past. But then the unthinkable happens, and she’s thrust into a nightmare she didn’t see coming.
When Cruz Cordoba finds Shanice alive, he vows to never leave her again, and for a while, life is good—a far cry from the violence and chaos he’s used to as a Plan B assassin. Unfortunately, a deadly force won’t leave the couple alone.
In the end, Cruz has no choice. Kill, or be killed.
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A simple off-the-books assignment becomes a race of life and death.
Shanice Lawrence has met the perfect man. He’s sexy, considerate, and best of all, he loves to read. She’s certain she’s found the man of her dreams—until she learns the real reason for his appearance in her life.
Cruz Cordoba’s mission was simple: Get close to Shanice, retrieve the data, and kill anyone who gets in his way—including her. But he didn’t anticipate falling for the voluptuous bookstore clerk. Now he has to decide what’s more important—the mission, or the woman.
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To celebrate the release of book 2 of the Plan B series, I'm having a giveaway!
Prizes: Signed copies of Until Now and Until Death, $25 gift card, and a two-sided "Just One More Chapter" mug.
Deadline: April 17, 2021 at 11:45pm EST
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A Black Romance Boxed Set
with stories by
Iris Bolling, Sharon C. Cooper, Delaney Diamond, Sherelle Green,
Tina Martin, Stephanie Nicole Norris, Candace Shaw, Kiru Taye
Pre-order your copy for only 99 cents (before the price goes to $4.99 on release day).
Inside the pages of this limited edition box set is an introduction to 8 family series containing 8 contemporary romance novels from bestselling authors. Get ready for captivating stories of passion, family ties, and Black love!
The collection contains your favorite tropes: second chance romance, foodie romance, secret baby, billionaires, and marriage of convenience. From Seattle to Memphis to Lagos, Nigeria and cities in between, you’ll meet heroes who make you swoon and heroines you’ll want to make your best friends.
The collection includes:
INVESTED by Iris Bolling
Myles Dunning, the thirty-five-year-old CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust, is fighting off one takeover attempt after another to save his family's historical bank. Chrystina Price is a voluptuous, lovable, powerhouse, whose sole purpose in life is too uplift and protect the man she has loved from the first day they met. When the integrity of the family always comes first is it worth Investing in love.
LOVE UNDER CONTRACT by Sharon C. Cooper, Award-winning and bestselling author
Sumeera Robinson refuses to settle for less than she desires, even if what she craves is the sexy Nicolas Jenkins-Moore. She’s ready for marriage and a family, but his five-year plan has those items at the bottom of the list. When Sumeera walks out of his life, Nicolas realizes what he's lost and will stop at nothing to win her back.
UNFORGETTABLE by Delaney Diamond, USA Today Bestselling Author
Ivy Johnson is stunned when Lucas Baylor makes an appearance at her family’s event in Seattle. When her deception is revealed, it throws his life into a tailspin and forces them to face the truth of their feelings for each other—feelings they’ve both tried in vain to forget.
#BLESSED BY MALAKAI by Sherelle Green
Overnight, Malakai Madden becomes a social media legend after the #BlessedMyMalakai hashtag starts trending. Avery Nightingale is the perfect image consultant to get his life back on track. However, avoiding their explosive chemistry proves to be a bigger distraction than either of them bargained for.
EVENINGS WITH BRYSON by Tina Martin, Three-time Emma Award Winner, including Author of the Year, Book of The Year Award Winner, multiple Amazon #1 new releases
Kalina Cooper doesn't believe in love since watching her father walk out on her mother years ago. But when she meets Bryson Blackstone in her aunt's cafe, he challenges everything she thinks she knows about life and love and reveals secrets about her family that she otherwise would've never known.
SAFE WITH ME by Stephanie Nicole Norris
Samiyah Manhattan is mourning the death of her six-year marriage when she vows never to trust men again. Celebrity ex-boxer turned business mogul, Jonas Alexander Rose never takes women too seriously. However, when he meets the beautiful Samiyah mulling over a mimosa, Jonas is overwhelmed by the heart throbbing heated attraction, and now he is on a mission to explore this thing called love.
COOKING UP LOVE by Candace Shaw
When Shelbi Arrington foregoes her medical residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor prescribes when she meets chef Justin Richardson, who is leery of doctors because of his mother’s death years ago. As their relationship heats up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation which may extinguish their flame.
KEEPING SECRETS by Kiru Taye
Have you ever loved someone and didn't know it? That's the dilemma facing Felix when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and most sensual woman he's ever known. However, will he still feel the same way when he regains his memory and realizes she's been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?
PREORDER TODAY for only 99 cents! *Limited Time*
*Release date: February 9, 2021
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Prize #1 – 8 signed paperback copies of participating authors’ book 2 AND reader’s choice of a $50 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!
Prize #2 – Reader’s choice of a $25 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!
Family First: a black romance box set, releases on February 9, 2021! In this box set, you'll get eight full-length novels that introduce you to the family series of each author. As promised, I and the other seven authors have put together a lovely giveaway for you. Here are the details:
PRIZE 1: One entrant will win reader’s choice of a $50 gift card (Amz, BN, iTunes) or PayPal cash, and signed paperback copies of participating authors’ book 2.
PRIZE 2: One entrant will win reader’s choice $25 gift card (Amz, BN, iTunes) or PayPal cash.
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Book 6 of the Quicksand series
Book 5 of the Quicksand series
Book 4 of the Quicksand series
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