Haven’t Been Around Much Lately (Sad Face)

Hi All,

I haven’t been on the blog lately and I apologize for that. Life has gotten in the way.

Luckily some fantastic authors have stopped by and picked up my slack. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the posts, you just may find your next great read from:

All Shades of Passion – A multi-author anthology (erotic romantic shorts)

Love Resurrected by Kristy Centeno (paranormal romance)

Snug Fit by Anna Bayes (erotic short story)

The De La Cruz Saga by P.T. Macias (romance with a Spanish flavor, muy caliente)

Renzo by Jamallah Bergman (interracial romance series)

Night of the Horse by Elodie Parkes (paranormal menage)

Black Baroness by R.B. Michaels (erotic short story)

Taken by Lust by Leteisha Newton (interracial erotic romance)

Thank you. Thank you.

As for me I’ve just received edits for a short story, One Stormy Night,  to be released by Evernight Publishing prior to the end of the year. I’ll be working on those this weekend.

TheBeginningofForeverThe Beginning of Forever, the conclusion of Amber and Kevin’s story, is out there on the web waiting to heat up your chilly weekend!

Just see what one Amazon reader wrote:

If you haven’t had a chance to read In The Moment then you should before you read this installment so you can appreciate the amazing love between Kevin and Amber. Truly Kevin is my hero, he is everything a real woman would want in her man. This story picks up with the two planning to marry but also Amber trying to get pregnant. Amber’s desire to have a family with Kevin really test their strength, faith and love. For Kevin he’d give her the world but not at the risk of her health, Kevin feels that the two of them have enough love to adopt but his life wouldn’t matter without her in it. Wow! what a man. Kevin in his usual determined way must prove to Amber that together they can make anything work, getting Amber to believe it herself is her walk of faith. I just loved this couple they were real, funny, sexy and just wonderful. I especially loved the ending of course it could be a new beginning for Kevin and Amber come on Vallory what do you think? This is a great read you won’t be disappointed but get In The Moment first. Enjoy

Do I love this because it’s glowing? Yes. I also love it because at least for one reader, the point of the story hit home.

I’m also finishing a short story for early next year. This is a departure from my usual contemporary romance and delves into the paranormal world. We’ll see how that goes. Maybe the Ngali and Widatsi will get a few likes in January. I don’t know but Logan and Ada called me to them and I had to answer.

ID-10080550Lastly, it’s almost November and I’ll be taking part in NaNoWriMo. Last year, I didn’t finish a completed novel. This year, I hope to pen A Loving Affair. In this next installment to the Rose Gold Collection, you’ll  meet my first African-American hero, Xavier Loving.

Y’all keep reading, writing and playing nice!

~Val

April Alisa Marquette and Turnabout

Native New Yorker April Alisa Marquette was once a tutor for middle and high school students. Yet these days she shares her love for reading with adults. She writes detailed sagas depicting smart, sexy, multi-cultural people. Her dazzling debut novel Absolution,about a gay male and his three women friends is the first in The Cohort Trilogy. She has also written The Sea Isles Series, a captivating trilogy that has her currently tweaking Books II and III for 2013 release.

Today, she’d like to share with you her novel Turnabout from April Rain Publications which has been called steamy and powerfully erotic…

Turnabout by April Alisa Marquette: A frustrating & exhilarating romance; this love story encompasses family, friends and foes…   

Sexy Abigail takes care of everyone in her circle of family and friends. Ruggedly attractive Joseph would like them to become a couple. Yet conflicting emotions and other people —namely Abigail’s ex, keep them apart. Amid misfortune, and Abigail’s ex attempting to advance himself, can the seemingly star-crossed lovers pull through?

An excerpt from Turnabout:

Quickly he bent. Holding her beneath her arms, repeatedly he kissed the swell of breast just above her portrait collar. However, when his tongue sought her nipples, he backed away. “Gimme ten,” he said, although he needed a lifetime really, to love her.

When she was alone, Abigail hugged her self. She bit her lip, thinking forget it, all that had just transpired, especially the intense heat. She needed to focus on the displayed measures of Joseph’s success. Then she would think straight.

She gazed at platinum albums and plaques. Yet her thoughts returned to the man in the adjacent room. She ran a finger over an EssenceAward, and ‘saw’ Joseph’s brown skin. She touched the Black Achiever’s Association award and was ‘touching’ Joseph. She eyed a certificate from ASCAP, and numerous AMA’s and a Grammy, and recalled sexy saying that each next award brought more demands for his services. How she needed his ‘services.’

Abigail sighed. No more thinking about slipping out of her dress, and tiptoeing through those doors. No more picturing herself nude and slipping into Joseph’s shower… His mouth would be on hers, as water sluiced over them. With his big hands at her sides, he would slide down her body, and his mouth would trail heat over her breasts, her belly…

Oh! Abigail looked up and her eyes widened, because she was not supposed to have actually entered his cozily lit mosaic tiled lavatory!

Joseph saw her, as glistening, he exited the doorless shower. He watched her eyes travel from his parted lips, to his sparse haired muscular chest. He watched them round when they traveled lower, passing his taut belly to take in his extended formidable male member.

Abigail licked her lips, as forgetting his towel, Joseph crossed to her. Her hands rose. Her palms rested on his chest as he pulled her close. She got stuck again, this time not by thorns, but by his throbbing male staff. Wanton, she moved against him, as he took her mouth with his own. He forced hers wide, as he gave her his very big tongue. He kissed her like he was hungry and had not eaten since who knew when.

Then before she knew, with skilled musician’s fingers, he had her dress at her waist, her thighs parted, and the crotch of her teddy aside. Suckling a needy nipple through the fabric of her dress, Joseph also slipped a middle finger into…her heat…

  Get your copy of Turnabout here:

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The Preacher and the Prostitute by Brenda Barrett

Thanks to Brenda Barrett for making the Vallory V blog a stop on her tour. 

What is your writing process like?

I write mostly at night when it’s quiet and there are no distractions. However, when I am in the zone and my characters are clamouring in my head to come out, I can write at any time.

How do you keep from procrastinating/giving up?

I have a daily things to-do-list, even if I don’t follow exactly what I have on the list, I try to accomplish at least two or three of them. When I organize my schedule like that I wake up each day with a set purpose and I try to push through even when I don’t feel like it.

I love what I do and that makes it much easier for me to keep going. If at anytime I find myself hating a book that I am writing or getting frustrated with the whole process, I leave it alone for days, sometimes months and then re-read what I wrote and fix whatever issues I had with it.

Tell me about your most recent book

My recent book, The Preacher and The Prostitute, was an idea that I had been toying with for a while. I sat down one day and said, what if a pastor fell in love with a prostitute, would it work? Could it work? How can I write that book without it being unrealistic or sleazy?

The plot – The coming together of Maribel, the ex-prostitute and the preacher (Brian) and the subsequent twists and turns were not planned by me. My characters came together and did their own thing. They never seem to follow the plot outline I painstakingly create before I start a book, yet I persist in writing one anyway.

The plot is the usual boy meets girl, except this time the girl is a reformed prostitute and active in the church, and the boy is a pastor who is very conscious of sexual purity.

The attraction between them was immediate and a little disconcerting for Maribel because there was the possibility that her past exploits could raise its ugly head and becoming a stumbling block.

Could Brian, overlook her past if she could muster the courage to tell him?

How long did it take you to write the book?

The first part of the book took me about four weeks to write, it flowed pretty well until I reached the last three or four chapters. Those took me almost five months to write. Nothing I thought of would fit; I put down the book and went on to other projects but one day I took it up and my characters were ready to go again.

What made you think of the idea for your book?

There wasn’t one thing that I could pinpoint that made me say tadah! I am going to write this. I am always fascinated with the meeting of opposites, and I sometimes ponder the possibilities.

About two years ago, a friend of mine, who was starting a movie business in the Caribbean, asked me for some ideas for a movie and I told him I was thinking about writing a book about a preacher and a prostitute. He was so excited about the idea that I left the conversation determined to write the book.

Any other projects in the works?

Yes, my eighth book and first of a series, Private Sins, will be out this month. It is the story about a pastor’s wife who had an affair with one of the church leaders and subsequently got pregnant.

Could she keep the secret from her husband and pretend that all was well? Or should she confess her private sins and let the chips fall where they may?

Do you write full time?

Yes I do. In addition to working on new books I also write for several blogs including my blogs BlackHair101.com and FiwiBooks.com.

Where can people buy your books?

All my books are on Amazon, you can also find them on B&N, Sony, Smashwords etc

Where can we send fan letters? 

Email still works – brenda AT Fiwibooks, but I’m loving twitter – @authorwriterbb

What are some of your favorite books/authors?

This is hard! I have so many favorites; here are some, in no particular order… James Herriot, Lynne Graham, Kwame Dawes, Clive Cussler, Audrey Niffenegger, Jean D’Costa, John Grisham, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alex Haley, Johanna Lindsay, Louise Bennett, Ellen G. White.

Tell me something random about yourself.

I love to bake, many of my plot lines are formed while kneading bread or baking cookies or whipping up the batter for a chocolate cake.

What is your #1 tip for aspiring authors?

Have a passion for your craft; write for the love of it. At first don’t worry about book sales, if you put out a fair amount of good pieces and interact with readers, your target market will eventually find you, but if you don’t absolutely love writing, go do something else. Life is too short to waste time doing stuff you don’t absolutely love.  Besides, if you don’t absolutely love books and the writing process your readers will instinctively know it.

Where you can connect with Brenda and find her books:

Preacher and the Prostitute: http://amzn.to/MFY3jK

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorBrendaBarrett

Twitter: @authorwriterbb

Amazon:bit.ly/BrendaBAmz

Barnes & Noble:www.barnesandnoble.com/c/brendaabarrett

Blog: FiwiBooks.com

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/10366453-brenda-barrett

***Brenda is hosting a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a  $50.00 Amazon Gift Card, check out FiwiBooks for your chance to enter.***

 

Today’s Hero – Koen Smith with Deneice Tarbox

Author Bio:  Deneice Tarbox is the author of Healing Inc. and Finding Love for a Cynic, an interracial romantic suspense novel and interracial romance novella.  She has been writing seriously for about a year and is currently working on her third book, a sequel to Healing Inc.  She plans to venture into fantasy in the near future.  Her motto: normal is boring /laugh or wear a straitjacket.

Interview with Koen Smith:  Today I have the opportunity to talk with Koen Smith, an up and coming public relations representative in the greater Los Angeles area.  Since it is within walking distance of my office, he graciously agreed to meet me at Soul of the Matter, one of the few multicultural publishing firms in the country.  I just arrived at the office he has borrowed for said purpose, and I’m waiting patiently as he dutifully texts on his smartphone.   I can’t help but notice that he’s very well put together in a gray suit that brings out the unusual green of his eyes.

KS:  Sorry about that.  Seems I have my work cut out for me these days. (He’s holding the phone up and smiling broadly as he apologizes.)

DT:  Oh no problem.  (I have to confess; even though we’ve conversed over the phone his accent still throws me.  And, okay, those have to be contacts he’s wearing.  No one has eyes that green.  I can’t keep from staring as he rises to his full height.  He’s got to be at least six feet tall.)

KS:  (He gestures to two comfortable looking seats.)  Shall we?

DT:  Long day?

KS:  They all are lately.

DT:  (That color really does wonders for his eyes.  Dammit!  You’re harping on the eyes again.  Look away, homegirl. Look away! Wait a minute; does anyone even say that anymore? Moving on.) Which brings me to my first question; Rumor has it you’re suddenly in high demand in the L.A. area.  Care to confirm or deny?

KS:  (He chuckles.) I guess that’s about right.

DT:  But you’ve been in L.A. for a while now.  What do you think is the cause of this sudden peak in interest?

KS:  Well… I don’t think there was any single contributing factor.

DT:  Oh, really?  You don’t think what you’re doing for Soul of the Matter, particularly one Ms. Delona Raes, has anything to do with it?  (I can’t help but notice how his eyes lit up at the mention of her name.  I wonder if he knows he just did that.  Hmmm, there just might be more to this story than I thought.)

KS:  Soul of the Matter was my first contract. (Other than the new gleam in his eye his face remains passive.)

DT:  Is Ms. Raes as difficult to work with as they say?

KS:  I’m not sure who ‘they’ are, but I have nothing but the utmost respect for Ms. Raes.  Given the fact that what she does and says has been repeatedly taken out of context since arriving in L.A., I’d say she does very well.  Not everyone would have acted as graciously as she has in light of such a challenge.  This line of questioning wouldn’t have anything to do with a certain rejection letter, would it?  (His beautifully arched eyebrow shoots toward his chaotic, chestnut colored hairline with this last statement.)

DT: (Well damn.  Talk about calling a sister out.) Okay then.  Perhaps we should stick to questions about you.  Where in the world did you get that accent from?  (Whew.  He’s laughing.)

KS:  I was born and raised in Australia, but my mom and dad are from Norway and South Africa respectively.

DT:  I see.  Do you plan on returning to your land of origin any time soon?

KS:  Only if my business fails, and I don’t see that happening in the foreseeable future.

DT:  I agree.  How have you managed to stay so fit throughout all these long hours?  (Yeah, I went there.)

KS:  (He smiles.) I love to sail.  It can be physically demanding at times.  I also manage to go for a swim daily.

DT:  Interesting.  One last question before I go.  Do you think you could talk Ms. Raes into taking another look at my last submission?

KS:  Uh, no.

DT:  (Oh well, can’t blame a girl for trying.) Thank you for your time.

Finding Love for a Cynic is available at:

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Love-Cynic-ebook/dp/B008GFSBG6

Barnes&Noble.com:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-love-for-a-cynic-deneice-p-tarbox/1111949356

Smashwords.com:    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/177820

You can follow Deneice on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/DeneiceTarbox

Today’s Hero – Ethan Holden with Vallory Vance

Interviewer’s Note: Ethan Holden is the first man to appear on the Vallory V Blog and I’m super-excited! I’m a huge music fan and just knowing that he has played back up to some of my favorites like B.B. King and Esmeralda Spalding is a little overwhelming, but the musician’s lounge at Calliope’s is helping with the jitters. I imagined something dark and smoky, but it’s clean and comfortable. Very Zen.

EH: Hope you didn’t have to wait long. (He relaxes down onto the sofa in front of my chair, long legs and arms filling up the small space)

VV: (I lose my voice for a moment. He has a great smile that sparkles up to his eyes but I recover quickly.) Umm…Let’s get right down to what the readers want to know.

EH: (He chuckles and then tilts his head slightly to the right and his bright green eyes drift up to mine.) What do you want to know?

VV: (Lena was right if he could bottle that look, he’d be a very rich man. And why does he have to have to drag his words through that merry little half-grin and leave me fighting the urge to giggle?) Uhhh…

EH: Excuse, me. (Holds up hand and takes out his phone. A broad smile breaks across his face as he taps a few keys.) My munchkin. She always texts me after a show. (He holds the phone out for me to see a beautiful little girl with sandy brown curly hair and a big toothy grin.)

VV: Aww, she’s so cute (Good, I’m back with my feet on the ground).

EH: Yeah, she’s daddy’s angel. There’ll be one more… (He types in a few keys. The broad smile changes to a small grin and then he utters something indistinctly in a low groan that makes me feel as if I should leave the room.)

VV: Uhh…Is that one from Lena? (As he is slowly typing, I think he’s forgotten that I’m here.)

EH: (This time he’s the one stumbling back into the conversation.) Sorry. Sorry. Yeah, where were we?

VV: Let’s talk about you and Lena… and Russian models. (OMG, I can’t believe I said it. I am pulling off a fabulous Barbara Walters, complete with the practiced look of concern and the lean-in.)

EH: I’d rather not. That was a difficult period in over lives and Lena and I have moved on.

VV: (Well, damn. What do you say to that? I fumble through my cards. Ok, this is promising.) What do you think of Lena’s new wardrobe?

EH: She looks good in whatever she wears. She’s a beautiful woman.

VV: But do you like it? I mean the skirts and dresses are a lot shorter than she used to wear and she is getting a lot more attention than she did in the ponytail and sweatshirts.

EH: (He rubs his hand under his chin.) Yeah, a lot of looks…I thought this was supposed to be about the concert with Oswald and Hamilton College?

VV: It is. This is just a little background information to make it interesting. Lena calls you E any significance to that as a nickname?

EH: (He starts laughing and his head drops back onto the couch) Well, the first few times we…ya know…she couldn’t say my whole na… (He stops and clears his throat and I have to catch myself from falling off the chair.) It’s just a nickname. Is this almost over?

VV: Almost. (Note to self: Call Lena later.) As the two co-hosts for this concert, how do you and Lena work together?

EH: (He relaxes again.) Very well. We like the same music. She’s organized and I provide the flair. This is going to be a great show.

VV: And what do you two do to relax?

EH: We both work and we have a two-year old but we’ll usually have a night or two a week to have dinner together or listen to music.

VV: And I heard you are a pretty masseuse.

EH: Darling, I’m the best. (There’s that look again and I’m mesmerized.)

VV: I bet you are… (Crud! Barbara Walters, I’m not! I try to sink into the floor as Ethan stands and stands up.)

EH: Well, I hope you got everything you needed. (We shake hands.)

VV: Sure, it was very nice…. (He is not listening. The phone is pressed to his ear and a low “Hey baby” flows through the air. Girl, I’d be calling too. She never stood a chance.)

Music For Her Soul – Single mom Lena Spencer is showing her sexy side for the first time in a life that has revolved around an aggressive pursuit of her PhD and learning to live without her daughter’s father, Ethan Holden. Returning to town after a ten month tour with the single goal in mind to reclaim Lena’s heart, Ethan gives his greatest performances–musical and otherwise.

Where to purchase your copy of Music For Her Soul:

Happy Reading ~ Val

Sunday Snippet With Denesha Sheree

All About Denesha Sheree

 Where are you from? I am originally from Detroit Michigan, however I am a military brat so I have lived all over the United States and sometimes overseas. I think the most accomplishing moment for me was overcoming adversity while graduating with a degree in Linguistic Studies.

Denesha’s Journey into Writing

I began writing as an escape from the things that I encountered in my life at that time. I remember writing a short story in my sophomore year of college. The professor wanted us to read each other’s paper. The student that received mine took my paper to the professor because she loved it. That following class, he decided to read it out loud. I remember seeing the look on the faces of my other classmates. They were captured by the story line and very in tuned with the story itself. The professor wanted me to have the story published in a school text book. That was the first time that I felt like I had something special and that I had the potential of becoming a writer.

I was inspired by a dream and that is how my first book came about. Readers with open minds inspire me to write. The most challenging thing about being a writer is marketing and readers who focus on one specific genre.

In terms of marketing, you don’t want to burn people out with advertising but on the other hand, you need for people to see your work. It’s like the luck of the draw, because either people are going to say “This must be a good read, I need to rush out and get it.” Then you will have readers that say “I’m sick of seeing this advertisement”, as they walk right passed your advertisement. Sometimes people who only read one specific genre cannot grasp the style or language variations of other styles of writing. This type of reader may rate your story low.

I intend to make writing my career because I enjoy it and in my heart I know this is a craft that was given to me. I’m not concerned with getting fame or the money. I enjoy writing to provide a means of escape for my readers and myself. My style of writing is just indescribable and can’t be put in a box.

The Yellow Clutch Society by Denesha Sheree

Can you share a little of your current work with us? I currently have a super suspenseful Novella out called “The Yellow Clutch Society” It was crazy because this story came to me super-fast. I wanted to be able to toy with my readers mind and take their imagination to another level. In order for me to do this, I had to create a twisted-wicked and suspenseful tale that starts fast and ends fast.

How did you develop your plot and characters? I built the plot around secrets within a secret society. The character’s personalities are based on my imagination and a little bit of me and two other friends who I hold dear to heart. They love the story by the way (laughing).

The Yellow Clutch Society can be purchased from the following links:

The Writing Life of Denesha Sheree

Who is your favorite author and why? Stephen King is my favorite author. He is by far the King of toying with readers emotions.

Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Yes, You can expect many more Novellas from me as I plan to build a Dynasty full of Novella’s where my readers can follow an ongoing tale of wicked romance, seduction, suspense, thriller and mystery all in one little Novella.

Have you started another book yet? I am currently working on a tale of Two Novella’s “Damon’s Die-Nasty” and Mirror’s Mirror” following up with a Novella called “Ring Burial”. I will also be teaming up in 2013 with Author Stephanie Norris on a hot Novella entitled “Wife Swap”, so I am really excited about that.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself making a movie series of my Novella’s.

How do you deal with bad reviews? For everyone it’s different. Of course, you get crushed after getting your first one. Then you start to realize that everyone is not going to like your work. Everyone will not be able to grasp your story line, especially if they are not interested in that genre. Some people love to be the first to smash a bad review upon an author with good reviews. You just have to keep going. In this business, you are open for all kinds of attacks. Everyone all of a sudden is an English teacher or an editor. (Laughing) You can’t allow that to discourage you from your craft. You simply can’t please everyone.

What contributes to making a writer successful? Persistence, determination, balancing your marketing techniques. But most of all being able to hear the actual tones of each character as you are writing the story.

Do you have any advice for writers? Don’t look for fame or money, just write. Try and establish some originality in your style of writing that will make you stand out from the rest.

Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? I appreciate you in so many ways. I will do my best to bring you stories that will make you escape from your hard day at work or any type of harsh reality of your surroundings. I want to make you think outside the box. A writer is nothing without you!

For more about Denesha’s work, view her book trailers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWI3pv57iQk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI5_ISw-yug&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz07-N3K_Bw&feature=relmfu

The “If” Answer by Denesha Sheree

If you could have any supernatural power, what would it be and why? I would be a Healer. My reason: Healing a person of a terminal disease, in order to give them a chance to explore their actual purpose of existing.

Thanks Denesha for visiting and Happy Writing!

Sunday Snippet with Stephanie Norris

All About Stephanie Norris

Stephanie Nicole Norris is a new up and coming romance fiction author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. She was raised along with six siblings by her mother, Jessica Ward. Always being a lover of reading from early childhood, Stephanie loved to books by R.L. Stine, fantasy, and paranormal. Stephanie always had a natural talent for writing. Starting her journey in 2010 she decided to bring her stories to life. In 2011 her debut novel “Trouble In Paradise” was completed and published in early 2012. A romance drama about a 28 year old African American female trying to better herself with a internship and marrying the love of her life, but runs into road blocks and things get so out of control that there are major changes for her future. Her pages tell a story filled with deception, suspense, and a dramatic twist. Stephanie is inspired by writers like Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, Gwynne Forster, and more. She resides in Atlanta Ga.

Stephanie’s Journey into Writing

What inspired you to write your first book? I always wanted to write. It was a no brainer because I always had these stories. It was really more about having the time to write and putting the work in that it takes to get a good book written. In 2010 I decided to make it work so I started to write Trouble In Paradise with pen and paper. I actually came up with the ending first and it was the brightest light bulb yet. LOL! And that’s what truly inspired the book.

What do you consider most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?  When it comes to writing it is such a retreat for me. I would say that the publishing process has to be the most challenging. The writing is the easy part but books are a business and in any business there are pros and cons.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? I wrote this book purely for entertainment with the intentions of giving the reader an escape from their daily routine and everyday lives. I loved everything about writing it. When I read it, I pulled myself in and at the end of it I thought; I’d hate to be in Victoria’s shoes! Sometimes a man isn’t worth it!

Do you intend to make writing a career? Yes I do intend to make writing a full time career. God willing.

What is your greatest strength as a writer? I’m a good storyteller. Once I get the scene in my head everything comes together like a puzzle piece and it excites me. Oh, and sometimes I can be a bit of a drama queen.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? I think every writer goes through this in their writing career.  Sometimes you just draw a blank. I find the best way to get rid of it is to walk away and come back to it later.

Vengeful Intentions by Stephanie Norris

After serving eight long months in jail and becoming obsessed with the woman who put her there Danielle Shumaker is released when the evidence held against her comes up missing.  With Victoria clouding her mind with thoughts of revenge Danielle is caught off guard when someone else wants to make her pay for her past transgressions.

Not needing the added drama Victoria is still torn between her feelings toward Greg and her undying love for Joshua.  With new knowledge that Danielle has been released from jail; Victoria is stunned into disbelief knowing that Joshua has not been honest with her.

 Things get even hotter when Joshua catches wind of Victoria’s affair and Caroline wants her husband back by any means necessary.  Will this love story end in tragedy or will these couples learn to forgive and forget? Find out in part II of Trouble In Paradise.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? I’m getting ready to release Vengeful Intentions Part II of Trouble In Paradise this month.  I’m shooting for July 16th but it may be later in that week.

How did you come up with the title? I come up with my titles depending on the story I’m writing.  Vengeful Intentions is a sequel to my first book entitled Trouble In Paradise and it starts off eight months later.  There is a lot of revenge, drama, sex and suspense.

How can we purchase your book? My books can be purchased via my website www.stephanienorris.net and Trouble In Paradise is available now on Amazon Kindle.

Check out the current contest to win a copy of Part II of Trouble In Paradise “Vengeful Intentions” at stephaniennorris.blogspot.com

The Writing Life of Stephanie Norris

Who are your favorite authors and why? Eric Jerome Dickey and Jackie Collins. If you don’t know why, you must to get their books!

Have you started another book yet? I have started a short story and I’ve left some doors open in Part II of Trouble In Paradise so I’ve starting writing Part III.

Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years I hope to have a successful full time writing career and I hope to be married and own my own home.

Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest and why? There are plenty of new authors but to name a few Denesha Sheree, Deidra Ds Green, and Deatri King-Bey are three of the hardest working and kind women I’ve met in the literary business.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? I suggest they pick up Become A Successful Author by Deatri King-Bey.

Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? I would like to thank my reader’s for giving a new author a chance and indulging in Trouble In Paradise and Vengeful Intentions!  I really appreciate your support.

The “If” Answer by Stephanie Norris

If it’s Karaoke Night, what are you singing and are you any good? I’m probably rocking out to anything Jay Z or Lil Kim and Yes I’m good! LOL!

Thanks Stephanie for visiting and Happy Writing!