Adriana Castilo is a thirty-year-old single woman, who believes being single is the best way to live in a world fool of liars, and cheaters. “Less drama, less problems” is her motto. Her co-worker for two years, Omar Kingston thinks she needs to change her mindset, that someone in this world was perfect for her. Since he was taken by Crystal Simmons. He thought it would be a good idea to hook her up with his little Brother Kennedy, thinking it would be a match made in heaven, soon becomes Hell for him, It’s a hook up that turns to a switch up.
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I looked back at the mirror and my smile vanished. The feeling I was beginning to feel for her was wrong but felt so right-well, on my end it felt right, I wasn’t sure about her thoughts on the matter, and I couldn’t help but wonder: If I climbed in that bed, would she let me hold her in my arms until the sun came up? If I kissed her, would she kiss me back? I didn’t even want to have sex with her, even though I knew her body would feel satisfied afterward. I guess you can call it a guilty pleasure. I didn’t know if Kennedy wanted to get back with her or not. It was never my intention to come between their relationship but it all happened so fast and unexpectedly, I honestly didn’t see it coming. I don’t know if we’ll be together or go our separate ways or pretend it never happened.
I was born in Atlanta GA raised by my father and the youngest of two sisters, until my father got married now I have four sisters. No kids of my own but has two Nephews and two Nieces. When I’m not writing I’m working or traveling. I consider myself a Storyteller.
Get to Know The Author Isabella Shaunte:
What inspired me to write?
I truly believe I was born with this gift, it just took me until my teen years to understood how to use it. I wrote my first short story in a recess in my middle school class and my first novel in ninth grade. My mind always wonders, and my father told me that one of my past relative who was my Aunt had the gift as well.
Who is my favorite Author?
I can say I have a favorite Author but, I do admire many comic and thriller writers. Such as; Stan Lee, Steven Kings, R.L Stine. Any book with a good love store or thriller is my favorite Author.
Why did I write The Switch Up?
Even though I have many other stories to tell and like to publish, I started off with The Switch Up to introduces my fellow readers on I how I write my stories, they may seem clichésfrom the descriptions but they all have a big twist.
How did you come up with the storyline for The Switch Up?
The storyline came from a situation between a Co-worker, he started the plot of the story and I added my storytelling skills to it.
Is The Switch Up based on a true story?
When I tell my stories, they are not based on true events on me per se, but they are based off real life events. And I’m sure many people have experienced the situations before, including myself.
Who is my favorite character in The Switch Up?
They all are my favorite characters because they all are part of my personality.
What encouraging words you have for other up in coming storytellers?
Even though I’m still learning the rope myself, I only have three things to keep in mind
1. Never give up
2. Do your research, not everything that comes first is good.
3. Don’t let negativity stop you from your journey and love for telling your story
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CalamityBeautiful Destruction Series, Book 1 by Lexi Barr Publication Date: December 13, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: AmazonThe first night our eyes met, my life was flipped upside down. After a celebration with my best friend that resulted with a vicious attack, I was left questioning my very identity. Who was Luna Russo, and why did I feel like such an intruder in her body? The new life I built around what remained of myself began to crumble when a stranger walked through the door of my bakery. A man who knew all of my secrets. A man who reminded me of a painful night I’d rather forget. And despite every ounce of my being warning me against it, I found myself trusting this man, believing in him. With a heartbreaking past of his own, could love triumph even in the darkest of places?
About Lexi BarrLexi Barr is a debut contemporary romance author who writes heartbreakingly real characters dealing with tough situations. Her books are not written for the faint of heart. She lives in a mitten with her husband, two wild dogs, and vocal cat. When she isn’t writing, you can find her watching The Office for the trillionth time, sipping chocolate milk, and being inspired by other amazing authors.
He propped himself up on his elbow and grazed his fingertips over the upraised golden glow of the matching mark he’d given me the night before. “Mated,” he said, his lips curling into a smile. “Marked. Soul bound. Or if you like human terms, wedded.” His teasing fingers strayed lower and I arched up, eager for his touch as he traced light circles around my nipple. “You are mine, Deva,” he said, dipping his head and replacing his fingers with his tongue. He continued to speak, his lips grazing over my hard nipple. “But more importantly, I am yours. I will always be yours no matter how many dreams you have of the others or how many join us in the flesh. I’m not that easy to get rid of.”
Hidden (Fire and Iceland #1)
Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Date Published: October 31, 2018
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
After a breathtaking journey through Iceland, Vanessa Evanston finishes her dream vacation with her two best friends in the capital city of Reykjavik—and wakes up the next morning on the ground, on a tiny island 250 kilometers north, with no memory of how she got there.
Luckily, handsome and kind-hearted local Gunnar Heimirsson stumbles upon her—unluckily, he can’t explain her mysterious journey either. Nor can anyone explain why Vanessa soon discovers “last night” actually happened a year ago, and everyone thinks she’s dead.
Iceland is known for its folklore, but beyond the elves and mountain trolls, there are other creatures: beautiful, powerful, and vengeful, known as the huldufólk. Gunnar has been alive for a century, trapped by their curse after angering them. From the far flung Westfjords to the black sands of Reynisfjara, the answer to Vanessa’s missing year might be connected to Gunnar’s punishment—as well as his long-lost wife, Hera—but the truth lies somewhere in the realm of magic, myth, and love, and Vanessa has only just discovered fairy tales are real.
About the Author
Megan Morgan is an award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author from Cleveland, Ohio. A mild-mannered airport bar supervisor by day and purveyor of things that go bump in the night, she lives on the often-wintry shores of Lake Erie with her spoiled cat and adult son, both of whom shed too much.
The Prisonerby Kiersten Modglin Publication Date: December 20, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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About Kiersten Modglin
Kiersten Modglin is a suspense author who enjoys dabbling in all the subgenres. A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes superfan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys raining days spent with her nose in a book. More than anything, she loves reading & creating life-changing stories.
Violet Rogers has just turned thirty years old and is starting to realize the purpose for her life. Her passion for dance has made her electrifying as a dancer, but her estranged relationship with her parents, past relationships with men, and a difference of opinion on
where her life should be, with her now, ex-boyfriend, has made finding true love with someone that respects her passion difficult. Until, she meets someone that is equally as passionate, and finds that their passion is music, and everything changes. Jamison Nathaniel Starks better known as, “Nate Starks”, is an incredible musician that is well off financially, but has had a difficult time balancing his romantic relationships with his music. His passion for music has always interfered with his ability to find love.
After breaking up with ex-girlfriend, he realizes that his passion for music can’t replace his desire for love. In the midst of trying to find love, he receives critical information about his past that will affect the future of his financial welfare.
Meanwhile, lurking in the shadows of her blossoming relationship is a vengeful ex-boyfriend,
Donovan, hell-bent on making her pay for leaving him. A man with deeply
rooted issues, and an unrelenting temper.
Violet and Nate begin to spend time with one another, and eventually, a family
emergency occurs within Violet’s family and she is forced to leave, but not before catching Nate with another woman. When she returns home she learns that her mother’s medical bills are straining the family’s finances, and assets are needed to be sold. Donovan learns of this information and concocts a plan of revenge against Violet.
Through all of the ups and downs and drama, Violet and Nate are able to forgive.
Despite the differences in their passion Violet and Nate are able to find mutual respect and friendship in one another.
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It was the twenty-first day of April, a marvelous day of epic proportions, and the sky was a beautiful shade of lavender as the sun began to slowly peak over the horizon. Overnight there had been an unexpected snow shower, and although it didn’t amount to much of anything, it left a sensation in the air that was calm and peaceful. In the stillness of the morning lay beauty and a crisp feeling of a promise hanging on what was to come. A day like today was typical of
springtime weather in Boston. Through the arrival of a new day, a curvy figure appeared as it flowed through the cold like feathers floating on a summer’s breeze, warm and captivating with ease, stirring the calm and whisking through the city streets with urgency to get to a place of spiritual harmony. “Sometimes it Snows in April,” she thought as the fingertips of the wind whisked playfully through the strands of her loose tresses, and the slight parting of her full lips
allowed for her body’s heat to escape into the morning breeze. She’d finally arrived at her destination, and from the outside, it was a large inconspicuous brown building with a green sign on the front, located on a side street with an alley that looked more like the abandoned warehouse from Janet Jackson’s ‘“Control”’ video, but inside was a different story.
She opened the door and stepped inside. This place opened to her sanctuary of peace. It was bright and full of vibrant colorful sounds of music playing in the background, and there off into the distance was her platform of communication. She felt at home. Today was a new day—better than the day before. For her, it was a day of exhilaration and celebrating life, her life, because it was her birthday. She’d come full circle and was fully realizing her calling, and today was going to be wonderful. Days prior had been a struggle, and maybe even tomorrow, but not today. Today she’d made a promise to live in the moment, to live life to the fullest, and the worries of tomorrow didn’t exist…today. Today was all her own. Her morning affirmation confirmed today was magical. It’s snowing in April, for goodness’ sake. Today is my day of reckoning, and I am
walking into this dance studio with the full understanding that I will be great. Since Violet had arrived in Boston four years ago, she’d been taking classes to become a better contemporary dancer. Whenever she entered a dance studio, the outside world became nonexistent.’
“There she is. Violet, where have you been?,” asked Robin.
“I hope that I’m not late.”
“No, you have about ten minutes to get ready,” Robin answered.
When Violet had her hair in a bun and was ready, she took to the floor.
Violet saw nothing but darkness, and then there was a brief pause and the intake of a cool breath of fresh air. As she released that breath of warmth, she let go. The music entered her soul and her spirit lifted. Each turn was filled with grace, and through each movement came power, and there was her confidence.
Robin looked at Violet and challenged her to be free and take her audience on a lyrical journey. Violet looked at her audience and playfully gave them her signature charming glance. From the very beginning, her body communicated that she commanded this moment and their attention. But, wasn’t that what every great dancer did? Violet’s hands extended in front of her, and she
swayed into the movement lyrically. Her years of experience showed her fluidity.
The bass in the melody flirted with her desire to take on another persona. This budding flower inside of her, the music, brought out something deep within her—the part of her that was so true. It was the one place that she could get lost, and in it was pure perfection. That place was familiar’, as she’d been there before, and she could live there forever.
Only for a moment in time, and only for the grace of God, might Violet be blessed enough to share her gift with the group of onlookers. Today I’ve fully realized this gift and I want to share it with anyone that is willing to pay attention. It is all my own and today is the day that I fully own
it. Violet smiled widely and gave the audience her all and danced with adrenaline coupled with conviction. Each person in the room was experiencing her private joy, and such a pretty toy it was.
As she descended from a natural high, Violet climbed down from the choreographic mountain. She did her best, and when she finished, she was spent. Violet gradually came back to reality, and hen she realized where she was, she lifted herself from the floor and looked up. Everyone was
standing on their feet and clapping. Violet bowed and left the stage.
As soon as she exited, stage right, Robin approached her. “Oh my God, Violet, you were
Charmyra E. Fleming is a romance author that writes about love with a realistic, dramatic flare.
Her first book The Violet Rose has received a written review from Booklist.
Charmyra lives in Maryland with her husband and son. Before she started writing, she worked as a Budget Analyst and Supplier Diversity professional. But her favorite job is the one she’s now doing full time – writing romance.
On her blog, she writes a weekly motivational post to encourage her readers and beyond, to live their lives with impact, intention, and full of passion. She is also a contributing writer for InColor Magazine, “an online platform created to highlight narratives of color through creative
works be that editorial, creative-writing, video or visual art.”
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Get to Know The Author Charmyra E. Fleming:
What was the inspiration for The Violet Rose?
The Violet Rose was written as a way to honor the memory of my favorite
musician, the late iconic legend, Prince. After his transition in 2016, I began writing
this story and he became my muse for both, Violet and Nate. These characters are
reflections of him, his message of being passionate about your talents, and always
being in control of owning your work.
Which part of the book was your favorite to write?
Chapter 14, was my favorite chapter to write. I literally poured my heart and soul
into that chapter. I cried during the entire writing of that chapter. It is a touching
chapter between Violet and her mother. I connected with my feelings about my
own mother, and I just loved this chapter. It is one of my favorite chapters in this
book, and it makes me smile with tears of joy each time I read it.
What was your writing process?
I began writing this book in the summer of 2016. Each day, I committed to writing
for at least fifteen minutes a day. I actually wrote this book, listening to Prince’s
music every day, and sometimes, I had a photo nearby to allow me to connect him
to the story. Soon the words just flowed out and these characters created a world
that I was immersed in. There were many nights that I had to force myself to quit
writing and go to bed. I love when that happens! It was a fun process, and the
playlist made me dance, and it evoked the types of emotion that I needed to be
able to connect with the personalities and emotions of the characters. For
instance, when Violet leaves Nate without a “goodbye”, I wrote Chapter 13, Nate’s
chapter, to Prince’s, 17 Days and Condition of the Heart, two very beautiful songs
that allows one to feel the emotion of someone with a broken heart, and missing
the person they love.
How did you feel when you wrote it?
Felt great about writing this book. When I would go back and read through what I
was writing, I kept thinking that I was finally writing a story that I would love to
read. It was an honor to have a muse that kept me focused on completing the story. After writing about ten chapters, I thought to myself, this is turning out to be
a pretty awesome story.
Tell us a fun fact about your book?
I had fun exploring my creative talents while writing this book. In addition to
writing the book, I created poetry, as written by Violet, and a soundtrack of music
by Nate. Nate’s music is available now and can be found on Soundcloud, by
searching for The Violet Rose Music Playlist. I thought that it would be fun to offer
additional content for my readers, and by my characters. So readers can have this
unique and valuable content created by myself, as a companion to the book.
The Violet Rose was reviewed by Booklife, what did they think about the book?
In terms of originality, they stated the following: “This novel offers a refreshing
voice and a sweet take on love in the time of complication. It is also a wonderful
tribute to great musicians and artists, as well as the institution of parenthood. The
narrative features a lovely romance between two people meant to be, and the
book features complex, intriguing characters.”
The Violet Rose is the first book in “The Purple Charm” Series. The next story in this
series is Three’s A Charm. A jaw-droppingly, sexy and utterly spicy story of one
woman’s journey to happiness and redemption through the ups and downs of
infidelity, love, and romance.
Going forward, I’m looking forward to building a community of readers that love this
type of dramatic romance, with complex characters. My books are realistic and has
many layers because these are the types of stories that people can relate to. The
second book in this series is scheduled for release in the fall of 2019.
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A Different Kind of Fire
by Suanne Schafer
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Ruby Schmidt has the talent, the drive, even the guts to enroll in art school, leaving behind her childhood home and the beau she always expected to marry. Her life at the Academy seems heavenly at first, but she soon learns that societal norms in the East are as restrictive as those back home in West Texas. Rebelling against the insipid imagery woman are expected to produce, Ruby embraces bohemian life. Her burgeoning sexuality drives her into a life-long love affair with another woman and into the arms of an Italian baron. With the Panic of 1893, the nation spirals into a depression, and Ruby’s career takes a similar downward trajectory. After thinking she could have it all, Ruby now wonders how she can salvage the remnants of her life. Pregnant and broke, she returns to Texas rather than join the queues at the neighborhood soup kitchen.
Set against the Gilded Age of America, a time when suffragettes fight for reproductive rights and the right to vote, A Different Kind of Fire depicts one woman’s battle to balance husband, family, career, and ambition. Torn between her childhood sweetheart, her forbidden passion for another woman, the nobleman she had to marry, and becoming a renowned painter, Ruby's choices mold her in ways she could never have foreseen.
Suanne Schafer, born in West Texas at the height of the Cold War, finds it ironic that grade school drills for tornadoes and nuclear war were the same: hide beneath your desk and kiss your rear-end goodbye. Now a retired family-practice physician whose only child has fledged the nest, her pioneer ancestors and world travels fuel her imagination.
She originally planned to write romances, but either as a consequence of a series of failed relationships or a genetic distrust of happily-ever-after, her heroines are strong women who battle tough environments and intersect with men who might—or might not—love them.
Suanne completed the Stanford University Creative Writing Certificate program. Her short works have been featured in print and on-line magazines (Bête Noire; Brain, Child; Empty Sink Publishing; and Three Line Poetry) and anthologies: (Night Lights; Graveyard; 166 Palms; and Licked). Her debut women’s fiction novel, A Different Kind of Fire, explores the life of Ruby Schmidt, a nineteenth century artist who escapes—and returns—to West Texas. Suanne’s next book explores the heartbreak and healing of an American physician caught up in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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