LV’s Monday Meanderings… January 7, 2019!

Happy Monday Meanderers! Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. As usual, I have some great books to share with you, including a still FREE copy of my classic, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever! This FREE Promotion will run until my Ranking on the Multicultural and Interracial Romance charts goes above 100, or when Amazon tells me it can’t be FREE anymore!

Since the holidays, this is my first regular newsletter. Enjoy!

Writing, Writing, Writing

(Among Other Things!)

Writing for me is catharsis, but it is also a double-edged sword. Why? Because writing requires me to spend hours with my “butt in a chair, hands on keyboard” (or BICHOK, for those of you who are catchphrase savvy). Over time, my weight creeped up in epic proportions and my health has suffered, but the writing is just one part of the equation. There are many other stressors in my life that contribute to the equation that has gotten me to where I am now. But that’s neither here nor there, because I don’t care to elaborate on every single non-positive thing in my life right now. We’ll just concentrate on weight for starters.

Back in December, I had a minor medical issue which required a procedure be done in urgent care. I got on the scale and it scared the crap out of me! I had somehow allowed myself to get to a weight that I’d rather not share with you at this time. (Oh vanity!) So, I said to myself, “Self, you’ve got to do something about this pronto.” Well, pronto became New Year Resolution, and New Year Resolution became Diet, and Diet chosen became Ketogenic.

Beginning January 2nd I jumped on the bandwagon of a lot of Hollywood A-Listers and Diet Aficionados who have sworn by the Ketogenic Diet and, so far, I’m seeing promising results. As an April baby, I tend to be prone to not finishing things unless it’s a passion or something I love so much it never occurs to me to leave it incomplete. I am hoping that by telling you all about this new thing, you will keep me accountable. Also, I hope you will tell me if you’ve been successful with a diet or lifestyle plan that you’d like to share with me. I love hearing inspirational success stories, or new beginnings, so email me at and tell me what you’ve done lately to make yourself healthier.

I am working on getting something out for you guys to read early this year. As per usual, I am working a 60-hour a week day job, and a 20-hour weekend gig, so bear with me. 🙂

In the meantime, you may check out my backlist, as per usual at:  LV LEWIS BACKLIST. <3


I discovered Jewel E. Ann’s books just last year when I read her Epoch Series, and Oh My God! Her books have become my balm in gilead, my piece de resistance, my reason d’etre, and so many other superlatives, I can’t. I just can’t without one-clicking… Every. Single. One. (of her books!) I have said before I’ve wanted to be other authors when I grow up, but I’ve just got to say, I really, really want to be Jewel E. Ann when I grow up because she nails all those crafty things I tend to have major issues with, and she does is with such ease and flair, I just want to give every one of her books a standing ovation, because she hits every single emotion so perfectly, and her plots are so on point, I am enamored by her.

And with her newest offering, A Place Without You, I am equally as enamored as I have been with her other books (or maybe moreso). Jewel writes love triangles that absolutely do not get on your nerves, if anything, she’s able to show how these can come to be, and how they can be resolved despite someone having to be hurt. Henna, is a free spirit, born of parents who come from the artistic world. Bodhi is her contemporary cowboy whom she meets on the way, and several times during Coachella. And I just want to say, Jewel E. Ann had me at Coachella. I absolutely love that she set this in the beginning here. Henna and Bodhi connect in a huge way at Coachella, but then they separate without a goodbye and Henna returns to her life which takes a different turn when she believes Bodhi is lost to her.

A Place Without You packs a wallop of forbidden fruit, emotion, and all the feels one would expect from a novel from Jewel E. Ann. I won’t elaborate further on the plot, but you can certainly get a few more hints from her book blurb on Amazon. Grab your copy of A Place Without You while you’re there. You will most definitely not be disappointed!

Get your FREE copy of my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, and your $0.99 (or FREE for KU Subscribers) copy of Exit Strategy, and your $3.99 or FREE from KU copy of The Venture Capitalist. And if you’ve already got your free copy of the books, the Audiobooks are a steal if you’ve already purchased the books!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here. LV Lewis books!





Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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“Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.” –  Cornelia Funke


LV’s Monday Meanderings…

Hello All! Here’s another episode of my Monday thing, since beginning my newest day job has kept me from engaging with you as much as I’d like to. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media.

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Half of my novella is now done, and I’m looking forward to finishing this 20K piece. As I shared last week, I’ve been working on a novella for a contest. It involves a feisty, badass heroine who doesn’t take crap from her sexy-as-sin boss, despite their insane chemistry. They work in the culturally relevant cryptocurrency industry and bond on a work-related road trip. Although this is for a contest and I can’t share right away, if it doesn’t win, I will most definitely be sharing it with you via publication on Amazon for sure, and possibly some other venues. Stay tuned!


What I’m Reading!

Jewel E. Ann just knocked my socks off! Her Transcend Duet is spectacular, particularly if you love romance, reincarnation- themed books (somewhat paranormal), romantic thrillers, drop-dead gorgeous professors, sexy as f#%k tattooed bikers, and a heroine who is self-aware, strong, and vulnerable all at the same time! As a writer, it’s sometimes very hard to find something that really lives up to the hype because you’ve seen just about everything. This series grabbed me from page one and never let up. It completely takes you through the emotional spectrum, and I mean ALL THE FEELS! So, if you’re looking for something that guts you like “Me Before You,” without a main character you’ve invested in having to die, this is your book. I sobbed like an infant on parts of this (just letting you know). But there is an HEA despite the peculiar love-triangle that is Nate, Swayze and Griffin. I hope you will LOVE this as much as I did! And these books are well worth their $3.99 price point.

A Freebie to Balance my paid Recommendations!

 Mr. Control is FREE right now, so grab it while you can! After reading the Transcend Duet, I wanted more stories about sexy daddys. #JustSueMe  Sometimes, I get on a roll and just want the same feels over and over again. While Rhys Thayer is not Nate Hunt reincarnated, he is quite the sexy, take-charge type of hero I just love. And his darling little girl, Esme… OMG! You guys just have to snag and read it for yourself to see what I mean. Enter Melanie, the waitress with a heart of gold, and you’ve got a romance that sizzles. Come on, read this! You know you wanna. 🙂


When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. –Eric Thomas