LV’s Monday Meanderings…. February 4, 2019!

Hello Readers! This week’s Monday Meanderings come with a discounted book and other reading goodness. I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. Not only is our Feature The Caster’s Canticle on a Kindle Countdown and is $0.99 today through Wednesday, but my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever continues to be FREE until it isn’t! Check it!

Writing, Writing, Writing

If you liked Beautiful Creatures, you’ll be obsessed with The Caster’s Canticle!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Last week I had an epiphany regarding my Jungle Fever Series. While listening to the first fifteen minutes of The Venture Capitalist audiobook, which is now in production at ACX, I was moved by how much the White family suffered when Tristan and Nathan’s mother was battling ovarian cancer. It remeinded me of how much my mother-in-law suffered with colon cancer in her final days, and I ended up with an idea on how to proceed with Tristan’s POV and Nathan’s stories. So, here’s hoping my mojo will cooperate while I’m fleshing these bad boys out.

Also during this very same week, I had several fans of the books write me to inquire about the stories, so I know there’s still interest there, and that just made me feel so good. It’s been a long while since I’ve felt this good about continuing this series. Although I love writing with the white hot passion of a thousand suns, my mojo is as finicky as hell, and I’m thankful that my readers who love me have understood and stood by me. I’m looking forward to bringing you some stellar product this year! Includiing a new standalone featuring a businessman, his super intelligent and beautiful assistant, and a dog.

Today, I’m working ten hours, but I will go home and write at least four hours. What are you doing today?

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, where The Caster’s Canticle is now on SALE: LV Lewis books!

THE CASTER’S CANTICLE

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If you liked Beautiful Creatures, you’ll be obsessed with The Caster’s Canticle!

When hopelessness and lust collides, how do you give life to a heart that sings to you like no other?

Disillusioned with his own kind and living among humans, powerful warlock Stellan Kierkegaard encounters his foretold soulmate in the ailing Leilani Gibson. 

Together, they’re prophesied to knit dark and light covens to lead the Caster world. Yet how can this be when she is, by every indication, mortal?


Hot Featured Read!

Touched by Jenny Rose


Lucy Cramer had a stable and secure with her very nice and predictable boyfriend, Brandon but when he gets her to agree to a visit to see her estranged mother, things don’t remain so foreseeable and anticipated for the recent college graduate. She’d been educated in the best Ivy League school in the country but not even Lucy was ready for the confusion that her stepbrother, Marcus, would bring to her life. 

Marcus was everything that Brandon wasn’t and she couldn’t help but feel pulled to him from the moment they first met. He was wild and spontaneous, two things that Brandon could never be and Lucy was attracted to him in more than a physical sense. Could a kiss between the two of them change their lives forever or will she return home with her boyfriend.

Other Steamy Recommendations!

Say You’re Mine by Carrie Lomax

She’s never forgotten her first love.
A scholarship to an elite college was supposed to be Olivia Davidson’s ticket to success—one she never had a chance to cash. But she’s found her own path, first through the military, now as an entrepreneur. She can attend her class’s fifteen-year anniversary with her head high. Because there’s one person with whom she has unfinished business…

She’s the one desire he’s ever been denied.
Ronan Banes thought he could be more than a replica of his bank executive father. Olivia sparked him to want more out of life. But the moment they met, she was out of reach. Now, Ronan has Olivia—and her company—in his sights. It’s only a matter of time before he has Olivia where he wants her. In his bed. By his side. His, in every way. But his past mistakes could cost them everything.

They’re not going down without a fight. 
When Olivia won’t sell, Ronan is prepared to engineer a hostile takeover. It’ll take more than shared memories to keep them together—and more than a boardroom battle to keep them apart.

Book Three in the Say You Will Series. Standalone steamy contemporary, 18+, HEA guaranteed!

WHEN I DREAM OF YOU
by Marcella Swann

I want him. More than anything. But he’s one bad boy.

The things he wants. They’re carnal, lustful things and I can’t get them—or him—out of my mind.

Devon Prescott knows how to impose his will.

He’s a viper in a Brioni handmade suit.

Ruthless in the board room, he’s even more relentless in the bedroom.

He’s a freakin’ Adonis. It scares me that I want him so much.

When I’m with him I feel safe. I feel love. I feel a yearning.

He knows that he rocks my world. That he is the stuff of my dreams.

So he wants things.

Things I’m afraid to give him.

He tells me I’m his in the most romantic of terms. That he worships my body.

That I must trust him.

I don’t deny it. Some of the things he wants stir me deep inside.

They’re sexy and dirty and forbidden.

Am I willing to be touched? To be shared?

Oh, god.

If I give into my dream lover’s deepest desires, will I lose myself in the process?

When I Dream of You is a full-length, 85,000-word standalone steamy romance.

Simple.

Uncomplicated.

Tranquil.

Esme Archer’s life is all of those things until a good deed goes horribly right. Or wrong. Whoever thought that shoveling her neighbor’s sidewalk would land her in so much trouble? Cupid has to be laughing at her.

Now she finds herself inexplicably tangled up in injured pro football player Val Adeniyi’s life and heart. He’s everything she could want in a guy: family-oriented, compassionate, built. Did she mention built? She should mention built. But even better than his admittedly fabulous good looks is his heart. He’s the kind of guy she wants to spend her days curled up with and her nights curled around. And then there’s his adorable ball of fluff kitten. She can’t decide which one she wants to snuggle with first…

Unfortunately there’s one tiny problem: he hasn’t told anyone about her. Not his family. Not his teammates. No one. He claims it’s for the best. But is the perfect man setting them both up for the perfect storm?

hWhat If Dragons Were Real?

And they roamed the Earth in the form of two breathtakingly hot guys. You’d think I was crazy but I’ll tell you what, I’ve slept with them and they are 100% real – every last inch of them.

There’s only one problem.

They’re dangerous – the kind of men who are known to kidnap women and force them to birth their children. Now, logically, knowing this, I should run far, far away.

But try running away from a couple of guys who just rocked your world into next week. It’s not that easy especially when you find yourself carrying their baby.

So, I’m left with a choice: to live among the dragons and take my chances or to rely on my cheating ex-boyfriend and his desire for revenge.

But is it really a choice at all? Tell me, what would you do if you knew dragons were real?

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… January 28, 2019!

Hello Readers! This week’s Monday Meanderings come with a couple of FREEBIEs. I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. Not only is our Feature a Freebie, but my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever continues to be FREE until it isn’t!

Writing, Writing, Writing

Monday, January 28, 2019

I believe I shared with you earlier this month how I’ve decided to do the Keto Diet. It’s still going extremely well, despite my earlier misgivings that I wouldn’t be able to satisfy my desire for those forbidden foods. Well, let me just say I’ve discovered Keto Desserts, and just this weekend my daughter and I made the spectacular one pictured above. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m able to enjoy one of my most favorite desserts of all time on this diet: Cheesecake!

Of course, this is a mini version, and it’s made without granulated sugar, but oh is this a delicious alternative to the original! To be honest, I could eat this version even when I’m not doing Keto and enjoy it. Rather than graham crackers, the crust is made of almond meal, butter, and Swerve (and if you want to be fancy, you can add cinnamon). The filling is of course, cream cheese, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and Swerve sweetener. Yummy!

Check out the Mini Keto Cheesecakes recipe below.*

I was cooking and planning this weekend, Instead of writing. Sorry!

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, where a couple of them are now on SALE: LV Lewis books!

THE R COLLECTION

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Two racy romance novellas from one bestselling author.

REDEEMING THE AMAZON

Karen Freeman is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy. Returning to a normal dating and sex life has been difficult. Her most meaningful relationship after surgery occurred with a man other than her husband. 

Paul Beaudelaire, former ladies’ man, had his career in the corps cut short by the loss of his left leg. He returned to New Orleans with a state-of-the-art prosthesis, but left his heart in Baltimore with an ex-model, whose crippled marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor. A fantasy weekend at The Beaudelaire Hotel may give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon.

REKINDLING THE FLAME

Sabine Beaudelaire returns to her hometown of New Orleans to the bedside of her favorite uncle, Sebastian Beaudelaire. Estranged for six months from her fiancé of eight years, she still hopes for reconciliation. But her hopes are short-lived.

Enter a gorgeous “Hot IT Guy”, aka Xander “Fish” Fisbourne, whose sex appeal fills her head with thoughts of propositioning a man for the first time. Fishbourne and the Den of Sin may be exactly what Sabine needs to bring her out of her sexual drought.

Hot Featured Read!

Royally Addicted by Henley Maverick

Luca just wanted to be a good king to the people of Moreno. He promised his father that he would take care of them, but since his father’s death, Luca has lost his way. Which is why his friend invited a reporter to stay with him for a few weeks, to help repair his image. Can he stay on good behavior?

Grace has secrets. Big ones. And running away to Moreno for a few weeks won’t make those go away. But when she meets Luca, all her problems seem to vanish. What will happen though when her secrets get revealed?

These two have a whirlwind romance, but when Grace is attacked in an incident meant for Luca, can he keep her safe? And what will happen when it’s time for Grace to go back to America? Will their love survive?

Other Steamy Recommendations!

The Irresistible Billionaire League by Alexa McLean

Are You Ready for the new League of Alpha Billionaires?
These Billionaires Are In a Group All by themselves and It’s all for Similar Reasons.


Reason 1: They all have Sizzling hot chemistry with their strong and sassy heroines and fell hard for them.

Reason 2: They all can give their heroines the ride of their life far beyond their wildest imagination.

Reason: 3: They given were good friends with the love of their life and blew it in the beginning.

Reason 4: They all have a body and mesmerizing eyes that would make anyone melt(even if you think you are strong enough).

And the best of all,
Reason 5: These Alpha Billionaire are willing to go all out to protect their intelligent and Sassy heroines even it means putting their own life on the line.

Books in the series are:

Book 1: The Irresistible Passion: Billionaire Bad Boy Friends To Lovers Mystery Romance.
Book 2: The Irresistible Protector: A Billionaire Bad Boy Best Friends to Lovers Mystery Romance.
Book 3: The Irresistible Connection: A Billionaire Bad Boy Second Chance Mystery Romance.

This is a complete series of stand-Alone books with No cliff-hanger, No cheating and guaranteed happily ever after (HEA).

Tantric  Harem
by Kristen Kara

”Am I even thinking straight? This ancient mysterious power got hold of me and I am forced to mate with these Tantric alphas in order to survive.”

They looked like a weird cult – how would I even break into their inner circle?

Hey, I am Nala Green. I went to medical school to become a doctor.
Little did I know that I will end up in that ancient Himalayan Cave!

It wasn’t easy. I broke up with Noah – well he did.
I am different and I had to tell him the truth.

Since an ancient path has been revealed to me.
I want to claim my life and be who I am.

Everyone thought I had gone crazy. But I didn’t care.
I took a flight from US and travelled to India leaving everything behind me.
Only goal I have is to find these Tantric Alphas and mate with them to remain sane??

WARNING: These powerful Tantric Alphas may as well steal your sanity and make you do crazy things under your sheets tonight. Rest assured, the risks are totally worth it!! Get started now with this paranormal tantric reverse harem story.

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Redeeming The Amazon

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Mini Keto Cheescakes*

Ingredients

Crust
1/2 cup almond meal
2 tbsp butter

Cheesecake
8 oz. cream cheese
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup Swerve or  So Nourished erythritol

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. To make the crust, melt some butter until liquid and mix in your almond meal until you have some that feels like crumbly play dough.
  2. Take about a teaspoon at a time and press the dough into the bottom of a muffin tin. Tip: line your pan with cupcake liners for easy removal! Cheesecake is very soft and if hard to scoop out without causing damage! Bake these crusts for about 5 minutes. They’ll come out slightly brown and crispy.
  3. Then take your room temperature cream cheese and beat it with an electric hand mixer or standing mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla extract, lemon, an egg and your sugar substitute, erythritol in our case. Beat until all combined.
  4. Use an ice cream scooper to fill all the crust-bottomed muffin tin cups evenly almost to the top (the mini cheesecakes will rise while in the oven but will flatten while refrigerating). You can also line each cup with a cupcake liner to make removing the mini cheesecakes easier.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. The mini cheesecakes should be slightly jiggly. Let them cool in the refrigerator for ideally 24 hours. But if you’re strapped for time, try putting them in the freezer for as long as you can.
  6. Once the mini cheesecakes are done cooling, slide a knife around the edges of each muffin cup to loosen them up. Then use a fork and your hands to help them out cleanly. As a delicious bonus, slice up some strawberries and arrange them however you like on top of the mini cheesecakes.
  7. We arranged ours in a flower pattern and added a dot of coconut butter in the middle to finish them off.

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LV’s Monday Meanderings…. January 14, 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 Henley Maverick boo, and 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!

Writing, Writing, Writing

Monday, January 14, 2019

Marketing has always been difficult for me. In the beginning I was naive enough to believe that when I posted my book on Amazon, it would miraculously sell on it’s own. That has not been the case. I have had to stop just short of selling my first born to get eyes onto my books, just as most indie writers have done. Amazon owns the algorithm that decides whose books will see the light of day, so in order for indies like myself, who don’t have massive marketing budgets, to get eyes to see their books, we have to buy advertising in numerous ways. This includes buying Facebook Ads, AMS Ads, Bookbub Ads, trying to get on the various books lists, like Bookbub, Free Booksy/Bargain Booksy, Robin Reads, etc.

Marketing for ebooks is very competitive. It is also very subjective because it doesn’t work the same for every author. Many times we are taking a big gamble when we spend our marketing dollars (well at least less prolific writers such as myself are. More popular authors can afford to spend the big dollars on testing ads to get them just right. Less popular authors operate on wings and prayers). We are well aware of the old adage that it takes money to make money, but when you don’t have any to begin with, it is almost impossible.

Recently, I have re-discovered newsletter swaps. This is a cost-free and often fairly lucrative way to market ebooks without a cash outlay. I am beginning this week to swap with some other authors, so you’ll be seeing books from various authors and genres appearing in my Newsletter because other small authors and myself are sharing each others’s books. And let me just say, todays offerings are as HOT as Hell!! Check them out!

I am also still working on getting something out for you guys to read early this year. However, as you all know, I am still 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

Hot Featured Read!

Seduction by Henley Maverick

Any publicity is good publicity, right? Unfortunately, for Alivia O’Reilly, this just isn’t true. Having developed a scheme to create a media ruckus outside of her flower shop, Blooms, to drive up business, Liv was never prepared for the maelstrom her little publicity stunt would create.

Conor, her cousin, funded her little start up business and the extra attention is exactly what he didn’t order. A loan shark tied to organized crime, he prefers to stick to the shadows – as most rats do – and now there’s a spotlight on Liv, putting a wrench in his nefarious plans.

Also watching from the shadows? Rhys Gallagher, billionaire mogul and reformed crime lord. He’s been watching Liv for years, patiently waiting to make his move on the buxom brunette. Now, nothing is going to keep him from her. Not her business, not her independence, not her pride, and certainty not Conor. Because when Gallagher plays, he plays for keeps. And the prize… is Liv’s heart.

“When the time comes, Liv, you’ll make me an offer I can’t refuse.”

Other Steamy Recommendations!

 

Andrew
Three years ago, I broke the heart of the woman I loved.
I was too stupid to realize what I had.
Now, years later, I have it all.
Money. Power. Prestige.
It all meant nothing.
Until I met her again.
She was beautiful and tragic, and I wanted her again.
And she hated me.
But I would change that.
This time I would do right by Georgia.
There would be no more secrets.
This time, I wouldn’t give up.
Now that she is back in my life, I’m not going to let her go a second time.

Georgia
I swore I would never trust Andrew Bryant.
I had loved him, and he threw me away like garbage.
His secrets had torn us apart.
Three years later, I haven’t found any peace.
Now, suddenly, he’s back in my life.
He’s handsome. Sexy.
His smile sends shivers down my spine.
And I don’t want him back.
With my troublesome ex on my back, I have enough to deal with.
But he just won’t leave me alone.
There is nothing in this world that could make me give him another chance.
But why can’t I walk away?
Why does part of me want him to stay?

 

In a town full of secrets, everyone knows my story
My husband left me for another woman
And I vowed never again.
I threw myself into building my life back up from the rubble it had become.
I made a name for myself with the diner my grandfather left me.
I was strong. I was independent. I needed no one.
Then he came to town.
Exotic and calm, I was drawn to him from the beginning.
He pulled me in and made me feel things I didn’t think were possible.
But can I trust him? Does he feel what I feel?
How can I let him break down the walls I spent so much time building?

After my wife died, I was lost and alone.
I liked it that way.
Relationships only led to pain and I couldn’t live through that again.
But then I met her.
Flaming hair and blue eyes trapped me in her net.
But guilt and grief are hard to let go.
How can I let her in, when I don’t deserve the happiness she offers?
Can the love of Thanksgiving and the magic of Springvale bring us together and banish the ghosts of the past for good?

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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!

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… Thanksgiving Edition!

Happy Monday Meanderers! I actually made it today, but this week the holiday is on a Thursday, so I’m good. 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!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I’m still working on getting something complete by early 2019. I realize that with the holidays upon us, I’m not going to be ready for a Christmas release, and to be honest, the market will likely be glutted during the holidays anyway, so the likelihood of getting traction will be nil. There are so many steps to go through in getting a new release out, I don’t believe the trades will be able to fit me in for editing, cover creation, blogger reviews and the like, so I’ll just wait until things aren’t so rushed.

I am so thankful for those of you who have stuck with me during my time of trying to re-establish my brand as an author. It has been tough, but I know I’m going to get there. Eventually. 🙂

Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I’ll see you on the other side of the weekend.

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. Redeeming the Amazon is currently FREE: LV Lewis books!

STILL FREE. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA!

Redeeming the Amazon

Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a select few times a year merely to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire this New Year’s weekend.

How does a woman remain sexy when she’s lost an essential hallmark of her femininity? She gives a Marine amputee one shot at helping a former model with body image.

Will this fantasy weekend at the Beaudelaire Hotel give Paul a second chance with his contemporary Amazon, or will Karen’s fear of rejection be a barrier to their reconnection?

A STANDALONE READ IN A SHARED WORLD. Grab your FREE copy today!! And if you like audiobooks, see its companion below. When you buy the print copy (for FREE), you get the audiobook for an insane price!

 

The Last Book I Read…

The Muse

by L.M. Halloran

In her final year of graduate school, Iris Eliot’s dreams are within reach. She’s ready to put the past behind her and embrace whatever the future brings.

Until the future brings him.

Professor James Beckett, bestselling author and award-winning poet, is the new head of the Creative Writing Department at her university. Brilliant and obnoxiously sexy, he’s more dangerous than Iris knows.

When Beckett sets his sights on Iris, it’s not just her heart on the line or her academic and professional careers. Surrendering to the way he makes her feel will rewrite her past.?

My Review

So, L.M. Halloran is becoming a fave of mine. After reading and reviewing her The Fall Before Flight, I’ve become mildly obsessed, so here goes another from her backlist. The Muse fascinated me because I’ve always been rather enamored by professor/student romances. In fact, I wrote one myself years ago, which has never seen the light of day, but this story kinda makes me want to dust it off and take it for a spin. So, Iris Eliot, graduate student is nearing the end of her fellowship. Professor James Beckett, an author whom she’s admired from afar becomes up close and personal when she is assigned as his TA. Instant chemistry between them becomes so much more when buried secrets from her past and his are uncovered. Then betrayal becomes the emotion that cannot be overcome. By either of them. Halloran is a master at evoking emotion in her characters. The Muse did not disappoint.

My Recommendations This Week

 

 

 Blood Magic by Anna T. Holloway

Description

Mitch Castle is a sweet-talking Sgt of Arms for his motorcycle club, Night Prowlers. He didn’t have a hard time finding a woman until the last one broke his heart. Now, he’s on the prowl for a demon tearing up the county. Besides, keeping his mind on work is better than thinking about her.

Until he comes across the woman in the woods…

Eva Siverling didn’t like her destiny. She tried running from it but you can’t run from magic. Eva’s sister died at the hands of a demon but not before she cast a spell to trap her soul from him. Eva will have to dive into a life she never wanted, trust people she never expected and become who she never imagined, to stop Orion from bleeding her other sisters dry.

Will Eva find the courage to face Orion or will Mitch help her tap into a power unlike any other?

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… October 29, 2018

Happy Monday, Meanderers! As you very well know by now, I created this regular newsletter to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. This week I’m low on items to meander about because I worked extra hours on both jobs last week. But, I do have an excellent novel to share with you that I’ve read recently. Hopefully, I’ll have more to share next week.

 

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Because my week was spent working hard on both jobs, I hardly got any writing done. This week will be different because I’m scheduling my writing time and actually putting it on my calendar as if it were a meeting. These are the lengths we part-time writers have to go to from time to time in order to get anything done. I have two four hour blocks of time on Tuesday and Thursday to hopefully get a large chunk of writing done.

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, where most of them are $0.99, even the Venture Capitalist, if you didn’t grab it while it was FREE: LV Lewis books!

The Last Book I Read…

The Fall Before Flight

by L. M. Halloran

There’s off-limits…
and then there’s your psychiatrist.
 

They call this place Oasis, and he’s the doctor in charge.

He thinks he can save me. Heal me.
Catch me if I fall…
Yeah, right.
Dr. Leo Chastain is a mouthwatering distraction.
For that reason alone, I’m inclined to play his game.
He doesn’t know I’m incapable of emotions that come naturally to others,
like fear, compassion, love…
I might be a sociopath.
I warned him my kind of broken can’t be fixed.
That the harder he pushes, the harder I’ll push back.
Until he’s broken, too.
I warned him.

My Review

The Fall Before Flight is an exceptionally well-written patient-therapist novel. It is also a fantastic, slow-burn romance in which you will feel the tensions rise between the hero and heroine until the pressure explodes! Dr. Leo Chastain and Amelia “Mia” Sloan our male and female protagonists will reel you in quickly and have you hooked on the plot that develops between them. Leo’s character is an enigma, a puzzle that Mia is determined to solve for her own purposes. Mia views herself as a bad girl, broken from a devastating childhood event which no one has been able to rescue her from. I was thoroughly intrigued by her character, because what was first put forth as a cut-and-dried reason for her neuroses evolves into something much more. Mia’s story is made all the more complex through idiosyncrasies deftly revealed by the author, the revelation of which aid in the progression of the plot and her character’s growth. When I began reading, I was wondering how the author would end this seemingly untenable situation between a patient and her therapist without some asinine plot machination that wasn’t believable. However, Halloran was able to suspend the reader’s disbelief and craft a work of fiction that was genius.

Vic’s Tasty Treat by Christina Rose Andrews

Description

After a bad break up, Paige was ready for a new beginning. She never expected that beginning would come in the form of her new neighbor’s blazing hot son, Vic, who was volun-told to help her prepare for the neighborhood Halloween extravaganza.

Vic was everything a red-blooded woman could want: smart, sweet, sexy. And ten years younger than her. Paige longed to make her Vic-filled fantasies a reality, but if that happens… what then? Especially when something unexpected happens to threaten her newfound happiness.

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“That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment… constitutes poetic faith.”  – Samuel Taylor Coledridge

LV’s Monday Meanderings… September 25, 2018

Happy Tuesday fellow Meanderers! As you all well know by now, I created this regular newsletter to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. The Hate U Give is coming to the big screen in October. It is my most anticipated movie of the year! Check out my homegirl Angie Thomas’s books below. Also, in this issue, I’m sharing Mia Sheridan’s Dane’s Storm. Stick around long enough and you’ll see how much I love Angie Thomas, Mia Sheridan and their novels, too!

THE HATE YOU GIVE (Original Cover)

Writing, Writing, Writing!

As an African American woman who just happens to be a writer, I don’t very often write or read about subjects that put me in a dark place. It’s a personal choice, because there’s so much real stuff going on in the world, romance is my way of escaping what is sad, unsavory and downright hurtful. But, inevitably there are moments when I am compelled to emerge into reality, because it doesn’t go away no matter how hard I try to ignore it. So, I have to watch news and read books that are culturally relevant and timely as they relate to current events. The Hate U Give is a book that I chose to read because it was all those things and more. The author of The Hate You Give is a young woman who lives within a 30 mile radius of where I spent a large portion of my young adult life. Having that in common with the author made her book a “must read” for me because despite our state being one that is often ridiculed for its current ranking in education and its history of oppression, it is by contrast a place that is rich in artistic culture. So often when I am asked by others who wonder, oftentimes aloud, “Can anything good come from Mississippi?” My answer is most emphatically a resounding, “Yes!” And in the interest of time, I won’t elaborate in this newsletter exactly why (I’ll leave that for another time). Just trust me that there’s a long list of writers who hail from this southern state that is often last in most everything else.

Angie Thomas, an author who was born, bred and still resides in Jackson, MS penned The Hate You Give as her inaugural debut into publication, and what a hit it has been. All you have to do is look at the long list of accolades below which The Hate You Give has received, and within the next couple of weeks, this groundbreaking book will come to the Big Screen with a star-studded cast. If this isn’t success for a denizen of the lowliest state in the union, I don’t know what is. To say I am proud of Ms. Thomas is an understatement.

In this Monday’s Meanderings, again on a Tuesday, I’m sharing something with you that is near and dear to my heart. Not only because it is a bestselling young adult novel, but because it addresses a subject matter that is yet another stain on America that we can’t seem to remove from the fabric of its history.

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, where most of them are $0.99: LV Lewis books!

THE HATE YOU GIVE (Move Debut Cover)

 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

Description

The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.

8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

“Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds

“Stunning.” —John Green

“This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Heartbreakingly topical.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A marvel of verisimilitude.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A powerful, in-your-face novel.” —Horn Book (starred review)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

And don’t miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’s powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.


Coming, February 2019!

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Description

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.

But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.

My Review

Mia Sheridan can write her a$$ off. This is a given. My life as an author became much more meaningful when I began to read her books. Meeting her through our shared passion for writing and a similar life experience (which occurs in Dane’s Storm) made me feel as if I weren’t in the writing life, or life alone. All I’ve learned about Mia through her writing and knowing her on Facebook has shown me repeatedly what a great down to earth person she is, and what a great wife and mother she is. I know a lot of authors through my experience as an Indie Author, but they don’t all live up to the hype they share on social media, but Mia Sheridan does, and I love her for it.

All that said, it’s time for me to talk about Dane’s Storm. If you’ve read Mia’s stories long enough, you know that she writes a series called, “Sign of Love” novels. Each story features a protagonist who carries a particular zodiac sign. Dane’s Storm is inspired by Cancer.

Dane and Audra fell in love as teens. They marry early, but a tragedy destroys their marriage. Like many women who experience what Audra did, she finds something with which to consume the pain. In her case, it’s her flower shop. Almost a decade passes before they come into contact again. As with any relationship that has lain fallow for such a long time, their early interactions are quite awkward, but they each harbor feelings for the other that doesn’t seem possible after so many years. It’s being foisted into the position of having to trust again after such a devastating tragedy that gets them both. When the plan crashes in a mountainous area in the dead of winter, they are forced to trust each other enough to survive, which may just resurrect the feelings they believed long dead.

Mia’s stories are real, provocative, and entertaining. As with all her novels I’ve ever read, she captures my attention from the beginning and doesn’t let go until it’s fulfilling resolution.

Dane’s Storm by Mia Sheridan

Description

A gripping, exquisitely romantic new standalone by New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan.

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved . . . until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she’s put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He’s still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she’s ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death . . .

When Dane offers to fly his ex-wife from California to Colorado to help correct a wrong, he never imagined the harrowing twist of fate awaiting them. When their plane goes down in the snowy mountain wilderness, Dane and Audra are stranded with no one to turn to but each other. Will their second crash end their lives—or save their souls?

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY CANCER. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… A Day Late :( –But I have a FREE Book for You!

Happy Tuesday, Monday Meanderers! Yesterday was quite an exiting day at the dentist’s office. My mouth is still throbbing from the experience. How was your Monday? As you most of you know by now, I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. Hope the rest of your week is fantabulous! I have a FREE book for you down below. Grab your copy before the FREE feature ends this week.

Writing, Writing, Writing!

This week began on Sunday with mishaps. My son dabbles in MMA (mixed martial arts), and he flew out over the weekend to fight out west. First, I was unable to go see him fight (bummer!), then he missed his flight back home. Guess who drove three hours to the airport where he returned and back to pick him up from a red-eye? Me! That’s who. See, I thought I was over that when he was out of middle school, but nah. They still call for Mom when all else fails. LOL Then of course I got to have the excruciating below the gumline cleaning at my Dentist’s office prior to driving out to get my youngest at 3 a.m. It’s quite peaceful driving at that time of morning, but I’m not much of a long-distance driver. In fact, I hate driving. I thought, surely my wonderful son will drive back if I left at an ungodly hour to pick him up, but noooo! He had jetlag, and my soundtrack on the way back was his light snoring.

So, this is why you’re getting a Tuesday Meandering. It just seems like if my schedule is thrown off in any way, I can’t seem to get my newsletter out on time. I really need to use the scheduler, but often times, I’m wondering just what I’m going to meander about up until the last minute. But life happens, right? And I wonder why my writing is always lagging…

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During the Summer Olympics in Brazil in 2016, I penned Going for Gold. My intentions at that time was to write three novellas all centered around the Olympics that year, but there was some work-life balance issues I couldn’t work out, so the other two were never published. They were drafted, but I didn’t feel like they were ready for the world. Perhaps, I will eventually finish the series in time for next Summer Olympics. LOL In the meantime grab your FREE copy and enjoy…

Going for Gold

The Olympics have never been so sexy.

Olympic pole-vaulter Gunnar Kingsley is competing in Rio, where he will finally meet Mia Orlán—his longtime online pen pal. He assumes Mia thinks he’s just an average guy, and hopes that her impoverished upbringing has prevented her from researching him.

In the eight years they’ve been corresponding, Mia has developed feelings for her American friend she fears won’t be returned. If by some miracle they were, she’s even more afraid a physical relationship would leave only heartbreak in its wake.

Meanwhile, Gunnar fears if she knows of his elite ranking, she’ll end up being just another girl who’ll treat him like a shallow jock. He wants more from her. Will Gunnar come clean when the torch is lit in Rio, or will Mia confront him first?

Whiskey Heart by Caroline Tate

 

Description

They’ve shared a past and a lifetime’s worth of playful innuendos. But when a casual fling turns serious, will they both be down for the ride?

Riley Pratt is content living her quiet, less-than-thrilling life in the city minding her own business. Due to her hectic work schedule and self-made career as one of Savannah’s up-and-coming interior designers, she’s learned to keep her thoughts to herself and her eyes on the prize– a fruitful, shining career in design. Until Cameron Alden waltzes into town.

Always thinking up his next cocky comeback, Cameron is arrogant and annoyingly charming in all the wrong ways. Heir to the largest whiskey distillery in the South, he prides himself on being well-endowed but also claims he’s prudish as hell. Official word around town? He’s Savannah’s hottest bachelor. And he takes complete advantage of it.

Which… isn’t Riley’s glass of rosé. Though she can feel sparks flying rampant when they’re together, will Riley give him a chance? Or is she too sure that Cameron’s old habits will die hard, making her just another one-night stand?

The Guardian  by Siobhan Kearney

 

 

Description

A chance encounter.

A runaway dog.

A hidden graveyard.

And a sexy guardian.

A simple afternoon stroll turns Phoebe’s life upside down when her dog, Fallon, escapes. A breathless chase leads her straight into Edward’s strong arms… and his purpose. Will Phoebe be able to protect her heart while Edward protects his charges?

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I won’t bore you by sharing the history of my audiobooks like I did a couple of weeks ago, but I do want to share with you their awesomeness again without any fanfare.

Here are my nice square audiobook covers, which you can click on to see if you’d like to make them your own.  Otherwise, you can listen to the sample and decide later. However, Audible gives you the opportunity to get your first audiobook FREE when you sign up for their program. Just remember to use my links if you decide to sign up, or I won’t get credit. So, without further ado, I present my audiobooks to you!

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“Romance Novels paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, a describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!” 

– Oliver Goldsmith

LV’s Monday Meanderings… September 5, 2018

Hello Meanderers! As you all know, Monday was the Labor Day Holiday, so I took a break, so I’m offering you your Monday Meanderings on a Wednesday.

I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. So, my Audiobooks got new links for me to share in August, but I’m sharing them in September. Hope you’ll check them out. My narrator, Marie Hélène  is fabulous!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Shortly after my first two books were published, I decided to check out ACX to get them made into audiobooks. If you’re not familiar with it, ACX is the arm of Audible that allows Indie authors to easily get their books in audiobook format. The process in itself was fascinating. I was able to sample the voices of many would-be narrators by listening to their samples posted on the site. Once I heard a few that seemed as if they would “fit,” I allowed them to audition using a sampling of prose from my books. Nothing gave me greater pleasure than to hear my words come alive through the voice actors who responded to my posting. It was transformational, because it’s one thing to see your words written on the page, but to have them spoken brings a whole new flavor of nuance to it.

In the Summer, ACX announced that it was rolling out a new Bounty program for writers to receive a share of the royalties from their audiobooks. There have been critics of this new system, so I’m not altogether sure if it will yield anything whatsover for me personally, but I felt that I needed to share with you the availability of my audiobooks for the three of my novels I’ve been able to have recorded. Most weeks, my Meanderings have to do with books, so I was leaving out an integral part of my brand by not sharing information on my audiobooks.

Another good thing about my audiobooks is they are all Whispersync ready, which means you can switch between reading and listening whenever you want if you have the eBook and purchase the audiobook. I love to read and listen along at the same time. How cool is that?

Here are my nice square audiobook covers, which you can click on to see if you’d like to make them your own.  Otherwise, you can listen to the sample and decide later. However, Audible gives you the opportunity to get your first audiobook FREE when you sign up for their program. Just remember to use my links if you decide to sign up, or I won’t get credit. So, without further ado, I present my audiobooks to you!

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

only $19.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership

Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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Warcross by Marie Lu

My Review

Marie Lu is one of my very favorite YA novelists. Long before I read her Warcross series, I read her Young Elites and Legend series’s. She is a word, brilliant. Her characters imbue honor, bravery, loyalty and a whole host of characteristics which are great examples to young adults, and character flaws which also bear cautionary tales for young and old alike. Her writing style is crisp yet unbelievably descriptive. You’ll find yourself totally immersed in her worlds and feeling as if you’re a part of action.

The Warcross series is about a game which has consumed popular culture all over the world. It is a world pastime, but is also lucrative for some users. Emika Chen, the protagonist, is a bounty hunter and an expert hacker who finds users who access and bet on the game illegally. When she decides to use her hacking skills to make some quick cash in the opening game of the international Warcross Championships to get herself out of a financial bind, she creates a glitch which inserts her into the game and her interaction goes viral.

While this action could’ve landed her in jail, she instead is recruited by the game’s creator, and billionaire, Hideo Tanka. He recognizes Emika’s talent and enlists her to participate in the tournament to uncover a security problem. Little does Emika know, she’s about to uncover treachery which could topple Hideo’s Warcross empire and their burgeoning romance.

While Warcross does end on a cliffhanger, you will be thoroughly satisfied with how Ms. Lu ends the first book.

I’m honored to share this one with you upon the imminent release of Wildcard, the second book in the series, which is set to drop on September 18th.

Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Check out the follow-up book below, which will be published on September 18, 2018:

***Warcross is Book 1 in the Warcross series. A sci-fi thriller series that will blow your socks off!***

Book 2, Wildcard

Summary

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In Wildcard, the explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Description

Conventions in Hawaii were supposed to be business mixed with fun. It’s why commercial real estate broker, Serena Khan, and her romance novelist husband, Frank Elliott, decided to attend one at the Seaside Villa Resort. Unfortunately, Serena’s trip has been all work with no play. And worse, the Seaside Villa Resort is nothing of the kind. Luckily she’s got a husband who knows just what to do to make their Hawaiian vacation a whole lot more memorable. And a lot more fun!

This is a short story with an established couple featuring light bondage and food play with a happy ending.

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Description

A chance encounter in rural Texas leads two strangers to a love over thirty years in the making.

Blake

Her trip across the country led her to me, my town—my booth on my lunch break and I never forgot her. I never forgot our conversation or her… taste when I’d been fortunate enough to have it.

She had me in a world where she was mine and, even though the experience of her had only been for a short while, I took that memory into the rest of my life, Anita… the girl who spoke of dreams.

She reminded me of my dreams and that it was okay to have them. I made those desires into reality years later, after a fallen marriage and a lifetime of hesitance, but never once did Ann leave me.

I never thought I needed anyone when the girl with talks of dreaming finally made it back into my life over three decades later, my family and the strong boys I raised into men all I needed. Anita sure proved me wrong, because not only did I need that woman, I lived for her once I had her back in my life.

My sudden heart attack may have brought us back to each other, but our history…

It gave us both a second chance.

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… August 13, 2018

My Monday Meanderings for today come through physical pain. I am taking Aleve because I overdid it this weekend. I must remember, I’m no longer 20-something, a fact which my daughter reminds me of on a regular basis. LOL. As I’m sure you’re aware by now, I’ve created this weekly newsletter since beginning my newest day job (and my weekend moonlighting) to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. 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. I don’t think Aleve has any side effects that will affect my ability to meander, but who knows…

Writing, Writing, Writing!

This weekend, I began the process of rewriting portions of my novella. It had to be done, because things changed under circumstances I’m unable to divulge right now, but my intentions are to make it better than it was. Sometime when stories sit a while, authors realize (with the help of first line beta readers) that the plot sometimes doesn’t work the way you originally envisioned it. Thus, the need for re-tweaking. The evolution of said novella shall not be televised, or otherwise shared since this process does not make for fascinating blog or newsletter fodder. However, I will share when it’s complete. Again.

This novella has a shiny new cover and the summary will be tweaked to match the re-tweaked plot. As I mentioned before, I’ll be rolling the cover out pretty close to my book release. In approximately three months, there will be marketing, more beta reading, and lots of fun stuff going on before it can see the light of day. Parker Cavanaugh, my hero in this new novella, is chomping at the bit to meet you all!

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, where most of them are on SALE for $0.99: LV Lewis books!

 

Thrillers from The Past (aka Recent Re-reads)!

Back in the day before I even thought about self-publishing, a friend introduced me to M.J. Rose’s Butterfield Institute Series, which includes the books The Halo Effect, The Delilah Complex, and The Venus Fix. Last week I re-read these wonderful books because I haven’t read a series of books with as compelling a premise as this one in quite some time, and I was really kind of missing Detective Noah Jordain, the sexy-as-sin cop who becomes the love interest for our heroine, Dr. Morgan Snow, sex therapist extraordinaire. Every single time I’ve read these books, I insert Harry Connick, Jr. into my mind as Detective Noah Jordain. This guy would be perfect were these books to be adapted to the Big Screen. I know no other actor who could believably pull this off, so I’m sticking with Harry, whom I love with the white-hot intensity of a thousand burning suns! But I digress. (Fans self.)

So, if you’re looking for a series that is a thriller which has romantic suspense, and a healthy dose of believablility, you can’t go wrong with these books. Although written in 2005-2006 timeframe, they are still a relevant page-turner worthy enough to read now!

 

In Death Series by J.D. Robb

If you’ve ever had an in depth conversation with me about books, you might know that my favorite futuristic police procedural novels are the “In Death Series,” by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts to folks who love her romances and genre fiction).

I’ve been reading these books forever (and I won’t say how long because I’m always looking for ways not to date myself). Anywho, Robb’s In Death Series follows the cases of Detective Eve Dallas, a New York cop from the years circa 2058 and beyond. The heroine gets her surname from the city in which she was born because she lost her only remaining parent in an horrific fashion and she hadn’t been given a real name. Her backstory is as fascinating as the cases chronicled in the In Death Series. You will be drawn in by J. D. Robb’s taut prose and riveting plots.

And if you like black-haired Irishmen, you may just fall in love with Eve’s better half, Roarke. I know I did, which is probably what kept me reading the series even more than Eve Dallas herself. Just saying!

SUMMARY

Together for the first time—the first five novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, hailed as “a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance” (Publishers Weekly).

Join New York City homicide detective Eve Dallas as she sets her sights on some elusive suspects—including a compelling Irishman named Roarke in…

NAKED IN DEATH
GLORY IN DEATH
IMMORTAL IN DEATH
RAPTURE IN DEATH
CEREMONY IN DEATH

The In Death Series has been grouped into books of five for those who prefer to buy them a group at a time. You can still buy the series standalones, if that is your preference.

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Tristan’s Point of View Is Here!

Why LaVie and I Had To Write This Story

LaVie EnRose and I teamed up to do this story because she is going solo with Double Switch, and because Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever fans got everything from Keisha’s point of view until Exit Strategy.

Then, of course, some fans were not pleased with the manner in which Tristan was presented in Exit Strategy because his point of view was in third rather than first person. In The Venture Capitalist, fans get to be inside Tristan’s head. They know everything he’s thinking and feeling, and will get that same treatment with The Venture Capitalist Part II which will be Tristan’s POV of Exit Strategy.

LaVie has some of the best ideas and I look forward to collaborating with her again. We are both working on solo projects, and hers are with other publishers, so please be patient. She and I both work full-time jobs and write part-time, but we’re writing as fast as we possibly can!

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FYI Jungle Fever Readers: The Venture Capitalist (The Jungle Fever story from Tristan White’s POV, Part I), introduces readers to LaVie EnRose as the writer who will continue the series with Double Switch and In the Paint. LaVie wanted to do something like Grey before delving into the new books. The story narrative is all in Tristen’s head as well as his interactions with Princess Danai, Nathan, and of course Keisha.

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COMING IN 2016

Handsome Young Sales Man Talking to Clients Through Phone While Typing at the Laptop. Captured Indoor.

The Venture Capitalist II
By LaVie EnRose & LV Lewis

Tristan White thought he was the king of the exit strategy, but Keisha Beale has turned that idea on its head. There is not much time to reflect on the fact that they both have an anxiety disorder before she ends their unorthodox arrangement with two words.

Dominant to his core, Tristan launches one final, desperate appeal to make her stay, but to no avail. Nothing he says or does can dissuade her. Is it the resurfacing of her anxiety episodes, or the feelings she’s developed that he can’t return that makes her hell-bent on leaving him?

Separation brings about its own set of difficulties. His need for control doesn’t allow him to step aside and let his security team handle the credible threat that develops from her association with him. Tristan jumps in with both feet—a move that together with his secrets could prove detrimental to a lasting, loving relationship.

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