COVER REVEAL: THE JEZEBEL

Hi, lovely souls!

I am sooooo blessed to have the chance to share in this amazing moment with Dylan Allen and her team. I will be 1-clicking and purchasing a paperback. Period.

LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!

His love was a secret her heart couldn’t keep.

The Jezebel, a tale of forbidden love and second chances by USA Today bestselling author, Dylan Allen coming July 20th, and we have the incredible cover!

Stone Rivers is a sin I can’t commit.

After years of playing the trophy, puppet, perfectionist,

I’ve forgotten who I am.

Until the boy from my past walks back into my life.

Handsome as sin, charming beyond belief—Stone Rivers is temptation personified.

Our combustible chemistry shatters my resolve.

His blistering kisses remind me of everything I used to want.

But, our present is just as messy as our past.

And reckless as it may be, I can’t let him go.

My name is Regan Wilde.

I’m a mother, a sister, a daughter.

But Stone and I?

We’re a scandal in the making.

Add The Jezebel to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2Vu59Vd

Cover Designer: Uplifting Author Services

Photo: Staci Hart

About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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When life knocks you down …

Hi, lovely souls. How are you? Hanging in there? I’d love to hear how you all are!

Let me be the first to tell you 2020 hasn’t been easy. Sure, I’ve been working, and I’ve finally gotten a few days off. I’m an ‘essential worker’ and I commend all of my brothers and sisters in the healthcare and medical field. I commend all of the stay-at-home and work from home mothers and fathers. You all are amazing, and I love you.

So, I come bearing news. I’ve had a reset! 😀 A writing journey reset!!! And it feels really good. It took a while, it took ten years and five months, but I wrote something that broke a dam inside of me.

Now? I’m here to talk about things (books & TV shows) I have been loving lately!

Angel’s Favorite Books of 2020 (thus far)

  1. QUEEN MOVE By Kennedy Ryan (see my review here) BUY. IT. NOW!
  2. COACH ME By Shanora Williams (see my review here) BUY. IT!
Queen Move’s FLAWLESS Cover.
Look at this yumminess! I loved Coach Torres 😉

Books I am Patiently Waiting On:

Danielle James’ next book . You know Danielle James, right? Buy her latest release PERFECTLY WARPED here!!

QB Tyler’s next two works of art: SUMMER SEMESTER & her taboo novel #LU.

THE JEZEBEL By Dylan Allen.

Now, on to the TV Shows (you can find these on Netflix) that I loved and am loving:

  1. WHAT/IF

I love a good thriller, and this first season of WHAT/IF took my breath away! I binged it in 2 days with my Mommy. It was brilliant!!!

2. SWEET MAGNOLIAS



I love small-town romances. Hey, It makes the romance lover in me sooo happy!



So, that’s it for now, lovely souls. I hope you enjoyed catching up with me! I’m off to finish SWEET MAGNOLIAS today, while doing homework and enjoying today and tomorrow off from work.

Happy writing (if you are) and Happy watching (if you are).

Keep flying high,

Angel Mystique x

Cover Celebration: queen move!

Hi, lovely souls!

I know it’s been an extremely long time since you’ve heard from me. I’m alive and well and busy. Will update you later on, I promise. Today, though, I’m celebrating along with Kennedy Ryan on her cover reveal day! When I saw this beauty, I swooned last night!

Queen Move, an all-new beautiful and unforgettable second chance romance from RITA® Award-winning and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is coming May 26th and we have the stunning cover! 

The boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have…

Dig a little and you’ll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern.

Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old.

Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other. 

The most clumsy, wet, sloppy . . . spectacular thirty seconds of my adolescence.

Get into our business and you’ll see two families, closer than blood, torn apart in an instant.

Twenty years later, my “awkward duckling” best friend from childhood, 

the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore.

Finer. Fiercer. Smarter. 

Taken.

Tell me it’s wrong. 

Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have. 

When we find each other again, everything stands in our way–secrets, lies, promises.

But we didn’t come this far to give up now. 

And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.

**QUEEN MOVE will have the special pre-order and release week price of $3.99. After that, the price will increase.**

Pre-order your copy today!
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Cover Designed by Asha Hossain Design

Photography by Sophia Barrett Studios

Model: Lashae Dennie

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About Kennedy Ryan

Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller and RITA® Award Winning author, Kennedy Ryan, writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always worked with charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys raising Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Sneak peek of THE KING MAKER

From RITA award-winning Kennedy Ryan.

COMING OCTOBER 28TH Power. Passion. Betrayal..  Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it. My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied. And neither will I.
COMING NOVEMBER 18TH Ambition. Revenge. Love. Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option. Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we’re the pawns and players. Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?

Read the excerpt here! 😍

Secret admirer cover reveal

I appreciate you, Harlow, for allowing me to be apart of your cover reveal!

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<p style=”text-align: center;”><b>Title: </b>Secret Admirer</p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”><b>Author</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>: Harlow Layne</span></p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”><b>Genre: </b><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense</span></p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”><b>Release Day: </b>September 20<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>, 2019</span></p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”><b>Cover Designer: </b><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Harlow Layne</span></p>

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<span style=”color: #000000;”><b>Her love could set me free from the shadows… </b></span>

<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>Seeing CoCo Becket for the first time, made my heart start beating again. It changed everything.</span>

<span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Before her I had no purpose, no reason to live</span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>. </span></span>

<span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>She was the most beautiful woman I had ever met, I couldn’t help but fantasize about kissing her plump lips or having those sky blue eyes staring back at mine, seeing beyond what I truly was. </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Broken and ashamed.</span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> </span></span>

<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>My desire for her ran deep, deeper than I expected it too. She was a Goddess and I was simply caught up in her glow, I couldn’t say no. Not to her kindness, and not to my need to be near her. </span>

<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>CoCo was the good in life where I was the bad. She became the sun to my never ending darkness. </span>

<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>When a mysterious situation brings us together,  I discover that I’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means risking my own life, to save hers. </span>

<span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Because before her, </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>love</span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> was just a word I’d heard in passing…and now I’ll destroy anyone that tries to take her, or that love away from me.</span></span><a href=”http://bit.ly/2SecretAdmirerGR”><img class=” size-full wp-image-23750 aligncenter” src=”https://thenextsteppr.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/add-to-goodreads-button1.png&#8221; alt=”add-to-goodreads-button” width=”215″ height=”76″ /></a>

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<h2 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”color: #000000;”>Enter the Cover Reveal Giveaway <a href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2a9f3a7416/?”>HERE</a&gt; !</span></h2>

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<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.</span>

<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.</span>

<span style=”font-weight: 400; color: #000000;”>When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.</span>

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The “force” is not strong with me. Let me explain.

Currently me. Currently my vibe. Allow me to explain.

Hi, lovely souls. I need to confess something, and it’s going to gut you probably. I don’t think I’m meant to be a published author anymore. I don’t believe I’m meant to be a writer anymore-either. At least in the way that I’ve been trying to force myself to write this year. I most definitely am considering retiring my #amwriting #angelmywrites mentality and just be Angel IRL.

Because my life is changing -and has changed- is so many beautiful ways. The people who know me IRL know that 4.2.2019 will always be one of those dates that have permanently marked my heart. So, starting from there, I have moved from a house that had been my home for thirteen years. Looking forward to the next move again. The greater move. 😀

I have a great job that I enjoy. Things are flowing with my work life. House life. Love life. Things are flowing with my academic life, too. I’ve been re-motivated to keep going with my education. I’ll be applying to the Doctorate Program (again and for good this time) next week- locally 😉 . I truly have the best support system in the entire Universe, and I have beyond grateful!

So, with all that in mind, I guess life is getting in the way of me enjoying writing, and for once I am not blaming myself for this change. I’m going to embrace this life and the blessings God has granted me.

I do know I’ve lost the passion I once had for writing. Waking up to alarms and writing sprints… and meeting word goals … does not excite me. Writing just to write doesn’t excite me anymore, either. That’s how I know I’ve lost it. Also, staring at folder after folder of pretty people- pretty couples that once spoke to me; pretty couples that I was going to write. Pretty couples that I put on the back-burner so many times ‘saving them until I was ready to write them’. I deleted a few dozen and am now left with fifteen snap-shots of couples that I don’t even have the energy to look into their lives. Don’t get me wrong. They are still in folders on my Drive; they are too pretty of pairings for me to permanently delete them. So, they’ll stay where they are- forever. They are what I deem my ‘Fallback IF NEEDED couples’. That space… that particular Google Drive account … will be a fallback account. I don’t want to be a writer who just writes, because I know I can write. Knowing I can write and wanting to make what I once loved to do as a full-time career… is different. Writing comes so natural to me, and I know with the Doctorate Program, I’ll be writing more- for academia’s sake.

Maybe this is just me venting and getting this realization out of my head here. I hope you all don’t hate, but I wouldn’t blame you- because I feel like I’ve wasted your (and my own) time. I’m deeply, deeply sorry for that. Maybe after this is published, I’ll pick up the pen- literally- and write something. I told myself even after this post was published, I would find another couple- one, last time- and they would be the only couple I write this year– with NO pressure for anything other than to not lose my gift entirely.

Who am I kidding? I just know I don’t have the strength or the pull to write stories anymore.

Pray for me, lovely souls.

Until next time. Keep flying high,

Angel Mystique

Was it the book, or was it me?

Lovely Souls,

After fighting tooth and nail, for years (since I was 15), I have done it. With the help of God, my mother, and a handful of very, very special people whom I adore, I can say that I have finished a first draft. THE first draft of the book that should have been written years ago. But who’s to say I wouldn’t have appreciated completing it as much as I do in the moment?

A PM to one of my writer sisters of FB pretty much sums up my current mood: 16 days; been fighting with this book since I was 15. So, this finish… this WIN is very meaningful- especially who I wrote it for.

Mommy, I know I’ve got a long way to go, and this is just the first step, but thank you for believing I would write this book one day. 

Who knows, maybe I’ll share my pre-finished thoughts with you all one day; just know this book and I battled with each other, as much as I battled with myself, because the subject matter is out of my comfort zone, along with me not wanting to be judged for writing something like this.

But I didn’t write it for me. I wrote it for every single one of you who will read it one day. Because this is a story the world needs. One day, it’ll be pretty and everything it was intended to be.

For now, I’m going to (possibly) eat another mango, sit in my happy, peaceful thoughts, and read TRUST ISSUES by (one of my author Big Sisters) Danielle James.

Until next time,

Keep flying high!

Angel Mystique xoxo 

My Love/Hate Relationship With Writing.

Lovely souls,

This might come as a surprise, but I have been in the writing gutters. I think Writing PennyWise has captured my sparks, my energy, and my motivation, and is taunting me with it. He’s mercilessly begging me to ‘Float, too!’ and just fade into oblivion as a never-to-be-accomplished writer. Seriously, my entire soul has been fighting just to truly get some rest. And I hate that I’m dealing with this extended burnout (and have been dealing with it truthfully since 2017).
But, I now know and have acknowledged the reason why my writing and creativity has suffered so much over the course of the past two years. I’m sure you all want to know the reason behind my strained silence- and my failed attempts at staying off social media- to do what I promised myself I would do, which is write! Because at the heart and deepest depths of me I am a creative writer.
I’ve been in school for almost 24 years of my life. I started school at the age of three and have been going non-stop until April 17th of this year. This year, after obtaining my MHA, I have decided I need to live a little. More like live a lot. Typing thousands of words a week already for school for challenging, then coupling that with my own, personal writing was a serious struggle.
Fast forward to right now: working 9am-5pm Monday-Friday at a job I LOVE, Just finished moving temporarily. Getting back into the flow of even thinking about writing and sitting in front of another laptop screen for a couple of more hours a night … is going to take some time for me to get used to. But I’m going to do it. I even have a master plan- and a secret weapon I will be utilizing to fast-draft my very first drama novel !!!

To say this first book (that will be my first 50,000 plus word novel) will be a labor of love isn’t necessarily true. It’s been more like a labor of hate and a path lead in pure, bright, red blood. This idea … this story and I … have fought tooth and nail for YEARS. YEARS! I drafted it some time ago, exactly the way the story came to me- verbatim. I hated it. I hated the original concept, because the original structure of the story isn’t what I typical write. I’m a romance writer; not Carl Webber (one of the greatest church drama writers and black male writers in my mind). Needless to say, the original idea left a bad taste in my mouth. Now? Right now? After tweaking it a bit and fully accepting that I can make this story my own, I’ve settled into it. Settled into the fact that I’m going to be writing it. That I’m ready to write it; ready to release and birth it out of me- once and for all.

I know it’s going to be one of the most trying novels I will pen this year; I’m ready though. If not, my conscience will eat away at me, and nothing else I ever write will flow freely. At least that’s what I’m been telling myself for the past year and a half.

So, as I head into my writing cave, to free myself of these internal chains that have held me down, what about you, lovely souls? What are you working on; what’s your latest passion project? Are you struggling just like I am, or writing all the words freely?

Come talk to me. It’s been a while, I know. I’m back- with open arms and listening ears.

Until next time; Keep flying high,

Angel Mystique x

The Devil’s Advocate By Ashley Jade

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (Devil’s Playground #2) by Ashley Jade

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Genre: Sexy Psychological
Cover designer: Lori LovesBooks Jackson
Photographer: Wander Aguiar

 

 

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Blurb:
One man thinks I’m a saint.
The other thinks I’m a sinner.
One man lives in the public eye.
The other lurks in the shadows.
One man wants to use me for his own needs.
The other wants to use me for his revenge.

One man will get what’s coming to him.
The other will get what he deserves.

They told me good girls get rewarded.
But I’ve been bad. Very bad.

I made a deal with The Devil…and I liked it.

 

 

Excerpt
“This is mine while you’re with me.”

All mine. I kiss the column of her throat as I lift her hips, steering her movements. “No one gets access to your cunt without begging me for permission first. Understand?”

Her eyelids flutter closed as she matches my rhythm. “And if they don’t?”

I sink my teeth into her collarbone and thrust deeper, causing her to flinch. “I’ll slit their throat…and make you lick their blood off the floor.”

I hold her stare as I pump into her harder.

If she thought I was kidding…she doesn’t anymore.

 

 

About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of Oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her Amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

 

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