Writer’s Paradise

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The location is Miami Florida, South Beach to be exact. I’m sitting comfortably in a condo with my laptop and feet propped up. The latest story I’m writing is spilling out of me so fast my fingers can barely keep up.  The music is soft R & B, preferably Pleasure P, Jeremih, and Alicia Keys.  My story is taking character’s into places that will be hard for them to get out of.  Love, passion, obsession, and drama spill out on to the pages.  I’m in writers paradise.  My scene is set and I can go nowhere but to the end of this story from here.  Some places are perfect for writing while some complicate the art.  This setting would be my ideal location for creating a great story. Of course I could write just about anywhere especially when the story decides to come at anytime.

As a writer if I could pick my environment every time I wrote I would start with South Beach.  I more than likely wouldn’t move from that spot for a while. However, my next couple of stories are coming from the comfort of my own home. #TheKeysToMySoul is a romantic suspense that goes above and beyond the normal romance story.  The main female character Cassandra is in over her head but she’s so blinded by love she doesn’t see the storm coming and really she doesn’t care.  Cassandra is willing to go through that storm and fight it if she has to. Catch a teaser below;

 “Listen sweetheart,” Jackie placed her fingers under her daughters chin and lifted her head. “He’s a married man. You have to let him go. He doesn’t belong to you.” She said.

“But I belong to him,” Cassandra said. “I can’t let him go; everything that I am belongs to him my mind, my body, my heart. I am his slave, I don’t know if you call this love but whatever it is I’m in it and there’s no way I could ever leave him alone.

“You should never let someone have that much control over you. Get a grip of yourself!” Jackie said.

“But he does control me mama. He holds the keys to my soul.”

Yeah it gets real.  This story is apart of The Lunch Break Series which is a series of different short stories presented for your reading pleasure.  If you’re like me you like to read no matter where you are.  You could be on your lunch break.  The Lunch Break series gives you the opportunity to read a full story from beginning to end during that lunch break hour so you can feed your need to read.  Also coming up is #MistakenIdentity This is a full novel that will debut at the Black Writers and Book Clubs Literacy Festival Saturday September 20, 2014 where I will be a participating author.  To find out more about this event check out http://bwabcliteracyfestival.com/stephanie-norris/

If you’re a writer where is your favorite place to write? If you’re a reader what’s your favorite place to sit back and enjoy a good book?

Trouble In Paradise Series Review

Well it’s that time again! For Better and Worse part 3 of Trouble In Paradise will be out soon and to gear up for it’s debut I’m having a series review.  This event will be held on Facebook’s event page wall.  This will be another fun filled event with giveaways of course!  To give you a little back ground on Trouble In Paradise. It is my debut novel released in 2012.  It is the first book in my romantic suspense series.

Synopsis; Victoria is thankful for a lot of things- Joshua, the love of her life, a career change that starts a new chapter, and a condo in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois. Her jaw drops when she opens the garage and finds a brand new Cadillac wrapped in a huge bow. She is ecstatic and ready for the next steps towards her future. This is Victoria’s fresh beginning.

When Victoria and Joshua start their journey things take a turn for the worse. Victoria finds out her nemesis and Joshua’s ex, Danielle Shumaker has flown to Chicago to try to get Joshua back. Victoria is determined to win this fight, when she finds out Joshua has secrets of his own. Distraught, confused, and feeling the sting of betrayal she falls into the arms of another. When emotions run high and desire digs deep Victoria finds herself caught up in Trouble.

Are You Ready For The Easiest Contest Ever!!

During the event we will discuss this story in detail and find out your likes and dislikes about characters and scenario’s played out in the story.  We might even have guest characters in attendance.  That should be very exciting. Upon completion of this part of the discussion we will move right into Vengeful Intentions which is part 2 of Trouble In Paradise. Both of these books are out and available on ebook and/or paperback on Amazon.com. A little bit about Vengeful Intentions.

Synopsis; After serving eight long months in jail and becoming obsessed with the woman who put her there Danielle Shumaker is released when the evidence held against her comes up missing. With Victoria clouding her mind with thoughts of revenge Danielle is caught off guard when someone wants to make her pay for past transgressions. Not needing the added drama Victoria is still torn between her feelings toward Greg and her undying love for Joshua. With new knowledge that Danielle has been released from jail; Victoria is stunned knowing Joshua has not been honest with her. Things get hotter when Joshua catches wind of Victoria’s affair and Caroline wants her husband back by any means necessary. Will this love story end in tragedy or will these couples learn to forgive and forget? Find out in part II of Trouble In Paradise.

Countdown To The Release Contest!

As intense as this book cover looks the story is much more intense. I’m so excited about the release of part three and the book cover will be unveiled during the event. At that time I will announce the rules for the biggest contest I’ve ever done and the prize associated with it. For those who don’t know, I often do giveaways with my subscribers only so if you are not subscribed to my newsletter now’s the time subscribe here. To join this event find it here.  Have you read the Trouble In Paradise series? If so are you pumped about part 3?

An the winners are…

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Saturday April 26, 2014 we had a ball during the release of my new story Broken. The event was hosted on a Facebook event page wall and there were a lot of giveaways. First of all Marissa Palmer who is the author of the Lost In Bliss series was hosting the event with yours truly because her story was also being released on the same day. Marissa writes up under the pen Name Janae M. Robinson. The name was inspired by her three kids Ke’Asha Janae (Janae), Michael (M.), and Breanna Robinson (Robinson). What a unique way to come up with a pen name right? You can find her books on Amazon. So as the event went on we played games and gave challenges for our guest to win gifts. This post is to give a special shout out to those winners.

 

Congratulations! Ikia Hennings, Tekela Howard, Me’Tova Hollingsworth the winner of our subscriber only contest, and Arlena Gordon Dean the winner of our bonus giveaway! They were our top winners for the contest and giveaways.  There prizes included ebook giveaways and Amazon or Barnes & Nobles gift cards! giveawayIt was a good event and we had a great time.  My favorite part was the challenge questions some of you had me crying laughing!  Besides the primary giveaways every reader who attended the event got a free $99 cent ebook just for being there!  If you were there and you didn’t get yours contact me by commenting on this post or through Facebook.  In the meantime get ready for the next release it’s one a lot of you have all been waiting for.  For Better and Worse Part 3 of Trouble In Paradise and I guarantee it’s a PAGE TURNER!  Sign up for my newsletter you never know what kind of contest or giveaways I will send out next!