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Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Time For A Giveaway!

Hey peeps it's that time again and I know some of you have been waiting for another contest.  So lets get ready for this fun giveaway!  How can you win you ask?  It's simple!  My media page on is currently under construction, It will have a gallery section full of fun photos of people I've met while out and about, at different events, and YOU!  All you have to do is send in your photo of you with your book Trouble In Paradise, Vengeful Intentions, or both! 

Send them to: Once you send in your photo, you will get a email with a raffle ticket attached letting you know you've been entered into a drawing to win what's in the bag!!  I am so excited about this giveaway, I love my readers and having fun with people who support me It's great!  This giveaway ends October 19, 2012 so get those pictures in!

Love Is A Drug Ink 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Vengeful Intentions is on Kindle!

The time has come, have you read Trouble In Paradise?  If so, then you should be pumped up and ready for part 2. In Trouble In Paradise, we learned about Victoria Mathis and Joshua Eubanks two love birds that were relocating to another city (Chicago) and looking forward to the next steps in their future right?  Wrong! While they take the chance to leave and start anew.  Joshua is holding on to a major secret. He and his ex-girlfriend Danielle Shumaker have a on again off again sexual relationship and of course Victoria doesn't know about it. Yet!

In this dramatic love story, Victoria, Joshua, and Danielle are caught up in one of the craziest love triangles known to man! Along for the ride is best friends Shayla Morrison better known as Shay, Dantae Matthews and even Danielle's best friend Leon Taylor. These friends are a fantastic mix as all their lives intertwine to give you an exciting, breathtaking, screaming at the book, wet down below, laughable, heartbreaking escape into Trouble.

Eight months later, we catch up with the full crew in Vengeful Intentions which includes Greg and Caroline and even introduce a couple of key players Shelia Carmichael who is Leon Taylor's cousin. Also, Brandon Lamone a correctional officer, District Attorney Barry Grounds, Internal Affairs Agent Lena Meens, and Judge Raymond Farragose. By now, you have experienced a different type of urban drama and should be ready for more! If you are head on over to my place and get part 2 of Trouble In Paradise. It is available on Kindle, Smashwords, Nook and pre orders for paperback.  I have to say I've truly enjoyed writing this series and I hope you enjoy reading it just as much! Make sure to leave your reviews on Amazon when your done reading.  There are contest with awesome prizes coming up but you must have read Vengeful Intentions to have a chance to win! Full details coming soon. ~Love Is A Drug Ink

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Contest Winners

The time has come! Thank you to everyone that participated in the Love Is A Drug contest I enjoyed getting your tweets it was truly fun.  Now I know you have been wondering WHO WON?  My first intentions were to release the names the day before the book goes live on Amazon but we are still about a week or two away before that day comes.  I know, I'm ready too but trust my point is to make sure I present a properly edited and HOT book for your enjoyment. 

MeTova Hollingsworth
Laquisha Dean
Jacole Laryea
Tonikia Trotter
Ollie Moss

Congrats! You'll receive a ebook copy the day of the release!
If your name is on this list make sure to post and leave your email address associated with your ereader!  If you didn't win don't fret there will be more contests in the future to play and win awesome prizes so make sure you stay connected!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vengeful Intentions Update!

Hello peeps, thanks for hanging out with me! Just a little update about the release of Vengeful Intentions. As of right now, it's in the final stages of being published. Thank you for having patience with me as I am anticipating the same as you! Winners for the the Love Is A Drug contest have been chosen and will be announced the day before the book releases!

Check out a short preview of the book here!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Countdown To The Release Contest!

What will happen when Love crosses the line?

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 else wants to make her pay for her 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 into disbelief knowing that Joshua has not been honest with her.

Things heat up 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.

You still have a chance to win your copy!
Post on this blog "Love Is A Drug and I'm Ready!" Double your chances of winning by tweeting that same sentence using the hashtag #Vengeful Intentions.  Triple your chances of wining by posting that same sentence on the Facebook reader's page!

Five people will be chosen to win a copy of Vengeful Intentions when it releases July 16, 2012! Ready? Let's Go!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


"Order! Order in the court!" Judge Raymond Faragosse screamed as he banged down his gavel.  The courtroom was in an up roar.  It was Danielle Shumaker’s day in court and she was being release after eight months.

Danielle Shumaker was 30 years old.  She had been charged with voluntary manslaughter, burglary, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and resisting arrest.  Her charges were loaded and that was just the list she had from that dreadful event that happened about eight months ago.  Today she was on trial for what was supposed to be an open and shut case for District Attorney Barry Grounds, but it was turning out to be the worst case of his career.

Here is your first chance to win a copy of Vengeful Intentions part II of Trouble In Paradise.  It's too easy to win!  You're first step is to post on this blog "Love Is A Drug and I'm Ready!" Double your chances of winning by tweeting that same sentence using the hashtag #Vengeful Intentions.  Triple your chances of wining by posting that same sentence on the Facebook reader's page!

Five people will be chosen to win a copy of Vengeful Intentions when it releases July 16, 2012! Ready? Let's Go!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vengeful Intentions

Are you Ready for Part II? 

GET geared up for the first contest to win a copy of

Vengeful Intentions Part II of Trouble In Paradise!  

Join my mailing list and be the first to find out! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stay Connected

Hi reader's! As much as I try and keep you up to date on the newest books, contest, events, and more the best way for us to stay in touch is if you JOIN my sites!

Join me on FacebookTwitterPinterestAuthors Info I also have a group on Authors Info so join the group called Dramatic Romance!

If you have not joined Shelfari and Goodreads make sure to sign up and add Trouble In Paradise to you're to-read, currently reading, or read list!

If you've read the book I would like to ask you to take some time out to leave a review!  Get ready for new contest and releases coming soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Hot Seat

Hey reader's and writer's, have you read Trouble In Paradise?  Was there something you wanted to know about a specific character or something you are just dying to say?  This is your chance to get it off your chest!  Let's play THE HOT SEAT.

The game is simple put your favorite or most depised character in The Hot Seat.  Ask them questions, comments or just say what you have to say to that character.  To get the character of choice in The Hot Seat you MUST VOTE!  Voting polls for The Hot Seat can be found on the reader's page, my website, this blog post (scroll down), or if your in my group there will also be polls there as well.  If your not in my group and want to join post on this blog ADD ME TO THE GROUP!

The first session for The Hot Seat will begin Monday April 16, so make sure to cast your votes for our first guest!  Let's Go!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Trouble In Paradise is available on Kindlegraph!  If you have a kindle you can get your personalized kindlegraph signature! *Sweet* 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Break Up to Make Up

Have you Gotten A Chance To Grab Trouble In Paradise? Here Comes The Next Contest. Extended Sister's BookClub Is Invited To Join And Participate In This Fun Filled Photo Contest. "Break Up To Make Up".  Don't Forget If  You Are Not A Member Join Here...

Trouble In Paradise is a book filled with drama, romance, deceit, love, and possible break up's.  But we all know that when we break up, we sometimes make up and Joshua and Victoria are being put to the test.  The rules to this contest are simple.  Post a pic of you and your spouse, or boo, or lover, showing a sign of affection.  It can be as simple as a loving embrace or as sexy as a sweet kiss.  Go to the Trouble In Paradise readers page LIKE IT and post your Break Up to Make Up photo on the wall!  The couple with the best photo will win their own kindle copies of Trouble In Paradise.   Oooh Sweet!  I just know you all are going to post some fantastic photos!  Contest begins March 18, 2012 and runs for one full week thru March 23rd.  Winners will be announced Saturday March 24th. 

Monday, March 12, 2012


Tune in and listen to The Divas Radio Show Wed. March 15, 2012 6:30pm Eastern Time Call in @ (646) 716-4424 or Join us in the chat room @ Blogtalk  Our guest will be Author Stephanie N Norris the author of the drama, suspense and love filled "Trouble In Paradise."   

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Contest Winners

And the winners of TAG THAT PHOTO are:

1st Place Ollie Moss! You won first place with 85 Tags! Way to go girl! First place prize is a $25 Visa Gift Card and a ebook copy of Trouble In Paradise!

2nd Place SidneReadz (The Reading Rendezvous) SidneReadz hit second place with 60 Tags! Second place receives a signed paperback copy of Trouble In Paradise! Way to go!

3rd Place Papaya Wagstaff! You go girl you came in third with 35 Tags! You'll receive a kindle copy of Trouble In Paradise.

I'Kia Nicole was one of our runners up! Thanks for playing girls, that was a fun game is was nice to see you guys tag the hell out of those book covers lol Now get to reading and get ready for one of the upcoming discussions!

Winner of Mocha Girls Read Hop is LaTanya T!

Thank you all for playing, enjoy Trouble In Paradise and make sure to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and Smashwords!  Stay tuned you guys because there are more contest on the way!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Win a free copy of Trouble In Paradise!

It's February that means Black History Month is in full force right now.  As part of Black History Month the book club Mocha Girls Read and Reflections of a bookaholic is hosting the first annual Black History Month Hop!  This is a month long blogging event that focuses on giving black authors, books, and those who support them a month in the spotlight.

Here's another chance for you to win an ebook copy of Trouble In Paradise!  Check out my interview on Mocha Girls Read and fill out the entry form for your chance to receive a copy!  

Winner will be announced February 29, 2012!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How Hard Would You Fight For Love?

        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 that 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 mad as hell she falls into the arms of another. When emotions run high and desire digs deep Victoria finds herself caught up in Trouble.
**Trouble In Paradise is available now on Amazon and Smashwords!** 
Sneek Peek

Danielle stared at the phone wondering if she should call Joshua back.  The chase was getting to be old to her and she couldn’t stand the fact that he could be really moving on.  To up and leave wasn’t like him.  She usually could get anything she wanted from him.  Now it started to seem as if he was really slipping away.  She couldn’t let this happen.  She was not over him; they had grown into each other from high school to college.  Instead of calling Joshua she called January.  January was one of Danielle's closest friends.  Ring.

“What’s up girl?” 
“Watching ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’.” 
“Oh shit them girls crazy,” Danielle said. 
“I know that’s why I watch it,” January said turning down the TV with the remote.  “When ‘Basketball Wives’ come on I’ll be watching that too,” she laughed.  “What you up to Ms. Lady?” 

“Girl, Joshua that’s what I’m up too, shit.  What am I gone do with him?” 
January sighed, “Well what’s going on now? Last you said, he was being responsive like he might come around.”
“Girl, I called him,” Danielle said running her fingers threw her hair, “he said he has moved on.  He went to Chicago.” 

“CHICAGO?” January was puzzled.  “For what?”  “Girl because that bitch moving up there.  He talking about her career and this idiot is with her!  Can you believe this shit?  Hung up on me and everything!  I mean I understand we went through a lot, I cheated on him, he cheated on me but damn we been through worse, I think.” Danielle shook her head.  “I thought we would spend the rest of our lives together.  Now I really think I have lost him.” 

“Danielle,” January said not being able to take her friend getting ready to break down over this man, “did you call me for advice or do you just need to vent?” she asked.

“You know I’m gone give it to you straight.  I don’t like to see you hurt like this.  I can’t stand the fact that you go so berserk over this man.  You can have any man you want and you’re ignoring them all because you’re constantly after Joshua.  Now, if you feel like you want that man, if he really means that much to you, then go and get him.  But know this: he has to want you back, don’t be surprised if he rejects you.” 
Danielle frowned. 

“I know it sucks but look at it this way, at least you won’t have to worry about playing games.  I’m all up for following your heart honey, but once you have your answer, you gone have to take it in stride.” 
“You’re right, although I don’t plan to be rejected,” she said with a sneer.  “He still loves me, I just know it.” 

“This may be true, but you have to think about the fact that he also loves her.  Look how far he has gone to be with her.  Don’t be blinded by doubt and love.  See the truth.” 

“What are you saying?” Danielle snapped. 
“Hey, don’t snap at me.  If you can’t handle the truth you shouldn’t even be talking to me about it.” 
“What does she have that I don’t?” 
“Maybe you should ask him.”

There was a brief pause.  “So you think I should go after him?” 
“That’s what I would do if I was in your situation; just don’t be surprised Danielle if the answer is not the one you seek.  I’m just keeping it real.” 

“No shit.  Well, I’ll have to wait until this weekend.  There’s no way I can miss work without notice.” 
“Just put in a time request to take an early vacation.  You know Shirlice will approve it, because you are her favorite.” 
“Yes, this is true,” Danielle said. 
“Ok, I’ll talk to you later.”
“Ok, bye.” Danielle dropped the phone.  She looked around her kitchen.  

Everything was basically stainless steel with marble finish.  She hired an interior designer to come in and completely redo her kitchen and living room, it was a good deal.  She stared off into space while she thought about her last encounter with Joshua.  Her doorbell rang.  She had just gotten out of the shower; in fact she was still in the bathroom.  Steam rose out of the bathroom and followed her like a shadow down the hallway.  She was still wet, hadn’t had time to dry, not that she wanted to anyway.  The doorbell rang again.  She opened the door and Joshua walked in. 

“Why don’t you just use the key I gave you and come in?” she asked. 
“Because this isn’t my house anymore.” 
“Yes it is, you know you don’t believe that.” 
“Here’s the money you needed.” 
“Thanks. Want something to eat?” 

Joshua wondered if she was talking about food seeing how she was standing there nearly naked.  “I’m kinda hungry but I don’t want to bother you.” 

She laughed, “you cannot be serious she said.  You know you could never bother me.  Now have a seat.  I’ll be back.” 
Joshua watched as Danielle walked down the hallway  water still dripping from her.He knew it might be a bad idea to sit there but he felt he had everything under control. **Kindle** 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Best Stalker Of The Week Contest Giveaway!

Diamond Eyes Bookclub it's your time to shine!! Trouble In 

Paradise Debuts soon and you can win a 

copy! How? The rules are simple! I'm looking for 


Danielle Shumaker (the nemesis) 

has you beat! But you can beat her at her own 

game, make your way over to my fan page. HIT THE 

LIKE BUTTON and post your best STALKER MUG SHOT! 

You can use props, make-up, or anything that 

will complete your best stalker image.  Winner will be 

announced Saturday the 18th and receive a kindle copy of 

Trouble In Paradise! *For DEBC members Only!* LETS GO!

Thanks everyone that particpated in this weeks contest, you 

were all great stalkers.  The Diamond Eyes Bookclub Stalker 

of the week winner is Dinah M. Scott!  Congratulations! 

Enjoy your copy of Trouble In Paradise!

Are You Ready For The Easiest Contest Ever!!

OK, Trouble In Paradise a debut novel will be available February 23,  2012 on Kindle and Nook.  Shortly after it will also be on paperback.  So what will we do to celebrate it's release?  Two things, but FIRST!  Let's play TAG THAT PHOTO!

Throughout the month of February I'll post the book cover for Trouble In Paradise, when you see the book cover tag yourself to it! It's as simple as that!

The best thing is more than one person can win.   
1st. Place winner that is tagged in most if not all photos will win a $25 dollar visa gift card and a Kindle copy of  
Trouble In Paradise!

2nd Place winner that is tagged in most if not all photos will win a signed paperback copy of Trouble In Paradise!!

3rd Place winner tagged in most photos will receive a free Kindle/Nook copy of Trouble In Paradise!!

Contest starts February 1st and ends February 29, 2012

This contest extends between Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.  That means if your not following me you need to go to >>TWITTER  and hit follow!  When I tweet *I WANT MY COPY OF TROUBLE IN PARADISE*  You'll need to RETWEET  to add your tag!!  With  GOOGLE PLUS+, and FACEBOOK just hit tag this photo!

The more you tag the better your chances of winning one of three prizes!!  Winners will be announced March 1, 2012.  
Let's have fun and tag that photo!