Christmas Kisses Anthology – Cover Reveal

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L. Loren

Hi Lovebirds,

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I have some exciting news to share this morning! So I have been locked away in my writer’s cave trying to get some more books for you. In the meantime I was fortunate enough to be included in a great group of romance authors who have come together to create a collection of sexy, hot and heartwarming stories for the holidays. ALL profits are going straight to Dressember. All our stories are written by women for women. This Christmas, give the gift of hope! The book will be available on December 1st! Keep a look out for more news about participating authors and more!

Check out this book on Goodreads: Christmas Kisses https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/36568052-christmas-kisses

Dressember on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/officialdressember/

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The Layover Block Party – Oct 4th 9am -9pm est

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You don’t want to miss this!

L. Loren

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Hi Lovebirds!

The Layover Block Party2I am so excited right now! Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of the release of my debut novel, The Layover! In order to celebrate, I am hosting a Virtual Block Party with some of my favorite Interracial Romance Authors.

That’s rights, some of the best in the business are taking over my author page on Facebook. We are running from 9am – 9pm est on http://facebook.com/l.lorenwriter. Sign up and let us know you will be attending here.

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Yecheilyah’s First Annual Poetry Contest – Grand Prize Winner!

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The Grand Prize Winner has been selected for the First Annual Poetry Contest put on by Yecheilyah’s blog PBS Blog. Find out who won and read the winning poem.

Pearls Before Swine

Hey Guys!

I am honored to introduce to you our Grand Prize Winner of my first poetry contest!

First, a special thank you to Colleen and Lisa for helping me to put this together. With my schedule, I could not have done it without you two! Family, please go ahead and follow their blogs. You WON’T be disappointed!

Follow Lisa Here

Follow Colleen Here

Next, I would like to thank everyone who entered as well as those of you who shared this contest. It is not easy to “stand” up here and do something like this so thank you for your support.

Drumm Rollll…

Congratulations to Merril D. Smith for her poem “Zora Neale Hurston.”

Not only did it touch on our theme, but it embodied so much of Zora that I felt like if I didn’t know who she was before, I did now. Here’s what Colleen had to…

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Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Egyptian Nights: Triple Threat Series,” by Author, L. Loren

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Colleen Chesebro✨The Fairy Whisperer✨

  • Title: Egyptian Nights: Book One in the Triple Threat Series
  • Author: L. Loren
  • File Size:  2894 KB
  • Print Length:  243 Pages
  • Publisher: Lisa W. Tetting
  • Publication Date: June 20, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072R2GY5Z
  • Formats: Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Literature and Fiction, Interracial

*I was given a publication copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes*

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

Once upon a time there was a beautiful young woman named Egypt, and she loved sex. Cursed by her mother’s dying declaration, she thinks she is unworthy of love. Locking her feelings inside an impenetrable ice block, she hides behind casual sex. Aided by her Naughty Fairy Godmother, she creates a playlist of rules to live by to avoid a broken heart. 

When the ruggedly, sexy businessman, Harper Beckmann enters the restaurant where she is the executive…

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Reclaiming My Time – Rebirthoflisa Style

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Hi Lovies,

Recently Social Media was all abuzz about Rep. Maxine Waters and her now infamous power play to reclaim her time. Though I was thoroughly entertained by Auntie Maxine dragging Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin for filth, I also felt inspired. I sat down and pondered exactly what that statement meant to me. How can I reclaim my time? Do I have regrets? Will other people start reclaiming their time, as well?

I have wasted a lot of time in my lifetime. No, I didn’t do it purposefully, but I did it all the same. Mostly, I did it out of FEAR – FEAR of the unknown, FEAR of success, and sometimes FEAR of greatness. I have always started things and when I received accolades or pats on the back, I pulled away because I was afraid to really see how high I could go. I have done that most of my life, with a couple of exceptions. I have never been afraid to throw myself into a loving relationship and in my forties, I finally decided to follow one of my hidden dreams of becoming a writer.

Falling in love has always filled an emptiness in my soul, even if it didn’t last. It is ingrained in me to love and be loved. I don’t think of it consciously, but I feel it in everything I do. I am simply not one of those people who have to be in a relationship all of the time. In fact I enjoy my own company very much. However, when I was given the gift of love from the man of my dreams I was ecstatic. We latched onto each other and haven’t let go in 22 years. It is the one relationship that I have where I feel safe, but if  God forbid it were to end tomorrow, I wouldn’t regret giving my all to him. There would be no reason to reclaim my time with him. Doug has changed my life for the better and I will always be grateful.

Becoming a writer was a secret dream that I kept close to my heart for many years. I have been enamored with reading since I can remember. Books contained my best friends and all the adventures in the world. In fact, as a young girl I would spend hours up in the willow tree in front of my house reading. My mom would look for me everywhere and never could find me. It was my sanctuary and I knew once it was discovered, I would be forced to act like a girl and stop climbing trees. I wasn’t wrong. When I was discovered in the tree taking a nap one day, my book in my lap, my mom forbid me from climbing trees. I still did it anyway and accepted the punishment when or if it came. Eventually she decided it wasn’t worth the aggravation and left me alone. When we moved from that house, I wanted to pack up the tree in a box so it could go with me.

Growing up in a small town in the South, I was subjected to many limitations – one of which was girls didn’t become writers – especially black girls. Imagine my surprise one day at school when a tall prim and proper black lady walked into my class wearing horned rimmed glasses and  a scowl on her face. She was a substitute teacher, retired from the profession but filled in from time to time. Mrs. Stitt controlled the class with an iron fist, but I saw a twinkle in her eye when she spoke of literature. She never knew this, because I was afraid to talk to her, but she was an inspiration to me. She informed the class that she was a published author and in fact we had her book in the school library.  I never made time to read her book, but her words let me know it was alright to dream of being a writer. It was suddenly possible because someone that looked like me had done it. I kept that memory close, but still I wasted years writing poems and short stories and keeping them to myself.  Most of them have been lost in the shuffle of life, but I still hold them in my heart.

 Finally one day I was sick of going to work and having to stifle myself. My true feelings  were always hidden behind a mask if I wanted to keep my job. Well as best I could. My manager was always getting on me about my body language and facial expressions. Hey, I am a creative soul and my feelings are worn on the outside. I look back now and see that I decided to reclaim my time even before I knew the phrase. I was about to get serious about my craft. Since then I have written and published five books in the past two years. (Four under a pen name) However, I have not been a diligent as I could have been. I need to focus more and dedicate myself to writing every day. I have decided to write more posts on my blog as well! I am excited about this prospect because I can interact more with you guys. Still no regrets, simply reclaiming my time!

So tell me, what have you done to reclaim your time? Don’t worry if you haven’t started, simply make a plan and execute. Thanks for reading and remember… img_5992

 

 

 

Yecheilyah’s First Poetry Contest: Announcing the Runner-Up Winner!

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Hi Lovies,
Help me congratulate Jau’Nelle on being runner up in the Poetry Contest where I was honored to be one of the judges.

Colleen Chesebro✨The Fairy Whisperer✨

Good Morning!

I am so excited that Colleen has given me the keys to the house once again and I’d like to take this time to thank her for allowing me to host my first contest on her blog.

Additionally, I’d like to thank each of you for your support of our Poetry Contest, those of you who entered and those of you who wanted to enter but did not have the opportunity to do so. Know that, with your support, we’d like to host this contest at least once a year so no worries, there will be other chances! Finally, thank you to everyone who shared the original post across social media, reblogged, etc. We could not have done this without you.

Drumm Roollll…

As we stated, depending on the number of entries, we will have some runner ups. While there can only be One Grand Prize Winner, today…

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Author Spotlight – L. Loren

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Author spotlight for L. Loren! – Egyptian Nights Blog Tour

Writer's Treasure Chest

Welcome!

Please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is L. Loren and I am a writer of LoveRotica, love stories with an edge of sexy.

1. When did you start writing?

I have always made up stories since I can remember, however I didn’t get serious until about two years ago. I released my first LoveRotica series last year.

2. What motivates you to write?

I am constantly coming up with concepts for new stories. I have so many notes on future projects it is comical. At least once a week I have something new I want to write. The problem is it takes a lot longer than a week to write a novel, so I am a little back logged.

3. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?

I write steamy romance novel. Funny thing is I had never read a romance novel…

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