The Black Elephant in the Room

Jan
31
2016
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I’m going to turn the comments off here. If you get to the end of this post and want to offer solutions, or assistance with the website girlhaveyouread.com, please feel free to use the contact form here on the site. If you get to the end of this post and you’re mad, or want to disagree with me, or argue……….. go find something else to do. I’m not interested. Not even a little. Moving on. I’ve been finding myself more and more frustrated lately, with all the talk of diversity going around. Every day, it seems, someone in publishing (reviewers, agents, editors, whatever) has done something racist, pushing exclusory practices, etc. These infractions range from (in my purview, at least) unremarkably minor to ugly and heinous. But no matter what, there always seems to be a group of people who are champions for diversity and inclusion, and they rally, they put up the banner, and they go in. They get their voices heard, they write blog posts, they get apologies, and at the very least… they get the illusion of change. Mostly. Last Thursday, one woman – who I won’t name, because I’m not naming anyone, because I’m not feeling … keep reading —>

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Sample Sunday – Couldn’t Help Myself

Jan
31
2016
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Guess what? You can pre-order Inevitable Seductions here for release on February 19th! As always – sample is unedited, subject to change, all that jazz. Happy reading! My eyes locked with Nubia’s as I approached. She didn’t back down, and I sure in the fuck wasn’t about to either. Yeah, maybe I bitched about it to my homeboys, and obsessed about it in the comfort of my own mind, but when it came time to be face to face with her, she’d never see me sweat. And like any worthy opponent, she wore her game face as well. “How are your legs this morning Ms. Perry?” I asked, taking the empty seat to her left. “I see you’re in heels, so you must be feeling okay.” “They’re perfectly fine,” She snipped, not bothering to look up from the glass as she swirled a spoon in her sweet tea, and I grinned. “Oh, you’re back to not liking me again? Is that what this is?” “Is that what what is, Stephen?” “Your pissy attitude this morning.” Her head shot up, and she ran her tongue over her teeth before she turned toward me. “I don’t have a pissy attitude,” she said, … keep reading —>

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Sample Sunday – Argentine Eggplant

Jan
24
2016
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Should have never got my ass on this damn plane. I glared across at Steph as we strapped in for landing, wanting to smack that stupid smirk off his face. Later, I would – in my head – give him his props for how well he’d played me, but for now, I was still pissed. And miserably turned on. That little weak ass bathroom orgasm had done nothing but leave me frustrated, still craving the real thing. Real fingers, real tongue. Steph’s fingers and tongue. And dick. Crap. I blew out a heavy breath, sending stray tendrils of my hair flying around my face. Steph had messed up my puff, and had the nerve to deprive me of my org— “You alright over there?” I curled my lip into a sneer. “What?” Steph chuckled, and I rolled my eyes, annoyed by how sexy that sound was, and the way it made extra wetness gather between my legs, soaking the panties I’d had to put on because of his stupid ass. “I asked if you were all right over there. You’re doing a whole lot of huffing and puffing…” “I’m fine,” I snapped, then proceeded to ignore him again. I could … keep reading —>

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Sample Sunday – Thumb Placement Guides

Jan
10
2016
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Coming soon. Unedited. Subject to change. Enjoy! 😉 Joseph Wright had never been a lovey-dovey guy, not with me or my brothers. He saved the mushy stuff for our mother – turned into a smooth-talking teddy bear when he interacted with her. For us boys though, it was always toughen up, less emotion, work harder, sweat more, better grades – normal shit, honestly. Looking back, I could see that he was careful not to talk down to us, not to be too harsh, leading by example. He was raising men, not assholes, he said at least once a week, always directed at me. He swore up and down, backwards and forward that he’d been me, exactly, growing up. That my “candor” as my mother referred to it, had come to me honest, passed down from him. That the sheer potency – his word choice – of my mother, once they met, had polished away the sharpest of the edges on his personality, made him a little easier, a little more smooth. “I can’t wait for you to meet your sandpaper, little boy,” my mother, Priscilla, had dryly muttered to me one day, long past the time I was actually a … keep reading —>

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Sample Sunday – Don’t Forget My Offer

Jan
03
2016
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Unedited. Subject to change. Coming this month 😉 “I live alone.” “Then why is this address on the paperwork?” “Because it’s a duplex,” she snapped, then jabbed a finger toward my chest. “You need to drive around back.” I blew out a heavy sigh, then took a step back. “You couldn’t have just said that in the first place?” “What was it that you said that day in the office? That’s not even what you asked me.” I narrowed my eyes, and nodded. “Aiight. Got it.” Shaking my head, I stepped down off the porch and climbed back into the car. I hadn’t driven two feet before Reese came outside and waved me down. She’d slid some thonged sandals on, but hadn’t put on any more clothes, and in the full sunlight… again, goddamn. She walked right up to the car, when I let the window down she leaned, dropping her head so we were face to face. “Oh yeah,” she said, barely concealing a smirk. “She’s not at home. Your little paperwork should say somewhere that you’re authorized to drop the car off with me.” I put a hand to my forehead, squeezing to relieve some frustration and pressure. … keep reading —>

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The Night Before Christmas Eve – A Serendipitous Short

Dec
23
2015
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Merry almost-Christmas! If you’re a fan of my Serendipitous Love series, please enjoy this self-contained short (it is NOT part of a larger story for Roman and Simone, just something fun for the holiday) about the holidays. (if you can’t view the file, you can download and send directly to your e-reader, in .epub, .mobi, or .pdf forms below) Epub -The Night Before Christmas Eve – Christina C Jones Mobi- The Night Before Christmas Eve – Christina C Jones pdf – The Night Before Christmas Eve – Christina C Jones (Missed Thanksgiving with Sean and Fallon? it’s located here – http://beingmrsjones.com/2015/11/happy-thanksgiving/)

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Sample Sunday – Not That Kind Of Good Time

Dec
13
2015
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Unedited. Subject to change. Please enjoy 😉 I giggled at Blake’s words, and then pressed my head against the back of the high-backed chair as people began to sit down at the table. I ducked my head to dab at my eyes again, grateful for the dim lighting in the restaurant. When I looked up, my eyes fell on Steph, who was still standing. Flirting actually, with two women – probably random fans of his – as they practically swooned under his attention. My eyes were still on him when he suddenly looked up, and his gaze met mine. I lifted an eyebrow as one of the women put a hand on his chest, then turned my attention back to my phone. “Will report back.” “HELL YES! – B. Hollis.” “Don’t hurt him, LMAO! – K. Oliver.” I smiled, then shook my head as I tucked my phone back in my purse. I already felt about a million pounds lighter after that conversation, even if it was through text messages. “What was that look about? You aren’t jealous, are you?” I looked up as Steph took the empty seat beside me, leaning much closer to me that he need to … keep reading —>

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Am I Doing This Wrong?

Dec
08
2015
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For the first month, or maybe even two months, of the school year, I was on it. It being major mom duty. My girls were coordinated with each other, even though they don’t even attend the same school (and i’ll admit to still doing this, because i’m corny, and I think it’s cute), Izzy was always at school well before the tardy bell, and their packed lunches consisted of homemade banana bread, organic raisins, oranges I cut myself in the morning, and sandwiches shaped with cookie cutters, to add a little style to their lunch, I guess. And then I got used to this whole school thing. Somewhere along the way, it stopped really mattering that Izzy’s clothes were perfectly ironed – a few minutes in the dryer while we brush teeth is just fine. I can’t remember the last time I pulled up to the drop-off line before eight – apparently that’s when all the other parents make it too. Hey, as long as it’s before the bell. I put money on her account so she can just grab a tray sometimes, and fruit cups and ritz crackers – the type of stuff they actually eat, instead of letting rot … keep reading —>

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