Author: christina

Did you know I started a group on facebook? You can visit there to talk about books, find exclusive content, ask questions, have fun, etc etc! You can join -https://www.facebook.com/groups/1608119356136737 As a welcome, I posted the first part of a short story I was working on, and I just posted another update today. If you'd like to check it out without joining the group, you can! The full file, with both updates, can be read here -> http://beingmrsjones.com/short-story-project-jada/  ...

Available now on Amazon! At just twenty years old, Lauren Bailey is organized, responsible, and hyper-driven toward her goal of graduating college so she can provide a good life for her daughter, four year old Harper. Between school, work, and being the best long-distance mom she can be, there’s one thing she definitely doesn’t have time for: Trouble. Trouble, meaning men. She’s watched her older sister go through a Lifetime movie’s worth of drama involving the opposite sex, and she’s not interested in that level of distraction. Until Ty. Smart, sexy, and successfully navigating the line between responsible and fun, Ty opens Lauren’s mind to...

The first thing you should know is that I agonized over the title for this post, and then finally decided that was silly, so I wrote down the first ridiculous title that came to my head. Still, it fits the topic of this blog post! The second is that this is just my own opinion, not targeted at any one book, but a frustration that has built over a LOT of reading. If you've read my work, you know that with maybe the exception of Aram (Haunted) (and that's a big, BIG maybe) the hero in a CCJ novel isn't going to be...

(psst! last sample before release day, yay!!) “Hey… just heard a very interesting story about you and my mother… are you okay? – Ty” Shit. What did she tell him? “Yeah… I’m okay. What did you hear?” “Well, according to my mother, who came in about thirty minutes ago limping and moaning like she was a war victim, you verbally attacked her and threw a huge tantrum in the middle of a crowded store, and messed up her phone. – Ty” I rolled my eyes, because really? I verbally attacked her? Threw a tantrum? Broke her phone? “But then Austin called while I was on my...

Next Friday :) At just twenty years old, Lauren Bailey is organized, responsible, and hyper-driven toward her goal of graduating college so she can provide a good life for her daughter, four year old Harper. Between school, work, and being the best long-distance mom she can be, there’s one thing she definitely doesn’t have time for: Trouble. Trouble, meaning men. She’s watched her older sister go through a Lifetime movie’s worth of drama involving the opposite sex, and she’s not interested in that level of distraction. Until Ty. Smart, sexy, and successfully navigating the line between responsible and fun, Ty opens Lauren’s mind to a...

Olivia’s dreams have finally begun to come true, as she marries the man who’s held her heart for twenty years. Her beauty salon is prospering, and she has begun rebuilding her team, after seeds of discord were sowed and bonds were broken. Everything is beginning to look up, or so she thinks. When a scandal is leaked to the media, Olivia’s dream of expanding is in jeopardy. She must step up and play hard ball in a game with which she’s unfamiliar. Nikki had dreams of building a beautiful family with a loving husband. But after looking at the shattered pieces...

Fifteen minutes later, I pulled up at Ty’s building, suddenly nervous about just popping up on him. What if he was pissed? What if he didn’t let me in? I pushed those thoughts to the side. I was there now, so… may as well see. It took him a long time to come to the door. Or… maybe just longer than the ten seconds I was used to it taking when he was expecting me. It was starting to rain, and getting heavier by what seemed like ten second intervals. I was under the breezeway that led to his door, but one...

(excerpt is unedited. project is untitled.) It was stupid. Really. Like… insanely stupid to be bothered that a guy who wasn’t my boyfriend – hell, he wasn’t even just a friend… hell, I barely even knew him – was talking to another girl. Girls. Like… plural. So… maybe the gigglers didn’t count. He had to talk to them, had to be nice. He was at work. In the library. As in… Ty worked at the library. As if he needed any other points in the sexy category for me. But the other girl...

The world of a new adult is filled with mishaps and painful lessons, and Perfection is no different. In this story, a young man becomes a parent before he's ready and is distracted by a girl, when he decides he's staying away from women. Thing is, love doesn't operate on a timetable and when cupid comes knocking, it's hard to say no. The push and pull of family, school and responsibility are some of the challenges faced by this Jamaican couple, who also have exes getting in their way. As they struggle to overcome betrayal, deception and feelings of inadequacy, Karim...