Author: christina

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our love for characters of color in romantic fiction in the Color of Love Blog Hop. I'm super passionate about characters of color in romance. Particularly, my absolute favorite genre, the one I read almost exclusively, is African American romance. Love absolutely comes in all colors, and it does my heart so much good to have the opportunity to read (and write) it in shades of brown! All of my novels are a blend of black people of all hues learning, loving, and living together. My latest project, Serendipitous Love, is my favorite...

What the hell am I doing here? I look so stupid right now, Naomi thought, as her second knock went unanswered. Unwilling to knock again, she wiped errant tears from her eyes and turned away from the door. What would her life had been like if it weren't for that night? Maybe instead of being in someone else's hallway after midnight, she would be in her own bed, cuddled close to a husband, with two kids tucked between them. Maybe she could have a normal life, free of looking over her shoulder, free of fear. Maybe one of her “baby ballerinas”...

S.E. Felida’s ‘’Imperfect Past’’ release week blitz Why, and where has Lionel been hiding all of this time? Is Marcus behind Leona's recent incarceration? Is Naomi still alive, or is someone trying to mess with Leona's head in the worst way possible? Do we finally get to know just who the hell Marcus really is? But the question we all want to know is; will Leona and Nathaniel's relationship be solid enough to endure the heat that's coming their way? Find out in Imperfect Past. *********************************************************************************** Book one Incredible Dreams http://www.amazon.com/Incredible-Dreams-1-ebook/dp/B00IJDNUWU/ Book two Irrational Behavior http://www.amazon.com/Irrational-Behavior-Incredible-Dreams-Series-ebook/dp/B00HNXTHC4/ ****************************************************************************** Rafflecopter link http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/70e2cab87/ a Rafflecopter giveaway ...

[ unedited, subject to change. enjoy :) ] Relax. Relax. Relax. Naomi silently repeated those words like a mantra until her head, heart, and lungs caught up with each other and obliged that command. This wasn’t the time to freak out. Her freedom depended on not freaking out, so she ignored the throbbing pain in her ankle and went back to work. As Naomi stepped onto a busier street, lined with the seated patrons of numerous cafes, she mentally thumbed through her list of suitable contingency plans. She needed to get back to her hotel, where she wouldn’t have to worry about standing...

(this excerpt has not been edited for grammar/spelling, but HAS been edited to remove spoilers. Enjoy!) It was the sound of music, pumping from the classroom where Naomi hosted her classes that brought Marcus to the front of the gym. Curious, he stepped into the area meant for parents to watch their kids during performances, and what he saw in front of him froze him to his spot. Naomi was obviously mid-routine, and soaked in enough sweat that Marcus suspected she’d been repeating it since she left the office. In black leggings, a black sports bra, and black ballet shoes, Naomi was...

So, I did something I shouldn't have done.  That "something" was promising a sequel to the story from Love and Other Things.  When I wrote "the end" on Tara, Kristin, and Val's stories, for me, it was the end, but then I started hearing that people wanted more...

(side note: I have a shiny new "books" page set up, finally! Check it out here!) “What’s going on with you?” I frowned, then shrugged, suddenly self-conscious under his careful inspection. “Nothing.” Carter raised an eyebrow, taking the last few steps to put him barely a foot in front of me. “It’s definitely not nothing.” “Because you know me so well?” He grinned. “Well enough to know that your whole vibe is off. I mean, I didn’t even realize you owned solid clothes. I’ve never seen you in less than four colors and you’re standing in front of me in dark jeans, black sweater, and...

[caption id="attachment_3610" align="alignright" width="299"] (available now)[/caption] Mid-afternoon the day after my parents’ visit, I was jolted awake by someone knocking at my door.  Still groggy, I dragged myself out of bed, and went to the door, lifting myself up on my toes to see through the peephole. Carter! “Just a moment,” I yelled, suddenly very awake, and aware that I was very naked.  I ran back to my room, where I pulled a tee shirt over my head and yanked on a pair of yoga pants, then returned to the door. Oh my. I knew that absence supposedly made the heart grow fonder, but… was...

Welcome to the first stop for the Island Adventure Romance Blog Train. The Island Adventure Series is all about standalone books that feature fast-paced stories set in the Caribbean.  A novella is a great way to let readers get their feet wet and invest them in a character and his/her story. This was my intention when I wrote Anya’s Wish. As with the prequel I wrote for Distraction, it was done after the novel to which it is connected. This may seem like a funny way to write stories, but it’s easier for me to write backstories for characters once I’ve...

It was like I stepped into the twilight zone. Everybody went quiet, all eyes on me as I stepped through the door of Fresh Cuts. I guess I should have expected it, as a woman walking into a room full of men, but damn. It was…uncomfortable. Carter, all the way at the back of the shop, was barely suppressing a laugh as I finally put one foot in front of the other and began moving forward. I honestly wanted to bolt out of the door, back to a place where stranger men weren’t staring a hole through my clothes, but Carter...