Author: christina

I know exactly why it turns you on…because you’re messed up too. Asha’s life is no fairytale, by any stretch of the imagination. There was no kind, generous father to care for and protect her from the Vegas that exists beyond the glitz and glamour of The Strip. No wise, doting mother to look over and guide her, passing down essential lessons and leading her to the right path. And certainly no Prince Charming just around the corner, ready to rescue her from working late nights to cover steadily mounting bills. But she’s alive. Overwhelmed with responsibility she never asked for, carrying...

Short and sweet, loosely edited, and completely fun. Enjoy :) I couldn’t stop the little voice in my head telling me that I should have known it would turn out like this. Through all my planning to perfection, spending a little extra to get a little extra, time spent on the precision coordination of some appetizer or drink with the seemingly time slick jabs between me and my sisters – anything to occupy or mouths – I should have known. Should have expected that Virginia – bitch – would choose the moment after I’d announced the completion of my flawlessly prepared crab mini-quiches...

I left the desk with a new pep in my step. It was approaching two in the morning, but I was far from tired, and still not feeling settled the way I normally did. Underneath the shallow excitement of my win, my mind was still clouded with stress. Deep down, agitation still soaked my spirit. As I turned the corner, my eyes fell on the long bar that took up most of one of the casino walls, backed by a huge aquarium full of exotic fish. My gaze hung there for a moment, following a purple-bodied fish with delicate pink fins...

You’ve been asking for it, and the #AuthorBae’s have made time in between projects to make it happen! It’s Christina C. Jones and Love Belvin’s #BookBaeCampaign where you can order shirts to represent your favorite fictional hero, fictional world, and/or real life author. Through TeeSpring we’ve launched another shirt campaign to further connect with our readers. And because it’s the season of giving, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Yes, 50% of the proceeds will go to a worthy charity! So, click here and bid on your favorite apparel -) teespring.com/stores/love-ccj-book-tees Note: There’s a goal set...

Available now on Amazon! Justin and Toni were friends. Besties, with a whole list of life rules developed over a friendship that started when they were kids. As long as they stuck to the rules, even when they blended a business relationship into the friendship, things went off without a hitch. But then one of them broke the rules - It was Justin. Justin broke the rules- and Toni has been mad about it ever since. She’s spent the last several years traveling the globe to cultivate her business, but now she’s back in town. Her only goals? Help her parents with “Mr. Bestseller’s”...

“Heyyy,” he said, as the music shifted into something we both recognized. “Oh God.” I covered my face with my hands as Timbaland launched into the opening rap, about a woman who suddenly didn’t want to be bothered with him, and wondering if another man had her attention. There wasn’t a single part of me that was surprised when Justin came up behind me and grabbed my hand, turning me around. I pressed my lips together tight, trying hard not to smile as he sang the first line of the song, about trying to go on without me in his life. I’ll...

  Have I ever told you guys about my long list of jobs? No? Well, I'm not about to now either, because the details aren't that relevant. Let's just say, in my (short?) 29 years, I've had a lot of them. Some just to make it by, some where I had myself convinced that I was pursuing a dream. Those are the ones that matter, but I'm not going to detail those either. Because again, the specifics don't matter. What matters is that I have a painful (shameful?) abundance of points in my life where I put my foot out there in pursuit of...