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What is this Author-ish you Speak of?

I promised a blog post since I uploaded the links to my books. Darn kids. I also been writing. But mainly blame the kids. My 4 yr old and 1 year old keep me busy. Matter fact as I write this, I’m shouting at one of them!! Okay Okay…I’M AN AUTHOR!!!!

One of my BIGGEST dreams have come true!!!!! This has been a part of me since I was 13 years old. I loved reading so much as a kid, and yes, I still do. I had two career goals, write books and to teach. Along my journey, I was hesitant to teach because I wasn’t sure which grade would best fit me. But then when I reached college, I received my English creative writing degree and thought about if I can qualify to teach an undergrad level 1 course. That’s what I’m aiming for now.

For now, back to writing!

My master’s program encouraged me to finally get that 1st book out! It was 2 years in the making going through thanks to:

● Peer Reviews
● Self Doubt
● Research 
● Revision
● Beta Readers 


When I wrote Crisis of Lust, in my mind it was just a love story gone wrong trying to work their way back together and away from insecurities and holding on to past issues. Sounds simple right? 

A romantic story that was supposed to have arguments. Then bliss. Well let me tell you something!! While taking editing courses and such during my degree program, I was watching all sorts of psychological thrillers and read a few.

I even watched YOU (Netflix) and then new ideas flared. 

I said Hmmm. What if I create a character that shifts this love story? He’s possessive, very creepy, dangerous and weird. He’s also sarcastic. He’s PERFECT! 

Clare’s new love interest became who he was because his charm and sexiness pulled her in. 

Here’s a little Tyler dialogue….

“I walked to her bedroom, searching for I don’t know what and peeked in the bathroom and snatched her panties off the floor, they smell so good I need keep them. I pocket them then disappear before she sees me. I figure with her being high, she will see it as hallucinating rather than me actually being here. The aroma of Sweet Pea has been pushing me to enter the bathroom and feel her up, but that would turn out for the worst.”

Yup that was it.

As I went from 2 POV’s to 3 I knew it would shake the readers.

Crisis of Lust became Romantic Suspense. 

I had written the story out the way I seen it. Then I researched a few ways to create intense suspense in a novel and worked it into my book with my own style. 

I still felt as if my readers would say “THIS SUCKED!” 

BUT, REVIEWS HAVE BEEN OPPOSITE! 

Check out some of the Reviews! (Crisis of Lust has 10 total on Amazon. I wasn’t going to post them, although I did consider it)

I am grateful to see all my hard work slowly paying off.

Thank you for reading!

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Character Profiles for Crisis of Lust

As a part of my book campaign, I am adding more details!

I will start with Jackson. He is one of my favorite characters that I have ever written. Such a man!

Jackson’s handsome, tall, busy, confident, strong, loving, funny, and ambitious.

Jackson is 27 years old, 6’1, He is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His mother raised him to be nurturing, thoughtful, caring and to accept his feelings. Also he knows right from wrong, he may even shed a tear. 

He has been with Clare long enough to know she is the love of his life. Clare loves his nurturing personality and the sex/seggs between them is ❤️‍🔥🔥🔥. Their relationship is like any you have experienced or seen. But she can’t hold it together because she believes he works too damn much, as if he is running away from her. 

He is the CEO at the IT firm he is working at until the project of his own company comes to full completion.  

In his free time, you can find him drinking, smoking and speaking to his 4 sisters and his mom.

To read more on his love for Clare, check out Crisis of Lust Available now on Amazon!

(Stay Tuned for more characters!) Clare is Next!

Crisis of Lust Profile #2 CLARE

Clare is 26 years old, a lovely black woman. She is 5’6 and 120lbs. She dresses casual, she likes to be comfortable unless it’s a romantic date or out to girls’ night.

In her free time she enjoys dancing, and can read 2 books a day. She too, enjoys a drink often. Her hobbies are watching movies, hangout with her besties, watch current Netflix shows and go out to bars. 

She is confident, blunt, strong, humorous, successful, and caring. Others would perceive her as mean, a bitch, and ungrateful. While Jackson is ruled by emotion, Clare is ruled by logic (or so she thinks). 

Trust when she says sex with Jackson is NOT the problem, she just wants him to act more like her man and not a business partner. This is part of the reason why she lives on her own and not with him. 

Her family was raised as middle class and she is currently still in middle class. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lives in Bushwick. She is the second born in her family of 2. Her sister is 31 and their relationship is decent.

You can find Clare fighting for all the love and attention from Jackson until she feels she lacks from him and chooses deceit over healing from her past insecurities and ways. 

Catch Clare and her lashing out & almost losing her chance at love with Jackson on Amazon! 

Character profile #3 

Here’s everyone’s favorite!! The villian, the possessive, creepy and eerily HOT Tyler!!

Tyler is 32 years old. He has 2 brothers, 2 sisters with a possible 3rd sister (wink). Also loves his mama to death, believe it or not. 

He works in IT with Jackson, traveling computer technician around the city. He also does Uber in his free time just to keep moving.

Tyler loves sex and loves satisfying ladies. He’s a ladies man in his own right and when he gets his hands and bodies on a woman that has all the qualities to be his girlfriend, he does all that he can to keep em. Don’t ask what he’s done in the past.

Read up on what he tries to do to Clare! It’s a thrilling ride! 

Character Profile #4 

KAYLA

CRISIS OF LUST 

Kayla is Clare’s best friend. Her ride or die. Her confidant. Kayla picks out Clare’s clothes during GNO (Girl’s Night Out). She’s the same age as Clare. They grew up together. 

There’s a reason why the last character profile is paired with Kayla…stay tuned for the last character 😏

She is blunt, fun, an entrepreneur, and single… she comes from a well quipped family, her mother and father raised her. 

Read up on Kayla in the book 🥰❤️

Character profile #5

Quentin is a business owner, Jackson’s best friend. His go to! He likes to smoke and drink. 

Hangs with his homies after work, a ladies man, but a gentleman when he’s in a relationship. 

In Crisis of Lust one lady catches his attention. 

Read up on Quentin in the book 🥰❤️

Shade is a Mom!

Sorry for the disappearance since March. I was pregnant and hormonal and going through ups and downs with my bf…

I had a high risk pregnancy until about 30 weeks and let me say that I worried about everythaaannngggg!!

When I didn’t feel the same movements from baby as usual I went to the hospital a week before my scheduled c-section. He was fine and I was actually contracting without knowing or feeling it!

Now I may or may not have mentioned it, but I had a daughter born 22 weeks Sept 4th 2017 and she passed Sept 11th 2017….emergency c section.

I had major baby fever after and wanted a baby to hold so I wanted to try again and that I did!

My handsome baby boy was born June 21st at 4:33pm. So precious ❤ (Pics maybe laterrr)

He is 4 months now and a mommy’s boy!!! I LOOOVVVEEEE IT!!! It’s part from breastfeeding, part from holding him all the time which is why he is all up on mommy! Hehe

The best times are the snuggles! We started with tummy cuddles and now we co-sleep. I missed placing him on my tummy and falling asleep like that at 1st but now co-sleeping is easier!

Dad works and hardly participated but it wasn’t until recently that I make him little by little by going to the store and getting my hair done. BUT he works so I accept it as Im not working right now.

Dad has finally bonded and now our son loves him and cries for him sometimes (but loves me more)

Our relationship has gotten better. We don’t argue, we are understanding each other. I didn’t have much of a sex drive at 1st. I was allll baby & I’m sure my mothers out there can relate. Now it is creepin back slowly and YES I’M ON BIRTH CONTROL! Noneed for another too soon and I like having my body back (just not the boobs, those are his) Everything is falling into place. Maybe it’s the baby 😁.

His name is Junior *nickname* (He’s named after his father)

I am also taking 1 online class at a time at Southern New Hampshire University!! Master’s in English Creative Writing! (I’ll discuss in New Post)

I miss my bloggers soooo much! I’ll try to be more active now that I have energy :P.

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Is This the Toughest Season?!

Why is it that when tax season comes around, it seems a bit stressful?

Lord!

Especially when your mind is as crowded or clouded I should say as mine!

I swear I am only 27 yrs old and I experienced enough stress to last me to 80!!!

My brain is constantly frazzled and fried and I can’t remember daily tasks!

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WTF!

Anywho….

I can’t seem to remember if I kept my w2 from last year or chucked it in spirit of I didn’t need it anymore!

We moved in Nov so I was cleaning all my old paperwork before we moved….

Apart of me feels like I chucked it (and regrets it currently)

and then I also feel like I hid it.

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Are You Too Good To Be Mentioned?!

Who gave men the disciplinal right to try to demand certain things from women???

From “curfews” to budgeting (but you can’t tell them to budget their own money oh no), to cooking & cleaning to many more but my most recent fav….

Telling you NOT to blog about them!!!

Especially when they don’t even READ your blog!!

 

About a month ago I subbed this gov lady in my post cuz her man was pretending to be my man and she “so called researched” and found my blog as a connection to him. Hmm how? If his name isn’t tagged in my posts and the only way you do that is if you have his first and last name which you must have got from ya fake lyin’ ass man and searched fb to get to me as well…… My man found out cuz it was his best friend’s brother…his bestie was talkin’ so much shit about my blog and his ass don’t read it either!

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Challenge Yourself 2018! New Twitter Page!

Idk about anyone else buuuuttttt

I am taking on new challenges for myself this year.

I am going to write my book. So I can call it accomplished and love it when it’s printed!

My goal for THIS WEEK though ….

Is to create Shade But No Shade’s twitter page!!!

Whew!!

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I don’t know why I didn’t create this sooner! I kept thinking about it and forgetting about it all at the same time!

Plus it’s going to be a lot of work simply because I am starting from 2015 posts!!!!

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Get It Girl! Miss PA USA Pageant of 2018!! 

*Updated* Pageant was for 2018! 

The hair. The makeup. The dress. The shoes.
Have you ever wondered if this feels like being crowned prom queen?

Does dress up feel like graduation or better?

I had the luxury of knowing a beautiful contestant of this year’s pageant contest!

She’s been my friend since High school. Can you believe it?! That’s about 15 years if we met Freshman year…can’t really remember lol

She’s also an owner of her very own Notary Public! *Applause* and Attends University of Pittsburgh! She’s doing big things!

I’ve been watching her journey and she’s been so dedicated, it’s a shame she didn’t win!

Does society already know what type of girl they want?

Perhaps so. But let’s not get into politics……

I had the pleasure in asking Ms. Kesselyne Occena a couple of questions, just so you gals and guys can understand the inside scoop of what it’s like being a pageant girl.

Here are the Qs I asked Kesselyne about the pageant:
1. What inspired you to be a contestant ?

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Ayyeee *Dabs* It’s My Blogiversary!

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Sooooooo silly me! I have been going through some serious life changes and been too tired to blog.

Until I decided to stop being lazy today!!!

And it just so happens to be my blogiversary!!

Que balloons*

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(Thank you giphy)

I started this blog in 2015 so it can motivate me to stay active in my writing and get back into writing these books I keep claiming I am working on, yet I don’t have the time because work or some other life event I feel gets in my way.

Over time I have made such beautiful friends and read some amazing blogs!

I have lost touch with a lot of my favorite blogs because I have been so busy with life! Ugh! I made a promise to myself to get back into gear and catch up with my reader on WP of those that I adore and NEW followers as well!

🙂

I LOVE writing! It is apart of me. Always has been from when I was a kid.

Now, I will give credit for this post to my girl …

Authenticitee Speaks

for her blogiversary post!! Here is her post- “On My Word* Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging” Her post made me think about how I NEVER wrote a celebratory post of my own!

She is one of my FAV bloggers! Not only does she keep it real, especially about her love for her family but her poems are so dope! Check my girl out! 😉

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If You Want Certain Privileges…..Where The Ring At?!!

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When is there a time to be home when u ARE NOT MARRIED?

11PM?

12AM?

Men seem to always want to tell women when to be home and when to do other things BUT when it comes to them, they want freedom to do as they please?!!

GTFOH!

For those that don’t know the abbreviation, it’s Get The Fuck Outta Here!

They call being home at 11pm a safety reason.

IS IT??

So then you should be home too.

When I used to go out with my friends I would come home at 1am from the bars.

I was never too drunk to get home.

But back to the matter at hand…..

Where’s my ring?

2nd man that wants marriage privileges but no ring.

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Hey Baby! What’s Your Sign??

Since I just posted about seeing the moon, why not post this post about ….

Horoscopes! 

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I used to be a HUGE fan of horoscopes! Everything you needed to know, you could have asked me…..

I was like….. a horoscope guru haha

Keyword: Was

Now I kind of just live life normal hehe

I still believe in some parts like characteristics are true per each sign, but I don’t follow it like I used to

I had Yahoo horoscope sent to me all the time and I checked love, friendship and finance all the time

For a while I had the horoscope app on my phone.

I told you I was serious about it!

Don’t judge me!

Besides,

I KNOOOOWWWW I’m not the only one!  Continue reading