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the pen series… operation midnight.

Sharon C. Cooper is hands down, one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. It was her Reunited Series that opened my eyes to the world of nail biting excitement full of sensual, passionate romance. That is why I'm excited about her brand new release, Operation Midnight.

Sharon is here today as a guest blogger to tell us more about Wiz and Olivia's story. Please help me welcome her to the pen series. and be sure to grab your copy of Operation Midnight this weekend.

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the pen series… honorable menchan media.

I've met many authors in recent years, but one in particular has decided to take their gift of writing and pay it forward to encourage others. Angelia Vernon Menchan is part of Honorable Menchan Media and is celebrating their latest release today - Women Most Wanted by Elissa Gabrielle and Angelia Vernon Menchan. 

I invited Angelia to love notes by tia… the blog. to discuss why she has expanded her knowledge of self publishing to help others also achieve their dreams of becoming published.

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baby love. mackenzie madison of philadelphia.

Recently, I discovered Mackenzie Madison of Philadelphia while checking out Instagram. Ayesha Curry shared one of her favorite makers of headbands for little girls. (Ayesha Curry is the wife of NBA player Steph Curry and mother of Riley… y'all know Riley… she's the real MVP of the NBA Finals after stealing the spotlight during her father's press conferences.) The picture she shared was of a little girl with the sweetest, plumpest cheeks and immediately I thought about London from Baby Love. The baby cuteness, the adorable headband and the shop being based in Philadelphia made me click the link and that's when I discovered a story more precious than I ever expected. The headbands, jewelry and clothing Amber creates are to help spread awareness about Congenital Heart Disease, a disease that personally affects her and her family.

Amber, a super mommy of two beautiful little girls, was so gracious to chat with me recently to help share her daughter's story with you. After you check out the interview, don't forget to stop by her Etsy shop and check out the cuties modeling for MMoP on her Instagram page.

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the pen series… romance novels in color pt. one.

The Benefits for Authors Featured on Romance Novels in Color

As an author who writes novels that feature characters from various racial backgrounds, it can be hard to find a place that actively promotes the Interracial Romance genre. I stumbled upon Romance Novels in Color after being notified that my first novel, A Heart Not Easily Broken, was being featured as a must read/well-reviewed novel that featured a heroine of color. Soon after, the book received a 5-Star review from one of the website book reviewers. The support from the website gave my book a boost and helped keep it on the Amazon bestseller list for six months. Since then, I have used the website to promote the new releases of the next three novels in my Butterfly Memoirs series, as well as promote contests and book sales.

So what can the Romance Novels in Color website do for you?

The goal of Romance Novels in Color is to advance the awareness and appreciation of diversity in romance novels. To do our part, we offer authors several different ways to present their work at affordable prices. We do this through free and paid opportunities. The qualifications of what types of books are featured on our website is simple: your book must feature at least one hero or heroine of color. 

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the pen series... author m.j. kane.

Books and the people that create them have always fascinated me. I created The Pen Series to showcase awesome authors, works of interest, and to spotlight the creative process. The Pen Series is an ongoing series on love notes by tia… the blog.

Today's Pen Series contributor is M.J. Kane.  She's the author of four novels, including her latest Nobody's Business. Please help me welcome M.J. Kane who is here to discuss character inspiration and her latest release.

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