I'm celebrating characters of color with several awesome authors between now and December 4.
Want to spend the weekend with some of your favorite book boyfriends? Dream of curling up with a good book, enjoying goodies you don't have to share and have everything that will make a cozy weekend reader experience delivered straight to your front door? Well here's your chance!
Today is the day! Wrong Time, Right Place is available now (paperback version coming soon). Click for a preview.
I hope yours is awesome. Mine has been hectic to say the least, but I'm finally at a point where I can relax a little and enjoy it. One of my plans is to tackle my growing reading list. I'm looking for suggestions, too. If you know of any good summer reads, leave a message on my Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram for me.
I have exciting news! The prequel for Warren Jr.'s novel is finally here! Yes, PREQUEL. *smile* (I decided to write novellas for both Warren "No More Love" and Trent "Baby Love", introducing some of their personalities before I release their novels in the future.)
I've included another peek into No More Love. Enjoy!
The Legacy series is growing! I remember when I first introduced the Wilkerson family a couple of years ago. Since then, many of you asked about Paige Scott's family, so I released Baby Love and Love Is. Then some of you wanted to know even more about the Scotts, including Trent and Paige's brother Warren, Jr. Well, it took some time, but Warren very well could have met his match in No More Love.
Meet Warren (junior that is). Just like his late father and namesake, he is a player… except he's not one to get caught up in drama like his dad. There will be no out-of-wedlock babies (or in-wedlock either), no trail of tears in his honor, and damn sure no love. His path is his own and he doesn't have time for distractions - just unattached detours.
Meet Brooke. It doesn't take long for Warren to realize she's the perfect woman - as a player recognizes their own. She gets the rules and expects no exceptions. In fact, she even has a few rules of her own.
But what fun are rules unless they can be broken?
No More Love will not be released until next month, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek anyway.
Tia Kelly's (Not So) Secret Santa Stocking Stuffer Sale!
LOVE IS is on sale for only $1 (December 24th and 25th only) • And Then - FREE • Enter To Win a $25 Gift Card
A fellow author once said, “Tia… you sure do like to paint yourself into a corner with your characters.” I just remember smiling and having a good laugh with her about it, because it’s true. On more than one occasion, I have shared a character’s damning flaws or situation and then had to turn around and point out the good in them with hopes to make them a hero or heroine… after previously convincing the reader that the character was unredeemable. It’s not intentional, it just happened that way a few times. Okay… once I knew I would have to figure out a way to turn a character around. The others though… nope, no advance plans for character rehab.
When the idea for Love Is first came up, I really put myself into a predicament.
Love Is is here! Click to get your sneak peek at my new release inside the blog.
It took a once-in-a-lifetime bond to teach her what love is, and a once-in-a-lifetime betrayal to show her what love is not... Love Is. A different kind of love story.
Music was an important part of how I chose to tell this story. Love Is drops you into the early eighties and what better way to help the reader get a feel for what was happening at the time than through the music the characters heard around them. I created a playlist featuring songs curated from 1982 to 1992 (although some were released before then). Each one helped inspire many of the scenes and emotions expressed throughout this story.
Are you in the Washington, D.C. area? If so, I'd love to meet you! Yes… in person! I'm going to actually let my friend, author Nia Forrester tell you more about this event and why you should join Nia, Xyla Turner and me at Wine with Writers. Then stick around and get to know one of the Wine with Writers guest author - Xyla Turner.