Hi, My readers! 😀 hope everyone is having some super fun bookish adventures. 😀 I have the day off from my two real jobs (writing is a job too, I just don’t get enough $ to do it full time. Some day!) So, I’ve been working on my writing, sharing some links on Facebook (basically the only Promotion I can afford right now), and now I’m doing so blogging.
lol. clearly, right?
Anyway! I took a break and read one of this week’s short stories selections. I picked A Slave’s heart, because It sounded really fun, and it was short. I love me some shorts. 😀
my rating? 3.5 stars! here’s my rating. 😀 I also shared a quick little review of it over on my Goodreads page. 😀
😀 I liked the story. It was good! Well written and interesting. 😀 The details for the clothing were really nice. And the waterfall scene were great! ❤
I just wish it had been longer! It was really good as it was, don’t get me wrong. I just would have loved more time to get to know the characters, setting, and culture. And I’d have loved to have seen more conflict, to have seen our two lovers grow closer over time.
Still, it was fun! 😀 I definitely recommend it if you like short stories and historical and interracial romance stories. 😀
If Ms. SilverRain ever decided to do a longer, more detailed version of this, I would SO be down for it! hint, hint! ❤ it’d make SUCH a great novel! especially if there was a paperback version of it. I adore physical books! ❤
Thanks for reading guys! be sure to check this one out if your a romance fan. I am! (funny considering how messed up some of my own writing is. Lol. I love the screaming Disturbed my sister/editor so bad, she refused to go into a pet store with me. lol.)
Be sure and join me tomorrow for a writing update post! 😀 Happy Reading, everyone! Love, Lennie! ❤
Hi, everyone! It’s Sunday, and you know what that means! 😀 A new Indie Author Spotlight! 😀 I really like doing these, so I hope everyone enjoys reading them! 😀
Today’s author has one of the most interesting Pen Names I’ve heard in a while. Which is awesome! Since it really grabs your attention! 😀
today’s spotlight featured writer is…
She writes stories with multicultural characters, interracial romances, and paranormal romances. ❤ ❤ ❤ love me some romance especially with some bits of paranormal thrown in. (Is it embarrassing to admit that I actually like twilight? lol)
And I love her Pen Name! Just LOVE it! Sounds like something from a fantasy novel, and I do so love me some fantasy novels! Who wants to see an Author bio? 😀
Mahogany was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been writing for most of her life, everything from poetry to stories for children. In 2007, she published her first children’s book MY RAINBOW FAMILY, under the pen name of K.R. Vance.
As a woman of mixed heritage which includes Haitian, Creole and Choctaw Native American, she blends multicultural characters into her stories. She was inspired to write interracial romance due to her own interracial marriage to her husband who is Dutch and Italian. She began writing in the romance genre in 2008 and is an avid reader of Laurell K. Hamilton, Ann Rice, Rae Lori, D. Renee Bagby, J.K. Rowling, and Charlaine Harris.
She currently lives with her husband and two of their six children, including the family’s pets of three sassy cats and one silly, but lovable German Shepard in Warner Robins, GA.
YAY! ❤ I automatically like anyone who likes J.k. Rowling, cause I’m a Harry Potter fan myself. (I have four different sets of the books & plan on buying more.) & Six kids!? Impressed! I can barely remember to water the plants on my porch. lol.
So! I bet ya’ll are wondering about some cover pics? ;D My favorite part of my spotlight feature, because book covers are art, I tell you!
A short historical romance story. Captain William James is a private slave trader from Britain. He has transported many Africans from the West African coastline to work in the sugar plantations of Barbados and Jamaica. That is until he meets Sirene, a West African priestess whose drum walk (dance) calls to him one cool summer night. He is enchanted by her beauty and strength as he watches her dance, but can she capture his heart and free his mind of ignorance and prejudice against her people?
This one was FREE, and it sounded cool, so I downloaded it. 😀 Love me some free stories.
And I just had to share this cover, because this model is beautiful. Lol. Want to go get some coffee, pretty book cover lady? ❤ also, the story sounds super sweet!
blurb: A short but sweet paranormal holiday story… (Revised 2019)
Myra has put all her passion into being a bio engineer after being betrayed by love. Thanksgiving holiday is a time of renewal and healing for her, the ties of family are strong and nurturing. When her brother invites a friend from Japan to spend the holiday with them, Myra is astonished to learn they share the same career and an instantaneous attraction. As she fights to resist this handsome stranger’s allure, he determines she may be the woman destined for him. If so, he will be forced to share his secrets and gain her trust.
and last cover! Shapershifter story time!
A shapeshifter on the run meets a beautiful park ranger. Sparks fly between them, but will he be able to trust her with his secret and his heart?
Joseph Blackhorse doesn’t trust humans. He and his tribe of animal shape shifting shamans are known as “The Shadow People” among the Crow and Arapaho tribes. They are hunted by the government who seek to use their power and magic for it’s military. Unable to hide any longer among the Crow tribe in Montana, they seek a new home in Wyoming. Joseph’s family wants him to choose a mate so that the bloodline can continue, but he has yet to find anyone among their tribe. When the worst blizzard Wyoming has seen in years hits, the family take refuge inside a national park. They encounter Kendra Jones, a park ranger on duty and she discovers their secret. Joseph likes Kendra, but he can trust her with his heart to keep his family secret?
Sounds fun! It’s only 38 pages, but it comes in a tiny paperback form! ❤ ❤ I love tiny paperbacks! (clearly, since so many of my own books are tiny paperbacks. lol)
she has paperbacks, ebooks, and one audiobooks out, so a bit of something for every kind of reader!
you can follower her over on Amazon and Facebook. And be sure to check out her books! Download a free one and give it a try! And don’t forget to leave an honest review! 😀 us authors can always use a review.