Book Tours: Starter Day Party A Brooklyn Affair


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for African-American romance “A Brooklyn Love Affair: Vixen and Gino Story”. The tour runs from November 23 to December 7. I’ll review the book on December 3.

10 lucky winners have a chance to get an eBook copy of the book! Scroll down to participate.

Tour Schedule

November 23rd: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 24th: Book Excerpt @ Leigh Anderson Romance

November 26th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 28th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

November 30th: Promo Post @ Cara Correnti’s Blog

December 1st: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 3rd: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

December 5th: Promo Post @ Paranormal Romance…And Beyond

December 6th: Character Interview @ The Book Daily

December 7th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

About the Book

12184964_1681813658730541_4203379239633232016_oTitle: A Brooklyn Love Affair: Vixen and Gino’s Story

Author: Tya Marie

Genre: African-American urban fiction

                Vixen Williams has always been known as a woman of many faces. The fiercely devoted one she uses for her best friend, the one of a lover and confidant to her fiancé, and the real one she keeps reserved for looking in the mirror and battling her inner demons. Life is fairly normal for Vixen until her verbally abusive mother reenters her life, dredging up traumatic childhood memories, and bringing a handsome stranger into the mix with her devious antics causing Vixen to reprise her role as caregiver and bread winner.

                Gino Romano is infamous for many reasons: his notoriety for being one of the youngest king pins in New York City, the cold manner in which he handles business, and the notable political ties he’s managed to create along the way through “profit sharing.” However, the most prominent thing he is known for is the ice fortress he has built around his heart. Because of his past, Gino keeps women at an arms length, believing it hard to find one who could accept the scarred past he comes with. Until he lays eyes on Vixen.

                Brought together for all the wrong reasons, Vixen and Gino find a common ground that not only develops into a budding friendship, but sparks a love affair. From the moment they become one they must fight to protect their love from those who plan to destroy it by any means necessary, one of which being the very reason Vixen ran away from home ten years ago in the dead of night.

                Will the forces determined to see Gino and Vixen destroyed win? Or will their love prevail?

                Set in a spicy Brooklyn backdrop, A Brooklyn Love Affair brings to life pain, forgiveness, and the never ending possibility of finding love.

Author Bio

Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Tya Marie has always had an overactive imagination. So much that she would daydream and make up “movies” in her head, which would eventually turn into the stories she would later pen. By the age of twelve Tya decided it was time to take her daydreams to life and began writing young adult novels which helped her hone her skills and provided the literary fix she needed after plowing through her entire book collection. It wasn’t until she reached sixteen that she became intrigued by urban fiction and related to it more than she did the mainstream fiction she binged on. Deciding that she wanted to bring her own heart and soul into the urban fiction genre she penned countless novels and has continued to do so over the past eight years with A Brooklyn Love Affair: Vixen and Gino’s Story being her first published piece. Tya still resides in Brooklyn where she continues to create new love affairs.






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Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Love & Happiness

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for romance / urban fiction “Love & Happiness”. The tour runs from August 1 to September 1. Stay tuned for my review on August 9!

Tour Schedule

August 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

August 1st: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

August 2nd: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian

August 3rd: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

August 5th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

August 6th: Promo Post @ Sunshine Book Promotions

August 9th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

August 10th: Promo Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

August 12th: Author Interview @ Evelyn Shepherd’s Blog

August 14th: Promo Post @ Books are Forever

August 16th: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

August 18th: Book Review @ Romantic Fanatic

August 20th: Promo Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

August 22nd: Character Interview @ The Book Daily

August 24th: Promo Post @ The Book Gazette

August 26th: Promo Post @ Bookaholic Ramblings

August 27th: Guest Post @ Book About

August 28th: Promo Post @ Hollow Readers

August 30th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

August 31st: Promo Post @ 365 Days of Reading

September 1st: Author Interview @ Plain Talk BM

About the Book

flatTitle: Love and Happiness

Author: Ben Burgess Jr.

Genre: African-American romance

Karen has it all: a handsome husband, beautiful twin daughters, a lovely home and a great job. Karen also has a secret; she’s cheating on her husband, with not one man, but two.

On the outside her life seems perfect, but on the inside Karen feels neglected, bored and unappreciated. Yearning for affection and excitement, she falls into the arms of first Raheem and then Tyrell. Out of fear of losing her husband and breaking up her family, Karen ends the affairs but things don’t turn out how she planned. When Karen’s dirty secrets are revealed she must fight to keep her family together.

Chris is doing all he can to hold his marriage together. He loves Karen but she grows more distant every day. When she starts coming home later and later, he suspects she is being unfaithful. When Chris accidentally takes her cell phone what he finds changes their lives forever.

When tragedy strikes, Karen must decide if she should sacrifice her happiness for her husband’s love, and Chris wonders if he should stay with Karen because he still loves her despite her infidelity. But if they do stay together, will they ever find love and happiness again?

Sexy and relatable, insightful and inspiring, Love and Happiness shows us both sides of Chris and Karen’s story, and reminds us that sometimes to have it all, you must first lose it all.

Author Bio

Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award winning novels “Monster”, “Wounded”, the poetry book “Times Have Changed and Life is Strange” and the new novel “Love and Happiness” He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams. His poetry book “Times Have Changed and Life is Strange” and his novel “Monster” are currently used in schools on the lower east side of Manhattan. Ben Burgess has a BA degree in Business Management, and a MA degree in Educational Leadership. He is the proud father of his daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods and communities.



Twitter: Ben_Burgess_Jr



Book Review: Breaking Möbius by T.R. Horne

Title:Breaking Mobius Ebook Cover Breaking Möbius
Author: T.R. Horne
Genre: African American / Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.


Leaving behind an abusive father and emotionally scarred mother, Mali Struthers catches a bus to freedom. Atlanta University is the perfect place to discover her inner strength and special talents that lead her to a future she never imagined outside her father’s walls. Still learning to love herself, Mali must push past her own doubts to realize she deserves everything she’s worked for, even the love of a man seemingly out of reach.


 As a star football player, Justice Bradford juggles his high profile relationship and aggressive groupies but with his best friend’s constant lure of temptation, he struggles to remain focused. He has the world at his fingertips until his plans are shattered by deception. Fighting depression, he’s re-routed on a dangerous path of self-destruction until, by chance, he finds a light in the darkness that makes him second guess his vow. When Justice is faced with his new reality, will he get his life back on track before he loses it all?


 One of the hottest video models on the scene, Nicole Bunn is the epitome of a strong, focused business woman. Concentrating only on her money and the men that can supply her expensive lifestyle, Nicole runs from her own hurts scared to love anyone other than herself. Tired of waiting to marry into fortune, Nicole turns a chance meeting into a whirlwind of sex, lies and obsession that is bound to threaten her livelihood. Through a trail of lies and addiction, Nicole sees her love of money fracture so many lives, including her own. When Nicole is forced to choose between her love of money or a chance at true love, what will she decide?

Breaking Möbius combines the story of three very different people in a tale of betrayal, deceit, love and lust. The book was written really well, the plot flows nicely, and there was plenty of romance mixed with suspense and mystery. The story is told from first-person POV for all three characters, but at the start of each chapter it’s mentioned whose POV we’re in.

Mali is the first character we meet. She’s left behind an abusive father and a mother too used to the abuse to do anything about, to start her life anew at college, where she’s taking a major in dancing. She loves to dance and she’s really good about it. She becomes fast friends with her roommate, but apart from that, she doesn’t make a lot of friends. That is, until Justice, a star football player, has to take dance classes with her. They train together once a week, and Mali finds herself slowly falling for Justice – but he’s a more complicated person than she thought at first.

Justice is suffering from a break-up with his long-time girlfriend Nicole, and he’s wary of starting a new relationship with anyone. He was actually a nice guy, and I thought he had a more endaring personality than Mali had. He was sweet, always keeping his word to anyone, and he was a good friend as well.

Nicole is the third character we follow and she’s actually the most interesting character, because the mystery happens in this story arc. Nicole is a dancer in music videos, and she’s drop dead gorgeous, a fact she uses to her advantage to lure a successful DJ named Webby, into her web. When she meets a girl named Joy who provides an interesting challenge, and has a movie idea Nicole thinks might work out, she must consider what she’s willing to do and what she’s willing to give up for her dream – will it be money or real love for her?

Nicole was the most intriguing character because she was complex. She had a lot to win or lose, and her story wasn’t predictable at all. For Mali and Justice however, I quickly predicted they’d end up together. But Nicole’s story was a mystery to me, I had no idea how it was going to end.

This was a great book, with plenty of suspense, interesting characters and some very hot romance scenes.


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