Thursday, June 26, 2008

VBT - Day 19 - Bon Voage!!

Hi All:

Well, today it is. It's the final day of my virtual tour. The last nineteen days have been a blast.

I'll be hanging out today over at Multicultural Romance Writers. Stop by and see what they are saying about my latest release, When A Man Loves A Woman.

I trust you enjoyed the tour as much as I have.

Until next time, stay well and be blessed!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

VBT Day 18 - The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

Hi All:

Be sure to stop by RAWSISTAZ Reviewers, an established part of the literary community and one of, if not the first, on-line and national organizations specializing in reviewing and promoting African-American literature.

Check out what they are saying about When A Man Loves A Woman.

Until next time, stay well and be blessed.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

VBT Day 17 - You Gotta Read This!

Hi Everyone:

Today, is your chance to check out an excerpt from my latest release, When A Man Loves A Woman over at Book Excerpts.

Get a sneak peek when Vic finally admits to A.J. the real reason for her divorce. Aah, it's one you never saw coming!!!

Remember to enjoy life to the fullest.

Until next time, stay well and be blessed.

Monday, June 23, 2008

VBT Day 16 - Judge a Book By The Cover

Good Morning, Everyone:

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to rock and roll on this week's tour!!

Today, at Judge a Book By The Cover, you'll get the behind-the-scenes details for the cover design for When A Man Loves A Woman.

Until next time, stay well and be blessed.

Friday, June 20, 2008

VBT Day 15 - The Story Behind the Book

Hi Gang:

Happy TGIF!! We made it through another week.

Every author is asked, "What inspired you to write this story?" Well, if you stop by The Story Behind the Book, you'll get a chance to find out the method to my madness for writing When A Man Loves A Woman.

Also, let me send a special shout out to all the wonderful hosts for this week's tour: Romancing The Blog, The Romance Readers Connection, Bloggin Bout Books, The Book Marketing Buzz, Bergers Book Reviews, and Connie Briscoe.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week!!

Until then, stay well and be blessed.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

VBT Day 14 - Hanging out with Connie Briscoe

Hi Everyone:

There are a lot of emotions racing through me this morning. I'm spending the day with one of the best, New York Times author, Connie Briscoe.

Connie has written both fiction and nonfiction and her titles have hit most of the major bestseller lists including the New York Times and Essence magazine. She's always humble when she says s "I'm still trying to figure it all out." Well, I can explain it for her - she's a darn good author. Anyway, she's got this really cool blog and hares what she knows about writing and promoting books.

Thanks Connie for being a true professional and a great icon in the literary world.

Have a great day!!!

Until next time, stay well and be blessed.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

VBT Day 13 - Book Marketing Buzz

Good Morning:

Not only does an author write the story, they must sell AND promote it, too.

Want to learn some helpful promotion and publicity tips? Well, join me today at the Book Marketing Buzz!

This blog is dedicated to bringing you the latest in book promotional techniques to help you market your book. Book promotion tips, ongoing promotional series geared toward the published author to help them market their books, and even a few SEO tips thrown in to help you optimize your author website or blog.

I'm sure there are some other tips that can be added to the list, so let me hear from you.

Until next time, stay well and be blessed.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

VBT Day 12 - Bloggin' bout Books

Good Morning:

Hope you got through Monday okay??

All right, today's stop is over at Bloggin' bout Books. Hey, it's not one of the best reviews I've every gotten, but it's the honest opinion of the reviewer. The world could certainly use a little more honesty these days, don't you think? Perhaps one day I'll write a romance that will make her swoon - LOL!!!

Hope you have a gret day!!

Until next time - stay well and be blessed.

Monday, June 16, 2008

VBT Day 11 - Great Review!!

Happy Monday Everyone:

Yeah, yeah, I know, you played to hard, right? Me too, and I had fun!!

Let me give a special shout out to my hosts for week #2: The Long and Short of It, Alison Kent, Reading Mama, Virtual Book Tour de Net and Pop Syndicate.

Hop over to The Romance Readers and check out their review for When A Man Loves a Woman.

Hope you all have a great week. See you again tomorrow, same time, same place.

Until then, stay well and be blessed.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

VBT Day 10 - It's Been A Great Weekend

Hi Everyone:

The last couple of days have been hectic, but fun!!

Hope you can join me today over at Romancing the Blog. I think you'll enjoy the post on the 'too touchy topic' issues. The discussion is going strong, so hop over and check it out.

This just in: the lastest review for When A Man Loves A Woman over at Thanks to my Shelfari buddy, Tiffany for the wonderful post.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 was such a special day. I had the wonderful opportunity to sign with my author mentor, Beverly Jenkins at Borders in Emeryville, CA. To say the signing was a huge success is an understatment. We sold out!!! Not only that, I received three invitations from local book clubs in the Bay Area to be their feature author and discussed When A Man Loves A Woman. How cool its that??

Okay, it's Father's Day and there's a very special man living with me who deserves my attention - hubby of twenty-four years, Colin.

And to all the wonderful fathers out there, Happy Father's Day to each of you.

Have a great day and I'll see you tommorow.

Until then - stay well and be blessed!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

VBT Day 9 - Where Did the Week Go?

Happy TGIF!!

Is it just me or did the week speed by faster than a jet?

Join me today for the final stop of my week long visit at The Long and the Short of It and at Virtual Book Tour de 'Net.

And if you're in the Bay Area, I'll be signing with one of my all-time favorite authors, Beverly Jenkins at Borders in Emeryville, California from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

A special thanks goes out to the other tour hosts for the week: Alison Kent and Reading Mama.

Folks, it's been a blast!!

Until next time - stay well and be blessed

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

VBT Day 8 - It's Hump Day Wednesday!

Hi All:

Thanks for joining me on the road again today!

First stop is at Reading Mama who loves reading challenges. Now that's my kinda woman. How cool is it to be able to not only read, but also write up a review? Since summer is only ten days away, I think I'll come up with a reading challenge of my own. My TBR pile has almost reached the ceiling. Yikes!!

Our second stop is at The Long and Short of It. Today, I provide my take on reviews.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!!

Until then - stay well and be blessed

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

VBT Day 7 - Guest Blogger

Good Morning,

I'm the guest blogging today with author Alison Kent. Talk about excited!! I'm doing the Snoopy Dance here. Also, hope you get a chance to hop over again to The Long and the Short of It. Today's topic deals with networking. Trust me, that's one thing an author definitely needs to do.

Well, its the last week of school and today's schedule is a short one. Guess I should make the best of it while there's peace and quiet.

Until tomorrow, stay well and be blessed!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

VBT Day 6 - The Long and Short Reviews

Happy Monday Everyone,

Hope the weekend treated you well and you're ready to start virtual book tour week #2!!

First, let me send a special shout out to all the hosts of last week's tour: DivineCaroline, If Books Could Talk, The Book Stacks , Amateur de Livre's and The Book Connection. You all are the greatest and I had a ball.

All right, there's double the fun, today. Stop by the The Long and Short of It. You could be one of the lucky winners and receive an autographed copy of "When A Man Loves A Woman." To enter Monday's contest, simply Email and tell them something about my post today on promotion.

And be sure to check out their review for When A Man Loves A Woman.

Okay, let's rock and roll.

Until tomorrow, stay well and be blessed!

Friday, June 6, 2008

VBT Day 5 - The Book Connection

Happy TGIF!!

There's no better place for the first week of my virtual book tour to end than over at The Book Connection , the place where readers and writers connect.

Today, the discussion focuses on tips for romance writers. Whether you're just getting started or a newly published author in the genre, stop on by. I'd love to know what you think. Perhaps we can add a few more items to the list, too.

Have a great day and an even better weekend.

Until next time- stay well and be blessed!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

VBT Day 4 - I'm Over At Amateur de Livre's Today

Well, we're on the road, again!!

Join me today over at the Amateur de Livre's Weblog and learn a little about the sizzling hot love affair with books and a whole lot more.

Take a moment and review the list of fantastic summer reads by authors such as: Lisa Jackson, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, and many, many more.

And if there's room for one more great read, be sure to stop by my website at to find out about more about my latest release, When A Man Loves A Woman.

Happy reading everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

VBT Day 3 - You Write Romance! Why?

Want to know the method behind the madness? Well, stop by The Book Stacks so you'll understand why I decided to write romace.

The Book Stacks is the place to go for everything book-related. Here you will find librarian humor, books that are moving to the big screen, cover art, random trivia, reviews, news, games, videos, the occasional interview, and just about anything else that' related.

What are you reading? Have a favorite book?

Let me know!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

VBT Day 2 - If Books Could Talk

If you have not seen my new book trailer for When a Man Loves a Woman yet, then my virtual book tour destination today at If Books Could Talk is going to be the perfect stop for you!

If Books Could Talk features the lastest book trailers and videos from new and upcoming releases. So check out my trailer that was produced by Stonecreek Media and let me know your thoughts!

Monday, June 2, 2008

VBT Day 1 - Join me at Divine Caroline

It's day 1 of my Virtual Book Tour and my first stop is at Divine Caroline where I not only get to talk about my new book, When a Man Loves a Woman and its main characters, but I also get to talk about those challenges I face as a wife, mother, and new writer too!

So what is DivineCaroline?

At DivineCaroline, you'll be spending time with women who embrace the fact that life isn't always easy or beautiful or fair. It is an online community for women to come together and express themselves and talk about: what brings them joy; breaks their hearts; makes them giggle; what pisses them off; what confuses them; what entertains them and ultimately - what keeps them strong!